Tuesday, September 20, 2011

September Diva Dare - Day Three!

Hello and welcome to September's Diva Dare!  This month, we've come up with a fun challenge, we DARE you to Case-a-Diva!  With nineteen Divas (see the photos and links on the right sidebar), the inspiration is vast!  For those of you that are wondering...CASE means to copy and share everything.  And that is just fancy talk for copying!  What you copy is up to you!  It can be a layout, color scheme, or even something more subtle like a certain embellishment cluster!   


You will find the links to all the Diva's blogs on the right sidebar, or you can visit their individual Verve galleries!


So, Andrea had the task of matching all of us Diva's up to the talented girl we'd be case'ing. No matter who we got paired up with was going to be a challenge because every single one of these Diva's is full of talent. I happened to get Laurie! OMG, right? Nothing like a little pressure to get your mojo going, haha! I always love her elegant, distressed, shabby style. I was MUCHO intimidated, but as I started going through Laurie's gallery, I was also MUCHO inspired:) After alot of "hmmmm'ing" and "haw'ing" I decided on THIS beauty! I loved the diagonal panel and wanted to see what I could do with it!




I knew I had to have distressing, inked edges, and fabulous sewing to even come CLOSE to making Laurie proud! The sentiment is from "Making a Statement" and the leaves are from "Sunny Days" and cut out with the "Leafy Springs Die Set".  The heart behind the sentiment is cut out using the Jotted Heart die. The diagonal panel is paper from MME's Lost and Found Two line. I also used some fabulous SU! ribbon and a Recollections rose! 




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

  1. Play along with us and link up your new Case-a-Diva creation (posted September 16 or later) to the linky widget on the DAY ONE post before 9pm Mountain on Sunday,October 2nd. 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 Case-a-Diva  creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing!  Winners will be announced on Monday,October 3rd right here on the Verve blog.
Now it's YOUR turn!  We DARE you to show us your creations!




23 comments:

  1. Lovely card.

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  2. I love Lauraly's style, too, but no concerns here, Amber...your card is beautiful! Love the ribbon and rose with the leaves. Wonderful details.

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  3. I'm loving this challenge! It is so fun to see you all CASE one another! This card is so perfect. I love the colors you chose and all the little details - down to the dark stitching rather than having it white. Gorgeous!

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  4. Gorgeous card..I love the diagonal panel and the sprigs...bling, sewing..the works! ;)

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  5. I don't know what you were worried about. Your card is amazing!

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  6. BEAUTIFUL card! I also love the diagonal piece of paper. I might have to try that myself!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Oh this is BEAUTIFUL! I love the leafy vines and the stitching is just wonderful!

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  8. Fabulous CASE, Amber :) Love the leafy sprigs, the embossed dots in the BG, the sentiment layered on the heart and the pearls around it. Great card :)

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  9. Love your take on this piece by Laurie. It's so fun to watch you guys CASE one another. You are all so very talented in the area of paper-crafting.

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  10. Love the soft, muted colors. You "CASE" very well. :D

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  11. This is soooo gorgeous! I love those leafy stamps! Gorgeous stitching and distressing. Lovin the sketch too.

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  12. Very pretty! I love the way you used the leafy stems and the stitching adds a unique fun element to the card.

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  13. Good choice ~ I always love Lauries creations! Yours is wonderful too!! Love the leaves in that pretty green!

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  14. Beautiful Amber! I love the leafy sprigs dies, and a the pearls.

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  15. simply magnificent! this looks like card that Laurie would make! you did and awesome job :) Gorgeous!

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  16. Beautiful CASE. Love the stitching.

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  17. Pretty colors and I like how it is at a diagonal.

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  18. i loved Laurie's card and yours, beautiful colors

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  19. Oooo!! I love these colors and your fabulous sewing Amber!! It's fun, yet sophisticated, whimsical, yet elegant! A fabulous Amber/Laurie combination!! Love this!

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  20. This card is amazing! Lovely colors and the layout is very inspiring. I shoud try it. And I really like the gold pearls and your stitching!

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  21. So many gorgeous elements here and I love the aqua and spring green against the cream - beautiful card!

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  22. what a fun card....i love your "loop" of pearls!!

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