Thursday, February 5, 2015

February Verve Diva Inspirations Hop

It's the 5th of the month and time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings!

Our February challenge is Vivacious Valentine...



Nothing says "I love you" like a handmade Valentine in your signature style.
Use the inspiration graphic as a starting point, or head off in your own direction  - just make us swoon with a fabulously flirty creation!

Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Thursday, February 19th.
Prize: $40 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

If you have come here from Susan'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.

IHop Feb 2015 photo IHopFeb15pic.jpg

I love hearts and pink and grey also happens to be one of my favorite colour combinations so I had great fun making this card.  I honed in on the XOXO ornament and used it to create a background for my card, framing it in grey as per the frame around the mirror.  With so many hearts on the tree, I decided to create a shaker by sewing some vellum on to the bottom half of my tag and filling it with pink and white hearts.  The sentiment is from Stronger Love and was perfect in size and boldness to stand out against the background.

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. Julee7. Sankari
2. Amy8. Sarah
3. Anya9. Susan
4. Betty10. Marisa
5. Jen11. Maureen
6. Karen12. Verve Blog

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




What's In It?
Stamps:  Stronger Love (Verve Stamps)  

Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Going Grey (Stampin' Up)
Ink:  Black 
Accessories:  Tag and XO Dies (PTI), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Heart Punch (Michael's $1.00 bin), 5/8" Rose Grosgrain Ribbon (Stampin' Up), Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals 

51 comments:

Brandi R said...

What a beautiful card! Love the whole design and the colors are awesome! ♥

Karen Day said...

Great card, Marisa - I may have to case this one :o)

JoAnn said...

Love your gorgeous card Marisa, especiall the cute packet of hearts and all the x's & o's.

I Card Everyone said...

Marisa in my humble opinion, every card will be a masterpiece when started with love and Swiss Dots!! Just so wonderful!
=] Michele

D- said...

Your card is beautiful. Love your colors and shaker tag. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow, Marisa this is so beautiful. I love the pink and grey you've chosen to hi-light. Of course you know me and how much I love hearts, so this pocket full of hearts is just beautiful to me. I love you clean,soft and elegant style.

D.Ann said...

I like the button tied with twine... gotta try it!

Heather said...

Oh, this is too cute! That little vellum shaker tag is such a great idea and adds a lot of fun.

Annheidel said...

I love the pocket of hearts! Such a sweet Valentine card.

Ruby N said...

Love the shaker piece!!!!

Bridget said...

Marisa, this is so trendy and cute - love your pretty colours!

Katy said...

Adorable card...love the background the hearts in the tiny pocket!

Pink Unicorn said...

What a beautiful card, the colours are beautiful and I love the vellum shaker, I might have to CASE it!

Sue D said...

Lovely--I like this color combo.

Benzi said...

A beautiful shaker full of hearts and a delightful background, too. Love is in the Air!

Sharon said...

Great colors and what a fun design! Love it!

Vickie Z said...

Adorable Marisa!! Glad to see y'all back doing some challenges!! Hoping to play!!

ChristineCreations said...

It almost has the feeling of candy...such a sweet design Marisa!

Rosemary said...

so very pretty!

Jennipher said...

Marisa this is just too adorable. Darling background and shaker tag!

Beverly Perdue said...

Wow, a shaker tag! That's brilliant! Just love it.

Stacey Schafer said...

adorbs!

Vivienne Holden said...

Beautiful and so clever too Marisa! LOVE that little vellum pocket/tag on the front. xxx

Basement Stamper said...

I love how you created your shaker, that is too cute!!! Super cute card.

loulou said...

Great card. I love pink and grey too. But maybe that is giving away my age as it was so hip in the 90s. I painted the walls of our first house grey but my husband put a stop to the pink.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super sweet shaker

Linda Callahan said...

This is adorable....love that little pocket of hearts!

Amante del Papel said...

The shaker tag is amazing!

Beverly Sager said...

I actually said "awwww" out loud! This is such a sweet card. The soft grey with the perfect pink. Love this card!

Celeste Goff said...

Just gorgeous! Love the little shaker tag!

Betty Wright said...

So sweet! Love the shaker tag!

Kris B said...

Great card! Love the shaker tag! The xoxo background is wonderful!

Jean Bullock said...

I love the colors and the embossing and the layers. Well done.

Lyn said...

So cute the pocket of hearts <3 wind my heart

Sue Crease said...

Beautiful card. Love your colour combo too. What a sweet idea with the pocket.
Sue

Becky Kortman said...

Love, Love the pocket of hearts! They had me AWING! So cute!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Totally CUTE! THe vellum and the confetti are awesome. Wonderful valentine card.

Julie S. said...

I love your take on the inspiration here - great idea to make a shaker card with hearts!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the background!

Angela Chan said...

Very cute! Love the packet of hearts and the color you used.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the vellum shaker. The layering is great and the color really look great together.
thanks for sharing.

Samra Leshinski said...

Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous card!!!

Janis said...

OX OX OX OX...Are you calling me an ox? lol... J/K. This is a fabulous design. LOVE the shaker full of hearts. So pretty.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a cute card! I love that fun little shaker pouch on the tag!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

That heart pocket is too sweet, Marisa! Love it!

Denise Bryant said...

Fun card! Love that little pocket!

Taunya Butler said...

Love this sweet and adorably done shaker card!! So fun!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very cute card...love the tag with the pocket full of hearts.

Iris said...

So pretty - love the layers and the embossing.
isoscia at aol dot com

snazzyjj said...

What a cute way to do a shaker.

Alicia Merline said...

I just love that XOXO banner. Great idea to alternate red and white.