Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March Verve Diva Inspiration Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Diva Inspirations Hop! It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Verve Inspirations Team to breathe new life into some much-loved stamps and dies. And there's a PRIZE up for grabs! So be sure to leave a little shout out in the comment section of each blog as you hop about to be entered in a drawing for a $30 gift certificate to Verve Stamps! Check out all the details over at the Verve Blog, which just happens to be the start of the hop.

I love the Inspiration hops - and this month we are welcoming a whole lot of new Verve Divas for their first Inspiration Hop!!! Woohooo! Welcome Ladies! For my project today, I made some table centerpieces for my friends 50th birthday using the  Let It Shine stamp set. We had a long table set up for her 50th birthday and I thought it would make it more special to personalize the table decorations with little candle holders decorated with her favorite colors (green, blue and purple) with a little tag that says: 50, Your Time to Shine!

I found little glass candle holders and combined it with some green burlap, flowers, berries and twine with a hazelnut scented candle inside (Smells SOOO good!). Having a milestone birthday can such an emotional moment - and I love the sentiment "Your Time to Shine" - just puts everything into perspective and inspires me to always enjoy and be grateful for this precious life of ours. Here is another angle of the candle holder - with the candle inside:

Here is a shot of all the candleholders together - I love how it turned out. I stamped the sentiment from the awesome  Let It Shine stamp set  - check out all the sentiments in this  beautiful set! I punched out the sentiments with a circle punch and then matted it onto some green card stock that I cut using the Vintage Oval die. I attached the tag onto the candle holders with some twine and finished it off by adding some glitter to the thickers:

Project Details:
Stamps: Let It Shine stamp set from Verve Stamps
Paper: PTI white cardstock and green cardstock
Inks: Memento Bamboo Leaves
Accessories: Vintage Oval die from Verve stamps, Circle punch, American crafts foam number stickers, flowers/ berries/ burlap from craft store, twine, dimensionals and cropadile and ribbon from stash

I think my most favorite kind of project is one where I can make something special for my friends and family - and making this project was so much fun and so special because it was for someone special! Julee has the most amazing sentiments that always say the most perfect things straight Can't wait to see all the amazing projects that the Divas have created for the hop this morning - please hop over with me and check them out - and don't forget to leave a little love - some lucky commenteer will get some awesome prizes! Check out these amazing ladies and their amazing creations with me:


Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)


1. Julee7. Karen
2. Amy8. Sankari
3. Anya9. Sarah
4. Betty10. Sony
5. Jen d.11. Susan
6. Jessica12. Tiffany

45 comments:

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful centerpieces! I love the colors and the tags are adorable!

Ravengirl said...

How very sweet! These are lovely table centerpieces!

Lynne said...

Great idea. Those are well dressed candles.

Karen Wedding said...

Love those candles. Your friend will be so happy to get them. Great job.

Sarah Gough said...

What gorgeous table arrangements! Such a lovely sentiment to share for a 50th!

Margie said...

These are just beautiful! Great candle holders!

Karen Giron said...

Simply amazing! I love the personalized touch you added for her special birthday!

pam said...

beautiful centerpieces.....

Rosemary said...

what beautiful centerpieces!!

jan farnworth said...

wonderful center pieces.

marylouh said...

A beautiful idea that could be adapted to any occasion - or for no special occasion at all. Great job.

Petra Swart said...

So sweet and your color combination is beautiful!! The table must have been a feast with these lovely little candles and flowers. TFS.

Heather said...

These centerpieces are beautiful! And the tag finishes them off just right with that perfect sentiment!

Rhonda said...

What a great idea. Love the colors.

Annheidel said...

So pretty!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Eeek! These are so fabulous, Sankari! What a perfect sentiment!

Angie said...

What a gorgeous way to help a friend celebrate! Fabulous tags! Beautiful centerpieces!

Sue D said...

How sweet for your friend!

Christine said...

What a blessing for your friend's birthday. I love your centerpieces, and you are so right, Verve stamps say things just the right way!

Trisha said...

What a beautiful and so special touch for this milestone birthday. Wow.

Nancy said...

I like the flowers!

Dawn's Daze said...

Very nice! I love seeing other ideas besides cards.

Betty Wright said...

Sankari, these are amazing! Wonderful details and gifts!

Ruth G said...

What a fabulous sentiment and a wonderful tribute to someone who needs to know that they do shine more brightly! Thanks so much for sharing!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great project! I bet these are a hit!

craftymom205 said...

Great project.

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Kris B said...

Beautiful center pieces! The tags are a wonderful touch! Lovely! TFS God bless!!

scrappingnana said...

Love your project. Great idea.

marilynwillauer said...

I'm speechless, what a perfect set of table decorations for friend, love your work and love Verve Stamps, their fonts are always the BEST!!!

Kathryn A said...

What a great, spring-like, colourful gift! Love it!

Wanda Cullen said...

This is such a great decorating as well as gift idea - a two for one project!

zehra said...

Wow love it what a great way to celebrate

Jennipher said...

What a wonderful idea Sankari! Beautifully done.

anya said...

What a stunning centerpiece! Beautiful rich colors, and I love how you have personalized them!

g said...

these are just beautiful! i know your friends loved these!
so sweet & pretty!

Denise Bryant said...

These are so pretty! Great centerpiece, and nice gift idea too!
DeniseB

Tracy MacLoughlin said...

So pretty!

Glenna Anderson said...

Very nice!

dj said...

I agree...I so love it when I can make something for someone that really means alot...your centerpieces turned out awesome!!

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Nicole said...

You are such a sweet, generous, and ever so creative/artistic person. Your friend will LOVE those.

Amy Kolling said...

Oh I'm sure your friend was just speechless! These are beautiful with all the little details and I especially like the natural look of the burlap! Thanks for the warm welcome!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such pretty candle holders...love the bling on the numbers.

cm said...

Stunning, thoughtful, heart-warming gift! I'm past 50 - and it's great to know that 'age' is appreciated! Thank you for brightening my day!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow this is soooo pretty! I love them! Such gorgeous colors too!

Sheena Brooks said...

Such a great decoration for a milestone birthday!