Friday, September 26, 2014

September 2014 Diva Dare

Terrific Trios - September Diva Dare


Hi Verve fans and welcome to September's Diva Dare! It's Andrea here with you bringing this month's dare which is entitled Terrific Trios. Back to school time usually means life is a 3 ring circus, so this month we're daring you to add 3 of something to your card or project.


I started off by cutting out the focal frame with Verve's Rounded Scallop Frame. I took the outside scalloped edge, distressed the edge with ink and then sprayed it with Elmer's glue. I then sprinkled some coarse glitter over it. The sentiment is from Wonderful Marvelous and for that frame I inked the edges and then added some White Opal liquid pearls. Turns out that the liquid pearls interacted with the ink and they turned green! Ugh! In a fit of mild anger, I scraped off the dots with my finger nail. It actually adds to the distressed look so we'll chalk that up to a happy mistake. :) The floral accent consists of silk ribbon with paper flowers attached. I added some pulled apart gauze to the base of the card and then added strips of paper.

Two ways to win prizes for double the fun!

Win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! Take our Terrific Trios dare and link your card up to be eligible to win.  Entries must have 3 of something on your card or project, be posted 9/12 or later, include at least one Verve product and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 10/01/14.  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 Celebrate Good Times 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 1, 2014.

Winners will be announced on October 2, 2014.


Thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, September 13, 2014

August Release Retrospective Hop

Welcome to Verve's August Release Retrospective Blog Hop! The Verve Divas are hopping today and serving up some more inspiration using the August release stamps & dies! Besides a peek at some really cool cards, there are also a couple of prizes up for grabs! I've combined some new with old...the newer Moments Remembered with the older All About You:


Starting out the Fall-ish weekend out with some Fall-ish colors to go along with my Verve Stamps! I combined two sentiment (very easy to do with Verve Stamps) to make this 'Thinking of You' 'You make each day feel brand new' sentiment. I added a twine bow to the leaf dies, some wooden snowflakes adorned with pearls and lots of ink distressing.



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. 

1. Julee10. Laurie
2. Teresa11. Janelle
3. Chaitali12. Christyne
4. Amber13. Jen
5. Charmaine14. Andrea
6. Marisa15. Betty
7. Monika {Guest}16. Karen
8. Stacey17. Sarah
9. Maureen

Want another chance to win? Now it's your turn! We'd LOVE to see what you've done with the August release. Link up your cards using at least one product from our August release and you'll be entered in a drawing to win our entire next release! All the details and the linkup widget are on the Verve blog today. The deadline is October 3, so there's still plenty of time to get the August release if you haven't already.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!


Stamps: Moments Remembered, All About You (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Walking in the Forest (Maja Design), Very Vanilla
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Copper Liquid Pearls (Ranger), pearls, wooden accents, leaf die (Spellbinders), ribbon, corner punch, dauber, twine
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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