Saturday, October 18, 2014

Verve Release Retrospective Hop

Welcome to Verve's October Release Retrospective Blog Hop! The Verve Divas are hopping today and serving up some more inspiration using the October release stamps & dies! Besides a look-see at some really nifty cards, there's also a comment prize up for grabs!

If you have come her from Stacey's blog you are right on track.  If you just happened upon the hop, you can check the hop list below to get caught up.

In honor of Diva Chaitali's mother's current battle against breast cancer and her subsequent creation of Pink Power, as well as my sadly having to miss her Breast Cancer awareness Hop this past Monday, I created a card using this set.  I have said it before, and I will say it again, this set is a must have!  So many wonderful, encouraging sentiments to be able to put on a card for any woman who is in the midst of her battle with breast cancer, or celebrating an anniversary of victory over it.  I plan on dropping a few I've made off at a lingerie store who works with women who have had mastectomies and are being fit for prosthetics.  The options are endless!

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For my card I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch. The papers are from MME's Lost and Found Heirloom paper pack and the seam binding is from Verve's Truly Madly Deeply ribbon collection.  I used the Ribbon Die to create a border and garnished them with white half pearls.  Love this "fight like a girl" sentiment, and when I found a heart shaped button, I knew I had to add it to the bow.  Pink power all the way :)


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We're giving away a $40 gift voucher to one lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to leave a shout out in the comments as you hop about.

1. Julee8. Laurie
2. Stacey9. Christyne
3. Marisa10. Teresa
4. Chaitali11. Andrea
5. Amber12. Betty
6. Jen13. Sarah
7. Charmaine14. Maureen

Next up, Chaitali's blog, where you are sure to be treated to a wonderful, card creation.  Happy hopping, and I'll be back on Monday with my Mojo Monday card. 




What’s In It?
Stamps:  Pink Power (Verve Stamps) 
Paper:   Lost and Found (My Mind’s Eye), Blush Blossom (Stampin’ Up), Cream Linen 
Ink:  Black 
Accessories:  Ribbon Die (A Cut Above by Verve Stamps),  Truly Madly Deeply Seam Binding (Verve Stamps), Button, Twine, White Half Pearls, Glue Dots

47 comments:

KimCreate said...

Pretty card!

sharrilou said...

Beautiful card, brought tears to my eyes.

cm said...

Marisa, you've worked your special magic once again with this set, pairing it with eye-catching papers, a lovely bow and an all around breath-taken-away layout! Sharing some of your cards at the lingerie shop: incredibly generous! They'll be appreciated and loved immensely! ~c

Lori Kobular said...

Love how you used all the different pink patterned paper together with all those ribbons!! Great card!!

JoAnn said...

This is beautiful Marisa. Love the papers and the sentiment. Very thoughtful of you to drop them by the lingerie store also.

Renae said...

I really like the ribbon border and the sentiment.

Kari V. said...

Wow! I am blown away by the design of your card. I love the pink ribbons die combined with the fishtail paper! And that silk ribbon is just beautiful.

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your GORGEOUS card. What a wonderful idea for a way to share your card.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Amber Hight said...

This is SOOOO pretty Marisa!! That ribbon, those ribbon dies, pearls, it's all so gorgeous!

Stacey Schafer said...

fabulous!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

How scrumptious is that ribbon! Eeek! Lovely card, Marisa!

Marianne said...

I just love how you've combined the die and the pink with this week's sketch. Wonderful card!

Christine said...

Another gorgeous pink card from your desk! Love the row of ribbons!

Jean Bullock said...

this is beautiful and very hopeful. Well done.

marylouh said...

Love the fishtails in different papers. makes a pretty design.
thanks for sharing a beautiful card

Lisa Kind said...

This is beautiful Marisa! Love your take on the sketch!

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Oh my goodness this is a real show stopper <3 <3 <3

ahappyscramper said...

Marisa what a fantastic design - love the line up of pink ribbons - a beautiful touch!

Heather said...

This is gorgeous!! I LOVE that bow and how you created the border with the ribbon dies. Yeay for pink!

Kris B said...

Beautiful card! Love all the different pink patterns! Gorgeous ribbon and heart! Great sentiment!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh I just love the ribbons as garland! A lovely encouraging card Marisa!

Vivienne Holden said...

This has to be one of the most beautiful of awareness cards I've ever come across. It isn't 'in your face' or patronise. It's just perfect...from one who knows! xxx

Lynn said...

Every last detail of this card is fabulous Marisa. I love the die cut ribbons and the touch of pearls. Truly beautiful.

Nancy said...

This card is wonderful...that bow is gorgeous!!!! Love this card!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super card! That banner is perfect with all the other details on your card!

Patty said...

OMG! This is beautiful!! Love everything about it..the layout is fabulous, your papers are gorgeous, and that bow is awesome!

Sharon Jones said...

Marisa! I am absolutely loving your card and the bow is perfect! Love your take on the sketch!

Ayuyu Hunter said...

What a stunning card! You took that Mojo design and knocked it out of the ballpark!
Loved the pattern papers you used; the artfully-bowed ribbon; and the addition of pearls at each Cancer bow center.

Mary-Anne V said...

What a great card esp. like the row of pink ribbons!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your card.

Kathy said...

Great card. Love the designer papers used and the ribbons with the pearls. Your addition of the pretty pink ribbon bow at the top with the heart and twine are the perfect finishing touch to your lovely card.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Marisa, this is stunning. I love the beautiful pink paper and gorgeous bow with the heart button. The pearls finish it all off perfectly. I love everything about this pink beauty.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the ribbon die border.

Brenda said...

Marisa, I love this crd. The design is so fresh and fabulous!

Heather Thompson said...

That is just gorgeous. What a beautiful card.

Betty Wright said...

GASP! This is absolutely stunning, Marisa! I love the pink patterns, the repetition of the hope ribbon as a border, the pearls, the sentiment! All the details just beautifully put together!

Sue Crease said...

Stunning card, pretty coloured papers. Love that bow. Great statement.
Sue

Janis said...

Just gorgeous!! LOVE the row of pink ribbon die cuts with the pearls over the banners. Beautiful!!
<3 J

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clavell said...

This is a wonderful encouragement card! Very pretty.

Paula said...

great way to display these dies.

Colleen Dietrich said...

My new favorite of yours. :)

Beverly Perdue said...

Such a pretty card! I love your ribbon border and I love that sentiment too!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how you created a border with the ribbons and your seam binding bow is so pretty!

nwilliams6 said...

You have a knack for BCA cards Marisa. I love the pink patterns on this card and the ribbon of ribbons is wonderful. My fav part is the bow though - some great bow tying there. Lovely work. Hugz!

Sharon said...

Beautiful! Fun design and such pretty papers.

Beatrice Lawson said...

What a great card! Love your crinkly ribbon bow and the shades of pink.

Kim S said...

Wonderful and unique use of the ribbon!