Sunday, August 19, 2012

Verve Spotlight Hops Day 4!





Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  As many of you know, Verve is celebrating its 5th anniversary this month and the party is just getting started! Come join us over the next 9 days as we showcase the 23 new stamps and dies releasing from Verve! We'll be counting down the minutes and revealing all the new sets in our forum from 9-11pm Eastern on Friday, August 24, so make plans now to join us for our release party!

In the meantime, we've got a fun filled hop for you today! So let your fingers do the clicking and peek into the creative minds of Verve's talented Divas and Guest Divas as they give you a little tour of what's to come! Inspiration abounds, and so do the PRIZES!

That's right! We've picked a mystery blog from today's hop and hidden a prize! So be sure to give a little shout out in the comment section as you hop around to each blog on the list. We’ll draw a random winner from all of the comments on the mystery blog to win today's featured sets and dies. Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines. 

1. Julee8. Andrea
2. Laurie S.9. Charmaine
3.Maureen10. Janelle
4. Teresa11. Betty
5. Tosh12. Sony
6. Amber13. Christyne {Guest}
7. Amy14. Laurie W. {Guest}



Happy Sunday!  I have an ABC project to share with you today!  I am playing along with the Anni-VERVE-sary 2012 Challenges Day 5.   For my ANYTHING BUT a CARD project, I chose to make some Inspirational Cubes to give my dd away at University!  We just moved her in Thursday.  It has been an emotional couple of days so the best therapy is to lose yourself in your crafty space. 




The top cube front is a drawer.  I used the Sweet Treats stamp set along with the Classy Label and Mini Classy Label dies.  Is it not beautiful how these smaller dies look with these stamped die cut  frames?  LOVE!  I stamped the frame image from Memento Grape Jelly.  This panel does give a sneaky peek at a set spotlighted later in the week called Borderline.  I topped the layers off with two buttons to act as my cool drawer pull so to speak.  

For the other side of the cube I used the Pennant Trim die and topped each pennant with a baby bead letter.   I then stamped the flower from today's Spotlighted Wonderfully Made stamp set several times onto newsprint dp using Memento grape jelly ink.  I roughly cut those out and layered.  Instead of using the attached leaves I opted for the Dreamy Leaves die set stamped with the Dream Big leaves using Memento Pear.   One side of the cube has my dd name spelled out in die cut letters.  The top has some yellow glitter card stock.  The back is vacant for a photo or whatever my dd wishes to add to decorate it.  Also, the drawer is quite roomy.  She may want to store some desk supplies or Hershey kisses inside. 


The bottom left cube spotlights two of the sentiments in the Wonderfully Made set.  I stamped those with some cream pigment ink and embossed.  It is truly striking.  I added seam binding bow in one of the corners and down the edges of the sentiments.  I wanted to keep this cube sort of clean since there are sentiments all over(a couple from sets released latter in the week).  I am hoping this one gets picked up and read a lot.  The back of this cube is opened to allow dd to add some fun little items of her choosing.   The bottoms on all three cubes I reserved for each family member to write an inspirational message to Erica.  

The bottom right cube is a fun and functional little cube.   The top of this one is opened and I created a card stock paper divider.  There is one across and 
two small ones.  The back I added a little notepad and post it notes.  The front I added a couple of pencils.  This cube has one side that has adhesive cork.  She can drop a post it note on it or decorated it how she sees fit.  Two sides have this yellow glitter card stock that I cut on the diagonal and adhered like a pocket...opened at the top and glued on three sides.  One pocket I left empty, the other I used  Tag Time stamp set with the Tagged Rectangle die. The sentiment and flower image comes from yesterday's spotlighted set Doodled Occasions.   I colored with some glitter.  I created the same flower  as the other cube and added to the bottom.   

Each cube uses a 12 x 12 piece of card stock.  Each is 3 x 3.  They are opened on one side so it is more like a 5 side cube.   The drawer is smaller measuring 2.75.  The added front panel is the same size as the cube.  I used the used school colors Purple and Gold!



Want even more chances to win? Head on over to the Verve SCS forum and play along in our Anni-VERVE-sary release challenges. Or hop on over to the Verve Blog to find out about our Verve Card Carnival, for a chance to win the entire new release (a $300+ value)!






As always thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!

Betty


Supplies
Verve stamps Sweet Treats, Wonderfully Made, Borderline, Dream Big, Tag Time,  and Doodled Occasions
Paper SU concord crush, PTI vintage cream, yellow glitter card stock, SU newsprint dp, SU lucky limeade
Ink Ranger Brushed Corduroy, Memento Grape Jelly, Black, Pear, PTI Vintage Cream
Accessories  Verve's Cut Above Classy Label and Mini Classy Label, Pennant Trim, Dreamy Leaves, and Tagged Rectangle die sets, Spellbinder's Classic squares, glitter, buttons, seam binding, Scor-tape, Quickie glue pen, Baby beads, MFT alphabet die, adhesive cork, foam tape, dimensionals, glue dots, foam circles, gingham ribbon, CAD

52 comments:

  1. What a great idea! So colorful and you have combined so many sentiments.

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  2. Wow what a beautiful project --- I love all the cubes, the colors AND the sentiments --- love it!

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  3. These are stunning! I love the boxes and the little piece of home you've given your daughter with the sentiments.

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  4. A bold and beautiful project! Love the bright colors and the quote from Psalms.

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  5. Gorgeous project. Love the bold colors and great sentiments.

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  6. I'm speechless ...WOW ... this is awesome! Beautifully created!

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  7. Great Job, I know she will love them

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  8. 2 cute! Love the cube idea! I really like that you thought out of the box, ;) .... So much fun! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Oh my word! You must have put so much work into this project. I love the rich colors and all the perfect elements you put into them. Awesome. ;-)

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  10. Love this project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  11. What a creative project! Love the colors.
    -- Connie C.

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  12. Purple my favorite color. Great project.

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  13. Wow Betty!! This is a work of ART! So gorgeous, so many fun details to admire:) Well done my girl!!

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  14. These are so amazing!!! What a great little piece of art.

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  15. Very cool and encouraging gift. I'm sure she'll love it!

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  16. Cool boxes! She'll love em! Great hop you gals are rocking' !

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  17. These are just brilliant! :) such a fabulous idea and I'm sure that your daughter will love them - I know I loved receiving the little presents my mum used to send me when I was away at University :)

    I agree, making pretty things is the way therapy going :)

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  18. Doh! That was supposed to say 'best' not 'way'! That'll teach me to use my phone and not a computer! Sorry about that guys :)

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  19. Great project! Love these cubes and your daugher is going to love having them at school with you. They are so nicely decorated. Thanks!

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  20. beautiful! such a great gift!

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  21. I just love the Bloom tag! Great project!

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  22. Wow, how thoughtful, useful, and creative!! Your daughter will surely love these cubes. Love all the detail you put into it. They are beautiful!

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  23. Your daughter is sure to love the inspiration cube you created...so pretty. Its a new adventure for the both of you ...best of luck.

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  24. I'm just blown away Betty! This is so awesome! Not to mention its my college, Taylor University's, colors too. :-). Love that purple and gold!

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  25. What a beautiful and heartfelt project. Your daughter will love it!! I love the inspirational sentiments you've chosen. These new Verve sets are perfect. You have packed a lot of new released in here and it is gorgeous!!!

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  26. Wow Betty! What a glorious detailed project. Awesome work.

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  27. These cubes are FABULOUS!!! What a great idea to use the pretty new stamps!!

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  28. Wow, what a project! I'm sure your daughter will love it :o)

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  29. What a wonderful idea! I'm sure your DD will cherish these!

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  30. Totally awesome idea and project Betty! Love it!!! Hugs ~S~

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  31. Speechless. WOW! What a great idea! And now I can see how I can use these sentiments on the multipanelled cards that I see and can never figure out what to put on all the panels... :)

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  32. Wow! Fab project...so colorful and lovely!

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  33. Stunning Cubes!!!! Your project is incredible! I hope you have a good week! My sister settled her son at College last week. She says it's always a difficult week when he goes back!!!

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  34. Soooo clever and origianl - great job!


    Lisa - Scrappy Distractions
    www.ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com
    lisa dot rea at kbmg dot com


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  35. Wonderful project, great colours, I bet your daughter loves it. Cheers Linda

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  36. Yes, crafty therapy is the best. ;) It's a beautiful gift~something from her dear momma. She will love it.

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  37. Wow!! I just don't know what else to say except...WOW!!

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  38. What a wonderful gift for her! Those are Husky colors, but she probably isn't at the University of Washington!

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  39. What a wonderful gift, Betty! Great project!!

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  40. oh my gravy! this is fantastic! what a great idea!

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  41. What a gorgeous gift for your daughter! I'm sure she will treasure it and it will remind her that you love her.

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  42. Betty your DD is gonna love this....a great way for the family to send their well-wishes too.

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  43. Wow, that's an amazing project. Love the bold colours, too.

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  44. Great idea for your daughter!

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  45. Great job on the cubes. I'm sure your daughter will love them and think of you every time she looks at them.

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  46. These are so much fun! What a great idea!

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  47. Cool project with sooo many embellishments. it's sure to please!

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  48. What a neat project, what a cool gift it would make.

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Thanks so much!