Sail Away - Hopping with the Divas

Hi there!  Happy FRIDAY!  And not only is it Friday, but it's a release night at Verve!  Hooray!  We'll be chatting it up, revealing the sets and having some good old fashioned virtual fun over in the Release Party Thread tonight (12/3} starting at 9PM Eastern!  I hope to see you there!


Today the divas are putting on another hop, previewing a set called Text Objects, but if you missed yesterday's hop, be sure to check out the link list in my sidebar for a chance to win.  One lucky commenter along each day's hop will win the sets we're previewing that day!!!  So c'mon and be a chatty Cathy, we won't bite!  Oh, and there's still one week left to get your Triple Play project parade entries in for a chance to be our January Guest Diva!


So what can I say about Text Objects?  It's designed around a little concept that Jen del Muro cooked up and emailed me about.  Text-style background strips with coordinating sentiment stamps.  Mix and match the 4" wide backgrounds (all focused around love and friendship) for a unique background every time, or simply repeat to achieve that trendy text-style look that's all the rage right now.  There's even a few whimsical images thrown in to round out the set!  Be sure to check out all the stops along the hop today to see what each of the Divas came up with!

For my card, I started by cutting a wave background with the TCP Wave die on some Pink Paislee Cupid Collection paper.  Next up I stamped the background repeatedly on ivory paper in Tumbled Glass ink, then layered these together and cut a circle.  Next i stamped the boat and paper pieced the parts over the wave on dimensionals.  The coordinating sentiment, "There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship." is stamped on a classic circle, then lightly sponged with Tumbled Glass ink and matted on a kraft circle with hand drawn stitching.  For the base of the card, I stamped the same background strip repeatedly in VersaMark, then embossed in clear and sponged Tumbled Glass ink over it for a resist effect.  I finished off with some ruffled cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon, a clip and two gorgeous, super shiny cranberry flatback pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty.  I just received some of these yesterday and they're the prettiest red pearl I've ever seen!  Makes my heart HAPPY!


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to leave some comments along the hop for a chance to win today's set!  Deadline for comment entries is 8PM Eastern tonight.

Here's today's official hop list...
  1. Julee
  2. Laurie
  3. Susan
  4. Tosh
  5. Jen d.
  6. Charmaine
  7. Jen T.
  8. Shannan
  1. Lynda
  2. Michelle
  3. Amy
  4. Teresa
  5. Jackie
  6. Sankari
  7. Mercy

57 comments

  1. Great Card Julee. Love that little boat and the colors.
    Thanks for a chance to win the stamp set.

    Michelle

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  2. I remember this poem from elementary school, so sweet, just like your cute circle card Julee.

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  3. Beautiful card! Love this new style. It is fresh and fun! Sweet little boat too.

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  4. crschaf@knology.netDecember 3, 2010 at 5:41 AM

    Love the Boat and the colors in your card-just beautiful!

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  5. Oh my gosh Julee, this card is absolutely AMAZING! Love every little detail!

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  6. gorgeous, just gorgeous!
    Sandra

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  7. love the ribbon ~ I really need to try this ~ Thanks for a chance to win the stamp set.

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  8. What a beautiful card, with many terrific touches. Especially like the glitter on the crest of the waves.

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  9. What a beautiful card, with many terrific touches. Especially like the glitter on the crest of the waves.

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  10. GREAT sentiment!!!! And the little boat is perfect. Oooo, can't wait to see it all!!

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  11. Beautiful, Julee!! I ADORE what you've done with this set! Incredible!

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  12. Julee, your card is not visible to me at this moment...must come back to check it out at the end of the hop!

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  13. Really gorgeous card. Love the colors and that wave is wonderful. tfs.

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  14. Love the stamp concept!! So sweet!

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  15. Very cute card - great for a guy!

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  16. gorgeosu card julee-love this new set-cant wait to see all of it

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  17. OMG...I LOVE the concept of BG script to match the sentiment! Your colors just POP and the paper-pieced ship is adorable!

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  18. this is a fabulous set! Love this card and the sentiment :)

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  19. Such a sweet sneak peek...and I'm loving this concept. Your ribbon treatment is gorgeous!

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  20. Great concept! Love the little boat...thinking it could definitely also be used on masculine cards AND little boy cards. And I LOVE that cherry cobbler ribbon treatment. Yum!

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  21. Such a darling card, LOVE it! And love text stamps, yay!!

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  22. This is a must have stamp set. I love your card.

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  23. Julee, now I can see the boat and the waves and that awesome ruffled ribbon and bow! Lovin' all the faux stitching/lines/doodles!

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  24. What a great concept for this new stamp set. Your card is gorgeous.

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  25. Great card! Love the ruffled ribbon that gives such a pop to the card, the waves are great and the stitching on the nestie is a fun touch. Fabulously done as always. Looking forward to seeing the whole sets tonite.

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  26. This is such a great card! It makes me want to go sailing, even though it's cold and rainly outside right now. :-) I love the pale sponging you did on the sentiment. Wonderful!

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  27. Ooooh! this is fun! I love the sailing theme and those text stamps are AMAZING! I can't wait to get my hands on those!!

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  28. LOVE!! This is such an awesome set for female or male friends. This is beautiful! I love the text background as well as the colors you've used. Very pretty! ~ Angelica

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  29. Awesome card! love the colors and layout

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  30. paper-piecing is soooo cute!!

    So did you use a stamp-a-majig to line up the bg?

    squirrellyshirley

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  31. oh my I LOVE that sentiment. Definitely a must have.

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  32. love the blue and the little details you included in this sweet card

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  33. Brilliant idea for stamp sets, Julee! I love your precious boat and the glittery waves!! Can't wait to see more tonight!!

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  34. I love the striped sails and the wordy background! Very cute!

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  35. oh I like this very much :)
    so so cute.

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  36. Wow! Just fabulous, Julee! I just LOVE the strips and wonderful sentiments to go with!

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  37. I am not sure if my first attempt went through or not so I will try again!
    There are so many fabulous things I love about this card! I love your boat and sentiment. They are perfect!

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  38. What a beautiful card! I love that you have some text-type images now!!! I can't wait to see what eye candy awaits for the rest of the hop!

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  39. awesome card! i love all the details you put into it, and I can't wait to see this whole set revealed!!!

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  40. Cute little boat, love the waves and the text background.

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  41. This is fantastic, Julee! LOVE the use of the wave die with the ship!!! So cute!

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  42. That is so adorable!! Love how you put everything together!

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  43. This is gorgeous! I like the colors!

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  44. Great card and perfect for my sailing buddy! Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

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  45. oh wow! what a great idea, Julee! So cute!

    Lisa M

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  46. Love those colors and the crumpled ribbon.

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  47. Love it - the text, the colors, the design - so cute!

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  48. I so want to drop a 'four' letter word just to tell you how much I love this one but I don't think that would be very nice hey!! LOL This is brilliant honey!

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  49. I am IN LOVE with this card, Julee! LOVE it!

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