Hope and Strength Release Retrospective Blog Hop

Hi friends!  It's been a couple weeks since our latest release, so it's time for our October Release Retrospective Blog Hop!  New to us?  It's just a fun way the Divas can share bit more inspiration with the new stamps now that you've had a chance to get them in your stamp rooms.  Plus, there's a Verve gift voucher up for grabs for a lucky commenter!  Woohoo!  I'm the first stop on today's hop, so grab your treat of choice and let's go to the hop!


I was cleaning up my catastrophe of a desk the other night and quite by accident (die cuts and rejected stamped images strewn all over the place) discovered that the Ribbon Die fit perfectly inside the leafy image from the Inspire Hope.  I was giddy, I loved the look of it so much, and had to completely abandon my cleaning  (twist my arm) and make a card!  This one's pretty simple, but it's got a strong message.

I started by stamping the leafy image from Inspire Hope in mossy meadow on a square of white cardstock.  Next I stamped the strength stamp from Pink Power in the bottom center and the hope stamp from  Inspire Hope on either side of it.  I added a little silver washi tape border up top and embellished with a string of adhesive rhinestones.  The ribbon is cut with the Ribbon Die from designer paper and popped up over the leafy image.  I finished with some chevron ribbon behind and a metal heart to "pin" it down.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Next stop on the hop is Stacey!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We're giving away a $40 gift voucher to one lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to leave a shout out in the comments as you hop about.  Head on over to the Verve Blog today for the prize details and deadlines and a recap of our October release.


1. Julee8. Laurie
2. Stacey9. Christyne
3. Marisa10. Teresa
4. Chaitali11. Andrea
5. Amber12. Betty
6. Jen13. Sarah
7. Charmaine14. Maureen


Enabler's List
Stamps: Inspire Hope, Pink Power (Verve)
Paper: designer paper (7 Gypsies), white, black, brushed silver
Ink: black, mossy meadow (SU!)
Accessories:  Ribbon Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), washi tape, ribbon, metal heart, adhesive rhinestone strip.

38 comments

  1. Oh what a wonderful ribbon/leaves idea. I may borrow it sometime soon.
    LOVE your card. It is sure to bring comfort and encouragement to someone who needs it. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  2. Beautiful, let's all say down with cancer.

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  3. WOW, this is beautiful, Julee!!!! Love it!!

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  4. Ooooo! I love that black and white striped background! Awesome card!

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  5. This is beautiful and you are right, it does convey a strong message. Love everything about your card.

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  6. Great card!!! I really like the layout and the message. I love the ribbon die cut.

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  7. Oooo gorgeous! I love that ribbon with your design!

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  8. gorgeous card, such a striking presentation showcasing the stamp

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  9. Wow this is so stunning, Julee!! I love how you stamped the sentiment and that gorgeous stripey awareness ribbon!! Lovely card!

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  10. Love how you set off the ribbon by framing it with the foliage stamp!

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  11. Beautiful card, Julee. The pink and black is a lovely colour combinations and the sentiment is the perfect choice. Elizabeth xx

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  12. Very pretty. The black and white really makes the pink ribbon pop.
    thanks for sharing.

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  13. Very pretty. The black and white really makes the pink ribbon pop.
    thanks for sharing.

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  14. You couldn't help it. When the muse calls, you have to answer. Domestic chores are secondary. And see what a cool card you made? Well done.

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  15. LOVE the ribbon in the leaves!! one of my favorite colour combos too. Great work as always - not worries about the room cleanup - I'm always losing the war in mine LOL!

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  16. I like how you winged your "Strength" with "Hope". Great job on your card.

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  17. This is a beautiful card refleciting a beautiful stamp set that I think we all need to add to our stash <3

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  18. It's so not fair that you can create such gorgeous cards by "accident"! I LOVE It. All the different stripes just work together so well. And the striped die cut ribbon looks so great paired with those sprigs.

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  19. Lovely! The black and white stripes with the striped ribbon die cut are wonderful! Love the chevron ribbon with the metal heart! Such an uplifting card!

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  20. Pink and black makes a strong statement. Love that ribbon die helps emphasis the message when we see the ribbon. Great card too.
    Sue

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  21. Ooooh...this is beautiful! I love the pink against that black background!

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  22. Awesome card! Someone is going to absolutely love it and be encouraged as well.

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  23. Very pretty card with the ribbon and metal heart.

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  24. Love the pink and black color combo.

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  25. Super card. Love the way you stamped the leafy flourish with the ribbon die cut layer.

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  26. Oh my how gorgeous! I love the black/white and pink combo. What a wonderful discovery that the Ribbon Die fit this leafy image. Wonderful encouraging words.

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  27. Julee, as usual, so beautiful and meaningful.

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  28. LOVE the bold black and white stripes with the accents of pink!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  29. I love your happy accident! I love the Inspire Hope set!!!

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  30. This is beautiful! Love the design and the ribbon!

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  31. Pretty card! I love how your ribbon coordinates with the ribbon die.

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  32. Wonderful card! I love the black and white and gray and that great ribbon!

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  33. So pretty! Love the design and color combo.

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  34. Beautiful card and much better than spending time cleaning:-)

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