Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi there friends, old and new! It's one of my favorite times of year... Coffee Lovers Blog Hop time! We're celebrating everything coffee (and tea and cocoa) with a fun, summer vibe. Verve is proud to be a Super Sponsor once again, and I hope you'll play along and link up your own summer themed coffee creations for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!
The hop starts today and runs through Friday, June 30 at 11:55 pm pacific. To be eligible for any of the sponsored prizes, you must link up a newly created summer themed coffee, tea &/or cocoa project over on the Summer Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog post.

We're sponsoring a SUPER fun prize for the hop, so you'll definitely want to play along! Especially if you love coffee (or tea) and new Verve!  We've got a fabulous new coffee themed release headed your way on July 10, but one of you could win the entire release before you can buy it, just by participating in the hop with a summer coffee themed card of your own! Want a sneaky peek?

Verve's July Release Collection... available July 10, 2017!
So now you'll just have to play along and link up to the hop, right?

Special Bloghop Savings! For those of you who just can't wait for the new sets, Verve has a nice assortment of coffee, tea and cocoa stamps and dies in stock. And you can create your own sale with this special limited time gift code...

Use offer code SCL2017 in the gift code box at checkout to receive 20% off your entire order!

Okay, on with my project. I just had to play with the tall kettle for my first card using the soon to be released Always Time set. I stamped the kettle in archival black, then colored with Copic markers and cut with the coordinating Kettle Time Die Set. I added some flowers behind, accenting with a few teeny rhinestones. The sentiment is stamped onto tiptop taupe, then I added a scalloped border up top to mimic the scallops on the kettle. I accented with a couple butterflies cut with the Graceful Butterflies Die Set, then finished off with a softy sky embossed polka dot background and a strip of black down the side.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Always Time (releasing 7/10/17 from Verve)
Paper: soft sky, tip top taupe, basic black (SU!), white (Neenah)
Ink: black archival, spiced marmalade, scattered straw distress (Ranger), Copic markers
Accessories: Kettle Time Die Set (releasing 7/10/17 from Verve), Graceful Butterflies Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), rhinestones, polka dot embossing folder (Quickutz), white gel pen

Monday, May 15, 2017

Release Hop Winner

Hi Verve friends!  Oh happy day! It's time to announce the winner from our  May Mini Release Spotlight Hop.  Thanks to everyone who hopped along! It was so fun to share a new release with you, and we all thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments!  Okay, on with the announcement.

Drumroll please...

Spotlight Hop Winner: Connie Crafter
Wins: Butterfly Grace and the Graceful Butterfly Die Set
Winner selected randomly from comments on Laurie's post

Congrats Connie!
 To claim your prize, please send an email to me at and let me know 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.  

Our new release is 25% off, along with bestsellers across all categories and our entire selection of faith products.  Stock up now!  Sale valid through May 31, 2017, while supplies last.

And since I forgot to add this little card to my spotlight hop post last week, I'll leave you with a little bit of eye candy.  A fun little flutter of butterfly die cuts paired with a sentiment from Butterfly Grace.

Read the full write-up on this card over at Poetic Artistry
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May 2017 Mini Release Spotlight Hop

Hi Verve fans! Welcome to our May New Release Blog Hop! It's been a while, but I'm so excited to say that there's something new in the Verve shop today!  To celebrate, the Divas are putting on a blog hop sharing our first looks at the new Butterfly Grace stamp set and coordinating Graceful Butterflies die set.

And since we love to share, we're hosting a little giveaway. Just leave a little shout out in the comments at each stop along the hop and you'll be in the prize drawing for the new Butterfly Grace stamp set and Graceful Butterflies die set. Deadline for commenting is Monday, May 15.
New Release Hop List

Butterfly GraceGraceful Butterflies Die Set

The Butterfly Grace set is a faith inspired set centered on the theme of grace. This mix of beautiful scripture verses (Ephesians 2:8, 2 Corinthians 12:9 and Ecclesiastes 3:11) and whimsical butterflies, makes the perfect recipe for encouraging cards, handmade gifts and faith journaling projects.  It also has a coordinating die set for even more creative options.

The coordinating Graceful Butterflies Die Set has four dies. One to cut the butterflies with antennae, one to cut the solid butterfly, one to cut just the antennae and a smaller butterfly for adding a little pizzazz to your projects. So many layering options.

The hop kicks off on my blog, Poetic Artistry.