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Saturday, October 24, 2009

A {Believe in Miracles} Sketch For You To Try and Verve Blog Hop

Well can ya'll believe October is more than halfway over? The holiday season will officially begin, although someone told me that they are already piping in Christmas music at Wal-Mart. I never go there, so I wouldn't know, but--REALLY? So today, this post is once again pulling double duty. It's my sample for Jen's Sketch For You To Try AND it's one of the stops along the way of the Verve Hop for the Cure Blog Hop!

Yep, Verve released 7 new sets last night! For the Hop today, the Verve Divas are all being inspired by the new Believe set. So If you’ve just happened across my blog, you’ll want to start back at the beginning over on Julee's blog, Poetic Artistry and hop your way along for the cure! This set was designed in honor of breast cancer awareness and Verve is donating $10 from the sale of every Believe set to the Susan G Komen For the Cure foundation. We believe that we can make a difference. We believe that each day should be celebrated, each moment cherished and that every little thing we can do in the fight to find a cure matters.

Thanks for hopping by! Next up on the hop is… Jen (ya'll gotta go over there and see the SFYTT anyway!). Oh, and we’ve got a special gift hidden along our hop for one lucky commenter, so if you see something you really love, give a little shout out and you just might win a $30 gift certificate to Verve!

Don't forget to also check out what my other SFYTT sisters did with Jen's Sketch For You To Try:
Leigh
Amy R.
Amy S.
Kelly

SUSIE Q-TIP: Try making your own little paper "cause" ribbon as an embellishment for cards you may be making for certain groups. They stay right in place with a little brad or would also look great with a button in the middle.

Stamps: Believe (Verve)
Paper: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink (SU!), White (PTI)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug, Silver Brads, Pink Rhinestone Brad (sei), Black EP (Ranger), Heat Tool, Jody Boosters

103 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I really liked seeing your card and Jen's using this set! Beautiful work!

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  2. Love that ribbon in the center. So clever. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Awesome, Susan. It's so cool to see how different the sketch looks when the focal point changes. That black layer draws your eye right to the center. Very nice! BTW, love your sweet new header for the blog!

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  4. Fabulous black and white with pink! So pretty!

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  5. Great colors. They just pop.

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  6. Your card is so striking, Susan...and I really love your little ribbon with the bling!! Perfect!!

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  7. love the black flowers!! So striking :) I think I will avoid Walmart too or wear earplugs...Christmas already? Puh-lease!

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  8. So lovely, Susie!!! You can use this folded "ribbon" to also make other things -- think of a Christmas tree (like I did on a Christmas gift wrap a way loooooong time ago - remember?).
    Mommy

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  9. GASP!! WOWZERS!!! This is fabulous!!!

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  10. Love pink and black together! The flowers and then the ribbon with the bling in the middle is fabulous! Great card!!

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  11. Great card and cause, Susan, and my fav color combo of black, white, and a splash of color - TFS! I've yet to meet a woman whose family or friends haven't been affected by breast cancer. Thanks for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

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  12. LOVE your little cause ribbon! Great card ~ bold and beautiful.

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  13. Love that rhinestone in the middle- very striking!

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  14. Just beautiful, Susan! I love your paper ribbon!

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  15. Very pretty! I love the pink and black and the pink ribbon in the middle....fab!

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  16. Wow, this is so pretty! I really like how you created the backgroup using the flower image. It really makes the main flower pop that much more!

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  17. Susan - your card is so lovely. I like the faux ribbon you attched on the outside!

    Robin

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  18. ahhhh, sooo pretty! great ribbon. tfs!

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  19. Just beautiful, Susan! I LOVE that ribbon in the center!

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  20. Such a darlin' card and love how you placed the ribbon in the middle of the card makes it that much more special! Hope you're having a great weekend so far!

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  21. beautiful Susan! The pink/black is striking and I love the SFYTT this week! So pretty!

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  22. Susan, this is fabulous, luv the pink ribbon in the center.....wonderful job!

    Your little box with the ornamnet last night at the release was nothing less than brilliant girl...I will be trying that!

    enjoy *~*

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  23. This is so beautiful! Love your incredibly creative pink ribbon! It's PERFECT!
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  24. Great card and bold colors. The cure ribbon is a nice touch.

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  25. I really love this black and white with a touch of color look! I looks so fab with your treasure sentiment banner! So pretty. Love your beautiful style! TFS

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  26. Great card - the pink and black are so striking! Thanks for the chance to win during the blog hop.

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  27. This is so beautiful, Susan!!! LOVE the flower stamped background paper and the touch of gem in the hope ribbon!!! Lovely card!!!

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  28. The trouble with being near the end is that very little is left to say that hasn't already been stated. So at the risk of being really obvious...I think you did a great job on the card for this cause... also, thanks for the great tip (about the ribbon and the >>Christmas music<< )

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  29. Beautiful. Love the layout and your ribbon in the centre of the flower. :0)

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  30. What a beautiful card! Love how you created the background with the flowers from the set!

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  31. Adorable! I love the paper ribbon that is embossed. Thanks for sharing it!

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  32. Great placement of that important ribbon on your terrific paper project

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  33. The 'homemade' ribbon you made for your flower center is gorgeous! LOVE that idea. TFS!!

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  34. I love pink and black, and this is just perfect, especially because it's for such a wonderful cause! Love, love, love the stamped flowers!

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  35. I love your little ribbon with the brad. Your card is so pretty!

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  36. Everything I've seen has been great. Thanks for creating beautiful cards.

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  37. What a gorgeous card!! I love the robbon with the swiss dots!! A special added touch!

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  38. Susan Susan Susan! the black, white and pink ROCK!!!

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  39. Gorgeous, Susan! Love your take on the sketch!

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  40. LOVE the flowers stamped in black for a classy BG! Beautiful card!

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  41. Gorgeous! I always appreciate your tips too!

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  42. I just delivered my Halloween cards for the hospital. I wish I'd had this set for the cancer center... but I'm always making hospital cards. I love the simplicity of yours.
    The Susie Q tip about paper ribbon is great!!! Yellow for troops...red for heart disease....etc

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  43. this new set is great and you showcased it well with your card-I am so touched by julee's gnerosity to give to the komen foundation with this new set

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  44. Love it ... great idea!!! Great set to!!!!

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  45. Beautiful card...love the sketch. :o)

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  46. This card is one super show-stopper indeed! I just LOVE how you stamped the floral image on white!! Outstanding work on this beauty!!!!

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  47. Love your card! Pink, white, and black is one of my favorite combos.

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  48. This card is so beautiful and inspiring. I just love the black and white with a dash of pink.

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  49. Love the black and pink!! AWESOME!

    Shelly :)
    Manitoba, Canada

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  50. Love the pink ribbon in the middle and the black makes everything stand out.

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  51. How striking! Love that color combo!

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  52. I love how you used your flower. The colors are perfect. This is beautiful

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  53. Great card! I love how you used the black and white.

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  54. Beautiful card. I love the ribbon
    center.

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  55. Black, white & pink..a lovely colour combination..a beautiful card.

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  56. Love the idea of making your own cause ribbon! Very cool! LeAnn

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  57. I like your card - the way you did the ribbon in the middle of the flower is really pretty.

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  58. I like your use of black and white with this card. The plain black outline on the flowers is very elegant!

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  59. You used the flower as a DP paper maker... now THAT is cool and that lil pink ribbon in the center just REALLY pops out at you! The card is WONDERFUL!

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  60. Love your card. The striking contract between the black and pink. Beautiful card to honor our sister survivors.

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  61. I really enjoyed seeing the use of the flowers to create a patterned paper w/out being colored in or cut out. This set is beautiful and very versatile.

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  62. I love this card! It is crisp, clean and just stunning! Love the ribbon embellie too! It is so wonderful of all of you to support this worthy cause!

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  63. Beautiful card very stunning. Love the ribbon you made. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. This is different, but I really like it!

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  65. I love how you used just a touch of pink, which really pops against the white & black combo. Great idea about making your own cause ribbon - that way you can always have one to match!

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  66. Stunning Susan! Love the colour combo!

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  67. beautiful, love this card :)!

    Inky Hugs,
    Catherine
    catlevy@eastlink.ca

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  68. love your card great job

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  69. Oh, I love it! The color combo rocks and your layout is so striking. Stunning!

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  70. Love, love LOVE that ribbon in the center!!! Super FAB!!! Great card, Susan!!

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  71. pur-ty! i totally had something else envisioned when you had described it to me.

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  72. I love how you used a pretty brad to secure the awareness ribbon. Nice touch!

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  73. Susan beautiful card TFS
    Lana Edwards

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  74. What a pretty card.
    I love these colors put together...so beautiful.

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  75. Fabulous is all I can set, it looks beautiful.

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  76. I like this black and white card that highlight that pink ribbon so well. Beautiful; thanks for sharing.

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  77. Wonderful embellie in the center and the touch of black is perfect.

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  78. So pretty Susan!
    I really love the color combo of the pink and black,

    Thank you for sharing!

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  79. Totally fabulous, Susan! Love the colors!

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  80. I think it is wonderful that so much is being donated from the sale of each set. Not to mention that I love it because the images and sentiments are beautiful!

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  81. I love pink & black together, seems so crisp and clean for some reason, very pretty.

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  82. wow your card is so striking. Just gorgeous. I love the ribbon.

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  83. This is beautiful Susan! Of course the colors ROCK but I really like the pink "ribbon". What a great idea!

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