Thursday, July 30, 2009

Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever official Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop. Verve turns two today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! The party kicked off over on the Verve blog, so if you’ve just happened along, be sure to hop on over there to start from the beginning! And to make this party a real shindig, there’s a mystery jackpot hidden at one of the stops along the hop. One lucky commenter on that blog will win Verve’s entire August release! But of course, it wouldn’t be a mystery if you knew which blog, would it? So if you’re feeling the love, give a little shout out to the bloggers in the hop and you just might have a reason to jump for joy! 

One of my very favorite Verve Stamps is Up, Up, and Away. The air balloon is pieced. The clouds are cut out and popped up and I added a little glitter. I made some hills, distressed the edges with ink, and add a zip zag stitch on my sewing machine. The I added the trees. the larger tree is cut out and popped up, and I added a few rhinestone. Then I added some lace, ribbon, and a butterfly charm. The edge punch is Martha Stewart. All the edges are sponged with Tim Holtz distressing ink in Tea Dye.

Thanks for stopping by! Now it’s time to hop on over to Carolina's  for a little more Verve-y goodness.

Melody

Ingredients:
Stamps - Verve Up, Up, and Away, Whimsey Tree
Ink: Memento Black, Tim Holtz Distressing ink in Tea Dye
Paper: DP Graphics 45, SU black, very vanilla
Other: Copics, sewing machinge, rhinestones, glitter, lace, ribbon, charm

171 comments :

  1. OMG! I love everything about this card!! Wow!!

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  2. Wow! You are so good at this sttuff! Justs gorgeous!

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  3. So pretty! I love that paper that looks like grass. I love this card! :)

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  4. This is fabulous!! LOVE the scene you created and the stitching!!

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  5. Wow that is just incredibly gorgeous - so many details - I'm in awe!

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  6. Your scene is stunning! I love the stiching detail with the hills as well.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  7. What a beautiful card. Love your gem accents and the stitched hill side. Fabulous!

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  8. AAACK! How awesome is this?!!?! I adore your paper pieced scene...and the rhinestones on the trees are fantastic!

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  9. OMGosh how beautiful! Love this!

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  10. Cute Card! Love the stitching! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. WOW - that is an amazing card, I absolutely love it!!!

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  12. wow this is AWESOME! Love your colour choices, love your layout, and the scene is beyond amazing!

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  13. This is a gorgeous card :)

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  14. Oh my heavens! This is awesome! So much detail, I'm amazed!

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  15. WOW Melody, this is stunning! I love the stitching on the hills!

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  16. This is a fabulous card!! Such beautiful colors together. Love that paper pieced balloon!

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  17. Awesome card! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Wow, great card!! I love the stitching!! Nice job!

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  19. Great job. The card is so cute.

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  20. Wow, the detail in this card is amazing!!

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  21. This is awesome and so inspiring. Love the details and colors.

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  22. WOW; what a fabulous card; love all the details!!

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  23. A lot of detail went into this card; love the stitching, coloring, paper piecing, crochet lace and border punch. Beautiful!

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  24. Awesome card! Love how you popped the tree and clouds! Great job distressing too!!

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  25. Love the sewing and the way you did the hills!

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  26. Such a fun card and some great tecniques you used. Marion

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  27. Wow, your work is amazing. Not just this card, but all of them. TFS!!!

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  28. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! So happy to have discovered your blog today! :-)

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  29. Gorgeous card...everything just works together perfectly!!

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  30. The details come together so nicely. It is a super card.

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  31. This is great! Love the little scene ;o)

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  32. This is FANTASTIC! I love your hill with the stitching and how all of the colors work so nicely together! Plan to case this one! eek!

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  33. So SO pretty! I love the distressing, and those stamps are just awesome.

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  34. great card and I love paper piecing!

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  35. I really need to unwrap this set and use it - great card!

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  36. Just awesome card! I love the hill stitching and the colors and distress are so......dreamy.

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  37. Gorgeous card....I love it! SOOO pretty.

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  38. I love the scene that you created with your stamp set...you have lots of great things going on. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. This is GORGEOUS! Love this set!

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  40. The scene you created is such fun!

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  41. The scene you created is beautiful...I feel like I'm floating :)

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  42. Cute set! Vervey cute card!
    Kavi Coulson
    kavicoul@yahoo.com

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  43. I saw this on SCS and just oooh'd and aaahhh'd over it! Did it again this time too! What a super detailed and awesome card! TFS!

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  44. Melody your card is so cool. Love it.

    thanks much

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  45. Oh my! This card is wonderful! I just love it!

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  46. Verve Stamps are fairly new to me and I love them. I'm always excited to see something new created with them.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Such a nice card! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  48. Love the scene you created, just beautiful!

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  49. What a beautiful card Melody,i love the image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  50. The stitching added just the right finish. Fun!

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  51. What a beautiful scene you created!

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  52. Love this card. The detail and scenery is beautiful. TFS!!!

    Shelly :)
    Manitoba, Canada

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  53. hmmmmm, I really like this stamp set. I might have to lean on my DH to expand my collection....

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  54. Beautiful card - love the detailing!

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  55. The painstaking details that you added to this card make it extraordinary! Gorgeous work!

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  56. Fabulous card!!! I love the stitching and that lace!

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  57. Love the colours and all the elements of this card. Beautifully done.

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  58. Wow I really love this card! Great job. I think that is my favorite Verve set of all time!

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  59. Very beautiful--I like the DP for the grass and the stitching.

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  60. I love the depth of the card. Very nice!

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  61. This card is picture perfect! BR-T

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  62. Love all the details on this card!

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  63. This is beyond gorgeous Melody! Love everything about it. I think I need this set! (Wait, I say that about every set you use!)

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  64. The details on this card are tremendous! Beautiful!

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  65. Wow - love everything about this card!

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  66. Such a great card with so many details. Great papercrafting!

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  67. what a beautiful card! Love it - great detailing

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  68. Wow! I love this scene that you created, great job!

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  69. This is beautiful! One of my favorites on the hop so far!

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  70. WOW....this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Love the colors, punches, and stamp set used...
    Louise

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  71. love the stitching on the card ... tfs tu amiga Kat

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  72. AWESOME card Melody! I agree that it's picture perfect! :)
    Kim Smith

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  73. Wow, love all the details you added! Those "hills" are fabulous!

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  74. Such a beautiful card! Love the sparkle. Thanks so much for playing along in the hop! :)

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  75. I like your card. The plaid is perfect for grass and I love the stitiching.

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  76. What a darlin' card!!! Love the stitching...such a nice touch!

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  77. Pretty card! thank you for sharing it.
    Sylvia

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  78. What a great scene and I love that little charm!

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  79. This card has definitely confirmed that I NEED this set! I love your use of the green plaid paper - it's perfect! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  80. Superb card! I really love this little paper piece scenery cards lately.

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  81. I absolutely love this card. What a fantastic scene you created!

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  82. Great card! Love the stitching!

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  83. Wonderful card. Love the clouds.

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  84. This is such a beautiful card! I love all the detail.

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  85. Love everything about your card, colour, lace, layout, border, stitching, just lovely!

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  86. There are so many great elements on this card that caught my eye! Love the stitching, the lace, the punched borders and the tiny charm! I love that little tree!!

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  87. love the blending of layers. Beautiful!

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  88. I must say I love your card and I'm thinking I need that stamp set!

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  89. I love the little details you added -- the rhinestones on the tree, the paper-pieced balloon -- and of course, the little butterfly charm! Adorable! Thanks.

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  90. Love how your stitching defined the hill...beautiful card!

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  91. FYI - This type of commenting system doesn't work with Firefox Browser. I have to load Explorer to comment :( Your card is beautiful. I love that you added the trees and landscaping to the scene! Very nice!

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  92. Beautiful card, love the scene.

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  93. I love what you did with this stamp set.
    Faye

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  94. I like the lace and border punch on this card. I should probably dig out my sewing machine too because that looks neat also!

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  95. LOVE this card!!!! love how you paper pieced the balloon. great job!

    Lorene h

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  96. This is darling.. beautiful layout and selection of colors. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  97. Just gorgeous, Melody! I love that crochet lace!

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  98. This is a lovely layout, and I love the stitching. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  99. Oh, just beautiful. Your talent at paper piecing
    and Copic design is outstanding. Your use of
    the Verve images created quite a work of art!

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  100. Love this card and color. Very inspiring.

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  101. Your stitching and paper piecing is divine!

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  102. I love the trees, love the balloon, love the card and the stitching, what is not to love here!

    Cazzy x

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  103. How sweet! Love the card and all the little extra touches!

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  104. oh i love your card. those trees are wonderful

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  105. Great card! Love the stitching. TFS.

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  106. OMGoodness I love how you paper pieced this .... that balloon and the trees are fabulous!

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  107. I really like your card, great job!

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  108. Sooooo Great ~ I love everything about your card!!

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  109. love all the sewing, great card!

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  110. Oh, I love this card! So creative! Thanks for sharing.

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  111. OH MAN!!! How the HECK did I NOT know you were a vervaliscious DT??? I am ALWAYS amazed at your work Melody!!!! GREAT CARD!!!!!!

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  112. Great card. Love the colors and layout. Thanks for sharing.

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  113. Beautiful card! the colors and the way you used each of the stamps to create the picture. Really neat!
    Thank you for sharing

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  114. Wow - this balloon image is so cute too. Especially love the little charm there. Happy annivervesary.

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  115. lovely card! the stitching and other details are wonderful. thanks for sharing

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  116. VERY CUTE! Loving the grassy hills!

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  117. Oh my! The attention to detail in this card is just super. I love the scene that you've created!

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  118. I'm jumping up and down over this, Melody!! This one of my favorites of the whole hop. WOWEE!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  119. I always love to see stitching on cards. This is a great scene.

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  120. love the scene and the stitching!

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  121. What a great card!!! I love how you made a scene and used stitching!!

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  122. Great card -- love all the details!

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  123. I love your card! The patterned paper makes great grass!

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  124. Fantastic Card.. I love the scenery.. The design detail is amazing..

    You gals at Verve really know how to hop...

    Wishing you abundant blessings,
    Tami

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  125. Love the scene, great card!!

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  126. what a beautiful scene you've created - lovely work :)

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  127. Love the trim and gorgeous colour combo!

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  128. So love that balloon stamp. This is awesome. Just found verve stamps and you divas. So wonderful. Thanks so much.

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  129. love the way you used this set!

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