Friday, April 29, 2011

You + Me Always

Hello everyone! Hope your day has been good!
 Today is my husband's and mine's 33rd wedding anniversary!  I have been truly blessed with the most wonderful husband and best friend!

So I wanted to make him a card.

As you have seen, from to day and my previous posts, I have fallen in love with the newest Verve Stamp Set "Bloom and Grow". This stamp set has several different size flowers and leaves to choose from. And...Verve also made custom dies to coordinate with this stamp set.  It's fabulous!

I made the largest flower by cutting  3 different size flowers with the Verve Floral Circle dies. I sponged the edges, crumbled them up, stacked them together, then stuck a pretty blue rhinestone brad in the middle. I got this idea from another blogger that I follow, but I can't remember which one. I will let you know as soon as I remember!

The other flowers are made with a die from My Favorite Things:
 You roll up the flower with a quilling tool like the one I got from Hobby Lobby, or with your fingers and a piercing tool. Very easy and very cute! Add a Glue Dot on the bottom to hold it together.

I also am linking this card to the Verve Diva Challenge! For those of you that are new to this challenge, here is how it works...following each release, Verve will post a theme that they dare you with, and you'll have two weeks to complete the challenge.  During those two weeks, the release team will post their creations and tell you how they answered the dare!

This month Verve dares you to make a card, project, layout, or whatever fits your stamping style using this month's theme - April Showers Bring May Flowers!  With the warmer weather, new growth, and all the fresh and beautiful blooms that abound, it is easy to be inspired by Spring!  How you interpret the dare is completely up to you!  To sweeten up the challenge, you could win some brand new Verve! Now that's what I'm talking about!

So I think this card qualifies for this challenge! Spring is my favorite time of year, especially since my wedding anniversary is in the Spring! Where I live, the roses and flowers are blooming. The grass is green. It's just beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by!
                                         Paper: Stella Rose ; Kraft
                                                 Stamps: Verve "Bloom & Grow" and"Love Notes"
                                                 Accessories: MFT Rolled Flower die; 
                                                        Verve Floral Circles & Elegant Leaves
                                                          Rhinestone Brad, Twine


Joanne Leddy said...

Happy Anniversary ... here's wishing you many many more in the future! Fabulous card!

Lisa Somerville said...

Happy Anniversary! Lovely card, fab rolled flowers!

Mona Pendleton said...

Happy Anniversary Mackie! Such a pretty card! Love the homemade flowers!

Sue Lelli said...

Happy Anniversary! LOVE this card! LOVE the colors and the heart - oh the heart! I'll bet your DH just LOVED this card! FAB flowers, too!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh my word, this is pure cuteness! Love the mixture of rolled and diecut flowers. And happy belated anniversary!

BugBites said...

Great card and congratulations on your anniversary. I have an award for you. Hop over to pick it up.

Andrea Ewen said...

What a great card, Mackie...the colors are fabulous and you've loaded it up with superb details! The rolled flowers, the twine, the gems...all perfect!

Unknown said...

SO beautiful, Mackie! Love the rolled and layered flowers!

Happy Anniversary!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just beautiful!

brochure printing said...

Very beautiful card! Congratulation on your 33rd wedding anniversary. The colors are fabulous and you have loaded it up with superb details. Hope you had a fabulous vacation.