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Anni-Verve-sary Blog Hop

August 1st, 2010 · 92 Comments

Welcome to the Anni-Verve-sary Blog Hop! Verve turns three today and is celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! If you’ve already been hopping along, you arrived here from Betty Wright‘s blog. If not, head on over to Julee’s Blog (owner of Verve), for all the info on how to win prizes (after all, what’s a party without presents?), and to start hopping from the beginning. If there’s a hiccup along the hop, you can always head to the Master Hop List to get the full list of links.

Big Wish

I wanted to use the round swirly image from the Happy Days set on my card today, because this stamp reminds me how awesome Verve Stamps is. I purchased this set when it was first released and before I even had a chance to get it inky, I received another stamp with this image in the mail. Because of a manufacturer’s defect, Julee immediately sent out replacement stamps to everybody who had ordered the set. How’s that for customer service!

I used this week’s Sketch for You to Try to help me get going with my card. Maybe I went a little overboard with the distress inks, but I just started using them and they are so much fun.

Thanks for hopping by! Now it’s time to hop on over to Verve DIVA Shannan Teubner’s blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness.

Stamps: Big Wish, Happy Days (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla (SU!); Cappella (BasicGrey)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, VersaMark (Tsukineko); Frayed Burlap, Old Paper Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Ranger); Chocolate Chip Craft (SU!)
Accessories: Big Shot, Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Victoria Crochet Trim, 1/8″ Circle Punch, Cutter Kit, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Standard Circles Small Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Garden Trellis Deep Edger Punch (Martha Stewart); Regal Flourishes Tim Holtz Texture Fades Embossing Folder (Sizzix); Old Paper Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder, Inkssentials™ Ink Blending Tool (Ranger); Copic Marker (BG72); Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)

Tags: simply delicious

92 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Veronica // Aug 1, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Great card!

  • 2 Lorie // Aug 1, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Very nice Vera. Lovely card!

  • 3 Janelle // Aug 1, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Love the colors and texture on this wonderful card.
    Best wishes.

  • 4 terriavidreader // Aug 1, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Nice card. Thanks for sharing it with us during the hop!

  • 5 Melisa Hunter // Aug 1, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Love how the flourish is echoed in the textured paper!

  • 6 Emily Leiphart // Aug 1, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    This is really gorgeous! I love the Big Wish sentiment inside that swirly circle!

  • 7 Lisa Christine // Aug 1, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I love this card! Beautiful but masculine as well! It’s hard to get that combo sometimes!

  • 8 Betty // Aug 1, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Wonderful rich colors and design, Vera! Great looking card!

  • 9 Jen P // Aug 1, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Beautiful card! Love the colors!

  • 10 Debbie Fisher // Aug 1, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I love all the distressing!

  • 11 Sharon (Shari) Clabaugh // Aug 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Nice card. Clever design.

  • 12 Tracy M // Aug 1, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Lovely card – great colors! Would make a great guys card! TFS!

  • 13 Angela R. // Aug 1, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    beautiful card and yes, i love this set! i MUST get it!

  • 14 Joan Switalski // Aug 1, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Your card is very Verve-y :D

  • 15 pat knowlton // Aug 1, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    This is beautiful. I love the way you used the distress inks and the lovely punched border.

  • 16 jennifer mitten // Aug 1, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Great card – love the colors and the distressing!

  • 17 Cindy // Aug 1, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Great card – love the colors you used!

  • 18 Cheryl E // Aug 1, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    very fun card!

  • 19 mary jean // Aug 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    beautiful! I love the trellis punching!

  • 20 GrannyCharlotte // Aug 1, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    What a wonderful masculine card this would be. I love the colors and the distressing. It is a great card. TFS.

  • 21 Tanya P // Aug 1, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Love the punch, fantastic texture, amazing stamps, just beautiful!

  • 22 Olga // Aug 1, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Beautiful!

  • 23 Rachel B // Aug 1, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I love your circle image! Fabulous!

  • 24 Shannan Teubner // Aug 1, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    LOVE your card, Vera!! So beautiful!

  • 25 Brandi // Aug 1, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Awesome masculine card! :)

  • 26 Michel E // Aug 1, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Love the colors of this card. Great as a masculine card.

  • 27 Cassie K // Aug 1, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    great card and use of the stamp

  • 28 teresa kline // Aug 1, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    this is gorgeous, great style and design…have a fabulous week!

    enjoy *~*

  • 29 Marilyn Willauer // Aug 1, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Great card!!! Love everything about it.

  • 30 Marisa // Aug 1, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Love the way you used that border punch along the side. The colours are prefect for a Verve card too. Well done :D

  • 31 Kimberly Sudol // Aug 1, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    VERY pretty!!!! LOVE the flourish!!! GORGEOUS colors!

  • 32 Lisa Henke // Aug 1, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    oooo, this is great Vera! love all the texture.

  • 33 Linda C. // Aug 1, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Delightful!!

  • 34 Melissa Cash // Aug 1, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Very pretty!

  • 35 Lynn McAuley // Aug 1, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Absolutely sensational!! I love it!!

  • 36 Kerri M. // Aug 1, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I love all the distressing! Great idea to pair those sets together!

  • 37 Wanda Cullen // Aug 1, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Very pretty!

  • 38 Jackie // Aug 1, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    This is so pretty, I love the punch you used too, it really finishes it all off!

  • 39 Julie E // Aug 1, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Soooo nice! I like all the swirls and the circle is a great idea.

  • 40 debhorst // Aug 1, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    so many times masculine card aren’t gorgeous…..this one is down right gorgeous!! Beautifully put together!!

  • 41 Terri E. // Aug 1, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Great details on this card.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • 42 Dani C. // Aug 1, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    So lovely!! Beautiful inspiration!! :)

  • 43 Jennifer Roach // Aug 1, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    LOVE this!! The embossing folder is totally perfect with your stamps!!

  • 44 Loretta // Aug 1, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    perfect distressing

  • 45 Wendy Space // Aug 1, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  • 46 Christina M // Aug 1, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Very pretty card! I love the punched border with the lace trim, and the distressing looks perfect to me!

  • 47 Nikki // Aug 1, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    So super cute!! TFS
    Hugs
    Nikki
    Simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

  • 48 Sarah N. // Aug 1, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    I like what you did with the distressing. It’s a great card!

  • 49 Billie A // Aug 2, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Very nice grest colors

  • 50 julee // Aug 2, 2010 at 12:46 am

    So pretty! Love that border, your embellishments and all the distress inks. They’re a favorite of mine! Thanks so much for celebrating with us!

  • 51 LindaR // Aug 2, 2010 at 4:32 am

    Very pretty card.

  • 52 Elaine // Aug 2, 2010 at 9:11 am

    A perfect guy card. Great colors

  • 53 Sandra // Aug 2, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Perfect!

  • 54 Luanne // Aug 2, 2010 at 10:14 am

    What a great card. Perfect for a guy…I agree, Julee has the best customer service, and everything that comes from Verve is the best.
    TFS!

  • 55 Wendy // Aug 2, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Oh WOW!!! Stunning! I’m glad I visited today!!! Great blog!!!

  • 56 Toni Storie // Aug 2, 2010 at 11:03 am

    How very cool! Lovely masculine card!

  • 57 Jane Bosi // Aug 2, 2010 at 11:31 am

    This is a great project! Nicely done!

  • 58 Lorus // Aug 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Pretty card! I love the colors and the distress inks are perfect!

  • 59 Sarah/WAstamper // Aug 2, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Love the colors and accents you used on this card! Just gorgeous!

  • 60 Lillian Child // Aug 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Love the flourish! Sweet Card Creation!

  • 61 Maureen // Aug 2, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Wow!!! LOVE that border punch and how you cut the swirl out!!!! Fabulous :)

  • 62 Kristina // Aug 2, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Isn’t Julee the best with speed and customer service?! I so love my Verve stamps. :) Your card is so gorgeous! I love how that swirl looks like it is ready to jump right off of the card!

  • 63 Mary // Aug 2, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    very pretty – love the colors!

  • 64 suezzyq // Aug 2, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    love the colors ,great for a manly card.

  • 65 Sara // Aug 2, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Really like how you set this up and the colors you used. VERY NICE!

  • 66 Tara Prince // Aug 2, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Very nice card! Love the colors!

  • 67 The Paper Princess // Aug 2, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Lovely card!

    Hugs
    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

  • 68 Mary (Happy Now) // Aug 2, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Love the colors, and the focal image!

  • 69 yvonne // Aug 2, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Great card!

  • 70 jami rudd // Aug 2, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Love your color combo

  • 71 Angela P. // Aug 2, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Wow, this is fabulous! I think you did just perfectly with the distress inks…beautiful!!!

  • 72 Sandi // Aug 2, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Great use of the distress inks!

  • 73 Wendy K. // Aug 2, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Great card!

  • 74 Jess Kruegel // Aug 2, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    this is beautiful!!

  • 75 LaurieJ // Aug 2, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    What a great card! I love the focal image and the distressed look.

  • 76 Pamela Heck // Aug 2, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Beautiful card.

  • 77 sharon ; // Aug 3, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Beautifully distressed.
    Sharon L

  • 78 Samantha // Aug 3, 2010 at 1:08 am

    very pretty! thanks for sharing with us on the hop!

  • 79 Kim G // Aug 3, 2010 at 1:30 am

    LOVE it!!!!

  • 80 Nancy M // Aug 3, 2010 at 1:58 am

    That bold sentiment looks great with the colors and papers you chose.

  • 81 Shelly Cameron // Aug 3, 2010 at 3:10 am

    Lovely card! The distressed look is one of my favs!

  • 82 Erika M // Aug 3, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Your card is beautiful!

  • 83 Kelly // Aug 3, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Love the layering!

  • 84 Stacey Gibby // Aug 3, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Great card! Perfect for a guy or a girl!

  • 85 Barbie D. // Aug 3, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Beautiful card.

  • 86 Janine B // Aug 3, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Great set isn’t it – nice card for the men in our lives!

  • 87 Maureen W. // Aug 3, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    So pretty – love all the different elements!

  • 88 Janelle S // Aug 3, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Now that is a great card! I love how it looks just natural clean, but the papers make it look full and not a blank spot on the card. Love your card!

  • 89 Ola Jaggers // Aug 3, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Awesome card…. I love distress inks!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

  • 90 Pat (mspfd) // Aug 4, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    What a great card, Vera! Love your design, and the fact that this card could be sent to guys as well as gals.

  • 91 Andrea Vernagus // Aug 4, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Very pretty! Love the trellis punch on the side!

  • 92 Naomi // Aug 4, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Very nice card! I really like the earthy tones!

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