Friday, April 1, 2011

Verve Diva Inspirations April Blog Hop

Hi there and welcome to the April 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. Julee 5. Jen T.
2. Betty 6. Lynda
3. Dawn 7. Shannan
4. Jen d. 8. Sony
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
I have to admit that I've been feeling super blah in the creative mojo department lately and having a majorly hard time coming up with original ideas for my projects. When this happens, I rely on the MoJo Restorative Powers of the CASE, which is exactly what I did with my card today. I'm not sure what's been going on with me this month, but I just can't seem to come up with things on my own. So anyway, you'll all just have to continue to deal until I find my missing MoJo!! So here's my card...

Heavily inspired by a {very} similar card posted over a year ago (and that I've had in my "inspiration" folder since then) by Kristina Werner, I created a sorta shabby hybrid Thank You card. Way back when I first saw Kristina's card, I knew I wanted to try a similar design using Verve's Fluttering By set, thinking that butterfly would look perfect repeated, paper pieced and popped up on a vellum circle!! All of the paper (except for the Kraft card base and vellum) is printed digi paper from Free as a Bird by Jenn Barrette (Sweet Shoppe). I added my favorite bit of embellishment, some pom pom trim, and a simple thank you sentiment strip from Verve's Friendly Phrases to complete the card. And that's it from me!
Don't forget since it's a new month, Verve has a new Stamp of the Month to reveal! This month Verve is 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!!
And finally, one last little bit...my sweet friend Michelle Woerner is moving on from the Verve Divas and has joined the Spellbinders DT! We are all a little sad to see her go, but super excited for this fabulous opportunity for her. If you have a chance, hop on over to her blog, Stop and Stamp the Roses, and let her know how inspiring her work for Verve has been these past few years! She posted a fabulous little walk down memory lane tribute to Verve this past week and it's filled with eye candy you don't want to miss!!

81 comments:

Ujjwal said...

love the butterfly teamed with the yellow sunshine pom pom :)

AnItA mArIe said...

oh your card is so super sweet..

Caroline said...

love the buterflies, they are beautiful. x

Sheri said...

I love your butterfiles and the pom poms are a wonderful addition. Looks like those butterflies will be flying down to gather some nectar from them

mustangsarah said...

Awesome card, Love the butterflys and the yellow pompoms.

Deb Palmer said...

As I sit here and watch it SNOW! Enjoyed seeing butterflies as I know it will be a long time til I see the real thing. Great card

Nicole said...

Happens to the best of us, but I don't think your mojo has gone far. This is very cute. Awesome papers and colors, and your pom pom trim is so fun!

Tricia said...

How cute! I love the paper pieced butterflies!

Tanya said...

Oh loving the butterflies! I really want some pom poms too!

Jennifer Shults said...

oh wow! how cute is this. i love those little butterflies and the paperpiecing. :) so cute!

Regina Mangum said...

SO cute! I love the butterflies and the color combo is jst terrific!

marilynwillauer said...

Cute card!!! Butterflies are cute!

Queen Mary said...

I love the butterflies!

ladybugg61 said...

CASE or not, you've put together a beautiful card! Hope your MOJO returns real soon!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great display of pretty butterflies

Jerry said...

I love how each butterfly looks different.

Julie L. said...

Great card! Love the butterflies!

Julie L.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

Jen, I luv this...the butterflies look amazing and the pom pom trim is soooo fun....hope your weekend is great!

enjoy 8~*

Esther said...

What a fun card!
I love the colors and the dingle ball trim, just to cute!!

KimCreate said...

I (heart) ball fringe! This card is so pretty.
Kim

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Cute card sweet love! I am gonna miss you too. sniff sniff!

Marisa said...

I never tire of this butterfly set and you have used it wonderfully :) Cute touch with the pompoms.

Moira said...

cute card and delightful colors! The pom pom border is so springy! Thanks for sharing!

Annette J. said...

Never fear, your MoJo will come back!! Your "case" is lovely and creative!!

Tarjteachr said...

Fab butterflies!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I think this looks terrific! Stamping those butterflies on pretty DPs is inspired and the pom pom trim is fun. Doesn't look like any mojo is missing to me...

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

How gorgeous! Love those butterflies.

dinosaur said...

Ooh! I love the pom pom trim. Very cute!

Lillian Child said...

Simply gorgeous, Jen!

Gretchen said...

Cute, cute! Love the butterflies and the pom pom trim!!

Mary said...

Love the butterflies - beautiful card.

Barbie D. said...

So cute, love the butterflies.

Luanne said...

So fun! Love all the different papers for the butterflies. Wonderful card ~ tfs!

PatS said...

Lovely butterfly card! Your selection of trim just set this card apart!

Carol said...

Fluttery butterflies and kicky little pom poms make this a fun card that anyone would love to receive!

Sue S. said...

Such a cute card!! I love the butterflies! TFS!!

sueot33@yahoo.com

Rhonda said...

I love pom poms!! The butterflies are cute.

Sue D said...

Great layout with the butterflies!

Ceal said...

beautiful!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So adorable, Jen! Love those different prints on the butterflies and that pom pom trim totally makes me grin!

Bonnie said...

Got scraps. Make butterflies!!!

6th Street Sundries said...

Adorable card! Very cute papers... I've never tried to print papers before, and the cuteness of these may inspire me!

Julie E said...

Just fun! Lots of great colors and patterns and that pom pom will make anyone smile.

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

Hiiii Jen I feel like I haven't spoken to you in forever....don't really know why but hey. loooving your fun butterflies mixed with the yellow pom poms!!! Hope all is well with you!!!!

Julia said...

Love those adorable little pom poms.

Ravengirl said...

This is a great CASE. I happen to like yours better ;)

Maureen said...

wow, Jen...I wish my regular mojo was half as good as your missing one!! This is GORGEOUS!! Love the sketch and the butterflies...this is fabulous :)

Traci said...

It's a pretty card. I love the patterns.(Paper) that you used. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

Traci Lord
3team3lord3@comcast.net

Shannan Teubner said...

This is so totally fabulous, Jen! CASE away...we don't mind a bit! :)

Holly said...

I love the 'four of the same' idea. I think I know what i'll be doing later :)

pqueenie said...

Love, love, love the pompoms!!

jennifer mitten said...

I love love love butterflies and this card is fabulous!

Dawn Easton said...

Jen, your butterflies are beautiful! Love the warm colours and that pom pom trim....pretty!!! I see nothing wrong with your mojo!!

Denise Willerton said...

love these butterflies ~ hope to play along today!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Love this fun spring card. Those butterflies are so pretty.

mekei said...

oh, i like the butterflies

Karen said...

Great fun. For those of us who grew up in the 60s and 70s, it feels like a return to my youth!

Babe O'Mara said...

Love your butterflies and pom pom trim. A cute card.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Betty Wright said...

Jen, this is so striking and a fabuous way to use these butterflies! Love the different patterns and the pom pom fringe just rocks! Awesome card!

Heidi said...

Those butterflies are gorgeous, love the trim too. CUTE!

Karen Linarez said...

I love butterflys, and the way you used these in this format is great!

Rachel B said...

I love the different pattern paper you used with the butterflies. Beautiful

Michele said...

Oh!! So precious! Great card ... no wonder you "filed" this great idea ... I'm going to follow in your foot steps and do the exact same! This is a fantastic card and that classic butterfly will ALWAYS be an absolute favorite forever and ever! Really nice ~ I LOVE it! The colors are splendid! :)

Gladys R. said...

Cute card. Like the butterflies.

Marsha said...

Really like what you did with the butterflies.

MarvA1ix said...

This card is so cute, and tingled my inspiration. I have got to stamp some butterflies, too. Spring is in the air here in Minnesota :)

seamom said...

How nice! I do love butterflies on cards. Love it!

Tessa said...

So cute I just love all the patterned butterflys!

Janine said...

Uplifting card - very sunny!

Heather said...

Love those butterflies! They are so pretty.

Jennipher Lowery said...

Really super cute. Great butterflies!

Dixie said...

What a fabulous card! It's got a retro kind of feel to it. Love it!

Julia said...

Love the way you gave the butterflies dimension...and really like the use of repetition!

Monique F said...

Awe ... I hear ya when it comes to misplacing your MOJO, it's not fun but I have to say I love this card, the colours are great even if it is somewhat a "case". I especially love the pom-pom ribbon.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is so FUN! I love the various patterned buttrflies and that trim is fabby!

Jan Garber said...

Those pom-poms are adorable and they team up perfectly with the butterflies! Great card!

Joanne Gilch said...

If you call this creation missing your Mojo then just what exactly am I missing in this world of crafting??? LOL. fabulous card and all the different papers and pompom trim sure add some wonderful detail to the butterflies and card base.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the different butterflies...they really pop on that BG...as does your sunny pompom trim!

quinn57 said...

Your card is so fun. Love those little yellow pompoms.

shersl84bed said...

Beautiful colors on those butterflies.

ShersL84bed@aol.com
www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com

Wendy said...

WHOLY S*#T, that is digi paper??? This card is brilliant my friend!