Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Beautiful You Preview & Giveaway--Day #5!!!

I told you I'd be popping in a few times this week from my self imposed "blogging vacation"! It just happened a bit soon than I thought it would.

Actually, I knew I'd be posting today because it's my day over at the SCS Verve Forum to showcase my card for the brand new Verve stamp set called Beautiful You, scheduled to be released August 13th (next Wednesday). Be sure you read through my whole post today to see how you can win this new set, ok?

To commemorate the 1st anni-VERVE-sary of Verve Stamps, Julee wanted to design a stamp set that contained just a tiny piece of each of her current Verve Diva's in it. So she asked each of us to give her a quote that has special meaning to us and she put them all together, along with a beautiful flower image, into one set called Beautiful You. Can I just tell you, this set is the most amazing set YET designed by Julee? S.E.R.I.O.U.S.L.Y.

The quote I gave Julee is this one:

"Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away".

Why does this quote mean so much to me? Because it is a great reminder for me to live each day like it may be my last here on earth. I want to appreciate the beauty of the sky each day when I go out for a walk, and I want to remember with joy the smell of freshly cut grass and/or the precious scent of newborn baby. God gave us these precious things so that we might appreciate them AND Him!

I made two items using my Beautiful You quote; a card and a scrapbook page. And staying true to who I am, I made both as bright and cheerful as I could, LOL! I don't scrapbook as much as I should but I really thought this quote was perfect to use next to a special picture on a scrapbook page. Doesn't the look on Kemo's adorable face just take your breath away? It does for me!

Here's my card. I used paper from Making Memories and simply laid a bunch of scrap pieces out in a patchwork style. I sewed individually around each different color. I use my Copics to color the flower as vibrant as the papers. The quote is cut out using my rectangle nesties and matted with a scalloped nestie. Both the quote and the flower are popped up using dimensional tape.

Want to know how you can win this beautiful set for yourself? All you have to do for your chance to win is to comment on each day's thread (there will be a total of 12 days of threads for Beautiful You, August 1st-12th) before August 12 at 9 PM Central. That's it! We'll be picking a random commenter from each of the daily Beautiful You threads and will announce the 12 lucky winners during our release party on August 12! I hope that makes sense, if not, leave me a comment and I'll get back to you asap. Or, you can simply head over to the Verve Forum if you've got questions, ok? Don't miss the 1st ever Anni-Verve-sary Celebration over at the Verve Forum, going on August 1-12th!!!!

Hugs,
Amy

p.s. Eldest Son and I watched Evan Almighty and Sandlot together yesterday for the start of our Movie Marathon week! I loved Evan Almighty!!!

17 comments:

  1. Love the sentiment too!!! We can probably ALL relate...enjoy your movie marathon!!

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  2. cute card! i will return each day! great idea:)

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  3. Wonderful sentiment, what a cool idea for an anniversary set.

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  4. That is also one of my favorite sentiments, Amy. Love what you did with the set. Enjoy the time with your son. What great bonding.
    Cheryl Sims

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  5. Evan Almighty is one of my favorite movies, I watched it with my sons also. The sentiment you selected is very special to me as well.

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  6. Oh Amy, Kemo is so precious, and that scrapbook page is ADORABLE. Love your card, your scrapbook page, and your reason behind your quote. Have fun with your son - I laughed so hard at Evan Almighty. What a great movie!

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  7. Tanis Palmer2:47 PM

    What a fantastic sentiment for cards....totally perfect! Nice job!!

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  8. I too love that quote. Keep up the cute ideas. CindyML

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  9. Anonymous6:06 PM

    I've always loved this quote! It's a reminder that there is great joy to be found in everything! I love the happy colors and blocked BG! I'm excited to see the other chosen quotes! Sue (suen)

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  10. Love the quote - its very true - makes me think about living life to its fullest. You just never know.

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  11. Love it Amy! Your work always inspires me and that quote is a great one, life is just so short. I've been off the computer the past few days but you can bet I'll be peeking in and commenting here on your blog as much as possible -what fun it would be to win something.

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  12. I absolutely love that quote. I am going to try to live as this quote implies. Thank you so much for sharing it with us all.

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  13. Oh Amy!! I love both your quote AND what you've done with it!! Absolutely darling photo!!

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  14. asela6:14 PM

    Love these! You are so awesome. I love these movies also.

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  15. I love everything you create!!! I visit your blog regularly...

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  16. I love everything you create!!! I visit your blog regularly...

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  17. This is a favorite quote of mine, too! Beautiful card and layout!

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