You Were Made for Amazing Things

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Welcome back to Day 3 of Verve’s May Spotlight Hops!  It’s Verve‘s Release Day, 2 new stamp sets, 3 die sets and a beautiful sequin mix are all available in the store.

Verve May2016 Spotlight


The blog hop theme today is designer’s choice! You didn’t think I could let this series go by without a single stitch of kraft cardstock did you??? Swoon for more beautiful sentiments in Julee’s Beautiful Things stamp set and Beautiful Flowers Die.



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Here I’ve paired them with the Stitched Pennants Die Set, leaves from the Beautiful Flowers die set and my most favorite white sequins – Shine Bright Sequin Mix. It’s like looking at a pouch of sparkling star dust. Love.

I colored my flowers on X-Press It Blending Card (my smooth finish favorite!) with a YR04 Copic Marker and added a little hint of white glitter to the center of the flowers, then popped them up with X-Press It Double Sided Foam Tape for interest!

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Want to win some shiny new Verve? Today’s prize is a BIG one. We’ll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE new release! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list and all the prize info and deadlines!


Beautiful Things Beautiful Flowers Die Set Stitched Pennants Die Set
Love Everlasting Everlasting Heart Die Set Copper Blush Sequin Mix


Here’s your full hop list of inspiration!


Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee 7. Lesley
2. Lori {guest} 8. LauraJane {guest}
3. Betty 9. Marisa
4. Charmaine 10. Maureen
5. Christyne 11. Stacey
6. Laurie

I can’t wait to take a peek at the work from the other Verve girls today. I love the stamps, I have really enjoyed working with them. Many, many thanks to Julee for asking me to participate this month. It has been a true honor.

I still have more to share over the next week or so from this release, but I’m still this morning I’m still folding Yosemite laundry… <blech>

I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects and that you are inspired to make beautiful things!  

Thanks for stopping by!




54 responses to “You Were Made for Amazing Things

  1. I love the design layout of this card. Just lovely!

  2. Wow! Gorgeous card! Love the new Verve sentiment stamps!

  3. Just fabulous with beautiful sentiment!

  4. I love these flowers!! Your card is awesome, Lori!

  5. This is gorgeous, Lori! I love how you left the tips of the flowers in white!

  6. WoW Lori, this is so pretty. Loving these flowers and your colouring is fantastic.

  7. Carrie Sheridan

    Wow! What a stunning card! Those new flowers and leaves are spectacular!

  8. Love that gingham and the orange kraft combo!

  9. Love your color combination. I have to admit, orange is growing on me!

  10. Shirley Qu-wannabecre8tive

    I love the soft colors.

  11. Another beauty, Lori!

  12. So pretty! I love those flowers!

  13. Another beautiful card! I love the background papers that make the flowers shine!

  14. Natalie Godfrey

    Beautiful card! Love the layout.

  15. Great card! I just love the orange flowers!

  16. Oh, Lori, what a gorgeous card, and I love your colors! And the multiple flowers are beautiful! Stunning! Hugs!

  17. Gorgeous card! I’m a flower fanatic and love the Copic color you used to color these!

  18. U an reakkt ebhitubg tgus gio, You gals have outdone yourself in making fantastic cards!

  19. Such a pretty card Love the stitching detail too

  20. Love the bright colors!

  21. Beautiful! LOVE those flowers and your design is wonderful ♥

  22. Gilda (McStamper)

    What a fantastic card. Love the layers.

  23. Positively gorgeous, Lori! Love those orange blooms with the white tips! And that sweet aqua tag behind is just my style.

  24. Absolutely lovely!!

  25. Darlene Gabaariel

    Beautiful card and gorgeous flowers. I love the way you’ve coloured them.

  26. I wouldn’t have thought to put mint with orange. It’s fantastic looking together. You’ve got a great eye for color, and layout. I think the Beautiful Things set is so beautiful.

  27. Such a pretty card. Love how you layered the beautiful orange flowers with the kraft card base. Beautiful coloring

  28. Christine Miller

    Gorgeous! Love the layout and the beautiful combination of patterns and colors!

  29. I love the colours you used for the flowers! Beautiful card….

  30. A great layout and love the pop of orange with the softer colors!

  31. so very pretty!

  32. Carmela Hubler

    Love that flower stamp. Looks so vibrant with the orange color. Beautiful card!

  33. Another wonderful card!! These colors are divine- orange and kraft!! Love the sentiment!!

  34. I love all of the orange inspiration – a color I rarely use but need to do much more of it!

  35. Very pretty–I like the colors of the flowers.

  36. Very pretty! Love the orange and white flowers!

  37. Love this! I would have never thought to use those colors on flowers. Thanks for the “new to me color insperation” 😉

  38. Love your card. The flowers are so bright and happy! Love the colours!

  39. Such a beautiful card, looking forward to seeing lots of beautiful cards created with this set

  40. Love !! What would we do without Kraft cardstock.

  41. This card is so pretty. I thought of using it for grad as soon as I read the sentiment. Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Dawn~DesignsbyDragonfly

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards. I loVe how you colored your flowers and added some glittery goodness to their centers .
    Crafty hugs,

  43. Sharri Reeves

    Stunning card. Love the layout, the colors and the way you’ve left the white border on the flowers.

  44. Beautiful card and I LOVE that sentiment!

  45. I like how you have the pennant showing at the top, just a wee bit. LOVE the orange blooms:)

  46. This is just gorgeous, Lori!

  47. I love the colour orange and your gorgeous flowers just pop 🙂 Lovely detail with the pennant behind them 🙂

  48. Such a pretty card! I love the little bit of bling that the sequins add.

  49. Patricia Roth

    All those “little” extra touches make for a lovely card!

  50. Those flowers are so bold and beautiful ! Beautifully designed card Lori! Great job with the release!

  51. Gorgeous how those blooms look on this kraft card.

  52. Beautiful flowers! The orange is a pretty choice.

  53. Not normally a fan of orange but this card is very pretty. Nicely done.

  54. Love your colors, love the sentiment, love your design. LOVE this card!

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