November Release Retrospective Blog Hop

Hi friends! Do you have your hopping shoes on?  Well, it's time for our November Release Retrospective Blog Hop and the Verve Divas and special guests have some sweet inspiration for you today.  Hop along and leave a little shout-out in the comments as you tour our blogs for an entry in a prize drawing for a $40 gift voucher to the Verve shop!

I'm the first stop on the hop, so grab a cuppa something awesome and settle in for a fun little blog hop.  My card uses the Viva la Verve November Sketch 2 that Maureen is hosting starting today.


Last weekend, Mark and I were strolling around in the North End of Boise and I found this little gift shop I'd never been to. The kind of store that you only stroll into when there are no kiddos around because you're holding your breath with each step you make, just hoping you don't knock something over! It was filled to the brim with magical things and this little Saint Nicholas ornament just had to come home with me.  I loved his shabby charm and he (and the memory of that overflowing store) became the inspiration for my card... although at the very last minute I decided to go with pink instead of aqua.


The stocking are from the  Jolly Jingles set and colored with Copic markers, then cut with the coordinating Winter Friends Die Set .  I stamped the holly jolly Christmas sentiment on a stitched circle and colored the holly in with copics as well.  The base layer brings in more pink with some Lindy's magical powders, then I layered some patterned papers and a silver doily for the other panels.

For embellishment I have a silver glass glitter star, some silver twine with jingle bells attached and a sweet little reindeer chipboard piece I painted white and then coated with stardust stickles.

If something a little simpler is your style, I have a clean and simple card over on the Verve Blog today, along with the master hop list and all the blog hop details.  Here's a little peek...


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  
Next up on the hop is the fabulous Lee Ann.



VLV Nov Sketch 2
Enabler's List
Stamps: Jolly Jingles (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Sweet Peppermint (Prima), cream (Neenah), silver doily
Ink: versamark, onyx black (Versafine), copic markers, Tres Chic Magical Powders (Lindy's Stamp Gang), heavy gesso (Prima)
Accessories: Winter Friends Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), stitched circles stax (MFT), snowflake embossing folder (Darice), jingle bells, glass glitter star, glitter, reindeer woodchip (Target), Stardust Stickles, silver embossing powder (Ranger), silver cord

35 comments

  1. Pretty card. Love the jingle bells.

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  2. Great details on your non-traditional-color card. You're the best at shabby-ing a card!

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  3. I love the retro/ vintage look and the materials AND that ornament!

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  4. Julee your card is just gorgeous as usual. Love the pink color. Did some shopping like that last weekend too, but my Trevor is 20 so it is easier, hehe.

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  5. OH MY GOSH this is absolutely gorgeous!!! Really really stunning! LOVE the pink :o) especially

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  6. Wow, this card ROCKS - love the little bells:)

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  7. Absolutely stunning! Love all the sparkly and of course, the design
    is so elegant. Love this set!

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  8. The distressed edge simply puts this design from gorgeous to stunning!

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  9. Love the old-fashioned glass ornament as an inspiration piece! The plaid banner and glittering deer are so pretty! So excited to begin my Thanksgiving break with some inspiration from the Divas, and I hope for a little stamping time.

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  10. So cute and love
    the story behind
    it!
    Carla from Utah

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  11. Oh, wowza! This is wonderfully designed. Love all your embellishments!

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  12. Really love your cards! The little bells are a sweet touch and I love the elf booties, the little deer and the elegant silver doily.

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  13. Julee, both of your cards are beautiful. I love the plaid paper and blue jingle bells on the second one.

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  14. wow! both the cards are awesome. I really like the elf's shoes and the distressed edges! how playful :)
    cheers
    preety

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  15. Beautiful cards! I especially like the plaid design

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  16. Beautiful cards! I especially like the plaid design

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  17. Love all the distressed edges and the design.

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  18. A perfect sketch for making the sentiment focal. Love the added ribbon with the bells

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  19. Gorgeous layering, colors and textures! Beautiful card!

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  20. Love the shabby look of the card.
    the fishtails and the different
    embellishments make for a
    fantastic design.
    thanks for sharing.

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  21. Lovely! So many great details, the little bells, the sparkly reindeer, the silver doily, wonderful!

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  22. Two adorable cards Julee! Thanks again for having me as a guest designer!

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  23. Love your beautiful, creative card.

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  24. What a beautiful and jolly card! Love the shoes and your layers!

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  25. So cute and pretty at the same time! Love the silver doily!

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  26. I'm in love for all the details!!! Really adorable!!!

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  27. Julee, this shabby card is wonderful! You've captured all the awesome details on the sketch with fun embellishments. I love jingle bells on cards too!

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  28. The elf shoes are super! Love both creations TFS

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