Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Another Vervalicious Challenge for You

Are you ready for some more fun? Yep, you read right! So get out your stamps and get ready to get inky because Verve has cooked up another challenge for you! And this time, it's an inspiration challenge...and there's a prize! So keep reading...

For the next week and a half, you are going to get to see all of the projects that the Verve Designers have created using the inspiration piece. Julee picked out these swanky pillows to inspire us all to create. They sure inspired me!

Aren't those fun? I have been working with blue a lot lately, so I pulled out the yellow and decided to make a kind of monochromatic card. Then I started thinking. I can't just have ONE pillow. I like LOTS of pillows. So why not make some little 3x3 mini cards?

I love these little cards...they're so fun to tuck inside a friend's purse or put in with a little gift to say "You're on my Mind."

So you're still wondering about the prize, huh? Well here's the scoop:

Make a card or project using the pillow photo as inspiration, and link it to this post by Midnight (Mountain time) on April 22nd for a chance to win. If you have any Verve Visual stamps, please use them, but it's not a requirement. The winner will receive $15 in Verve Bucks to spend at the Verve store. Fun, right?

So grab your stamps and get your Verve on! And make sure you check back here every day for eye candy from the Verve Visual Design Team. Their projects are rockin', so you don't wanna miss them!

Stamps: Thoughtful Florals, Thankful Blossoms (Verve Visual)
Paper: So Saffron, Barely Banana (Stampin' Up!), Stampers Select White (Papertrey)
Ink: Tea Stain Distress Ink (Ranger), Versafine Vintage Sepia (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Sponge, Dimensionals (Stampin' Up!), Sewing Machine & Thread, White Glaze Pen (Sakura)


  1. cute!! love the crazy stitching!

  2. Oh how fun Shannan! LOVE these little notecards!

  3. Shannon, beautiful cards, can't wait to try this challenge!!

  4. Love these, Shannan! Totally look like cute little pillows made by a wacky seamstress! ;)

  5. What great pillows!!! I love them!!!
    Here is my creation:

  6. So cute! I love the white accents on the flowers. Really makes them jump out.

  7. I had fun with this challenge.
    And here's is what I came up with.

  8. I absolutely LOVE everything the DT has come up with!! These pillows have FANTASTIC colors and patterns!!

    (my creation can be seen by clicking on my name)

  9. I liked these so much I had to do one of each color ! Thanks for some awesome inspiration !

  10. Hello there! I hope you like my entry.

  11. I didn't think that I would be able to make another challenge card but this one just happened. I hope you like it too. :-)

  12. Love these pillows - great colors and love all that sparkle!!

    Here's my take on them...

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Here is my entry. This was fun. I havn't stamped in 2 weeks {moved from Florida to San Diego} this was a nice way to start stamping again, a fun verve challenge.

  14. Gorgeous pillows and such wonderful cards! Here's my submission:

    Thanks for checkin' it out!!

  15. Love the pillows. Great inspiration. Here is what I came up with.


  16. Shannan, these little notecards are beautiful!!! Sure to brighten anyone's day!! I love them!

  17. A fantastic challenge and beautiful samples from the design team! Thanks for the inspiration!! Here's my take: ~Patti

  18. Beautiful pillows for an inspiration.I had fun doing this

    Here is my Inspiration Set

  19. Love everyone's take on the challenge! So pretty! Here is mine:

  20. I love these colors. This was such a fun challenge. I would have used your stamps but I haven't purchased any yet. Hopefully I will win the $15 and then I can go shopping.

    Here's my card:

  21. This is a bad photo, but just thought I'd submit it for fun b/c I enjoyed the challenge!


  22. These pillows are beautiful! When I saw the challenge, ideas started flooding my brain. I was, in fact, inspired! So many of these ladies that posted are so talented and made beautiful cards. So here is my card:
    Let me know if you like it!
    And thank you for the opportunity to receive a great prize!

  23. What gorgeous inspiration! I saw this last minute this evening and wanted to create something since the pillows are so beautiful! Here it is...

    Thanks for a great challenge!

  24. It's down to the wire, but I managed to get a card made for this challenge! Check it out at:
    I hope I win!