Sunday, August 1, 2010

Anni-Verve-sary Blog Hop 2010























Welcome to the Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop! Verve turns three today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! If you've already been hopping along, you arrived here from the very talented Verve Diva Shannan'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.



























My Grandmother has been my idol and inspiration all of my life. She and I have always been very close. Grandma is 96 years old and is still as quick witted as ever. She is a very "hip" Grandma and has always been with the times. But sadly, Grandma's heart is now failing. She loves receiving my cards so I wanted to make her a special card before she passed.
























There is no way I could ever be exactly like her, but I hope that I have retained some of her wonderful qualities. I wanted to convey a little something to her along those lines, that's why I chose this very special sentiment.


At the very last minute I decided to add this to the inside. I wanted to keep it fairly simple so that I can write her a note. Hope you enjoyed my card. It might take me all day long, but I'll be visiting and commenting on every blog on the Hop for sure! Have fun hopping!


Stamps: Verve's Because of You, Grateful Elegance
Ink: Versamagic Turquoise Gem, Versamark
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores,  Vintage Cream
Misc: Clear Embossing Powder, Cream Embossing Powder, Flat back pearls, Pop Dot, SU Top Note Die, PTI Hawaiian Shores Satin Ribbon

Thanks for hopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to the Sweet and Fabulous Terri E’s blog for a little more Verve-y goodness.

104 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Susan! love the colors and that sentiment!

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  2. An absolutely gorgeous card. Beautiful sentiment, and the color sets it off just right.
    Best wishes.
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  3. Love the card. Great color and how you did the inside too!

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  4. Oh, wow! This card is gorgeous! Love the paper you've created! Beautiful choice of colours! Love how the flowers pop off the label!

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  5. Just stunning, both inside and out!

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  6. Wow, that is a beautiful card! Any Grandmother would love it! Anyone, period, would love it! It is stunning!

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  7. Susan, the tonal colors and your wonderful stamping make this a stunning creation! Beautifully done! I am sure your grandma will love it!

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  8. Wow! This is such an elegant, monochromatic-ish card! I love the inside too! Any grandma (or anyone really) would love receiving it. Fabulous job!

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  9. Love the colors and the inside is just awesome!

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  10. Beautiful colors! Great style.. such a gorgeous card!

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  11. wow, what a beautiful card to send to your Grandma! She is SURE to love it! So thoughtful of you!

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  12. Lovely card - great colors! The mono look is sooo pretty! TFS!

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  13. Omg... this is totally fresh and elegant... I love it to the bone :D

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  14. This is gorgeous! She will love it. The colors and the stamping are lovely.

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  15. This card is absolutely amazing - the colors and stamps are beautiful and it jumps off the page with your beautiful story.

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  16. What a beautifully touching card!! Hugs and prayers for your grandmother.

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  17. what a peaceful card - beautiful

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  18. Well, let me just say that this one takes my breath away!!! Of course, it reminded me of my grandmother that I loved so much. It brought tears to my eyes. Your grandmother will love this one. God bless you both.

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  19. I love, love, love this! Beautiful. Your grandmother will love this. you have beautiful projects, I'm following now, have a great day! :)

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  20. Absolutely fabulous! I love the colors and the background and the sentiment and the flowers! I loved it all!

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  21. What a fresh, clean card, Susan!! Love it!

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  22. wonderful mono-color schemed card and the way you framed the sentiment is great

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  23. sweet card, I luv the color...have a fabulous week!

    enjoy *~*

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  24. Gorgeous card... love the beautiful blues. Such a sweet gift for your Grandmother.

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  25. Absolutly beautiful card. Any grandma would love to get this card!
    Happy Anniversary VERVE!!!!

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  26. I really need to get that BG set! Looks fabulous on your card. Love the monochromatic look to this too. Great card :D

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  27. this card brought tears to my eyes susan. its so beautiful and pure. i'm so sorry your grandma's heart is failing:( and i am absolutely positive you must have lots of wonderful qualities from her, because, well, you are wonderful!

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  28. Awwwww...you brought tears to my eyes!! This is so sweet of you! I'm so very sorry your Grandma's heart is failing, but I'm sure this card will brighten up her days!! This card is so very beautiful...from the colors, to the flowers, to the sentiment...I LOVE IT ALL!!! Prayers for you and your Grandma!!

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  29. Susan, this is GORGEOUS!! It's so clean and fresh! Love the colors!

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  30. What a stunning card!! Exquisite work!

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  31. Lovely blues. I really like the flowers and the flourishes.

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  32. This is BEAUTIFUL, and your grandmother is sure to cherish it! I just love your stamped background and the dimension of those gorgeous flowers:)

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  33. LOVE your monochromatic turquoise & white card...inside and out!

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  34. This is so bright and fun, I love the layouts and all the layers you added! This card really is fabulous!

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  35. Hands down, this is my favorite card along the hop! I am a big fan of monochromatic cards and I love your story about your Grandma. I know she will love and cherish this card.

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  36. So beautiful! Aqua is my all time favorite card making color and the tone on tone adds so much depth. Those flowers are just gorgeous!

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  37. oh yes....this is some vervey goodness!! Beautifully done!!

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  38. What a stunning monochromatic card. Love all of your subtle details as well.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  39. So lovely!! Beautiful inspiration!! :)

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  40. Eeekkkk, I LOVE this card!!! Beautiful colours and design.

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  41. How pretty. I love the monochromatic blue!!

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  42. Your card is just beautiful. So elegant.

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  43. Wow absolutely beautiful card!! TFS!
    Hugs
    Nikki
    Simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

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  44. This is simply breathtaking, inside and out. The stamping is gorgeous, and I love the monochromatic color scheme. What a beautiful tribute to your grandmother!

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  45. I'm sure your grandmother will be touched when she receives this beautiful card! Well done!

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  46. lovely colors really nicely done great card.

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  47. This is one stunning card! Beautifully crafted and so heartfelt - cards like this are the reason I started stamping! Thanks so much for celebrating with us!

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  48. This card just takes my breath away!

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  49. Absolutely beautiful colors, sentiment. Your Grandma will love it.

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  50. Love, love, love this card - wish I was getting it!

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  51. I love that sentiment, and I love AQUA!! Perfect card for your grandma, I know she'll love it! TFS!

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  52. The color is stunning!! Great job!

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  53. This is a beautiful tribute to your love for your grandmother!

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  54. Love the colors, the sentiment, the layers! Beautiful card!

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  55. I love the monochromatic scheme of this card. It is just beautiful and your Grandma will love it!!

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  56. I had not seen this sentiment before and love the monochromatic color choice!

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  57. stunning Susan...wow!!!! LOVE the colours and how you used the stamps. That set was from the Mother's Day release last year and I loved it too. Made a card for my mom that year with the same sentiment...my last Mother's Day card to her as she passed away after Christmas. I know your Grandma will love this...I love your description of her...hip as ever :) I strive to be like that in my 90's as well. Blessings to you and that you have many more visits with her :)

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  58. This may be one of my all-time favorite Verve sets, and oh goodness, you used it beautifully! I love the colors, the popped up flower, the top note die, and the meaning behind it all. Your grandma is going to be speechless when she receives this card. :)

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  59. what a beautiful elegant card! And I love the monochromatic theme. Bless you and your Gramma - I know I sure miss the days spent with mine.....

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  60. oh my, what a blessed,sweet grand daughter she has.the card just melts my heart. the colors seems to go with the sentiments.it just flows.

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  61. I just love this color and how you made the monochromaticness (yes I made a word up) of it all still stand out!

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  62. This is one of my favorite sets and I just love what you've done with it!! Amazing work and I'm sure your grandmother will adore it!!

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  63. Gorgeous!

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

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  64. This is beautiful... I am sure your Grandma will love it!

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  65. I love all your mono cards.

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  66. Crunchy, this is gorgeous! Love the monochromatic look and I bet your Grandma will love it too. I'm sorry to hear her health is failing.

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  67. How lucky to have her all these years. Beautiful card...she will adore it.

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  68. WOW, this is beautiful inside and out. LOVE the color- teal is one of my FAVS!! Beautiful job!! :-)

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  69. This card is so special I love everything about it. And I knnow your grandma will too.

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  70. Your card is absolutely lovely, but the sentiment behind it is even more so - it made me a bit teary-eyed as I remembered my own Grandma. Thank you for sharing.

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  71. What a lovely, lovely card. Both inside and out. I would love to give this to my grnddaughter.
    Sharon L

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  72. Best wishes to your grandmother and your card is beautiful! I'm sure she will love it!

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  73. Upon first glance, I thought your card was serenely beautiful. When I read the sentiment, I wondered if you had made the card for someone special or just because. Then I read your post and I sighed and my heart sang. How lovely for you to have such a special relationship with your grandma and to appreciate it. Thank you for sharing.

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  74. GORGEOUS card! I know your Grandma will love it!!! Prayers and hugs

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  75. Gorgeous card and such a sweet story behind it. The color is stunning!

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  76. This creation is STUNNING, very beautiful.

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  77. Your card is absolutely beautiful.

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  78. Reading about your card brought a lump to my throat - I am sure it will be treasured.

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  79. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colors and all the dimension!

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  80. What a sweet and beautiful card! She'll love it.

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  81. Oh WOW! I can't get over how fantastic this looks. Well, I can get over it because it IS! So beautiful.

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  82. omg, this is beyond gorgeous!! your grandmother will love it. it's just lovley!!

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  83. Very pretty! Like the monochromatic and the sentiment! Your Grandma will love it!

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  84. This is gorgeous.... I love the colors, and I think your grandmother is going to absolutely adore this!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  85. Oh wow, I love the dimension you added with popping up the flowers. The sentiment is so perfect for this card. I love it. Beautiful card.

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  86. What a lovely card for a wonderful Grandma...she must mean the world to you. thank you for sharing that sweet story and that luscious card.

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  87. Beautiful sentiment on a card for your grandma. She will be so pleased to receive this!

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  88. What a beautiful card and what a beautiful thought behind it!

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  89. I literally just said "wow" out loud when I saw this card. It is so strikingly blue. The depth and crispness of the colors is amazing, not to mention the fact all of the other elements combine to make one stellar card!!

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  90. What a gorgeous and crisp design. I love the popped flowers and pearl details.

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  91. Oh Susan, this is BEAUTIFUL! I love the soft colors and your background is amazing and perfectly done! Wow wow wow! I know your grandmother will love it also. My new baby daughter's middle name is for my grandma, so I know a bit how you are feeling right now. Hugs!

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  92. This card is breath taking, Susan. What a fantastic honor to your grandmother and a stunning showcase of your AMAZING talent! Wonderful!

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  93. Oh, my! This is beautiful and it's apparent that it was made with love.

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  94. Oh Susan this is beautiful! All the added details inside and out are wonderful!

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  95. Wow, wow, WOW!! This is totally AMAZING!!

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