Wednesday, September 7, 2011

August Diva Dare ~ Day 8

Hi everyone!  It's Jackie here and today is my day to answer this month's Diva Dare!  But before I get to my card, haven't the projects from the Diva's been amazing?  I tell you, these are a talented bunch of ladies!  They make me want to do my best everytime I sit at my craft table!!  They are an uplifting and encouraging bunch of ladies, just as all of you are!  But I digress.....

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's theme is Sending Some Sunshine!  If you all are anything like me, you have tons of cards sitting at home all piled up!  I thought it would be fun to make an uplifting & cheerful card and actually send it to someone!  There's nothing like opening your mailbox and seeing a handmade card...especially with some of Verve's encouraging sentiments on it!  :-)

So, we DARE you to make an uplifting and encouraging card AND send it to someone in need of a little pick-me-up!

Here is how I answered the dare:


I just loved the the last release and couldn't wait to get a couple of the sets inky again.  For my card I used the new Sunny Days and You and I along with the I Heart U die set.  The "U" was stamped in Riding Hood Red ink and was cut out with the coordinating die.  The flowers were stamped in Dark Chocolate, were cut out and finsihed with a wooden button, the center flower being tied with some thick linen thread.  The sentiment was cut out with Charming Banner die set.  The sketch is September's Sketch For You To Try from Jen del Muro.  I didn't round all corners as her sketch was, but rounded only one.....kind of my thing lately!  The card was finished with some machine stitching.


A detail shot....


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 below 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!
You can link to Day 1 here to add your creation.

22 comments:

  1. Love it! A girl after my own heart...I adore all the papers you've mixed together. Your flowers are sweet as can be. And I love all the tiny details, like curving the one corner.

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  2. Love this card. Great color choice.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  3. Gotta love all those layers topped off by blooms! This would make anyone smile!

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  4. Wow, those flowers are beautiful! I love the stitching you used to finish off the lovely paper. ;)

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  5. This is such a great card. I love the layers and the lay-out. Great paper and that U die is cool! Love the flowers. WOW!

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  6. Very lovely! I really like the way you mixed the rounded edges with the straight corners and the mix of colors and patterns is just perfect!

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  7. This is really wonderful! It is such a happy mix of patterns and colors!

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  8. loving all the elements of the this card - colours, rounded edges. Perfect.

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  9. Very beautiful. Love the colors, layout, buttons. Very nice.

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  10. what a lovely card, love the greens, nice and pretty

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  11. How pretty! The colors and the dies and the flowers are lovely together. What a treat it would be to receive one of your works of art!

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  12. Oh this is gorgeous! Fantastic dps and great use of those beautiful dies!

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  13. This is fabulous, Jackie! Love how you used the two sets and the papers are soem I'm drooling over right now.

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  14. Gorgeous card and I love how those colors look so fall! Great job!

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  15. FABULOUS! I just love the red, green and brown color scheme of your card. :D

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  16. I'm in love with all your layers and patterned papers. Really a lovely card!

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  17. Lovely card--I like the buttons and twine.

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  18. I love those glossy flowers! The colors and patterns are divine! Wonderful creation.

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  19. Ahhh . . . this card is beautiful! Allthough, I do enjoy the distressed look sometimes, I love the clean, preciseness of your card (maybe crisp is the word I'm looking for). Love the papers, the flowers are amazing, and the sentiment/die combo is fabulous! I can tell the "I heart u" die set is going to get a LOT of use from everyone.

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  20. Very pretty! Love the colours ♥

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  21. Oh Jackie--I totally <3 this card!!! The color combination just screams my name and the clean layers are just scrumptious!

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