Diva Inspirations Blog Hop


Happy Tuesday and welcome to February!  I love new beginnings, and this month we're kicking things off in style with a Diva Inspirations Blog Hop!  Today you'll be hopping along with our Diva Inspirations team, who are putting a brand new spin on some of those well-loved sets from days gone by.  If you've been hopping already, you're about midway through the hop.  If you're just getting here, you can see the master hop list at the bottom of this post.

As always, there's a hidden prize, so leave a comment as you hop along.  Check out the Verve Blog for the prize details and to read a little about our 3 newest Divas and our February promotions!  

 Once I started on my project, I just couldn't stop, so I've got a few more photos than usual.  This month, we're getting back to our Stamp of the Month feature.  For February, Sweet on You is our Stamp of the Month and it's on sale 40% off through the end of the month!  It's a perfect set for treat giving, with sentiments that coordinate with lots of different candies and gifts and a couple oval frame stamps to set them off!  I couldn't wait to pair Sweet on You with the cute little critters in the To the Moon set for some fun child valentines!
Okay, well the first one isn't really for a child - it's for my DH!  I love this You're RED HOT sentiment and decided to put his little monkey mouth at a slant so it looks like he's letting out a good "woot woo"!  {grin}.  The dotted oval frame from Sweet on You is punched out with the Wide Oval punch from SU! and then layered onto a Vintage Oval Die.  All of that is layered onto a Sweet Scallop Tag stamped, cut out and then layered onto a Sweet Scallop die and tied around a potion bottle filled with...you guessed it... red hots!
Next up is the little spotted giraffe from To the Moon, and I paired him with the I love you to PIECES sentiment from Sweet on You, because I thought his coloring reminded me of reese's pieces.  I used the Sweet Scallop Tag stamp and Sweet Scallop die, adding the little heart trio from To the Moon, and finished off with a sweet little heart shaped button.

The third little amigo is the elephant from To the Moon.  I figured since elephants are usually gray (here I colored him with a silver colored pencil), they could use a little color in their world and picked the You color MY WORLD sentiment from Sweet on You.  I used the Sweet Scallop Tag stamp and Sweet Scallop die again, and I embossed the WORLD in white on 5 colors of cardstock, then cut each letter out and pieced together.  And in the bottle... a colorful display of Skittles!
So I got to the end of my potion bottles, but there was still a fourth amigo hanging around.  This darling little polar bear from To the Moon seemed made for the Can't bear it WITHOUT YOU sentiment from Sweet on You, so I had to make one more little treat!  This time I used a little kraft sack I got at Archivers and filled it with a small ziploc full of gummy bears.  I added a Sweet Scallop die and Jotted heart die behind my bear and sentiment, then clipped on with a mini library clip and mini paper clip.  I finished off with some divine twine and a few little rhinestones.

Okay, I'm done showing and telling.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous rest of the day! The master hop list is below! And we've hidden a little mystery prize on one of today's hop spots, so be sure to leave a little comment love as you hop around. One lucky commenter on the mystery hop spot will win a $30 gift certificate to the Verve Store! The deadline for comment entries is Saturday, February 5.  Happy hopping!
Diva Inspirations Blog Hop


Master Hop List
1. Betty 6. Michelle
2. Dawn 7. Lynda
3. Jen d. 8. Shannan
4. Jen T. 9. Sony
5. Julee 10.Susan


Enabler's List - Potion Bottle Trio
Stamps: Sweet on You, To the Moon , Sweet Scallop Tag (stamp) (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, White, Black, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz, Marina Mist (SU!)
Ink: Onyx Black, Crimson Red (Versafine), Cherry Cobbler, Copic markers, silver colored pencil
Accessories: Sweet Scallop Tag Die, Vintage Oval Die (Verve Stamps), potion bottles (Taylored Expressions), black twine, rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), heart buttons, glitter heart (Jesse James), trinket pin (Maya Road), polka dot ribbon (May Arts), Wide Oval Punch (SU!), Scrapper's Floss (Karen Foster), Scallop Classic Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Reese's Pieces, Red Hots, Skittles 


Enabler's List - Can't Bear It Kraft Sack
Stamps: Sweet on You, To the Moon (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, White, Black
Ink: Onyx Black, Crimson Red (Versafine)
Accessories: Jotted Heart Die, Sweet Scallop Tag Die (Verve Stamps) kraft mini envelope, gummy bears, cherry divine twine (TCP), heart button, red rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), mini library clip (SU!), mini paper clip (Tim Holtz) 

111 comments

  1. Wowsers...that jars of candy with the cute little tags are just too cute!! I love how you have used those adorable little animals here!! Awesome!!

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  2. eek! Aren't those the cutest? Love the sweet idea!!! Thanks for inviting me to join your divahood! I'm so freaking excited!!!

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  3. Oh my word! What amazing creativity. These are all perfect. I am so in awe. Love, love them. Just might have to get the Sweet on You set now! Sigh.

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  4. Absolutely adorable gifts! These will bring a smile to everyone that gets one, I'm sure! Great idea.
    Kris, Wadsworth, OH

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  5. These projects are fabulous! So bright and colourful and fun. I keep on adding stamps sets to my wish list!

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  6. Oh my goodness, these are so cute! This set pairs perfectly with To The Moon! What a great new feature!

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  7. I love how the sentiments match up with the goodies inside (like reese's pieces with "I love you to pieces"!!) These are SO fun! Way too cute with those sweet little critters....TFS!

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  8. Such amazing "sweet" things - really liking the different, colourful tags.

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  9. okay!!! so now I'd better get into the groove! you've inspired me ~ love everything that you've done here!

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  10. Goshhhh....aren't those so cute!! Love them!!

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  11. Awe...how cute are these?! Wow, very neat Julee! TFS!

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  12. OH MY GOSH, Julee, these are fabulous! I just ADORE each of them! So, so cute!

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  13. These are adorable!! I may have to try these...

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  14. Totally scrumptious and so beautifully detailed, Julee! Awesome treat containers! The little animals just make these even extra special, too!

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  15. These are terrific! Love them.

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  16. These are beyond adorable, Julee! I resisted this set on my last order but may have to cave and get it after seeing so many wonderful projects and cards with it. Great picks for the new Divas too :)

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  17. Julee, these are fantastic! I have this set and I'm excited I can use it now for cute but not cutesy valentine gifts for my grown kids! This is so clever of you!

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  18. Oh, my goodness. These are as cute as they can be !!! So clever how you used all the colors for the word "world" . Yes, they are just darling.

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  19. Your four tags are just adorable, love the idea and colors. I love tag art, beautiful work.

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  20. This is so much fun! I love those jars of candy!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  21. These are so clever, Julee! I love the candy bottles with the adorable tags!! Neat!!

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  22. Really cute idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  23. Love your project! Just so sweet!!

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  24. These are just the cutest! LOVE them! These will surely bring a huge smile to the lucky recipients! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  25. You are a genius my friend!! Those bottles are the cutest things EVER! And the To the Moon animals with Sweet on You!?? AWESOME! I'm totally making me a card with that combo pronto! Love this Julee!

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  26. Eeekkk... these are the cutest! Love those sweet critters and what you did with them. Super great project!

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  27. These are just the cutest and cleverest Julee!! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and attention to detail!! I LOVE this project!!

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  28. Oh, these are so cute! Love the addition of the sweet animals to your tags.

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  29. AMAZING and SWEET! Love your potion bottles with those adorable tags! They would make awesome items to sell at a bazaar!

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  30. Oh boy who wouldn't love to receive one of these goodie jars...great job

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  31. Oh Julee, these tags are so sweet! Love how you've embellished each of them!

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  32. These are too cute! What a great idea for your loved ones. Again, you have amazed me!

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  33. Love those potions bottles. What great little treats.

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  34. Oh, I bet putting these together was fun for you! Love your bright colors!

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  35. These tags are so fabulous! What great creativity. The animals are all so adorable. :-)

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  36. This is so beautiful Julee.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  37. My gosh, these are adorable!

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  38. Wow! These would make great gifts for work or teachers. Love Them.

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  39. Those little jars are so cute!!! Got my mojo going! I just love that To the moon set!

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  40. I love your twist of FUN&CUTE

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  41. WOW! I LOVE these candy holders. So adorable. Thanks for sharing them with us during the Diva Inspirations blog hop. :D

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  42. Very cute jars and I love the tags! My favorite is the giraffe. Great job!

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  43. Those little sweetie tubes are great.

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  44. Oh... so cute and colorful!!! I can see why you had so much fun creating them. Love the new sets.

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  45. Oh I love them! Wonderful designs!

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  46. Oh my gosh - what adorable little bottles of treats Julee.

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  47. The valentine treats are so cute! I especially love your piecing of
    world to match the background paper. Great job!

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  48. How awesome is this set?? I love how you've combined the different sets :) Too, too cute!

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  49. Oh these are so fun and cute and just gorgeous Julee!

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  50. These are so cute. What lovely gifts.

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  51. fabulous colours, Julee!!! And yummy candies...were any eaten during the making and posting? Just askin'!! lol ;)

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  52. Those are all just too darn cute. My grandchildren would love them. Clever!!

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  53. These are so cute! What a fun and creative idea.

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  54. Oh my GOSH Julee, these are GENIUS!!! Not only are they SO creative but they are absolutely darling! You rocked this challenge girl!!!

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  55. So CUTE!!!!! This is the next set I am buying, I love it! And I love how you personalized each animal to the gift. I love your whole project, but then, I usually do. : )

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  56. Oh my goodness, these are just darling! I love how the sentiments match the candies, CUTE!!

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  57. oh, I love these.. so very cute itdeas.

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  58. Eeeeeeek CUTENESS!!!! I absolutely ADORE these Julee!!! Too stinkin' cute for words!!!! lol and thank you again so very much for making me a Diva ;)

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  59. Your tags are beautiful! I love those cute little animals!

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  60. These are just fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

    Joan
    MN

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  61. I would treasure to relish their beauty..... So very attractive with the colors & forms..... Hugs))))

    Ash...
    (http://hastkala-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  62. These are the cutest! Love the tags and those little animals!

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  63. What fantastic project! Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Oh my word!! What a cute little set of goodies!! They are all SO adorable!!
    Beth Greco

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  65. What fabulous potion jars! I love them :) My favorite bit is the way you made each letter of "world" a different color. Fun!

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  66. These made me drool!! They are gorgeous!!

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  67. OMG- that is freakin' adorable, Julee!!! The colors, the stamps, the design...delightful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  68. so cute, and clever

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  69. These treat jars are adorable and I love the scallop tag die. Awesome!

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  70. Oh my gosh, these are so adorable!! Love it!

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  71. Neat idea, I love how it all ties into the candy.

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  72. I LOVE Sweet on You and To the Moon...SO adorable. These are great gift ideas!!

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  73. Julee, What a great idea -- I love all of them and I know my grandchilren would too -- I'd better get making some!

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  74. I can't even begin to express how super cute these are!! What great inspiration! Can't wait to see what follows!!

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  75. Eek! I've got to get out this set! I love the color my world tag... well, I love 'em all.

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  76. WOW... these are adorable!! How perfect are the sentiments and porion bottles and those critters!!! If Mark likes red hots... add some to peanuts for a snack... my mom always loved this and it's pretty good, IMHO!!

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  77. Cute project idea. Adorable tags.
    Jean McGee

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  78. These are so adorable. Love the colors.

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  79. 'adorable
    valentine ideas!!! Love your stuff, Julee!

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  80. adorable
    valentine ideas!!! Love your stuff, Julee!

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  81. wow you put tons of work into these I wouldn't let anyone eat them!

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  82. These little jars are so delightful! I love the tags!!! Very cute!

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  83. Julee,
    These tags are so cute!! And very reminiscent of children's valentine card sets. As a child, I loved looking at every single one in the set!! Isn't that funny, it seems funny now. LOL I like how you set each animal to the side, but like they are hanging over the tag or rather presenting it. The extra layer of their face is brilliant. So much fun and so welcoming to the recipient.

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  84. Love the tags and of course love the candy! You always inspire me to do more and do it better!

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  85. Could these possibly be any cuter? I think not!! LOVE the glittery heart!! These are amazing Julee!

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  86. These candie Jars are absolutely adorable.

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  87. These are so fabulous Julee! Anyone would love to have one.

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  88. Wow. Just exceptional projects. I love it!

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  89. So cute! Great for grown-ups too.

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  90. Julee- these are wonderful little bottles and how fun!

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  91. These are so fun and fabulous Julie!! I love those little animals.

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  92. Don't you just love the elephant?? My 3 gkids would love the cards and candy. Me too~

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  93. Julee you never cease to amaze me with all your creativity! Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

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  94. Oh my these are just adorable - I'm def. going to have to give these a try; although I know they won't be a pinch on your wonderful creations!

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  95. Just the cutest ever!! Oh how clever you are too. Love all the color and that sweet stamp set that has multi uses, not just for babies. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  96. What a cute idea! You are going to make someones day! Thanks for sharing

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  97. Love what you created with this stamp set! It's at the top of my wish list! Hee!Hee!

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  98. Hi Julee!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these tags!! I was wondering though, since you layered the tags ... did you cut one of the layers by hand? I'm considering CASE'ing for a teacher gift for staff appreciation - but would have to make 60 tags!! Let me know! Thanks so much and keep up the great work! I love VERVE!

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