Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Verve Diva Inspiration blog hop

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the March Diva Inspiration Team Blog Hop! The Diva Inspiration team is here to start your month off right with a little Verve inspiration!  I decided to bust out my 2 favie (non-flower) Verve sets, Delightful and Delicious and A Cup of Life.  I love these sets -they are just so perfect with their coffee and tea images! 

My first card uses Delightful and Delicious.  I saw this cutie card by Latisha and had to CASE it using the coffee cups, some Decorative Tape by American Crafts and a green resin blossom from Maya Road.  Isn't this fun?  I just love how the cups dangle and the sentiment is too perfect. This was a very quick little card to make.
Next up, how about a little TEA?  This card is so opposite from the first!  Lots of layers, trims and embellies going on here.  This actually started out using the Viva La Verve March sketch #1, but I couldn't get the top right embellishment to work.  I used the gorgeous teapot image and sentiment from A Cup of Life.  No coloring here, I paper pieced the teapot with yellow and green pattern papers.  The papers are from Echo Park, the For the Record collection.  I even managed to use some of my new stick pins!  Yeah, guess who's order of goodies arrived over the weekend?  lol!
We've hidden a little mystery prize on one of today's hop spots, so be sure to leave a little comment love as you hop around. One lucky commenter on the mystery hop spot will win a $30 gift certificate to the Verve Store! The deadline for comment entries is Saturday, March 5.

1. Julee6. Michelle
2. Betty7. Lynda
3. Dawn8.Shannan
4. Jen d.9. Sony
5. Jen T.10.Susan
Oh and that's not all!
We want to hop around to your creations, too! Please join us in our stress-free version of a Verve Fan Blog Hop! Just make a new card using at least one Verve stamp, post it online somewhere, and and link it up to the Verve Blog to be entered in a random drawing for a $50 gift certificate! But wait... we'll also be picking a random commenter from one of the Verve Fan hop entries.  You'll have all weekend to comment on all the entries for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to Verve.  

So to recap, there are three prizes up for grabs...

1. Be a lucky commenter on one of the Diva Hop spots linked up today
Deadline: 11:59pm Mountain, March 5
Prize: $30 gift certificate to Verve
2. Participate in our Verve Fan Blog Hop, by creating and linking a new Verve creation
Deadline: Noon Mountain, March 5
Prize: $50 gift certificate to Verve
3. Be a lucky commenter on one of the Verve Fan Hop spots
Dealine: 11:59pm Mountain, March 6
Prize: $30 gift certificate to Verve 

And since it's a new month, that means we've got a new Stamp of the Month to reveal. This month we're featuring Blessings, an elegant set of flourishes and Irish proverbs perfect for St. Patrick's Day, but also versatile enough to be used throughout the year! Blessings is 30% off during the month of March, while supplies last. 

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!  I'll leave you with some close up pictures.
Card Deets:
Stamps Delightful and Delicious and A Cup of Life
Ink - Black, Wild Wasabi
Paper - white and black cardstock, For the Record collection papers (EP)
Accessories - silver pearls, yellow rhinestones, white satin ribbon, white trim, silver cord, green resin blossom, trinket pins, Spellbinders Classic Squares LG nestabilities

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111 comments:

  1. These are both fabulous. I think you've got yourself an awfully nice set started there! LOL. I especially love that resin flower with the cups dangling...very cool.

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  2. These are gorgeous! Love all the simple, yet beautiful details!

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  3. Michelle, both cards are beautiful! Love all the white space on your first card. The papers on your second are so pretty too! I don't own that stamp set....think I will soon though ;)

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  4. Oh liking both of these. The first one with the tape is really cool! Love the papers and layout of the second card as well!

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  5. Gorgeous! Love the simplicity of the first, and I like that you used the tape, I have some just waiting to be used. Thanks for the inspiration to use it! :D

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  6. Love both cards Michelle, the teapot card is so adorable, love the bling on that one . . . too cute!

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  7. Those dangling tea cups are so cute! I love these, and they are making me want to sit down with a cuppa right now! Too bad I have to go to the gym...

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  8. Wonderful couple of cards. Love all the white in the first card~

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  9. Nice cards that feature these Verve stamp sets that you don't see too often, but that are quite versatile.

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  10. Love the different styles! the greens are speaking to me!!

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  11. Typically I'm into lots of layers and details, but your first CAS card is REALLY striking with the clean design! Wonderful inspiration!

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  12. both such lovely cards..beautiful colors these are both amazing

    Tina

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  13. Your cards are tea-lightful! I really like the resin flower and cording with the cups. Cute, cute, cute!!!

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  14. Michelle, your TEA card is just gorgeous! I love your layout and that tiny pom trim. Can't forget those stick pins either!

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  15. Both cards are adorable!!! Love the dangling cups on the first and lace pom pom trim/stickpins etc. On the second!! Also, contests on Spellbinders!!!

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  16. Your 2 cards are both great- you are such a versatile designer! I esp. love the dangling cups.

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  17. Great CAS card and lvoe the little bit of lace trim on the second one peeking out from under the ribbon. Two great cards.

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  18. These are both fabulous! I just love the hanging teacups on the first one!!!

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  19. These are just fabulous, Michelle! Love those tangling cups!!!

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  20. both cards are gorgeous....love those hanging teacups!! classy!!Great inspiration pieces!!

    www.CardsPaperAndScrapbooks.com

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  21. What delish colors!! That stamp is on my list to buy for sure!!!

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  22. That little resin flower on the "Thanks a Latte" card is to DIE for! So cute and elegant!

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  23. Love these creative cards! Am in love with this new paper...Echo Park. And of course Verve stamps are always great to use. Thanks for sharing. Hugs.

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  24. Love these creative cards! Am in love with this new paper...Echo Park. And of course Verve stamps are always great to use. Thanks for sharing. Hugs.

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  25. Both of these are just gorgeous! I love the clean and simple look of the first one but the use of the fabulous DP in the second one is great too!

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  26. Wow, both cards are fabulous in different way. The CAS one totally caught my eyes.

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  27. Love your first card! Just bought some of those flowers, couldn't resist them, now I have an idea how to use them.
    The pin in your second card is great.
    Once again you are show casing some great cards!!!

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  28. oooh, thanx for the inspiration - I haven't inked up my coffee / tea stamps in a while and must now!

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  29. LOVE your hanging tea cups Michelle!! So clever and simply charming!! And the colors and papers with your second card are delightful!!

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  30. Both cards are very creative, but of course, the second one is my favorite. I just like the combination of the stamps, the papers and all the details. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. These are both Delightful and Delicious! Love the dangling cups, I need to try that ~ great idea! Thank you for your inspiration! :-)

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  32. these are both very sweet Michelle...luv the cups hanging darling...have a super day!

    enjoy *~*

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  33. Awesome! I love both of them and I am so excited - I just got this stamp set and now I can see how it can be used CAS or more elaborately.

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  34. These are both fantastic Michelle! You always add such wonderful details on your cards! Hope you are doing well!!

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  35. This is so lovely and inspiring!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! Blessings!

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  36. I adore those hanging mugs and the little jewels on the font! Great projects!!

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  37. Darling cards, Michelle. I
    especially like the thanks a latte
    one...even tho' I never drink it!
    But you could invite me over for
    tea any time!

    Sherry in MI

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  38. Both cards are awesome.
    Love the cups dangling.

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  39. These are gorgeous, Michelle! I love that green resin flower and hanging cups!

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  40. Two fabulous cards. Love the hanging tea cups!!! the lace on the second card is stunning...great addition!

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  41. These are both so fabulous! Great work - love, love, love!

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  42. Very cute tea cards. And beautiful embellishments.

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  43. Soooo stinking cute, girl!! Love that first one with the hanging cups!

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  44. Wonderful cards! Love the tea cups :) TFS!

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  45. What a contrast! But I love both cards - fun, cheerful, and beautiful!

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  46. Michelle,
    Love these cards! The CAS card is simply adorable with the hanging cups! What and idea!
    The second card is beautiful!
    Kudos, Kiddo!

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  47. Fabulous designs, Michelle! The colors, papers, bauble, and pins are fantastic! Lovely cards!

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  48. I just love both of these great cards. I love the simplicity of the first, as well as how you pulled all the elements together on the second. Totally different, but equally beautiful.

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  49. Loved the card! Very nice!

    Jeannette B.

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  50. Michelle, I've always loved the 'Thanks a latte' font and sentiment and I love the little touches of bling you added and those dangling cups. I'm sad to admit I still don't have the Delightful and Delicious set (always LOVED it) but you may have just pushed me to finally get it.

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  51. Beautiful cards. Great inspiration for me.

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  52. Great cards! Love those dangling teacups!

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  53. great cards and I really like the CAS feel of the first one

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  54. Oh how sweet those lil tea cups are hanging down like that...love your choice of PP's today too Michelle.

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  55. I love the papers on the tea card!

    terri at digitaldesigns dot us

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  56. Both cards are lovely. I like the papers on the 2nd card. Great job on both of them. TFS

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  57. Think my fav is your 1st one with the dangling cups and resin blossom, but your 2nd one is also very nice with lots of bright colors.

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  58. Both of your cards are truly wonderful. I just naturally gravitate toward the cleaner and simpler end of things, so your first card carries a bit more appeal to me! Love those dangling tea cups!

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  59. I really love the clean lines of the first card!

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  60. I love the simple elegance of this card.

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  61. Two gorgeous cards - great colours.

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  62. Very cute cards! I love the cups!

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  63. Love the dangling cups of the first one and the rich colors and paper pieced teapot of the second card. I like them a "latte"!!!

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  64. Thanks for the examples. I love verve stamps.

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  65. Adorable!! I love the font on "Thanks a latte". Too cute. tfs.

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  66. OMG I just love the Thanks a latte card. It's simplicity is stunning, you certainly did a fantastic job on the CASE!

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  67. Very pretty! Love the dagnling cups especially, that looks great and the colors in the card are so lovely!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  68. Love the simple look to the first and the vintage look of the second card. Great job!

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  69. You knocked both cards outta the park! I love the simplicity of the first one and the bow on the second one...to die for!

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  70. Both of these are so cute. Love them.

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  71. Your cards just make me smile out loud. LOVE your color choices! And those teacups - oh my!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  72. HI Michelle~

    LOVE all of the new goodies! I collect tea pots in real life, and have a couple of stamps of tea pots, also. I love the teapot on the second card! I never thought of paper piecing a tea pot. It is great! Both cards are wonderful and fun!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

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  73. the tea pots are adorable! i can't wait to buy them next! how creative :)

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  74. Ooh, two cards for our viewing pleasure, thanks Michelle! They are both lovely, love the CAS style of the first, the fun hat pins in the second and the pretty DPs in both of them.

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  75. Absolutely adorable! I love the CAS card and the hanging cups!

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  76. Two GREAT cards! Love the tea pot and tea cups.

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  77. Love both cards! The combo of dp with the green and black is gorgeous on the second card!

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  78. Very creative. Love the teacups.

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  79. Awesome is all I can say. Both of these are fabulous, cute set.

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  80. I'd love to have a cup of tea with you! Beautiful!

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  81. Both are just adorable but really like the first one with the hanging lil cups 2 cute

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  82. This card is so simple and sweet - love those dangly cups and the sentiment, plus resin button is sah-weet!

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  83. Ok,first let me say that I was momentarily dazed at the site of Robert Pattinson on the sidebar. I had to calm myself and THEN look at the cards. He is just SO awesome, no?

    Anyway..lol...your cards are so cute! I really like those sets and the layouts look great.

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  84. Both your cards are so cute. I especially love the Tea card with those rich color DP.

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  85. I DO love how the teacups dangle from that awesome flower! They are really cute. The second card is fabulous too, loving those papers you used!

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  86. Both cards are awesome! Love the paper piecing!

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  87. Too cute! Just love that resin flower and the little cups, simple yet a knock out! Thanks for sharing!

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  88. Being a teas drinker, I love both of these cards! And the little resin embellie is so sweet!

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  89. love both cards, Michelle...
    Love the simplicity of the 1st card and isn't that resin blossom gorgeous?
    also great combination of papers and your finishing touches with those beautiful pins and lace...thumbs!!

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  90. Wowzers, these are both SO cute! I love the little cups hung on the string. SO CUTE! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  91. This is TOOO cute! I love everything about this card!

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  92. omgosh Michelle, I was totally enjoying looking through your blog and almost forgot to comment! lol

    Gorgeous cards hun! love the hanging teacups!!

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  93. Love the green resin with the coffee cups, so cute!

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  94. You have shown the versatility of this set beautifully!

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  95. thanks !!!
    I love julee's stamps!
    The day I have them all... just a dream...:))
    Thanks a latte for the card!

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  96. Wonderful creations! The layers and PP choices are perfect.

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  97. What a cute card...love those cups dangling!

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  98. Such lovely creations Michelle! I'm enjoying this HOP! ♥

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  99. Now I know what I can do with the tape I bought!! Thanks.

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  100. Love what you've done with the stamp set. (I don't own it yet but...)Thanks for the inspiration.

    Marianne

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  101. Both of your cards are so super cute!!! I espeially love that resin rose and the way you did the tea cups!!! So adorable!!!

    Thanks so much!!
    Michele R.(CA)
    LuvkittysFandF at Gmail dot com
    Butterfly Whispers

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