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Friday, August 12, 2011

Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hop--Day 6


Well, welcome again to our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops! Hop along with the Divas all week long as we share our first looks at a few of the new products releasing from Verve TONIGHT! One lucky commenter from each day's hop will win the sets and dies featured that day, so be sure and leave a little love in the Divasphere! Check out the Verve Blog HERE today for all the prize details and deadlines, AND if you missed some of the daily hops, you can go back to them there as well.

So, let's get this party train a-movin', shall we? Today, we are shining the spotlight on a new FAVORITE set of mine, Making a Statement. This set is the brainchild of my bestie, Jen, and when she collaborated on it with Julee, a sweet and perfect stamp set (and coordinating dies, of course!) came to life. The new die I used is called the Rounded Scallop Frame, which I decided to sew around, and is also great to use with the new Notebook Paper and Graph Paper Plain Janes (not seen here, but maybe soon, though!).


Can ya'll tell, I got into one of those "more is more" moods? I used today's new Viva la Verve sketch that little miss Shannan came up with this time around. It's a great sketch and totally lends itself to a "collage-y" look with all those various shapes and layers! OOOHH--Can't ya'll just see it as a scrapbook layout as well? I may have to do something about that...hmmmm... Anyway, get the lowdown on how you can play along to win some Verve goodness right HERE.


Ok, you've made it to the end of the hop! Today is the last day of the "Spotlight Hops" and tonight is the Anni-VERVE-sary Release Party over on our forum on Splitcoast HERE. Hope to "see" you there at 9 pm EST!

Here's today's hop list, just in case you need it:

1. Julee10. Laurie
2. Charmaine11. Maureen
3. Tosha12. Amber
4. Andrea13. Amy
5. Sankari14. Jen d.
6. Teresa15. Betty
7. Jackie16. Lynda
8. Sarah {Guest}17. Susan
9. Marisa {Guest}


SUSIE Q-TIP: I bought a bunch of these swirly adhesive rhinestone stickers when they were on sale at Michael's for 40% off a while back (they are EXPENSIVE otherwise!). However, I don't think I'm all that good at using them (and that's why you don't see them that much in susiestampalot land). But as I was making this card, I had a revelation--just CUT THEM UP and use them in bits and pieces, rather than as a whole. That way, you can customize them to fit perfectly on your project. Aren't I all fancy now!?

Stamps: Making a Statement (Verve)
Paper: Fine Linen, Black, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold (PTI), Circa 1934 (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Scallop Rectangle Frame (A Cut Above Dies from Verve), Lacy Circle and Circle Nestabilities, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Sewing Machine/Thread, Linen Twine (TCP), Swirly Adhesive Rhinestone Sticker, Library Clip (SU!), Buttons, Glue Dots, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: 5" Square




52 comments:

  1. a gorgeous and vivid card!

    love its look!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  2. What pretty colors! I can't wait for the party tonight!!!!

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  3. Stunning card!!! Love the papers and all the little details you have!! Beautiful work :)

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  4. I have been so inspired all week by all of the wonderful Verve creations. I am looking forward to the release party tonight! I can't believe how well you took all these different elements and made them work so very well together.

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  5. This is so fabulous, love the dp and the cute card design, I love it

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  6. Oh my word - what an incredible card; LOVE the DP; just perfect with those loopy flowers; dang, gorgeous!!

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  7. What a fun card! I'm more of a 'less is more' kind of gal, but this is too adorable.

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  8. lol, I am loving your more is more!! This is just full of eye candy!! Love all the little treasures on the frame :) hugs, sweet Diva!! Hope the move is going well...we are moving IN with my dad for 3 months while our new house is being finished :)

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  9. LOL, LOVE your 'Susie Q-Tip' - how adorable is THAT?!! Don't tell me you are not an expert with these bling flourishes - you ROCKED them on this very pretty card! I love the frame in the middle, there is so much going on for the eye to see in this card, absolutely fabulous!

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  10. Very pretty!! Great color combo and layout!

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  11. What a great tip about those flourishes - definitely not my style but I can sure cut things up, lol! Great card and I love this set!

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  12. Love all the fun details you've included here! Love the rhinestones....I'm not good with them either!

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  13. I really love all those colours and how well they work! I also like that you've stamped the loopy flowers onto the background paper, it really ties it all together :)

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  14. If I got one of those fancy bling flourishes I think I'd be wearing more than I could get on the card LOL! Love the twine bows and the library clip on the side of the rectangle frame and your bold DP selection is too fun :) Great card.

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  15. Such a great card, Susan! I love all the dimension!

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  16. Wow, now that's some eye candy! Love how you stitched around the frame!!

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  17. Getting the whole through the "diva's" posting, the last did not disappoint, great card!! Thank you posting your Susie Q-tips, so thoughtful of you to share.

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  18. Gorgeous card!! Love the paper you used!! Bright & Cheerful!!

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  19. Wow another beauty. Love the stitching and how you stamped the loopy flower on the DP. Gorgeous flowers with buttons centers too.

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  20. LOL! I always cut up my rhinestone flourishes and things because they never look right as one piece on my cards :) I love these loopy flowers and all these new Verve goodies might just be hurting my wallet tonight! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Great idea, sewing on the frame! Thanks for your tips, too.

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  22. I really like how you stamped that loopy flower on your background paper. It really ties it all together! Fun colors too, you always do that perfectly! TFS!

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  23. Your card for the hop is just amazing. I love the colors and all the fun elements here. This has been such an inspiring and fun hop with SO much inspiration. SO LOVE Verve....can't wait to get more!
    Karen

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  24. I can't remember if I've commented on your post today. LOL I love to walk through the hop without commenting just to soak everything in and then I make the rounds again to find extra inspiration. Soooo....

    I love this card Susan! Those flowers are gorgeous and even finding them in dp layer and your epiphany about the strands of rhinestone. Thanks for inspiring us this week!

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  25. To combine all those layers, colors, and prints takes talent and you sure have it!

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  26. Love the loopy flowers, the stitched frame, the notebook paper...all of your elements are just wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. Lovin' that patterned paper! So fabulous! And this card is almost retro in it's design!

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  28. Looks like everyone tuckered out before they reached your post...or,,,didn't read the instructions! I love your card,the layout,the colours..a very modern graphic peek. TFS

    Marianne

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  29. Fabulous touch of black! Looks fabulous~

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  30. What a fun card. So many things to see. Love it.

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  31. Very pretty - great use of patterns and layers

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  32. Oh how fun is this card! I love the colors, that paper is gorgeous! I love that you cut up the bling swirls too, you will have more to use too, you are so right, they are pricey. Maybe I'll pick up one or two to try out.

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  33. Unbelievably pretty card! I love that you sewed around the rounded scallop frame. Love the bling swirl (I'm no good at using them either!) but you'd never know you weren't!!

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  34. Love the "more is more" look. I really like the touch of black everywhere! ;)

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  35. Very pretty. Love the susie -q tips!!

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  36. Very pretty. Love the scalloped frame, the sentiment and those "Loopy Blooms." TFS

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  37. I am loving those loopy flowers! Your card is so FAB! Thanks for sharing it with us today. :D

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  38. So glad that you finished the sneak pek week with a bang! This card is so gorgeous. I am glad you added all of the extras because it looks perfect!

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  39. You aren't the only one shying away from buying / using those rhinestone swirls - and now, thanks to you, I know how to deal with them! I'm off to Michael's! But wait, I need to let you know that I love your card - it's got just the right touch of everything!

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  40. Love the colours, LOVE the layering, love everything about this!

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  41. Now this card has action! Very fun indeed! One cool card.

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  42. The detail is gorgeous! and i love the cute frame!

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  43. What a fun card! Sometimes the "More is More" doesn't work.......but it definately works here! Thanks for all you've shared this week and the hard work.

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  44. Terrific card. I think I have finished the hop and have so many new ideas just waiting for my Verve stamps and dies. Good luck to everyone!

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  45. Lovin' those colors with all those coordinating layers--just lovely!

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  46. Very colorful and fun card - Great stamp set and fun layout!

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