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Sunday, August 1, 2010

…Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop

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Verve is celebrating their 3rd anniversary, and the Divas are celebrating along with you!  We invited everyone to join us in this spectacular event, so we have quite a Blog Hop in store for you!  If you’ve come here from WANDA’s BLOG, then you’re in the right place!  If not, then you will definitely want to start back at The Verve Forum for the complete hop list.  So grab a cup of coffee, kick your feet up, and settle in for an astounding hop! :)

Prizes?  Did someone say prizes?  Of course there are going to be some spectacular prizes!  One lucky person who signs up and participates in our official blog hop will win a $100 Verve gift certificate!  We'll also be giving some prizes away to lucky commenters in the hop, so if you participate as well as comment on the hop spots you'll have more chances to win!

Now here’s the card I made for this wonderful occasion:

card_1412 I created this card using the Verve set “Blue Skies”.  I stamped the notebook paper image in Sahara Sand Ink, then added the flourish in Groovy Guava Ink.  The sentiment and butterfly were stamped in Memento’s Tuxedo Black Ink, then the butterfly was colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  I used some patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket’s Earth Day paper pad.  I added some Black Cardstock mats and accents, and also added some Black Stitched Ribbon around the Kraft Cardstock background panel.  After adding some Paper Piercing, Black Stitching, and a ton of Dimensionals the card was complete.

That’s it for now!  Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to leave a comment by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, August 4th for a chance to win the “BLUE SKIES” stamp set!  I’ll see you back here later on for the TGF Blog Hop!  Until then, your next stop on the hop is EMILY’S BLOG.  See you in a few…

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133 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!...love every detail.

....and oh my gosh, how AWESOME it was to meet you on Friday. What a HOOT you are!!

Lorie said...

This card is SO pretty and I love this set, too! :)

Kathy Martin said...

Super CUTE! LOVE those little pieces of lined paper! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

An absolutely gorgeous card, Mercy!

Janelle said...

Such rich texture the folded paper creates: fantastic!
Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

Beverly S. said...

Beautiful details and great saying. You do such pretty work.

Nicole said...

I love the sentiments in this set! And what a lovely card!

Wilfreda said...

This is very pretty.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the colors. Great card.

Melisa Hunter said...

Beautiful colour combo! I like how you picked up the orange by stamping the flourish in that colour. Great idea to layer the notebook paper! I'm going to have to try that!

Mary Jean said...

beautiful! I love all the details!

Vickie Z said...

Great card!! Love the colors and all the added touches!!

Shirl said...

This is gorgeous card with a beautiful sentiment! Thanks for sharing!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love you scallops and stitching. This is another set of stamps on my wish list :)!
Gorgeous colours!

Betty Wright said...

Mercy, this is fantastic! Great colors and detailing! I really do need to get this set! Great card!

Lisa Christine said...

Love this card! Love the Cosmo Cricket papers and the beautiful bow!

Jen Young said...

Very nice! Great color scheme- and that butterfly is adorable!

Jamie N. said...

Love the card! That smokey black ribbon paired w/ the orange tones is just amazing. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Blue Skies set. The little notebook paper and brilliant sentiments. Wow. Fabulous job, Mercy!

Joan Switalski said...

I like everything about this card... tfs!

Jen P said...

Great card - love the stitching!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I would LOVE to win this set. This was the class motto this year in my son's senior class.

Tracy said...

great papers! love the colors - makes me want fall to come! TFS!

Shari said...

Gorgeous bow! Very nice.

Angel said...

Love the colors! great details, as always!

Patty said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love your stitching and all the dimension! Love it.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card!!

Brandi said...

Awesome card Mercy! I love the oranges! :)

silvia said...

Fabulous card!! LOVE your colors and stitching!! AWESOME quote!!

jennifer mitten said...

What a fabulous card - love that notebook page and sentiment.

Cindy said...

Such a pretty card with the combination of layers and all! Thank you for inspiring us all :)

Olga said...

how gorgeous!! Love all the layers

GrannyCharlotte said...

Love the stitching, color and scalloped borders on the matting. What a great card!! TFS.

Marisa said...

Love the scallops and the stitching. Lovely colour mix too. Great card.

Cheryl said...

very nice card

Nicole said...

I love how the sentiment looks almost as if it is printed on a stack of notebook paper! So clever! I also love how you even used your sewing machine on the card...again so clever! Nice work...I really love it!

Tanya said...

I already own Blue Skies, but I love your card!

Bogner's said...

I love all that orange! Beautiful card! Great sentiment.

Shannan Teubner said...

Yummalicious, Mercy!! Love it!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card. Beautiful butterfly.

Heidi said...

Mercy- I need this set. and just love your sketch/colors!

Sarah said...

Love the phrase you chose because that is so true! would love to win and enjoy the blog.

Cassie_lu said...

love the use of the stitching and layout. amazing set

Cassie_lu said...

love the use of the stitching and layout. amazing set

marilynwillauer said...

Nice card, what a wonderful blog hop, such talkented women!!!
Happy Anniversary VERVE!!

Julie E said...

So pretty! Great details and wonderful colors. The black really balances it all out.

Kimberly S. said...

WOW!!!!! I absolutely LOVE that lined paper!!! SOOOOOO cute!!! The sentiment is one of my favorites of all time!! And the little butterfly....SO PRECIOUS!!!! I just love it all!!

Joanne Gilch said...

That senti is lovely and the card you made to showcase it is just beautiful. I really like the idea that you sewed on the two sides not all the way around. Must try that!

Nancy L. said...

Love the card!

LORi said...

Gorgeous Mercy!!!

Hugs - LORi

Lorus! said...

I love the colors and that beautiful bow! The notebook pages are so cute!

Leenda said...

Picture PERFECT!

Melissa Cash said...

So pretty! I love, love the color combo you chose. Awesome!

Luanne said...

Love this set, love your colors, love your card! That notebook is so much fun! Very inspiring for me, I may need to go stamp and finish the hop tomorrow! TFS!

Lynn McAuley said...

Wonderful work with these gorgeous papers and layers!!

Kerri said...

This is awesome, Mercy!!! I love your layout with that gorgeous flourish and butterfly! Fab card, girl:)

Sarah said...

A lovely fresh color scheme with peach and black!

stamphappy said...

Beautiful work! Love the stitching.

Jackie said...

This is simply stunning! I love how sweet and lovely this card is...what a fabulous way to use this stamp set!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE what you've done with this great new set1 Warm, happy colors!

debhorst said...

I just love this cosmo cricket paper...I have made an album page as well as a card this week with it!! You really showcased this stamp set beautifully!!

Terri E. said...

Great colors!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Dani said...

Wonderful!! I love it!! :)

Christina said...

Oh, I really love this! I love all the black stitching and ribbon, and the playful dp really complements the sentiment.

Jennifer Roach said...

Great card!!

Gretchen said...

Gorgeous (as always) Mercy! Love it!

SimpleScrappin said...

Oh man oh man I am sooo wanting the blue skies..great project..TFS!
Hugs
Nikki
Simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

Wendy Space said...

Mercy this is a gorgeous card! I love it!

Barbie D. said...

Beautiful card, everything goes together so perfectly.

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

Hi Mercy!!! Love love love those muted colors and of course your coloring on the butterfly!!! Gorgeous!!

Wendy said...

Beautiful colors and wonderful stitching!!! Thanks for sharing today!!!

Sherry said...

Love this set and love your card.

Jenny Ward said...

Love the layout! Thanks for sharing!

Billie A said...

love the card very nicely done

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

So adorable!

Jessy said...

this is gorgeous. love the colors and patterns together. wow!! :-)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just beautiful, Mercy! Love all that yummy orange, and that bow is just perfection!

Elaine said...

Beautiful card and the sentiment is the best

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Love the colors and the fantastic details on this card!

Sue Legault said...

I love the way the black ribbon helps the bright colours to pop out. Beautiful combination of colour and textures.

Sue L, Surrey, BC
snapdragon350@hotmail.com

Ravengirl said...

Mercy, that is beautiful!

LindaR said...

Awesome! Love that sentiment.

Yvonne said...

Love the dots and ribbon!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

This is just so lovely.

judybob3 said...

LOVE IT!! Thanks!

Sarah/WAstamper said...

Love how you framed the sentiment. Great colors!

Jane Bosi said...

Great!! I love your style and attention to detail!

Maureen said...

hey, girlfriend!!! Are you back yet? LOL Are you still smiling!!! LOVED your pics on FB :D This card has everything I love...paper, ribbon and fab stitching :) LOVE the Blue Skies set and this notepaper :)

Lillian Child said...

Such attention to detail - stunning!

Yvonne said...

Great card!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Nice color combo. The bow makes it pop! Great card!

Kristina said...

I now officially {heart} black stitched ribbon. It is oh-so-yummy on this card!

Kelly said...

TOO STINKIN' CUTE! Love the colors, love that set, love it all!!!

bstrassner said...

This is really a beautiful card. You did a really nice job selecting the colors. This is my first blog hop and really enjoying it. Especially, seeing your card. It is a real inspiration! TFS

jodie said...

yummy color combo. reminds me of candy corn(i love the stuff).and also the card.

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Pam Varnell said...

This is so pretty. I can't wait to use that set. This card is top notch my friend.

Samantha said...

Great card..i love the colors you used!

Lilian said...

this is such a unique color combination, but you totally make it work! it's gorgeous.

Janelle said...

Wow, what a great card. It's all so perfectly in it's place. Thanks for bringing us repeated Vervey-goodness to our crafting lives.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Gorgeous card! I love the papers you used and the little butterfly is perfect!!

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful card! Love the sentiment!

The Paper Princess said...

Great card!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Angela said...

Awesome card! Love the stitching and the unusual color combo!

Jami said...

Very cute card!!!

suzy0820 said...

I Love this card and stamp set...

Wendy K. said...

This is a gorgeous card!!

carpediem said...

awesome card and great stamp set! laura j

Sandi said...

Love the card, and love the sentiment!

Umberto said...

The butterfly complements the sentiment perfectly.

LaurieJ said...

Gorgeous card! Love that sentiment.

Pam said...

Love everything about this card. Great Job.

sharon said...

The saying is perfect. Love the dots (water splashes) and the stripes. TFS
Sharon L

pink lady said...

Such a beautiful card, the colours are gorgeous and I love the sentiment x

kim.mom said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! Love that notebook paper stamp!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous, Mercy! Love the black zigzag stiching on the sides!

Nancy said...

Blue Skies has some amazing sentiments, like the one you used. The patterned paper gives either the feel of rain or movement (dancing). Great choice.

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Love your paper choices and the sewing!

Erika M. said...

Your card is lovely!

Tina said...

Beautiful card! Love it!

Crafty Engineering said...

Love the colors! Very beautiful card!

Janine said...

Fun paper and nice colours

Martha said...

wow your card, is just tooo cute!

Maureen said...

Just totally fabulous! Love the colors and how you put all the different stamps together!

Heather said...

What a fabulous card! Keep up the good work!

Ola said...

Amazing card.... I love everything about it!

Thank you so much for sharing & the opportunity to win an amazing stamp set!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Tina said...

Great card! Thank you so much for sharing :)

Naomi said...

What a beautiful color combo... It's absolutely stunning!

Julia said...

Fabulous card Mercy!.....your stiching is always so wonderful. Love the butterfly and how you stacked the notebook.

Amy D said...

Totally love this sentiment. Your card is gorgeous.

Bethany said...

I LOVE the notebook paper stamp! and the butterfly is cute too. Your cards are always so beautiful Mercy. thanks for sharing

Vera said...

Fabulous card! I love the black stitching on the side!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh I DO love that little notebook page stamp, it is just precious (especially for us school teachers!) Congrats on your ATS DT gig too (sorry I am blog hopping late, hubby and I have had some catching up to do with him being deployed for a year). I always look forward to all of your creations. Thank you for sharing your art with us.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just gorgeous!! Love it!!