Saturday, October 18, 2014

 Welcome to Verve's October Release Retrospective Blog Hop! The Verve Divas are hopping today and serving up some more inspiration using the October release stamps & dies! Besides a look-see at some really nifty cards, there's also a comment prize up for grabs!

For my card I started with Pebbles Walnut Grove designer papers.  I combined the newly released Inspire Hope stamp set with Verve's Love Notes stamp set.   I die cut Verve's Classy Label Cut Above Die in rustic white card stock.  I inked the frame from Love Notes stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment, leafy frame, and floral center from the Inspire Hope set.  Love the many options with the floral frames and sprigs that come in this set.  

Deconstructed Sketch No. 173
I am playing along with this week's Deconstructed Sketch 173.   This sketch called for three circle elements in the bottom right corner peeking from the horizontal panel.  In order to create those, I used the larger of Verve's Cut Above Loopy Blooms dies.  I cut the larger bloom in half.  I added some ink distressing for dimension, some sewing machine stitching for some added detail.  I finished the card with the iridescent sequins from the newly released Verve's Pink Sparkle Sequin Mix.  


1. Julee8. Laurie
2. Stacey9. Christyne
3. Marisa10. Teresa
4. Chaitali11. Andrea
5. Amber12. Betty
6. Jen13. Sarah
7. Charmaine14. Maureen

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We're giving away a $40 gift voucher to one lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to leave a shout out in the comments as you hop about.

As always thanks so much for hopping by!



  1. Love everything about your card. The colors, the design, the stitching the label. Love it all.

  2. Your card is so pretty with all the details and sequins!!

  3. Very pretty. Love the colors and papers. They are perfect with that great sentiment.

  4. Gorgeous sentiment, gorgeous flower!

  5. This is so gorgeous. Such scrumptious papers!

  6. Brilliant card, Betty. Love the mix of papers and colours, together with that lovely sentiment. Elizabeth xx

  7. Your card is WONDERFUL. LOVE how well the sentiment and flower image fit on the label cut. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  8. The layering is so pretty. So many pretty papers.
    thanks for sharing.

  9. Blogger and I are not getting along today. I hope this isn't a duplicate post.

    I love the layers. the colors combine so well.
    thanks for sharing a great card.

    1. Not getting along with me either. I thought it was just me.

  10. This is charming. Great paper choices and layout. Well done.

  11. What a perfect die cut for the sentiment and floral elements! Love tour card!

  12. I would never have thought to put all the colors together like you did, but they turned out marvelously. The big die cut is good for your layout, and the Inspires Hope sentiment is very lovely. Good job.

  13. Beautiful! Love all the patterns and colors you mixed together. I'm not good at that at all, so I really admire people who can pull if off and have it look this good.

  14. Love this card! What great colors and patterns! The sentiment panel looks amazing!

  15. Gorgeous card <3 lovely papers lovely everything

  16. Fabulous card!! Great mix of papers!

  17. Love the papers and your take on this sketch totally rocks! Very pretty card!

  18. Love how you used the designer papers and especially like that little touch of zig-zag stitching.

  19. This is gorgeous. What a beautiful mix of papers and colours. I love the stitching and the sentiment panel.

  20. Great choice of papers and I like the stitching.

  21. Your card is wonderfully inspiring.!

  22. Such beautiful autumn prints and lovely stitching!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  23. Lovely card...particularly like the stitching!

  24. stitching and sequins, what's not to love?

  25. Love the layout of your card and the beautiful layers. It is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  26. This is such a pretty combination of papers and colors. Loving the stitching!

  27. I love the warm colours you have used in this card today. Great use of that sketch too.

  28. Gorgeous card - such pretty colors and detail!


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