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