Friday, January 11, 2013

Hopping With Love


Welcome to Verve's No Matter What Hop!  I'm the first stop on the hop today, so if you're just popping in you're in the perfect place for a little inspiration! There are prizes to be had, so be sure to read to the bottom of the post for prize info and the hop list!

Today we're releasing a lovely little set called No Matter What that you might have spied during Verve's Thanksgiving weekend sale. It's officially available for sale now, along with three brand new color collections of seam binding ribbon! Yep, as I was picking out ribbons for Christmas gifts, I just couldn't resist buying some for the store!  I just love me some ribbon!  {teehee}



Little did I know when I said we'd release NO MATTER WHAT that I (and my twin boys and hubby) would come down with the flu the day before the release.  I powered on through and {hopefully} the website is working and my posts behave according to schedule.  {grin}  For this card I stamped the heart flower image from No Matter What on patterned paper, then colored with Ranger Distress markers.  The sentiment is punched out with circle punches and I added some rhinestones.  The distressing is done with a grey gelato and a waterbrush.  I finished off with a ribbon in the corner using some of the scrumptious new seam binding from the Truly Madly Deeply Ribbon Collection.  Everything came together so quickly and I just love how it turned out.
 
Well that's all on the card front, but there's a bit more news.  As we're saying hello to a few new products today, we also say goodbye to a couple dear designers. This is our final hop with Amy and Tosh as part of the Divahood, so be sure to let them know how much their AMAZING Verve creations have inspired you.  I know I've learned so much from these gals in the past few years.  They have such enormous talent and strength of character and I consider myself blessed to know them.  They are truly beautiful inside and out and will be missed around the Verve-o-sphere.

 
So... want to know about the prizes for this hop? We're picking THREE mystery blogs from today's hop to select a random commenter to win No Matter What plus one of our three new collections of ribbon! So be sure to give a litle shout out in the comment section as you hop around to each blog on the list. Winners will be drawn from all of the comments on the mystery blogs. Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Next up on the hop is Laurie!!!

1. Julee7. Amy
2. Laurie8. Andrea
3. Maureen9. Betty
4. Teresa10. Charmaine
5. Tosh11. Janelle
6. Amber 12. Jen d.

Enabler's List
Stamps: No Matter What (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Secret Crush (Pink Paislee), Basic Gray (SU!)
Ink: Black, Distress Markers (Ranger), gelato (Faber Castell)
Accessories:  Truly Madly Deeply Ribbon Collection (Verve Stamps), Pennant Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), stripes & scallops knock out punch (American Crafts), circle punches (SU!), rhinestones, Tiny Attacher, paper distresser (Tim Holtz)

83 comments:

Diana Nguyen said...

Beautiful ribbons to go with your wonderful stamps? You are such an enabler! :) Love the card and the bling and the coloring...

Hope you and all the boys get better soon. The flu sounds just horrible this year and it's even more worrisome when you have little ones. Please take care of yourself too - moms have the hardest time because you can't take off from being mom when you're sick. Lots of prayers heading your way.

Danielle Daws said...

Absolutely beautiful! How could it not be with such fabulous supplies?? Hope you're all feeling better soon!

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous card! I love the color combination. Hope you and your family feel better soon.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Ooooo, seam binding ribbon! I love that! Very cute card with the black and pink colorway. Sorry that you were all feeling crummy!!!!!!!

Tricia

Carrie said...

I love this set. Its on my must have list! Beautiful card and ribbon

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

Hope you feel much better soon! Your card is just beautiful love the color combination!

Cheryl said...

Your card is SO pretty! I love all the little extras you thrown in, like the crossed staples and the shadows on the sentiment and flowers. And, that bow is scrumptious! Hope you all are feeling better soon!

~Tammy~ said...

This is so very sweet! Love the added bling around the scallop circles the crossed staples the beautiful ribbon treatment. So fun!

cm said...

GORGEOUS card. I love grey and fushia, and paired with your new stamps, well, that makes for eye-catching+++! Thank you for sharing. Hope you and your family are well on the mend!

Sherry said...

Your card is gorgeous...love the colors you used and the ribbon is wonderful I love ribbon and this color was perfect

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and the ribbon.
So sorry your family has the flu but pray you will all be well real soon.

Trudy Harris Thomas said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

This card is so pretty in pink!!! Thanks for sharing...hope all are better soon!

Lynn Noe said...

Those pinks and grays are gorgeous together. I love the heart flowers, what a beautiful stamp that is.

Rhonda said...

I always love grey and pink together. Love the new set Julee. Hope you and the boys get to feeling better soon.

My Studio Voice said...

I am new to your blog. I found you through Pinterest and I am so happy to be here. Beautiful work, every one of your cards has such beautiful detail, color, and layout. Looking forward to may inspiring visits.

Katie Skiff said...

Beautiful - love the ribbon. Well, I love the whole card too!! ♥

Monika/Buzsy said...

This is so pretty Julee. Love the fabulous papers and the pink with black... the ribbon and rhinestone treatments are awesome.

Pam Young said...

Great stamp set!! I w3ant this...Maybe soon!! Your card is beautiful!!

Marisa said...

Love pink and grey together. The bling on the sentiment panel is wonderful as are all your Julee touches.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love everything about this card...especially the sweet heart swags you stamped across the top! A fave color scheme of mine, too. I'm so excited to see that you're carrying seam binding! I love using it as it's so easy to tie into bows. Hope everyone is feeling better today! That flu bug is one nasty critter this season!

Darlene Gabriel said...

I'm sorry to hear that the flu has hit your family - I pray that you will all be well again very quickly.
I love the new seam binding line. You have chosen some gorgeous colours too. I love this grey and pink combo of your gorgeous card. Those little heart flowers are so sweet.

lvtaz2000 said...

So sorry you are sick. Your card is absolutely beautiful. This is a great color combination plus all the dies and great stamps. Get well soon.

Petra Swart said...

WOW, love that bright pink together with the grey - great colors to combine!
Hope you're all feeling better!

Dana D. said...

How cute is this card...wow. The pink really pops with the gray background. Love the details too.

jan farnworth said...

wonderful card.

Martha Pineda said...

gorgeous, I love it

laughadaisy said...

Beautiful card, Julee. ;-) It's so luscious and pink and pretty. I love the new stamp set, and I'm excited to see the seam binding collections. How fun!

Sorry to hear about the illness in your house. It definitely is the season... Hope you all feel better soon!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gray is my current color crush, and I am just loving this card/stamp set. So sweet! Love that gorgeous ribbon!

Heather said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love the colors and that heart bunting. And those new ribbons look absolutely gorgeous!!

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous card! I love that you are branching out into other supplies too. I love to Shop Verve!!

Lucy Newton said...

Julee I love your style, your cards are marvelous. I spent more than 30 minutes pinning and browseeing your beautiful blog and became your follower. You are one talented lady!!!

Sparkly Engineer said...

I had forgotten how pretty pink and gray could be. Thank you for the reminder with this pretty card.

Lynn Good said...

Love the colours.

taraklaassen said...

Sweet card, Julee!

Lynn said...

Loving the inspiration with this set that I already have (yeah for me!) Your card is gorgeous as always Julee...and I'm thinking I "need" some ribbon :)!

Karen Wedding said...

Beautiful card. Love the red ribbon. Very pretty.

Rosemary said...

lovely card.. this new stamp set is just adorable! love the seam binding, too!

Teena Andersen said...

I'm reading this post as I'm home with the flu, so unfortunately I can relate. I love your stamps--and these are no exception. And I MUST have that ribbon!

keysha said...

Beautiful card!!! I love, love, love it!!! Very detailed and a fabulous color combination!!!

Morag said...

Really lovely card...that heart image is very cute!!

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous artwork Julie! Love the depth of color on the new seam binding!

McStamper said...

Beautiful card. The seam binding looks great.

Becky Sorensen said...

Beautiful card. Feel better soon.

Kathy Sheely said...

love your card and great stamps!! That new binding is scrumptious!!

Luanne said...

Love the black and hot pink, such an awesome combination. The card is fabulous and I love the seam binding!

Bonnie said...

What a sweet set. Love the color scheme.

Kris B said...

Beautiful card! Love the seam binding bow! Thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Beautiful layout and colors and love the new ribbon.

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing your card, Julee! Can't imagine crafting with three sick guys in the house. My co-worker is mother of twin boys who just finished their first semester of college. I've only known her since the boys were in middle school. Not sure if God gave her twins because she is so very organized, or if raising them has made her that way! I am so glad you, too, have been doubly blessed with sweet boys, and I will pray for health in your household.

Julie S. said...

Your card is beautiful, I really like that bright pink with the black and white.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card. Hope you and your family feel better soon.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Alex Kaye said...

Great card and I love the color of the seam binding, the color coordination is great

Karen Day said...

Such a fun, zingy colour combo! Love the new ribbon! Hope you're all over the worst of the flu, and feeling better :o)

Beverly Perdue said...

Wow! No Matter What is wonderful. I love the heart flowers! Your card is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Kim Warne said...

Love your card...the colors are wonderful!

D.A.V.E.E. said...

i love how you used the same paper in the sentiment circle, and the card background - makes the circle look like it's a magnifying glass. =) fun!

Lisa Lynn said...

Julee your card is gorgeous! I love the vibrant colored bow and the stamped heart plant. Hope your family is well soon!

FeedYourSoulArt said...

I just adore this card! Thank you for sharing, Kat

cincyem said...

Love, love, love the ribbon. Even I can tie a lovely bow with it!
Emily

pam said...

i have never used seam binding on a card....hmmm, would love to try it!

Tina said...

As always, absolute perfection! Hope you and the family are feeling better!

Jody Thompson said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and love the seam binding!,

Tammie said...

Lovely Valentine's day card Julee! Love this new Verve set. Love the color combo, DP and pretty ribbon. Glad you added colored coordinated crinkle ribbon to your Verve store. I'm so excited about that!

Myoriah said...

I love your card. The colors are gorgeous.

I hope you are feeling better.

Annheidel said...

Such a pretty card! I love pink and gray together. Hope you and the boys feel better quickly.

Barbara H said...

Pretty card and thanks for opportunity to hop along and possibly be a winner.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

What a beautiful card. Can I be your valentine?

thebridgeamit said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

Deborah Adams/stampndeb00 said...

I love your card. The colors, ribbon, and dp are all so pretty.

joycemc57 said...

Great card.I love the grey with the pink.

Teresa said...

pretty card!

Sheena Brooks said...

black and white with a pop of colour - my fave combo. Love that new seam binding!

Dawn Easton said...

Julee, this is GORGEOUS! Wow! Love the colours and that new seam binding is going to be a must have!!!
Hope all of you are well now and life is getting back to normal for you all!

Sarina Coffin said...

what an absolute gorgeous card!! I love the colors! Great work!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is absolutely GORGEOUS, Julee!! I LOVE the way your ribbon lays on the card. . .beautiful!

SueB said...

Great card and small stamp set just in time for the holiday! Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Stacey Schafer said...

oh my word! this is so fabulous!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Elegant card, love the colors. Mahalo for sharing.

Heidi said...

Julee- this is a gorgeous card, love pink, well just love Valentines. These ribbons are beautiful as well- nice addition.

Heidi

dj said...

Adorable!! love the smokey grayness that you added to your card...the bling is an awesome touch too!! Another great set of stamps from you!!

I hope the sickness has left you home and that you all are on the mend...I know that here in VA there has been some nasty stuff going around...no fun at all!!!

ScrappyKsue said...

This is so pretty. I love the colors you used.

Carla said...

What a cute and fun card!
Just love the way it all
came together.

Carla from Utah