Saturday, July 26, 2014

July Release Retrospective Blog Hop

Welcome to Verve's July Release Retrospective Blog Hop! The Verve Divas and guests are hopping today and serving up some more inspiration using the July release stamps & dies! Besides a peek at some really cool cards, there are also a couple of prizes up for grabs! But before we get to the fun stuff, here's a bit of shabby stuff:

I started off with some paper from Romance Novel from Prima and basically just took a bunch of scraps, distressed the edges with a razor and then distress ink, and haphazardly arranged them on the card front. Then I glued on some coordinating flowers, tulle accents and stamens to draw the eye. I highlighted Verve's Moments Remembered set with it's signature phrase...which is indeed both true and beautiful. :)



1. Julee10. Jen
2. Stacey11. Sheri {Guest}
3. Maureen12. Laurie
4. Chaitali13. Andrea
5. Marisa14. Amber
6. Teresa15. Christyne
7. Kay {Guest}16. Sarah
8. Janelle17. Anya
9. Charmaine18. Betty
Want to win some shiny new Verve? We're giving away a $40 gift voucher to one lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to leave a shout out in the comments as you hop about. 

Want another chance to win? Now it's your turn! We'd LOVE to see what you've done with the July release. Link up your cards using at least one product from our July release and you'll be entered in a drawing to win our entire next release! All the details and the linkup widget are on the Verve Blog today. The deadline is August 23, so there's still plenty of time to get the July release if you haven't already. 

Don't miss this weekend only discount offer in honor of Julee's birthday:


Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Stamps: Moments Remembered (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Romance Novel (Prima), Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx black, Vintage Photo distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Paper & fabric flowers, paper distresser, CRS-06CA-110 Flourish White-pearl (Zva Creative), tulle accents
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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40 comments:

  1. Wow! This card is beautiful and highlights the lovely sentiment so nicely!

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  2. Hi, Andrea! I am always inspired and delighted by your designs. This card is very pretty, in particular, with the black and vintage style, mixed with that beautiful feminine "shabby" garden techniques. Wonderful card! hugs, de

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  3. WOW! Your layering is just amazing.

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  4. Very fancy! I would love to be the recipient of this card!

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  5. This is just so stunning all the details you've added in :)

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  6. Wow! Love your layering and paper choices. Great job.

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  7. Oh, how gorgeous! That flower cluster is just stunning.

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  8. Stunning card!! Love the colors & layers & embellishments!

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  9. Thanks for sharing your BEAUTIFUL card.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  10. Your cards are intricate and beautiful.

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  11. What a LOVELY card, Andrea. I always enjoy your creative art, and appreciate this inspiration for the AWESOME new Verve release.
    Be blessed,
    Karen
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  12. Gorgeous card - love the colors, the layers and all the bling.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  13. Love the way your "haphazard" layers fell into such a perfect balance! Beautiful card!

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  14. Stunning.........love the colours and layers. Oh and those pearls......so beautiful! This sentiment is wonderful.

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  15. Your card is perfect in every way, Andrea! Love the papers.

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  16. Beautiful. The pearls and the flowers, the background papers, all make for an elegant card. I'd love to get it in my mail.

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  17. Very pretty how you used all the different textures esp. the tulle.

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  18. Simply beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. Wow, great card! I love all of the little wonderful details you added!

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  20. Love the card! Portions always makes a card pop, and this card is no exception. The flower and swirls make this card stand out!

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  21. Andrea, I love this color combination!! I take a peek every time you post but don't comment often... You continue to do fabulous work showing us how to do wonderful creations from what seems like a tiny workspace. I am always amazed! God bless you and yours...

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  22. Just found you, think your cards are beautiful!

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  23. Wow! So much to look at...so much interest. Beautiful!

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  24. That sentiment is one of my favorites and you've showcased it beautifully!

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  25. Amazing card with so many details-very lovely!

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  26. Wonderful attention to detail in this card.

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  27. Your cards are always so beautiful! You are so talented and I love your card style. This one is fabulous!

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  28. Wonderful details and such a gorgeous shabby chic card!

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  29. Wow so many things to look at in one card... I wish I could do that lol. A very romantic look

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  30. Very pretty with all the embellishments.

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  31. Oh my goodness - what a beautiful card! All the layers and embellishments - amazing.

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  32. OMG this card is just wonderful. I could sit and look at this for ages.
    Sue

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  33. This card is so gorgeous! I really like all the details.

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  34. Love this kind of shabby chic!!! Wonderful card!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  35. This is gorgeous, as usual! Scraps to masterpiece!

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