Tuesday, March 29, 2011

March Diva Dare - Day 2


Welcome to Day TWO of the March Diva Dare!  Here's how our Diva Dare works... following each release, we post a theme we dare you with, and you'll have two weeks to complete the challenge.  During those two weeks, the release team will post their creations and tell you how they answered the dare!

This month we dare you to make a card, project, layout, or whatever fits your stamping style using this month's theme - Color Me Spring!  Whether you are shoveling snow off of your sidewalks and only dreaming of warmer weather or you are already enjoying the first blooms of the season, this challenge is sure to put a spring in your step! How you interpret the challenge is up to you!  Stay tuned to learn how you could win some shiny new Verve!!


This is how I answered the dare...

When I think of spring.... one of the things that I think about is our wee little daughter and her birthday next week! She born on Easter (a week after her duedate!) and when she was born, all the nurses at the hospital gave her little bunnies and baby chick stuffed animals - so sweet! So for my  Color Me Spring, I decided to make a little birthday present for my little chickie :) I made a card and a coordinating footstool/bench that I painted and then covered with modpodge to protect it and then covered it with a light glaze.  I painted it in her favorite color: purple! Here is a picture of the little giftset that I made for my chickie princess:


I painted a white footstool with purple and then covered it with the papers from the EP Springtime collection. For the footstool, I created a little layout using Charley from the Chicks Rule collection, as well as her friends from the To The Moon stamp set (adding a bright pink bow to their head :)




 On the sides of the little bench - I stamped the sentiment: "Chicks Rule" from the Chicks Rule stamp set and added hearts from the Love Notes stamp set.


Here is a picture of the top of the little bench:  I cut out the larger shape using the Grand Calibur and then added a scalloped edging on the sides. I love this sentiment - because it is so true - my little 3 year old is totally one of the coolest chicks I know! I stamped little Charley and her friends and paper pieced them using the DP and then added a pink bow to each of them from the Chicks Rule Stamp set.


Here is the birthday card for me little princess :) One of my favorite things that my daughter does every morning when I leave to go to work, is open the window and she watches me walk to the car and when I open the car door - she always yells out "I love you" and I say "I love you too!" and then we both wave to each other - its one of my favorite parts of our morning routine - so I thought that I would make little Chole wave from out the window. I created a little cut out shape and then added shutters and added a little window basket by cutting out half of  the basket from the Chicks Rule stamp set. I added the happy birthday sentiment from the Birthday Bash stamp set into the newly released Charming Oval die set from A Cut Above dies from Verve stamps:

Card Ingredients: 
Paper: Springtime collection from EP and purple prism papers
Stamps: Chicks RuleLove Notes (for the little trio of pink hearts), To the Moon (for the little monkey, bear and elephant) , Birthday Bash (for the sentiment)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo black, Grape Jelly, RoseRed 
Accessories: liquid pearls, pink ribbon from stash, Spellbinders, bling, copics, sponger, dimensionals, scorpal, star hatpin, stickles (Diamond), Martha Stewart heart punch, footstool from Michaels, copics and bling.

I love spring and I love being able to leave the snowsuits at home and go for a walk with my kids! I am excited to decorate the house in pink and purple for our daughter's springtime birthday and even more excited to give her this Chicks Rule giftset :) Hope you will play along with the Diva Dare challenge and share with us your Color Me Spring creation!

Want to know how you can win some fabulous new VERVE GOODIES?

  1. Play along with us and link up your new Color Me Spring creation (posted March 28 or later) to the linky widget on the DAY 1 POST before midnight MST on Sunday, April 10. 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 Color Me Spring creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing!  Winners will be announced on Monday, April 11th right here on the Verve blog.
Now it's YOUR turn!  We DARE you to show us your creations!


36 comments:

  1. Oh Sankari, what a wonderful birth story - I hope you took lots of pictures of her surrounded by all those bunnies and chicks from the nursing staff. Your card and footstool are so elaborate and vibrant, just gorgeous - though I don't think I could bring myself to actually stand on it, it's too pretty.

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  2. WOW!! How awesome is this project! That bench is just adorable! How very creative and your card to match is just fantastic! I love all the wonderful colors and the sparkle of the liquid pearls!

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  3. Oh, my goodness, look at you ! What a cute project.

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  4. Your creativity is amazing, Sankiri! What a perfect gift for a little girl :) Her friends are going to be jealous so you may be making a few more for some birthday gifts LOL! Love the morning routine you have :) Wonderfully done as always.

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  5. What a cute story, Sankari! I love the little stool and that purple is so pretty! Great project!

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  6. Adorable bench and card--your daughter will love it --thanks for sharing such a wonderful gift idea.

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  7. Talk about a chick ruling, Sankari! Absolutely adorable and your wee one is going to LOVE this! XOXO

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  8. Oh wow. I love that footstool! Your daughter will absolutely treasure it! I need to place an order for those chicks. They are *so* cute!

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  9. Sankari! This Spring project is an amazing and beautiful project! Oh my goodness is gorgeous!

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  10. Wow, this totally blows me away. I can't believe what you created. She is one lucky little girl. So gorgeous.

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  11. What a great little gift for your little one Sankari...I hope she totally loves it. Love the sweet bows on each character and great colour combo too.

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  12. Wow, this is fabulous. The stool and card are gorgeous.

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  13. Oh my what a lovely project for your little one!

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  14. OMGosh!!! This is stunning! You constantly amaze me with your cards - just absolutely gorgeous & so creative. And that stool - wowsers!

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  15. WOW! You are SO creative! I love this adorable bench with matching card. Thanks for sharing them with us today. :D

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  16. That little stool is adorable! Your little girl will cherish it forever! A real family heirloom now!

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  17. ohh this is gorgeous Sankari!! May God bless your daughter always!! Love the little stool the sentiment that says "Chicks Rule". I totally agree :)

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  18. eek!! this is so fun and fantastic!! It has your little girl written all over it!! What a work of (he)art!!

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  19. Ah these projects are totally awesome. TFS x

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  20. adorable....what a sweet project!!

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  21. Wow, very creative.
    I love the footstool.
    May have to case this for my little DGD.

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  22. This stool is so PURPLE cool. thanks for sharing the story and then making the waving "I Love You, too!" window card. Your birthing hospital experience sounds so lovely!!!
    Love the Chicks Rule stamp set. Hoping to win!!!! And wish every one good luck.

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  23. Awww, this is so sweet for your little Easter baby! You always come up with the best stuff!

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  24. hey Sankari, I adore the purple and yellow together, such a sweet chick card....fabby girl!

    enjoy *~*

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  25. oh Sankari...you never cease to amaze me with your works of art...but THIS ONE...oh my! I agree with the other ladies that I could never use it for what it's intended! It would become a treasured piece of furniture! Absolutely amazing and gorgeous!

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  26. Amazing!! Simply AMAZING!! Your creativity knows no bounds gf!! I love your stool with the precious group of friends hanging around on the top. Every detail is fantastic!! And the matching card...another paper masterpiece!! LOVE this!!

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  27. Your daughter's footstool is super cute! I love how you have Charley and the rest of the To The Moon crew on there! And I love purple too!!!

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  28. Oh my, I can't even think of the right words to write for your wonderful creations! So cute, so sweet and you thought of all the right details. Simply amazing!

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  29. just adorable - absolutely adorable! :)

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  30. Oh wow, what an incredible project you have made. I would have never thought to alter a footstool like that. Awesome job.

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  31. How adorable!!! This is so cute! I love those animals from "To the Moon" and that little chick is one I thought I might "need" from this new release. Love the colors you used, too.

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  32. Your card and footstool are absolutely beautiful. I love the colors.

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  33. this is so darned cute, and of course it is so Sankari: bright and cheerul. Love it girl.

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  34. Another over the top gorgeous project! What a sweet memory it evokes of the time of your daughter's birth!

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  35. Stamp-tacular!! This is unbelievably creative and soooo pretty!! You rule chickie!

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