Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Verve Inspirations Hop - Fun in the Sun


Each month, Verve has an Inspirations Hop and the Divas get to show some new love to some of the older Verve sets and dies. Today's hop is all that and a little more! In addition to looking back at past Verve favorites, many of the Divas are also featuring two brand-new Plain Janes, One Day and Grace. My crafty muse took me in a different direction, but I know lots of the Divas have some beautiful things to share with the new PJs. You're sure to love them!


1. Betty9. Amber
2. Jackie10. Amy
3. Jen d.11. Andrea
4. Jen T.12. Janelle
5. Julee13. Laurie
6. Sankari14. Maureen
7. Sony15. Teresa
8. Susan16. Tosh


I can't stop admiring the new Summer Fresh collection by Simple Stories. As I was combining all the bright, fun colors, I thought they'd go perfectly with Relax The timing is perfect, too, as my kids are finishing school this week and then .... SUMMER BREAK and some good, ol' fun in the sun!

I stamped the sentiment in red and yellow ink onto onto one of the pre-made elements in the Summer Fresh collection. Accents and embellishments include a scallop border, buttons, pearls, twine, a lace doily, distressing and a bit of hand-stitching.

Before I go, more Verve news ...


Coordinating stamp sets are on sale, too. VERY nice!! For a complete list, visit the SALE page on the Verve site.

One more thing, as always, be sure to leave comments along the hop for your chance to win a $30 Verve gift certificate. Enjoy!


47 comments:

  1. Amy, this is awesome! Love all those different patterns and the fun layout! Always loved that stamp set too!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. This is so pretty!!!! and fun at the same time....awesome ...tfs

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  3. really an great summertime inspiration

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  4. Wow, Amy, totally FUN card!! Love it!

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  5. Awesome card, Amy! Great mix of those Summer Fresh papers (my fav right now) and awesome embellishing as always.

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  6. Amy, what beautiful color choices as usual with a gorgeous stamp!

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  7. Beautiful card....love the doily detail.

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  8. Spunky card! Love all the different textures and embellishments!

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  9. love the great mix of dp and the distressing on this fun card Amy

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  10. Great summer card! Wonderful, bold colours :o)

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  11. Your card radiates with sunshiny goodness! I'm always amazed at your attention to so many details! Beautiful and fun card!

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  12. This is so lovely and happy! Love it!

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  13. Love the card. I like how you layered the paper to look like rays from the sun. Great job.

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  14. Another nice bright "sunny" card. So many layers and elements.

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  15. oh that screams FUN, FUN, FUN

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  16. This card screams summer and summer fun :) My kids don't get out till the end of June but it is crazy busy till then. So looking forward to sleeping in a bit and not having such a busy schedule.

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  17. love the way you have used all those funky papers for the rays of sunshine and the distressed paper looks great

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  18. What a cool card! It's fresh and fun!

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  19. GORGEOUS! Love how bright and happy this is. Perfect papers!

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  20. love the fun summer colors you used on this.

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  21. This card is definitely fun!!! the colors are so bright and cheerful and just perfect for summer! Love all the little details you added.

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  22. Great use of different papers into layers! Love it!

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  23. Great card, love the yellow somcheerful

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  24. So many fun and fabulous details to take in Amy!! From the wonderfully distressed panels and patterns, to the bold colors, twine and zig-zag stitches!! This card would make anyone smile at first sight!!

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  25. I love your card, So bright and cheerful and the sentiment is after my heart, I live in Arizona and love the sunshine. Your card is perfect for me to enjoy looking at. Thank you for sharing it with us , hugs Cathy K

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  26. What a fun card. It makes it feel like summer.

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  27. Wow Amy, this is STUN.NING!!!!!!! Love the sun you created, what a gorgeous piece!!

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  28. This just has "summer fun" written all over it! Fabulous card!

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  29. Great summery card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  30. So creative. Love the colours and design. Enjoy your Wednesday.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    DS4J DT Member
    Digistamps4Joy
    Doing Life

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  31. This beautiful card is crazy cute! I love all the colors, layers and embellishments you used to create the card. Truly a masterpiece Amy!

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  32. Amy, I enjoy your cards every day you update your blog, you are very talented. This one is so gorgeous as well.

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  33. Another fabulous and fun card!! Love all the ditties.....perfect!

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  34. Oh this card is full of summer. What fun cheery colours. Love the twine and buttons.

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  35. Great layout and selection of papers.

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  36. Amy!!
    what a festive, fun, and freeing card!! Freeing meaning the thought of fun in the sun---woohooo!!! Hallelujah!! I can get so stuck in a box of stamping sentiments in walnut or black---it is so refreshing to see your sentiment that is stamped in red and yellow!!thank you for sharing and for inspiring! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  37. Awesome card!!! I love all the layers!!!!

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  38. This card is so daring...a wealth of color, textures, and layers that come together so beautifully. Makes me want to step away from my CAS comfort zone.

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  39. Well, wake me up with color! What a delightful jumble of happiness and cheer. TFS.

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  40. Awesome card - so bright and cheery! Thanks so much for sharing in this hop!

    Lisa - Scrappy Distractions
    www.ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com
    lisa dot rea at kbmg dot com

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  41. What a fun and fabulous card!! Perfect with that sentiment!

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  42. Beautiful card. Has a very summer look.

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  43. WOW! Love all the colors, textures, elements, and fabulous design, Amy! Stunning card!

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  44. It's summer, whatcha gonna do? I love this card and all of the bright, cheerful colors!

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  45. A bright and summery card, love it, so cheerful makes you smile just looking at it.
    Hugs Rizwana xx

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  46. Such a cheery, funky and fresh card! Love it!

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