Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March Diva Inspiration Hop

Welcome to Verve's March Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time! This month we've got a fabulous challenge that's sure to put a spring in your step! So in addition to a comment prize hidden along the hop, you can play along with the challenge and link up your creation for a chance to win another prize!  Each month the Verve Divas get together and bring you some oldie but goodie stamps sets from Verve...each one of us featuring a previously released set, and in the case of some of us, pairing it with a newly released set.

I'm loving these sparkly hydrangeas...I purchased a few different colors. These particular flowers matched Stampin' Up!'s Groovy Guava stitched ribbon perfectly so I paired them together. This stamp is from a real old set, Celebration of Thanks. I just never get tired of this set!

Then I decided to pair old with new:

I used the "Forever and Always" from the previously released No Matter What set and matched that with "Smitten" from the freshly inked More Than Love set. I inked up a square of pink paper, distressed the edges with Black Soot distress ink and then added a layer of clear crystal glitter to the perimeter. The glitter helped to tone down the black a bit and add some vintage/girly-ness as well. I also added some paper flowers, satin ribbon, daisy chain lace and Onyx Pearl Liquid pearls. 

Our March challenge is Spring Has Sprung:

It's time to ditch the winter blues! Create a card that sings Spring using inspirational quotes, pretty colors and florals or themes that celebrate new life. Whether you draw inspiration from the graphic or blaze your own trail, just show us what spring means to you!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines.

1. Amy11. Julee
2. Anya12. Teresa
3. Betty13. Stacey
4. Jessica14. Marisa
5. Karen15. Laurie
6. Sankari16. Maureen
7. Sarah17. Jen
8. Sony18. Christyne
9. Susan19. Charmaine
10. Tiffany20. Andrea

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Card 1: 
Stamps: Celebration of Thanks (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Key to my Heart (Kaisercraft), White, Black
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Sparkled Hydrangeas (Petaloo), Groovy Guava stitched ribbon (SU!), White Pearl flourishes (Zva Creative), doily, Onyx Pearl Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"

Card 2:
Stamps: No Matter WhatMore Than Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Crea Diem (Maja  Design), Black, Natural White (SU!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Black Soot distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Paper flowers, daisy chain lace, Pretty In Pink Satin Ribbon (SU!), heart button, crystal glitter (Martha Stewart), dauber, doily, paper distresser
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

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  1. Beautiful cards. I especially like the second one. That daisy trim is so delicate and sweet.

  2. Oh WOW! These are both ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!

  3. not one, but two beauties, Andrea! will you link your first card up to the Curtain's perfectly peach!!

  4. Beautiful cards. Love the colors on each one.

  5. That peachy color against the green is gorgeous. And the glittery border around the sentiment on your second card is also beautiful.

  6. Both cards are absolutely gorgeous!!

  7. Stunning cards! Both are just gorgeous!

  8. How beautiful! Your cards have so much texture and interest!

  9. WOW such beauty in the design of your two cards. WOW

  10. Lovely, lovely! Beautiful colors and stunning layouts! Fabulous keepsakes as well. Thanks for sharing.

  11. The cards are so elegant. Beautiful.

  12. Both cards are beautiful but just love the colors of the first!

  13. Both cards are lovely. My favorite is the first. I like how the green dominates and the peach accents it. The flourish is so pretty. Delight to the eyes.

  14. your cards are always so amazing...these a just gorgeous!

  15. Lovely cards with such beautiful floral choices!

  16. Your cards are gorgeous, as usual! I really love the first card-lovely colors.

  17. These cards are beautiful! I especially like the colors, on both of them.

  18. Beautiful cards with lots of dimensions and usual!

  19. Both of these cards are stunning! I especially like the glitter you added on the pink square on the 2nd card. It's gorgeous.

  20. Wow!!! These are both gorgeous! But I'm not surprised, your cards are always stunning! I think I like the second the best.

  21. Beautiful cards! Love the trims you chose and the flowers!

  22. Just love this card, the lovely warm colours. The ribbon and pearls just finish it off.
    Sue. C

  23. Both of these cards are gorgeous. I especially love the second one. The black and pink together are stunning and I absolutely love the heart charm.

  24. These are both so elegant and feminine, Andrea ... the second is sooo soft and pretty! Anita :)

  25. Just poppin' by to see what you've been up to, my friend! I think of you often, especially when I'm crafting. :) These cards are so lovely, as ALL of your stuff is.

    I started working almost-full-time (32 hours) at an accounting firm, until April 15th, as an admin assistant. Busy, busy, busy. I'm the hired help, so you know they're busy. ;) Hope you are well, and that your business is well! Take good care of yourself, okay?


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