Thursday, March 5, 2015

March 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 March challenge is B is for Birthday...


Don't be caught short - make a fabulous birthday card to keep in your stash or give away! Use the inspiration graphic as a starting point, or head off in your own direction - just show us your birthday creations!

Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Thursday, Mar. 19.
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 Mar15 photo IHopMar15pic.jpg

I love making birthday cards.  They are such a fun way to express birthday wishes - and the sky is the limit on which direction you want to go with them.  I needed a 50th birthday card, so I pulled the  coral and green colours from the inspiration photo and since it is a 50th birthday, I had to poke some fun and go with black accents.  The big, wooden "B" on the wall reminded me of the wonderful wood veneers I got as a gift and as fate would have it, the word and numbers were perfect!  Since many cringe at turning 50, I stamped a welcome sentiment from To The Moon on one of the banners from the Flag It die set, because your fifties can be a fabulous decade - speaking from a few years experience, cough, cough LOL!   

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. Sankari
2. Amy 8. Sarah
3. Anya 9. Susan
4. Betty 10. Marisa
5. Jen 11. Maureen
6. Karen 12. Stacey

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:  To The Moon (Verve Stamps)  

Paper:  The Sweetest Thing (My Minds Eye) 
Ink:  Black 
Accessories:  Flag It Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Scalloped Circle and Circle Nestabilities, Swiss Dots and Hearts Embossing Folders (Cuttlebug), Border Punch (Stampin' Up), Wood Veneers (Teresa Collins), Black Seam Binding, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals  

36 comments:

Nancy said...

Beautiful design!

Lee-Anne said...

Fabulous 50th card, Marisa! Love the wood veneer! As always, you've mixed the patterned papers beautifully!

Piglet said...

Now that is pretty! I love the bows!!

Piglet
pysselsystrarna.se

sharrilou said...

Truly worthy of a 50th birthday.

Sheri said...

ok, my comment didn't publish. I really love this card.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Fabulous job pulling from the inspiration picture. The wood words are great!

snazzyjj said...

Love all your texture and that bow!

Cynthia Daugherty said...

This is so pretty with the Sweetest Thing paper.

EmileeAnn said...

Cute card! The wood accents are a nice addition.

Jennifer Shults said...

This is gorgeous Marissa! I love the bold wood cutouts.

I Card Everyone said...

Marisa! Darling card!! 50s? I cannot wait to find out!! [cough, cough!]
=] Michele

Alicia Merline said...

Coral and green and black. Sounds strange at first, but it works!

Brithzi said...

Wonderful and elegant.

Jennipher said...

Marisa, what a wonderful idea!! Love the wood veneers.

Heather said...

Gorgeous!! You may have been poking fun with the black, but I think it is the perfect accent for the pink and white. And those wood words/numbers are fabulous!

Beverly Perdue said...

Your card is amazing! Love the sentiment for this 50th birthday.

sabbycat said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the black, nodding to the 50s. Very clever.

JoAnn said...

Wonderful card for a 50th birthday. Great thinking with the "welcome" banner also, as it is a wonderful thing to celebrate.

Jean Bullock said...

Very cool card. Regarding being 50. I was coughing too. Great job.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Oh, that "welcome" is perfect here - what a great thought. This card is beautiful. So many wonderful layers here. I love the colour combo. The black layers/border/ribbon & bow add the perfect touch of elegance.

Brandi R said...

This is stunning! Love the touches of black....really brings out the gorgeous soft colors ♥

D- said...

Love your wonderful 50th birthday card. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

Mary Holshouser said...

great card.
I love the wood letters and number. They really make for a pretty card.
thanks for sharing.

Amy C. said...

What a pretty milestone birthday card!

Patty said...

Oh Wow!! Such a superb eye catching card!! Excellent colors, layers, embossing, patterned paper..everything is just awesome!!

Rosemary said...

lovely card! I really like how you used the wood veneer pieces!

Taunya Butler said...

Great card and you rocked those veneers!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Thats an awesome 50th bday card...love the wood veneers that go along with the great dies.

Julie S. said...

Love this card! I'll be receiving a few of those in a couple years, hard to believe!

Sue D said...

What a wonderful card for a special birthday. Love the welcome sentiment.

Sue Crease said...

Some do get upset turning 50 not I. But I wish someone would have made me a card like this it's georgous.
Sue

Amante del Papel said...

super beautiful and awesome card!

Michelle said...

Pretty color combo. I like the idea of celebrating a new decade.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a fabulous card! And I LOVE how you used a baby set to make a 50th card!

loulou said...

Very pretty. Like all your layers.

Christine said...

Love the color combo and the awesome wood embellishments. This is a card to treasure!