Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August Verve Diva Inspiration Hop

It's 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! You have the rest of the month to link up, so feel free to play as often as you like.



 Our August challenge is Celebrate

It's our Anni-VERVE-sary - so we're celebrating! Create a card to celebrate something or someone special, an anniversary, birthday, new baby, any occasion filled with joy! Use the inspiration or go off on your own tangent, just share a celebration with us!

Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Monday, August 31.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

If you have come here from Maureen'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. 


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Loved the colour combination in the inspiration photo and used the chalkboard as my springboard for this card.  Created my own chalkboard with the Happy Birthday message on it, added a doily to girly it up a bit as well as a medallion as per the photo.  Used the stitched rectangle border as per the one around the graphic and added a few hearts for good measure.

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. Julee6. Susan
2. Amy7. Maureen
3. Betty8. Marisa
4. Jen9. Charmaine
5. Sarah

Time to head on over to Charmaine's blog to see her wonderful take on the inspiration photo! 

Right after that, make sure to head on over to the Verve Store to take advantage of the Anni-VERVE-sary sale!!  Everything in stock is 10% - 50% off -- a great time to stock up for Christmas and birthday gifts, blog candy or instant gratification LOL!





What's In It?
Stamps:  Birthday To You Plain Jane, Deco Borders (Verve Stamps)

Paper:  Black, Kraft, Pretty in Pink (Stampin' Up) 
Ink:  VersaMark 
Accessories:  Heart Quartet (A Cut Above by Verve), Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker), Doily Die (Top Dog), Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart), Scor-Pal, White Embossing Powder, White and Black Half Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals 

42 comments:

Team Clark said...

Marisa, this is fabulous! TFS!

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is very elegant.

Dolores Raml said...

Cute card, love your rosette.

Maureen said...

love the doily peeking out!

Christine said...

Love how you dressed up the HB stamp with the borders! The doily is gorgeous against the gold and black!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh that doiily is the perfect touch Marisa! With the pops of pink and the classy stamps it’s a beauty!

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet birthday card...love that beautiful bold sentiment.

Gloria said...

Doily and hearts are great touches.

JoAnne Pitre said...

Love this card, the colours, the hearts, the sentiments....all in all, a perfect card.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So pretty! Love your chalkboard accent and the sweet little hearts.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Your card is GORGEOUS, Marisa! I LOVE it!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty and elegant card. Love your use of the Deco Borders.

Lisaerica said...

Love the color combo, my fav! It's so classy and elegant. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Nancy said...

Love the Chalkboard and the pink hearts balance out the medallion perfectly! The added bling is perfectly placed too! Beautiful!

Purvi Gadewar said...

Very pretty! Love the rosette!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous!

Michele Henderson said...

Very pretty birthday card! I love all the little details that make it special!

ScrappyTeacher said...

Lovely card!

Mary Holshouser said...

Pink and black always look so good together. Love the big medallion in one corner and the hearts in the other.
thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

ionabunny said...

So pretty. Love the chalkboard. Hugz

Beverly Perdue said...

Love the chalkboard with the doily. Very pretty!

Marlene said...

Lovely Birthday Card!

Amante del Papel said...

so clean, so perfect card, fabulous!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Marisa. Love the white heat embossing on black. The pink looks delicious... elegant, classy... just perfect.

Heather said...

This is soooo beautiful!! I think I love every single thing about it!

Allison Kostiuk said...

Beautiful card! Love the rectangle stitching!

loulou said...

Beautiful card. I really like your chalkboard sentiment panel.

Jerrie said...

Such a stunning card!!

Rubina Pantoja said...

LOVE this card - it's so sweet. The doily is such an added touch.

Tammy H said...

Love the color combo and the design. Nicely done.

Lee-Anne said...

A beauty, Marisa! I love the chalkboard look!

nwilliams6 said...

Love the crisp and trendy look of your card Marisa! Such a great inspiration photo and you totally captured it with your beautiful card. Love it! Hugz

Amy C. said...

Very sweet birthday card!

Sue Crease said...

Wonderful card as always. There is lots to look at but the card screams CAS.
Sue

Berina RGA said...

nice card.. love the layout... very beautiful work..

cm said...

An elegant, classy card, Marisa: the pink/black/gold is such a lovely combination!
~c

Pat said...

I love the pretty pink rosette and hearts and the black chalkboard with the sentiment together with the doily and the gold mat make this a beautiful card. x

D- said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card,love the rozette.

Rosemary said...

lovely card... love the clean, crisp design!

snazzyjj said...

Great colors and dimension.

Carrie Sheridan said...

I love the doily peeking out and the little gems on the hearts. Great little details that make the card stand out.