Friday, February 22, 2013

Release the Verve!



Today is the release! Today is the release! 
Today! Today! Today!
 (and I'm hosting the Viva La Verve CAS challenge today!)
It' s been a great week of inspiring/enabling hops and you have been so kind with all your comments on our projects that you deserve to SHOP! Yay! We have one more Spotlight Hop left in us for this release then the store will be open! Take up a comfy chair and favorite daytime bevvie for a a blast with the Divas.

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.

If you are already hopping through the spotlights then you just came from Christyne's blog and then you'll move on to Jen Shults blog for more! If you are just getting started on the hop the full list is right below. Have fun!

1. Amber7. Julee
2. Andrea8. Laurie S.
3. Charmaine9. Laurie W.
4. Christyne10. Marisa
5. Janelle11. Maureen
6. Jen S.12. Teresa


For this last day of hop spotlights I'm showing you my first project I made with this release! As I started putting things together I just kept grabbing stamps and dies until it wasn't going to fit on any one spotlight day without giving away something for another day! lol

Ever since Diva Sankari shared her spectacular coffee sleeve album to give her friend (I can't find it to link up for you, sorry) it has been on my Craftet List (my name for a Bucket List for crafters).

I'm enjoy the mixed media wave for crafters so much it's hard not to just swipe some paint or ephemera as a finishing touch. So here's my version of a coffee sleeve album junqued out on mixed media.

I've watched people join in on Project Life and One Little Word and been so successful that I felt silly not jumping in with them. The reality is I'm not a consistent scrapper, journal writer or resolutioner. It's just not in me. I love to jump from puddle to puddle in my crafts just as my blog was named. So this piece came from trying out One Little Word and Project Life together. I'll look at it often, carry it with me and add pages and papers and notes until it's just too full to be useful. Then it will be perfect for a journal page or a scrapbook element and it will have meaning  behind it.



 

Details:
Stamps: Calendar Countdown (Verve Stamps), Remember This (Verve Stamps), Sip and Savor (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Out of Print (Basic Grey), Anthologie (We R Memory Keepers), Soft Suede (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Jet Black (Archival, Ranger), Brown Bag (CTMH), color pencils (Prismacolor)
Accessories: Banner Bundle Die Set (A Cut Above, Verve), Scalloped Trim Trio die (A Cut Above, Verve), Vintage Oval die (A Cut Above, Verve), Classy Label die (A Cut Above, Verve), acrylic paints, gesso, black rhinestones (Kaiser Craft), paper clips (Stampin' Up), black polka dot tape (Smash Tape), black pens (Prismacolor and Sharpie)

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74 comments:

  1. Beautiful project! I've always been a fan of the "breathe deeply" sentiment. Love your colors.

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  2. Wow - love the mixed media style - fun.

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  3. Cool Beans Janelle! This project is awesome!

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  4. Wow!!! This is amazing Janelle! So many gorgeous details!

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  5. wow! great color...makes me smile to look at it!!!!!

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  6. Holy moly this is amazing! The detail and design are remarkable. Too fun!

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  7. Love this project. And your craftet list--I have a whole notebook of them! Just need to dig in and get started.

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  8. Wow this is fantastic! So much to see and enjoy.

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  9. Hope you don't see ten million posts from me... Can't see to get it linked up! I wanted to tell you how much I love your awesome project! It is so warm and cheery, I love it! And I love your Verve sketch this week too! Thanks! ;)

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  10. Love it! All those happy colors and patterns will make this a 'pick me up' every time you look at it! And it's caffeine free! lol

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  11. Just absolutely gorgeous. The papers are a perfect match. You have an eye for color!!!

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  12. What a gorgeous book you created, love all the layers of it.

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  13. From one puddle jumper to another~LOL~this is SO MUCH FUN Janelle! Lovely interest and vibrant colors!

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  14. love this!!! you're super talented! you make me want to get into mixed media!

    candace
    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

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  15. "This makes me Happy" is the perfect sentiment for today--Verve release day! Your project is so full of details--Wow! I love all the colors.

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  16. I just love your coffee sleeve album! I think it is Beautiful,Awesome,Amazing,Terrific,Eclectic,Wonderful,Stunning and Gorgeous!!!!!

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  17. Wow! Lots of great detail and embellishments!
    Love the happy colors!

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  18. Holy cow! So wonderful! Lots of hard work went into this project.....wow!

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  19. Wow, Janelle - what a super project! It looks fun, and messy, and inky, and colourful (perfect!)

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  20. What a great way to end the week of release reveals! So many wonderful elements all in one place and ready to go! Thanks so much for sharing your lively creation!

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  21. Love your album! The colors are beautiful! I made a coffee sleeve album just a month or so ago, and yours is much prettier than mine!! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Great job, Janelle! Love the idea and many details!

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  23. Yikes! There really is so much Verve on this project I can see why you had to wait. It's so fun and bright and cheerful!

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  24. Wow! That is amazing! Love it! Connie

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  25. This is awesome, Janelle! I am like you with PL, OLW, and journaling... =) I can't seem to stick with it... But this is just beautiful and fantastic! I have loved all of your amazing projects this week! Have a wonderful day!!

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  26. OMG. I love mixed media and this is awesome. What a perfect release for this project....my mind is racing with ideas, thanks

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  27. So fun, Janelle :) I remember that project by Sankiri and you have done a great job taking it off your crafty bucket list :)

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  28. A very unique and artistic project, what an eye for design and color you have!! I love this. This takes many looks to see all the details you put in.

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  29. I love your title for this post, and this little mini is so fun! I love that you have founds something that works for you. Great project, hope you'll continue to share as it grows!

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  30. wow... that is one gorgeous project!! so many beautiful details...

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  31. So many details. What fun Janelle.

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  32. Love what you did with mixed media here!

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  33. This is totally cute! Loving the tabs sticking out here and there! That is great!

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  34. very artistic and fun, i have not tried mixed media....yet!!! great job

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  35. This is such a cool project! I love the unique papers and colors you used!! VERY COOL!

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  36. Fun project! Love all that layering! Great new stamps and dies!

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  37. What a detailed and pretty project.

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  38. This is so pretty,love your style.

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  39. Very cool project Janelle. Love all the mixed media tricks and effects.

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  40. Wow, what a fun project. You did a great job with the mixed media. TFS

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  41. Such a great project! I am sooooo stealing "craftet list" for myself. A bucket list for me is silly, but not a craftet list! I admire your plunge into mixed media as it scares the daylights out of me.

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  42. What a neat project! I have never heard of a coffee sleeve album, I think I need to add this to my "craftet list"! TFS God bless!!

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  43. What a fun project! Love the bright colors and the obvious delight you had in creating your album!

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  44. Janelle, I *love* the Bible verses that you have on your "Project One Word"! And your handwriting is BEAUTIFUL. Just sayin. Thanks for sharing!!!

    Tricia

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  45. Your puddle jumping makes for an extremely creative album. Thanks for sharing your talent

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  46. This is a great project! I'm going to have to try this!

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  47. Great project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  48. Your project is amazing! Great fun and eye candy! TFS!

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  49. So cute! I really like your color combinations -- bright and cheery without being too flamboyant!

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  50. love this idea so colorful and fun

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  51. Such a happy, beautiful little album! Your colors and layers are really amazing!!

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  52. Incredible project. I can't imagine the work involved. Thanks for sharing it!

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  53. SO creative and I can't help but smile with all the happy colors and fun layouts. What a great project! Thanks for sharing your creative talents and letting us jump into the puddle with you!

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  54. how cheerful! I love everything about your project!!

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  55. How cool! Love all the different elements and that you can keep adding to it. Really fun.

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  56. Love the artistic and eclectic feel of this! Awesome job!

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  57. Can I say it again? Fun, fun, fun. Those colors. Doesn't it feel great to have created something so cool?

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  58. Quite stunning! I can see why it had to wait until the big reveal day!

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  59. I haven't got a clue as to what a coffee sleeve album might be, but it looks like you've put an awful lot of work in this creation. Very impressive!

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  60. wow this is so cool! I love all of the dimension!

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  61. This is soooooo cool! love the colors and the pull-out tabbed cards and the texture. It blows me away. Bravo.

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  62. What a cool album! Coffee sleeves? How fun!

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  63. This is awesome! The stamps were perfect for your project.

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  64. Your album is stunning! I don't even know where to begin .....what a wonderful way to showcase so much of the new Verve.

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