Friday, February 7, 2014

February 2014 Diva Dare ~ Day 1

"Perk Up", February Diva Dare

Welcome to February's Diva Dare!  This month's Dare is entitled "Perk Up".    

What we're daring you to do this month is make a card or project to perk someone up, whether it’s with a warm beverage or just a heartfelt sentiment to brighten someone’s day.  No shortage of options as Verve has some wonderful coffee and tea sets as well as a plethora of uplifting/heartfelt sentiments.


As fate would have it, Julee has a "perk up" sentiment in the Better With You set so I just "had" to use it as it fit the challenge title to a tee.  The papers are from the All Spice paper pack by My Mind's Eye and I used the heart die from the Scalloped Trim Trio die set.  Love paper piecing this coffee cup, and as usual, doing so had me craving a latte - bad!!!   May have to remedy that today wink, wink!


Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, February 26th.  Entries must be posted 2/7 or later, include at least one Verve product, a warm beverage or heartfelt sentiment, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 2/26/14.   




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


Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Perk Up" Dare and link up your card (created February 7th 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 "Perk Up" 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 February 26, 2014.

Winners will be announced on February 27, 2014. 

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

38 comments:

  1. Awesome coffee card with lovely papers - this card will definitely perk me up!

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  2. First visit this frosty morning and I'm already feeling perked up and warmed up with your lovely card, Marisa! Love those coffee cups, the wee heart banner, the tag, the papers..love it alllll!!!
    c

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  3. Great card and theme!! Can't wait to see all the Divas' cards. : )

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  4. Fantastic card. I love your great paper piecing and the bright fun colour combination

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  5. Awesome card...definitely will put a smile on someones face!

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  6. I don't drink coffee so I don't get too excited about coffee cups. Your card is cute. I like the corrugated paper that is used in the middle of the cup. I would probably change the cup to a Pepsi cup if I was making it. :-) that's my drink of choice.

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  7. Oh my gosh -- this is SO adorable!!!!

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  8. Cute card - definitely a "perk up"!

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  9. love love love...great papers...coffee wrappers...sweet!! I think I will go warm up my cup of coffee!!

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  10. Lovely layers, fabulous colours and wonderful detailing ... fantastic!

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  11. Great challenge and I love this perky card. :)

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  12. Love the theme and great little coffee cups!

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  13. This is so adorable!!! I love your coffee cups and that twine!! A beautiful collection of papers, too.

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  14. Very cute card,
    the cups are
    darling!
    Carla from Utah

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  15. A wonderful "perk up". I love how you slipped in the hearts;) The corrugated sleeve on the coffee cups are perfect.

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  16. Great theme for a Diva Dare and the coffee cups are perfect on your card.

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  17. Love your card! The red really makes it pop. :D

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  18. Very bright and cheerful! Definitely perks up my day.

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  19. Very cute card...love those little coffee cups.

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  20. Your card is very cute.
    The cups are adorable.
    Love how all your elements flow together so beautifully.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  21. So cute. Love the coffee sleeves.

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  22. So adorable and sure to "perk up" someone with the cute sentiment and cheerful colors.

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  23. This is so cute - love the layers and the coffee cups.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  24. Cute card! I love this challenge idea, hope I find time to play along!

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  25. What a nice idea to brighten somenes day

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  26. I love this card-awesome colors!

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  27. The little coffee cups are too cute.

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  28. Fun and perky card. The colors are soothing like that warm life-giving fluid: coffee!!! :)
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  29. Cute! Love those crimped cup sleeves!

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  30. Love the paper piecing on the coffee cup and the sleeve!

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  31. A bright cheery card to perk up anybody during the winter doldrums. Bright and cheerful. Love it!

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  32. This is a perfect set choice for this challenge! Love it!

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  33. What a way to open the blog hop. So colourful just what I need to see on a grey February day here in the UK. Thanks for sharing.
    Sue

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  34. Awesome "perk up" card!
    Great colors!

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  35. Love the corrugated board on the coffee cups!

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