Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Verve Thank You


 This sketch made me go "hmmm"....when I first saw it.  Took a few days to wrap my mind around it and finally decided to go fall back on my flower crutch.  And if it's going to be a flower, chances are it will be a Verve flower at that :)  So...out came Verve's Dream Big set and my scissors (matching dies for this set would be reeeeally nice....hint, hint Julee LOL!).

I combined the sketch with an older CR84FN challenge of kraft, yellow and a neutral, such a great colour combo, even if I used two neutrals instead of just one LOL! Verve's Curvy Bookplate die was a given as it is the one used in the sketch and I just love it.  A  little poetic license with the top and bottom panels by using the flowers in lieu of the circles and leaves in lieu of the bows, and then back to the sketch for the center panel so the Verve police won't get me ;)  Sorry about the dark picture, was too late in the afternoon to take a good shot.

My daughter has settled into a nice routine at school after the trauma of the first few days last week (yeah!!).  She is armed with a new cell phone (birthday present a few weeks early) so she can text/call me and/or friends when/if she needs to, so I think she will be just fine.  I got a new phone as well so I'm can now text and I must say, this Lite Smart phone as it's called is amazing!  Best part is I got Angry Birds loaded on it at the store and it is great incentive for the kids to do their chores and homework because after they are done they can play it LOL!

Off to work on week two's sketch.   Enjoy your day :)

 

What's In It?
Stamps:  Dream Big (Verve)
Paper:  Kraft, So Saffron
Ink:  Black, More Mustard, Summer Sun
Accessories:  Curvy Bookplate Die (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), Circle Nesties, Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Black Ribbon, Dimensionals

16 comments:

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Marisa this card is just awesome. I love the unique layout-it showcases those flowers beautifully. It has a nice flow for the eye. I love that you chose color and craft too as it makes this spectacular. Beautifully done.

So glad to hear about your daughter....what would we do without cell phones!!!

Bear Hug,
Carol

Andrea Ewen said...

Ahhh, beautiful colors, beautiful flowers and beautiful take on Amber's sketch! I hear ya about the dies for those flowers, though, we never know what Julee has up her sleeve (I'm now sending the vibe out too~~~~).
So glad, DD is more comfortable now, boy, does that anxiety transfer nicely to mommmy! LOL! We're all in the same boat, it's nice now to get that sigh of relief that yes, everything's gonna be alright....
Have a fabulous day, my sweet friend....glad all the prayers worked! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great job with the sketch! Love the color scheme~

Colleen Dietrich said...

I hear Angry Birds is totally addicting! My 9 YO has it, and loves it. I don't have a Smart Phone, but I do have texting capabilities now and LOOOOOVE to text! Glad your daughter is adjusting to HS. Just one foot in front of the other...

Your flowery card is very pretty, and a perfect way to interpret that sketch! ANd I'm glad you found time to play, just for fun. :)

Emily Keaton said...

Simply lovely, Marisa! These colors are terrific. I think you did a super job with the sketch!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy WOWZERS!!! This is STUNNING Marisa! The layout and colors are AWESOME and I LOVE all the dimension on the flowers!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Really good news to hear about your daughter Marisa. Those first days can be so very stressful, so it's good to see them adapting in their own way isn't it?

And I LOVE those flowers especially how you've positioned them on the card too. Nice balance!

Maureen said...

oh, that's good news about your daughter...I knew she would settle in...just the first days that are the worst. LOVE your card today and those cheery flowers that make me think of sunflowers. You are very brave to tackle this sketch...I'm silently avoiding it!! LOL Have a great day too :) Getting some closet quotes this week :)

Benzi said...

Tall, slim, and sooooooo pretty! Love the bookplate die.

Are you bribing your kids with that game. LOL Very clever!

Dawn Easton said...

So glad that your daughter is doing better!!

Your card is beautiful! I haven't attempted that sketch just yet but you've given me inspiration! Love the colours!

Vickie Z said...

Love your card and you photographed it much better than me!! Ohhhh.... Great hint on a die for those flowers....that would be fabulous!!! Yeah for cell phones!!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This sketch gave me fits too!! But you ROCKED it!! Way better than I did that's for sure!! I love your fabulous flowers and warm, cozy colors!! What a beauty!

Betty Wright said...

GORGEOUS, Marisa! Love the colors and all those layered flowers! Lovely card!

Sue Kohler said...

FABULOUS Marisa!! such a striking colour combo, perfectly framed by all the white! :)

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow what a wonderful job on this challenge. Love your flowers and the button centers. I just love your style - I can usually pick out your cards now.:)

Dawn B. said...

School is so hard on some kids. She sounds like my daughter. Now she is a senior in college and a social butterfly. Hopefully these years will pass quickly for your daughter. So much stress on kids now. I love angry birds.. :)