Friday, October 21, 2016

October Release Retrospective Blog Hop

Welcome to Verve's October Release Retrospective Blog Hop!  The Divas and our October Guests are back hopping again today to bring a little more inspiration your way with the newly released sets. All of our new products are available to order in the Verve shop and are 25% off! Plus, we've got a pretty sweet hop prize in store...

As you hop about, be sure to leave a little shout out in the comments for your chance to win our sneaky little giveaway!

Comment deadline for prize drawing is Tuesday, October 25.

Lesley is hosting our second October Viva la Verve sketch this morning, and I thought the sketch would be perfect for these pretty flowers from Autumn Blessings

I started by stamping the flowers tone on tone in soft sky, then cutting with the coordinating Autumn Thanks Die Set.  I dressed the center flower up with a button and twine for accent.

I found a scrap of paper that I had cut down for a project last year and didn't use and it went perfectly with the soft sky flowers, so rounded the corners and tucked it in as my vertical piece. I went for some wide striped ribbon for the horizontal piece and couldn't resist adding a bow up top because I simply love this ribbon.  

Okay, now for the hop list... everything kicks off on my blog, Poetic Artistry.  See ya there!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be be picking a random comment winner on one of the hop spots below to win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! To be entered in the giveaway, leave a little comment love as you hop around to the blogs linked below!

Release Retrospective Hop List
1. Julee6. Vickie (Guest)
2. Marisa7. Maureen
3. Charmaine8. Teresa
4. Betty9. Lesley
5. Lisa (Guest)

VLV Oct Sketch 2
What's in it?
Stamps: Autumn Blessings (Verve Stamps)
Paper: cream (Neenah), soft sky (SU!), dp scrap (Simple Stories)
Ink: soft sky (SU!)
Accessories: Autumn Thanks Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), wide striped ribbon, button, linen thread (SU!)

Monday, October 10, 2016

October Diva Inspirations Blog Hop and Challenge

Welcome to our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!

There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! 

First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until November 5 to enter. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps are not required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when see them!

Without further ado, here is our October challenge... 

The crisp, cool change in the weather, brings thoughts of warm beverages and long crafting sessions. This sweet little beverage nook has lots of hidden treasures to be inspired by. Follow our color pattern, or take flight from the inspiration, you decide! We can't wait to see what you create.

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Saturday, November 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!
Want a closer look?

Here's a closer look at the inspiration. 

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!
1. Julee6. Marisa
2. Charmaine7. Maureen
3. Christyne8. Stacey
4. Laurie9. Teresa
5. Lesley

Friday, October 7, 2016

October Spotlight Hop Winners

Hi Verve fans! It's Julee popping in to announce the winners for our October New Release Spotlight Hops!  What a fun celebration the past week has been sharing all the new goodies with you!

All the stamps and dies we spotlighted this past week are available to order in the Verve store and 25% off through October 31!  Okay, on with our winners..

Day 1 Spotlight Winner: Super Stick Chick
Wins: the entire October Release...  
Angel VoicesAngelic Die SetEverything NicePumpkin Spice Die SetAutumn BlessingsAutumn Thanks Die Set

Winner selected by random draw from comments on Julee's post.

Day 2 Spotlight Winner:  Wanda Cullen
Wins: Angel Voices, Angelic Die Set
Winner selected by random draw from comments on Vickie's post.

Day 3 Spotlight Winner:  Robin Jones
Wins: Everything Nice, Pumpkin Spice Die Set
Winner selected by random draw from comments on Marisa's post.


Day 4 Spotlight Winner:  Colleen
Wins: Autumn Blessings, Autumn Thanks Die Set
Winner selected by random draw from comments on Christyne's post.


Congrats to our 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, 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.