Tuesday, May 3, 2011

April Diva Dare - Day 7

Hi Verve fans, welcome to Day 7 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!



I chose to answer the dare with my newest favorite floral set -- Hope Blooms. I love fussy cutting these flowers and manipulating the petals for some fun dimension. And the sentiments in Hope Blooms are so representative of Verve -- uplifting, versatile, cheery, and done in the most fabulous font combinations. I've used a mixture of papers from Crate Paper's Portrait collection along with some Spellbinders dies and a paper doily. The layout is the gorgeous Viva La Verve (May, Week 1) sketch by Amber:





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 on the DAY ONE post 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!

29 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!! These colors are fabulous, and I love the buttons on the flowers. I have only gotten to play with mine once so far (been making teacher appreciation cards)...but I'm back on it later today!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. It is a complete stunner, Amy!

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  3. Love the card!! beautiful colors and love those flowers!

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  4. BEAUTIFUL card Amy! i love the colors in it and you did a terrific job with this layout. I ordered this pretty Blooms set - I hope it arrives in time for me to use it for this challenge too!

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  5. Great layout and beautiful colors--I like the doily too.

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  6. This is gorgeous, I love those flowers, and the doily is perfect.

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  7. So many beautiful layers, and the colors are so wonderful, too! Fun flowers!!

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  8. How gorgeous! Love the doily backing your main image panel and your fabulous flowers!

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  9. Beautiful. Love the colors and the doily.

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  10. THIS CARD IS STUNNING! I love the fussy cutting and the beautiful layers :)

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  11. Gorgeous colours and classic Amy details! Love the flowers and gorgeous DP.

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  12. Amy, this is just gorgeous! I love everything about it from the doily and papers to the flowers and sentiment!

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  13. This is gorgeous! I love the sketch and the colors you chose for your project are so pretty! Great job!

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  14. your papers and attention to details are superb!! I love your flowers and that fleur de lis border :) I'm soooo glad I didn't follow you this month!! LOL ;) hugs!

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  15. Stunning card with so many wonderful details! I'm really loving these flowers, too...tend to use them all the time!

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  16. wow Amy, this is stunning..I luv the flowers and the doily...so sweet!

    enjoy *~*

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  17. This card is so lovely! I love the dp! It is amazingly fabulous

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  18. Amy, amy, amy...... so pretty. Love the vintage feel, and those flowers are gor jus!

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  19. Beautiful card! I love your take on the sketch and your flowers are beautiful. Well worth the effort of cutting them out, I think.

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  20. Oh this is gorgeous! Love all the layers, the doily and those gorgeous flowers.

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  21. Absolutely stunning! Love this card! :D

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  22. wowsers...this is oh so very beautiful!! love the spongeing that you did on the dollie to make is looked aged!! Beautiful showcase of the things to come!!

    www.CardsPaperAndScrapbooks.com

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  23. Gorgeous Amy!!! Just gorgeous!!

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  24. Amy, this card is luscious, full of soft colors and wonderful flowers with an amazing sentiment.

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  25. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the colors and the mix of dp. You fussy cut those flowers?! I think I would go crazy. How about I send my flowers your way for cutting. :)

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