Monday, April 25, 2011

April Diva Dare ~ Day 2

Hi Verve fans!  It's Jackie here and I want to welcome you to Day 2 of the April Diva Dare!

For those of you that are new to this challenge, here is how it works...following each release, we will post a theme that 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 - April Showers Bring May Flowers!  With the warmer weather, new growth, and all the fresh and beautiful blooms that abound, it is easy to be inspired by Spring!  How you interpret the dare is completely up to you!  To sweeten up the challenge, stay tuned to learn how you could win some brand new Verve!

This is how I answered this month's dare!  I took the flowers part of the dare serious!  LOL!  I used the new set, Bloom andGrow and paired it with some fun Jillibean Soup Blossom Soup papers.  The flowers were stamped in Cherry Cobbler and Peach Parfait inks and were cut out with the new A Cut Above Floral Circle Dies.  The leaves were stamped in Old Olive and were cut out with the A Cut Above Elegant Leaves Die.  The sentiment was stamped in Cherry Cobbler Ink and was cut out with Oval Nestabilities.  Some adhesive pearls and a couple rounded corners finish the card!

Want to know how you can win some fabulous new VERVE GOODIES?
  1. Play along with us and link up your new April Showers Bring May Flowers creation (posted April 22nd or later) to the linky widget below before midnight MST on Saturday, May 7th. 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 April Showers Bring May Flowers creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing!  Winners will be announced on Monday, May 9th right here on the Verve blog.
Now it's YOUR turn!  We DARE you to show us your creations!

36 comments:

  1. This is so pretty, I LOVE THAT PAPER!

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  2. These colors are so pretty. Love the big old pearls in the middle of the flowers.

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  3. Gorgeous flowers! I love that patterned paper!

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  4. Very pretty. DP and flowers go so well together.

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  5. Super cute Jackie!! I can't wait to get my new dies. Thanks for the inspirations!!!1

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  6. Absolutely fabulous! Love your choice of papers to go with these lovely flower stamps. :D

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  7. Great flowers--they look great with the dp.

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  8. This is so pretty! I love the layered flowers and the colors are lovely!!

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  9. I love that stamp set! Can't wait to use it! Great job, Jackie!

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  10. Loving how you used the flower dies, and that set, Jackie :) Great card.

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  11. wow Jackie, these flowers are gorgeous...luv the designer papers you used!

    enjoy *~*

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  12. Love those gorgeous flowers! I am going to have to try my hand at them. I have brand new stamps just begging for some ink on my desk!

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  13. oh yeah, those flowers and die are on my wish list- you did a beautiful job on this one.

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  14. Very pretty...like the way the dp goes with those cool big flowers.:)

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  15. The green pearls in the center of the blossoms is so pretty!

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  16. This is really pretty jackie. I like the layout and the subdued colors and pretty Dp you used in this lovely card.

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  17. so pretty Jackie. Love those new dies, beautiful papers and layout!

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  18. That beautiful designer paper works so well with this stamp set. Awesome!

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  19. Wow! So pretty. That paper is gorgeous and I love how you made your flowers look like they were meant to go with it. The flowers are beautiful.

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  20. Beautiful card. I love the colorful flowers!

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  21. Jackie, this is just darling! Your Verve flowers are gorgeous with the pearls centers.

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  22. This makes me happy and LOVE the spring!

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  23. What a wonderful pair, the blooms and the PP - just perfect together!

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  24. Very pretty. Love the layered flowers.

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  25. This is a gorgeous card just bursting with blooms! I didn't think I needed that flower die, but you just convinced me otherwise - lol!

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  26. love these dies...and that background paper is gorgeous!!

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  27. That dp and those flowers are absolutely perfect for this month's dare! Love the colors, and the cheery feeling of the card.

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  28. Love your card and love this new flower set. Gorgeous!!
    xoxo, Christine

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