Friday, September 25, 2015

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi friends!  It's Julee here and I'm so excited that Verve is a Super Sponsor for the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!  It's no secret from the number of sets Verve has related to tea and coffee that this is definitely my kind of hop!

The hop starts today and runs until Friday, October 2 at 11:55 pm pacific. You must link up a newly created fall themed coffee, tea &/or cocoa project over on the Fall Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog post in order to be eligible for any of the sponsored prizesAnyone is eligible for a Super Sponsor prize if they link up a newly created FALL Themed Coffee, Tea &/or Cocoa project, no back-linking please. is used to draw for winners.

I've been slowly dipping my feet back in the waters of the real world and illustrating a teensy bit now that the twins are in Montessori for a few hours each day.  So I designed a fun little fall coffee themed digi set I'm making available as a free digi through October 15!  I hope you enjoy it!

Introducing the Latte Love FREE digi... 
available as a free download in the Verve store for a limited time.

My card came together so easily.  I just love this big old sentiment, and it is the perfect fit for our Flourished Tag Die.  I printed the digi stamps on white cardstock, cut the tag with the die and fussy cut the java cup.  I colored it in with copics, then made a mat for the tag from cajun craze cardstock and punched a slit for the ribbon/button/twine embellishment.  A scrap of designer paper and some crumb cake cardstock finished things off.

So fun, don't ya think? I drew my inspiration from the graphic for our Autumn Lovelies Inspiration Challenge, open for entries through October 5. If you want to see a little more,  I've got another card using the Latte Love digi set over on my blog, Poetic Artistry.  

Alrighty, I hope you have a fabulous time hopping around seeing all the droolworthy coffee, tea and cocoa creations along the hop.  I'll be making my new favorite obsession to keep me company along the hop... One Minute Coffee Cake in a Mug.  Seriously, the PERFECT pick-me-up after surviving getting two 3 year olds (who are not happy risers) dressed, fed and out the door with lunches in hand!  

Enabler's List
Stamps: Latte Love Digital Freebie (Verve Stamps)
Paper: dp scraps, cajun craze, crumb cake, white
Ink: copic markers, distress inks
Accessories: Flourished Tag Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), button and slot punch (SU!), scrapper's floss, ribbon

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

In the Spotlight at Paper Crafters Library

Hey there Verve fans!
Julee here, and today Verve is  in the Manufacturer Spotlight over on the Paper Crafter's Library blog

Here's a sneak peek of my featured project using Floral Notes and the Floral Notes Die Set:

Head on over to the Paper Crafter's Library blog  for the full feature,
plus a chance to win a Verve gift certificate!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Autumn Lovelies September Diva Inspirations Hop and Challenge

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 (linked below) 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!

Before we get to it, I've added a few new embellishment mixes to the store.  Want a peek? Of course you do!  {grin} I'm definitely feeling ready for fall, and what better way to add a little autumn loveliness to a project than with a bit of shiny goodness?  

Just released today are the Harvest Gold Sequin Mix (orange, gold and chestnut slightly cupped sequins), the Hocus Pocus Shaker Mix (purple and cosmic dots, plus stars in black, gold and clear), and the Fancy Fall Shaker Mix (red dots, plus leaves in purple, red, orange and gold).  You can find them in the store, on sale 20% off along with all of our other ribbons, sequin & shaker mixes, and autumn themed stamps and dies!

Okay, on with the challenge and hop info!

Our September challenge is Autumn Lovelies
September brings to mind crisp apples, bouquets of sharpened pencils, baked pumpkin delights, rainbows of fallen leaves and don't forget Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Salted Caramel Mochas! This month we're challenging you to to show us your autumn inspired creations. Use the inspiration graphic or go off on your own tangent, just share a little autumn loveliness with us!

Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Monday, October 5. 
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 Verve set of your choosing!

Comment deadline is Monday, October 5.

The hop starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry.

1. Julee 6. Susan
2. Amy 7. Maureen
3. Betty 8. Amber
4. Jen 9. Stacey
5. Sarah 10. Marisa