Sunday, October 5, 2014

October Verve Diva Inspirations Hop

Welcome to Verve's October 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 October inspiration challenge for another chance to win!

This month's challenge is entitled Fall Fancy:


The air is crisp and the colors are warm – celebrate fall with a spook-tacular creation or a thoughtful thank you using Fall as your inspiration!

Insp Hop Oct 2014 photo IHOct2014pic.jpg

If you have come here from Laurie's blog, you are right on track.  If you just happened upon the Hop, you can check the hop list below to get caught up.

I always enjoy making fall themed cards as it is my favorite colour pallet to work with.  I immediately thought of Bountiful Harvest as it has such a wonderful mix of pumpkin images!  I opted for the pumpkin trio and tried my best to colour them with my Twinkling H2Os.  Good thing pumpkins are forgiving LOL!  Added some hemp twine around the horizontal strip for some texture and promptly forgot to add my thank you tab.  Its been that kind of week... 

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. Julee 7. Sarah
2. Amy 8.  Sony
3. Anya 9.  Maureen
4. Betty 10. Laurie
5. Karen 11. Marisa
6. Sankari 12. Jen



Time to head on over to Jen's blog to see her wonderful take on the inspiration photo!  Happy Hopping :)


What's In It?
Stamps:  Bountiful Harvest (Verve Stamps)  

Paper:  Stella and Rose (My Mind's Eye), Early Espresso, Kraft (Stampin' Up), Cream Linen
Ink:  Black 
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Crimper (Fiskars), Twinkling H2Os, Hemp Twine, Twine, Button, Dimensionals

39 comments:

Lynn said...

I love how you've added the twine. Gorgeous fall card Marisa.

~amy~ said...

Love those fun pumpkins and the twine!

JoAnn said...

Love your card. Great color combo and I like the way you wrap the hemp twine around the crimped panel.

Heather Thompson said...

What a unique use of ribbon and twine. very cool!

D- said...

LOVE your SWEET fall card. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
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Jean Bullock said...

Very cute card. Love your color scheme.

kReN said...

Your papers are perfect for the pumpkin images, and that pop of color of the red button is great. I like how you wrapped the piece of kraft with jute and added the little black banner to pull the layered frames together. Lots to love here! Thanks for the inspiration!
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Pam W Merwin said...

Love your background papers and texture to your card! Such a great design.

Sue D said...

Lovely fall card--I like the button and twine.

marylouh said...

Like the way you wrapped the twine around the stripe. Really looks rugged. Great card.
thanks for sharing.

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cool!!!

Vicki B. said...

So cute Marisa, love those pumpkins!!!

Nancy said...

Clever job with the twine Marisa! Super cute pumpkins too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Iris said...

So cute - love the pumpkins.
isoscia at aol dot com

Brittany Tucker said...

Such a fun card! Love the use of the twine.

Alanna said...

This is beautiful.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow...gorgeous. I love the wrapped twine. You've covered all the Fall colours here.

Benzi said...

I know about that kind of week, Marisa. Ha
Your card is soooo pretty and I think the wrapped twine is a very clever idea.

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Love those pumpkins and the twine is such an awesome tough

Bill Ali said...

Great colour scheme and your use of twine

Heather said...

This is adorable! (With or without the missing tag!!) Love how you used the twine.

Sandra Schroeder said...

Well it's an awesome card even without the sentiment. I dought anyone would have noticed if you hadn't said anything. It can go inside. I love all the texture.

Maureen said...

love the pumpkin and texture :)

Kris B said...

Cute card! Love the fun little pumpkins! The twine wrapped around the strip looks great! Wonderful added texture!

Vivienne Holden said...

I can see the shimmer on your pumpkins Marisa. It makes them glow. Now wrapping twine around that strip was pure creativity at it's best. Altogether fabulous card, with or without the the sentiment. x

Sue Crease said...

Lovely card. Love that ripple effect on the ribbon.
Sue

Mary Gillmarten said...

Love your paper choice again -- I tend to fear the polka dot so you give me courage! Thanks lady!

Becca Cruger said...

Love the texture of the hemp twine. It just adds that little something special.

forpahl5 said...

Adorable!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the great texture from that corrugated/wrapped piece!

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful colours and just love the wrapped hemp twine.

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Lovely fall card and the added twine wrapped around the bottom cardstock it so cute!

cm said...

How quickly I've fallen behind in sharing my adoration for your lovely cards! Guess I need to address that immediately! Your pumpkins, sporting their twinkling shimmer, are pure delight! Fall-beauty indeed...
~c

Janeen said...

can never get enough pumpkins.

Beverly Perdue said...

Awesome card! I love those pumpkins and the hemp tied around the banner is great!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the pumpkins!

Debbie Lou said...

Great color combination. The colors are so rich and vibrant!

dj said...

fantastic coloring of your trio of pumpkins...love love love!!

nwilliams6 said...

I love fall cards and pumpkin cards too - this one is super fun and love your papers. Well done. I have had fun catching up this morning - you have been so busy making some lovely things Marisa. I hope to stay caught up now. Hugz!