Monday, April 16, 2018

April New Release Spotlight Hop Winners

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

Day 1 Spotlight Winner: Rosemary
Wins: Risen Savior
winner selected randomly from comments on Charmaine's post

Day 2 Spotlight Winner:  Sue D
Wins: Hope Lifts and the Lifted Hope Die Set
winner selected randomly from comments on Maureen's post


Day 3 Spotlight Winner: Greta
Wins: Sentimental Wishes and the Lacey Frames and Lacey Trim Duo die sets
winner selected randomly from comments on Betty's post


Day 4 Spotlight Winner: Super Stick Chick
Wins: April Buy it All Bundle
winner selected randomly from comments on Julee's post


Congrats to our Spotlight Hop winners!
 To claim your prize, please send an email to me at 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.  

Thanks to everyone for celebrating our new release with us!If you still need to pick up the release, it's a great time with our free shipping promo good through 4/17.

Free US shippipng on orders over $35 placed in the Verve shop April 13-17, 2018.
Select US Shipping as your ship method at checkout and discount will be calculated automatically.
Offer not valid on US Priority, International or Canadian shipping methods.

If you're looking for our April Diva Inspirations Challenge scroll down or click here.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April 2018 New Release Spotlights - Day 4 and April Diva Inspirations Challenge

Hi Verve fans! It's release day! I'm so happy to say that brand new Verve stamps and dies are available for purchase in the Verve shop today!  Hooray! To celebrate the release, we're hosting one last spotlight blog hop, with a pretty awesome prize... the entire April releaseBe sure to read to the bottom of the post for the hop list and all the prize details!

Since it's the 10th of the month, we're also combining today's hop with the kick-off to our April Diva Inspirations challenge. I had so much fun getting back in the swing of things last month and checking out all your green creations. This month we're challenging you to show us some handmade sunshine with the color YELLOW! I can't wait to see what you create! Hope you'll play along.

Verve Stamps are not required, but we do love to see 'em. You can enter as often as you like, but must create a new creation for each linkup. You have until May 5 to link up at the bottom of this post for a chance to win the random prize drawing for a $30 gift voucher to the Verve shop.

For today's card I decided to pair the Sentimental Wishes set with the small outline flower from the previously released Bloom Brighter stamp set.  I stamped the flower three times, then colored with Copics and cut with the coordinating Blooming die set.  I then die cut the square from the Lacey Frames die set three times in white and used a mini ink blender to sponge scattered straw distress ink onto the center of each square, then popped the flowers up on each square for a little dimension.  I did the same sponge treatment with the circle die, then stamped the hello friend sentiment from Sentimental Wishes in the center.  I added some subtle stripes to the yellow and white panels with an embossing folder, then finished off with one of the Lacey Trim Duo border dies and a sweet little bow.

What's in it?
Stamps: Sentimental WishesBloom Brighter (Verve Stamps)
Paper: daffodil delight, smoky slate (SU!), white (Neenah)
Ink: scattered straw (Ranger Distress), pure graphite (Altenew), Copic markers
Accessories: Lacey Frames  Lacey Trim Duo and Blooming die sets (A Cut Above by VERVE), striped embossing folder (Sizzix), glitter glue, taffeta ribbon

Now it's time to get on with the business of hopping!

Be sure to hop on over to the Verve shop when you're done hopping to check out the new products and our April sale.

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! The April 2018 Release Collection includes Risen Savior, Hope LiftsSentimental Wishes, and the Lifted HopeLacey Frames and Lacey Trim Duo die sets. So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! 

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee 5. Laurie
2. Michele (Guest) 6. Marisa
3. Betty 7. Maureen
4. Charmaine 8. Teresa

Comment deadline for our Blog Hop prize drawing is April 15.
Today's hop starts on my blog, Poetic Artistry.  See ya there!

And if you're playing along with our challenge, link up below...

Monday, April 9, 2018

April 2018 New Release Spotlight Hops - Day 3

Well, hello! We're so excited to be hopping with you again today for our Day 3 New Release Spotlight Hop! The new sets and dies will be available in the shop TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 10, but while we wait we still have some more blog hopping planned for you  to showcase the new products and also give you a chance to WIN some new Verve! Hooray!

Today our sneaky little spotlight  is shining on the new Sentimental Wishes stamp set and the Lacey Trim Duo and Lacey Frames die sets. Look for an in depth look at this set a little later in this post.  But first, let's get to the giveaway and hop details, shall we?

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random comment on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment love on all the blogs on the list below to increase your chances!

Sentimental WishesLacey Frames Die Set
Lacey Frames Die Set

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee5. Laurie
2. Michele (Guest) 6. Marisa
3. Betty7. Maureen
4. Charmaine8. Teresa

Comment deadline for prize drawing is Sunday, April 15.

In the spotlight today is Sentimental Wishes. It's a set of 22 clear stamps sized at about 1" to fit your small punches and dies. Tons of occasions are covered, from thinking of you, to sympathy, to birthday, to friendship, thanks and even a coffee break, there's a little saying for just about anything in this set.  Pair it with the square or circle in the Lacey Frames die set, which frame the sentiments beautifully,  to add an elegant touch to your projects.

For my card, I pulled out some new papers I picked up at the craft store the other day. The spring flowers and sweet little rain boots were calling my name!  I embossed the praying for you sentiment from Sentimental Wishes onto a circle cut with the Lacey Frames die set.  I fussy cut a flower duo from the paper I chose and popped it up on the edge.  Next I cut the rain boots paper with the Flourished Tag die and cut another tag from white to give it a bit of a bottom mat.  I distressed the edges a bit and then added a seam binding bow.

One look I love with the new dies, is to layer the Lacey Trim Duo borders together.  Here I cut them from white, then layered together and attached a piece of the patterned paper for a background accent.  A little chicken wire dry embossing on a white panel adds some country charm and a bit of texture to finish things off.

If you're still with me, the hop starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry! Come say hello.