forever be my always…

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Verve May2016 Spotlight


Day Two of the Verve Stamps release previews with the Verve Divas and guests (me!) …Everything previewed this week will be available to order in the Verve online store on Friday, May 20.

I’m just heading home today from a short get-away with my husband in Yosemite, we had a wonderful time.


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I’m sharing a sentiment and the sweet heart duo stamp from the new Love Everlasting set that will be available from Verve tomorrow. Here the bright yellow and black lets you make mushy stuff speak manly – you know, for the manly man who doesn’t want anyone to know how mushy he really is. 😉

I cut several flags from the Stitched Pennants Die Set, also being released by Verve tomorrow! The smaller flags and the die cut Everlasting Hearts are popped up with XPress-It Double Sided Foam adhesive – the XPress It Foam has a tight hold and tears easily.

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Next I wanted to share another card in a similar color scheme to the card I shared yesterday featuring theBeautiful Things flowers, Beautiful Flowers Die Set and Stitched Pennants Die Set along with another sentiment from the Love Everlasting set.

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I have plenty of people in my life that are worthy of the sentiment, “how sweet it is to be loved by you”… I’m sure you have many, as well!  This card makes me happier than anything I’ve created in a long time. These flowers are just so easy to use!

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I’ve used the same color combo as yesterday, coloring my flowers with Copic Marker (Yo4, RV04 and YR04). I used XPress It Double Sided Foam Tape to pop my cut blooms for depth. Finally, I accenting the flower blooms with leaves and tiny blossoms from the Verve Bloom & Grow set and some fun sequins from the new Copper Blush Sequin Mix (also available tomorrow).

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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 today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards today. I sure enjoyed making both of them! Tomorrow is release day for all of the new Verve products, and I’ll be back with another project for you…*IF* I can get all of my stinky Yosemite camping laundry going in the washing machine! 🙂

Have another beautiful day, my friends.

45 responses to “forever be my always…

  1. Wow how beautiful are your cards for today <3 I love them!

  2. So glad you had a great trip. Love, love, love your cards!

  3. Cynthia Daugherty

    so bright and happy looking!

  4. Your card is just lovely Lori.

  5. Two beauties! I love your use of colors.

  6. Beautiful cards. I really like the yellow. Great sentiment.

  7. Both of these cards are so beautiful – I love the die cuts and stamping – thanks for the hop and for showing us your lovely work! Blessings

  8. Oh my gosh! I love the new stamps! My husband and I always toast to each other ‘always and forever’ I NEED that stamp!!

  9. I love both color combos and your extra wide border on your card base, such a pretty detail. <3

  10. Shirley Qu-wannabecre8tive

    Your cards are both very pretty. The first one is my fav, I love yellow and black together. The banners made it even better.

  11. I love the simplicity of the lovely yellow and black card and, of course I am in love with those flowers!!

  12. Awesome cards, love the new stamps too. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Your masculine “love” card is perfect for any honey. The colors are bold as well as the angles. The flags give just a hint of patterns for the eyes to celebrate but the sentiment is “killer”. Well done! Hope you got your laundry done. My hubby and I used to go to Yosemite when we were newlyweds. We have been married 51 yrs the end of this month. Would love to win this set to make him a wonderful card.

  14. Can’t decide if I love the Everlasting Stamp for its beautiful image or knockout sentiments. Your card is simple but elegant and packs a BIG punch. LOVE it!

  15. Lori, your cards are both stunning!! Especially love the yellow and black, no frills card…perfect for a manly man! 🙂

  16. Oh, Lori, both cards are gorgeous, and I love this new heart and the great sentiments! Love the sweet little dies too! Hugs!

  17. Darlene Gabaariel

    Both of your card today are beautiful. I love the black and yellow combo on the first one. The mint base on the second card paired with the cheery colours of the flowers is gorgeous combo.

  18. Your yellow card is just perfect. I love the colors and banners. The flowers on your second card make me think of summer dresses edged in white.

  19. Love how you incorporated the fun banners in your lovely cards.

  20. I’m loving the sentiments you showcased so beautifully here! A must have ss!

  21. Beautiful cards, love both of them. So colorful, and the great sentiments. Thank you for sharing.

  22. Gilda (McStamper)

    Love your cards.

  23. Love the simplicity and highlighting with sentiment and I already in love with these pretty flowers!

  24. Both these cards are really stunning. Shows what a difference color makes. I think the focal points could be switched also.

  25. Gorgeous both cards! Love the stamp and the yellow combination

  26. beautiful set of cards!!!

  27. Beautiful cards and great colors. Love the new Verve sets.

  28. Marilyn in E-Town

    Loving this new release by Verve!!! What a beautiful card.

  29. Another set of fabulous cards! Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s hop!

  30. Beautiful cards! Love all that yellow in the first one -bright and cheery!

  31. Carmela Hubler

    Love the sentiment in your first card and those beautiful flowers on the second one. The yellow works really well on your first card also. Thank you!

  32. Christine Miller

    Such wonderful cards—especially love the the array of sweet yellow banners!

  33. Lori, your bright colours are just amazing! Two more gorgeous cards today :o)

  34. Natalie Godfrey

    Awesome job on both your cards. They are adorable.

  35. Very pretty and colorful card designs.

  36. Love both of these! That yellow is awesome and the second….simply beautiful and love the design ♥

  37. Oh, these are so fabulous! Love, love, love how all those flowers come to life in the second one. And yellow is quickly becoming my new favorite color. Love those sweet layered pennants and your flawless design.

  38. There are some really good sentiments in this set. Very manly ones too.

  39. Beautiful cards…loving these new sets. In the cart they go!

  40. Dawn~DesignsbyDragonfly

    Your cards are wonderful. I love them in both colors. Thanks for sharing.
    Congrats on being one of Julee’s lucky guest designers!
    Crafty hugs,

  41. I’m taken by the cluster of yellow banners on your first card!

  42. LOVE how bright and happy these are, Lori! LOVE them!

  43. Love the yellow and black card – yellow is another favorite of mine 🙂 Triple banner cluster is fabulous as is the double heart accent by the sentiment. Adore your flowers on the second – such a wonderful mix of colours and sets too! Gorgeous work!

  44. Pretty colors. Love the contrast.

  45. Beautiful cards! Love the sentiments! Great colors!

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