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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

February Verve Diva Inspirations Hop

Well, we're still on a bit of a roller coaster ride here at our house.  Maybe it's my normal?  Who knows.  Now I have to deal with Eric going through a state of depression because football season officially ended two days ago.  That's where this card comes in.  I thought I'd make something bright and cheery and tongue-in-cheeky for him as my card for this month's Diva Inspiration Hop from VERVELOL!


Today the Divas are dusting off some Verve favorites and putting on our monthly hop to inspire you with a fresh new spin on the stamps in our stash! So grab a drink and hop along as we share a little Verve with you! There's a great little prize involved, too! A random commenter on one of the hops will win a $30 gift certificate to VERVE, so be sure to leave a little love in the comment section as you hop about! You can find out all the prize details over on the Verve Blog today.


For my quicker-cheerer-upper, I grabbed a Verve set that I hadn't even gotten to ink up yet--Brighter Days.  That's where the flowers, those cute arrows and the sentiments are from.  I used the Sweet Scallop Tag Die and stamped it's outline with its coordinating set in red.  The arrows are one of my new favorite dies from Verve and the flowers were cut out with the Scalloped Flowers die (happy happy happy to not hand-cut them!) 

Ok, I've got some more crafting to get done before the premiere of SMASH tonight!  I can't wait to pick up on that show again.  What are ya'll's favorites?

Here's the Blog Hop line-up in case ya'll want to go back and check something out again.  Next up is AMBER!  Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs for your chance to win some Verve-y goodness!

1. Julee8. Andrea
2. Betty9. Charmaine
3. Jen10. Janelle
4. Sankari11. Laurie
5. Sony12. Maureen
6. Susan13. Teresa
7. Amber

SUSIE Q-TIP:  The flower was a little plain with just the red button and hemp twine bow, so I added a pop of color by punching a 3/4" circle to go under the button.  Try it using whatever size circle punch looks good with your button size.  


Stamps:  Brighter Days, Sweet Scallop Tag (Verve)
Paper:  White, Aqua Mist (PTI), Red Hot (MFT), Everyday Eclectic, Dots and Striped (Echo Park)
Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Ruby Red (SU!)
Accessories:  Sweet Scallop Tag, Scalloped Flowers, and Arrow Dies (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Sewing Machine/Thread, 3/4" Circle Punch, Red Buttons, Hemp Twine, Ribbon (PTI), Adhesive Rhinestones, Hot Glue, Jody Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

42 comments:

  1. My one little word this year is UP!! I love your card!!! Thank you!

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  2. Great card! Love the bright colors and the balloon paper is so perfect!

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  3. Oh, I love the happy look of this card. It's bound to cheer anyone up!

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  4. Love Verve flowers and the added arrows are so fun, especially with the air balloon paper in the BG :)

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  5. This is such a happy card with all the colors and details.

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  6. So bright and cheery - just makes you smile!!

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  7. What a cool card! The hotair balloons and the arrows go perfectly with the sentiment!

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  8. Who could fail to be cheered up with your bright cheery card. Love the flowers from the brighter days set. Really nice!

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  9. Wow! What an excellent card! Beautiful!

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  10. Beautiful card, the buttons, the arrows, the DP...well, all of it....TFS!

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  11. I love those arrow. Can't believe I missed them before. Fun card Susan.

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  12. what a bright and cheerful card love it.

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  13. This lovely cheerful card will brighten up anybody's day!! Love all the colors you've combined and the flower is just great - I'll have to get that stamp set and die! Great card! TFS.

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  14. So totally delightful! I love the little arrows and bright cheery colors! :)

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  15. Cute card. Very bright and cheerful!

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  16. Just fabulous, Susan! Love all the bright colors and those fabulous arrows.

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  17. Fun card! That should put a smile on his face! Enjoy your SMASH tonight!

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  18. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  19. Such a bright and clever card...I can completely relate! The seasons around our house are football, basketball, and baseball. Thanks for sharing and bringing a smile!

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  20. Very colorful--I like the circle behind the button.

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  21. Wonderful card! I'm sure it will brighten someones day!! Love the arrows and all the cute layers!

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  22. amazing card Susan, love all the fun elements and added bling

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  23. I love it, I love the stitching :) Brenda

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  24. what a fun, fun card... love all the super cute details!

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  25. What a fun card...love your tip it really dresses up the button embellishment.

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  26. I love this bright springlike card & thanks for the tip!

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  27. Vibrant and happy happy! This card is terrific, Susan! A great pick me up card for sure! Fantastic design!

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  28. Wow...this is so awesome....bright and cheerful!

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  29. I think this card would just cheer somebody right up! So fun and thanks for the Q-tip!

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  30. Sounds like things at our house - end-of-football-season-letdown! ;-) Your card is such a pretty, cheerful work of art. And I enjoyed your tip about adding a little piece to the flower.

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  31. Great idea using the arrows pointing up. Love all the colors.

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  32. Oooh, this is wonderful! I like how colorful your card is! Hugs! xx

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  33. Just so happy and fun! I love the arrows!

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  34. Ha! Such a great card and definitely very "cheeky". : ) Love those bright colors.

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  35. Cute card. Love the arrows with the sentiment.

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  36. Love the card Susan and the details are awesome!

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  37. Susan...I love all the colors, designs & all of this card! Just lovely!

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