Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Diva Inspiration Hop ~ September

Hello everyone!! I have a Verve Diva Inspirations card to share with you today. I actually had time to join in on their hop this month and I'm so excited!! I had fun combining 4 different stamp sets with two new dies:

A Cut Above Verve Dies: Penant Trim and Arrow

We just moved our daughter back to college last week, (2000 miles away), to begin her Sophomore year. She's a bit nervous because she decided to change her major and it's going to be quite a bit harder, so I thought I'd make a card to encourage her using one of the fabulous sentiments from Verve's Words of Wisdom set. I also used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch for inspiration.

The paper is from Authentique's Curiosity bundle. I thought the academic styled papers fit perfectly for my daughter's new adventure!!

Hope I've inspired you a bit. I'm bringing up the rear of the hop, so if you've been following the order, this is the end. If not, I've included a list below so you don't miss a "thang"!!!


Thanks for dropping by!! I love visitors!!

Happy Stamping!!

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Stamps: Brighter Days, Text Objects, Making a Statement, Words of Wisdom (Verve)
Paper: Curiosity and Fresh (Authentique), Vintage Cream and Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Pumice Stone and Black Soot (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Penant Trim and Arrow dies (Verve), Circle and Scalloped Circle dies (Spellbinders), Staples, Button (PTI), Twine, Sewing Machine, Distrezz-it-All (Zutter)

39 comments:

loulou said...

What a fantastic card I love all the layering and texture. That little pop of red is brilliant. cheers Linda

KanataNewf said...

Love it! That splash of red from the heart is perfect.

Pam~ said...

Awesome, awesome card! This is fabulous in every way! The pop of red from your heart is a beautiful touch!

Davi said...

A perfect encouraging card for your daughter!! I love the rich colors and wonderful layers. ;)

Marisa said...

Love how you used the Mojo sketch! S uch a great sentiment and mix of elements on this card! She will love it. I switched my major 3 times so tell her no worries - she'll do fine :)

Linda said...

really enjoyed the card and your blog.

wustaz said...

I have to get that stamp set. it's awesome and I love it on this card

jan farnworth said...

love it

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous card! I love the papers and colors you used.

Sharon Williamson said...

I love this card with all its neutrals and textures. Good luck to your daughter. 2000 miles away? Wow!

Petra Swart said...

First time I've done the hop
and had such a lot of fun!
Your card is soooo beautiful
- your daughter will love it
and good luck to her for her studies!

Sue D said...

Great papers and I like the pop of the red heart.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow love the way you did the paper that you stamped the sentiment onto! THanks so much!

Jess said...

beautiful!

laughadaisy said...

Oooh, I love how grungy cool this is. I'm sure your daughter will appreciate it. Good luck to her!

Christine said...

What an amazing card and what an encouraging mom you are!

Ravengirl said...

What a great card! I love that sentiment and all the distressing you did on your card!

Maryleva said...

Cute card. Love the red heart

craftymom205 said...

I think your daughter will love this card. Great one.

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scrappingnana said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors and design of your card. I just got this set and can't wait to play with it.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card, love how that heart stands out so much!

Jennipher said...

Oh, very nice! I've always loved the Words of Wisdom set. It has such great quotes in it.

Caitiumom said...

A great card for your daughter. The words of wisdom fit nicely on the card.

Chermaine c said...

Wow wow wow! loving everything on the card! thanks for all the inspirations by the designers!

Jennifer said...

Tosh,

Your daughter is going to love it!!! :) The papers & sentiment are perfect, too!

Thanks so much for taking the time to share,

Jennifer
Partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Lynn Noe said...

So pretty, love all the papers you used. I love that sentiment. Your daughter will surely love this!

Christine Kiehl said...

Very nice card Tosha. The red heart just pops right off the card against that dark romantic mix of color choice. Thank you for joining in to inspire us on the Verve Diva hop this month, so glad you made time for us this month!

MsMad said...

great card.
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Amy said...

Great sentiment and gorgeous card! Lovely!!

Betty said...

Great card! Love that pop of red!

Heather said...

this is such a great card! Your daughter is going to love it; but it would also work perfectly for a guy. Such an encouraging card to receive.

ScrappyKsue said...

I really like this. I like all the layering.

Sian Ridley said...

What a stunner! The sentiment panel is brilliant - it looks like it's been rescued and is going on to fight another day! :)

I wish your daughter all the best and if changing her major was something she felt strongly enough about to do the it's absolutely the right decision :) I'm sure this lovely card from Mum will help too :)

Michele (mitchygitchygoomy) said...

Tosh! Your nest will be feeling a little empty and the kids aren't just around the corner!!! 2000 miles away? She must be in my neck of the woods!!! You will be keeping your mind and hands busy with your wonderful crafting talent. Love your verve beauty. I recognized the little heart first!! I also saw that you are a proud owner of that cottage cutz set with the trees and sign. Careful if you get the cabin; Pat and Kittie will be challenging you to a throwdown;)))) Hope all is well with you. We are thick into building our retirement house and I think it gets more overwhelming as it goes on!!

Emily said...

Wonderful design and great layering! I like the little bits of stitching and the arrow that points to the sentiment.

Mary-Anne V said...

Love your choice of pp on this card and the sentiment is so inspiring.

Luanne said...

This is the perfect card for your daughter! Such an encouraging sentiment. It's so hard to see them go, but rewarding when you see them achieve those dreams!

Conniecrafter said...

Great encouraging card!!! My daughter changed her major 3 times and is still wondering after graduating if she might want to go in another direction.

Julianne N said...

Ohhh your card is so grungy cool! It's got such an urban chic flava! Excellent card ;)))

 
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