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!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

June 2015 Post Release Spotlight Hop Day 6

Welcome back to  the 6th and final day of Verve's June 2015 Spotlight Hops!  It's been a whirlwind of fun this week, sharing our new release with you!  Thanks so much for hopping along with us.  Everything is available and on sale in the Verve Store, so why not head on over an do a little shopping?  :)   

We've got one last stroll through Divaland for this release, and today's hop prize is a big one... THE ENTIRE RELEASE!  That's right, you could win all of the stamps and dies in our new release (a $156 value)!  Just leave a little love for the oh-so-talented Divas and special guests as you hop around their blogs today and you'll be entered to win!

Commenting on all of our spotlight hops is open until Sunday, June 21. If you missed any, here are the links to the master posts for our Day 1Day 2Day 3, Day 4, and Day 5 hops.  

Well, being a little bit caught up in the release, I realized right before I sat down to make a card for this post that I hadn't made a Father's Day card for my Dad yet.  We're celebrating this afternoon since Mark's Dad's birthday is on Father's Day. So, needless to say, I needed a VERY last minute Father's Day card!

So I pulled out the Deco Borders and Sparkly Dreams sets and whipped up a quick little something.  I love how the shorter borders in Deco Borders look across the tag from the Flourished Tag Die Set, so I cut a tag from lost lagoon and then stamped the sconce border across the top of the tag.  Next I stamped the Father's Day sentiment from Sparkly Dreams in the center and sponged the tag with lost lagoon ink.

For the old olive panel, I alternated the diamond print border in old olive and mossy meadow ink, then sponged around in old olive ink.  The background is an old QuicKutz embossing folder I found in my stash that I lightly sponged with crumb cake and vintage photo ink.  Layered it all together and I was done, lickety split!

The hop starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry!

Day 6 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Stacey8. Christyne
3. Teresa9. Maureen
4. Amber10. Amy
5. Laurie11. Janelle
6. Marisa

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE June 2015 Release! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances!
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