Tuesday, January 25, 2011

You Make Me Smile



This week's sketch was brought to us by Verve Diva, Sankiri.  Bless her heart, she didn't include any skewed panels - phew  LOL! 

I've had this cute DP for some time so decided to use it as my starting point for this card.  Love Mellow Moss and Real Red together and this time was no exception :)   Even better, I have some new Verve goodies to play with so it was a no-brainer as to which stamps I was going  to use for this sketch!

My trusty Swiss Dots dressed up the white circle panel so the heart stood out a bit more against it, and I added a sentiment tag rather than just stamping it on the heart.  With this card, I have now completed all the January Verve sketches, and join all the others who have done the same in the hopes that your name is drawn as the winner of the entire next Verve release :) 

I also wanted to thank all of you for your lovely birthday wishes (((hugs))).   I had a great day.  My hubby bought me some gorgeous long stem roses - cream with deep coral edging - and then my family pulled a quick one on me!  Rather than have a family birthday dinner, they schemed and let my wonderful SIL take me out for a delicious dinner.  The kids were so proud of themselves for not spilling the beans.  We ate sushi and talked the night away :)   Go karting was supposed to be on the agenda, but we never made it as we were too busy talking -- right up until the restaurant closed LOL!  The family birthday dinner has been bumped to next weekend so I get to celebrate birthday week and then some :)  Downside is I have to wait for the rest of my pressies until then!  Oh well, it was worth the trade off.

Wishing you a wonderful day :)





What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Love Notes
Paper: Real Red, Mellow Moss, DP
Ink: Real Red, Black
Accessories:
  PTI Medium Scalloped Die, Lacey Circle and Circle Nesties, Crimper, Buttons, Glue Dots, DImensionals

16 comments:

Minta's Creations said...

Love your card! So simple and elegant.
Minta
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Maureen said...

this has love written all over it!! I also laughed that Sankari didn't tilt anything this time (and was relieved as well!). I love it when birthdays last a week or so...makes it more fun and spreads out the cakes :)

Benzi said...

Sankiri must be your favorite person now...no tilting for you to antagonize over.
Your card is so sweet and I love the dp. I've now come to expect some crimping on your cards and I'm really liking it.
The first part of your birthday sounds like it was fun.. and more to come. Lucky you!!!

Christina said...

Love Notes is high on my wish list, and I love what you've done with it. The tag for your sentiment is such a great idea, especially with the cute button!

Glad to hear you've had a lovely birthday so far! Isn't it wonderful when you get to stretch out the celebrations for a little longer? Enjoy!

Sue Kohler said...

love the combo of moss and red, brilliant card- once again!!
Belated Happy birthday for last week, remembered you on the day but then got sided tracked yet again-lol!! hope your family dinner goes well and you get to open lots of crafty presents! :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Yay for your new Verve...it's lookin' good! Never tried these colors together before, but they look great! So glad your birthday celebration is like the Energizer bunny...it just keeps going...and going...and going...

Debbie Carriere said...

Wonderful card! I love the layers to your sentiment & the color combo. Glad that you are having a prolonged birthday celebration!! I am reading Pillars of the Earth now - thanks for the recommendation!

Emily Keaton said...

What a cute card, Marisa! There may not have been any skewed panels in the sketch, but I noticed that you did some skewing on the heart and sentiment banner. Maybe skewness is starting to rub off on you!!!

Your birthday celebration sounded fantastic! Good for the kids for keep the big secret under their hats. I'm hoping my card will arrive this week between the celebrations, then I won't feel so bad about the lateness. :)

TannyP said...

Sounds to me like an extra birthday celebration! BONUS =) Lovely card, Marisa. You really rock those colors!! So glad to see the swiss dots coming out.

Silke Ledlow said...

So so sweet and beautiful GF! OMG..I missed your birthday! I'm so sorry! Happy to hear you had a great one! Sending you a BIG belated BITHDAY HUG!!! ~S~

Colleen Dietrich said...

Good luck winning those Verve Stamps! I like your Valentine...using Swiss Dots. :D

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nothing wrong with dual birthday celebrations! Double the fun~

Great colors on this card~~ clean and precise!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Sweet card! I hope you are having a fabulous birthday week.. hugs!

Andrea Ewen said...

No, you make ME smile with all your Verve-y gorgeousness. Awesome use of this set, I keep grabbing for it for every card! I love the colors you used and those fabulous Marisa-ish clean lines. So comforting!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

GREAT card! I love this set so much, it is soooo good to see you use it. I love the trusty ole Swiss Dots too!! Hugs,

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Love the grey with the pink... so sweet. Happy Late Birthday, sounds like DH spoiled you. Enjoy the rest of your birthday week. :0)