Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hello Sunshine

Hi friends!  Happy Cinco de Mayo!  It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Diva Inspirations team to inspire you with some of our previously released Verve sets.  I love pulling out old favorites and making them feel brand new, so for my card I pulled out a set I hadn't used for a while... Let it Shine.  After all, who couldn't use a little sunshine to start the day?


My inspiration started with the May Week 2 Viva la Verve sketch by Charmaine.  I just realized I left a panel off, but I just count it a victory that I was able to make a card with 2 newborns!  {grin}  The sun from Let it Shine is stamped once on the circle, then again on white paper, colored with Prismacolor pencils and cut out to pop up for some dimension.  I used the Ribbon Banner Die to add the sentiment and then a little wide striped ribbon, black twin and a die cut border finish things off.

Okay, that's all from me.  Next up on the hop is our sweet Shannan.  This is her farewell hop as a Diva and she will be truly missed!  Be sure to leave a little comment love as you hop about for a chance to win some Verve!  Woohoo!

1. Betty5. Julee
2. Jackie6. Shannan
3. Jen d.7. Sony
4. Jen T.8. Susan



Enabler's List:
Stamps: Let it Shine (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black (SU!), white
Ink: Black, Prismacolor colored pencils
Accessories:  Ribbon Banner Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Queen of Hearts CutUps (TCP), Classic & Pinking Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), wide striped ribbon and Square Lattice embossing folder (SU!)

44 comments:

Lisa Lynn said...

Love the bright sunshine -not to sure that its gonna shine here today.

Dawn Easton said...

Love this sunshine card, Julee! I have this set and haven't inked it....thank you for the inspiration! It's just what I needed!!!

Hope you and the family are doing well! Miss you!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Great card, Julee!! So glad to see you stamping and hope all is well with you and Mr. Verve and the busy baby boys!!

Tricia

craftymom205 said...

Love the bright card.

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Laurie Schmidlin said...

YES, everyone needs some sunshine!! Especially in the morning!! :-) This totally brightened my day! I LOVE the fun yellow and black and Julee, you always have some amazing ribbon treatment! You truly are the ribbon/twine whisperer!! Hugs!

Nicole said...

Very bold and uplifting. I have a ton of the Riding Hood Red striped ribbon, but every time I see you use the black, I wish I had a big roll of it, too! :)

Maureen said...

ah, yes, bring on the sunshine!! It's trying to poke through here amidst the big diggers in our back yard digging a HUGE trench for our retaining wall!! My husband gets to pack dirt all day but I think he will love it....did you know that boys don't age past 8? LOL Just to let you know as your boys grow up! They love to play fight and play in the dirt!! At any age!! Let It Shine was one of my favourite sets :) Hugs to you and always happy to see you've been in the studio for a bit :)

Ravengirl said...

Soooo happy! This is definitely what I need around here as we have rain again! Thanks for the bit of sunshine!

Susie said...

Great colors and I'm happy to see you sharing your wonderful talent with all your followers! Hope the twins are bringing you lots of "sunshine"!

Susie said...

Great colors and I'm happy to see you sharing your wonderful talent with all your followers! Hope the twins are bringing you lots of "sunshine"!

scrappingnana said...

A "happy" card. Love the colors. So glad you get a chance to stamp at times, being busy with the new twins. I bet they are growing.

Marsha said...

Love this sunshiny card. Beautiful ribbon.

Marisa said...

Such a fun colour combo. The pinked circle is perfect for the sun and of course, I"m loving that wide, striped ribbon :) So good to see you were able to get a little crafty time in! We have a gloriously sunny day here, but after cooking for the youth retreat this weekend, not sure I have the energy to go out and enjoy it! My age is showing LOL! Hugs to the four of you and a pat for Katie

Eileen Ng said...

I love how the yellow really pops out from the rest of the card! Could really use the sunshine from your card on this cloudy day!

jan farnworth said...

so pretty love your sunshine card.

Pinkscrapper99 said...

Oh I love your card!!

Cyndi said...

So beautiful! Love the color combo!

Christine said...

This card says, "Summer vacation". Love it!

Joni said...

lovely card ... awesome colors. thanks.

Wanda Cullen said...

What a sunny, cheery card that really pops when pairing the yellow with black! Love it!

Suzie said...

What a lovely bright card Julee,great to see you can fit in a little you time.

KanataNewf said...

A gorgeous card - love that pop of yellow against the black and white.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors!

Bashful said...

Nice Bright Sunny Color! Love it!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Julee.

Hugs Riet.xx

Debbie Carriere said...

Absolutely. Beautiful, Julee!!

Sharon Jones said...

Julie, such a bright and cheerful card, hon!! Loving it!

Laraine R said...

Great card! So bright & cheerful!

Vickie Z said...

It's fabulous!!! Love the sun!!! Glad you got a chance to stamp a little!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! So fun and graphic! Love that pieced sun and the yellow/black combination. Looks great!

Tammy said...

Julee!! This is sooo lovely!! I love the yellow, black and white combo plus the way you colored and popped your rosette stamp. I love how the sentiment and rosette stamps compliments one another---Thank you for sharing and for allowing me to glean from you! be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Tracey S said...

Love this Julee!

Jan Garber said...

You should surely be commended on making ANY card let alone a really cute one like this! I anvy you the bablies, but don't miss the chaos! ((hugs))

Jan Garber said...

You should surely be commended on making ANY card let alone a really cute one like this! I anvy you the bablies, but don't miss the chaos! ((hugs))

rlovew said...

Love the sunny card.

Moira said...

Cheerful card - I have this set and will have to try something like this.TFS (once again) your creative talents with us!

BeccyH said...

let the sun shine!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a cheerful card....love the use of black with yellow.

Michelle said...

What a happy card! I love the super cheerful color combo, the gorgeous sun, and the cute sentiment. All work together perfectly!

Sue D said...

Very cheery card!

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

love love love the black, yellow and white!

bjmartin said...

Love the striking color combination! The striped ribbon is perfect!

Heather said...

Such a great card!! Who wouldn't be cheered up just by opening the envelope on this?! Love the color combo and your take on the sketch.

Lisa Rea said...

Thank you for starting Verve! Love your stamps, blog, challenges...

Hope your twins are doing well - I am sure they are keeping you busy.


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