Friday, September 27, 2013

Happy Hopping for Verve Release Day

Hi friends!  I'm so excited that release day is finally here!  Until I had the twins, I didn't appreciate the time I got to spend working enough.  I procrastinated, I created more work for myself than necessary.  I'm learning {very slowly} not to do these things.  So, for example, when you find out that your childcare has fallen through the day before a release it's not a crazy huge deal.  Well, it kind of still is, but I was a bit more prepared than previous releases already and then my amazing hubby offered to take the day off work yesterday to watch the twins so I could finish up the release, and I am SOOOOOOOO thankful!

So the release is finally here!  Everything's available in the Verve store today and it's all on SALE!  10% off all of our new products and 20% off the collection packs if you want it all! Hooray!


Well, it's hopping time again, with the final previews of a new set called Rain or Shine.  I paired the umbrella and sentiment from Rain or Shine with one of my favorite little bots from Birthday Bots.  My little Trevor just loves the song You Are My Sunshine, so I was thinking of him when I made this card.  The little bot is colored with prismacolor pencils and I masked off his face to stamp the umbrella so it's coming from his control panel.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a little control panel where handy dandy things just appeared when you needed them?  {grin}  I paper pieced the umbrella and the pockets, then added a portion of that new Award Banner Trim Die, decked out with some Pastel Sequin Mix and liquid pearls. Finished card size is 4.75 x 5" with a little border punch along the bottom to dress it up.
Well, there's lots still to see along the hop, since I'm the first one up!  Next stop is Teresa!  Be sure to leave a little love on each stop along the way for a chance to win today's featured stamps and ribbon! Deadline for commenting on the spotlight hops is Sunday 9/29 @ 5pm Mountain.  Check out the Verve Blog for all the deets (and another card from me!).  And don't forget to head on over to the Verve Store to check out all the new stuff!

1. Julee7. Amber
2. Teresa8. Laurie W.
3. Charmaine9. Christyne
4. Stacey {Guest}10. Marisa
5. Andrea11. Janelle
6. Jen12. Laurie S.
Enabler's List
Stamps: Birthday BotsRain or Shine (Verve Stamps)
Paper: School Daze (MME), barely banana, basic gray (SU!), white (Neenah)
Ink: black, barely banana (SU!), prismacolor pencils
Accessories: Award Banner Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Pastel Sequin Mix (Verve), clouds embossing folder (SU!), Dotted Wave Punch (EK Success), black rhinestones, glossy glaze, gamsol

42 comments:

D- said...

OH I LOVE how you used these sets together. How cute is that robot with the umbrella? CUTE! TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
designsbydragonfly.blogspot

Dolly said...

So cute! I love the card, colors and of course Verve! Blessings!

cm said...

How darling your umbrella-toting bot is! Wonderful pairing of these new sets. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!
c

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

How fun to combine the sets! I remember singing "You are my Sunshine" to my littles every. single. night. for years!! Great release!

cbaker said...

Very cute card. Love Verve!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

such a cute card the sentiment really pairs well with it

mamichelle said...

Fabulous card!!

irishgalkelly said...

Such a sweet card Julee! This is a gorgeous font. Love your stamp sets!

Emily H said...

Aw! So cute! I love this!

Stacey Schafer said...

how awesome is this?! love your fun colors and texture with this adorable card, Julee! the release is ABSOLUTELY delightful in every way!

Rosemary said...

oh how adorable... love how you combined the two sets!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Totally chuckling at the robot with the umbrella, but I guess it makes sense, you wouldn't want him to rust or short circuit. ;)

Donna Oates said...

Love these umbrellas and sentiments from the Rain or Shine SS. I've got some hoarded paper that would work perfectly with these stamps! Love it!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

How cute to combine these 2 sets together!! Also, love the sentiment.

Cynthia Clark said...

I love these little robots. Too cute.

Hillary Harris said...

Lovely! Love the robot added to this!

Sharon said...

So cute - such a neat design!

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Super fun card, love the colors! Creative way to incorporate the two stamp sets togather! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sue W said...

So sweet! Love your colour scheme!

Sarah Gough said...

Get out! I love how you combined these sets, and reading that they were inspired by books the boys love just makes the sets even more special!

JoAnn said...

This is so adorable. Love the umbrella and cute bot.
Your hubby is so sweet and thoughtful. That was so nice of him to take off work so you could finish of the release. Thank you Mark.

Amy Kolling said...

Just love this and I must go find that EF!!! Just darling Julee....and so special since they were designed with your boys in mind!

Iris said...

Love the little robot and the sentiment too. Great card.
isoscia@aol.com

Patti Doss said...

Love that sentiment <3 Hugs Patti

Sue D said...

Wonderful sentiment and I like the umbrella with the cute bot.

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful card! I love the sentiment and adorable card design.

Kelly Braund said...

So cute! Love it!

BonnieC said...


Love this stamp set and the new border die!

Dorothy S said...

Great card - I really like those colors - and the banner die is a super idea.

Kris B said...

Such a cute card! The bot is adorable! Love the embossed clouds in the background! TFS

JD Shelton said...

Fantastic combination of the two sets!! Nicely done!

heartforhandmade said...

Ohh cute robot. Great texture too, love them

loulou said...

Totally cute. Love the paper piecing and the embossed background.

Moosisk said...

Super adorable! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Jill Norwood said...

Your card is wonderful and the robot is adorable!

Beverly Perdue said...

Love how you combined the stamp sets. The coloring on the robot is awesome!

Jan Garber said...

Combining those stamps was genius! I'm sure your son will love it!

Emily Daniels said...

How cute!! I love the robot with an umbrella :)

Christine said...

The rain or shine collection is fabulous! I love the story of the set's inspiration and how you combined it with the little robot!

Emily said...

Really cute, I love the embossed background.

tanja said...

I love the card, colors

Kari V. said...

This turned out adorable! I love the gold embossed background!