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Saturday, January 5, 2013

January Verve Diva Inspiration Hop


Well, I'm back today with our usual 5th of the month Diva Inspiration Hop from VERVE!  I can't think of a better way to start off the new year with my first full post being exactly this!  I hope all of ya'll had a wonderful holiday and that 2013 is off to a good start for you--I'm glad you're here.  Have ya'll made any New Years Resolutions?  Mine is to be more present here on my blog and on Splitcoast.  We'll see how that goes.  Ya'll will have to hold me accountable, ok?  Email me if I start to fall off the radar!


Ok, it's been a couple minutes since I've been in a regular routine of crafting (also a New Years Resolution--it will help me stay saner--should that be my "word"?), so I took it easy on this card and went with a fun color scheme, a little Valentine's inspiration, and a clean design by using this week's Viva la Verve sketch.  I used one of my oldest Verve sets, Wild Thing for the sentiment along with one of my newest, Borderline (which always reminds me of that Madonna song) to make the heart accents along the top.  The hearts were cut out using the Wavy Hearts die set and the From the Heart die set.

Ok, well I'm off at Pine Cove this weekend at my annual scrapbooking retreat.  I'll be back on Sunday evening (will someone please cook for me that night?) and will have something to share on Monday or Tuesday.  Sound good?

Don't forget to leave comments on everyone's blogs for a chance to win some lovely Verve goodies!  At the time of me writing this post up, I hadn't received the hop list, so your best bet is to head over to the Verve Blog or Betty's Blog for the full link list to see where to go next!  Happy New Year!! 

SUSIE Q-TIP:  We got the game, Apples to Apples for Christmas.  I highly recommend it! 

Stamps:  Wild Thing, Borderline (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Black, White, Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold (PTI), A Mother's Love and School Daze 6x6 (My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Pennant Trim, Wavy Hearts, From the Heart Dies (a Cut Above Dies by Verve), Circle and Pinking Circle Nestabilities, Circle Punches, Adhesive Rhinestones, Copic Markers, Ribbon (PTI), Jody Boosters
Finished Size:  A2



56 comments:

  1. Those colours are GORGEOUS together! Love everything about this!

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  2. Stunning card! You've showcased the stamp set beautifully, and the yellow-turquoise-grey combination is a definite eye-catcher. Lovely! Thank you for sharing and inspiring. Have fun at your retreat!

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  3. I love your card, Susan! What a great color combination. Just gorgeous! Have a wonderful day!
    p.s. Apples to Apples is my favorite game! So much fun! =)

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  4. This is so pretty. Love the different color combo for Valentine's. TFS

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  5. That color combo is to die for, Sus! LOVE this!!!

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  6. I'm guessing this is one of your fav color combo's as the look of your blog has the same feel...LOVE IT!! It's a great feel. You rocked the sketch and how you did those 3 little hearts is just the right amount of detail. Love your sunny, warm card! :) Hope you had a fun weekend!

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  7. This is gorgeous! I love the colors and the hearts.

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  8. Yellow is my favorite color..I heart this card!

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  9. This is just adorable! I love the different color palette for Valentines!

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  10. i like the non-traditional colors you chose for your valentine!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  11. I love the colors on this card! And that Borderline set is going on my to-get list!

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  12. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  13. great to see a Valentine's card is these colors-thanks for sharing your creative talents with us!

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  14. Oh Susan I LOOOVE these colors you used! So fun!!

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  15. Such a pretty card and I love the colors!

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  16. Striking color combo for a Valentine card! LOVE IT!

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  17. I love your card! The colors and clean and sharp and the Verve stamps have made the border hearts pop out so well. Enjoy your retreat, and I hope someone does cook your dinner for you when you get back! x

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  18. Love your color combo! So non-traditional that is very striking!

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  19. Darling card...love all the Verve goodness and the non-traditional colors. Makes me want to make all my Valentines in the recipients' favorite colors...might be fun to try....

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  21. Great colour combo, love the pops of black and that row of stamped hearts is darling! Great work :)

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  22. Gah, this is so cute! Love the non-traditional colors for V-day and the three hearts you colored for an accent from the Borderline image!

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  23. Wonderful card--love the color combo.

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  24. LOVE these fresh non-traditional colors for a Valentine card!

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  25. Nice card. Fresh new colors for a Valentines day card.

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  26. Love these bright fun colors! Great card!

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  27. Love the colors you used.
    cindi_wells@yahoo.com

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  28. Gorgeous card and colour combo. I love all the hearts.

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  29. Love the colour combo -- and the fact that just three of those little hearts in the border are coloured. It really catches your eye.

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  30. Wowza, your card is amazing. Lovely colours and layout. Your card really pops. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  31. Very pretty card,love your colors,scrappinggg.blogspot.com/

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  32. What a beautiful card. Gorgeous color combo

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  33. hey Susie, luv color combo and the row of stamped hearts, very cute!

    enjoy *~*

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  34. Beautiful! Love these colors, and I especially love how you colored just three little hearts! Good to see you back! :)

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  35. Great card Susie...a Valentine card with no PINK!!! How fun is that??? I love it!!! You are very creative..I looked through some of the rest of your post and noticed you had Christmas cards in unusual colors too. I love your work!!!

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  36. Love the great colors so refreshing and love that it's a valentines card with out the reds and pinks. Love it.
    I love the game apples to apples. Great game. Happy New Year.

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  37. Great color change for Valentines Day. I like it a lot.

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  38. What a gorgeous and striking card! I love the color combination and the layout.

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  39. What wonderful colors and I love your bow! This is a fabulous card!

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  40. This is so beautiful!! I love those bright colors and how you colored a few of the hearts to make them stand out.

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  41. Susan!!
    How super cute is this!! Your personality so shines through this card!!! I love the stamps, dies and patterned papers that you combined for such an awesome, loving,fun, and cheery card!!! so sweeeeet!!! I especially love how you colored the three hearts yellow and accented them with bling to pull in that continuity with the one at the focal!! WOW--you are gifted!! thank you for allowing me to glean from you!!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  42. Susan, your card is wonderful. Love the non-traditional colors, that pretty bow and little blingy accents :o)

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  43. I never would've thought of using greys and yellows for Valentine's day. Great job.

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  44. Gorgeous card, love the colour scheme :)

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  45. great design and colour combo... love the non traditional take.

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  46. I love this! And the colors are just perfect!! btw, we LOVE Apples to Apples too!

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  47. Great colors for a Valentine's card - LOVE it!! Beautiful card!!

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  48. Terrific change from the reds! Love this card and the new stamps!

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  49. LOVE this! The colors are fantastic...
    - April W

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  50. It amazes me when I see a card that has used and unusal color combination and it turns out to be lovely. That touch of violet with the teal and yellow is wonderful.

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  51. Have you ever considered adding a PIN IT button to your post. I would enjoy having them posted on Pinterest. Thanks.

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