August 12, 2009

Look At Me, I'm DONE!!! Gotta LOVE the Verve!

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday again! Just to warn you...this is going to be a SUPER long post!
I could probably have split this up into five separate posts, but what the heck...I am feeling sassy tonight!! (grin!).

Here are all FIVE of my Anni-VERVE-sary Sketch Challenge Cards!!! Julee has, once again, created the most FABU sketches, and I knew I wanted to play along for a chance to win the latest Verve release!! Have you seen the peeks on the Verve Blog? Holy CANNOLI! I cannot WAIT until Friday for the release!!! As you can tell by my cards here...I LOVE Verve Stamps! They are one of my guilty pleasures for sure!!

For my first card, which is for AVS201, I started by stamping the flowers stems and flowers from Miracles Blossom from Verve Stamps in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock. I also stamped extra flowers. All the stems and flowers were then colored with Copic Markers, cut out and popped up on Foam Tape. I LOVE how the flowers are going "out of the circle" on the main focal panel! Just makes me happy!

All the paper on this card is Bella Rose DSP from SU! and I used Kiwi Kiss & Choice Snow White cardstock. ALL the layers were sponged and paper pierced, and my sentiment, "so jazzed for you" is from Uplifting Phrases from Verve Stamps!! I finished this one off with a double ribbon of Whisper White Organza and Kiwi Kiss Satin, and I added some Clear Circle Rhinestone Brads and Star Dust Stickles in the center of each flower!

For my next card, which is for AVS202, I used one of my all time favorite Verve sets (I say that alot though!!), Up, Up and Away!! I stamped the hot air balloon TWICE onto Choice Snow White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the basket and balloon with Copic Markers, and then cut out one of the balloons, popped it up onto Foam Tape and then added a coat of Glossy Accents! It is SO super shiny in real life!!!

The paper is Sweet Slumber from SU! (I think that was the name of it!) and it was a gift from my sweet friend and Verve Diva, Jackie Pedro! I thought the cloud paper was PERFECT with these stamps!!! Once again, I paper pierced each and every layer, and my balloon is framed with Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities.

My sentiment, "just because", is from Fluttering By from Verve Stamps. The brads are from American Crafts and are an almost exact match to Baja Breeze! LOVE when that happens!!! No ribbon on this one...I wasn't feeling it!!!

For my third card, which is for AVS203, I stamped this AWESOME sentiment from Hundred Hearts by Verve Stamps in Memento Tuxedo Black directly onto my DSP, which is Lovely Flowers from SU! (part of the Level 3 Hostess Set), and this is the same paper I used on the rest of the card as well.

I stamped the sweet heart from Hearts On Fire from Verve Stamps also onto the dsp, cut it out and added a layer of Glossy Accents to make it shine. It is layered on 3/4 and 1 inch Circle Punches. I did flip where this accent went on the sketch as it didn't fit where it was on Julee's sketch :)

I added tons of piercing on this, and Black Vintage Brads on my sentiment panel and on the bottom of my card as well. I did a double ribbon of Whisper White Organza and Black Gingham Ribbon in ribbon knots in the corner!!

I actually already sold this card at work today! SCORE!!!

For my fourth card, which is for AVS204, I used this ADORABLE bunny from Practically Perfect from Verve Stamps! This is also one of my FAVORITE Verve sets and I had the honor of previewing when I was a Verve Guest Diva a few months back (that was an AWESOME experience!!!!!!) I stamped the bunny in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock and colored her with Copic Markers!! Her bow and necklace have a coat of Star Dust Stickles on them too!!!

She is framed in Circle Nestabilities, and I used one of my all time favorite DSP's on this, Georgia Peach from SU!!! The sentiment, "The Queen of Cute" is also from Practically Perfect!!!

I guess it goes without saying at this point, but I paper pierced each and every layer, and I added two Clear Circle Rhinestone Brads to my top left corner. I finished this one off with a double ribbon of Whisper White Organza and Regal Rose Grosgrain!!!

For my fifth and final card, which is for AVS2o5, I used the FIRST Verve set I ever purchased, and still one of my all time favs, Snow Wonderful!! I first saw this snowman on my pal Verve Diva Michelle Woerner's blog and my Verve obsession began!

I stamped this SUPER sweet snowman in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock, colored him with Copic Markers, and then, using a Two Way Glue Pen, made him SUPER glittery using some Crystal Transparent Glitter from Art Institute Glitter!!!

I, once again, paper pierced the heckaroo out of this card, and I created my circles with SU! Circle Punches (1 1/4, 1 3/8, 1 1/2 & Scallop Circles), and the cardstock is Rose Medium & Intense Kiwi from Prism. The patterned paper on this is Girl Friday from Cosmo Cricket!!! I did a double ribbon on this as well, Raspberry Twill from Taylored Expressions and Very Vanilla Taffeta from SU!!!

Thanks SO much for stopping by! Happy Second Anni-VERVE-sary Verve (and Julee!!)

AVS201 Recipe:
Stamps: Mircales Blossom and Uplifting Phrases from Verve Stamps
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Choice Snow White & Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Clear Circle Rhinestone Brads, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Star Dust Stickles, Copic Markers and Foam Tape

AVS202 Recipe:
Stamps: Up, Up and Away and Fluttering By from Verve Stamps
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Choice Snow White & Sweet Slumber DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Brads from American Crafts and Foam Tape

AVS203 Recipe:
Stamps: Hundred Hearts and Hearts On Fire from Verve Stamps
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White & Lovely Flowers DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Vintage Brads, Scallop Edge Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Black Gingham Ribbon, 3/4 and 1 Inch Circle Punches, Glossy Accents and Foam Tape

AVS204 Recipe:
Stamps: Practically Perfect from Verve Stamps
Paper: So Saffron, Regal Rose, Choice Snow White & Georgia Peach DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Copic Markers, Star Dust Stickles, Clear Circle Rhinestone Brads, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon and Foam Tape

AVS205 Recipe:
Stamps: Snow Wonderful from Verve Stamps
Paper: Intense Kiwi and Rose Medium from Prism, Choice Buttercream and Girl Friday from Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Neutral Brads (Very Vanilla), Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Two Way Glue Pen, Crystal Transparent Glitter from Art Institute Glitter, Copic Markers, 1 1/4, 1 3/8, 1 1/2 and Scallop Circle Punches, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Raspberry Twill Ribbon and Foam Tape



  1. These are AMAZING!! I love everyone! Great colours, great dp, great are so talented!! I love the long post...I am breaking mine up I think. It's been a crazy week, eh? TFS

  2. Holy flippin' Cannoli, Jodi!!!!! Each card is AMAZING! You ROCK, my friend!!!

  3. WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW and WOW!!!!! OMGOSH Jodi each of these are FANTASTIC!!!!! Love your style!!!!

  4. Wow Jodi! Absolutely gorgeous, ALL of them! You are just so talented and have an 'eye' for color!

  5. WOW! I love all of these cards, the colors you pick for each sketch goes so nicely with the layouts. Plus the images you used and matched with sentiments, just great! I also love how you mixed and matched sets, really shows some thought for what you were working with. Good luck!

  6. Oh, WOW! Fantastic!!! I'm so sad that I won't get to play this month. Too many things at once this week. Sigh!! Thanks for the eye candy!!!

  7. WOW Jodi! These are all so crazy AMAZING!!! LOVE every one of your creations.

  8. love them all really like the colors

  9. Wow, all of these are awesome cards! I really like the flowers on the first card and how they're popped up. Nice job, Jodi!

  10. Wowzers! You've been busy! And these are all just out of this world amazing! Wow!! Love them all!

  11. Yowza woman! These are all incredible - in true Jodi style!! You've been busy, huh? ;o)

  12. These are all awesome Jods!! I am so jealous...I really wanted to play along but Jared won't let me breath much less stamp, lol!!

  13. Apparently you've been getting your verve on you busy girl. These are great, but I'm still partial to the hot air balloon. Wow.

  14. Oh, be still my heart!!! Each one is so beautiful. Your talent knows no bounds, Jodi. I LOVE these!

  15. Gorgeous cards, Jodi!!! Beautifully done!!!

  16. Wow! Jodi, these are spectacular. I love 'em all but especially 'Miss Bun-Bun'. Such wonderful eye candy... {{{heart}}}

    Patty Knowlton (tolecookie)

  17. WOW Jodi..these all are sooo AWESOME! :) Great job!! Loving all the color combos. You are so talented and inspiring! :)

  18. Wow, Jodi - these are amazing!!

  19. Oh wow! Your piercer must have been on fire! That's some fantastic cards - no wonder you're a Diva!! =) Great work!

  20. OMG Girl! See what happens when I go on vacation, amazing cards!!


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