Friday, October 28, 2016

October Release Retrospective Winner

Hi Verve fans!  It's Julee, here, popping in with the comment winner for our October Release Retrospective Blog Hop. Thanks to all who hopped along, I hope you were as inspired as I was by the Diva creations.

Wins: $40 gift voucher to the Verve shop
winner selected randomly from comments on Charmaine's post
 Congrats, Rebecca! 
To claim your prize, please send an email to me at  

In other news, a new Verve release is right around the corner!
 Tune in next Wednesday through Friday for our New Release Spotlight Hops and help us count down to our November 4 holiday release!

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