Friday, August 26, 2016

Release Day AnniVERVEsary Spotlight Hop

Welcome back to the final day of Verve's Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  It's RELEASE DAY! Hooray!  I'm always so excited to finally press that publish button on the website. Thanks for hopping along with us this week, I hope you've been inspired!  Everything we've been sharing this week is now available for purchase in the Verve online store and through the end of August, it's all on sale 30% off!



We're putting on one last hop today to share our first looks with the new products and there's a BIG prize today... one lucky person who comments along the hop will win the ENTIRE release!  So let's get to it!


It's designer's choice today, so you're sure to see some inspiring things as you hop about! 

Want to win some shiny new Verve? Today's prize is a BIG one. We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE new release! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances!
Kindness MattersGreat Kindness Die SetScripture Medley 4
Potter's ClayPottery Die SetGold Package Sequins

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee7. Betty
2. Stacey8. Charmaine
3. Maureen9. Laurie
4. Lesley 10. Christyne
5. Marisa11. Autumn (Guest)
6. Hillary (Guest)


PS. Laurie's card will be a little late today. 

Comment deadline for prize drawing is Sunday, August 28.

Alrighty, the hop starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry. I'd love for you to come say hello!  Here's a little sneaky peeky at my project...


Thursday, August 25, 2016

AnniVERVEsary Spotlight Hops Day 3

Welcome back to Day 3 of Verve's Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  We're back with another day of inspiration, sharing our first looks at new goodies that will be available in the Verve shop on Friday, August 26!



Today's spotlight is shining on the Potter's Clay stamp set and the coordinating Pottery Die Set. And there's a chance to win these beauties, so read on for all the deets and the full product reveals!


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random comment on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs linked below to increase your chances!
Potter's Clay Pottery Die Set

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee7. Betty
2. Stacey8. Charmaine
3. Maureen9. Laurie
4. Lesley10. Teresa
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Hillary (Guest)12. Autumn (Guest)

Comment deadline for prize drawing is Sunday, August 28.

First up in the spotlight today is a brand new set called Potter's Clay. When I was thinking about our Anni-VERVE-sary release, I decided to look up what the gift for 9th anniversaries was.  As soon as I saw it was pottery, I thought of the song You are the Potter, I am the Clay.  I remember singing this song at summer church camps many years ago.  From there the set grew to include a few scriptures, encouraging phrases and of course some pottery and floral sprays. One of the sprays was a favorite from a retired set, Abundant Blessings, and while I was looking at that artwork, I decided to create an updated, more rounded version of the bloom from Abundant Blessings as well.

Potter's Clay is a set of 13 clear photo polymer stamps that will retail for $24. It includes scripture verses from Ephesians and Philippians, as well as some encouraging phrases.  Images include three earthen vessels and sprays to fill them as well as one large floral bloom.


The Pottery Die Set is the coordinating die set for Potter's Clay.  It includes dies to cut the three vases in this set, as well as the large flower blossom. This set of 4 steel dies will retail for $16.





Okay, if you're still with me, the hop starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry! Come say hello! Here's a little sneak peek of my project...


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

AnniVERVEsary Spotlight Hops Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 of Verve's Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  Did you love seeing all the inspiring creations yesterday as much as I did?  The designer's really rocked those beautiful scriptures! Well, we're back at it today sharing our first looks at more new goodies that will be available in the Verve shop on Friday, August 26!



Today's spotlight is shining on the lovely Kindness Matters stamp set and the coordinating Great Kindness Die Set. And there's a chance to win these beauties, so read on for all the deets and the full product reveals!


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random comment on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs linked below to increase your chances!
Kindness MattersGreat Kindness Die Set

Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee7. Betty
2. Stacey8. Charmaine
3. Maureen9. Laurie
4. Lesley10. Teresa
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Hillary (Guest)12. Autumn (Guest)

Comment deadline for prize drawing is Sunday, August 28.

First up in the spotlight today is a brand new set called Kindness Matters. Last fall I was working on an idea to design a set for each of the fruits of the spirit (or as many as would lend themselves to stamp sets at least). To get started, I designed pretty much all of the sentiments for this set back then, but before I put the finishing touches on the set, Jennifer McGuire launched her Share Handmade Kindness campaign. It's such a beautiful campaign that I didn't want to detract from it or appear to be trying to cash in on the latest trend, so I tabled the set for a while.

When I was thinking about what sets to release for our Anni-VERVE-sary, I kept coming back to the kindness sentiments. My vision for Verve is all about kindness and the phrase kindness really does matter has been on our packaging for years. It seemed a perfect tribute to Verve's 9 years of sharing handmade kindness. So I pulled up the sentiments and decided to pair them with a fresh take on our beloved Great Friend stamp set, designing a die set that would work for either set. BONUS!

Kindness Matters is a set of 12 clear photo polymer stamps that will retail for $24. It includes a beautiful floral image in three sizes, perfect for layering, as well as sentiments themed around kindness.


The Great Kindness Die Set is the coordinating die set for Kindness Matters and Great Friend.  It includes dies to cut the three sizes of flowers in these sets, plus a couple of leafy sprays to tuck in wherever needed. It also includes a kindness word die in the same style as our Amazing Adjectives Die Set. This large set of 6 steel dies will retail for $24.





Okay, if you're still with me, the hop starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry! Come say hello! Here's a little peek at what I'm sharing today...