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Friday, December 3, 2010

Verve Sneak Peek Day 2

Well, I've been feeling cluttered. I've been in a purging type of mood and recently put several things on Freecycle, Craigslist, took some stuff to Goodwill (and did a little shopping) and this morning I'm having the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society come by and pick up another 5 bagfuls of stuff and I haven't even started on the closets! I could have probably had a garage sale, but I think I'm done with those-- for a while anyway. I get like this every year around Christmas because I know I'm about to make my house into a Winter Wonderland and need to clean and make room for all of it. I'm even selling the armoire our TV goes in (cheap, too. If you're local and interested, email me!).

So as I was decluttering, I saw this color combo in whatever it was before it hit the give-away bag and knew I had to use it on my Day 2 Sneak Peek for ya'll from VERVE. Teehee. Before I got started, I took a looksie at what Lynda has going on for the first Viva la Verve Challenge for December. The theme is ornaments and winter decor to go along with the sketch she provided. I obviously used the sketch (it's a great one!), but the inspiration part is a stretch. Here's my story: Plaid--we have a plaid tree skirt (not these colors), Sparkle--if it's Christmas and sparkly, I have it out for the season (but not with blue), Kraft--brown paper packages (which I may actually have this year once I find that string. I took our old wrapping paper to Goodwill.), and the little boat--I had the Christmas song, "I saw three ships come sailing in, on Christmas day, on Christmas day" stuck in my head the whole time I was making my card. Does it count?

Anyway, my card uses the new set (available tonight after the release party) called Text Objects. It's a large set with lots of options for background text in different fonts (see my little Kraft panel? Some of it is stamped on there), this cute little sailboat, some great sentiments and can even be fun for getting a head start on some fresh Valentines stamps.

Before I go off and get started throwing some other junk out (Want anything? Maybe I have what you're looking for), here's a list of all the Verve Divas who've got some fresh creations to share:
1. Julee
2. Mercy
3. Sankari
4. Teresa
5. Amy
6. Michelle
7. Lynda
8. Shannan
9. Charmaine
10. Jen d.
11. Tosh
12. Susan--me!
13. Laurie
14. Jen T.
15. Jackie

SUSIE Q-TIP: As always, Julee is completely generous. One lucky and quite random commenter on today's Sneak Peek posts from all the Divas will win some delicious Verve stamps! (Same as yesterday. I know. I'm lame. And I'm tired.)

Stamps: Text Objects (Verve)
Paper: Berrylicious (MFT), Kraft, Ripe Avacado, White (PTI), Oliver (Basic Gray)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Not Quite Navy (SU!)
Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Large Dot Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug, Circle and Scallop Circle Punches, Small Scallop Border Die-namics (MFT), Sewing Machine/Thread, Copic Markers, Sponge, Glitzy (TCP), Ribbon, Button, Twine, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2

53 comments:

  1. Oh how I love the little sailboat! Cute card with beautiful colors.

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  2. Absolutely darling Susan! Love the papers you chose and all your awesome details!

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  3. Gorgeous! Love the bright colours and the layout!

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  4. Love the card and sentiment too. Love the chance to win also!

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  5. love all the texture and details!
    Sandra

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  6. What an amazing "aquatic" colour theme - lovely card!

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  7. Fabulous colors again...You've hit the mark with your blues and greens paired with the cute new boat! Darling card, I can't wait to see the new stuff tonight! tfs!

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  8. Fantastic, Susan! Love your various inspirations for this :)

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  9. Love the way you used the test on the strip below your focal point. Great card. tfs.

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  10. Love the color selection and the glitter on the water.

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  11. Susan, I'll buy your story! the card is so wonderful...I'll buy anything....OOOPs, did I just say that? Can't wait to see the relese in it's entirety tonite, if I make it!!!

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  12. Love your water and the plaid is FAB!! GREAT project!

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  13. thsi is a great card-love the colors you used as well-great idea on the purging-i have stuff saved for a garage sale and never had it-now its gathering dust

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  14. Susie, your card is gorgeous! How cute, and the colors! Wow!

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  15. Absolutely LOVE your sweet card! This set is going to be a must have set and you're a great enabler! :-)

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  16. Oh, my goodness, this card is great! I love the plaid and the little boat. I'll have my wallet primed for tonight when the set is available :)

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  17. Tee hee! Love your inspiration stretch. LOL. But the card is wonderful. I love that you used scallops to make the water (I have plenty of scallop stuff!). And the colors are wonderful and fresh, especially with all the winter/Christmas stuff right now. Love it.

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  18. gorgeous! I love your colors, super cute guy card.And I love the text background!!!

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  19. What a beauty! Love these colors and the papers...gorgeous card!

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  20. I really love this card. The sentiment is one that can be used so many different ways.

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  21. Love the crystals you added to the water Susan, and I like the plaid and blue-green color combination as well,

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  22. Love your inspirations! Great blue and green color scheme.

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  23. This is gorgeous, Susan! Love that sparkling water and your Ornaments & Winter Decor inspiration had me laughing out loud. Love it!

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  24. I love everything about this card -- the plaid background, the detail stitching, the color combination (which I never would have put together without seeing the plaid paper and your card) -- just everything! It's terrific!

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  25. Love the text on the banner at the base of the card and the color combo. Great work!

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  26. I love these new stamp sets!!! How perfect to come up with a matching text background. This is GORGEOUS!!

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  27. gorgeous card I love the dp and colors

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  28. Very pretty - great choice of colours.

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  29. I love that carol, too! Great card and fun color combo! You've officially inspired me to purge!!

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  30. Sooo cute, Sus! Love the sparkling sea! :)

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  31. I love the colors and you've officially inspired me to keep purging!

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  32. I love love love teh blue and green plaid paper... it's gorgeous... whose is it?

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  33. beautiful card and I really like the way your water looks

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  34. Way to tie it all in Susan! You crack me up and I love your card!

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  35. Very cute card! I love the fabulous waves and how you did the water! So fun!

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  36. awww this is so sweet Susan!!! Love that sentiment but then Julee always comes up with the best melt-you-heart ones :) and props to you for cleaning house!!! I'm hoping to get some of that done once I get some time off from school...in the new year lol

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  37. Oh Susan! You are so inspiring! I love today's card and your whole post! I need a gentle reminder (more like a kick in the pants) to get rid of things I don't use. I am a collector :( Thanks for such a great message today!

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  38. Love this card! The colors are beautiful, the layout is awesome and i love this little boat and the sentiments from this set.

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  39. What a funny way to get a color combo--love it!

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  40. Okay, I have Three Ships on my mind now! LOL Wonderful card and lots of fun textures. Can't wait to see the release of this set!

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  41. Gorgeous! I love your water on your card! Very cool!

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  42. Very pretty card. Love the colors and what you did to the water.

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  43. The sparkly water and the "stitching" on the sail are my favorites - nice job!

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