Spring Fling Blog Hop

The new Verve sets are here and it's time to celebrate! If you haven't checked them out, bop on over to the Verve store to see the new stamps and the new deals. We've got 4 shiny new sets, plus 5 plain janes, so there's lots of new Verve-iness to be had!

After a fabulous day of sneak peeks, challenges and set reveals, we’re topping off our Spring Fling Blog Party with a blog hop featuring our new release. And to celebrate, we’ve got a very special treat hidden along the hop. One lucky commenter will win our entire release! So as you’re hopping along, be sure to give a little shout out in the comments if you see something that makes you smile. The lucky winner will be announced Tuesday evening, {March 10} on the Verve Blog. This is the first stop on the hop, so let's get started!


My card features the new set, Easter Joy. I was totally in a shabby chic mood {when am I not, lately? ;)} and wanted to play with this embossing frame I got a while back. It's the Medium Fleur de Lis & Vines Frame from Sizzix. I embossed it on Buttercream CS and then hand cut around the edges. Next I aged with a touch of Antique Linen and Old Paper ranger distress ink. The egg wreath is embossed in the center using Vintage Photo distress ink and then I pulled out my Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an aquapen to do a little watercoloring. The background panel is paper from the Nature's Storybook Collection by Webster's Pages. I distressed the edges and curled the corner with a small dowel.

The sentiment is stamped on cream, then cut with Classic Oval Nestabilities. I wanted to make the sentiment look like one of the eggs, so I used one of the flowers from Love's Flower to stamp on the edges in Tattered Rose distress ink. Then I sponged around the edges with Tattered Rose and Antique Linen and matted on a kraft oval. To finish off, I added a sheer cream bow and coated the frame with some Pearlized Top Coat by Smooch for some fun shimmer. The card base is 4.75" square and aged with distress inks.

Thanks for hopping by! Next up on the hop is the uber talented and oh-so-sunny Sankari!

And in case you get distracted or there’s a bump in the road, here's the complete list of hops:

124 comments

  1. I absolutely LOVE all your new releases, Julee!!! You did it again!! Beautiful - can't wait to place my order!!

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  2. Oh my gosh Julee, that inked frame is stunning. Love this card...and the new sets are awesome. Great stuff to you all!

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  3. This is gorgeous, Julee! But do you ever make anything ugly? LOL!

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  4. Love the new stuff Julee, and this card is the bomb, great use of the frame and I love your shabby style here!!

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  5. julee...this is fantabulous! love the embossed focal panel, the distressing, and the soft color combo...simply stunning!

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  6. Love your new designs, Julee...you're a true artist!

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  7. That frame highlights the egg wreath so nicely! Great start to the hop!

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  8. Love that embossed frame, Julee. Gorgeous card. I am about as far away from Shabby Chic as it gets and am always in awe of those who can create the look. Gorgeous card :D

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  9. Julee this is gorgeous! And the sentiment DOES look like an egg, how clever. Love, love,love the shabby look. :)

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  10. I adore this card Jule, I am off to order this Sizzix...lol...thanks for a fabulous release!

    enjoy *~*

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  11. Hippity Hoppity Easter's On it's way. TFS.

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  12. WOW! Love the soft, vintage feel of your card!!!

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  13. love the vintage/shabby feel of this, Julee...it would be so funny if I won the release again!! I would give half away and put half in my upcoming blog candy :) Fabulous release...I'm so glad it's coming my way

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  14. Love that frame and the color combo! Beautiful!

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  15. What a great release! I'm excited to see everyone's creations! I love your card...the papers you chose are the perfect compliment!

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  16. That embossed frame is beautiful! And I love the soft color palette, the curled corner and the shear ribbon! Just GORGEOUS!

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  17. Very pretty! I love the Easter Egg wreath!

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  18. Love all the new releases!!! The frame on your card is stunning and so is your card!!

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  19. So lovely! I haven't seen those embossed frames!

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  20. Wow - Julee, this is my first time on your blog. You are totally talented and I LOVE your card for the hop. Stunning!

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  21. Your card is beautiful. Love the frame with the egg wreath! The new sets are wonderful.

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  22. Love that background paper! What a beautiful card!

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  23. Wow great card! Love the embossed frame.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  24. Super cute, love this card. Really like the font used in the sentiment.

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  25. I couldn't get the blog for Laurie Schmidlin to come up. fyi...

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  26. Fabulous release! I just finished the blog hop and had a great time doing it. It was my first one!! :D Discovered some great blogs along the way!

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  27. Fantastic card Julee!! Love the shabby chic style.

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  28. Oh yeah, I'm needing some good ideas for my Easter cards. I love your stamp line.

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  29. Beautiful card, I love the soft colors and the Distress inks are such a nice soft touch to the edges. Your card is stunning!

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  30. What a beautiful way to start off this hop! I love your shabby chic of late!

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  31. Oh wow....the new release is...Wowzas! Soo cool. Great card!

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  32. I am SO lovin' that eggie wreath! Your card is beautiful, Julee...

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  33. As always, this is STUNNING Julee!! I wish I could do dainty and pretty like this! Love it!!

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  34. Love the new releases! Lovely card too.

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  35. I adore your gorgeous soft colours, what an outstanding card. Congrats on the new releases, as wonderful as ever. Bank card and hubby both groaning!!!

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  36. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the sweet stamps and all the distress inking on your details! Fabulous!

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  37. Lovely card Julee.....Love the new stamps and can't wait to put my order in.

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  38. Very soothing color combo! Just a gentle looking card - love it!

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  40. Lovely shabby chic! Now I know where to go for chic inspiration.

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  41. What a gorgeous shabby chic card! Love all the details!

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  42. Julee, This card is so adorable. It has hmmmm everything

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  43. Too cool!! I just love that wreath of eggs!!

    I hate that I had to miss out on the party yesterday...I was subbing at the high school and then we had company for dinner...they didn't leave until after 10:00!! But I will try to play along this weekend!!

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  44. More Fabby stamps, love the Julee.
    Hugs Sonia xx

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  45. Wow - the combination of the frame and the egg wreath looks great. Congrats on another fab release.

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  46. This is beautiful Julee! I LOVE the embossed frame and your paper is gorgeous!

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  47. This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. I too am loving the shabby chic look lately and only wish I could make it look like you do. Love the new releases and the spring sale.

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  48. I love the new releases and had to indulge in a few of them last night. I can't wait to get my new goodies and play!

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  49. I love this release and can't wait to get my hands on these stamps!!! Such wonderful inspiration!

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  50. This is just GORGEOUS Julee! I have that embossed frame, but I never thought to use it that way. . .what an awesome idea!

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  51. Julee - I love everything I've seen this month - but my fav is the Let It shine set!

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  52. I'm loving the spring colors. Such a beautiful card.

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  53. Julee, this is just stunning! Truly stunning! I love this release!

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  54. Just finished the hope and had to come back to say that I had a wonderful time on the blog hop! Your team did an AMAZING job of showcasing an amazing release! Congratulations on the release - bring on SPRING!!!

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  55. Yummy, yummy card Julee! Love that embossed label.. I took a peek at the new stamp sets, and what's not to love about every one! Great work, very inspirational as always!
    xxooxx Penny

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  56. So soft and beautiful, Julee! That frame is gorgeous, and the egg wreath is so pretty!

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  57. Beautiful card! I love the frame too.

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  58. Absolutely gorgeous!! That inked frame is to "die for"!! I agree with Jackie...you never make anything ugly!! Love the new stamps...order is in!!

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  59. Wow!! I absolutely love that frame!! LOVE the shabby, distressed look to this card!!!

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  60. Beautiful card. I love the Shabby Chic style

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  61. What a gorgeous little frame! I love that little easter egg wreath. Too cute!

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  62. A jaw dropping WOW!!
    I love how you did the main image--and it is SOOOO pretty!!!
    I love it!! I thought I loved my Easter Verve stamps from years past...but now I want THESE!!

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  63. Absolutely stunning! You do such beautiful work and I love ALL the new releases! Amazing!!

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  64. My mouth fell open.. how gorgeous:))
    I love the sun so well done!!

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  65. Fantastic card love the look

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  66. Stunning as usual Julee!! I LOVE the way you framed your egg wreath!! And these colors...WOW!

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  67. such a beautiful card, and I love the stamp!

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  68. Oh my goodness. I love all of them! This is a great card for an Easter diiner party!

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  69. beautiful release and love your card too!

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  70. LOVE the new plain janes especially! Great card!

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  71. The card is so beautiful. I can hardly wait to see the whole new release! Thanks for showing us your gorgeous work.

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  72. What a wonderful, springtime card. I love it!

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  73. Love the card. It is just beautiful.

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  74. I love the matching "egg" sentiment!

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  75. The new releases are awesome and I love the colors on this card!

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  76. How cute! Love the card and the sets are great!

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  77. Julee- this is absolutely stunning. I just love the frame and have not seen it before.

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  78. Oh my goodness! I am loving these stamps, the color on your card is so nice!
    Carol<><

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  79. Love all that distressing! Very impressive!

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  80. Could the surprise be that the following blog cannot be found>
    6. Jackie Pedro
    wish it weren't so.. sigh..I wanted a chance to see more of this lovely stamp work! *smile*

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  81. Jullee you are one amazing creator... how lovely are each set... Just right to have some sun in life... after snow:))

    Luck with your work!

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  82. This is such a cute stamp. I love it.

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  83. I really like the holiday themed wreaths. This card is so pretty with the distressing and soft ribbon. Thanks for sharing.

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  84. I love shabby chic. This card is beautiful.
    Teresa Blue
    tmblueb@hotmail.com

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  85. Julee, this is gorgeous! Love the subtle colors of your eggs! :)

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  86. I love your card! It is just beautiful. I really like that Sizzix frame. I gotta put that on my wishlist now. :D Thanks for sharing with us.

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  87. wow...this is an absolutely gorgy card! over the top! I am loving the hop idea...Im not too good at it yet but I am trying! good luck all!

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  88. Totally loved your card...love shabby chic...I think people have gotten away from that wonderful look! Great Job...tfs! Hugz...claire

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  89. This set is beautiful.....and I can't wait to get it .....I love your cards.....

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  90. I love the colors of that "Happy Spring" card! And I am loving the new releases!

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  91. Hello! I Just Love all the Stamps, Cards, Ideas and Blogs. Can't wait to try my own hand at some! :) Great inspiration! Thank You! Louise Z

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  92. Hello! I Just Love all the Stamps, Cards, Ideas and Blogs. Can't wait to try my own hand at some! :) Great inspiration! Thank You! Louise Z

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  93. lovely card Julee, pretty colours!

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  94. Gorgeous, Julee!! Your entire new release is FABULOUS!!

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  95. Wow! I love the embossed frame and the way you did the sentiment.

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  96. Easter /spring gorgeousness! Can't wait.

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  97. Hi Julee- I just love your blog, its always soooo inspiring. I love how you went shabby chic on this card!!

    Your new releases are fabulous, as always. :-) Jess

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  98. Gasp! Julee, I'm loving your shabby chic take on this set! Bravo!

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  99. Oh yes, you want me to think SRING...thanks

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  100. So you want me think it's Spring...you make it seem that wayp...thanks

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  101. These are wonderful!!! Super card.

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  102. That stamp is gorgeous and love the frame you put it in.

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  103. Your new stamps are simply charming!

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  104. Love your card, it is gorgeous. All the new sets are awesome.

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  105. Gorgeous card Julee...love the antique look you achieved here! Beautiful in every way!

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  106. Beautiful card. I love this egg wreath! You are such a talented artist.

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  107. Wow those releases are just beautiful. I really like the colors. I'm also a sucker for a good inked frame lol.

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  108. Love the Vintage look !! So pretty!

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  109. Gorgeous card! Love the new release!

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  110. I love the vintage look to this card - lovely!

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  111. I love the vintage look of this card, it is absolutely lovely. Happy Easter and spring!

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