Monday, January 17, 2011

January Diva Dare ~ Day 2



Hi there!!  It's Jackie here and I'm excited to be here for day 2 of the Diva Dare!  I'll give you the details of the dare and I'll show you how I answered the dare!

We dare you to make a card, project, layout, or whatever fits your stamping style using this month's theme - Baby Love!  The baby part could be for a new little someone...or a special someone!  Be sure to look for the details on how you can win some new Verve goodies at the end of this post!

I have to say that this last release was probably my FAVORITE Verve release to date!  I am a SUCKER for a great baby set, even though my babies are not babies anymore, so I couldn't wait to get To the Moon a little more inky!  I can't get enough of these darling images that Julee designed!

But first, I couldn't get two things out of my head: 

1)  The first Viva la Verve sketch of the year designed by Amber (LOVE this sketch) 
and 2)  THIS adorable card made my our own Amy Sheffer.  I just love the frame and had to do the same technique (Thanks, Amy!)


I made a baby card using the Viva la Verve sketch and tried Amy's "window" technique on the frame.  So fun and so easy!!  I love inspiration from other stampers, especially when I'm in desperate need for it!  LOL

I used some new Making Memories Je t'adore patterned papers that I picked up at my LSS.  Some twill ribbon, a gem flourish some sewing and embellishments finish off the card.  I LOVE how it turned out!

So......will you answer the dare?  If so, here are some details:

1. Play along with us and link up your new Baby Love creation (posted January 14th or later) to the linky widget on the DAY ONE Diva Dare post before midnight MST on January 29th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store. Verve Stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em we would  LOVE to see ‘em!

2. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we share our Baby Love creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing!  Winners will be announced on Monday, January 31st right here on the Verve blog.

So go ahead and show us your Baby Love creations...we DARE you!


49 comments:

KanataNewf said...

What an adorable baby card! Love that window technique.

Debbie Gaydos said...

WOW. This card is just AMAZING! I love every single thing about it, that little guy is so cute and colored beautifully; the colors are perfect for a sweet little girl!

Happy Now said...

I LOVED Amy's original card, and I love your take on it too! So cute!

Nicole said...

This is wonderful. And I think it funny that you say you take inspiration from others, because I'm sure there are many others like me taking inspiration from YOU!

Wendy said...

This is darling Jackie...I can't wait to ink up my new Verve!!! Have a super day!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful baby card!! Love it!!

Marisa said...

Loved Amy's cuddly hanging out of the frame and your's is just as darling :) Lovely soft pinks and a darling card.

Jessie/knightrone said...

So anything baby would work...I need to enter my card, lol!!

Kristina said...

So pink and pretty! I love the little window treatment and may just have to steal that idea as well. ;)

Christina said...

This is completely adorable! I love the window idea! The soft shades of pink are perfect for this baby card, too.

Ravengirl said...

This is super sweet and I also loved how Amy framed that little cutie patootie! Love how you did this with Amber's fabulous sketch! Nice work!

Tanya said...

Awww, this is darling! Loving the window ladies.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card. So Cute.

scrappingnana said...

OMG, this is so pretty. Love the sketch and Amy's card also. Both of these are adorable. TFS

Maureen said...

this is just the sweetest card I've seen :) I know what you mean about our babies, not babies anymore...but really, they always will be :) Ack!! I need to look at your card again!! TOO cute :)

Cheri said...

Oh, how cute is THAT!

Gretchen said...

swee, sweet card Jackie! So glad to hear that you "borrow" ideas from other stampers too! Both you and Amy are on my list of "gallery inspiration" when I get stuck! Thanks for sharing your fabulous creations!

irishgalkelly said...

Jackie,
I love your card! Your patterned papers are so pretty and soft together. What an amazing idea with the bear out of the window. Love both your card and Amy's original.

resmith said...

How sweet is this! I love the softness and the bling.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Adorable card! I love how the wee bear hangs out of the frame!

Rhonda said...

I loved this sketch and the soft colors you used are so SWEET!!

Lisa M. said...

that window technique is fabulous! i need to go check it out. Love this set because of all the possibilities! Beautiful card, Jackie!

P said...

Love your little details... the star behind the button, the 3 little hearts above the bear- just perfect!

mustangsarah said...

So so pretty. love the card and colors.Love the window, can't wait to get my stamps.
I will have to give this sketch a try.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Super, super adorable Jackie!! I love the papers and bling. What a precious card!!

Andrea Ewen said...

This is so sweet, Jackie! Love all the pink and the so cute details! Gorgeous design and beautiful stamping! Gotta love the bling, too! You rock, girl!

Jessica said...

Oh my, I so want to go make a baby card now. This is beautiful!

Rose said...

This card is so stinkin' cute. I am so happy I bought the set, I have been so inspired by your designs I'm going to challenge myself to sit down and try to be like you. Love your work and this card is just too adorable!

Melissa said...

OOOOOOOhhhh...I {heart} that window technique! I will be adding that to my "to do" list. Such a pretty-in-pink card. :)

Heidi said...

Oh my gosh, this is so darned cute! I love the pinks and the gems!

Luanne said...

I can't believe how precious that little bear is! Love how he's hanging out the frame. Perfect, adorable and sweet! Tfs.!

Wanda Cullen said...

This is so GORGEOUS! Great sketch...great papers...great embellies (love that star)!

Donna said...

sweet!

Joanne Gilch said...

The softness of the pinks make this one of the sweetest cards ever...and then that lil one hanging out!!!WOW

Heather said...

This card is gorgeous!! The papers are beautiful and that little guy peeking out the window is soooo cute! Beautiful!

Sue D said...

Very cute--love the frame.

{Chrissie} said...

So soft & pretty - just adorable!

Luana said...

How adorable is that?!?!?!

Jan Musselman said...

The open window is really cute. Such a sweet card.

Kristin K. said...

Beautiful. Love the pink. The more I see that stamp set the more I want it. I may have to break down.

Marsha said...

Just love it. It is so cute with his arms hanging over the ledge.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh what a fun long card! So pretty in pink~

Cheryl Haley said...

You continue to amaze me with your creativity! I want to be just like you guys when I grow-up! Thanks for sharing!

quinn57 said...

I loved Amy's card too. Yours is every bit as fabulous. I have to admit that you both MADE ME BUY this stamp set. Thanks for all the enabling. LOL

Cassie said...

That is a great sketch, and I love your darling bear hanging out of that frame. . .gorgeous :D

Creative Mish said...

Adorable card! I love those papers and the stamp. I just got this in the mail a couple of days ago and can hardly wait to ink it up!

Tina said...

Your card is adorable. Great window technique idea! Love it!

Rhonda said...

This card is so sweet! I love the layout and your embellishing is fabulous. Cheers!

Janet S said...

Oh my goodness! This little bear is SO adorable. I love how you interpreted the sketch. :D