Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June Diva Inspirations Blog Hop

Welcome to the June 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! Here's my uncharacteristically colorful card using some previously released Verve stamp sets and dies:


I used the Jeremiah 33:3 Plain Jane as the sentiment for my card:


From a previously released set, I used the Bloom & Grow leaves paired with the coordinating Elegant Leaves die to make the foliage surrounding the flowers:


I followed Amber's design for this week's Viva La Verve sketch:


And here's some new Verve to inspire you:



Two new Plain Janes are available from the Verve store, this one is called Grace:


I made a fancy bow with some  1" Grosgrain with Satin Edge ribbon, available from the Ribbon Carousel. I then added this cute little gem sticker to the center of the bow: 


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!





1. Betty9. Amber
2. Jackie10. Amy
3. Jen d.11. Andrea
4. Jen T.12. Janelle
5. Julee13. Laurie
6. Sankari14. Maureen
7. Sony15. Teresa
8. Susan16. Tosh


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: 8:00pm Mountain, June 10th.
Prize: $30 gift certificate to Verve.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!





Card 1 Ingredients:
Stamps: Jeremiah 33:3, Bloom & Grow (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Pretty Party dp (Crate Paper), Black, White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Elegant Leaves die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), Floral Oval & Oval die (Spellbinders), doily, flowers, silver cord (SU!), Black grosgrain ribbon, CR-03CA-111 (Double Flourishes Crystal (c) - Clear) Zva Creative, sewing machine, paper piercer, dimensionals
Size: 5 1/2" square

Card 2 Ingredients:
Stamps: Grace Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)

Paper: Pretty Party, Portrait dp (Crate Paper), White, Black
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Curvy Bookplate die, Rounded Scallop Frame die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), 1" Black Satin Edge Grosgrain ribbon (Ribbon Carousel), Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger), gem sticker (Recollections, Lattice Rectangle (Spellbinders)
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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46 comments:

  1. These are so pretty!!!! love the chocolate....tfs

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  2. so elegant and stylist, just love them

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  3. Andrea! Both your cards ROCK!! {love the little bird sticker!}

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  4. This is yummy! Absolutely beautiful!

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  5. Both your cards are stunning as usual, Andrea. Really love that Grace stamp.

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  6. Beautiful cards, Andrea! Love the black frame and yellow gingham on the first and the liquid pearls on the second!

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  7. Oooo - card two with that gem sticker is gorgeous!! Pretty cards - both of them!

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  8. Wow such pretty cards... love the sentiments on each.

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  9. Beautiful cards! Love all the embellishments!

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  10. Your cards are both so beautiful! That leaf die is one of my faves!

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  11. 2 gorgeous cards Andrea-love how you showcased the new plain jane-beautiful ribbon treatment as well

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  12. Both cards are beautifu!. I love the stitching around all the squares on the first card and how the flowers match the colors. I also love the beautiful black bow embellished with the bird gem sticker on your second card. They both have really wonderful sentiments too.

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  13. Love the pops of colour on your first card!

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  14. Such a great card and sentiment. Love the verse. I especially love the doily and bling!

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  15. Pretty take on the sketch. Love the elegance of the second card.

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  16. so many beautiful embellies. I do love a well placed doily.

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  17. I did notice the bright colours on your first card - perfect for bringing in summer :) Just LOVE that sentiment on the second - to the top of the wish list it goes!

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  18. Two gorgeous, thought provoking sentiments today. I needed that! Thank you for presenting them on such gorgeous eye candy.

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  19. I just love that first sentiment and the way you have used the oval die and black surround and added the dolie. The second card is so elegant and that gem goes so well with the card

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  20. What wonderful creations today! I am really inspired by the new Grace PJ. I love that you paired it with the gem sticker...a perfect match!

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  21. Wonderful cards. My favorite is that second one. It's so elegant and I love that new Plain Jane!

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  22. Both cards are so pretty! I love your take on the VLV sketch. Your card is so much more pretty than what I envisioned when I saw the sketch. : ) Lovin' these new PJs

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  23. Beautiful cards. Love the PJ verses. Great details on both cards.TFS

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  24. Wow! I love the gem sticker on the second card and the beautiful ribbon! And I love your soft, vintage style with the Verve sketches.

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  25. Great colors, so springy and fresh

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  26. Both cards are stunning as usual Andrea!! Love the vibrant colors on the first and your elegantly framed sentiment!! And the rich black ribbon with that gorgeous paper on the second...*sigh*...fantastic creations!!

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  27. Oh Wow, I love your card and they are both so beautiful. Jer. 33:3 is one of my favorite verses and use it a lot in our Itinerant ministry. I need to get that stamp set. It would make perfect cards for people we minister to. Thank you for sharing with us. I am in awe of the beauty of your cards and all the other girls cards. What a talented group of girls you have. Hugs Cathy K

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  28. Love the gingham with the papers and black on the first card!! Love the contrast of yellow and black on the second.....love the new PJ!

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  29. Andrea
    As always, just beautiful, feminine and graceful! I love both the texts that you used - I have to get back to my Verve Stamps - so caught up in all the digital stuff I have forgotten them:( Thanks for sharing and reminding me why I love Verve stamps. Hugs

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  30. Andrea, your cards are always so elegant. These 2 are as well. I love your paper choices and the extras.

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  31. Both cards are beautiful Andrea! Love the Jer.33:3 verse, and the new plain janes are great too!

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  32. Love your cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  33. Both of these cards are beautifully done, the Jerimiah verse I haven't heard and I really love this. The flower embellishment is so pretty with it. I love the bird emblem on the black and yellow one, very pretty.

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  34. Love your cards, both Planin Jane verses! So enjoyed!
    jordanbev5@yahoo.com

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  35. Gorgeous cards. I love the summery colours of the card showcasing Jeremiah 33:3. Wonderful use of the sketch too. Your second card is so elegant - love that ribbon treatment.

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  36. Lovely cards--I like the embellishments.

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  38. Your designs are always so elegant and inspirational! Thanks so much for sharing in this hop!

    Lisa - Scrappy Distractions
    www.ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com
    lisa dot rea at kbmg dot com

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  39. Does this really say the deadline is September 12th? Seems like a lifetime away!

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  40. WOW! Not one but two beauties! Love the colors on the first and the liquid pearl framing on the second! Stunning as always, Andrea!

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  41. So very pretty! That sweet little frame is amazing!

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  42. Two stunning cards. I love the use of the framing. Great work!

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  43. Two stunning cards. I love the use of the framing. Great work!

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  44. These are beautiful and elegant cards can't choose between them. They are both stunning thanks for sharing.
    Hugs Rizwana

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  45. Your cards are always so elegant! The plain janes just work so well with your style!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I always enjoy reading them and appreciate the kind words!