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Friday, November 27, 2009

...It's Time To Hop To It, People!

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR MY FARM FRESH FRIDAY POST

It’s new release time at Verve, and we’re topping off our Thankful Hearts Blog Party with a blog hop featuring three new sets that just released...all focused on thankfulness. If you’ve been hopping, and have arrived from Amy Sheffer's blog, then you’re right where you should be. If you’ve just happened by, then you’ll want to hop on over to Poetic Artistry to start from the beginning! To make this hop even sweeter, we’ve got a special treat hidden along the way for one lucky commenter. So if you see something that makes you smile, be sure to comment at each blog for a chance to win our entire release!

What can I say about these new sets except...WOW! Each and every month Julee pulls out all the stops, and amazes us with her beautiful and elegant designs. This month, I was shocked and excited to see large circular flourish in the "Thankful Accents" set. Along with this gorgeous focal image, there are several sentiments and and smaller accent images that coordinate with each other and the other sets being released this month. I stamped and embossed the flourish, then nestled a sentiment in the center of it. I used one of the accents in this wonderful set to add a little something to the blank space in the two right-hand corners. I wanted a dramatic color combination, so I reached for my BasicGray Ambrosia paper pad. I decided on Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White, and Pumpkin Pie. The only embellishments I used were Brads, some Gray Grosgrain Ribbon, and little dots of Gunmetal Stickles at the tips of the corner accents. Isn't this set just FANTASTIC?!?

Thanks for hopping by! Next up is the lovely and talented, Ms. Laurie Schmidlin. Enjoy your little adventure through our creative land of Verve! Don't forget to head over to the Verve Store to get your November sets tonight after the blog hop...you will NOT regret it! I'll see you back here tomorrow for another installment of Crazy 4 Challenges! Until then...


Supplies
Stamps: Thankful Accents (Verve)
Papers: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Ambrosia DP
Inks: Basic Black Craft, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, scissors, ribbon, brads, nesties, big shot, corner rounder, stickles, clear ep, heat gun

121 comments:

Amber said...

How beautiful is this! Mercy, it's beautiful, that's how beautiful it is!;)

ljurecek said...

I always forget about grey! What a pretty reminder! This turned out so fabulous!

jan farnworth said...

very nicely done.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

great job Mercy, I had fun teamin up with you on the CC.....have a good one girl!

enjoy *~*

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Wow, Mercy, this is just so stylish! Love the dramatic colors. Beautiful, as always!

Sankari W. said...

Beautiful and more beautiful!!! LOVE the colors from this BG paper and the design is awesome!!! You rocked it chicquita!!!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Heidi said...

Mercy this is absoluttely a beautiful use of the color gray! A color we don't use enough! I love it.

Amy Sheffer said...

Dramatic, I'll say!! Drop-dead gorgeous, Mercy! Love this!

KanataNewf said...

Love the drama of the Ambrosia paper combined with the beautiful Verve sentiment. Stunning.

Deborah Young said...

I have this paper and gunmetal stickles - a girl after my own heart and a card that rocks!

Marisa said...

What a wonderful colour combination. Love the brads down the side and how you used the stamp in the corners. Great layout and fabulous card.

Kerri said...

LOVE this set, and I love your color combo! Gorgeous, Mercy!!!

Kristina said...

LOVE the colors and the brads down the sides. What a great showcase card for the stamp set!

Brandi said...

Beautiful... I love the how the rounded corners add the finishing touch

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Mercy, this is such an elegant card. What an interesting color combo. Lovely!

Steph K (booga3) said...

Oh, Mercy!!! This is SO gorgeous! I absolutely love your color combo!!!

Jennifer said...

This is beautiful!! I'm really liking the stamp around the circle. Gorgeous!!

JenMarie said...

So so so very pretty!!

Pat said...

Your color combo is fabulous, the sketch it wonderful and I'm in love with that large flourish-ey circular stamp! Beautiful!

Mary said...

This color combo is really unique-I love it! I have been keeping an eye on the posts all day, and you are all doing such a beautiful job! I am becoming more and more convinced that I need to do some shopping, tonight! (;

Tracey said...

love ur use of the ambrosia paper! looks amazing with the new stamps!
thanks for sharing!
~tracey

Tanya said...

So pretty. I really love the rounded corners and the color combination.

Stampvamp said...

I love the color combo you used for this card!! Very, very lovely!

jennifer mitten said...

What a beatiful card and such unexpected color combo makes a great impact!

pam said...

Just beatiful. I couldn't pick a favorite card from today party if I tried they are all so great.

dahlhousedesigns said...

Oh, this is awesome. I love the grey.

Lisa A.

Carol<>< said...

you are not kidding when you say
fantastic! love the great color comb on this card.
Huge smile!!
Carol<><

Pauline said...

Mercy, love this card. Can't wait to get this set, you did a great job using it.

Nena said...

You created a superb card, Mercy. I
love the colors. Your usual classy,
edgy, and clean style. Thank you!!

Barbara said...

Very festive colors and I like how you pared it with the grey. This is a great stamp

....Linda.... said...

Beautiful set - beautiful card!

Peggy said...

This color combination is an unexpected and a nice surprise. God bless!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Just wonderful Mercy! I sooo love that paper and the greys are perfect. OH and I love using the little stamp for the corner accent! Hugs,

Danni said...

Love the color scheme you used, gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colors on this card.
You never fail to inspire me.
T. Blue
tmblueb@hotmail.com

Radha said...

I love love that gorgeous circle totally made out of swirls!!!
My girl makes it in her doodle pad all the time!
I have to have it!
Great work!

Bogner's said...

Wow Mercy, I love this. The colors are fabulous. I can't wait to get this set!

WickedPixie said...

Mercy, I love the gray and orange color combo! So elegant!! :-)Traci

margie c said...

Stunning! I love these colors! BasicGrey is one of my faves :)
Beautiful job!!!

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

I LUUUUVVVVV the grey in this card! i usually go with gray as an accent color, but your use of it is so snazzy and beautiful!

NormaJ said...

Wow, I love the colour combo on this card. How dramatic is this?

iluvmybugs said...

What a beautiful card....I love the circle flourish!!! TFS

Terry

Elaine said...

You are spot on with that greeting in the circle panel piece! The colors offset the piece beautifully!

annheidel said...

I love the colors and Basic Grey paper you paired with this set. Fabulous card!

Ally said...

Beautiful card Mercy! Love the new stamp!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Lovin these colors Mercy!! I rarely use orange, and would've never thought to pair it with gray!! You ROCKED this card girl!! What a beauty!!

Lynda Benden said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mercy! I LOVE the BG papers and your layout is perfect for the round flourish image!

Grace said...

Oh Mercy me! Love this layout and the papers and colors are so perfect to set of this set so beautifully!

akagreenhouse said...

This is gorgeous! I love the color combination on this. Really pretty!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is so pretty, Mercy!! Great layout, girlie!!!

leenda said...

Ooooo fabulous colors!! Excellent style!

Maureen said...

Love your dp! I won the Project parage gc!! So I'll have new Verve for your sketches!! Thanks for some delicious inspiration!

Liz said...

Love how you embossed this, great card! elizabethanndawson@ymail.com

Tracy.H said...

Beautiful! What a great color combo! :0)

Anonymous said...

Mercy you've made a beautiful card. Love these colours together with that image!! TFS
Beth Greco

Carolina said...

Just gorgeous Mercy!!! Love the color combo and you used this set beautifully!

Julia said...

What a great color combo.....I'm lovin' the circular flourish myself. You are awesome!!!

quinn57 said...

Who knew that the colour grey could look so fabulous?! SO pretty and elegant and BAM!! TFS

dougnat said...

love those colors with the stamps! gorgeous!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Just GORGEOUS, Mercy! Your color combo is awesome and I just LOVE this new set!!! Hope you guys had a fun day today!

craft_princess said...

Great color choice on this card!

SnappyStamper said...

Fabulous card ~ I've always loved that paper!

Marilynn aka APandi said...

Like your color combination. Eye catching!

Stampin_melissa said...

Wow! I love how you used the neutral to make this so elegant! Gorgeous!

scrappyjan said...

Very pretty card!!!
hugs, Janiel

VintageScrapper said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Firenze said...

I do like this layout! May have to case it soon :) And the DP's on this blog are slaying me they are so beautiful!
Helen
Firenze Cards

Jen Tapler said...

Beautiful Mercy! Love the embossing and your paper choice was PERFECT for these stamps!!

Melisa Hunter said...

Very pretty! What a great colour combo!

Mary A said...

VERY nice!

Tamie said...

What a great card. I like the idea and the layout. THanks for sharing.

Desiree said...

Great card! I knew I recognized that Basic Grey paper too. I love this set, the circle flourish stamp is so cool.

joanne said...

A fabulous new set. This is my first visit to your blog - thanks to the hop! I also had a peek of your Thanksgiving dinner table - the turkey looks so yummy!

Julie E said...

What a great color combo - I own gray paper, but have yet to use it, ever! Thanks for the inspiration!

Viv said...

Girl, is there anything you CAN'T do! LOL This is one helluva gorgeous card and you do the stamp total justice!
Have a great weekend my friend!
Hugs Viv xx

Laurie said...

I agree that this set is fantastic, and I love what you did with it, Mercy. From the stickles, to the brads, to the color combo - everything just worked beautifully. Great job!

Vickie said...

The oranges and gray are gorgeous!! Beautiful card!!

nancy said...

Great colors. The card is beautiful. TFS

Janet L. said...

Great card!! I love the background papers and the color combination! Pretty, pretty.

Mary Ferris said...

These colors work so well together - gorgeous card!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful colors and design, Mercy!!! Lovely card!!!

Annette Pagnusat said...

Be still my heart....I LOVE this color combo! Great choice.

Janet said...

I really lke what you've done with the Ambrosia paper and the stamps

Luanne said...

Oh! I have this great paper from Basic Grey, and I LOVE how you used it! Beautiful card! TFS

Nancy L. said...

another beautiful card of yours!!!

PatS said...

I love seeing the flourish frame in each of the cards. It is so beautiful, soft, elegant. Your choice of stripes with paisley with grey...beautiful combination.

Caryl P said...

Beautiful work on this one, I love the gray and the tiny flourishes in the rounded corners!

vdutchr said...

Mercy - you are one busy lady! Designing ALL over the place! I must say Verve is my favorite! Those fonts... GORGEOUS! Love your project!!

Patty said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the crisp elegance of this card.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just beautiful, Mercy!

jan said...

Great job, love those Basic Grey colors!

Kathy said...

Divine color combination. Really beautiful!

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous - your papers are soooo pretty!
:o)

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Simply put I think I will become a follower as all your cards are so stunning. Thanks for sharing! Can't wait for your next post

Happy crafting

Donna said...

pretty card!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Really pretty card!

Davi said...

Wow those colors are a fantastic combo. Love the beautiful circular stamp and the details are so pretty!!

Crestajune said...

So beautiful! I love the Basic Grey Ambrosia papers. The new Verve stamps are delicious!

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful card, love these cardstocks with the design & stamps!

BirdScrap said...

Oooh, nice color combination! Very pretty card.

Niki Estes said...

Mercy, this is beautiful! I love the color combo!

theneon said...

This is gorgeous and who wouldn't want to grab this new Verve set!!

Millie said...

The colors are intriguing and I love me a little Basic Grey!

Cheri Howard said...

What a beautiful card! Such a simple layout, but a lovely result!

Barbie said...

I never think to use grey but you have made a beautiful card with it.

Terri E. said...

Stunning colors and great pop of color with the orange.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Carrie said...

Great color choices to complement the beautiful design. Very pretty.

tampatha said...

Gorgeous card! thanks for sharing

Loretta said...

I am such a sucker for flourishes...I am drawn to them every time.

Melissa said...

This IS GORGEOUS - Oh My Gosh! I totally love the color combination - it looks so rich. Fabulous work!

Patty Chalas said...

wao!! lovely card love the combinations of papers and color used....

Wanda said...

I'm just now getting back from a trip to Ohio...couldn't wait to see the new Verve stuff! LOVE you gorgeous card, Mercy! That circular flourish is awesome and has so many possibilities!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Great color!

Sheri said...

Very nice!

Jen P said...

I don't know that I would ever use that color combo without seeing it first - never know the best way to use gray paper! But this looks so nice! I love the circular flourish too! :)

Kim Nath said...

Incredibly beautiful!

Margaret de Witt said...

You are right Mercy, this circle frame is fantastic - I love the way you used it on this card

Elaine said...

I like the design of this card and this is a great color combination!

Martha said...

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! What a super dynamic color combo you put together in such a wonderful way. Great use of the new circle flourish!

gloflo said...

What a sweet card. I especialy love the large circular flourish...I may have to purchase that one.

Gloria

lillianchild said...

The black cardstock really makes this card pop ... very nice!