Sunday, August 1, 2010

Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop!

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 Joanne'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.

This is my first blog hop ever so I'm extremely excited to be here today! I've been a long-time fan of Verve stamps and today's card uses two of my favourite sets in my signature CAS style. I have a lot of birthday cards to make in the next couple of months and one lucky friend will receive this pretty wreath made with the large flower from Because of You. I inked up the flower with four different colours, cut them out and arranged them around the two-piece sentiment from Wishing You. The flowers are attached at three different heights for visual interest and dimension. I added gemstones in two colours and tied a bow with embroidery floss to finish.

Thanks for hopping by! I had a lot of fun making this card and I'm honoured to have been part of Verve's 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop. Since I'm the last stop on this blog hop, please head on over to the Verve Stamps blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness. ;)

Sources: SU Kraft & Naturals Ivory cardstock; Verve Wishing You; Verve Because of You; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Taken With Teal, Kiwi Kiss & Always Artichoke inks; Vivid Red ink; Forever in Time pop-dots; Glue Dots pop up relief; Forever in Time gemstones; Carnival embroidery floss

86 comments:

Joanne Gilch said...

Emily, Thought I'd come straight away and leave you a comment since you are at the end of the hop! Your card is simply lovely. What a fabulous way to show off Verve's stamp set. That was a lot of cutting, too! Good Luck!

Janelle said...

What a beautiful card,love the colors!
Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very nice, love that flower frame.

Melisa Hunter said...

This is gorgeous! I love how the bright colours pop off the kraft. What a great idea to make a wreath with these flowers. I'm going to have to try this!

mustavcoffee said...

Gorgeous card, :) xx

Lisa Christine said...

I love this card! I love the border of the cut out flower stamps!

Angel said...

these is just too darn pretty! love the colors and whole design of this sweet card!

Jen P said...

Cute card - love the colors!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

love the wreath!

Shari said...

Love your colors. Nice.

Cindy said...

So pretty and love the little extra BLING!

jennifer mitten said...

What a gorgeous card - love that "wreath" of flowers.

Mary Jean said...

beautiful!

Olga said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

beautiful!

Tracy said...

Lovely card - great colors! Love how you did the wreath! TFS!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, is this ever cute, i adore the flower wreath, sweetness...have a fantastic week!

enjoy *~*

keiut said...

I definitely dig this card... everything about it I like :D

Betty Wright said...

Emily, this is wonderful! Awesome wreath design with this flower and the different colors just makes it fabulous! Great looking card!

GrannyCharlotte said...

This is soooo cute. I love the wreath of flowers. It rocks. TFS.

Bogner's said...

That flower wreath is so stinking amazing. I love all the colors and matching gems! So pretty!

Leenda said...

Love it, love it, love it!! I like it too!!

Julie E said...

Super cute!!! I love your style and this is a great way to end the hop! PS My daughter said your card is awesome :>)

Marisa said...

Just LOVE that flower wreath!! Fabulously done!!

Kimberly S. said...

Awwwww....love, love, LOVE this card!!!! That flower wreath is simply ADORABLE!!!!!!!! LOVE the colors as well....and the sponging along the edge....BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Jennifer Roach said...

This is GORGEOUS!!

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this stunning ring of blossoms! So very beautiful!

Lindsey said...

Just gorgeous, Emily! What a great layout with the cut-out wreath of flowers. Cutting out lots of images... not my favourite thing, so I'm extra impressed! ;)

Dani said...

So lovely!! Beautiful inspiration!! :)

Jackie said...

Oh this is fabulous! I love what you did to this, great job!

Terri E. said...

Fun colors and bling elements.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kerri said...

WOW! Awesome job cutting out all those flowers! This is just beautiful:)

Wanda Cullen said...

Beautiful dimensional flower wreath to highlight this sentiment! Now that was labor intensive to hand cut all the flowers, but it is so stunning!

Angela said...

Whew! You have a lot to read! I'll keep it short. Love it! Love the levels and the way the floss runs under a flower. Way to hop!

Cassie_lu said...

great idea using the flowers to form a wreath/frame around the sentiment and congrats on doing your first blog hop (you did great)

debhorst said...

gorgeous floral wreath....love the gems at the center!!

Loretta said...

Oh My...I love this card. I will be making one inspired by you very soon!!!

Wendy Space said...

This is gorgeous. I love how you made the wreath. Thanks for sharing!

Tanya said...

This is beautiful Emily! Love your flower frame, that's a lot of cutting. You rocked this!

Brandi said...

Just gorgeous! Love the flower frame! :)

Melissa Cash said...

Emily, of course you know I love your work and this card is just perfect. I love the colors you chose for the flowers, they all go together so well.

SimpleScrappin said...

I love this card! TFS!
Hugs
Nikki
Simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

That flower wreath is amazing, Emily! Love your style! Thanks so much for celebrating with us!

Tejal said...

Beeutiful! awesome card

LindaR said...

How pretty! Love all the texture!

Christina said...

Such a gorgeous flower wreath! I love the colors you chose and the touches of bling. Super cute!

Smita said...

Lovely card! The floral wreath is beautiful!

stamphappy said...

Love the wreath you made! Very pretty!

Elaine said...

Beautiful card and beautiful cutting. The colors are beautiful

Wendy said...

Wonderful color and dimension. My birthday is on Thursday! I would love to get this card!! Have a super week!!!

Mary said...

Beautiful card - love all the flowers cut out! Anyone would be lucky to get this amazing card :)

Lillian Child said...

Great job of paper piecing!

Ravengirl said...

Heavens, I am in love with that flower frame!!!

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

Too cute! Love the flowers and the jewels!

Yvonne said...

Great card!

Lorus! said...

The details make the card! Love the layers and the bling - that wreath is so cute and creative!

Luanne said...

What a beautiful card! So creative to do a wreath from the flowers. Thank you for your inspiration!

Kristina said...

Oh goodness, I love the wreath you created using the flower! And the colors really pop against the craft. Absolutely lovely card!

Sarah/WAstamper said...

WOW! Love the wreath of flowers. The colors are just gorgeous! ANd the twine adds just the right touch. Beautiful card!

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful wreath of flowers!!

jodie said...

so simple yet so sweet.love how the flowers frames the sentiment.

The Paper Princess said...

Nice card!

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

Jami said...

Oh, your card is amazing. I love it.

Wendy K. said...

Love the flower wreath!
Wendy K.
www.MyScrapbookingBlog.com

Sandi said...

What a wonderful card. The wreath must have taken awhile to cut, but sooo worth it!

Kathy said...

Stunning card! That flower wreath is amazing, and I love the colors you used.

Mary said...

How very fun! Nice work!

Jane Bosi said...

Very pretty!

Maureen said...

stunning!!! Love that flower stamp too and it looks fabulous stamped with different colours :)

kim.mom said...

What a GREAT idea!!! LOVE it!!!

sharon said...

Love those flowers and bring on the bling!
Sharon L

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Super idea!and of course the bling! Great work!

Kelly said...

lovely card. A lot of work into this one!

Samantha said...

lots of detail in all those flowers! great card!

Erika M. said...

I'm really loving your card!

Maureen said...

Fabulous card! Love your wreath of flowers and the colors look great against the kraft!

Ola said...

Beautiful card... I'm loving the colors!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Janelle said...

Fabulous card and such a simple and striking design. I love it!

Nancy said...

What a fun and cheerful card!

LaurieJ said...

So very pretty! I'm loving all of the colors.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh I LOVE the wreath you created with all those flowers and the bling! It must have taken you forever to cut them all out - extra snaps for you girl!

Vera said...

Wow, that was a lot of cutting, but so worth it! Fabulous design!

Crafty Engineering said...

A beautiful wreath of flowers! love the touches of sparkle too. Beautiful job!

Naomi said...

What a creative use of color and unique way to frame the sentiment--I love it!

Becky Carafa said...

Wow, love this! Great colors and those beautiful flowers just pop off the page!

Sunghee said...

whoa~!!!! beautiful! love all the different colors and the gem!