Monday, September 23, 2013

September Diva Dare 12 and Spotlight Hop Day 1

Hi Verve fans!  It's Julee here, wrapping up the final day of our Tic-Tac-Toe Diva Dare with my take on a tic-tac-toe inspired project.  And all in the same post, it's the kick-off to our September Spotlight Hops! That's right, we've got a whole bunch of new Verve coming your way this week and the Divas will be hopping all week long, sharing our first looks at the new product! Be sure to scroll to the end of the post for today's hop details and set reveals!

So, let's get to it!  Today's hop is spotlighting the new set Each Day and the Psalm 94:18 Plain Jane. The Tic-Tac-Toe Diva Dare was the perfect jumping off point for my card.  I knew I wanted to use the butterfly image from Each Day, which made me think of some fabby butterfly washi tape I picked up a while ago.  So I used the washi to make a little wonky tic-tac-toe grid, then sponged on some distress inks for a honey sunny winner!  This panel is crimped for some texture and I just love the way it turned out.

The butterfly is embossed in white onto vellum cardstock and then hand cut.  I sponged the back of the butterfly for some coordinating color, then accented with some flatback pearls for the butterfly body.  The base of the card is stamped  with the sentiment "God is able", to pair with the main sentiment, "Do not worry about tomorrow."  I think this card is so uplifting and so very "ME".  {grin}

So, there's still time to play along in this month's Diva Dare! And even if you don't have the time to participate, you can still have a chance to win by leaving a little comment right here on this post.  We'll be picking a random winner from all the comments over the series of this month's dare, so be sure to take a look at the sidebar for the links to all the posts!

For the entry form and all the prize details and deadlines for the Dare, visit the Diva Dare page on our site. Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, September 25th.  Entries must be new (posted 8/9 or later), include at least one Verve product, include multiple layers, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 9/25/13.

- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! -


Okay, now it's time for the Spotlight Hop portion of this post!

I just love an uplifting scripture, and our featured stamps today are just that.  The Each Day set was developed around the Matthew 6:34 scripture.  I wanted to be able to use it both all together and broken up between the front and inside of the card, so I created it in 4 different pieces.  Elegant cross and butterfly imagery, a few small sentiments and a similar font treatment on Psalm 31:24 finish off this set.  When I was done designing,  there was one more verse that didn't quite fit in the set, so I made it into the Psalm 94:18 Plain Jane.



Since we LOVE to share our Verve, we've got a giveaway every day this week!  Just hop around to the blogs on today's hop and tell us what you think in the comments at each stop and you'll be entered in a drawing to win today's featured stamps!  Woohoo!

First up on the hop is ME, hop on over to see what I did with the Psalm 94:18 PJ! And a great big welcome back to our returning Fall/Winter Guest Diva, Stacey Schafer!

Day 1 PRIZEEach Day and Psalm 94:18 Plain Jane
Comment Deadline:  Sunday, September 29 @ 5PM Mountain

1. Julee8. Laurie W.
2. Teresa9. Christyne
3. Charmaine10. Maureen
4. Stacey {Guest}11. Marisa
5. Andrea12. Janelle
6. Jen13. Laurie S.
7. Amber

41 comments:

  1. Oh goodness...swooning over these fabulous new sets! Beautiful!

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  2. Fabulous new sets! So many possibilities, and the best part: they coordinate so well with other VERVE products! Looking forward to the full reveal!
    c

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  3. Oh, these are beautiful! I love the verses that you've chosen, Julee. Perfect in today's world!!

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  4. Beautiful butterfly card. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. Love how you used the washi tape, subtle background stamping and the wonderful sentiment.

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  6. Simply beautiful. Love the background and the message! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. This hop is incredible, filled with inspiring artistry. Lived them all. Love the sentiment verses. Just might have to break down when I have a few spare dollars. Maybe I can get lucky and win some. Left comments on all but 1...it wouldn't post???? Weird. But thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

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  8. Great new sets! And love the card you made!

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  9. That is beautiful washi tape and very clever way to use it. love your "sunny" card.

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  10. Beautiful card, love that fun washi grid and I am loving today's release spotlight!

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  11. You have been a busy lady with three posts today!! Love all those butterflies! Gorgeous colours too. Stunning as always :)

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  12. Wow!! What a beautiful card and love how you used the washi tape with those cute butterflies. Love the new releases!!

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  13. Beautiful card! Off to be inspired by the fabulous DT!

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  14. Love these sets!!! Great butterfly card! The hop was wonderfully inspiring! Thanks!!!!

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  15. Oh wow what a beautiful card. I love your butterfly tic tac toe grid. This new butterfly is gorgeous too. I think it's great how you combined the Diva Dare and Spotlight. I'm looking forward to seeing all the sneak peeks and new releases.

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  16. Love the butterfly, Julee, and that sentiment is a good reminder!

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  17. I completed the hop and had to swoon over all the gorgeous creations by the designers. I love the new Each Day set.

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  18. I forget to say what a gorgeous card with that beautiful butterfly.

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  19. Gasp! Love the Each Day set - especially how the verse from Matthew 6 is broken up. And I adore the fonts used!

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  20. I LOVE your beautiful card. Love the color combo and your use of the washi tape. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    designsbydragonfly.blogspot

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  21. What a great card! I love how Washi tape was used on it. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  22. Lovely card--I like how you used the butterfly washi tape.

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  23. Love your card AND the new sets...can't wait to see what the Divas have been designing. Thanks for a fun dare and a dozen inspirational projects!

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  24. I really like how you used a sentiment for a background stamp. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  25. I love that each day stamp set. That is so pretty!

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  26. Beautiful card and I love the sets for today. I can't wait to see more.

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  27. I love the soft colors of this card...and I adore that butterfly!

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  28. The grid on this card is brilliant! So impressed with you Verve ladies!!!

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  29. wow love the butterflies on that first card and yay for new products!!! So excited for you all!

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  30. Such a fun way to use washi tape! And the new butterfly is gorgeous and the sentiments in that set are awesome!

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  31. Love this!
    jenny dot naus at yahoo dot com

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  32. Fabulous hop. These sentiments are so lovely.

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  33. What beautiful sentiments and I love how you can use them either by themselves or together.

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  34. Gorgeous card. Love how you made the grid for the butterflies. The sentiments in both sets are perfect for me!!

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  35. Definately my favorite of all the sets. The sentiments are just beatiful Julee!

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  36. Love this stamp set and your card

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  37. Pretty card. Thanks for a creative use of washi tape!

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  38. Absolutely love this stamp set! Great card design as well.

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