Sunday, August 1, 2010

Anni-Verve-sary Blog Hop

Welcome to Verve's Anniversary Blog Hop. If you've come from the uber talented Jackie's Blog, you're on the right track. If you've started here, you'll want to head on over to the wonderfully talented, and most generous, Julee's blog for the beginning of the hop. Here's a master list in case there's a glitch along the way.

Can you believe it? It's been three years since Julee first introduced her Verve~alicious images!! And I don't know how she does it, but each new release is just as fantastic, if not more, than the one before it. And, since it's Verve's Anniversary, Julee has some super fantastic deals going on. First of all, she's having a sale that runs from Aug. 1 through Aug. 14: 30% off all Year 1 sets, 20% off all Year 2 sets, and 10% off all Year 3 sets. Click Here for the link to see the sets by year.

And that's not all. A random commenter, from each Diva's blog, will receive the set used during the hop. How cool is that?!?!? For my card today, I chose to use one of Verve's newest releases called Blue Skies.


Here's the card I made for today's hop.


I thought it would be fun to make a cork bulletin board to hang the sweet notebook paper image on. The edges are ink distressed with Pumice Stone Ranger Distress ink.

And, I love how Sankari frames many of her pieces with Liquid Pearls, so I thought I'd try my hand at it. I didn't get the perfect results Sankari always does, but I like the look.

For the thumb tacks, I stamped the largest butterfly onto black Shrink Plastic with Platinum Staz-On. Here's a close up of one of the sentiments and the butterflies.



That's about it. Here's the rest of my supply list:
Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve)
Paper: PTI, Jubilee (Memory Box), Cork
Ink: Black Onyx (Versafine), Shabby Shutters and Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress), Platinum (StazOn)
Accessories: Liquid Pearls, Flourish diecuts (Sizzix), Leaf punches (Martha Stewart), Shrink Plastic, Flower (Prima), Border Punch (EK Success)

Now, head on over to Jen D's blog to see what she's cooked up for today's hop. You won't be disappointed. And remember to comment on all the Diva's posts in order for a chance to win the set used. All the prize details can be found in the first stop (Julee ~ Poetic Artistry) on the hop. You've got until 11:59pm on Wednesday, August 4 to comment for a chance to win, so happy hopping!


Happy Hopping!!
Tosh

163 comments:

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful Tosh! Love the cork, liquid pearls...everything!

Bogner's said...

That cork board is so cool! I love the dark butterflies. Beautiful!

Janelle said...

Tosh, love the perspective on this card, and the quote.
Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

Melisa Hunter said...

Love your idea to make the cork bulletin board! Such a cute and versatile set!

Emily Leiphart said...

Tosh, this is the most beautiful cork bulletin board I've ever seen! I love that little notebook page! (P.S. I'm #84 on the Blog Hop!)

Nuri said...

Love the idea of the bulletin board. It is so beautiful.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely card. Neat idea

Vickie Z said...

You did wonderful with those pearls!! You always make creative and gorgeous cards-love it!!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

Tosh, this is amazing! No, YOU are amazing! Have a wonderful day, sweet girl!!

Susan said...

Oh this is so gorgeous!! I love the colors you used and that flower is just fantastic. Your card is full of beauty and it just enhances the sentiment.

Beverly S. said...

Simply beautiful! I also love that saying on the card. :)

Shirl said...

Great effect with the cork board! I love how it is beautifully framed with a beautiful sentiment!

The Paper Princess said...

Beautiful job!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Melissa Cash said...

Hey there girly girl, I love your little cork board...I love all of your detail work too, it is the perfect touch!

Mary Jean said...

what a great idea! I love it!

Olga said...

Beautiful! Love all the details!

Joan Switalski said...

And I thought I was the only one into cork these days... lol! Wonderful card :D

jennifer mitten said...

Fabulous and so creative - love the cork...

Betty Wright said...

Way cool look and fabulously done, Tosh! Love the little "pushpin" butterflies!

Brandi said...

Holy cow... I am sorta floored by your card! It is beyond fabulous! Love, love, love it! :)

Lisa Christine said...

Absolutely love this card! I love the cork board idea you had and how you brought it together!

Terri E. said...

Really digging the quark element.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tracy said...

what a great idea - love those butterflies! i def have to have some of those! TFS!

Patty said...

I think it's PERFECT!! Your detailing is awesome and those little butterflies look like pewter! Gorgeous card Tosh.

Ravengirl said...

What a clever, clever idea! Perfect for the notebook paper and thumb tack butterflies!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

what fun! Very clever.

Shari said...

Pretty and creative!

Jen P said...

So nice - love the corkboard!! :)

Jamie N. said...

Oh wow! I love the corkboard...the layout...and I totally love the sentiment on the little notebook page. Its all sooo cute!

Angel said...

so cool! love the little "bulletin board" idea!

stamphappy said...

What a cool idea to make a mini bulletin board! It is just adorable!

GrannyCharlotte said...

Awesome!!! This would make such a great gift for home decor. TFS.

Ridley said...

Great idea!:)Love the quote

debhorst said...

I am so loving using cork pieces on my cards and scrapbooking pages...so I am especially loving your card!! Your "bulletin board" turned out awesome!!

Cindy said...

Oh, I like to see new things incorporated in cards (the cork) - great for inspiration!

Nicole said...

I love the colors and the flower is so delicate! I also love how it you incorporated the cork! LOVE IT!

Sherry said...

Great card such dimension thanks for sharing

Julie Carlisle said...

Beautiful card...love the flower!

Julie C
afancycat@yahoo.com

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

aw...very PRETTY!

Tanya said...

Wow, I am so amazed! Fabulous idea! Your projects are always amazing, I love this! Fantastic.

Cheryl said...

breathtaking. I never thought of using cork, and your butterflies take it over the top. Thanks.

BeeLinda said...

I love your card, you sure know how to make cork look good. Total inspiration, thanks!

Marisa said...

Love the cork and butterflies! Gorgeous card.

Lynn McAuley said...

Love your delightful bulletin board design!! What a wonderful card!!

Shannan Teubner said...

SHUT UP!! Tosh this is gorgeous!

marilynwillauer said...

GORGEOUS!!! What a great card, love what you've done with it.
Happy Anniversary VERVE!!!!

Michele Gross said...

Love the cork! I always see it in graphic cards, so neat to see it done elegant! :)

Wanda Cullen said...

The cork adds wonderful texture to this gorgeous creation! Love that notebook page stamp!

Luanne said...

This is extra special. I love the Blue Skies set, and you've made it into a delightful card. Cork and thumbtacks! How creative! TFS!

craftymom205 said...

Great card. Looks like this could be a piece of framed artwork.

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

the cork is an awesome idea and this project rocks! Love it!

Cassie_lu said...

LOVE how you created the corkboard and frame for the card and you did a great job with the dots

Heidi said...

this is very unique and I am loving this set- it is growing on me for sure!

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

EEEKKK!! This is STUNNING!!! I love me some cork! GORGEOUS Tosh!!

Jackie said...

This is so darn pretty! I love the little butterflies on this, they are so darn pretty!

Kimberly S. said...

OMGosh!! I love how BEAUTIFUL this is!!! This set is fantastic...and I LOVE the Pumice Stone Distress ink...that has become a fast favorite of mine!! And I just have to say...those butterflies are to DIE for!!! These are my favorite butterflies EVER!!!

Lorus! said...

Oh My! I thought at first that those really were thumbtacks - they look like pewter! I have got to get some cork - this is so amazing!

Chrisd said...

With Blue Skies like that how can you be anything but happy! Great card you created.

mztamela said...

Love the pearls and butterflies!

Julie E said...

Blue Skies is one of my faves too! I really like how you incorporated the cork and created the frame :>)

Barbie said...

I love your frame...I can see it hanging on a wall in my stamp room.

Joanne Gilch said...

Lovely creation! and the butterfly tacks are just perfect for this bulletin board.

Sherry said...

What a creative idea. I love your card.

Denise said...

Oh, I love that quote! And another beautiful card on the hop!!

McStamper said...

What a cute idea!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, Tosh! SQUEAL!!!!!! Love those bitty little butterfly thumb tacks! And the liquid pearls and perfect amount of dirty edges on the notebook paper! Such a fabulously gorgeous project. So blessed to have you on my team! :)

Kerri said...

How clever! I love the idea of the corkboard, and I think your liquid pearls look fabulous! Gorgeous project:)

jodie said...

very cool. is the cork real or paper? anyway love it.

Erika M. said...

Absolutely amazing!

Loretta said...

Love the cork board...so sweet!!

Christina said...

This is so incredibly creative! I love the look of the "corkboard" and that fabulous sentiment!

Pam said...

So unique. Very Nice.

Leenda said...

Your talent & creativity knows no bounds! Fabulous artwork Tosh!

Sarah said...

Everything is just perfect! The result is a beautiful creation.

Janine said...

love the style and details here - great project

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is super sweet, I luv this tosh...great idea!

enjoy *~*

*Spring Blossom* said...

I just love the idea of the cork board - clever idea!!!

Bethany said...

Shut up! This card is so stinkin' cute!!! I LOVE the cork board and "push pins" with the notebook paper stamp. PERFECT.

artfulwhimsies said...

how pretty. I love the different look of this card.

Jennifer Roach said...

This is WAY cool!!!

Dani said...

This just rocks!! Wonderful!!

LaurieJ said...

This is so creative! I love the whole cork board idea. Those little butterflies are fantastic.

Wilfreda said...

What a great card! I love the cork.

Makiko Jones said...

Gorgeous card!! I love how you incorporated the cork into the card!

SimpleScrappin said...

I love this project, soooo stinkin pretty...TFS!!
Hugs
Nikki
Simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

Samantha said...

great idea by making it look like a cork board! Love what you did with the butterflies as well!

Wendy Space said...

This is beautiful! This is by far my favorite stamp set that I own. I may have to CASE your card!

Shelley W. said...

I love the vibrant colors and the layout. I love the die cuts used.

Gretchen said...

OMGosh this is sooo clever Tosh! Love it!

Sarah/WAstamper said...

Love the cork! Very sweet card.

Crafty Engineering said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE that it looks like a little cork board! Brilliant!

Elaine said...

Pretty card, so many beautiful details. Great idea with the cork board

Vera said...

Love your butterfly "thumb tacks!" Fabulous card!

Heather said...

As always, this is a gorgeous card, Tosh! I love the whole bulletin board look.

Patty said...

Such a cute card, I love the sketch and your colors.

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness....so adorable!!! You did wonderful with the Liquid Pearls!!!!

Billie A said...

very pretty I have this set and love it. Great how your presented this set.

Angela said...

This is lovely! I'm thinking it should be framed....

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Tosh! I LOVE the cork with the notebook page. . .how adorable!

Jessy said...

WOW, this is really pretty. Love the colors and the corkboard look. AMAZING! :-)

Liz Williams said...

Love the added texture the cork gives your terrific masterpiece.

Maureen said...

omgoodness!!! Those butterfly thumbtacks on the bulletin board are too cute!!!! Love this set as well and am having a hard time putting it down!!

Julia said...

Fabulous Tosh!....love the cork and those cute butterfly tacks. These are my favorite butterflies and I always want to put them on every card I make.

Mary said...

Oh my! Clever, clever you!

Melissa said...

Love your idea with the thumb tacks and cork! Love the uniqueness!!!

LindaR said...

What a fun effect! I like that the sentiment is on the note paper.

Little GTO said...

Love the bulletin board card. Very creative.
Sharon L

kim.mom said...

AMAZING!!!!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful. I love this card. What a neat idea using the cork and the little stick pins.

Carrie said...

Beautiful card for such a lovely set. Love how you used the cork on here

Barb said...

beutiful!

Jami said...

Beautiful project. I love how you made ugly cork beautiful.

Teresa said...

The cork board is a really fabulous idea. Thanks.

Kelly said...

gorgeous! Love the dimension on the card. I just bought a sheet of cork paper. thanks for the inpsiration!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow what a cool project, neat framing and I just love that flourish!

judybob3 said...

That is SO cool.......Thanks!

Sandra Hansen said...

Stunning - I love how you made the 2 black butterflies appear as push pins.

Jane Bosi said...

Gorgeous! Fantastic use of cork!

Mary said...

very cool! Love the layout and especially the quote - HOW TRUE!

Susan (rainy) said...

So creative and fun, Tosh. Love the whole bulletin board idea. Beautiful card!

Ida said...

Beautiful! You did a great job with the Liquid Pearls. I love the set you used.

scripperscrapper said...

Just Beautiful!! Thanks for the tip of framing with liquid pearls, can't wait to try it. happy blogging.

Lillian Child said...

Fabulous idea - love your corkboard creation!

Kristina said...

Oh goodnes, I love the whole cork board concept! So cute! I think you did a great job with the liquid pearls... I need to get me some of those. :)

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Great Card! The cork is cool Very unique!

Nancy said...

How clever!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Amazing idea!! I love the cork and the butterfly "pins" are super!! Love it!!

Naomi said...

This is delightful! I love the cork board idea, and great job with the liquid pearls!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

OH MY!! I really like how you made this look like someone's bulletin board, can it be mine?

Maureen said...

WOW!!! This is just gorgeous and amazing!! LOVE the butterfly tacks, the framing and the flower/swirl cluster - beautiful!!

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful! Love the cork!

bstrassner said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! Love it! Use of the cork was really creative. I love flowers on my cards, so your card is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing!

pink lady said...

Stunning card I love every detail and the cork is such a fab idea x

MaryBeth said...

Love the cork bulletin board and the verse! Great card!

Lilian said...

that cards looks like it would look great in any stamping space or office as a real cork board!! wonderful card. :)

Sassy Scrapin' said...

This is the coolest thing EVER! WOW! I really thought you had made a mini cork-board! This is amazing!

Yvonne said...

Great card

Sandi said...

Just beautiful...I love it all!

Wendy K. said...

This card is gorgeous and like nothing I've seen before!

ChangedbyHim said...

Love the different cork look. Great effect.

Umberto said...

What else can I say? It's picture perfect.

Darlene said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! I love the cork board and the frame you've created around it. Wonderful job with the liquid pearls. Beautiful flower. I just love everything about this card.

Kathy said...

What a great idea to make a cork board! Love those butterflies too. This is one of my favorite Verve sets.

Amy Sheffer said...

Love this, Tosh!! I *almost* did a card the other day with a big cork layer, but it didn't look anywhere NEAR this good. WOW - love this!

joanne said...

A great production with the cork and the 3-D effect that shows up in the frame. Love the thumb tacks.

K Trask said...

Nice to stop by and see your creativity.

Ola said...

Wow... this is amazing, love the cork board.... and I love how you turned the butterfly into push pins!!

Thank you so much for shairing & the amazing chance to win!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Lynda Benden said...

What a creative idea Tosh! The cork is fantastic as are the little butterflies.

scrappingnana said...

Great card. Love the cork, the swirly flourishes, and the butterflies.

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Gosh Tosh, you always do such amazing work! I love the cork! Would love to have that set... :)

Vicki
vwizniuk at pris dot ca

Tina said...

So beautiful! You give me daily inspiration and today's card is no exception!

Sweetpz said...

gorgeous card! whata great idea iwth the corkboard and the liquid pearls too!

hugs
juli

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Love that layout and the lighthouse.

Amy D said...

I just love your project. I am going to have to try my hand with the liquid pearls. Love the Butterfly push pins.

Erika M. said...

Fabulous!

Kim said...

What a beautiful idea! I never would have thought of making a bulletin board card.

aknancy said...

Enjoyed the 'shrinky dinks' idea... thanks for a great post

readysetlove said...

oh man, i love it! the framing is perfect.

Iris said...

Very nice card. I like the butterflies and the cork. Iris

Sherrie said...

Love this card. The notepaper stamp is one of my favs!!

Tina said...

Fabulous card! Thank you for sharing :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love the cork and how the black butterflies pop in front of it. That notebook page is simply adorable!! Thanks for the chance to win Tosha!

BarbaraB said...

Enjoying your blog while I do Verve Anniversary blog hop! Great job. Love the cork board.

 
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