Thursday, June 5, 2014

Verve June Diva Inspiration Hop

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Welcome to Verve's June Diva Inspiration Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time again! So climb aboard Destination: Inspiration for a fun trip through Verveland today. In addition to a comment prize hidden along the hop, we're debuting our June inspiration challenge as well! Play along for another chance to win!

Our June challenge is Winged Whimsy:

Let your creation soar by featuring wings! Think butterflies, birds, feathers or related sentiments. Celebrate the beauty of flight! Whether you draw inspiration from the graphic or fly a solo mission, let's see some winged beauties!

My added inspiration came from a world renowned social and emotional expert, Linda Lantieri. I had used a couple of her articles in my Masters paper then saw her name in our local newspaper advertising her keynote address last week!  I introduced myself and we chatted for a few moments about SEL (social and emotional learning) and what I should include in my paper.  She was directly involved in helping children recover emotionally from 9/11, has written many books and articles on SEL, and is truly the essence of compassion.  She spent time in Calcutta with Mother Teresa so I thought this Kind Words sentiment would be perfect on the card I intend to send her.  I’ve added some extra words from Wings of Love on the side to reflect the three things that are important, “(believe) faith, hope, love,” the greatest being “love.”  If you want to read more about about Linda, here’s a link to her website.

http://www.harvardsquarelibrary.org/beacon/2003backlist/images/9-lantieri-peace/lantieri.jpg

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, and a little bit about our brand new Diva!


1. Julee       8. Sony

2. Amy        9. Susan

3. Anya      10. Stacey

4. Betty     11. Maureen

5. Karen    12. Marisa

6. Sankari  13. Charmaine

7. Sarah     14. Andrea

 

what’s in it?

stamps: Kind Words, So Fluttery, Wings of Love (Verve)

paper: rustic white, sweet blush (PTI), basic grey (SU), Splendid Sunshine (Echo Park)

ink: onyx (Versafine), summer sun, barely banana (SU)

accessories: Flutterby Die, Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve), circle die (Spellbinders),banner die (MFT), white embossing powder, button (PTI), heart doily, stitching

28 comments:

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

A beautiful card with such a lovely sentiment. How wonderful you meet Linda she sounds like an amazing woman.

Thordis said...

Lovely sentiment and a very cute card :)

Marisa said...

She sounds like an amazing woman. Lovely card giving tribute to her.

Sharon said...

Beautiful card - such pretty colors and so much detail!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Such a pretty card and Linda will love it. I'm sure it will touch her heart. I love the 3 added words on the left side too.

Tamara D said...

Such a wonderful card!

Beth Norman said...

Wow, you must have been thrilled to speak with Linda. Happy for you. Your card is terrific. Love all the layers.

sue k said...

Beautiful card, wonderful sentiment and layers.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

NanaR2004 said...

Pretty card, so inspirational. Your friend should be pleased to receive it.

Beverly Perdue said...

A lovely inspirational card!

Janet Zeppa said...

It's a gorgeous card with a wonderful sentiment!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that doily and all the different sentiments. Such an encouraging card!

Christine said...

So glad you had a chance to meet Linda. What a perfect card to share with her.

Julie S. said...

Beautiful card and beautiful sentiment!

D- said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL. She will love it. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Sue D said...

So pretty!!

Donna Oates said...

Lovely card with soft elements that make "believe, hope and love" really stand out!

keeleykats said...

Beautiful card with a wonderful sentiment!

Sue Crease said...

Linda will love this card for sure it is lovely. Lovely the soft pinks along with the darker pops.
Sue. C

Melisa Hunter said...

Love this card! I went and bought both of these stamp sets after I saw it. It was nice to see you on Thursday. Thank you for the beautiful birthday card! Have a great weekend!

Anita in France said...

Such a wonderful sentiment, Maureen ... the addition of the extra words is perfect! Anita :)

Jean Bullock said...

Love your card layout and the beautiful sentiment you chose. Very well done.

marylouh said...

Very pretty. Love the newsprint in the background to go with the sentiment. Great card.

Heather said...

Beautiful!! I love the little sentiment cut into the three panels. Such a great idea.

zehra said...

Love the sentiment, lovely card

Kim S said...

What a lovely inspiration for your card. I love your "border" of three words - so meaningful with this hopeful card.

thescrapbookguru said...

What a beautiful and meaningful card. Love it!

Ava Gavloski said...

nice addition of the button, card is lovely

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