Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Project Life and a hop

Hi friends!  It's Tuesday morning and it's time for the Divas to share their first looks at some exciting new sets releasing from Verve this Friday!  Today we're shining our Verve spotlights on the new stamps Remember This, Calendar Countdown and Smile Plain Jane. Each of the release team Divas below (including 4 brand new talented designers) has posted her first look at these new stamps today. As you hop through the list, you just might see some super sneaky peeks of new coordinating dies, too, so keep your eyes peeled! Everything you see previewed along today's hop will be available in Verve's online store on Friday, February 22.
 
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...

3x4 Journaling and Filler Cards

I've been so excited for these sets and coordinating dies to arrive!  Like seriously giddy!  I always love it when a stamp set fills a need that I have in my personal stamping stash... it's like the ideas just keep coming and there's just not enough time to implement them all!  And there definitely hasn't been a lot of time around here, but I promise you you'll be seeing a lot of these sets in the months to come.
4 x 6 Week In Review Card

I've never been too much of a scrapbooker.  I never took pictures of myself and found there were only so many interesting ways to scrapbook a cat, so I just stuck with card making.  But now that I've got these two little guys in my life, it seems the camera is always clicking and I'm already starting to forget little things that happened in the last year.  So it's time to do a little memory keeping.  I decide on a mix of things including Project Life for it's ease and ability to do in short little bursts throughout the week.  For today's hop I made a 1/2 spread of the boys and also a couple Weekly title cards for future pages.  Used a couple of the sentiments from Remember This punched out with circle punches to highlight the boys' sleeping photos.

Project Life half spread

I used both Remember This and Calendar Countdown on the 3 x 4 and 4 x 6 cards I made for today and also used all but one of the 5 new die products...  Banner Bundle Die Set, Flag It Die Set, Starry Die and Scallop Trim Trio Die Set.  I'm not going into the how of every card, but if you have questions be sure to ask and I'll try to answer them tomorrow.

4 x 6 Weekly Title Cards


Okay, next up on the hop is the amazing Laurie Schmidlin!


1. Amber7. Julee
2. Andrea8. Laurie S.
3. Charmaine9. Laurie W.
4. Christyne10. Marisa
5. Janelle11. Maureen
6. Jen S.12. Teresa

Project Life Cards
Stamps: Remember This, Calendar Countdown, Borderline (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Scoot (Echo Park)
Ink: Black, Midnight Muse, Peach Parfait (SU!)
Accessories:  Banner Bundle Die Set, Flag It Die Set, Starry Die and Scallop Trim Trio Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), corner chomper (WRMK), stars & swirls embossing folder (Sizzix), Tiny Attacher and mini clips (Tim Holtz), washi tape, wood veneer shapes

69 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful ! These cards are just amazing , thank you for sharing .

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  2. Julee, what an amazing project! So many wonderful elements!!! Looking forward to seeing the new goodies!

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  3. Super fun pages, Julee...I always enjoy seeing those cute little boys! All the accents you've added are fun to look at...the colors are cheery and bright and all the die cuts add so much interest! Can't wait to see more of your Project Life posts! ~And cards, of course, I LOVE your cards. :)

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  4. Gorgeous! I love the colors and dies on the cards and your boys are adorable!

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  5. Gorgeous projects! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  6. totally rocks Julee, luv the pictures of the boys...hugs!

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  7. I've been using Project Life for the last couple of years...I'm trying digital this year for our family album, but my boy's albums are traditional scrapbooks. Love the layouts and journals you did for your beautiful boys Julee. Can't wait to see the full reveal!

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  8. Love the baby pics of the twins! Yep, I didn't get the scrapbooking bug until I had my boys... then realized cards were so much easier and am now totally behind in my scrapbooking. I find that most of the stamps are not geared toward scrapbooking (or more likely, I'm not creative enough to use them for scrapbooking!) so I am so excited about this new release! So thrilled your having twins is starting you back on scrapbooking and your new stuff can easily be used for it!!! Yay!

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  9. such a precious way to remember all these sweet moments, Julee...they will be a treasure now and years from now for sure!

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  10. Gorgeous, fun and bright pages!

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  11. Oh my goodness Julee! How delightful are these!! Can't wait to see these stamps!

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  12. Love it. Thanks for sharing such adorable pictures. julie

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  13. Let the camera click away!! They grow up soooo quickly and the first few years their appearance changes so much as they grow like weeds!

    Wonderful pages and shots of the boys :) Look forward to seeing more!! Had to giggle at the comment re: the cat ;) Love the project life pages - so many amazing mixes of goodies on them!

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  14. Title cards are fabulous (just wish they had Project Life going when my kids were little)! Can't wait to see all the new Verve!

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  15. How beautiful and the page is great too!

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  16. Wonderful spread, Julee! Looks like you're off to a great start on your PL! I LOVE these new stamps and dies - can't wait to see more!

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  17. Great project with the new stamps and dies with the focus of your sweet twins. Gosh are they cute.

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  18. so cool! love the flags...and bright colors!

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  19. Totally in love with the new goodies already! Fabulous start to a project life album....your boys will love this!!

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  20. Lovely projects. I like your style and use of color.

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  21. aaaww...your little guys are so cute! the layout and cards are fabulous!

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  22. Wow! Now I have to have this set! TeeHee! Great Job!

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  23. Your page and cards are very cute.

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  24. Great project. Love the colors. Cute photos of your boys.

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  25. Lovely LO with great colours, perfect with your adorable boys.

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  26. What cuties! So sorry they've been sick!! Love your cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. How fun are these PL cards!! Awesome job!

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  28. It is really so easy to forget all the adorable and special things that happen over the course of a year. Little pages like this will be such treasures. Can't wait to see more of the peeks. Thanks for all your creativity that you share with all of us.

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  29. Awesome PL cards!!! love all your details, looks like some new dies & stamps will be added to my stash.

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  30. Ok, I really need to check into this Project Life. I hate to admit it but I have never heart of Title Cards before! I assume you incorporate them into your scrapbook page? I do love your Title cards! TFS God bless!!

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  31. I love this project! I definitely will case this project!

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  32. great cards! they make me happy!

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  33. so cute--wish I had these kind of ideas when my kids were small.

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  34. Love your scrappy cards. If I ever DO pick up scrapping I would probably do this type of layout with the cards. Thanks for sharing. :D

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  35. Great projects.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  36. Love your projects! Great inspiration!

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  37. Loving those babies :) and love the days of the week stamps.

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  38. Oh my your little guys are so adorable.
    I'm already loving these new set and dies. There are so many amazing uses for all them. All your pages are gorgeous.

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  39. Your pages are wonderful! You will be addicted to scrapbooking soon, I'd wager. Moms can never take too many photos!

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  40. You didn't show me THIS stunner! :) These stamp sets have me all excited to try out the PL style. The photos of those boys make me smile, they are truly adorable.

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  41. This is soooo awesome , Julee!!! And look at those sweet babies!!! Great PL pages!

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  42. Beautiful projects - and keepsakes that will be treasured in the years to come! Those babies are adorable; how wonderful that you are capturing their lives for them in such a special, heart-warming way! Thank you for sharing.

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  43. So fun! Your boys will love to look back on these pages later on. Love the bright fun colors. I may need to look into project life, might be a good way to get a bit of scrapping done!

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  44. Love your creations! Love that this stamp set can be used for PL! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Great little cards you made for your photo album.

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  46. Oh Julee!! You KNOW I'm gonna have to have these Project Life - perfect stamps, right!? LOVE them - and absolutely LOVE seeing your Project Life page!! Awesome! I have to admit, it's a little weird being on the customer side after so long, and having to sit on pins and needles and wait for the release to see these fabulous images...but the anticipation is kind of fun! :-) Love and miss you all!

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  47. Those journaling cards are so fun! I love how they turned out and your layout is great!

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  48. Wow Julee! You have been busy! This is going to be a very exciting release!

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  49. Sold!! Yep this is a must have set!! After seeing your pages and that awesome calendar by one of the other girls...yep...I just have to have it!! Love you page that you created...your boys are so lucky...I am sure that their books are just fantastic!!!

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  50. Too fun! Love it all - and those babies are just adorable.

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  51. Wow, cards and a scrapbook page! They are all fabulous!! I still don't know if the star set or the flower set is my fav!

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  52. Oh my gosh, love how you incorporated this into PL..... I want to start mine soon.

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  53. In a word...FABULOUS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  54. I don't do project life, but this is sure a motivation to try.

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  55. Awesome! I love the colors and all the little die cut elements (especially the stars - swoon!) Best of luck with Project Life! I found that taking notes in a planner helped me to keep track of milestones and memorable moments for my kids. Good for you tackling the memory-keeping head on and thanks so much for sharing!

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  56. Stars, polka dots, washi - what a fun combo.

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  57. Looks like this set is a perfect fit for project life!

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  58. Love your PL cards and layout! Your work is beautiful! TFS!

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