Sunday, August 1, 2010

Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop

We're celebrating 3 Fabulous years of Verve with a very special Blog Hop today!! Things kicked off this morning over on Julee's Blog, so if you just happened along you may want to head on over there and start at the beginning. If you arrived here from Amber's Blog, then you're on the right track! You can find a list of all the participants in the Hop HERE in case you get lost along the way somewhere. ;-)

There are tons of prizes along the way, with each of the Verve Divas giving away at least one Verve Stamp set, so be sure to leave some love in the comments for all of the stampers as you hop along! All the prize details can be found in the first stop on the hop. You've got until 11:59pm on Wednesday, August 4 to comment for a chance to win, so happy hopping!

I decided to create a fun hybrid card today using one of my favorite Verve sets, Relax, and some printed digi paper from the Life's a Beach kit by Shawna Clingerman, Melissa Bennett and Libby Weifenbach (Sweet Shoppe):

I just love those bright colors with the gray and kraft! I added some black sand from Waianapanapa near Hana on the East coast of Maui to the bottom of the card, which I personally thought was the perfect finishing touch! I love that little bit of texture and the black sand matched perfectly with the colors on the card.

Don't you just love that Relax set? How'd you like a chance to win it? Just leave a comment here on this post by 11:59 pm Wednesday, Aug 4 and you'll be entered to win the set!! And don't forget to check out the rest of the Divas' posts along the hop for more chances to win other fabulous Verve prizes!!

Now head on over to Angel's Blog, the next stop on this amazing Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop, for some more inspiration!

Oh, and one more thing - now through Aug 14 is a great time to stock up on all those Verve sets you've been dying to own!! With the Anni-VERVE-sary sale you can get 30% off all Year 1 Sets, 20% off all Year 2 sets and 10% off all Year 3 sets!!

Relax Card:
Stamps: Relax (Verve)
Paper: Crumb Cake (SU); Smoky Shadow (PTI); Printed digi paper from Life's a Beach by Shawna Clingerman, Melissa Bennett and Libby Weifenbach (Sweet Shoppe)
Ink: Going Gray (SU)
Accessories: Dimensionals (SU); Waianapanapa Black Sand (near Hana, East coast of Maui)

164 comments:

TannyP said...

The kraft and black are perfect with those brilliant colors. Beautiful card!

Sue said...

great Card :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous Jen! Love the rich colours!

Bogner's said...

Such a fun card! Love all the surf boards and the digi paper you used is so fabulous!

Janelle said...

Love Relax, the black sand is cool!
Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

Emily Leiphart said...

Jen, your card has magical powers! It really makes me feel relaxed and I LOVE the black sand!

Melisa Hunter said...

Yes, I love this set! and I love the card you made with it, especially the different coloured surf boards! Cute!

bstrassner said...

Great colors! This is the best card I have seen using this set of stamps!

Joanne Gilch said...

Jen, nice card...now I know what a hybrid is and I don't mean cars!!! Checking out your blog....nice very nice and a late HB to you. Thanks for the chance to win a Verve set..that RELAX is so cool, too!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Yea, I'd rather be surfing than dealing with snow! nice card.

Beth said...

Love it! Makes me want to head to the beach.

Vickie Z said...

Love that digi paper that looks like the sun a shining!! Wish I could wiggle my toes in the sand!!

Sherry said...

Cute card!

Susan said...

Love the colors you used. Such a great layout!

Shirl said...

What a fresh design! This would be perfect as a man's card too :))

The Paper Princess said...

Perfect card for a Hawaian gal!

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

Beverly S. said...

Perfect paper for those surfboards. Great work....such a fun card.

Melissa Cash said...

Such a fun card, makes me want to go sit on a beach somewhere.

Joan Switalski said...

Love it!

Mary Jean said...

love it! Great card!

Olga said...

ah how awesome, you can almost smell the ocean LOL

Betty Wright said...

Jen, this so fun and festive! Great design and card!

Nancy said...

The black sand looks amazing on the card. I'd love to see how it looks in person (the beach, I mean).

BishopsMommie said...

love this set and your card ..i so wished I could live in Hawaii, me and my husband think about if we won the lottery we would move there, I just went to your blog and visited as well, your son Dean is a doll too,

jennifer mitten said...

I love this card - so fabulous - I saw a commercial last night that had surfboards and immediately thought I needed to get this set:-)

Brandi said...

Awesome card! Love the bright colors! :)

Lisa Christine said...

Love the kraft paper with the summery colors! Definitely makes me think of my trip to Hawaii!

Laurel said...

So cute! I would love the chance to win this set. Thanks for the opportunity!

Terri E. said...

Those surf boards are adorable.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Anonymous said...

Love the colors! I love your blog. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Chris R. from Iowa

ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

Patty said...

I love this Jen! Says 'man' card to me and it's beautiful!

Ravengirl said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and the black sand is the perfect finishing touch!

Tracy said...

Great card - love those bright colors! TFS!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

great guy card!

Shari said...

Such vibrant colors!

Jen P said...

Cute card!! :)

Jamie N. said...

Oh what a fun card! I love the cheery brightness!

Wilfreda said...

Awesome card. This would be a great male card.

stamphappy said...

Love the black sand. Makes me wish I was on that beach!

Gilda said...

Love the colors you chose.

silvia said...

Fabulous card!! LOVE the beachy colors!!

Kristina said...

So, I'm reading about the sand on your card, thinking, "I've never heard of that company." lol

Then it dawned on me, "That's REAL sand!" LOVE it! It's like a little touch of Hawaii from afar. What a wonderful idea!

Ridley said...

makes me want to go to the beach :)

Loretta said...

Love this card!

Peg U said...

Perfect card for a Hawaii gal! Love that sand! Love the colors and layout, too.

debhorst said...

love that sun ray paper...perfect for those way cool surf boards!!

Cindy said...

Perfect boy-tween card!

Sherry said...

Wonderful design makes an outstanding card

Julie Carlisle said...

Love this bright and fun card!

Julie C.
afancycat@yahoo.com

Tanya said...

Beautiful! So relaxing. Love this set.

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Very nice summer colors on this card!

Cheryl said...

makes me want to go to the beach. Great card.

Martha said...

how adorable.

Marisa said...

Perfect card for your location :D Can see why this may be a go to set for you :D Great card :D

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Happy Anni-Verve-sary
Happy blog hopping.
Awesome card! Truly inspirational

Happy crafting!
Julie!

Pam said...

Love the sun burst. Its such a fun card. Makes you want to run for the beach.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a fabulous summer card!!!

Michele Gross said...

Aaahhh, how cool and fresh! Love the kraft with the bold bright colors! :)

marilynwillauer said...

Great card, wish I was at the beach!!!
Happy Anniversary VERVE

Shannan Teubner said...

What a fun card, Jen! Love the sand!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Jen, your card is so colorful and fun! LOVE the touch of real sand!

Luanne said...

What a perfect stamp set for a Hawaii girl. I've always thought it was SO cute, and you've made it into a darling card. TFS!

craftymom205 said...

Love the surf boards. Great card.

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

first off...lucky you to live on the beautiful Hawaiian Islands! I love your tropical themed cards and this one is no exception! Very cute! Very summer!

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

Hiiii Jen, fave island enabler stamp friend! {grin} Did I tell you I'm totally stuck on Sweet Shoppe now? lol all your fault. {wink} Loove your card!! The Black sand is just AWESOME!!!

Kimberly S. said...

Oooooo....LOVE this card!! The colors are GORGEOUS, and I LOVE the Relax message....something we ALL need to do more often!!

Cassie_lu said...

fun card and the rays above as a sun for the totally rad surfboards is a great touch

Jackie said...

Oh this is such a fun summer card! I love how you added the sand, I totally agree, it's the perfect finishing touch!

Heidi said...

Oh Jen, this is such a Jen T card, warm and fun,love it!

Lorus! said...

Gorgeous card! The black sand is such a perfect addition!

Barbie said...

Great card, love the bright colors.

Chrisd said...

What a relaxing card you created from beautiful Hawaii!

Julie E said...

Great card! I love your clean and simple designs. The sand is the perfect touch too :>)

jodie said...

very cute card,just love the colors. kraft card stock is also my fav.as of this week.:)

Andrea Ewen said...

Super cool, super colorful card, Jen! Great for a boy's birthday or just a "hey there" card! Love those great surfboards and you're in just the right locale for that sort of thing!

Erika M. said...

Your card is awesome!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Um, yeah. Real black sand. So jealous! :)

I do love that Relax set. Fingers crossed!

Thanks!

Denise said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh...love this. It's just so summery!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh my word, this is awesome Jen! Love those papers, and the REAL black sand is too cool! Love it, my little Kraft Whisperer. :)

Kerri said...

I adore this set~definitely one of my faves, and your card is fabulous! Love the fun bright colors and your layout!

Christina said...

This is such a fun card! Perfect for a guy (or girl!) who loves the beach!

Janelle said...

Awww! What a great clean card and simple bold elements. Love it.

Sarah said...

A great 'summery' card!

Dani said...

Ooooh!!!! I likey!!! :)

Janine said...

Great colours in your card.

Bethany said...

love the surf board row and the fun, summer colors!

*Spring Blossom* said...

WOW those colours really POP!!!

artfulwhimsies said...

your summery card is so pretty.

Jennifer Roach said...

What a fun and summery card!!

LaurieJ said...

Love the surf boards, DUDE! Really, this card is great and the black sand is the perfect touch.

Iris said...

REally nice card. Love the black sand accent. Iris

SimpleScrappin said...

Oh this feels sooo summerish, TFS!
Hugs
Nikki
Simple.Scrappin@yahoo.com

Makiko Jones said...

This is so fun and awesome, Jen!! Love the color combo!!

Samantha said...

great card and the sand looks amazing!

SHELLEY WILLIAMS said...

Yes, I love the Relax set. And I love the colors you used, vibrant~

Wendy Space said...

I love the bright colors! Gorgeous card!

Gretchen said...

What a fun and relaxing card:)! Love your work!

Sarah/WAstamper said...

I love the colors on this card!

Ms. Earlgrey said...

I love the colors and I love how you use the hybrid method.

Vera said...

Love the colors of your card. That sunburst paper is just perfect at the top of your layout!

Crafty Engineering said...

The sand was the perfect touch especially since it came from Maui!

Elaine said...

Love those boards and the brilliant colors against the background,

Jessy said...

How sweet and summery. LOVE this card!! Beautiful work. :-)

Patty said...

Perfect summer card. I love that it can be a 'guy' or gal card!

Wendy said...

Ohhhh....black sand!! I LOVE MAUI!! Visited for the first time this past February. Can't wait to go back and your card is AWESOME!!! If I were to put an element on my card from where I am from, it would be pine needles or a pine cone!! hehe....

WONDEFUL! Have a super day!!

Julia Bettencourt said...

Great bright and cheery card! Love the sand you added.

Angela said...

Way cool! That black sand is the perfect finishing touch!

Billie A said...

love the sky sun look great idea and the surf boards are great very nice love the papers used.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

I LOVE this, Jen! So happy and FUN!

Liz Williams said...

A great fun card for summer.

Jenny Ward said...

Nice work! I love the repetition of the surf board and your color choices! Thanks for sharing!

Maureen said...

Fab card - that sand is the perfect touch!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Fabulous card!

Julia said...

Jen I just love your hybrid cards..love the bright colors you used. Awesome card!

Maureen said...

adding your black sand is genius!! What great texture :)

Naomi said...

What a cheerful and fun card. I love the sunbeams!

LindaR said...

Awesome design! I LOVE the sand on the card.

K Trask said...

Love the blues and oranges in this card. Summer, it looks good sitting here in late winter down under.

Little GTO said...

Colorful card and fun too! A double header there.
Sharon L

kim.mom said...

I always love coming to your blog! This card is way too AWESOME!!!

Carrie said...

What an awesome card. I love the paper at the top and all the bright colors of the surf boards. Superb!

Jami said...

Cute card!

Teresa said...

Love the feel of the beach.

Kelly said...

beautiful colors! Love it!

Lynda Benden said...

Oh my gosh Jen, this ROCKS! I LOVE it!!! Great job girl!

Vicki said...

Great card.

Judy Cartwright said...

LOVE IT! Thanks!

judybob3@att.net

Lillian Child said...

Everytime I see surf boards I start hearing Beach Boy tunes in my head! Your card is CHERRY! I grew up in the era of Moon Doggie and Beach Blanket Bingo. Would LOVE to win this fabulous set! Thanks so much.

Sandra Hansen said...

Righteous, Dudette! Love it!

Jane Bosi said...

Excellent! Makes me wish it wasnt raining here so we could hit the waves! LOL!

Mary said...

what an awesome summer card :)

scripperscrapper said...

Great color combination! Love it. Happy blogging!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the papers you used on this card - makes me feel like I'm in Hawaii with you!

Purple Princess said...

Very cool card!!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

JUST WOW~ I'm going to have to try out that paper too!!

Christa said...

I love this fresh design ... looks great!!

Christa

pink lady said...

What a beautiful card, the colours are so striking - fab x

MaryBeth said...

Your card certainly says SUMMER & BEACH to me! Love the colors and the black sand. Great card.

Sassy Scrapin' said...

This set is super!!! Your card is Beautiful! How cool that you used the sand...

Yvonne said...

Fun card!

scrappingnana said...

Love the bright and cheery colors. Very nice card. TFS

Sandi said...

Love the craft and black!

Wendy K. said...

Great card design!

carpediem said...

i am so enjoying this blog hop! great card! laura j

Heather said...

What a great idea to use the sand as real texture on your card!

ChangedbyHim said...

Cute and colorful

Amy D said...

Your card is cool. Makes me wish I was relaxing on the beach right now. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work.

Umberto said...

What can I say, the right card for the right season!

Darlene said...

What a fun card. I just LOVE the black sand and that it is from Waianapanapa. This is a great set and what fun it would be to win it - thanks for offering it.

Kathy said...

Love the addition of that black sand. Nice touch!!

Amy Sheffer said...

So YOU, Jen! Bright, cheery, and FUN! Love this!

joanne said...

Love your 'Relax' card, but how can I relax when I gotta get on to the next blog on this hop!!

Ola said...

Your card is beautiful, I love the bright colors.... and I love how you added the sand!!! I would love to win the Relax Set!

Thank you so much for sharng & the chance to win!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Cute! Love the surf boards.

Vicki
vwizniuk at pris dot ca

Tina said...

Great design, great colors! Love it!

Diane C-S said...

Love the card and would love that set.

Sweetpz said...

love the card! i really do feel relaxed! hehee

hugs
juli

aknancy said...

Loved finding your blog. Very envious of your location : ) Considering I'm in Alaska. We LOVE Maui

Kim said...

I like this card - makes me relax!

readysetlove said...

i love the sand idea!!

Tina said...

Super card! TFS :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

What a great summery card! Lately I love kraft paper more and more and the yellow tones really pop on it. And I like that it has a masculine feel to it. "Relax" - what so many of us really need to do more of, do I speak the truth or what? Thanks for the chance to win it!!

~Meredith

BarbaraB said...

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

Lori said...

Love the warm, summery color scheme you used--and the sand is just perfect!