Sunday, August 7, 2011

Anni~Verve~sary Spotlight Hop Day 1~ Sunny Days

I am so excited!! I get to share cards with you this week made with some of the most fun images Julee has ever designed for Verve!! Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!

Hop along with the Divas all week long as we share our first looks at a few of the new products releasing from Verve on Friday night! One lucky commenter from each day's hop will win the sets and dies featured that day, so be sure and leave a little love in the Divasphere! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize details and deadlines.

I saw a photo, the other day, of a bowl of dried sprigs, and immediately the new leafy sprigs images and coordinating die came to mind. I thought, why not duplicate that image with paper. It's so fun and easy with the Leafy Sprigs die. All I did was stamp the Leafy Sprigs images, from the set Sunny Days, with French Roast pigment ink from Amuse, diecut them with the Leafy Sprigs Die Set, and crinkle them up a bit to give depth and texture.

See that little button? That's in the set too, as well as a fabulous variety of Julee's flowers and wonderful leaves. This will be a "go to" set for me in the future for sure. The sentiment I included is a plain jane sneak peek that will be spotlighted tomorrow.

Well, I'll keep this short so you can continue on the hop!! Here's a list of those hopping along. You won't want to miss a stop!! We have two very special diva guests this month too, Sarah and Marisa. Not only are they talented, but they are super sweet!!

1. Julee8. Marisa {Guest}
2. Charmaine9. Laurie
3. Tosha10. Maureen
4. Andrea11. Amy
5. Teresa12. Shannan
6. Jackie13. Lynda
7. Sarah {Guest}

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to stop by each day this week. The release is on Friday, and there's some fabulous Verve prizes to be had!! So be sure to stop by the Verve Blog for all the details!!

Happy Stamping!!
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Supplies:
Stamps: Sunny Days and Nicest Thoughts Plain Jane (Verve)
Paper: Zoology Collection (Bo Bunny), Smokey Gray and Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink: Red Brick (VersaMagic), Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress), French Roast (a muse)
Accessories: Leafy Sprigs Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Standard Circle die (Spellbinders), Circle Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Natural Burlap String (May Arts), Distrezz-it-All (Zutter)

151 comments:

Kim O'Connell said...

Oh goodness! I just LOVE what you did with hat die! This stamp set and die are going to be a MUST HAVE set!

Lin said...

oh, Oh, OH, I MUST have these! LOVE your idea of a bowl of leafy sprigs! Thank you!

Terrie said...

Beautiful ... Love the sprigs ...

Sharon said...

Very very nice!

Dana said...

Lovel card! Like the unique way to use the leaves!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fun bowls of leaves~

Melissa Cash said...

Lions and tigers and giraffes oh my! I love, love how you used the animal print paper to create the bowl. You are a GENIOUS my friend! Hope to see you soon!

craftingcottage said...

Beautiful distressing... love the twine it fits in so perfectly!
Lisa :)

Tarjteachr said...

What a clever idea! Love it.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my goodness, Tosh. . .SO creative! I love what you did with the Leafy Sprig! Beautiful!

Lorie said...

Okay, that is pretty wonderful! I never in a million years would have come up with a card like that...so pretty!

Christina said...

Wow! This is so incredibly fun and creative! I love the texture and distressing!

Moira said...

your bowl filled with the leafy sprigs is so creative and I love the earthy tones in your card! TFS!

Sheila Davis said...

OH MY...I just love what you did with this! What a wonderful new way to use leaves. Such an inspiring piece. I will definitely have to try something like this when I get my hands on these.

Becky Carafa said...

Fantastic! Love what you did with the twine, too!

Sharon Jones said...

What a wonderful card, Tosh! Great layering of the sprigs, too!

Whimsey said...

Very pretty - so imaginative!! and WOW; that twine is sooooooooooooo cool!

Sheri said...

Very fallish card. Love the jute and I thought the button was real!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Terrific idea! Love the sprig bowl..

Dori said...

This is absolutely beautif!! What a wonderful and unique way to use the leaf dies! Gorgeous rich colors, too!!

craftymom205 said...

Love this card.

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WJ said...

What a great card! I really like the way you made the bowl that holds the sprigs. Your card is just lovely!!

Amy Sheffer said...

:speechless: .....

WOW! You are so amazingly creative! Love this!!

Vickie Z said...

Wow....love the sprigs in the bowl...clever and gorgeous!!!

Miesje said...

Gulp - this is amazing! I have to look at pictures more often and then hope I get the inspiration you did!

kksb said...

Incredibly pretty!

Maureen said...

Tosh!! How clever!! This is so cool!! Love how you think out of the box and can interpret something from real life onto paper...you da bomb Diva sister!! hugs!

Kathy said...

This release is so beautiful! The leaf sprigs are amazing.

Marisa said...

Oh Tosh, this is brilliant and FABULOUS! LOVE your basket with the sprigs in it and the touch of twinen is perfect. Amazing card :)

Sian Ridley said...

How sweet is that little bowl of leafy sprigs?! It has a very autumnal and cottagey feel :)

Ravengirl said...

Wow, love that beautiful bowl of sprigs! It reminds me of my herbs I have growing on the porch! That little button is super cute too!

Andrea Ewen said...

Tosh, you are so darn clever! What a lovely card you've designed, those sprigs are just beautiful in that arrangement! A wonderful, earthy creation!

Nicole said...

How creative. Love the dish of sprigs. Very rustic.

bethann said...

love this, am always looking for ideas to send to guys and this is perfect for anyone

PatS said...

What an original...great job on the card design.

Gretchen said...

Oh those leafy sprigs are just awesome!!

Angel said...

such a cool idea! love those sprigs!

Tracey said...

So creative and pretty!!! LOVE it!!!

szbacn1 said...

Like!!! I like everything about this card and it is quite original!

Lynn said...

I love how you gave this a very organic look with twine and the colors. Awesome card. TFS

Geny said...

Oh what a cool idea, just love this!!

Mathilda M said...

Tosh ... a very imaginative card ... lvoe the idea of the bowl with the sprigs. TFS

Shawnee said...

A beautiful card, the colors are perfect and really make it the perfect card!

Julia said...

That's such a great idea to put the sprigs in the bowl.....thanks for the inspiration!

Amy said...

Can't wait for the release already!! Love that die!!! Very pretty card!

Dawn Easton said...

Wow! You are BRILLIANT girl! Love what you did with that leafy sprig die!!! That's awesome!

Tanya said...

Oh how fun is that! Awesome how you used the die, love it!

Tricia said...

What a neat basket! And that new little button is so much fun!!

Jan Garber said...

Your muted colors work perfectly with this simple bowl! Love it!

Kathy said...

This card is lovely and such an old world feel to it... its very cottagey feel is heartwarming!

Karen Day said...

Such a wonderful 3D card!

jennifer mitten said...

I love what you did with those leafy sprigs!

Renate said...

That is such a creative use of the stamp and die!! Excellent card!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a super creative idea for this new die!! LOVE it!

Charlotte Taylor said...

Love the bowl full of leaves what a unique idea. I also love the little tassel on the side. So cute.

Lisa M. said...

drool....oh this is amazing! What a great idea to do the multiple stamping for the dried herb look! Gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Wow! That is so incredibly creative.

Colorado Crafter said...

Great card!! This new stamp set and die are wonderful!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Lovely and it has a feel of autumn to it.

Terri said...

Beautiful card - love the sentiment. Can't wait to see all of the new release.

Laurie said...

What a unique take on this stamp/die. You are so creative!

Heather said...

How fun! Great idea to use the stamp and die to create your sprigs. so unexpected.

Meg said...

Beautiful "earthy" card. Looks like a fun set for fall.

Jean Marie said...

Beautiful card. What a great way to use the leaf sprig. I love it.

Tina said...

Wow, what a great use of the leafy sprigs die set. Great idea and inspiration!

Heather S. said...

How wonderful! Love this. What a fun idea to use the leafy sprigs this way.

DonnaJ said...

Love the button and tassel ! So creative !

scrappingnana said...

Very creative use of the die and stamp set. Love your distressing and the twine also.

Sarah Gough said...

oh wow, this is amazing! And now I want that bowl for real in my house, awesome card!

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card!!

Jen T said...

I like the way you filled the basket with multiple stamped images from the Sunny Days stamp. Very nice!

Serena said...

So pretty! Love that tassel!

Anonymous said...

I love the distressed look!
jj

Elizabeth C. said...

Oh! That is sooo creative! I love the toned-down color scheme and that sweet sentiment!

Kathy Martin said...

Oh my gosh...how very creative! :)

Tina said...

Lovely card! Very creative.

Cindy Lou said...

What a cute idea! Very attractive as well, nice job on the card. TFS!

Lynn said...

Goodness...those die cut sprigs are fabulous! Love the bowl of them!

Kay S. said...

This card just shows how versatile this new set of dies and stamps can be. I really like the way you used them.

Loralei said...

Yup, knew you'd come up with something a little different and it always looks stunning!

Anonymous said...

Love the composition of your card! Very pleasing to the eye and the texture is wonderful!! Fantastic how you used the dies, too!!!

TFS,
Victoria Merrick
angelicmsn1@aol.com

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a gorgeous card, love it thanks for sharing.

Teresa Kline said...

you my friend are certainly the clever one...wow...I am always amazed when I see what you have brought to us..thanks...I hope you had a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

Debbie Carriere said...

So creative, Tosh!! Love it!

Cassie_lu said...

what a brilliant idea on using those leaves

Carol<>< said...

you did a great job with these sprigs!! love this font,
Carol N<><

Moosisk said...

Just in case you didn't catch that - I am the person you heard all the way at your house oohing and ahhhing! I LOVE your card. What a great idea making the bowl of sprigs. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

What a fabulous idea, love your design and the colors.

Wildflower Scraps by Jasmin said...

i have a birds nest in my rafters and this card just reminded me to try and get it out! LOL!!! Great card!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh I LOVE the rustic nature of this Tosha! Putting all those sprig die cuts into a bowl like that - INSPIRED! LOVE IT! I SO want that die! LOL!

Niki Estes said...

Tosh, this is so neat! I love the bowl of sprigs!

Newbie said...

Very inspiring card!! Great way to use the sprigs! Great card!

Jami said...

Very cool die cut.

Two Rivers Soap Company said...

Looks great!

Tiffany said...

So creative!

Ally said...

What a fun, fun card! Love that bowl of leaf sprigs. ;-)

Sue Shockley said...

Truly unique idea! That leafy die set is so cool!! TFS!

Vicki said...

Such gorgeous Autumn colours! This is so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Carson said...

WOW! I just love your creative style! Loads of mojo in this beauty!

faithfulecreations.com said...

THIS IS FANTASTIC!!!! I'm going to need a full time job just to keep up with my Verve habit!

Janelle said...

How absolutely clever! So much creativity running through your mind, I can't stand it. Beautiful colors and style!

Dee said...

beautiful bowl of flowers

joannhw said...

I love your idea on this card! So creative!

Dottie said...

Boy, with this creative card you have opened a pandora's huge box with all kinds of new possibilities I hadn't thought of. I love the colors especially.

Dottie said...

Boy, with this creative card you have opened a pandora's huge box with all kinds of new possibilities I hadn't thought of. I love the colors especially.

suzieq23 said...

As always,
Verve comes out with more fanastic stamps and you have done the stamps proud with your amazing creation!

Wendy said...

WOWZA....this is super fun. How creative. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great day!

Kelly Braund said...

Beautiful! Reminds me of Fall, which I'm sooo looking forward to! :)

RedGem said...

Such a great idea for the leafs... it looks like a wonderful Fall card. Tks for sharing!

Basslady said...

ver noble and classy!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Jennifer Shults said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the bowl you created with the leaves coming out of it and your gorgeous papers and that fantastic tassel! Brilliant thinking on this one!

Connie W. said...

So lovely!

Denisse said...

what a cute little basket! i love it :)

Luanne said...

Love how you did this! Wonderful idea, TFS!!

Jen Carter said...

So beautiful!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh my word! That basket full of dried sprigs is just amazing! Gorgeous card, Tosh!

Sue D said...

Great idea--never would have thought to make it rustic looking.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Brilliant use of the stamp, Tosh! I love your take on the bowl of sprigs!!

TannyP said...

WOW! What a beautiful idea...and it came together perfectly. That twine feature is incredible and all of your distressing is perfect. Lovely card!

Jess Willison said...

Wow! What a great idea! Love how you put it together! The twine is gorgeous!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Pretty card and love the bowl with the sprigs! TFS

Kristin said...

What a cute card. I love how you used the leaf stamp for the filling of the bowl. Thanks for such great inspiration!

sharon g said...

How adorable. I love all of it.... sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

Rhonda said...

What a wonderful FALL card!!! Wishing for cooler weather here.

Deb Buckminster said...

I love the RUSTIC look of your card! It could be CONFIDENTLY given to either gender!

Carrie said...

wow how creative. I love how you used all those sprig die cuts

stampladyri said...

Just love this card - so different!

Good2BT said...

Brilliant use of the sprigs!

Peggy said...

Very nice. I love the earthy feel you gave the card.
God bless,
PeggyS

Heidi said...

Tosh- this is warm and creative, love the petals/leaves. The colors are welcoming.

Steph Herbert said...

Love all of the fabulous texture! Lovely card! :)

Liz Williams said...

What a fabulous way to use this set! I love your card.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wonderful card. I love how you created the dry sprigs with this set - looks great. This is a beautiful sentiment and I love that tassle too.

FrancineB said...

Fabulous card! Love the 3D aspect of it.

Beth Ann said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Love the versatility of this set!

riggy said...

WOW! Beautiful creation.

Maryleva said...

Great job as always - can't wait to see the stamp sets.

ChristineZ said...

What a perfectly awesome idea to use the sprigs in the bowl! I love the warm colors and the sentiment. Gorgeous!

marilynwillauer said...

Impressive card. Love your colors and ebellishments.

Pet73 said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Wonderful colours!

Karen Linarez said...

What a unique idea to replicate the sprigs. Job well done!

KanataNewf said...

Oh my - I would say thank heavens for die cuts! This is so creative.

Aman said...

You are too creative!

Pamela A said...

Loving that "leafy springs", sooo much dimension and texture. Very pretty card.

Paulette Still said...

How fun, you made a bowl full of leafy sprigs. I love it, so earthy and home decor on a card. ;))))

MmSs said...

WOW! This is fabulous! Love the colors and the great idea to use the sprigs.

Charlene said...

I would have never thought to use the branches that way - but then thats why I love blog hopping! thanks for the great idea!

Shabby Pati said...

Love those dies and stamps. Can't get enough of them!

Scrapacat said...

Love those twigs! I will be needing this for sure. Really nice twine treatment, too.

zehra said...

you are amazing, i loved the look of the basket, so gorgeous, a simple leaf turned beautiful.

 
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