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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Verve!

Welcome to the Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop! Verve turns three today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! If you've already been hopping along, you arrived here from Tanis P's blog "all that rubbish"If not, head on over to Julee's Blog (owner of Verve), for all the info on how to win prizes (after all, what's a party without presents?), and to start hopping from the beginning. If there's a hiccup along the hop, you can always head to the Master Hop List to get the full list of links. 
Happy Birthday Verve!!!
So many beautiful stamps to pick from, gorgeous flowers and the most profound and eloquent sentiments!  
For today's special occasion,  I chose to use this  gorgeous Verve sentiment from the One Person set as the focal point.  I love Julee's font styles on this, it is so, so elegant.  I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto PTI vintage cream card stock and sponged around the words with SU River Rock classic ink with a dauber to give it a slightly antiqued look.  The frame is from Pink Paislee's Artisan Elements and I sponged this also with SU RR and a bit of Sahara ink.   I selected the Queen Bee 6 X 6 paper pad also from Pink Paislee.  I created a punched border with a MS punch and a very small scallop punch from EK Success that I layered to the left of the focal sentiment.
Above is a close up of the ivory flower that I made and the "ribbon" that I used is a Japanese one that I purchased at a local knitting store.  I sponged the tightly curled center of the flower with SU River Rock ink to tie in with the overall card colour theme.

Thanks for hopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to Janelle's Rain Puddles Design blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness.

Thanks so much for stopping by on this special anniversary!  Congratulations Julee!!!



14 comments:

  1. love this Chriss, so beautiful and that's one of my fav sayings as well :) Hey, my sister lives in Austin and I've been there several times...love it...even in the heat!! :)

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  2. Stunningly gorgeous!
    Sharon L

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  3. Love that sentiment! SO true! Pretty card!

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  4. So very elegant - amazing :)

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  5. Your card is absolutely amazing. I love it all and the frame and flower are just the finishing touches.

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  6. Your card is absolutely gorgeous.... love that flower!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  7. Hi hop neighbor! Your card is such a beauty. I love that dark paper against the frame and flower.

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  8. I LOVe that sentiment SO much, don't you? I like your vintage-y looking flowers as well. Very nice.

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  9. Oh, that frame is absolutely stunning! Really dresses up the already very elegant sentiment!

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  10. Beautiful card...that flower is so pretty!

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