Saturday, May 14, 2011

Great Mom and Grandma

 

I  loved Maureen's Verve sketch - tilted panel and all LOL!  Lots of options with this sketch and I think I just may have to use it again - thanks, Maureen :)

My starting point was this yummy Melissa Frances DP.  Such a soft feel to it and I love the script and flowers on it.  I paired it with some Sage Shadow and go to use my new Martha Stewart butterfly punch which I was finally able to track down - happy sigh :)   The flower comes from the clearance isle at Mike's (got three for 69 cents - score!).  It almost feels a bit large for the card, but the pink bow on its lonesome wasn't enough and yellow button just didn't cut it.

Made this card for my mom and can't wait to give it to her. She is such an amazing woman and selflessly gives of herself to so many.  Love watching my  kids interact with her and I know they will build some wonderful memories of their times together.

One Verve sketch down, two to go - that is if I get the other two done before Friday.  This also qualifies for the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - Spring Has Sprung 
Your Next Stamp Challenge - Pop It Up
Moving Along With the Times - 2Bs challenge
Fab n Funky - Buttons and Bows
Delightful Sketches - add flowers (now that's an easy one for me LOL!)
Make it Monday - anything goes
Sew Many Cards - anything goes
Penny's - challenge #53
My Grafico Crafts - anything goes
Scrappyfrogs - anything goes.






What's In It?
Stamps:  (Verve) Love Deepens, Sweet Scallop Tag Stamp
Paper: Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, Melissa Frances DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Lacy Circle Nestie, Martha Stewart Heart Border and Large Monarch Butterfly Punch,  (Verve) Sweet Scalloped Die, 5/8" Pink Satin Ribbon, Flower, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

26 comments:

Christina said...

This is so beautiful, Marisa! Such lovely, soft colors and the perfect mix of embellishments. I think the flower is just right and totally stunning! You definitely rocked the skewed panel!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oh my Marisa!! That flower looks so real!! And the combination of colors you used is just fabulous!! LOVE what you've done with this sketch!!

Pam Speidel said...

Oh my Marisa! this is stunning! I'm loving every detail and especially the sentiment you've used. Your mother will be thrilled with it! Who wouldn't?! ♥

Maureen said...

oh wow! Marisa, you really made my sketch sing!Love all the die cuts and punches you used. I thought of you and that butterfly punch last weekend...we had 3 at our store and I wondered if you had found it :) Isn't it fun? It just doesn't cut through heavy glitter cardstock...you need a die for that! And what a sweet little tag...love all of it!! thanks for playing with my sketch, tilted panel and all!!

nitestamper said...

so, so beautiful!!!!!
great design!!!!
tfs:)

Katina said...

WOW! This is so beautiful Marisa and the sentiment brought tears to my eyes. Fabulous! x

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my is this ever stunning! That rose looks REAL! That sentiment actually put a tear to my eye! Beautiful work with such wonderful detail!

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous!! Yay for finally catching that butterfly punch - lol! The flower deal is a steal and it's so realistic looking!

Shirley said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love every detail, including that butterfly and, yes, the flower was a score!!! :-)

Benzi said...

My gosh, Marisa...that flower is gorgeous with a capital. I thought you had made it and I wanted lessons. LOL Beautiful card once again.

Nance said...

Beautiful card Marisa! Love the color palette and all the punches and dies--especially that cool tag! And the flower is perfection! I thought it was a real gardenia! Hugs!

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful, Marisa! Such a soft, sweet color palette! I jjust adore that sentiment and you've really made it shine! Great job with the VLV sketch!

Vicki B. said...

This is perfect Marisa!! I love that sentiment!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow - so so pretty! Love the colors - and the yellow flower :)

TannyP said...

How gorgeous is that?! Love that flower and the sketch came out beautifully. I dare say you're starting to maybe like those tilted panels?! Sure are doing an amazing job with them!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous!!! Flower is perfect with the ribbon and I believe, you are "skewed" expert now!!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous!!! Flower is perfect with the ribbon and I believe, you are "skewed" expert now!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This looks like a real rose sitting high and proud on your card, Marisa! And look at you, doing tilted panels. LOL! Well, it is a gorgeous sketch, and I'm glad you found that butterfly punch you were aching for. :) It seems to have found a happy home.

Betty Wright said...

So gorgeous, Marisa! Love the colors, the tag with sentiment as focal point, and the design! Lovely card!

Brenda Brown said...

A delightful card Marisa. I think the flower works perfectly and I love the sentiment.
Thanks for joining in our 2B's challenge at MAWTT we are so pleased you have shared this with us.
If you pop over to my own blog you could stand a chance of winning more prizes
http://bumlebeesandbutterflieswithbrenda.blogspot.com
Click the give-away picture in the sidebar.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, Marisa...this card is absolutely beautiful! I would be so proud to hand this to my mother...it's so feminine and delicate! Gorgeous colors and fabulous sentiment. A tear-jerker for sure!

Lori said...

So pretty, Marisa! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Marisa - this is totally gorgeous. The yellow flower gives the layout a fabulous "pop" of colour, and I love that sentiment.

Thank you for joining us this week at the MAWTT challenge.
Hugs, Sylvia x

Hannah Clark said...

This is so beautiful! What a wonderful sentiment too! Thanks for joining us at FFF!

Hannah Clark said...

Oh, this is just so beautiful! I really love that sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

Kitty said...

Wow this is beautiful. So pretty and elegant. Love that flower too!

Thanks for sharing your creations with us at MAWTT and hope to see you again for the next challenge!

Kitty xx