Friday, March 5, 2010

Verve Spring Fling Blog Hop


After a fabulous day of sneak peeks, challenges and set reveals, we’re topping off our Spring Fling Blog Party with a blog hop featuring the four new sets and five plain janes that just released from Verve. If you arrived here by way of Michelle's blog then you’re on the right track, if you just happened along, be sure to head back to Julee’s blog for the start of the hop.

And to celebrate our new release, we’ve got a very special treat hidden along the hop. One lucky commenter will win our entire release! So as you’re hopping along, be sure to give a little shout out in the comments if you see something that makes you smile. The lucky winner will be announced Tuesday evening, {March 10} on the Verve Blog.

Thanks for hopping by! Next up on the hop is Laurie!

And in case you get distracted or there’s a hiccup in the chain, head on over to the Verve Blog for the full list of hops.


I loved the Easter Joy set so much I just had to make another card!! The flower is perfect for paper toling!! I stamped it with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, colored it with Copics, and added a bit of sparkle with some ultrafine glitter.

I had some fun with different shapes on this card too. The Frame behind the sentiment was made with a Martha Stewart Corner punch, and the grass was made with one of my newest toys, the Martha Stewart Fringe scissors. If ya look closely, you can see some vellum butterflies resting in the grass.

I also added some Liquid Pearls around the circle frame, some gorgeous lace, and some sweet butterflies that were a gift from Julee awhile back. Thanks Julee!! Aren't they perfect with this set? Woot!!

Of course I had to use more of my Webster's pages dp. At this rate, I'll have it all used up in no time. The colors are all so soft and beautiful, and they all blend so well together. Oh, I can't forget to tell you, I stamped the "Happy Spring" sentiment with Purple Hydrangea Versamagic, and punched the bottom with a Martha Stewart border punch.

Thank you so much for stopping by!! Hope you've been enjoying the hop!! I tell ya, the Verve divas just ooze talent. I love seeing what wonderful and creative ideas they come up with each month, and am constantly saying to myself..."now why couldn't I think of that?!?!?!"

Have a fabulous weekend my stamping friends!
I hope it's filled with oodles of blessings!!
Happy Stamping!

121 comments:

Mercy said...

i am in awe, tosh! this is just the bomb-diggity, lady! love the curled grass, the colors, the layers....LOVE IT ALL!

Gretchen said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the "grass" treatment and your frame for the flower. The stamps are awesome too of course :P!

Marisa said...

Simply gorgeous. Love how you used the corner punch to make the medallion. The "grass" is fabulous too. Incredible samples on the forum as well.

Edna said...

Just spectacular!! I love the grass, have seen this scissors they are so groovy... love your use of butterflies too... not to mention the grand base for the lovely image!!

Kay's Creative Corner said...

This is just gorgeous!!Love, love the soft colors... Made me feel like spring is here already!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

What up girlie! This is so soft and beautiful and those butterflies -whattttt? everything is just gorgeous!

Serena said...

Gorgeous! That frame is exquisite - what an awesome use of a corner punch! Love the butterflies in the grass too!

Linda L said...

Oh Tosh, this card is so beautiful. It is soft and pretty and overflowing with little cute elements like the floppy grass and the sweet hidden butterflies. Love your work! xL

Shelly said...

Ooh! This is so soft and pretty - love it!!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow Tosh, this is lovely..so many details....have a fabulous weekend!

enjoy *~*

Kathy H said...

Awesome!

Elizabeth said...

The stamp's pretty, the butterflies rock, but the 3-D grass is just too cool!

Cindy Haffner said...

Tosh my jaw is on the floor!! GORGEOUS!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

While I'm on the floor picking up my jaw I'll pick up Cindy's, too! This is stunning, Tosh!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

*SIGH* This is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I just adore those soft colours, the awesome punched frame around the circle, lace, ribbon and the GRASS with those darling vellum butterflies!!!! Not to mention that GORGEOUS flower image and beautiful setiment!!! Just PERFECT!!!

Super Jen said...

All I can say is "WOW!" I've been renderend speechless.

Cindy O'Donnell said...

Wow - so pretty! Love the "grass" touch!

Maureen said...

what gorgeous details!!! love the medallion, grass, butterflies, lacey trim...everything!!

Creative Mish said...

Fabulous card! So elegant. I love the layering of the flower, the muted colors and all of the punched shapes. Great grass too :)

Carol said...

Great job! I am blown away by all these girls on the hop!

Margaret de Witt said...

You've really made this card come to life with the grass and butterflies. Stunning!

Mary Ashby said...

The curled grass is super cute and the vellum butterflies ROCK!

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness this is gorgeous! Love the soft colors, the grass, and the frame, wow! *Drooling!*

Sherry said...

This card is lovely! So sweet and just screams Spring to me. :)

Wanda Cullen said...

You have some of the most beautiful creations!! That floral medallion really steals the show!

katemeri said...

Gorgeous!

Kari Linder said...

What fun grass! Love the happy spring stamp! It makes me happy! ;)

Ginny said...

What a great idea with the frings, Love that you hid the butterflies in there.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Your card is beautiful and it makes me smile! Maybe it's your excitement that makes me smile!

Kathy said...

Your card is amazing!! So many fantastic details, and the frame you made with the MS punch is gorgeous. (At first I thought it was cut with a Spellbinder's die)

Jamie N. said...

Ooh oooh oooooh! This card is rockin' fabulous. I absolutely love those little butterflies. and of course how dimensionaly you made the card w/ all those different elements (like the grass efffect).

JenMarie said...

OMGosh! How FABulous! Love that 'grass'!!!

Ravengirl said...

Oh my word! There is oodles of gorgeous detail work here!

Natalie said...

Love all the texture and shapes on this gorgeous card!! I love your creativity!

Jen Tapler said...

WHAT!?!? That is AMAZING! Love it Tosh!!

StampOwl said...

gorgeous Tosh, love your frame.

Desiree said...

What a great, creative little card!!

Smita said...

Lovvvvvvvvvvve the details on your card, Tosha. The circle frame, the fringed grass, the vellum butterflies, the flowers and butterflies/..... whooooooa! superb!

Hugs,
Smita

Allison Cope said...

Too cool! Lovin' that cool fringe grass! Fabulous card!

Janelle said...

I love this card, I mean I really love this card. But I really enjoyed your post. I could hear how much YOU enjoyed making this card. ;)

Abi said...

Just when we think it can't get any better, it does. Gorgeous soft colours and amazing detail, Love it totally!

kim.mom said...

WOW!! Your cards are always AMAZING!!! Love coming to your blog!

Melisa Hunter said...

What a soft and pretty card! Love the wavy grass!

debhorst said...

wowsers!! I just love that curled grass...makes me wish is was spring and I was barefoot in some!!

I hate that I had to miss out on the party yesterday...I was subbing at the high school and then we had company for dinner...they didn't leave until after 10:00!! But I will try to play along this weekend!!

Sonia said...

Simply stunning , love everything about it.
Hugs Sonia xx

jill said...

Tosh, you keep on inspiring me with new ideas

Julie R. said...

Beautiful spring card with lots of interesting dimension! Great color choices. Love how you layered the stamped image, the grass and the lace!

KanataNewf said...

oh my goodness - such incredible detail. The grass is awesome!

Amanda D. said...

Super cute card! I love the curled over paper.......fabulous job!

txbluiz said...

Beautiful card!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh Tosh, this is breathtaking! WOW! Look at that curled grass even! Just gorgeous my friend!

NancyK said...

Beautifully done!

confessionsofascrapaholic said...

Oh my, my, my!!! I actually felt my eyes get wider when I scrolled down to your card! It is be-YOO-tiful!!! I love how you made the grass...you ladies are definitely gearing me up for SPRING TIME!!! Gorgeous card!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous card!! Love that grass and all those butterflies!! Making me long for spring!!

Katie Cotton said...

OMG! Look at that grass!!!! Wonderful job!

Patti P. said...

I adore all your different elements on this card. It is fabulous. I love the colors and all the different angles. I love the frame you said you made with the punch from MS. I would love to see how you did that sometime.

mccune352 said...

This is one of those cards the more you look the more you see..beautiful

Peggy S from Ohio said...

Very, very pretty! Love it!

Creative Char said...

Wonderful! Love the vellum butterflies and the grass.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh so pretty and very creative, just love the way you did the grass, the pretty framing of the flower and the lace is just gorgeous!

Mark, Linda, Alex, Carsten and Savannah said...

Love the butterflies!! Adorable

pam said...

What detail. I love the grass the butterflies, the colors. EVERYTHING. Just beautiful.

Jennifer Moore said...

I absolutely love the grass. Such a gorgeous card.

Kerri said...

This is STUNNING, Tosh!!! Love that beautiful frame, and the way you did the grass~genius!!!

Kristina said...

I think my jaw just hit the floor. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! The spring colors are so soft and pretty,the butterflies are so delicate-looking, and that grass is incredible! I might have to keep an eye out for those scissors, lol.

scrappingnana said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the delicate colors and the butterflies. That grass is amazing. TFS

Juliana said...

Oh MY!!!
I just love how you did the grass and butterflies!!!
AND i love how that image looks in the middle of that circle!!! I want to try that with a MS corner punch!!! WOW!!

BEAUTIFULLY done!

Sherry said...

Gorgeous card so sot and feminine and I love the 3_d embellishments Thanks so much for sharing

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

So creative!!! I love how you used your punch and how you did the grass!! Sooo cute!!! And you're right - the butterflies are perfect for this card!!

Patty said...

Holy moley... this card is amazing. I'm glad you showed photos of all the details... the grass, the frame, the colors... one of the most awesome cards I've ever seen!

LeanneO said...

Very pretty! I stand in awe of those who put so much into every single card.

Lee said...

I absolutely adore your card featuring the spring flower. Such great use of the different elements. I'm feeling inspired, and can't wait to look at the rest of your blog work. Thanks for sharing!

Lynda Benden said...

I saw this when you added it to the Verve gallery and LOVED your grass & butterflies! Don't get me wrong, I love your whole card Tosh but those are the first things that caught my eye! Beautiful work ~ as usual!!!

jan farnworth said...

very pretty

Carolyn King said...

look at that grass (now i need thos scissors!) and the butterflies...all your amazing Tosh details....love it!

Tara said...

I love how you did the grass. This is such a simple stamp with so many uses.

Deanna C said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I am so loving the grass!!! The colors are perfect and your work is stunning as always.

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Love the grass! It's very pretty and so is your card.

Joanne (jojot) said...

gotta go try that punch corner circle frame.....wowza...wowza.....you know I love that.....as to the rest of the card...equally stunning

craftymom205 said...

Great card. Very springy looking. Love the colors.

Jan Castle said...

Love the card...and punch!
Jan Castle

Donelle said...

OK - totally going to have to get myself some of those fringe scissors in addition to the Verve stamps of course! :o)

Melissa said...

I LOVE the grass and butterflies..."now why couldn't I think of that?" *giggle* :) Awesome.

Teri said...

elegant, spring-y, soft, BEAUTIFUL!

Carol<>< said...

wow!! so much detail in this card and it is so elegant. would love to know the size you started with for the one punch behind the circle, if you not mind sharing.
thanks, Carol<><
http://lovebutterflies2.blogspot.com/

Heidi said...

wow- this is another beautiful card, I love all the colors, textures........... your creativity is inspiring. It makes ths set just pop[!

pooky said...

Those little butterflies a so adorable!!! Love all the nice details you put in your card. Very beautiful!

Radha said...

Hey Happy Spring to u!!

Penny Wessenauer (d0npen) said...

Oh boy Tosh!! There's just so much to LOVE about this card.. all that yummy texture... Yowza! Great card work!!!

Christi said...

OMG! How you did that grass is genius!!! Amazing card!!!

Kathy W said...

I'm not sure what I like best about this card: the color combo, the grass, the lace...it combines into a beautiful piece of art. Thanks for sharing; so much great inspiration here.

Alaine said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL card!

Janet S said...

WOW, I love everything about this card. Your "grass" is so creative! Thanks for sharing it with us during the hop.

Marie B. said...

OK, I HAVE to know how you made that frame with a MS corner punch! PLEASE?!?!?!? :) Beautiful card!

leenda said...

STUNNING!

Lorrie said...

What a pretty, original card.

Cher said...

now this is SOOOOOOOO pretty! luvvvvv luvvvvvvv the way you put this together....yep...might have to have these ...lol

kksb said...

Beautiful card!
The grass and butterflies are wonderful.

Gloria Westerman said...

This is fabulous gorgeous......and your butterfly's in the grass is awesome....I really really do love this....

Claire said...

Oh my...you really out did!!! I loved the card tons! I have not seen that MS punch before and it is lovely! TFS hugz...claire

Lisa Christine said...

What a classy and elegant card! I love the grass affect!

Tanja S. said...

Lovely card, thanks for some great ideas!

Dawn Easton said...

Tosh, this is gorgeous! LOOK at all those little details that are pure perfection!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

WOW! Such an incredibly gorgeous creation, Tosh! Love your details and that grass is wonderful!!

Lori said...

The grass is just too cute, such a beautiful card.

Mel said...

I LOVE the grass and the hidden butterflies! Beautiful layout!

marge said...

Love the grass...I'm thinking SPRING

Carolyn said...

WOW - What a fab card. The grass and sweet butterfies are a great touch.

Amy Sheffer said...

Spectacular, Tosh! Love the deorative border around the circle image, the sweet butterflies, and the way you did the grass! A masterpiece for sure!

LaurieJ said...

All of the details on this card are stunning! I especially love the frame behind the sentiment circle. Beautiful.

Jessy said...

so original and inspiring. love the grass and butterflies, and all the details. AND how soft and pretty this card is!! FABULOUS!! :-)

Julie E said...

So beautiful with great details! Love the "grass"!

southernscraps said...

Very pretty!

annheidel said...

This is so pretty! I love the dimensional grass strips.

Louise Z said...

Beautiful Card, can't ever go wrong with a card with Butterflies!

Brandy said...

I really love the curled grass and butterflies, very springy. great job.

Giovana said...

Love it very much! You are so creative!!
Thanks for the inspiration.
God bless
Giovana

michelleip said...

This is really pretty! Love the grassy thing!

Laural-Lee said...

Love the grass idea. I'm just going to have to try that soon. TFS

Krazy4 said...

I love the grass look with that lace! What a wonderful spring card. Great idea with the corner punch too! Love it all!

dpkennedy said...

Really? How amazing is this?! The butterflies in that awesome grass you created! Wow, Tosh, you just blow me away with your amazing talent!

 
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