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:

  1. Love those florals!
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  2. I would find it hard to choose too! Gorg Cards

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

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

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  5. Love these Julee! So cheery and beautiful colours!

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

    Marjolein

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

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

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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!

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

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  12. What a beautiful project! Happy Anniversary!!

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  13. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Congratulations on your blogaversary :)

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

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

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  22. 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.

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

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

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

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  26. ohhhh i love these! love those colors!

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  27. Stunning colors! Love the floral stamp.

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  28. Beautiful card, love the colors

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  29. Beautiful colors and gift ensemble, Julee! Wonderfully done!

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

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  31. These are great. I love the colors.

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

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

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  34. 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.

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

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

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  37. Love those colors! What great cards! TFS!

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  38. 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.

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  39. How beautiful! Great colors :)

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

    Happy Anni-Verve-sary to you!

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  41. Happy anniversary. Great florals

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  42. Love the colors...so vibrant! :)

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

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  44. 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!

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  45. Great cards - love your colors.

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  46. 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!

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

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

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  49. Beautiful cards. The florals are great.

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

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  51. Great florals. Colors are lovely. TFS.

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

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  53. Love these bright and beautiful projects!

    Julie C
    afancycat@yahoo.com

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

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  55. Oh pink and black my favorite love your designs

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  56. just beautiful, love the bright colors ;)

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

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

    Julie

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

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

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

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  62. 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!!!

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

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

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  65. 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.

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  66. 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!

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  67. 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!

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

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

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  70. 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? ;)

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

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  72. love the use of the images with the color combo

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

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

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  75. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  80. 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!

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  81. 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.

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

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  83. 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!

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  84. Love all your stamps.
    Sari Olsen

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  85. 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:)

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

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

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  88. What bright, happy colors!!

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  89. 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

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

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

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

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

    enjoy *~*

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  94. what a great way to start the hop!!!

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

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

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

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

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  99. Love your cards, but also enjoyed the frame

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

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

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

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

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  104. Beautiful Julee! Love the bright pink and black together!

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

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

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  107. I love blog hops. Thanks for the fun.

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

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

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  110. I love the colors, its gorgeous.

    Joan

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  111. Totally gorgeous! I LOVE your stamped background!

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  112. Congrats on three years. Love those beautiful colors

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

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

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

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  116. 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.

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

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  118. how cute love the look and colors.

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  119. 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!!

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  120. 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

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

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  122. 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!

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  123. 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!!

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  124. 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!!!

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  125. 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 :)

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  126. superbe realisation bravo md

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  127. 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

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  128. What gorgeous paper that makes.

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  129. Such cute stamps that make such beautiful cards.

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

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

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  132. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  133. 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!

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  134. gorgeous colors! love the florals.

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

    judybob3@att.net

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  136. 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!

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  137. Colors and flowers and layout...oh my!

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

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  139. Great sets! I love making my own backgrounds too!

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

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

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  142. Those colors are so striking! Beautiful card!

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

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

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

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

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

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  148. Wowwwwwwww love this!! Great colors and combo.

    Congrats on 3 years!

    Christa

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

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  150. Ver pretty. Love the bright and cheery colors. TFS

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  151. Love your set! The colors are great!

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

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

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

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  155. 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.

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  156. I really like the colors together. Beautiful!

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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

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

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

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  165. 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!

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  166. Happy 3rd annivervesary! Beautiful work!

    Summer
    bshawke@telus.net

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

    hugs
    juli

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

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  169. 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!

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

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

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

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  173. Congratulations on your anniversary! Your card is really pretty.

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