Monday, December 16, 2013

December Diva Dare - Day 7

"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.   

This one was a hard one for me. :)  I couldn't pick just one.  So I went with my top 5...

let your light so shine

a teacher card

let it shine

u make me smile

let every heart

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? 
I love the I heart you dies, the Stronger Love and Doodled Occasions stamp sets....but how do you narrow it down to 3 things?  I have lots!  

What is your current go-to colour combo? 
My favorite color combo right now is probably Gray, White and Coral.  LOVE it.  My most favorite of all time, is Red, Black, Kraft and White.  I usually find one I like and then I find myself using it all the time.  

What is your current go-to embellishment?
I don't use a whole lot on my cards...they are usually pretty CAS.  But I do love enamel dots.  

What is your favorite stamping or organizational tool?
This is a hard one for me.  I love anything organizational...period.  I love my ink storage.  I love my Alex drawers from Ikea.  I love the fridge binz stamp storage....I could keep going.... :)

What is your favorite treat to eat while stamping? 
I try to not eat while stamping.  I stamp sometimes just to stay away from snacks.  lol.  But I do love Almonds and pomegranates.  Those are probably my favorites snacks right now. 

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. Love seeing your CAS cards! Let your light shine is wonderful and is in great company. TFS!

  2. Love seeing Laurie's clean and crisp style every time!

  3. Such a bunch of fabulous cards! I LOVE the "let it shine" card. Did the first time I saw it on your blog. The colors behind the stars are so fun and add so much interest to a super simple card. LOVE it.

  4. Fabulous cards, Laurie!! You create the most AMAZING CAS cards!!

  5. Beautiful CAS cards. Love them all.

  6. These cards are beautiful, so crisp and clean and perfectly executed, you really make the stamps/sentiments shine!

  7. Beautiful cards! I especially love the last one with the sentiment "Let every heart prepare Him room." Adorable!!

  8. These cards are all so pretty!

  9. I always love seeing your CAS Verve cards!! And I have a few minutes free right now, so I'm going to play along!! : )

  10. Love to see the simply elegant cas verve cards!

  11. These are beautiful Laurie. I remember thinking how beautiful they were the first time around - thanks for the 2nd look at them. I love your CAS style.

  12. All your cards are fantastic! Love your CAS style!

  13. Great cards. the sun rays make you feel better after a dark, snowy weekend. Love the cutout stars.

  14. Such a gallery of gorgeous! Each card is absolutely stunning, so much so I'm heading back for another session of gazing and admiring!

  15. Your cards are wonderful!
    I LOVE your teacher one.
    Thanks for sharing.

  16. Such cute cards--my fave is the first one.

  17. Oh how I just LOVE your CAS designs, such an inspiration!

  18. Esp love the Let Your Light So Shine card. So pretty and great use of some Washi.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  19. Love your CAS style, Laurie. I especially love the "Let It Shine" card with the stars. Awesome!

  20. These are beautiful! You do clean and simple so well!

  21. All of your cards are gorgeous, but the last one, for Christmas is a real eye-catcher. Love the red stripes!

  22. great showcasing of these Verve favorites...I love your clean crisp style with lots of white space...fantastic!!

  23. Oh My Goodness! This is such a wonderful selection of stunning CAS cards ... crisp and fresh with tons of glorious white space ... love! Anita (in France) :)

  24. What a superb style. You are the master of perfect white space use. Wonderful.

  25. So clean and crisp, each one. They're gorgeous, Laurie.