Sunday, August 1, 2010

Practically Perfect Verve Blog Hop


Welcome to the Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop! Yup, I get to pretend for a smidge of a moment (along with like 70 others...but whose counting?!) that I am part of the Verve Design Team (a dream spot if you ask me!)...Julee if you are happening to read this, it really is a dream of mine, hint, hint! Verve turns three today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! If you've already been hopping along, you arrived here from Lynn'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.

I decided to go for the simple route this time. I haven't done a Featured Stamper Challenge yet and thought I would check it out. I was completely inspired by Toni's (known as Ravengirl on SCS) gallery (she is the Featured Stamper this week)...she is like the queen of wonderful clean and simple cards! So I found one in particular, shown HERE, that I decided to CASE. So I kept the layout of the card, but I changed the color scheme and went down the baby route with the adorable bunny from the Verve set, Practically Perfect. The bunny was stamped and embossed with white embossing powder on two different pattern papers and once on Crushed Curry cardstock. Then I paper pieced him together. The white cardstock was embossed with the Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder. and I added a little white gel pen to be stitching on my strip under the bunny. This is about as clean and simple as I get!

Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering and hopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to Maureen’s blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness.

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Practically Perfect (Verve Stamps); Paper - Basic White (PTI), Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy Pattern, Bashful Blue Pattern (SU!); Ink - Whisper White Craft (SU!); Accessories - Cuttlebug Argyle Embossing Folder (Provo), white gel pen (Signo), white embossing powder (SU!), heat gun, scissors, dimensionals

133 comments:

Chriss Blagrave said...

Pretty colours and love the texture!

Janelle said...

The texture is amazing.
Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

Melisa Hunter said...

So cute! Love the quilted background!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love your adorable baby card!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very cute. I like the sentiment too!

Vickie Z said...

Love this baby card!! The embossing on the white space is perfect!!

Susan said...

Oh this is fabulous!!! I love, love, love it!!

Shirl said...

Sometimes the simplest card are simply the best! Love the argyle background the the little cute bunny! :)

The Paper Princess said...

Great minds think alike - I used a Verve bunny on my hop card too!

Great job! :-)

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

Mary Jean said...

I love that background! Such a cute card

Olga said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!

jennifer mitten said...

This is adorable - love the texture!

Joan Switalski said...

This is a non-conventional color combo... and I love it! Gotta try it :D

Betty Wright said...

This is adorable! Great colors and design! Adorable card!

Lisa Christine said...

Beautiful card! Love the punch that the texture adds!

Brandi said...

Terrific card! It is wonderful! :)

Terri E. said...

Great embossing and cute colors.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tracy said...

great card - love the colors! TFS!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

love the texture!

Ravengirl said...

This is a gorgeous card! Loved it from the very first time I saw it on SCS! Thank you for the link in your post! I have to say that I really think your color choices for this card are brilliant!

Patty said...

Adorable card... love the bunny! Great texturing too.

Patty said...

Adorable card... love the bunny! Great texturing too.

Shari said...

Great background! So pretty!

Jen P said...

Cute card!

Jamie N. said...

OOh wow. That is super creative. I love how you did the bunny. I would've never thought of that. Hehe...thanks so much for the idea (as I conveniently own that set too). You're totally brilliant!

Angel said...

love the colors and that sweet bunny!

silvia said...

Super cute card!! LOVE the bunny!!

stamphappy said...

Adorable card!

GrannyCharlotte said...

Too cute. Love the little bunny. TFS.

debhorst said...

Precious...great paper piecing!!

Cindy said...

Oh - how very sweet! Love the textured background, too!

Nicole said...

OMG! This is so adorable! I have been trying to find a reason to buy that embossing folder and I think I just found it! Thanks so much for your inspiration!

Tanya said...

Beautiful! Love your pieced bunny and fabulous texture. :)

Martha said...

so adorable.

Cheryl said...

awww, how cute

Bogner's said...

THis is so beautiful! I love the bunny and sentiment! all that texture is great too!

Marisa said...

Cute! Love the paper piecing on the bunny :D

Lynn McAuley said...

So very cute with the argyle texturing and paper piecing!!

Shannan Teubner said...

What an adorable card, Andrea! I love the paper piecing & texture!

Michele Gross said...

Oh how cute! Love the clean graphic look with such a cute cuddly bunny :)

Melissa Cash said...

So pretty and sweet all wrapped up in one!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your paper piecing and the textured BG...very sweet card!

bstrassner said...

What a cute card! Love the embossed paper, cute rabbit!

marilynwillauer said...

Cute card!!! Good use of texture/papers.
Happy Anniversary VERVE!

Luanne said...

That Cuttlebug folder is SO perfect on a little boy card! The Bunny is the perfect complement. TFS!

Cassie_lu said...

fun card and great pairing with the embossed background

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

aaawwww this card is fa-bunny-licious!!! lol love all those fabulous textures!! SO cute!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

super sweet card, I luv the details...have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Kimberly S. said...

Awwwww...so sweet!! I LOVE the texture the embossing folder gives to this card!!

Jackie said...

This is super cute, loving that little bunny!

Lorus! said...

Love the paper pieced bunny! Too cute!

Chrisd said...

The texture really makes the card along with the Verve stamps of course!

Julie E said...

Super cute! Lovin' the embossing and of course the image :>)

Joanne Gilch said...

I think this card is terrific and has given me some inspiration!

Denise said...

I don't think this could be any cuter and I'm convinced now that I need that embossing folder!! :)

Sherry said...

Love the background and the patterned papers on the bunny.

Barbie said...

Just adorable, love the colors.

Sari said...

Love the combo of the Bunny and Texture. Sari Olsen

Erika M. said...

I'm so loving your card!

Loretta said...

Cute...love the color and the texture!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, this is just darling, Andrea. Love the perfect gel pen stitching. Thanks so much for celebrating with us today!

Kerri said...

I love your paper pieced bunny! Super sweet card:)

Christina said...

Super cute! I like how the argyle background matches the pattern in the bunny's belly!

jodie said...

very sweet and simple card for a baby.love the embossing it makes this card.

Pam said...

Very cute card. I just love the embossing folder used.

Janine said...

Cute bunny.

*Spring Blossom* said...

Oh what a sweet card!

Bethany said...

Totally adorable card; love the sweet bunny!

Dani said...

Ooooh!!!! I likey!!! :)

Samantha said...

very cute card..i love the textured background, it goes perfect!

Shelley W. said...

Love the embossing!

Wendy Space said...

Your card is simply elegant. I love the embossed background.

Makiko Jones said...

Very pretty!! Great CAS card!

SimpleScrappin said...

Love your card...TFS!
Hugs
Nikki
Simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

Wilfreda said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!

Jennifer Roach said...

Great card! Love the embossing with this design.

Sarah/WAstamper said...

Love the texture on this card!

Janelle said...

That bunny is so cute! Your card is perfect for any occassion.

Elaine said...

Very cute, love that bunny and the sentiment

Patty said...

Cute card and the embossed background it the prefect baby blanket texture!

Wendy said...

Being on the Verve DT is one of my dreams as well. Your card is too cute!! Love it!

Billie A said...

cute and love the texture folder used.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how adorable! I just LOVE that bunny!

Jessy said...

this is beautiful, love the colors and the textured background! :-)

Liz Williams said...

Love the sentiment and embossing.

Maureen said...

love your embossed panel and pop of yellow :) Adorable!!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Oh, I LOVE this set! Fun!

LindaR said...

Sweet!!

Little GTO said...

Oh! Too cute!
Sharon L

kim.mom said...

LOVE all that texture!! That is one of my favorite stamps!

Barb said...

SUper cute!

Jami said...

super cute.I love how you paper pieced the bunny to match the background. Very cute.

Teresa said...

Very cute card.

Kelly said...

ahhh very cute!

judybob3 said...

Cute!! Thanks!

Sandra Hansen said...

That's right, Mary Poppins.

Jane Bosi said...

This is an amazing card! I think of you often and little Francesca?? Hope she is well....

Mary said...

Fun, clean, simple, easy :) My kind of card!

Angela said...

Cute! I love how the faux stitching mimics the stitching in the argyle!

Angela said...

Cute! I love how the faux stitching mimics the stitching in the argyle!

scripperscrapper said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!! happy blogging

Lillian Child said...

I love this Bunny!! And I actually have that background embossing plate - fabulous little card!

Kristina said...

I love that embossed background and paper pieced bunny! Such a great job with this challenge and the blog hop!

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

Cute! Love the backround

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

TOO CUTE!! Looks just like a quilt

Maureen said...

Fabulous CAS card - love the embossing!

LaurieJ said...

This card is perfect! Love the bunny, love the embossing!

Purple Princess said...

Lovely card!

pink lady said...

Great card, I love the embossing x

Nancy said...

Sweet card. Love the theme of your blog.

Sassy Scrapin' said...

That texture is terrific! And I love the colors you paired together!

Yvonne said...

Cute card!

Wendy K. said...

Love that saying!

Sandi said...

I love the quilted background!

Naomi said...

Gorgeous card... love the embossed argyle background!

Heather said...

Such a cute little bunny, and I love that argyle embossing!

scrappingnana said...

Very nice. Love the embossed background and the sentiment.

Amy Sheffer said...

Adorable! Love the dry embossing!

K Trask said...

Very pretty card.

Ola said...

This is amazing... I love the CAS look!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Tina said...

Love the embossed background. Adorable!

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Great so see another fellow crafty engineer. Love t he card.

Amy D said...

Your card is so cute.

Iris said...

Very nice. I like clean and simple. Iris

Tina said...

So cute! Thank you for sharing.

bed frames said...

I think I am too late to comment because almost all good words that I can say in that card are already said. There are too many that comments. I think I just need to agree to them.

Kim said...

I love this card! And the bunny is so cute - I'd really like to win this set!

Kim said...

I love this card! The bunny is so cute!

Vera said...

Love all that (dry-embossed) white space! Great card!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Cute AND classy - I never would have thought to combine that bunny with argyle and you made it look GOOD! Snaps for using yellow, which I don't think gets appreciated enough these days.

Michelle VP said...

I totally {heart} how that white embossing stands on on the bunny. :)

Sweetpz said...

so cute! love the embossing =)
hugs
juli

BarbaraB said...

Enjoying your blog while I do Verve Anniversary blog hop! Great job.

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