Monday, August 20, 2012



Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  As many of you know, Verve is celebrating its 5th anniversary this month and the party is just getting started! Come join us over the next 9 days as we showcase the 23 new stamps and dies releasing from Verve! We'll be counting down the minutes and revealing all the new sets in our forum from 9-11pm Eastern on Friday, August 24, so make plans now to join us for our release party!

In the meantime, we've got a fun filled hop for you today! So let your fingers do the clicking and peek into the creative minds of Verve's talented Divas and Guest Divas as they give you a little tour of what's to come! Inspiration abounds, and so do the PRIZES!

That's right! We've picked a mystery blog from today's hop and hidden a prize! So be sure to give a little shout out in the comment section as you hop around to each blog on the list. We’ll draw a random winner from all of the comments on the mystery blog to win today's featured sets and dies. Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines. 



1. Julee8. Andrea
2. Laurie S.9. Charmaine
3.Maureen10. Janelle
4. Teresa11. Betty
5. Tosh12. Christyne {Guest}
6. Amber13. Laurie W. {Guest}
7. Amy


For my card I am using Viva la Verve sketch August Week 1!  The host is Amber!  Love the sketch, Amber!  I created a faux square card look by extending the focal circle element off the side of my A2 card.


Today I am spotlighting Brighter Days stamp set along with  Dream Big  stamp set.    I am also showcasing the Arrow and Scalloped Flowers die sets along with Rounded Scallop Frames, Rounded Rectangle, Tiny Sweet Scallop, and Dreamy Leaves die sets.   Love the wonderful sentiments that come in this set and the beautiful fonts.

I stamped the scalloped flowers onto dp, die cut, ink distressed a bit, and added some glitter.  I topped it off with some stickles with a big red gem smooshed in the center.   I just LOVE this new arrow die!  I think it looks fabulous all sparkly, too!  Of course while I was having my glitter moment, I could not leave out my Dreamy Leaves!   SO MUCH GLITTER!

The clipboard was created using the Rounded Scallop Frames, Rounded Rectangle,
and  Tiny Sweet Scallop  dies.  For the clip part I used as small piece aluminum foil adhered to some kraft card stock and die cut with the smaller of the tiny sweet scallop dies(I did use the non shiny side of the foil).  This die comes complete with a tiny hole in the top so it works perfectly as a clipboard clip!  I  glued it to the piece of paper in the clipboard at an angle using a dimensional to give some slight loft like a real clipboard clip.   I would just LOVE  a scalloped edge clipboard!  Why don't they make those?  

 I finished with a big "honking" seam binding bow topped with button and red memory thread.  



Want even more chances to win? Head on over to the Verve SCS forum and play along in our Anni-VERVE-sary release challenges. Or hop on over to the Verve Blog to find out about our Verve Card Carnival, for a chance to win the entire new release (a $300+ value)!






As always thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!

Betty



Stamps Verve Brighter Days and Dream Big     
Paper kraft, PTI vintage cream and true black, SU daffodil delight,Glitz Cashmere Dame dp, Ranger brushed corduroy
Ink Memento black,  PTI ripe avocado
Accessories Verve's Cut Above Arrow, Scalloped Flowers, Rounded Scallop Frames, Rounded Rectangle, Tiny Sweet Scallop, and Dreamy Leaves die sets, Spellbinder's Grand Scallop Circles, and Classic Circles dies, Aluminum foil, seam binding, memory thread, quickie glue pen, glitter, gems, stickles, button, 

49 comments:

  1. What a pretty card - I love the colors, all the layers AND the way you colored and placed your sentiment!

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  2. Great card, love the way you have made the clipboard, very inventive. Love the cute little curls on the memory thread too. Cheers Linda

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  3. Love the clipboard. Thanks for the idea.

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  4. Definitely a positive looking card. Great colors.

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  5. The bright red and yellow on a black backdrop really complements the sentiment well.

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  6. Love love love! I do not know where to begin. The colors are outstanding. Bright and beautiful! I love the font as well and the sentiments are spot on. Love the arrow and the clipboard. Thanks for the inspiration. Blessings!

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  7. I agree~a scalloped clipboard would be AWESOME. Beautiful glitter and shine Betty. Love the pretty bow too.

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  8. Incredible card! Love how the layers are hanging off the main card. TFS!

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  9. Stunning card! Love the sentimetn and

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  10. Betty! That clipboard is the coolest thing I've ever scene! You are so creative! Permission to CASE! This teacher would LOVE a scalloped clipboard! Gorgeous, girlie!

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  11. Very pretty card. Love the colors and big red bow.

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  12. Gorgeous collie combine and your clip on the clipboard is fabulous!! Great card.

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  13. Oh, Betty, you've created another beauty! I keep looking at that gorgeous bow and the squiggly's coming out of the button ... love it!

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  14. Sentiment is fabulous and love your honking bow!!! Clever clipboard!

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  15. Very cute! So clever the way that you used the scalloped tag die to create a clipboard!

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  16. I love the twizzly memory thread on your 'honking' great bow! It's something a bit different :)

    I used foil on one of my Anni-VERVE-sary cards today and thought I was being innovative, but you've beat me to it!

    Beautiful card :)

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  17. oh my goodness! Thanks so much for sharing how you made the wee clipboard! Definitely going to have to pin this one to remember to do this sometime!

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  18. Beautiful card, love the layout, colors and the the saying!! Of course love the font's that Verve stamps use, there my favorite!!!

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  19. LOVE how you created that clipboard! Way to think outside the box!

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  20. WOW....your card is AMAZING!!!! Adore the mix of papers you used and all the pretty details!!!

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  21. Wow, what a gorgeous scallop flower! Love the colors, the glitter, and the jewel center. I love how you made a clipboard with the sweet scallop die. Such a neat idea.

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  22. What a great card! This is the first time I've seen that sentiment and it was needed today! That's what I love so much about Verve! So inspirational!

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  23. What a creative idea for the clip and making this into a clipboard. Your card is fun and cheery and the sentiment just pulls it altogether and makes everyone believe that good things ARE going to happen.I love how you've been able to showcase so many of the new releases and mixed them with the old.

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  24. Love your creative use of the tag die to create a mini clipboard! Gorgeous card, Betty!

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  25. Great adaptation of the layout! I like how you extended the circle outside of the borders of the card. I also really like the black and cream background paper.

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  26. Your DIY clipboard is genius! I love this card.
    -- Connie C.

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  27. that ribbon bow is just droolworthy!! Love this!

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  28. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  29. I truely think this card has some really unique touches. Especially the clip board effect. And no card is complete without sparkle. Thank you so much

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  30. Ingenious clip idea! And that memory cord is a fun touch.

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  31. What a fun and happy card!! Your colors are so bright and cheerful. and I love that little clipboard you created. Such a cute idea.

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  32. CUTE little clipboard! What a great idea. I need that die, I think!

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  33. Very pretty card...love how you designed the card so the circular panel comes off of the side.

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  34. Love your little clipboard....I agree on a real scallop one! So striking and what a yummy bow!!

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  35. Super clever cutting off the top of the tag to make a clip board!!!! SO CUTE!!!!! Beautiful colors and embellishments!!! Your flower with the red center is outstanding!

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  36. Oh boy, another sentiment I like. I think I'm going to have to have this set too. Gorgeous card!

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  37. Fabulous card! Love your choice in colors and papers. :D

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  38. Wonderful colour scheme and design (I know I'm repeating myself). Love how the scalloped panel goes beyond the edge of the card and that clipboard is such a great idea.

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  39. Fantastic--I like the bow and the background.

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  40. That is the cutest lil clipboard ever...Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Cute card. Love the little curly wires sticking out of the flowers. Nice touch.

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  42. Wow! I love all of the glitter and that flower is awesome!

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  43. Wow this is stunning! Love the sweet new sets! Olena

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  44. Love what you've done on this card! The colours, the ribbon flower (so fun with the curly cord)--so fun and light with this sentiment!

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