Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Love Is Just A Word Until...

Verve

This week's sketch was a fun one to work with - thanks, Moe!  Since it was her sketch, I decided to use Verve's Stronger Love, a set that was inspired by her.

I kept things pretty simple and was thrilled to be able to take two of my favorite die cuts out of my "to be used on another card" pile - whoo hoo!!  Still add way more things to the container than I take out, but every little bit helps.  That being said, I took some rather "extreme" artistic licence with the circle elements on the sketch...but am very happy with how it turned out so it works for me wink, wink :)

Still chipping away at the purging and cleaning.  It's going to be a house wide ordeal so it will take some time to get it all done.  taking a bit at a time now after my initial dive into the basement over the holidays.  Feels good :)

Thanks for popping by today!



What's In It?
Stamps:  Stronger Love (Verve)
Paper:  Floral Symphony (Recollections), Early Espresso, Cool Caribbean, Going Grey
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Jotted Heart and I Heart You Dies (A Cut Above by Verve), Scalloped Border Punch (Stampin' Up),  5/8" White Satin Ribbon, Twinkling H2Os, Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

19 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh goodness...a new year's clean! We're in the middle of redecorating our dining room so things are a bit unorganized!

Love your card...way to let the sentiment take center stage!

Viv said...

Like it, like it, NO....LOVE IT! xxx

Lee-Anne said...

Love how you used the heart die and "u" die for the circles, Marisa...I call it artistic license :) Coloring the little hearts on the sentiment really ties things together beautifully! Love it!

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty card,you do great work,love following you...

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I need me some new Verve goodies...BAD! You are working those stamps sooooooooo well! Wish it was bonus THIS month....lol! Awesome card!
Hope you are back in the swing of early mornings ;)

Ravengirl said...

What a beautiful card Marisa! I'm in purging mode too. I'm letting it be a lengthy project so I can really do it right!

Maureen said...

such a sweet card using one of my favourite sets :) THanks! Purging sounds great! We did it with our Christmas decorations last week and it felt really good! I love having everything organized!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful card -- love the sentiment

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful sentiment and I love the way you interpreted the circles! I love it when I can use some leftovers from previous cards. It does seem like the pile grows instead of reduces though.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Marisa, this is just GORGEOUS! I LOVE it!

Kathy Bradley said...

Marisa,
How beautiful and elegant! I love, love the blue heart in with the other pretty colors. Good luck on your continued purge!

Emily Keaton said...

That is one great sentiment! I love how you paired it with your giant letter U!

Benzi said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous, gorgeous. I love that beautiful sentiment and the soft colors.

Audrey Ann said...

Another fabulous creation! Love the clean and crisp lines and, fun colors and wonderful sentiment! So beautiful Marisa!
Hugs,
Audrey

Andrea Ewen said...

One of my very favorite Verve sentiments...and you've made it shine! Love your take on the sketch!

Betty Wright said...

Love the colors and details, Marisa! Great stitching, too!

Christina said...

Hurry up and finish purging and cleaning so you can come over and do my house! LOL
I love the pink, aqua, and black combo you've used. Gorgeous take on the sketch!

Katina said...

Love this one Marisa; the colour combo is so pretty. Love the sentiment.
xx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Great sentiment, the stitching on the U is darling. Very sweet.