Saturday, August 1, 2009

Verve anniversary blog hop




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!




I loved this sketch the first time I did it, and I wanted to do it again with different papers and stamps. So I pulled out the Basic Grey Porcelain paper and layered it with Mellow Moss and Whisper White cardstock. This sentiment from Verve's Beautiful You set is so lovely and it goes so nicely with this happy pink and green paper.

I didn't have any wide Mellow Moss ribbon, so I made my own by sponging Mellow Moss ink onto some white satin ribbon. Isn't that gorgeous? The crochet butterfly comes from my friend Leah.

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


EDITED TO ADD: So many of you have commented on Leah's butterfly, and several people have asked if she sells her creations. The answer is YES, she does. :-) You can find her crocheted butterflies and flowers at her etsy shop, Paper Blooms. Don't be afraid to email her for custom orders - she is so sweet and she is more than happy to do what you need in whatever colors you want. I'm not affiliated - I'm just a happy customer. :-)

137 comments:

Michelle H. said...

This card is so beautiful! I love it!

Rachel said...

Very nice

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Gorgeous card, my friend! Love the colors and that butterfly is adorable!

Kim said...

Holly, that is so beautiful - love those soft colors!

mustangsarah said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card.
Colors are so soft and pretty.

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

Those papers are so pretty! And your ribbon turned out great... you can't even tell that it was white! Very pretty card!

Renée said...

very pretty!

Scrappy said...

Great card! Love the colors and that butterfly is the perfect embellie!! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is so soft and so beautiful! Love the layout and that crocheted butterfly!!!

Libby Hickson said...

Oh so pretty - LOVE that butterfly!!

Bogner's said...

great card. What a great butterfly!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

beautiful card!

enjoy *~*

Marcy said...

This is gorgeous. I love it.

Dani said...

HOLLY! This is gorgeous! I love the butterfly, great touch! Wonderful job!

Tarjteachr said...

This is so beautiful!! And that ribbon is so perfect.

Kristina said...

Wow, this is stunning! I love those soft colors, and the little crocheted flower is the perfect embellie!

Terri E. said...

So light and airy. I love your butterfly accent as well.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Janet said...

Very nice work. Thanks for sharing.

Christi said...

Beautiful!!!

Shannan Teubner said...

Holly, this is gorgeous! And that butterfly just makes it!

Nan said...

Love what you did with the ribbon! This is a subtle beauty!
All good wishes,
Nancy

Tricia said...

I love your card and the butterfly is *so* pretty!

Alyssa said...

Pretty card! I love your little crochet butterfly ;o)

Mindy Andreyo said...

Love it!

Lynn said...

omg, this is beautiful card!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is stunning! LOVE the colors and layout and the crocheted butterfly is WONDERFUL!

Carrie said...

Beautiful. I love the BG paper and the butterfly. What a great card!

dakotastamper said...

You can't go wrong with this Basic Grey paper. So soft and beautiful!

Sue D said...

Very peaceful card--beautiful!

-heather said...

The card is so soft and beautiful. I adore the butterfly.

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

Oooh! This is beautiful!!! It coordinates so perfectly.

Kathy W said...

I'm not sure what to comment on first...excellent job with this sketch. I love the soft colors on this; the papers go perfectly with the sentiment. Love your green ribbon and wonderful, wonderful little butterfly. Such a beautiful card.

Marion said...

Wow! This is stunning. Marion

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

I love the skewed papers. So pretty!

Beverly aka beestamper said...

This is stunning! I love that crocheted butterfly! What a nice touch!

Bethany Paull said...

What a great layout. And I love all of the soft colors. Your ribbon turned out perfectly. THis is such a very beautiful card.

Rosie said...

The butterfly is just sooo cute...love it.

Janine said...

Very soft and pretty.

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

Ooooooooh. I love the soft femininity of this card! The colors are perfect together and the look is stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Janelle said...

Beautiful card. I LOVE that paper. Can you send me your scraps. LOL

Tanya said...

Oh, this is beautiful, love the soft green and pink together, gorgeous! :)

Linda w said...

Very pretty card Holly.

thanks much

Doris Snyder said...

very, very nice

JenMarie said...

Oh so lovely! Beautiful!

jennifer mitten said...

Beautiful , beautiful card - it is so rich looking.

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness. What a beautiful card!

Candy said...

Oh wow, simply beautiful!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love the softness of this card and that crocheted butterfly...beautiful detail.

Jackie said...

Beautiful card - so peaceful and serene. I adore that crocheted butterfly, too.

Lynda said...

Great idea to color ribbon to match.

Maria Gurnsey said...

So pretty :)

Tami said...

This is beautiful! LOVE the sketch

Emily said...

Oh my, this is drop dead gorgeous! Such soft and beautiful colors! Love it!!!

Georgia said...

So pretty!

Beth S said...

Beautiful soft colour combo. Love it.

Melissa Cash said...

So soft and pretty! I love the addition of the crochet butterfly!

JPScraps said...

You inked the ribbon? The card is stunning, I love it!

itsabrt said...

Beautiful card, the colors are so soothing! BR-T

Julie E said...

Oooo I really like that butterfly - your ribbon is great too!

Ida P. Krause said...

How pretty. I love the soft delicate feel and colors of this card.

Jess said...

that little butterfly is so sweet!! Love the card!

Anjou Krelovich said...

beautiful! love the soft sweet colors with this sentiment!

Lynda Benden said...

Oh my gosh Holly, this is gorgeous! You chose some beautiful colors & DP's and the butterfly is darling!

Tanja said...

Soft beautiful colours. And I LOVE your crocheted butterfly.

Karen said...

Wow - beautiful soft look - LOVE your paper - colors - layout - GREAT card

Shelly said...

GORGEOUS!!!!

Shelly :)
Manitoba, Canada

crazy4scrappin said...

Very beautiful card...I love the soft subtleness and the Verve saying is one of my favs. Thanks for sharing.

KanataNewf said...

love the sentiment!

Becky Carafa said...

This is SO pretty! I haven't used that moss color is so long, but you've inspired me to pull it out again!

Colleen said...

Beautiful card!

leenda said...

Gorgeous! Love the butterfly!

Kerri said...

This is so soft and beautiful!

Jackie said...

This is lovely! Great card!

Cheri Howard said...

Gorgeous!

Donna Baker said...

pretty!

Enchanting Stamping said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! The colors are just stunning.

Stampin_melissa said...

Wow, love the soft and elegant feel to your card!

The Mama Monkey said...

I love your color choices! That croched butterfly is adorable!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

this is so soft and beautiful! Just lovely! Thanks so much for playing along in our hop! :)

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Ravengirl said...

This is a great sketch and you worked it marvelously! Your ribbon looks great!

Paula said...

Great Card

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

This is so soft and pretty and I ADORE that little butterfly. GORGEOUS

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.

Jodi said...

What a pretty card ~ love the solft colors.

Martha said...

Such a perfect card! I'm amazed at how perfectly the ribbon colored.

Maggie said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors. Great job.

scrappysue said...

love this!

nancy said...

This is BEAUTIFUL. I love the soft and elegant feel to it

Chrisd said...

Lovely card...thanks for the tip about yourribbon trick!

Randee E said...

So soft and pretty! and the crocheted b-fly!! HOw stinkin' cute is thatt!

Pat S. said...

Simply stunning! Does Leah sell her butterflies?

Debbie Yates said...

Just Gorgeous!...Your card is so soft and beautiful - I love it!

Creative Mish said...

Beautiful! The color combo is fabulous and I love that little crocheted butterfly!

STAMPING SAM said...

Soft and sweet.

xrciznuts said...

LOVELY card! Love the ribbon idea. Didn't know you could sponge the white satin ribbon like that. Well Done! :)
Kim Smith

Lynne said...

So soft, so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Nice soft card
Yvonne Soucy

lorene said...

very pretty! love how soft it looks....

Lorene H

Nena said...

Absolutely love your design and that
butterfly is just precious. Thanks
for sharing your creation!

mitch47 said...

What a stunning card! The colors are incredible and soft, and the layout is wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Steph K (booga3) said...

So soft and beautiful!

frogers said...

Oh wow this is pretty.
Faye

Sheree said...

I'll be ordering that stamp! Your choice of colors is stunning! Thanks for sharing..

Cazzy said...

That is very pretty, the butterfly is cute - will have to try and make one I think.

Cazzy x

Chandra Hough said...

Beautiful! Love that Porcelain paper -- colors are yummy!

Teri said...

So, so, so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Tina said...

Beautiful card! Like the paper.

pamcherold said...

There is quite a bit of talent on these pages. Congradulations on such a great job. I love what you have created and would love to win a set. They are so cool! Thanks so much for sharing such neat stuff to get our own creative juices flowing.

Chris said...

beautiful use of soft colors.

Patti Jo said...

This is a lovely layout! Well done!

annesatx said...

Such a beautiful card. You picked such soft and soothing colors. Love it!

Lost in Paper said...

so lovely...

Moosisk said...

Wonderful card. Love the colors! Thanks for sharing.

Kelli said...

GORGEOUS CARD and LOVE the butterfly, thank you for the help in finding that lil butterfly!!!! :)

CraftinGranny said...

Elegant and beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Meda said...

Really great sentiment!

Shabby Shaz said...

Stunning and love the butterfly.

scrappingnana said...

Your card is so beautiful. Love those colors and that saying also.

Jen said...

The layout of this card is so fun! The butterfly is so clever!

Thank you for sharing!

Barbara Ax. said...

Such a delightful card.

sanadon said...

Love the card! The verse says so much too. Thank you for sharing.
Sylvia

Chris Simon said...

Simply perfect! The layout, the colors, the butterfly - just beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Helen F. said...

What soft and delicate card! Your butterfly accent is awesome too.

Marsha said...

Beautiful. Such soft colors.

Raquel said...

Great layout!!

Joan Ervin said...

Mercy me, Holly...this is one FABULOUS card!!!!!! Love the layout, colors, papers, stamps, and that little crocheted butterfly is the icing on the cupcake!!!!!!

txbluiz said...

Beautiful card!!!

annheidel said...

Beautiful card - love the soft colors!

Susan said...

This card does indeed softly dance, sing, and live! What beautiful colors! Nice work!

Lori said...

So very pretty!! Love the little butterfly, perfect touch!

Tamara Putvin said...

Holly,
Your card is so beautiful.. I just love the colors and the butterfly..

Wishing you abundant blessings,
Tami

Gary and Evalee said...

How awesome. Love your card. Love your blog. Thanks so much.

Maureen said...

Beautiful! Love the papers and the butterfly!

Maureen said...

This is so beautiful...love the colours and flower detail :)

pammy jo said...

i love the colors and layout of your card - thanks :)

Amy Sheffer said...

So soft and pretty! Awesome job! The crocheted butterfly is a wonderful touch!