Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Diva Inspirations Blog Hop

***This is my second post for today....scroll down for the MFT sneak peek or click on my blog banner to see all posts....thanks!***

Welcome to the May Diva Inspirations Blog Hop! Our 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. Julee8. Sony
2. Betty9. Susan
3. Dawn10. Teresa
4. Jen d.11. Andrea
5. Jen T.12. Charmaine
6. Lynda13. Maureen
7. Shannan

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, May 5
Prize: $30 gift certificate to Verve

Here's my card that I created for the hop.
I was inspired by Shannan's Viva La Verve sketch a week or so ago. Those slanted panels looked like a starburst of some sort. Talking with my friend Karen she reminded me of the Up, Up and Away set and how fun it would be with that idea. So I decided to go with a rainbow of colours around the card rather than to the side. BUT it was Shannan's original layout that inspired me. I went ultra simple on this one. Adding some hand cut grass and some felt clouds. The sentiment layer was cut with the Charming Oval Die and stamped with a sentiment from All About You.
I'm tickled pink with how this one came out :)
Stamps: Up, Up & Away, All About You; Cardstock: White, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Purple; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Atyou Spica Pen, Bashful Blue Striped Ribbon, Oval Nesties, Charming Oval Die, Dimensionals

And since it's a new month, that means we've got a new Stamp of the Month to reveal!

In May we're featuring the sentiment set, Dare to Be. With 5 uplifting and encouraging sentiments, this set is perfect for graduation, congratulations or just a little pick me up. Or pair it with the To the Moon, Chicks Rule or Lucky Ducky sets for perfect little love notes to tuck into a lunchbox.

And at 40% off during the month of May, Dare to Be is a pretty big deal!

84 comments:

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

luv the colorful balloon, so cute dawn...have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

Kim O'Connell said...

WOW! That rainbow starubust paired with felt clouds and an a hot air balloon is genius!

Andrea Ewen said...

A super sweet card, Dawn! Love the vibrant, cheery colors and those felt clouds are perfect!

Betsy said...

I saw the sketch with the starburst to the side and made a card using that. Now I'll have to try your full starburst ~ so pretty!!!

jennifer mitten said...

This is fabulous - love what you did with my alltime favorite Verve set!

Julie E said...

Oooo, I like! This is still one of my favorite sets and to layer it with the rays is such a great idea.

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow! This card just makes you feel happy! I love the colors and the way you laid it all out!

Beate said...

Dawn, this is gorgeous. I lov ethe paper pieced background and that darling balloon.
Hugs and smiles

bethann said...

a really fun bright and uplifting card.

ladybugg61 said...

That LO and your fab choice of cardstock colours is the perfect backdrop for that hot air balloon - lovely!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is anything BUT simple! It's gorgeous Dawn!!!

Vickie Z said...

Wow... so bright and cheery!! Wonderful use of this set!!

Tanya said...

this is beautiful! I love the rainbow sky, and I love this set, so sweet.

Ravengirl said...

This is super sweet! I love your take on Shannan's sketch! It's a perfect fit for your image!

Cindy Haffner said...

LOVE those clouds, FABULOUS!!!

Susan said...

Wow! This card is a stunner :)

Kelly Schelske said...

Such a sweet card Dawn!! Love the background!

Moira said...

Love the colors you used - so Vibrant and coordinate with the balloon! TFS

Kristin K. said...

Super card.

Marisa said...

This is a perfect sketch for your balloon!! Love the rainbow you created, how you balloon matches the colour sequence and your clouds are a fabulous touch. Great card. FYI, no MFT post below this one.

Marie B. said...

Hi Dawn! WOW, this is sure to brighten someone's day! I know it did mine just by looking at it! :)

jan farnworth said...

love the rainbow

Art Simple said...

LOVE it!! That's one of my favorite stamps!

Mrs Ham said...

LOVE IT. This is wonderful. I love the background you created, the rainbow of color is great. The balloon is fantastic.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Love this fun card - full of cheery spring colours. It has brightened my day (we are having a snow storm today - May 1st - I can't believe it!!)

Cheryl said...

What a cheerful card!

Wendy said...

Love the great colors and a felt!! Cute card Dawn!!

Magirk said...

Awesome card - I just LOVE the rainbow of colors! We've been dealing with late hard freezes here, and trying to keep our fruit trees from dying and not producing fruit. So I am happy to see a rainbow at least SOMEWHERE out there! ;-D

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love the cardstock rainbow radiating from the air balloon, that;s touch to execute and it looks terrific!

Sarah Gough said...

This just makes you feel so happy - gorgeous card Dawn!

Tiffany said...

Such a fun, bright, colorful card!

Kathy said...

Oh your card is amazing! I love the felt clouds and the rainbow background. The hot air balloon is awesome. Love the Dare to Be stamp set too:)

Peggy said...

Love the bright colors and Up, Up & Away set.
God bless,
PeggyS

Jessica said...

This is great I love all those colors!

Nicole said...

Very cute. Love your rainbow, and you're right, the air balloon works great here.

Niki Estes said...

So fun! I love the rainbow of colors!

Luanne said...

How delightful! I've always loved this hot air balloon stamp. It' works perfectly with the technique Shannon shared with us. Really cool card!

Shelby Goolsby said...

Wow what an amazingly creative rainbow!! I love this Dawn..so cute!!

Betty Wright said...

Dawn, this is wonderful! The coloring is fantastic and the little fray grass strip detail is perfect! Awesome card!

Cindy Lou said...

This card is too cool! Love the rainbow back ground! Awesome job! Thanks for sharing :)

MarvA1ix said...

You just blow me away with this card. It's so simple, yet complex, and only another cardmaker would really appreciate all the work you put into it. No, wait, anybody would appreciate this card :)

Luana said...

Receiving this would definitely make my day....how cute.

scrappingnana said...

What a cute card. Love the bright cheery colors.

Heather said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the bright colors and the overall funness of it. That balloon is just adorable.

Wanda Cullen said...

So stunning in these bold, happy colors! Love it!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is FABULOUS!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so cute, love your rainbow and big balloon

Lynda Benden said...

This is AWESOME Dawn! I saw Shannan's tutorial and MUST try this! Your card is amazing!

Oma said...

Love this card with the rainbow. Very appropriate for the stamp you used. Love the colours as well.

Marsha said...

What a cute card. Love the bright colors.

Maureen said...

what a feast for the eyes!! Love the rainbows and fun clouds :)

Heidi said...

The colors are so bright and cheerful, perfect for this time of year.

Vickie Merrick said...

I love your color choices and those felt clouds are the perfect finishing touch!

Tina said...

I love the rainbow of colors on this card! Nice also to see a variety of materials! Beautifully done!

Denise Marzec said...

Oh my!!! Your rainbow idea came out AMAZING, gf!!!!!!!

Helen said...

Love the bright colours in the sky. Great finishing touches.

Jill W. said...

Cool and creative rainbow!!!

Rachel B said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the rainbow behind the balloon! Amazing!

Denise Willerton said...

super fun card ~ love the colors ~ TFS

Jerry said...

I love the combination of felt, paper and ribbon.

Rhonda said...

Dawn, this is gorgeous. That balloon is just adorable.

Hugs
Rhonda A

Denisse said...

IT'S GORGEOUS! I LOVE THE RAINBOW COLORS!

Nana Connie said...

Love this balloon image! Great card. The sentiments on the new set are wonderful and so perfect for such a variety of cards and occasions.

kurlygirl said...

So pretty! Love all the bright colors!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so fabulous, Dawn! Love the rainbow sky and felt clouds!

Shannan Teubner said...

EEK!! Dawn!! This is stunning! I love the felt clouds and the grass...so perfect!

Jenn said...

Looking at your blog, all of your cards are beautiful, this card is so cheerful. The colorful rays are perfect- I love this set too, thanks for the inspiration!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is such a great card! I love the rays of color!

Andrea said...

aaaaack!!!! I love rainbows so this card is perfect! What a great feel good card xo

Barbara said...

Very cheerful and creative.

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my word, Dawn...the little balloon is colored sooo beautifully and I love how you created the rainbow in the background...sooo gorgeous!!!!

Holly Kean said...

Cute!

Sandra said...

what a fun card!
Sandra ltb

Michele said...

Oh my goodness! That is so positively adorable! I LOVE what you did here; very creative and super FUN! :D

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

ACK! LOVE the rainbow panels! This ROCKS girlie!!!

Jan Garber said...

What a sweet, uplifting card! Who wouldn't smile?

Sue D said...

Very fun! I like the rainbow of colors.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh Dawn this is just FABULOUS! HOw wonderfully colorful! I just LOVE it!

Petie S. said...

Love your card. Its happy. :)

Lillian Child said...

So bright and cheerful!

Debbie Carriere said...

OMGosh, Dawn!! I just saw this now & love it :) Funny that I made something very similar recently - I swear I just saw this post - loL!! Have a good one :)

Joanne Gilch said...

rainbows all around. You should be tickled pink...:)
fabulous creation!!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

OMGosh!! LOVE that rainbow!!

quinn57 said...

That card just "shouts" spring. Love it!