August 1, 2009

Happy Anni-VERVE-sary Verve!!!

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday!!

Welcome to the first ever official Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop. Verve turns two today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! The party kicked off over on the Verve blog, so if you’ve just happened along, be sure to hop on over there to start from the beginning! And to make this party a real shindig, there’s a mystery jackpot hidden at one of the stops along the hop. One lucky commenter on that blog will win Verve’s entire August release! But of course, it wouldn’t be a mystery if you knew which blog, would it? So if you’re feeling the love, give a little shout out to the bloggers in the hop and you just might have a reason to jump for joy!

I LOVE Verve Stamps! I have quite a few and LOVE when I have a chance to get em' inky!! I knew I HAD to participate in this Birthday Hop as not only do I ADORE my Verve Stamps...I ADORE Julee too!!!

For my card today, I started with an AWESOME sketch created by Mercy for her Tuesday Sketch Challenges! This one is for MTSC32!!

I started by stamping this leaves and tulips from Miracles Blossom from Verve Stamps in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock, both from Taylored Expressions. I then stamped the tulips again, colored all the images with Copic Markers, and then cut out my tulips and popped them up with Foam Tape, also from Taylored Expressions. I love how the tulips go "out of the box". I gave them all a coat of CandeLight Shimmerz for a bit of shine!!

The sentiment, "thanks", is from Circular Sayings from Verve Stamps, was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Soft Sky Cardstock and then ran through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.

All the colors that I used on this card (Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Kiwi Kiss & White) came directly from this AWESOME Cosmo Cricket paper, Tuesday from the Girl Friday Collection. I swear, I cannot stop buying & using Cosmo Cricket Paper! It is absolutely my latest obsession!!

I finished off my card some TONS of paper piercing, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Blue Bayou Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and brads that are the exact shade of Soft Sky...I THINK they are from Basic Grey but I could be totally wrong ;)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VERVE!!! The next stop on this Anni-VERVE-sary hop is at JUSTINE'S BLOG!!

ETA: I just noticed that some posts are not up...the next post up on the hop is MAD SKY DESIGNS!!! Thanks!!

Thanks SO much for hopping by!!!


Recipe:
Stamps: Miracles Blossom and Circular Sayings from Verve Stamps
Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Kiwi Kiss, Choice Snow White & Tuesday from the Girl Friday Collection by Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Brads by (I think) Basic Grey, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Blue Bayou Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and Foam Tape


























Jodi

154 comments:

  1. Very pretty... I like the soft colors... and of course, I love that stamp set!

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  2. I LOVE the tulips! They are SO AWESOME. Lovely restive colors too! Great Job!

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  3. GORGEOUS Jodi girl you have been so busy lately making AWESOME cards girl!! Tfs!

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  4. Love these colors! Such attention to detail too! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  5. what an awesome card Jodi! Very beautiful with the Verve Stamps and all those layers!

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  6. Holy GORGEOUSNESS!! Jodi, this is so BEAUTIFUL! Do you ever have a bad stamping day? I think not!! I just love this DP!

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  7. Gorgeousness, Jodi! Love love your colours!

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  8. Oh this is absolutely STUNNING!! I love everything about your card. It is just fabulous!!

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  9. Beautiful card Jodi! I love all of the little details you put into it.

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  10. Very pretty! Love the colors, wonderful job!

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  11. I luv this Jodi, but heck I luv all your cards......super sweet!

    enjoy *~*

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  12. Simply stated - this is perfection! You are a color wizard!
    Thank you for sharing. BTW - awesome blogsite!
    All good wishes,
    Nancy

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  13. LOVE the colors on your card! Definitely going to have to try them out. And your coloring on the flowers is stunning as well! So pretty!

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  14. Girl, it's obvious you love your Verve, and they love you! You work magic with them, that's for sure! Love this!

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  15. As always, fun paper piercing and colors!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  16. Very nice work. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Great card! I love the colors.

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  18. Jodi, I want to stamp like you when I grow up! LOL!! I just love your style and today's card is no exception. Just gorgeous!!!

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  19. Gorgeous, Jodi! Love all of your attention to detail ;o)

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  20. The card is super. The best compliment is that my husband just passed by the computer and said that he liked it. He is not usually impressed by the whole "card thing" hee hee.

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  21. Absolutely fabulous! Your cards always contain amazing details!

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  22. This card is a total winner. I like the tulips, and these colors/DP just make me happy.

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  23. Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!

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  24. Your cards are all awesome and this one too. I love how the tulips look as they are popping off the card. Excellent!!!

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  25. Awesome card. Love it. Marion

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  26. Beautiful card!! The colors are gorgeous!

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  27. Wow, gorgeous, Jodi! Love those beautiful flowers!

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  28. Wow, really like it. I like the colors you chose and the flowers look lovely. Very nice job.

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  29. This is absolutely stunning! I LOVE that color combo and your coloring on the image is perfection!

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  30. Jodi, this is darling. I love the colors and the layout.

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  31. This is beautiful! I love the coloring, papers, layering, you know...all the usual Jodi goodness.

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  32. Wow! That is great dp. Love your card Jodi. It's delicious.

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  33. This is beautiful! Love the stamp, the sketch is great, and the colors are awesome! Beautiful card! :)

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  34. Wow, do these colors ever work great together! I really have to get that stamp set. I've seen so many great cards with it. Wonderful layout for your design. You've gotta love it when you can match your SU paper up with some other great DP. I personally think it's a big conspiracy, but one I like as well...tee hee.

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  35. Verve Stamps are fairly new to me and I love them. I'm always excited to see something new created with them.

    I ALWAYS love your cards...I'm a regular follower of your blog because I love to see what you come up with next.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Awesome card, one of my favorites of the day

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  37. Beautiful card - love olive green and the combination with the blue is stunning/

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  38. This is beautiful Jodi!!! I LOVE the colors you chose and your layout is awesome!

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  39. All of you are so creative - this card is awesome!

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  40. awesome card love the colors

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  41. This is soooo pretty! I love this color and it goes really nicely with these flowers!

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  42. Love the colours in this card. Beautiful.

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  43. Beautiful card - the color combo is so mellow :>)

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  44. Very beautiful card. Great color combo! TFS!!

    Shelly :)
    Manitoba, Canada

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  45. so pretty!! I love your work!

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  46. Your designs amaze me and this one is no exception! Wow!

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  47. Wow! These colors are amazing together. Love the way you did the tulips too. Perfection!

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  48. I love the colours and that is a GREAT layout.

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  49. Wow - another gorgeous card on the hop!

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  50. LOVE your card - layout - colors - just beautiful

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  51. So soft and sweet, Jodi! I love it!

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  52. Girlie I just LOVE this! The colors and the layout plus the bit of popping! Great job!

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  53. This is Amazingly Gorgeous, Jodi!!! I LOVE these colors!!!

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  54. Great awesome card, love this stamp I will have to find this one you represented it well. I love the colors and layout. Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Great papercrafting and that Verve stamp set is the best!

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  56. Absolutely love your card.....beautiful colors.
    Louise

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  57. Your card is just spectacular! So pretty.

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  58. What a lovely card! Love the colors and layout!

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  59. I love the colors and dimension on your card! Just beautiful!!

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  60. Wow, Jodi, this is so so SO gorgeous! Love the colors, the embellishments and the beautiful way you popped up those tulips. Love it all! Thanks so much for playing along in our hop! :)

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  61. Great Card. I love the softness of your color selection

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  62. That is a gorgeous card! Love it!

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  63. This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL.

    xx Sarah

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  64. Your lovely card makes me thing of walking into a greenhouse filled with the sight and scent of blooming flowers. Yummy!

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  65. I absolutely love this card! The colors, the layout ~ perfect!

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  66. Great card, love the color combo.

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  67. Love the card. Love the flower stamp. I keep telling myself I have enough flower stamps...until I see another one.

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  68. Gorgeous card! Love your popped up flowers and paper piercing

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  69. love it love it love it. Great colors

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  70. Wow...what a beautiful card....I love that out of the box look!

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  71. WOW! Just gorgeous! Love the crispness of the design, the colors and how you raised the flowers. This really is a beautiful card full of Vervy goodnes :0)

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  72. Love this card, simply beautiful!

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  73. Beautiful card - tulips are my favorite flower!

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  74. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Sylvia

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  75. Beautiful card! I love all the greens together. Nicely executed! Well done! :)
    Kim Smith
    (p.s. previous post by xrciznuts was my friend. Sorry.)

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  76. Simply Stunning! I love the colors you used! WOW!

    and thanks for posting the next link...I was lost :(

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  77. Totally awesome card. Love it!
    Yvonne Soucy

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  78. You do beautiful work! I love the paper, colors, everything!

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  79. love those little flowers! great cards.....

    Lorene H

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  80. WOW, this is so beautiful, Jodi! Love all the piercing!

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  81. Those popped-up tulips are genius! Thinking outside the box really works. Who knew?

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  82. Your design is just fantastic! Love
    the balance and how you used the
    large brads. Thank you for such
    a beautiful card. I saved it for
    inspiration later:-)

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  83. I love those tulips, great card, great colour combo.

    Cazzy x

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  84. Wow! I love the colors!

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  85. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  86. You do beautiful work Jodi! Well done!

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  87. Oh Jodi your designs are always so gorgeous and this one just leaves me speechless! I love the color combo and great layout! Beautiful!

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  88. Beautiful card! Love the colors!

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  89. what a beautiful color combo, nice job.

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  90. Beautiful card. Love the color combo. TFS

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  91. Pretty, pretty card! I love the colors and the layering. Thanks!

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  92. your card is just so beautiful!! i love the layers and your color combo!!!

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  93. love the colors and dp! beautiful!

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  94. Great card with wonderful colors! Thanks for sharing.

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  95. Great card and color combo. Thanks for sharing.

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  96. I've been following you on this hop -- such nice comments you leave! Now it's YOUR turn! :)

    AWESOME card, awesome sketch! NICE work!

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  97. Super card! The images in those colours are stunning and all the layers - wow!

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  98. I love the way you put your cards together. Another stunner from you.

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  99. Love, love love this colour combo and all of your paper piercing! Gorgeous!

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  100. love it! great color combo and those flowers are just too pretty :) thanks for sharing :) all your work is lovely!

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  101. Oh this is so cute! i love the way you popped up the tulips! and the layers add great texture!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  102. BEAUTIFUL - love the colors!

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  103. I love your style!

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  104. Gorgeous! Love this color combo too.

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  105. Super card! I love the color scheme - the bits of soft sky really give it some spark. Thanks for sharing!

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  106. Love your layout and color combo!! Great job!!

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  107. what a beautiful card!!! great colors!

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  108. Beautiful card! That paper is just perfect with this set. :)

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  109. Gorgeous Jodi! I'm loving those flowers!!

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  110. Ohh I love that paper and the tulips are beautiful you did an amazing job with the stamps..

    Wishing you abundant blessings,
    Tami

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  111. Love it -- the colors, all of it. Just found you and verve. It's so awesome. Thanks.

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  112. i LOVE dimension - great card :)

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  113. SO pretty! Love the flowers going outside the panel!

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  114. Love this sketch and the colours you chose! They are perfect for this stamp :)

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  115. So pretty. Love the colors and the layout.

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  116. Incredible, Jodi!! Love the papers and images you chose!

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  117. Why bother leaving a commment as you got 150+ on this card but well deserved!

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  118. love love love this! so you! it beautiful!

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