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Saturday, August 1, 2009

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!
First, I would like to say congratulations to Julee and her team for two great years of wonderful Verveness! As my card says, Your're the Best! I knew I wanted to create my card using Verve's signature colors of chocolate and aqua and this Abbey Road cardstock from Bo Bunny was perfect. It looks like Julee could have designed it. My card used a base of Gina K's PL Chocolate base weight cs and the aqua layer is from my stash. I then layered the Abbey Road cardstock on top. I followed with another layer of aqua, chocolate and aqua. For the top layer of aqua I inked one of the designs from the Kindred Spirits set with Versamark Dazzle Champagne ink and created a very subtle background. The frame was inked with Espresso Adirondack and stamped onto a scrap of aqua. I added the sentiment with Espresso ink as well. I stamped the frame a second time and cut it out and layered over the first image. I then added the chocolate satin ribbon/bow and some Glossy Accents to the top layer of the frame and then finished it off with two sizes of chocolate pearls from Kaisercraft.
Thanks for stopping by! Now it’s time to hop on over to Lori’s blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness.

hugs,

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Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Just GORGEOUS! LOVE the colors and the elegant look of this!!

Christi said...

Gorgeous!! LOVE that color combo!!

Randee E said...

Very pretty - love it! Chocolate is a friend of mine :0)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Just beautiful! I love the richness of this. All the pearls are perfect!!

mustangsarah said...

Very elegant. Love the colors.

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

I love those colors too... love your card!

Jackie said...

Very elegant! I love those colors together - I use brown alot these days.

Jackie Pedro said...

So elegant!! It's a beauty and I LOVE that big 'ol bow!!!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

What an elegant and striking card!! So beautiful!! And your bow...just perfection!

Tarjteachr said...

The colors, the layout and that gorgeous bow! Love it.

Rachel said...

How elegant! I LOVE the colors

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous. I love that color combination!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card...very elegant. I really like the color combination and the attention to details. Thanks for sharing. Dana

Kim said...

Wow Melissa, that looks incredible!!!!

Nancy said...

This is gorgeous! Love that Kindred Spirits set!

Maria Gurnsey said...

Fabulous color choice :)

Nan said...

Ohhh!!! It complements to Verve logo!!! Now THAT is a birthday honor to Verve!
Thanks for the inspiration. I'll be back!
Thank you for sharing.
All good wishes,
Nancy

Karen Giron said...

Love, LOVE this card - it is SO elegant!

Terri E. said...

Super fun big bow and such an elegant card!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Shannan Teubner said...

This is gorgeous, Melissa!! You rocked it!

Lynda Benden said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! I absolutely love those colors, perfect for the Kindred Spirits set!!!

Bogner's said...

What a beautiful card. Love your color combo and great use of Kindred Spirits!

mom2one said...

Love the card! Color combo is one of my favorite!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

This is so pretty!! I love that yummy ribbon!! You have a gorgeous blog...going to poke around a bit. :)

Scrappy said...

Love the elegant baroque look! Simply gorgeous!

Alyssa said...

This is just amazing! Your attention to detail really makes this card stand out! :o)

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

beautiful!!!!

Anne said...

Gorgeous card!!

Julia said...

Gorgeous card using one of my favorite stamps.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful and elegant card. Thanks for sharing.

Rosie said...

What an elegant card....love it!

Gabriela said...

Pure Preciousness! Huge congratulations on Verve's two year anniversary! I just can't get enough of Verve products.

Chandra Hough said...

What an elegant, lovely card, Melissa!

Renée said...

wow, the colours are beautiful. Love the elegant feel of this card!

JenMarie said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!

Janet said...

I love the chocolate brown.

Dani said...

Very elegant! Love that yummy ribbon, gorgeous card!

Kristina said...

The dp does look like something Julee would design, lol. Your card is super elegant and I love that big chocolate bow!

Doris Snyder said...

gorgeous!

Jen Tapler said...

WoW! VERY pretty Melissa! Great job!

Candy said...

I love the colors on this card. They are my favorite. Great card!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very elegant, that dark ribbon is perfect.

Linda w said...

Beautiful card Melissa.

thanks much

Kathy W said...

Stunning and elegant with that yummy chocolate ribbon. I love these colors together, too.

Sanwanya said...

wow gorgous

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, this is stunning!

enjoy *~*

Marion said...

Super elegant card. Great colourway. Marion

Emily said...

Oh my Melissa! This card is just scrumptous! I'm lovin' all that chocolatey goodness! That frame and ribbon are simply dreamy! Awesome chocolate eye candy!!!!

Lynn said...

I love the color combo you used! thanks for a great blog hop

Nina Patricia said...

Too beautiful, plus it matches both my bedroom Conforter and bathroom sets!!!

StampinCathy said...

Stunning card and love these colors together.

Heidi Kimmerly said...

Fabulous card- love the choclotae and turquoise together. The ribbon is so rich looking on this card. Love it.

lbcrafts said...

Beautiful card.....love the brown and blues....
Louise

Prettier Stuff aka Melissa said...

I love those colors too. What a great card. Have a great day.

Janelle said...

Just love this color combo. It's always a winner and your dp is yummy. Can't decide if the ribbon is more yummy than the dp. ;) TFS

Shelly said...

WOW!!! I love this card and the color combo. I do not have the Kindred Spirit set, but I am not feeling the love....I can see it in my future.

Shelly :)
Manitoba, Canada

Whimsey said...

LOVE your card; the dp & the ribbon - delicious colors!! TFS!

Darsi said...

Very elegant card--love it!!

Tricia said...

How classy! And that bow is scrumptious!!!

Julie E said...

The background is perfect!

Becky Carafa said...

Wow, I'm impressed that you cut out the medallion, how cool!

Libby Hickson said...

Your card is beautiful - love that you used the Verve colors!!

dakotastamper said...

What a rich, elegant card! The designer paper is perfect!

-heather said...

Very Verve! The colors are so rich!

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous card! I love the tribute to Verve in the colors! Nice job! Off to the next stop!

LindaH said...

What a beautiful and elegant card...you did a great job!

Jill said...

I am drooling on my keyboard!!!!

Vanessa Cadman said...

Gorgeous colours and very elegant!

Beverly aka beestamper said...

Melissa! This is so elegant! I love that yummy ribbon.. wowza!

AHadley said...

wow, what a GORGEOUS card! I love the chocolate bow, these colors are awesome.

Makiko Jones said...

Just stunning!! Love the color combo, too!!

Gloria said...

Lovely card and great colors

Mindy Andreyo said...

I love the clean design.

Janine said...

Such an elegant card

nancy said...

Absolutely stunning. i love everything about this card. Love the colors, the ribbon the frame. My birthday is in 5 days if you just don't know who to mail it to, I would be glad to help you out.

crazy4scrappin said...

Very elegant and warm card...the paper is to die for and I love the thick ribbon. THanks for sharing.

Holly said...

LOVE your colors and how the stamped image looks just like the blog hop logo medallion!!!

Martha said...

Such yummy colors, patterns, & texture on your card! Beautiful.

Harriet Skelly said...

Gorgeous card - I love the Verve colors too!

Anonymous said...

Lo-verve-ly card and color combo.
Kavi Coulson
kavicoul@yahoo.com

Bethany Paull said...

This is incredibly elegant! You did a fab job cutting out that label. And the tiny pearls are perfect!

Tanya said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors, you are awesome! :)

Carrie said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors. That chocolate ribbon is luxurious!

Sue D said...

Love the colors and the big bow!

Katie Cotton said...

that is the most perfect bow i have ever seen!!!! Love the card!

Jennifer said...

Love the chocolaty goodness of this card! Beautiful!

Desiree said...

Verve Stamps are fairly new to me and I love them. I'm always excited to see something new created with them.

What a gorgeous card!

Thanks for sharing.

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

Those colors are fabulous together, but the details that the stamping gave to this card is amazing! Super Elegant!

Tanja said...

Yes, that paper is gorgeous and absolutely looks like something that has come off of Julee's table. And I love your big satin ribbon bow. I am going to have to try some of those. It looks so....rich. Very beautiful.

Stampin_melissa said...

OMGoodness. . . . . stunning! Did you hand trim around that frame? It looks perfectly trimmed! Awesome!

Enchanting Stamping said...

Beautiful. Love the colors and the workmanship.

Michelle said...

Another beautiful card. Love it!

Kerri said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors, and we used the same set : )

Rhonda said...

The aqua is so pretty with the dark brown.

Elena said...

Very beautiful! Really love the colors!

Beth S said...

Beautiful colours. Just gorgeous.

leenda said...

Looks MARVELOUS!

Kelly said...

stunning card - very elegant!

jennifer mitten said...

Beautifu color combinations - love this card!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful card. Awesome!!

Helen F. said...

WOW! I think this is my favorite color combo now, your card is so elegant.

Colleen said...

Stunning card-an amazing blog hop!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Stunning! Those colors are amazing and I love how you did the bling! Terrific!

Nancy C. said...

Gorgeous card - love the colors!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful colours and the detail in your cutting. A beautiful stunning card!

upcdaze said...

I love the color combination. SO pretty.

Cheri Howard said...

Stunning! I love those colors together!

Georgia said...

So elegant!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so pretty! Love all the chocolate pearls and the classy look to the card. Thanks so much for playing along in our hop! :)

Julie Ranae said...

Another beautiful addition for the hop! Lovely colors!

itsabrt said...

Oh I just love brown with any color and the ribbon is so pretty! BR-T

Jess said...

Oh, that bow is scrumptious!! I love this card!!! It is so elegant!!

Lil' Inker said...

Love the elegance of this card. 2 of my fave colors paired together here too!

Linda S. said...

I love how you framed your sentiment! Beautiful!

Chrisd said...

So elegant and those pearls...ooo lala!

KanataNewf said...

So lovely

Brandy said...

too cute!

Connie Neal said...

So very elegant! Love it!

Karen said...

Beautiful card

Jackie said...

What a lovely card! Nicely done!

The Mama Monkey said...

That color combo is perfect for this! Gorgeous card!

scrappingnana said...

Such a stunning card. I love those colors together.

Kat Gomez.. said...

love the colors.. TFS tu amiga Kat..

lovemydots said...

These colors are so rich and elegant. Love it.

Randi said...

Great job! I just love Verve stamps.

Sharon said...

Very pretty! I love this color combo too! Thumbs up on all that cutting {wink!}. TFS!

Laurie in MN said...

The rich brown bow is the perfect finish for the card.

Happy Verve Day.

xrciznuts said...

Lovely card! Nice bow! :)
Kim Smith

silvia said...

gorgeou card!!

addicted said...

How wonderful! thanks

Donna Baker said...

pretty!

Quilted Cavalier said...

Melissa, I just love your card. Kindred Spirits is my favorite set (so far) from Verve, but with many close runners up. I see a lot in the sneek peeks that I love too.
-Roberta

Paula said...

Thank YOu. You brought a smile to my face with your card. Thanks for sharing.

Carolina said...

What a delightful card - beautiful in every way!!!

sanadon said...

Very nice card! I LOVE the colors.
Sylvia

Misti said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!

Maggie said...

Beautiful Card

Maureen said...

Just gorgeous!! I love the Verve color combo and the elegant framing of the sentiment!

Christine said...

OMG! I am in love with that beautiful chocolate ribbon! These card is too yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Meda said...

wow! Jaw drop on this card. My favorite style of royal elegance!

Jodi said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the elegant feel and the paper and ribbon are perfect.

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

GORGEOUS. Love the layout, the colour, just LOVE it all.

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh gorgeous card ... {LOVE} your colours and that beautiful ribbon!

scrappysue said...

gorgeous! love the ribbon - love your blog banner too!

d'Dragon said...

Very, very beautiful!

Book Bling said...

My favorite color combo. Great card!

DANA DEJEU said...

Elegant! Love the colours!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Holy Moly, all this gorgeousness in one card!! It's incredibly beautiful!! I LOVE the chocolate and blue color combo, and that ribbon is just yummy!!

STAMPING SAM said...

My favorite color combo...

Suzanne Milam said...

love some aqua and blue..beautiful card.

Penny said...

Love your card and blog.

Erika M. said...

Love your card!

Susan said...

Very nice card...I love this color combo!

annesatx said...

Ooohhh, LOVE the chocolate colored ribbon and pearls! They make your card SOOOO rich looking! Beautiful!

ButterflyEars said...

Melissa, your card is beautiful and oh, so elegant.
Nicole

Anonymous said...

your card reminds me of gift box of chocolates. Yummy. dmorgan

Pat S. said...

Your chocolate card is luscious! Love that frame,too!

Chrystal said...

Yummy!

Creative Mish said...

Wow! This is a beautiful card! Love the colors!

Banu said...

Very very nice card. Loved the colors and that ribbon accent is way too neat.

Lenoria said...

I love your chocolatey design on this card. It is very elegant.

Gloria said...

These are my favorite colors! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

Debbie Yates said...

cute...cute...cute...

frogers said...

Nice card, you did a good job.
Faye

Tanya said...

Very elegant! Beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

pretty card.
Yvonne S

The Wired Angel said...

lovely card.. very inspirational. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

lorene said...

very, very pretty card! love the richness of it!

Lorene H

Mary A said...

SO pretty! Love those colors!

Steph K (booga3) said...

Just fabulous!

mitch47 said...

So pretty and elegant! I love it all!

Joyce said...

Gorgeous card!

Nena said...

Your card is precious. Thank you for
the inspiration. I got back into stamping a couple years ago and
I just in time for Verve!!

Ronnie said...

What an elegant card! Can't believe you cut it out without a die! How pretty is this. Wonderful.

Nancy W said...

One of my favorite color combinations. Great work on this card. Thanks for sharing.

Liz Williams said...

Gorgeous card, Melissa!

Kris Turner said...

How elegant! Beautiful card - TFS!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Cazzy said...

That has got to be my favourite colour combo, love this card and the sentiment is so useful.

Cazzy x

minnascorner said...

Wonderfully elegant. Love the frame on the sentiment.

Teri said...

Oh how pretty! You did a terrific job!

Sheila D said...

Just gorgeous! Very elegant and who can resist chocolate and aqua? They were made for each other.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card! And you're right about that DP- looks very Verve-inspired!

Val said...

Beautifully, elegant card! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Lost in Paper said...

such a YUMMY card!! i just love the colors...

2Bis2DO said...

such a pretty card i love the colors

Patti Jo said...

Very appropriate with the colors! Beautiful card!!!

Ann said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the color combo!

Thebug415 said...

What a gorgeous big brown bow! Love it.

Tina said...

Beautiful card! Love the color combo. Very elegant!

Grace said...

Oh this is gorgeous! Love the richness of the tones and the beautiful sentiment panel!

rush8888 said...

love the huge box, and it doesn't overpower the card. cool!

Chris said...

what a beautiful color combo! nice job.

Marie B. said...

WOW, I love this card!!! The colors are FAB!!!

annheidel said...

Pretty card!

Stampin' Pam said...

Beautiful card MElisssa - truly - love the colors and the layout! Also love your signature with the dragonfly - don't know how you made it but it's GREAT

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!. This is my favorite color combination lately. Love those chocolate pearls!

Chris R. from Iowa

Barbara said...

Brown and robins egg blue- my fav combination. love the card

Angel said...

very classy card!!

Kelli said...

OH MY!!! that card is GORGEOUS... that double satin chocolate bow??? Ummm... WOW!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

Kelli said...

OH MY!!! that card is GORGEOUS... that double satin chocolate bow??? Ummm... WOW!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

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