Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Fancy Comment and Challenge Winners!

Hello lovely Verve fans, I'm popping in to announce the winners from our October Diva Inspirations Hop and Challenge - Fall Fancy!  





First, our random comment winner was chosen from Julee's blog this month:

Isn't her set using Tall Oaks amazing?!

Congratulations to Pam Merwin - you have won a $40 gift certificate to the Verve store!
                   Pam, please send an email to contests@vervestamps.com to claim your prize.

Your entries into the challenge were fall-tastic! Congratulations to....



Tania Wagner! Your card is the very embodiment of Fall! You have won a $40 gift certificate to the Verve Store!

Tania, please send an email to contests@vervestamps.com to claim your prize.  


Thanks to everyone who participated this month.  We'll be back on the 5th of November with the Diva Inspirations Hop and a new challenge theme!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 2014 Diva Dare - Day 8

  Pink Power- October Diva Dare

Welcome to October's Diva Dare!  Christyne here with my take on this month's dare, entitled Pink Power, in honor of October being breast cancer awareness month. 
 

For my card, I inked up the beautiful new butterfly from the new Pink Power stamp set.  This along with plenty of pink, ribbon from the Truly Madly Deeply ribbon collection, bling from the Shine Bright sequin mix and some antiquing and I arrived at this.  And for anyone looking for some sketch inspiration for their card, I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch.


Two ways to win prizes for double the fun!

Win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! Take our Pink Power dare and link your card up to be eligible to win.  Entries must have pink on your card or project, be posted 10/10 or later, include at least one Verve product and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 10/26/14.  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 Pink Power 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 26, 2014.

Winners will be announced on October 27, 2014.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October Release Retrospective Blog Hop

Hi Verve fans!  Welcome to our October October Release Retrospective Hop!  The Divas  have planned a great little hop for you today featuring our recently released stamps and dies.By now you should have had a chance to receive your new stamps and we thought it would be fun to put on a hop to give you even more ideas with them!  Sound like fun?

Alright!  Let's get this party started!  Just hop around to the blogs on the link list below and leave a little comment love as you hop about for a chance to win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! 

1. Julee8. Laurie
2. Stacey9. Christyne
3. Marisa10. Teresa
4. Chaitali11. Andrea
5. Amber12. Betty
6. Jen13. Sarah
7. Charmaine14. Maureen

Hop Prize: $40 Gift Voucher to Verve 
Comment Deadline:  8pm Mountain, Thursday, October 23

And if you're just hearing about us, here's a little bit more about our new releases...
Chaitali illustrated the Pink Power set in honor of her mother who was recently diagnosed with and is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. With beautiful imagery and thoughtful sentiments, this set is perfect for spreading awareness and encouraging those battling breast cancer. Images in the set include a beautiful butterfly with a ribbon body, a bald is beautiful silhouette, a solid and outline awareness ribbon, footprints and a host of encouraging sentiments. The Ribbon Die is the perfect accompaniment to this set.
When I saw Chaitali's Pink Power set concept, I knew I wanted to create an encouraging set to release with it that could work for those difficult sympathy and illness types of cards we all unfortunately need to make from time to time.  I've always loved our Wishing You set, so decided to include a mini version of that in the new Inspire Hope set with words that could work for a variety of situations. With an elegant frame that fits two different flower images as well as several encouraging sayings and builder sentiments, this set is sure to beecome a staple on your stamp desk.
Inspired by Chaitali's favorite aspect of Halloween... dressing up, Masquerade is an elegant set of costume elements. Images include builder accessories for Venetian styled masks, a beautiful ball gown and sentiments to match. This unique and elegant set will have you all dressed up, whether for Halloween, a masquerade ball or an evening at the opera. And combined with the Mask Die Set and Gown Die, the layering possiblities are endless.
Our October Release dies are a little different than our dies of the past. For this release, I opted to design dies that were the exact shape of the stamps, rather than have a slight border around the image. This way the dies can be used on their own, OR in combination with the stamps. These dies do not have alignment holes, but since the stamps are clear and slightly larger than the die cut, it's easy to line up and stamp, completely covering the die cut. The Ribbon Die works with the ribbon in the Pink Power set and the Mask Die Set and Gown Die work with the images in Masquerade.
Have to have it all? Our October Release Collection is avialable at a 20% discount through November 4, while supplies last. Each set is packaged individually, but they are available bundled at a discounted price for a limited time.