Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

It's time again for another Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! As a coffee, tea and cocoa loving card maker, I get so excited for these quarterly hops. Verve is happy to once again be one of a long list of Super Sponsors giving away prizes, so come share your fall themed hot beverage creations over on the official Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop for a chance to win!
The hop starts today and runs through Friday, September 30 at 11:55 pm pacific. To be eligible for any of the sponsored prizes, you must link up a newly created fall themed coffee, tea &/or cocoa project over on the Fall Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog post.

We've also got a little blog candy, today! 

Blog Candy: Everything Nice, Pumpkin Spice Die Set, Harvest Gold Sequin Mix
and a handmade coffee card!

Our next release is coming up on October 1, and one of the three sets we'll be releasing has a fun little pumpkin spice theme.  Just leave a comment below to be entered into our prize drawing to win the Everything Nice stamp set and coordinating Pumpkin Spice Die Set.  Comment deadline for the giveaway is 8pm Mountain, September 29.  I'll post the winner on September 30.

My card is a sneeky peeky at the new Everything Nice set.  I stamped the mug onto designer paper, then stamped the pumpkin inside and shaded around it with Copic markers, adding some glittery Nuvo crystal drops to my whip cream for a super sparkly treat.  And then I fussy cut because the dies still hadn't arrived from the manufacturer when I was creating the card.

The pumpkin spice and everything nice sentiment is stamped onto a stitched circle die and I used another stitched circle die, randomly stamped with another bitty pumpkin from the set in soft sky.  This is backed with a doily and I stenciled the background using antique linen and rusty hinge distress inks.  I finished things off with a seam binding bow and a couple orange rhinestones, because it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that bling.  {wink}

Oh, and the layout is the super fun September Sketch 2 at Viva la Verve!  Come play along with us for a chance to win a Verve gift certificate. For another peek at this set, check out my personal blog, Poetic Artistry today. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous little hop. I can't wait to go check out everyone's coffee loving creations!

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Everything Nice (releasing 10/1/16  from Verve Stamps)
Paper: crumb cake (SU!), Typecast (American Crafts), The Story of Fall (Echo Park)
Ink: soft sky, early espresso (SU!), tangerine, lime green (Reverse Confetti), antique linen, tea dye, rusty hinge distress (Ranger)
Accessories: stitched circles stax (MFT), Lotsa Dots stencil (Reverse Confetti), paper doily, ribbon (SU!), orange rhinestones, crystal drops (Nuvo)

Saturday, September 10, 2016

September Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop

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 October 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 September challenge... 

The changing colors of autumn always seems like a paintbrush came and colored the world. One of my favorite trees around the neighborhood turns a brilliant purple in the fall, and is so beautiful against the blue sky. So while some may find this a wintry inspiration, to me a bit of regal purple and a touch of sky and earth will always be fall. Follow the color pattern, or take your inspiration from the graphic, either way it's sure to be lovely! We can't wait to see what you create!

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Wednesday, October 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. Betty7. Maureen
3. Charmaine8. Stacey
4. Christyne9. Susan
5. Laurie10. Teresa

Friday, September 9, 2016

August Diva Inspirations Hop and Challenge Winners

Hi Verve fans! It's Julee here, popping in with a little winner announcement!

But first, I thought I'd mention that it's contest week over at Mojo Monday!  Play along with this week's sketch and link up to the linky widget on the Mojo Monday blog for a chance to win a Verve set of your choice!  We add a new winner for every 50 entries, so play along as often as you like! Deadline for the linkup is next Sunday, September 11.

Now on with the winners of our August Diva Inspirations blog hop and inspiration challenge!

Our August blog hop comment winner is Kris B.

Handmade card by Lesley Croghan featuring Verve Stamps.
Winner chosen randomly from comments on Lesley's post

And our August challenge winner is Christine Miller!

Card by Christine Miller featuring Wonderfully Made and Joyful Blooms
Congrats Kris and Christine!
Send an email to to claim your $30 gift voucher to the Verve store!

Thanks to everyone who played along this month!
Here is one last look at all of our boho wind-catcher inspiration entries:

We'll see you back here tomorrow for a brand new Diva Inspirations Hop and Challenge!