Thursday, January 5, 2012

Verve Diva Inspirations January 2012 Blog Hop

Hey there Verve Fans! Welcome to the first Verve Diva Inspirations Hop of the New Year! We'll be bringing our Inspiration Creations to you on a new day of the month (the 5th) this year, so mark your calendars and join us for a little Verve Inspiration using some of those past Verve sets from your stash (or the ones you've had your eye on in the store for awhile!).

You can start the hop at the beginning on the Verve Blog and continue on through each fabulous blog - be sure to leave a little comment love along the way and you just might win some Verve goodies of your own! If you arrived here from the talented Jen d's blog, then you're on the right track!

Since I was so bad about making and sending Christmas cards this year, I decided to get an early headstart on Valentine's cards! I pulled out some of my favorite love-themed Verve sets and got to work creating my first Valentine of the year!


That heart DP is from the With Love collection by Pebbles. I love it. I also created some of my own DP with the "be mine" stamp from Heart's Desire. I don't do that very often because it's time consuming and honestly kind of hard to line up those words all even like (and you all know I'm not one for doing anything that takes a long time!), but I'm really liking how this turned out. I just might have to twist my own arm and try it again. The focal image (can it really be called an image? large sentiment? Whatever.) is from an extremely versatile set that I really don't use often enough - Sweet on You. I just LOVE that scalloped border (and am set on convincing Julee we need a set of 2 dies to go with it - one for just cutting out the whole thing and another one for cutting out the inside oval to make a frame. Now quick! Everyone start bugging Julee about this so my evil plan will work! bwahahaha). I also added a little flagged "xoxo" sentiment to the bottom, from the Love Notes set. And I know it's really hard to see in the photo, but there's a little felt flower under that red button, that was cut out using one of the From the Heart Dies - it looks really cute in real life, trust me!

OK, that's it from me. Now head on over to the boss-lady herself, Julee's blog, for some awesome eye candy! She's next in line on the hop!

And one final reminder, be sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming Release Party, Friday, January 13, 9:00 pm Eastern in the Verve Forum!! The Release Team will be sharing creations using the fabulous new stamps and dies that you won't want to miss!!

68 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Get out! This is awesome! LOVE all those Be Mine stamped and then highlighted red ones! Fabulous!

Shawnee said...

Beautiful paper choice and sentiment. I love the trim on this card. Great job!

TannyP said...

Your own DP turned out beautifully and the use of the Sweet on You set is fabulous =) Gorgeous with the felt heart and button and that fun ribbon!

Brenda said...

What beautiful paper - thanks for the inspiration!

Joan V said...

What a darling card. Love your dp paper that you stamped. I am sure it was time consuming, but it is perfect with your card.

Chrisd said...

What a great idea to create your own DP with the stamps. The card is sweet too. Can't wait to see more on the hop!

Cindy Lou said...

I love self-made DP's! Yours is great, it is the perfect compliment to the rest of your card. Great job, Love it!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

How cute! The little felt heart adds some great texture!

Luanne said...

I can't wait to use my little heart dies for Valentine cards. I'm glad you mentioned it, because I didn't notice it right away. I love it in felt, and have just started using some felt. :-) I love the sweet litte OXOX tab at the bottom too!!

Rhonda said...

Love the addition of the pom-poms. Very sweet Jen.

ocean-dreamer said...

VERY cute! I love the colors, the stamps and just the whole thing! Thanks for sharing!

Nicole said...

Super cute. And thanks for reminding me of that set. I wanted to pull up Julee's project where she paired them with the To the Moon characters (finally picked that set up during the sale) to reference as possible valentines this year. Too many ideas!!! LOL.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is super cute, love the dp and the sentiment

Miriam Prantner said...

Cute card! Love that trim, and how you created the be mine paper. Thanks!

lifesabeautifulmess said...

great card. Love how everything just pops.

jennifer mitten said...

This is adorable! I do need to get started on my valentine's card soon:-)

Basslady said...

this is so sweet and romantic!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

That frame would be lovely! Great idea! It may be tedious to line up the wording (main reason I don't do it! LOL!) but it totally paid off! Gorgeous!

BeccyH said...

Beautiful and so fun!!

Marisa said...

Adorable, Jen! Love the heart with the button and twine on the sentiment panel :)

windycindy said...

These hops are so much fun!
Your card is fabulous...Your
border is lovely and the
button embellishment is a
favorite of mine.....
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Martha said...

gorgeous!! Love it.

jan farnworth said...

what a sweet card.

Sabrina said...

What fun paper! And a very nice card.

Tanya said...

beautiful! and loving those papers. I didn't even realize that you stamped the be mine, soooo cute!

TrinaM said...

Fab combination of papers on the design of this card - Love it.

Lee Ann said...

Simple and sweet- Thanks for sharing-

Ally said...

Love your beautiful valentine card! Your custom-made stamped paper is awesome - I like how two of them stand out in red. I love the little touches with the button, pom-poms, and felt heart. Lovely card. ;-)

Ravengirl said...

The DIY dp up top is super cute! Twist, twist, twist! Great card!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your papers...beautiful card!

Vera said...

Fabulous card! I love your hand-made designer paper!

Laraine R said...

Great card!! Love the background!!

Betty Wright said...

Love the colors and patterns, Jen! You had me at the pom pom fringe! Fabulously done!

Lori said...

Super cute Valentine's Day card!! I love it!

Michelle said...

Fun! Your DIY DP turned out perfectly. I love the pom poms.

Maryleva said...

Beautiful card -- gives me that loving feeling.

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love your stamped background paper and sentiment. TFS

Heidi said...

Another SWEET card,loving the valentines. Thanks for sharing...

Liz Terrazas said...

so pretty

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Teresa said...

Whoa! I love the use of the Be Mine stamp to create your DP.

marilynwillauer said...

Sweet card!

Edna said...

I (heart) your card, it is Valentine time.

Jess Willison said...

This card is fabulous! Love it!

Connie and Jack said...

wow! What an awesome card! TFS.
--- Connie

KanataNewf said...

what a sweet simple card.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Pretty, I always love red, black and white together. I like the fun pom pom trim and the sentiment paper background.

Karen Wedding said...

Love your card. Simple but cute. I need to get started on my Valentine's cards too.

Marlena M. said...

Jen, your card is beautiful. I love those poms. ;)

Marta said...

Beautiful card. Papers are great and I love the heart with button.

AnnMarie said...

The card is so cute ,I love the papers and the hearts. Can't
wait to start my valentine cards.

Jan Garber said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!

Jill said...

Great card!

Tanya said...

What a sweet card. I love the pompom ribbon.

Jessica said...

Simply perfect, Jen!!!

MissAnn said...

LOVE it - so fun!!

Trisha said...

Your card is just plain awesome, Jen. Wonderful choice of papers and then stamping on white just makes the sentiment pop. Love, love, love it. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Marsha said...

What a cute card and one I can CASE. I love the DP you made; surprised when I read you MADE it. It is great.

FrancineB said...

Love this card--the color scheme, the design, everything.

irishgalkelly said...

Beautiful Jen! Love your background you made with the pop of red and your fun pom poms. Adorable!

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful card...love the repeated sentiments. Thanks for the chance to win.

Stephanie said...

so cute...I love the trim!

Michelle said...

Cute papers, and love the black trim!

Heather said...

What an adorable card! I love both dps (the real and the "created") and now that you pointed it out, that little felt heart is really cute.

Vickie O'Dell said...

You have just the right combination of papers, shapes, and fibers to go with the stamps you chose. I love the way you even made your own coordinating DP with the stamps-very effective with the two colors. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Karin said...

Super sweet valentine!

Carri said...

I love the pom poms on this.

Maureen said...

love your hand stamped paper!! I definitely think you should do it again! And I would love that die set!!