Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Birthday, VERVE!!



Welcome to the Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop! I can't believe that the very first Verve release was three years ago. It seems like so long ago, but not...know what I mean? It has been such a blessing to be on this adventure with Julee, and I am so honored to continue to be a part of Verve. So proud of you, Julee!!! *hugs*

Anywho, if you've already been hopping along, you arrived here from
Vera's blog. If not, head on over to Julee's Blog (owner of Verve), for all the info on how to win prizes (after all, what's a party without presents?), and to start hopping from the beginning. If there's a hiccup along the hop, you can always head to the Master Hop List to get the full list of links.

Now, on to my project! I decided to use two of my very favorite Verve sets: Fluttering By and Petals & Stems. I found this frame on sale at Michael's the other day, and I thought it would be fun to jazz it up a bit.

I pulled the colors from the DeLovely papers from Cosmo Cricket, and finally used some of my Webster's Pages trim that I've been hoarding. *wink* The flowers and butterflies got a healthy coat of Glamour Dust and Glossy Accents...love the shimmer!

Here's a detail shot:


I hope you liked my Anni-VERVE-sary project! I have something fun for you...can you say FREE STAMPS?? That's right, just leave a comment on this post for a chance to win Fluttering By AND Petals & Stems FREE! Leave a comment by 11:59 pm on August 4th and I'll announce the winner on August 5th!

To share our joy with you, Julee decided to have an Anni-VERVE-sary sale that runs August 1-14. You'll get 30% off all Year 1 Sets, 20% off all Year 2 sets and 10% off all Year 3 sets. WOOOHOO!!

Thanks for hopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to SUSAN'S BLOG, for a little more Verve-y goodness. Have a fabulous day!

126 comments:

Janelle said...

What a delightful card! Your choice of color keeps this card light and free as the butterflies on it.
Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Definitely jazzed up! Cute. Thanks for sharing during the hop!

Melisa Hunter said...

What a pretty project! Love the colours and all the details!

Mary Jean said...

what a pretty idea! I love the color combo!

Emily Leiphart said...

So pretty! I love the upbeat sentiment and the swirled tulle is brilliant!

Karin said...

What a fab project! Creative and beautiful :)

Lori H (loricabo) said...

What a pretty picture frame! I love the bright, cheerful colors. And those butterflies are way too cute with all the sparkle!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous frame!! Love the flowers, butterflies, colors, and that ribbon!!

Shirl said...

Soooo very sweet! All those embellies compliments each other really well!

Lisa Christine said...

What a beautiful home decor item! I absolutely love it! So fun I think I may have to try that sometime!

Betty Wright said...

Just beautiful, Shannan! Fantastic frame design and wonderful created scene detailing! Great work!

Jamie N. said...

Adorable project, Shannan! I just love that fabric treatment at the bottom. So pretty!

Jen P said...

Love how you jazzed up the frame! :)

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

great frame!

Shari said...

Love the Webster's Pages ribbon trim. Pretty card!

Tracy said...

Waht a pretty frame - the flowers at the bottom are gorgeous! TFS!

Angel said...

This is gorgeous!!!!! Sure to cheer up any room!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful project, Shannon!!

Joan Switalski said...

Very nice :D

Patty said...

Gorgeous project, Shannan! I love the soft colors and the inspiring message. Beautiful colors too!

silvia said...

Fabulous framed project!!!

Olga said...

how gorgeous!!

Cindy said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

jennifer mitten said...

I love this project - what a fabulous gift idea, I mean, who wouldn't want to receive this beauty?

Cheryl said...

This is sooo cute. makes you smile!

GrannyCharlotte said...

Wow!! What great home decor. The sentiment is wonderful and the framed project would be great in a little girl's room. TFS.

Tanya said...

Another amazing project Shannan! Love this, so happy. Have a fantastic day! :)

Bogner's said...

Love the framed images. The colors and flowers are absolutely fabulous.

craftymom205 said...

Love the framed artwork. Great idea.

Heidi said...

this is a beautiful project, light and airy!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is just STUNNING! I love it! The bloomers are perfect!

Andrea Ewen said...

Can't go wrong with Glamour Dust and Glossy Accents! Wonderful picture frame, super colors and delightful accents!

Cassie_lu said...

CUTE. who wouldn't love to hang this cute framed art on their wall.

Brandi said...

This is beautiful and inspirational! :0) I am going to be looking a bit closer at the frames at Michaels! :)

Julie E said...

You have turned this into true artwork. Such fun stamps and you added great details. So beautiful!

marilynwillauer said...

What a great gift idea, you are very talented!!!
Happy Anniversary VERVE!

Joanne Gilch said...

Shannon, the green flowery trim at the bottom....what is that? is that what you called the Wbsters Pages trim? lovely!!!! The frame and what you created is beautiful.

Marisa said...

These two are also some of my favorite sets! Just love the scene you created in the frame and especially the way you glittered them! Lovely

Susan said...

Ahhhhh!!! That is beautiful Shannan!! Love the colors and those butterflies on the side. It's stunning!!!

Kimberly S. said...

Love, love, LOVE this frame!!!! It's GORGEOUS!!! The colors are so soft and sweet, and the butterflies are FABULOUS!!!!! LOVE them!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is beautiful, Shannan!!

Leenda said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!

Melissa Cash said...

So beauti-mous! I love the colors so much (they match my stamp studio), so bright, happy and cheery! Awesome job as always!

Lynn McAuley said...

Love this little framed beauty!! Wonderful work, Shannon!

Sarah said...

Very cute. A great idea to create something other than a card for the hop!

Kerri said...

Oh, Shannan! This is ADORABLE!!! What a fun project, and I totally need to make one now! Super sweet details, and those Webster's Pages bloomers look fabulous! Can you tell I love it:)

Taylor said...

This is so pretty, Shannan!!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a fun way to perk up a plain frame and you have yourself a wonderful, personalized gift!

Jackie said...

This is so sweet, bright and fun! I love this!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

Shannan, I luv this great framed project...I just got some of those yummy flowers, can't wait to use them, you used them perfectly!

enjoy *~*

debhorst said...

what a great showcase of this stamp set....if you are gonna use some of that fantastic stuff you have been hording you want it to be spectacular...this project is just that!!

Terri E. said...

Super cute frame and colors. Love the bling on the butterflies as well.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Dani said...

So lovely!! Beautiful inspiration!! :)

Jennifer Roach said...

This is DEVINE!! Love everything about it!!

Loretta said...

Love this frame!!! What a wonderful gift idea!!

Wendy Space said...

This is gorgeous! It's a great gift idea.

Christina said...

Oh, I just LOVE this! This would be a wonderful project for a little girls room, or just for me in my craft room! Thanks for sharing!

SimpleScrappin said...

This is tooo cute!!TFS!!
Hugs
Nikki
Simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

eeeekk!!! How shabby chic cute is this?!!!! Loove the frame and little scenery you created Shannan!! Just gorgeous!!!

stamphappy said...

The bloomers trim is so fabulous with the frame. Beautiful!

Jenny Ward said...

Super cute! Love the butterflies!

Billie A said...

Great idea nicely shown and done

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just pure cuteness, Shannan! Love that fringey grass and those bloomers! And who can resist sparkly butterflies! Love it! Big hugs, my friend, so glad to have had you by my side these 3 years!

Mary said...

Can't go wrong with home decor! Fun!

LindaR said...

Wow, that's pretty! Love those butterflies!

Dawn Easton said...

Shannan! This is gorgeous girl! I love the pretty colours and all that glimmer! Stunning! I'd love for something like this to be hanging in my house! TFS and your inspiration to get busy creating!

Yvonne said...

Love the sparkles and ribbon!

Elaine said...

Beautiful project. Just love that ribbon detail

Jane Bosi said...

You are an amazing talent, but more than that, you are an amazing person. I continue to marvel at the tenacity of your spirit and can see His strength in you. I pray you are blessed--

Sandra Hansen said...

Totally sweet.

Luanne said...

Oh, I love your ribbon treatment at the bottom! So unique. Cute colors ~ cute card! TFS!

Wendy said...

THIS IS SOOO CUTE SHANNON!!! I love what you did with that trim!!!! Great project!!! I hope you have a good day!!!!

Mary said...

What a great and fun frame- I love it!

judybob3 said...

Very nice!! Thanks!

Ravengirl said...

It's gorgeous Shannan, a lovely piece of home decor!

dazey said...

How cute!

redstamper7 said...

You do such fantastic work!!

Becky T

Lorus! said...

I love the colors! This is such a cheerful project!

Sarah/WAstamper said...

What a happy project! Love the bright colors and all the ideas I am getting for Petals and Stems!

Lillian Child said...

I love projects like this - so pretty!

Maureen said...

hey girlfriend!!!! LOVE this project...that Webster trim looks great on the frame...can see why you want to hoard it :) Great colours...what a cheery affirmation...looking forward to hanging with you Divas this month...a dream come true for me.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Pretty Frame! So cheery!

Kristina said...

You frame is so happy and cheerful! Love it! And that ruffled trim at the bottom? Ack!! LOVE!

Kelly said...

SO cute and pretty! love that project!

Janine said...

Love that little frame and the butterflies are cute.

jodie said...

butterflies and flowers just almost always make a great anything together. your frame is as pretty as a picture.:)love the colors i could hang it anywhere.

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

What an adorable idea!! Going to have to remember this one

Lilian said...

so cute! what a lovely gift it would make. :)

Pam Varnell said...

OMG I love this Shannan. The webster's pages looks awesome on the bottom of the frame. Just beautiful!!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I adore your project, Shannan!! The colors are just perfect together and I adore the trim! Heck, at least you have some - mine is still on backorder! :)

Purple Princess said...

Love, love, love this!!!

The Paper Princess said...

Gorgeous!

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

Jami said...

What a great idea:) Very cute

Angela said...

This is beautiful! That trim is the perfect crowning touch!

carpediem said...

great blog hop! thanks for sharing your project! laura j

Sandi said...

The colors are delicious and the frame idea a great one.

Wendy K. said...

Very cute!

Jessy said...

what a beautiful project Shannan!! I love these stamp sets and use them on occasion. they make a great framed art. :-) you have inspired me.

Umberto said...

If spring could be hung on my wall, this is what it would look like.

LaurieJ said...

I love this project! You've inspired me to try my hand at something like this for my craft space.

Pam said...

This is just to cute. Great Work.

sharon said...

Perfection!
Sharon L

kim.mom said...

What an AMAZING project!!! LOVE it!!

Samantha said...

That is such a cute project! Very pretty

Nancy said...

This is a fabulously cheerful work of art.

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Shannan, this is ADORABLE!!!! Such pretty bright colors and I love love love the shimmer! ;-)(gotta love those sales too!)

Erika M. said...

Absolutely delightful!

Tina said...

So wonderful! I love the frame you created!

Barbie D. said...

What a wonderful gift, this would make to brighten up one's day.

Martha said...

so beautiful

Maureen said...

Just gorgeous!! A true piece of art!

Heather said...

What a cute project! It's so great to see inspiration for items other than cards. thanks

Crafty Engineering said...

What a wonderful project! So pretty!

Janelle said...

Too cute! I love the elements grow outside the frame. So cool. Thanks for all your awesome verve-y projects for all these years. You are great inspiration!

Ola said...

I love it! This is so completely gorgeous!

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

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Julia said...

Love how you spruced up the frame....the colors are so springy....I love the DeLovely dp also!
Thanks for the inspiration Shannan!!!

Amy D said...

What a beautiful frame. I love those flowers and the pop with the butterfly is so adorable.

Lisa S. said...

Great project! I always like to see ideas using the stamp sets for projects other than scrapbook pages and cards. Beautifully done!

Vera said...

Wonderful framed art, Shannan! Now you got me singing the Life of Brian song!

Iris said...

Really cute frame. I like the spring colors. Iris

Bethany said...

So cute!!! the colors are so fun for the stamps; and I love the material at the bottom.

Naomi said...

Stunning decor piece--this would look devine in a little girl's room!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous!! I love it!!

Jen Tapler said...

Holy WOW! That is gorgeous Shannan!! Seriously, glad I'm finally making it around to see this!! Beautiful!

nancy said...

this frame is lovely

Billie A said...

very cute great colors.

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