"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Friday, March 5, 2010

Verve's Release blog Hop

Welcome to the Verve release week SPRING FLING... I am SOOOO excited to join you this week for the big March Release... I LOVE JULEE Tilman and "VERVE" stamps, what an honor to help Julee introduce her March stamp release.. Don't forget to join her on the
Verve blog and the Splitcoast forum and join in on the live chats and challenges she is having.. You could win FREE stamps if you play along..

HUGE HUGS to one of most talented girls I know! Sankari for asking me to join her. Sankari has the most amazing style ever. No one can compare or imitate.. Believer me I have tried.

I can't wait to see all the release stamps because I think they have a look of her in them...
We can all use a LOT of Sunny Sankari on our lives...

For my project I used 2 of my favorite stamp sets from Verve..

"Up, Up and Away"
"Dad's Day"

This Set was made for me... Well I like to think it was anyway... My Dad is a Hot Air Balloon Pilot and we grew up Ballooning... For his Birthday this year I am making him a few projects to reflect on the memories I had growing up Ballooning with him... The "Dad's Day" stamp set is a great companion to the "Up, Up and Away" set, both reflect him perfectly. The thing I have really enjoyed about Julee's "Verve stamps" is the emotion that they Invoke. The Sentiments and Images are so amazing. You can really share what is in your heart with the card or project you give to others.
Part of the challenge is to use 3-D objects you already have around the house, then bring new life to them..
Here are 2 things that I found and recycled them into something new.

"Time" for a little redo.. I have had this clock for years and not quite had the right place for it.. It didn't really match my decor.. I think it was waiting for a re-do from the day I got it.. I think this little Balloon re-do is perfect...

For this project I used Liquid Etch.

I also re-did this glass soap dispenser I had.. It's first life was very feminine. With a little re-do, it is a masculine soap dispenser know.. If you know anything about Ballooning you know that we use TONS of rope.. You have tons in the Balloon so you can through it over for the chase crew to grab on and help pull you down. And we have even more in the trailer and garage at home.

What better way to trim this project than with rope.

This is just a little bit of the collection I am making for my DAD.. His birthday is this month and it's a big one... "70" That sounds so weird.. He couldn't possibly be that old... Where did the time go? He has been 50 for years in my mind... Guess I am the one closer to 50 than he is.. LOL.

Come back and visit to see more fun things I am making for his b-day..
but Shhhh... just don't tell him what I am making...

Thanks to Sankai and Juli for having me as a Verve Guest Designer this week..

Thanks for stopping by


Sankari W. said...

SOOOO Beautiful and creative my amazing friend!!! I just adore you and love you to pieces!!! Your dad is going to LOVE these - how original and creative and perfect for him!!!

You SOO Rock Ms. Brooke!!!
Sending you a zillion sunshiney hugs from heart!!!
Sankari :)

Maureen said...

loved seeing these on the verve blog today!!! Gorgeous and what fabulous ideas...have a wonderful weekend!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so fabulous, Brooke! I just love how unique these are. Love it!

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