Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lucky Ducky Spotlight Day 1

Hi friends!  It's Wednesday, and time to shine our sneaky Verve spotlight on some brand new stamps!  The release Divas are putting on a little hop today to introduce you to a new set called Lucky Ducky and our Hope Perches Plain JaneAnd since we love to celebrate, there's a prize hidden on one of today's hop spots, so leave a little shout-out in the comments as you hop about for a chance to win some new Vervey goodness!  You can check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize details, deadlines and a little bit about our fabulous Guest Diva, Janelle Stollfus.

Okay, so let's get this party started!!!  You can find the master hop list at the bottom of this post, but for now I'll turn your attention to this little debut of the Lucky Ducky set.  You'll also see a little peek-sy at one of the new die sets if you look closely.


My dear friend, Shannan, has been hinting around about wanting a ducky set literally since the dawn of Verve.  So when I sat down to illustrate some whimsical spring critters, I knew a duck would just have to make an appearance.  And thus began the happy little existence of a fellow I like to call Dax the duck. He's colored with Copics, cut out, then layered on two dies from the new Charming Oval Die Set.  I then stamped the sentiment from Lucky Ducky inside of the Vintage Oval Frame (stamped, colored and die cut with the Vintage Oval die).  And since he's just hanging out on a fine spring day, I added the kite from To the Moon.  I finished off with some Black Licorice Divine Twine, a little thin ric rac and some bling from Pizzazz Aplenty.  The trick to getting the twine to lay just right and curl up on the ends?  I place it how I want it, then use a toothpick to dab a tiny drop of Diamond Glaze on the paper below the twine, then press it in.  Once I get it just so, I then trim the ends and everything stays in place.  Here I added a couple drops under each side of the bow, to keep things all neat and tidy.

Well, that wraps it up for me.  If you missed my sneak peek of the Hope Perches Plain Jane, just scroll down to the next post or click here.  Tune in tomorrow for two sneaky peeks from me... my CASE study challenge card and our Day 2 Spotlight Hop.  Hope you have a fabulous time hopping today!  See ya soon!

1. Charmaine 7. Teresa
2. Janelle 8. Amber
3. Laurie 9. Tosh
4. Jackie 10. Amy
5. Sankari 11. Andrea
6. Julee (ME) 12. Maureen

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Lucky Ducky, Vintage Oval Frame (stamp), To the Moon
Paper: Roadshow Collection (Fancy Pants), Girl's Paperie DP, black, cream
Ink: A Muse Black Ink, Copic Markers
Accessories: Vintage Oval Die, Charming Oval Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Black Licorice Divine Twine (TCP), Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug), ric rac, rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty)

93 comments:

  1. Amazing as always, Julee! I love the twine, super cute bow and MAN do I adore this ducky:) SO CUTE!

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  2. Beautiful card Julee.
    I love the ducky. Love all the details.

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  3. C-U-T-E!!!! He is adorable and more. What a great card.

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  4. SUPER Cute!! The colors together are so pretty together...

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  5. Very cute. Love the little kite added.

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  6. Oooh! I love the yellow against the black! It just POPS! this is the sweetest little card, I love it!! Gorgeous new stamps!!

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  7. Oh, it's looking so fabulous already, and it's only Day One! This is a great color combination for Dax...! Looking forward to more!

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  8. Yea!! I'm soooo ready for some NEW Verve!!!

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  9. Dax is so darling! He will be welcome where he is sent!! Wonderful card!

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  10. What a cute card! I love all of the layering.

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  11. Love Dax!! He is the cutest!! And I'm liking the new dies here too. Your yellow gingam just screams Spring. Can't wait to see the release soon.

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  12. Oh, Julee, this is such a perfectly whimsical card - I love it! Those duckies are too cute & I am loving the peek at the new die :)

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  13. Julee, once again fabulous. Your stamps as well as the cards you make with them never stop amazing me. I hope you enjoy the rest of release week. Have a good day!

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  14. This is the BEST!!! Love your paper choice, love your layout, love your embellishments, I want this card.
    CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!
    Enjoy your day.

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  15. I think your card is just too sweet. I love the ducky stamp.

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  16. Oh gosh!! That paper is fantastic and really goes well with spring AND the duck. I like what I see as gas as those oval dies, too!

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  17. Love the duck--and the saying! This card is fantastic!

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  18. oh, I love that I know his name now, Dax!! I always love to hear how you come up with the sets :) Love the colours...it's really "ducky." Pun intended!! lol

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  19. I like the way you chose where to put the ducky very pretty and I am so happy I found your blog !

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  20. Your card is of oourse, wonderful, as always! I love the ducky sentiment! Great tip on how you did the twine ... love it!

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  21. Such a sweet card. Love the gingham and your special little touches!

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  22. I love, love, love the stamp! You used it well!

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  23. WOW WOW WOW! I am DEFINITELY in love with your card, your site, your STAMPS! LOVE VERVE! The details are amazing!

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  24. Super cute!! The twine is fun and the ducky is so cute!!!

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  25. So cute- started my day with a smile- thanks!

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  26. Oh, I am in love with this little ducky! Love the yellow gingham, perfect!

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  27. You have such talent. I love the stamp sets you create and the projects that you display!

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  28. That duckie is SO darn cute! can't wait to get my hands on it! Your card i beautigully created and I love that kite on the side! your card says spring...and spring makes me SMILE :)

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  29. So sweet! Dax is a true delight =) Fabulous card!

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  30. That is one cute duckie to add to the Verve menagerie :) Darling card with the added kite.

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  31. Dax is soo cute!!.....great color combo and I love the new die.

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  32. So sweet! Just a darling image and so fun!

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  33. This is super cute!! Love the baker's twine! ♥♥♥

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  34. Sweet! Especially with the gingham.

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  35. Oh Julee...he`s so cute! I love your colors and that swirly twine? DIVINE. ;) Thanks for the tip on how to keep the twine where it needs to be. As always, YOU ROCK!

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  36. Julee, as I've been clawing my way out of depression, the idea/concept/image of a duck letting things roll off her back has sustained me so while you made the duck for a different friend, know that I may very well be happiest about this new stamp! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  37. That little ducky l;ooks great!

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  38. I love the stamp set you used. It is so CUTE!!! Adorable card Julee.

    Thank you for sharing!!
    Carol Froehlich

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  39. Oh I can't wait to see the rest of the stamps in the set...this duck is just the cutest thing!!

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  40. Totally adorable and fabulous! LOVE the soft yellow gingham and the little kite is the perfect touch! Wonderful card, Julee!

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  41. Love this fun spring card and Dax. When I saw the advertisement for the new release, I wondered if that cute little guy would match up with the To The Moon crew. I can't wait to see him used with those guys!

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  42. What a gorgeous card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  43. What a cutie little ducky! I think he's coming home with me on Friday :)

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  44. Super cute card!! Thanks so much for a chance to win some Verve stamps!!

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  45. Oh, I knew he must have a name!!!!!! Your sweet cheery card certainly hits the whimsy and fun homerun!

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  46. Really cute. Love the twine.

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  47. I adore what I've seen of those little ducks, Julee!! And, I thought I saw a new die in there... :)

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  48. Love the yellow gingham and the twine with the little duck image! Fabulous. Is it Friday night yet? :-)

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  49. Fantastic! Your card is awesome, and that ducky is just too cute!

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  50. This is great love the yellow and black this ducky is perfect!

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  51. This card is soooo cute. Love the ducky.

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  52. Your card is adorable, love little DAX the ducky. The yellow gingham papers are perfect and I can't wait to see more of that oval die cut. Awesome work.

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  53. Love the yellow gingham DP paired up with this sweet duck! Gorgeous card!

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  54. Julee, I just luv this...so sweet, the accent of black makes it all pop...total cuteness...have a super evening!

    enjoy *~*

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  55. I love this little guy more & more as I progress through the blog hop. Very clever use of the frame embellishment. It really looks like he is thinking "surprise" for someone. TFS, EdieB

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  56. This card just made me smile! Seriously - an adorable duck and yellow gingham - is a recipe for a smile!

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  57. This is so cte! Love the duck.

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  58. Love the yellow and black! The twine is perfect! Can't wait for the release party!

    Mackie

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  59. Totally love the gingham! And the green accent color looks so sharp. Intrigued by the oval dies - can't wait! Thanks for sharing

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  60. The little duck is adorable and we need a little reminder of Spring among the snow that is falling today in the northeast!

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  61. What an adorable little duck. I love him on the yellow checked paper.

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  62. What an adorable card! I love the baker's twine. It adds the perfect touch. :D

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  63. Ooooh, yay! More Verve-a-licious dies! Julee, Dax the Duck is absolutely adorable, and I most definitely need him in my Verve collection. :)

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  64. love the addition of the kite and the bow with the twine is so sweet

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  65. Hey, that's the 2nd card design with gingham! Love it!

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  66. What a delightful card, Julee! Love the papers, the fab twine and that adorable little ducky! So super cute!

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  67. Julee, this is so sweet! Love the great layout and the kite you added!!!

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  68. This is TOO cute, Julee! I LOVE all that yellow gingham! LOVE it!

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  69. Seriously, could this set be any cuter? I think NOT!

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  70. Just adore this sweet card. This layout is stunning, and all the details are, too!

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  71. adorable...love the little kite...cuteness!!

    www.CardsPaperAndScrapbooks.com

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  72. Love the duck and the yellow gingham is perfect.

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  73. So cute! I love all the details, especially the embossing and the twine. They really add a great touch. And, who could resist the duck! He's adorable!

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  74. What an adorable ducky you designed! Love that set! I see that trendy baker's twine everywhere these days, and it wraps up this card perfectly.

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  75. cute and sweet card, Julee.You card has always been beautiful and gives so much inspiration. i Heart you!
    also...
    can't wait for the release. I am about to finalize my order and found out about the release. I am eagerly waiting...
    It is going to be an awesome new release!

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  76. Just a sweet little duck Julee. He can not get any cuter.

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  77. LOVE this card Julee, REALLY! I love that happy sunny yellow gingham paper, that fun twine, the pretty aqua paper to contrast, the cute duck, the layout and perfectly placed rhinestones... EVERYTHING ROCKS!

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  78. Loving the adorable little ducky. His "facial" expression makes me laugh!

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  79. You have created yet another adorable animal with this duck! Great job!

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  80. Super cute, love the colors and the twine.

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  81. TOO CUTE Julee! I LOVE all of the gingham!

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