Sunday, August 1, 2010

It's an ANNI-VERVE-SARY Blog hop!!!!!!!




It's hard to believe that Verve is already 3 years old, she grew up so fast! *sniff!* Verve has been a huge part of my stamping life for the past 2 years and I can honestly say that I love it now more than ever before! Julee is just a phenomenal artist, business woman, and friend, and I'm SO happy for her and Mark that their sweet little company is doing SO WELL! I think we can all agree that EVERY release gets BETTER and BETTER! I just know that BIG THINGS are in store for Verve in the coming years, and I am so happy and proud to be right there watching it grow! 

Today we're having a HUMONGOUS blog hop in honor of Verve's 3rd Birthday and I hope you'll join us! Don't be intimidated by the 80 something blogs in the hop, you will be so inspired all the way through. I know I can't wait to start hoppin'!
If you're arriving here from Becca's blog, you're on the right track! If not, be sure to start at Julee's blog and work your way through for LOTS of Verve-y inspiration! If you get lost along your way *there are more than 80 blogs! It may very well happen, lol!* find your next stop on the Master Blog Hop list HERE!!!!!!!

My card for today uses one of my favorite releases this year *so far* HEE!


I know what you're thinking, "that's not patriotic!" Why? Just because it's not red, white and blue? As a girl in the USAF, I know that I'd *adore* getting a GIRLY patriotic card;) 
I cut the big tag out on my Cricut and sewed it onto the card base which is Berry Sorbet and patterned paper from the Basic Gray "Olivia" pack! I cannot put this paper down, it's GORGEOUS!

Okay, so there are TONS of beautiful cards to see so I'm not going to keep you here longer than ABSOLUTELY necessary;)

**One more piece of business. You interested in a little Verve Candy?? Just leave me a comment on this post for you chance to win American Hero for FREE! That's right, American Hero can be ALL YOURS! Leave a comment by 11:59 pm on August 4th and I'll announce the winner on August 5th!**


***We’re also having an Anni-VERVE-sary sale that runs August 1-14. 30% off all Year 1 Sets, 20% off all Year 2 sets and 10% off all Year 3 sets***

Your next stop on the Verve Hop is the fabulous and LUCKY Hawaii Stamper herself, Jen Tapler!

Mahalo for stopping by!;)




177 comments:

TannyP said...

Just gorgeous! And I don't think it's the colors that make a card patriotic, but the sentiment =) Lovely work, Amber!

Sue said...

Really pretty Card . Love those papers

Janelle said...

Mahalo Amber. I love American Hero.
Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love that you created in these colours!

Bogner's said...

Beautiful! I love the stars. And the tag is awesome!

Emily Leiphart said...

Amber, this is a beautiful hero card! I love those gorgeous papers!

Melisa Hunter said...

Great colour combo! Love all the special touches!

bstrassner said...

Oh MY! Love it. The paper, colors, the bling! So, far a favorite!

Joanne Gilch said...

Amber, I'm with you r/w/b doesn't have to be on a patriotic card especially one as beautiful as yours.
those papers are truly spectacular.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the stars and buttons, cute card.

Sherry said...

Gorgeous card!

Vickie Z said...

That paper is gorgeous!! Great combo and card!!

Kathy Martin said...

Fabulous card! :)

BishopsMommie said...

that is so fun and sweet..love love love the colors..

Susan said...

This layout rocks!! I absolutely LOVE everything about your card!!

Angel said...

Well, as a girl who used to be in the USAF, I agree - this girly patriotic card is awesome!!!!!!!

Shirl said...

Not a manly patriotic card, but girly version works its charms here! Great job!

The Paper Princess said...

Nice tribute and beautiful card!

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

Beverly S. said...

Love how you used the stars on this card. Pretty!

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome card, I love your "girly" colors. Thank you for your service in the military!

Joan Switalski said...

We all deserve an ID4 card - no matter what color scheme :D

Rene said...

Beautiful! Love that it ISNT red white and blue!
Scrappy Love,
Rene'

Mary Jean said...

so pretty!

Becky said...

Very pretty.

Olga said...

how pretty!!!! Here I go hopping

Brandi said...

I think it is a gorgeous card and I love that it is girly! :)

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Amber! Fabulous colors, patterns, and detailing! Great card!

Nancy said...

Heroes come in all shapes, sizes and colors, so why stick to one color scheme? And, we all know that girls can be patriotic, too. Thank YOU for protecting our freedom.

jennifer mitten said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous!!

Marisa said...

Perfect set for you to showcase, Amber! Love the twist on the colours and the buttonsn on the stars.

Lisa Christine said...

I love the stamped and cut out star accents you used! Beautiful card! God bless those who fight for our freedom!

Terri E. said...

Love the girly hero card. Super fun!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Lori H (loricabo) said...

I love the fresh color combination of this card! Thanks for your service!!!!!!

Patty said...

I love your color choice... it speaks me!!! Beautiful card Amber.

Ravengirl said...

Love your girly patriotic card! Nicely done!

Tracy said...

What a great card - love the colors you picked! TFS!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Awesome card! I love the tag idea. I am going to try that. Thank you for the inspiration.

Shari said...

Love the bling!

Nancy L. said...

Love your card it's fun & beautiful!!

Jen P said...

Awesome card - love the colors and how you used the buttons on the stars! :)

Jamie N. said...

Ooh, pretty card! I love the different color combo take on this set. The berry pink & green is so lovely.

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

Hi Amber - I love your girly patriotic side!!! Oh and your card too of course {grin}. Thank you so much for serving this beautiful country! You Rock!!! :)

StampinCathy said...

Gorgeous card. I just love your take on this sketch and the colors are just fabulous.

Wilfreda said...

This is very pretty. I really like your papers and stitching.

stamphappy said...

I love your nontraditional patriotic card! I think you're right - it's just perfect for a female in the service. Great work!

silvia said...

Great card!! LOVE the feminine twist!!

Kristina said...

So gorgeous, Amber! I love the addition of the buttons on the stars!! I love your girly patriotic card!!

Ridley said...

Such a great card! My dad is a veteran and I so appreciate your service for our country. Thank you!

GrannyCharlotte said...

I love Red, White and Blue; however, this card ROCKS. The sentiment is what counts. TFS.

Peg U said...

Love the card and the layout. Thank you for YOUR part in keeping the USA "the land of the free".

debhorst said...

vervey goodness is right....as always you guys do such an awesome job of showcasing Julee's stamps!! What a beautiful creation you have here....love the jumbo tag!!

Cindy said...

Love this card - great color combo too!

Sherry said...

Great card...the colors are cool even if it isn't the tradtional red, white, and blue

Julie Carlisle said...

I love non-traditional colors on projects!!

Julie C.
afancycat@yahoo.com

Tanya said...

Gorgeous Amber! Love your colors. The stars are fantastic in this set.

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Love the stars and buttons!

Cheryl said...

The stars are fantastic. Nice card.

Martha said...

so so beautiful, love everything about your card.

BeeLinda said...

Wowie you card is amazing! I love the stitching and stars, great job!

foxyenglishcrafter said...

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

Happy crafting!
Julie!

Pam said...

Great Work, Great Job. Great Card

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this wonderful card! What beautiful detailing!!

charlene aka scrappygma said...

I think your card is just perfect ! Thanks to you and your hubby for protecting our freedom !
Hugs
:)

Michele Gross said...

Oh squeal!! This is so pretty!! I love the stars and they look so awesome with that DP! :) I love how girly it is :)

marilynwillauer said...

Your card is tickle-me-fantastic!!! Love the colors, the setup, the ribbon and especially the stars with the buttons, can't get any better!!!
Happy Anniversary VERVE stamps!!!

Shannan Teubner said...

Amber, this is stunning, sistah! Love it!

Wanda Cullen said...

Amber, your card is special just like you are! Many thanks to you and your DH for being heroes to us all!

Luanne said...

How fun! I love the polka dots and stars. Great card! Love that Olivia paper too...

craftymom205 said...

Interesting colors for Hero card.

melissac said...

Fabulous card!! I love the colors you used!! Blessings!!

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

I love that this card is more feminine and I really like how you did the buttons!

Kimberly S. said...

OMGosh....I LOVE this card!!! I, also, LOVE this set!! I love anything patriotic!! I also like how it's more feminine for all the service-women out there!!

Jackie said...

Oh my! This is fabulous! I love the girly colors, I think they work perfectly! Lovely job!

Cassie_lu said...

great use of the stars and I really like how you used them as a border

Heidi said...

I TOTALLY agree with you on the use of the colors and it being patriotic. I love the idea of the tag and your stars they pop- would love to know how you made them, are they chipboard?

Lorus! said...

Love the color combination! American Hero is such a great stamp set and I love what you made with it!

Barbie said...

Awesome card and a big thank you to YOU for protecting our freedom.

Chrisd said...

What a great card. This is my favorite so far and a wonderful thought to send to you indeed!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wildly colorful card, Amber! A wonderful sentiment on a truly fabulous card. Cool stars, too!

Julie E said...

Amber, this is a beautiful patriotic card! I have been following you for about a year now, as long as I have known about Verve. I may be silent most of the time, but your creations are wonderful and always inspiring!

jodie said...

i thank any person,man or woman would love getting this card,as a small token of thanks for All that they do for our Freedom.The colors are just fine.besides i see RED WHITE and BLUE. AND a BIG Hug and a bigger THANK YOU for your courage and sacrifice for this COUNTRY.May GOD go with you.

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Love it!

Erika M. said...

Your card is lovely!

Denise said...

I love the untraditional colors! Beautiful card!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Amber, this is fabulous! Love the pink & green colors and the fun layout. You're such a sweetie - so proud to have you as a Diva!

Kerri said...

I LOVE this paper too! This is gorgeous, Amber! I love how you did the star border and that fabulous tag! I will definitely keep this girly combo in mind when making future patriotic cards:)

Lorie said...

That is an absolutely spectacular card! I like the non-traditional patriotic!

Christina said...

Beautiful card, and I love the non-traditional colors for the patriotic sentiment!

Janelle said...

I like the paper and change up of color. What a great card.

Sarah said...

Beautiful colors and I love the girly theme of your card.

JenMarie said...

LOOOVE your card!

Dani said...

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

Janine said...

Like your card very much - please don't pick me - a little old British girl doesn't have much demand for the American hero set so make sure it gets a good home!

Leenda said...

I salute your creativity & style....SALUTE! Love it!

*Spring Blossom* said...

Gosh those stars are just beautiful!

artfulwhimsies said...

the colors in this card are so pretty!

Jennifer Roach said...

Wonderful card! I love the non-traditional colour scheme!!

LaurieJ said...

Love this card! Those stars and buttons are fabulous.

Iris said...

What a stunning card! I love the color combo. Iris

scrappindianeh said...

I love your girly patriotic card. It's absolutely adorable!!

SimpleScrappin said...

Oh I love love love this...I have been wanting this set since it came out...and I love anything patriotic. TFS!
Hugs
Nikki
Simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

Makiko Jones said...

Amber, this is super wonderful!! I LOVE the sentiment with the star images!!

Samantha said...

That has to be my favortie stamp set! Love the buttons on the stars and a great color combo!

Wendy Space said...

Your card is beautiful! I agree about Julee. She's amazing and I'm so glad to have found Verve stamps!

SHELLEY WILLIAMS said...

My husband served for 23 years active duty. I think this card is totally patriotic, and meaninful. LOVE it!

Gretchen said...

What a gorgeous color combo! Love the sentiment too!!

Sarah/WAstamper said...

This is a GORGEOUS card! I love this set too!

Ms. Earlgrey said...

I have to try this card, its great.

Joan

Vera said...

Love the big, stitched-on tag! Wonderful Verve creation!

Crafty Engineering said...

What a great card and I love how it isn't in the typical Red, white, and blue colors!

Elaine said...

Very pretty card, love the font on the sentiment

Jessy said...

Beautiful card Amber, love how you put these colors together. so inspiring. :-)

Patty said...

I love what you did with this card. It is fab!

Wendy said...

I love your girly patriotic card!!! Have a great day Amber!!

Julia Bettencourt said...

Love your choice of paper and details to make this a little girly. Nice tag across the front.

Billie A said...

very nice card love the thought and papers are great. Very nice.

Angela said...

Well, I love the "girly look" here! Great looking card; I like the unexpected shape of the green panel!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Wow! I love this! Great papers and design.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just beautiful, Amber! I LOVE the fun colors. . .what an awesome girly-patriotic card!

Liz Williams said...

Out of the box with these colors and I love it.

Jenny Ward said...

Great look! I like that you went with a bit less traditional color scheme! Nice work!

Maureen said...

Gorgeous - love those papers!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Super cute! This is fab!

Maureen said...

Oh, I love the girly card!!! Those stars are just out of this world :) I am so excited to play, er work!!, with you again!! LOL

Naomi said...

Not every hero shot has to have a flag waving in the background!!! That is to say I love the color scheme and I've been eyeing that "Olivia" paper pack (and its "Oliver" counterpart) for a while. Thanks for a lovely card--I may have to borrow the layout/sketch too. I love creative tag use.

Diane C-S said...

Love the feminine patriotic card.

LindaR said...

I'm a sucker for stars, love this! That sentiment is beautiful.

K Trask said...

Love the creative pink colours. Very effective.

Little GTO said...

This card rocks! Everything is super.
Sharon L

kim.mom said...

LOVE it!!! I love the way you used non traditional colors on this patriotic card.

Jami said...

Great card. I love the color combo, and the stars.

Teresa said...

Love, Love the color combo. Thanks!

Kelly said...

I love the color "twist" on this card. Juts beautiful!

Lynda Benden said...

I LOVE this Amber! What a great idea to make a girly patriotic card! Beautiful colors and great layout!

Vicki said...

Nicely done.

Judy Cartwright said...

LOVE IT!! Thanks! :)

judybob3@att.net

Lillian Child said...

Amber, your card creation literally jumps off the cardstock with creativity! LOVE IT! My hubby is a Vietnam veteran so I'm always partial to any patriotic themed cards and this one ROCKS!

Sandra Hansen said...

Who can't love stars and polka-dots!

Jane Bosi said...

This is just yummy!

Mary said...

Love it! Especially the nontraditional patriotic - absolutely LOVE IT!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the colors you used and the "girly" patriotic theme! Awesome card!

scripperscrapper said...

Beautiful Card!! I'm sooo in LOVE with the new Basic Grey paper lines! Happy Blogging.

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful card!! I love the colors!!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Just adorable!! Gotta love those stars

Christa said...

Lovely!! Great colors!

Christa

pink lady said...

Such a gorgeous card, I love the colours you have used - scrummy x

MaryBeth said...

Love your card and the colors you used! AWESOME!

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Amber! WOW! The colors you used just really pop this card!

Yvonne said...

Great card!

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty card and I agree, it is very patriotic even if it is not red, white & blue.

Wendy K. said...

Super card and I love how you changed up the traditional colors.

carpediem said...

wow this is one huge blog hop! love your card design! laura j

Heather said...

I love the fact that you used non-traditional colors for a card featuring stars! It opens up a whole new world of possibilities.

ChangedbyHim said...

Appreciate your service and love the card.

Amy D said...

I love the colors. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and thanks to you and your family for the service that you provide.

Umberto said...

The double bow intertwining string with ribbon was a nice touch.

Darlene said...

Very pretty card. I love that big tag and the way you sewed it. Love the stars too.

Kathy said...

I LOVE that Olivia paper too! Great card Amber.

Amy Sheffer said...

This is AWESOME, Amber!! Love the cool layout and the pretty colors!

Ola said...

I love the girly patriotic look.... and the stamp set is amazing! Very beautiful card!

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

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Kelly said...

love the color combo!

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Love anything with stars! Great sentiment and love the color combo you used.

Vicki
vwizniuk at pris dot ca

Tina said...

I love the colors! Who says "Hero" cards have to be only red, white and blue! Great card...I love it!

Tina said...

I love the colors! Who says "Hero" cards have to be only red, white and blue! Great card...I love it!

Tina said...

I love the colors! Who says "Hero" cards have to be only red, white and blue! Great card...I love it!

Tina said...

I love the colors! Who says "Hero" cards have to be only red, white and blue! Great card...I love it!

Anonymous said...

VERY cool card!!

Summer
bshawkef@telus.net

Anonymous said...

VERY cool card!!

Summer
bshawkef@telus.net

Sweetpz said...

great card! i love the stitching work and the colours are fabulous!
hugs
juli

Erika M. said...

Your card is fabulous!

aknancy said...

Love your Blog!!! Thank you (and your hubby) for your service as well.

Kim said...

I really like this girly and patriotic card - would make a good b-day card for a soldier too!

readysetlove said...

love the sewing!

Sherrie said...

Love this card! Colors are are great!

Tina said...

Ooooo, I love this girly patriotic card! Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I think this is a terrific patriotic card Amber! Thanks for letting me know the gals don't mind non-traditional colors, will keep that in mind with the cards I make for Operation Write Home. And thanks for the chance to win this set! WOO HOO!

~Meredith

(PS - after a YEAR away,my hubby is finally HOME! WOO HOO!)

BarbaraB said...

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