Monday, October 19, 2009

Release Week, Guest Divas & Winners!!

I'll be announcing the winners of our Encouraging Words 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! We've got a lot going on, so please excuse the super long post.

October Guest Divas
The fabulous Betty Wright (gbedwright on SCS) has been blowing me away with her gorgeous creations for some of our Verve challenges. Every time I see one of her cards, I just kind of sigh. They're lovely, gorgeously embellished and have so much detail, dimension and depth. Pure eye candy. I'm 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, Stamping to the Wright.

Our other amazing guest designer has been on my list for quite some time. I just love Jessie Rone's (knightrone on SCS) colorful layered style, and her quest to make everyone love those little spiral clips she embellishes with always makes me smile! I can't wait to see what she has in store for us with the new release stamps - it's sure to be a perfectly crafted treat for the eye! You can check out Jessie's creations on her blog, Can You Say Addicted to Stamps.

Free Winter Mittens Digi Stamp Set
It's the start of the most wonderful time of the year and we thought we'd share a little digi stamp set gift with you while we count down to our release this Friday night! We hope you like it! Be sure to hurry and download it, though, since it's only available until Friday, October 23. Click here for download options.

Release Week Challenges
I've drawn up 5 new sketch challenges for you to have fun with for this release. Play along by this Friday, October 23 at 6PM Eastern for your chance to win our ENTIRE release! We're also giving out a few free stamp sets 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 Tuesday. 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!

October Release Party
Our release party will be this Friday night (October 23) 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 Encouraging Words project parade totally fun, or what? Such lusciously handcrafted gifts and awesome design ideas. To uplift and encourage is one of my missions here at Verve, and I always try to make sure that the stamps I design are in line with that mission. To put it in the words of Jiminey Cricket, "You've got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch onto the affirmative", so this project parade was such a treat to view. I loved everyone's encouraging creations. Keep spreading the love!

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

Rosie who wins a $35 gift certificate to Verve with this gorgeous project. I just love the way she turned a meaningful card she received into a wall hanging. The embellishments are just gorgeous.

Our mystery prize was hidden on Michelle's post and our lucky commenter is...

Heidi who wins any Verve set/s (up to $24 value) of her choice

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. Thanks to everyone who played along!

Until next time, Stamp HAPPY!