Wednesday, May 23, 2012

So Glad God Chose You As My Aunt


This week's Verve sketch is brought to us by my blogging friend and Verve Diva, Maureen.  Always love her sketches and this is my crack at it.

A large circle on a sketch is always a big draw for me, and it was perfect for this sentiment on my aunt's birthday card.  She's out visiting from Ontario and it has been wonderful being able to see her again.  Darn 3,000 across Canada from our province to hers is such a nuisance!!  Our visits are way too few and far between.  Good news is my cousin will also be heading out this way on Thursday and we will have one big family bash :)   Well, as big as our family gets anyway LOL!

Sorry....I regressed....back to our scheduled programming....Verve's Love Deepens is such a great set! There are many names you can use with the first part of the sentiment (Mom, Niece, Aunt, Grandma to name a few) which lets you personalize it accordingly, in this case, it is my aunt :)

I combined the sketch with this week's Colour Q as I just loved not only the inspiration picture but the colour combo too!   Even better, My Mind's Eye Blink of an Eye DP is a perfect match  :)   A nice little bonus is the fact this card qualifies for this week's Paper Players challenge too so it is another three-for!   What can I say, small things make me happy LOL!

Thoroughly enjoying looking at my planted baskets, pots and flowers in my garden. This weekend's hard work paid off and will provide many months of enjoyment.  I just LOVE flowers - real and  paper :)

Glad you chose to pop by today, I always appreciate the company!  

 

Stamps: Love Deepens (Verve)
Paper:  Kraft, Blink of an Eye (MME), Real Red
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Lacy Circle and Circle Nesties, Flutterby Die (Verve) 5/8" Red Satin Ribbon, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Button, Twine, Bling, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

24 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

This is so pretty, Marisa...I love the red accents and the beautiful sentiment! Way to rock the sketch, too!

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is beautiful! LOVE that red satin ribbon!!! Gorgeous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty card -- that red ribbon is to die for! Gorgeous~

Maureen said...

gorgeous ribbon and colours! Your aunt is sure to love it :) What a fun time you'll have during her visit :) I couldn't resist those colours either :) Thanks for playing with my sketch :)

TannyP said...

Wow, Marisa! Another dually rocked challenge combining that fabulous color combo (you and Moe are my heros!) That ribbon is delish and the butterfly with the button...fabulous as ever. Gorgeous use of the bling!

Sylvia said...

Your card is beautiful, Marissa, I love your butterfly and the lovely design! Thanks for joining in the fun at the ColourQ this week as we explore new color combinations!

Katina said...

Wonderful!! Beautiful card and sentiment Marisa. I've never seen a sentiment like this before. This is going t make your Aunt feel very loved and special.
xx

Nance Leedy said...

Wow, another three-for and another beautiful creation for the Paper Players! Love your take on those gorgeous colors and as always you rock the butterfly and the ribbon! So glad you joined us again!! ((hugs))

Emily Keaton said...

You nailed these pretty colors, Marisa! Have a fun visit with your aunt and cousin. Family visits = good times!

Sari said...

What a pretty card. I love the butterfly too!

Jen said...

This is so pretty. I love the crimped butterfly! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Benzi said...

That is such a wonderful stamp to have. I need it! Gorgeous card, too.
Enjoy your family fun...make memories.

Wanda Cullen said...

Wonderful card, Marisa! Love the pop of red and I'm sure your aunt will love this card as well!

nwilliams6 said...

I do need that sentiment - wow! What a fun and happy card - the kind of card that would bring tears to the eyes of any aunt and make her swell!!! Wonderful! HugZ!

ChristineCreations said...

Warm and delightful! Sounds like for a delightful person too!

Betty Wright said...

LOVE these colors and patterns and your special touches, Marisa! Stunning card! I need that sentiment stamp set, too! Great card!

Anita Scroggins said...

Great card, love how you used the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at CQC this week.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! Your card is BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE your take on the challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!! =)

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is so gorgeous Marisa! I love that sentiment and you layout is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

LeAnne said...

This is just beautiful, Marisa...what a great way to combine the challenges!

Kara said...

so pretty! such a sweet sentiment! thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!!

Shelley Germann said...

You are drawn to the big circles while I tend to shy away! I need to follow your lead and do more challenges with them! Very nice, as always!

Dawn B. said...

I love flowers too and just got all mine planted. What a job. Now hoping for rain. This card is beautiful and I am sure she loved it.

Aileen said...

Beautiful card and love that large bow. x