Saturday, August 1, 2009

Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop!


Hi everyone, it's Julee! Welcome to the first ever official Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop! Verve turns two today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! So come along with us and check out all the fabulous creations from Verve fans everywhere. I heard a few rumors amongst the Divas that there might even be a few peeks at some of the stamps releasing this month!

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 (coming August 14)! 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!



My card for today uses a sentiment from one of our very first stamp sets (and still one of my all-time favorites), Fancy Florals. The papers are from the Sunsplashed line from Archiver's and I went a little funky and masculine with the layout. The Kiwi Kiss layer is embossed with the Spots & Dots cuttlebug folder and I did a little sponging with vintage photo Ranger distress ink. To add a little fun I copied the look of the bubbles on the paper with some fun half circle punches and finished with some star punches, chocolate pearls and a photo corner punch.

Thanks for stopping by! Now it’s time to hop on over to Laurie’s blog for a little Verve-alicious fabulousness!

Oh, and just in case something happens and a link along the hop gets broken, CLICK HERE for the full list of blog hop links. Have fun!

230 comments:

  1. Holy Hannah Montana! THis is GORGEOUS Julee!! LOVE the layout, the masculine colors and of course, the stamps!!

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  2. This is so much fun! Love your card. I see alot more VERVE in my future.
    Congratualaions on your anniversary!
    All good wishes,
    Nancy

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  3. I love how you added the extra circles on the patterned paper. Great idea and what a fun card!

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  4. Happy 2nd birthday Julee! Let's get this party started!

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  5. love the colors, so excited to get hoping!

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  6. 2 years already, how time flies! I love this card, it's gorgeous! Happy 2nd Anniversary!

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  7. Beautiul card Julee.
    Love the layout and colors.

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  8. Love the layout. Congratulations on your 2 year Anniversary

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  9. Yeah! Happy Anniversary Verve! What a great company!

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  10. Happy Anni VERVE sary! Great card-love the masculine look...that is always tougher for me. Dana

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  11. That looks awesome, Julee. I love the layout! Thanks ahead of time for a fun blog hop!

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  12. I love the funky feel of this one Julee!! Can't wait to get this hop started :) Happy Anni-Verve-sary !!!!

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  13. Love the masculine colors. great card

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  14. What a nice masculine card! Can't wait to see all the new releases!

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  15. Awesome card, Julee! I love that layout and the yummy paper - can't wait to see what everyone has done for the hop today :)

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  16. Happy Anniversary Julee..love the sketch and color combination. Glad I was able to participate in this and see what other people create with your stamps.

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  17. What a great card, I should have thought to make a birthday card. Oh well Happy Anniversary to Verve. You have done a great job and Verve just keeps growing and growing. I love watching and enjoy all the new stamps.

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  18. Beautiful card! Congrats on another milestone. Woohoo!

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  19. HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY VERVE!
    Julee - Beautiful card AS ALWAYS! thanks for giving US, the fans a chance to participate in the hop!
    Rachel B

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  20. Great card Julee!!! Love the half circles!

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  21. Yahoo!!! I am so excited the day is finally here lOL! I adore your colors, paper piercing and hardware details. Super fun card.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  22. Wow! I love this card and really love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. This is totally fabulous, Julee!! I love it!

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  24. This is beautiful just like every other card that you create!

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  25. Julee your card is gorgeous and I will definitely have to CASE this one....masculine cards are always so hard to come up with. Off to hop!!!!

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  26. Great card! I am so *challenged* when it comes to askew layers. Thanks for showing us how amazing they can be! :o)

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  27. Cute Card! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Julee, what an awesome card! I'm sticking this in my "gotta case it" file right now. I love the distressing, the color, the pearls the ribbon layout...well, the EVERYTHING about this card:)))

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  29. Great card! Congrats on your Anniversary. What fun, I'm hopping off now!

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  30. Julee -- Love your card! The colors and design are great!

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  31. Julee, this is wonderful! Great colors, layout, and the sponging adds so much dimension!

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  32. Huge congratulations on Verve's two year anniversary! I just can't get enough of Verve's products.

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  33. What a beautiful card, Julee! Love the colours!

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  34. Wow, I totally love this layout! Striking and great for a guy card.

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  35. This is so awesome! I'm totally loving the colors and chocolate pearls!

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  36. What FUN! Happy Birthday Verve.
    Love your card. The colors are great and paired with the embossing it's really a wonderful card.

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  37. Ooo...LOVE these colors!!
    Happy Birthday VERVE!

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  38. Such a great birthday card! Love those colors together... Might have to try them out one of these days. ;) I'm off to hop! So excited!

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  39. love the card... happy anni-VERVE-sary!

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  40. Gorgoues Julee! I'm lovin' those yummy papers!! :-)

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  41. Love the colors and style!!!!
    Shelly
    Manitoba, Canada

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  42. wow I love your card!!The LO is great!

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  43. Love these blog hops and love the colors used in this card!

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  44. Lovely card Julee. Congrats on the anniversary. Marion

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  45. I love the embossing on the card. Adoreable! Happy Annivervesary!

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  46. This card is awesome and so inspiring. Happy Anni-VERVE-sary! Hard to believe it's been 2 years.

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  47. Fantastic Julee! I love all the elements on this -that corner, the colors, the star, just everything! Happy anniversary and hugs to you!

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  48. So fun! Love the colors and layout!

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  49. What a beautiful card!! Love it!

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  50. Love this card, the colors are great...as usual you give me so much inspiration. THANKS!

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  51. Oh how pretty! The colors are gorgeous and I love how you carried the circle theme through the card with the CB folder and the paper.

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  52. Great guy card. Saving up to add to my Verve collection!

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  53. Fantastic card! I love the colors and design.

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  54. This is gorgeous! I love these colors together.
    Thanks for putting together a fabulous hop!! Happy Anniversary, and my God continue to bless you!

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  55. Great card - perfect for the guys too!

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  56. WOW, what a gorgeous card!! Love that layout, what fun! Thanks for having this hop so we can all play along, and congratulations on 2 great years, it seems like just yesterday you started this fabulous little company!!

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  57. Such fun Julee to have a blog hop! Looking forward to the new stamps.

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  58. Lovely! And thanks for organizing such a nice hop!

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  59. Love this card! Masculine cards are so hard for me to make! I'm on my way now, hopping off to the next stop!

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  60. Fun card! Love the colors!

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  61. Great colors and the sentiment is great!!

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  62. What a fun card!! Happy B-day, Verve!!

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  63. Happy Birthday - love the card

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  64. What an unexpected and Yummy color combo on your card. Don't you love seeing somthing that sparks your creative fire? :-D

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  65. Cute card! I love the colors you chose!

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  66. Julee, love your card and colors used.....georgous!!!
    Louise

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  67. Happy 2nd! You're an inspiration!

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  68. Great layout - gorgeous card - Happy Annivervesary!

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  69. This is just so pretty! I llove the lyaout, and the colors, just fabulous!

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  70. Just wanted to let you know that I got through a lot of the blog hop blogs, but there doesn't seem to be a blog hop post on this blog that was linked.
    http://thecraftybee.blogspot.com/

    Is that where it ends or is there a mistake?

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  71. Your card is fabulous - love the color combo!

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  72. What a fun card! Love the colors :)

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  73. I love your funky masculine look! Off to enjoy the WHOLE hopping shebang.

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  74. Happy Anniversary! Looking forward to seeing all the creativity, and especially to the new August stamps. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  75. this is fantastic! I'm so excited for the verve hop!!! I'm not sure my pocket book is as excited as i am, hahahaha. I'm sure i'm bound to NEEEEED 3, 4 or 10 sets by the time i'm done with the hop!

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  76. Beautiful! Happy AnniVERVEsary!

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

    Thanks for sharing.

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  78. This is exciting! Lovely card Julee, as always :)

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  79. I really like the color combos in this card, Julee! It's so retro guy!

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  80. What a fun card, Julee! I love it!

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  81. Beautiful! I am always inspired by your designs.

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  82. I'm excited to start hopping! Great card.

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  83. What a gorgeous card! I love the color combination!

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  84. What a fun and elegant and the same time card! Love your stamps, Julee!!!

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  85. Beautiful card, Julee! And Happy Anni-Verve-sary to Verve! =D

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  86. I love all the Verve sentiments and the beautiful cards you are displaying!

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  87. Great looking card. I always have trouble with masculine cards.

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  88. Congratulations on the Verve anniversary. Love your stamps and this masculine card you created for today's hop. Great colours. It was a blast for me to be a participant and my very first hop!

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  89. I love the colors combination on this card. Very nice!

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  90. I love all your creations. Thanks for this blog tour!

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  91. lovin' a good hop ;) Beautiful LO too :D

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  92. Love the paper piercing on the star! Happy 2nd anniversary!

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  93. Oh how fun, I'm so excited to hop!! Love the card, Julee!

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  94. I like this card,the stamps and the combination of colors plus the Spots and Dots folder to create something special.

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  95. I like the designer paper and love the card.

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  96. Awesome card! Love the layout and the colors.

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  97. What a gorgeous card!! I love all the dots and fun layout!! Happy Anniversary to you!!

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  98. Great masculine card and the colors are great. Love the layout very very nice

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  99. What a cool, happy card.

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  100. love the color combo.. its so me.. tfs.. tu amiga Kat..

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  101. Love those Verve stamps. Your cards are wonderful!

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  102. Wowza! What a cool layout and the colors are amazing together!

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  103. Love the colors in this card!

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  104. I just love your card. The colors are just perfect.

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  105. Very pretty (of course!)- I love it!

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  106. julee...this is wonderful! love the colors, the dp, and the layout! amazing job!

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  107. Nice card Julee! I just love polka dots.
    Kim Smith

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  108. Happy Annivervesary!!! Fab card!!

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  109. Verve is so very vunderbar. I love the stamps and ideas

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  110. What a unique and fun-filled card! It's always a delight to see a masculine card that isn't boring. Thanks for sharing this one!
    debra~

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  111. Wow! You card is gorgeous & the sneak peaks are to die for!!!

    -Roberta

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  112. Happy Anni-VERVE-sary! beautiful card

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  113. Love the layout! I find it extremely hard to come up with masculine cards. The colours and layout work beautifully.

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  114. CONGRATS! Gotta love August "Birthdays" (mine's on Monday...). :)

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  115. So excited to finally start my blog hop tour! Thanks for putting this together Julee - love your fun birthday card!

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  116. Beautiful card as always!!!! Just love the colors. Happy anniVERVEsary to you! :)

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  117. This is a nice card. Congrats on the 2 year anniversary!
    Sylvia

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  118. Love the sketch!! Love the colors!! Love this beauty Julee!!

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  119. This card is so cool!! Love all the texture and the tilted layers!

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  120. Congrats on your second anniVervesary! Great blog hop! Only 4 of the links didn't have a Verve post, which, considering how my "timed posts" have gone on blogger lately, is pretty good! LOL! Can't wait for the release! I saw a couple things in the sneak peeks that look intriguing!

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  121. I love the color combo that you used for this card! Thanks for sharing!

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  122. What a splash of color and a great blog hop. Can't wait to see whats on the way.

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  123. I love this card ~ the layout is so fun! Congrats on two years :)

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  124. That colour combo is fabulous and so is the card. LOVE IT.

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  125. wow - love the colours in this card! and the shapes too!

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  126. Gorgeous card....love how all the colors blend so well, a great "guy" card!

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  127. Happy Anniversary Julee! I hope Verve is around forever - I LOVE your stamps and challenges! I love all the layering and embossing on this great card!

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  128. What a great masculine card. Love the layout too!

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  129. Sounds like fun. I will be hopping along.

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  130. Very fun card! I always have a hard time getting my masculine cards to look nice!

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  131. I love the colors in this card -- and I especially love how you punched holes in the matt of the star! Very clever! Thanks.

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  132. Julee, this is a terrific card and gorgeous to look at. It would suit feminine or marculine recipients I think.
    Nicole

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  133. Congratulations on the awesome success of Verve!

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  134. Verve has the best sentiments!

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  135. What a great card! I love the colors and papers that you chose.

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  136. You girls are all so talented! I love this card, the masculine feel it has, the layout and the colors!

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  137. This is going to be fun. Your card is gorgeous.

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  138. The blog hop is such a great idea...tons of fun....thank you and Happy Anni-Verve-sary!

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  139. Love your card Julee and the color combination with Kiwi Kiss. Great inspiration.

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  140. Happy Anniversary. Love the colours of the card, would never have thought of those colours together!

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  141. What a great card! I always struggle with masculine cards. This is just perfect.

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  142. love the colors of your card! very nice!!! this sounds like a really fun blog hop!

    Lorene H

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  144. Love the masculine look of your card. Never have enough ideas for masculine cards!

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  145. I love funky, and I always need masculine, so this card is definitely something I shall keep in mind. Thanks Julee!

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  146. I just ordered my first Verve
    order and now I am hooked. I knew
    they were beautiful and full of
    inspirational messages but they
    are also of excellent quality. Clear, sharp impressions. Love it!

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  147. Great card, great stamps, and great fun. Gotta go see them all!!

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  148. Wow, what a great card to start the Hop with. I'm off the see all the other inspiration out there.

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  149. I love the spotty card, great colours.

    Cazzy x

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  150. I just stumbled upon your blog and it is the first time i have seen it and i think i am in love.lol. I love your card. The little holes around the star make it pop. I can't wait to check out all the others.

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  151. That sure is one funky LO, Julee, and I like it! Great papers too!

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  152. Love the card and the set.

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  153. Happy Anniversary! Your success is well-deserved!

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  154. Happy Anniversary! your card is gorgeous!! great LO!!

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  155. congrats on your annivervesary! your sentiments are my favorites!

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  156. Love your card! Very masculine and helpful for ideas, as I am the only female in my house ;)

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  157. What a COOL card! I can't wait for the August release. Thanks for a wonderful, fun weekend!!

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  158. what a fantastic way to start off this anni-blog-i-verve-ary!

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  159. Fabulous card Julee and CONGRATS on being TWO already. WOW. That's awesome.

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  160. There is quite a bit of talent on these pages. Congradulations on such a great job. I love what you have created and would love to win a set. They are so cool! Thanks so much for sharing such neat stuff to get our own creative juices flowing.

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  161. There is quite a bit of talent on these pages. Congradulations on such a great job. I love what you have created and would love to win a set. They are so cool! Thanks so much for sharing such neat stuff to get our own creative juices flowing.

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  162. This is a fabulous cards... the layout, colors .... just great

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  163. Just love your cards and blog ...Happy anni verve sary !!!

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  164. Congrats on making it to TWO.... and OMG!!!! You are SOOO stinkin smart, you have Megan DT'ing with you... That gal is SOOO sweet!!!!

    Thanks for the great stamps you continually pump out...

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  165. Great card. Looks as if it were fun to make. Love the color combo.

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  166. I like the card mucho! I am so into circles at the moment and this card is great! Thanks!

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  167. I love all the layers and textures! fantastic card! And happy Anni-Verve-sary!

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