Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Anni-VERVE-sary!

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 Rachel's blog. 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.


I created my card for today with my riding instructor's birthday in mind. The last couple of years, she's celebrated her day along with the students in her Cross Country Clinic, as it's on the second of August. It's my second year of the clinic and I'm loving every minute of it thusfar - and how better than to make her a special card with some of my favorite Verve stamps. I actually used three sets for the creation of this card.

I used the Mojo Monday Week 149 sketch as my base and the colors from Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 39, which I'd adored a two weeks ago. I started with the butterfly from Blue Skies and inked it up in craft white, then embossed with hologram highlights on the wild wasabi paper. I also used the smaller butterfly for the background white paper. The sentiment came from Big Wish - and oddly enough, I'd forgotten about it and thought "I really wish Verve had another birthday set with some Happy Birthday sentiments". Low & behold, I rediscovered my Big Wish set a moment later. On the inside, I used Feel the Sun and the smaller butterfly again from Blue Skies.



It's amazing how well the sets work together to create a cohesive card....I love it!

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

    

Stamps: Verve Blue Skies, Big Wish & Feel the Sun
Paper: Kraft, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White Craft, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Half Pearls, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Hologram Highlights EP, Divine Swirls EF

79 comments:

  1. This is GORGEOUS, Tanny!!! That is one of my favorite Curtain Call colour combos and you have knocked it out of the ball park!! LOVE that butterfly and you have used this mojo sketch to perfection! Fabulous card GF :D

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  2. I love the background swirls and the beautiful color in this wonderful card.
    Best wishes.
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  3. So beautiful! I love that you coordinated the inside with the outside...Makes for such a nice finished look :) Lovely sentiment for a birthday card too!

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  4. I love your take on this sketch and how you've used these colours! So pretty!

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  5. Beautiful use of those butterflies Tanny! I love the colour combo and what a beautiful inside! Love your sentiment treatment too!

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  6. Beautiful card and the green is perfect with the kraft. those butterflies are so sweet and such a delightful random stamping technique!
    Blessings,
    Kim xXx

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  7. Love your colors. Very clean looking card. So pretty!

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  8. Great color combo - love the card!

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  9. hey girl, i hope all is well with you, luv your choice of colors and stamps...adorable butterflies...so sweet...have a fantastic week!

    enjoy *~*

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  10. Wonderful colors and detailing, Tanis! Lovely card!

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  11. Lovely card - great colors! Love that frame! TFS!

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  12. What a wonderful color scheme. Love this card. Great detail on the inside also. TFS.

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  13. Your card is fabulous Tanis! I love all the green and the homemade dp! Such a cool card!

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  14. Sweet card! Those butterflies are a fave and I like how you combined all the challenges.

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  15. What a delightful restful color scheme. I love the butterflies and your embossing.

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  16. OMGosh....I LOVE those butterflies!!!! The layout of your card and the colors are fabulous!!

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  17. Awesome work with these beautiful greens!!

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  18. Fantastic! Love how you stamped your own paper on this.

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  19. What a fun and sweet card! Lovely job!

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  20. Tanny this is GORGEOUS! I love the beautiful butterfly and the greens are so lovely! Such fresh, soft colors - WOW girl! Seriously great paper crafting!

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  21. love both the inside and out of this card...way to go using that sketch as well!!

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  22. So lovely!! Beautiful inspiration!! :)

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  23. Fun monochromatic cards and bling.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  24. Beautiful! I love the colors you used, and your stamped background paper! That sparkly butterfly is gorgeous:)

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  25. Fab colors and I love your use of this set!

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  26. great use of the challenges as the card is darling

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  27. Way cool combo of colors!!! Also love the way you used the butterfly!!!

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  28. This is fabulous. I don't know WHY I haven't thought to use the butterfly stamp to make pp. Beautiful!

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  29. This is beautiful! I adore these butterflies. Great job with the sketch. Have a great day! :)

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  30. Well, green is my favorite color so all I can say is: I love it! I love how you used the small butterfly to create the background, that is something I will try myself. Thanks for the awesome inspiration.

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  31. This is so beautiful! I love your take on this sketch and the colors you used! The stamping to make the background paper is fantastic!

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  32. Such a pretty card! TFS!
    Hugs
    Nikki
    Simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

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  33. This is just spectacular. Love what you did with those butterflies, and the colors and accents are positively dreamy. Thanks so much for celebrating with us!

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  34. Gorgeous background paper,and I love the inside!

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  35. This is perfect!!! I love the choice of color!! Great job!!

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  37. Love those colors and all textures. The sentiment inside, great

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  38. I can't believe all the fabulous new talent I'm discovering along the way on this fun anniversary hop. Lovely creation!

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  39. I love the shades of green! That sentiment is so beautfiful!

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  40. Love this! That color combo is great, and the inside is as cute as the outside. TFS!

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  41. These blog hops are so much fun!
    What a great way to get some fresh new ideas.

    http://sugarstamper.blogspot.com

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  42. So pretty! Love all those shades of green, and the butterfly stamped as a background dp! Fabulous card!

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  43. Love the butterflies and the sketch! Beautiful card!

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  44. Beautiful card!! Love thouse butterflies!

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  45. oh wowa, Tanis...okay...remember the last card I said was my favourite? It's been replaced by this one!!! LOVE the greens on embossed kraft...makes me think there are 200 something days left till my b-day!! Hope all is going well at your clinic...have you started packing yet? I have a sister who packs 2 months in advance (I know, weird!!!) Thanks for all your sweet comments and encouragement about the Diva stuff...really...I'm still in disbelief :) Hugs!!

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  46. the third time is the charm they say...third time trying to leave a comment that is!!!!
    lovely card. I really like the silver hologram ep on the butterfly

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  47. So pretty, I love the butterflies!

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  48. Oh, this is SO amazing! I love the colors, the focal point, everything!

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  49. Beautiful card. I am loving the Blue Skies set more and more as I hop! So pretty!

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  50. Beautiful card - I love those butterflies and your colors show them off so well!

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  51. simply beautiful! the butterflies work well in the green!

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  52. Gorgeous card. I love the butterflies, that will have to be my next set.

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  53. So pretty! Love how you made your own butterfly paper!

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  54. Beautiful... love the colors!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  55. So pretty! I love the colors, they are my favorites.

    of rain puddles design

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  56. This is a lovely card. The little butterfly makes gorgeous background paper.

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  57. Wow, what a lovely card! The colors are wonderful and all the details are perfect.

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  58. Oh, I love this card! Lots of details, yet still very "mailable!" Thanks for the inspiration.

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  59. Beautiful! I love the stamped paper with the butterflies.

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  60. Very unusual but pretty colors together. Love it!

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  61. Oh wow, this is gorgeous! Fantastic layout!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment =) Be sure to include your blog info so I can check out what you arere up to, as well!
~Tanis