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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!

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

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  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!!

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

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  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

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

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

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  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.

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

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  10. 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. :)

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  11. 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 *~*

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  12. 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!

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

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  14. 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!!!)

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

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  16. 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!!

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  17. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  23. What a totally FUN card!! Love all those layers!!!!

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

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

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  26. love the birthday set! I so need this lol.

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

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  28. 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.

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

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  30. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  36. This is gorgeous! Love the bright cheery colours!

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

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  38. 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!!

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

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

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

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

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  43. Beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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

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  45. This is just beautiful Susan! The colors are awesome!

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

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  47. 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?)

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

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

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

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  51. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

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

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

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

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  55. 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!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  71. 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..

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  72. 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.

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  73. 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.

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

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  75. 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

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

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  77. 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!

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  78. Nice card, thanks for the dimensionals tip too.

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

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

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  81. These colors just "pop". Gorgeous card!

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

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

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

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

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

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  87. Fabulous! Like how you reversed the sketch.

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

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  89. Absolutely gorgeous colour combination - love it!!

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

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