Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Aqua Love Notes and a Hop

Happy Wednesday!  And welcome to day two of Verve's January New Release Spotlight Hops!  Today we're sneaking a dozen or so peeks at a new set called Love Notes that will release this Friday night.  If you've already been hopping, you're halfway through, if not check out the master list of hops below.  And don't forget to leave a little comment love as you hop around for a chance to win Love Notes for your very own!

And here's the first card I made with Love Notes.  Most of you know that I love aqua, so even though there are piles and piles of Valentine papers on my desk, I reached for this aqua scrap of paper from the Fine and Dandy collection by My Mind's Eye.  My sewing machine and I are not on speaking terms right now, so I did a little faux stitching, adding some ticket corners with an SU! punch.  The jotted heart stamp is from Love Notes and I cut it out with the coordinating Jotted Heart Die, then colored the frame part with a Copic marker, accented with Stardust Stickles and then inked lightly with basic gray ink for a little weathered effect.  Oh, and somewhere in there, I stamped the fancy Love sentiment in the center of the heart.

That cool little border strip is the Icing die from TCP.  I accented the die cut with a few black pearls and some super cool teardrop rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty, and layered over my patterned paper.  The background paper is from the SU! Naturals DSP pack and I embossed it with the Valentine Set #4 embossing folder from Sizzix, then sanded it lightly to highlight it.  I finished off with some scrumptious wrinkled ribbon and a Maya Road stick pin.

Okay, that's all from me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop!!!

1. Laurie 7. Charmaine
2. Tosh 8. Amber
3. Piali 9. Sankari
4.Teresa 10. Debbie
5 .Amy 11. Jackie
6. Julee {ME!} 12. Andrea

122 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh the sentiment and those colours together....simply stunning Julee

Lisa H. said...

love this. great color combo.

Giffysk8s said...

Oh, these colors are FAB! LOVE your card!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Love the layout and color you used!!

Teri said...

so very cute!

Christine from FL said...

Love it! Love the aqua!

Debbie Gaydos said...

This is awesome, and I'm so glad to see a card in non-traditional v-day colors! My husband is not so much into pink, lol :) I love this, and the bling is such a great finishing touch!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Julie your card is just GLORIOUS!! The colors are divine. Simple, yet chic and elegant!!

So inspiring!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

dj said...

gorgeous....love those tear drop gems!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

so pretty! I love the blue and gray

Luana said...

All I can say is....ooh la la. Love the color combo.

Alina said...

such a beauty! I love love love it! And the blues are so great!

The Pink Spot said...

nice color combo
pretty card

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so pretty, love the colors and the great design

Sian said...

Great colour combination and love the style of the card.

La'Diva Creations said...

Adorable and love the color combos!!!

Rose C. said...

Hi Julee, I really like your card. Love the border with the bling on it. great layout and very pretty.

Laurie said...

Julee, so glad you explained that grey background paper. I was so taken with it and thought the grey and aqua to be a great combination. Very, very nice.

Gabby said...

I ao like the aqua and gray! Kinda looks a little gothic ... great for some of the "young" Valentines I will make! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Kraftjunkie3 said...

Love the colors!!

Becky Thomas said...

Awesome colors! I love your tags from yesterday too!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

This is dazzling!

Nancy Guse said...

This card is truly awesome!!

Rhonda said...

I really like the different color combo. Lovely,

SusieQ said...

Oh goodness...that's beautiful. Love the love font. I'm looking forward to the Verve release with each blog I see.

Kelly Neis said...

I like the blue and gray color choices with the sentiment.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love all the sanding and distressing you added to your card Julee. I don't think I have ever told you how much I LOVE the sparkley aqua and brown papers you carefully wrap your stamps in in every shipment - I LOVE reusing that for pretty paper in gift bags - my friends always ask where I got it, LOL!

jannybear said...

Awesome! You are so talented.

Becky Yo said...

Love that ribbon!

Detra said...

beautiful card. Loving the new stamp sets this month. tfs.

Wendy said...

What a fantastic color combination!! Your newest release looks to be fantastic as usual Julee. Thanks so much!!

Sandra Landreth Hansen said...

Love the colors. Love the idea for the rhinestones too.

Tanya said...

Stunning! I love the aqua, great choice!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Julee! Love the non-traditional valentine's colors and that heart is to die for!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Ooooooh!!! LOVE the colors! Yum!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the heart die/stamp and sentiment!! I can relate to the sewing machine issue-- ended up not getting along with 2 recently and purchased a new one!!

Sharon said...

Great color combo, one I seldom use, but love. The border die and bling were the first thing that caught my eye. Can't wait to try it out! TFS

Karen Day said...

What a fabulous colour combo! I love the embossed background, too.

Debbie Carriere said...

This is gorgeous! Love the aqua & all the little details :) Hope you make amends with your sewing machine (although your faux stitching is wonderful)!

daisydilly (vicki) said...

I love aqua as well and this cards colors are beautiful

Crafty Engineering said...

Very beautiful and so very "you" with the colors!

Gretchen said...

love the aqua! Very pretty Julee!

Stacy Simpson said...

Wonderful card - LOVE the font for the word "love"!

ladybugg61 said...

Gorgeous card, love everything about it, but especially the distressed look of the background heart panel.

Nancy L. said...

love it! LOVE the color combo you used!!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE your colors and of course I love this new set! You've put together so many fabulous details in this card and it's a real stunner!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Truly enjoying this hop. Love your AQUA and the SHABBYNESS of it all.
The new products are a must have. Simply adorable. Has been lots of fun.

Marisa said...

You had me LOL with your sewing machine comment. Hope you can kiss and make up soon :) Lovely non-traditional coloured card. Love the bling and fun font of the love.

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I love the colors you used! ♥♥♥

resmith said...

LOve the aqua!! The Love font is just perfect!

Luanne said...

I think those teardrop accents are so cool! I love the aqua too, who says Valentines have to be red and pink anyway! Fabulous. :-)

Ravengirl said...

Oh my, this is heavenly! I have to say that I do love it that you used aqua. You do that so well!

irishgalkelly said...

Julee,
This is stunning! I especially like the color combo, die with beautiful love font, and your faux stitching! Beautiful as always.

Tracy J said...

Be still my heart...aqua and gray. Just so lovely!

Rose said...

Love your card, lots of nice details, love the rhinestones, TCP die and the heart embossed background paper, the touches of aqua are perfect, well balanced and all around awesome.

PatS said...

Love your aqua choice. Beautiful card!

TannyP said...

This is truly a Verve/Julee card!

pink lady said...

Your cards are such an inspiration to me Julee and this one is no exception, the colours are stunning and the layout is fab x

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card.
Renee
naygg6@sbcglobal.net

Jess Willison said...

Gorgeous! Love those colours together!

Martha said...

wow! beautiful

Bogner's said...

This card is so cool! Love the colors for a love card and that big LOVE sentiment is so pretty!

Kathy said...

Stunning color combo, love all the sanding and distressing, too. Very pretty card.

Shawnee said...

I love those colors you chose. Great card!

My Carden said...

Rawkin' the Aqua is such a perfect look for you, I have to admit. I just love all your creations. Love notes is definatly at the top of my shopping list;) I can't wait!!

Hugs, Dangina

Sharyn said...

Julee - so lovely. Gorgeous seeing a love card in colours other than red and white!

Jen said...

love the idea of a blue and gray valentine card!
thank you for sharing

Peggy said...

Great card. I love aqua!
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Julia said...

Love the color combo and the font on the sentiment is fabulous!!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Like the colors you chose its just beautiful
Jen

Jen Cuthbertson said...

The color combo you chose is exquisite and I'm loving the stamps you used! Can't wait to see more on Friday!!

mustangsarah said...

Simply gorgeous as is the colors you used.

Bonnie said...

Julee, love your card! The color combo is beautiful!

Kate Stockman said...

Love all the little extras on your card.

Rachel said...

Those colors are too much!!! I just LOOOOOOOOVE them! Amazing card

vickiw said...

aqua works for me, its the sentiment that counts and I love all the sentiments. keep em' coming

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

ouh I don't know where to start: your fabulous new designs, the card or the color scheme. I love it all!!!! Simply GORGEOUS!!! I especially love the font of the Love and the distressed texturing to the background!!!

Linda L said...

What a little work of art....love the aqua too Julie.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Ooooooo!! Lovin' these colors Julee!! And your sweet little punched strip is fabulous!! What a beauty!

Vickie Z said...

Already commented on your gorgeous card... this may already be in the "works" but, that scalloped tag die would be wonderful with some kind of flower stamp!!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

another fabby card girl...luv this...stunning details!

enjoy *~*

Karr said...

Your cards are always so beautiful and inspiring! Love the aqua & your card is simply beautiful!

nise said...

More great stuff! Can't wait to see everything because the peeks have been fun, but I gotta know if I "need" more Verve! Thanks for sharing.

Kristina said...

There's no rule that you hve to use use pink and red for Valentine's Day! I'm digging the aqua! The font on that "Love" stamp is gorgeous! It reminds me of the Christmas one from last month (which was a personal fave!).

Linda Carson said...

Oh that's classy! Wonderful colors!

Linda E said...

Great stamp and card, Julee!

Jacquetta said...

Awesome, love the colors...

Connie C said...

What a great color palette! So delightfully different from the traditional (and expected) pinks and reds. I really like the aqua tones you used. You don't mind if I case on that palette, do you? I'm so anxious for it to be Friday!!

P said...

Love your non-traditional colors,and, as always, your beautiful work!

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous Julee, love the distressing and colors!

Lin said...

I can hardly wait to see this collection! The name alone has me swooning - I adore Valentines!

Marsha said...

Oohh. Love it, the colors, the layout, everything.

MackieMade Paper Creations & Other Fun Stuff said...

Love this color combo....beautiful!

craftymom205 said...

Interesting color scheme. Love it.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just beautiful, Julee! I love the colors!

Linda said...

Love your card, it is adorable.

Amy Sheffer said...

The sentiment says it all, Julee! Love what you've done with this! The font you used for the word "love" is awesome. The way the TCP die calls attention to the heart and sentiment is perfect!! And the colors ... and the teardrop rhinestones ... {happy sigh} ...

scrappingnana said...

This is beautiful. Love the colors. TFS

Tina said...

Beautiful card!

Keva said...

Ok seriously this is THE cutest card!! I adore the color combo and the layout is fabulous. I love it.

Joanne Gilch said...

Luv the card luv the aqua! luv the inspiration, luv the new dies!!!!

Marnie - Queen of the Marniverse said...

The colour combo you used for this "love" card is amazing. It's great how you thought outside the box on that one. And the sentiment is awesome too.

Michelle said...

Super cool color combo! I really like the teardrop rhinestones, too. Great card!

Rachelle said...

Love this Julee, Love the colors and the bling.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

I'm falling in love with Love Notes.

Heidi Kimmerly said...

Fabulous! Can't wait to see more!

Carol D said...

Love this very much.

Carol xx

Joann said...

I really like the blue ribbon you used on this card and i love the sentiment. Great card!

Jennifer Shults said...

This is fantastic. I really like the bold and non traditional colors. Gorgeous!

Lillian Child said...

Yet another beautiful creation!

Kristin K. said...

Love your color combo. The card is so cute.

Sue D said...

Great non-traditional colors for a Valentine's card.

Darlene said...

Love this card. Beautiful colour combo and I love all the hearts and bling. Can't wait for the release.

Jackie Pedro said...

Aqua and Grey are STUNNING together!! Such a beauty, Julee!

DJreflections said...

Liked your different coloring and not your standard pink or red. NIcely done, too.

Lisa M. said...

Aqua and grey is such a fun combination and this is just darling!

Connie F. said...

Love the sentiment and the colors that you chose.

Lorie M aka MelodyGal said...

So pretty, Julee. Love the white-on-white and that awesome sentiment!!

Heather said...

LOVE it! Aqua really is such a great color, and goes with so many other colors. Beautiful!

Ola said...

What a gorgeous card... I love the color combo, absolutely stunning!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Terri E. said...

Great color combo. That little pop of bling is to die for.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Rissa said...

what a gorgeous card!