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.