Saturday, April 5, 2014

Because of You - Verve's April Diva Inspirations Hop


Welcome to Verve's April Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time! This month we've got a fabulous challenge that's sure to put a string in your step! 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!

Our April challenge is Chic Chevrons:


Chevrons are the new polka-dots! Get groovy and use this popular pattern somewhere on your creation. Whether you draw inspiration from the graphic or zig-zag off on your own, just show us some chic chevrons!

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. Julee9. Susan
2. Amy10. Stacey
3. Anya11. Teresa
4. Betty12. Maureen
5. Karen13. Marisa
6. Sankari14. Charmaine
7. Sarah15. Janelle
8. Sony16. Christyne

The Heidi Swapp Mixed Company papers were perfect for this inspiration challenge...the white base with bold black pints and subtle mint!  LOVE!  How about that GORGEOUS Freckled Fawn Silver Doily?...yes, to die for!

There are a couple of extra goodies on my card that my sweetheart "soul-sister," Sarah Gough, sent me a couple of months back...that fabulous satin ribbon and blingy heart!  Thank you, sweets!

I stamped Chevron Love's butterfly in Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass ink, and die cut using A Cut Above by Verve's All Aflutter Die Set...gorgeous!  The stitched tag was inked up with a beautiful and heartfelt sentiment from Verve's Let It Be stamp set! 

Does the layout look familiar?!  If you're a Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge fan, it does!  Why not pair up our challenge Chevron Chic up with the MOJO #339?!  Hope you'll play along with us!  


After a long week at work, creating this card brightened my day and...I hope it brightens your day, too!


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Let It Be, Chevron Love (Verve)
Ink:  Black, Sea Glass (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White (PTI), Mixed Company (Heidi Swapp)
Other:  All Aflutter Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Stitched Tags (Lil' Inker Designs), 
Silver Doily (Freckled Fawn), Silver/Black Satin Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Thread

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39 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Wonderfu, Stacey! I like the tall, skinny look and the hanging threads, and the boldness of the pattern with the delicate doily!

Casandra Bennett said...

I love all the elements you used on this fabulous card.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Stacey! Love the light colors and what a beautiful butterfly.

robinann17 said...

I love the look of silver on your lovely card! Gold is all the rage right now, but I have always preferred the softer silver. Love your colors and design - a beautiful card!

Sharon said...

Bold and elegant! Great card.

Marisa said...

Love the bold chevrons and the double tag. Great take on the photo and sketch :)

walchowDesign said...

Elegant card with the bold chevron stamping with silver on the bg!

dj said...

way to rock this Chevron challenge!! got that bold black and white rocking!!

LeAnne said...

Beautiful! Love the colors, but that silver doily takes the cake!

Janelle Stollfus said...

Gorgeous card on the tall and skinny style! I love the tall and skinny challenge, just keep forgetting to try it when I go to make a card. :S

Jean Bullock said...

Love the layers. Well done.

Julie S. said...

This is a beautiful card, I really like the colors.

Kris B said...

Beautiful! Love the silver doily! What a wonderful sentiment!

MiMi D said...

Love, love all the layers!

F said...

The touches of silver are perfect on this card!

Thordis said...

This card is SO beautiful... love it !

Beth Norman said...

What an outstanding card. Lovely layering.

Ravengirl said...

Nice, I love the silver doily backing up the tag!

Celeste Goff said...

What a pretty card! I love that added touch of silver on the doily!

cghundley said...

Such a beautiful card
with the lovely layers.
Love the chevron butterfly.
Carla from Utah

Brenda L. said...

Love the sparkle!

Amy C. said...

Love your card! You have so many of my favorite elements...gray, silver, sparkle!

Christine said...

Love your card! The silver doily and bold chevrons are great together!

Janet Mack said...

Very elegant. I love these colors together.

Beverly Perdue said...

Love the butterfly chevron and the silver accents. Just beautiful!

E.T. said...

STACEY!!!! This is brilliant! So gorgeous!

Rhonda Merry said...

Just Beautiful. Love the silver doily.

marylouh said...

Love the silver doily on the black and white. The touch of silver ribbon with the black is great too. Wonderful card.

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card!

Heather said...

GORGEOUS!! Oh, that color combo is so elegant! And the black chevrons, black and silver ribbon and that stunning silver doily only add to that elegant feeling.

Teresa said...

All your cards are so cute... I just love Verve stamps too :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty how the black looks with the teal.

kReN said...

B/W/Aqua are such lovely colors to use together. Makes your elements POP! I just love Verve Blog Hops! TFS!
kReN

Miriam Prantner said...

Those chevron panels are fantastic as is that silver doily, great card!

Sue D said...

Very elegant--i like the layers.

Sarah Gough said...

I LOVE how you used those goodies! This is so elegant and perfect sistah!

D- said...

LOVE it!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Iris said...

Super cute card - love all the layers and the butterfly.
isoscia at aol dot com

Lucy said...

This is so amazingly cute!