Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fanspiration Diva Dare ~ Day 3

Good morning friends!  Maureen here, bringing you Day 3 of the Fanspiration Diva Dare!   This month, we "dare" you to show us your new creations inspired by projects made by Verve fans!  You can pick any little Verve project to inspire you, as long as it is not by one of our design team members (or yourself!) {grin}.  To get your wheels a turnin', the Divas will be posting their Fanspiration creations using our newly released products right here each weekday for the next week and a bit :)  Let's get to my projects.  Yes, I have two because y'all are too fabulous and I couldn't narrow it down any further!  I was totally smitten with Vickie's gift bag from the ABC Release Challenge last month and wanted to turn her layout into a card.  You can see her sample HERE.

I've use the Ribbon Banner die for all 3 banners and the new Thatched Banner stamp for the middle one :)  That big, bold sentiment is the new Birthday to You Plain Jane, a must have (just sayin')!  My next project HAD to have treats! LOL  Lori's sweet little Back to School treat bags (link to her project HERE) were the perfect inspiration for little surprises my classroom pod colleagues found on their desks yesterday.  You see, it was our first Monday back to work AND the first LONG staff meeting.

As sweet these pencils and bags were, I felt Cookies 'n Cream Kisses were also necessary to get through the first Monday Staff Meeting.  And YES, there were some left after the photo shoot! LOL  (I bought extra! LOL) 

I needed four bags so I mixed and matched some of the new mini label dies (mini bookplate, mini vintage ovalmini classy label) with the Pennant Trim die (another must have IMHO!).  I needed an encouraging sentiment for the bags so I dug out "Hang in There" from Always on My Mind to pair with "Happy Thoughts" from the new With Love.  I also stamped the adorable tiny doodle flower from Doodled Occasions to fill in the white space left on the die cuts.  Enter that fabulous Arrow die and images from Brighter Days.  Arrows are everywhere and I love the way they bring your attention to urgent messages! 

How fun is this Dare?  Don't know where to start?   Head over to the Verve Fan Gallery to peruse some projects, pick one then join in the fun...here are the details...

  There are two ways to win...

  1. Win a $50 Verve gift certificate! Play along with our Fanspiration Diva Dare and link up your creation to the linky widget entry form. Winner will be chosen by random draw.  To be eligible, your entry must:
    • Be a new creation - posted September 7 or later
    • Be inspired by a non-design team created Verve card or project
    • Include a link to the inspiration piece you used, as well as a brief explanation of what inspired you
    • Use at least one Verve product
    • Be added to the linky widget before 5pm Mountain on Sunday, September 23.
  2. Win a Verve set of your choosing! Leave a little shout-out for the Divas in the comments section as we post our answers to the Fanspiration dare each weekday through September 20.  A random comment winner will be chosen from all the comments over the course of the Dare.
- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! -


  1. Love the card and the treat bags.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  2. How sweet! I love those little graph paper treat bags!!

  3. Love your card and the little treat bags are adorable. TFS

  4. These are really great! I love the mini treat bags so much! Super cute and it's so much fun to see the original projects which inspired you too!

  5. Beautiful card, I love the banners tucked under the bow! The pencil treat bags are very cute, such a sweet idea, I'm sure your co-workers loved them. That sentiment is perfect for them!

  6. Great projects! Love that thatched banner stamp and the little treat bags are so sweet!

  7. Beautiful card! I love the colors, and all those fabulous banners with buttons, and the stitching is the perfect touch.

    And how cute are those little treat bags!! I'm sure you are loved by all for handing those out. ;-)

  8. Love the soft pallet of the card and the totally adorable teachers gifts! I'm sure they were greatly appreciated (and consumed LOL)

  9. Love that gorgeous card! Those cute little treat sacks are just perfect little pick me ups.

  10. I like the banners on your card and the treat bags are adorable.

  11. Super sweet card and treats! I love that soft gray/blue ribbon. Your bows are always super scrumptious!

  12. Ooh, Moe, your card is scummy! I love those little banners :) those bags are just too cute and I love that you always have tasty treats! A girl after my own heart! :)

    Laters, baby :)

  13. I so look forward to your creations... these little treat bags will come in handy and the card is lucious!!! thanks for sharing and the chance to win

  14. Adore the banners on the card and sweet little treat bags!!!

  15. oh my gosh how adorable! love the banner and the treat bags were so sweet too

  16. Your card is so pretty. Wonderful use of the banner die and fun button embellishments. Your treat bags are adorable and I'm sure your colleagues loved them.

  17. Maureen!!
    Super cute ideas!! The special BTS treat bags are great!!! AND your b-day card is wonderful---the verve banner dies and stamps---lovely!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure