Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Verve Spotlight Hop Day 1 ~ New Mercies



It's time to shine our sneaky Verve spotlight on some brand new stamps! We're counting down to Verve's release party this Friday night, July 8, with THREE days of Spotlight Hops! And since new Verve is something to celebrate, there's abig PRIZE hidden on one of today's hop spots! Just leave a little shout-out in the comments as you hop about for a chance to win the entire July release! You can check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.


For my card today, I used this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch 198, and chose to highlight the "Morning by morning" sentiment, from the set New Mercies, along with the sweet little sun and clouds. There is a fabulous variety of scriptures and sentiments in this set, as well as some beautiful flowers and solid leaf sprays. I know I'll find a lot of uses for this set. I added some ultrafine glitter to the sun, and the dp is all Blossom Soup by Jillibean Soup.

Okay, I rarely do this, but I couldn't decide which way I liked this card better. With the sentiment highlighted, or without...so I included both. :)



Thank you so much for stopping by!!
I've included the hop list below. Make sure you visit each stop. You want to miss what these girls have to share!!

1. Andrea 7. Tosh
2. Jackie 8. Amber
3. Laurie 9. Sankari
4. Teresa 10. Robin {Guest}
5. Amy 11. Julee
6. Charmaine

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Card supplies:
Stamps: New Mercies (Verve)
Paper: White and Black (PTI), Blossom Soup (Jillibean Soup)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories: Square die (Spellbinders), Sewing machine, Ultrafine glitter

86 comments:

Teresa Kline said...

Tosh, this is so amazing...I luv the clouds and sun idea above the sentiment....very sweet and clever!

enjoy *~*

Debbie Gaydos said...

So cute! I love the sun "sandwiched" between the clouds. And the color combo is beautiful!

Carol<>< said...

very pretty, I love the way you did this weeks sketch!
Carol<><

Christina said...

Both versions are amazing, but I think I might lean toward the highlighted version. I love the way the black mats make the colors pop and draw attention to the great sketch. Such a fun card!

Darla said...

Great card and I love the one with the highlighting--nice touch!

Steph Herbert said...

Fabulous card! I love the colors!

Shauna K said...

so great! not sure which I like better- both versions rock :D the great papers and I love how you used the black to back each layer- really makes them pop!!

Amy Beth said...

Really cute!

Jackie Pedro said...

So pretty, Tosh! I love both versions but the highlighted one really pops!

Melisa Hunter said...

Such pretty colours! I like how you matted the different panels in black.

Kathy said...

Awesome card! I just checked out the sketch for this week and you've done it up perfectly!

Basslady said...

a fantastic card...love the way you placed all that layers!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Lorie said...

This is gorgeous! So fresh and clean...just like the sentiment...nice job!

Lin said...

LOVE your card! The papers are perfect with that sentiment - so happy!

Lisa M. said...

I love both of them...but my favoritest thing is that little sunshine! Beautiful!

Serena said...

Looks great both ways! Awesome layout! Love the dp too!

Tanya said...

Beautiful as always! Love the clouds and sun!! And I love how you used the sketch, it gave me a hard time, :)

Lisa said...

Great design!

Nicole said...

So cute!! I didn't realize when I stopped by Amy's site that the cloud and sunshine were part of the set. Love it even more now. Your card is lovely, esp like the red and aqua.

Ravengirl said...

This is so cute! I love both versions of your card. I think the card with the highlighter sentiment has just a bit more pop to it.

Vickie Merrick said...

Great card! Love all of the elements you used.

joannhw said...

So very cute!! Thanks for showing us such great ideas!

riggy said...

Great cards. Love the layout. TFS.

Luanne said...

The little sun is so perfect for the sentiment! Love it! (both ways!)

Marlena M. said...

I love this card both ways. ;)

Vickie Z said...

Excellent use of Julees sketch!! Loving this sentiment!!! My humble thought....both highlighted and not look good!!

Queen Mary said...

I love the sketch and I love how you made it work with this sentiment! Beautiful combo of papers!

ladybugg61 said...

Beautiful LO for a beautiful card. Love the popped up sun & cloud images on the sentiment panel.

scrappingnana said...

Love both your cards. I actually like the one that is not highlighed better. I think the bold type draws your eye to the words. i like the way you did the sun and clouds. TFS

Pet73 said...

Wow, what a great card!

Laurie said...

Very nice card - the black mats really make everything pop. (Polka dots are a favorite of mine!)

Crestajune said...

Fabulous card... as always! Love how you highlighted the words in the sentiment. I definitely need this set! Have a great day, Tosh!

Sankari W. said...

I stared and stared and stared and I still couldn't make up mind because both ways are just gorgeous! LOVE the sun and the way that you cut the bikes on that strip of DP - awesome awesome Tosh! Simply beautiful!
Hugs,
Sankari :)

Tessa said...

love me some jillibean soup! great card!

Melissa said...

Both cards are fabulous, Tosh! I think I *might* like the highlighted one better but I think that's because it just gives the card a bit of "pop!" Great way to use the Mojo sketch!

Melissa said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing!

cutiephinphin said...

awesome card. Love how you mat them on black. I like the 2nd version more but both looks awesome.

Dori said...

This is so cute! I really like those little bicycles that are peeking from behind the front panels.

Becky Carafa said...

So cute, love how you colored over the sentiment!

Sian Ridley said...

Ooh, I don't know which one I prefer either?! They both look good though :)

Pauline said...

Wonderful card. I like both versions.

terriloo said...

Love the card--makes me want to get on my bike and ride to find those new mercies!

Lorraine Segovia said...

Love the layout with the use of scripture.

Colleen G said...

Fabulous MOJO... The colors are soo cherry and bright!!! Refreshing!

Kim O'Connell said...

Grrrrreat take on the sketch! Love the bicycle DSP! I vote for WITH the highlighted words! Makes it even more interesting!

Stephanie said...

Look how absolutely darling your card is!!! Love the sun and clouds and what a great idea for highlighting certain important words! Love that idea!

Luvs Wordz said...

I always like dotted backgrounds - you've inspired me to do more with my own :)

Mandy said...

Super cute card. Love the layout of it as well!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Great card! Love the colors! Amazing job with this sketch!

Maureen said...

I love the highlighting...gives it a little something, something :)

Crafty Engineering said...

Love that sun and clouds and your highlighting is perfect!

Amy Sheffer said...

Fantastic card, Tosh!! Love the way you incorporated the sun and clouds into the sentiment panel! Awesome take on the mojo sketch, too!

Jana said...

Beautiful card. I can't wait to get this stamp set.

Laraine R said...

Super pretty card!! I really like the highlighted card!! It just adds something!!

Heidi said...

Ok,ok, both are lovely but I do love the highlights. I was going to ask how how you did this.

Brenda Poe said...

How sweet! I like the un-highlighted version a smidge better (think I would put verse on a smudge of the lightest of blues--but what do I know?). They're both very cute!

dsood said...

I love the small detail to your card.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Wendy said...

The black matting on this card is so striking!! Thanks fir sharing today!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Eeks! I love that little bicycle layer peeking out! Such an adorable card, Tosh!

Magirk said...

Both cards are so very lovely, but I lean towards the highlighted words, even though orange isn't my favorite color! There's just something about the extra touch that draws my eye to it. Love your color selections, and your interpretation of the Mojo Sketch makes me want to play along! ;-)

Carol said...

Such a beautiful projects, love the colors!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Carla said...

Your pops of black make this a really spectacular card!

renee said...

Super Job Tosh! love this layout!

Helen said...

Great colours. This card really pops. Fantastic work!!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

This card is amazing Tosh, you've worked wonders with the Mojo sketch! The black accents really highlight each panel marvelously and I have to say that I do like the highlighted words better. It really draws your eye!

Dottie said...

This is such a creative card. Traveling along with God's mercies along the way. Just Awesome!

Judy M. said...

Nice layout and color choices.

Denisse said...

I love everything about this card! the sketch is amazing and the colors so vibrant an beautiful!

Michele said...

I am in LOVE With this card! I adore your style!

Julie E said...

What a fun card - you created such a cute scene with all those layers.

Fran Brunke said...

This card says "happiness and gratitude" to me. Love the bike in the background!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love the little sun tucked behind the cloud!!

jjocarlson said...

I so luv this card! Luv the colors and the clouds and bike!

Niki Estes said...

So cute, Tosh! I love the mixture of patterned papers!

Karen Linarez said...

Nice card, nice colors & layout. I love that sentiment!

Darlene Gabriel said...

What a fun card. Love the bike. I think I like it better with the sentiment highlighted, but both are gorgeous.

Julia said...

I love the version with the words highlighted....this seems like such a fun set with all the extra elements.

Georgee said...

Clever card - great mix of patterns and colors. Wonderful sentiments on these new releases.

Elizabeth C. said...

So pretty and happy!

jennifer mitten said...

This is my favorite sentiment - I love this card!!!

faithfulecreations.com said...

Highlighting the sentiment...GREAT idea!!!! Love it! This is a great sentiment I've loved seeing all the different ways it's been used.

Sherry said...

My two favorite colors together in a sensational card

KanataNewf said...

now this is definitely a happy, summery card.

Jennipher Lowery said...

Patterns coordinate well together and it's just so fresh and summery.

Joanne (jojot) said...

how cool is this sketch....wowza, gf

 
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