Friday, March 7, 2014

Verve Diva Dare ~ March 2014



This month's Diva Dare is entitled "Do The Polka" and the dare to use polka dots somewhere on your card. Whether you choose to strut your polka dot stamps, paper, ribbon or all of the above, we want to see you do the polka!

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I just love using polka dots on cards, have a ton of polka dotted paper in my stash, and am always on the lookout for more LOL!  I opted to go with some spring colours as I am desperately waiting for it to arrive.  Not that I have anything worth complaining about versus those of you on the East Coast who have been pummelled with cold temps and snow this winter!  This cute umbrella from Rain or Shine is so much fun to paper piece, and I added some liquid pearl "sand" to ground it.  The secondary sentiment is on one of the Flag It dies and comes from Friendly Phrases (pssst, it's one of the sets being retired so it's 50% off right now over at the Verve Store!)  
  
Of course, where there is a Verve Diva Dare, there are prizes, and this month's dare provides two prizes: one for a randomly selected participant and one for a randomly selected commenter! 

Want to get all the details on how you can win some Verve Stamps?  Simply head on over to the Verve Blog to get all the challenge details - I dare you!




What's In It?
Stamps:   Rain or Shine and Friendly Phrases (Verve Stamps) 
Paper:  Cut and Paste (My Mind's Eye), Green Galore, So Saffron (Stampin' Up),
Ink: Black, Going Grey (Stampin' Up) 
Accessories:   Flag It Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Large Sun Die and Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lil' Inkers), Liquid Pearls, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

12 comments:

Benzi said...

I love your umbrella in matching polka dots. You know I love those polka dots, too. It's a winner.

Darlene Gabriel said...

I love this card Marisa. It reminds me that Spring will come.........sometime. I love all the polka dot DP and your paper pieced umbrella is adorable. Fun way to create the sand too.

Maureen said...

the soft pastels are so pretty! I'm sure spring is just around the corner. The snow will just make us appreciate it more :)

Emily Keaton said...

How cheery and sweet! This card makes me smile.

Vickie Z said...

Fun card girl!! Polka dot challenge....you were in at the thought!! Hoping to get a chance to play...my time has been limited to requirements...this tendonitis is kicking my butt! Thinking about trying acupuncture. Have a great WE!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Springy papers, and cute cute as all get out.

nwilliams6 said...

Oh my, this is so cheerful and fun! Love the umbrella and sun. Cute, cute, cute and very positive. Hugz!

Vivienne Holden said...

What a pretty crd Marisa! Love the pastel colours and of course, your amazing design. xxx

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh my goodness this is so sweet. I just love it.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

cm said...

Your cards always evoke a 'happy sigh' from me, not only because they're stunning and inspiring - which they are! - but because I know the elements you'll have selected are those I LOVE: die-cuts or paper-piecing, patterned papers (you're the queen of assembling perfect combinations), some layers, and all around 'simple' transformed to 'gorgeous.' This one -with the polka-dots, umbrella, little button-centered sun. is exactly what I'm talking about. Fabulous x awesome!! Hugs~c

Darnell J Knauss said...

Marisa, this card just stole my heart!! I swoon over polka dots and you filled me up!! Have a great week! Hugs, Darnell

Ravengirl said...

This is super cute! I saw it on the Verve blog and I absolutely love it!