Friday, July 1, 2011

Verve Inspirations Hop: What's Shaking?

 
Welcome to the July Diva Inspirations Blog Hop! Our Diva Inspirations team and several special guests from the Release team are here to start your month off right with a little Verve inspiration! Take a little peek at each of the fabulous blogs below for some Verve-alicious eye candy and you just might win some Vervey goodness of your very own!

Diva Inspirations Blog Hop
Master Hop List
1. Julee 9. Susan
2. Betty 10. Andrea
3. Dawn 11. Charmaine
4. Jen d. 12. Teresa
5. Jen T. 13. Maureen
6. Lynda 14. Amber
7. Shannan 15. Amy
8. Sony
We've hidden a little mystery prize on one of today's hop spots, so be sure to leave a little comment love as you hop around for a chance to win!
Comment Deadline: 11:59pm Mountain, July 5
Prize: $30 gift certificate to Verve 



July is birthday time here at Verve, with five Diva birthdays, including Julee's! To start the celebration in style, our July Stamp of the Month is one of my absolute favorites... Carpe Cupcake! And at 40% off during the month of July, Carpe Cupcake is one SWEET deal!
 
 




A brand new month also brings along a new sale here at Verve! During the month of July, save 20% on all of our birthday stamps! Check out all the birthday goodness on our SALE page.



Our Gift to YOU!
And what's a birthday party without goody bags? We've gathered together some of our favorite things... doilies, My Mind's Eye paper, tags, ribbon, plus a few other goodies and put them in brown paper packages! And during the month of July, if your order is $75 or more, you'll receive one of these goody bags free! There's nothing to add to your cart, we'll just be sure to include it when your order ships! Celebrate good times, c'mon!



For today's card, I started with Amber's awesome Viva La Verve July - Week 1 Sketch, shown here:


Then I picked cheery, summertime papers from the 100 Days of Summer collection by Simple Stories. And last (which is usually first), I picked my stamps. The adorable quivering bunny from Bunny Shake seemed perfect! Hopefully, I haven't strayed too far from the sketch with the cloud and grass border, but I really liked the way they helped to create a scene. The sentiment is punched with an oval punch, then attached to a flag, which is wrapped around a stick pin. I tucked the sharp end of the stick pin behind the bunny's paw to make it look like he's waving the flag. Such a cute stamp and sentiment combo!!




That's it for today's hop! Hope you've enjoyed the ride!!





Stamps: Bunny Shake (Verve Stamps)
Paper: My Mind's Eye Life of the Party, Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock, Stampin' Up Real Red card stock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo Distress
Accessories: Copic markers, Papertrey button, The Twinery twine, liquid applique, Lil' Inker Designs Rainbow & Clouds die, My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Grass Die-namics, Stampin' Up small oval punch, Wilton doily, Prima pearls, foam adhesive, paper piercer/needle/thread, sanding block

85 comments:

Kathy said...

Such cuteness!! Your card is adorable with that cute little bunny and what a deal on Carpe Cupcake! Looks like a lot of good things are going on at the Verve store:)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

This is precious ! I just love how you have the bunny holding his little flag! So cute!!!!

Linda said...

Beautiful-love the bunny hop ;)

Dawn Easton said...

oh my gosh! CUTENESS! Love that bunny!!! All of your details are wonderful Amy!

Nicole said...

This is so stinkin' cute!! I love that you have a whole little scene going, making a coherent whole out of the separately little squares. Just so much character to this card. Love it!

Oliwiaen said...

Adorable, that bunny! A truly summer card, with those colours and all :-))

justsomestuffimade said...

Super cute! I love the little bunny and especially his fuzzy tail ;)
Great job on creating that scene!
Have a lovely holiday weekend, Rx

Melisa Hunter said...

What a cute card! You've added such fabulous details. So pretty with the pinked squares of DP!

Susan said...

lol...love the whimsey of this card.

jennifer mitten said...

This is adorable!

KimCreate said...

Yummy layers on you card, just love it!
Kim

Steph Herbert said...

Lovin' all of the lovely bits of texture! Fabulous card!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Fun, Fun, I love this layout and this cute little bunny. Bound to bring a smile. Great use of the pattered papers. Enjoy Celebrating America's Freedom.

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Oh so so cute!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVe that sweet little bunny Amy! This layout is FAB too!!

Queen Mary said...

Fun, fun, fun hop! Excellent, beautiful ending -- love the bunny sorta waving goodbye to the whole hop!

okienurse said...

so cute. Love the shaky bunny!

Niki Estes said...

Amy, this is absolutely adorable!! What a cute way to add the sentiment!

Whimsey said...

Too cute; that bunny and sentiment make me chuckle! Adorable!

Julie E said...

Oh my, what cuteness! Just adorable :>)

Luanne said...

Awe Amy, your card just made me smile!! I love this little guy, he will be in my cart for my next order... Love your card! Have a Happy 4th of July!!

Jackie said...

wow! so much detail!!! great card!

Marisa said...

Too cute!! Love the puffy tail on the bunny and you have an amazing amount of details on this card! Takes me forever to find them all! Wonderful use of Amber's sketch!

faithfulecreations.com said...

WOW you have really pulled out all the stops with this card. I love the way you put so many different mediums together...I never would have thought to do all that and yet it's just divine!

Kimberly S. said...

OMGosh....this is so stinkin' cute!!! I love EVERYTHING about it....from the little flag to the cloud, to his little "fuzzy" bunny tail....FABULOUS!!!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a really cute card thanks for sharing!

Janine said...

All I can think about is the hit of a few years ago with the chorus about shaking that ass - sorry because your bunny is really cute.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh Amy, this is fabulous! You are the queen of gorgeous details! Love the pinked squares with the stitched borders. Everything about this card is just perfection!

Raven B said...

Shh dont tell anyone but this may be my favorite card on the hop (can I say that lol) Well either way it is AMAZING beyond words awesome. Love it
Hugs,
Raven

Teresa Kline said...

luv this Amy, the details are my thing for sure....have a fun weekend friend!

enjoy *~*

Sian Ridley said...

Ok. Now I know that this is a contradiction in terms, but the first thing I thought when I saw your card was 'fresh vintage'! I know right but bear with me! Fresh was what I thought when I saw the colours, but the card has a vintage styling to it. Still none the wiser huh?! I know what I mean! Loving the cheeky bunny :)

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, is this cute or what! I love how you used the sketch!

Jen T said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this little bunny!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is just super adorable Amy!! Love, love, love what you've done with this sketch and that darlin' shakin' bunny!!

Tricia said...

This is just the absolute CUTEST!! I love it!

Amber Hight said...

Well, you already know how I feel about this fun card;) LOOOOVE!

Moosisk said...

What an adorable card! This little bunny is just FAB! Thanks for the inspiration.

Marlena M. said...

AWWWW, love that bunny. Too cute! ;)

Leslie said...

Amy this is awesome. You didn't stray from the sketch at all - you did an amazing job with it. And I've GOT to get that Bunny Shake set. You've shown here it can be used long after Easter.

MelissaS said...

OH! How cute is your little bunny tail! I love this card :)

Laraine R said...

Great card!!

scrappingnana said...

Adorable card. Love the bunny and the papers/colors. TFS

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

marilynwillauer said...

Cute Card!!

Wanda Cullen said...

You combined all your elements in such an amazing way! This card is so adorable!

Shannan Teubner said...

Soooo adorable, Amy! YOu amaze me with all your details...

Michelle said...

Lil fluffy tail! Nice!

Peachy Wessels said...

This is an adorable card - so cute and colorful! What a great sketch for this stamp set!

KanataNewf said...

What an adorable card - definitely the cutest bunny ever.

Maureen said...

oh, my Amy!! this is super adorable! Love the little scene you've created and that sweet little bunny shakin' what his momma gave him :)

Connie and Jack said...

Same sketch, but a completely different look! Very creative. And I love the little bunny. TFS.

Michele said...

AMY!AMY!AMY! This is the CUTEST card EVER! I absolutely LOVE what you have done - the colors are fantastic, the sketch is awesome ... your creativity just ROCKS ~ Some Bunny, that's ME, LOVES your card! Thank you for the inspiration!

Jenny said...

Love what you did with the sketch here Amy! That bunny is super cute and I think you created a really fun little scene here with the cloud and grass:)

Denisse said...

wow Amy!!! your card is SO SO SO cute!

Susan said...

awesome sketch, ADORABLE card!
Susan

Sue D said...

Very cute--love the sentiment.

Janet Z said...

Just too cute!!

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

This is so shakin cute! ...this stamp has been on my wish list for awhile but I think I better get it soon...lol...it made me laugh...thanks for sharing and became a follower! :)
Kari
purplefuzz06@yahoo.com

Tami Mayberry said...

Adorable! Love the little details and overall design.

szbacn1 said...

So Cute!!! Love the little shaking bunny tail!

Andrea Ewen said...

This card is so darn sweet, Amy...that shakin' bunny is just a cutie and upon closer inspection, shaded wonderfully! Love how you interpreted Amber's sketch, all the pieces fit together beautifully!

Vickie Merrick said...

Awwwww.......so cute! Love the bunny's tail and his stickpin flag!!!

kksb said...

This little bunny is too cute for words.

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Wow! This card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I have to say my favorite so far. Love all the detail you put into it, the stichign, the doily, the bunnys tail and the cute flower stick pin. Such a Gorgeous card!!! TFS! :-)


-Sam :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com
SamanthaJDesigns.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Your card is so adorable!! I love the little bunny. You always put so much detail in your work and your cards are always inspiring!!

Thank you so much for sharing!!
Carol Froehlich

Debbie Pippin said...

I love your interpretation of this sketch. Beautiful & cute.

Peggy said...

This card is adorable. Love it.
God bless,
PeggyS

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how stinkin' CUTE, Amy! LOVE this!

Lucy Newton said...

Cute card!!!

Heidi said...

wow- this is gorgeous!

Helen said...

Love the bunny! Such a cute card.

Anonymous said...

Love the whimsy...

Laura Pryor said...

Wow! Amazing, Amy!!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Oh my goodness, this is the cutest card! Great job!!

Kim O'Connell said...

Amy, that is SO cute! I love the bunny's tail, the patterned paper grass, the stitched clouds, the bunny's flag......way to much to admire! Cuteness overload!

Laurie said...

You used a doily, too. I can never get mine to look right for some reason. Thanks for giving me another example to follow. I'll try again.

Ravengirl said...

Oh my gosh! This is just too cute!

Julia said...

This bunny is so stinkin' cute!...great inspiration for this fabulous sketch.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just TOO FREAKING CUTE!!!

Serena said...

Beautiful card! Adorable bunny!!

suezie said...

Fabby card! I love everything about it

Sherri Patton said...

I love this card! The crocheted doily is a 'WOW' factor for me!

Lillian Child said...

Loving your bunny shake!

Conniecrafter said...

that is just the cutest card, I love the little scene you have created with this sketch and love that sentiment with the bunny!

dpkennedy said...

This is too flippin' cute! I love that sketch and the papers you used and the grass the bunny sits in is so clever! Love this card!