Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August Diva Dare - Day 4

Good morning, it's Amy here today with the fourth installment of our August Diva Dare! For those of you who 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's theme is Sending Some Sunshine: we DARE you to make an uplifting and encouraging card AND send it to someone in need of a little pick-me-up! There's nothing like opening your mailbox and seeing a handmade card...especially with some of Verve's encouraging sentiments on it!  :-)


I answered the dare with a bold creation for a dear friend of mine who is going through a really rough stretch right now. For month's she's been saying she can't handle one more thing and then not one, but two or three more things end up in her lap. I see her in person regularly, so I think she'll be extra surprised and pleased to find this in her mailbox. I used flower images and a sentiment from Sunny Days, a fabulous set for pick-me-up cards! I also used Verve's Curvy Bookplate and Charming Oval dies. The layout is last week's Mojo205 sketch.


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


  1. Play along with us and link up your new Sending Some Sunshine creation (posted August 26 or later) to the linky widget at the bottom of THE DAY 1 POST before 9PM Mountain on Sunday, September 11. 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 Sending Some Sunshine creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing! Winners will be announced on Monday, September 12 right here on the Verve blog.

Now it's YOUR turn! We DARE you to show us your creations!

28 comments:

  1. definitely bold - totally loving the pop of yellow and pink with the grey and black.

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  2. Cool, eclectic card. Just love your flower. Can't wait to have more time to play with my set more. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. Wow, how beautiful. Gorgeous colors and lay-out. I LOVE that flower. I really need that set.

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  4. I love the papers you've tied in together here. WONDERFUL card-you're a good friend! ;)

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  5. Beautiful card. Definitely would cheer someone up. Love the colors. TFS

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  6. Very pretty and a fabulous color combo!

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  7. A perfect pick-me-up card! I know it will bring a smile to your friend's face!

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  8. Love the way you colored the flowers and the bg papers are beautiful. Awesome card!

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  9. What a fun card and a great take on the sketch!!

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  10. I love the stacked flowers! Gorgeous and elegant!

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  11. Lovely focal image and sentiment. I know your friend will greatly appreciate it. Blessings to you for being there for her during this difficult time in her life!

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  12. This is very sweet! The poor woman...she must be exhausted from handling all of those things!

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  13. oh this is gorgeous, love the colours, the layout, everything!

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  14. LOVE it! These colors and patterns are just FAB! :D

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  15. Wow, this is gorgeous! (As always!) I wouldn't think that black would go with the pink and yellow, but wow, it really works beautifully!

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  16. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  17. I love the bold colors and all of the fun layers!!

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  18. I would not have thought to use the yellow and pink together but you pulled it off so well. Love your layered flower.

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  19. Breathtaking Amy! The black accents are so striking and that black doily design is a gorgeous backdrop for your sentiment panel! Beautiful, as always!

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  20. Lovely sketch, such a bold and beautiful card, love the ribbon.

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  21. oh my, this is gorgeous...I luv the pink, yellow, and gray...awesome!

    enjoy *~*

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  22. those colours are just gorgeous!! What a beautiful card to receive :)

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  23. I just love the color combination on this card! So pretty!! Great layout and mix of patterns.

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  24. Love the dimension on your flower and the lacy cut layer. The pop of pink ribbon pulls it all together nicely.

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  25. Great colors, Amy, I love the bold shot of black in here, especially the lacy circle!

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  26. Amy, your cards are always so beautiful! I love your take on the mojo sketch. Your papers are beautiful and I love that flower over the sentiment. Great job!

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