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!


In honor of Verve's 2nd year, I wanted to do something special. So I decided to make a cute little mini scrapbook of my daughter celebrating her birthday over the last few years. Also, I wanted to show the versatility of Verve images on scrapbook pages.

{you can click on the pictures to make them larger}





I cut some chipboard, cardstock, acetate and dsp out with my SU Top Note Die. Then adhered it with Mod Podge. In between each page is clear acetate to not only protect the picture, but to also add another pretty element to the page.






In the next two pictures you can see how the acetate page looks on top of the picture, as well as on top of the journaling page. I thought it added a simple touch of charm.





Stamps: Verve Because of You, Cupcake Affair & Grateful Elegance, Autumn Leaves Journaling Stamps
Ink: White Staz On, Versafine Sepia, PTI Summer Sunrise
Paper: My Mind's Eye "Pretty Please", PTI Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush & Clear Cardstock
Misc: SU's Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon & Top Note Die, MS Butterfly Punch, Flat Back Pearls, Liquid Pearls, Mod Podge, Dimensionals, Small Binder Ring, Crop-a-Dile, Nestabilities Label 4, Stickles, Embossing Powder & misc chipboard


Thanks for stopping by! Now it’s time to hop on over to Megan’s blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness.

149 comments:

  1. Oh, my gosh, this is just so amazing! Your daughter is precious, and you have done a FAB job on this mini book!

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  2. Susan, this is incredible! I love all the thought you put into the acetate pages and the way they frame the journaling and the picture - way too cool! ;o)

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  3. Om my word , this is so adorable.Awesome job on the mini book.

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  4. What a great idea! That is so cute!

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  5. That's adorable, Susan. I really love all your creations with Verve that I've been seeing!

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  6. This is lovely! Great job! Thanks for sharing your awesome talent!

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  7. This is amazing! What an adorable album!! Great job!

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  8. what a fabulous birthday book! Simply adorable!

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  9. wow, this is amazing! Love the mini book!!!

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  10. This is absolutley adorable! I love, love, love it.

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  11. Oh wow! This is fabulous! Your daughter is so cute and this will be a great keepsake!

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  12. I luv this, super sweet idea...thanks for sharing!

    enjoy *~*

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  13. What a FANTASTIC idea! Loved every page of it. The colors were so fun and girly... perfect for you little girl's birthday!

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  14. How adorbale - the album and your sweetpea!
    What a fabulous finshed product. Gorgeous!
    All good wishes,
    Nancy

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  15. That is the cutiest little cupcake scrapbook ever!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  16. What a fabulous project, Susan!! WOW!

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  17. Very nice work. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Very cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Susan, what an adorable project!!!! She'll treasure that until she wears it out, I'm sure!

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  20. I love this!! I AM A CUPCAKE JUNKIE! This is just gorgeous!! Can you make me one??? Please???

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  21. Oh! I am SO casing this! This is totally magnificent!!!

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  22. This is a great project! So creative!

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  23. What a wonderful mini album. Love the detail.

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  24. Clever idea and a wonderful keepsake!

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  25. This is so precious!! Love it!!

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  26. Very cute little project..and your little one was the best subject. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Fabulous chipboard book. Just love it. Marion

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  28. LOVE your mini scrapbook!!! That is so adorable!!!

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  29. What an adorable album! I love, love, love it!

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  30. This is such a cute and adorable little book. What a great idea.

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  31. This is beautiful! I especially love the border of butterfly punches on the one page. An all around WOW project!

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  32. How delicious and clever! The acetate pages inbetween the journaling and photos. That's giving me an idea!

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  33. So cute - the book and your daughter

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  34. This is sooooo cute! What a fabulous idea, love it! :)

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  35. This is sooooo cute! What a great project to treasure!

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  36. How absolutely precious! Something your daughter can treasure forever.

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  37. Very pretty album.

    thanks much

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  38. Wow, this is absolutely amazing. Great, great job

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  39. 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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  40. Gorgeous book and adorable baby. Great inspiration for all the grandmothers to be among us!!lol

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  41. Oh I love this! Maybe I'll make one for my granddaughter!

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  42. this is beyond gorgeous!! i love everything about it! the acetate adds so much depth to your pages!!

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  43. Angela (SCS monkeymama)August 1, 2009 at 5:58 PM

    Oh my! What a fabulous momento for DD! This book is so beautiful; I really love the addition of the acetate---it's so clever and really does add a lot of charm! (You really need to find an outlet to market your goodies---you would do very well!)

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  44. WOW, this is just darling! What a wonderful keepsake!

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  45. What a wonderful keepsake, it's adorable! I have admired your work on SCS for a long time!

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  46. WOW, this is an amazing project, I LOVE IT :)

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  47. How sweet is that mini scrapbook. She will treasure it!

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  48. You're right. This is real special.

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  49. Just darling :>) - thanks for the inspiration.

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  50. Amazing job on the mini book. It's fantastic!

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  51. I love this little book. It is so cute!!! TFS!

    Shelly :)
    Manitoba, Canada

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  52. Oh this is just darling!!! BR-t

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  53. Susan, this is just too adorable! What a great little book! Love your design and your DD is precious!

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  54. wow - lots of work - GREAT job - beautiful and precious

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  55. WOW! This is PRICELESS! Love it!

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  56. ADORABLE!!! This is just fabulous! Thank you for sharing : )

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  57. Great little scrapbook idea. great colors thanks for sharing

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  58. What a lovely idea and your little one is so sweet!

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  59. What an adorable little book! I just love it!

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  60. What a fab idea....gorgeous job.
    Love the colors.
    Louise

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  61. Awesome book! and your little subject is just plain adorable!

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  62. What a fabulous album, a treasured keepsake for sure!

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  63. Oh wowza! What a beautiful project! And the kidlets are sure adorable, too!

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  64. Oh, wow. This is fabulous! Love it! Thanks for playing along in our hop! :)

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  65. Great little scrap book. This will be something to look back on each and every year. What wonderful memories.

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  66. Too totally cute! And not just your DD either!, lol

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  67. Love this mini book ~ it is adorable!

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  68. Love it. What a great way to showcase the stamps in another way other than a card.

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  69. Your daughter is adorable. You made a sweet book she will treasure.

    Happy Verve Day.

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  70. Awww how cute is this ~(and your daughter is a little stunner too!)

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  71. ugh - TOTALLY LOVE THIS!!! (and that's a good ugh!!!)

    i'm pea green with envy - am in a mini album phase right now!

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  72. OMG this is precious. I love it. You did an amazing job on all the details

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  73. This is amazing, love the DP's, the pics and stamps. ALL OF IT, lol! Great job!

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  74. What a beautiful project.....your use of the acetate is awesome! I'll have to borrow this idea!

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  75. WOw!! So cute (both the little book and your daughter) Love this!

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  76. What a wonderful memory book. Congrats to your daughter for having such a wonderful mom!

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  77. Absolutely amazing and darling!

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  78. This is great! Your daughter is so cute. Bet she had a great birthday!
    Sylvia

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  79. This is just adorable. Loved it Susan. You have done an amazing job on this. :)

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  80. What an awesome little scrapbook. You did a fabulous job!

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  81. WOW! Nicely executed project! Wonderful colors and textures. Absolutely adorable little girl! Nice job! :)
    Kim Smith

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  82. OMG! Your mini album is just precious!

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  83. the album is very cute, as is your daughter.

    Yvonne Soucy

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  84. super job! way too cute on the book.

    Lorene H

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  85. Absolutely LOVE your mini album! Such a wonderful keepsake!

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  86. The mini-scrapbook is adorable, and so is your daughter. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  87. What an absolutely fantastic idea!
    Love it~~~thank you for sharing.

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  88. I love your little book, sweet colours, lovely photos, yummy stamps!

    Cazzy x

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  89. Oh WOW! This is stunningly gorgeous! The acetate is a great idea. You've done a great job!

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  90. How adorable! Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  91. Great work and pictures adorable!

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  92. Oh my goodness Susan what a great little scrapbook! I just love it... what a lot of work but how fun!!!

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  93. Great idea on the mini book. Love it!

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  94. what a cute idea for "birthdays through the years"!

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  95. Wow, this is awesome. Great job. TFS.

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  96. What an adorable mini album! So cute! Thanks.

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  97. this is just so gorgeous!!! what a wonderful project!!

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  98. How adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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  99. CRUNCHY HO??? WHAT??? LOL OMGOSH it's like a reunion on this hop!!!! ANOTHER missing friend... CONGRATS on the DT spot... and what a stinkin CUTE book and oh man but your lil one is gettin SO cute....

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  100. She is a cutie. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

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  101. I loved seeing your daughter's album!
    She is soo sweet!

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  102. Goodness this is just darling - beautiful colours and the perfect cuppycake choice too.

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  103. What a beautiful little book of memories! Love the colours too!

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  104. i am addicted to mini books ... this is so cute :) helps that the subject is adorable but all your details are lovely! might do one of these for my neices bday coming up soon!

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  105. Such a cute idea! I think I need to do something like this too. Thank you for the idea!!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  106. Great mini scrapbook! It's a keepsake for you and your daughter. Beautiful!

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  107. Wow! Precious! What a great spin. Also very nice to see something so very different!!

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  108. Totally adorable brag book! Love this project.

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  109. This is a gorgeous project, and a wonderful keepsake. Won't it be fun to find this again when she's about to get married? It's a treasure!

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  110. What a great mini book! Thanks for sharing!

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  111. What an amazing book.. I love it. I wish I had that kind of talent..

    Wishing you abundant blessings,

    Tami

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  112. How adorable is that ! Very nice.

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  113. what a sweet album for a sweet girl - what a great project :)

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  114. WOW!! This is totally awesome - great job!

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  115. I love this! How adorable! I love the flower image you used...it's one of my favourites!

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  116. What an incredible mini-album! Love the acetate pages with the stamping!

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  117. Oh my! This is a fabulous little mini album! Love it!

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