Friday, October 30, 2015

October Release Retrospective Hop

Welcome to our October Release Retrospective Hop!  We've so enjoyed celebrating our release with you this past week with spotlight hops and guest spotlights.  And for a grand finale, all four of our fabulous October guests have teamed up with the release team today for one last day of spotlighting! Along today's hop there's a fabulous $50 gift voucher to the Verve Store up for grabs, so I hope you've got your hopping legs on today!  {grin}

If you haven't had a chance to check the Guest Spotlights out, click the links below to head on over to their blogs.  

So, all of the fun products our Divas and Guests have been spotlighting are available to order in the Verve Store.  Both Just Breathe and Good Work were delayed at the manufacturer and are currently on pre-order status.  I just received confirmation that the sets shipped from our vendor yesterday, so pre-orders should start shipping the middle of next week.  Thanks so much for your patience.  I'm so humbled by how many of you have taken the time to do the pre-order!  Big puffy hearts to you all!
Just BreatheGood WorkPsalm 150:6
Good Work Flower Die SetFrosted Snowfall Sequin Mix

I'm the start of the hop over on my blog, Poetic Artistry.  After I finished making the card for my post over there, I decided to make a short video showing how I made the tag using the scallop topper die in our Good Work Flower Die Set and also how to use the MISTI for a shadowing technique on sentiments.  You can view the video on my YouTube channel. Once the video was done, I decided to make a card using the tag from the video, so I pulled out this week's Viva la Verve sketch and got to work.  Here's a closeup where you can see the shadowing on the sentiment.

Since I'd already chosen pool and brown for the tag, I grabbed some crumb cake designer papers and a bit of sno cone card stock.  I just love those polka dot hearts, so I cut the From the Heart Die Set in white and then in designer paper.  I stamped the polka dot heart from Just Breathe over the two smallest heart die cuts, then matted with the next size up of the designer paper hearts.  I pulled in more polka dots with the long distressed polka dot border strip from Better Together.  Then I finished things off with some enamel dots and a little brown sponging all around.

Want to win some shiny new Verve? I'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift voucher to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Deadline for commenting is Sunday, November 1.  Here's the full hop list...

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Maureen
2. Teresa8. Amber
3. Charmaine9. Laurie
4. Marisa10. Christyne
5. Amy {Guest}11. Rosemary {Guest}
6. KellyJean {Guest)12. Lori {Guest)

What's it made of?
Stamps: Just Breathe, Better Together (Verve Stamps)
Paper: designer paper (SU!) sno cone (MFT), white (Neenah)
Ink: soft pool, cup of joe (hero arts), frayed burlap (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Good Work Flower Die Set, From the Heart Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), corner rounder, circle die (Spellbinders), enamel dots, linen thread


  1. Love your beautiful card Julee...the colors are amazing! Such a fab release!

  2. Congrats, Julee, on the new release! I really am in love with these images!!! Thank you again, for the Guest Designer call. It's such an honor to serve alongside such talented gals!

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  4. What a great card AND stamps! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  5. Love the vintage feel to this card!

  6. love that sentiment and the polka dot hearts. Thanks for the chance to win.


  7. Love the colors and layers and the inked edges make it extra special. Well done.

  8. Great card love the colors and layering as well as the sentiment.

  9. Beautiful, as always! The soft colors and layout definitely give you a place to breathe. : )

  10. Julee your card is gorgeous. I love your sweet colors. Can't wait to check out your video too. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  11. Awesome job. Love the color and shadowing effect.

  12. it was a super inspiring hop, so beautiful! I love the sentiments stamps!

  13. Absolutely beautiful card! I really do love your stamps & hope to add Verve to my collection soon!

  14. What a beautiful card! I love the sentiment a lot!

  15. Love the muted colors.
    Great card.
    thanks for sharing

  16. Happy Halloween Julee! Can't wait to see what the boys are dressed as this year! Love the colors and layers to your card and that wonderful sentiment. Have a fun day!

  17. Wonderful card and hop! Love this release!

  18. Love your card Julee. The tag really sets it off. LOVE it..

  19. BEAUTIFUL card!!!
    LOVE the colours, LOVE sentiment, LOVE the design too!!!

  20. GORGEOUS! Beautiful design. Love the little heart touches. TFS Hugs, Kristina

  21. This is such a soft pretty card in your signature colors! I really like the tag/bookmark topper die in this set. What a great idea!

  22. Another inspirational card! I so admire your talent and creativity!