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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Good morning! Welcome to the Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop! (The blog hop starts officially at 9 a.m. Central, but I posted a bit early because I had to work.) Verve turns three today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! If you've already been hopping along, you arrived here from Terri's blog. If not, head on over to Julee's blog 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.

I went for a clean and simple look today, since I wanted to keep the focus on the sentiment and the beautiful DP. The Serenity Prayer, from Verve's "Serenity" set, has long been a favorite of mine and I paired it with some papers from the "Lush" collection by My Mind's Eye. The card is embellished simply with cream trim and Swarovski flatback crystals.
Sentiment: Verve "Serenity" Set
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream and Dark Chocolate, My Mind's Eye "Lush" Collection
Embellies: Swarovski Flatback Crystals in "Smokey Topaz", Cream Trim (my stash)
Extras: Spellbinder's Nestabilities, EK Success 3D Dots
Thanks for hopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to Angela's Blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness.
Angela

89 comments:

Janelle said...

A beautiful card. The clean elements do indeed focus on the Serenity Prayer and the colors.
Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Beautiful. Clean and simple.

Melisa Hunter said...

So pretty! Classy and elegant! All the elements work so well together!

Emily Leiphart said...

Very pretty and perfectly composed!

Lisa Christine said...

What a beautiful card! Great work! I love the little bit of bling!

Betty Wright said...

Angela, this is so soft and pretty! Beautiful detailing! Wonderful prayer card!

Jen P said...

Pretty card!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

so soft and pretty!

Shari said...

Love your papers! Pretty card.

Angel said...

so sweet and pretty!

Tracy said...

Lovely card - great colors! Love the way you used the crystals. TFS!

Kathy said...

So soft and pretty Angela. Love the simple and elegant layout. Verve has the best sentiments and I love cards where they are the main focus. Lovely!

keiut said...

Nice and clean... and I like it!

Patty said...

This is beautiful. I love all the little gems and your colors are gorgeous.

Cindy said...

Very pretty - love the bling, too!

jennifer mitten said...

What a lovely card!

Cheryl said...

This card has it all, wow! Thanks

Mary Jean said...

very pretty card!!!

Olga said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

GrannyCharlotte said...

Simply elegant:) Love the sentiment. TFS.

Tanya said...

Wow, this is beautiful! so elegant, love the bling.

Bogner's said...

All that bling on your focal to accent the sentiment is fabulous!

Shannan Teubner said...

Wow, Angela, this is gorgeous!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card and use of bling

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

super sweet, I luv all the bling...have a fantastic week!

enjoy *~*

marilynwillauer said...

Beautiful card, love the colors, sentiment, and the ribbon/lace I love it!!
Happy Anniversary VERVE!!!!

Marisa said...

Love that sentiment and you have framed it wonderfully. Lovely soft DP too. Great card.

Kimberly S. said...

Oooooooo....I love this sentiment!!!! GORGEOUS layout as well!!!

Brandi said...

Your card is simply gorgeous! :)

Leenda said...

Delightful!

Lynn McAuley said...

So very pretty! Love all the bling!

Sarah said...

A perfect clean and simple card with a great touch of bling!

Kerri said...

This is so perfectly made and gorgeous! I love that dp and the bling!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a great way to highlight this wonderful sentiment! So clean and crisp!

Jackie said...

This is so much fun, lovely jewels!

Julie E said...

Such a clean LO, but by using the rhinestones you added just enough bling that the focus is still the sentiment. Lovely.

Melissa Cash said...

So soft and pretty!

debhorst said...

so soft and beautiful!!

Terri E. said...

Wonderful bling accents.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Jennifer Roach said...

This is SOOOOO beautiful!!

Dani said...

So lovely!! Beautiful inspiration!! :)

Loretta said...

Simply beautiful!!!

Wendy Space said...

Just gorgeous. I love the clean look.

SimpleScrappin said...

Just lovely...and elegant..TFS!
Hugs
Nikki
Simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

Christina said...

Very clean and elegant! I love how the gems draw the eye to the sentiment, and the patterned paper you chose is beautiful.

stamphappy said...

Beautiful card!

Billie A said...

very nice

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just beautiful. Love the added bling accents. Thanks so much for celebrating with us!

LindaR said...

Just beautiful!

Elaine said...

Beautiful card, love the sentiment

Luanne said...

SO Beautiful. Love the sprinkle of chocolate with the aqua. TFS!

Wendy said...

You rocked the clean & simple look!!!! Beautiful!!!

Ravengirl said...

This is gorgeous! The rhinestone accents are a perfect compliment to the rest of the design!

Jane Bosi said...

Awesome!

Lorus! said...

I love the dark outlines with the soft colors. Lovely card

Sarah/WAstamper said...

Love the flourishes and how framed the sentiment. So pretty!

Lillian Child said...

Very beautiful!

Yvonne said...

Great card!

Maureen said...

love the soft colours on this one and that sentiment. It's one of my favourites...says it all, doesn't it?

Kristina said...

This is so beautiful! I love the little touches of brown bling, and the clean, crisp layout. I just might have to case this one eventually! Beautifully done!

jodie said...

love the coolness of the blue.a very pretty card.

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Your card is FAB, I really like how you placed your gems. I also like how you call papercrafting your "therapeutic recreation", I'm so calling it that from now on ;)

Purple Princess said...

Just beautiful!!

The Paper Princess said...

Gorgeous card!

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

Mary said...

Classy and elegant! Nice work!

Jami said...

beautiful card. I love the bling.

Sandi said...

Clean, simple and beautiful...you nailed it!

Wendy K. said...

Simply stunning, I love the gems!
Wendy K.
www.MyScrapbookingBlog.com

Jessy said...

this is beautiful love the colors and bling :-)

LaurieJ said...

So very pretty! I love that background DP.

sharon said...

I love this sentiment. You hsve done a beautiful job of showcasing it. TFS
Sharon L

kim.mom said...

AWESOME!!!!

Nancy said...

Perfect color choice to celebrate Verve.

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Simple, yet so classy!

Erika M. said...

Your card is fabulous!

Tina said...

Beautiful! Love it!

Janine said...

Very delicate and pretty card.

Maureen said...

Really pretty - love those papers!

Janelle said...

Great card. It's lovely and points how beautifully what you wanted it to do.

Ola said...

Beautiful card.... I love CAS!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

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

i like the clean simple look! Elegant cards are my favorite!

Amy D said...

So clean looking. I love the colors. I also love how you placed the bling around the sentiment. Love it.

Joanne Gilch said...

such a lovely card and that prayer is FINE!!!

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous card, Angela! The DP is so elegant and soft, definitely keep the focus on the prayer. Beautiful touch of sparkle points you in the right direction, too!!

Pam said...

Love your card, It's just beautiful.

Vera said...

Love the symmetry of your very classy card!

Crafty Engineering said...

Clean and simple but oh so elegant! love all of the rhinestone touches!

Naomi said...

Beautiful! Love the crystals!

Banu said...

Beautiful Card Angela. Loved the rhinestones..perfect :)