Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Verve March Diva Inspirations Hop

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Welcome to Verve's March 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 “spring” 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!
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It's time to ditch the winter blues! Create a card that sings Spring using inspirational quotes, pretty colors and florals or themes that celebrate new life. Whether you draw inspiration from the graphic or blaze your own trail, just show us what spring means to you!
Spring means EVERYTHING to me!  It’s my favourite season :)  Not only does it mean my birthday is close, but it means new buds on the trees, beautiful blossoms, more hours of sunshine AND summer is just around the corner!  In my school this year, it also means teacher retirement!  A colleague is retiring in 5 more days and I thought it only appropriate to send her off with an original handmade card!  She also taught my son many years ago so it was my pleasure to thank her and remind her of all the wonderful years of her career.  Verve’s Teachers Count is the perfect way to do that!  I’ve tucked in some teacher apples with these beautiful Dream Big blossoms.  Instead of leaves, I went for a pop of green polka dots from the new Pastel Polka Dot ribbon collection
Need a little more 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. Amy        11. Julee

2. Anya      12. Teresa

3. Betty      13. Stacey

4. Jessica   14. Marisa

5. Karen     15. Laurie

6. Sankari   16. Maureen

7. Sarah     17. Jen

8. Sony       18. Christyne

9. Susan     19. Charmaine

10. Tiffany 20. Andrea


 what’s in it?

stamps: Teachers Count, Dream Big, Peace on Earth (Verve)

paper: ruby red (SU), rustic white (PTI), School Daze (MME), Smarty Pants (Simple Stories)

ink: red, wasbi, bermuda, craft white (SU), aquamist (SU),

accessories: apples dies, scalloped flowers dies (Verve), Pastel Polka Dot Ribbon Collection (Verve), fabulous frames die, scalloped edger die, rustic twine, buttons (PTI)







28 comments:

Casandra Bennett said...

That saying is so true. There are many teachers that I can recall even after all these years and think of them fondly.

Teri said...

Very pretty!

Annheidel said...

Love all the layers!

grandmato19 said...

Yay, a teacher card! Love all the layers of flowers! Wonderful card!

Stacey Schafer said...

how clever...a mix of floral and fruit! you ROCK, Maureen!

Marisa said...

She will love this. How wonderful that she taught Jake too :) Great mix of flowers, fruit and the chalkboard.

Lynn Noe said...

Beautiful! Love the apples tucked in between the flowers and how you used the ribbon in place of leaves.

Andrea Unidea said...

Loving the saying - so true! Great card!

Sharon said...

Love all the layers and details!

Sue D said...

Wonderful teacher card--love the apples tucked in with the flowers.

Amy C. said...

I love this card and the papers you used! Very sweet!

Bill Ali said...

Love all the layer detail and colours used

Lynn Mangan said...

Moe, your friend/co-worker is going to love this card. I think you need to give her an open frame to go with it as it is beautiful! You are the master of layering...and will Spring arrive already!! So tired of snow!

Penny Nichols said...

Just love the mix of color! So much fun jam packed into one card! Thanks for sharing.

bearsmother said...

These flowers are so pretty. Love the look of the chalkboard. Great card.

Rachel B said...

Love all the layered flowers! Great spring card!

Jean Bullock said...

That chalkboard sentiment panel is just perfect for this card.

Rosemary said...

love your take on the diva inspiration... just gorgeous!

Christine said...

Amazing! Love that sentiment, the chalkboard technique, and especially that beautiful bouquet
with the apples tucked behind!

Maryleva said...

Love every little detail of your beautiful card.

JoAnn said...

Great card and the sentiment is so true. Love the layered flowers and pretty colors.

Julie S. said...

Great card, I really like the layout and colors you used.

Cheryl said...

Awww, this is so sweet! I love the cluster of flowers, apples, and ribbon, and the chalkboard look is perfect for a teacher's card.

Heather said...

How cute!!! Love your flower cluster with those adorable little apples tucked in.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! I love all the layers and dimension!

Sue Crease said...

This is a great card using a wonderful sentiment .
Sue. C

Darlene Gabriel said...

This is gorgeous. I love how you mixed the apples in with the flowers. The yellow button centers are perfect. I also like how you have the ribbon tails poking out. A beautiful card and your colleague is going to love it.

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous, layered posie, Maureen ... so vibrant and bright! Anita :)

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