Monday, September 14, 2009

Release Week & Parade WINNERS!

I'll be announcing the winners of our Happiness for Hostesses Project Parade at the bottom of this post, but first I wanted to make a few little announcements since it's release week here at Verve and we've got a few things up our sleeve!

September Guest Diva
The fabulous Kristina Biederman (Woodwinds on SCS) has been catching my eye as a participant in most of our Verve challenges. I love her polished, clean style of stamping and fun approach to colors. We're so happy to have her as our guest for this release, and you can look forward to seeing her take on the new stamps over the coming week. You can check out her creations on her blog, Itty Bitty Pieces of Me.

Release Week Challenges
A few of the Divas and myself have 5 fun challenges for you to play along with for this release. Play along by this Friday, September 18 at 6PM Eastern for your chance to win our ENTIRE release! We're also giving out a few gift certificates in the individual challenges, so if you can't do them all, be sure to at least get what you can uploaded. You can check out all the challenges and details on THIS THREAD in our SCS forum.

Sneak Previews
Sneak previews officially start right here on the blog on Wednesday. Each day the Divas will be bringing you some Verve-alicious peeks at the sets releasing this weekend! Plus there'll be more chances to win Verve goodies! For a few sneak peeks before then, you might try Lynda, Charmaine, Jackie, Michelle or Julee (hey, that's me!).

September Release Party
Our release party will be this Friday night (August 18) at 9PM Eastern. We'll be revealing 6 new sets and a scripture plain jane, as well as chatting and announcing all of our release week winners. Be there or be square! Oh, WHERE you ask? Over on the Release Party thread in our forum!

Okay, so was this month's Happiness for Hostesses project parade a total jaw dropper, or what? Such lusciously handcrafted gifts and awesome design ideas. One of the very first stamps I ever owned said, "When you care enough you make it yourself." and I truly believe that gifts of the heart are so much better than any store-bought thing. So thanks to all of you who participated and added your fabulous project ideas to this parade - I know I'll be coming back to your posts for inspiration as I start in on my holiday gift giving projects this year!

I think I've made you wait long enough, so without further adieu here are the winners from the Happiness for Hostesses Project Parade...

1. Carolina
Julie E.
They win any stamp set of their choice from Verve.

Our $25 mystery gift certificate for the Happiness for Hostesses Project Parade was hidden in Mercy's post and our lucky commenter is...

Janelle who said... What an amazing hostess gift! So much thought went into making this set.

Congrats girls! Email me at to claim your prize. If you won a stamp set, please include your shipping address and the name of the set you would like.