Saturday, January 17, 2015

StampNation Brithday Bash Comment Winners

Hi Verve fans!  The StampNation Birthday Bash is nearing an end and I'm popping in to announce the winners from our comment drawing for the free one month subscriptions to StampNation!

Winners of a free month of membership to StampNation

Winner 1: Moosisk
Winner 2: Jennie

Congrats Moosisk and Jennie!  Email me at to claim your prize!

If you're a StampNation member head on over to the forums to participate in the last day of festivities.
If not, there's still time to link up a newly created birthday card on Catherine Pooler's blog for a chance to win a membership! 

Her linky is open until January 20, so why not build up your birthday card stash and hopefully flash a little Verve?  {grin}

Until next time, happy stamping!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

StampNation Birthday Bash Sponsor

Hello, Verve fans!  Today I'm excited to announce that Verve is sponsoring StampNation's 4th Birthday Bash!

The Birthday Bash runs January 11-17, and StampNation will be posting new challenges, DT samples and a video each day. Oh, and there are prizes too… including a $50 gift code to the Verve store! Sounds like fun, huh?

If you're already a member, why not hop on over and join in the fun?  If you're just hearing about StampNation, they are a subscription based online papercrafting community with a wealth of instructional videos, challenges, message boards, galleries, and much more.  It's totally worth checking out, so we're giving away 2 FREE one month subscriptions to StampNation!

Just comment below for a chance to win one of the one month memberships!  We'll randomly select two winners from the comments. Drawing will be open until Friday, January 16.

In honor of the event, I made a quick little card using the Swirling Hearts and Small Packages sets...

I went old-school and stamped a tone on tone background with the small and large cupcakes from Small Packages.  (No patterned paper was harmed in the making of this card!) Next I stamped the large cupcake in so saffron on barely banana and also in pool party on white.  I hand cut and layered the two together, adding some glitzy enamel stars.  The sentiment is also from Small Packages, punched out with a 1-1/8" circle and popped up over the frame from Swirling Hearts, which is cut with the Vintage Oval Die.  A bit of ribbon finishes things off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fantastically inspired week!

What's in it?
Stamps: Small PackagesSwirling Hearts (Verve Stamps)
Paper: barely banana, white
Ink: so saffron, pool party, black
Accessories:  Vintage Oval Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), ribbon (SU!), 1-1/8" circle punch (EK Success), enamel stars, paper distresser

Friday, January 9, 2015

Mojo Contest Week

Hi Verve fans!  It's Julee popping in for a minute to remind you that it's contest week over at Mojo Monday!  That means there are Verve prizes up for grabs!  Play along with this week's Mojo Monday 379 sketch (it's an easy one, I promise!) for a chance to win a stamp set of your choosing!  We add a winner for every 50 entries, so link up as often as you like.  Verve Stamps are not required, but we sure do love to see 'em!  Deadline for entries is Sunday (Jan 11), so I give you permission to stamp the weekend away!  {grin}  

All the details and the link-up are posted on the Mojo Monday blog.

Mojo Monday 379 Sketch Challenge

The sketch is based on this card I made a couple week's ago, when I posted my video tutorial on distressing.

by Julee Tilman using the Small Packages and the Cupcake Frame Die Set

And here's a little more Vervey inspiration with this week's sketch...

by Julee Tilman featuring Framed Lilies

by Marisa Ritzen using Love Notes, Wavy Heart Dies and I Heart U Dies

by Teresa Kline using Button Best and Deepest Sympathy

Alrighty, that's a wrap for today.  Hope you have a fabulously creative weekend!