Sunday, May 5, 2013

May Diva Inspirations Hop

Hi friends!  Welcome to our May Diva Inspirations Hop!  I'm kicking things off today as the Divas show you some cards breathing life into old favorites.  It's a hop... and that means there's a PRIZE!  Leave comments on each of the blogs in today's hop (master hop list at the bottom of this post) and you just might be the lucky winner of a $30 gift certificate to VERVE! I'm thinking that just might come in handy with our new release happening this Friday and all!  {grin}  Check out the Verve Blog today for all the details and prize deadline.


My card today features a little old, a little newer and a sneaky peek!  I got my days mixed up when I was creating and thought the hop was on Monday and the card I had planned to share uses tomorrow's Mojo Monday sketch.  Oops!  So, I just had (twist my arm, right?) to stick mark with twin duty so I could make another card for today's hop.  {grin}

This is a special card for my nephew who is graduating high school this year.  I have no idea how that happened as it seems like only yesterday he was 4 and I was dropping him off at pre-school!  He's such an amazing young man with a heart for God, so I pulled out the Jeremiah 29:11 set along with Calendar Countdown and a brand spanking new Happy Graduation Plain Jane that will release this Friday, May 10.

I used the Jeremiah verse as a background on the grey patterned paper, then cut out a few little bingo cards from the Simple Stories paper that had titles that I thought worked great for graduation.  The new graduation plain jane is stamped onto a Classic Circles Nestabilities die cut and I added a little banner over the top using the numbers in Calendar Countdown for the 2013.  Then I stopped and ate a chocolate covered espresso bean and had a little pity party as I realized I graduated 20 years ago this spring.  {wink}  I finished off by stamping the cross from Jeremiah 29:11 in Cherry Cobbler, then cutting out and tucking behind my circle.  Kind of like a little cross to guide him as he goes, sees, does, discovers and explores.

Embellishments are minimal for this masculine card... just a few wooden stars and a mini library clip.  Oh, and the layout is a somewhat loose interpretation of this week's Viva la Verve May Week 1 Sketch.

Okay, next up on the hop is the always inspiring, newly crowned Stamping Royalty... Amy Kolling.


1. Julee6. Karen
2. Amy7. Sankari
3. Anya8. Sarah
4. Betty9. Sony
5. Jessica10. Tiffany

Enabler's List
Stamps: Happy Graduation Plain Jane, Calendar Countdown, Jeremiah 29:11
Paper: Urban Traveler (Simple Stories), Cream
Ink: Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler (SU!), Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), wood veneer stars (Studio Calico), mini library clip (SU!) 

47 comments:

  1. Lovely mix of stamps, great card

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  2. What a fantastic graduation card Julee. Who ever receives it will love it. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a beautifully blessed day.
    Hugs,
    Shan

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  3. What a wonderful Graduation card. The new plain Jane is perfect of course and it reminds me that I too have a niece graduating and it was just yesterday that I was dropping her off at pre-school. Can't wait to see the new release.

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  4. Perfect graduation card, and I love the mix of old and new :-).

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  5. I had to read your post with tons of detail thinking, "I don't have that graduation stamp!" And I need it! :) An absolutely amazing card for your nephew Julee!

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  6. what a super cool card! lovin all the layers.

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  7. Julee - a beautiful card, thoughtful and heart-warming, that your nephew will love and treasure. Definitely a keepsake! My niece is only 3, my nephew 1, but I know that in a blink of an eye, they'll be graduating, too! Thanks for sharing your stunning cards with us, and for offering such a generous giveaway.
    c

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  8. Great card! LOVE all the layers and accent! So now I NEED the graduation plain jane AND the Calendar Countdown! TFS God bless!!

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  9. What a wonderfully inspirational card for your Newphew, I love the rich colours.

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  10. Beautiful card! I love the colors and combination of stamps. Your nephew will love it!

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  11. This is beautiful! I love the layered elements, the red cross and the scriptures along the long edge. Gorgeous!

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  12. Wonderful graduation card! Love all the fabulous layers!

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  13. Fabulous card! Love all the papers and the BG verse is perfect!! Yeah for boy time ;)

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  14. Love this card, so beautiful!

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  15. This is such a beautiful and inspiring card! You can just feel the love that went into making this card. I am sure your nephew will love it!

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  16. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  17. what a fantastic card i love it.

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  18. Fabulous card. Love your mixture of papers and stamps. Great job and I bet your nephew will like it also.

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  19. Beautiful card! Love all that layering!

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  20. Julee, I always love your masculine cards, you make them interesting and still gorgeous - good thing you're so good at them, right?!

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  21. Just the inspiration I needed for a little graduation project I am working on.

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  22. Incredible Masculine card Julee!

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  23. Great masculine card, I'm sure your nephew will love it.

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  24. Funny how you got your days mixed up. Your card is awesome. Love all the elements.

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  25. What a wonderful card. He will love it. TFS.
    D- dmcardmaker (AOL)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  26. Any graduate would love to receive a special card like this one. It includes everything to make someone successful in life. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Wonderful hop! TFS.
    I wanted to add I couldn't comment on Susan's blog as there wasn't a May Diva post there. : )

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  28. Fabulous card Julee! Love that graduation stamp! My little sis is graduating this year so I've been working on some cards to give to her and her friends. :-)

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  29. Fab card, Julee! Love all the layering and details.

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  30. Love the mix and and design of this card.

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  31. What a great graduation card! I love how you stamped the verse repeatedly for the background paper, and really looking forward to the new release!

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  32. Love the great masculine look of this card and the fabulous message for your graduate!

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  33. Great card, Julee! Ireally like the arrows DP and those wooden stars.

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  34. How great to see the cross in this wonderful graduation card. Beautiful job!

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  35. Must. Have. New. Sentiment. LOVE IT and love my Verve! TY for the card for 'him'...I'm really stuck on cards for guys. Maybe I have a card oriented "writer's block." Or maybe it's because I've been trying to get my husband to clean the garage for 2 weeks and I'm just not a big fan of the 'Him' right now. LOL

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  36. great graduation card, love the calendar countdown elements!

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  37. This.is.awesome. I'm sure your nephew will love his card!

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  38. Love it!!! I always love to see guy cards...I think allot of us find it hard to do them...so thanks for the insperation..I'm sure your nephew will love it!

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  39. Very cute card! I love the color combo which is great for any guy!

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  40. Julee I just love this card, the sentiment, the embellishments, and colors. Awesome grad card.

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  41. Gorgeous work Julee! I have an amazing nephew graduating this year too!

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  42. Love the different layers on this card and the paper too.

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  43. What a cute masculine card and beautiful mix of papers. I'm sure your nephew will love.

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  44. Gorgeous graduation card for your special nephew! Love the addition of the cross and the Verse stamped on the background.

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  45. A terrific grad card for sounds like a terrific young man. Thanks

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