01 August, 2009

It's a Anni-VERVE-sary Hop kind of day

It is a VERVE Anni-VERVE-sary today. Welcome to my blog. If you just happened along you might want to start the hop over at http://vervestamps.blogspot.com/. And if you just came from Christi's Blog at http://cici510.blogspot.com/ you are in the right place. This is the first ever official Blog Hop. Verve turns two today and we are all celebrating with a Hop. And to make this a really great Hop there is a mystery Jackpot hidden at one of the stops along the way. One lucky commenter on that blog will win Verve's entire August release! But of course it wouldn't be a mystery if you knew which blog so if you're feeling the love, give a little shout out to the bloggers along the way.
And because it is George and My 27th wedding anniversary today I am offering a little gift to two lucky commenters here on my blog today. Some of my hand made flowers and altered papers. So leave those comments and you might be a winner. Check back here on Monday and I will announce the winners. The first card that I did today using Verve's Up, Up and Away stamp set is a multi fold card that they showcased over on Splitcoast Stampers last week. So much fun to make and really not that hard. It was hard to photograph it closed because it kept popping open.


This is what it looks like when it is opened up.




And here is another view. I used Memory Box papers for this, a little ribbon and of course rhinestones.


Here is another card using the Up, Up and Away stamp set and one of the plain Jane Sentiments from last months release. I painted these with shimmering wattercolors and used My Minds Eye papers.



And since Christmas will be here before you know it I just had to do this. I used the Verve Thankful Blossoms set for the flower and the snowflakes and sentiment are from Snowflake Splendor. Papers are Basic Grey.
I used my Nestibles for the layers under the flower and then ran them through the Big Shot using Cuttlebugs Swiss Dots embossing folder. This is the top flap of the card and when you open it up......




There is a pocket for a gift card. I ran the piece of red PP through BS with swirls embossing folder and the sanded the raised edges. Fun Card to make and more fun to receive.

And this is a selection of flowers and papers that I am offering as a prize to 2 lucky commenters here at my blog today. Happy Anniversary to George and I.


These are some samples of hand altered papers that I've done. they are good for backgrounds on cards and even small sections of layouts.


Thanks for hopping by today! Next stop for you is JODI over at
http://www.stampingalatte.blogspot.com/.


Have fun on your adventure and have a really great weekend. Good Luck Everyone.

144 comments:

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

Wow, those flowers look super fun!! Your cards are stunning! I love the colors and distressing... pretty much everything! Awesome!

mustangsarah said...

Very very nice.
Awesome candy.

utahrose said...

Wow! A beautiful display of colors and textures! Thanks for playing along! I'm really enjoying it!

Kim said...

Wow you've been busy. All amazing!

Tarjteachr said...

Wow!! Reminds me of the New Mexico Balloon Festival.

Scrappy said...

Wow! Amazing job! Thanks so much for sharing!

Bogner's said...

wow, love your altered paper and all your cards! They are awesome!

Jackie Pedro said...

Wonderful cards!!!

Renée said...

You've been busy!! Great projects!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous!

Christi said...

Wow!!!!! Gorgeous creations!!!!

Dani said...

Wow! Amazing work!

Melissa Cash said...

Very pretty cards!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

great use of dp and colors!

enjoy *~*

Nan said...

A card buffet! My favorite HAS to be the first one...I call it enchanted!
All food wishes,
Nancy

Kristina said...

Wow, your card is incredibly ornate and gorgeous! I just LOOKS expensive, lol! Thanks for sharing all of you creations with us today!

Shannan Teubner said...

WOWEE Your work is gorgeous!! How cool!

Terri E. said...

Wow those are some fun creations.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Janet said...

Very nice work. Thanks for sharing.

Tricia said...

I love that balloon set! It's on my wish list!! :-)

Alyssa said...

THese are all great! Thanks for sharing ;o)

Lynn said...

great cards and the flowers are beautiful!

Libby Hickson said...

Oh WOW!! Such a bunch of stampy goodness here! Love those balloons, and your first project is just gorgeous! Love it all!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are all AWESOME!! LOVE them all! (GReat blog song too!!)

-heather said...

Happy anniversary! Congratulations! Your cards are so rich and detailed- your stuff is PRETTY!!!

Kayla said...

I love your first card- all those papers together are stunning! I never would have thought to put so many different patterns together, but you pulled it off!

Kathy W said...

Beautiful projects here. Your tri-fold card looks like a mural, and I'm really drawn to your holiday card. Those flowers are so pretty! Thanks for sharing your art and the chance to win.

dakotastamper said...

Oh my goodness they are all works of art!

Janine said...

Some really fun projects and a lot of hard work!

Candy said...

Great cards!!! Wow!

crazy4scrappin said...

Wow your cards are so whimsical...awesome works of art.

Marion said...

Lovely cards. I especially like the christmas one. The flowers are fab for candy. Marion

Holly said...

How cool is that first card?? Wow! Love your take on the flower as a poinsettia for the Christmas card!

Rosie said...

Very nice cards. I also like the balloons alot. You did an awesome job. THanks for sharing.

Beverly aka beestamper said...

You have been very busy! Love all of the elements on your card!

Janelle said...

You have been busy making candy! I love the rich colors on the balloon card. the gift card card is spectacular. Great job.

Bethany Paull said...

I love how you see all the different balloons when you open up the first card. Very nice!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

OMG! Your card is unbelievable Wonderful creation!

Sue D said...

Very fancy cards!!

Emily said...

First of all, Happy Anniversary!!!
I'm still picking my jaw up off the floor after seeing that drop dead gorgeous folded card on top of this post! It's simply amazing!!! Then I scroll down and see more great eye candy. You are one talented lady! Love the look of the sanded velum! Truly inspirational!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

That first card is soooo elaborate and awesome! What detail! The other two cards are great too, but the first one is just AMAZING! Fabulous!

Tanya said...

Wow, beautiful cards! But my fav is the first one, OMG it is GORGEOUS! Love your altered paper and the flowers look so fun! You are fab! Great job :)

rachel jackson said...

Beautiful
Rach:)

Linda w said...

Very pretty cards.

thanks much

Desiree said...

Verve Stamps are fairly new to me and I love them. I'm always excited to see something new created with them.

Thanks for sharing.

Doris Snyder said...

Very nicely done. You've been busy. Thanks for sharing!

jennifer mitten said...

Incredible work - some of the most beautiful card sI've seen!

JenMarie said...

WONDERFUL creations!!

Michelle said...

Really, really nice. Love it all!

Lynne said...

Very beautiful Cards!!!
Thank you for the chance to win ... if I am the lucky winner, I will be away until the 10th of August. On my return, I shall check :)

Lynda Benden said...

WOW, you sure have been busy with your Verve stamps and what beautiful things you have made!!! You really did a fantastic job!

Jackie said...

They are all just awesome! You really put a lot of work and love into that first one and it shows!

Tami said...

These are so cool! Fabulous job!

Gloria said...

great job

Maria Gurnsey said...

WOW, TFS!!!

Carrie said...

Love the distressed look. Great cards!

Beth S said...

Wow these are so cool.

Julie E said...

Wow, your cards are so detailed - it would take me forever :>)

Georgia said...

Wow!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful...all if it! Definitely took a lot of time.

Shelly said...

Awesome work!!!! Beautiful use of colors.

Shelly :)
Manitoba, Canada

itsabrt said...

Wonderful creations! BR-T

Jess said...

wow, the detail on that first card is amazing!!

Lil' Inker said...

Not only did I see great cards here, I heard great music too! Thanks

Tanja said...

They look great! My fav is your second card. I absolutely love the colours!

Colleen said...

Beautiful card!

Cheri Howard said...

Terrific cards!

KanataNewf said...

Wow!

leenda said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! enough said!!

Karen said...

WOW - you've been busy - all your cards are very detailed and beautiful - thanks for sharing

Becky Carafa said...

Wow, these are all gorgeous!

Jackie said...

Wow, these look great! Nice job on your creations for today!

Kerri said...

Just gorgeous! I love the tri-shutter card, and the dp you used is fabulous!

dotygirl said...

Great cards and love the look the style, you have a great eye for color and the emblishment are great. I love the possibility of winning a free gift. Happy anniversay to everyone great having this chance to see so many wonderful cards.

Chrisd said...

Lovely papercrafting and details in your creations with Verve stamps.
Great yummy blogtreats!

lbcrafts said...

Stunning....loving the tri fold card and the colors used!!!
Louise

Enchanting Stamping said...

Wow, you did a lot of work! Great stuff. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Donna Baker said...

great cards!

addicted said...

you did great. love them all what fun

Stampin_melissa said...

Wow, great projects! I'm going to have to try one of these tri-shutter cards!

The Mama Monkey said...

Wow...your details are amazing! I love the shimmer of the first one, too! Just beautiful! And the eye candy comes with a chance at blog candy?!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

wow! What fabulous cards. I just love the look of that first fold out card. Hope you had a fabulous 27th anniversary! Thanks for playing along in our hop! :)

Paula said...

wow. I am renaming you the collage artist. Great Job

Ravengirl said...

First off, happy anniversary! Second, those are some amazing flowers and altered papers! Finally, you did some knock out cards!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Great cards

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Great cards

Martha said...

Oh your triple fold card is like reading an adventure story. I love it!

Cheri Howard said...

Lovely card!

Jodi said...

These are gorgeous, but the first card is just incredible!

Maggie said...

WOW your projects are great. Love your work.

Laurie in MN said...

Your cards have a different feel. Very artsy, creative, flamboyant.

Happy Verve Day.

Lynne in NI said...

Wow... amazing cards! The first balloon one is particularly stunning!
Happy Anniversary!

scrappysue said...

nice work!

nancy said...

AMazing. Love all the details. You have been very busy

Debbie Yates said...

Great cards...my fave is the first...just so fun!

Randee E said...

Gorgeous cards and flowers! Congrats on YOUR anniversary :0)

STAMPING SAM said...

Wow! Layer upon layer makes beautiful cards! Awesome

Erika M. said...

Beautiful creations!

sanadon said...

Wow! These are great cards. It seems lots of work went into all of them. Happy anniversary to the verve stamps and to you and George!
Sylvia

Banu said...

Beautiful creations. Loved them

Creative Mish said...

Beautiful cards! I love that you made those flowers into a Christmas card! Stunning!

xrciznuts said...

I just love the multi fold card! This is really a must try for me as soon as SU convention is over. I love your beautiful display of colors and textures! It reminds me of vintage. Nice job!
Kim Smith

Pat S. said...

OMG! Your tri-shutter card is way over the top!!!

Anonymous said...

lovely cards. Thanks for the inspiration.
Yvonne Soucy

Chandra Hough said...

I'm amazed by the details on your cards!

silvia said...

Melissa~ Fabulously gorgeous cards!!!! The winners of your flowers and papers will be so thrilled!!! I love mine!!!

Susan said...

Nice work...I especially enjoyed your first card - lots of work and it shows! Again, nice job!

lorene said...

love all your cards, but the trishutter one - I'm speechless! I just love it!

thanks for putting my name in the hat for the blog candy! the flowers are awesome!

Lorene H

frogers said...

Wow you are very talented.
Faye

Steph K (booga3) said...

All gorgeous creations!

Tanya said...

My Goodness! Your cards are amazing!

mitch47 said...

I love ALL those cards. And you're right...Christmas is not that far away, when you think of it!

Kat Gomez.. said...

very colorful.. tfs ..tu amiga Kat

Nena said...

These are seriously works of art. It
is amazing what you have created.
Many thanks for sharing!

Cazzy said...

Those are all lovely but the first one is outstandingly gorgeous, the rich colours and the tri fold make it very special.

Cazzy x

Gloria said...

These are wonderful cards!

Teri said...

These totally blew me away! I wasn't expecting all that beauty on just one blog! Thanks for sharing!

Patti Jo said...

Very creative!!!

Grace said...

Wow oh wow!!! You did sooo much work!!! I love them all but that first one is over the top! Your papers you're giving away are just beautiful! How sweet of you to do that!!! Thanks so much!

Tina said...

Your cards are all very nice! TFS.

Chris said...

wow! what great eye candy!

annesatx said...

Wow, that first card is so intricate and beautiful! I wish I could see it larger (or in person) so I could examine all the details. Thanks!

Lost in Paper said...

these flowers are so beautiful!!! and your cards are wonderful!!!

Angel said...

wow, so very cool!!!

Moosisk said...

Happy anniversary to you and your hubby! My hubby and I just celebrated our 25th. Congrats to Verve, too. Thanks for sharing such great creations.

Kelli said...

OH MY!!!! Those gorgeous cards AND handmade flowers... WOW!!!!!!

CraftinGranny said...

I love your project. Not sure I would have the patience to make that card. Happy Anniversary and thanks for sharing.

Meda said...

What a beautiful assortment of cards!

Sharyn said...

Gorgeous, you are very creative and that folding out card is amazing. Happy anniversary to you and Verve!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Awesome cards! I especially love the colour combo in the second one. You sure are talented and have been busy!

SeaStar Creations said...

whoa! such great details! impressive :)

Jen said...

WOW! Your creations are really beautiful.

Congratulations on another anniversary!
Thank you for sharing!

Barbara Ax. said...

What detail and work you put into your cards. They are lovely.

Helen F. said...

WOW! SUPER cards~ love all the details and color combos.

Raquel said...

Great cards!!! Love the flowers youve created!!

txbluiz said...

WOW!!!! Look at all those details on the cards!!!

annheidel said...

Fun cards!

Tamara Putvin said...

Wow your cards are amazing... I love how many different feels there are to them.. Your talent is so versatile.

Happy Anniversary BTW

Wishing you abundant blessings,
Tami

Gary and Evalee said...

All I can say is "WOW". Just found you and verve. Amazing.

pammy jo said...

such stunning and fancy cards - WOW :)

Maureen said...

Wow - you sure have been busy! All great projects!

Maureen said...

Wow1 You went all out for the anniversary! Love all your colour choices and eye for details...they are gorgeous!

Marsha said...

Oh, my goodness. What works of art !

Amy Sheffer said...

WOWEE! What great projects for the Verve hop!!