Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Verve!



Hi everyone! Today, Verve is celebrating its second anniversary with a special blog hop. If you came here from Janelle at Rain Puddles Design, then you already know all about it. If you just happened to stop by, you can find the beginning over at the Verve blog. 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!

For my project, I'm excited to give you a super early peek at one of the August Plain Janes (you know how much I love these little gems!), called To Risk. Love this quote! I've created a cozy little home for it using a new favorite, Basic Grey Lemonade dp, and many of my old favorites - stitching, buttons, ribbon, and the Blossom Nestabilities.

Hope you're enjoying the hop so far! Your next stop is Teresa at Enjoy the VA Sunshine. She works magic with Verve, so I'm sure you're in for a treat!

Today's card also doubles as my sample for Jen's Sketch For You To Try. Jen has the sketch posted on her blog, i{heart}2stamp, along with her sample and a sample from our brand-new August sketch girl - woohoo! Be sure to give her a warm welcome! Visit the rest of the SFYTT girls for more ideas to jumpstart your creativity: Amy Rohl, Carole Burrage, Kelly Lunceford, and Susan Liles. We love to see you play along! Link your project to Jen's post and/or use keyword SFYTT if you upload to Splitcoast.

I did just a little bit of decorating on the inside:



Have a wonderful weekend!



Stamps: To Risk Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Basic Grey Lemonade dp, Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Prismatics Medium Island Mist

Ink: Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Accessories: Spellbinders Blossom Nestabilities and flourish die, Martha Stewart butterfly and flower punch, Stampin' Up Crushed Curry ribbon, Papertrey button, May Arts burlap string, sewing machine, foam adhesive

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Jenny said...

Love it! Has a vintage feel...
As always, a beautiful job!

Christi said...

This is gorgeous! Love the stitching!!!

Nina Patricia said...

Oh Amy this is lovely!!!

Randee E said...

No one can decorate the INSIDE of a card like you! I love ALL of your creations and this one is no different :0) Just gorgeous!

Juls said...

stunning card! Love all the stitching detail!

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

very pretty... I like all of the colors you used... they all go together so well!

mustangsarah said...

Beautiful, beautiful. I so love your work.

Jackie Pedro said...

Amy, I have a new name for you....You are AMYzing (amazing...get it?) I'll be performing all week.....ba dum dum....

Your card is fabulous! I didn't think I liked the BG Lemonade DP, but I love it here!!

Melissa said...

Absolutely stunning!

Many Blessings,
M.

Rachel said...

So beautiful!

Maria Gurnsey said...

I LOVE the long panels :)

Tarjteachr said...

Love the colors.

Kim said...

Oh Amy, that is so gorgeous. Love that sneak peek on the Blossom nesties and your stitching is awesome as usual!

Karen Giron said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love all the stitching you added and of course that amazing stamp!

Anonymous said...

This is a great "two for." I always enjoy your cards for Jen's SFYTT and this is a great Anni VERVE sary contribution! Dana

Terri E. said...

Love your stiching and wonderful use of colors. Thanks for your great photo tutorial as well. If only I could make the sun appear LOL!!!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Jackie said...

Stunning! I especially love all of the stitching. I am really looking forward to seeing all of the new designs!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

I think I need to start an Amy Fan Club...because I'm positive that I would be the president! You are amazing!!

Bogner's said...

What a beautiful card. Love the stitching, sentiment, sketch... all of it is just Perfect!

Beth said...

I love the way you used the Nestabilities blossom die on this ... I would have never thought of that. Very cool. And just a beautiful card! This sentiment ... I want it now!

Scrappy said...

Such great colors! Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Nan said...

This is lovely to the 10th power! What a beautiful design to compliment the sentiment. I'll be back to your blog frequently! thanks for the inspiration.
All good wishes,
Nancy

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

I could be the VP of the Amy Fan Club. Your cards are just jaw dropping amazing! You constantly inspire me and this gorgeous card is no exception!

Melissa Cash said...

Aw shucks! I could gush all day about this card. I love everything about it. Isn't that Lemonade paper the bomb!

Alyssa said...

What a beautiful card! So summery and perfect for the quote ;o)

Lynda Benden said...

This is beautiful Amy!! The papers & colors are awesome, so perfect for Summer!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh la la! I love this! That Lemonade piece is my all time fav, I can't bear to cut into it!! LOL! Great job on this Amy, can I stamp like you when I grow up? LOL!

Anne said...

Gorgeous! What wonderful quote. Can't wait to see more!!

Gabriela said...

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

JenMarie said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Shannan Teubner said...

You are just amazing, girlfriend. Love everything about this!!

Rosie said...

Love the colors on this card. So pretty.

Dani said...

Love this! That paper is so pretty and your card is just gorgeous- inside and out!

Marcy said...

You are amazing! Great card!

Kristina said...

Oh wow, this is soooo beautiful! I just love the colors and shading you used. And that PJ?! Definitely going onto my 'gotta have it' list. The fonts are gorgeous!

Candy said...

I too like the stitching. I also like the verse. Great Card!!

Linda w said...

Beautiful card Amy. I love all the stitching.

thanks much

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I luv this Amy, your work is such an inspiration to me...I luv your style! thank you for the kind intro words.

enjoy *~*

Sanwanya said...

wow your card is beautiful

Doris Snyder said...

absolutely gorgeous...love the dp and the colors

Marion said...

Wonderful card, and yes I am enjoying the hop. Marion

Kathy W said...

Sigh, so beautiful. I love all your creations; this one is no exception. I like the stitching and what you did with the sketch. This sentiment goes on my shopping list for sure.

Lynn said...

very beautiful card!

StampinCathy said...

This is so pretty and inspiring. Great layout, colors and just love your creative style.

Emily said...

Drop dead gorgeous Amy! You are so talented and these Verve stamps are just right up your alley for classy.

Heidi Kimmerly said...

What a fabulous card! Love the colors and the stitching. Perfect!

Whimsey said...

This is beautiful; I love the way you layered your DP. It's awesome!!!

Becky Carafa said...

Beautiful!

Julie E said...

Love the layers and inside too!

Janet said...

I love this card! How beautiful!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Ooooh! I love this color combo and the inside is the perfect touch!

Tricia said...

Simply beautiful! TFS!!

Darsi said...

Great card...loved the inside too!!

Libby Hickson said...

Could this card be any more fun?! I love the colors, just wonderful!

-heather said...

I want to say that your attention to detail makes this card amazing. The string and sewing look effortless but I suspect a LOT of hard work went into making it look so fantastic.

dakotastamper said...

Your cards are always so rich in layers and embellishments. Not to mention the stitching!

Julia said...

Great card..love the stitching and the layout.!

Jill said...

Very pretty-love the layout, too!

Shelly said...

Fab card!!! Love the colors and LO. TFS

Shelly :)
Manitoba, Canada

Beverly aka beestamper said...

so pretty.. love the pop of yellow!

LindaH said...

What a beautiful card...you do such great work and are such an inspriation to me. THANKS!

AHadley said...

complete beauty! I love all the yellow, this is just a gorgeous card.

Mindy Andreyo said...

wonderful design.

Makiko Jones said...

What a gorgeous card!! All the details are just fabulous!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How GORGEOUS Amy! LOVE the colors and layout on this!!!

Gloria said...

Lovely and so much fun to see new

Vanessa Cadman said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!

Janelle said...

Beautiful card Amy! Your favorites are what make the cards polished and amazing. TTS

Ravengirl said...

Ahh, a Plain Jane, it's lovely! Your card is magnificent! Off to the next stop!

Janine said...

Love the outside and the inside - what a lovely card to receive.

crazy4scrappin said...

Your cards are the best...and this no exception. I love what you did on this card. Thanks for sharing.

lbcrafts said...

Awesome card.... nice layout and colors used!!!
Louise

Holly said...

How pretty! Love the country-ish colors!

Tami said...

This is beautiful- love the layout and the colors!

Martha said...

Your work is so beautiful and this card lifts my spirits.

Harriet Skelly said...

I love coming to your blog - I always love your work! This card is just beautiful!

Bethany Paull said...

Hi ya Amy! I always love your beautiful cards! The layering on your three panels here is so cool.

Anonymous said...

WOW! That's all I can say! This blog hop is full of wonderful eye candy!
Kavi Coulson
kavicoul@yahoo.com

Carrie said...

Gorgeous!! I love this card!

Tanya said...

Gorgeous! love the colors together, and love the tiny butterfly. Very sweet :)

Sue D said...

Very lovely card--love the verse too!

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

The stitching is fabulous, the stamp is delightful, and the colors are delicious! What a great card! TFS!

Jennifer said...

gotta give a shout out to the crushed curry! Love the card and the image!

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 pretty card!

Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

This is gorgeous. I am going to have to try stitching on one of my cards. I really love how it looks.

Rhonda said...

I love this "To Risk" stamp.

Tanja said...

I really like the whole 'decorating the inside' idea. I've only ever gone as far as putting a lighter mat in a dark card and maybe adding a stamped image. But adding dimension looks sooo good. I might have to do that for the b-day card I need for tomorrow. (If I ever get of the computer in time to make it)

Kerri said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Amy!!!

Elena said...

What a stunning card! Love the indide too! Thank you so much for the blog hop!

Beth S said...

Love it. Beautifully done inside and out.

Kelly said...

such a beautiful card - love the detailing!

jennifer mitten said...

Great card - love the Anais Nin sentiment - elegant card.

Helen F. said...

Beautiful card inside and out! Great color combo too.

Colleen said...

As always-stunning-amazing detail.

Nancy Riley said...

So very very pretty!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Gorgeous! I love Verve Plain Janes!

Nancy C. said...

Great job - love it!

Georgia said...

So pretty!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful card. Love all the details!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, Amy, this card is just gorgeous. Every time I see one of your cards I just sigh - they all just have this "welcome home" message to my creative soul. Love everything you do!

Cheri Howard said...

Beautiful!

itsabrt said...

This card is awesome! BR-T

Chandra Hough said...

As usual, Amy, a remarkable job!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Stunning and gorgeous Amy! Love the details, stitching, ribbon, twine and how it flows and the teeny butterfly and you did the inside of the card too! So beautiful.

Jess said...

LOVE the layout and colors!!! So beautiful!

Lil' Inker said...

Amazing as always! Your stitching is fab too.

Linda S. said...

Such talent! Love it, Amy!

KanataNewf said...

Fabulous as always!

leenda said...

STUNNING! Love your style!

Chrisd said...

What a beautiful job both with the beautiful Anais Nin verse and the inside treat. So special

Connie Neal said...

Love it! The inside is also beautiful!

Karen said...

beautiful layout

Jackie said...

Lovely job, and the colors, just love it! Great job with all the little details on this one too!

The Mama Monkey said...

Beautiful! I love how you decorated the inside to match!

Mercy said...

beautifully done, amy...love the inside, too!

Kat Gomez.. said...

I just love it so far it's my favorite.. love the bright yellow .. tfs.. tu amiga Kat..

lovemydots said...

You never disappoint. This is another beautiful creation. I love how you stitch on each of your cards.

Enchanting Stamping said...

Wow, such a nice card. Thank you for sharing it.

Randi said...

Great colors!

Pauline said...

Beautiful card Amy. Love the colors and the layout.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Great quote and card!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. I love the way you decorate the insides of your cards. You do such a great job. TFS

Laurie in MN said...

Great paper combination. Love the cheerful card.
I will return to view your past posts. You an expert with the colored pencils.

Laurie in MN said...

p.s.
Happy Verve Day.

xrciznuts said...

I just love how you put a button in the middle of the bow. Nice job! :)
Kim Smith

silvia said...

gorgeous card!

Stampin_melissa said...

Oh Amy, I always love your artwork and this is no exception! Truly lovely!

addicted said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful work. I cannot wait to take a stab at it

Donna Baker said...

gorgeous!

Paula said...

Love your card. Too Cute

Carolina said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Your cards and projects are always so perfectly put together!

sanadon said...

VEry nice! And you even showed us the inside!!! Thank you so much for sharing.
Sylvia

Maggie said...

Wonderful job, love the card. I also love your Christmas project.

Maureen said...

So gorgeous! I just love those papers and all the stitching!

Christine said...

LOVE this card - the Lemonade dp is one of my new favorites anyway but matched with this quote I love it even more! Thanks for sharing with us!

Meda said...

What a beautiful card! I love the warm colors!

Jodi said...

This card is beautiful. I love the layout and the stitching sets it off.

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Gorgeous.

scrappysue said...

love that ribbon!

d'Dragon said...

I love your layout, the paper & the colors you used - just beautiful!

zeeroni said...

Your card is charming - I love the colors you used and the stitching really completed it nicely. WOW!

Diane said...

So very pretty inside and out...love the colors, cheerful!

Book Bling said...

Great card. I love the details you added.

DANA DEJEU said...

Love the touch the stitching adds... and the inside. I always do that too.

Our Little Inspirations said...

Great colors and layout on this card, and the stitched edges really add a warm, homey touch. It's a real beauty!

STAMPING SAM said...

Beautiful and I love the ornament and all the layers, what a wonderful gift.

Sheri said...

You really make the vintage thing come alive. Very pretty

Erika M. said...

Wow that's amazing!

Susan said...
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Susan said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!

annesatx said...

Wow, this is really, really pretty. Love the colors, love the layout, LOVE how you put the shorter, wider polka dotted paper behind the longer, thinner floral paper. Very neat looking detail. Thanks!

Pat S. said...

OMG! I love that quote! I just found a new favorite :)

ButterflyEars said...

Beautiful, I love the colors, the dp, the design and those terrific embelishments.
Nicole

Creative Mish said...

What a beautiful sketch! I love the papers you chose and that Plain Jane is going to be a must have!

Banu said...

Beautiful Card. Loved the DP :)

Lenoria said...

This is a beautiful card.

the whimsical butterfly said...

HOLY GORGEOUSNESS! I had another hop to do yest. so couldn't participate but I am just popping by to say that your card is my favorite. This is so beautiful, Amy-LOVE the stitching and the beautiful shabby chic look of your card. It's really stunning!

Gloria said...

Amy, as always your work is stunning! I also love this Lemonade paper.

Annette Pagnusat said...

Very lovely card!!

frogers said...

Love your card,
Faye

Tanya said...

Very pretty. Love that verse.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card.
Love it.
Yvonne Soucy

lorene said...

love the colors! great, great, great card!

Lorene H

The Wired Angel said...

Lovely card Amy.. thanks for sharing your creativity and giving such inspiration.

Steph K (booga3) said...

Just gorgeous, Amy!

mitch47 said...

What a bright cheerful card. Thanks for sharing.

D Garvin said...

Awesome

Nena said...

Simply wonderful card~~~design on
the inside of the card is such a
wonderful idea to make it extra
special. Thank you!!

Ronnie said...

I love the layout - and the selection of paper. How pretty! I check your blog every day and always come away in awe!

Liz Williams said...

Loved the beautiful things I found on your blog!

Mary A said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the sneak peek!

Cazzy said...

That sentiment goes so perfectly with the patterned paper, and I love the layout inside and out.

Cazzy x

Kelly Lunceford said...

AMy, this is beatiful! I love the feel of it and the beautiful colors and touches!

Sharon said...

I love that the Nestie you used and the paper you used coordinate so well with the message of the sentiment stamp. As always, a beautiful creation!

Teri said...

Your whole blog is GORGEOUS!! You are very talented indeed. Love the cards.

Sara Klick said...

I love this card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lost in Paper said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!

Patti Jo said...

Wonderful card! Your work is always inspiring!

2Bis2DO said...

cute card, great job

Tina said...

Beautiful! Love it! You make some amazing cards.

Grace said...

Oh my... Amy everything you do is gorgeous! LOVE the papers and sketch... love your stitching... so pretty! Hugs!

Chris said...

I really like the new saying! and you did a very nice job on the card, I never think to decorate the inside. great tip!

Stampin' Pam said...

Just beautiful and your layout with the stitching is fabulous!!!

annheidel said...

Beautiful card - love that Lemonade paper!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Amy. you are such a talented lady

Anonymous said...

Love the card. The papers make me want to have some lemonade too to9 celebrate the anniversary. Today would have been my parent's 67th anniversary.

Chris R. from Iowa

Marie B. said...

I love this card Amy! So bright and pretty!

Angel said...

so beautiful, love all the details! your work always amazes me!

Moosisk said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

Kelli said...

Your INSIDE of the card looks better than the outside of MINE!!!! LOL~~~~

CraftinGranny said...

Love the layout of the card. Thanks for sharing.

Marsha said...

So cute. Love the stitching.

Jen said...

Such a cute card. I like the inside as much as the outside!
Thank you for sharing!

Debbie Harris said...

Gorgeous!

Sharyn said...

Beautiful colours and that little paper flowers inside is perfect. Happy verveday to another wonderful talent on the blog hop.

SeaStar Creations said...

your cards and projects are always so beautiful :) i especially love the colors on this one. i really need to pull out my sewing machine ... your stitching is inspiring :) thanks for sharing!

Angela said...

Wow, this is fantastic...

Barbara Ax. said...

Great card!

Joann said...

Beautiful card!

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