Monday, August 5, 2013

Verve's August Diva Inspirations Hop!





Welcome to Verve's August Diva Inspirations Hop! It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Verve Divas 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 voucher to Verve Stamps! Check out all the details and prize info over at the Verve Blog.

We're celebrating 6 years of VERVE this month with a huge sale! Your favorites are bound to be marked down, since all stamps and dies are 10-50% off during the month of August! Now that's something to celebrate!






1. Julee9. Tiffany
2. Amy10. Teresa
3. Anya11. Charmaine
4. Betty12. Christyne
5. Karen13. Maureen
6. Sankari14. Marisa
7. Sarah15. Amber
8. Susan16. Andrea




I am way behind on Christmas cards for the year so I decided to focus on Christmas cards this hop!  I have 3 Verve Christmas cards to share with you using different papers and different sketches.  



This card uses this week's Mojo Monday Sketch.  I am using Verve's  Glad Tidings and Bright Spirits stamp sets along with Verve's Cut Above Snowflake Tidings and Sweet Scallop dies.  I layered the snowflakes, added some glitter, silver pearls, and finished the card with Verve's Spring Ribbon Collection in Aqua.  I am using this week's Mojo Monday Sketch.




GraphicFor my second Verve Christmas card, I am using Verve's Santa's Helper, Joyous Noel, On Occasion, Remember This, and Calendar Countdown stamp sets along with Verve's Banner Bundle, On Occasion, and From the Heart die sets.  I colored and cut out the reindeer, clear embossed the occasion frame, stamped the sentiment, and finished with a seam binding bow using Verve's Signature Ribbon Collection in cream.  I am using the sketch from this week's Just Us Girls Challenge.

 



Deconstructed Sketch 112For my third Verve Christmas card, I am using Verve's Holiday Greetings, Snow Wonderful, and Remember This stamp sets along with Verve's Cut Above Winter Fun, Banner Bundle, Scalloped Trim Trio, and Flag It dies.  I finished with Verve's Signature Ribbon Collection in cream.  I am using the Deconstructed Sketch 112

ETA:  I am adding these cards for eligibility Holiday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. 


As always thanks so much for stopping by!  
Next on the hop is Karen!


Betty

61 comments:

  1. Betty, I think you did a beautiful job on all three of your Christmas cards. I really love the one with Santa's Helper! I love Christmas characters. I also love the stitching you did around them.

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  2. Beautiful Christmas Cards! Love the glittery snowflakes, the stitching on the cards!

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  3. Absolutely stunning. I just love the papers you used on the sketch card.

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  4. Wow! All 3 cards are just beautiful with such special details on each. My favourite would have to be the first. It is just gorgeous.

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  5. Wonderful cards! The first one using Glad Tidings is my favorite.

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  6. I just ordered some of those sets! I can't wait to get them. I especially love the Santa's Helper one. He is just the cutest reindeer!!!

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  7. All are just adorable but have to admit, I'm particularly partial to the first one - LOVE the papers, the colors and all that sparkle!!

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  8. These are gorgeous Betty. Love the soft colors.

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  9. Your cards are just amazing! Love all the details! You are at least three Christmas cards ahead of me. :) Thanks for some beautiful work to inspire!

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  10. Betty, you are a Blingapotamus like me! I love all the shimmer on your snowflakes. Lots and lots of love and layers went into these beauties!

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  11. What a gorgeous series of cards! Great papers, great layouts, great cards: VERVE to the nth degree! Thanks for showcasing the 'timeless oldies' so beautifully!
    c

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  12. All your cards are so beautiful. I love Christmas and those cards are perfect. Love the little reindeer. The first card look so pretty with all the glitter.

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  13. Wow! These are GORGEOUS. Your card recipients are very lucky indeed. TFS.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  14. You've been a busy lady, Betty!! Great work on all three cards! Thanks for joining us at JUGS too :)

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  15. Wow, what elegant cards you have created!

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  16. Embellished to perfection! Enjoyed your Christmas cards. :)

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  17. These are all so fabulous, Betty! Love how you used the calendar set to customize the Merry Christmas!

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  18. Wow you have been busy! I love all the stitching on your cards and the layering on the first one is wonderful!

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  19. Super cards. I really need to start thinking about my Christmas cards. Thanks for the reminder.

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  20. Great post, thanks for sharing !

    please visit my blog ..

    http://asprinkleofsomethingspecial.blogspot.co.uk/

    Thanks paula xx

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  21. all I can say is WOW! can I be on your Christmas list. lol The layering is beautiful and amazing.

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  22. Gorgeous cards I couldn't pick a favourite as they are all fav's

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  23. Fabulous cards! Makes me want to get out my Christmas stamps right now!!

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  24. Wow, these are fabulous, love the shine and the layouts, awesome cards

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  25. Oh my goodness, Betty . ..such GORGEOUSNESS!!!

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  26. WOW... not one, but THREE absolutely STUNNING cards!! you are one amazingly talented gal, betty!

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  27. Great Christmas cards. Love each one.

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  28. Awesome! Awesome! and, oh yea... Awesome! LOVE all three of these. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls, hope to see you again :)

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  29. Three beautiful cards, can't really choose one. I like them all.

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  30. These are gorgeous!!! I have each one of these Verve sets. Thank you so much for the awesome inspiration. I will definitely be keeping this in mind for Christmas.

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  31. All three of your cards are just beautiful, Betty!! Love them all. I think I should also get going on Christmas cards! TFS.

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  32. Beautiful cards!!!Love all designs,colors,Awesome bows!!!

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  33. Pretty cards. On Occasion is my most favorite set.

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  34. three beauties Betty! love the sparkle!

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  35. These are so beautiful!! I LOVE the first with the snowflakes and all that glitter! Your bows are always so stunning--I'd love to know how you create them!

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  36. Cute cards!!! Can't believe we are already thinking Christmas, thanks for the inspiration!

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  37. Wow, all your cards are awesome! Love them! You did a fantastic job with the Jugs sketch!! Thank so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

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  38. Goodness Betty you have been busy! Your cards are just amazing - so many wonderful and gorgeous details!! Thanks for joining us for DS112!!

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  39. WOW!!! Beautiful Christmas cards and each one is super cute and love the details on each one. In fact, I wish I could get them all. Thanks for a wonderful inspiration!!

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  40. wow Betty, these are GORGEOUS! You just added a lot to my wishlist!!

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  41. Like everyone else - WOW!!! Your cards are amazing - there is so much talent oozing out of those cards. I would love to receive one of those and it would probably have a permanent home on my mantel. Your cards are pieces of art!!

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  42. Awesome cards - its so fun to pop over to your blog! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

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  43. WOW, Betty! All 3 of them are gorgeous. I love your bows and pretty papers. :)

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  44. Wow...what an amazing trio of cards. Each one is just as fabulous as the next and so much amazing detail too, so classy!

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  45. Great variety of Christmas cards!

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  46. Betty, your Christmas cards are ALL so gorgeous and full of amazing details! You are quite the creative lady!

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  47. Oh wow these are beautiful!!! I LOVE the sparkle on them and those snowflakes are beautiful!!!

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  48. Three down, and three thumbs wayyyy up! Such a great style! I am loving your cards.

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  49. Betty, these are all so amazing! Love the shimmer and glamour of them all!

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  50. Betty what can one say- all of these are beautiful christmas cards. I that little dear is adorable and the trees on the last card (pitter patter!). Love.

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  51. Wow! Your Christmas cards are amazing! So pretty!! Love all the glitter!! TFS

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  52. ok, Betty! i'm totally in love with these! gorgeously classic to darling and whimsical!

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  53. Fantastic cards Betty! I especially love the third one with all the little banners!

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  54. Your cards are absolutely beautiful! You do amazing work.

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  55. Incredible cards! Love the stitching, the layering, and the color blasts! You have Inspired me to start my Christmas cards! Love them!

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  56. Hey Betty! Thanks for linking this up to the Holiday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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Thanks so much!