Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sweet September Challenge Winner!

Hello lovely Verve fans, I'm popping in to announce the winner of our September Diva Inspiration Challenge - Sweet September!




Your pastel creations were sugary sweet!

Let's see who has won a $40 gift certificate to the Verve Store....




Congratulations Scrappy Teacher! I just love the cupcake paired with that verse!

Scrappy Teacher, please send an email to contests@vervestamps.com to claim your prize.  


Thanks to everyone who participated this month.  We'll be back on the 5th of October with the Diva Inspirations Hop and a new challenge theme!

Monday, September 29, 2014

National Coffee Day Terrific Trios Wrap Up

Hi Verve fans!  It's Julee here, wrapping up our Terrific Trios Diva Dare.  Today is also National Coffee Day, so I've got a coffee themed card and a little gift code to the Verve Store to share with you.  First the gift code...


We're celebrating National Coffee Day with a 10% off gift code!
Just enter COFFEE in the gift code box at the bottom of our shopping cart and click apply to save 10% off your Verve Stamps order.   Offer valid on in-stock merchandise, September 29, 2014 only.  No backorders accepted. Code cannot be applied to previous purchases.

Okay, now on with the Diva Dare.  This month is all about threes, so the dare is to add three of something to your card or project.  My card has a lot of trios on it, so let's get started.  




Trios of coffee cups (from the One Cup set) stacked three high, three banners each stamped with the word coffee (from the Coffee set), a three lined sentiment (coffee... is always... a good idea).  Three strands of linen thread tied around the card in a bow.  I also stamped the word coffee on this card a total of 12 times for four more trios!

I started by stamping the trio of cups from One Cup three times (masking off the top cup to stamp each successive trio) on crumb cake, then coloring with prismacolor pencils.  Next I stamped the hand-lettered coffee stamp and the always a good idea stamp from the Coffee set to the left of my stamped cups.  I used the other coffee sentiments in the Coffee set to stamp on the three banners, then added some coloring to the hand-lettered coffees and some sponging all around.  I finished with a bit of mossy meadow cardstock up top and some white linen thread tied in a bow.  My layout is this week's tall & skinny Mojo 365 sketch.

Enabler's List
Stamps: One CupCoffee (Verve Stamps)
Paper: crumb cake, mossy meadow, pool party, riding hood red (SU!), white (Neenah)
Ink: Early Espresso (SU!), Walnut Stain distress ink (Rnager), Prismacolor pencils
Accessories:  white linen thread, border punch, wood veneer heart


Two ways to win prizes for double the fun!

Win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! Take our Terrific Trios dare and link your card up to be eligible to win.  Entries must have 3 of something on your card or project, be posted 9/12 or later, include at least one Verve product and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 10/01/14.  One participant will be randomly selected to win the gift voucher.  You can enter as many times as you like, but each card needs to be in a separate post.

Win a Verve set of your choice! For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's Terrific Trios Diva Dare posts!  One lucky commenter will win a Verve stamp set of his or her choice, so be sure to tune in each day!
 Comment deadline to be entered in our prize drawing is October 1, 2014.


Winners will be announced on October 2, 2014.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

September 2014 Diva Dare ~ Day 12

Hello there! Hope your weekend is amazing so far, I know mine is! It's been about 70 degrees and sunny, so amazing! I'm here today with Day 12 of this month's Diva Dare.  This month is all about threes!  Back to school time usually means life is a 3 ring circus, so this month we're daring you to add 3 of something to your card or project. 


I pulled out the Small Packages stamp set for my card and made 3 big ole beautiful cupcakes! First, I pulled out my Tombow markers and swiped some green, pink, and blue ink on watercolor paper. Then I blended the colors out with a wet paintbrush. I heat embossed the three large cupcakes in black on watercolor paper and then colored them with the watercolor markers. The sentiment is from Moments Remembered.




Two ways to win prizes for double the fun!

Win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! Take our Terrific Trios dare and link your card up to be eligible to win.  Entries must have 3 of something on your card or project, be posted 9/12 or later, include at least one Verve product and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 10/01/14.  One participant will be randomly selected to win the gift voucher.  You can enter as many times as you like, but each card needs to be in a separate post.

Win a Verve set of your choice! For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's Celebrate Good Times Diva Dare posts!  One lucky commenter will win a Verve stamp set of his or her choice, so be sure to tune in each day!  Comment deadline to be entered in our prize drawing is October 1, 2014.

Winners will be announced on October 2, 2014.