Saturday, August 1

Anni-Verve-sary Blog Hop - Verve turns TWO!


Welcome to the first ever official Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop. Verve turns two today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! If you just came from Kayla's blog, you're on your way. The party kicked off over on the Verve blog, so if you’ve just happened along, be sure to hop on over there to start from the beginning! And to make this party a real shindig, there’s a mystery jackpot hidden at one of the stops along the hop. One lucky commenter on that blog will win Verve’s entire August release! But of course, it wouldn’t be a mystery if you knew which blog, would it? So if you’re feeling the love give a little shout out to the bloggers in the hop, and you just might have a reason to jump for joy!

The card I'm sharing with you today is one I did for the Viva la Verve challenges over on Splitcoast Stampers. The twist this time was to add texture, and that was fun! I love to use my embossing folders, but sometimes "forget" that I have them. A challenge like this forces me to thumb through my folders.

I really love the graphic boldness of black & white with a little splash of color. The sketch for this challenge did just that, so I decided to roll with it. I also experimented when coloring the flowers. I tried using a blending pen with my Memento dew drop pad. Not a bad result, but I will probably not use it again - I just didn't like the feel of the dry tip scraping over the paper surface. I also thought the sentiment needed just a little something extra, so I inked up only a portion of the leaf part of the flower stamp and used it as a flourish. A few pearls & matting, and the card was done!

supplies ~ cardstock: stash, pearls: Martha Stewart & Michaels, stamps: Verve "Floral Symphony"

Thanks for stopping by! Now it’s time to hop on over to ~Melody's blog~ for a little more Verve-y goodness. Make sure you leave a comment on each blog to enter to win Verve's ENTIRE ANNI-VERVE-SARY RELEASE!


193 paper smiles:

Christi said...

This is beautiful!!!

Randee E said...

Sweet! Love the background

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

I love those bold colors too. Great card!

mustangsarah said...

Beautiful card.

Jackie Pedro said...

This is so pretty! LOVE the bright green!

Kim said...

That card is simply beautiful!

Terri E. said...

Your colors sure do POP! Love the dry embossing details as well.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tarjteachr said...

Very striking!

Anonymous said...

Great card! Dana

Bogner's said...

What a beautiful card! Great job with the Viva La Verve sketch. Your embellishments are so pretty with your stamping!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Ooooh, what beautiful and striking colors together! Such a gorgeous card!

Scrappy said...

Lovely! I can't wait to CASE the layout! Thanks for sharing!

Nan said...

Great elemental combinations - swiss dots & pearls - they really 'zing' together!
All good wishes,
Nancy

Jackie said...

So pretty! I love that set.

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

SO beautiful!!

Renée said...

pretty!

Melissa Cash said...

Very pretty card! I love the layout you used.

Anne said...

Oh I love it!

Anonymous said...

I love this stamp set, your card is so pretty.
kate

Maria Gurnsey said...

Very pretty :)

Dani said...

This is gorgeous! I love what you did with the sentiment!

Shannan Teubner said...

Just gorgeous, Cheri!!

Nancy said...

Very sweet card. That's a great stamp set!

Kristina said...

So pretty. Love that embossed background and those pearls!

Anonymous said...

Nice job. It has been fun looking at all the ideas.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

great colors and texture, very pretty!

enjoy *~*

mom2one said...

Beautiful!! :))

Candy said...

I didn't know you were on a design team!! Beautiful card!!

Doris Snyder said...

very nice. Love the green with the black and white.

Lynn said...

beautiful card!

StampinCathy said...

This is so pretty.

Whimsey said...

This is beautiful; love the colors!

Kathy W said...

Cheri, I love this card. I, too, like that bold green with black and white. I also like the little black flourishes to help accent the card. Very nice!

Heidi Kimmerly said...

Fabulous card! Love that bright splash of green. Beautiful..

Emily said...

Beautiful card! That is one of my favorite Verve flower stamps. It looks so elegant! Love your white background!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Very pretty. Sweet and simple.

Julie E said...

So cute - great colors!

Janet said...

Very nice work

Marion said...

Pure poetry. I love this card. Marion

Tricia said...

Very pretty card. And I think I'll just stay here for awhile and listen to the Gaithers sing "Yes, I Know"... :-)

Libby Hickson said...

Gorgeous, love that green!

Darsi said...

I LOVE this card--great job!!

-heather said...

Super layout! The colors look crisp.

Alyssa said...

Pretty card ;o)

dakotastamper said...

The leaf portions by the sentiment are a great touch. Pretty, pretty!

Jill said...

Sooo pretty!

Beverly aka beestamper said...

Great design.. I love all of the white space, really draws your eye to the images! Excellent!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the colors and layout!

AHadley said...

wow, so pretty! I love those flowers, they're so fun.

Makiko Jones said...

Very pretty!! Love it!!

Gloria said...

Lovely

Mindy Andreyo said...

What a great design!

LindaH said...

Very pretty card. Great colors too!

Janine said...

My favourite embossing folder and I love your choice of colours and stamps

Janelle said...

Great color combo. It's refreshing and cheery! TFS.

Rosie said...

Nice...I have this stamp set and think its gorgeous.

crazy4scrappin said...

This card is so pretty....I love that you used that green. Great job!!

Tami said...

love the colors together!

Harriet Skelly said...

Love these colors too! Gorgeous card!

Bethany Paull said...

Beautiful! I really love how you added the swirly leaves to your sentiment.

Martha said...

Love how you used the 'leaf spiral' as a flourish on the sentiment!

Lynne said...

Love this card...it is so pretty!

Tanya said...

I think the colors are great, nice stamp set.

Katie Cotton said...

what a fun card!

Anonymous said...

The black just makes your beautiful card POP1
kavi Coulson
kavicoul@yahoo.com

Lynda Benden said...

This is beautiful!! Love the colors and that set is one of my favorite's!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

Love the bright colors on this card! And I'm always in love with embossing!

Linda w said...

Cheri I have this set also and I love your color choices. I think I will have to case this card and let everyone know where I got it from also.

thanks much

Jennifer said...

Great card Cheri. Love it!

Desiree said...

Verve Stamps are fairly new to me and I love them. I'm always excited to see something new created with them.

Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Very pretty! Like those colors. :)

Becky Carafa said...

This is so beautiful!

Shelly said...

I love this card as I am also a fan of black and white with a splash of color. Love the color combo. Awesome!!

Shelly :)
Manitoba, Canada

Rhonda said...

Great color choices and I love the background.

Elena said...

This card is so beautiful! Love the flowers!

Tanja said...

I like that saying b/c I create with dirt and seeds in the summer :), paper and glue in the winter.

Kelly said...

Beautiful card Cheri!

Ravengirl said...

Lovely card! I love the texture you added to the card! Off to the next stop!

Kerri said...

Beautiful! I love how you used the leaves as a flourish!

JenMarie said...

Oh so pretty!!

jennifer mitten said...

Cute card - love the textures.

Beth S said...

Love the texture and layering.

Ri said...

Love this card it is sooo pretty.
Hugs
Ri

Colleen said...

Beautiful card!

Carrie said...

Beautiful. Love the pearls and the cuttlebugged background!

Sue D said...

I like your leaf swirl on the sentiment.

Nancy C. said...

Love the background - beautiful!

Georgia said...

I'm a pearl girl. Love the card.

JPScraps said...

Beautiful card. Striking color combo.

itsabrt said...

Stunning card thanks for the inspiration! BR-T

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just beautiful. Love the color combo. Thanks so much for playing along in our hop! :)

Jess said...

great colors and layout!

Chandra Hough said...

Love your card! I agree that black and white with a splash of color is a great combo.

Lil' Inker said...

so pretty! What a great hop this has been so far!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors!

Linda S. said...

I like the flourish on the sentiment, also. Beautiful card!

KanataNewf said...

Lovely!

leenda said...

Very clean & fresh! Love it!

Chrisd said...

What a beautiful musical tribute on your card.

Connie Neal said...

Love your combination of colors! I also forget to get out my Cuttlebug folders! Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

very pretty - love the ovals and scallops

Jackie said...

This is too sweet! I just love it!

The Mama Monkey said...

The colors are just perfect for summer! Love the textured bg too!

lbcrafts said...

Love the colors and stamp set used...Beautiful!!!!!
Louise

Kat Gomez.. said...

nice.. simple and a beauty.. tfs.. tu amiga Kat..

Enchanting Stamping said...

I like the contrast of the black and white with a punch of color too. Very nice!

Randi said...

very nice!!!!

Peggy said...

I like the look of the black and white with the bold color. Thank you for your inspiration.

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. I like using the embossing folders to add texture.

xrciznuts said...

Nicely done and well balanced! :)
Kim Smith

Stampin_melissa said...

Lovely card, love all the details you added!

addicted said...

Your work makes me smile!

Donna Baker said...

nice card!

Paula said...

Sweet card. you did a good job.

Laurie in MN said...

Very cute card. I like the flower. Happy Verve Day.

Carolina said...

Ahhh, so very sweet!!! Love the touch of green!

sanadon said...

Very pretty card. I love flowers but who doesn't? :)
Sylvia

Maureen said...

Very pretty! Love all the pearls and embossing!

Maggie said...

Very nice card, so classy.

Christine said...

Loving this card! I love the embossed background! Thanks for sharing!

Meda said...

Great hop and a great card to go with it!

Jodi said...

Gorgeous card ~ love the layout.

Julia said...

Beautiful card!!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Beautiful card

scrappysue said...

loving the scallops!

Book Bling said...

Nice job. Lots of fun details.

Laura :) said...

Beautiful card!! Really like the nice touch the embossed background adds.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful! Love your pearls and scallops!

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors and great stamps you used!

STAMPING SAM said...

The Swiss Dot folder really makes a plain card more exciting. Love it!

Erika M. said...

Awesome card!

annesatx said...

I think adding the leaf "flourish" to the sentiment was a great idea. It really added a little something. Beautiful card. Thanks!

Pat S. said...

I like how you used the leaf to make a flourish...looks great!

Susan said...

Nice card! I have always thought I needed this set...here's another reason why!

ButterflyEars said...

This is so cute.
Nicole

Creative Mish said...

I really want to get this stamp set. Its on my wish list. Your card is beautiful. I love the cuttle bug swiss dots!

Banu said...

Very nice. Loved the colors.

Prettier Stuff aka Melissa said...

Love the card Cheri. Thanks for stoping by my blog too. This has been great fun.

Lenoria said...

Beautiful card and I love your swiss dots.

Annette Pagnusat said...

I can't wait for the 'terrible twos'!!! I'm sure Verve will continue to inspire and challenge me.

silvia said...

Very pretty card!

frogers said...

I love this card. Beautiful.
Faye

lorene said...

love your choices for colors. great job!

Lorene H

The Wired Angel said...

lovely card.. thanks for sharing your creativity.

Steph K (booga3) said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Great card. Bold colors. Love it.
Yvonne Soucy

mitch47 said...

What nice crisp colors! Thanks for sharing that pretty bright card with us.

Tanya said...

Love the colours. Very pretty card.

D Garvin said...

Awesome card

Joyce said...

Beautiful crisp card. Like the color combo

Nena said...

Brilliant card design. I am always
impressed with perfect balance. It
makes you want to stop and enjoy!!!

Liz Williams said...

Love your card. Perfect sentiment.

Cazzy said...

Lovely card, and I love these stamps, wonderful to have and make cards for friends and family.

Cazzy x

Gloria said...

I love this set! The colors you used are great, I'm going to have to try them.

Ronnie said...

I love the colours - they pop - and the uses of the oval punches. Pretty card!

Teri said...

You can never go wrong with pink and green. Awesome card! Thanks for sharing!

Val said...

Wondeful card!

Lost in Paper said...

great card!! i like this layout...

Patti Jo said...

Nice work, pretty card!

2Bis2DO said...

such a beautiful card. i love the dies and the colors

Tina said...

Beautiful card!

Grace said...

Wow oh wow! Your colors are just stunning with this great set! Love love love it!

Chris said...

Very clean an crisp.

Helen F. said...

Pretty flower image...beautiful card!

Stampin' Pam said...

Mmmmm beautiful - just love it.

Barbara said...

great card...

Anonymous said...

I love this card. I think I will have to break down and get these tulips. We have a tulip festival here and this would be so appropriate.

Chris R. from Iowa

Angel said...

so very pretty, love the pearls!

Moosisk said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

Kelli said...

VERY pretty and love the colors!!!!

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful card. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

I love all the layers and the textured background. And the sentiment is great too!!
thanks for sharing!

Sharyn said...

Beautiful, the stronger bold colours really make a splash.

SeaStar Creations said...

very pretty :) love the crisp colors and the texture. plus this stamp set is just so nice to begin with. great job! thanks for sharing

Barbara Ax. said...

Lovely card!

Joann said...

Great use of the stamp set

Heather B said...

Pretty card - I like the layout!

Karen Giron said...

Beautiful! I love the colors you used!

Chris Simon said...

Beautiful card! The green, white and black are so crisp and fresh looking.

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful and so striking! Love the way you added the little flourish to the sentiment - great idea!

Marsha said...

Very nice. I love the simplicity and yet elegance of this card.

Kristyn said...

love the layout and the dots :-)

Raquel said...

What a cute card!!

txbluiz said...

what a great color combination!! I love this set!

annheidel said...

Cute card - thanks for sharing!

Kelly said...

I really like your pretty card!

Tamara Putvin said...

Wow This is stunning...

Wishing you abundant blessings,

Tami

Lori said...

Pretty card!!

pammy jo said...

what a lovely clean card - beautiful image and sentiment :)

Maureen said...

Love this sketch and all the little details...so sweet!

Gary and Evalee said...

Love the colors -- wow, they really pop. Thanks so much. I just found verve stamps and you divas. Thanks. So awesome.

Deborah said...

This is beautiful!

SusanR said...

such a pretty card!

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