Friday, September 5, 2014

Verve Stamps Inspirations Hop September 2014

Welcome to Verve's September Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Divas to serve up some fresh inspiration with their Verve stamps! Leave some comment love along the hop spots for a chance to win a prize, then grab some stamps and play along with our September inspiration challenge for another chance to win!

This month's challenge is entitled Sweet September:

Sugar-high! Get sugary sweet with pastels, cupcakes or candy. Create a calorie free confection to delight the senses! Feel free to use the graphic as inspiration or not.

If you have come here from Stacey's blog, you are right on track.  If you happened along the Hop, you can check out the Hop List below to get caught up.

Insp Hop Sept 2014 photo VIHSep14pic.jpg

For my card I used the newly released Small Packages and co-ordinating Cupcake Frame die set along with this week's Viva La Verve sketch.  I coloured the cupcake with Twinkling H2Os and added some stickles for a bit of sparkle.  A little flag banner in the cupcake and some fun, purple twine I found in my stash finished things off.

I realized too late in the process (unlike Diva Moe who caught herself) that I used a stamp from the recent release instead of a previously released stamp set which is the purpose of an Inspiration Hop.  A very stressful and exhausting week hijacked my brain cells...  Off to sit in my time out chair ;)   
 
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! 

1. Julee7. Sarah
2. Amy8. Sony
3. Anya9. Susan
4. Betty10. Maureen
5. Karen11. Stacey
6. Sankari12. Marisa

Trusting all the fabulous Diva inspiration from the hop has your mojo raring to go and ready to play along with us.  Simply create a card using the above theme, and link it up for an additional chance to win some Verve.  You can check out all the prize info and deadlines are on the Verve Blog.

Anni-VERVE-sary Sale

Timing is perfect with the recent anniversary release providing lots of sweet savings.  Verve's brand new releases are marked 10% off and some of our sweetest tamps & dies from releases past are 20% off!  





 
 

What's In It?
Stamps:  Small Packages (Verve Stamps)

Paper:   Lime Twist (My Mind's Eye), Ballet Blue, Certainly Celery, Kraft (Stampin' Up)
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Cupcake Frame Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Twinkling H2Os, Crimper (Fiskars), Button, Purple Twine, Stickles, Glue Dot, Dimensionals 

40 comments:

loulou said...

What a fun card, its saying party time to me.

Benzi said...

Cute, cute card, Marisa. I like your purple twine and there's that little flag I like so much.

Maureen said...

looks yummy, I'll take two!

19scrap57 said...

Very festive card! Love the polka dots :)

Iris said...

Such a pretty card - love the layers, the twine and the cupcake.
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Tracey McNeely said...

Marisa I just love this!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Oh my what a glorious sparkly card. I love the sparkly purple twine and pink icing on the cupcake. This one Sweet card:)

Desire Fourie said...

This is just delightful and such a fresh design. Loving the yummy cupcake.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

mamichelle said...

Love this sketch and your fabulous card!

Sharon said...

Fun card and a fun design!

marylouh said...

Love the layering. the ribbon is really nice.
great card
thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

Marisa,
I think with back to school we're all running around a bit with our heads cut off! Love your card and these stamps just arrived at my house yesterday. Hoping to get some inky time this weekend! xoxo

sharrilou said...

What a happy card.

JoAnn said...

Sweet card. The cupcake looks yummy.

Ruby N said...

adorable!

Sue D said...

Wonderful card and love the background paper.

Janis said...

Awesome coloring on your pretty card!!
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Kris B said...

Sweet! Love the sparkle! Sweet card!

Jean Bullock said...

Very cute card and I like how you colored the cupcake to pick up on the background paper colors.

Mary-Anne V said...

Cute cupcake card...love the sparkle on the icing.

Helen Gullett said...

Beautiful choice of color combo!

Heather Thompson said...

Very awesome great card. Lovin the purple twine.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the pretty bright colors against the white - makes your cupcake pop!

Pat Roth said...

Love how you sparkled up your card making the frosting glisten!

Julie Pike said...

Sweet card..... I'm loving the background paper! Who wouldn't feel happy receiving this card?

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute! Love the yummy cupcake!

Celeste Goff said...

This card is just gorgeous! I love all of the little touches of bling!

ScrappyTeacher said...

Love the gorgeous colors on your card!

Nora N. said...

What a cute card!! I love the sparkles on the cup cake and the fiber you used on this!!

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Lovely card such great use of colour and DP <3

msdixie said...

these colors are total eye candy! yum!

Julie S. said...

Very pretty! I really like that sparkly twine.

Nancy said...

Such a pretty card! I love the layers and the sparkle on the cupcake and that twine!! Great job Marisa!

D- said...

LOVE your BEAUTIFUL card. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Miriam Prantner said...

So sweet. Love the sparkling on the frosting and the sparkle of the trim!

Terri Burson said...

What a fun sparkly card! Great use of the H20's. I'll have to try that...

Heather said...

This is definitely super sweet! Love that sparkly cupcake. Yum!

Sue Crease said...

I love the way you have used the sketch. Your card is just lovely, great use of the glittery twine and sparkle on the cupcake to match.
Sue

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Cute card!! Love the paper and ribbon. AJ

cm said...

Another delicious card that is seriously weakening my resistance for indulging in a sugary delectible (or several)later today! So pretty!
~c