Friday, July 10, 2015

Sensational Stripes Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop

Hi Verve fans!  It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!  There are two ways to win Verve prizes... check out and comment on the design team's blog posts to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings!  Be sure to scroll down for all the challenge details and the master hop list!

The stripes theme made me think of the Seeing Stars set, and I was in need of a baby card, so decided to swap out the blue in the inspiration piece for pink.  I stamped the stars on pink pirouette and hand cut, then matted with smoky slate stars cut with the large star punch from SU!  Next I pulled out the Emery Plain Jane and stamped it a few times on some stripey pink paper, then cut individual pieces out and layered on foam tape to add some dimension.

The Little Star plain jane is my focal piece, stamped in crumb cake, then cut with stitched circle dies and matted with smoky slate.  I colored the stars with a copic marker and then highlighted with a touch of glossy glaze.  Next I stamped the card base using the Peaceful Medallions set randomly in pink pirouette, crumb cake and smoky slate.  I added in a piece of pink card stock embossed with strieps, then finished off with some twine wrapped around the card and a couple of enamel stars to adorn the stripey stars.

Our July challenge is Sensational Stripes

Stripes go with everything! Make them nautical, or pair with florals for a graphic look. Use stripes however you're inspired! Use the inspiration graphic or head off in your own direction, just show us your stripes! 

Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Friday, July 31. 
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

Now let's get to the inspiration!  Check out the blogs listed below and leave a little shout out in the comments section at each stop for a chance to win our comment prize of a $30 gift voucher to the Verve store!  Comment deadline is Friday, July 31.

The hop starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry.

1. Julee8. Susan
2. Amy9. Maureen
3. Betty10. Marisa
4. Jen11. Stacey
5. Karen12. Laurie
6. Sankari13. Amber
7. Sarah

Enabler's List
Stamps: Seeing StarsLittle StarEmery,  Peaceful Medallions (Verve Stamps)
Paper: bundle of joy dots & stripes (Echo Park), pink pirouette, smoky slate (SU!), white (neenah)
Ink: pink pirouette, crumb cake (SU!), black archival (Ranger), copic marker
Accessories:  stitched circles stax (MFT), large star punch (SU!), enamel stars, glossy glaze, string

Thursday, July 2, 2015

June Eat Me Drink Me Inspiration Challenge Winner

Hi Verve fans! Julee here, popping in with some happy news for one of you!  
Thanks to all who played along in our Eat Me Drink Me inspiration challenge.  It was so fun seeing all those delectable coffee, tea and chocolate themed treats!

Our June challenge winner is Allie!  

Isn't that green coffee cup just adorable?

Congrats Allie!
Send an email to to claim your $30 gift voucher to the Verve store!

Here's one last look at our Eat Me Drink Me Challenge Entries...

Are you fueled by coffee, tea or cocoa? Find cupcakes irresistible? Create a card featuring an edible treat or favored beverage!  Use the inspiration graphic as a starting point, or head off in your own direction - just leave us needing a fix of your favorite indulgence!

Monday, June 22, 2015

June Spotlight Hop Winners

Hi Verve fans! It's Julee popping in to announce the winners for our June New Release Spotlight Hops. We had so much fun sharing our new releases with you last week and I hope you had a fun and inspiring time too!

All the stamps and dies we spotlighted last week are available in the Verve store and 10% off through June 30!  Or you can save a little more, by buying the June Stamp Collection in one click at a 20% discount!  Okay, on with the announcements...

Day 1 Hop Winner: Katrina Brown
Wins:  Get Together and Psalm19:14
Winner selected from Janelle's post
Get TogetherPsalm 19:14 Plain Jane

Day 2 Hop Winner: Jennifer Mitten
Wins:  Deco Borders
winner selected from Laurie's post
Deco Borders

Day 3 Hop Winner: Lucy
Wins:  Floral Notes and Floral Notes Die Set

winner selected from Stacey's post

Floral NotesFloral Notes Die Set


Day 4 Hop Winner: D.Ann C
Wins:  The Buzz, The Buzz Die Set and Proverbs 16:24

winner selected from Shantaie's post
The BuzzProverbs 16:24 Plain Jane
The Buzz Die Set


Day 5 Hop Winner: Luanne
Wins:  Sparkly Dreams, Butterfly Dreams Die Set and Flourished Tag Die Set

winner selected from Julee's post
Sparkly DreamsButterfly Dreams Die Set
Flourished Tag Die Set


Day 6 Hop Winner: I Card Everyone
Wins:  entire June release
winner selected from Amy's blog
Deco BordersFloral Notes Stamp SetFloral Notes Die Set
Get TogetherThe Buzz Die Set
Sparkly DreamsButterfly Dreams Die SetFlourished Tag Die Set
Psalm 19:14 Plain JaneProverbs 16:24 Plain Jane

Congrats to our winners! 
 To claim your prize, please send an email to me at and let me know you're a Spotlight Hop Winner and include your shipping address.  If you'd like to place an order for other items, you can just place the order and let me know in the order comments what day's prize you won and I'll ship your prize when your order ships.

Thanks everyone for a wonderful release celebration!