Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dare To Case A Diva

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This is my card for Verve's September Diva Dare to CASE A Diva.  I knew exactly who I wanted to case:  fellow BC resident and blog buddy Maureen - waving wildly to you Moe :)   We met at a Verve release party, started blogging about the same time and she has been a wonderful blog buddy for over two years now.  Though we live in the same province (about 4 hours apart) we have never actually met.  You see, she has a nasty habit of being out of town when I drive through her home town....wink, wink ;)  

This summer, if I would have had the address of the new house they are building, I would have gone up there and nailed a "sorry I missed you" card to the framing in her craft room to let her know I was there and she wasn't in.  Not to mention laying claim to being her first craft room "guest" LOL!  But alas, I didn't think it through soon enough to pull it off -- darn -- as it would would have been waaaay too much fun to have done it :)  Maybe next time I drive through....

Sorry, I digress....on to the card.  I knew exactly which card I was going to case.  It was this beauty she posted a few days ago.


I loved all the white space and the layout.  I switched out the DP, replaced the flower with a butterfly, used Labels 15 for the top shape, and changed the sentiment.  Such a fun card to make.  Thanks for the inspiration, Moe (((hugs))).

 

What's In It?
Stamps:  Making A Statement and Notebook Plain Jane (Verve)
Paper: Early Espresso, Real red, Kraft, Lime Twist (MME)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Labels 15, Scalloped Circle and Circle Nesties, Flutterby Die (A Cut Above by Verve) 5/8" Red Satin Ribbon, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Half Pearls, Flower Punches, Dimensionals

27 comments:

Debbie Carriere said...

Stunning CASE and look at that gorgeous bow! Woweee! Love it.

Viv said...

Well..this is a simple CASE of fabulousness! xxx

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, this is beautiful, Marisa...I know Moe will be proud to see this tribute! The colors are fantastic and your red bow...WOWZERS! Simply gorgeous! Way to work that Diva Dust! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, your case is beautiful!!! Love the butterfly trail!

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous case of Maureen's card!!! Love the colors and the butterfly is perfect!!! Hope the change out of French class has worked out (read about this somewhere)!!

Benzi said...

What a super case, Marisa! Love your pretty designer paper and lots of white space, too. Sweet job with the pearls.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Marisa I just love that bright bold red you used on your card. What a great creative impact it makes and draws your eye right to the creative goodness. Beautifully done!

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE.THAT.BOW.!! Perfection~

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a beautiful card Marisa!! I love that brilliant red bow!! And I love the butterfly addition!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

GREAT CASE of Maureen's card, Marisa! LOOOOOVE that luscious red ribbon up top.

Maureen said...

oh, Marisa, thank you for this honour :) I was worried too that no one would choose to CASE me as there are too many fabulous options :) You are a dear buddy :) That would have been too funny for you to be the first studio guest without us having met in person yet :) But you know where I live ;) Perhaps you just need a girls away weekend by yourself :) LOVE the bright colours and that sweet butterfly :) Thanks again, I LOVE this :) AND did you see? It won first place this week at CASE study :)

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful card, Marisa. Lovin' this sketch.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful card - great CASE. I love your butterfly and pearl trail.

Katina said...

Stunning CASE Marisa!! Fabulous colours. I'm off to visit Moe's blog!
xxx

Vicki B. said...

amazing card Marisa!!

Emily Keaton said...

Great CASE, Marisa! That is just so sweet. Here's to blogging buddies! :)

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful case with your own beautiful style coming through! Love the POWer of the red :)

maryr917 said...

very pretty card Marisa-I love yours as much as the original-your bos is such a standout

Dawn B. said...

That would have been a great idea. I bet she would have been shocked. This is a beautiful card. I love these colors on any card. That bow is luscious.

Gretchen said...

Ooh how very pretty Marisa! I love this (and now I'm going to have to go browsing in Maureen's gallery!)

Denise Marzec said...

Ohhhhhhhh, LOVE your SWEEEEEET bow!!

Betty Wright said...

Love these rich colors and design! At first I thought that top border was a PTI edger. I must go see if I have the label 15...great look and tool cool for the edge! Awesome card, Marisa!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a gorgeous card Marisa. Love the color combo, the circle element... just everything! :o)

Sue said...

this is so eye catching Marisa, the pops of red are amazing, the DS paper is just perfect- nearly dotty-lol! :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, this card just pops off the screen with the splash of red (GREAT bow, BTW)! Fabulous CASE!

Amy Sheffer said...

Fantabulous CASE, Marisa! Love the pop of bright colors against the white!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So fabulous! Love that little butterfly trail of pearls.