Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Viva la Verve May 2014 Week 3 Recap + Viewfinder

Hello!   It is Betty!  Hope you are having a great start to your week!  I  am popping in with a quick reminder for the Viva la Verve Week 3 Sketch + Inspiration Challenge.   You still have time to play!  I also have a few fabulous creations to spotlight as part of the Verve Weekly Viewfinder.

First up, here is my take on the sketch and inspiration picture! 

Can you say, SPARKLE?  I just love all the sparkle in the inspiration picture. I see several pillows I would love to own.  I let the sparkle and sketch guide me to my card creation.   For my card I am using Verve's Remember This and Love Notes stamp sets along with Verve's Cut Above Starry die, Banner Bundle, Wavy Hearts, Jotted Heart, and I Heart U die sets.   I finished my card with a tiny bow and a few of Verve's Shine Bright Sequin Mix.   I went all out with some sparkle using some gold, silver, and black glitter card stocks.

Here is Stacey's sketch and inspiration picture for this week's challenge. 

Now, on to the cards in the Viva La Verve link up this week that deserve a spotlight shout out! 

First up is Lori!

So Happy for You card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Verve Stamps
I just love the mixture of colors, patterns, and sparkle!  Lori used Verve's
Treasured Words stamp set for that fabulous sentiment. 

The next card that caught my eye is Charleen's! 

I love all the wonderful gold embossed on black elements Charleen uses.   The Brighter Days stamp set sentiment sure is front and center with the gold embossing on the black.  Very striking, indeed.

My final pick, is Lyn! 

I just love the pop of lime and polka dotted stars!  Lyn combined Verve's Sweet Treats and Verve's Cut Above Sweet Scallop die to create an amazing focal tag for her card.

Thanks so much to all who have shared their lovely creations already!  There is still time to play along with us!

Frequently Asked Questions...

Are Verve stamps required?  Nope.  We do love to see them, though!  ;)

Where can I buy Verve Stamps? Verve Stamps are available online only through our website.
Can I combine challenges?  Yes.  As long as your card meets the challenge criteria, feel free to do a two-for-one. 

Where do I link my card?  There's an entry form tab at the top of the blog where the link list for the entire month resides.  Or you can click the Viva la Verve Link Up badge on the side bar.  Or you can click this Entry Form link right here. 

Can I still link up my card after Tuesday?  Yep.  You can link up your challenge cards in any order until the deadline at the end of the month.  One link list to rule them all!  :)

What are the rules?  You can read the full list of rules here.   Basically follow the challenge, link back to us in your blog or gallery post and HAVE FUN!