January 6, 2014

January Diva Inspirations Hop - Shimmer and Shine!



Welcome to Verve's January Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time! This year we're spicing up our monthly hops with the addition of a challenge! So in addition to a comment prize hidden along the hop, you can play along with the challenge and link up your creation for a chance to win another prize! Woohoo!

Our January challenge is:


The year is shiny and new, so let's add shimmer and shine to our cards.
Think glitter, sequins, rhinestones, pearls, heat embossing - anything with some gloss.


I needed a first birthday card for my cousin's adorable little man, and knew Birthday Bots and Geared Up would be perfect! I coloured with copics, and added some shimmer with a wink of stella pen - it's hard to see in the photo, but I promise he's shimmery in real life! I also added some shine with the Metal Mix Sequins - a must have embellishment to go with these little bots!

The layout is the first Viva La Verve sketch of the year! (want to double your chances to win? play along with the sketch and our shimmer and shine challenge!)

Here's the inside of my card...


I couldn't resist having that little cutie pop up again!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what our Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines.

1. Sarah10. Tiffany
2. Amy11. Maureen
3. Anya12. Stacey
4. Betty13. Amber
5. Jessica14. Teresa
6. Karen15. Marisa
7. Sankari16. Charmaine
8. Sony17. Verve Blog
9. Susan



Stamps: Birthday Bots, Geared Up (Verve StampsPaper: So Noted (Carta Bella) Ink: Memento Black, Field Green (Hero Arts)  Dies: Circles, Tab (MFT) Other: Copics, Wink of Stella Pen, Metal Mix Sequins (Verve)

44 comments:

  1. Adorable card for a first birthday!

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  2. What an adorable little card! I love it!

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  3. Terrific card Sarah, one to treasure! Jo x

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  4. your bots card is so stinkin' cute, and I like that you've popped up the 3 main pieces; thanx for the inspiration!

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  5. This is just so perfect for a first birthday. Love the mix of design papers.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  6. So adorable, Sarah ... love that you created on the inside too! Anita in France :)

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  7. this card is adorable- love the colors. So well put together.

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  8. Adorable card! Perfect showcase of the robots and the shimmer is such a delightful special touch!
    c

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  9. What a fun card - love the gears!

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  10. Darling card! Love the stitching and those fun sprocket sequins!

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  11. Love the soft colors on this for a baby card.

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  12. Super cool way to use the sketch...love the inside of the card too!

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  13. Cute card. Love the gears. I'm sure the little man enjoyed it.

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  14. Adorable and as pretty on the inside as the outside. Love the stitching and the subtle colors. Well done.

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  15. Love your card, and the inside is finished beautifully! Something I need to be better about. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  16. Super cute card - love the bot, the patterned papers and all the layering.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  17. Too cute! Wonderful for a little one's birthday.

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  18. aawww... what a cute, cute card!!

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  19. What an adorable birthday card! Love the little robot! Great colors!

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  20. Thanks for sharing your adorable card. He is my favorite bot on that set
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  21. First birthdays are special occasions, and your darling card will be a treasure, I am sure!

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  22. This is really sweet, Sarah! I just got some of the little gear sequins... I need to pull them out!

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  23. This is so adorable. Perfect for a 1 year old.

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  24. Love this little robot and you created such a cute card. Always love your coloring and details. I'm sure your cousin's little man will love it.

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  25. What a fun card for a 1st birthday!

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  26. What a wonderfully cute card for mom to treasure for his 1st birthday!

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  27. Very sweet 1st bday card...adorable robot.

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  28. This is so cute!! These little bots are so adorable and the little man is going to love it.

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  29. That little robot stamp is absolutely adorable. Great cards.

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  30. Super cute! I love when I can add some shimmer or shine to a boy card without it turning girly! Great inspiration!

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  31. A wwww he's so cute! Love the inside too!

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  32. Super cute! Love the robot and the inside of the card! TFS!

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  33. Very cute for a little man--I like the stitching.

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  34. This is soooo flippin cute!! Love the shiney little gears!! Great take of this sweet Verve set!!

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  35. This is absolutely adorable, Sarah! And that stitching detail ROCKS!

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  36. Oh so sweet. Your stitching is wonderful. I love the inside too with the "Bot" peeking over the DP.

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  37. Now this is really fun! It's not what you would expect for a Shimmer and Shine blog hop and it totally works!

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