Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I am so excited to be writing this post today. The whole new month of Verve releases came yesterday and I was able to put together some cards today. I'm not sure if I was supposed to have cards out with the new goodies yet as I am not a Verve Diva, but I just couldn't put it down LOL! Hopefully I didn't break the law.

I have never been able to order an entire release that any company has, so it was AWESOME when the package came in. I just had to grab my camera and take a shot of all of them. Isn't that NEAT! I haven't used all of them, but I can tell you right now the ones I have are already on my fav list!
I combined the Color Throwdown challenge this week with the sketch from Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. When I first saw these colors I thought no way would I be able to make a card with these. Well after I slept on it I and got the new Verve, I was ready to go.

Here is my card
I am LOVING this combo. Who would have known LOL! Well I had a lot of ideas swirling around when I saw the sketch. I really like the negative space left from using the top notes die. I paper pierced around the cut out, but it is hard to see in this picture. I also stamped Fifth Ave Floral in the background paper with black, melon mambo and crushed curry ink.

Okay I have had this butterfly die from Stampin Up for a while and I finlly broke it out. I still don't have it figured out, but I will keep at it. I really like how it turned out. Did you notice the fun design on the butterflies? That is all stamped with a new Verve stamp set called Bountiful Backgrounds. I LOVE IT!!!! The black was embossed with clear embossing powder. The mambo was stamped with snow white ink and the curry was stamped with curry ink. I really like how everything poped. The bling was a fun accent as well. Oh and the fun sentiment is from that same stamp set. You will be seeing this one a lot in the next few days. I can't seem to put it down.

The VERVE release is on the 14th! Believe me, you will want these beauties!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All supples are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: VERVE Bountiful Backgrounds, Fifth Ave. Floral
Paper: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Urban Garden dsp, Crushed Curry
Ink: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Versa Mark Champaign
Accessories: Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon, mat pack, paper piercer, stampin up dimensionals, glud dots, top notes die, 1 3/8 circle punch, label punch, clear embossing powder, black embossing powder, Michaels 1 1/2 circle punch, Michaels bling


Phyllis said...

You surely did an excellent job using those colors and a great job with our sketch as well. Always love butterflies. The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week. We will be looking for you next weeks as well.

Phyllis MMDesign Team
aka SparklePlenty1000 at SCS

Carolyn said...

I just love those pretty butterflies. Great colors, and great take on the sketch too. Thank you so much for playing with us at the MMSC this week. We love having you and hope that you will join us in the fun again next week.

Carolyn MMSC DT

Sylvia said...

Hi Terri,
Beautiful card! Be sure to use that butterfly die more often! Your butterflies make the card. Thanks for playing with us again this week.

Priscilla said...

Hi Terri..great card..bold, bright and beautiful :) Your butterflies really make the card. They just look so good. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges :)
MMSC Hostess

LILY said...

I can only say that you really happy ^ ^

travelingmama said...

How fun!! I love this color combo! Your card is so cute!

Debbie Corbari said...

What a wonderful card!!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous take on the color challenge--love the backgrounds that Verve has!!! If only SU would come out with some of them!

Erika said...

oooh! I love it!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Congrats on winning the new release from Verve! I LOVE their stamps and wish I could buy ALL of them! LOL
You need to do more butterflies because you did a wonderful job with them here! Your duo challenge card looks fab, and IS a good life, I agree :)

Liz Williams said...

How exciting to win a whole collection like that. I do love Verve stamps, but I am on a limited stamp budget and just can't seem to get everything I would love to have. Thanks for visiting my blog. Wouldn't it be fun to be on some of these DT around here to work for stamps?

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

I think you TOTALLY pulled off the 2 combos! Well, I'm a bit of a butterfly girl myself so this is just a given for me! Love it!!!

Not sure if you knew or not but if you post my store logo on your blog you get extra freebies if your name is drawn this week! Good Luck! Thank you for joining us this week! See you next week!

MMDT Member

Krista Driessen said...

Great card Terri !
Have fun with your new stuff ! :-)

Kristy Vernon said...

What a cool card! I LOVE those butterflies. Just so lovely.

Thanks for commenting on my blog!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card! Those butterflies are gorgeous, and I'm so glad you found the color combo to be so much fun! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Great of my favorite things to put on any card and you have made these so cheerful and vibrant! Great job with the sketch. Thanks so much for playing with us.