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Thursday, December 10, 2015

December Verve Diva Inspiration Hop



Well, it's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings! You have until January 5 to link up, so feel free to play as often as you like.
 
Our November challenge is Cup of Kindness
Everywhere you look this time of year there's a flurry of color. Shiny ornaments, twinkling Christmas lights, window displays decked out in the merriest of brights. And not to mention all the sweet little wassail, hot cocoa, tea and coffee cups all around. So this month we're challenging you to share a cup of kindness with us. Get inspired by the graphic or blaze your own color trail, just show us some colorful creations!




So let's get to it---The hop started over on Julee's blog HERE and you should have hopped all the way through to SARAH's Blog and then here.  I'm glad you made it!


So for my card, I didn't use the "cup" of kindness as much as the feel of kindness and the colors in the inspiration graphic.  Don't y'all just love those vintage ornaments?  I have a vase full of them as part of my Christmas decor.   I had seen a super clean and simple card on Pinterest, and fell in love with it, so I wanted to see if I could pull something similar off with my VERVE goodies.  All of the stamping was done with the BRIGHT SPIRITS stamp set.  The doves were stamped and cut out by hand because I couldn't find (or couldn't make out because I need new glasses!) my LOVE BIRDS die set, but I'd highly recommend using them!  Then I sponged the birds along the bottom with some light blue ink to make them stand out slightly against the white background and popped them up as if they are holding up the heart ornament.  Then sentiment is one of my favorites and looks great simply stamped in the bottom corner.  It was fun stepping out of my comfort zone and getting clean and simple!

OK, it's time to keep going on the hop, so head on over to see what STACEY did for your inspirational enjoyment!  I'm sure she's got something beautiful to share as always! 

 PLAYING ALONG?
Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Tuesday, January 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!
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. Julee6. Susan
2. Amy7. Stacey
3. Betty8. Maureen
4. Sankari9. Marisa
5. Sarah 
  



27 comments:

  1. So sweet! Love the simplicity here. Absolutely beautiful!

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  2. Simply gorgeous. Love the beautiful font of the sentiment.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  3. BEAUTIFUL card! I love how you did the inking on the doves! So pretty!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  4. I love the sweet simplicity of your card! It is truly amazing! The shading on the doves and the touches of bling make it extra special!

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  5. Oh your xard is beautiful and sweet. Love it!

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  6. So pretty...love the pop of red...

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  7. What a beautiful card, Susan! I love theway you shaded the doves1

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  8. Lovely - I find CAS so hard to do - you nailed it! I love the touch of blue on the birds :o)

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  9. Love the doves and the string holding up the heart. Lovely, simple, elegant...

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  10. Wonderful CAS card! Love how the doves are holding the heart! Very creative!

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  11. LOVE the touch of color on the doves to make 'em pop!

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  12. Oh, this is adorable!! And a perfect CAS card to boot!

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  13. Your card is soooo cute. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  14. Beautiful card!! Love the ornament!! Thanks for sharing!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  15. Love how you highlighted the doves. Beautiful!

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  16. How sweet! I love the bit of inking on the bottom of the doves!

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