On My Mind and a HOP

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
ETA:  Oops!  I goofed up my link for the October hop, if you're looking for my WCMD October Diva Inspirations Hop post, click here.

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Hi friends!  It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Verve Divas to reach into their stamp piles for inspiration and put a new spin on a previously released stamp set.  Hop along and tell us what you think about our projects and you just might be the lucky commenter along the hop to win a prize!  If you've been hopping along already, you've arrived here from Jen Tapler's blog.  If not, pull up a chair and jump right in!!!  You can find the full hop list and all the prize details over on the Verve Blog.


For my card today, I was inspired once again to reach into my box of "rejects" and scraps for all my doo dads and elements.  In fact, the only thing that wasn't in the box was the sentiment stamp (from the new With Love set) and the glass glitter.  The flowers and leaves are from the Dream Big set and are cut with the coordinating Dreamy Leaves and Scalloped Flowers die sets.  They weren't the right color for the original project I stamped them for, but were just perfect as a focal point for this sweet little square card.  I added in some doodads that were cast aside from other projects... some prima thingys, a burlap scrap, some glittered chipboard pieces and a black rhinestone flower center.  Then it was just a matter of laying down some scraps and finishing off with a few distressed edges and a whole lot of glitter!

There's still lots more inspiration along the hop, so I'll keep things short and let you hop on over to Sankari's blog.  Here's the entire hop list:


1. Betty8. Amber
2. Jen d.9. Amy
3. Jen T.10. Andrea
4. Julee11. Janelle
5. Sankari12. Maureen
6. Sony13. Teresa
7. Susan14. Tosha

Enabler's List
Stamps: Dream Big, With Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper: designer paper scraps, Pretty in Pink (SU!), Cream
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Black (SU!)
Accessories: Scalloped Flowers Die Set, Dreamy Leaves Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), burlap, glass glitter, flower rhinestone, glitter chipboard, prima thingies

50 comments

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

How fun to make something glittery and girly with all those boys in the house! : ) What a pretty card!

loulou said...

What a gorgeous card I love the combination of distressing and glitter glammer. cheers Linda

Judy said...

love the colors and the layered flower

Nancy Seed said...

I can always tell when one of your cards is up, your style is so consistent and beautiful. I am also always impressed with the way you manage to get your edges so distressed. What is your secret? what tool do you use to achieve this look, scissors, distress tool, what? Maybe a video to help us out that can't seem to get just the right distressed look! Thanks.

KanataNewf said...

From the rejects pile? Wow! You certainly put everything together into a stunning card.

scrappingnana said...

Stunning. Love the pink and black with all the bling.

Pam~ said...

I'm always in awe at you can take a little bit of this and some of that and make a WOW card! This is exquisite and I love all the bling!

Marisa said...

I have a huge reject pile and try to get one piece from it as often as I can. Love how you put yours together. Gorgeous flower and love that burlap tucked in behind it. Can never go wrong with sparkle either! Wonderfully done!

Davi said...

Wow this is beautiful!! I love the color combo big flower and glimmer:)

Caitiumom said...

I loved that you reached into your scraps to create this thinking of you card with the flowers. I don't use a lot of black so it is good to see it used well in a card.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Julee.

Hugs Riet.xx

wustaz said...

that glass glitter is to die for. love your card!

jan farnworth said...

very pretty.

Cindi Flass said...

Great card! I love the colors and glitter (I can't believe you got so many things from your rejects lol).

Sharon Williamson said...

Wish my reject pile looked like this! Great card!

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Julee, first time I'm taking part
in the blog hop and having a lot of fun
looking at all the beautiful creations!
Your card is stunning!

Sue D said...

Such a pretty color combo and love the glass glitter.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow that is gorgeous! I love how that silver just pops off of there!
Lisa

Jess said...

beautiful! great way to use scraps!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, I would love to have the talent from just your pinky finger, even for just one day! This card is stunning and beautiful. And you must have the most awesome scrap pile on earth! Wow. ;-)

Ravengirl said...

So pretty! I would love to stamp from your scrap pile. Gorgeous finds in there!

Radha said...

so beautiful.. love the sparkle!

Christine said...

Can't believe all these elements were "rejects" from the way your card came together! It is awesome!

Miriam Prantner said...

I am loving the glitz and glitter on this card! So elegant and pretty!

craftymom205 said...

Love the pink and black.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Maryleva said...

Love all the glitter. Beautiful card.

Jennipher said...

Very beautiful. Love the chunky glitter and the flower center you created.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love all the fabulous bling!!!! My kind of card!

Chermaine c said...

Very pretty card with the glitters and distressed edges! TFS!

Jennifer said...

What a stunning card!!! I love the colors!

Thanks so much for taking the time to share,

Jennifer
Partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Lynn Noe said...

Wow, I love that glitter, such a pretty way to glam up a card! Love the bit of burlap behind the flower and all the polka dots.

Connie and Jack said...

Wow. Just wow! Awesome card.
-- Connie C.

Christine Kiehl said...

OH I love this card! I want to give my own a shot now! It's just so pretty! I love all of the bling and the jewls you chose! Pink and black is such a delightful combo! Thanks for sharing today on this fun hop! I love your style!

MsMad said...

beautiful card...always great to make something from leftovers and have it turn out so good.
Barbara Bird / Gecko Galz DT
MdStrwbery@aol.com
MdStrwbery.blogspot.com

Amy said...

This color combo with all the sparkly bling is perfect! Just a lovely card!

Betty said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors!

Lynn said...

Julee, thanks so much for popping over to my blog! I appreciate you stopping by very much. I am absolutely in love with all the new Verve goodies. Certainly missed the new releases but hope you are enjoying your two bundles of joy! Double blessed and so happy for you and Mark.

Lynn

Heather said...

this is sooooo gorgeous!! I love all the glitter and bling and that flower is beautiful. lOve the color combo, too.

ScrappyKsue said...

OMG! I love this card. I love all the sparkle and the flower is so pretty!

Sian Ridley said...

That is a seriously sparkly card! I guess you need a bit of pink about with all that testosterone :) (I hope all your boys are well)

A very cute, stunning little card :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I love all the glitter.

Mary-Anne V said...

What a great card...love how you paired black with pink and added all the sparkle.

Luanne said...

Beautiful colors! And I love those crystal stems, I must find some of those.....!!

Julianne N said...

Wow you sure know how to add sparkle to 'rejects'! Really like what you've done with this project ;)

Heidi said...

Julee- this is just beautiful, love the black and pink, bling and textures.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Marisa said...

Your focal flower and trimmings is stunning. Love the layers you have there and the touches of glitter are great :) I need to use more from my reject box as it is getting to the point where I need a bigger container!

wendyp said...

Wow, this is stunning! It has such a gorgeous vintage feel to it with the glass glitter!

Stacey Schafer said...

way too much gorgeousness for one's eyes to see, Julee! love the sparkly glitter:))

Robin said...

This totally does not look like it came from the reject pile. It's beautiful. That floral focal is just gorgeous! Hugs, Robin