Saturday, March 10, 2018

Verve Inspiration Challenge Hop

Welcome to Verve's March Diva Inspirations Challenge Hop! We're bringing back our monthly inspiration challenge and would love for you to play along! On the 10th of each month we'll bring you a blog hop, sharing our takes on the challenge. After that, we'd love for you to try your hand at the challenge and link up on the Verve Blog for a chance to win.

PRIZE ALERT: Our challenge comes with a prize drawing for a $30 gift voucher to the Verve shop. To be eligible, be sure to hop around and leave a comment on each of the Diva blog posts, then play along and link up before April 5. Verve stamps are NOT required, but we do love to see 'em!

There are no rules.. just have fun creating!
This month we'd love for us to show us your green. Feel free to take inspiration from this drippy, weathered gate photo or just pull out some green toys from your stash and start to play. We can't wait to see what you create! 

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Thursday, April 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

If you have come here from Laurie's blog you are right on track.  If not, check out the Hop List below and get caught up!

I was almost giddy when I read the challenge was to use green as it is my favorite colour ♥   Being March, it is a perfect opportunity to combine green with Verve's newest digi Irish Coffee, just in time for St. Patrick's Day!  I have several Irish friends, so I always love the fact I create a special, hand made card for them.

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I combined two green papers (happy sigh....), coloured and fussy cut the cloverleaf digis so I could create a "clover patch" down the side of the sentiment panel.  Of course, gold came to mind too, so I added a gold sequin to the middle of each shamrocks to bring a bit of sparkle to the card and finished things off with some green twine.  Can't wait to deliver this to my Irish friend on St. Patrick's Day :) 

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.  Just leave a little love as you hop about, then come back and link up your green creations for a chance to win!

1. Julee5. Marisa
2. Betty6. Maureen
3. Christyne7. Teresa
4. Laurie

Time to head on over to our Irish Diva Maureen's blog to see her wonderful creation which is sure to toast her heritage :)   Thanks for popping by today and I look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery! 

What's In It?
Stamps:  Irish Coffee Digi Set (Verve Stamps)
Paper:   Recollections (Michael's)

Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Stitched Rectangles (Lil Inker), Twinkling H2Os, Twine, Glue Dots, Gold and Green Sequins, Dimensionals

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March 2108 Viva La Verve Sketch

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Hard to believe February is over and it is time for a new Viva la Verve Sketch!

I had visions of spring last week when the crocuses and tulips were starting to push through the soil and a short five days later we got hit with 9 inches of snow in a day!  Was quite the shock but a very nice change from rain and boy did I get a good workout shoveling 9 inches of heavy snow LOL!

As a result, I wanted to go a bit on the springy side of things as I can't wait for my tulips and crocuses to bloom.  I just love flowers and the first pops of colour after a long winter always bring me great joy.  Julee just released the Lucky Day digital set for St. Patrick's Day, so I dug into my papers and found this lovely spring green polka dotted paper that gives me warm fuzzies LOL.   Paired it with a sentiment and one of the shamrocks from Lucky Day.  Was in need for a bit of contrast on the card so added some black accents.

Sketch will be up for the month of March, so pop on over and link your card up for a chance to win some new Verve ♥

Thanks for popping by today!

Challenges: Simon Says

What's In It?
Stamps:  Lucky You Digi Set (Verve Stamps)
Paper:   My Mind's Eye, Always Artichoke, Basic Black (Stampin' Up), Tan (LSS)

Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Lacy Circle and Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Doily Die (Top Dog), Medium Scalloped Die (PTI),  Heart Die (Simon Says), Twine, Button, Glue Dot, Dimensionals