July Diva Inspirations Hop

Hi friends!  It's the first of the month and that means our Diva Inspirations team (plus a few Divas from the release team) is putting on a blog hop to kick the month off right!  We've got an awesome line-up, and don't forget to leave a little love in the comments section as you hop around, because a lucky commenter on the hop will win a Verve gift certificate!  Just in time to spend at our July release next Friday night!  Head on over to the Verve blog for all the hop details and deadlines.  The master blog hop list is at the end of this post.


This super sweet layout is by Amber Hight and just happens to be the first Viva la Verve sketch for July!  Play along with all of our July sketches and you just might be the lucky winner of our entire Anni-VERVE-sary release.  And let me just say, it's gonna be BIG!!!

My card features the July Stamp of the Month... Carpe Cupcake, which is a steal at 40% off in July!  I  think you probably remember me saying it was birthday season?  Well, July brings FIVE Diva birthdays (Charmaine, Sony, ME, Jen T. and Teresa), so we're celebrating with 20% off our birthday stamps and a free goody bag for orders over $75!  Hooray!

Well, I've rambled on a bit and I wanted to keep this short.  We're having our kitchen & dining room floors redone this week and the house has been a war zone.  It's looking great, though.  Just some detail woodworking left tomorrow and we can put our house back together again!  Yay!

Okay, I'll leave you with the hop list and an enabler's list, since I didn't really give you any details about the card.  {sheepish grin}  Happy Hopping!!!

Diva Inspirations Blog Hop
Master Hop List
1. Julee9. Susan
2. Betty10. Andrea
3. Dawn11. Charmaine
4. Jen d.12. Teresa
5. Jen T.13. Maureen
6. Lynda14. Amber
7. Shannan15. Amy
8. Sony


Enabler's List:
Stamps: Carpe Cupcake, Birthday Bash, Vintage Oval Frame (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Journey (Authentique), Sahara Sand (SU!), Walnut Stain (Ranger C'oredinations)
Ink: Early Espresso, Pacific Point, Sahara Sand (SU!), Copic markers
Accessories:  Vintage Oval Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Grand Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Polka Dots ef (Cuttlebug), liquid pearls (Ranger), shiny silver pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), seam binding ribbon (Prairie Bird Boutique on Etsy), clear detail embossing powder (Judikins)

89 comments

  1. Awesome card! Love Carpe Cupcake and the colors you chose are amazing. Sounds like tons of birthday fun going on at Verve! Happy Birthday to the Divas:)

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  2. This color combo is fabulous! I love how you designed the squares. Gorgeous!
    Mackie

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  3. So cute. What a perfect sketch for the Carpe Cupcake set. Love all the little details and embellishments to decorate the cupcakes.

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  4. Oh my goodness, Julee! This is awesome! Love those cupcakes! Fantastic card!!!

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  5. Wow! You always blow me away with your color choices and creativity. Blue cupcakes! And it works beautifully :)

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  6. What a wonderful card! Love the brown and blue colour combo and the sweet little cupcake popped up on the sentiment!

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  7. Love this set. So glad it's on sale this month! August is a big month for birthdays around here so good to get and get working on cards for next month!

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  8. Those colors are over-the-top amazing!!!

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  9. Great card! I am loving the Authentique papers right now too! I am gonna go over and check out the sale, my birthday is in July too, and I need me some more Verve! :) Have a fantastic day, Julee!

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  10. Love the layout on this card.. I'm getting ready to head down to my craftroom to make my daughter a card for her birthday, which is tomorrow!! This one would be perfect!! Awesome stamp set!

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  11. OMGosh, what an adorable card. Love your colors, bow and layout. What a great way to start my morning on a wonderful blog hop!
    Happy 4th of July!

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  12. Great card. Love this sketch and the way you used it. This is one of my favorite color combos. Great details and design on your card. TFS

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  13. What fun..Love the layout and your fine little techniques in color are so beautiful. Love it Julee

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  14. Super color combo on this darling card!

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  15. What a gorgeous card. I am loving the brown and blue color combo myself these days.

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  16. WOW, what a terrific take on the sketch! and the blue is gorgeous...
    Kim

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  17. Not a cupcake fan here, but this is a definite YES for me! I love the papers you chose, the card is fantastic!

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  18. Gorgeous card! I love all of the layers!

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  19. Gorgeous, Julee! Love your interpretation of the sketch and those yummy cupcakes!

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  20. thanks for another one of your lovely cards...love the seize the cupcake quote...to cool...thanks for sharing your art!

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  21. Beautiful card. Love the colors! Such a cool blue!

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  22. Love the set and what a beautiful card!

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  23. Such a pretty card, Julee! I love the little cupcakes! I can't wait to see the new release!

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  24. Super cool sketch; love the softness of the blues; so elegant!

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  25. You made a cupcake elegant! Gorgeous colors and textures.

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  26. Perfect use of the sketch! I love your unique color choices, good for a guy or girl. Have a Happy Fourth of July celebration!

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  27. Awesome card!! Another set to add to my list of must haves!!

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  28. Totally darling card, Julee. Love the colour combo and that bow in the one corner and mini cupcake in the sentiment panel are great.

    That is one slew of July birthdays! Must have been the chilly nights of October and November ;) Early happy birthday to you (((hugs)))!

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  29. Beautiful card!! LOVE the color!! Great job!

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  30. SOOOOOO cute. I love how you take something normally pretty "cute" and "whimsy" and make it so elegant!

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  31. Just fantastic, it has been over a year since I have blog hopped. So glad I picked this one. Your card colors and layout are beautiful. The stamp sets are a must have. Happy Birthday July girls!!

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  32. BEAUTIFUL card!!!! I absolutely love cupcakes....and this card is just so perfect for a cupcake lover!

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  33. Great card, enjoy the new floor.

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  34. A wonderful choice of colours and the sketch really lends itself to the cupcakes huh?! I feel your pain - our house is also a war zone at present! Fingers crossed it's all worth the dust and upheaval and I'm glad it hasn't thwarted your creativity :)

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  35. Oh my goodness this is simply fabulous. Though it did make me sad because I just placed my order about 20 minutes ago and I debated over this stamp and I didnt buy it and now I'M KICKING MYSELF!!! errr. lol Great job though.
    Hugs,
    Raven

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  36. Oh my goodness...that is SO cute!!!!

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  37. luv the colors and paper patterns...this is gorgeous Julee...your details are always second to none...have a super weekend girl!

    enjoy *~*

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  38. Oh I love this! Super fun sketch, I love how you used it, this is really so much fun!

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  39. The colors on this card are just luscious!

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  40. This is SOOO gorgeous Julee! Makes me want to break out my blue and kraft cardstock! Love!

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  41. What a "sweet" card! I love this stamp set. I see an order in my future. :D

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  42. I love the colors you chose! So beautiful! ;)

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  43. Oh my...an awesome new sketch using kraft, dk brown and blue, cupcakes and the Carpe Cupcakes set is 40% off...Holy Cow I love everything about this card!

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  44. Gorgeous, Julee! Love your amazing color combo! Fantastic take on Amber's sketch, too!

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  45. Love the colors of your card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  46. Fantastic take on Amber's sketch! Love the colors you used!

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  47. That card is truly adorable - very cute!!

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  48. Layout looks great... Squares go well in a big circle.

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  49. What a fun card! I love this set!

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  50. Love your colour choices on this card.

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  51. Gave you a shout out on my blog today! Love your and work and I'm a new follower http://willrunforstamps.blogspot.com/2011/07/whimsy-stamps-blog-hop.html

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  52. Oh so dramatic looking. I love it!

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  53. Those cupcakes are making me hungry! Love the way you make each square of the sketch different :) Just gorgeous!

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  54. WOW! I love the sketch & your card is just amazing! The colors you chose and perfect; it looks scrumptious! Good enough to gobble up! I've been in a bit of a slump but I think this blog hop might just pull me out ...

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  55. Oh my word- I love this! Such an gorgeous coolour combo- really unexpected:) The bow is fab!

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  56. Great sketch and I like the color combo.

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  57. Happy birthday! Cool card. Really like your distressing.

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  58. adorable card with an adorable layout :)

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  59. Wow...I don't usually care for blue but with the chocolate color it is a great combo and I really like it! surprised me!..lol...thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary or Happy Birthday! :) TFS
    Kari
    purplefuzz06@yahoo.com

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  60. Love the card, I actually have this stamp set and am so going to get it out this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Sari

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  61. What amazing card, loove it!!!

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  62. love it! The cupcakes are awesome and the the die cut greeting is perfect!

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  63. Cupcakes are so much fun!!! Happy Birthday!

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  64. Fabulous card Julee!....Happy Birthday Divas!!!

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  65. This card is absolutely gorgeous Julee...the colors are spectacular and that soft blue bow is just divine!

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  66. Beautiful card! :-)

    -Sam :-)

    SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com
    SamanthaJDesigns.blogspot.com

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  67. The colours and designs on this card are just fabby!

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  68. This is just beautiful, Julee! I love the lush colors!

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  69. I love the blues and browns together and that cupcake is adorable!! I can't wait to see what you've done for your birthday!!

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  70. beautiful card Julee, look forward to the hop.

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  71. Love this card. :o) colors, composition, papers... it's all great!

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  72. Oh my goodness, this is so pretty! I love the colors!

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  73. Love these colors and the layout.

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  74. What a fun take on this sketch! Love your color scheme!

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  75. Too cute Julee! I am very excited about this hop. I just got back from camping and hope to fit the whole hop in!

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  76. Gorgeous! One of my favorite color combos. Great papers too!

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  77. BREATHTAKING!!! Man, I'm going to need to breakout my synonym dictionary when I come to your blog, Julee, for all the superlatives I need to describe your amazing cards. I don't want to sound repetitive, but... WOW!!!

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  78. I love the colors in this card! Awesome!

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  79. I love the deep rich hues you've chosen for this beautiful card creation!

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