Sunday, January 5, 2014

Verve January Diva Inspirtion Hop

Welcome to Verve's January Diva Inspirations Hop.  It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time!  This year we're spicing up our monthly hops with the addition of a challenge! So in addition to a comment prize hidden along the hop, you can play along with the challenge and link up your creation for a chance to win another prize! Woohoo!

Our January challenge is:



The year is shiny and new, so let's add shimmer and shine to our cards.
Think glitter, sequins, rhinestones, pearls, heat embossing - anything with some gloss.


If you have come here from Teresa's blog you are right on track.  If you just happened on to the hop, you can start from the top and work your way through (see hop list below).

Verve Insp Hop Jan 2014 photo VerveInspHopJan14.jpg

I went pretty wild with the shimmer and shine LOL but it was great fun.  Thanks to my local dollar store I got some wonderful sparkly red and silver paper which got put to good use.  I used a die from the Wavy Hearts set and the sentiment is from Verve's Stronger Love.  A touch of black seam binding and some added bling maxed out the shimmer and shine side of things ;)    


One lucky commenter along the hop will win a prize, so make sure to leave a comment on each of the participating Diva's posts to increase your chances of winning!  You can check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines. 

Below is the full hop list if you need it, otherwise just hop on over to Charmaine's blog.
 
1. Sarah10. Tiffany
2. Amy11. Maureen
3. Anya12. Stacey
4. Betty13. Amber
5. Jessica14. Teresa
6. Karen15. Marisa
7. Sankari16. Charmaine
8. Sony17. Verve Blog
9. Susan


NEW CHALLENGE BLOG!

At the end of January, Verve will be closing their member company forum on Splitcoaststampers.  As part of that transition, we have moved our Viva la Verve Sketch challenge to a blog!  It's clean and fresh and bursting with inspiration, so be sure to head on over and play along.  We'll be highlighting our favorite cards from the entries each Tuesday, so be sure to link up if you're crafting the weekend away!


Love will soon be in the air and in the aisles and everywhere you go, so Verve is having a 30% off sale on in stock love themed sets and dies through the end of January!

  




What's In It? Stamps:  Stronger Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper:   Red and Silver Sparkly Paper (Local Dollar Store), Black 
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Wavy Hearts Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Black Beauty Seam Binding (Verve Stamps), Bling (Michael's), Glue Dot, Dimensionals
 

49 comments:

Theresa said...

I am a sucker for glitter paper! Your card it great!

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous and elegant at the same time. A stunning sentiment too.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

mypapercraftworld said...

Wow, Marisa ... bold and glittery and amazing ... wonderful sentiment! Anita in France :)

SueB said...

love. Love. LOVE black, white, and a shot of color, and today's card is a t'riffic example; thanx for the inspiration!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! That glittery heart and the bow and the colors. LOVE it!

Benzi said...

Gorgeous with all the sparkly papers and pretty heart. My eye was caught by that beautiful bling on the ribbon. Love the sentiment, too. Wonderful creation, Marisa.

Lynn said...

Gorgeous..I love this bold color combo of red, black and silver Marisa!

cm said...

Eye-catching, beautiful, vibrant; love the glitter! Once again, you've worked magic with your Verve products!
c

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful!!

Laurie Unger said...

Wonderful classic Valentines day card! Love all the bling!

Maureen said...

very sparkly! I sure do love those sentiments from Stronger Love...perfect all year long!

Barbara Murphy said...

beautiful! I love the sentiment...so true. Great score on the glitter paper too ;)

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty and elegant and sparkly. Reminds me of a black tie event for some reason.

Liz Williams said...

A wonderful sentiment and fabulous card.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Black, white and red, so simple but so beautifully done!

Sandra said...

perfect choice of sentiments!
Sandra ltb

Pat Robinson said...

Wow...such a wonderful design with the red and silver glitter paper...I absolutely LOVE that sentiment...

marylouh said...

A very elegant card. the black and white, with a pop of red, really makes it so pretty. thanks for sharing.

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Wow I love what you have created here thanks for sharing

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful, wonderful card. Very stylish and elegant.

Julie S. said...

Very pretty! I really like that black ribbon.

Iris said...

Amazing card - love the bold, graphic look and the color combo. Great sparkly paper too.
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Bonnie said...

Very elegant! Love the sparkle and that gorgeous button!

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa, this is GORGEOUS! Love the sentiment and that heart is so pretty! You did a fantastic job on this- Wow. Hugz!

Becki with an i blog said...

Red, white and black are my favorite card colors. Love

Kris B said...

Beautiful! Love the classy black and red color combo! The ribbon/gem is a prefect finishing touch! Wonderful sentiment!

Christine said...

Love everything about this card: the sparkling papers, the heart, and that pretty black ribbon! Wonderful!

Lee-Anne said...

Simple, elegant and oh so stunning, Marisa! Love!

D- said...

LOVE your card. You have inspited me to get out some glitter paper.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Karen Day said...

Bold & sparkly - love it!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love all that pretty sparkle!!

Nan said...

Just one word - Awesome!

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous. Love the black & red color combo and the glittery heart.

Ravengirl said...

How gorgeous! I love how shimmery and shiny it is. I don't think you've gone wild or over the top at all!

Stephanie said...

Love that sentiment and your card is awesome!

Sharon said...

Great card - bold and fun!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card... love the elegant color combo!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

This is beautiful and love the silver and red glitter paper along with the cute design and heart!

Donna Oates said...

Love your use of glittered cardstock. It is so well done and catches your eye. It's a gorgeous card and so well done. A girl needs bling!

Heather said...

So beautiful!! And what a score to get that paper at the dollar store! LOVE the red; it looks fabulous behind your sentiment circle.

Caroline said...

Love glitter paper! Such a pretty sample. I love the layout!

dj said...

wowsers...this is fantastic...love love love that big rhinestone on the bow!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just beautiful! One of my favorite color combos and that shimmer paper is just fabulous!

Darlene Gabriel said...

WOW. Red/White and Black..classy and elegant. I love the sparkly heart and red layer. That black seam binding is one of my favourites.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty...love the design and the glitter paper.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just GORGEOUS, Marisa!! I LOVE it!

Sue D said...

Lovely--I like all the glitter.

Betty Wright said...

Beautifully elegant, Marisa! Rich color combo and I love the glitter paper and the bling bow accenting! Stunning!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Shimmer and shake... very cool Valentine!