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Saturday, October 24, 2009

...Believe Blog Hop

Be sure to scroll down to the next post to see my Crazy 4 Challenges card!

Welcome to the Verve Believe Blog Hop. If you’ve just happened across my blog, you’ll want to start back at the beginning (http://poeticartistry.blogspot.com/) and hop your way along. Today we’re hopping for the Cure, sharing projects from a new set Verve just released called Believe. This set was designed in honor of breast cancer awareness, and Verve is donating $10 from the sale of every Believe set to the Susan G Komen For the Cure Foundation. We believe that we can make a difference. We believe that each day should be celebrated, each moment cherished, and that every little thing we can do in the fight to find a cure matters.

I decided to keep it sweet and simple with my "Believe" card...I wanted to showcase this beautiful set, not some sort of patterned paper or embellishment. I sponged and pierced the edges of the Pretty In Pink Cardstock base, then stamped the sentiment in Jet Black Staz-On Ink. For the focal panel, I collage-stamped the two ribbons and the smallest flower from the set in Pretty In Pink Classic Ink onto a Whisper White Cardstock. I then cut the panel into 1" squares, sponged the edges, and rearranged them randomly on the Basic Black Cardstock mat. The only embellishments I added were a piece of Black Grosgrain Ribbon and three Black Brads.

Thanks for hopping by! Next up on the hop is…JEN TAPLER. Oh, and we’ve got a special gift hidden along our hop for one lucky commenter, so if you see something you really love, give a little shout out and you just might win a $30 gift certificate to Verve!

Supplies
Stamps: Believe (Verve)
Papers: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White
Inks: Pretty in Pink, Jet Black Staz-On
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, sponge dauber, ribbon, brads

104 comments:

Jen said...

Very striking card Mercy. I just may have to CASE it for a survivor I know who would really appreciate it. Thanks for sharing!

Maureen said...

Love the graphic look of this card...black and pink are so classy:) I'm off to make a card for your challenge...decided to give the autumn colours a rest...be prepared for red!

Debbie V said...

Love how you did the OSW. Simple and beautiful at the same time.

Giovana said...

Wonderful card Mercy!!
TFS
God bless
Giovana

Rose Ann said...

I love your layout, and wonderful piercing here!! Of course, your colors are perfect as well!! Love this!

carpediem said...

Such a great card...I love the clean and simple look! laura j

Misti said...

Beautiful card, Mercy!!

jan farnworth said...

i love how you did the nice grid in the middle with the ribbon paper and the nice and how clean and simple it looks very nice.

Marisa said...

Love how you created a tile mosaic with the ribbon. Love pink and black together and the focus on the word survivor. Great card :D Hope (fingers and toes crossed!) to get to your sketch some time this weekend!

SueB said...

Great card and cause, Mercy - TFS! I've yet to meet a woman whose family or friends haven't been affected by breast cancer. Thanks for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

maryr917 said...

beautiful card, mercy as always-this set is inspiring as well as julee's generosity in contributing to the komen foundation

nise said...

OOH! The simplicity of this is stunning! Love the pretty in pink with a few touches of black. Perfect!

quinn57 said...

As I hop along..I am more and more inspired by everyone's submissions. Just when I think I've seen "the best one" along comes yours and I have to say it's fabulous. (or the fabulousest!) The grid, the colour combo, the ribbon finish, it all works so well.

Tami said...

love the grid! just beautiful!

JenMarie said...

Beautiful! Great style!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Beautiful card, Mercy! I just love what you did with the squares. So creative!

Donna said...

awesome card!

Robin McK said...

Hi again Mercy!
This card was a great way to showcase this set! The squares are very effective! TFS

Robin

Kristina said...

What a beautiful quilty/graphicy feel to this card! I love the light sponging around each square.

Oh, and since Maureen is giving you a break with the fall colors, I'll pick them up for her. :) Off to create my challenge card!

Elborgi said...

such a nice card!! Love it
Hugs
elborgi= Elma

Deborah Young said...

This is simply beautiful!

Lisa H. said...

sooo fun and fabulous! great design, Mercy!

Carolina said...

What a lovely card Mercy!!! Such a fun design.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just beautiful, Mercy!

Danni said...

So soft and pretty!

the whimsical butterfly said...

I absolutely LOVE this. The color combo is stunning and you did an awesome job showcasing the sentiment. No one can do squares like you, my friend!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

hey girl, your cards are fabulous....this card seems as if your looking through a window, I luv that thought, it's as if it's saying there is hope.....great job!

enjoy *~*

Lisa Foster said...

Mercy this is absolutely Gorgeous!
Hugs,
Lisa

Janelle said...

This is such a nice card. I love the panels, puzzle pieces sort of, that come together for "every little thing we do in the fight" makes a huge difference.

lynn said...

pretty!-the black just pops!

Lori said...

Mercy your card is so very pretty!!

Bogner's said...

This is so amazing! I love your hand made (with love!) dp! I just love it! This is such a beautiful card! TFS your talent!

Anonymous said...

Mercy, you're created a beautiful, classic card. Thanks for the chance to win during this blog hop!

Judi said...

Stunning card. I love the pink and black together.

Jackie Pedro said...

Gorgeous, Mercy!!! LOVE the tiled look!!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Mercy!!! Wonderful design and image detailing!!! Lovely card!!!

Tracy.H said...

Love this one! I am a HUGH lover of layering EVERYTHING on black, so this one stood out for me. Great job! :0)

Mary A said...

Soft and sweet... Thanks!

Cassie_lu said...

stunning use of a grid on a card.

Chriss Blagrave said...

So gorgeous! Love how you "puzzled" the pieces. Really lovely.

Ravengirl said...

I think your card showcases this set beautifully!

Deena said...

Very pretty!!! Thank you for sharing this beautiful card.

Chrisd said...

The beautiful and simple card is quite lovely. Wow

Lori Mueller said...

I LOVE the pink and black combination; and arrangement of your card. Very simple, but absolutely stunning! TFS!!

Jennie said...

Great looking card! Love this design...

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Such a sweet, lovely card Mercy.

Viv said...

Delicate as a rose petal with a strong message.
Gorgeous work Mercy.
Hugs Viv xx

Rosie said...

Mercy, your card looks great! I love how you crated your own background. Thanks for the idea.

skyviewstamper said...

I love the background! elegant yet simple!!

dougnat said...

very unique and beautiful!!!!!!

Wanda said...

What a unique idea to create a tile format! It's simple but elegant!!

mrager8996 said...

Love your sketch. Very cool!

HighDesertGal said...

Pink with a little black is beautiful!

leenda said...

Simple yet elegant & encouraging! Great card!

Wendy said...

Excellent!! Love the layout!

Kathy H said...

Awesome cards and set!!!!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your card just says it all with those pink ribbons and encouraging word! Beautifully done!!

annheidel said...

Pretty card! I love the combo of pink and black. :)

Shelly said...

Love it!!! The black and pink are so classic!

Shelly :)
Manitoba, Canada

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful card and love the layout and details. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy along this hop.

Julia said...

I love the grid!....gotta try this.

kim.mom said...

Love your card!

cjs said...

Fantastic card! Have to get me some Verve stamps soon!

scrapperjulia said...

This is really beautiful, love the pink and black together.

Linda Peterson said...

What a great survivor card!

Juli said...

The pink and black is gorgeous together. I love the titles!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Great card, as usual!!

Jan Dicaire said...

Your card is beautiful..so simple yet very elegant.

nancy said...

WOW i love the simplicicty of it. It really does make a statement. Your card is perfect

stamphappy said...

Beautiful card! Love the pink and black color combo.

Cathy Young said...

I love your card and how you created your own patterned paper. Gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Cool card! The collage stamping is a great idea! LeAnn

mustangsarah said...

Oh Wow, I love your card.
So clean with just a pop of black. I lov eit.

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

I think your collage with the squares was genius! It was the perfect touch to this card! I will have to remember that for my own cards in the future! Fabby job!

Kelly said...

fun card!!

Kelli said...

Love it! Absolutely stunning, black and pink is a HOT combo and that card is a definate EYE GRABBER!

PatS said...

Your card is fabulous. I love the square idea. Card is simple yet very attractive. Any survivor would welcome a card such as yours.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card & cause! :)

Patty said...

Gorgeous card! All the cards are so inspirational. It is so wonderful of Julee to support this worthy cause!

Deepa said...

Love the layout of your card, that little bit of black just really makes everything POP! Great job :)

dotygirl said...

Very stunning card, so elegant love the look and style. Thanks for sharing.

Erin said...

I like how you did the background, very creative.

SandyK said...

Nice card!

maiahs_momma said...

Love your card, it is gorgeous :)!

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com

Mimiko said...

Really great card :)

jjindp said...

Very pretty card.

Tracey said...

Love this!!

Caryl P said...

Beautiful work Mercy, I love the simplicity of the design and that it still packs a punch!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the windowpane look. So elegant!

WickedPixie said...

Mercy, this is FANTASTIC! :-)Teaci

Lana Edwards said...

wonderful card Mercy!!!!

Michelle said...

Very pretty. Simple with a strong statement.

Lisa Petrella said...

Love the grid and the color combo!! Great work!!

Anonymous said...

I especially like the Verve layered flower and appreciate your interest in supporting Breast Cancer.
joanne bates

Desiree said...

Very pretty card and I love the color combination together.

Kathy W said...

I like the boldness of the black frames and the softness of the pink ribbons. A wonderful card; thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Love the card Mercy! I really like how you made your own DP, and how the pink and black are very pretty together!
Thank you for sharing such great inspiration!

Julie E said...

What a wonderful layout and idea - perfect!

Shannan Teubner said...

This is just GORGEOUS, Mercy. Love the softness of the main image.

Laura.K said...

Lovely card. So simple and elegant.

jbuffan said...

How clever to stamp and then rearrange your images, it feels very soft and soothing. I really like this card. Very creative.

Lynne Phelps said...

I think it is wonderful that so much is being donated from the sale of each set. Not to mention that I love it because the images and sentiments are beautiful!

Darlene said...

What a beautiful card. I love the squares. Great sketch.

Lynda Benden said...

This is absolutely wonderful Mercy! What a great idea with the tiled BG and of course the colors a perfect!