Monday, July 22, 2013

July Diva Dare ~ Day 7

Hello Verve fans!!  Maureen here starting another fabulous week and Day 7 of this month's Diva Dare entitled "Tattered Pages".

This month's dare pays tribute to Julee (Poetic Artistry), owner and creator of Verve Stamps and Diva Teresa (Paperie Blooms).  Julee has created countless, uplifting sentiments which have become one of Verve's trademarks, and Teresa knows how to rock distressing and "shabbiness" on her cards.  So what we're daring you to create this month is a card using an uplifting sentiment and some distressing and/or shabby element to it.  Kind of like an encouraging card you have received which you have read so many times the edges are a bit tattered.  Just remember to use at least one Verve product on your creation!

It was a joy to focus on the styles of Julee and Teresa this month :)  Julee's beautiful spirit just oozes from each and every sentiment and image she creates.  I don't know why, but when I was looking through all my Verve sentiments, I stopped at this Grace Plain Jane and looked no further.  I just knew this was the sentiment I had to use.  This was the one that at that moment reminded me of Julee.  Always graceful, uplifting, sweet and real.  Enter Teresa's gorgeous shabby, vintage style and I knew I had to add some great papers, lots of distressing, delicious ribbon and a touch of lace. Something pretty and special, just like Teresa.  Now, this card has another special purpose.  A colleague and his wife had a a baby over a year ago and named her "Grace."  I've been meaning to make them a card with this sentiment ever since its release.  So now I have!  I'll be popping it into the mail ASAP for a fun surprise :)

Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, July 31st.  Entries must be new (posted 7/12 or later), include at least one Verve product, an uplifting sentiment, and some distressing or shabbiness and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 7/31/13.
During this month's Diva Dare, there are 2 prizes up for grabs!

Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our Tattered Pages Dare and link up your card (created July 12th or later) to the linky widget on the day one post to be eligible to win.  One participant will be randomly selected to win the gift voucher.  You can enter as many times as you like, but each card needs to be in a separate post.

Win a set of your choice! For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's "Tattered Pages" Diva Dare posts!  One lucky commenter 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 July 31, 2013.

Winners will be announced on August 1, 2013.
- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! -