It's Not All Black and White

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Beautiful You

I finally get to share with you "my stamp". Okay, it's just a quote that I chose to be made into a stamp, but I call it mine. For Verve Stamps' one year anniversary, otherwise known as the anni-Verve-sary, Julee had each designer choose a quote or saying to be included in the anni-Verve-sary set, Beautiful You. (available August 13) I scoured the internet and came up with this:

"Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance"-Oprah Winfrey

Didn't Julee just fancy it up perfectly?!? I'm so tickled. Anyway, I chose this sentiment because it reminds me of dancing around the kitchen with my mom to "the oldies", of good times with girlfriends, of swing dancing with my husband, and yes, I still twirl across my own kitchen floor. A day with dancing, is a day worth living. It just makes me that happy.

Enter to win this entire stamp set by leaving a comment on this thread in the Verve Forum.

Now for the card:
I started with today's Anni-Verve-sary sketch. (That link will take you to the master thread of sketch challenges so you can play along for any or all of the twelve days.) I stamped "my" sentiment directly on some Perhaps paper, and started layering with Spellbinders die cuts. That purdee ribbon, I got it for a dollar for TEN YARDS at Michaels a while back! If you notice a little glitter in the upper right corner, that's because I accidentally set one of the corners, with glue, there for a second. I couldn't quite get it all off, so a little clear glitter added some unexpected bling.

What's In It?
Stamps: Beautiful You (Verve Stamps)
Paper: very vanilla, purely pomegranate (SU!); Perhaps (Basic Grey)
Ink: purely pomegranate (SU!)
Accessories: Cuttlebug textile folder, Spellbinders circle dies, Hydrangea Prima flower, SU! slot punch, Darice adhesive rhinestone, Michael's Basic ribbon, clear glitter

Today is also another day of blog candy for Storage Units, Ink & More. You can find that at Kimberly and Leigh's blogs today.


Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous card!

Your SUInk card is adorable below the out of the box!

Tina said...

Your cards are ART. That is beautiful!

Christi Flores said...

This is gorgeous and I LOVE that quote!

Julia Aston said...

What a great sentiment! and how fun that you picked it out! Love the colors and flowers on this - very pretty!

Alex said...

WOW!WOW!WOW! This is totally gorgeous Bethany, did I say WOW??!! Absolutely a beautiful piece of art!! Love it!

If you need a catty, just let me know!


Shannan Teubner said...

Just GORGEOUS, Bethany!!! I love that quote!

Unknown said...

I just love that quote Bethany, and the card is SO pretty. PS: I used to jitterbug in the kitchen with my mom too! Must be a W.PA. thing :-)

Unknown said...

I LOVE this Bethany! Your card is so pretty - so feminine and just gorgeous - love the quote too!! I'm loving this set so far!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

LOVE this card, Bethany! The paper and embellishments are FABULOUS and I just LOVE your quote! It is going to be a fave for me! :)

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful quote and card!! I love that dp--perfect!

Kerry D-C said...

what a beautiful card! love the embossed corners.

Denise Clark said...

Your card's wonderful colors, layout and details enhance the beautiful sentiment! Terrific card!


Ida said...

Just beautiful!

Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Such a beautiful creation that you made with 'your' stamp! :)

Rose Ann said...

This is so beautiful!! I love that sentiment, your gorgeous papers, and wonderful textured corners!!