Friday, May 27, 2016

May 2016 Release Retrospective Blog Hop

Welcome to Verve's May Release Retrospective Blog Hop!  It's been a fabulous post release week at Verve and today the Divas and Guest Divas are back with another dose of inspiration using the brand new release! I always love seeing what they create, don't you? Plus, we've got a pretty sweet hop prize in store!  We'll get to that in a moment, but first a little shop talk...

Holiday notice: It's the start of a long weekend here in the States, and our office will be closed May 30-31. We'll resume our regular office schedule on Wednesday, June 1. While we're away, there's a free shipping promotion to sweeten the deal!

Free first class shipping on US orders over $35 May 27 - 31, 2016. 
Select US Shipping as your ship method at checkout and discount will be calculated automatically. Offer not valid on US Priority, International or Canadian shipping methods. Free shipping is calculated on your subtotal after any discounts or gift codes.

All of our new products are available to order in the Verve Store and during our May Sale all stamps and dies (including our new release) are 25% off!  There's only a few more days left, though... the sale ends May 31.

Okay, on with the hop!

Comment deadline for prize drawing is Tuesday, May 31.

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be be picking a random comment winner on one of the hop spots below to win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! To be entered in the giveaway, leave a little comment love as you hop around to the blogs linked below!

Release Retrospective Hop List
1. Julee7. LauraJane {guest}
2. Lori {guest}8. Marisa
3. Betty9. Maureen
4. Charmaine10. Stacey
5. Laurie11. Teresa
6. Lesley

The hop starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry.  Here's a little peek at what I'm sharing...

Handmade card by Julee Tilman using Verve Stamps.

Monday, May 23, 2016

May New Release Spotlight Hop Winners

Hi Verve fans! It's Julee popping in to announce the winners for our May New Release Spotlight Hops!  What a fun celebration the past week has been, sharing all the new goodies with you!

All the stamps and dies we spotlighted last week are available to order in the Verve store and 25% off through May 31!  Okay, on with our winners..

Day 1 Spotlight Winner: Lyn
Wins: Beautiful Things, Beautiful Flowers Die Set, Stitched Pennants Die Set

winner selected randomly from comments (#1) on Lesley's post

Day 2 Spotlight Winner:  Sue D.
Wins: Love Everlasting, Everlasting Heart Die Set, Copper Blush Sequin Mix

winner selected randomly from comments (#27) on Laurie's blog post


Day 3 Spotlight Winner:  Amy C.
Wins: May Release Collection
winner selected randomly from comments (#26) on Maureen's blog post

Congrats to our winners!
 To claim your prize, please send an email to me at and let me know which day's prize you won and your shipping address.  If you're placing an order, you can just place the order and leave a note in the order comments that you are a winner and I'll ship your prize with your order.  

Not one of today's winners?

Our May inspiration challenge is open through June 5.
 Play along for a chance to win!

Click here to view the May Diva Inspiration Challenge post.

Friday, May 20, 2016

May 2016 New Release Spotlight Hops Day 3

Welcome back to Day 3 of Verve's May Spotlight Hops!  It's RELEASE DAY!  Hooray!  I'm always so excited to finally press that publish button on the website.  Everything we've been sharing this week is now available for purchase in the Verve online store and through the end of May, it's all on sale 25% off!

We're putting on one last hop this week 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.  I couldn't wait to use the Love Everlasting set again.

I inked up the heart with pool party ink, then the lower half with pacific point and embossed with clear embossing powder and cut with the coordinating Everlasting Heart Die Set.  I used the same process for the Jeremiah 31:3 verse, cutting it with the Stitched Pennants Die Set.

A bit of designer paper, a pop of pacific point and a seam binding bow finish things off.

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! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list and all the prize info and deadlines!
Beautiful ThingsBeautiful Flowers Die SetStitched Pennants Die Set
Love EverlastingEverlasting Heart Die SetCopper Blush Sequin Mix

Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee7. Lesley
2. Lori {guest}8. LauraJane {guest}
3. Betty9. Marisa
4. Charmaine10. Maureen
5. Christyne11. Stacey
6. Laurie

Comment deadline for prize drawing is Sunday, May 22.

Alrighty, the hop starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry. I'd love for you to come say hello!  Thanks so much for hopping with us this release!