Hope Blooms Spotlight Hopping

Hi again!  It's time to shine for our final Verve spotlight before tonight's Release PARTY!   It's the fourth day of hopping, and once again there's a prize hidden on one of today's hop spots! Just leave a little shout-out in the comments as you hop about for a chance to win some new Verve of your very own! The deadline for prize commenting is tonight {4/15} at 6PM Mountain.  Winners will be announced at our Release PARTY!


Today the Divas are spotlighting Hope Blooms, an all-occasion sentiment with three fabulous blooms.  I'm totally smitten with the three blooms in this set, not to mention the fonts! It seriously makes me happy just to sit and stare at them in their packaging!  (And that's definitely saying something considering the number of stamp sets I've packaged in the last few years!) Anyhow, for my card, I went with a birthday theme and the April Get Your Diva On challenge!

And, if you've been all giddy with release week excitement and forgot about the challenge, never fear, you have until Sunday night to get your entries in!  One entry will be chosen to be a Guest Diva for a future release, receiving all the stamps and dies for that release and will be spotlight hopping right here alongside all the Divas!  Sounds exciting, huh?  Well, come play along!  This month's challenge is hosted by Amber, and she's cooked up a recipe challenge, complete with a little chart that changes depending on the first letter of your name, so be sure to check out all the details on the challenge thread!

Hi... my name is Julee and I love turquoise, brown and pink, and have been known to have a thing for twine, buttons and brads!  {grin}  So that's where I started, and not to be one to limit my layers, I had every intention of making a circle card.  ONLY... see that baja breeze circle?  That was my original card size!  EEKS!  Way too small to fit all the goodies I was stamping with the new Hope Blooms set!  Luckily Amber allowed us one category substitution.  So I switched out my circle card for a long shaped card and all was well again!


I did a little background stamping with the blooms both on the cream layer and the baja breeze layer.  Then I cut the Floral Circles dies from Pink Pirouette and stamped the blooms over it. The flowers are slightly bigger than the dies when paired straight across and I think it gives a real natural look to them!  Why don't we get a little close-up... don't be shy?! {giggle} I accented the flower with a button and layered them on dimensionals.

Next up I stamped the smallest bloom on a punched out circle, then stamped over it with the Wish Big sentiment from Birthday Phrases.  Then this is matted and layered onto Charming Oval Dies, another circle punch and finally matted with the large Floral Circle die.  Pretty cool looking thingamabob, huh?

Oh, and there's the happy birthday sentiment!  I just love the combination of a big fat font with a skinny scripty font!  In fact I love it so much that I used it as a background as well as the sentiment for the card!  Then I just finished off the recipe with some loopy looped twine.  Such a fun challenge!


Okay, that's enough rambling!  The Divas are also spotlighting the Proverbs 16:9 Plain Jane today, so hop around to see what everyone chose to play with!


1. Julee 8. Jackie
2. Tosh 9. Charmaine
3. Amber 10. Janelle
4. Amy 11. Teresa
5. Maureen 12. Laurie
6. Cresta 13. Sankari
7. Andrea 14. Melissa

TODAY'S PRIZE:
Hope Blooms, Proverbs 16:9 Plain Jane and Floral Circles Die Set



Enabler's List:
Stamps: Hope Blooms, Birthday Phrases (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso (SU!), Natural White (Neenah)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories: Floral Circles Die Set, Charming Oval Die Set, Classic and Petite Scallop Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), circle punches (SU!), button, brads, twine, corner chomper

71 comments

  1. Super cute! Love your "save" with the circle card to circle element switch. Can't wait to get my hands on these flower sets and dies!! "See" you tonight!

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  2. Julee, yesterday's spotlights were all gorgeous. Your DT is amazing...each and every one of them!!!
    Your card is lovely and that thingamabob is so creative.....and inspirational. I've gotta get into more layers.

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  3. Your background stamping is fabulous! I love the blossom too! So beautiful!

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  4. Delightful! I love how you stamped the sentiment circle with the flower behind it. Just sweet little touches everywhere! Can't wait for tonight! Hope all goes well, everything looks marvelous!

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  5. Wow, wow, wow. As always, I am incredibly inspired by your projects! Love the colors and those flower sets/dies are just fabulous!

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  6. Beautiful...I love the flower.

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  7. Wow!! I just love your card!!

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  8. This is so beautiful!! Love the soft colors you chose and the blooms are gorgeous!

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  9. I love your background stamping and your flowers are rockin! I love this whole release and can't wait to play tonight at the release party :) WTG Julee!

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  10. Great new posey and I love the different backgrounds you created! I LOVE the fonts - you're a master at creating unique ones!

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  11. This is great, I love those flowers!

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  12. I just LOVE that stamp set..great job

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  13. Amazing! it is so beautifully put together!

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  14. Love this card, the colors are great! Thanks for such wonderful stamps!

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous - another knockout release.

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  16. Oh Julee, this looks amazing! TOTALLY love the background you created...ohhh those fonts! :) This stamp/die set is definitely a must-have with all this versatility! What inspiration you've created!

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  17. Beautiful card, Julee. Love the embellishments!

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  18. Can't wait to see the full release! Beautiful card love the backgrounds you created!!

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  19. Love those flower dies and how you used then.

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  20. Beautiful Card! I am in love with this set.
    Rachelle
    joyfulhrtatgmail.com

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  21. A beautiful card, and fun that you got to use all your favourite things on it! I love those Floral Corcles also. Looks like a great release in on the horizon!

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  22. Ramble away - I love reading your play-by-play! This card is gorgeous and your flowers...stunning! BE-YOO-TI-FUL!

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  23. oooooo such a pretty card! I love the layout you used and may have to steal it :-) thank you!

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  24. another great card!!! love the layered flowers :-) the colours are awesome.

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  25. Sweet card:) I love the sentiment stamped background....the fonts are so cute.

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  26. Super cute, love those dies for the flowers, very awesome. The card is beautiful!

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  27. This is really pretty! I love the colors you used, and the flowers are fabulous!!

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  28. Beautiful card....love the stamped background, and those flowers are fabulous!

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  29. I love all of your background stamping!

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  30. Hi, my name is Marisa and I am addicted to swiss Dots, flowers, butterflies and Verve LOL!

    Your card is fabulous! I can see how that tiny circle was confining for you ;) Love how it turned out! Oh to have but a few of your creative genes - then maybe, just maybe I could think like a Diva :)

    SO looking forward to tonite! See you then (((hugs)))

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  31. What a gorgeous card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  32. I just love your "Pretty cool looking thingamabob"- love all those layers, and would not have thought to use the flower die as the background. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. This is adorable - shoot, and I have been struggling with 'getting my Diva on' this week, I think I need Crisco to make mine fir or something... Looking forward to the release party this evening! All the sneak peeks have been fabulous, I fear this is going to be an expensive release for me.

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  34. Oh this is so fun! I always love seeing stamped backgrounds. I just never seem to think of something great to do myself, lol. Thanks so much for the inspiration. See ya tonight. :D

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  35. This is definitely a "WOW" card. I love the stamped background... I prefer making backgrounds that "match" (coordinate with) my focal images when is works to do that. This new Verve set makes that so easy!!!

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  36. Love the stamped background! this is a great card.

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  37. Lovely creativity!!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  38. I'm so very excited for this release! I am totally loving those new flowers and dies!

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  39. cool project. thanks for telling me about the hop

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  40. Oh so pretty - love these colours. What a gorgeous background you've created. I really think the way you've corner rounded the opposite corners give this an overall elegant look. I'm already in love with this new set just from seeing these flowers.

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  41. This is just gorgeous. You always give so much inspiration.

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  42. Fun hop - you really do have an amazing team!

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  43. Very pretty! These colors look fab together.

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  44. Too funny how you had to change the card sized to fit everything on!

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  45. Really, really like this! Can't wait to see all the stamps!

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  46. Lovely colors and like your layout. TFS

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  47. Wow! What a way to start off the last hop before the release! I have to admit that I thought "Another flower set?", but now that I've seen it, I'm convinced! They look awesome with the dies.

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  48. I love the layered flower and that great big scalloped circle! Great card!

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  49. Love it Julee! Fabulous card and i love your save--because I love all these elements together!

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  50. I love your colors and your layering! Great card!!!

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  51. I love your thingamabob! :) Great card! Can't wait till tonight!
    Mackie

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  52. Oooooh Weeeee I am so super excited! I love your card; absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to see what's revealed tonight! Lovely Card! You are so talented!

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  53. Very pretty. Love the colors. The flower stamps and dies have been my favorite this week. Love all the creativity in the blog hops.

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  54. Fabulous card - love the colors!

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  55. So excited with the new stamps. The blossom is so precious.

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  56. Very pretty card, the colors are gorgeous, Julee!

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  57. I love how you have framed the sentiment and that triple flower is beautiful!

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  58. great card, love the stacked flowers

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  59. Pretty. Love all the layers.
    God bless,
    PeggyS

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  60. A wonderful card. I love the circles and flowers.

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  61. I adore the layers on the sentiment, such sweetness Julee!

    enjoy *~*

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  62. BEAUTIFUL, Julee! Your card turned out fabulously! LOVE that layered flower and all that layering for the sentiment layer too! Must remember to try that with my dies!!! You are so inspiring!

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  63. Wonderful card...love the flowers!
    Jan Castle

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  64. Wow beautiful card!!!! Loooove that pink flower!! Thank you for sharing!

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  65. What a neat layout, Julee! Such a beautiful card!

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  66. Julee, those stamped backgrounds are awesome on this card. The card shape just gives them room to shine!

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