Friday, May 23, 2014

New Verve...Spotlight Hop Day 4

Welcome to our May 2014 Spotlight Hops!  We're so excited to share some new Verve with you! The Divas will be spotlighting 3 new sets, 3 plain janes and a couple dies each day through Friday, so keep your eyes peeled for some fresh Verve inspiration! Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store on Friday, 5/23.


Some fabulous new dies releasing from Verve today! Here I used the new Petal Points die to cut out two sizes of the flower, stacked them with dimensionals and gave each little point a smidge of Black Onyx Liquid pearl paint. I also added some Pastel Mix Sequins as well as some yellow pearls to the centers of each flower.




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 full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!




1. Julee8. Amber
2. Charmaine9. Maureen
3. Marisa10. Jen
4. Janelle11. Laurie S.
5. Teresa12. Andrea
6. Chaitali13. Christyne
7. Stacey14. Sarah

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Stamps: Be Blessed (Verve Stamps)
Paper: So Saffron, Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, So Saffron (SU), Garden Green (CTMH)
Accessories: Petal Points Die set (Verve~A Cut Above dies), Pastel Sequin Mix (Verve), Dimensionals, pearls, Black Onyx Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
Size: 4 1/4' X 5 1/2"
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

New Verve...Spotlight Hop Day 3

Welcome to our May 2014 Spotlight Hops!  We're so excited to share some new Verve with you! The Divas will be spotlighting 3 new sets, 3 plain janes and a couple dies each day through Friday, so keep your eyes peeled for some fresh Verve inspiration! Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store on Friday, 5/23.


Been practicing my hand at not adding so much stuff...this one turned out rather patriotic, though that was not my intention. I do like the boldness of the colors...I used Verve's new Luke 1:45 Plain Jane atop Maja Design's Life by the Sea paper. The red ribbon is also from Verve...the collection it belongs to this the Red White and Beautiful set. I stamped the sentiment and framed it with cork. I added a bright red flower to the middle of the bow to give it a bit of extra punch.


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 full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!



1. Julee8. Maureen
2. Charmaine9. Jen
3. Marisa10. Laurie S.
4. Teresa11. Andrea
5. Chaitali12. Christyne
6. Stacey13. Sarah
7. Amber 

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!



Stamps: Luke 1:45 Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Life by the Sea (Maja Design), White, cork
Ink: Outdoor Denim (CTMH)
Accessories: Red White and Beautiful Ribbon collection (Verve), Scalloped Rectangles (Spellbinders), flower, White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger), 
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New Verve...Spotlight Hop Day 2

Welcome to our May 2014 Spotlight Hops!  We're so excited to share some new Verve with you! The Divas will be spotlighting 3 new sets, 3 plain janes and a couple dies each day through Friday, so keep your eyes peeled for some fresh Verve inspiration! Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store on Friday, 5/23. If you're following the hop order, you've arrived here from Laurie's blog.  I have the hop order posted below in case there's a break in the chain. How about a little Mojo to start your Wednesday?


Back to a little vintage style, I pulled out my Vintage Summer basics paper from Maja Design, sewed the perimeter and added the Jotted Heart die stamped with my sentiment from the new set, Wonderful Marvelous. The edges of the heart and new Sprightly Sprig dies are dotted with liquid pearls and I added a gem button with a twine bow. I modeled my sketch after this week's Mojo Monday design.




 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 full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!



1. Julee7. Stacey
2. Charmaine8. Maureen
3. Marisa9. Jen
4. Janelle10. Laurie S.
5. Teresa11. Andrea
6. Chaitali12. Christyne

And now onward to see what Christyne has in store for you! Thanks for visiting and have a great day!



Stamps: Wonderful Marvelous (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Summer Basics (Maja Design), Natural White, Crumb Cake (SU!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx black
Accessories: Sprightly Sprigs, Jotted Heart Die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger), twine, pearls, ribbon, sewing machine, dimensionals
Size: 4 1/4"  X 5 1/2"
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New Verve...Day 1 Spotlight Hop

Welcome to our May 2014 Spotlight Hops!  We're so excited to share some new Verve with you! The Divas will be spotlighting 3 new sets, 3 plain janes and a couple dies each day through Friday, so keep your eyes peeled for some fresh Verve inspiration! Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store on Friday, 5/23.


My idea for this card was to lean a little towards the CAS side, I stamped the button stamps in Versamark, sprinkled the design with white embossing powder and then heat set the design. I used a dauber in some Soft Sky ink to gently circle around each design. I then added some Shine Bright Sequins, stamped my sentiment and lastly added the Polka Dot Basics ribbon


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 full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!



1. Julee
3. Marisa
4. Janelle
5. Teresa
7. Stacey
8. Maureen
9. Jen
10Andrea
11. Christyne

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps:  Button Best (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Soft Sky (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Soft Sky (SU!)
Accessories: Shine Bright Sequin Mix & Polka Dot Basics Ribbon Collection (Verve), White Embossing Powder
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May Diva Dare...Petals and Wings

"Petals and Wings" - May Diva Dare

Hello Verve fans and welcome to May's Diva Dare!  In honor of the newest Verve release, this month's Dare is entitled "Petals and Wings".  Not too hard for many of us and we add these elements to our cards on a regular basis, but now when you do, you have a chance to win some shiny new Verve!

What we're daring you to do this month is create a card with both a flower and a butterfly on it. 


I used stamps from Verve's new release, this set is called Petals and Wings. I stamped 2 sizes of butterflies and cut them out with the Wings and Petals dies set, then stamped the flower image and middle. I added some liquid pearls to both designs and mounted them with dimensionals. I also sprinkled the butterfly images with some Star Dust Stickles to give them a bit of sparkle. (Love me some sparkle!) The paper is from Maja Design and I added a bit of vintage lace to the outer edges for a little softness. Lastly, I added some pearl flourishes.



Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, May 21st.  Entries must be posted 5/2 or later, include at least one Verve product, both a flower and a butterfly, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 5/21/14.   

During this month's Diva Dare, there are 2 prizes up for grabs!
Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Petals and Wings" Dare and link up your card (created May 2nd or later) to the linky widget below to be eligible to win.  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 set of your choice! For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's "Petals and Wings" 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 May 21, 2014.

Winners will be announced on May 22, 2014. 

- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! -

 
Stamps: Petals and Wings (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Sofiero collection (Maja Design), Almost Amethyst, Shimmer pink (SU!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx black
Accessories: Wings and Petals die cuts (Verve~A Cut Above dies), White Pearl lines and flourishes (Zva Creative), Star Dust Stickles & White Opal liquid pearls (Ranger), paper distresser, vintage lace, dimensionals
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Monday, May 5, 2014

May Diva Inspirations Hop

Welcome to Verve's May Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time! This month we've got a fabulous challenge that's sure to put a spring in your step! 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!




Here's our theme for May:


Fancy fonts are all the rage! Let your inner wordsmith shine and make a gorgeous sentiment (or two or three!) the focus of your card. Whether you draw inspiration from the graphic or take some poetic license of your own, just flash us some fonts!

And here's another 'fancy font' card:


On both cards, I used sentiments that mix of up font style...which is a combo that I absolutely love. The change-up really draws your eye.


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'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. Julee9. Susan
2. Amy10. Chaitali
3. Anya11. Stacey
4. Betty12. Maureen
5. Karen13. Marisa
6. Sankari14. Andrea
7. Sarah14. Charmaine
8. Sony14. Christyne

Check out our May special...


Thanks for stopping by!


Card 1:
Stamps: Celebration of Thanks (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Ska vi ta en fika collection (Maja Design), Natural White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Versafine Onyx black
Accessories: button, twine, paper distresser, paper flower, white pearl flourishes (Zva Creative), floral lace
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"

Card 2:
Stamps: More Than Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Crea Diem (Maja Design), Black, Natural White (Su!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx black 
Accessories: Gingham ribbon, lace, Pearl Lines (Zva Creative),  Doily Lace Edge punch (Martha Stewart), Romantic Rectangles (Spellbinders), Onyx Pearl & White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger), dauber
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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