Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Birthday, Verve!!

Welcome to the Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop! Verve turns three today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! If you've arrived here from Libby's blog, you're on the right track. If you just happened by, head on over to Julee's Blog (Verve Owner, extraordinaire), to start from the beginning.

I was in love with the Blue Skies set the moment I laid eyes on it and this sentiment really spoke to me last week for this card inspired by my husband. We've been through a tough loss recently and his strength has really helped me look to the future with hope rather than dwelling on the past in sadness.

Crafting has been such a blessing to me, too! I think I understand songwriters, lol! Once you can get the thing you're feeling out, you can move on. And, one of the things I love most about Julee's designs is that they are all filled with hope - I always feel great when I use her stamps! And, she also chooses scriptures that immediately remind me of the hope I have in Jesus!

I used a pretty background paper and a couple of layers of cardstock to create this card. The butterflies were cut out of chocolate chip cardstock and layered on the card using foam squares. I love the way they look like they just landed on it! I masked the stamp image to stamp their antennae on the card since they intimidated me to try to cut out! :) Their bodies are pink Stickles that I think match the color palette perfectly.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Head on over to Lynn's blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness. Oh, and I hear there are prizes, too! What's a birthday party without presents, right?

Supplies: Stamps - Blue Skies (Verve), Cardstock - Old Olive, Blush Blossom, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip (SU!), Ink - Chocolate Chip, Old Olive (SU!), Tea Dye Duo (PTI), DP - Porcelain Collection (Basic Grey), Misc - Corner Chomper, Stickles, Edge Distressor, Foam Squares


119 comments:

  1. Your DP is awesome and those butterflies are amazing! Beautiful!

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  2. Beautiful sentiment and butterflies, love the paper your paired these with!

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  3. What a beautiful card: colors, sentiment butterflies!
    Best wishes.
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  4. Very sweet card! LOve the colours you chose!

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  5. A beautiful card, Jen, inside and out!

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  6. Beautiful card!! Love the flourish on the inside!!

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  7. Gorgeous!!! I love those sweet butterflies on there. And the inside is such a great touch!

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  8. Beautiful, love the butterfly!

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  9. This card is stunning - thanks for sharing it!

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  10. Jen, this fantastic! Great colors and design! Lovely card!

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  11. Beautiful card! Stunning! Especially love the sentiment and the butterfly accents! So glad someone else understands the therapy aspect of crafting like I do!

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  12. Those butterflies are cuties!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  13. Great card - love that you kept the background light and the butterflies are dark! TFS!

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  14. I love this sentiment. Love the PP you used as well.

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  15. What a beautiful card! I agree with you about how Julee's sets are always filled with hope! I love this set and adore how you put your flourish on the inside of the card! I will be trying that out for sure!

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  16. This is gorgeous! I love the paper you chose and pink with green are favorites. Lovely butterflies too.

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  17. Love the paper. Beautiful card!

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  18. so very sweet, love the colors and distressing!

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  19. Beautiful card! I love the stickles on the butterflies.

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  20. Wonderful sentiment. Great card. Love the colors and the inside of the card. TFS.

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  21. beautifully done...love all the dimension you gave this card!!

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  22. Love how you even stamped on the inside of your card - butterflies are darling :)

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  23. I love this! SO elegant! I saw that patterned paper at my favorite local craft store and I am so glad that I picked up a couple pieces! I also love how you even embellished the inside of the card as well! Thanks so much for your inspiration!

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  24. Beautiful! I love this set too, I can't put it down. Fantastic DP, and I love pink and green together. :)

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  25. The butterflies are the BEST! Love how they move on the page.

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  26. I can never get enough of that fabulous butterfly! Gorgeous card.

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  27. Love these beautiful butterflies on the birdcage background!! What a wonderful card!!

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  28. Beautiful card, Jen!! I love the colors you chose!

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  29. So pretty! I love the butterfly done in chocolate! One of my fav color combos too :)

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  30. Love your beautiful card (and am lovin' your blog look as well)!

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  31. Great card, love your colors!!
    Happy Anniversary VERVE!

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  32. Love your card, and I too, am in love with the Blue Skies set. They are such encouranging thoughts. I hope it encouraged you, when you made it. (finding strength in Jesus - YES!!)

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  33. Beautiful! i do the same thing with my butterflies! I hate cutting antennae! Gorgeous card!

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  34. beautiful card and the butterflies are a nice touch

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  35. I LOVE this card SOOOOOO much!!! It made me tear up when I read the sentiment! I, too, have been through a tough loss recently, so this sentiment speaks to my heart! I LOVE the way you distressed the edges of the card, and I especially LOVE the butterflies!! Those are a PERFECT addition to this card!! Thank you for sharing a piece of yourself!

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  36. wow, this is gorgeous, I luv the shabbiness...have a wonderful week!

    enjoy *~*

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  37. Very cute, I really need to get that set!

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  38. Beautiful card! I love the butterflies and the inside of your card is pretty too!

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  39. What a great card and that Verve verse really touche my heart too!

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  40. Soooo pretty! The inking is a great touch. I read your "about me" and had to laugh...I think so many of us crafters have "uncreative" jobs!

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  41. So very pretty. Love that quote!

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  42. I love the sweetness of this card.

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  43. Oh, Jen, this is just beautiful! I first saw this quote during a really rough patch in my life and I put it by my bedside and read it every morning and every night to help me keep putting one foot in front of the other. I so hope you find that same strength and hope for whatever situation you're going through. Thanks so much for celebrating along with us!

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  44. This is beautiful, and what a wonderful thing to say about Verve! I'm so glad crafting has helped you through a difficult time.

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  45. I love the beautiful patterned paper you chose, and your butterflies are so pretty! This is one of my favorite quotes, and I love the way you've showcased it.

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  46. i just love this card.sweet and tender.

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  47. Love the card. Esp. the quote.

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  48. Your card has a lovely vintage feel. I like the flourish on the inside too.

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  49. Pretty card and I am glad the sentiment has helped you. Don't you just love those butterflies!

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  50. WOW this card is super stunning!!! I just love your work :)

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  51. what a beautiful stamp you have used, on such a nice card.

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  52. Love the soft look of this card. This is such a great stamp set.

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  53. Super beautiful!! I love those butterflies and the DP background!

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  54. I love the patterned paper you used and your butterflies look fantastic!

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  55. Gorgeous card! Blue Skies is my favorite Verve stamp set. I love the colors you used!

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  56. I love the raised butterfiles and the fact that you so well finished the inside too. Strong work.

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  57. This is sooo cute..I love the colors. TFS!
    Hugs
    Nikki
    Simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

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  58. Very pretty card. I love the colors.

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  59. What a pretty card! Love the inside too.

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  60. Wow those butterflies just want to fly off the page don't they! Beautiful!

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  61. Your card is beautiful! I love those butterflies...and that sentiment.

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  62. Pretty card. Love that sentiment, so very true. Remember God only gives us what we can handle(even if we think it is too much)

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  63. Love the Stickled butterflies! They match the beautiful background paper perfectly!

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  64. I love your card! It is soft and pretty and the butterflie just pop!

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  65. Wonderful card. I love the PP you chose. It is beautiful and what a wonderful idea for the inside of your card!!! Have a good day!

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  66. Very pretty card love the colors and the butterflies are great. I have this set and love the butterflies also. Great card.

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  67. Just gorgeous, Jen! LOVE the papers and colors!

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  68. Jen- this is beautiful, love the colors, design and details. FABULOUS!:-)

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  69. simply gorgeous!!! I love your paper, those fabulous butterflies and what you said about all the sentiments...it's how I feel stamping with them too. Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  70. Lovely card! Best wishes to you!

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  71. Sweet! I love the different fonts in the sentiment. Gorgeous butterflies!!

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  72. One nice card! Love the paper, butterflies and the insude if the csrd
    Sharon L

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  73. OH this is great!!! I NEED some of these stamps!

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  74. Love your card. I like how you even made the inside pretty.

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  75. What a beautiful and fresh card.

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  76. Love the comforting colors on this card! So pretty!

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  77. So pretty! Love the butterflies!

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  78. Beautiful card - after a very difficult 6 months - this quote really hits home for me too. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. This is beautiful! Love the dimension of the butterflys and the sparkle too.... Well done!

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  80. Sweet card creation using one of my favorite sentiments!

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  81. This is such a gorgeous card! I love those butterflies stamped in such a dark contrasting color. I'm often too afraid to try something like that, but I just might have to now!

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  82. Sooo pretty! Great colors, love the butterflys!

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  83. What an awesome saying & I really like the way you used it, now I'm going to have to looking for more stuff

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  84. Gorgeous card! Love how you did the butterflies!

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  85. Beautiful card, Jen! I love that sentiment too.

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  86. This is a lovely card that fits the sentiment.

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  87. Love your card...and those butterflies are perfect!

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  88. The card is beutiful...but the sentiment says it all.

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  89. Beautiful butterflies and I like how you did the inside too!
    Wendy K.
    www.MyScrapbookingBlog.com

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  90. Those butterflies are so dimensional lookin, even in a picture! I can't image how great they look in real life.

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  91. Butterfly accents did the trick.

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  92. Beautiful card. Love this sentiment. Like the way you did the inside also.

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  93. Beautiful! Love the dimension the butterflies add!

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  94. Your card is gorgeous... and I absolutely love that sentiment!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  95. Great sentiment! Love your cards and those butterflies... beautiful! :)

    Vicki
    vwizniuk at pris dot ca

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  96. Love your card inside and out!

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  97. pretty card! i love the soft-ness of the colours and the contrasting dark butterflies! tfs.
    hugs
    juli

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  98. Oh my goodness. I love this sentiment!!!! Your card is absolutely beautiful and touches my heart dearly. The butterflies make such a pop to the card. Love it!!!!

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  99. Amen! I pray God continues to comfort you and give you release in your crafting! Oh, and beautiful card by the way!

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  100. Beautiful Card; Love the Sentiment!

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  101. Cute card! Love the butterfly. Thank you for sharing!

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  102. LL, I do adore this little notebook page and love how you made the butterflies pop off of it as well. Snaps for embellishing the inside of the card too! Very nice! Thank you for sharing your art with us.

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  103. Enjoying your blog while I do Verve Anniversary blog hop! Great job.

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