Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

It's my favorite time... Coffee Loving Blog Hopping time!


A new season is upon us and that means it's time for the Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Hooray! I just love seeing all the coffee/tea/cocoa inspired creations filling up the blogosphere during these hops. And since fall is my favorite time of year, I just can't wait to see all the autumn cards.

Verve is once again proud to be a hop Super Sponsor once again. We're providing one of the oh-so-many fabulous prizes up for grabs for those who link up a newly created fall themed coffee, tea or cocoa project over on the official Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop post.  The linkup is open through September 22, so I hope you have a fabulous week of getting inky!


I'm offering our first ever digital set for sale in the shop! So many of y'all have loved our digis in the past and I've received so many emails asking if they could be purchased after they had been taken down.  I've never sold digital products before, and am a little iffy on how my current shopping cart will handle it, so please be patient if anything goes wonky. I did note on my test order that the download link appears right after you click place order. So you need to save it right then.  The shopping cart also requires you to fill out the shipping information, even though it's a digital product, so it can determine any taxes. If you miss the download link, like I almost did, just send an email to me with your order # and I'll hook you up with the link.

The digi will normally sell for $5, but is at an introductory price of $3.50 through September 30. While you're in the shop don't miss our 30% off sale on coffee/tea/cocoa and fall themed stamps & dies.

The download will come with a zip file that includes .png and .jpegs for all 9 designs. It also includes a printable PDF with each design laid out to print at least twice on an 8.5 x 11" page.

If you like to die cut, the pumpkin image and the cup with the wheat design fit the Pumpkin Spice Die Set.  The cup with the pumpkins fits the Happiness in a Cup Die Set and the cup with the flowers fits the Cup for All Seasons Die Set.


For my card I printed the Coffee Please sentiment, the pumpkin cup and an enlarged version of the leaf on my laser printer.  I colored with copic markers and fussy cut both the leaf and the cup, cutting a slit in the cup to tuck a few leaf sprays in.  The leaf sprays are from the Autumn Blessings stamp set and I cut them with the coordinating Autumn Thanks Die Set.  To make them shine, I added some morning dew Nuvo drops and sprinkled with glitter.  I did the same thing with the pumpkins on the cup.


The patterned paper is from Carta Bella and I embossed the cream panel with a chicken wire embossing folder. I tucked a mixed media honeycomb die cut behind and finished off with a bit of grosgrain ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoy the hop!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Anni VERVE sary Spotlight Hop Winners

Hi Verve friends!  Oh happy day! It's time to announce the winners from our Anni-VERVE-sary New Release Spotlight Hops. A few lucky people will be sporting some new Verve pretty soon!

And now for the winners of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops! Drumroll please...

Day 1 Spotlight Winner: Stir Your Creativity
Wins: Little Ones and Little Ones Die Set
winner selected randomly from comments on Maureen's post

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Day 2 Spotlight Winner:  Maggie Miller
Wins: Bloom Brighter and Blooming Die Set
Winner selected randomly from comments on Amy Kolling's post

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Day 3 Spotlight Winner: Mary Holshouser
Wins: Cake & Candles
Winner selected randomly from comments on Lesley's post

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Day 4 Spotlight Winner: Kirsty Vittetoe
Winner selected randomly from comments on Laurie's post
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Day 5 Spotlight Winner: Sheri
Winner selected randomly from comments on Kelly's post
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Congrats to our Spotlight Hop winners!
 To claim your prize, please send an email to me at contests@vervestamps.com and let me know which day's prize you won and your shipping address.  If you're placing an order for other items, you can just place the order and leave a note in the order comments that you are a winner and I'll ship your prize with your order.  
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Thanks to everyone for celebrating our new release with us!



Monday, August 28, 2017

10th Anni VERVE sary Release Spotlights Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 of our 10th Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  It's been a fabulous week of sharing the new products with you and the day we've all been waiting for is finally here!  It's release day!  Hip hip hooray!  We've got a full roster, including all of our special guests participating in today's hop.  And the prize is the ENTIRE release!  Excited?  I am. So let's get to the details.


Our special 10th Anni-VERVE-sary release is a fusion of new and classic Verve. The release includes 4 stamp sets and 2 die sets. If our peeks have inspired you f and you  just need to have it all, you can order the Anni-VERVE-sary Buy it All Bundle right now at a 25% discount through September 10. In fact, our whole store is on sale right now to celebrate 10 years of Verve!

Today's featured focus is designer's choice, so you might just sneak a peek at a whole bunch of must-haves, especially since we've got a full line-up of Divas, guests and Alumni today!


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!
Little OnesLittle Ones Die Set
Bloom BrighterBlooming Die Set
Cake and CandlesScripture Medley 5

Day 5 Hop List
1. Julee9. Lesley
2. Maureen10. Christyne
3. Betty11. Laurie
4. Charmaine12. Kelly (Guest)
5. Marisa13. Laurie W. (Alumni)
6. Amy S.(Alumni)14. Tosha L. (Alumni)
7. Amy K.(Alumni)15. Tiffany S.(Alumni)
8. Michelle W. (Alumni)


Comment deadline for prize drawing is Thursday, August 31.

My card today uses this sweet sentiment from the Little Ones set. It's one of my favorite sentiments for anniversary cards and this one will be going to my hubby this December as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. Our wedding colors were blue and silver, so I embossed both the heart image and the sentiment in silver and added in some blue with Lindy's Magicals powders.  I cut the heart with the coordinating Little Ones Die Set and roughed up the edges just a bit.


The patterned paper is from the Hazy Days collection by 7 Dots Studio. I just loved the aged look to it... a little tattered, but still beautiful... just like our love after 20 years together.


Since our release ending up being later in the month than I originally had intended, I've extended our Anni-VERVE-sary sale through September 10. All previously released stamps, dies and sequins are 30% off and our new release is 20% off!

And if you decide you want the entire release, you can buy it all at a little additional savings!

The hop starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry, so click on over for a fun little watercolor card set from me. See ya there!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Little Ones (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Hazy Days (7 Dots Studio), black, cream
Ink: Versamark, Hickory Smoke, black soot (Ranger Distress), Lindy's Magicals (Lindy's Stamp Gang)
Accessories: Little Ones Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), silver embossing powder