Sunday, January 5, 2014

Verve's January Diva Inspirations Hop - Shimmer & Shine



Welcome to Verve's January Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time! This year we're spicing up our monthly hops with the addition of a challenge! So in addition to a comment prize hidden along the hop, you can play along with the challenge and link up your creation for a chance to win another prize! Woohoo!

Our January challenge is:




The year is shiny and new, so let's add shimmer and shine to our cards.
Think glitter, sequins, rhinestones, pearls, heat embossing - anything with some gloss.

To play along, link up your shimmer & shine creations to the link list over at the Verve Blog before 8pm Mountain on Sunday, January 19.
  A lucky participant will win a $40 gift voucher to Verve.


Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what our 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! So be sure to leave a little shout out in the comment section of each Diva's blog as you hop about!

1. Sarah10. Tiffany
2. Amy11. Maureen
3. Anya12. Stacey
4. Betty13. Amber
5. Jessica14. Teresa
6. Karen15. Marisa
7. Sankari16. Charmaine
8. Sony17. Verve Blog
9. Susan

Blog Hop Comment Deadline:  8PM Mountain on January 10
Blog Hop Prize: $40 Gift Voucher to Verve



I'm thrilled to share that I am officially a NEW VERVE DIVA!  It is no secret that I LOVE Verve, Julee, the team...and have loved every minute of guesting for the last several months!  What a dream to work with beautiful Verve products and get to stamp alongside some of the most fabulous designers in the biz!  Happy New Year, everyone...here's to making Verve Stamps "shimmer & shine" all year long!


NEW CHALLENGE BLOG!

At the end of January, we'll be closing our member company forum on Splitcoaststampers.  As part of that transition, we have moved our Viva la Verve Sketch challenge to a blog!  It's clean and fresh and bursting with inspiration, so be sure to head on over and play along.  We'll be highlighting our favorite cards from the entries each Tuesday, so be sure to link up if you're crafting the weekend away!




Love will soon be in the air and in the aisles and everywhere you go, so we've started the celebration of all things lovely with 30% off our in stock love themed sets and dies through the end of January!


Instead of keeping the frame pieces together, I thought it would be fun to offset them and create interest with a bit of a collage effect with the grid background and banner trim as grounding.

Here are some of the awesome Verve products that I used on my card...


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!
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Stamps:  Let it Shine, Making a Statement (Verve)
Ink:  Steel Grey (MFT)
Paper:  Lemon Drop (MFT), Glitzy Glitter (DCWV), Cut & Paste Flair (My Mind's Eye)
Other:  Award Banner Trim Die, Rounded Scallop Frame Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Pastel Sequins Mix (Verve), Sewing Machine, Thread


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41 comments:

Theresa said...

Great card, Stacey! Love the little sequins!

Kim S said...

I am so excited you're a permanent Diva!! And I LOVE that Verve has added their challenges to a blog! I've already bookmarked the first one. (I love your sparkled with the "let it shine" sentiment!)

mypapercraftworld said...

Fabulous, Stacey ... love those angled panels! Anita in France :)

SueB said...

lovin' everything about today's card - the color combo, layout, stamps ... sigh; thanx for the inspiration!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Congrats!!! Your card is adorable!

cm said...

Congrats on "officially" being a Diva Dare; your certainly are an integral part of the team with your flair for using VERVE products so beautifully! LOVE this card, especially the wee bikes (where ever did you find those!), and the shimmer is absolutely eye-catching!
c

Laurie Unger said...

The award banner bling is awesome! Great card.

Maureen said...

I'm so excited you are on the team! I knew it would happen...your designs are always fabulous! ox

Marisa said...

That award banner die was made for you I think, Stacey LOL! Love the sparkle and that wonderful sun. Wonderfully done as always :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that sparkly gold banner. Wndfulmcard and congrats on being a full fledged Diva!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Great design, great colors! I really, really like this card!

Sandra said...

very fun!
Sandra ltb

Pat Robinson said...

Neat angled design...cool color too...

marylouh said...

Love the combination of color. It's a soft, restful card. thanks for sharing.

Jean Bullock said...

Very pretty card. Love the color scheme you chose.

Jean Bullock said...

Very pretty card. Love the color scheme you chose.

Julie S. said...

Congrats on being a diva! Your card is beautiful, and you've given me a good idea for this challenge.

Iris said...

Cute card - love the sequins and the sparkle.
isoscia at aol dot com

Indy said...

Gorgeous!

Becki with an i blog said...

Congrats and welcome. Don't you just love all the glitz?

Kris B said...

Congratulations on being a Diva! So happy for you! Your card is wonderful! The sentiment is perfect for this hop!

Christine said...

Love the sentiment panel and the glittery, gold die cut! Congrats on joining the divas!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your sweet card.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Karen Day said...

Congrats on being the newest Diva! I love the sweet little bicycle paper you used today :o)

Nan said...

Absolutely stunning card!

JoAnn said...

Pretty card.
Congrats on being a Verve Diva.

Stephanie said...

Love it and especially love the colors.

Rosemary said...

stunning card!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Congratulations Stacey on becoming a Verve Diva!! I love viewing your cards and this one is quite fantastic!!

Donna Oates said...

Gorgeous card and love the colors you've chosen for the card. The angled panels really make a statement!

Tamra Augostino said...

I love that you offset the frames. Looks great.

Tamra - auggies @ comcast dot net

Heather said...

This is so bright and cheery! And the little bicycles are adorable! So cute!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the bright cheeriness of this card and congrats on your permanent spot!

Caroline said...

Great sample! I forget the gold sparkle exists...so pretty!

Sue D said...

I like all the shimmer and shine.

dj said...

your rocked this shimmer and shine theme...congrats on your permanent spot!!

dj said...

way to rock this shimmer and shine theme...congrats on becoming a permanent diva!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a shiny, fabulous card, Stacey! So glad to have you as part of the Divahood! :)

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow this card is gorgeous. I love the glittery/shimmery banner and I lvoe the way you used & positioned the Rounded Scalloped Frame with it's insert.
Congratulations on being the newest Verve Diva. I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you angled the different panels.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is adorable, Stacey!!