Thursday, September 5, 2013

Verve Inspiration Blog Hop

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Welcome to Verve's September 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.

I'm thankful to be able to join the Inspiration Team for this month's hop and to showcase my beloved 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!  The hop list is noted below if  you need it.  You can also check out all the details and prize info over at the Verve Blog.   

Since Autumn is close at hand and I just loooove autumn colours, I couldn't resist making a fall themed card.   In addition, Julee has a Fall Sale going on over at the Verve Store and this set is included!

I used Autumn Splendor for my card, creating the kraft background with one of the leaves from the set, and then framing the sentiment with the Rounded Scallop Frame.   The Pennant Trim die added some detailing to the bottom of the card and two cut out leaves are a tribute to the glorious maple leaves which will be turning colour on our street soon. 

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. Julee 8. Tiffany
2. Amy 9. Teresa
3. Anya 10. Charmaine
4. Betty 11. Maureen
5. Karen 12. Marisa
6. Sarah 13. Andrea
7. Susan


Now it's time to hop on over to the oh so talented Diva Andrea's blog for what I'm sure will be a stunning display of some Verve on a fabulous, multi-layered creation. 




Thanks for joining us today, and make sure you check out the Verve Store for the Autumn Sale going on for the  month of September.   Wishing you a great day!

Challenge:  The Paper Players

 




What's In It?
Stamps: Autumn Splendor (Verve Stamps) 
Paper:  Kraft, Only Orange, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up), VersaMark
Ink:  Black, Mellow Moss, Only Orange (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:  Rounded Scallop Frame and Pennant Trim Dies (A Cut Above by Verve), Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lil' Inker), Crimper (Fiskars), 3/8" Mellow Moss Grosgrain Ribbon (Stampin' Up), Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

54 comments:

Lynn said...

Here come the fall colors! absolutely gorgeous Marisa!

Glenna Anderson said...

Beautiful! Love your color choices.

cm said...

Gorgeous card, with the lovely colours of Fall captured beautifully! The sentiment is perfect!! Wonderful way to 'breathe new life' into some old favourites!
c

Denise Gross said...

I love the color choices and embelishments on this card

bluemoonstitch said...

Your card is Stunning! I love the fall colors you used. The pearls really add that special touch!

kReN said...

Like what you did with this Verve sketch. Especially like the little banners with pearls and color/dp choices. Those stitched rectangles look great with your layout.

Thanks for sharing your talent!

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pam said...

very nice card, like your colors!

Tracey McNeely said...

Marisa this is gorgeous, what a perfect autumn card!

Whimsey said...

LOVE the pearls on the banner; fab fall colors; love the leaves on the base kraft panel too!

Sandra Miller said...

This is a scrumptious work of art. Love everything about it. Especially love that sentiment stamp. Gotta have it!

Sharon said...

Beautiful card with a beautiful sentiment! Your stitching is just perfect.

Emily Keaton said...

Hello, hello!! So sorry to be away for so long--what a crazy busy summer it's been. But now with the kids back to school, I can reclaim a little more "me time!" (I'm sure you can relate :) !! )

You've chosen some gorgeous fall colors for your beautiful card! I love all the different leaf images you used here, and those pearls tie in perfectly with your polka-dotted paper! Sweet :)

Rosemary said...

beautiful fall card!!

jan farnworth said...

love the colors.

Stacey Schafer said...

what a festive fall creation, Marisa! love that scalloped frame with the bright yellow and orange details:)

Karen Wedding said...

Great fall colors, great saying and great card all around. Love it.

CathyL said...

Love your card, Marisa!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Well, I have missed your blog (and commenting) for most of the summer so hopefully I can be a little more consistent again.
I love this Autumn card and the Autumn colours. Your stamped bg layer is wonderful. I love how the pearls coordinate with the polka dots. This is such a great sentiment.

Ann Schach said...

A beautiful fall card with great colors! I love the pearls on each of the banners. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

How pretty and fall-ish! I like the leaves on the background!

Tricia

ScrapaDiddle said...

Love the little autumn leaves! And everything else too!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I love fall cards, and yours is no exception! Gorgeous.

Benzi said...

O.K., you got to use some leaves. :-) I know that made you very happy. Love your pennants. It's a wonderful Fall creation.

Janet Mack said...

Very fallish. I love the rounded corner die.

Heather said...

How pretty! And just perfect for fall. Great take on the sketch, too.

Janet Zeppa said...

Love how you created the background!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love the bright autumn colors on that background! Beautiful card!

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors.

Nance Leedy said...

What a lovely tribute to fall, Marisa! Love the background you've stamped, the banner border and the stitching detail--all 'round fabulous! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players! ((hugs))

Christine said...

Awesome card...that sketch went into my favorites file! Love the cheerful polkadots and the leaves used as background images!

Kris B said...

Lovely card! Love the background you created! Great colors and patterns! TFS

Caitiumom said...

Great bright card, perfect for the fall season

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Beautiful Autumn card and love how you created the background with smaller leaves and have the 2 bigger leaves up front with buttons.

Kristen said...

Ahhh Falll! Love your colors -wonderful card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the frame use - I have this one and now I also have an idea to use it~ :)

Tina said...

Beautiful fall card. Nice layout.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful fall card. Love the colors and design.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful Fall card Marisa. Love the cut out leaves and the colors... the banner looks great.

Marsha said...

I love your Autumn card, cut out leaves. Banner looks great with all those pearls.

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a great fall card. Love the bright pop of the yellow polka dot paper.

Sue D said...

Great colors and patterns.

stampwithsandy said...

Love all your layers and colors, and what a great autumn greeting! Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players, Marisa!

D- said...

What a wonderful card. LOVE the button with the leaves and the pretty pearl accents. TFS.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Patti Doss said...

Loving all those colors and adorable button! Hugs...Patti

Mary-Anne V said...

Love this fall card and this wonderful quote.

loulou said...

What a great card, I love that sentiment.

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful work Marisa! I'm so ready for some fall colors!

Linda R. said...

One of my favorite things about fall is the abundance of rich colors. Your card portrays that beautifully!

Nan said...

Lovely card! You have combined the colours so well and the sentiment is so perfect! Absolutely love this card.

Nandini
http://nanspaintpaperscissors.blogspot.in/

Julie S. said...

This card is so pretty, I think this set is going on my wish list!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love the hushed beauty of this, Marisa. :)

dj said...

gorgeous...makes me long for those chilly fall evenings...bonfires, football games, and warm sweatshirts...yep...I love fall!!

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Shelley Germann said...

That pennant die tugs at me every time you use it! Great card!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Love this beauty. It's so inspirational for the fall.
Bear Hugs,
Carol