Friday, July 1, 2011

Verve Diva Inspirations July Blog Hop


Sit tight for a super long post - but it's worth it!! Welcome to the July Diva Inspirations Blog Hop! Really? JULY!? This summer is FLYING by! 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.
I realize I'm cutting things a little close to the wire with just now finishing up a Patriotic project like this just a few days before the 4th of July, but once I got the idea for this in my head I couldn't resist creating this Americana Banner using a handful of my favorite Verve stamps! And I tried to keep it generic enough that it really could be used for a variety of occasions (birthdays or other celebrations). All of those yummy papers are printed digi papers from the Liberty digi kit by Libby Pritchett (Sweet Shoppe) - aren't they fabulous!? And I used a combination of stamps to create the central / focal banner piece - Dad's Day for the oval frame thing (LOVE that stamp - it's so versatile and I'm glad I recently rediscovered it - you can be sure you'll be seeing it much more often in the future on all types of cards and projects!) and Birthday Bash (currently on SALE!) for the celebrate sentiment. I added a few color-coordinating little buttons to this one and some Martha Stewart silver glitter to the edges of all my rosettes.

Each of the other banners features little cut-out stars stamped from the Seeing Stars set, the larger ones with a silver brad added to the center (love that look!). The I also added a copic-colored firecracker image from American Hero to the banner on the left.

The banner on the right is my personal fave. That red and cream rosette? It was created using one of the stamps from the Bountiful Backgrounds set - isn't it PERFECT? I also added a few red and silver glittery bits and pieces cut from some random floral sprays I pulled out of my Christmas stash - they were the perfect finishing touches!

Now, I mentioned a little something earlier about a sale - did you catch that?
July is birthday time here at Verve, with five Diva birthdays, including my own AND the head Diva Julee herself! 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!
That's not all - 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.

And finally, Verve's Gift to YOU!
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!


78 comments:

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Unbelievable! Such details. Just love this banner!
Mackie

Nicole said...

What a wonderful idea. Great banner!! Definitely gets me in the mood to celebrate this weekend.

Dawn Easton said...

Get out girl! This is freakin' fantastic! Fabulous 4th of July banner! Every single detail is perfect!!!

Jen T said...

LOVE banners and this one is so, so festive!

Melisa Hunter said...

Such a gorgeous banner! Love all of your details!

marilynwillauer said...

Cute craft project! I'm loving these new designs!

Susan said...

great color and dimension. Perfect for the 4th!

Esther said...

Wonderful banner, love all the details!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Fun, Fun..Love the festive colors and a super way to livin up a get together. Thanks for sharing such great inspiration. Enjoy the weekend

jennifer mitten said...

What a fabulous banner!

KimCreate said...

I just LOVE banners and your is spectacular!!!! Beautiful use of stamps and paper.
Kim

Steph Herbert said...

Such a fabulous project! Love it! :)

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Hooray, this is just fantastic!

Queen Mary said...

Beautiful Banner! You clearly put a good bit of time into the creation -- it's just gorgeous!

okienurse said...

gorgeous banner! Great idea love the colors.

Niki Estes said...

Love this banner, Jen! Such great details on it!

Whimsey said...

Oh my - what a fantastic banner; love all the little embellies! Fun!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Love, love, LOVE! I'm a little bit speechless, Jen! Absolutely incredible project!

Julie E said...

What fun, fun, fun!!! Great PP and images on a super festive banner :>)

Marisa said...

What a fun banner. Great medallions and added details. Early Happy Birthday to you :)

Jackie said...

beautiful red white and blue!! :)

faithfulecreations.com said...

WOW this is one of the MOST amazing banners I've seen! GREAT job!!!!!

Kimberly S. said...

What a fun patriotic banner!! I love all the details on it!

Janine said...

Wow - you are one talented lady - great banner.

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a fantastic banner thanks for sharing

Laraine R said...

Great banner!! Great inspiration!!

Sian Ridley said...

The banner on the right is my favourite too and I'd decided to comment on that before I read your opinion-spooky! The rosette set off with a red sparkly spiral - does it for me!! :)

Raven B said...

wow wow wow this is fabulous! So awesome I want to make one of these.
Hugs,
Raven

Teresa Kline said...

this is the sweetest banner Jen...I luv it...hope your weekend is awesome!

enjoy *~*

Luanne said...

This is just WAY TOO COOL!! I love the colors on it Yes, I know Red, White & Blue, but they just look wonderful with the steel colored grommets and clear red buttons. Fabulous project, and I'm sure you will use it again! Have a Happy 4th of July!

Tanya said...

Oh this is gorgeous and just so much fun! I love all the fun little details, I want to make one!

Tricia said...

What a beautiful project!!

Amber Hight said...

This is AWESOME, Jen! I love the banner and how you decorated each pennant, sooo festive and fun!

Moosisk said...

Lovely banner! So festive. :D

Marlena M. said...

Love this banner and all its details! ;)

Leslie said...

What a fantastic banner - so many details to love!

MelissaS said...

I love all the details of this banner! And what a great way to use those oversized eyelets :) BTW - July is MY birthday month, too :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome banner, Jen! Love all your details! Happy 4th!

scrappingnana said...

Great banner. Love the way you decorated it. Thanks for sharing. Have a safe and Happy 4th.

craftymom205 said...

Great banner.

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Wanda Cullen said...

So many great Vervey details on this fabulous banner! Love it!

Shannan Teubner said...

Girl, this is adorable!! I love it!

Michelle said...

Looks like you spent a lot of time on that!

Peachy Wessels said...

I love your cute little banner! Just perfect for July 4th!

riggy said...

WOW, beautiful banner.

KanataNewf said...

Patriotic yes, but as you said, definitely usable for other celebrations!

Connie and Jack said...

Ya just gotta love a cool banner, right? I made one for my craft room that says "RELAX". I love the detail in yours. TFS.

Maureen said...

gorgeous Jen!! What a super fun banner...perfect for the 4th!

Michele said...

Holy Paper, Stamps, and Embellishments Scrap-Girl!! This ROCKS! Love the colors and all the rich, glorious detail!

Jenny said...

Wow! This is such a fabulous project! So many gorgeous details...

Denisse said...

love all the detail in that banner :) is so cute!

Sue D said...

Fantastic banner!

Janet Z said...

Amazing banner!!

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

Awesome banner and you can accomdate tht to any event but this is cute! became a follower! :) TFS
Kari
purplefuzz06@yahoo.com

Tami Mayberry said...

ACK! This is beyond words gorgeous!! Love, love, love it!

szbacn1 said...

Awesome banner and perfect July 4th colors!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, Jen...this project is incredible! I love the colors and all of those fabulous medallions! Awesome work!

Vickie Merrick said...

I love your banner! Adorable!!!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Beautiful banner!!! tfs! :-)


-Sam :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com
SamanthaJDesigns.blogspot.com

Lucy Newton said...

Amazing banner Jen, and I would love to visit Hawaii one day!!!

Anonymous said...

Really love your banner. Great colors and detail.

Thank you for sharing.
Carol Froehlich

suezie said...

This is stunning! Love all the 3D and don't those colours always work fab together

Lynn said...

I saw this on the PaperCrafts Connection challenge...love it! Happy Birthday!

Debbie Pippin said...

Love this banner, very inspiring!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

LOVE your banner, Jen! Awesome!

Heidi said...

wow this is wonderful, what a fun banner to have for ones birthday!

Bonnie said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Great idea!

Helen said...

What a fun idea. It would make such great decorations for any celebration.

Anonymous said...

Love the banner..........

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Cute banner! I love all of the little details and the wee firecracker is too cute!!

kurlygirl said...

Such a cute banner! Very patriotic! :)

Laurie said...

Lovely banner!

Kim O'Connell said...

Amazing detail on that banner! Too good to ever take down!

Kim O'Connell said...

Amazing detail on that banner! Too good to ever take down!

Ravengirl said...

What a fabulous banner! I'm just now seeing it on the fourth and it is super festive! Thanks!

Serena said...

Great banner! Love the mix of patterns and embellishments!

Stamping Seraphims said...

The banner is fabulous!

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful project!