Thursday, September 1, 2011

Verve Diva Inspirations September Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Diva Inspirations Blog Hop! Our Diva Inspirations team and a few special guests from our Release team are here to start your month off right with a little Verve inspiration! Take a little peek at each of the fabulous blogs below and leave a little comment love for their Verve-alicious eye candy and you just might win some Vervey goodness of your very own!
Diva Inspirations Blog Hop
Master Hop List
1. Julee 8. Susan
2. Betty 9. Andrea
3. Dawn 10. Sankari
4. Jen d. 11. Teresa
5. Lynda 12. Tosh
6. Shannan 13. Charmaine
7. Sony 14. Maureen
We've hidden a little mystery prize on one of today's hop spots, so be sure to leave a little comment love as you hop around for a chance to win!
Comment Deadline: 11:59pm Mountain, September 12
Prize: $30 gift certificate to Verve
After living on Maui for 7+ years, I have to say that Fall is truly the only time of year that I ever feel homesick for Oklahoma. And I really think that's only because of college football - nobody on Maui really cares much about college football, certainly not like they do in Oklahoma!! Here people usually only watch a game if it's televised after dark, or if the waves are too crappy to go surf, or if it's raining. Otherwise, too much to do outside to waste an entire Saturday watching TV! But that usually means nobody really pays much attention to what's going on so there's nobody to talk to about it either. I have to say that the Taplers have learned that there really IS more to life than college football in the fall! It has been a hard lesson and we're slow learners, but we're starting to figure things out. And once last year we even TiVo'd a game to attend a wedding and waited until we got home to watch the game delayed a few hours (gasp! - I mean, first of all, who in the world gets married on a Saturday during football season!? That definitely does NOT happen in Okahoma!!). Anyway, I'm rambling. And none of this has anything to do with my card other than I had fall on the brain this week. So I created a fall-themed card.

I used the September Stamp of the Month set, Autumn Splendor, (currently 30% off through the end of September!!) to stamp that fun trio of leaves. The sentiment is from Happy Fall. All of the patterned papers are from the new Off We Go digi kit by Susan Bartolini (Sweet Shoppe). I also added some fun velvety trim I picked up last year at a scrapbook store in Wichita, KS (sorry I don't know the brand or the name of the store).
One final note, during September all Autumn Themed Stamp Sets are 25% off!!

38 comments:

Jessica said...

i am loving all the fall cards and I love how you added the blue!

Jessica said...

i am loving all the fall cards and I love how you added the blue!

Teresa Kline said...

so cute Jen, great colors....hope all is well with Dean!

enjoy *~*

José said...

Ooooh this is cute. Love those sweet leaves. Great paper choice!

ladybugg61 said...
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ladybugg61 said...

Different to see a fall card in such bright colours - but I LOVE it!!!

Tricia said...

I really like that paper! I may have to go look into printing some digis!! Your card is really cute. I like the simplicity of it!!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOL...I can totally identify with your love of college football! Your use of bolder colors fits well with the "happy fall" sentiment...beautiful card!

scrappingnana said...

Great fall card. Love the colors. TFS

Marisa said...

Loved your college football recap LOL! Darling card using those wonderful Verve leaves :)

Tanya said...

What fun colors, love this!

MelissaS said...

Great card. I love the colors and the ruffled velvet ribbon! Thanks for sharing :)

Basslady said...

beautiful card with an awesome choice of dp's!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Marlena M. said...

Those leaves look like trees! That is so cool. ;)

Esther said...

Wonderful card!

Moira said...

Love your fall card with the bright colors - reminds me why it is my favorite season! TFS - your football ramblings made my day!

Lin said...

Autumn is my favorite time of year, and your card captures it beautifully, even the crisp blue skies!!

Jan Garber said...

Touchdown! Great Fall card!

zehra said...

Lovely hop, beautiful card TFS

craftymom205 said...

Love your card.

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Amy said...

They saved the best for last! Lovely fall card Jen!!

Chunyuan said...

fabulous. Love everything about this card.

Dawn Easton said...

Jen, this is fabulous! Love the fall leaves! Need to order that stamp set!! You know I think if I lived somewhere beautiful and warm like you, I probably wouldn't sit indoors watching sports all the time either. So I think I understand where you're coming from. Especially here, what else is there to do when it's -30 or -40 outside ;) Okay....maybe stamp! hehe

Steph Herbert said...

Excellent colors for this super sweet card! :)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a fun card and I love the colors you chose!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a beautiful creation, Jen! Love the colors you used!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey schnookums! This is just darling! Big hugs to you my friend.

Sue D said...

Very cute cheery fall card!

Betty Wright said...

Jen, this is adorable! Love the design and colors! Love how you pleated the velvet....so rich!

I totally understand about the weather/season homesickness. I really miss the cold weather of Indiana. Turtlenecks and fuzzy sweaters are not practical here in NC. Just not that cold enough for long periods of time. I really miss it!

Maureen said...

I love the bright and cheery colours on this fall card...makes me hope we will have a warmer fall than summer (unusually colder and wetter than a typical BC summer).

Lisa M. said...

This is so cute, Jen! I love the simplicity of the leaves and the ruffley ribbon is perfect!

squiggle7 said...

Love your card Jen, the colours are just gorgeous.

Emma

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

I thought the big thing in Hawaii was high school football. I mean REALLY big! Of course, Maui is so small it must be different there. How many teams could you have on one small island? Thank goodness for the electronic age! Besides, it brings all this crafting beauty with it... I love your take on a fall card!

Ravengirl said...

Love your wonderful fall card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Cute cute card -- great pattern mixture

Dori said...

Lovely card! Great colors and choice of patterns.

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

Jen this is darling! I love the warm fall colors you used and your ribbon treatment is fantabulous my dear, tfs!!!

Tanja said...

love the mix of patterned papers! And I like your leaves. Very nice.