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  1. July Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!!
  2. TE July Retirement Sale!!
  3. Mojo 4th of July
  4. VLV Happy Graduation
  5. Praying For You
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July Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!!


It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!

There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until August 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!

We're headed into the lazy days of summer and this outdoor scene is sure to inspire some cozy creations.
Take your inspiration from the graphic or follow the color pattern, just have fun stamping. We can't wait to see what you create!
Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Friday, July 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

If you came from visiting Betty, you're in the right place!!  For my card today, I used the Happy Place set along with the Classy Label Die.  The medallion stamp in this set reminded me of the pattern in the inspiration photo.  I just LOVE the colors from the inspiration photo and the stripes!  For a little sparkle, I added some Shine Bright Sequins.  Next on today's hop is Laurie!!

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're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!


  
1. Julee7. Maureen
2. Betty8. Sankari
3. Charmaine9. Stacey
4. Laurie10. Susan
5. Lesley11. Teresa
6. Marisa



    

TE July Retirement Sale!!


Taylored Expressions is bidding a fond farewell to over 200 products as we retire some of our favorite items with an amazing SALE. Choose from a variety of stamps and dies at up to 80% off retail price -- but hurry, once they're gone, they're gone forever! Check out the graphic above to see how you can earn an even greater discount off the sale price and then visit the SALE HERE to start shopping! Additional discounts expire July 17th. 

Here is a card I made previously using one of my favorites from this list, Mischief Maker - At the Beach.  Isn't she the cutest?  I also used some Little Bits products on this card...Little Bits - Beach Umbrella and Little Bits Sandcastle.  

Another of my favorite lines that is retiring is the Animals in Love Collection.  Here is an old project I created using the Animals in Love - Fish along with the Animals in Love - Sentiments.  I love using these sets for little kid treat packages!  

So, take a look at the retiring list and get your favorites before they're gone!!  Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!



    

Mojo 4th of July


Happy 4th of July!!  Hope you are enjoying today!  I have a card to share that uses this week's Mojo Monday Sketch!!  It's a contest week, too, so there's prizes to be won!!  Head on over to the blog to check it out!!  We'd love to see what you create!!

I used the American Hero set for my card.  I thought that would be appropriate for today!  The papers are from the Summer Nights 6x6 Paper Pack from Taylored Expressions.  I added some Shine Bright Sequins for some extra sparkle.  The sentiment is embossed with some glitter embossing powder and stamped on a piece that was die cut with the Stitched Pennants Die Set.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful 4th of July!!



    

VLV Happy Graduation



I don't know about you, but we have had a lot of graduations so far this summer.  I always think I have enough cards on hand, but it always seems that they are never for the occasion I need!  LOL  Do any of you experience that?  So, I've had to create a few extra graduation cards to keep up!

I created this card using this week's Viva la Verve Sketch!  I used the Happy Graduation Plain Jane along with the Jotted Heart Die and the From the Heart Die Set.  The papers are from the Summer Fun Collection from Echo Park.  For some sparkle, I added some sequins from the Shine Bright Sequin Mix as well as the Pastel Sequin Mix.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you've been inspired to create something!!



    

Praying For You


Hi there!!  Wow, things have been crazy here since school has let out!  I feel like I haven't been able to spend good time creating!  I made some time today and decided to play along with this week's Share Joy Challenge!!  I LOVE sketches and inspiration photos don't hurt either!  :)

For this card, I used the Simply Stamped Peonies set and Simply Stamped Peonies Dies from Taylored Expressions.  I started by stamping a base of the leaves on the card base.  Next, I stamped and die cut the peonies and some extra leaves and then arranged them on the card.  I took some of the color from the inspiration photo and used the Harlequin Embossing Folder to mimic the "waffle cone" look from the photo.

As a finished touch, I added some sequins to give a little sparkle.  If you're looking for some inspiration, head on over to the Share Joy Challenge and play along!  Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!

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