Sunday, August 1, 2010

Verve's Third Anni-Verve-sary Blog Hop

This is my second post of the day.  Scroll down for this week's Curtain Call card.


Welcome to Verve's Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop! Verve turns three today and we’re celebrating with a fabulous blog hop!  Lots of great blogs and fabulous cards to enjoy along the way.  If you've been following the hop, you arrived here from Gretchen's blog   If not, head on over to Julee's Blog (THE Verve Diva and owner extraordinaire of Verve stamps), for all the info on how to win prizes (after all, what's a party without presents?), and to start hopping from the beginning.  If there's a hiccup along the hop, just head back to the Master Hop List to get the full list of links so you know where to hop to next.

I am sooo excited to be able to participate in this year's blog hop!  It's no secret how much I love my Verve and since I didn't have a blog at this time last year, I missed out last time round.  However, this year and I am up and running and there was no way I was going to miss out.

I have a couple of cards for you today.  My first card showcases one of my all time favorite Verve sets, Petals and Stems, which also happens to be this month's pick for the Ready, Set, Stamp challenge - score :)  Just create a card using these sets and you have a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to the Verve store!
I used the Play Date Cafe's colour challenge from last week which consisted of kraft, black, cream, brown -- a totally delicious colour combo -- and a slightly morphed version of Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch.  The black flowers have been clear embossed (sorry, it's a bit hard to see in the picture), an idea I got from Verve Diva, Teresa (aka va.sunshine).  


My second card is made with the gorgeous flower from Love's Flower.  My first thought was to emboss it on vellum but it morphed into a black and white and gray card LOL!  The flower was embossed in black, cut out and popped up on the Label 4 nesties.  I matted it with some gray SU DSP and a layer of Swiss Dots (had to include my all time favorite embossing folder).   A few pink half pearls finished it off wonderfully.  



Thanks for joining us in the hop! Now it's time to hop on over to Tanya’s blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness.  Enjoy the hop and all the inspiration along the way!





First Card
Stamps:  Petals and Stems
Paper:  Cream, Kraft, Black, Costco DP
Ink:  Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, VersaMark
Accessories:  Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties, 5/8" Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Half Pearls, Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensinoals

Second Card
Stamps:  Love's Flower
Paper:  Black, Stampin' Up DSP, White
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories:  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Lables 4 Nesties, Half Perals, Black Embossing Powder, Dimensioanls

119 comments:

Emily Leiphart said...

Two very elegant cards, Marisa!

Janelle said...

Love the texture and elements of this beautiful card.
Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the cards, you are right, great set.

Melisa Hunter said...

Very pretty cards! I especially like the colour combo of kraft, black and white. Great details on the cards!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful Marisa! Love the sketches that you used for these, the scallops, butterflies and ribbon! Nice textures!

Vickie Z said...

Love your cards!! These are great sets!!

Shirl said...

Both the cards are equally beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

Betty Wright said...

Marisa, these are wonderful! Great designs! Lovely cards!

Lisa Christine said...

Beautiful cards! Especially love the texture on the flowers in the first card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful cards there GF! Love the color schemes~

Joan Switalski said...

Sweet cards :D

Andrea Ewen said...

WOW, Marisa, these are gorgeous! Love that look of black and white and kraft. And those deep blues are equally as elegant. What a great idea to leave the flower white, it really draws your eye!

Tracy said...

What great cards! Love that clear embossing! Love the colors you used! Great job as always! TFS!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I esp love the browns in the first card.

Jen P said...

great cards!

Shari said...

Love the butterfly! Nice.

Patty said...

Great take on the Petals/Fluttering challenge... must get to that! And your Love's Flower is gorgeous! Great cards Marisa!!!

Brandi said...

Beautiful and elegant cards! :)

jennifer mitten said...

These cards are both so lovely and elegant!

GrannyCharlotte said...

Great cards. Love the look of the flowers on the first card. The colors scheme is great. TFS.

Cindy said...

So pretty - love the monochromatic look :)

Olga said...

how gorgeous!!

Emily Keaton said...

So beautiful, Marisa! I especially love that first one, in the PDCC colors :)

Nicole said...

The embossing technique is awesome and really adds that much more to the card! I also love the muted colors! I also love (sorry there is so much to love!) the jewels that add that little punch to the cards! Awesome job!

Cheryl said...

very peaceful

Tanya said...

Beautiful as always Marisa! I love the black embossing too, haven't tried yet though. Have a great day. :)

Bogner's said...

I love the dark colors of your first flowers! So beautiful!

Julie said...

Both cards are just fabulous Marisa!

debhorst said...

those black embossed flowers are amazing....so elegant and eye catching!!

Shannan Teubner said...

Gorgeous, Marisa!! Love them both!

Michele Gross said...

Gorgeous! Love the layouts :)

Heidi said...

Marisa- I just had to stop over and see what you created for the hop. This is adorable!

Cassie_lu said...

fun cards.

stamphappy said...

Great color combos and little details!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

super duper sweet, your style and sharpness are amazing...great cards, so glad you joined us for the celebration....luv your black flowers....hehehehe...that is what I luv about stamping/creating things can look and be anyway they are in our head.....eeekkkk..they may get scary..lol.....have a fantastic week girl!

enjoy *~*

marilynwillauer said...

Beautiful cards!!

Terri E. said...

Both of these cards are yummy!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kimberly S. said...

Both cards are gorgeous, but I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the first one!!! I love the 3 flowers and the butterfly...FANTASTIC job!!!!

Lorus! said...

Completely unexpected colors to use for floral cards - but I love the way they turned out! Elegant with a touch of whimsy!

Melissa Cash said...

Both of your cards are very pretty! I love the colors you chose.

Jackie said...

These cards are so pretty! I love the treatment to the flowers...great job!

Luanne said...

Love both your cards! Very striking with super Verve sets! TFS!

Jackie Pedro said...

These are beautiful, Marisa!! I'm so glad you could particpate this time around!!

Kerri said...

These are both beautiful, Marisa! I love the unique color combos you used on both! So creative:)

Lynn McAuley said...

Beautiful work on these wonderful cards!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are just beautiful, Marisa! Love those little pearl accents. Thanks for celebrating with us today! :)

Sarah said...

Very sweet - I especially love the chocolate flowers!

Christina said...

Lovely cards, Marisa! I've been eyeing the Petals and Stems set and love what you've done with it!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love both of your cards, Marissa! Julee's flowers are the best!

Banu said...

WOW Beautiful cards. I loved the idea of clear embossed black flowers. I gotta try it sometime.

Julie E said...

Wonderful cards. That first one is eye catching with that fab color combo. So many details - just lovely.

Dani said...

Ooooh!!! I likey!! :)

Gretchen said...

Wow! These are fabulous! Love both of them!

Jennifer Roach said...

Wonderful cards! Very elegant.

Loretta said...

Oh Gosh...I love these cards. I love the graphic simplicity!!!

Wendy Space said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing.

SimpleScrappin said...

Oh I love your cards..TFS!
Hugs
Nikki
Simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

Barbie D. said...

Love both of your cards. I'm especially fond of the layering.

Sherry said...

Beautiful cards.

Linda Callahan said...

These are beautiful - just love the colors combo on the first one - so elegant!

Wendy said...

Oh wow!!! Beautiful work!!!!

Billie A said...

very pretty cards love the dies used to showcase the stamps very well thought out.

Jessy said...

love the simple elegance of your cards! beautiful! :-)

Liz Williams said...

Great cards, I enjoyed visiting your blog.

Elaine said...

Beautiful cards, love those flowers.

Maureen said...

so pretty, Marisa!!! Love the embossed flowers...yes, they show up!!! and the pearl accents in the second :) Ugh, it's late and I thought that I would comment until you and then go to bed...it's been almost 2 hours of typing and I'm only at 31!!! EEK!!!! So glad you had a blog for this one :)

Ravengirl said...

Both cards are gorgeous Marisa! Love the color combinations on both!

LindaR said...

Beautiful. Great colors.

Jami said...

wonderful cards.

Sarah/WAstamper said...

They are both gorgeous, but I really LOVE the petals and stems card. The textures, layers, and colors work beautifully! So elegant.

Sally Atkins said...

Beautiful, elegant cards Marisa. I especially love the top one because of the fab colour combination! x

Jane Bosi said...

Beautiful!

Mary said...

Love these done in the browns - I would have never thought of that and they are beautiful! And love the brown and blue combo anytime!

Lillian Child said...

Fabulous card creations!

Kristina said...

TWO cards!!! I'm in heaven! Marisa, I looooove that first card. All those yummy shades of brown, those gorgeous flowers, the polka-dotted butterfly (I seriously don't know why I don't own that set. Hmmm...). Beautiful job, my friend!

jodie said...

love,love,love them.

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Very nice & I like your color combos

Samantha said...

You make really amazing cards! TFS!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the first card - the colors and the fun dp work so well with the flowers you chose! Great work!!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Lovely cards, both!

Janelle said...

How refreshing! I love the unfinished flower on the second one but the embossed flowers on the first one is just amazing!

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful cards!!

Angela said...

Wow, you've been busy! Both cards are lovely!

The Paper Princess said...

Love your beautiful cards!

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

Yvonne said...

Great cards!

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Both cards are so classy! Great job!

Erika M. said...

Your cards are amazing!

Wendy K. said...

Love that tan card and the stamped flower stems!

Sandi said...

Love the colors!

Nancy said...

Great cards. The first card is my favorite.

ChristineCreations said...

Hola Marisa! Love all the warm chocolatey neutrals on that first one. Yummy!

LaurieJ said...

Lovely cards! I especially liked the details and color combo on the first card.

Kelly said...

lovely cards!

Pam said...

Really love your cards. design and colors are just great.

sharon said...

Two great cards! Love the color choice on the first csrd. I would never had thught that brown flowers would be gorgeous.
Sharon L

Noelle said...

LOVE the monochromatic look of the first one, so pretty! :)

pink lady said...

Wow what stunning cards, I love the details and the simplicity of the flower on the second card x

kim.mom said...

GORGEOUS cards!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Two true beauties, Marisa! I love what you do with Verve!!

Naomi said...

What gorgeous cards--Love your work

Susan (rainy) said...

Both cards are so lovely with some wonderful detailing. I especially love how you did the pink pearls on the second card. :)

Maureen said...

Both fabulous cards! I really love the colors of the first!

Crafty Engineering said...

Both cards are fantastic!

Janine said...

great cards - - so many lovely Verve sets

Angela said...

Beautiful cards! Love the color and sketch :)

Ola said...

Your cards are very elegant.... beautiful!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Tina said...

Lovely cards! TFS :)

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

Both are great! Love the chocolate colors!

Joanne Gilch said...

Gorgeous cards...love em both, buttttt.......I like the browns and how you did the stems...very cool. I like the layout of the 'Love's flower!!

Amy D said...

I Love the color combo. Your cards are beautiful.

Vera said...

Lovely monochromatic cards!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Both are sooooooo sweet! I especially love the first one....that's one of my FAVORITE verve sets too!

Benzi said...

Marisa, is there room for me to leave the 112th comment? LOL Your cards are just amazing and I really love the mix of color on the first card. They are both gorgeous.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Pretty card Marisa, I forgot how pretty this color combo is, thanks for reminding me. :)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

These both are WAYYY cute! Love that first one with the brown butterfly. Perfection!

Hey, can you email me your address? You are such a sweetheart with all your encouraging comments. They mean so much to me! Big hugs and happy weekend!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW Marisa these are both FABULOUS!!! I really love that chocolate one - you totally ROCK girl!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Marissa,
Stopped in to thank you for always leaving such nice comments on my HMouse cards on SCS and found this amazing creation! This is just outstanding!!! Thanks again for your wonderful comments...they are always appreciated!

TannyP said...

GORGEOUS! Love the colors you've used and the beautiful Verve flowers =) The embossing is perfect!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are so warm and pretty.