Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Verve Guest Diva & May Spotlight Hop - Day 1


Welcome to our May 2013 Spotlight Hops - Day 1!  

First of all, EXCITED!  Julee asked me to be a Verve Guest Diva this month for the May Release and I've been busting at the seams to share the news with you!  I LOVE Verve so much...the classic, versatile-styled images and faith-filled sentiments for every occasion...not to mention, some of the most talented designers around!

Today we're shining our Verve spotlights on the new stamps Take Note and Happy Graduation Plain Jane.  As you hop through the list below, you will see the first look at some new stamps...and you just might see some super sneaky peeks of new coordinating dies and ribbons, so keep your eyes peeled!  Everything you see previewed along today's hop will be available in Verve's online store on Friday, May 10.


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. Woohoo! Let's get started...

Tuesday, 5/7/13
Today's Prize: 
Take Note, Happy Graduation Plain Jane

1. Julee
8. Andrea
9. Jen M.
3. Teresa
10. Laurie W.
4. Stacey
11. Laurie S.
5. Amber
12. Janelle
13. Maureen
7. Marisa


What better way to celebrate my "DIVA-hood" than to also play along with the Viva La Verve May Week 1 Sketch...fabulous layers and panels...that's just what I like!


The Crazy 4 Challenges 184 color scheme and the CAS-ual Fridays 100:  Tic Tac Toe worked well for my "Happy Graduation" card today!


I used the Happy Graduation Plain Jane sentiment for my card today!  This elegant (heat embossed) sentiment is perfect as a focal point and works great all by itself...but, I can't wait to pair it up with some yummy die-cut Verve flowers!



Thanks for stopping by the stage!  Come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks into the May Verve Release!


Happy Graduation Plain Jane (Verve)
White Naturals CS (SU), MME paper
Scallop Tag Die (A Cut Above Verve), Fishtail Flag Stax Dienamics, button (MFT), twine (PTI), black rhinestones, EP (SU), black organza ribbon (Verve)
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53 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!

Teresa Kline said...

what a sweet card, luv the black and pink combo.....so glad you are with us this month..congrats!

hugs *~*

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful card! I love your colors and papers and that ribbon is so pretty.

Cheryl said...

Great B&W creation with that touch of pink! And love that black ribbon too!

cm said...

What can I say but: WOW!! Gorgeous card to showcase the new release. Wonderful to see you on the team! My Verve wish list is becoming a wish book!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!
c

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous card, Stacey! Big congrats on being this months Guest Diva...very well deserved!! ♥

Diana Nguyen said...

Love the black! Great card!

D- said...

The colors are just perfect for a grad card. I love it! TFS.
D- dmcardmaker (AOL)
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Maureen said...

so gorgeous, Stacey...love your style and so thrilled you are joining us this release :)

Beccy Hlawek said...

The ribbon really sets off the stamping! Very pretty

noscrappymojo said...

Oooh! Great card! Love that ribbon!

Rosemary said...

what a beautiful card!!

Cindy Hall said...

Love all the layers, the colors and that fabulous ribbon! Gorgeous card!

Marisa said...

So happy to have you along for this release, Stacey ((hugs))! Love your mix of papers and way to showcase that yummy ribbon. Great card! Looking forward to seeing what else you create :)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Lovin' all the black and white with the hint of pink!! So sweet!!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a pretty card! Love the birdcage on the paper!

T said...

Love this! Need to use the sketch and the color combo...I so love those pretty pink buttons and that gorgeous black ribbon...lovely card

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love the colors.

Danielle Schoenlau said...

I love your card, such cute papers you used!

Kris B said...

Stacey your graduation card is fantastic! Love this Plain Jane! Cute pink buttons are a nice touch! TFS God bless!!

Tonya said...

Beautiful card. I love heat embossing. =) Thanks for sharing.

Rita said...

All I can say is one word "BEAUTIFUL"

Jen said...

Hey Stacey, fancy meeting you here! I love your graduation card with the beautiful layered patterned paper and that fab bow!

Wanda Cullen said...

Congrats on your guest position! I absolutely LOVE your card! Great colors and layout to highlight this new sentiment!

Brenda said...

Brilliant! Love your non-traditional take on a graduation card.

Christine said...

Gorgeous card! Love the way you incorporated the image on the paper into the die sign. The bow and buttons are beautiful embellishments, and I love the new PJ!

Lesley said...

Congratulations Stacey!!! Your card is gorgeous as always! Woohoo!

Kathy said...

This is lovely. The pink and black look so elegant together!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very elegant looking grad card...love the ribbon.

Heidi said...

This is such a unique graduation card! It's stunning.

Heidi said...

Another sweet one, love the little flags and colors.

Heidi said...

Another sweet one, love the little flags and colors.

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Joyce said...

Excellent graduation card. Love it.

Jennipher said...

Your card is beautiful! Congratulations on your Guest Diva spot. I can't begin to imagine how awesome that must feel. Your work is fresh and fabulous. I know I'll be pinning a lot of it for future inspiration.

Shalu said...

wat a pretty card it is n liked d detailing on it/....love this stamp set too.

cincyem said...

Now this is a great card for a more "mature" graduate. I love it.

Jingle said...

Totally loving the black, white, and pink! So pretty!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Beautiful card!! Love the color combo you selected with the pink and black plus the layout is terrific!

Shannin said...

Very beautiful card. I love it. Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a beautifully blessed night.
Hugs,
Shan

Heather said...

First, congrats on being a guest Diva! Gorgeous graduation card! So elegant.

Jess Willison said...

Congrats on being a Guest Diva Love your card! The pink, black & white combo is perfect!

loulou said...

Lovely card, great colour combination.

Sue D said...

FAbulous for a graduation!

NanW said...

Great graduation card!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Such gorgeousness!!

jan farnworth said...

very pretty love the ribbon.

Darlene Gabriel said...

This card is so pretty - what a great colour combo. That ribbon/bow is gorgeous.

mtscrapgal said...

The banners are so versatile. They can be used so many ways. Thanks

Tracey McNeely said...

Stacey black is always so so elegant! Fabulous!

Kathleen said...

Love the black with just a pop of pink!

Tammy H said...

Love the colors in this card. Very nice!

Tammy H said...

Lovely cards. Such great combinations.