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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June Diva Inspiration Hop From Verve


Well, today's the June Diva Inspiration Hop from Verve and several more of the Verve Divas have joined us this month. Yay! Wanna know why? Because they were just as excited as I am to share 2 NEW PLAIN JANES being released today! One of them is called "One Day at a Time" (which is in a similar font format as this one) and the one I used today which is called "Grace" (which I have needed a lot of here lately, and am so thankful that God gives it anew every day!).

If you're just joining me here, the Diva Inspiration Hop started over on Betty's blog HERE. I'm smack dab in the middle of the Hop list, so you'll miss a bunch if you don't start at the beginning!


As usual, I mixed and matched a little old with a little new VERVE! In fact I used several stamp sets to go along with the new Grace Plain Jane. I made some polkadot background paper using one of the first Verve sets I ever got once I joined the design team and it's still a fave--Petals and Stems. Then the flowers are all the same, but in different sizes from three other stamp sets: Fringe Flowers PJ, Hoppy Easter and Small Celebrations. That was a lot of cutting, but I love how they look all stacked up!

By the way, something kind of cool happened right after I was done making this card, and setting it up for the photo. I had already made a couple of mistakes in the making of it, and I was thinking about the meaning of the quote (and hoping ya'll would have grace with me for messing it up). I listen to Pandora with my headphones on A LOT while I'm making cards, and usually have it on my "Taylor Swift" channel. However, for some reason, last night they started playing piano solo hymns on that channel, starting with the first one I heard as I was photographing---Amazing Grace. How cool is that!?! Ok, Lord, I'm listening...

Here's the hop list in case you need it:
1. Betty 9. Amber
2. Jackie 10. Amy
3. Jen d. 11. Andrea
4. Jen T. 12. Janelle
5. Julee 13. Laurie
6. Sankari 14. Maureen
7. Sony 15. Teresa
8. Susan 16. Tosh

So obviously next on the hop is my friend,
Amber Hight...and just fyi...she ROCKS!

Don't forget to leave a comment on all the Divas blogs today. Julee is giving away a
$30 GIFT CERTIFICATE

to the Verve Store to a random commenter along the way!! That should come in quite handy--for the month of June, all Dies and their coordinating stamp sets are on sale!

SUSIE Q-TIP: After covering flowers with Glossy Accents, do not stack them up and put them in your car on a HOT Texas day, even if they are "dry". They WILL stick together. They WILL mess up your coloring you worked on for hours. Don't ask me how I know this. I don't want to talk about it. Also don't ask me how I fixed them without redoing them. You don't want to know.

Stamps: Grace Plain Jane, Petals & Stems, Small Celebrations, Hoppy Easter, Fringe Flower Plain Jane (Verve)
Paper: Fine Linen, Kraft, White (PTI), Cameo Coral (SU!), On the Bright Side (MME), Miss Caroline (MME)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo (Ranger), Summer Sun (SU!)
Accessories: Curvy Bookplate Die (Verve), Large Scallop Circle, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Ribbon Border Die-namics (MFT), Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Copic Markers, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Sponge, Hemp Twine, Tiny Attacher (Tim Holtz), Doily Tag (Martha Stewart), Pewter Brads, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2

45 comments:

  1. Love this....you are to funny....yes those TX days can do some damage.....you did a great job....love this....and the collection...tfs

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  2. Oh my Susan! This is wonderful! That new Plain Jane is a must have! Your layered flowers are gorgeous!!!

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  3. Oh, Susan, your card is stunning! And I love the glaze on the flowers!! {they don't look melted one bit!} Great job! ;D

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  4. Susan, love that beautiful card. Those flowers look amazing!

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  5. I just adore this, Sus! Every square millimeter! The colors, the glossy flowers (but I AM going to ask how you fixed them!), the woodgrain, the jute. But seriously, my favorite part? The yellow polka-dots! Where do you come up with that kind of thing?! It's such a little thing, but makes such an impact!

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  6. Beautiful! It looks like a field near a wooden fence in the sunset...

    Tricia

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  7. Love all the pretty layers and sentiment on your card.

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  8. love your mixing and matching of stamps & papers-this is one great card

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  9. Susan, this is GORGEOUS and those layered flowers are beautiful! Never would have guessed you put them through a heat test - lol!

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  10. Great card. I love how you added dimension to your flowers and leaves. Looks so nice. I also love the many layers!

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  11. Really pretty. Love all the colors and layers. Flowers are beautiful with the glossy coating. I had no idea they could stick together. Of course it might not get hot enough here but thanks for the warning. So sorry you had to experience that.

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  12. Love your Verve flowers is all their glossy goodness :) Fabulous card showcasing a great sentiment!

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  13. how amazing that you heard Amazing Grace just at that time! I love how you used such a mix of Verve goodies and it worked so well. Also thanks for the little tip but in London I don't think I need to worry about that too much!!

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  14. I love your Susie Q-tip. I often forget that little stacking detail, but without the car.

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  15. Your card looks wonderful! I really like the look of the stacked glossy flowers. For all your pain in putting them together, they look beautiful! I also like the two staples you used to hold down your twine.

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  16. Such a fun card! Love the pops of yellow and the glossy accents and all the layers!

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  17. Awesome! Love the choice of the dotterd stamp and the color combinaitons (and I am a big fan of the Liquid Glass treatment on the flower)

    Thanks so much for being part of this hop!

    Lisa - Scrappy Distractions
    www.ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com
    lisa dot rea at kbmg dot com

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  18. Well, mistakes (which we can't even see) and all, this is a beautiful card. Those flowers are absolutely gorgeous and I really like the woodgrain paper at the bottom; so fun!

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  19. Sus, to say I love the colors of your flowers, would not be strong enough words!! They are gorgeous!! I just adore all the fabulous details and shapes that you've incorporated into this card!! WOW!! {{HUGS}}

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  20. Susan, this is a beautiful card -- I love the crystal effects on the petals!

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  21. Beautifully done. Love the glossy accents on the flowers and glad you were able to fix them - I won't ask. :)

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  22. Love how you used the wood panelling. Think I'll try it

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  23. Oh my gracious I love your card. It is so bright and cheerful and that saying is a must have. I love it. Those flowers are to die for. MUst have them. What wonderful accents they make on that sentiment. Thank you bunches and bunches for sharing them. hugs, Cathy K

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  24. I would never have thought to use the colour combination you used, but it looks fabulous. I like the glossy accents on the flowers ( and your heated car story)

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  25. Love the glossy accents on your flowers! I'd never know they were stuck in a hot car....! Very pretty card, and His grace is Amazing!!

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  26. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  27. Love the gloss and the woodgrain is fab-u-lous!

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  28. Hi, I did leave a message yesterday but doesn't appear to be here?? Loved the card and the tip was amusing as in London I don't think we need to worry about the heat!!

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  29. Your card is gorgeous and I love how Amazing Grace came up on your radio, how cool is that.

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  30. whow I am in love..what a gorgeous card!

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  31. Gorgeous, sunny card. Love the stacked flowers with the glossy accents on them. This is a wonderful sentiment.

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  32. Gorgeous card--I like the shiny flowers.

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  33. Susan!! I was born and raised in Texas (although I'm in Wyoming now) I WON'T ask about the glossy accents experience, but I can imagine---right?!?! It looks absolutely bold and beautiful!!! I would have never thought!! YOU are GIFTED ---you DIVA you:)thank you for sharing and for allowing me to glean from you! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  34. I LOVE this sentiment and what a special gift for you having the song come on at just that time! I can't imagine what mistakes you made on your card. It's gorgeous!!!

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  35. This is an amazing card! Thank you for sharing your work and the way God impressed you as you worked and listened.

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  36. Since I am a fool for dots, the white and yellow panel that makes the whole card shine a little brighter is by far my favorite part! Love that Verve stamp, too.

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  37. I love your Susie Q-tip! How funny. It's a beautiful card, it looks perfect to me, love all those flowers and that sentiment too is a must have!

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  38. This card is just fabulous. Beautiful colors.

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  39. Love these colors and the flowers with the crystal effect are just scrumptious to say the least. Beautifully done, Susan! Great Amazing Grace story, too!

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  40. Living in the hot Arizona desert, you really have my curiosity up! Your card looks amazing, so I don't know how you DID it!

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  41. A stunning card love the flowers they are just gorgeous like the colours and layout.
    Hugs Rizwana

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  42. Love all the layers and the colors. I agree...it was quite cool that Taylor Swift came on singing Amazing Grace!! We do all need as much as we can get!

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