Friday, June 17, 2016

2016 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi friends!  It's time again for another Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  This time we're celebrating coffee (and tea and cocoa) loving crafting with a fun, summer vibe. Verve is proud to be a Super Sponsor once again, and I hope you'll play along and link up your own summer themed coffee creations for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!

The hop starts today and runs through Friday, June 24 at 11:55 pm pacific. To be eligible for any of the sponsored prizes, you must link up a newly created summer themed coffee, tea &/or cocoa project over on the Summer Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog post.

I always love a giveaway and so I've designed this fun little digi set as a limited time free download from Verve through June 30, 2016.  It's sure to put stars (and stripes) in your eyes and coffee on your mind. I take so much joy in seeing what you create, so if you download, please come back to the site and link up your creations! 

Special Bloghop Savings! For those of you who aren't into digi or don't have access to a printer, Verve has a nice assortment of coffee, tea and cocoa stamps and dies in stock.  And you can create your own sale with this special limited time gift code...  

Use offer code SCL2016 in the gift code box at checkout to receive 20% off your entire order!  

Okay, now on with my card for the hop! I couldn't wait to take the new digi for a spin. And since I've spent the whole week caring for sick kiddos, I've had a little time to watch crafty tutorials on my phone and think about what I wanted to make! As soon as I saw the starburst tutorial on Splitcoaststampers this week, I KNEW I had to make a card using some Americana papers.

Americana handmade card by Julee Tilman featuring Verve Stamps|

So I started things off with a starburst created from scraps of paper from a BoBunny collection. I then cut the three cheers sentiment from the digi set in a square shape and distressed the edges with antique linen and vintage photo distress ink.  I cut three of the frappe cups and colored with copic markers, accenting with glossy accents and glitter.  A strip of blue behind gives the trio of cups a little landing strip, and I finished off with a portion of a Stitched Pennant die cut up above, accented with star embellishments.

Americana handmade card by Julee Tilman featuring Verve Stamps|

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a lovely time along the hop!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Three Cheers Coffee Lovers Digi Set (Verve Stamp)
Paper: Liberty (BoBunny), white, cream
Ink: vintage photo, antique linen (Ranger Distress), white gel pen (Signo), Copic markers
Accessories: Stitched Pennants Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), pearl adhesive stars, metal star, glossy accents, glitter

Friday, June 10, 2016

June 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 July 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 June challenge... beachy beautiful!
Summertime is on the way and a soft beachy vibe is our inspiration this month. Soft neutrals and bold pops of color are sure to bring a bit of summer flair to your projects. Take your inspiration from the graphic or follow the color pattern, just have fun stamping. We can't wait to see what you create!

Want a closer look?
We sure do hope we've inspired you to play along!

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. Julee7. Marisa
2. Betty8. Maureen
3. Charmaine 9. Stacey
4. Christyne 10. Susan
5. Laurie 11. Teresa
6. Lesley

Monday, June 6, 2016

May 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, June 12.

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

Our May blog hop comment winner is Alma Dirpaul
Winner chosen randomly from comments on Charmaine's post

And our May challenge winner is Kimberly Wiener!

card by Kimberly using Great Friend and Be Blessed
Congrats Alma and Kimberly!
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 Gypsy Boho linky entries:

Alrighty, that's all for today. 
We'll see you back here on Friday, 6/10 for a brand new Diva Inspirations Hop and Challenge!