August 1, 2010

AnniVERVEsary Blog Hop!!

Hi there and welcome to the AnniVERVEsary Blog Hop!  Verve turns three years old today and we're celebrating with a hop hop hop! If you arrived here from Tami's blog then you're in the right place!  If you've just happened along then head on over to Julee's blog (owner of Verve) to start from the beginning and to find out how YOU can win a prize just for hopping along!!  After all, what's a party without presents?  If there's a hiccup along the way then you can head on over to the Master Hop List to get the full list of links!

So let's get to it!!


I used the new set, Always on My Mind.  I just love the sentiments and the fonts in this set!  I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI Vintage Cream, cut it out with a 1 3/4" circle punch and layered it on a Kraft Scallop Circle Nestie.  I  also sponged the edges with some distress ink in Tea Dye.  The sketch started out as Mojo 145, but I ended up veering away from it just a bit!  The star was cut from Kraft with the Star Nestabilities and then run through my Cuttlebug with the Seeing Spots embossing folder.  A button and twine bow finish it off.  The DP is October Afternoon Thrift Shop and Farm Fresh  (can't get enough of October Afternoon!).  I added some machine stitching, a rounded corner with the AWESOME Corner Chomper (I feel it is my duty to get every stamper to own a Corner Chomper! LOL!), adhesive pearls and some ruffled ribbon to finish it off!  When I was done I realized I hadn't used the darling little dangling star included with the set and just couldn't make it work!!

If you're interested in winning this set, Always On My Mind, that I've featured on my card, just leave a comment on this post by August 4th at 11:59 pm for a chance to win!!

Your next stop on this hop is the WILDLY TALENTED Tosh!!!

Have fun and thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps:  Always On My Mind (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Kraft, Vintage Cream, October Afternoon Thrift Shop & Farm Fresh
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tea Dye Distress Ink
Accessories & Tools:  Circle and Star Nestabilities, Large Scallop Die, Corner Chomper, Button, Twine, Sewing Machine, Satin Ribbon (PTI), Adhesive Pearls, Foam Tape

176 comments:

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love your scallops and ribbon treatment! Beautiful!

Bogner's said...

There are so many fabulous elements to this card! I love it. The textured star, the ribbon, the scallops, not to mention the sentiment! Absolutley beautiful!

Janelle said...

Dear Jackie, love the sentiment, ribbon, scallops, and star.
Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

Melisa Hunter said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the soft details! and the ribbon treatment if fabulous!

Emily Leiphart said...

Jackie, your card is awesome! I love those big scallops and the embossed star!

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS Jackie!!

Nuri said...

Love everything! It is so pretty.

Kathy Martin said...

Very pretty card! :)

Barbara said...

Scallops and ribbon are perfect.

bstrassner said...

I like it! The papers and colors and the ribbon! I will have to try this ribbon on one of mine. Thanks for sharing!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I really like this card. Love the button on the star too!

Vickie Z said...

Love the card... the soft colors with kraft, the embossed star, and ribbon!!

Susan said...

So gorgeous!! I love the ribbon treatment and the double scallop border! Your colors are beautiful together!!

Beverly S. said...

Pretty! Love the way you used the scallops and ribbon.

Shirl said...

Love your choice of papers and everything else blends so well together! I love it! :)

The Paper Princess said...

Beautiful card! Love the soft sweet colors!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Melissa Cash said...

So soft and pretty, I love your ribbon treatment and the pearls on the scallops!

Mary Jean said...

very pretty! I love the scallops!!!

Olga said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous!!

Marisa said...

Love the scallops you used and the star with the twine is perfect. Great colour combo and card :D

Betty Wright said...

Jackie, this is wonderful! The colors, detailing, ribbon treatment...wow! Lovely card!

jennifer mitten said...

Wowza - beautiful card!

Brandi said...

Oh I just adore this card! It is gorgeous! :)

Lisa Christine said...

Love this card! The ribbon, the pearls, the kraft paper, the patterned paper, the accents, everything! Beautiful card!

Patty said...

Oh my gosh... can you want to 'hug' a card? If so, I want to 'hug' this one! Just yummy - from the colors to the texture to the details. Love it!

Terri E. said...

Wonderful scallops and pearls!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tracy said...

What a pretty card - Love those colors, nice and soft! TFS!

Ravengirl said...

What a gorgeous card! I love all the spectacular detailing on our card! I so want a corner chomper, it's on my list, right after some new Verve!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I LOVE this card! The detail is just perfect.

Shari said...

Love the combination of papers and the pearls set it off so well.

Jen P said...

Such a pretty card! Love the ribbon detail!

Jamie N. said...

Wow this card is absolutely amazing. I love the soft shabby chic colors. And that single rounded corner edge is just awesome.

Angel said...

beautiful, Jackie! love the whole tone of this card, great detailing!

silvia said...

Beautiful card!!

stamphappy said...

Beautiful card! So delicate and feminine. Great job!

Kristina said...

So soft and gorgeous! The colors just make me happy. And that RIBBON! Gorgeous!

Melody said...

Beautiful card Jackie! I love that ribbon treatment and that cute little star!

Loretta said...

I just love this stamp set. I have used it several times since I got it.

GrannyCharlotte said...

Love this card. The colors and the embellishments are awesome. Great stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

Holy Moly! I adore this card :)

debhorst said...

Tami said we would see some vervey goodness here....boy was she right!! Gorgeous card!! Love that ribbon treatment and all that sponging!!

Cindy said...

So very pretty - I may have to borrow the layout, K?!?!?

scrljdj said...

simple, elegant and fab.u.lous :)

Nicole said...

I love the colors and the distressed look is so antique! I also love all the embossed embellie's!

Sherry said...

Wonderful design great card love the rucked ribbon Thanks for sharing

Tanya said...

OMG this is gorgeous! I love EVERYTHING! The paper, the ribbon, the scallops, pearls and of course this fabulous stamp set.

Cheryl said...

Love the way the ribbon scallops. Gotta try that one. Thanks.

Martha said...

wow love everything about your card.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a gorgeous creation!! Such beautiful work!

Pam said...

Very soft and delicate card. Very Pretty.

Shannan Teubner said...

Jackie, this is FABULOUS!! Love the polka dotted star!

marilynwillauer said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, love it, love it, love it. . . anyone would feel wonderful after receiving a card like this.
Great job!!!!
Happy Anniversary VERVE!!!!

Michele Gross said...

So soft and pretty! :) I really love your polka dot star :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, Jackie, I LOVE this gorgeous card! I'm going to have to check out that DP...you've already enabled me to buy a corner chomper - lol! Love it!

Luanne said...

Everything about this card is just wonderful! The colors are so pretty, and I love your ribbon. Fantastic!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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

Super feminine and super awesome! love the ribbon!

Cassie_lu said...

love the look of the card and the the scallops with the star and sentiment

Jackie said...

Jackie this is amazing! I love the distressed look, and all the stitching just totally works on this! Plus the way you used the ribbon and the scallops....it all just pops! Wonderful work as always girlie!

Heidi said...

I think that I need to make a book of all these beautiful card, this is in my top 10 for sure. I just love your ribbon, the scallops.. yummy!

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

OH Jackie this is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the heartwarming country home feeling this card has and that ribbon is just too yummy for words :)
Oh and CONGRATS on being our Swanky Stamper of the Month :)

Kimberly S. said...

WOW!!! This card is GORGEOUS!! I LOVE the vintage/distressed feel of it, the stitching, and the sentiment is FABULOUS!!!!! It's all SO perfect!!!

Lorus! said...

I love the combination of the kraft paper and the delicate floral! Beautiful card!

Chrisd said...

All of the details on your card really make it so vintage and lovely!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is GORGEOUS! I've been wondering what you used to make the dots on the star, I've seen it on at least one of your other cards and it's fantastic!

mztamela said...

Love this girly card!

Julie E said...

Such a sweet card! That color combo is fab and you have so many wonderful elements including.

Joanne Gilch said...

love, love, love this card!

Sherry said...

What a beautiful card! I love it.

FibreJunky said...

I love this! And someday I will get a corner chomper.

Denise said...

Very pretty card!!! And I love your blog! The colors are so very awesome!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Jackie, this is just too dreamy! Your cards are always pure perfection!

McStamper said...

Wonderful card. Love the scallops and ribbon.

Sari said...

Love everything about this card.
Sari Olsen

jodie said...

this pink and brown color combo is just wonderful.Its soft and sweet.

Kerri said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jackie!!! I love your layout, those beautiful colors, and your fab ribbon treatment!

Erika M. said...

Your card is fabulous!

Christina said...

Oh my goodness, there is so much to LOVE about this card! The scallops, the pearls, and that gorgeous ribbon treatment! Another stunner, Jackie!

Janelle said...

Lovely card, and that set is such a wonderful one. I don't own it....yet! Thanks for all your inspirations you make for Verve!

Lisa H. said...

ahhhh! you make it look so easy! this is darling. I love the embossed polka dotted star!

Leenda said...

Awesome artwork Jackie! Fabulous style!

Sarah said...

Scallops and ribbon - how pretty!

Janine said...

Love your soft and homely colours

*Spring Blossom* said...

I just ADORE this card!!!! And I'm in love with that beautiful floral paper *swoon*

Bethany said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love the color combo and the little touches you added to make it interesting to look at.

artfulwhimsies said...

There are so many pretty things about this card!! I love them all.

Jennifer Roach said...

Soooooo pretty!!

Amy said...

Fantastic card Jackie!! I adore your scallops!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

gorgeous Jackie, the details are fantastic...have a great week!

enjoy *~*

Dani said...

This is so pretty!! I love it!!

LaurieJ said...

I LOVE this card! All of the details are perfect. I can't get enough of October Afternoon either.

Wilfreda said...

Your card is gorgeous.

Makiko Jones said...

Oh so very pretty, Jackie!! I love those beautiful embellishments details!!

SimpleScrappin said...

Oh what a pretty card...this stamp set is on my wish list. TFS!
Hugs
Nikki
Simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

Samantha said...

Your card is awesome! I love the ribbon and the placement of the pearls! Great job Jackie!!

Wendy Space said...

Your card is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Shelley W. said...

I love the colors and the layouts.

Gretchen said...

Ooo la la Jackie! This is gorgeous and I love your layout!

Sarah/WAstamper said...

There is SO much I LOVE about this card...the layers and textures, the colors, the ribbon, the DP. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!

Crafty Engineering said...

So very pretty...love the pleated ribbon (and I love how it is not straight) and the giant scallops. Gorgeous!

Elaine said...

Very beautiful card. love the colors and the ribbon detail.

Vera said...

Absolute perfection, as always, Jackie! I still don't own a Corner Chomper, but I'm getting closer with every card you post. ;-)

Jessy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this. So soft and pretty colors and design. :-)

Patty said...

Not only would I love to win the stamp set, I would love to have this card. It is beautiful! You did such a wonderful job.

Wendy said...

Your blog is adorable and I am in love with crinkled ribbon right now!!! I hope you have a super weekend!!!

Billie A said...

Very pretty love the ribbon and papers. Great card.

Angela said...

This is great! I love the mix of DP with the Kraft, along with the large scallops and ruffled ribbon!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Jackie, this is just GORGEOUS! I LOVE the delicious colors and that ribbon!

Liz Williams said...

Terrific ribbon treatment!! Great card.

Maureen said...

oh, I agree, Jackie...I love this sentiment and that whole set...the fonts are perfect for fun cards as well as elegant ones. And yes, there's no mistaking how fabulous OA paper is :)

Julia said...

Just beautiful Jackie!!!....yes this set does have some of the best fonts. Great design and I love the ruffled ribbon.

Mary said...

I am loving October Afternoon lately, too... This card is amazing -- stunningly soft and beautiful!

LindaR said...

So many layers of goodness!

K Trask said...

This has to be my favourite so far on the blog hop. Very whimsical and imaginative.

Little GTO said...

Lovely card. That star is quite a match to the saying.
Sharon L

kim.mom said...

I always LOVE your cards and this one is no exception!!! The colors are AMAZING and I LOVE that ribbon!!!

Maureen said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the kraft scallops with pearls and those pretty papers!

Carrie said...

This is beautiful. I love what you did with the ribbon and the lg scallops on here.

Anne said...

Stunning card! Your mix of colors, dp, and other design elements is fantastic.

Dawn Easton said...

Jackie, this is gorgeous girl! Love those layered scallops, stitching, sponging, ruffled ribbon...the whole thing...ha!

Jami said...

I love your card. What you did with the ribbon is so pretty! I can't wait to try that out myself:)

Teresa said...

As always I love your card. The color, the feel...Love it all. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

Beautiful. Love the corner chomper! (;

judybob3 said...

Gorgeous!! One of my favorites so far!! :)

judybob3@att.net

Lillian Child said...

I have that song by Willie Nelson running through my mind now - You are Always on My Mind. LOVE this sentiment and your card creation is just beautiful!

Sandra Hansen said...

Love the half circle idea used on the card.

Jane Bosi said...

This is so so so pretty! Just an all around beautiful work!

Dana said...

Oh Jackie, everything you make is so beautiful!

Mary said...

What a warm welcoming card! Love it :)

scripperscrapper said...

Love the colors and all the scallops!! Happy Blogging.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Great Card! Pretty colors1

Skrapbuker said...

Love what you did with the ribbon! TFS & a chance to win :)

Nancy said...

You are so right about this set. The sentiments are fabulous. Love your feminizing the kraft.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love your card!! The ribbon treatment is awesome and the colors just make me so happy!

GAZ said...

I love your card and the way you did your ribbon. Thanks for sharing.

Naomi said...

Oh, it's so dreamy--I love it!

Yvonne said...

Great card!

Purple Princess said...

Love this card!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Just ABFAB!! All those details are just gorgeous

pat said...

That is a beautiful card and what a nice set,Thanks for the chance to win.

pink lady said...

Wow wow wow I absolutely adore this card..I've just come across your blog on the hop and I will definitely be visiting again your work is an absolute inspiration x

MaryBeth said...

I LOVE everything about this card. The paper, the scallops, the ribbon just to name a few!
GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lilian said...

i am so amazed at all the details on this card! the pearls, the slight sponging on the scallops and on the embossed edges, the button, etc. AMAZING! :)

Pam Varnell said...

Beautiful Jackie. Love the ribbon especially.

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Such a sweet, pretty card Jackie! Love what you did with the ribbon to!

Sandi said...

I just love the craft scallops...beautiful as always.

Wendy K. said...

Beautiful card! I love the double scallop!
Wendy K.
www.MyScrapbookingBlog.com

carpediem said...

my goodness this is an awesome blog hop! love your card! laura j

Iris said...

What a wonderful card - so soft and romantic. Love the colors. Iris

Heather said...

What a beautiful card. I love that flower paper you used!!

scrappingnana said...

WOW! This is such a gorgeous card. Love the sentiment and everything about it. You did a wonderful job. I would love to win this set and the card also. :)

ChangedbyHim said...

Colors are exquisite!

Umberto said...

The combination of ruffled ribbon with scallops creates a beautiful balance of form and shape.

Darlene said...

Such a soft and pretty card. I love your ribbon treatment as well as the stitching. Very creative the way you ran the star through the CB with and EF. TFS.

Maggie said...

Another great job--love the pearls on the scallop edge...gonna have to try that sometime!

Kathy said...

I agree, can't get enough of that October Afternoon paper. Your cards are all stunning, and this one is no exception.

Amy Sheffer said...

{swooning} Love this, Jackie! The papers (sigh), the ribbon, the Kraft, the sweet sentiment!

joanne said...

Amazing card - lots of great details. Enjoyed my first visit to your blog, thanks to Verve's 3rd Anniversary.

Ola said...

Very beautiful card.... love the ribbon!

Thank you so much for sharing & the chance to win such an amazing set!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Lynda Benden said...

This is darling Jackie! I Love the large scallops and that paper is so pretty!

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Such a pretty card! Love the sentiment!

Vicki
vwizniuk at pris dot ca

Tina said...

So pretty! I love all the details. You are one of my favorite bloggers and I always love your inspiration!

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Love the card and the set.

Sweetpz said...

wonderful card! i like the stitching and the ribbons is very cute =)
hugs
juli

Amy D said...

The colors you used are just beautiful. Love your card and I love the verve stamped sentiment.

ellie said...

absolutely beautiful. Would love to win this set.

Kim said...

Beautiful card! Where is the corner chomper from?

readysetlove said...

LOVE the colors you've chosen.

Julie L. said...

What a great card!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie L.

Sherrie said...

Love this card. Colors are amazing together!!!

Tina said...

Simply gorgeous! I always enjoy visiting your blog :) Thank you for sharing!

Ronnie said...

This is such a cute card! I love the dsp, and the star did add the perfect finishing touch!

Crafty Math Chick said...

VERY pretty card Jackie - I love the scrunched up ribbon.

BarbaraB said...

Enjoying your blog while I do Verve Anniversary blog hop! Great job.

Lisa S. said...

I love, love, love this card! The colors are great, the paper is fantastic, and I like how you layered the scalloped edges on the border. What a great project!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

hey Jackie! don't know if you'll see this post but I just love this card! so much I HAD to make one last night! http://nitrogail.blogspot.com/2010/08/easy-techniques.html thank you so much for sharing it. I'll have to borrow some of your other project ideas too!