Thursday, August 23, 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. Julee9. Charmaine
2. Laurie S.10. Janelle
3.Maureen11. Betty
4. Teresa12. Christyne {Guest}
5. Tosh13. Laurie W. {Guest}
6. Amber14. Jen S. {Guest}
7. Amy15. Susan
8. Andrea



I am showcasing Borderline stamp set and Mini Bookplate die.  I combined Verve's Tag Time and Blue Skies stamp sets along with Verve's Curvy Bookplate die.

First of all, I just have to say I just love all of the dies and stamps releasing tomorrow night.  However, if I have to pick a favorite, I am just in LOVE with these little layering mini dies and stamp frames.  Oh, my word!  It has taken much will power to not use them on every card this week(I did use them on several ;0))!  Trust me when I say these are all truly must haves.  You will  reach for them time and time again.  

As for my card details, I started with some fun papers Spring Fling by Teresa Collins.  I layered my colors.  The solid red paper in the center I stamped with Memento rhubarb ink the row of outlined hearts that come in the set to create my own tonal heartfelt dp.  Pun intended!  I stitched and lightly ink distressed all the edges.  

For my focal image I die cut the Curvy Bookplate die three times, stamped the frame from Tag Time using Memento Rhubarb ink on to all three.  I then used the flourished image from Blue Skies to stamp toward the edge of two.  I then layered all three to create a fun larger formed focal frame.  Next,  I die cut both Mini Bookplate dies.  One is slightly larger than the other.  The larger one I used some of coordinating dp.  The smaller one uses cream card stock.  I stamped the new mini frame that comes in Borderline using Memento rhubarb ink.  I stamped one of the sentiments.  I chose hugs from afar for this card.  Isn't it just sweet!  

I finished my card with some sporadic positioned silver pearls and topped the card off with some coordinating seam binding and button with twine knot.   

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



Supplies Verve  Borderline, Tag Time, and Blue Skies stamp sets
Paper Reflections Kraft, PTI vintage cream, Teresa Collins Spring Fling dp
PTI Ocean Tide, Memento rhubarb, Ranger brushed corduroy
Accessories Verve Cut Above  Mini Bookplate die set and Curvy Bookplate die, sewing machine, seam binding, foam tape, foam circles, Scor-tape, silver pearls, button, May Arts Ivory thread 

48 comments:

  1. Stunning! The bright coral with sage green kinda has a Bollywood effect!

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  2. i love that bow! very interesting colors, could be used for christmas

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  3. Love the intricate shape of the central layers and that green bow is luscious!

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  4. Very pretty--I like the heart background and all the bookplate dies.

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  5. Love how you layered all the die cuts. It makes a great focal point on the card!

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  6. You sure work magic with a bow Betty~lovely card!

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  7. Some more beautiful colours and bow :) I really like what you've done with the die cuts, it looks great :)

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  8. What a beautiful collection of dps and layers Betty! I love the layers of the dies with the outlines, great way to show the sentiment :)

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  9. I love your ribbons and bows always beautiful. Those stamps and matching dies are fantastic. cheers Linda

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  10. Cute! I love the background you made with the borderline hearts, very sweet! And the stacked labels are amazing. I don't know how you resisted the temptation to use them on all of your cards!

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  11. Gorgeous gorgeous layers! What a great focal point and I love the silver accents too!

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  12. Love how you used the dies, Betty! Your bow is gorgeous too - do I count five loops of bows??!! You are the multi-looped bow queen!!

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  13. Gorgeous card. The lays, the colors, the ribbon are just beautiful.

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  14. Wow - gorgeous!! What a way to showcase the new mini dies layered with the "old". Love this new sentiment too. Your bow is stunning and these papers are so pretty.

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  15. this is simply stunning, Betty! I mean, wow! the layers are fabulous. Those labels actually remind me of sugar cookies! LOL! Gorgeous!

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  16. What a perfect sentiment for my dd at college!!!!! Love this one!!!

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  17. love the card, love the sentiment and LOVE the mini dies and stamps!!

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  18. love all that layering and the bling.

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  19. Ohhhh...this is just gorgeous!!! Love all your layering and the way you used all the pretty frames!!!

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  20. Wonderful elements and layerings! Feels like christmas!!

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  21. Yep! The mini bookplate die is definitely a must have on my list, now that I've seen it with the regular one. It is just perfect! I really like the way you layered those down the front of your card.

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  22. love how you stacked the 3 mats and then used silver pearls.. very pretty.

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  23. Such a pretty combo of papers - they are beautiful. AND love your bow.

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  24. Betty Betty Betty! Your day 8 card is such a sweet delight, thank you for posting today!

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  25. Betty, this is definitely a beauty!

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  26. Beautiful card!! Love your color combo, that bow (I always comment on your bows) and the "frame" you created with the three dies. I think I am going to have to buy these mini label dies because I KNOW I would reach for them all the time!

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  27. Awesome card. Love how you used the curvy bookplate and your pretty bow.

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  28. What a beautiful card - I love the colors, all the layers AND your stitching!

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  29. Wow!!! So pretty!!!! You stamped the hearts on the DP!!!! I love how you stacked the label dies to make the focal point!!!

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  30. Such pretty colors and great layers! Love the color of the bow!

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  31. Betty, you are just the queen of fabulous bows! Of course this card is fabulous.

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  32. Love how you used the curvy bookplate die three times, what a wonderful look that is! Your card and colors are so beautiful!

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  33. Beautiful! Love all the die cuts and layers! The colors are bright and cheery. Love the hearts and especially the sentiment! What a wonderful saying! Thanks for the inspiration. Blessings!

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  34. YAY! I am loving your pink theme. :D Another great card.

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  35. Definitely cool use of the dies. Great color combo. I am quickly finding myself excited to click on your link during the hop...you have not failed to impress with each creation!

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  36. I love all your layers throughout the whole card ... exquisite! A real beauty here!

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  37. Lovely card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  38. Love those layered die cuts, and your paper choices!

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  39. Very pretty, love your color combo and the silver balls for embellishments!

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  40. What a great colour combo!! I love how your stamped hearts and Verve's stamps and dies on this card!!! How do you make such great loose flowy ribbon flourishes???!! Mine always look too tight and stretched out. Great job on the card, and thanks for sharing your art Betty!

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  41. Lovely layers and color combo on your hugs from afar card.

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  42. Very pretty card. Love the colors and the layout.

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  43. So sweet. Love the focal point you've created by layering those dies, so clever. Love the sprinkling of pearls, too, so sweet.

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  44. Love those papers and how you used the dies!! Fabulous!

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  45. So nice. I like the colors. Has almost a Christmas feel with the colors used, but the hearts across the background layer gives it away.

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  46. Fun card and I love the way you layered those labels!

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  47. Love how you layerd those dies...thanks for the inspiration.

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