Friday, May 17, 2013

May Diva Dare ~ Day 5


Hi there friends! Have you been loving the challenge so far this week? There is lots more fun to be had so keep on following our daily posts! Here's a little update on what this whole challenge is all about:)


The Challenge...

Stars & Stripes May Diva Dare
This month's dare pays tribute to Diva Amber's (Stamping Scrapbooker) military service and Diva Laurie Willison's (Soapbox Creations) wonderful use of stripes on her cards.  So we're daring you to create a card using stars and/or stripes.  While the title may conjure up visions of red, white and blue any stars and stripes will do! If you're feeling pretty in pink, go for it! Just remember to use at least one Verve product on your creation!  If you want to get really daring, you can add the extra challenge of making it a CAS card with stars and/or stripes, as that is Diva Laurie's signature style.  However, that is not a requirement, just an optional twist to the Dare if you're feeling daring!

I'm sure everyone knows by now (I talk about it alot, lol!) I was in the Air Force for 11 years, and my sweet hubby is still in the Air Force! The US military is so much a party of my life, I can't imagine not being around it. Scary to think of it actually! I do love my stars and stripes! So I had no problem with this challenge:) As with all challenges, they're meant to "challenge" you, so I didn't go the red, white, and blue path...I probably should have also challenged myself to CAS but that just isn't gonna happen, lol!


I used this beautiful pink striped paper from Simple Stories and some fabulous goodies from Verve!


The stamps are from "Take Note". I just cut the envelope out by hand, no die for that one! I also used the scalloped star border die from the Scalloped Trim Trio die set, and the small bracket tag from the Flag It die set.


I also used the Wrinkled Crepe ribbon from the new Black Beauty Ribbon Collection! This ribbon ties like a dream, I can't talk it up enough:) GOOOOOD STUFF! You need it;)

I used Charmaine's sketch for our Viva la Verve challenge this week!
Click HERE to play along!


The prizes...
During this month's Diva Dare, there are 4 prizes up for grabs!

 Win Verve's ENTIRE May Release! Take our Stars & Stripes Dare and link up your card (created 5/13 or later) to the linky widget ON THIS POST. One random participant will be drawn to win all of the stamps, dies and ribbons in our May 2013 release. You can enter as many times as you like, but each card needs to be in a separate post.  Here's a little look-see at what the winner will receive..
May Stamp CollectionMay Die CollectionBlack Beauty Ribbon CollectionPolka Dot Basics Ribbon Collection
May Stamp CollectionMay Die CollectionBlack Beauty Ribbon CollectionPolka Dot Basics Ribbon Collection
Deadline to link your cards is 5PM Mountain on Thursday, May 30.
Entries must be new (posted 5/13 or later), include at least one Verve product, use stars and stripes and be linked up to the linky widget by 5pm Mountain on 5/30/13.

Win a set of your choice! For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's Stars & Stripes Diva Dare posts! THREE lucky commenters will win a Verve stamp set of his or her choice, so be sure to tune in each day! Comment deadline to be entered in our prize drawing is May 30.

Winners will be announced on May 31, 2013.


39 comments:

  1. Love this card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  2. Very pretty, love the pop of pink-stripes! Love the bling too!

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  3. This is beautiful!!! I love the sparkles on the pencil! So fun too!

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  4. Fabulous card, Amber! Love the wonderful texture and the scallop & star edge are a great touch!!

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  5. I love all the texture on this card...so much to see, without overload! ;) The zigzag stitching on the note is fab, and the bling, sparkly pencil and glittered star are beautiful.

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  6. What a great card. Thank you to you and your husband for serving our great country!

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  7. Your card is elegegantly beautiful!! Love it! TFS.
    Okay I just have to add this. Each day when I open your email I get more and more excited about the chance to win this release. I have my fingers, toes and eyes crossed for luck. Thanks for the chance.
    D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  8. Fantastic card Amber! I love where you added the stitching in the note.
    Thank you for your service and sacrifice and your husband's current service.
    ~from one (retired) military wife to another
    ;)

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  9. Beautiful card! I just love that stamp set!

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  10. Oooooo, that's beautiful! I salute yours and your husband's service to this nation!! Thank you!

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  11. That glittery pencil just makes me happy, what a fun card!

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  12. Such a great card for this challenge. I love the star border and the way you stitched the envelope and banner together. How fun to "sparkle up" the pencil too.

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  13. Gorgeous card; everything about it is striking! The little envelope = swoon!! I join the others in saluting your and your husband's service to your country; proud to be your neighbour to the north! Have an excellent Friday,
    c

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  14. Love the contrast in colors! Just got the die trio and can't wait to use them!

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  15. So cute! Love the pieces making a sentiment and the separate pencil too.

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  16. Very sweet card...love that little envelope and the star you put on it.

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  17. Beautiful card! I love the colors.

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  18. Love this card, that black ribbon does really make it beautiful.

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  19. beautiful card... love that little envelope!

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  20. How wonderful! Love the happy pink stripes and the sparkling star. What a great embossing pattern and fabulous card!!!

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  21. This color combo is darling along with the card!! Love the embossing and details.

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  22. So pretty. Love that sweet envelope.

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  23. Amber, this is simply BEAUTIFUL!
    I love the embossed background & all the fabulous details.

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  24. This is beautiful! I loved this set the first time I saw it and I LOVE your sparkly pencil. Reminds me of some I had a looooong time ago. : )

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  25. This card has such a fun, playful font. Very pretty!

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  26. Very pretty--I like the pink stripes and the sparkle.

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  27. Love all the accents on the card!

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  28. This is so pretty! Love the font and the sparkly pencil!

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  29. Love the pink and black together and also the glitzy strings of rhinestones.

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  30. Love the star border! Super cool.

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  31. Beautiful card, love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Beautiful card! Love the embossed stars in the background!

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  33. Sewing technique really adds to the card! Beautiful!

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  34. With such a sweet little stamp set, who could resist finding an excuse to write a note.

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  35. This is just darling!! Love the little envie, sparkly pen -- everything!!!

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