Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December Diva Dare-Day 8

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. 

Janelle is in the Dare seat today and by the end of my post I'll have taken over Marisa's spot in the Diva time-out chair. Let's see how I get there with my favorite creation.......s.

Julee gave us chevrons that made my heart twitterpated with new images and previously release Verve dies.

How about flowers that put you in a dream world? Verve's Poppy stamps and coordinating dies this year are my dreamy state.

Verve's ever-loving and jaw-dropping sentiments. 

Abundance of verses and new luscious ribbon! Remember all those Plain Janes are now in Scripture and Faith Medley sets! Woo-hoo!

As a fun extra this month, the Divas are answering "The Diva Fab Five Questionnaire".  You can read my answers below...

What are your three favorite Verve products? Plain Janes, Sentiments and flowers! Plain Jane stamps are what first drew me into the blissful world of Verve Stamps. I was infatuated with them enough to make a verse box for my mom one year. Verve sentiments, flowers? Need I say anything more?

What is your current go-to color combo? I'm pretty sure my color combo is kaleidoscope wrapped up with kraft. If it's a bright contrast and toned down with kraft somewhere, I'm good.

What is your current go-to embellishment?  Verve Seam Binding Ribbon. It's the easiest thing in the world to make into bows and comes in just the right color... always.

What is your favorite stamping or organizational tool? Oh the mention of organization is giving me hives right now so I'll stick with my Tombow Liquid Glue. It's the only thing that has been holding all my cards together.

What is your favorite treat to eat while stamping? Chocolate with a mug of coffee or tea. Allegedly it's been said that I can go through a container of chocolate covered almonds within a week when I'm deep in the crafting studio. I'll neither confirm nor deny that statement.

And now it's your turn to show us your favorite, if you can contain yourself to just one, Verve card from 2013 or a new creation using a favorite Verve set!  

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 a 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.


  1. These are so beautiful!!! I LOVE chocolate nuts too!

  2. Gorgeous series of cards; you and Verve were 'made' for each other! So much beauty and inspiration! Love your 'neither confirm nor deny' comment about the chocolate covered almonds...yum!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Beautiful cards. Love them all.

  4. Gorgeous cards! I'm surprised you were able to narrow it down to just four, but what a great four!

  5. Love the fence post background. All of the cards are so pretty. Glad to see something besides Christmas cards - very restful. Thanks for sharing the great cards.

  6. Yeah I have company in the time out chair :) Love that bird card!!

  7. I so want to play with my poppy set! Sigh... maybe after Christmas. I love your cards!


  8. Love the colors with kraft look, too, but never seem to get there. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Glad I'm not the only snack-while-I-craft gal!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  9. Beautiful cards and such pretty colors and designs.

  10. A great bunch of cards! I think the poppy card is my favorite! It looks like a field of happy little poppies swaying in the breeze against a bright blue sky. Yeay, summer!

  11. Oh my what gorgeous creations. I love how you were able to use each one to highlight a different favourite Verve product. Oh how I love my Verve and I can see you do too:)

  12. I agree with you about the seam binding ribbon. Great stuff! Love your cards!

  13. Well I could definitely join you in the time out chair.
    Its like eating one potato chip, one bite of chocolate or ice cream...
    How can I possibly stop with one Verve creation?
    LOVE all four of yours.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  14. Gorgeous cards! That chevron set is one of my favorites too.

  15. All your cards are fantastic! My favorite is the bird card! Love his little nest!

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  17. Beautiful cards. I'm having to agree with you about the sentiments - Plain Jane as they were among the first Verve I bought this year as a newbie. Just gorgeous use of these special Verve!

  18. Very sweet cards....love the variety.

  19. Sweeeet!! These are all fantastic but I am especially loving the barn door card showcasing Verve sentiments...love love love it!! That little birdie and the "straw"...awesome!!

  20. These are all so pretty and creative!

  21. I can't pick a favorite~each of your cards are GORGEOUS!

  22. What amazing colour combinations ... so bold and vibrant ... I particularly love the poppies ... gorgeous! Anita (in France) :)

  23. These are darling cards. My very favorite is the Let It Be Card. I love the fence background you created with the darling little bird.

  24. So much inspiration in each of these cards! They're really cool. :)