Mar 5, 2013

Verve Divas Inspiration Hop {March}

Welcome to our Diva Inspirations Hop! It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Verve Inspirations Team to breathe new life into some much-loved stamps and dies. And there's a PRIZE up for grabs! So be sure to leave a little shout out in the comment section of each blog as you hop about to be entered in a drawing for a $30 gift certificate to Verve Stamps! Check out all the details over at the Verve Blog, which just happens to be the start of the hop.

I can't even tell you how excited I am to be posting my first Divas Inspirations post!  What a fantastic way to get those Verve Stamps inky and love on them some more.  If you are following the hop, then you have arrived here from seeing the ever so fabulous, Jessica

I haven't inked up this fun set called With Love and I've been dying to get this cute little chickie put together.



I got out my Collectable-Unforgettable 6x6 papers from My Mind's Eye and used the first Viva la Verve sketch for March for the layout.  I stamped the bird in black ink on 3 different scraps of patterned paper and then paper piece the image together.  I found a little black rhinestone, which I used for his little eye and then popped him up on a scallop.


There is much more to see from the other Verve Divas, so be sure to stop by and see beautiful, sunny Sankari - she is next on the hop.

And just in case you missed a Diva, here is the hop list for you so you can catch up:

1. Julee7. Karen
2. Amy8. Sankari
3. Anya9. Sarah
4. Betty10. Sony
5. Jen d.11. Susan
6. Jessica12. Tiffany

You can find these fabulous Verve products waiting for you in the Verve store:


Thank you so much for stopping by!








recipe - 
stamps: with love (verve)
paper: sno cone (mft), black licorice (mft), collectable-unforgettable 6x6 (my mind's eye)
ink: black licorice (mft)
accessories: black rhinestones, circle stax die-namics (mft), circle scallop dies (spellbinders), fishtail flags layers stax (mft), sewing machine, thread, foam tape   

49 comments:

Sarah Gough said...

So sweet! I love his little eye and all that stitching!

Diana Nguyen said...

Cute! Great cheerful colors.

Marisa said...

Love your paper pieced chickie and the pops of black against the wonderful, bright colours :)

Hillary Harris said...

Love what you did with the bird! and love all the stitching! One day I might be brave enough to give it a try!

pam said...

great color combo..so happy!!! and your chickie is darling!!

The Lund Five said...

Ithink that card is so cute. I love the colors and the stitching!!

Rosemary said...

so sweet and cheerful!!

Emily Lauritzen said...

Fabulous card! I love the bright papers matted with the black card stock, very striking!
<3 Emily L.

Cindi Flass said...

This is so adorable! I love the colors and papers.

Petra Swart said...

Congrats on being a new Verve Diva, Karen. Your card is so cute and cheerful and that little birdie is just soooo sweet! Love the colors you've used.

marylouh said...

The card is so bright and cheerful. I love seeing the stitching. I haven't had the nerve to try that yet. It looks great on your card.

Heather said...

Ooohhh . . this is gorgeous!! Your papers are beautiful and that little bird is adorable as his little paper pieced self.

Rhonda said...

Love the straight to zig zag stitching. So cute.

Annheidel said...

So adorable - love the colors!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Absolutely adorable! Love that paper pieced bird, the stitched accents and how the black makes those colors just sing!

Angie said...

Beautiful card! Love the sketch and that round bird is so cute!

Sankari W. said...

Karen - you always create the PERFECT cards!! I love that little chick!! And the paper piecing and the stitching and the little zigzag stitching across the black banner is AWESOME!!! WOW!! So happy you are a Verve Diva girl!!! YAY!!!!! Big hugsssssss!!! xoxo!!

Sue D said...

How cute--love the papers you used and the paper piecing.

Christine said...

Darling card! I love that Verve sketch and the MME collection you used!

Trisha said...

Beautiful card, Karen. Love the soft pastels, offset so all by the black.

Nancy said...

The bird and the stitching! I love it!

Betty Wright said...

Karen, the colors are fun and the little paper pieced birdie is just sweet! welcome to the team!

Dawn's Daze said...

Great card but my eye is drawn to all of that beautiful stitching! I bought a sewing machine recently because I want to start stitching on paper. Thanks for the inspriration.

Ruth G said...

I love the paper piecing on the bird! So sweet! Lots of lovely papers elsewhere on your card, too! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Ravengirl said...

So very sweet! The bird looks darling paper pieced like that!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card, I love the piecing on the bird and that bit of zigzag stitching.

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Kris B said...

What a sweet card! Love the colors and the paper pieced birdie with his rhinestone eye! Super cute! TFS God bless!!

scrappingnana said...

This is adorable. Love the colors.

marilynwillauer said...

Oh so sweet!!

Kathryn A said...

Great spring colours, and love the birdie!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the paper pieced chick...simply adorable!

zehra said...

Lovely card and paper piecing

Jennipher said...

Very sweet card Karen!

jonim52 said...

What an adorable card!

Lynne said...

Such an adorable card. Love the colors.

anya said...

So cute! What a sweet little birdie! Love all your bright spring colors and patterns, too!

g said...

i so love this! that little birdie is too adorable! fab papers & colors too- super sweet!!

Denise Bryant said...

Darling card! Love the colors, layering, and that sweet little bird!
DeniseB

Tracy MacLoughlin said...

Sweet card! Love the colors you used!

Glenna Anderson said...

Adorable card! This stamp set is alot of fun.

dj said...

adorable!! great spring colors!!

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Nicole said...

Love your paper choices, and that little bird is so cute and right at home on your blog.

Amy Kolling said...

Hi Karen! I love your little breath of fresh spring card! I almost got out this birdie and used it too. All your layers are amazing!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Cute bird image and love the bright colours on this card.

cm said...

A little bird, bright colours, an eye-catching layout - your card is stunning! What a wonderful showcase of Verve products - and a perfect 'day-brightener' for all of us! Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

soooo bright and happy! I LOVE the cute little birdy!

Sheena Brooks said...

Just had to pin this card to my card making inspiration board. Love the happy colours and that little bird!

Ravengirl said...

This is just so cute!