Saturday, August 01, 2009

Happy Anniversary, Verve!!

Welcome to the first ever official Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop. Verve turns two today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! 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!

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I wanted to use the Mojo Monday sketch from this week for my card, so I chose the Plain Jane tree as my main image and stamped it twice with Antique Linen distress ink before I cut it out with a circle nestie and sponged it while it was still in the die. I stamped another tree on watercolor paper with Palette Burnt Umber ink and watercolored it with my SU markers. This one I cut out with an oval die. I was able to find some very thin cork which I cut as a tag and stamped it with the Heartfelt Thanks stamp that came in one of my packages of Verve-y goodness. I added some brads, some stitching and some dimension, and Voila! a Thank You card for Verve for being around for two years. I *love* your beautiful stamps!


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

175 comments:

mustangsarah said...

A great card.

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

I love your card, it's so soft and pretty!

Christi said...

Tricia-this is gorgeous!!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Fantastic!! The cork is so cool!!

Kim said...

Tricia, that is so beautiful!!!!

Terri E. said...

I adore your nesties and fun coloring on your tree. This is stinking fun.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tarjteachr said...

Great! Glad I bought that stamp. I just may have to CASE you.

Randee E said...

Sweet card - love that set!

Bogner's said...

Your cork paper is too neat and I love how you stamped the tree image behind your focal tree. Very Beautiful!

Scrappy said...

Great colors and design! Thanks for sharing!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Tricia, this is SOOOO awesome! The creative layout and the cork...well, it's just amazing! Beautiful work!

Alyssa said...

Great card! I love the addition of the cork; it adds lovely texture! :o)

Jackie said...

So pretty! I love how you off-centered the image and used the cork for a tag - very creative!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

Love your card!! That cork is so cool. And I love how you stamped the tree image on a panel behind the actual tree image. Gorgeous!!

Renée said...

love the idea of cork! beautiful card!!

Nan said...

That cork is so wonderful - and the tree - who can't love the swirly tree???
Wonderful combination of design and elements.
All good wishes,
Nancy

Melissa Cash said...

Great card, I love the little tag on the cork!

Maria Gurnsey said...

LOVVVVVVVVEEEEE the cork :)

Kate Stockman said...

What a great simple card, very nice.
Kate

Shannan Teubner said...

Tricia, this is gorgeous! I love the touches of cork...so fun!

Dani said...

Wonderful job! The cork is a great touch!

Kristina said...

Tricia, this is stunning! I love your watercolored tree. It really give those leaves so fantastic dimension! And that cork tag?! Love it!

Nancy said...

CUTE!

mom2one said...

Love your card!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I luv this tree, very sweet card!

enjoy *~*

Marcy said...

Great idea. I love the card.

Doris Snyder said...

Great card. I really like the cork tag.

StampinCathy said...

This is just beautiful.

Whimsey said...

Great card; I love the colors. so cute!

Heidi Kimmerly said...

Sweet card - love it.

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

What a pretty card. I like how soft it is.

Janet said...

Nice work

Emily said...

Great card! Love your cork tag and corner!!! Very clever!

Kathy W said...

Love the tree image and the addition of the cork. Great card.

Julie E said...

so cute!

Lynn said...

cute card

Libby Hickson said...

Very pretty! Love the colors & that cork!

Marion said...

This is a great card. Marion

-heather said...

The trees are super. Nice use of the stamp.

Beverly aka beestamper said...

Tricia this is so great! I love the design and the use of the cork! Just beautiful!

dakotastamper said...

Very pretty. What a neat touch using the cork!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

GORGEOUS! LOVE LOVE LOVE the cork tag!

AHadley said...

this is so unique! I love the earthly feel with the tree.

Makiko Jones said...

Fantastic!! Love the all textures!!

Mindy Andreyo said...

beautiful, peaceful design.

Darsi said...

Beautiful work...love the card!!

Janine said...

Very restful colours - great thank you

Candy said...

I love your colors!! Great card!!

Janelle said...

So pretty! I'm ready for fall now that I've seen this card!

crazy4scrappin said...

Great card and I love how you incorporated that cork pieces.

Rosie said...

Very nice card. Like all the detail

Holly said...

What a wonderful masculine card!

Bethany Paull said...

You managed a FAB masculine card! I love the softer trees stamped for the bg.

Harriet Skelly said...

Cool addition of the cork - this is a great card!

Lynne said...

Love this card! I have a soft spot for trees of any shape or colour :)

Tanya said...

Beautiful! I didn't know you could stamp on cork, great idea! :)

Martha said...

This is lovely!

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

ooooh, it's so autumn-ish in the colors! Love it!

Jennifer said...

Wonderful! Tricia you did a fab job!

Linda w said...

Very pretty card Tricia.

thanks much

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.

Becky Carafa said...

So pretty, love the cork accents!

Michelle said...

Love the use of cork. Beautiful card!

Kelly said...

I love the details and dimension of your card. Great colors - great card!

Tanja said...

I really like that stamp set...and is that cork on the card. It's great!!

Ravengirl said...

What a clever idea to stamp on cork! I'll have to give it a try! Off to the next stop!

JenMarie said...

Absolutely FABULOUS!!! LOVE this!!

Sue D said...

Great layout--love the tree.

jennifer mitten said...

Great card - love the tree!

Lynda Benden said...

WOW Tricia, this is just BEAUTIFUL!!! Love it!

Shelly said...

Love it!!! Using cork adds some great texture!

Shelly :)
Manitoba, Canada

Tami said...

LOVE that tag! It's so cool!

Gloria said...

Lovely

Colleen said...

Beautiful card!

Beth S said...

Wow! Love the colours on this card. Beautiful.

Carrie said...

Adorable card!

Georgia said...

Love the depth!

JPScraps said...

Lovely card. Any sentiment would work beautifully.

itsabrt said...

Lovely Card! BR-T

Cheri Howard said...

I love your card! The tree stamped in the background really adds something to your card!

Jess said...

Love the use of cork!!! so fun!

Lil' Inker said...

love the color combo and that tree image is a must have!

Chandra Hough said...

Very pretty card!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Stunning. Beautiful colors and papers!

KanataNewf said...

Love the colours on this card. Just gorgeous.

Kerri said...

Beautiful! I love how you stamped on the cork!!!

leenda said...

Beautifully done!

dotygirl said...

This is a lovely card, love the layout and colors, I am really liking these stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Chrisd said...

What a lovely job on your card!

Karen said...

LOVE your layout - great card

Jackie said...

Very pretty! I love the color combo and the layout you used!

Connie Neal said...

Great card!

lbcrafts said...

This is such a beautful card.. love the colors.
Louise

Kat Gomez.. said...

very nice.. tfs tu amiga Kat..

Randi said...

very nice!

Enchanting Stamping said...

Lovely, lovely card. This tree is one of my favorites too.

xrciznuts said...

Great card! I like your cork embellishment. Good job! :)
Kim Smith

addicted said...

Love it

Donna Baker said...

sweet card!

Stampin_melissa said...

Great card, love all the details you added!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so gorgeous! Love the masculine feel to the cork and color scheme. Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along in our hop, Tricia! :)

The Mama Monkey said...

Gorgeous colors on the tree!

Paula said...

cute card. Like the colors you chose.

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Great card.. Love that cork you've used. Fabulous.

xx Sarah

Laurie in MN said...

Tricia,
Love the watercolored tree. I was wondering if it was paper, so I am glad you shared what you did. Great card.

Happy Verve Day

sanadon said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing.
Sylvia

Maggie said...

I love your card. So much detail.

Christine said...

I really like this card - the use of the cork was so different and unique! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Jodi said...

This is a great card.

Lynne in NI said...

Great card - I love how you used the cork

Meda said...

I love that swirly tree image!

scrappysue said...

love the cork!

Laura :) said...

Beautiful card!

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is just beautiful!

STAMPING SAM said...

Wonderful layout and color combo, really like the background on the circle.

Erika M. said...

Absolutely lovely card!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love your subtle hues on this, gorgeous!!!

annesatx said...

I really like how you used the tree as an accent stamp BEHIND your focal point tree. That is perfect. Love your card and the little cork touches.

Susan said...

I like how you layered the oval on the circle - I'll have to try that!

Creative Mish said...

Very nice! I love the earthy color combo

Banu said...

Very very pretty. Gorgeous.

sanadon said...

Great card! Thank you for sharing and giving us a chance to win GREAT stamps from verve! (In this very fun but LONG blog hop).
Sylvia

Lenoria said...

This is such a cute card.

Annette Pagnusat said...

Lovely card! I actually just picked up some cork myself, so you have given me more ideas! I love the layout.

silvia said...

great card!

Pat S. said...

What a lovely card...I love how you softened the colors!

frogers said...

Very very nice cad.
Faye

lorene said...

great job on the card! love that tree!!!!!

Lorene H

The Wired Angel said...

love your card.. great job with layout and color combination. Very inspiring.

Anonymous said...

great card, thanks for the inspiration.
Yvonne Soucy

mitch47 said...

A heartfelt thanks for this card, Tricia! What a beautiful job you did.

Steph K (booga3) said...

Beautiful! Love your watercoloring!

Tanya said...

Very nice card.

Julia said...

Pretty card...nice soft colors.

Cazzy said...

I love these Verve trees, great sentiment, lovely card.

Cazzy x

Gloria said...

I love your card! The cork is a great idea! I'm going to run and try that!

Carolina said...

Adorable card!

Nena said...

The card is a work of art! Love how
you used the stamp on the DP. Thank
you so much for sharing!!

Ronnie said...

Pretty card. It's amazing how a group of people can use the same set and come up with such awesome, different cards!

Teri said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Val said...

Wonderful card!

Lost in Paper said...

wonderful card!! i love the "fall" feel of this!!!

Patti Jo said...

Love your design! Great colors too!

2Bis2DO said...

Great card, i love that tree

Grace said...

Oh I'm loving the tree and the cork is a great idea! Beautifully done!

Tina said...

Great card! TFS.

Chris said...

very creative and a great idea.

Helen F. said...

Love this tree image and the FALL colors ~ very pretty!

Stampin' Pam said...

great card! I've looked at so many that they all run together now. *sigh*

Anonymous said...

Great card.

Chris R. from Iowa

Angel said...

love the cork detail, great card!!

Moosisk said...

Love the tree card! Thanks for sharing.

Kelli said...

This tree is CUTE and I LOVE the cork accents!!!!!

CraftinGranny said...

Great colors and card. Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

Such a nice card. I love this little tree.
Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

Such a nice card. I love this little tree.
Thanks for sharing!

Sharyn said...

Stunning tree stamp and the other muted colours are prefect.

SeaStar Creations said...

cute, cute, cute :) this is a great set and i love the way you added texture with the cork! i think i have some of that stashed somewhere!!

Barbara Ax. said...

Just beautiful

Joann said...

Great card!

Heather B said...

I really like your card!!

Chris Simon said...

Great colors and layout! The cork tag is just perfect with this card. Thanks for sharing!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous! I love the cork tag and the watercolored tree! So many lovely details!

Raquel said...

Very cute Card!!

txbluiz said...

great card - love the colors

annheidel said...

Very cute - love how you used the tree!

Tamara Putvin said...

I love how your card turned out.. So soft and pretty.. Amazing talent on this DT.

Wishing you abundant blessings,

Tami

Lori said...

Nice card!! I really like the addition of the cork!

Maureen said...

Love the cork details! I need to start using it more!

Gary and Evalee said...

Thanks so much. Just found verve and your blogs. Loving it!!

pammy jo said...

lovely card. i save up cork and then forget to use it - thanks for the idea and reminder :)

Maureen said...

Great card - love the cork!

Marsha said...

Just great. Love the sketch, stamp, colors, all of it.

Linda S. said...

I love this sketch, Tricia! And the colors are very comforting!

Deborah said...

beautiful card!