Friday, April 1, 2011

April Diva Inspirations Blog Hop

Welcome to the April Diva Inspirations Blog Hop! The Diva Inspirations team is here to start your month off right with a little Verve inspiration! Take a little peek at each of the fabulous blogs below for some Verve-alicious eye candy and you just might win some Vervey goodness of your very own!

Diva Inspirations Blog Hop

Master Hop List
1. Julee6. Lynda
2. Betty7. Shannan
3. Dawn8. Sony
4. Jen d.
5. Jen T.

We've hidden a little mystery prize on one of today's hop spots, so be sure to leave a little comment love as you hop around for a chance to win!
Comment Deadline: 11:59pm Mountain, April 5
Prize: $30 gift certificate to Verve

And since it's a new month, that means we've got a new Stamp of the Month to reveal! This month we're featuring Kindred Spirits, an elegant set of images and sentiments based around the timeless fleur de lis!


Kindred Spirits is 40% off during the month of April. How's that for
a deal?

My card for the hop was made using the Viva La Verve March Week 1 Sketch!
Isn't this an awesome sketch? FUN eh?
I've used two Verve sets for my card.

Stamps: Beautiful Kindness, Petals & Stems; Cardstock: Cream, Choc chip, Jillibean Soup dp; Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa; Accessories: Copics, Pearls, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals
Also be sure to stop by Michelle's blog and give her a little love. She has joined the Spellbinders Design Team and it's going to quite the adventure for her! I wish her all the best!
Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the hop!!!

88 comments:

Chelsea said...

Great card love the yellow with brown

Ujjwal said...

love how you have let the sentiment take center stage!!

AnItA mArIe said...

oh i love the colours,fantastic card...

Caroline said...

What a gorgeous card and another fabulous colour combo, definately reminded me of some caramel chocolate not too far away from me! x

Sheri said...

Beautiful card with a beautiful saying. Love your color choice

mustangsarah said...

Beautiful card and color combo!

Amber Hight said...

GOJUMOUS! I love these earthy colors, my faves! I have YET to break into this paper but it's on the TO DO list:) Gorgeous card!

djanef said...

love the color combo - thanks for sharing your lovely card

djanef said...

love the color combo - thanks for sharing your lovely card

djanef said...

Sorry for two comments - it told me i had a error when submitting.

Kiehn said...

such a lovely card

Tina

Nicole said...

So sweet. Love the yellow. And I had someone missed "Beautiful Kindness" in all my perusing around Verve...might need to snap that one up. Thanks for the inspiration!

Michelle said...

I love the sentiment and what a great sketch to work with

wendy said...

very nice card..love the color combo

Tricia said...

I love this! It's got so much going on, but yet it is clean and simple. How does that work??

Excellent inspiration for the sketch challenge!!!!

Tanya said...

Oh so beautiful! I totally love that paper, and what a wonderful sentiment.

Jennifer Shults said...

oooh! this is fabulously warm and gorgeous. i love these papers together and you rocked the VLV sketch.

Regina Mangum said...

I love the rich colors on this card and how clean the lines are!

marilynwillauer said...

Love, love, love this card!!! Love your pearls and especially love this quote and the font, oh my it's just lovely!!! Guess I'm going to have to go internet shopping today!!!

Queen Mary said...

I love the sketch, I've already saved it and I love your choice of colors, and frankly, that you didn't use the fleur de lis. I'm not sure if I like it or not! It's growing on me though! I just wonder if it's too formal for me.

Vanessa said...

Dawn, this is great! :) Love the design and the great colors!!! :)

ladybugg61 said...

Nice mix of DPs, really accents that fabulous Lay Out.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Very pretty, Love the sentiment

Betty Wright said...

This is wonderful, Dawn! Great warm tones and the cut out butterfly is perfect! Lovely card!

Julie L. said...

Very nice card! Love the colors!

Julie L.
jlearned at charter dot net

Jerry said...

Pretty color with the different patterns. Thank you.

Esther said...

Love the colors, the sentiment and the cute little flutterby!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

such a fun card, I luv the papers..we used the same papers girl for the VLV skecth...you know what they say...great minds think alike...lol....I hope you have a wonderful weekend Dawn!

enjoy *~*

KimCreate said...

A lovely and sweet card.
Kim

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

This is total cuteness!! Love the papers. I am going to miss you too girlie!

Annette J. said...

Love the new stamp set, your card is warm and inviting with that color combo.

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the sketch. I never tire of those adorable butterflies and your touches of pearls are perfect :) Great card.

Moira said...

I love the color combo and all your accessories - stitching and pearls! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy Haffner said...

Looks like a hard sketch Dawn, but you ROCKED it!!~

Tarjteachr said...

Great use of printed papers. It's perfect.

Mary said...

This card is just adorable-- love everything about your card.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Such a pretty card Dawn! Terrific job with this sketch - I thought it was a tough one. Love the chocolate & butter color combination as well.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a fabulous card!

dinosaur said...

I like the colors you used and the design of the card.

Vicki B. said...

just adorable Dawn!!!

Lillian Child said...

Love the font design on that sentiment, and your card creation is so very lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Gretchen said...

Every time I visit your blog Dawn, my mouth just drops open at your creations! I love them and this is no exception! :)

Luanne said...

So pretty! I love the sentiment, and your sketch is wonderful. Looking forward to trying it out..TFS!

Allison said...

Super fun layout and color mix Dawn!

PatS said...

Great card. Love the DP patterns and the sentiment. Wonderful!

Denise Marzec said...

Gorgeous work as always, Dawn. I love the yellow/brown combo!

Carol said...

Dawn, this is a pretty card. I like the sentiment stamp that you used, the layers, the pearls, and the color combination.

p said...

Love your card! What a great sentiment!

sueot33@yahoo.com

Rhonda said...

Love the yellows with the brown. Can't wait to try this sketch.

Sue D said...

Great color combo!

Ceal said...

so pretty! love the colors TFS

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just fabulous, Dawn! Love the sunny yellow and super fun papers!

Bonnie said...

Colors are wonderful and the lay out is spectacular.

6th Street Sundries said...

Very pretty!!!

Julie E said...

So pretty, the yellow just grounds all that great PP!

Julia said...

Great sketch and your color combo is fabulous on your beautiful card.

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

ouh what a fun card Dawn!! Love the fun papers you chose, the little hearts especially and then of course the beautiful sentiment....I totally have to get that.

Ravengirl said...

So very pretty! I just love how you fleshed out the sketch!

Traci said...

Absolutley the Best. I Love the color combo. My favorites. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

Traci Lord
3team3lord3@comcast.net

Maureen said...

eek!! Love all the papers you used on Amber's sketch!! FABULOUS!!

Shannan Teubner said...

This is FABULOUS, Dawn!! I love it!

Holly said...

Wow. you've somehow made yellow and brown PRETTY!

pqueenie said...

Very nice card! Love the colors.

Denise Willerton said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors ~ TFS

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful card - love the pearls. This is a wonderful sentiment. What a fun, cheery card.

mekei said...

oh, cool, same sketch, totally new design.

Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty, Dawn!! I love the papers, stitching and pearls!! Your butterfly is a perfect accent as well!!

Karen said...

I really love the variety of textures created by the patterns.

Heidi said...

This is just lovely, I think that I need to try this sketch as I love all the variety and opportunity. So sweet!

Karen Linarez said...

Very nice card! That is a great sentiment, and butterflies are always a great addition in my book!

Rachel B said...

This card is so lovely! I have that set and must say I don't use it enough! I just might have to CASE this card to get some use out of that fabulous set!

Michele said...

Okay! Fantastic card!! Because I love each last little element of this wonderful card so very much, I am afraid that I am going to have to shamelessly "case" it ~ Please forgive me :D Really lovely work and positively delightful card! Love the colors! Love LOVE the stamps! LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!

Babe O'Mara said...

Beautiful card with a lovely color combination. Love the butterfly accent. Very pretty.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Marsha said...

Really like what you did with this sketch. Pretty colors together.

MarvA1ix said...

I love your use of simple, sharp lines, and combination of simple colors to create a very dramatic card. I love your work :)

seamom said...

Very, very nice! What a great card.

Tessa said...

so cute! I love the warm colors!

Janine said...

Tough sketch but you have done it proud.

Heather said...

This is a fabulous card! I love your take on the sketch challenge; it's always great to see how others interpret them.

Jennipher Lowery said...

Oh wow! I saw this in the gallery at SCS and just loved it. I want both of those sets you used so bad.

Dixie said...

Wonderful card! I love this stamp/saying. The colours you used look fabulous, so warm.

Julia said...

Wow! Gives me some great ideas on using scraps....and sure wish I could sew as well as you do! Great card!

Monique F said...

Love how everything just flows so wonderfully with your card!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is so pretty and I love the yellow with the brown!! Feels summery and today we have sun! Yay!

Jan Garber said...

Really fun take on that sketch! Great card!

Joanne Gilch said...

Lovely card and stitching. Those are two great sets from Verve. I am going to have to use that sketch, too. Viva la Verve!!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Lovely warm color combo and a great take on the sketch!

quinn57 said...

Very pretty adaptation of Amber's sketch. I really like the way you combined the patterned papers.