Monday, December 9, 2013

December Diva Dare-Day 2

"Playing Favorites", December Diva Dare


Welcome to the last Diva Dare of 2013!  This month's Dare is entitled "Playing Favorites"and it is a fun one indeed!

What we're daring you to do this month is to post your favorite Verve Stamps 2013 creation OR make a new card using your favorite Verve stamp set.  


Hi everyone, it is Teresa; and I am a addicted to Verve....lol. Seriously, I adore my Verve Stamps and anticipate each and every release. I knew I would not be able to narrow this down to a couple. I have been with Julee and Verve Stamps since 2009 and getting new Verve Stamps in the mail is still a highlight for me. I adore all of the Plain Jane scripture stamps and now Julee has combined some of them into larger sets.....I luv this idea, you can get yours here. Are you ready for my favorites? I adore Polka Stars, I used it in my card today. I have a thing for hearts, so Wild Thing is another favorite of mine and many, many more......Whimsy Tree Plain Jane, Wishful Elegance, Snow Wonderful, Feel The Sun, Love's Flower, Dream Big, Love Notes, You and I, Wings of Love, Lean On Me, Holiday Greetings, Let It Be, Poppy Birthday, and Unto Us



So, you can see my list is quite long and there are tons more I like as well. You really cannot go wrong with Verve and I look so very forward to 2014 and what Julee will share! I have used the Mojo Monday sketch for my card today, I used the Verve Stamp set Shining Star for the main circle panel. I a also going to share a few of my favorite cards from this year.










I hope you are still with me, below are my answers to "The Diva Fab Five Questionnaire". Let us know if you decide to respond to the questionnaire too, I would luv to read your answers!

What are your three favorite Verve products? I mentioned lots of stamps above, but another favorite of mine are The Cut Above Dies by Verve, The Banner Bundle, Classy Label Die, and Jotted Heart Die are just a few. 

What is your current go-to color combo? I luv color, when I was a teenager my room was decorated in rainbows. I adore green, any shade; aqua, jade, mint, olive, and turquoise and the list goes on and on. I am really luvin grey as of lately and like paring it with aqua, peach, and pink. I like using black and brown for a pop with my colors.

What is your current go-to embellishment? Ribbon, preferably seam binding; Verve Ribbon Collections are stunning! I also luv using Washi Tape, Carnival Tickets, and Enamel Dots...oh, and always a little glitter...teehehehe.

What is your favorite stamping or organizational tool? My favorite stamping tool is my SU Distressing Tool..hands down. I use the SU DVD style cases for storing my Verve Stamps, luv these too. I also like my Quickutz magnetic folders for storing my dies. 

What is your favorite treat to eat while stamping? I enjoy my coffee, I use Starbucks Veranda Blond Blend K-Cups with Truvia and Fat Free Sweet Italian Cream. I also like Godiva Dark Chocolate and White Chocolate Truffles.

Look forward to seeing everyones' favorite Verve card from 2013 or a new creation using their favorite Verve set!  Good luck choosing just one LOL!  


Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Thursday, December 26th.  Entries must be posted 12/6 or later, include at least one Verve product, be your favorite Verve Stamps creation of 2013 or a new creation using your favorite Verve Stamps set, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 12/26/13.   As an reminder, last month's $40 gift certificate winner did not use any Verve stamps on her card so she was not eligible to win and we had to draw another winner.




During this month's Diva Dare, there are 2 prizes up for grabs!


Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Playing Favorites" Dare and link up your card (created December 6th or later) to the linky widget below 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 "Playing Favorites" 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 December 26, 2013.


Winners will be announced on December 27, 2013.

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! Love the color combo and the polka dot stars! Love the gray seam binding bow!

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  2. I love everything about this card...well I love all your cards so whats new!! One very talented lady here!! It was fun to read your answers to the fab five questionnaire!!

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  3. Beautiful cards! I love all the distressing, so no surprise that the distressing tool is your favorite!

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  4. Beautiful card. Love the colors and the sentiment. All your cards are so pretty.

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  5. Wow! I love everything on your card in particular the ribbon.

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  6. Beautiful! Love the soft colors and vintage look!

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  7. Gorgeous card - and the gallery of favourites is absolutely stunning! WOW!
    c

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  8. Beautiful new card and the gallery of favorites is beautiful, too! I don't have many Verve stamps yet as I just really started checking Verve out this year, but I'm definitely looking to purchase more! Thanks for sharing your favs.

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  9. this is so beautiful! Love the color combo: gray and blue with pops of black.

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  10. I love the cards you've shared today. Your new creation is beautiful. I love the colours you've used on it and the seam binding/button/bow treatment.

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  11. Wonderful cards...love the various patterns you used on each card to make it just stand out perfectly.

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  12. Teresa your cards are GORGEOUS! TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  13. So love your card with the star quote and it is in wonderful company with that collection of beauties. I love your style and so appreciate the pleasure and inspiration that comes from visiting your blog!

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  14. Gorgeous cards!! I can't imagine how much fun it would be to play in your Verve stash!! :) Thanks for sharing!!!

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  15. Loved seeing your fave review of cards...I totally agree they are top notch cards, but aren't all of yours that way?! This is a tough dare as I'm not sure I could narrow it down to one fave set!

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  16. Beautiful card, love those colors! All of your cards are great, actually.

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  17. Wonderful colors and paper choices. Well done.

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  18. I like the colors and patterns on your card and thanks for sharing the other wonderful cards too.

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  19. What a beautiful card! I love that verse and think you picked the perfect colors and papers for this one. :D

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  20. They are all gorgeous! I have to say, the red Poppy Birtday is my fave...:-)

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  21. What a beautiful collection of work Teresa! I agree, you can't go wrong with Verve!

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  22. I also love greens! The aqua, gray and black does look nice together.
    All of your cards are awesome! I especially love the Poppy Birthday and Unto Us cards.

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  23. So beautiful! I love the soft blues and pinks!

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  24. My two favorites are Let it Be & unto us, such pretty cards!

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  25. Great cards. It's a relief to get away from Christmas cards that blare red and green. these cards are soft and restful.

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  26. Love the satiny feel your pastels bring to mind. Lovely cards!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  27. Four words. I love your cards! Beautiful!

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  28. Oh my, such wonderful colour palettes ... gorgeous! Anita (in France):)

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  29. Wonderful colors and patterns. My favorite is the Just a note card. Well done.

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  30. Amazing card creations and alot of my favorites as well. It's so much fun seeing what you come up and the ribbon treatments. Loved reading your answers and going to look up the magnetic folder you mentioned.

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