Life With You - AVS Day 6 Hop

Hi friends!  Happy Tuesday.  It's already Day 6 of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!!!  The Divas are back at it again bringing you more delicious sneak peeks of the sets and dies that are releasing on Friday night, August 24.  I'm the start of today's show, so let's get to it!!!   

Oh yeah, did I mention there's a prize?  Leave a little comment love on each of the posts on today's hop list (see below) and you just might be the lucky winner of the stamps and dies we're featuring today... Stronger Love, the Scroll Plain Jane and the Scroll Die!  Head on over to the Verve Blog for all the details and a little back story on today's showcased stamps.



My card once again started out as a clean & simple concept, but this time I got side-tracked in mixed-media land.  I started with a 4" square and I masked off about a 1/2" border with masking tape, then stamped the love sentiment from Stronger Love repeatedly in Baja Breeze.  Next I removed the tape and scored at 1/4" and 1/2" on all four sides.  I pulled out my Martha Stewart fringe scissors and snipped the fringe to the first score line.  Then I pulled out a black gelato and baby wipes and made a fun little mess.  This piece is matted on a Basic Gray mat, and I wrapped some aqua baker's twine around the edges to give it a frame look.

Next up I cut a Wavy Hearts die cut from a scrap of DP, then hand cut a black mat for it and inked up with some more gelatos and baby wipes.  The Scroll Plain Jane is stamped onto the coordinating Scroll Die and I stamped the three individual words, life with and you from the Stronger Love set inside of it.  It's colored with a Pumice Stone distress marker, water and a watercolor brush.  The finished card size is 4.25" square (plus a little wiggle room for my skewed panels)!


I can't wait to see what the rest of the Divas came up with, so I'm going to grab a cup of coffee and hop about!  Want to join me?  Next up is our resident tractor driving Diva Laurie!


1. Julee8. Andrea
2. Laurie S.9. Charmaine
3. Maureen10. Janelle
4. Teresa11. Betty
5. Tosh12. Christyne {Guest}
6. Amber13. Laurie W. {Guest}
7. Amy



Enabler's List
Stamps: sneak preview of Stronger Love, Scroll Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: paper scraps (Graphic 45) Basic Gray, Basic Black (SU!), Cream
Ink: Baja Breeze (SU!), Black, Black Gelato (Faber Castell), Pumice Stone Distress (Ranger)
Accessories:  Wavy Hearts Die Set, sneak preview of Scroll Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Fringe Scissors (Martha Stewart), Always Aqua Baker's Twine (Pizzazz Aplenty), baby wipes, paper distresser



60 comments

  1. The depth of this card is amazing and the colors are gorgeous!

    I am so enjoying the wonderful hop. Received a new Verve order last night and had so much fun trying out my new stamps. Thanks for the quality of your product and even for the lovely packaging!

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  2. Love your style, Julee, and am so looking forward to hopping along to see all these fabulous new designs.

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  3. More beautiful sentiments from Verve! YAY!!! I love the fonts you chose for this set!!

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  4. I'm loving all these new sentiments and that scroll stamp and die combo is fantastic. Love your card great colours. Cheers Linda

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  5. This is so pretty and creative. Love how you stamped the love background and fringes the edges. Love the new scroll set and all the sentiments which include it.
    A great hop, can't wait for Friday night.

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  6. Love the scrol and sentiment over that heart!!! Fabulous bg stamping and all your mixed media, fringe, and twine!!! Fabulous!

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  7. Love the aqua with neutral colors and that scroll stamp/die cut is fabulous!!

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  8. Beautiful colour choices! Love that you got side-tracked from CAS and wound up with the gorgeous card!

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  9. This is fabulous! I love the fun little mess you have created. The twine frame and fringed edges are very cool too!

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  10. Love the scrol and sentiment
    aqua with neutral colors and that scroll stamp/die cut xx tanja

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  11. Julee, your little frame it such a fun idea! I really like this new scroll, too!

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  12. Fabulous card! And I'm totally in sync with your creative process...starting out with one vision and ending up with quite another. Happens to me ALL the time. LOL.

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  13. Wonderful card, Julee. It make me want to reach out and touch it.

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  14. love this mixed media card Julee-in plain words "just gorgeous"

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  15. How fun! I love the look you got using the gelatos. Thanks for explaining how you did it. :D

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  16. I can see you smiling from ear to ear as you wrre working on this card. Love the love font and the fringed edge. Great little card. Off to visit the tractor Diva :)

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  17. WOW love this card! Your layout is awesome!!!

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  18. oh, I love all the stamping on this and how your CAS got away on you! It's hard to say no when the creativity moves you :) Thank you so much for making this set...really, it makes my heart sing :)

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  19. What a pretty card --- I love the colors you used, all the layers AND your distressing!

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  20. the fringe and the twine make a great frame...very nice.

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  21. I love your mixed media approach to CAS! Fabulous!
    Hugs!
    x

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  22. Truely love your card, Julee! Thank you for the tutorial as well!
    Great take on all the newest Verve stamps and loved it!

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  23. Oh Julee - this is just gorgeous! I love the colours, and that scroll...well! You've excelled yourself with this release - I don't know how you've had time to sort it all out!? :)

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  24. I love this mixed media card. That fringe border is great. I love this banner and of course the heart, and can't wait to see this complete set.

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  25. How fun! I love the fringe! This release is so great, I am dying to see the full reveals!

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  26. Love the card especially the teal color. Great choice with the fringe, perfect! The scroll PJ and die are to die for! I love the sentiment. Cannot wait for the release! Blessings!

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  27. As always, your designs and how you use them are outstanding! Thanks!

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  28. Such a neat design! I love the black and aqua together and how you fringed the edges. I really love the scroll die.

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  29. Ohhhhh...this is so gorgeous!!!! I am in love with the color combo you used and the new stamps are awesome!!!

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  30. This is magnificent!! I really LOVE this oneEVERYTHING---you are an enabler today---the gelatos, the dies--the stamps---you are gifted!! Thank you for sharing:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  31. Love the mixed media feel of this and that scroll stamp is perfect!

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  32. Love how you have framed this heart! Great color scheme!

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  33. I love what you came up with! That fringed border is awesome!

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  34. Wow! Each day seems to get better and better.

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  35. Absolutely love this card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  36. Wow!! This is stunning! Love that banner over the heart; they look so perfect together.

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  37. This is gorgeous!!! Atfirst glance it doesn't even look like a card. It has the look of a those square glass decorations! BEAUTIFUL!

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  38. This is awesome Julee! Love the new scroll and die!

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  39. love this card! the distressing gives it so much more!

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  40. Love your beautiful project tonight and all of the new stamps highlighted throughout all the blogs! Such lovely new products to look forward to! Thanks so much!

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  41. It just gets better and better! Love the scroll die and the hand-printed look. (And great job on the card).

    Lisa - Scrappy Distractions

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  42. It just gets better and better! Love the scroll die and the hand-printed look. (And great job on the card).

    Lisa - Scrappy Distractions

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  43. Love your "mess" - so out of the box.

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  44. Love what you did with this card...looks like the scrool die is gonna be another must have.

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  45. Wow. This is so beautiful! Love your signature colors here!

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  46. I love the font (is that your printing??)!! Excellent release and I can't wait until Friday!

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  47. So pretty! You've really got the hang of this mixed media style, eh? I just love the new scroll stamp and die.

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  48. So pretty card!!!! Great job!!! Olena

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  49. Awesome card. The colors are perfect. TFS.

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  50. Wow looks so 3D like a shadowbox... Lovely!

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  51. In such awe...simply wonderful card.

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  52. Wow love the fading around that paper and the black blue and white! Gorgeous!

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  53. Cute card and once again great colors.

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