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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Anni-Verve-sary Blog Hop

Welcome to the Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop! Verve turns 3 today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! If you've already been hopping along, you arrived here from Kerri's Blog. 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.

My card uses Verve's new set Blue Skies.  The butterflies are fast becoming a fave of mine. I sewed before embossing, layered my PP strip on wide ribbon, and sponged a bit with Old Olive ink on all the Vanilla.
Once you have a card you need just a little something to go along with it. 
My favorite thing to do is create a gift set by making a coordinating little box/bag to hold a bit of candy or a gift card.  Perfect to have on hand for a quick gift, but I admit, I never seem to have any ready to go because I am using the sets as soon as I make them! 

Thanks for hopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to Jen P’s blog (who also happens to be my sister!), for a little more Verve-y goodness.
Smiles,
Julie
Details:  Stamps - Blue Skies & So Happy (Verve), Template - My Little Bag (Perfect Presentation), PP - Oliver (BasicGrey), CS - Very Vanilla, Old Olive and Blue (SU), Ink - Old Olive & Night of Navy (SU), Ribbon (stash), Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots (Cuttlebug), Die - Nestabilities Labels 1 (Spellbinders), Dimensionals, and Button & Twine (PTI).

95 comments:

  1. A beautiful card and matching bag, love that pop of blue color.

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  2. What a stunning set! Love the dotted Swiss texture and the colors.
    Best wishes.
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  3. Very pretty projects! Love the white and blue butterflies on the navy textured background!

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  4. Beautiful card and gift bag! I absolutely love them!

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  5. Awesome - I love the colors and stitching of course! The bag is so cute!

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  6. So pretty! I love your card and matching gift bag!

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  7. gorgeous set! love the colors!

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  8. Julie, this is just amazing! The colors, the design, everything! Beautifully done!

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  9. Great bold color - and the box you made is so great!

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  10. This is so pretty. Love the bold, striking colors. Beautiful!

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  11. I love the card and the purse box - so fabulous!

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  12. I can't help buy smile seeing your projects... they are awesome! :D

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  13. Great card holder, and of course great card.

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  14. Lovely card - great colors! Love the little case to go along with it! TFS!

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  15. wow, this is a sweet set, I adore the little purse, great elements in your creations...have a fantastic week!

    enjoy *~*

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  16. Great set. The color, stitching, butterflies and layers are great. The purse is too cute. TFS.

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  17. Those butterflies are fabulous! Love the purse/bag and the colors!

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  18. Those butterflies are fabulous!! Love the purse with the butterfly clasp and your card is gorgeous.

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  19. One of my favorite color schemes and I also love the new Oliver DP from Basic Grey. Fantastic card with a lovely clean look to it.

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  20. this is a great set, love those butterflies.

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  21. WOW!!!! This card is GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE those butterflies!! Someday, I'm going to have to get me some! And that little purse....SOOOOOO cute!!!!

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  22. So very pretty!! I love the stitched detailing!!

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  23. WOW Gorgeous!!! Loved the butterflies and the details in the card. Awesome colors as well.

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  24. Awww...so cute and sweet! This is just adorable!

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  25. Julie! I LOVE this gift set!!! So very pretty, and I adore your little bag! I want to sit down and make one now:)

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  26. Very elegant! I have to try one of those card holder sometime.

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  27. absolutely gorgeous...fantastic stitching, great embossing and those butterflies look so beautiful floating off the card!!

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  28. What a cute set!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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

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  30. Oh wow Julie! Classy and elegant! :)

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  31. Just wonderful! I wish I had part of your talent!

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  32. cute matching bag to go with a great card. love how the butterflies pop off of the blue

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  33. So pretty! I love butterflies and I love blue, so this was an all around winning combo for me!

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  34. I love how you used the butterflies. I have bookmarked your blog to look at later. Love your style!!!1

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  35. Beautiful set Julie, love this!

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  36. Wonderful combo! Love the blues! :)

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  37. Wow so super cute. Love those colors and design!

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  38. This set is just lovely TFS!
    Hugs
    Nikki
    Simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

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  39. What a cute set! I love all of the stitching and the embossed swiss dots. This is a great color combo, too!

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  40. Oh my gosh. . . . .wonderful project, great colors, great designs. . . .love your work.
    Happy Anniversary VERVE

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  41. Oh, these are just fabulous! Such a beautiful card and that card purse just made me gasp! Love it! Thanks so much for celebrating with us!

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  42. So elegant! Love the ribbon and butterflies!

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  43. Love the set you created! Great work!

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  44. Cute, cute, cute!!! I love the gift box, card idea also, but never have time!!! Have a great day!!!

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  45. That little purse is SO cute! How clever. I love this butterfly too, I was just using it this morning. Love the Navy and green together. Great projects ~ TFS!

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  46. Beautiful card and gift bag. Love those colors and the butterflies set it off perfectly

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  47. Those are gorgeous! I always intend to make gift sets, but just never do!

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  48. Excellent gift set! Love the embossing and stitching!

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  49. I can't believe all the fabulous new talent I'm discovering along the way on this fun anniversary hop. Lovely card and gift set!

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  50. Ok. That's it. I need this set!!! I love your card created with these gorgeous butterflies! And those colors... I so love blue and green together. :)

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  51. Love it! I love purses and bags. Cute butterfly too.

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  52. I love this color combo. The card is so elegant and classic I LOVE it!

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  53. adorable card and box!! Love that set too...that butterfly is divine :)

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  54. sweeeet love the purse,and card combo.just love the butterflies,they make the card

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  55. Nice job on both projects!

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

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  56. Beautiful card and holder to match.

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  57. pretty gift set. I love the colors.

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  58. What a delightful idea! Well done.

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  59. beautiful card and beautiful purse!! love those colors together. and the butterflies are awesome. :-)

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  60. Beautiful gift set. Someone is going to be very happy!

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  61. OK, I'll be searching your blog later to find that purse/box!! WAY cute! I am making several card sets for Christmas and I'd love that pattern! DH's Grandma would be over-the-moon to receive that!

    Love the colors and that sentiment!

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  62. Beautiful set - love the crisp cool colors and the more I see the Blue Skies Set I think I definitely have to have it :)

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  63. I love the matching bag! great color combo as well

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  64. Beautiful card but I love the matching purse.

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  65. What a totally fabulous set!! Love the papers and all the embossing!

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  66. What a beautiful set! I love those butterflies.

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  67. Fantastic set.... love the blue & the butterflies!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  68. Such a beautiful set! I love the colors and pattern paper. Of course I adore the Verve-y goodness you added too!

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  69. The card alone is wonderful. When I scrolled down and saw the gift bag, I was awed.

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  70. I love this gift set. You do beautiful work!

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  71. What a great set! You have fantastic ideas!

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  72. Lovely card & project - I LOVE this color combo, yummy! These are really great, I am sure whoever receives them will treasure them

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  73. Love the card and the purse is so cute. Like you butterflies are becoming a favorite. Beautiful work.

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  74. Love how you used the butterfly on the purse! Great gift set!

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  75. Beautiful card and adorable box for the cards!

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  76. Wow, what an adorable purse box! I love it, and your color choices are gorgeous!

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  77. Girlfriend, this rocks! I actually do not own any Verve...I'll get something eventually! Beautiful card and bag!

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