Trust and a Diva Inspirations Hop

Hi friends!  It's the 5th of the month and that means the Divas are HOPPING today!  I'm the start of this shindig, so settle in, grab a treat and let your fingers do the clicking to some Verve-alicious inspiration!  As usual, there's a comment prize hidden along the hop, so be sure to leave some love for the Divas as you hop about for a chance to win some shiny Verve! Head on over to the Verve Blog for another card from me and all the prize details!



Speaking of shiny new Verve, I'm using a little bit of old that's new again for my project today.
Last week Verve released four compilation sets of some of our faith based smaller sets and plain janes, consolidating space in our stock room and streamlining things a bit for both packing and shipping.  In the process, I was able to add in one scripture that I designed a long time ago but for whatever reason never made it to stamp form.  It's Proverbs 3:6, which is included in Scripture Medley 2 and I've used on today's card.  It coordinates perfectly with the Proverbs 3:5 verse in Scripture Medley 1, so I just had to make a matching bookmark!


The card was inspired by Deconstructed Sketch #128.  I originally wanted some map paper to go along with the direct your paths reference in the scripture, so I pulled out World Traveler by Teresa Collins.  But as soon as I saw this damask paper in the pad, my heart was set on a black and cream card!  I stamped the Proverbs 3:6 stamp from Scripture Medley 2 onto a classic circle die cut, then cut another circle from DP, trimmed it off so the sentiment would show and layered a bit of the Flourished Trim Die as a divider, then accented with black liquid pearls.  I used the same technique for the side trim on the card, then finished things off with a fun little damask butterfly from the $1 section at Michael's and some Polka Dot Basics Ribbon.


I went for a similar look for the matching bookmark using the Proverbs 3:5 stamp from Scripture Medley 1.  The bookmark shape is the new Tag Me Confetti Cuts from Reverse Confetti and I again used the Flourished Trim Die as a divider.  So easy and a fun little homemade gift for a book lover!

Alrighty, before I go, just thought I'd mention the new sale that started today.  We're celebrating another year coming to a close by offering all of our stamps released in 2013 (and their coordinating dies) at 25% off through December 24!


Okay, next up on the hop is the fabulous Amy!  Happy Hopping!



1. Julee11. Andrea
2. Amy12. Teresa
3. Anya13. Charmaine
4. Betty14. Laurie S.
5. Jessica15. Stacey {Guest}
6. Karen16. Jen
7. Sankari17. Maureen
8. Sarah18. Marisa
9. Susan19. Christyne
10. Tiffany

Enabler's List
Stamps: Scripture Medley 1Scripture Medley 2 (Verve Stamps)
Paper: World Traveler (Teresa Collins), black, cream
Ink: black, vintage photo
Accessories: Flourished Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Polka Dot Basics Ribbon Collecion (Verve), Tag Me Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), liquid pearls (Ranger), Damask Texture Fades (Sizzix), butterfly

38 comments

  1. okay, I'm not going crazy, I hadn't seen that verse in the Verve store! LOL I love it and the elegance of both card and tag...beautiful!

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  2. These are so pretty...and inspirational for me because I need to make a card for a young lady that has just lost her twins...thank you so much ...

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  3. This is just stunning Julee! I love the embossed white panel with the distressing. It's perfect with the damask paper. Great idea to use that die as a bookmark!

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  4. Such a wonderful verse to dwell on - dang, needed it in PJ form LOL! A great addition to that Medley set.

    Just LOVE cream and black together. Such an elegant combination and the paper is gorgeous with the polka dotted ribbon being a great touch!

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  5. I love your card and bookmark and how beautiful they are in black and cream (I love that damask paper too). What a pretty design sketch you've used, works so well with all your elements on the card. (Love that little polka dot ribbon!)

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  6. Beautiful card & book mark. Love how you used the edge dies. And the sentiments are very nice.

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  7. So very elegant! I love how you used the flourished trim die.

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  8. I'm so glad you went with this combo. It is gorgeous. Both of these verses are amazing ones to remember and cling to. I love the polka dot ribbon you added here.

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  9. Beautiful and elegant. The sentiment is wonderful.

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  10. Your card and tag are lovely!

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  11. Beautiful! I just received my last order and love it!
    Annette P.

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  12. Beautiful card and bookmark. Love the scriptures.

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  13. Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!
    c

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  14. These are gorgeous. Love the verses and you have showcased them so well.

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  15. These are both so beautiful and love the matching bookmark with the polka dot ribbon and proverbs saying!

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  16. Both projects are so beautiful. White and black are always stunning and elegant. Love the scripture sets as I often use them as my focal image!

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  17. Stunning! So elegant and classy!

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  18. This is stunning, Julee! Black and cream was definitely the right way to go!

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  19. So gorgeous!!! And such a great way to combine the two verses together. I Love that damask paper, it makes everything so elegant looking.

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  20. Just Beautiful!! I love the paper, the verse, the bookmark!

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  21. Love the card design and the cream and black colors you used. The sentiments of course are wonderful.

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  22. Oh Julee.....that flourish trim die just makes this so elegant paired with the damask paper!!! Beautiful card and tag!!!

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  23. I LOVE your beautifully elegant card. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  24. This is stunning! And I love that you used scripture. It would make a perfect gift for the ladies at my church! Thank you for sharing!

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  25. I love your card and the verse is a perfect addition... and I like the idea of making it a PJ! That paper is GORGEOUS, too!!

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  26. This is so elegant! I love the damask and bracket dies!

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  27. What a lovely way to share this precious scripture passage. The elegant papers and creative use of the dies create a very striking card and tag! Thanks for sharing your lovely work!

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  28. Beautiful and elegant! The polka dot ribbon looks unexpectedly fantastic with the damask patterns in the paper and the embossed panel. Love that little bit of smudge you added with your sponging. Very nice design!

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  29. So elegant! These are just beautiful!

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  30. Gorgeous!! Yes, the damask and black/cream looks fabulous!! Love how you used the die!!

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  31. Classy...love that designer paper!! Very classy and elegant creation you have here!!

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  32. Oh boy! This is gorgeous. I love the elegance you have established here.

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