Monday, January 23, 2017

Love from Me Digital Freebie and a Giveaway

Hi Verve fans!  After what seems like a month long winter storm here in Idaho, I felt the need for a little something fresh and fun. A friend invited me to a Facebook acts of kindness event the other day to combat all the negativity surrounding the presidential inauguration. It got me thinking of what I could do holed up in my little ice land with two sick kiddos and a bad case of bronchitis.  And then it hit me that I could design another digital set.  So I did.

The Love From Me Digital Set is a lovely little printable set available as a free download through February 15, 2017. It's filled with sentiments surrounding the theme of love, something the world could surely use a little more of right about now.  I also threw in a bit of coffee because I could and because coffee is my love language. {wink}

Feel free to download and shine a little love on the world.  If you share your creations online please credit Verve Stamps and use @vervestamps on Instagram and Facebook.

And for a little more fun, link up your lovely creations using this set below for a chance to win a $40 gift voucher to the Verve store.  I'll draw a random winner on February 15.

For my card, I printed the pdf of the set, then cut the love with all your heart sentiment with a pierced square die.  I colored the heart in with a rainbow of copic markers, then matted with black cardstock. I cut a 2" x 3.75" piece of patterned paper and matted that with black also, adding a die cut from the Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set for a little accent.

I added the partial doily to black cardstock embossed with hearts, then layered up some hearts using the Heart Quartet Die Set for my embellishment.  The layout is this week's Mojo Monday sketch.  I also made another Mojo Monday card with this printable and the current paper, ribbon and doily free thank you gift from Verve on the card below.

1. Print Love From Me printable on cardstock
2. Cut sentiment to a 2.25" square
3. Cut a 2" x 3.75" piece of patterned paper
4. Glue a doily or circle to a 4 x 5.25" background and trim excess
5. Add any embellishments you desire and glue to card base

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy this little freebie!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

December Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop Winners

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

But first, I thought I'd let y'all know both our Diva Inspirations and Viva la Verve challenges are taking a bit of a break. My plate is full with family and health issues right now and I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed trying to keep up with all the things. We'll hopefully be back with some fabulous, fresh inspiration for you in a few months, but I don't have a date or a plan right now.  I always LOVE to see your creations, so please tag your Verve creations @vervestamps on Instagram or Facebook so I can come and take a peek when I have a spare minute.

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

Our December blog hop comment winner is stampfoldandrepeat
Winner chosen randomly from comments on Maureen's blog post.

And our December challenge winner is snazzyjj!

Congrats stampfoldandrepeat and snazzyjj!
Send an email to to claim your $30 gift voucher to the Verve store!

Thanks to everyone who played along in December!
Here is one last look at all of the entries:

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Sale Extended and a Mojo Monday Contest

Happy January, friends! I'm just popping in to let you know that I've extended our sale through January 10. Here in Idaho, we're in the middle of a winter storm with more snow than we've seen in 30 years. School is closed yesterday and today, and one of my boys is sick with a fever and requires lots of holding. All of this means I have had no time to change out the website, so our sale continues.

Through January 10, save 35% off all current stamps and dies and 50% off all retiring products in the shop.  And save an additional 15% off your purchase with gift code SNOWDAY.  Sale prices and gift code valid on in-stock merchandise through January 10, 2017. Code must be entered to receive discount.

It's also contest week over at Mojo Monday! Come play along for a chance to win some Verve! We add a winner for every 50 entries, so the more the merrier. Hope to see you over there!

To get you started, here's the card sample I created with the sketch and the Faith Medley stamp set.

Card by Julee Tilman

and here's a sample from Marisa using the Scripture Medley 3 stamp set.

card by Marisa Ritzen