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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Verve is Three! Happy Anni-VERVE-sary!


Well, welcome to the Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop! Verve turns THREE today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! If you've already been hopping along, you arrived here from Wendy's blog, Scraps in Space. 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.

I've loved loved loved THIS Tuesday Trigger from Cath's Moxie Fab Blog, well as you can see, ever since May 25th. I didn't get a chance to play for the prize at that time, so I seized the opportunity to work it out for this little card for the Anni-Verve-sary blog hop. I used Accent Notes for the medallions and an easy breezy sentiment from the awesome set, Celebrating You. Both two of my very favorites, but then again all Verve stamps are my favorites!

My card was super easy once the stamping was taken care of. Then I just went through my "funsies" and found stuff for the centers of each medallion (there's that blue again!). I can totally see making some tiny ones of these using only four images instead of nine. Oohh! Or tags with the four! I may have to play around and do that soon! Very fun! Here's something else that's fun:

Be sure and leave a comment here on my blog to be entered to win the two awesome Verve stamp sets I used today...Celebrating You and Accent Notes!!! Also, Julee has a put ALL of Verve stamp sets on SALE!!!! Year 3 ~ 10% off, Year 2 ~ 20% off and Year 1 ~ 30% off!!!

Okay, so thanks for hopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to sweet Patty's blog, Tolecookie's Sweet Treats, for a little more Verve-y goodness. I'm sure she's got something awesome for ya'll to peek at. Happy Anni-Verve-sary, Verve!!

SUSIE Q-TIP: This card layout was a great way to use up some random embellishments. A little too random? Maybe, but I like it. I think the base colors pull everything together, so choose those carefully by using some neutrals. Don't be afraid to be mixy-matchy. I give you permission.

Stamps: Celebrating You, Accent Notes (Verve)
Paper: Kraft, Black, White (PTI)
Ink: Old Olive (SU!), Antique Linen (Ranger), Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Sewing Machine/Thread, Scallop Border Die and Ribbon (PTI), Felt and Twine (The Cat's Pajamas), Chipboard Stickers (Little Yellow Bicycle), Polkadot Buttons and Brads (HL), Hot Glue, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: 5.5" x 4.75"

107 comments:

  1. Wow, that is great! Just love the random order of things!

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  2. What a great card. Looks so intricate, but is not too difficult to make, I am guessing.

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  3. What a celebration this beautiful card is. I'm happier just looking at it. The colors, texture, and focals: a party indeed!
    Best wishes.
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  4. Great job, thanks for sharing and for the usual tip!

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  5. Oh, wow! What a wonderful card! I admired that Tuesday Trigger, too, but never got a chance to play. You've re-inspired me!

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  6. Absolutely fun fun card! I must try this mixy-matchy trick soon too :) Thank you so much for sharing!

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  7. I love this card! I actually gasped a little when I saw the first picture! So beautiful and fun! I love the "funsies" you used.

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  8. oh my goodness! This is sweet sweet sweet! I love all the elements you created for each square.

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  9. How fun! I love this gridded card and especially the way you stitched the sentiment tag!

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  10. this card is wonderful :) i love your style! hope you are feeling better :)

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  11. all of the different "funsies" truly make this a FUN card! love the whole idea!

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  12. How unique! Great colors. Very nice.

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  13. Susie, this is wonderful! Great colors, dimension, and fabulous layout and design! Too cute!

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  14. gorgeous!! so bright and cheerful!

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  15. Such a pretty card - loved all the detail!

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  16. I love it!!! Your cards always make me smile and this one is adorable...love all the happy elements! Glad you're feeling a bit better. Love your blog!!!

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  17. What a fun card! I definitely love your idea :D

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  18. This is great. Love the action and colors. Good job.

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  19. Lovely card - great colors! love the squares! TFS!

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  20. What a wonderful card. The blocked look and the different accents are great. TFS.

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  21. Susan- OMG this is a great idea for this set. I always wonder what to do with those squares and now I have a card I can copy. Beautiful!

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  22. This is adorable! I love how you used the square stamp for the background behind the buttons and such! So cute!

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  23. O my goodness and this is goodness! What more can I say other than this card is just the best ever. How did you ever manage to get all those 'squares so perfectly posotioned?

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  24. What a great idea!!! I am always looking for new ideas for stamps like the medallion.

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  25. What a fun card!!! Love it :D Hoping you are slowly feeling better and able to rest a bit. (((Hugs)))

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  26. OMGosh....I just LOVE the details of this card!!!! SOOOOOOO beautiful!!! But then again, I ALWAYS love ALL your projects!! You're so very talented!

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  27. Adorable blocked design with the sweet little embellishments!! Wonderful work!

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  28. This is just about the cutest card I have ever seen! Love it! :)

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  29. this is such a fun card Susan...I luv all the elements...have a wonderful week!

    enjoy *~*

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  30. I think this is so much fun! Look at this, so cute and fun!

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  31. Oh how FUN!!! I just love this, Susan! Those medallions make the perfect little frames, and I just love all the fun elements you added to each:) Awesome design!

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  32. Ohhhhh, I totally love the design of this card. I might have to lift it sometime :)

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  33. each little square is perfectly put together and placed....a beautiful creation!!

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  34. Such fun whoolies.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  35. So lovely!! Beautiful inspiration!! :)

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  36. Love the use of the medallion image to create the collage BG!

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  37. Your card is gorgeous! I love that your embellies are not all matchy-matchy.

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  38. Wow, what a fun card. I love all of the color and little bits of goodness!

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  39. Too cute!!! I have bookmarked your blog!

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  40. Ooooooh I love this, so fun! Fantastic card! :)

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  41. I LOVE all the random embellies! I'm definitely using your card for inspiration. Thanks!

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  42. Oh my goodness, I just LOVE this! The stamps are the perfect backdrop for all of those fun accents. Super cute!

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  43. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! TFS!
    Hugs
    Nikki
    Simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

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  44. Hiii Sus!! LOVE all the funky-ness you got goin on with your card! It's super fun and so you!!! :) Hope you're feeling better!!!

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  45. Wow! What an amazing card! Hope God is sustaining you on this journey with your husband! My prayers are with you!

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  46. This is just uber cool, Susan! Love how you highlighted each little item with the accent stamps. Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for being part of the Verve team. You're the bestest!

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  47. So many things to like about this card...

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  48. What a great card, Susie. I love the stamped medallions - an idea that would be a ton of fun to play with.

    Sue L, Surrey, BC, Canada
    snapdragon350@hotmail.com

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  49. neat use of all those little somethings hanging around!

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  50. What a darling card! All the little embellishments are SO cute!! I love your layout too. TFS!

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  51. Super cute!! Loved that trigger....I played as well!!! Great card!! Always a pleasure visiting your blog!!!

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  52. Great card!! I loved that trigger also! Always a pleasure visiting your blog!!!

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  53. Fabulous, fun card! Love that you got to use up a bunch of extra funsies!!!

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  54. OH Oh Oh! I have to play with this layout! This is so cute!

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  55. What a fun card - and awesome details!

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  56. I love cards like this - so many fun elements and points of interest!

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  57. I love the variety of your "funsies"! CUTE!

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  58. I really like your card. The colors and the different embellishments on each square was really cute.

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  59. What a fun, quick idea! I love that blue! It really jumps off of the green and white background!

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  60. i love how u incorporated all those embellishments. very beautiful.

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  61. Great use of the medallions. Just gorgeous!

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  62. love this!!! The green medallion ties everything together...a collection of little treats :)

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  63. love the use of buttons.such a fun card.makes you smile.

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  64. I love the way you used the squares as backgrounds for little cute things! I often wonder how to use them and you are a total inspiration!!

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  65. Cute idea!

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

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  66. great blog hop.....so much talent! laura j

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  67. Great card. Love the way you put the different embellies in the center of the medallion stamp. TFS

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  68. Beautiful card, I love this design!

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  69. Whimsical, stylish, colorful and cute - all in one, served up with panache!

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  70. Oh, this is just a gorgeous card. It's just stunning!

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  71. This is great!!!!! I give it 5!
    Sharon L

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  72. Love it!....what a great way to use up some embellishments I have all over the place. Great layout too!!

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  73. What a fun, fun, fun card.

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  74. Boy! this must have taken some patience or does it just look tricky!

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  75. Super fab and fun card!! Love the layout and all the different 'bellies!

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  76. Wow, that is a lot of fun on one little card!

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  77. I think it turned out beautifully! Great card!

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  78. How wonderful! I love all the embellisments but having the same "mat" just makes this card absolutley cute. All your Verve-y projects are so wonderful, thanks for the inspiration.

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  79. I love this card. Very beautiful & the bright colors are wonderful!

    Thank you so much for sharing & the amazing chance to win!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  80. I can see why you wanted to play with this layout. And your funsies aren't too random. They all tie in together with shape, color or polka dots. Think I'll need to give this one a shot.

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  81. Not too random at all! Moxie FAB indeed! Love it! I love colorful cards like this that have so much going on. Thanks for sharing so much terrific eye candy with us (and for the chance to win!)

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  82. Fun, whimsical card! Lovely use of the medallions!

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  83. This is an adorable card. Love it.

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  84. I love the geometric look of this card. Very neat and tidy. And I love all the little goodies in the centers of the medallions. Iris

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  85. Great checkerboard design. I love it!

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