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.


  1. Congratulations to the winners, and to Kristina! "Woodwinds" always leaves such nice comments on SCS -- hooray for you!

  2. Congratulations, Carolina, Julie, and Janelle!!! Beautiful stuff!!!

    Congratulations, too, to Kristina!!! Wonderful work!!! Looking forward to see what you create!!!

  3. Welcome Kristina, I can't wait to see you awesome creations, enjoy!

    A big congrats to the winners, enjoy your new Verve!

  4. welcome, kristina! love your work, and i can't wait to work with you! :)

    congrats, winnners!

  5. Congrats to the winners! I am sure you will love your new VERVE!!!

  6. Congrats Kristina! You go girl!

    Congrats to Carolina and Julie. You made some great Hostess gift sets.

    THANK YOU JULEE! I know its random generated, but you make it possible to get free Vervalicious stamps!

    Hope your tendinitis clears up fast!

  7. Thank you all for the incredibly warm welcome! I'm so honored to be a guest diva!! So excited to see what everyone has been busy creating!

    Congrats to all of the winners!

  8. Congratulations to the winners and to Kristina! I have long admired her work!

  9. congrats ladies! super cute projects :D can't wait for release week fun!!

  10. Wow, these are really gorgeous! I love all the cards created with the new sets!

  11. Wahoo Kristina!!! We are so lucky to have you!!! Congratulations to all the winners!!!

  12. Thank you so much Julee!! Your stamps are really so inspiring and I had such a blast putting this much in fact that I'm working on a coffee hostess set now with the coffee set. Thanks ever so much!

    Congrats to the rest of the winners!