Admin Control Panel

New Post | Edit Pages | Change Layout | Sign Out

Friday, March 5, 2010

Verve Spring Fling Blog Hop

Well, this has just been an incredible and fantastic new release from Verve! I am loving all of it and am on a roll with stamping. I can't stop and it's easy to get my mojo flowing when I have such fabulous stamps to work with. You just can't go wrong with Verve. Ok, I'll stop my gushing and "get to gettin'"! Ya'll are in for a treat if you are here for the Verve Spring Fling Blog Hop! If you just happened to pop in, you'd be remiss to not start at the beginning of this hop over on Julee's blog (where you will also find a full list of hoppers in case there's a hitch in the giddy-up for some reason). So if you need to go catch up, I'll wait for you! Do--to-do-todo!! Ok, you're back? Let's move on...

I saved my favorite card of all from this release to show ya'll for the blog hop. I used the new Big Wish set which is one of the coolest birthday sets I've seen in a long time and I'm not just saying that because I design for Verve. The birthday sentiments alone steal my heart! I also used the sketch that Amy provided for the Spring Fling Challenge 2(VSMARSF2) over on the Verve Blog. Since it was Amy's challenge, I decided to pump up the volume on this and also drew inspiration from her style...lots of distressing, sewing, layering, and piercing. LOVE IT! The colors just leap off the card and say HELLO SPRING to me!!

Ok, well, I'd love for you to stay and hang out, but ya'll need to run along and go see what Jen's cooked up on her blog. (Which reminds me, I better go make up a sample for her Sketch For You To Try coming tomorrow! Almost forgot!)

SUSIE Q-TIP: This card is literally about a half an inch high when you look at it from the side with all the dimensionals I used (because I have an addiction), especially where the sentiment is. Needless to say, there were a couple of times that I needed to "adjust" something I had already stuck down with the dimensionals (foam boosters). I figured out it was much easier to get my little Cutter Bee scissors up underneath that layer and just cut them loose rather than try to pull off the panel and wrinkle the cardstock as it lifted. Then I simply and gently used my CM Pick Up Square to remove the cut dimensional and replaced them. Who'da thunk, right?

Stamps: Big Wish (Verve)
Paper: Barely Banana (SU!), Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist (PTI)
Ink: Pure Poppy (PTI), Walnut Stain, Antique Linen (Ranger), Chestnut Roan (Colorbox)
Accessories: Circle, Scallop Rectangle and Scallop Circle Nestabilites, Cuttlebug, Sewing Machine/Thread, Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Chunky Glass Glitter (TCP), Copic Markers, Distress Tool, Buttons, Twine, Ribbon (PTI), Hot Glue, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2

116 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this, Susan! The colors and patterned papers are perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  2. susie...SHUT UP! this is ingenious! love that you left the images white...NEVER would have thought of that! amazing job!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Well you outed yourself with this one... check out all of those gorgeous colours together!! Love how you coloured the cake too, fine fine work, I love it!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ooooh what an awesome creation! Beutiful job Susan!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow Susie, you have rocked that set. Love the colours you've chosen for the cake and all the extra details on your stunning card. Looks like one great set I agree! xL

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a cheerful card! Plus it has my fave PP on it!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Fabulous card, Susan, and love your fun-loving dialog!

    ReplyDelete
  8. You always make me smile - love your sense of humour :D Darling card - hope it's a hand delivered one LOL! Great tip re: cutting the dimensionals - will have to tuck that one away for future use.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Super bright and fun!! Love this Susie!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a gorgeous card. I wouldn't have thought to do the paper piercing around the circle but love it! So bright and cheerful!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your card is tooo cute! I love the color palate. Thanks for the tip, too. I'd be the one yanking things up and wrecking them. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I luv the little piece of flower on the sentiment circle...so cute....I have to tell ya....the tag challenge was my favorite...ssshhhh, don't tell!

    enjoy *~*

    ReplyDelete
  13. Beautiful! Love your colors! The cake looks awesome the way you did it. Wonderful tip, I have never heard of a Pick-Up Square, cool!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Amazing use of color. Completely unique way to color that image. Just love it.

    ReplyDelete
  15. FANTASTIC!!! Awesome colours/papers and love what you did with the sketch!! Love that cakes image - it's good enough to eat!!! :) (Oh, and thanks for the tip!!!)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Aaack! This is GORGEOUS! Love the new birthday set and your card certainly does it justice. :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. gorgeous...I bet it was hard to pick a favourite..all your cards are gorgeous!! Thanks for the tip...I just had to remove some paper to round the corners...ugh! I hate when I forget something!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. The colors on your card is so cheerful.. Works perfect with that stamp set. Your card is STUNNING!! Love your sense of humor, made me smile.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Fabulous! I love the layout, colors and papers you chose!

    ReplyDelete
  20. So pretty! All of the colors really make the card. What a great stamp set!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh my goodness I love love love this card! Great job with that image it just pops off the card!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Now isn't this card totally fun and fresh. Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Such a cheery birthday card! Love the colors, layers, everything!

    ReplyDelete
  24. What a totally FUN card!! Love all those layers!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh this is just too wonderful! Such a happy card! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Well this is totally wonderful and cute in every way! Such a happy card!

    ReplyDelete
  27. love the birthday set! I so need this lol.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Love your card, and I love ALL of the Suzie Q-Tips!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Ooh, this card is just rockin'! I love the color scheme and the way you put together all those elements, just makes it so bright and cheery. Its awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Oh my word! That is adorable! So many layers to love!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Wow! I love these papers and my goodness all the details on this card is fabulous!! Beautiful card, someone is going to love getting this beautiful birthday greeting!

    ReplyDelete
  32. What an awesome card!!! I really like this color combo and how you outlined the cake and left it white inside?! Genius!!

    ReplyDelete
  33. What a pretty card, Susan. Love that it is so busy... half an inch high speaks for itself. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  34. WOW Susan! This card is just striking! I love the colours you chose.. gorgeous! MUST HAVE THIS STAMP SET!!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Love what you have done here, I'm sold on this set!

    ReplyDelete
  36. This is such a great card. Your dp choice really makes the card cheery to match the sentiment.

    ReplyDelete
  37. This is gorgeous! Love the bright cheery colours!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Looks that good I could really sink my teeth into this one. Great job

    ReplyDelete
  39. Love those bold bright colors and that cake is just darling!!

    I hate that I had to miss out on the party yesterday...I was subbing at the high school and then we had company for dinner...they didn't leave until after 10:00!! But I will try to play along this weekend!!

    ReplyDelete
  40. What lovely fresh colours you have used, its a really cheerful card.
    Hugs Sonia xx

    ReplyDelete
  41. Who wouldn't love to receive this card on their birthday!!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Just gorgeous - love all the springy colours. Such a happy card.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Beautiful card - and I totally love your color combination! Fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  45. This card is amazing Susan! I love the colors and how you showcased the stamps. Who wouldn't love to open up this gem?!

    ReplyDelete
  46. This is just beautiful Susan! The colors are awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  47. THis is just beautiful Susan! I LOVE the cake stamped in red. . .what a neat idea! I LOVE it!

    ReplyDelete
  48. So bright and cheerful! I love this card! (and I too also have an addiction to pop dots and the like...do you have a self-help group you recommend or should we just buy more pop dots?)

    ReplyDelete
  49. Love the dsp and colors you used and all your embellishments are gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  50. I love all the texture and dimension on this card - lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  51. this is adorable! So many details to see, i just LOVE it!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Gorgeous card!! Love the white images with all that color!! Beautiful card as always!!

    ReplyDelete
  54. Great job - I love this stamp set. Keep the inspiration coming.

    ReplyDelete
  55. Great Job, I love the colors and leaving the images white.

    ReplyDelete
  56. This is fabulous!!! Definitely my favorite set from the release, and I just love what you did with it! Gorgeous dp and you rocked that layout!!!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Such fun colors and dp! I think this is my favorite card with this set that I've seen throughout the release. LOVE!

    ReplyDelete
  58. What a totally cheerful birthday card! I have to go take a look at this set. Love your work, Susan!

    ReplyDelete
  59. Adorable!! I love the way you colored around the images! FABULOUS and BRILLIANT!

    ReplyDelete
  60. Love your color combination a truly stunning card. Thanks so much for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  61. Oh, WOW, this is awesome Susie! It just screams "happy" to me! I love all your detailing and the colors... another WOW!

    ReplyDelete
  62. PURE beautiful fun Susan!! I love the white with the outlining. So clever!!

    ReplyDelete
  63. Such an awesome card!

    ReplyDelete
  64. This is amazing! I love the color combo and sketch. Wonderful, wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  65. How fun! Your card is darling. I love your layout on it and the colors really pop! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  66. Your colors are wonderful. It's fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  67. Birtday Cheer and with a cake!!!
    How gorgeous:))

    ReplyDelete
  68. Love the card Susan. The color choice is great. Very bright and cheery.

    ReplyDelete
  69. Like your Q-tips! :o) This birthday card is AWESOME!

    ReplyDelete
  70. The colors on that birthday card are amazing! Who wouldn't love to get that card?

    ReplyDelete
  71. bright and cheery - just like a b'day card should be!

    ReplyDelete
  72. OMG this card is just gorgeous, the colors are fab, sweeeetness paper. Just wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  73. Yes! A birthday card like this would certainly make my Birthday a happy one!

    ReplyDelete
  74. Susan!!! My heavens lady! Astounding card.. an inch high? LOL!! Great tip on the pick up tool..clever you.. mother of invention and all that.. Your card is wonderful! Love that redish color around the cake.. and I NEED that stamp! hehhehe..

    ReplyDelete
  75. My absolute favorite card of the hop! Love the colors here, and this birthday set is at the top of my list. I like the sentiment fonts and that wonderful cake! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  76. Oh, what a lovely, cheery card! I am sure that anyone that you know would love to receive this for their birthday. :D Thanks for sharing it with us during the Hop.

    ReplyDelete
  77. LOVE the colors you used on this Susan! So pretty! :)

    ReplyDelete
  78. oh my gosh! these papers ..the buttons...the stamps...Im in love! VERYYYYYYYYYYY pretty card...I might have to case this baby...TTOOOOO cute! tyvm
    u are very talented

    ReplyDelete
  79. Now how clever it that.....will have to give it a try.....your card is fabulous.......love it...

    ReplyDelete
  80. I am in love with this card! I have some of that patterned paper myself and I love what you did with it! Love the touch of buttons!

    ReplyDelete
  81. Nice card, thanks for the dimensionals tip too.

    ReplyDelete
  82. What a wonderful creation, Susan!! LOVE how you did the cake!!

    ReplyDelete
  83. Beautiful birthday card!

    ReplyDelete
  84. The colors on your card look so good together. The cake looks so pretty! and I love the embellishments.

    ReplyDelete
  85. These colors just "pop". Gorgeous card!

    ReplyDelete
  86. Gorgeous, Susan! Love the white cake!! The colors, the layers, the details - incredible!

    ReplyDelete
  87. Love everything about this card! From the colors, to the piercing, to the coloring around the image - it's an inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  88. This is a beautiful card! Love the colors! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  89. One Word! BEAUTIFUL! Love it! Having Fun Blog Hopping! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  90. Wow that is beautiful. I love the colors and everything flows so well together.

    ReplyDelete
  91. Fabulous! Like how you reversed the sketch.

    ReplyDelete
  92. You did a fantastic job with that sketch! and using my favourite (well one of my favs :) dp too!

    ReplyDelete
  93. Absolutely gorgeous colour combination - love it!!

    ReplyDelete
  94. What a beautiful card. You put together a great design and I love the poppin' colors!

    ReplyDelete

Comment, comment, comment!

Support the Liles Family battle against cancer

 
This blog has been "Tweaked and Designed" by Sara Williams | Powered by Blogger | Back to Top
Pin It button on image hover