Tuesday, December 10, 2013

December Diva Dare - Day 3

"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.  

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Stacey here!  I'm having ball as the Fall/Winter Guest Designer here at Verve!   Thanks a "latte," Julee, for having me here for the holiday season...it has been a thrill to work with you, your amazing team and those fabulous Verve goodies!

Here are a few other favorite projects that I've created this year using Verve goodness!

All Things

As a fun extra this month, the Divas are answering "The Diva Fab Five Questionnaire."  Here goes!

What are your three favorite Verve products?
Tough question!  There are so many favorite Verve products that I can't possible choose only three!  I'll choose three favorite Verve products that first come to mind...they are Holiday Treats (of course), Award Banner Trim Die (use it on almost every Verve creation), and the Sweet Scallop Tag (a fantastic basic tag).

What is your current go-to color combo?
I LOVE color/pattern, bold and contrasting color/pattern!  I adore aqua, kraft and pink together...but notice there's an additional splash or coral on my card today, too!  There are so many fabulous color combinations, I have several favorite combos?!  Many times, I take a 6x6 paper pad and find a yummy combination of color and pattern right from there!  The coordinating papers take some of the guess work out of putting colors together.  

What is your current go-to embellishment?
I use loads of SEQUINS and TWINE...so, you can imagine how excited I was when Verve began offering their own sequins!  Sequins and twine are definitely my go-to embellishments these days!  Just a few months ago, my answer would have been seam binding and buttons...but, I still LOVE them, too!

What is your favorite stamping or organizational tool?
I don't think I could live without my Fiskars Paper Cutter, My Scor-Pal and Big Shot (though, I just bought a Vegabond and can't wait to see if I love it).

What is your favorite treat to eat while stamping? 
I don't usually snack on anything while I'm creating, but I do enjoy a cup of coffee with french vanilla creamer!

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My card features those coffee/latte cups from one of my favorite stamp sets, Holiday Treats.  and the coordinating Cup of Cheer Die Set!  I adore the chevron rectangle image that fits snuggly into the Tagged Rectangle Die!  The Award Banner Trim Die peeks out from behind the focal panel and there's a sprinkling of the delicate Pastel Sequins Mix.

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.

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


  1. These are so pretty! Gorgeous layers and paper choices, love!!!

  2. Love all of these fun creations Stacey!

  3. Gorgeous cards, Stacey!! Your layers and bows are always amazing!!

  4. Beautiful cards. Love the layers and colors, and perfect embellishments.

  5. All the layers and the twine - just perfect!

  6. I love all your creations - always fun and full of colour and embellishments. Your new card today is so pretty --- love the multi-twine bow and the sequins scattered around.

  7. YOur new card, Thanks a Latte, and the previous posted favorites are sooo gorgeous. But those coffee cups are going to have to go on my ever growing wish list! Thanks for sharing with us!

  8. Once again, I cannot pick a favorite. These are all fabulous cards!

  9. A gallery of gorgeous, Stacey! Each card is stunning!!
    My Verve wish list is growing at light speed after seeing your creations here!

  10. These are all so pretty! I really love the blue and gold "All Things" card!

  11. Such a cute Thank you card! Those little chevron latte cups are so adorable. Great color combo and papers.

  12. I like how you embellish your cards.

  13. Fabulous cards! I just LOVE Verve.

  14. Beautiful cards! Love the layouts using the large circle and the tag die...great combination!

  15. These are fabulous! I love all of the twine you use!

  16. Very pretty! Love all the extras you added to your card. :D

  17. Love cup of cheer and remembering u!

  18. What a fun line up of Verve goodness!

  19. Wow what can I say? All of your cards are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing all those beauties.
    Crafty hugs,

  20. wonderful layers and texture ...those coffee cups are really cute.

  21. Interesting color combinations on the cards. The pink with the orange for example. Great cards.

  22. Love the happy feel the loopy twine brings to your cards!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  23. Wonderful combinations of DP ... and the bows and loops are so fabulous! Anita (in France) :)

  24. Very cool cards. Each one is like a celebration!