Sunday, July 10, 2016

Verve Diva Inspiration Hop - July 2016

It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!

There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until August 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!


We're headed into the lazy days of summer and this outdoor scene is sure to inspire some cozy creations.   Take your inspiration from the graphic or follow the color pattern, just have fun stamping. We can't wait to see what you create!

Challenge deadline: Friday, August 5th
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

If you have come here from our newest Lesley's blog you are right on track.  If not, you can go to the Verve blog for the hop list to get caught up.

IHOP July 2016 photo IHOPJul16pic.jpg

For my card I used the vertical, colour blocked stripes on the pillows and the colour combination.  I added a doily as per the doily images on the carpet, and then layered my beloved Jotted Heart die with the Elegant Leaf die which was over stamped with the coordinating leaf image from Bloom and Grow.    Next came the Scroll Die with over stamped with the scroll image from Die Sidekicks and sentiment from Great Friend and a red heart using the Heart Quartet die set.  The ribbon is from the Truly Madly Deeply Ribbon Collection.  Think this is a record for me as I used eight Verve goodies on one card - a wonderful testament to how well Verve sets and dies coordinate :)


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're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!

  
1. Julee6. Marisa
2. Betty7. Maureen
3. Charmaine8. Stacey
4. Laurie9. Susan
5. Lesley10. Teresa
  


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






What's In It?
Stamps:  Bloom and Grow, Die Sidekicks (Verve Stamps)
Paper:   This and That (Echo Park), Old Olive, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Kraft (Stampin' Up)
Ink:  Black, VersaMark 
Accessories: Jotted Heart, Heart Quartet, Elegant Leaves and Scroll Die (A Cut Above by Verve),  Truly Madly Deeply Ribbon Collection (Verve Stamps), Doily Die (Top Dog Dies), Crimper (Fiskars),  Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

52 comments:

vinita jain said...

Great addition of this gorgeous doily, really popped up the whole creation, love, love, love it!

Lynn said...

such happy happy colors..you rock adding patterned paper to your cards!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Awe....Lovely layers!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Hi stranger! Hope your Summer is going good. Wonderful card - your photo is fabulously clear too! [I'm obsessed again with my card photography :)]

marilynwillauer said...

Very pretty card!

eemel said...

I love all the layers on this card!

Sheri said...

My first thought was a beautiful valentines day card! So pretty!

Vonnie b said...

Love the vibrancy of this card. Every element works together for perfection.

Sandy McAllister said...

That is a very happy card Love the use of different papers

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very pretty.

Gail said...

The doily is so beautiful and sets off your lovely colorful card TFS

Jean Bullock said...

Great take on the mood picture. You really captured the feel of it in your delightful card. Well done!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow, nice job! This card could be for Valentine's Day or even Christmas. Lovely!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Marisa, your card is beautiful and I like that you used patterned paper to bring out the colors.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful bright card.

Carmela Hubler said...

This is a very sweet card. Love the clustering of the all the embellishments.

graham Brand said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours and all that layering.

Susan Mac Donald said...

your color combo is WOW!!! this is such a versatile card, TFS!!

Christine said...

This is stunning! You have a real talent for selecting paper combinations and creating "just right" layers. Just love this one!

Lisa said...

This is beautiful!!

Indy Owens said...

What a pretty and fun card!

Janelle said...

OOOHH this is So Cute! Love all the elements, the background, the layers, the doily, the scroll....all of it!

Lucy said...

What a lovely card!
I love all of your layers!

Rahmat said...

Fantastic card, love the use of the doily here, and the sentiment on the kraft.

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful colors. Such a cheerful and sweet card - like a hug made out of paper. Super sweet. Love the funny comment you made about football shoulder pads - lol! Hugz

Natalie Godfrey said...

Really cute card. Great job.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Sandi said...

What a romantic and lovely card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wow! Love your bold colors on your beautiful card!

Sue Crease said...

Just wonderful as always. I love it when you all use lots of different sets together it helps us all open up to new ideas.
Sue

Karen Day said...

Gorgeous card, Marisa! Strangely enough, I was working with the same papers last night!!

Michele Henderson said...

Marissa, this is so sweet and colorful! I love that pink heart.

Jean said...

Love the colors and patterns!

CreativSpirit said...

What a gorgeous colourful card. Love the layers.

Beverly Perdue said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card. The colors are so bright and vibrant! I love the doily.

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. I loVe all of the wonderful Verve you used.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome layering and color combo on this beautiful card!

Sherry said...

I love all your layers. This is a fun card!

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love the layers and colors.

Helen Gullett said...

What a beautiful card, Marisa!

Sue D said...

Beautiful colors and design.

Janis said...

Beautiful paneled background. What a lovely combo of patterned papers, images, and colors!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!I love your card! Simply awesome! I love the colours for this amazing challenge!

Amy C. said...

So sweet and romantic!

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Marisa.

cm said...

STUNNING! From the papers, to the layers, to the images...work. of art!
Hugs~c

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Has a wonderful look of love. Especially like the doily. Have a Bee-utiful day!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kika said...

Amazing card! I love your design and all those colors together.

CherylQuilts said...

What a beautiful card, Marisa, and I love the hearts with the pearls and the banner die! Beautifully done with lovely DP! Hugs, sweet friend!

Andrea1702 said...

Such a pretty card! Love all of the layers!

Karen Letchworth said...

Very cute card, Marisa. I have so enjoyed visiting the blogs of the DT Members and the entries to see all the amazing cards. Verve has such SUPER CUTE stamps, and I'm really enjoying all that I see. Great job, and thanks for this fun hop.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Karen Letchworth said...

Such a lovely and creative card.....filled with fun from top to bottom. Thanks for being part of this FUN hop for Verve. I love their stamps SO much.
Karen
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Sierra Winters said...

This is so cute, Marisa. I was so inspired by all the gorgeous cards on the Verve Blog and the lovely entries that I just had to play along. I love this color combination, and always enjoy pulling out my favorite Verve Stamps to use on my cards. Thanks for a fun blog hop.
Sierra
www.sierrasgift.blogspot.com