Friday, August 24, 2012

Verve Anniversary Release Challenge #4

>2012 Faves

Loved the CAS challenge as it was perfect for my having to rush to complete all the challenges by the deadline due to being away on vacation for the past week :)

I pulled out FTL #183 (an older sketch) which I absolutely love and literally copied the sketch to make my card.  No need to ask me twice regarding a  butterfly on a card ;)  I combined the sketch with this week's Play Date Cafe challenge.

I just love making black and white cards with a splash of colour and with green being the splash this time round, I was one happy camper (for those who don't know, green is my favorite colour).  Love the font of the "friend" sentiment from Verve's Because of You set and it was the perfect fit for the card.  Not sure if the ribbon negates the CAS feel, so I'll take the lead from Julee and call it a CASS  (clean and simple sort of ) card ;)  Figure if the boss woman can do it, so can I wink, wink :)  

All five Verve anniversary challenges are d-o-n-e, done.  Yeah!!   Now I just have to patiently wait (yah right!!) for the release party over at the SCS Verve forum at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time to see if I won the entire release (you'll hear me screaming from wherever you are in the world if that is the case LOL!) or if I won any of the new sets from all the sneak peek blog hops.  Julee is always so generous with her prizes - thank you, Julee ((hugs)).

That being said, regardless of whether or not I win anything, some new Verve will definitely be crossing the border!!  The question becomes, how much, wink, wink!  Wish I had the budget to get it all, but since it's not an option, my trusty calculator is ready to crunch some numbers so I can get the most bang for my buck :)  Upstairs computer is mine tonite, hubby is in charge of the kids (or as he says, my summer has been booked around this release) and I'm ready to party with the Verve Divas :)   Is it release time yet LOL!




What's In It?
Stamps: Because of You (Verve)
Paper: Black, White, Old Olive
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Scalloped Circle and Circle Nesties. Butterfly Die (Stampin' Up), Black Polka Dotted Ribbon, Button, Twine, Glue Dots

22 comments:

Marianne said...

Gorgeous card. I would definitely call it CAS, despite the ribbon LOL.

Patrice said...

Great use of the colors - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/08/52-card-pickup-week-34.html

Amy Sheffer said...

Love the simplicity and elegance of this, Marisa! You nailed the CAS challenge!

Amy said...

Hi Marisa! I hope you are having fun at the Verve party! I love this card! That green butterfly is definitely a beautful focal point!

Pam W Merwin said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love that butterfly - going to have to break down and get that one :)

nwilliams6 said...

Great design on this Marisa. The colors are so great together and I love how you pull out the best sketches to make your wonderful creations. Hugz!!!

~amy~ said...

Love your clean & crisp card...the butterfly is perfect! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hope you win some Verve goodies! I know how much you love them. :) LOVE this card, Marisa. It's different for you, and I think you nailed it completely. I would like to think this becomes a fave at the PDCC, too.

Connie Mercer said...

beautiful card!!! Thanks for playing with us at the PDCC!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Classy! I like the crisp feeling of this and all that white space. :)

Benzi said...

I do love a CAS card, Marisa. These colors are awesome, too. Hoping you're a winner of some goodies.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card is UBER CAS to me, Marisa! I love everything about it and think you nailed this challenge (winner in my book)!

Sue said...

you just can't beat a black and white combo! what a great CAS stunner! :)

TannyP said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! And in my favorite colors....oh how perfect, Marisa! :) Seriously - I think the ribbon is just right (and I agree if Julee can, you can!) Perfect sketch for this lovely card.

Veronica Z said...

Simply beautiful! I love your card design! Thank you for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

tiya-b.com said...

what a stunning card, i love the design, love the card!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a great CAS card and I love that pop of green with the butterfly! So happy you could join us this week at PDCC!

Andrea Ewen said...

Simply elegant...the organdy bow is the perfect touch!

Basement Stamper said...

Love this card, it just popped out to me in the gallery and so I used it as my inspiration for the Diva Dare Fanspiration this month. Hope you liked :-) Inspired by whiterockmama

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