Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Verve Sneak Peek - Heart's Desire

Have you had a chance to check out the Sneak Peeks that have started over on the Verve Blog this week? I have a few projects to share with you today...

First is this simple little card I created with one of my favorite sentiments from the new Heart's Desire set from Verve Stamps (available after the Release Party Friday) for the Embellish Hearts Color Challenge, which was to use Red, Black and Pink on a Valentine's day project that incorporates hearts. You can read all about the challenge and see the beautiful challenge image HERE on the Embellish Magazine Blog. I kept it pretty simple with the hearts poking through in the printed digi paper from the Mia paper pack (Designer Digitals). I used a textured black CS background and added a strip of pink pom-pom fringe (love how that looks!). The "be mine" sentiment, from the new Heart's Desire set from Verve, was stamped on black CS in Versamark ink and heat embossed with detail white EP. I also used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder to dry emboss the white cardstock for some added texture.

Next up is this set of fun little "Love Notes", very Dawn McVey-ish, which is my "official" Sneak Peek project over on the Verve Blog today - be sure to stop by and see what the other Divas are sharing with this new set, Heart's Desire, - and leave a comment over there for a chance to win some Verve loot! You can read all the details about these cute little Love Notes over on today's post on the Verve Blog.


And finally, my favorite project of the day, is this fun photo keepsake that I created for one of the Release Week Challenges going on in the Verve Forum over at Splitcoast. This project is specifically for Michelle's chipboard challenge (using chipboard base as well as an added chipboard heart embellishment). I also incorporated one of my old favorites, Bountiful Backgrounds on this project!! I just love this photo of my 3-yr-old son, Dean taken last month and had been wanting to create a special keepsake with that photo as the focal image. I love how it turned out! Here are the rest of the ingredients:
Stamps: Heart's Desire, Bountiful Backgrounds (Verve)

Paper: printed digi paper from Cloud 9 by Kristin Cronin-Barrow (Sweet Shoppe); HP Semi-Gloss photo paper
Ink: Real Red (SU); Fresh Snow (PTI)
Accessories: On Board Heart Book, Chipboard heart shape, ribbon (SU); heart ghost shape (Heidi Swapp); metal mesh (Making Memories); button (PTI); pom-pom fringe from local quilt store.

Be sure to stop by the Verve Blog each day this week for more Sneak Peeks and more chances to win Verve Goodies! And there's still lots of time to play along with all of the Release Week Challenges for even more awesome prizes, so be sure to check those out as well! And finally, join us Friday at 9 PM Eastern in the Verve Forum for our Release Party!!

9 comments:

Jessica said...

Super cute cards and project. The pom pom ribbon is my favorite. TFS

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome projects, Jen! That heart keepsake is incredible! And I love the trio you peeked on the Verve blog. Fantastic color combo! And that black/white/red number is so striking! WOW!

marianagrigsby said...

Wonderful designs, Jen! Thank you for participating in the Embellish Color Challenge with Hearts!

Karla Kroese said...

Adorable cards/project! Love the trim on the first card, and the color scheme on the second set is my favorite right now!!

Rosie said...

Love your cards...so nicely done!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Hi Jen! You make the best stuff! Love the pom pom trim and embossing! Thanks for joining us for an Embellish challenge.

Sankari W. said...

Simply beautiful and amazing Ms. Tapler!!! Dean is just the cutest!! Can I be you when I grow up!!!
Sending you hugs girly!!!
S :)

Maile Belles said...

Wow, what wonderful creations!!! So glad you joined us in the Embellish challenge!

Dee Dee said...

Love how you've used the pom-pom ribbon. Very sweet.