Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy Second Anni-VERVE-sary Verve!

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!

If you check out my blog often, you'll know that I'm a Verve lover. I think they have the absolute best sentiment sets around. You'll find so many great stamps on their website, and on SCS they have a challenge every Friday. They've really inspired me to step out of the box with some of my cards. Thanks Verve and Happy Anni-VERVE-sary!

For my card I chose my first ever Verve set called Beautiful You. I bought it specifically because I love this sentiment, but quickly found that every sentiment in the set is very useful. Thanks for visiting my blog and enjoy the hop!

Thanks for stopping by! Now it’s time to hop on over to Dani's Blog for a little more Verve-y goodness.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Verve, Beautiful You
Ink: Palette umber
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Only Orange, SU designer paper, GP100 white, SU vellum
Embellishments: Nesties, prima flowers, Michael's rhinestones, MS butterfly punch, Swiss dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU grosgrain ribbon, sewing machine

165 comments:

Christi said...

This is beautiful!!!

mustangsarah said...

Awesome card.

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

That was also my first stamp set from Verve. Beautiful card!

Kim said...

So beautiful!

Jackie Pedro said...

So pretty! LOVE the fun colors and DP!

Terri E. said...

Fun stiching and vellum details.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tarjteachr said...

Wonderful

Bogner's said...

love your vellum accents and your stitching! Your color combo is great. Love the whole card, simply beautiful!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Those colors are so gorgeous together...and that sentiment is one of my faves! GREAT job!

Scrappy said...

Love the earthy tones on this! Thanks for sharing!

Alyssa said...

Pretty colors and great card! :o)

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

SO gorgeous! I love your layout and the colors and of course the Verve image you chose!

Jackie said...

Fabulous! Those colors are so pretty together and make me thing of wonderful Autumn weather.

Renée said...

pretty colours! love the flowers and the strip of vellum!

Anne said...

Oh my, I love it!

Melissa Cash said...

Great card, love the fun fall colors!

Maria Gurnsey said...

Super cute card :)

Dani said...

This is so fun! Love the colors!

Shannan Teubner said...

Just beautiful, Kathy! Love it!

Kristina said...

That is a beautiful sentiment, and this is a beautiful card! Love the flowers you added. Such a pretty touch.

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card!

mom2one said...

Cute card! Thanks for sharing!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

very pretty, I luv the set you used...great job!

enjoy *~*

Marcy said...

What fun colors. Thanks for sharing.

Doris Snyder said...

very pretty!

StampinCathy said...

This is one awesome and inspiring card. Love the colors.

Whimsey said...

What a great card; I love that little butterfly. so beautiful!

Heidi Kimmerly said...

Fabulous card!

Kathy W said...

The vellum is wonderful on this card, and I love the color combo. I agree, Verve has great sentiments!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Very pretty! Love the autumn colors.

Emily said...

Simply darling card! Verve has the classiest sentiments! They dress up any card.

Julie E said...

Great colors!

Janet said...

Nice work

Lynn said...

the card is beautiful!

Tricia said...

How pretty! What a fun color combo!!

Marion said...

Such a pretty card. I love the colourway. Marion

Libby Hickson said...

Very pretty! That orange is fabby! :-)

-heather said...

Thanks for sharing the happy card.

Darsi said...

What a fun combo of color!! Very pretty!!

Beverly aka beestamper said...

gorgeous card! The vellum adds such a nice touch!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE this! FAB colors and layout! This is my favorite dsp ever!!

AHadley said...

FAB! I love butterflies to the core of my being, and this card is just beautiful :)

Gloria said...

Great colors and love the butterfly!

Mindy Andreyo said...

Beautiful! I just love butterfly's!

Janine said...

Love that sentiment

Candy said...

Love the card. Great colors!!

Janelle said...

Great card! Orange is such a great color and hardly ever used. (I stamp at the same time, mostly to my DH dismay. He never sees me until morning sometimes. LOL)

Rosie said...

I really ike the butterfly touches. Great color combination. Thanks for the inspiration.

crazy4scrappin said...

Very pretty card...great use of bright flowers.

Bethany Paull said...

Beautiful! I love your butterfly, layered with embossed vellum.

Harriet Skelly said...

Beautiful card!

Lynne said...

Beautiful colour combo...love it!

Tanya said...

Very pretty, love the colors, and I love butterflies! :)

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

Oooh, orange and brown make beautiful cards--though I don't use that combination too much myself! Gorgeous!

Linda w said...

Kathy I love the color combination you chose for this card. Beautiful.

thanks much

Kavi said...

Vervey pretty color combo.
Kavi Coulson

Jennifer said...

I am going to be getting that stamp! love it.

Paige said...

I'm loving this card! The color combo is so much fun!

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.

Michelle said...

Nicely done!

Becky Carafa said...

Such pretty colors!

Rhonda said...

Great card!

Tanja said...

Another favorite saying. And I think I am going to add that colour scheme to my favorites.

Kelly said...

Beautiful card - great colors!

Ravengirl said...

This is lovely! I just used this sentiment this morning! Off to the next stop!

JenMarie said...

Soooo pretty!!!

Lynda Benden said...

This is beautiful! I love that sentiment and your colors are wonderful!

Sue D said...

Love the layered butterfly!

Beth S said...

Another great card. Beautifully done.

Shelly said...

FAB card and color combo! Beautiful as usual!

Shelly :)
Manitoba, Canada

Tami said...

absolutely lovely- LOVE the touch of the butterfly

Colleen said...

Beautiful card!

Carrie said...

Great colors. Cute card!

Georgia said...

Very pretty!

JPScraps said...

Awesome card. Love everything about it!

Cheri Howard said...

Beautiful card!

itsabrt said...

Great card! BR-T

Chandra Hough said...

Love your card! Beautiful colors, flowers, and butterfly.

Lil' Inker said...

lovely colors, love the butterflies!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Beautiful!

Linda S. said...

I like how you chose your colors from the DP! I never would have thought to use pink and orange, but I love it!

KanataNewf said...

Pretty colour combo - love the vellum overlay.

Kerri said...

This is beautiful! I love the stitching : )

leenda said...

Beautifully done! I'll have to give this set another look!

Chrisd said...

That's one of my favorite sentiments and you did a great job with it!

Karen said...

so cute - love your paper and colors.

Jackie said...

I love the butterflies and the color combos!

lbcrafts said...

Love the butterflies...and the papers used....
Louise

Kat Gomez.. said...

soooo cute tfs.. tu amiga Kat..

Enchanting Stamping said...

Very nice card. Love the pop of the orange.

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. I love that saying. TFS

xrciznuts said...

Love the butterflies and the color combination. Good job! :)
Kim Smith

Stampin_melissa said...

Such a lovely card, love this Verve set!

addicted said...

how fun love your work

Donna Baker said...

pretty!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a lovely card. I just love the colors and the butterfly punches. Thanks so much for playing along in our hop! :)

The Mama Monkey said...

I love the vellum! The butterfly is adorable as well!

Paula said...

Nice card. The little butterfly is a great added touch.

Laurie in MN said...

It is fun to see the beautiful cards, like your card, when the same stamp or paper is used.
It is nice to see a variety of options.

Happy Verve Day.

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Lovely card.

xx Sarah

sanadon said...

Very happy colors. Love the card.
Sylvia

Maureen said...

So pretty! Love the butterflies and flowers!

Christine said...

I love the verse, adore the color combo and want those butterflies! LOL! Thanks for sharing such a pretty card!

Jodi said...

Very pretty card.

Meda said...

Lovely card!

Julia said...

Love how you used vellum on your lovely card!

Lynne in NI said...

Totally gorgeous ... love your sentiment and the pretty butterfly

scrappysue said...

love the orange and brown together!

Book Bling said...

Nice card. Good color choice and I love the butterflies.

Laura :) said...

Beautiful card!

PAT PHILLIPS said...

Very pretty...I think this was the first Verve set I purchased !

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love your colours and dp choice!

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is beautiful with the Sweet Always dsp and vellum accent panel! I love the sentiment and stitching!

STAMPING SAM said...

Great layout and color combo. Sweet card!

Erika M. said...

Fabulous!

Pat S. said...

Love the colors you chose, reminds me of sherbet...yummy :)

annesatx said...

I really like the vellum panel and the vellum used on the butterfly. Very nice touch. Thanks.

Creative Mish said...

Cute card! I love the chocolate and orange color combo!!!!

FYI - Foxfire browser doesn't work with this type of commenting system. I have to load Explorer in order to comment :)

Banu said...

Very nice card.

Lenoria said...

Beautiful card!

frogers said...

Love your colors.
Faye

Susan said...

And my boys just found a polythemus moth caterpillar yesterday...

Anyway...love the saying - nice work too!

lorene said...

very pretty! love the butterfly...

Lorene h

The Wired Angel said...

love your card... the butterfly is such a nice touch. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Steph K (booga3) said...

Beautiful!

Tanya said...

Great colout combo. Very cute card.

Joyce said...

Great card.

Cazzy said...

Very pretty and great sentiment.

Cazzy x

Carolina said...

What a lovely card - love the orange butterflies!!!

Nena said...

This a clean and sharp design~~~I always enjoy
when cards are totally balanced. It brings out
each embellishment and directs you to the focal
point. Thank you for sharing!!

Teri said...

Very nice! Love the design of the card. Thanks for sharing!

Val said...

Beautiful card!

Lost in Paper said...

Lovely card!!!

Patti Jo said...

Love this verse! Nice card!

2Bis2DO said...

simply adorable!

Grace said...

Super fun... love the butterflies!!!

Tina said...

Beautiful card! TFS.

Chris said...

I just love orange and brown! very cute.

Helen F. said...

Oh so pretty card! I love these colors together ~ very cheery :O)

Stampin' Pam said...

great card - super!

Angel said...

beautiful!!! great details!

Moosisk said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing.

Kelli said...

SUPER fun and sweet card....

CraftinGranny said...

Great colors! Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

Cute cute cute! Thank you for sharing!

Shabby Shaz said...

Wonderful stamp - beautiful sentiment on your lovely card.

SeaStar Creations said...

love the colors and this saying is just so beautiful! also, love the stitching :) i am inspired to dig out my sewing machine!

Joann said...

Very well done!

Heidi said...

what a fabulous sentiment, I love them all.

Sande said...

Very pretty!

Heather B said...

I am off to pull out my DSP - I've been inspired!!

Karen Giron said...

Very sweet! I love that saying.

Chris Simon said...

Beautiful card! The color combo is not one that I normally think of, but it's great!

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful!! Love the vellum and the stitching!

Marsha said...

These colors are great together. The butterflies are a great addition - tie in with the flowers. Lovely.

Kristyn said...

love the use of the vellum!

Raquel said...

Great card!!!

txbluiz said...

beautiful card -- love the colors!

annheidel said...

Cute card!

Kelly said...

Very pretty card! I like the orange!

Tamara Putvin said...

I love the color combo.. Very pretty card..

Wishing you abundant blessings,
Tami

Lori said...

Such a nice card!

pammy jo said...

i love this sentiment - great color combo, too :)

Maureen said...

Love the colours, butterfly and sentiment...so lovely!

Deborah said...

Love the colors and layout!