Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Verve Stamps March Diva Inspiration Hop

It's the 5th of the month and that means it is time for Verve's March Diva Inspirations Hop.   This month's challenge is entitled "Spring Has Sprung".  It's time to ditch the winter blues and create a card that sings Spring using inspirational quotes, pretty colours and florals or themes that celebrate new life.  Let us know what spring means to you!   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!

If you have come here from Stacey's blog you are right on track.  If you just happened on to the hop, you can start from the top and work your way through (see hop list below). 


To me, Spring always means flowers.  After a long winter with little colour around, I always love seeing my crocuses and tulips pushing through the dirt and coming to full bloom.  Shortly thereafter, the cherry and magnolia tree come into bloom.  "Pink snow" covers our street when the cherry blossoms fall off and it is so pretty!  Oh how I love the signs of new life that burst forth in spring... happy sigh :)  

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I just had to use MME's new Cut and Paste papers again.  This one in particulate is my favorite as it has flowers and polka dots.  The flower is from Dream Big, the wonderful leaf image is from Bloom and Grow and has the matching Elegant Leaves die.  Where there are flowers, there are usually butterflies (at least in my card making world LOL), so my Flutterby die came to good use once again.  I finished things off with some blue seam binding from the Spring Fling ribbon collection.


One lucky commenter along the hop will win a prize, so make sure to leave a comment on each of the participating Diva's posts to increase your chances of winning!  You can check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines. 

Below is the full hop list if you need it, otherwise just hop on over to Laurie's blog.

1. Amy 11. Julee
2. Anya 12. Teresa
3. Betty 13. Stacey
4. Jessica 14. Marisa
5. Karen 15. Laurie
6. Sankari 16. Maureen
7. Sarah 17. Jen
8. Sony 18. Christyne
9. Susan 19. Charmaine
10. Tiffany 20. Andrea

In addition, Julee has a spring cleaning sale going on over at the Verve Store right now!  Los of great deals and 50% off sixty retiring sets! 



Enjoy the hop and hope you can play along with us!

 








 




What's In It?
Stamps:  Dream Big, Bloom and Grow (Verve Stamps)
Paper:   Cut and Paste (My Mind's Eye), Going Grey, Pretty in Pink, Sage Shadow, Rose Red (Stampin' Up) 
Ink:  Black, VersaMark
Accessories:  Flutterby and Elegant Leaves Dies (A Cut Above by Verve), Lacy Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Border Punch (Stampin' Up), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Crimper (Fiskars), Spring Fling Ribbon Collection (Verve Stamps), Button, Twine, Black Half Pearls (Michael's), Glue Dot, Dimensionals 

38 comments:

Casandra Bennett said...

Very pretty. Lots of fun colors.

Sabrina said...

Such a pretty card and pretty papers!!

Benzi said...

"Flutterbies", flowers, and a gorgeous ribbon all make for a lovely card, Marisa. It really does talk Spring.

Teri said...

Great job!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a pretty Spring time card!

grandmato19 said...

Such a beautiful Spring card -- so well-balanced and love the layers :)

Stacey Schafer said...

holy gorgeousness, Marisa! that pop of red...and your awesome bow...swoon!

Maureen said...

the blue of the ribbon is so pretty and the perfect call for Spring!

Lee-Anne said...

Oh this does look like spring, Marisa! Love the floral paper and sweet butterfly! The gorgeous red bloom is just stunning!

Lynn Noe said...

What a beauty! That deep red bloom is gorgeous and the soft blue blow and sequins are wonderful accents.

Andrea Unidea said...

Such a beautiful and bright card! Amazing!

Shelley Germann said...

Spring has sprung? I guess I didn't get the memo! Ha! Ha! We still have so much snow, it's truly unbelievable! This sure is a sweet card, though. Love the colors, so soft and pretty... and your sequins, too!

Sue D said...

Such pretty cheery colors!

Amy C. said...

Your card is very pretty! I love all the layers and the pretty flowers!

Bill Ali said...

Really gorguss

cm said...

Red and pink; flowers and butterflies; sequins, button and bow....absolutely stunning! A most spring-y card indeed, and your description of tulips and crocuses, the magnolia and cherry trees bursting with new life...lovely images! Oh, to see cherry blossoms! Perhaps they'll be around when we're in Victoria on April 1st - 4...hoping so!!
c

Annheidel said...

Pretty red flower!

Penny Nichols said...

Sweet card! I love red and pink together. So fun! Thanks for sharing.

Rachel B said...

Beautiful! Love the bright colors!

Jean Bullock said...

Very pretty card. I love the combination of red and turquoise.

Jen said...

Spring has definitely sprung here! I love the gorgeous flower and that bow is fantastic!

Rosemary said...

what a lovely card!

Maryleva said...

Love your bright spring beautiful card.

Christine said...

The flower is so beautiful.....the subtlety of the stamping is just lovely!

JoAnn said...

So pretty and springy.

Julie S. said...

All the elements you used in this card are wonderful. I really like this design.

Lynn Mangan said...

Marisa, this card shouts spring and I love all the gorgeous Verve!

Diana Nguyen said...

I love your beautiful and cheerful card! The soft bow looks like a blue flower to me.

Cheryl said...

This definitely makes me think of Spring! Love all the layering and texture, and that pretty bow.

Susan (rainy) said...

This sings "Spring", Marisa. Such a lovely card with so many wonderful fun elements.

Heather said...

Beautiful!!! Love your color scheme and that gorgeous, giant red flower!

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty, love that gorgeous flower!

Sue Crease said...

Such a pretty card, love that flower.
Sue. C

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So pretty! The papers are great and I do like that ribbon bow.

nwilliams6 said...

Love the pretty inspiration photo and your card is perfect. Great colors, details, and bow. Hugz!

Darlene Gabriel said...

This is a beautiful Spring card Marisa. I like the soft spring flower DP, then the gorgeous bow and crimped butterfly.....such wonderful reminders of Spring ----which has to be on the way sometime soon doesn't it/ ;) Thanks for the reminder and brightening my day:)

Anita in France said...

Such a fabulous burst of colour and energy, Marisa ... just as though spring has just arrived! Anita :)

Ravengirl said...

I love all the little signs of Spring too! I have crocuses, daffodils and tulips popping up! This beautiful card is a welcome breath of Spring goodness!