Sunday, August 5, 2012

Just a Note and a HOP!

Hi friends!  It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Verve Divas to reach into their stamp piles for inspiration and put a new spin on a previously released stamp set.  Head on over to the Verve Blog to see the full inspiration hop list and find out who our 3 rockstar Guest Divas are for the month of August!  Then hop along and tell us what you think about our projects and one lucky commenter along the hop will win a prize!  If you've been hopping along already, you've arrived from Jen Tapler's blog.  If not, jump right in!!!


For my card I pulled out the Joyful Blooms set that released in April.  I hadn't used it in a while and had an idea to see what these elegant flowers would look like stamped on a ledger paper print.  I love the trendy look that resulted and best of all, I didn't have to do any coloring.  Each of the flowers is stamped in black and then cut out by hand.  I find cutting things out to be helpful in making the shift from mommy things into creativity and figuring out where I want to go with my card.  Sure enough, after cutting my flowers I knew what I wanted to to do!

The sentiment is also from the Joyful Blooms set and is stamped on a Charming Ovals die cut.  All of the papers are from my box of scraps.  I find that when I'm pressed for time, working from my scrap box makes things so much easier because there are so many less choices to make and I can find fresh new combinations, since I'm not just working with one line of papers.

A pile of boxes for Verve arrived as I was making this card, and in one of them were some samples of the new dies we're releasing this month.  I was a little bit giddy about them, and well, I hope you don't mind that one of them snuck itself onto my card! {grin}  That little black border strip is the new Pennant Trim Die from Verve that will be available following our release party on August 24!  So fun!  Hope you can join us as we celebrate 5 wonderful years of Verve!

I finished off with some linen thread and rhinestone accents and the card was done!  Hope you enjoyed today's card and have a fantastic time along the hop.  Here's the full hop list for your hopping pleasure.  Next up on the hop is Sankari!


1. Betty9. Andrea
2. Jen d.10. Janelle
3. Jen T.11. Laurie
4. Julee12. Maureen
5. Sankari13. Teresa
6. Sony14. Charmaine
7. Susan15. Christyne
8. Amber16. Laurie


Enabler's List:
Stamps: Joyful Blooms (Verve Stamps)
Paper: random designer scraps, Basic Black (SU!), Cream
Ink: Black
Accessories: Charming Ovals Die Set, Sneak Peek of Pennant Trim die (A Cut Above by VERVE), corner chomper (WRMK), linen thread (TCP), rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), tiny attacher (Tim Holtz)

45 comments:

  1. So pretty! Love the perfectly placed linen thread.

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  2. OMG, I was gonna say I love the banner and there you go and tell me I can actually buy it. The colors are awesome in here Julee.

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  3. Mind a sneak peek of your new Pennant Trim die...I don't think so :) Love it, Julee! Such beautiful colors and great way to use the linen thread!

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  4. I love the colors in this. Great layout and the touch of black makes everything pop.

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  5. Hi Julee! First, YAY for that dark teal green color because it is one of my faves and I just love it on everything. It looks gorgeous here, I just love those flowers and all the beautiful twine.

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  6. All of your cards are so beautiful, and this one is no exception.

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  7. Love the card and the sneak peek of the die! I'm so glad that I have held onto my gift certificate for the anniversary release. I'm sure there will be some really amazing things in it!

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  8. Love the card. Interesting color choice.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  9. Firstly - congratulations! Five years of Verve! Your stamps and dies are fabulous and have stood the test of time, the sets from year one don't look at all dated and I love them!

    This card is fabulous, and I'm pretty sure we're all excited about the new release so an early sneak peek is most welcome! :)

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  10. I love these flowers and the paper you used for them is fabulous. Such wonderful colours and the pennant die is too fun!!!

    Thank you SO much for having the release later in August. All vacationingn will be done and I can't wait to see all the new goodies you have put together for this release. Brings back fond memories of my wonderful time with the Divas a year ago :)

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  11. oh, a pre pre sneak peek on the dies! LOVE IT! What a fantastic idea to stamp on printed paper...I'm with you on no colouring...teehee :) Your twine treatment is making me swoon!

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  12. Thanks for the peek, Julee! The waiting is killing me... looking forward to seeing what's coming up!

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  13. just a lovely layout, what adorable flowers and love the banner border

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  14. I LOVE this! the colors are really great and the linen thread loops are fabulous! The black banner border is perfect!

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  15. Such a fantastic card! Love the tiny banners, the colors and that stunning twine bow!

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  16. Very pretty card...this is a very pretty stamp set. I like how you stamped onto pp so you did not have to colour this time.

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  17. Elegant and beautiful card! Yhanks for sharing!

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  18. what a fun card love the flowers.

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  19. Vibrant card! Those flowers on the length of ribbon is stunning along with the curls of linen string.

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  20. Love the flowers. Thanks for the sneak peek...I can't imagine how long my wish list will be at the end of the release. Thanks for all the wonderful stamps and the inspiration.

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  21. Beautiful card. This is one of my favorite flowers. Love how you stamped it on the graph paper and love the way you die the string bow. Also, love your border with the banner die.
    Happy 5 year anniversary Verve.

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  22. Beautiful card Julee! Here's a funny for ya, when I was looking at your card, I was thinking I would love to have a little pennant die and was adding it to my mental list to look for.....look no more, I know where to get it from. Thanks for the sneaky peeky!

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  23. Love your flowers.
    Barbara Bird
    MdStrwbery@aol.com
    Mdstrwbery.blogspot.com

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  24. I love your card! The little tiny staple caught my eye, along with the new banner trim! And speaking of the banner trim, how nice of you to have a release party on my birthday!!! : ) I need to be sure to schedule my birthday dinner for before or after!! : )

    TFS!

    Tricia

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  25. Really like how your card all came together. Love the papers used and the die cuts too.

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  26. Pennant trim die looks pretty awesome! And so does your card!

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  27. Wow! I think I'm in love with your card. Can you be in love with a card? I love your idea to paper piece the blooms on ledger paper. Absolutely fantastic, jaw-dropping! I'm pinning it for sure.

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  28. Beautiful card. Love the colors.

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  29. I love that you snuck in a peak at a new die. This Pennant Trim is wonderful. Your card is gorgeous. I love the Joyful Blooms and the twirly linen thread.
    I already can't wait for the August release;)

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  30. Julee!!!! This card is sooooo gorgeous!! I've always loved these flowers and they look amazing on ledger paper. So glad you tried it. Love the twine treatment and I cannot WAIT to see more of those little banners.

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  31. So pretty! I really love that row of flowers, all the layering and those great twine swirls!

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  32. This is so beautiful, Julee...those colors are amazing together and that bow with all of it's lovely trails looks exquisite!

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  33. Nice subtle colours. And I love the string art around the flowers. very attractive.

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  34. Beautiful creation as always, Ms. Julee!! I love the colors, patterns, layouts and the layering of the flowers. It's all just so...perfect!

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  35. Wowzers, this is gorgeous!! LOVE the new little flag dies (can't wait to see the new release)! The curled twine is such a great look and the layered flowers are beautiful!

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  36. Gorgeous card, Julee!! Love the patterned flowers and how you used the twine.

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  37. Love how the flowers turned out and the swirly twine coming off your bow!

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  38. LOVE your card, Julee. ;-) The colors are fantastic together, and I love all those gorgeous Verve blooms. I'm excited to see some peeks of new products, too!! Can't wait. ;-)

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  39. So beautiful, Julee! Love the colors and patterns! Squealing with delight at the new border die! Cannot wait to use that! Awesome!

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  40. Beautiful card I love the flowers & the border is perfect as the design, x

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  41. Love those flowers! And the slant of the blue paper!

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  42. What a delightful card. TFS it with a new visior and follower on this great hop!

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  43. Made me say ouououououou outloud. Love it!

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  44. Thanks for sneekink that new die...it's gorgeous!

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  45. Love it! and thank you for the card challenge inspiration and the hint about new release.

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