Sunday, August 1, 2010

Third Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop

Today, Verve is celebrating its third anniversary with a special blog hop featuring Verve fans everywhere! The festivities all begin with the head Diva and designer of all Verve-y goodness, Julee!

Julee, congratulations and happy third anni-Verve-sary. I wish you and Verve all the best for the year ahead and can't wait to see what's in store. Thank you for the opportunity to be part of the team. I'm truly honored!

If you've been hopping along already, you should have arrived here from Sara Henton. And when you're finished here, you'll head over to Wendy Space. If anything breaks down along the way, you can find the master list HERE.

We've got quite a few prizes hidden along the way, including tons of stamp set giveaways on each of the Diva blogs and a huge ($75) gift certificate hidden elsewhere along the hop. (I'm giving away Always On My Mind and a Psalm 3:3 Plain Jane - woohoo!!) Be sure to leave comments along the way for chances to win. The deadline to enter is 11:59 pm EST Wednesday, August 4. Happy hopping!

And happy shopping, too! The Anni-Verve-sary Sale has begun! All the details are over on the Verve blog. While you're there, give a warm welcome to Verve's two newest guest designers!

For today's project, I put together a little giftie for a friend who is currently battling breast cancer. I made the box using The Flapper cut file from My Time Made Easy.



The top of the box features the dangling hearts image and the "Hang in there" sentiment from Always on My Mind:



Inside I've placed a bar of handmade pink ribbon soap on a bed of pink crinkled paper Easter "grass."



And here's a closer look at the underside of the lid, where I've included Psalm 3:3. My friend's chemotherapy is taking its toll, and I just love the message here that the Lord is her shield during this battle and that He will lift her head whenever she's tired or weary.



That's it for me! Your next stop on the hop is Wendy Space. Have fun!




Stamps: Always on My Mind, Psalm 3:3 Plain Jane (Verve)
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, The Girls Paperie "Paper Doll" collection
Ink: Ranger Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders oval and Labels Four Nestabilities, May Arts burlap string, Papertrey vintage buttons, foam adhesive, R83 Copic marker, corner rounder, distressing tool, Hug Snug white seam binding, Stampin' Up library clips

125 comments:

carole-ish said...

gorgeous!!
i love these colours together... :)

Barbara said...

Wow is all I can say!

Janelle said...

Beautiful gift for your friend, uplifting, lovely and a real gift of hope. The elements used convey that message as well.
Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

Stampvanwinkle said...

What an awesome idea. So pretty.

Mary Jean said...

beautiful! your friend is going tolove it!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very adorable.

Melisa Hunter said...

What gorgeous projects! Love the colours and DP you've chosen and also how the banners pop off the box.

Shirl said...

What a great gift idea! The box is simply gorgeous! Look at the amount of work you put into it! I'm sure you friend will treasure this :)

Amy Rohl said...

This is absolutely stunning, Amy! I adore the dangling hearts and banner. The papers and design are impeccable!

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

WOW Amy...this is BEAUTIFUL! SO fun and cute I know your friend is really going to enjoy this gift. :)

Lisa Christine said...

This is beautiful! And for such a touching cause!

Jen P said...

Oh that's so pretty!! Love it!

Emily Leiphart said...

A sweet and beautiful gift! It's filled with gorgeous and inspiring details!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

so sorry to hear about your friend.

I love this box. It will be precious to her knowing you put so much love into this gift for her.

Angel said...

gorgeous! love this project, wonderful colors and details!

Shari said...

Cute! Nice colors!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful design and detailing, Amy! The scripture inside is a fantastic touch!

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

What a wonderful gift box!

BeeLinda said...

This is a beautiful box and a beautiful gesture, I hope she can beat this. Beautiful Psalm passage too.

Olga said...

how gorgeous!! I love that box!!

silvia said...

WOW!!! Fabulous box!!! Hugs and prayers for your friend.

Patty said...

I knew you'd knock my socks off... and you did! What a gorgeous project. I love the colors you chose and the sentiments are perfect! Sending prayers for your friend.

Cindy said...

OMG - this is gorgeous! The detail is remarkable!!!

jennifer mitten said...

What an amazing, thought filled gift - your friend will love it.

Joan Switalski said...

I really don't like that C word. But I'm sure your friend will be very delighted upon receiving this. You did a very good job!

Cheryl said...

Very nice gift, who wouldn't love this

Tracy said...

Wow - beautiful! what a great pick me up for your friend - I am sure she will love it! Good luck to her! TFS!

g said...

so stunning & sure to lift her spirits!

Shannan Teubner said...

What a great gift, Amy! You amaze me!

GrannyCharlotte said...

Amy: What a thoughtful gift for your friend. The sentiments and hearts are great. The color is pretty and the soap is so neat. What a super project. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful gift. Love the box.

Heidi said...

beautiful gift box.... love the colors.

Andrea Ewen said...

What a wonderful heart-felt gift for a friend. Nothing conveys feelings of frienship better than hand made goodness from someone who truly cares. And this project is absolutely perfect.

Bogner's said...

Love your little box. So cute. And the bar of soap with the breast cancer ribbon is fabulous.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is AMAZING! Brilliant as always, Amy!

Julie E said...

Wow! Just beautiful. I always know that there will be lots of good eye candy from you and you have done it yet again! That banner is adorable and it works so well with that set. Thanks for sharing another great gift idea :>)

Joanne Gilch said...

Amy, this hop is stunning and breathtaking. Each stop gets more amazing and Julee has the best creative Diva's ever! Your box is a sensory gift...the feel, the smell, the sight and the hope that your friend feels better during this time. Gos Bless you for being such a fabulous giving friend to her.

Marisa said...

Beautiful, Amy! I'm sure your friend will be blessed by your thoughtfulness. That is one of my favorite verses.

Sarah said...

WOW! Just stunning. Such a beautiful box with lovely colors and gorgeous ribbon.

Leenda said...

Priceless! The beauty of your box & use of scripture will truly encourage your friend!

Kimberly S. said...

Awwww...this is a beautiful project for your friend!!! I KNOW she'll LOVE it!! It's SOOOOOO GORGEOUS and VERY sweet!!! I LOVE all the details you put into it!!!

marilynwillauer said...

Cute, cute, cute. . . .love the hanging hearts!
Happy Anniversary VERVE

Niki Estes said...

Absolutely beautiful, Amy!

Paper Punch Scissors! said...

Amy, this is so nice! What a wonderful and thoughtful gift. The sentiment is just right. I love Verve stamps for that very reason. It's so important to hear God's word from one who loves him too. As always, your an inspiration to all. Thank you.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a gorgeous creation!!!

Brandi said...

What a wonderful, thoughtful and gorgeous gift! :)

Jackie said...

These are amazing! As always fabulous work Amy!

Kerri said...

I just love everything you do! You are such an inspiration, and this gift for your friend is stunning! I love your little banner with the buttons and hearts, and the sentiments you used are just perfect:)

Jennifer Roach said...

This is FANTASTIC!! When I see these amazing non-card projects I realize how underutilized my stamps are *sigh*

debhorst said...

what a gorgeous gift box...it is a gift in and of itself!!

Terri E. said...

What a stunner.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Dani said...

So lovely!! Beautiful inspiration!! :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the way you presented the dangling hearts as though they are hanging from the buttons...the verse on the inside is a wonderful sentiment as well! Great gift!

Gretchen said...

So very beautiful Amy! Your friend will love it and you are so thoughtful!

Cassie_lu said...

what a fabby sweet gift for your friend that i'm sure she'll love

Melissa Cash said...

What a sweet, beautiful gift. Your friend will love it and love you for it.

Tanya said...

I always love checking out your blog, you always have amazing projects. This is just stunning! A beautiful gift for your friend.

Loretta said...

Very pretty!!! Great ideas here.

Wendy Space said...

This is wonderful! I love all your details and color combo.

SimpleScrappin said...

Oh this is super cute! TFS!
Hugs
Nikki
Simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

Christina said...

This is such a beautiful and thoughtful gift for your friend. I love the banner and buttons on the lid, and the sentiment is perfect.

Jenny Ward said...

What a gorgeous project! Love every detail!

Billie A said...

Very nice project love it.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Amy, this is just stunning! Love this fabulous packaging, especially that amazing banner with hanging hearts! It just makes me happy looking at it. Thanks so much for being on my team - I'm truly blessed to know you!

Melody said...

Love this Amy!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

This is lovely! Wishing you and your friend all the best!

LindaR said...

How sweet is that!

stamphappy said...

What a beautiful gift box! The colors are so pretty.

Kathy Martin said...

What an incredibly sweet gift for your friend! Sure to lift her spirits...it's just gorgeous an so thoughtful!

Elaine said...

A beautiful gift and the verse is so perfect.

Conniecrafter said...

such a lovely box, love the banner and hanging hearts, and the verse inside is perfect, she will be very touched!

Katie Cotton said...

this is just stunning!!!

Luanne said...

Oh Amy, what a delightful project! I love the hearts dangling between the flags. Such inspiration ~ TFS!

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is tooo cute!! Just wonderful!!! I love visiting your blog!! Wonderful creations here!!!

judybob3 said...

Awesome job!! As always........ :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

What a beautiful gift Amy! Lovely and so thoughtful, I am sure your friend will truly appreciate this.

Lauren (mytime) said...

OH Amy this is truly stunning!

Ravengirl said...

I'm not sure which is more beautiful, the sentiment or the gift!

Mary said...

What an absolutely beautiful gift - and a wonderful thought behind it - awesome!

Lorus! said...

So encouraging! I love the detail of the hanging hearts between the pennant pieces! Such a lovely gift.

Lillian Child said...

My sister is a breast cancer survivor and your darling creation is so very perfect.

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

What a perfect gift! It will cheer her up for sure. So pretty and so thoughtful.

bstrassner said...

What a great box! This is so cute. Great idea for its use. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Kelly said...

Beautiful box, Amy. I just love your work!

Kristina said...

So gorgeous, as always! I love watching everything that you create (in jealousy!) in awe. It is always so perfectly decorated, embellished, and crafted.

Sarah/WAstamper said...

Beautiful package!! Love the label on the inside. Best to your friend. I'm sure this will lift her spirits.

Maureen said...

Everything is perfect on this one, Amy :) I love the little banner and how you've stamped in between each pennant :) Fun box and heartfelt sentiment...I sure love all of Julee's scripture verses :)

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

What an awesome set for that!! You couldn't have chosen anything more perfect. I wish I would have thought about something like this for a class I'm teaching in Sept for a Breast Cancer Benefit Crop

jodie said...

Im a one year survivor, and know all to well about cemo and radiation. and i send a prayer to her for a fast recovery and also you for being a wonderful friend.God bless.the box is such a sweet thing and i could almost smell the soap.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a perfect gift and I hope her recovery is speedy! This cancer has touched my family a couple of times and I wish her and her family peace as they go through this! Your box is so pretty and I just love the set you used - definitely on my list!

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful project!!

Yvonne said...

Cute box!

Jami said...

What an amazing project. So pretty

The Paper Princess said...

Love your project!

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

Sandi said...

One word...Stupendous!

Amy D said...

I totally love visiting your blog. You do such awesome work. Your friend is truly blessed to have someone like you helping her through this battle.

scrappingnana said...

Gorgeous and thoughtful gift idea. Love the sentiment on the inside of the lid.

Umberto said...

Lovely work. Is there no end to your creativity?

Jane Bosi said...

What a precious gift!

kim.mom said...

AMAZING!!!!

sharon said...

Amy
Your usual gorgeous artwork. TFS
Sharon L

Sassy Scrapin' said...

AMAZING PROJECT! Many blessings, prayers and hugs to your friend! What a gift to have someone like you as well.

Lynda Benden said...

This is wonderful Amy! What a nice, thoughtful gift for your friend.

Erika M. said...

Your creation is super cute!

Nancy said...

The box is lovely and the thought behind it even more so.

Samantha said...

very creative. I love how you also continued your design to the inside.

Barbie D. said...

Amazing project.

LaurieJ said...

Wow, what an absolutely beautiful gift you have created!

Janine said...

Wow what a creation

Maureen said...

Such a beautiful and thoughtful gift!

Heather said...

what a cute little gift box. I love Lauren Meader's work and templates. Beautiful!

Crafty Engineering said...

How very sweet of you to create such a beautiful gift for your friend!

Janelle said...

Amy, your work is always precise. I love to look at every detail and oooo and awwwww. The banner with the dangling hearts is so cute! and a soap bar gift box is fabulous!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW Amy!!!! I know I say this ALL the time, but this is GORGEOUS!!! What beautiful colours and papers, the hearts are just darling and love the pennant!!!! I would love to hang out in your craft room sometime - how much fun would that be!!! :)

Ola said...

What a beautiful gift... this is going to be so inspiring for your friend!

Thank you so much for sharing & the chance to win something wonderful!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Anonymous said...

This is just beautiful Amy - I love what you have done with Lauren's template!! Liz H

Lisa S. said...

Beautiful project Amy! I wish all the best to your friend and will be praying for her.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Amy, what a unique looking box and soap - how cool a gift is this?!! Thanks for three years of Verve-tastic inspiration and eye candy (and the chance to win too!)

Pam said...

Absolutly adorable.

Vera said...

What a thoughtful (and gorgeous) gift for your friend, Amy! Thanks for sharing!

Iris said...

What a sweet and feminine gift box. Truly beautiful. I know it lifted your friend's spirit to receive it. Iris

Bethany said...

Cute box. love the pennant swag!

Naomi said...

So beautiful and thoughtful during your friend's difficult time... My favorite feature would have to be the dangling hearts and pennant flags. Perfect match for the sentiment attached!

Judy McMullen said...

Beautiful!!!

paulatracy said...

The prettiest box I have EVER seen!