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! -

33 comments:

  1. What a sweet card for your friend, Maureen! It is beautifully "tattered" and I love the sentiment!!

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  2. Stunning card to start the week, Maureen! You've captured the divas' styles beautifully, adding your own special touches. Uplifiting and gorgeous! Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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  3. Wow, love the shabby vintage style and great sentiment. A gorgeous tribute to both Julee and Teresa.

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  4. Wow, love the shabby vintage style and great sentiment. A gorgeous tribute to both Julee and Teresa.

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  5. Wow, love the shabby vintage style and great sentiment. A gorgeous tribute to both Julee and Teresa.

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  6. Beautiful card! Love the fabulous shabby vintage style!

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  7. Gorgeous layers and stitching, loving the doily and love that sentiment!

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  8. Very pretty! Your papers are gorgeous as is the sentiment! And I love those little heart rhinestones. So cute!

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  9. Such a beautiful card! Love the colors you chose and the sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  10. Your card is awesome...it has a great old-fashioned feel. Love, love that sentiment!

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  11. simply adore this sentiment! Beautifully done!

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  12. Beautiful card and lovely sentiment! Love your distressing and your stitching.
    <3 J

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  13. The sentiment on this card is so true, I love it.

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  14. Very pretty,shabby card. I like the colors and patterns and the sewing and doily!

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  15. Your card is beautiful. Love your color combo. Thank you for sharing your sweet words.
    D~
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  16. Awesome card...another one of those awesome sentiments and your card looks like it could be one of Teresa's....you know how she loves to scrunch up that seam binding!! Beautifully done!!

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  17. Love the layers on your card and the use of the doily. Nice stitching, too.

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  18. Loving the colours, layers and big bow!

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  19. Beautiful card...love the different textures with the seam binding and doily.

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  20. Beautiful card and I'm sure your friend will love it!! The details are wonderful and color combination is terrific for this challenge.

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  21. Delicious shabby gorgeousness! I love all the stitching and the paper selection was perfect for this style.

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  22. Love that sentiment and your card is beautiful.

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  23. Simply Beautiful! I love the colors and layers! The stitching is great along with the big bow!

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  24. Beautiful card! I love the sentiment! What a sweet surprise this card will be for your friend.

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  25. Very pretty! I really like the papers you used.

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  26. This is goregous! I love that sentiment!

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  27. so beautiful! love the touch of blue with this precious card!

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  28. Love the colors and the patterns on this card. Beautiful!

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  29. This card is so pretty. I love the stitching and pretty papers. This is a wonderful sentiment.

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