Monday, August 5, 2013

Verve Inspiration Blog Hop

** This is my second post today, so if you are here for my Mojo Monday card, just scroll down ** 

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Welcome to Verve's August Diva Inspirations Hop! It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Verve Divas to breathe new life into some much-loved stamps and dies.  I'm thankful to be able to join the Inspiration Team for this month's hop as you know how much I love my Verve stamps!  Even better, there's a PRIZE up for grabs, so be sure to leave a little shout out in the comment section of each blog as you hop about to be entered in a drawing for a $30 gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Check out all the details and prize info over at the Verve Blog.  Below is the list of those participating in this month's hop.

Since pink and green is a favorite colour combo of mine which I haven't used it for a while, it was time to rectify that issue.  Once on a favorites roll, I decided to add a few more:  polka dots, a heart (Wavy Hearst Die) and a butterfly.  The sentiment is from Words of Wisdom and I just love it because it is so true!  Life is about your attitude and is so much better when you appreciate and are thankful for what you have rather than pining away for what you wish you had or how things could be different.  So, this card brings me a whole lot of happy :)

The rest of the Divas involved in this month's hop are noted below and they have some fabulous, inspirational creations for your viewing pleasure!

1. Julee9. Tiffany
2. Amy10. Teresa
3. Anya11. Charmaine
4. Betty12. Christyne
5. Karen13. Maureen
6. Sankari14. Marisa
7. Sarah15. Amber
8. Susan16. Andrea

In addition, we're celebrating 6 years of VERVE this month with a huge sale!  Your favorites are bound to be marked down, since all stamps and dies are 10-50% off during the month of August!  Now that's something to celebrate!


Thanks for popping by today and happy hopping!!

Challenges: 
Friday Mash Up: Polka Dots
Simon Says: Anything Goes
Dare to Get Dirty Challenges


 
What's In It? 
Stamps: Words of Wisdom (Verve Stamps) 
Paper:  Dots and Stripes (Echo Park), Pink Dots (Making Memories), Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink (Stampin' Up) 
Ink:  Black 
Accessories:  Wavy Hearts Dies (A Cut Above by Verve), Scalloped Circle and Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Hugs and Kisses Embossing Folder (Cricut), 5/8" Rose Romance Grosgrain Ribbon (Stampin' Up), Crimper (Fiskars), Bling, Black Half Pearls, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

57 comments:

35a66100-fdc2-11e2-853c-000bcdcb471e said...

I love your color combo. I love what you did with the ribbon. The embellishments really make the card pop!

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful card! I love the color combo.

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous card, Marisa! I have always loved that stamp set from Verve. The embossed heart with XOXO is perfect!!!

bluemoonstitch said...

Love what you did with this card. I especially like the ribbon and the embellishments!

Helen said...

A beautiful card. I really love this sentiment.

Bonnie said...

I love that embossed heart with the green button and the ruffled ribbon! And the polka dots make me smile!

Annheidel said...

I love that quote. Cute card!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I can see why it makes you happy! It is adorable! I love the color combo and the embossing on the heart. GREAT card!

Whimsey said...

Love the scrunched ribbon and polka dots - I'm such a sucker for polka dots!! Great colors!

Rhonda said...

So clean and bright Marissa. LOVE the x's and o's!

Maureen said...

loving the bold green and bright pink...lots of fun textures!

cm said...

A most lovely, eye-catching card: VERVE to the nth degree! The sentiment is especially heart-warming!! Thanks for showcasing the 'timeless oldies' so beautifully!
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Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!!

Karen Wedding said...

Such a beautiful card. Looks great.

NanW said...

These colors are wonderful together. Beautiful card.

D- said...

LOVE your card. I love the xoxoxo embossing on your heart. TFS.
D~
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Carole said...

Love all the layers and embossing. Fabulous!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

That green polka dot paper just makes me happy! Such a pretty card, Marisa!

Ravengirl said...

This is cute! A great use of that sketch! I have yet to play with it.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the polka dots, the ruffled ribbon, the happy colors!

Unknown said...

Love the sentiment and the colors, Marisa.

Kristen said...

Amen to that sentiment! Love all your different details on this card. So pretty!

Danni said...

Love this card! From the colors to the polka dots to the touches of pink and of course the butterfly!! Fabulous!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

What a great card I love all the colors and the embossing on the heart is a perfect extra.

Benzi said...

A very happy and pretty card. I really like your hugs and kisses heart and the added button. Super colors.

Mary Ann said...

Very Pretty!!!Love the colors,Awesome sentiment!!!

Clarissa said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colour combo.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and embossing on the heart!

nwilliams6 said...

So sweet - I love that sentiment! She was such a positive and sweet person and we should all have that kind of positive outlook. Great colors and sweet little details my friend. Fabulous! Hugz!

Rosemary said...

wow... so beautiful!

Lin said...

What a great sentiment, and I love your card design around it! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Wednesday challenge!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love how you did the ribbon.

Gisela said...

Love pink and green too and the embossing on the heart. Got to have it! Can you share who makes it?

zehra said...

Great card and ribbon

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful color combo - love that green color! So very happy! And I recognize that sketch too! :) Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

JD Shelton said...

Love the pretty summer colors you used. The ribbon adds the perfect finishing touch too!

Petra Swart said...

Ooo, I love those polka dots and the way you've done the ribbon! Great colors, lovely card!! TFS.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a pretty, happy card! Perfect bright colors with the sentiment~

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

LOVE this Marisa!! I just LOVE that ribbon treatment!

Heather said...

What a beautiful (and true!) sentiment and I love that ruffled ribbon!

marilynwillauer said...

Stunning card! Love the colors, the heart and most of all the verse, it's perfect and the fonts are lovely!

Nancy said...

Another winner...Gorgeous! Love the colors and embossing of the heart!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Beautiful card and color combo along with the wonderful details!! Always love your card creations

Sarah Gough said...

This is GORGEOUS Marisa!!! My fave card of the hop. That stamp is just wonderful.

Janet Mack said...

Pretty color combo and I like the gathered ribbon.

Betty Meyskens said...

Love the layout of your card - it allows for a lot of detail. The embossed heart with the button and twine is such a perfect embellishment for your card. The ribbon and butterfly really tie in the colour scheme.

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, this is gorgeous in the pink and green! Love that textured heart with the green button! I was just going to email you when I saw your comment that my blog finally came through on Feedly. I discovered while trying to add the bloglovin and feedly buttons to my blog that one of my settings was incorrect. So, the problem was me... not you - lol!

Sue D said...

what an uplifting card--love the colors.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Cheerful and sweet. I do like the colors and design.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

love what you did with the ribbon! beautiful!

Gisela said...

Congratulations Mariza awesome card.

Kigz said...

Your ribbon is FANTASTIC! I have got to figure that out. You used my favorite embossing folder for the heart! Awesome card! :)

Kris B said...

Wonderful card! Love the sentiment and your embossed heart is too cute! TFS

Stacey Schafer said...

so adorable !

Elise said...

These are some of my favorite colors - ever! What a STUNNING creation! LOVE!

Julie S. said...

Beautiful card! I really like the polka dots.

Sandra Miller said...

Super fun card! Love everything bout it. Especially love the ribbon. Thanks for the inspiration!