Friday, January 3, 2014

January 2014 Diva Dare ~ Day 1

"Smitten", January Diva Dare

Happy New Year everyone, and welcome to the first Diva Dare of 2014!  This month's Dare is entitled "Smitten".  I just love that word.  Makes me smile every time I hear it :)  

What we're daring you to do this month is to make a card or project with a heart, whether it's for the one you love, a sweet Valentine or a lunch note for a child.  Let's get smitten!


Since I love hearts, this challenge was right up my alley!  I used a VLV sketch from December's rewind sketches and MME's wonderful Valentine's Day paper pack called Love Me.  Lots of Verve dies on my card too:  Wavy Hearts, Heart Quartet, Pennant Trim and Flag It die sets (can you tell I like Verve dies wink, wink).

I'm going to give this card to my daughter in a few weeks as an encouragement because she has to write all three of her provincial exams at the end of January due to having all the exam subjects this term.  Poor punkin!  It's going to be a rough month and I want to let her know I love her and I'm there for her.


Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, January 22nd.  Entries must be posted 1/3 or later, include at least one Verve product, include a heart, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 1/22/14.  




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


Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Smitten" Dare and link up your card (created January 3rd 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 "Smitten" 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 January 22, 2014.

Winners will be announced on January 23, 2014. 

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

28 comments:

  1. Oh, your poor daughter! I know she'll love your card!!!

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  2. With this gorgeous, made-with-love card to boost her spirits, your daughter will excel in her exams. Your card is heart-warming and oh-so-thoughtful! Your daughter has one amazing mom!!
    c

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  3. fantastic card which is sure to bring a smile to your daughter's face!! Praying that things go smoothly this month for her and that her thoughts flow freely as she writes!!

    Can't wait to give this diva dare a try...I think I am gonna have to use my new You & I set that I won from Verve!!

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  4. What a sweet card, loving all the hearts and looking forward to playing along with this month's Dare! Good luck to your daughter!

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  5. How sweet!! She is absolutely going to love it! Love the soft colors.

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  6. Oh I love your heart filled card and so will your daughter. I pray that all will go well for her with the exams.
    Since I love hearts so much this dare is one I have to do.....it will be so much fun.

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  7. Beautiful card! And best of everything to your daughter! I won't have any problems playing in this challenge. Hearts are a favorite of mine.

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  8. First off Marisa, big hugs to your daughter and to you for being a supportive Momma. HUGS!
    Next your card WOW. I LOVE it. Love the crimped heart.
    My daughter is being trained for management at work so I will be making her a love you card now, too. Thanks for the idea!
    Finally, Julee my sweet Verve order came yesterday!!! Just in time to play. Whoopie! Thanks for adding my comment prize to the package. Hugs.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  9. Adorable card! Your daughter is going to love it. Good luck to her with all her exams!

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  10. Very sweet and cheery card. It will encourage your daughter as she finishes taking those exams.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  11. What a sweet card! I am sure your daughter will love it. Wish her luck for me on her exams. :D

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  12. I love that word "smitten" too. Your card is so adorable. Love all the hearts and the coordinated papers.

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  13. Love this card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  14. Very cute. I like the heart and button on the word Love.

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  15. What a pretty card and I know your daughter will love it. Good luck to her with the exams.
    I love the design of your card. I thought it was yours Marisa even before I saw your name or who was doing the post today. Love your style.

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  16. Wonderful layers and dimension, Marisa ... so pretty! Anita in France :)

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  17. So cute I am sure your daughter will love it.

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  18. So nice to see a different red from that usually associated with Christmas. Love the card. Can't wait to start Valentine's Day cards.

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  19. Wonderful card! Love all the little details! I'm sure your daughter will love it!

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  20. Beautiful card filled with love and I'm sure your daughter will love it.

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  21. Such a fun, bright card, perfect for a fun loving person to receive.

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  22. What a sweet reminder for your daughter!

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  23. Super cute card - love all the hearts, the buttons and twine.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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