Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Verve Release Day Hop

It's release day at Verve and we're celebrating with Day 4 of our November 2014 Spotlight Hops!  Have you enjoyed the spotlights we've been sharing this week? Well, the wait is over and everthing previewed this week is available in the Verve online store now! And to cap off this release, we're giving away the entire release to one lucky commenter along today's hop, so come along with us as we share one last look-see at our holiday spotlights!
Today's spotlight is on the November 2014 Release Collection, so grab a treat and hop along!



For this card I wanted to highlight an uplifting sentiment and accent it with the ornate cross. I stamped the cross image on a piece of Natural white paper and then cut out the design. I then used the die to mat the image and give it a bit of depth. 


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE November 2014 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 all the shopping and prize info and deadlines!

November 2014 Collection

Day 4 Hop List
1. Julee8. Stacey
2. Laurie9. Teresa
3. Chaitali10. Andrea
4. Marisa11. Christyne
5. Amber12. Nancy
6. Diana13. Maureen
7. Charmaine14. Janelle

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!


Stamps: Weary World (Verve Stamps)
Paper: A Gift for You (Maja Design), Black, Natural White
Ink: Versafine Onyx black
Accessories: Starry Stable dies (Verve~A Cut Above dies), Black Onyx Liquid pearls (Ranger), lace, pearls, Whimsey Circle die (Memory Box, Inc.)
Size: 4 1/2" X 5 1/2"
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Verve's New Release November 2014 Spotlight Hops

Welcome back to Day 3 of Verve's November 2014 Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guests are back for another day of spotlighting the new holiday release! And the wait is almost over... everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store tomorrow (Thursday, 11/20). So come hop along with us and see our first looks at today's featured products!
Today's spotlight is shining on the Weary World set and Psalm 119:105 Plain Jane illustrated by Julee Tilman, as well as the coordinating Starry Stable Die Set.


I was in the mood for a little snow (not in real life, though) so I decided to pair this warm, uplifting sentiment with some cool colors and wintry accents. The snowflakes are wooded and to the smaller ones, I added Verve's Holiday Sequin Mix gold colored sequins. I wanted to tie in the gold letters and the gold jingle bells. I also wanted to add some silver accents as well, so I added a second bow in silver twine and silver liquid pearls to the sentiment panel. The sentiment is stamped on one of Verve's A Cut Above dies, this one is the inside frame to the Rounded Scallop Frame die.

Verve Holiday Spotlight Hops


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 a little more about our new products, an introduction of our 2 fabulous guest divas, and all the prize info and deadlines!

Weary WorldStarry Stable Die Set
Psalm 119:105 Plain Jane

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee8. Stacey
2. Laurie9. Teresa
3. Chaitali10. Andrea
4. Marisa11. Christyne
5. Amber12. Nancy
6. Diana13. Maureen
7. Charmaine

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!



Stamps: Psalm 119:105 Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Winter Fun (Carta Bella), Creamy Caramel, White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx black
Accessories: Holiday Sequin Mix (Verve) Rounded Scallop Frame die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), jingle bells, Pool Party seam binding (Stampin' Up!), silver twine, wooden snowflakes, paper distresser, Silver liquid pearls (Ranger)
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Verve's New Release November 2014 Spotlight Hop

Welcome back to Day 2 of Verve's November 2014 Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guests are back for another day of spotlighting the new holiday release! Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store on Thursday, 11/20. So come hop along with us and see what's new at Verve!
Today's spotlight is shining on the Pinecone Christmas set illustrated by Chaitali Narla and the coordinating Poinsettia Pinecones Die Set.


These pine cone boughs are just the cutest! I added my image to some festive papers, tacked on a sweet gingham bow adorned with a jingle bell and outlined the focal image with some liquid black pearls. I distressed/inked the edges and layered a bit of distressed gauze underneath...for just a little more shabbiness.


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 a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!

Pinecone Christmas

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Laurie8. Stacey
3. Chaitali9. Teresa
4. Marisa10. Andrea
5. Amber12. Nancy
6. Diana

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!


Stamps: Pinecone Christmas (Verve Stamps)
Paper: A Gift For You (Maja Design), Natural White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Always Artichoke, Chocolate, Cocoa, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Gingham ribbon, lace, twine, gauze, black onyx liquid pearls, velvet jingle bell, paper distresser, dauber
Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Verve's New Release November 2014 Spotlight Hop

Welcome to Verve's November 2014 Spotlight Hops!  Over the next few days the Verve Divas and special guests will be spotlighting 3 new sets, a plain jane and 2 coordinating die sets! Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store on Thursday, 11/20. So come hop along with us and see what's new at Verve!
Today's spotlight is shining on the Light My World set illustrated by Chaitali Narla and the new Holiday Sequin Mix.


I decided to use this week's Mojo sketch for my design. I chose the Menorah and Happy Hanukkah sentiment as I don't think that I have any Jewish celebratory cards. So here's one for the stash! I wanted to keep it very classy, hence the addition of the gold accents and paper. This one came together super quick!


Verve Holiday Spotlight Hops

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 a little more about our new products, an introduction of our 2 fabulous guest divas, and all the prize info and deadlines!

Light My WorldHoliday Sequin Mix



Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Laurie8. Stacey
3. Chaitali9. Teresa
4. Marisa10. Andrea
5. Amber11. Nancy
6. Diana

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!



Stamps: Light My World (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Home for the Holidays (Recollections), White, gold
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Charming Banner die, Occasion Frame die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), Bisque Liquid pearls (Ranger), Gold pearls, gold embossing powder
Size: 5 1/2" X 4 1/4"
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fall Inspired Framed Lilies

Happy Thursday friends! Today is my day to post on the Maja Design Blog, so I decided to pair up some "Walking in the Forest" with Verve's Framed Lilies stamp set to come up with this beauty here:

Big flowers, big bows and lots of distressing add to the old world charm of this card...I also added a bit of twine, crystal stamens, liquid pearls and antique lace to complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



Saturday, October 18, 2014

October Release Retrospective Blog Hop

Welcome to Verve's October Release Retrospective Blog Hop! The Verve Divas are hopping today and serving up some more inspiration using the October release stamps & dies! Besides a look-see at some really nifty cards, there's also a comment prize up for grabs!


I dug through some of my old papers and came up with Basic Grey's Origins line. I don't often use yellow, but I really liked the way this one came out. I stamped the sentiment from Verve's Inspire Hope set onto a Sweet Scallop Tag die. I then stamped the mums from the same said set in Chocolate ink and added some Buttercup Liquid Pearl centers. I also added some of Verve's Pastel Sequin Mix to the tag and the card base. 

1. Julee8. Laurie
2. Stacey9. Christyne
3. Marisa10. Teresa
4. Chaitali11. Andrea
5. Amber12. Betty
6. Jen13. Sarah
7. Charmaine14. Maureen



Want to win some shiny new Verve? We're giving away a $40 gift voucher to one lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to leave a shout out in the comments as you hop about.

Thanks for the visit and have a great weekend!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

October Diva Dare


Pink Power- October Diva Dare

Hi Verve fans and welcome to October's Diva Dare!  This month's dare is entitled Pink Power in honor of October being breast cancer awareness month.  Many of us have had friends and family who have waged a battle against this disease. I was just informed recently that a wonderfully sweet neighbor of mine was just diagnosed with breast cancer. I am hoping that she wins her fight against this terrible disease. Here's a card that I made for her in her honor:  


I wanted the pinks to really stand out, so I based them on a very muted background, with just hints of pink in it. I used Verve's Pink Power stamp set, stamped on a cut out tag from Prima's Romance Novel papers. I mounted that on a Spellbinders die and added my array of vibrantly pink flowers, with a silver charm and some black/pearl stamens thrown in for a little interest. The edges are all distressed with a paper distresser and Walnut Stain distress ink. I decided to make the card base smaller than the card front...just cos you don't see that very often. :)




Two ways to win prizes for double the fun!

Win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! Take our Pink Power dare and link your card up to be eligible to win.  Entries must have pink on your card or project, be posted 10/10 or later, include at least one Verve product and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 10/26/14.  One participant will be randomly selected to win the gift voucher.  You can enter as many times as you like, but each card needs to be in a separate post.

Win a Verve set of your choice! For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's Pink Power Diva Dare posts!  One lucky commenter will win a Verve stamp set of his or her choice, so be sure to tune in each day!  Comment deadline to be entered in our prize drawing is October 26, 2014.


Winners will be announced on October 27, 2014.