Saturday, August 1, 2009

Bonjour, Little One...Verve Blog Hop!


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This is my first blog hop ever, and I'm so excited to be participating in Verve's, celebrating their "Anni-Verve-Sary!" Verve turns two today and they'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!

Thanks for hopping on by and I hope you enjoy my blog hop project.

Our longtime friend Jeff and his lovely wife Christie had a baby girl in July. She was a little late, but well worth the wait. To welcome Sadie Anne into the world, I decided to make her a picture frame based on the decor of her new home. I found a frame at my local Michael's store, and I liked how the window was a bit off-set from the usual frame. After covering it with some Designer Series Paper, I knew exactly which set I wanted to use. Verve's Up, Up & Away seemed like the perfect fit -- I noticed from nursery photos a cute framed print of hot air balloons over Paris, and her color scheme looked like to me like Barely Banana, Kiwi Kiss, and Pink Pirouette! In keeping with Sadie's French theme, I added an appropriate "Bonjour." Welcome to the world, Sadie Anne!
BEAN NOTES: Verve Up, Up, & Away and Stampin' Up Adorable parc Stamps; SU Close to Cocoa Classic Dye Ink; SU Candy Lane and Pink Pirouette Designer Series Paper; SU Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Quickutz Cork Paper; SU Barely Banana Grosgrain Ribbon; SU Large Oval and Scallop Oval Punches; Foam Dimensional Squares (Generic)
HAPPY BEANS: Fiskars Corner Punch

Now it’s time to hop on over to Maureen’s blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness.

121 comments:

Libby Hickson said...

Oh my gosh this is soooo precious!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness, Regina, so darling!!!!

mustangsarah said...

Just gorgeous.
Awesome job.

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

How darling... I love it!

Renée said...

this is absolutely fabulous! Love the soft colours, love the idea, love everything!

Scrappy said...

Oh my! This is so sweet! Thanks you so much for sharing!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is ADORABLE!! LOVE the ribbon and your baby is darling!!!

Bogner's said...

Very sweet frame. Love it! You did a beautiful job and Sadie is going to love it!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

adorable, such great items...very nice!

enjoy *~*

Marcy said...

This is so cute. Thanks for sharing

Dani said...

Oh my, this is so adorable! I just love it! Amazing job!

Tarjteachr said...

Oh how darling!! What a fabulous gift!

Kristina said...

Oh my goodness. What an incredibly sweet gift! That frame is so so soft and beautifully decorated. I love that ribbon along the top.

Terri E. said...

Wow! This is so wonderful. I love how the clouds hang over and also the fun flowing ribbon as well.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Janet said...

Very nice work. Thanks for sharing.

Shannan Teubner said...

How precious!!! I just love it!!!

Christi said...

OMG this is precious!!!!!

Alyssa said...

This is absolutely precious! I'm sure your friends loved your extremely thoughtful gift! :o)

Tricia said...

Over the top gorgeous! I hope everyone takes time to get this far in the hop so they can see this! TFS!!

Lynn said...

wow, what a beautiful frame and a great gift for the new parents!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh! This is just PRECIOUS! What a beautiful gift!!!

Beth said...

Absolutely darling!!

Carrie said...

Wow this is amazing. It's beautiful and I am sure they will cherish it forever!

dakotastamper said...

What a wonderful gift to celebrate a new life!

-heather said...

So very sweet! The "bonjour" is perfect.

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

Wow! So gorgeous!! I love all of your details and the ribbon treatment is so beautiful!!

Sue D said...

Very precious!

Kathy W said...

How special for the new parents! Thanks for sharing such a precious project.

Marion said...

Absolutely darling project. Colours are fab. Marion

Beverly aka beestamper said...

Awww! This is adorably-sweet! Fantastic!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Hi all! Thanks to all of you who hung in on the blog long enough to get to my project! Your comments are so sweet and fun. I'm amazed by all the cards and creations. Happy Anniversary, Verve!

Rosie said...

Very nice soft colors. Just love it!

Janine said...

Such a beautiful gift for a new arrival

Janelle said...

How precious! I think I have some of those frames lying around. Hmmmmm....

Such a wonderful frame and that baby is A.DOR.ABLE.

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

That is perfect! And the baby is super snuggly adorable! Great job on your creations!

Tanya said...

This came out beautiful! I love the soft colors :)

Linda w said...

Very pretty project Regina.

thanks much

Doris Snyder said...

this is awesome. I'd love to try making something like this. Thanks for the inspiration

JenMarie said...

OMGoodness, what sweetness! Love this!

jennifer mitten said...

Fantastic set - you did a great job integrating that with the existing items.

Michelle said...

Love this card! It's darling.

Candy said...

This is the sweetest card ever!!!

Jackie said...

Adorable - both the frame and the baby! I know they love it, how could they not?

Maria Gurnsey said...

this is so precious! I LOVE the ribbon :)

Emily said...

Awwww...this couldn't possibly be sweeter! Those balloons are so perfect around that adorable picture! Love the picture you created too! I'm sure your friend was thrilled to get both:))

Tami said...

This is so perfect- great job!

Georgia said...

Very nice!

Beth S said...

Wonderful projects. Inspirational

Melissa Cash said...

Very beautiful Regina! Sadie is one lucky little girl!

JPScraps said...

So precious. Wonderful job!

itsabrt said...

This is so sweet!!! BR-t

Julie E said...

What a beautiful gift - love your colors and everything about it!

Melissa said...

Adorable!

crazy4scrappin said...

What an awesome gift and it is perfect fit for her room....awesome job.

Lynda Benden said...

Oh Regina, this is a beautiful and thoughtful gift you made for your friends!! You really did a fantastic job and I am sure they will LOVE it!

Shelly said...

This project is sooooo cute!!! Love it!

Shelly :)
Manitoba, Canada

Tanja said...

aaawwww. That is beautiful! So gorgeous.

Karen said...

PRECIOUS - I LOVE the balloons - sooo cute!!!

KanataNewf said...

What a gorgeous project!

Becky Carafa said...

Oh my, this is the most adorable thing! LOVE it!

Colleen said...

Beautiful card!

leenda said...

WOW! Picture Perfect!

Kerri said...

Oh, Regina! This is soooo precious!!! What a wonderful gift!

Jackie said...

This is just too cute great job!

Cheri Howard said...

What a sweet frame!

Donna Baker said...

so precious

Enchanting Stamping said...

So precious! Lovely layout and lovely work!

Stampin_melissa said...

What a fabulous gift for your friend! Great job!

The Mama Monkey said...

Ok, I am going to say it...probably my favorite project so far on the hop! Just stunning!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Awwww! How absolutely sweet and adorable is that? Just makes me sigh! Beautiful work, Regina. Thanks so much for playing along with our hop! :)

Ravengirl said...

What a sweet little project for a sweet little girl! Nice work!

Paula said...

What a sweet fram to go along with the sweet little gir. You just go awwww when you see this. Great job.

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

OH My.... this is just DARLING.

Desiree said...

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.

scrappysue said...

precious...

Chrisd said...

What a special gift for an adorable little one...so sweet!(and a lovely papercrafting project!)

Randee E said...

This could not be any cuter!! This is just adorable. I am sure your frindswill love it and cherish it :0)

Debbie Yates said...

So very cute....soft...love it!

Pat S. said...

Your card is just the sweetest...I love hot-air balloons...how beautiful for your baby's room :)

Creative Mish said...

What an amazing piece of art! I love it!

STAMPING SAM said...

Awww - so very sweet!

Lynne said...

It is so beautiful and, oh so sweet!

xrciznuts said...

So sweet! Nice use of the balloons! Well done! :)
Kim Smith

lorene said...

great idea for the balloons and frame!! just love it!!!!

Lorene H

Nena said...

Beyond cute!! The bow is superb. I peeked around
and saw some other great Verve designs as well.
Thank you for sharing your creation:-)

mitch47 said...

This card is so precious, and I'm certain Sadie will love it when she finds it in her baby book many years from now. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Steph K (booga3) said...

So sweet and adorable!

frogers said...

Oh so sweet.
Faye

Cazzy said...

Awww, your project is so sweet, and the baby is gorgeous.

Cazzy x

Kim said...

What a sweet and special gift. Gorgeous!

Teri said...

Too cute! Love it. Thanks for sharing!

Tina said...

How cute! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

very cute!

Patti Jo said...

That is so sweet! Great idea to use as a frame!

annesatx said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful gift!

Lost in Paper said...

what a fabulous page, and after looking around your blog a bit... gorgeous cards too!!!!!

Moosisk said...

How precious! Thanks for sharing.

Kelli said...

OH WOW!!!! Which is more beautiful??? The Baby or the project... Hmmmmm, it's SO close but oh my the baby is SO precious!!!!

CraftinGranny said...

Love this project. The frame is fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Meda said...

Those balloons and clouds mare a really pretty frame!

Shabby Shaz said...

Awww- such a sweet and special gift too.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Aaaawww, so sweet! A really lovely keepsake.

Jen said...

Oh this is so precious and so perfect! What a good friend you are.
Thank you for sharing!

scrappingnana said...

Ohhh, this is so precious. TFS

Barbara Ax. said...

Such a pretty card (and baby)!

sanadon said...

That's precious!!! Thanks for sharing it.
Sylvia

Heather B said...

LOVE your frame!!!!!

Chris Simon said...

This is just gorgeous, and all the more special for your friends because it's customized for them!

Helen F. said...

Oh how very sweet! Love this layout and the fun ribbon treatment. Gorgeous gift!

Raquel said...

What an adorable project!!! Soooo cute!!!

txbluiz said...

what a great project!!!

annheidel said...

Very cute!

Susan said...

How precious! You did a nice job with this project!

Lori said...

So very precious!!!

Marsha said...

What a wonderful gift. I'm sure she will LOVE it.

Tamara Putvin said...

Oh my goodness what a wonderful card.. I love how it turned out.. Thanks for sharing.

Wishing you abundant blessings,
Tami

Maureen said...

This is so precious - love the pieced balloons!

Maureen said...

OMGoodness...this is so sweet! My first blog hop too...it was an honour to follow you!! {smile}

pammy jo said...

amazing frame - love the color combo and images :)

Barbara said...

Sweet background for that sweet baby face

Amy Sheffer said...

What an absolutely darling page!