Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June Diva Inspirations Hop

Hello and welcome to a BRAND NEW MONTH! The 1st of the month marks our Diva Inspirations Hop with all the Inspiration Diva's! This is totally their show, but I'm sneakin' in cause I love to play along with those sweet and talented girls;) There's a $30 Verve gift certificate up for grabs to a random commenter along the hop, so be sure to give a little love as you hop around.  The master hop list is at the bottom of this post.


Our Stamp of the Month (or should I say STAMPS of the month!) for June are American Hero and Dad's Day! You can buy these sets for 40% off retail all month long! Perfect timing what with Father's Day and Independence Day right around the corner;)

I inked up my favorite Independence Day set called "American Hero" today for this card and used Julee's Mojo Monday sketch for the week! That sketch is a little tougher than I thought it would be, lol! I had a hard time getting those pieces to fit together and they still don't fit perfectly but you can't see that part, right?;)

I also made a card using Dad's Day!


I pulled out my Pyrus papers from Basic Gray for this card, and even a little corrugated chipboard circle (made from an actual box, no money was spent on that circle, lol!) I must admit, I got the idea for this card after parusing Maile Belles blog. I kinda have a stamp crush on her, lol! Her eye for design is A*MAZING and I just loved THIS CARD that she did!

Diva Inspirations Blog Hop
Master Hop List
1. Julee9. Andrea
2. Betty10. Sankari
3. Dawn11. Maureen
4. Jen d.12. Teresa
5. Jen T.13. Tosh
6. Lynda14. Amy
7. Shannan15. Charmaine
8. Susan16. Amber

We've hidden a little mystery prize on one of today's hop spots, so be sure to leave a little comment love as you hop around for a chance to win!

Comment Deadline: 11:59pm Mountain, June 5
Prize: $30 gift certificate to Verve

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A brand new month also brings along a new sale here at Verve!
During the month of June, you'll find savings on stamps for all the men in your life.
Find out which sets are on sale by visiting our Sale page.
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Thanks for stopping by today!!! Enjoy your day:)

64 comments:

Kimberly said...

Love these. Soo cute!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous cards, Amber! Love the embossed background on the first and the fun stitching! Your second card is a fabulous masculine card!

Tanya said...

Both are beautiful! My fave is the first! Always love the red, white, and blue combo, love the stitching, fun card!

TannyP said...

Oh Amber! You never disappoint! Absolutely amazing job of the sketch =) Great use of your amazing stitching on both creations. Fabulous paper choices, too!

Gretchen said...

Beautiful cards! Love the clean and simple look of the second one especially!

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome cards, Amber! Love all that beautiful stitching on the first! And what a cool layout for the second! Love the corrugated cardboard, the masculine stripes, the kraft base -- very manly!!

Kathy Martin said...

Excellent! Love the frame on the first card! :)

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Wonderful cards!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Fabulous cards, Amber! Love that first one in all it's red, white and blue glory. And the second one is so cool... great layout and those little circles in the corner make my heart go pitter patter. Fabulous!

Sparkle said...

Such lovely cards!

Marlena M. said...

Both cards are INCREDIBLE. Wonderful stitching. ;)

Denisse said...

Great cards Amber! i love all the little details that make the cards so sweet!

Rhonda said...

What great cards Amber. The zig zag stitch is the perfect addition.

jan farnworth said...

very nice.

Niki Estes said...

Great masculine cards, Amber! I love the colors and textures!

Chunyuan said...

Great cards.

debbie said...

Beautiful cards , Amber. Nice use of the stamp sets.

Marisa said...

Two great cards, Amber.

ladybugg61 said...

Love your "fireworks" card, especially the colour combo that reminds me of blue jeans & summer! I also like the CAS style of your Father's Day card. TFS

Jen Tapler said...

These are both fantastic Amber!! Love them!

Lillian Child said...

Both of your card creations are so great - loving the masculine sentiments of this new release!

Heather said...

Wow, great cards!! I love your take on the mojo monday card and your second card is so simple yet stunning.

Moira said...

The first card is spectacular! The second card is a wonderful tribute to Dad's. TFS :)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oooo!! Two such fabulous creations!! LOVE the textures on your patriotic card!! And the layout and elements on your second are so cool!! Awesome Amber!!

Ravengirl said...

Fabby cards! I am still laughing about the "stamp crush". I totally know what you mean about that!

Janet Z said...

Both cards are great!!

KanataNewf said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards. I may have to CASE that father's day card!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Goregous cards thanks for the inspiration - male cards are always a struggle for me - and the fun hop too x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Luanne said...

Both cards are just great! I love how you did the ribbon on your patriotic card. Great inspiration, thanks so much!

jengd said...

Great cards! I love how CAS the Father's Day card is.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Two great cards....kinda partial to the patriotic one - like the layout and the stitching with the stamp.

jennifer mitten said...

These are two fabulous creations!

Passioknitgirl said...

Love the embossed stars on the red, white, and blue card!

Charlotte said...

Love the embossed stars and all the stitching on your patriotic card. And, I love the corrogated chipboard circle on your Father's Day card. Am always looking for ideas for a masculine card, and this one is clean and simple but with fun details.

Andrea Ewen said...

Awesome cards, Amber! Super patriotic and great for Dad's Day! Love your take on the Mojo sketch and the second card is beautiful with it's warm, earth tones and masculine feel. Great job, especially under the wire!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Both cards are super! Great job!

Stacy said...

Wonderful cards! I love the stitching on the first card.

Janelle said...

Fantastic cards! That Verve Hero set is amazing on your card and the best dad card completely made my jaw drop!!!!!! I love it.

Teresa said...

Super cards Amber..great use of the new stamps.

Tiffany said...

Love both cards!

Julia said...

Awesome job Amber!

Heather B said...

Gorgeous! I love BG's Pyrus.

Peachy Wessels said...

I loved your cards - what a great sketch!

Maureen said...

oh, I love all the muted colours on these, Schmoopy! I adore Maile too and all the circles :) hugs!

Raven said...

Love them both. Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie said...

These are both so beautiful but think my fave is the Dad's day.

Michele said...

Both cards are incredible!! Love the colors and layouts of each card ... as an American living in Canada; that first Americana card just makes SMILE! :D

kksb said...

Sharp cards!

Betty Wright said...

These are wonderful, Amber! Love the design and stitching in the top and the bottom card is just a wonderful DAD card! Awesome design!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards!

steph said...

Your cards are great! TFS

Katy said...

These are both so modern and beautiful and subtle. Great job!!!

-Katy
www.hooklineandinker.com

Karen Linarez said...

Great card, love all the stitching and your take on that middle band for the sketch is very creative.

Naomi said...

Lovely cards, I love the stitching and the buttons, so cute!

Rachel B said...

What a great patriotic card. So fabulous. And great Father's Day Card too!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What fun cards! I love the stitching on the first one!!

Laraine R said...

Great cards!! Love the paper & stitching!!

Nicole said...

These are great. So masculine, and that first one is a great patriotic one. OWH is always looking for cards for the troops!! Might have to steal your idea. ;)

stampencamper said...

really love these cards, uniquely well done, rather different for July 4th, no flag, making it still special

bristowmom said...

I love your stitching between panels, especially on the square card.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Love your card, Amber! I love the stitching!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love your patriotic take on the mojo sketch Amber, and your second card is terrific too.

Marsha said...

Love both your cards. These are great sets.

MmSs said...

awesome card! love it