Friday, July 1, 2011

July Diva Inspirations Hop!

Welcome to the July Diva Inspirations Blog Hop! Our Diva Inspirations team and several special guests from the Release team are here to start your month off right with a little Verve inspiration! Take a little peek at each of the fabulous blogs below for some Verve-alicious eye candy and you just might win some Vervey goodness of your very own!

I decided to mix this week's Viva la Verve! sketch challenge with a couple stamp sets that haven't seen ink in awhile:) In case you haven't seen the new VLV July Week 1 sketch yet, here it is--

I think square cards are my favorite, mostly because I love the symmetry. They're so fun! I really like this sketch and think you will to. It's perfect for using those smaller stamps, or maybe even some flowers, or just squares of patterned paper. Lots of ideas, so I hope you play with us this week:)

Here's my card using the sketch and our July Stamp of the Month, Carpe Cupcake!


I stamped all the cupcakes on the punched squares, and then stamped them again on random patterns from MME's Happy Go Lucky paper pad. I colored the cupcake bottoms with my Copics and then paper-pieced the tops. The sentiment is from Birthday Bash, another really fun birthday set with lots of fun stamps.


Now it's time to hop on along to the BRILLIANT Amy's blog! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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

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, July 5
Prize: $30 gift certificate to Verve

*******SALE INFO!*******

July is birthday time here at Verve, with five Diva birthdays, including our wonderful Julee! To start the celebration in style, our July Stamp of the Month is one of my absolute favorites...Carpe Cupcake!
And at 40% off during the month of July, Carpe Cupcake is one SWEET deal!





A brand new month also brings along a new sale here at Verve!
During the month of July, save 20% on all of our birthday stamps!
Check out all the birthday goodness on our SALE page.


Our Gift to YOU!
And what's a birthday party without goody bags? We've gathered together some of our favorite things... doilies, My Mind's Eye paper, tags, ribbon, plus a few other goodies and put them in brown paper packages! And during the month of July, if your order is $75 or more, you'll receive one of these goody bags free! There's nothing to add to your cart, we'll just be sure to include it when your order ships! Celebrate good times, c'mon!


71 comments:

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love your sketch! Can't wait ti try it! Your cupcakes are so cute! I just love the way you colored them!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous sketch! I need to finish my card that I started with it....lol!
Your cupcakes are AWESOME! I need that set! Fantastic creation, Amber!

Nicole said...

Super cute! You're making me love this little cupcake!!

Melisa Hunter said...

Very pretty! Love your cute little paper pieced cupcakes!

Susan said...

beautiful card! I think I "NEED" that set too :)

jennifer mitten said...

This is so pretty!

KimCreate said...

Fabulous way to use the stamp of the month. Love your card!!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Amber, love this layout. Your card colors are dynamite. Not good for my diet though..on the cravings!! Too hot to be out walking or biking.Love all the layers and your string effects. Enjoy celebrating America's Freedom. Will you have Fireworks there? Thanks to you and yours for all your sacrifices. Enjoy

Steph Herbert said...

Super cute! Anyone would be lucky to receive this card!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Adorable, love those little cupcakes!

Queen Mary said...

LOVE how you used the sketch! I am loving this cupcake set!

okienurse said...

SWEET! I love this card. Makes me happy just looking at it!

Niki Estes said...

So cute, Amber! I love the little paper pieced cupcakes!

Whimsey said...

Very cute; love all those little cupcakes; great colors!

Julie E said...

Such a great way to use the sketch and that super fun image :>)

Jackie said...

cute!! :)

Marisa said...

Cute mix of cupcakes and a fun take on your sketch.

faithfulecreations.com said...

awww this is so sweet...I need to try some of these sketches!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just too sweet, Amber! LOVE your sketch, too. Circles and squares inside of each other just make me happy! Gorgeous card!

Kimberly S. said...

Awwww....LOOOOVE all the little cupcakes!! And your string/twine in the middle of the card adds a perfect touch of sweetness!

Jacqueline Smith said...

Love the card and pretty colors thanks for sharing!

Janine said...

Scrummy card and cupcakes

Raven B said...

This is so beautiful. I love the soft colors just beautiful!
Hugs,
Raven

Jennifer Shults said...

FABULOUS sketch Amber! Love the squares and your gorgeous card. I'm going to make my best effort to dig out my verve stamps and play along this month! HUGS!!

Sian Ridley said...

Looks good enough to eat! I'm glad I'm not alone in being a slave to symmetry! It works for us though right?! :)

Teresa Kline said...

darling Amber, I luv all the paper patterns you have used, it is cute...I hope you have a fun weekend!

enjoy *~*

Tanya said...

Oh this is darling! I love that fun sketch, hopefully I get some time to use it, I have been so busy lately :(
Love the yummy sherbet-y colors.

Jen T said...

Love the pieced cupcakes! Very nice!

Luanne said...

Your card is super fun and cheery! Love all those sweet cupcakes, they're making me hungry! May have to pick this one up this month... :-)

Moosisk said...

Love your interpretation of the sketch. This cupcake stamp is so versatile. I love it!

Marlena M. said...

I love your card...adorable! ;)

Leslie said...

This sketch was just made for cupcakes and a sentiment. Yours are awesome. Can't wait to play with the sketch in the morning. Thanks for the inspiration.

MelissaS said...

yummy yummy cupcakes!

Amy Sheffer said...

How SWEET, Amber!! Love the different cupcake tops and the button toppers! Awesome sketch you've given us and one super sweet creation to go along with it! Have a fantastic weekend!

Laraine R said...

Awesome card!!

scrappingnana said...

Love this sketch. Your card is so cute, love the pretty colors and those cupcakes. TFS

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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marilynwillauer said...

Just adorable!!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE how you used this set with your sketch! Sweet card!

Shannan Teubner said...

So super cute, Amber!! Love the buttons on the cupcakes. :)

Michelle said...

Looove those "cherries!"

Peachy Wessels said...

I love this sketch - a great way to showcase various pattern papers which I love to use! Your card is so cute and colorful - really pretty!

KanataNewf said...

Love the idea of paper-piecing the cupcakes! Makes for a fab take on the sketch.

Maureen said...

what super pretty cupcakes! I call the one in the upper left corner!! Hope all is well, Diva! Are you packing for your trip yet?

Connie and Jack said...

You've inspired me to paper piece more! I love your color choice...it gives off a happy vibe. Well done!!!

Michele said...

LOVE your card! Looks yummy enough to eat!

Jenny said...

Love this sketch Amber- can't wait to get some of my new Verve stamps inky! Love your card as well!

Denisse said...

super cute! love the sketch!

Sue D said...

Very cute card--I like the buttons.

Janet Z said...

So adorable!!

Tami Mayberry said...

Awesome card. The cupcakes are super cute and the layout is perfect.

szbacn1 said...

More cupcakes... YUM! Be careful someone doesn't eat the cupcakes off your lovely card!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Your cupcakes are delightfully adorable, Amber...they go perfectly on your design! Love the colors, the ribbons adorning the corners and the fabulous twine! Way to rock this sketch all around, my dear!

Vickie Merrick said...

So cute! Great colors and I love the cupcakes!!!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

What a cute card and LOVE the buttons on the cupcakes :-)


-Sam :-)

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Anonymous said...

Great idea with the buttons. Good combo of patterned papers too!
Very nice card.

Thank you for sharing.
Carol Froehlich

Debbie Pippin said...

Your sketch is great and I love the different use of patterns.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

LOVE your paper-pieced cupcakes, Amber! Just awesome girl!

Lucy Newton said...

Pure yumminess!!! Loove it!

Heidi said...

love this sketch and what a fabulous birthday card.

Helen said...

Such clever ideas. These cards are so cute!

kksb said...

Cool cupcakes!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Gorgeous card! I love the cupcakes!!

Kim O'Connell said...

Pretty colors and I love how you've tied the twine!

Laurie said...

This is a very sweet card. I like your color combo.

Ravengirl said...

Really, really cute! I love how you topped each cupcake with a button.

Julia said...

Cute cupcake card.....gotta work on this sketch now.

Serena said...

So pretty! Love your color combo!!

suezie said...

Those cupcakes look way cute!

Sherri Patton said...

Tooo Cute!

Lillian Child said...

Loving the cupcakes! Great take on the sketch!