Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March Diva Inspirations Hop!


Hi Verve fans!  It's Julee here, kicking off our monthly Diva Inspirations Hop!  We've got six brand new Divas joining our team this month and I'm so excited to see what they've come up with for the hop!  There's a lot of eye candy today, so be sure to grab a cup of something delightful and check out the Divas' fabulous new interpretations of some old Verve favorites.

Want to win some shiny new Verve? Of course you do!!!  {grin}  Each Diva listed below has posted a bit of Verve inspiration on her blog today. Click through the list and leave a little shout out in the comments section of each blog and you'll be entered into a drawing for a $30 gift certificate to the Verve store! {Might come in handy with all that new Verve that just released, don't ya think?}

1. Julee {me}7. Karen
2. Amy8. Sankari
3. Anya9. Sarah
4. Betty10. Sony
5. Jen d.11. Susan
6. Jessica12. Tiffany

Comment deadline for the prize drawing is 10PM MDT, Sunday, March 10.  



It's one of those weird years where Easter lands in March, so even though it feels like it was just Valentine's Day it's already time to start thinking about Easter projects!  To get you started, we've got a great sale on an assortment of Easter and faith based stamps and dies this month.  Visit the sale page for the full list of stamps and dies that are marked down 20%!

Since I had Easter on the brain from working on the website, I pulled out the sweet Hoppy Easter set and paired it with a couple of the new dies for my card.


The bunny is stamped twice on the polka dot paper, then I stamped him again on the aqua paper and again for the striped bow tie and paper pieced it all together, adding some dimensionals to make his ears and bow tie pop.  The Easter wishes sentiment is stamped on a Flag It die cut and tucked under my big wide striped bow.  I added a little heart border to the black mat using the Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set, then accented with alternating aqua and green rhinestones.  The top corner piece is another die cut from the Flag It Die Set and I stamped the outline heart in white ink three times, then added the stamped flower, cut out and pieced together.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Next up on the hop is Amy!

What's In It?
Stamps: Hoppy Easter (Verve Stamps)
Paper: 5th and Frolic (American Crafts), Black, white
Ink: Black, white, Copic marker
Accessories: Flag It Die Set, Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), rhinestones, wide striped ribbon (SU!), Stardust Stickles (Ranger)

56 comments:

Kellie 0:) said...

Love to be hopping with you and your cute Easter card. Love it all especially the little bow tie . TFS

Dawn Easton said...

Oh so stinkin' cute, Julee!

Lynne said...

So cute. Love the dimensional ears.

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors and this bunny is so cute!

Ravengirl said...

What a sweet little bunny! Love his pieced bow tie!

Karen Wedding said...

That bunny is sooo cute. Great card.

Margie said...

What a fun Easter card! So cute!

macmomma said...

Glad to be hopping with this sweet little bunny!I really like how you did the bunny in the same paper as the background for him. He is so darn huggably adorable! Thanks for sharing with us!

Sarah Gough said...

oh I LOVE how the bunny is stamped on the paper, this is gorgeous Julee!

Karen Giron said...

Julee this is darling! I love how he is stamped on the patterned paper and you popped up his ears - so clever!

pam said...

cuute bunny and love that bow

Hillary Harris said...

So cute! Love the colors so much!

Diana Nguyen said...

Love the paper pieced bunny and that big bow! He's so cute!

Marisa said...

Gaaaahh!! Love this, Julee! The polkad ots and his paper pieced tummy are sooo cute, LOVE the heart borders you have added and the bling - the perfect touch. Never mind that fabulous striped ribbon and bow! You iz zee the boss with mega talent!

Emily Lauritzen said...

This is darling! I love all the die cuts and paper piecing! Thanks for a fun hop!
<3 Emily L.

The Lund Five said...

Really Cute. I love the colors!!

jan farnworth said...

what a sweet easter card love the big bow thanks for sharing.

Petra Swart said...

That is just such a sweet little bunny!! Love your big stripy bow and the bling. TFS.

marylouh said...

I was planning projects for a Stampin' Night at my house on Thursday night. Luckily I noticed that Easter is in March so I got busy and made an Easter project. Love your card. the bunny is so cute.

Heather said...

This is so cute. Love how you popped up just the upper part of the ears. A great effect.

Rhonda said...

Oh goodness, the bunny with polka dots is precious.

Sue D said...

Very cute. I like the paper pieced bunny and the striped bow!

Linda Carson said...

Absolutely adorable! Fabulous textures, dimension and design!

Annheidel said...

So cute, love the polka dots!

Angie said...

Wow! This is so cute! I have never thought of stamping an image on the background DP and popping elements up like this! LOVE IT!!! Love the pretty bling too!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card!!

Christine said...

Well, if that darling bunny doesn't get us in the Easter crafting mood, nothing will! Love how you incorporated the background paper to make the bunny spotted. Love the heart border die studded with bling, too!

Trisha said...

Oh my gosh, I love this card and everything about it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Nancy said...

I love these stamps!

Dawn's Daze said...

Your card is adorable!

Betty Wright said...

Adorable, Julee! Love the colors you chose. I almost used this little guy myself. I love bunnies!

Ruth G said...

Very sweet! I love the dots and dimension! TFS!

craftymom205 said...

Cute card.

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Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! I love that little bunny with his striped bow tie, great card!

Kris B said...

Super cute Easter card! Love the poka dot bunny and his cute bow tie! TFS. God bless!!

scrappingnana said...

This is so cute.

Kathryn A said...

What a cute bunny, and I love those dies. Great card!

marilynwillauer said...

What a great way to spend my evening, on the Verve blog hop! Beautiful candy for the eyes!

Wanda Cullen said...

Super sweet bunny and love these colors! Kinda hard to get geared up for Easter in the same month that VA is having a ginormous snow storm as we speak! :-)

Julia M said...

So many Verve goodies in this card....I just love it! Such a cute bunny all dressed up for Easter.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Your bunny is so cute with his bow! Lovely ard, TFS

Amy Kolling said...

Julee, I love that little bunny all polka dotted out.....that grey is a perfect color! You using those border dies like this, makes them going to the top of my Verve wish list! Thanks for such a warm welcome to your team! :)

Jennipher said...

such a cute little Easter card. Love the fun colors and the big bow.

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anya said...

Super, super cute! I love all the different patterns and the paper piecing. Gorgeous ribbon, too!

Glenna Anderson said...

Wow! This card is stunning.

g said...

your card is super sweet! i love that little bunny & the new dies are so pretty!!
thanks for another awesome hop and a chance to win!!

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet card! Darling paper pieced bunny! Love the little heart border too!
DeniseB

Tracy MacLoughlin said...

Love the card and the use of untraditional colors!

Karen Day said...

Pretty darn adorable :o) Could that little bow tie be any cuter?

Stephanie said...

This is wonderful...

Nicole said...

So loving your color combo, that nummy bow, and the so-sweet bunny. Great card, Julee!

Mary-Anne V said...

Sweet Easter card...love the paper pieced bunny.

cm said...

Oh My goodness - this is sheer delight! Love the bunny, the layout, the papers - the works! Your card has added another layer of 'bright' to my day! Thank you for sharing!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh how sweet is he? I love the paper piecing making the bunny look like he's coming out of the page!

Sheena Brooks said...

Such a sweet little bunny...for a beautiful Easter card.