April 5, 2014

Verve Divas Inspiration Hop {April}

Welcome to Verve's April Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time! This month we've got a fabulous challenge that's sure to put a string in your step! 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!

Our April challenge is Chic Chevrons:



Chevrons are the new polka-dots! Get groovy and use this popular pattern somewhere on your creation. Whether you draw inspiration from the graphic or zig-zag off on your own, just show us some chic chevrons!

I am loving this challenge!  Chevrons?  Yes please!  Yum.



I was inspired by the colors in the challenge photo as well as those delicious chevron stripes.  I grabbed a sentiment from Words of Wisdom and stamped it in black ink on the Tagged Rectangle Die.  I added a jumbo white eyelet with some black twine and then popped up the Loopy Blooms Die in the corner.  I stamped the grid pattern from Making a Statement in a neutral ink and then stamped the flower in light blue over the top.  It's a little tough to see in the photo, but it really compliments the Dreamy Leaves.


Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines.

1. Julee9. Susan
2. Amy10. Stacey
3. Anya11. Teresa
4. Betty12. Maureen
5. Karen13. Marisa
6. Sankari14. Charmaine
7. Sarah15. Janelle
8. Sony16. Christyne

And you can find these delicious products waiting for you in the Verve Store:


Thanks so much for stopping by!




recipe -
stamps: words of wisdom (verve), making a statement (verve), dream big (verve)
paper: smooth white (mft), grout gray (mft), black licorice (mft), sno cone (mft)
ink: grout gray (mft), black licorice (mft), sno cone (mft)
accessories: tagged rectangle die (verve), loopy blooms die set (verve), dreamy leaves die set (verve), postage stamp stax die-namics (mft), fishtail flags stax die-namics (mft), chevron cover-up die-namics (mft), white eyelet, black twine, classic enamel dew drop (freckled fawn), foam tape

39 comments:

  1. Well, aren't I happy to have happened by your blog! So absolutely adorable!

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  2. Great card, Karen! Love the layout and the colors you chose!

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  3. Beautiful! Love the soft blue with the bold black! and such a wonderful sentiment!

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  4. I love the sentiment on this card and the way it pops against your background colors! Very sweet and clean!

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  5. wow, beautiful design and great colors.

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  6. Pretty card, its one that would be great to receive.

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  7. So pretty! like the layering and colors used.

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  8. This is fabulous, Karen! Love the chevron plate you use (on my wish list!) and the touch of black for pop.

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  9. Great minds think alike...I used those loopy flowers too!! Love everything about your card...that chevron background die is awesome too!!

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  10. Talk about great use of die cuts. This is cool. Well done.

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  11. This is a beautiful card, I love the colors!

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  12. Love the blue chevrons with the pop of black!

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  13. Great card! I am loving that loopy blooms die!

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  14. This is fabulous. I love the chevron background, the chunky tag with the oversized eyelet and the darling loopy bloom.

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  15. Beautiful card! Really like the colours you have chosen :)

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  16. The die is really pretty. I like the soft blue you used. And the flower die, wow, so cute.

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  17. Oh Wow, Karen ... I adore the cool and gentle blue chevrons, soooo gorgeous ... and what fabulous layering of all the different elements ... simply splendid! Anita :)

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  18. Love this! The chevron background and the dark grey are just so pretty with that light, spring-time robin's egg blue!

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  19. Wonderful card.
    The chevron die
    is so fun and the
    colors are great.
    Carla from Utah

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  20. Love this card! Love the details!

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  21. Gorgeous colors and die cuts!

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  23. How pretty! I love the chevron cut-out die in the background.

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  24. Lovely. This is a color combo that I am going to try.

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  25. Love the design of your card and the chevron background. Also love the tag and how you tied on the bakers twine.

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  26. I love this SO much!!! it is beautiful!

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  27. Very pretty. Soft and pastel. Love the big chevrons. The pop of black behind the sentiment really sets it off.

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  28. Very pretty card! Love the colors!

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  29. This is gorgeous!! Love the soft elegant color combo, the layout and that chevron coverplate die!!

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  30. Great chevron card..love your layering of elements.

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  31. Love this color combo! I just love Verve Blog Hops! TFS!
    kReN

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  32. Love this sentiment and the soft colors!

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  33. Very pretty.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful card.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  34. Super cute card - love the die cuts.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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