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Saturday, August 1, 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!

For my Verve-a-licious creation I decided to *finally* make a *graduation* card for my cousin's son. Yes, he graduated in June. *sigh* I've told you all many, many times that I'm the Procrastination Queen. Are you finally starting to believe me?? So I pulled out one of my favorite Verve sets, Seeing Stars, and got to work. Since I was participating in a Verve hop, I thought it was only fitting to turn to this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge for inspiration. I changed it up a wee bit though. I did my best to keep the color scheme masculine and not add any frilly details - which is tough because you know how I love my glitter and ribbon!! I couldn't skip the polka dots, but I think I succeeded in finding some of the most manly polka dots around. :-)

Alrighty then, enough with the chit-chat, you have a whole bunch of blogs to hop to yet! Thanks for stopping by! Now hop on over to Susie's blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness!
  • Stamps: Seeing Stars from Verve Stamps
  • Paper: Stampin' Up! Bashful Blue, Bo Bunny DP
  • Ink: Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: Janome Sew Mini & brown thread, SU photo corners punch, Spellbinders Labels One die, aged copper brads

136 comments:

  1. I LOVE this card! The brown paper almost looks like leather. I love it!

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  2. I love this Libby! You always seem to have a limitless supply of talent! Great job!

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  3. Oh my WOW!! This is fabulous!! Can I join the Royal Queen of Procratination Court?

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  4. Love all the stars and your color combo!

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  5. very nice! love the colours and the layout!

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  6. Great masculine card! Love all the dots!

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  7. I love this card. It is great to see a masculine card. I find them so hard to create! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Wow, I love all those stars! Great job with a difficult masculine card!

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  9. Tons of fun stars and stiches!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  10. This is fabulous, girlfriend! Love that paper!

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  11. Very nice work. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I'm seeing stars!!!! This is so totally awesome. Great incorporation of color and elements into the Mojo sketch.
    Well done!
    All good wishes,
    Nancy

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  13. What a great graduation card. I love all of the stars and the colors you used are great for a masculine card.

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  14. Great card! Love all those stars ;o)

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  15. Those stars are so great for a guy's card! Great job!!

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  16. I love the card and think it's well worth the wait!

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  17. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS Libby! All the stars just make me happy!!

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  18. Great card. This was my "go-to" set for grads. This is very nice.

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  19. The stars are great. Nice interpretation of the sketch!

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  20. WOW!! That is a fantastic masculine graduation card! Well worth the wait. ;)

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  21. Love this - so perfectly masculine and it doesn't resort to hunting or fishing or golfing.

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  22. Love it. The colours and the stitching. Marion

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  23. Great masculine graduation card!

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  24. wonderful card.. i love the rich colors and textures!

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  25. Those stars are fantastic! Love the deeper colors, too.

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  26. This is a really great 'guy' card. I love the plethora of stars.

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  27. You always have such nice cards. Thaks for sharing such a great card.

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  28. I need to remember that sentiment

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  29. All those stars are out of this world delightful! Like getting a paper back from grade school and the teacher REALLY liked it. ;) This was a great change to all the pretties on the hop!

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  30. What a great card! I love your use of brown and of those stars! Fabulous!

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  31. Wow, gorgeous! I'm sure the recipient won't mind that it is late, its beautiful!

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  32. Very pretty card Libby.

    thanks much

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  33. It's nice to see a masculine card. Love the leather look...great card!

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  34. 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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  35. Great card - it's hart to get just the right one for a guy but yours is perfect.

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  36. Love the card! And I might be a close second on the procrastination thing. Heck, if he graduated in June, you're only a little late. :)

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  37. I love stars and polka dots!!! Cool!!

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  38. That's a perfect graduation card - I love the colors and the stars. Masculine cards are usually so difficult for me - I may have to CASE this one!

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  39. What a great masculine card! Love the leathery look of the paper! I have that Verve set and you've inspired me to ink it up! Thanks!

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  40. LOVE all these stars and the colors!

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  41. OHHHHHH!!! You know I love it, fabulous as always ;)

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  42. So creative. Love all the stars. Love the colors. Love the texture! Great card!

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  43. As usual, I love your card. Great color combo.

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  44. What a great card love the stars!! BR-t

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  45. This is fantastic Libby! Love the colors and the stars are awesome!

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  46. Great card Libby!!!! Love the colors!

    Shelly :)
    Manitoba, Canada

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  47. I love how you incorporated all those stars on your card...very nice masculine card.

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  48. That is a great quote! Beautiful card.

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  49. very pretty card - thanks for sharing

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  50. WOW!! I love the masculine feel of this--you did wonderfully! Those are the hardest for me to do. :) Hope you're doin' well and you got Carter free of glitter!

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  51. Sigh, I just love stars! And you did them so well, great man card!

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  52. I love this! Your stitching is fabulous!

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  53. Oh, what an outstanding card! Very manly, indeed!

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  54. Great card! I'm sure your cousin's son will appreciate it!

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  55. This is a beautiful card! I love the stars and the stiching!

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  56. Oh, I just love this, Libby! Those textured stars are some of my favorites, and that quote is my all time favorite. Beautiful work. Thanks for playing along in our hop! :)

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  57. Great job with that sketch! I love your card!

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  58. Libby, Great card. Like the colors

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  59. This card is wonderful ~ love it!

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  60. Your card is beautiful and I love that quotation!

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  61. Gread card. I also think the brown looks like leather. Good work.

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  62. Very pretty. Love the masculine feel. This is one I defintely want to CASE

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  63. Great card and the colors you used are well suited to the Verve verse!The brown paper is so cool on it,

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  64. Love all the details.....very nice!!

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  65. Your card is great-definitely passes the "manly" test! I love your design...

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  66. Great card! Has sort of a rugged wersterny theme to it. Suitable for guy or girl. I think it's perfect.

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  67. Great card! Thank you for sharing and giving us a chance to win GREAT stamps from verve! (In this very fun but LONG blog hop).
    Sylvia

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  68. Your paper looks like suede! I love it! I love all the layering of the stars

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  69. Love the quote on your card. And I just have to comment on your last card...warm fuzzies is adorable!

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  70. Love your choice of colours...so beautiful!

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  71. I just love the texture look. Nicely done. :)
    Kim Smith

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  72. Great Card
    Yvonne Soucy

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  73. how fun! love all the stars. great job....


    Lorene H

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  74. Wonderful masculine card! Love all the stars!

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  75. Never to late for sharing your heart!
    Your color choices along with your
    use of Seeing Stars is superb. I will
    put this in my save file under great
    masculine cards... Thank you!

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  76. I love this card. My DH is a big Cowboys fan, and this design will be worked into his next birthday card. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  77. That is a good graduation card, very nice.

    Cazzy x

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  78. Great masculine card, I really like those colors together.

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  79. Super job -- very masculine! I'm sure he will love it -- as much as a teenage boy can! lol

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  80. Like the color combo. Cool design. Thanks for sharing!

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  81. Very nice card! TFS a masculine card. Don't see too many of them. It helps for inspiration when you're the only female in the house;)

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  82. Perfect card for graduation. nice job.

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  83. I really like your stars -- and the color combination is just right for a masculine card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  84. OMW!!! I love this card!! the colors, the stars, the papers.... I just love it!

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  85. I just love stars! What a great card! Thanks for sharing.

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  86. What a fun card... YEP, my son Graduated and do you think I got his book done??? NOPE!!!! I DO have papers but.... I SO get the procrastination thingie!!! LOL

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  87. What a star!!! Fabulous card and I really love all the layering.

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  88. Love your stars and all of the texture, sentiment and colour combo! Awesome.

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  89. FAB! I really REALLY love the layering you did with the starts. Such a terrific card!!

    Thank you for sharing!

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  90. What a great "boy" card! Love it.

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  91. This is a terrific masculine card. Love the colors, the stars, the layout. I'm the procrastination queen also. The only cards that I (so far) always manage to send out are the Christmas ones - and they ended up being New Years cards last year!

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  92. Libby, your card is totally a SUPER STAR! Love the quote and the colors are so cool.

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  93. Holy Toledo...I go on vacation and all "heck" breaks loose! LOL
    Wonderful card Miss Libbykins!

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  94. Cute card - love the browns and blues!

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  95. What a "star" you are! Nice card!

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  96. I love your card. Like the layout and the colors. Great masculine card.

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  97. Libby I love the card the brown paper all of it looks fabulous..

    Wishing you abundant blessings,
    Tami

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  98. Wow -- love your blog and your cards. Just found verve and your blog. So awesome. Thanks.

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  99. Great card - love the colors!

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  100. This is so fun! Love all the stars!

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  101. i love the look of your card! great stitching :)

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  102. love the colors and layout . wonderful creation

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  103. Great guy card! The brown panels look like leather! Love this!

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