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Friday, July 5, 2013

July Diva Inspiration Hop--Good Day Sunshine!


Well, I can't wait to soak up some sun today.  The weather for Texas right now is uncommonly not-as-hot-as-it-normally-is.  A.K.A. only like highs in the low 90's.  I can totally deal with that, so a little outdoor time is in order for today.  I can't believe we are well on our way through the first week of July!  Being that it's the 5th of the month, that means it's time for the VERVE Diva Inspiration Hop!  I LOVE my Verve! 

By the way, the hop started over on Julee's blog and you should have traveled right along and came here from Sony's blogHere's more of what I did:


So when I made this card, I was understandably inspired by the sunshine and happy feeling of having my girls home for the summer.  We are having so much fun just being together!  I used one of my favorite sets, Stronger Love for this one.  I usually combine several sets, but this time, I kept it simple, but with embellishments "aplenty" including a little banner from the Pennant Trim Die.

 
Nine times out of ten, I start my cards off with a sketch of some sort.  Since this week the MOJO MONDAY Sketch is celebrating its 300th sketch (300!!!), it was a no brainer to use it and made putting this card together a walk in the park (on a sunny day of course).

Ya'll will UNDOUBTEDLY WANT to play along in this one---there are 30 PRIZES at stake, all donated by some of the greatest stamp companies around (Including two of my other favorites:  REVERSE CONFETTI and THE CAT'S PAJAMAS).  In addition, several of the the sponsor companies are offering a special discount on their products right now.  For all that GREAT INFO, visit the MOJO MONDAY Blog HERE.

1. Julee7. Sankari
2. Amy8. Sarah
3. Anya9. Sony
4. Betty10. Susan
5. Jessica11. Tiffany
6. Karen
As always, there's a PRIZE up for grabs! So be sure to leave a little shout out in the comment section of each blog as you hop about to be entered in a drawing for a $30 gift certificate to Verve Stamps! Check out all the details and prize info over at the Verve Blog

Next on the HOP--Tiffany!!  Enjoy the hop and be sure and click through all of the blogs to soak up the maximum inspiration!

SUSIE Q-TIP:  Did ya'll notice the washi tape?  It's not just for collecting anymore!  Tear off a couple of strips (no, you won't waste it), and use it to accent a corner of a panel or something.  I like to pull back the ends and make them a little rolly by rubbing my finger over the edge kind of backwards to add texture.

Stamps:  Stronger Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  White, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores (PTI), Happy Days 6x6 (MME), Dots and Stripes (Echo Park)
Ink:  Licorice Black (MFT)
Accessories:  Pennant Trim Die (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), Sewing Machine/Thread, Circle Punches, Corner Rounder, Pinwheel Die (YNS), Sun Die (LID), Washi Tapes, Buttons, Yellow Divine Twine (TCP), Hot Glue, Jody Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

50 comments:

  1. Perfect summer card! Love the pinwheels, bold patterns, and all of your die cuts!

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  2. Very cool card!! Love all the colors and patterns...AWESOME! :)

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  3. What a cute card! I love all the little details... the pinwheel, the little tab with a button, the banner, the sun. Excellent!

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  4. Pretty card. Love the summertime feel with the cheerful colors, pinwheels and the banner. TFS

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  5. I love your color combo! Very happy, sunshine-y card... love it!

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  6. Oh my goodness! Such a fun card! I love the pennant and the pin wheel!! Gorgeous!

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  7. love this sentiment and all the card embellies are so perfect for it

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  8. Very fun and very summer. The sunshine just jumps off the card.

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  9. Such a beautiful and fun summery card! I love the pinwheel!

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  10. Such a happy bright card. Gorgeous!

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  11. Wow, so many elements here...such a cheerful creation!

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  12. SO pretty! The colors are awesome! Love the pinwheel!

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  13. Happy, sunny card. Love the pinwheel.

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  14. Thanks for sharing your bright and sunny card. Very inspiring.
    D~
    designsbydragonfly.blogspot

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  15. Love it!! So happy and sunny - makes me smile!

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  16. Love the colors. Bright and cheerful.

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  17. what a great take on the sketch....fun, sunny colors

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  18. Your card makes me smile!! Such a bight and cheery card!!

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  19. Your cards are always so bright and happy! Great layers and love this quote!

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  20. Love your card!Super cute!Love the pinwheel,great quote!!!

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  21. Oh a beautiful bright card love the colours A

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  22. what fun, Susan! i find myself staring and staring, taking in every happy detail of this!

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  23. I love the lively patterns and bright colors of your card. The pinwheel, banners, and strip of tape are perfect for that corner....when I used the sketch, I felt like that area was a bit empty. You very artistically filled that spot!

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  24. what a fun, sunny card... love all the layers and details!

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  25. Love the bright card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  26. What a bright and happy card! Made me smile!! Love the cute sun! TFS

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  27. This card definitely feels like sunshine!! There is just something about the summertime sun that makes you feel happy (and hot, but mostly happy). Love all your patterns and colors. It's busy, but not chaotic.

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  28. Gorgeous card! Love the layout, the papers and, especially, the VERVE products you've showcased! I've scrolled up to admire at least 5 times while writing this note! Such an eye-catcher! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!
    c

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  29. Super FUN card full of sweet extras and wonderful color!!!

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  30. What a bright and happy card. Wonderful layout, lots of fun colors, just perfect for a warm sunny day!

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  31. LOVE the rolled back part of your Washi!!! What a terrif idea for added fun and dimension.
    <3 J

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  32. Happy card! The sentiment is great and could be used with lots of fun images. I like the colors you used. That pinwheel is so cute as well. It is all about the details!

    Chris R. from Iowa
    ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

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  33. Fun colors and fantastic card!! It brought a big smile to me.

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  34. Your card is adorable - love the washi tape.

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  35. What a sunny, happy card. I love that beautiful sentiment.

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  36. Susan- what a fn sunshine card..... it will make anyone's day!

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  37. wonderfully bright and cheery! Love it!

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  38. Wow what a great card...love it! So fun and bright. Love your take on the sketch...brilliant!

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  39. This is so happy it makes me want to go out and bask in the sunlight!

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  40. So many FUN elements on your card creation! Simply delightful!!

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  41. Delightful card! Love all the bright fun colors and patterns

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  42. I love the bright, sunny feeling your card has. The sentiment is wonderful with the paper and pinwheel!

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  43. This card just makes me happy happy! Love the colors and details!

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