PPA Challenge and New Release Spotlight

Happy Thursday!  Today I've got so much to cheer about!  First off, I'm the celebrity stamper for this week's color challenge over on the Pals Paper Arts blog!  Their challenges are always sophisticated and sassy and I am so honored to have the chance to play along with them this week!  And I was super excited when I saw the challenge colors - I've got a thing for green lately, especially Pear Pizazz, and pairing it with Early Espresso and Regal Rose is positively delicious!

So what do you think?  Did you spy some new Verve in there?  Today is also the kick-off to Verve's new release spotlight hops and I'm the first stop!  Check my sidebar for the master hop list to see all the Diva creations and have a chance at winning today's sets!


For my card, I snuck in a little text background from a set we'll be showing tomorrow, stamping it repeatedly in Pear Pizazz for the background.  Next up I stamped the small bird from Wordy Birds onto an SU! Decorative Label Punch, then added the sentiment from the same set in Regal Rose and added some layers to the bird and wing for some dimension, coloring him lightly with a blender pen and some Early Espresso and Regal Rose ink.  The hearts are from the SU! Heart to Heart punch, and I punched them on some old patterns pack paper, then sponged lightly around the edges and added some dazzling diamonds with a glue pen.  The stripey background piece is from the SU! Neutrals Patterns pad and I punched the scallop trim border up top for some pizazz.

The flower pieces come from the Amazing Wishes set, and I stamped them on the same designer paper, then cut out and layered with dimensionals and a sending love epoxy brad.  The leafy branches are cut with the Swirls Scribbles die and I added a little dazzling diamonds for some glitz and finished off with a bit of pear pizazz twill.

Okay, that's all from me today.  Next up on the hop is....  Mercy!  And I hope you'll play along with the PPA challenge {PPA71} this week!  These colors are just fabulous and I can't wait to see what you create!  And be sure to tune in right here tomorrow morning for another Verve new release spotlight hop, as we countdown to tomorrow night's release!!!!

62 comments

  1. Gorgeous! And yay, sneak peeks! Love that little bird, and the sentiment for is beautiful! Off to hop :)

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  2. Beautiful! Love the colour combo, and that flower is awesome!

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  3. Beautiful, Julee! I love the paper piercing on the decorative label and the flower is gorgeous! Thank you for being our Guest Designer this week at Pals Paper Arts!

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  4. Hi, Julee! Love the sneek peak. Cna't wait to see the rest.
    Thanks for a chance to win the stamp set.
    Michelle

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  5. What a fresh, fun card! Love the birdie and the beautiful font as well as those three colors together.

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  6. this is absolutely stunning! LOVE that color combo!

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  7. This is just wonderful - it's all in the details from the bit of glitz to the distressing to that stamped background! Thanks so much for being our guest artist! Think I will hop along as well :)

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  8. Love your card. found your blog through the PPA, just love them. Will be back for more inspiration.

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  9. I can't stop staring. The stamp images are fantastic and every detail perfection. Thanks for being our guest artist. Hugs, M

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  10. Julee, you card is so beautifully detailed, I love it. I so admire your work. Hugs,

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  11. Beautiful card Julie. The color combo is fabulous and love that flower and cutie bird!

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  12. How much do I love this, absolutely wonderful Julee x

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  13. The colors are great and I just replenished my SU cs! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Love that font on the sentiment - can't wait to see the rest of the release!

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  15. Cuuuuuute card! Nice job Julee. I look forward to the new release.

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  16. I love the color combo. This card is beautiful.

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  17. Ooo those birdies are just adorable!

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  18. This IS a great color combo! Great job doing Verve proud. I like the subtleness of the patterns (the thin stripe and your repeated stamping on the green), while focusing on those great images and the lovely flower and swirl.

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  19. Congrats on your celebrity guest status! Love your sweet birdie card and I spotted the BG small script right away and loved the look!

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  20. The colors are fabulous, but i just love that wee bird!!

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  21. LOVE these colors, Julee! I'll have to play along! Gorgeous card, girlfriend!

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  22. Gorgeous card Julee!!
    Every month I thinking I'll keep my promise of not buying anymore stamps for a while...but you come up with these amazing stamps ,its hard to resist.
    Love the birdies...super cute!!!

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  23. What a fabulous card! You really excelled using the colors fro the challenge. And the flower piecing!! Wow! Great inspiration, as always.

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  24. Love this Julee! Love the colors and that little birdie never looked so cute!!

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  25. Love how you used the colours together Julee and I'm doing a happy dance at more Verve flowers - can never have enough! Congrats on being the Celebrity at PPA :)

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  26. Wonderful card Julee! Thanks for the chance to win the set to add to "my" collection of Verve stamps!

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  27. Sigh!! What a beauty Julee!! I love your pink/green combo with that sweet little birdy. And the sparkles on the heart...fabulous!!

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  28. Love these colors together! The birdie is sure to be a winner, so cute! Darling card!!

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  29. Yeah .. a bird stamp. My favorite! Love the color combination; I'll have to give that a try.

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  30. What a beautiful color combo - and a fabulous font =) Can't wait to check out all the new goodies!

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  31. Great color combination Julee! The background stamp on the Pear Pizazz has me intrigued!

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  32. I love the masculine feel to this card Julee, especially the stripes. Hope you and your family had a happy Thanksgiving, and thanks for that AWESOME after Thanksgiving sale last week!!

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  33. Oh my gosh, that bird is just too cute! Darling card!

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  34. Surprised me with this release-but, excited as always!! Gorgeous card- love the way you used those colors. Thrilled that bird is coming in two sizes and single images!!

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  35. Wow, I love everything about this card. The bird is perfect, and the colors, the heart, the flower, and the ribbon set it off perfectly.

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  36. Your images are so wonderful. Can't wait for tomorrow!!

    Becky T

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  37. sweetest little birdie!! love the way you curl those corners.

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  38. GORGEOUS, Julee! Love what you've done with the color combo. Pure sweetness!

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  39. As always great work, thanks for sharing

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  40. This is such an adorable card! I love it!

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  41. Can't wait to see all the sets. I'm loving this one.

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  42. Great sneak peek, looks like an awesome set. Very pretty card.

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  43. Love your Card! You're very talented!

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  44. Love you card. Very talented!

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  45. Very cute card! Love your color combo :)

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  46. Great color combo....gotta try this one. Cute birdies and I'm lovin' the sentiment background.

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  47. oh, this is gorgeous! Love that color combo and the stamped background!

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  48. Gorgeous Julee! Your stuff is always just amazing. I love the colors of this and that little bird is fabulous!

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  49. Absolutey beautiful. Love those colours.

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  50. Julee, you never cease to amaze me with taking something relatively simple and kicking it up a thousand notches to something amazing! Love it!!

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  51. I love all the layers! So beautiful!

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  52. That little bird is so cute! Can't wait to see more of this set and will definitely be looking for that text set, too.

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  53. I like the color combo and the adorable bird.

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  54. Gorgeous! I love these little birds

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  55. Julee, Congrats on being chosen as the guest stamper! Your card is beautiful and I love the way you angled the ribbon on your card!

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  56. This just beautiful, Julee! LOVE the colors!

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