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:

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

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  2. Oh, these colors are FAB! LOVE your card!

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

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  4. 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!

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

    So inspiring!!

    Crafty Hugs!
    Meredith

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

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

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

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

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  10. Great colour combination and love the style of the card.

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  11. Adorable and love the color combos!!!

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

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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. :)

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  15. Awesome colors! I love your tags from yesterday too!

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  16. This is dazzling!

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  17. I really like the different color combo. Lovely,

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

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

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  20. 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!

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

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

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

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  24. Stunning! I love the aqua, great choice!

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

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  26. 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!!

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  27. 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

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

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

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  30. I love aqua as well and this cards colors are beautiful

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

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  32. love the aqua! Very pretty Julee!

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

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

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  35. love it! LOVE the color combo you used!!

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  36. 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!

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  37. 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.

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  38. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  45. 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.

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  46. Love your aqua choice. Beautiful card!

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  47. This is truly a Verve/Julee card!

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  48. 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

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  49. Such a pretty card.
    Renee
    naygg6@sbcglobal.net

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  50. Gorgeous! Love those colours together!

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

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

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  53. I love those colors you chose. Great card!

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  54. 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

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

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

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

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

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  59. Like the colors you chose its just beautiful
    Jen

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

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  61. Simply gorgeous as is the colors you used.

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

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  63. Love all the little extras on your card.

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

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

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  66. 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!!!

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

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

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  69. 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!!!

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

    enjoy *~*

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

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  72. 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.

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  73. 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!).

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  74. Oh that's classy! Wonderful colors!

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  75. 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!!

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

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  77. gorgeous Julee, love the distressing and colors!

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

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

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  80. Interesting color scheme. Love it.

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  81. Just beautiful, Julee! I love the colors!

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  82. Love your card, it is adorable.

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  83. 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} ...

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  84. This is beautiful. Love the colors. TFS

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

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

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  87. 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.

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

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  89. Love this Julee, Love the colors and the bling.

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

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

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  92. Love your color combo. The card is so cute.

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

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

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

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

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

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  98. Love the sentiment and the colors that you chose.

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

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

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

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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