Sunday, August 10, 2008

A New Verve Sneak Peek!

Here's a sneak peek at one of the new Verve stamp sets being released Wednesday! It's called Fairy Tales and is a combination of 9 sentiments and 4 images. Just in case you think this is a wedding only set, let me just tell you that it's not! There are plenty of sentiments that aren't "wedding related". All the sentiments are inspirational in nature.

I'm sorry this isn't such a great picture of the card. It's sooooo much cuter IRL. I don't know what's wrong with my camera. I wanted to go bold with my wedding card, so I chose to make it red, black and white. Classy with a capital C, uh? I love weddings this color! It's a joy-fold card, and you can see, I included a sentiment on the

inside from an older Verve set called Wonderful Wishes (and yes, it's still available for purchase!). Pearls and a black and white gingham ribbon finish the look off perfectly! Be sure and head over to the Verve blog today to see what Charmaine and Bethany did with Fairy Tales, ok? And each day this week up until Wednesday (we actually started the sneak peeks yesterday, so click here if you want to see what they showed us yesterday), you'll be able to see sneak peeks of all the other new releases too! Don't miss it!

Well, it was a sad day here in Lakeville, MN yesterday after word got out that the two people who were savagely and brutally attacked in Beijing yesterday were Todd and Barbara Bachman, long time community members here. Todd was killed and Barbara was critically injured and it is unknown whether or not she will survive the attack. The madman who randomly attacked them later committed suicide. Their daughter, Elisabeth, a former volleyball Olympian (Athens), was with them when the attack took place. Elisabeth's husband is also the USA Men's volleyball coach. The Bachman Family is very highly thought of in this region....they are the owners of a century old floral and garden center called Bachman's. While I don't personally know this family, I have often bought my seasonal flowers at Bachman's, the most recent being this past spring. What brings it even closer to home than it already is (since they lived in the same town as me), is the fact that their daughter, Elisabeth, graduated from the same high school my son currently attends. She is a former Lakeville Panther, a star athlete, one the school is very proud of. It is all so tragic and makes me so sad. They went to China to support the USA Olympic athletes and their lives are tragically taken from them in the process. There isn't a citizen of the state of MN that isn't familiar with the Bachman floral legacy. In fact, Bachman's has supplied all the poinsettia's for the White House since 1984! I pray for God's mercy on this family as they navigate the government of China in the coming days. I pray for peace and comfort for the family, and even more so for the athletes that have been deeply moved by this tragic event. The women's volleyball team found out in a team meeting just five short hours prior to their first game. They all knew and loved the Bachman family. I can't imagine having to go out on the court and playing ball after hearing news like that and then winning!!! I hope they win the gold in honor of the Bachman's!!!!!


  1. Oh Amy! My heart truly breaks as well. ((hugs)) to all of you who knew them.

    This card is beautiful. I looove the colors!

  2. Hi! I have been loving your blog for a few days and am I just moved from Elko New Market 3 years ago. And I didnt know that it was the Bachmans who where in that horrible attack! I now live in Colorado. You are so talented! Hope its okay I add you to my favorites!


  3. Love this card, Amy! That color combo always makes me think Classy!


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