Saturday, December 10, 2016

December Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!

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It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!
There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until January 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!


Find a little inspiration from this sweet stocking graphic, make a colorful winter card, or head off in your own direction. There are no rules.. just have fun creating!
Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Thursday, January 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

If you came from visiting Betty, you're in the right place!!  I used the My Cup To Yours Free Digital set that Julee created for my card!!  I used the colors from the inspiration piece as well as the latest Mojo Monday Sketch for my card.  I colored the coffee mugs with Copic markers and added Stardust Stickles over the mugs and the snowflake when I was finished.  Next on today's hop is Christyne!!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you play along!!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!


1. Julee6. Marisa
2. Betty7. Maureen
3. Charmaine8. Susan
4. Christyne9. Teresa
5. Laurie10. Sankari



Friday, November 18, 2016

Verve November Release Retrospective Blog Hop

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Welcome to Verve's November Release Retrospective Blog Hop!  Have you had a chance to get your inky fingers on the latest Verve release? It's a beautiful holiday release and the Verve Divas and November Guests are hopping again today with a fresh dose of inspiration using the new stamps! Everything in the shop is on sale 25% off right now, so it's a great time to stock up. Come take a tour of our blogs to see these fun stamps in action, then leave a little comment love as you hop about for a chance to win today's prize!

If you've come from visiting Laurie, you're in the right place!!  I used the Jolly Jingles set for my card today along with the coordinating Winter Friends Die Set.  I started with the last Viva la Verve Sketch and created this shaker card!  I used some fun papers I found in the Target dollar bin along with Kraft cardstock.  I also found some fun glitters in the Target dollar bin.  You can't see the reindeer sequins that are inside the shaker, but they're adorable!!  :)  Next on today's hop is Betty!!  Thanks for stopping by today!!


Want to win some shiny new Verve? One lucky comment from all of the stops along today's hop will be randomly selected to win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! To be entered in the giveaway, comment on each of the stops below. Comment deadline for the prize drawing is Monday, November 28.
Release Retrospective Hop List
1. Julee6. Laurie
2. Lee Ann (Guest)7. Charmaine
3. Lynn (Guest)8. Betty
4. Tenia (Guest)9. Maureen
5. Marisa10. Teresa



Thursday, November 10, 2016

November Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop

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It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!

There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until December 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!


These rustic trees in blues and greens bring images of Old World Christmas to mind. Add in some baubles and finery, or keep it simple and rustic.  Either way, it's sure to inspire.  There are no rules... follow our color pattern or head off in whatever direction these pretty trees take you.  We can't wait to see what you create!

If you've come from visiting Betty, you're in the right place!!  I used the Be Blessed set along with the Petal Points Die Set and the Sprightly Sprigs Die Set.  I also used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch for my card!  This week is a contest too, so you might want to check out the Mojo Monday Blog as well!!   Next on today's hop is Christyne!!  Thanks for stopping by!


Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Monday, December 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!


1. Julee6. Marisa
2. Betty7. Maureen
3. Charmaine8. Susan
4. Christyne9. Teresa
5. Laurie 



Friday, November 4, 2016

Verve November Release Spotlight Hop - Day 3

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Verve Stamps November 2016 Spotlight Hops

Welcome back to Day 3 of Verve's November Release Spotlight Hops!  It's an exciting day as there's new Verve in the store this morning! Two beautiful new sets and coordianating die sets just released and they're all available in the shop right now. To celebrate our new release, we're putting on another blog hop with a fabulous giveaway!

Today's featured focus is designer's choice, so you might just sneak a peek at a whole bunch of must-haves!  If you've arrived from visiting Laurie, you're in the right place!!  For my card, I used the Beyond Measure set along with the Christmas Spirit Die Set.  I started with the latest Viva la Verve Sketch for some inspiration.  The papers are from the Nordic Pines Collection from Bazzill.  I stamped the sentiment and the berry and twigs elements and created a little focal point with them.  As a finishing touch, I added some Gold Package Sequins for some sparkle.  Thanks for stopping by all week!  I hope you've been inspired!  Next on today's hop is Betty!!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? Today's prize is a BIG one. We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE new release! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list and all the prize info and deadlines!
Jolly JinglesWinter Friends Die Set
Beyond MeasureChristmas Spirit Die Set

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Lee Ann (Guest)8. Betty
3. Lynn (Guest)9. Maureen
4. Tenia(Guest)10. Teresa
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Laurie


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Verve November Release Spotlight Hops - Day 2

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Verve Stamps November 2016 Spotlight Hops

Welcome back to Day 2 of Verve's November Release Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guests are back for another day of spotlighting our new release! Everything previewed this week will be available to order in the Verve online shop on Friday, November 4.

Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Beyond Measure stamp set and coordinating Christmas Spirit Die Set.  If you've arrived from visiting Laurie, you're in the right place!!  I just LOVE this stamp set and plan to use it for Christmas cards this year.  Since I'd be mass-producing them, I had to keep it pretty simple so that the process wouldn't take too long!  :)  I stamped the three wise men in black and die cut it with a stitched circle die.  I added a little shadow below each wise man with a Copic marker.  The star was stamped and die cut, then adhered with foam tape.  The sentiment was stamped and embossed in gold.  I matted the piece with gold mirror cardstock to bring out the sentiment.  I hope this has inspired you to create your own Christmas cards this year!  Next on today's hop is Betty!!  Thanks for stopping by!
Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!
Beyond MeasureChristmas Spirit Die Set

Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Lee Ann (Guest)8. Betty
3. Lynn (Guest)9. Maureen
4. Tenia(Guest)10. Teresa
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Laurie



Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Verve November Release Spotlight Hops!!

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Verve Stamps November 2016 Spotlight Hops

Welcome to Verve's November Release Spotlight Hops! A new release is just around the corner and for the next few days we'll be shining our creative spotlights on the new Verve sets and dies releasing this Friday, November 4.

Today we're sharing inspiration featuring the new Jolly Jingles stamp set and coordinating Winter Friends Die Set. Check out the Verve Blog post today for the full hop list, prize details and an intro to our fabulous Guest Divas Lee Ann BarrettLynn Mangan and Tenia Nelson!

If you've come from visiting Laurie, then you're in the right place!!  I decided to use the tree image along with the snowflakes from the set for my card.  I started by sponging a "sky" onto the card and then stamped the trees twice, colored them with Copics and mounted a couple of them with foam tape.  The snowflakes were stamped and embossed in white. I attached the whole panel to a card base with foam tape.  Simple card and pretty easy to reproduce!  Next on today's hop is Betty!!  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!!
Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances!

Jolly JinglesWinter Friends Die Set


Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Lee Ann (Guest)8. Betty
3. Lynn (Guest)9. Maureen
4. Tenia(Guest)10. Teresa
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Laurie



Friday, October 21, 2016

Verve October Release Retrospective Blog Hop!!

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Welcome to Verve's October Release Retrospective Blog Hop!  Today the Verve Divas and Guest Divas are back with another dose of inspiration using the brand new release! All of our new products are available to order in the Verve shop and on sale through the end of October! Plus, we've got a sweet hop prize in store!

If you've come from visiting Marisa, you're in the right place!!  For my card, I used the Everything Nice set along with the coordinating Gown Die.  I started with the latest Mojo Monday Sketch and some papers from the Sunny Days Ahead Collection from Echo Park.  The gown was stamped and embossed in white on a polka dot patterned paper and then I die cut a vellum gown to adhere over top to soften the dress.  To finish the card, I added some Shine Bright Sequins and sponged white ink on the edges of the card to give it a soft, dreamy feel.    Next on today's hop is Betty!!



Want to win some shiny new Verve? Julee will be picking a random comment winner on one of the hop spots below to win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! To be entered in the giveaway, leave a little comment love as you hop around to the blogs linked below! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!
Release Retrospective Hop List
1. Julee7. Vickie (Guest)
2. Marisa8. Maureen
3. Charmaine9. Christyne
4. Betty10. Teresa
5. Stacey11. Lesley
6. Lisa (Guest) 



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