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9.22.2009

VLOG :: Verve Visual + Giveaway





Here is a quick card I made using one of Verve Visual's sets, Delightful and Delicious. I also tried out my new American Crafts embossing powder in the lilac color. Amazingly, it matches PTI's lavender moon!

Don't forget to leave a comment to enter into the Paper Crafts magazine subscription giveaway! The contest closes Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 11:59 pm EST. I will announce the winner on Wednesday's blog posting and have more blog candy!!

Edited to Add: This contest officially closed at midnight September 23, 2009.


Thanks for the visit, enjoy your Tuesday, and go get your Verve on!!


Card Instructions
  1. Trim dark chocolate cardstock to an A2 card.
  2. Stamp images and cut out.
  3. Adhere on card front.
  4. Add rhinestones.
  5. Stamp polka dots, emboss, then add ribbons.
  6. Corner round one corner.
:: My Goodies {coffee and friends} ::
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - polka dot basics 2; Verve Visual - delightful and delicious
Ink: Versamark; ColorBox - chestnut
Accessories: Craft Supply - heat gun + decorative scissors; American Crafts - embossing powder; Papertrey Ink - lavender moon + dark chocolate ribbon; KaiserCraft - rhinestones; We R Memory Keepers - corner chomper
Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

42 comments:

Nancy said...

I enjoyed your video it is always fun to see all the different stamp sets that are out there. I just resently picked up the Paper Crafts Holiday cards issue and absolutely loved it. Thanks for your generosity I would love to win a subscription to Paper Crafts magazine.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Gorgeous card Ashley! I love this color combo! It's one of my favorites!

Charlene Austin said...

OMGosh girl~~~you are just so CUTE!!!!

Nicole said...

Hey,luv the video (cute stamps) I have to go check out verve visual (your card is very very nice). I enjoy reading paper crafts mag. I just started card making a few months ago (I'm a scrapbooker, but now I'm making cards more then layouts). I luv paper crafts mag cause its filled with tons of ideas and helps get my mind thinking out the box. I would luv to win the subscription. Thanks for the chance

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

AWWWHHH! I am so glad you got bitten by the Verve bug! Julee is the BEST! It's such a joy to be on her DT -and you were right, Laurie's card WAS amazing! Great choices on your first order, that coffee set is one of my ALL time fav ones!!

AND, I love PaperCrafts!

Have a great evening! Hugs,

sarahmartina said...

So fun! I want that coffee set so badly! :-D And how nice of PC to offer a mag for you to give away! Who doesn't need the extra inspiratino around? I love having mags to turn to when I need a little boost.

Thanks for sharing! :-)

Catherine said...

This is a really pretty card Ashley. I love the colours you chose and the bit of bling!:)

Maureen said...

I've been eyeing up this set!! You did an awesome job with it :)

Michelle said...

Yay! - videos are back!! You look good, girl -- you got your hair all done and your make up done and you look all dressed up; hot!

I love me some Verve too - - and agree with everything you said...the shipping...the packaging...the free unexpected gift - - all of it.

I don't get ANY papercrafting magazines! I get bunches of cooking ones that I don't read...and a Glamour mag that I haven't touched in months. I'm too busy making cards to read a magazine. BUT - - I think if I had a card magazine I would make the time...maybe sit down with it while I'm having mojo block or something.

Oh - - I don't do sketches either: they stymie creativity!

Thanks for the contest opportunity!

Michelle said...

Great video and card. LOVE the houndstooth leaf...I feel an order coming on.

Shannan Teubner said...

Like Michelle said, it's so fun to see people get bitten by the Verve Bug! lol I have had the joy of working with Julee since day 1 and have loved every minute. I loveeeee what you did with the coffee set (I've been bugging her for coffee/tea sets for TWO YEARS!!) and your card layout is just fabulous! You're awesome, girl!

Deanna said...

Great card Ashley!

Terri E. said...

I love Verve as well! Great job with the fun video.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Jessica ML said...

Great card Ashley, and thanks for the video!

Monica L said...

Love the card and the video. Thanks for sharing your ideas I will have to give some of them a try.

Kristie said...

Love this card!!! The stamps are just so cute, love Verve! The color combo is just awesome. Anything with brown makes me happy lol

Amy said...

Thanks for showing off your Verve stamps -- now I must go check them out! You're such an enabler. {*wink*} And thanks for the chance to win a subscription to Paper Crafts! I love that mag!

Tiffany Heilman said...

Love your card. it is so cute. The polka dot edge is fabulous. I keep eyeballing this set and you are making me want it even more.

Jen Shipley said...

I love paper crafts mag. So many great ideas. I just love to read your blog the cards are beautiful love the videos.

Debbi said...

I just came across your blog. Love your talent. This site will be one of my daily checks. Coffee and friends......just can't beat it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kim L. said...

Enjoying my morning cup of coffee while enjoying your coffee card!

Heather in FL said...

No, don't make me go look at the Verve stamps! I follow Laurie Schmidlin's blog (I hope I spelled that right) and she makes beautiful stuff. But that Christmas set looks AWESOME. I so don't need to get addicted to another stamp company. Ok..maybe I'll just take a peek. :-)

Winter said...

Love the video! You got some great stamp sets! :) Love PC magazine, the inspiration is amazing and I love that it has designer's that I know from the blog world! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

sherri barron said...

How fun. Thanks for sharing your new goodies with us. They look like great fun. Your card is adorable.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

What a gorgeous card! I just love the decorative edging you did on the sentiment stamp. And thanks so much for the sweet little video shout out! So glad you're enjoying your new Verve!

Lillian Child said...

Ashley ... your card creations are so unique and your color combinations are spot on! Love the pink and chocolate combination. And a really great video. Thanks so much for sharing.

Katy Frame (Kate Creates) said...

Love when you do videos! :) I kind of wish you would do more.. Especially ones including PTI, haha! I haven't bought anything from Verve yet, but you're tempting me! Thanks for the chance to win!

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Chrissy said...

Hi! This is actually my first time visiting your blog. I'm pretty new to card making and found your site wonderful. I'm headed to Verve right now :)
Chrissy

SMK said...

such a cute card! just found the Embellish site, and loving it! also love that Verve set- isn't it great?! adding you to my blog list on Google reader :D

Wendy said...

Love this one, don't you! I have that set too from Verve! See you soon, right? We leave tonight at midnight!

Maile Belles said...

I love these videos! Thanks for sharing! Very cute card! loving the lavender embossing powder.

Takisha said...

Great job on the card Ashley!
I love Verve stamps too and their shipping rocks!
It's great to turn to PC for inspiration, it's such a great mag.
Kisha

Nancy L. said...

Love your videos! I would love to win a subscripition! Thanks!

Laura :) said...

I love your cards and always enjoy your videos :) Thanks for being so generous!

tisa's creations said...

Awesome give-a-way! You have inspired me to submit some of my cards for publication.
Youe videos are great and I look forward to them!

NiyahNicole said...

so suh-sweet! A subscription is an awesome giveaway!

Tina said...

I use to subscribe to Papercrafts magazine and let it lapse....I'm really missing it though and would love to start receiving it again!

Anonymous said...

Verve stamps are wonderful. Julee and her design team have me drooling for Verve stamps. Thanks for the opportunity to win the magazine.
donnacalamari@msn.com

Shaz said...

I love the Great card you mad with your new Verve stamps.
I have been drooling over them for some tim. Think I may cave soon. I need more stamp like I need a hole in the head. lol Papercafts mag would be fun to read every month.

Maureen said...

hi Ashley...I know I'm too late for the giveaway but just wanted to say hi...I was the Embellish well wisher to you on the Verve forum Friday night. I saw a link to your video on the Verve posts and just watched it. I am a big Verve fan too (since February) and can't believe how fast their shipping is (and I live in Canada!). And I also think the personal touch that Julee puts in each package (including a little thank-you stamp) is so sweet and thoughtful. They are a great company :) Anyways, can't wait to see what you do with the stamps. The coffee one is one of my favourites as well as their Kindred Spirits set :) Enjoy!

~kelly marie~ said...

Love this card! The pearled steam is the cutest!

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