Sunday, August 1, 2010

Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop! Verve turns 3 years old today and we’re celebrating with a hop! Since I'm in charge, I get to kick things off with the first stop on the hop!  So if you just happened along, jump on in!  We've got some Verve-alicious eye candy as well as plenty of blog candy, too!  So grab a cup of joe (or your beverage of choice) and hop along with us!

PRIZE INFO:  There's a mystery jackpot hidden among all the blog hop posts!  It's a secret which hop is the hiding spot, but one random commenter on that post will win a $75 Verve gift certificate!  So it's in your best interest to comment on as many posts as you can!
The Verve Divas also have a little something to give away on their blogs! Leave them some love on their hop posts and you'll be eligible to win one of the sets they're featuring today. You've got until 11:59pm on Wed. 8/4 to leave your comments, so there's a few days to get through all the hops.  You can refer to the Master Hop List  at any time for the full list of links, and we've even designated which blogs belong to Divas so you can be sure to find their posts!

Oh, and we have a big Anni-VERVE-sary sale starting today and also just announced our two fabulous Guest Divas for August!  Check the Verve Stamps Blog today for the scoop!


Okay, let's get this party started!  When I sat down to make my blog hop project, I couldn't decide on what set to use. Then after a lot of shuffling pretty papers around on my desk, I finally decided to just go back to the beginning.  Thoughtful Florals and Fancy Florals were the first stamps I designed and I still love them to this day.  For the card, I used the August Week 1 Viva la Verve! sketch and chose my own inspiration photo.  I stamped my own paper for the white floral background, then used some digi papers from the Fru Fru paper pack.  The top heavy pillow box is a new template from Kelleigh Ratzlaff that is part of her August Grab Bag. I used the same digi papers to put it together, then made a fun little stamped tag to finish it off.  I had a blast inking up these old favorite sets!   Like what you see?  Just leave a comment on this post for a chance to win both Thoughtful Florals and Fancy Florals!

Thanks for stopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to Becca's blog, for some more celebrating!  Happy hopping!

186 comments:

Janelle said...

Love those florals!
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

Sue said...

I would find it hard to choose too! Gorg Cards

TannyP said...

Holy gorgeous, Julee! Stunning - love those colors =)

Bogner's said...

Those floral images are fabulous! I love the sentiment! Absolutely wonderful colors too!
Congrats on 3 years!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love these Julee! So cheery and beautiful colours!

Familie said...

Oh Julee, they are still very beautiful, you're quite right. Congratulations on your blog-aversary!

Marjolein

Emily Leiphart said...

Your card and bag are gorgeous, Julee! I love the stamped background on the card!

Melisa Hunter said...

Very sweet! Love the colour combo of black, white and hot pink!

Joanne Gilch said...

Julee, your papers and stamps are awesome here on the pillow box and card....love the pink!!!! thanks for an awesome hop and Happy anni to you and your Verve.

bstrassner said...

Happy Anni-Verve-sary Julee! My daughter has hooked me on your stamps! I love them!! Your cards are absolutely beautiful. This is my first blog hop!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

These are both lovely! Thanks for the hop and showing off the cute sets!

Sherry said...

What a beautiful project! Happy Anniversary!!

Beth said...

Congratulations to my favorite Polymer Stamp Company on three years! Wish I had gotten my act together enough to participate in the blog hop this year, but I'll enjoy hopping along none-the-less.

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous (as always)!! Congrats on 3 years!!

BishopsMommie said...

those are too cute!!love the colors and patterns together also.

Joan Switalski said...

I have my cup of Japanese green tea and a strawberry strudel - all ready for the Verve Blog Hop! Happy 3rd Birthday Verve!!! Woot!!!

The Paper Princess said...

What beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance to win! LOVE VERVE STAMPS!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful card, I love the bright pink/black combo so much!

Shirl said...

This is really stunning! The bright pink looks so inviting! :)

Congratulations on your blogaversary :)

Susan said...

Oh this is so beautiful!! I love how you used the stamp set in so many different ways.

Beverly S. said...

Pretty card....love the colors you used. :)

Wendy said...

Oh mu goodness Julee!!! This is amazing. I need to spend more time on the Verve Shop site and check out these oldies but goodies.

Rene said...

Beautiful! Black, white and pink is my all time favorite color combo! Love this!
Scrappy Love,
Rene'

Brandi said...

Gorgeous colors! Congratulations on 3 years! How fabulous!!! :)

Nancy said...

Congratulations on 3 years. Happy Anni-VERVE-sary!

Mary Jean said...

ohhhh i love these! love those colors!

Olga said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Vickie A-Morgan said...

Stunning colors! Love the floral stamp.

Becky said...

Beautiful card, love the colors

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful colors and gift ensemble, Julee! Wonderfully done!

Lisa Christine said...

I love that you used the stamps to make your own patterned paper! The pink, white & black combo is beautiful. Beautiful cards!

Wilfreda said...

These are great. I love the colors.

jennifer mitten said...

These are fabulous - I love your designs and ALL Verve stamps!

Angela (jellybean74) said...

Love your ensemble. Very pretty!!1

silvia said...

LOVE the card and pillowbox. Fancy Florals and Thoughtful Flowers are both great sets!! Happy Anni-VERVE-sary!!!

Terri E. said...

LOVE the pink and black combo. Super cute flowers as well. Can't wait to see all of the eye candy. Thanks so much for your hard work and dedication in your business.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Patty said...

The inspiration part of your brain is phenomenal. I love these designs, colors, details... gorgeous!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, gorgeous Julee! Love the black and white with a pop of pink! So very Hello Kitty of you!

Tracy said...

Love those colors! What great cards! TFS!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I visited all, but had trouble with 2: Joan Switalski's wouldn't allow a comment, and same with Chriss's. Even came back to them twice to check and wouldn't work or at least didn't acknowledge it. Otherwise, I loved it.

Ridley said...

How beautiful! Great colors :)

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love the pink and black! Beautiful card and box!

Happy Anni-Verve-sary to you!

Shari said...

Happy anniversary. Great florals

Jen P said...

Love the colors...so vibrant! :)

Jamie N. said...

Love the papers your created. And the hot pink & black totally rocks! Happy Anni-Verve-sary!

Judith Veldhuizen said...

Wow! I really love your project! The pink with black colours are looking beautifull too each other! These flower stamps are also adorable! Perfect for all kind of cards!

Gilda said...

Great cards - love your colors.

stamphappy said...

Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary! Love the pink, black, and white color combo, and I think it's fabulous that your very first sets are still your faves!

Kristina said...

Such fun bright colors! So eye-catching and gorgeous!

Lynn said...

Adorable set! I love your colors, very "vervacious"!

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful cards. The florals are great.

Loretta said...

What fun!! I love Verve stamps...I reach for them first lately.

GrannyCharlotte said...

Great florals. Colors are lovely. TFS.

debhorst said...

what can I say....very vervilicious!! I am always so impressed with you work...you have got such great style!!

Julie Carlisle said...

Love these bright and beautiful projects!

Julie C
afancycat@yahoo.com

Tanya said...

Beautiful as always Julee! Love hot pink, black and white, fab combo. :)

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

OH very pretty, especially in PINK!

Sherry said...

Oh pink and black my favorite love your designs

Cheryl said...

Great color combo :)

Martha said...

just beautiful, love the bright colors ;)

BeeLinda said...

Wow I love the bold colors, so pretty. Congrats on turning 3!

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Happy Anni-Verve-sary. Awesome bag and card. Love the background and colours you have chosen. thanks for sharing! Happy crafting.

Julie

Pam said...

Your cards are just gorgous. As they always are. Congradulations on 3 years.

Marisa said...

Love the bright pink and flowers! Great work as always :D

Lynn McAuley said...

Beautiful work with these classic Verve sets!! Congratulations on three fabulous years, Julee!

marilynwillauer said...

Love your flowers, the colors are great!!!
Happy Anniversary Verve!!!
Wish you many more years of quilty supplies for all of us to purchase!! Love VERVE!!!

Michele Gross said...

Your projects is adorable-one of my fav color combos :)Congrats on 3 years of ink-a-liciousness! :D

Angel said...

FAB-o project!!! just wanted to say HAPPY ANNI-VERVE-SARY!!!!!!!!!!

Julia said...

Awesome color combo!.....I don't have this set, but you have definetly changed my mind. I gotta get it now! Congratulations on 3 years of Verve happiness...now on to hop.

Wanda Cullen said...

Congrats on 3 years of fabulous designs, Julee! Love your ongoing creations of great flowers...they are my weak spot! This is a gorgeous gift set, btw!

Jackie said...

Julee this top heavy pillow box is so cute and I love how you made the background paper to the card too! This looks so fabulous! Huge congrats on making the 3 year mark, here's to many more!

Luanne said...

It's nice to see what started it all! Love the pink and black together, always a wonderful color combination. They're both beautiful!

melissac said...

Love your projects!! hugs!!

craftymom205 said...

Cute project.

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

oh those are just darling! I love the fushia and black!

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

Woohoo GO VERVE!! {grin} Congratulations Julee and Mr.Verve!!! Wishing you lots of more happy stamping years to come and thank you again SO much for having me join your amazing DT. I'm SO excited!!
Oh and GORGEOUS project Julee!! Who doesn't need a splash of hot pink in their life? ;)

Kimberly S. said...

Gorgeous flowers....LOVE the colors!!!! Congrats on 3 years!

Cassie_lu said...

love the use of the images with the color combo

Barbie said...

Happy Anni-VERVE-sary! Love all your stamps just wish I had them all. You rock Julie.

Mommy Katie said...

Love it, well I hopped on over and would love for you to follow me back to http://mommysexton.blogspot.com/

Heidi said...

Julee- I just love your hand made DSP, I have tried this before and just not gotten it to look so real. You did a fabulous job- and of course, I love the flowers and the colors you chose!

Lorus! said...

The stamped background paper is stunning! I love the color combination.

jodie said...

way to cool,simple yet eye catchy.i just love how u choose ur colors.

Diane C-S said...

Love the flowers and one one of my favorite color combos.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a fabulous set! Happy Anni-VERVE-sary Julee! You are amazing!

Julie E said...

Gorgeous gift set Julee! So happy to see older sets in action. I have been a Verve fan for about a year now. I discovered Verve soon after discovering blogging. I love so many of your sets. Up, Up and Away is by far the most used set of any stamps I own (and I have been stamping for over 10 years!!!). So much fun participating in the hop - thanks for letting us all join in and help you celebrate! Congratulations and looking forward to all the releases in the future!

Erika M. said...

Your creations are amazing!

Janelle said...

Julee, this set is just beautiful! Love your work always, love your designs every release and just adore your teams and their creations. Wishing you the best in yer four.

Denise said...

I really love the bright pink and black together. That's one of my favorite color combos right now!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Happy Anniversary! What a fun 3 years it has been! I remember hearing that there was big news a-coming (from Amy Westerman)... Wow, three years!

Sari said...

Love all your stamps.
Sari Olsen

Kerri said...

OOH, two sets I don't have:) LOVE your gift set, Julee! Beautiful colors and details, and those flowers are just gorgeous! Happy Anniversary to Verve!!! You rock, girlfriend:)

Linda Carson said...

Congrats on your 3rd Anniversary!! Your artwork ROCKS & your designs do too!!

Christina said...

Beautiful card and gift box! I'm excited to hop around and see what everyone created. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary!

Dani said...

What bright, happy colors!!

Iris said...

Oh how lovely! I love the black, white and pink combo. I often use black, white and red but never thought to use pink. Your projects are really eye popping! Thanks for a chance to win.Iris

Sarah said...

I just adore black and pink together. Your cards are always so inspiring.

Janine said...

Love the vibrant colours and god to see you using some 'golden oldens'

*Spring Blossom* said...

Oh thanks for such great inspiration!!! Love the colours :)

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

fabulous set Julee, I adore what you have done, great colors....Happy Anni-Verve-sary! have a fantastic week!

enjoy *~*

artfulwhimsies said...

what a great way to start the hop!!!

Jennifer Roach said...

Happy Anni-VERVE-sary Julee!! Wishing you many more years to come. Great cards too---I love the colours ;)

Lynn Mercurio said...

I'm so very happy for you Julee...it's a happy annivervesary for sure. Congratulations.

LaurieJ said...

Gorgeous card, Julee! Love the background paper that you stamped and the vibrant color you used.

SimpleScrappin said...

Congrats on your anniversary!! Such a cute card! TFS!!
Hugs
Nikki
Simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

Love your cards, but also enjoyed the frame

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful card, Julee! Happy 3rd Anni-VERVE-sary!!

Samantha said...

I Love the pink on this card! It really makes it pop. Great work as always!!

Wendy Space said...

What a beautiful set! Thanks for doing this blog hop and thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us!

Scrappy Mel said...

Happy Anni-Verve-sary. Cute bag and card.

Gretchen said...

Beautiful Julee! Love the bright pink and black together!

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

This is gorgeous! I'm LoViN' those colors!

Sarah/WAstamper said...

These are gorgeous! I already have a full cart over at the Verve shop!

Vicki said...

I love blog hops. Thanks for the fun.

Lynda Benden said...

OK Julee, this is awesome! What great colors and those flowers are fantastic!!! Congratulations on year 3 Julee!!!!!

Vera said...

Congratulations on your third anniversary, Julee! Love your stamps and the inspiration you give us on your blog(s)!

Ms. Earlgrey said...

I love the colors, its gorgeous.

Joan

Crafty Engineering said...

Totally gorgeous! I LOVE your stamped background!

Elaine said...

Congrats on three years. Love those beautiful colors

Patty said...

Love the pink and black combo, seems to be the prefect colors for these stamps. Nice job

Jessy said...

Julee, wow, love how bright and vivid this is!! Fabulous job! :-)

Heather said...

You always make such fabulous cards! Your project today was no exception! Great job.

Julia Bettencourt said...

Julee, A big Happy Anni-vervesary to you...And many more!!! Your card is so bright and stunning. What a great idea for you to pull out your first stamp to use.

Angela said...

Very pretty! That is a really pretty flower and I love the color combo.... Congratulations on Verve's 3rd anniversary!

Billie A said...

how cute love the look and colors.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Some of my favorite sets, Julee! Awww, the memories they bring! :) Gorgeous set, Julee! I love the colors, and the adorable treat box! Happy AnniVERVEsary, Julee! I can't believe Verve is 3 already! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it! I've enjoyed every minute of it!!

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

Julee these are so very pretty!! I love the colors and I just love your stamps, they are so elegant and fun all at the same time!! Congratulations on turning 3 and thanks for sharing the fun with all of us!!

Heather Prince
aka: Princessheather

Liz Williams said...

Thanks for giving us 3 years of amazing designs. I just love your font on your sentiments.

Jenny Ward said...

Jules, I love your work! You do an amazing job creating your stamp sets! I love your color combo for these projects! Thanks for sharing your talents!

Maureen said...

Congrats on your 3rd anniversary!! Verve is awesome so I'm sure we'll see many more Anni-VERVE-saries in the future! Love this set you've made - so cool!!

Naomi said...

I am new to Verve and was kinda curious where it all started... the florals are so sweet. Thanks for making my world of stamping a better place!!!

Maureen said...

love these colours, Julee :) Always so classy :) And I love the fact you chose stamps from your first sets...how sweet :) thanks again for the opportunity to help you celebrate :)

md said...

superbe realisation bravo md

Sue L said...

I find B&W such a stunning colour theme for cards & other paper projects, and I love the way other bright colours stand out when paired with B&W. The floral images are lovely.

Sue L from Surrey, BC
snapdragon350@hotmail.com

LindaR said...

What gorgeous paper that makes.

K Trask said...

Such cute stamps that make such beautiful cards.

Little GTO said...

Great layout. The color really pops on the black & white. Love the flowers
Sharon L

kim.mom said...

I LOVE these!! Those colors are just so elegant together!! BEAUTIFUL!!

Teresa said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Jami said...

Beautiful!!

Dawn Easton said...

GORGEOUS, Julee! I had those floral sets in my hand yesterday but ran out of time! Thanks for the inspiration to stamp with them! Love it girl!

Kelly said...

gorgeous colors! love the florals.

Yvonne said...

Love the florals and colors

Judy Cartwright said...

Love the colors, love the sketch, love the stamps........ :)

judybob3@att.net

Lillian Child said...

I haven't mastered "digi" downloads or digital scrapbooking yet and do so admire those that have that knowledge and expertise - your card and pillow box are gorgeous - love the colors and patterns that all go so well together! And THREE years for Verve - how fabulous is that?!? I can't wait to see what the future holds for VERVE and best wishes for continued success in this fabulous papercrafting industry!

Sandra Hansen said...

Super fabulous color combo!

Annette P said...

Colors and flowers and layout...oh my!

Jane Bosi said...

Beautiful work...I must learn more about this iRock tool of which you speak.....intruigued!

Mary said...

Great sets! I love making my own backgrounds too!

Tamekia said...

awesome card, Julee.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the flowers and the colors are amazing! Thanks for letting me participate in the party - this is fun!!

scripperscrapper said...

Beautiful work, Julie. LOVE the color combinations. :)

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Those colors are so striking! Beautiful card!

Lori Turner said...

The florals are super amazing and those colors just POP! WTG!

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful cards!!

Darlene said...

Congratulations on your 3 yr anniversary! Beautiful card and bag - such gorgeous colours. Love these sets - thanks for the chance to win them.

Betty Wright said...

Julee, this ensemble is gorgeous! Beautiful colors and detailing! Thanks for a great hop and Happy Birthday to Verve!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

I just want to stop in and say HAPPY ANNI-verve-SARY!! I'm so happy for you and your company!!

Lilian said...

what wonderful cards!! happy anni-verve-sary!!!

Christa said...

Wowwwwwwww love this!! Great colors and combo.

Congrats on 3 years!

Christa

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Super colors Julee as always! Thanks for all the chances to win!

scrappingnana said...

Ver pretty. Love the bright and cheery colors. TFS

Anne said...

Love your set! The colors are great!

Wendy K. said...

Beautiful cards! I just love the pink/black color combo!

carpediem said...

lovely cards.....love the color combo! laura j

ChangedbyHim said...

Thanks for the chance to participate. I love everything you do.

Amy D said...

Congratulations on your anni-VERVE-sary!!!!!! Your cards are awesome. Love your work. Love your stamp creations. Many wishes and blessing for many more Anni-VERVE-saries.

Clare said...

I really like the colors together. Beautiful!

MarvA1ix said...

Your cards are always stunning, sharp, and have such visual appeal. Your stamps are whimsical and the messages so beautiful. Congratulations on your success.

Kathy said...

Great card Julee! I love the black, white, and hot pink color combination. Congratulations on three fantastic years!

Amy Sheffer said...

Amazing set, Julee! Awesome colors and how fun to give an older set such a fresh, new look! Congrats on another fabulous year!!

joanne said...

I very much like your stamped background - black onto white. Happy anniversary and thanks for the blog hop.

Ola said...

Beautiful card.... I love the pink & black!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Beautiful work! Loving the images... and Kelly's pillow box, too! Thanks for the chance! :)

Kathy Frawley said...

Fabulous project and fabulous stamps! I love all your stuff!!

Lisa S. said...

I love the colors! You're project is fun and inspiring!

Tina said...

I absolutely love them! I love the background paper you created and you used my favorite colors! You always give me inspiration! Congrats on 3 years!

Anonymous said...

Happy 3rd annivervesary! Beautiful work!

Summer
bshawke@telus.net

Sweetpz said...

Happy 3rd Anniversary!
Wow, gorgeous projects, it's hard to pick which one i'd like!
thanks for sharing

hugs
juli

Angela said...

Love the color combination and all the detail in your projects. Well done :)

Kim said...

I love the bright pink on black & white! I have to remember that I have the option to make my own background paper like you did on the card!

readysetlove said...

super cute. pink, black and white are a timeless match.

Sherrie said...

SAn amazing card; love it!!!

Tina said...

These are fabulous! I love the color combo! Thank you for sharing :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

Happy Annivervesary!! So exciting! I love your pretty card, cool layout from this week's Mojo Monday (love those BTW).

BarbaraB said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Your card is really pretty.