Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Verve Spring New Release Spotlight - Day 1




It's Verve sneak peek time! Oh my stars, it's really finally here! There will be three days of spotlights and then on the third day it will be time to see the whole sets at the release party! The hop today spotlights the Lucky Ducky set and Hope Perches Plain Jane stamp.

Julee has used her signature typefaces to win me over on the Hope Perches Plain Jane I used for my card today. My card inspiration is Amber's sketch from week one of this months Viva La Verve Challenge. I planned to have the sentiment on a tag, but when I lined up the stamp to my tag it did quite fit so I stamped parts of it at a time. That meant bringing out the scotch tape and masking right on the stamp after inking it up.  I tucked the first word, hope, under the rest of the verse and then in Creamy Caramel I stamped another hope from the Psalm 31:24 Plain Jane. Another happy accident on my card was thinking to add french knots to an otherwise lonely wavy-stitched line. I went to my bead stash and found the tiniest seed beeds to place inside three of the french knots as the trio element in the sketch. Hope you enjoyed my peak!

Okay, now it's time for more peaks! Have fun!


  1. Charmaine
  2. Janelle - me
  3. Laurie
  4. Jackie
  5. Sankari
  6. Julee
  1. Teresa
  2. Amber
  3. Tosh
  4. Amy
  5. Andrea
  6. Maureen
Oh yeah... in full Verve style there is a prize!!!!!! A prize is hidden along the hop today! One lucky commenter on one of the Diva Hop Spots above will receive today's featured stamps, (Lucky Ducky and the Hope Perches Plain Jane) plus the Charming Oval Die Set we'll be previewing tomorrow! Deadline for commenting is 6PM Mountain on Friday, March 25. Winners will be announced during the ReLeAsE pArTy that night from 9-11pm Eastern!

Felt Hope Perches Details:
Stamps: Hope Perches Plain Jane, Psa 31:24 Plain Jane
Paper: Material Girl (Cosmo Cricket), Smooth White (Neenah), Crumb Cake (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Forest Foliage and Creamy Caramel (Stampin’ Up), Antique Linen and Tea Dye (Ranger Ink)
Accessories: Wool Felt, Cotton Thread, decorative scissors (Paper Shapers and EK Success), Sew Easy Tool (We R Memory Keepers), Thread (DMC), Tag Die (Spellbinders), tan seed beads

101 comments:

  1. Janelle, this is A-MAZING! I seriously love the colors, ribbon, rolled rose, everything! You are ROCKING the Verve! So happy you're joining us:)

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  2. Beautiful card. Love all the details!

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  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous card! I love the colors.

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  4. Lovely card! Your "happy accidents" worked out great.

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  5. Beautiful colors. Thank you.

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  6. This is so pretty! Love the soft colors and the French Knots! What a great idea! I look forward to seeing more...!

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  7. Oh my... holy fabulousness Batman!! this is just stunning! All these details and that flower! Just wow!!!

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  8. I love the colors you used and the flower. Very nice.

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  9. Beautiful card - really like the way you have put the seed beads in the french knots -- very clever!

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  10. What a beautiful card. I love the idea of using the seed beads on the card. Love the felt flower too!

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  11. Such a sweet card. Love that beautiful flower and the combo of DP.

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  12. Janelle, congratulation on the Guest Diva spot. Your creations are fabulous!! You deserve it. I love your felt flower and all of the fabulous patterned paper. Enjoy release week!!

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  13. Gorgeous!! Love the hand stitching & french knots - just a perfect touch! Congrats on your Guest Diva spot :)

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  14. Love your card! The layout, paper, flower and embellishments are pulled in together so well. What a lovely card to send to someone!
    Enjoy your day.

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  15. I just love your card. The hand stitching and french knots are wonderful. Beautiful!

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  16. This is so pretty! I really like your color scheme and they way you stamped that sentiment is brilliant.

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  17. gorgeous texture, Janelle!! Love that felt flower and sheer ribbon...what a cool thing to do with the Hope stamp :)

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  18. I love this card and the saying have a friend who could use this right now she is fighting blindness and diabetes ! Hope and faith for sure ! Thanks for sharing your talent !

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  19. Janelle, your card is absolutely beautiful!

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  20. What a pretty card. I love all the details and layers. Great job!

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  21. I'm new to anything Plain Jane and I love it. Thank you!

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  22. This is beautiful! Love your soft colors and your fabulous rolled rose!

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  23. Simply gorgeous! what a beautiful rose! and the details in the stitching are amazing! thanks for sharing :)

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  24. Your felt flower, stitching, and beads really make this card- great job!

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  25. Gorgeous! I love the gingham green (I had curtains of that pattern and colour in my bedroom as a teen...so I guess it's a little nostalgic for me!)

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  26. WOW!! This is stunning Janelle!! I LOVE your felt flower and how you made the Plain Jane into a tag!! And I also love the papers you used as a backdrop to showcase all your wonderful embellishing!!

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  27. Stunning job of this beauty! Those colors work so beautifully together and the papers are perfect =) Your flower = wowza!

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  28. Janelle, your card is so warm and cozy!!
    Love the combination of patterns. Very Pretty Card. So glad you are the Guest Diva!!

    Thank you for sharing!
    Carol Froehlich

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  29. very pretty love all the details in this card.

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  30. Gorgeous colour combo and card. Great flower too.

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  31. Oh so pretty, from the flower to those wonderful stitching details!

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  32. Janelle - your card is stunning! I {heart} the little seed beads in each little french knot and your rose is superb. You definitely rocked the guest diva position!

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  33. Like the addition of the felt flower along with everything else.

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  34. Beautiful! Love the felt flower you created!! ♥♥♥

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  35. Everything about this card is fabulous especially that gorgeous flower....love how you stamped "hope" twice in a different direction.

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  36. Janelle, your card is incredible! I'm printing it so I can sketch and see all it's wonders! Extremely cool!

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  37. Love the title of your blog and the saying! LOL! So true. Love the colors on this card and the new sets look like they are going to be great! :)

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  38. Look at you!! A guest diva!! Congrats! And, of course, the card is beautiful.

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  39. Great card. I love that flower.

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  40. This is so gorgeous, Janelle! Rich colors and wonderful detailing1 Beautifully done!

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  41. Like you, I adore Julee's fonts! This is just gorgoues and a lovely card to showcase it!

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  42. This is so so beautiful! I love the rose. Awesome!

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  43. What a beautiful card! Congratulations on your Guest Diva appointment!

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  44. Love the papers, felt flower, and stitching with French knots/beads!!! Wonderful card!!

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  45. this is beautiful-love the layout and the felt flower is so awesome

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  46. This is so pretty! Love the colours and your layout!

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  47. Beautiful "accidents" ! Mine just turn out to be messes.

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  48. Lovely card! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  49. Just gorgeous! I love the DP and those french knots- cool!

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  50. Just gorgeous! What pretty colors, flower and sentiment!

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  51. Seriously gorgeous, Janelle! I love that felt flower and the subtle hope stamping behind the sentiment. And the french knots with seed beads? The perfect accent!

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  52. Love this, Janelle! I love the soft colors and the felt flower is so pretty!

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  53. This is gorgeous, fabulous work!

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  54. Very very nice! I like the dp/colors you chose to use. Very beautiful.

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  55. So beautiful! Love the creativity with the masking. Incredible use of the sketch! Can't wait for the release.

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  56. Love everything about your card - especially the seed beads and flower.

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  57. Your card design is simply delightful! LOVE this sentiment and type font! Congrats on being a guest designer!

    And I am now a follower of your blog - so very nice to meet you!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  58. Beautiful card! Love the sentiment. Plain Jane's are awesome!

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  59. Beautiful card, love your stamped tag and that flower is so awesome. Great layout and I love the scalloped edges of the designer papers, excellent work.

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  60. I have the background paper you used. I love what you did with this card - it is truly gorgeous! The sentiment is lovely too.

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  61. stunning girl, so glad you are with us this month...have a super evening!

    enjoy *~*

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  62. This is more than a card. It is really a gift. I love the layout, colors and textures. TFS, EdieB

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  63. how absolutely BEAUTIFUL Janelle!!! I adore your flower and the way you did the ribbon and the beautiful colors are so lovely together!

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  64. This is beautiful Janelle. Love the flower too.

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  65. Love the color selection! beautiful!

    Mackie

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  66. Nice choice of dps to showcase this sentiment stamp. Felt flower is a fabulous embellishment. Thanks for sharing....

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  67. This is just gorgeous! Love the colors and that fancy stitching!!!

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  68. love the colors and the DSP used is so well coordinated. Thanks for sharing!

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  69. Very pretty! Love the sentiment and I love that felt flower creation!

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  70. What pretty details, and I love that soft sweet flower! That quote looks so nice stamped on a tag!

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  71. This is GORGEOUS! Check out that felt flower!!! I love how you split up the PJ, stamping the "hope" in creamy caramel. It creates the neatest illusion on the tag!

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  72. love how you turned the sentiment into a sweet little tag. beautiful soft colors too.

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  73. This is gorgeous Janelle! The colors are brilliant and the design is beautiful! I simply adore that felt flower, it's so eye catching! You are certainly rockin' this release...way to go!

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  74. Absolutely stunning! I love your flower and tag!

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  75. Very clever the stamp sentiment 'undone' on the tag! AND then to stamp another 'hope' in another color....fabulous. The felt flower is lovely, too!

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  76. Awesome card, love the flower. can never have enough sayings

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  77. Love the flower on this card! Super job!

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  78. love love love it...what a great sentiment...that is a plain jane I will have to have!!

    www.CardsPaperAndScrapbooks.com

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  79. I like how you stamped the verse.

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  80. Beautiful card. LOVE all the wonderful detail, especially the hand stitching with french knots and beads. Great touch!

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  81. Pretty card! Love the details of the stitching and beading!

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  82. Gorgeous card and I love the flower and the sentiment.

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  83. what a nice card, Janelle. i love how you used the felts for flower and leaves.

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  84. GOR-GEOUS with a bit of brilliance too!

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  85. I'm not sure how you made this card, but I love it!

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  86. this is beautiful! It is funny to see the variety of the designers cards. I love the romantic feel.

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  87. I love the colors and papers of your card, they are so soft and pretty.

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  88. Beautiful colours and I love that felt flower. I like your poetry too. (((grin)))

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  89. Beautiful card full of fun and wonderful details. Your DP's colors are so perfect for this, I just love it! THanks for sharing!

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  90. What a fabulous sentiment! Beautiful card!

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  91. This card looks like a spring day! Very lovely.

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  92. Beautiful quote and even more beautiful card!

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  93. Gorgeous card, Janelle! I love that flower!

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