Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Sale, a Hop and some Guests!

Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop

If you just finished the hop, CONGRATULATIONS!  Thanks so much for celebrating our big day with us!  We love the stamping community and so many of you have become our Verve family!  Thanks for three beautiful years!  If you're just finding out about the hop, head on over to my blog, Poetic Artistry to start from the beginning and find out how to get in the running for some REALLY sweet prizes!

3...2...1.... SALE

We're celebrating three fabulous years of Verve with one of our favorite things...  a SALE! All stamps are on sale August 1 - 14.  Everything released in our 1st year is 30% off, everything from our 2nd year is 20% off and everything from our 3rd year is 10% off!  Head on over to the Verve store to check out which bargains might be calling your name!

Next Release and August Guest Divas

We're busy prepping for our Anni-VERVE-sary release, and let's just say it's going to be a big one!  Mark your calendars for August 20! We'll be releasing 8 brand new sets and a plain jane and there's something for just about every style in there! 

To help us showcase this month's release, we've selected two fantastic stampers as our August Guest Divas.  Be sure to check their blogs out, because you'll be seeing a lot more Verve from them in the coming weeks!  A big Verve-alicious welcome to this month's Guest Divas....  Maureen Plut and Sony Christoph!!!

 

 Maureen Plut

Maureen's PhotoWe've all been enjoying Maureen's gorgeous entries in our challenges for quite some time. She's always posting something fabulous, well layered and beautifully embellished. Her stamping style and her positive, uplifting spirit always make me smile. And I'm pretty sure her obsession with buttons is the reason I have amassed a collection of buttons that rivals Mt. Everest! Mr. Verve asked me who I chose as guests this month, and when I mentioned Maureen, he remarked, "Oh, Irishlatte - she's good!" Isn't that so cool that he can put a real name with a screen name, just from our release parties? Seriously, she's so talented and I can't wait to see what she whips up with the new stamps!

Below are a few of my favorite creations from Maureen's blog, Buttons & Bling...

Sonja Christoph

Sony hasn't been stamping very long, but you can tell this girl was born to stamp! Her creations are stunning, and I always find a hint of the unexpected in her fabulous layout and embellishment choices. She's been participating in our challenges pretty regularly and a few months back her projects for our release week challenges won the heart of Mr. Verve. He told me you've GOT to check this girl out! Well, he doesn't get too excited about just any old stamping thing, so I knew I had to see what all the fuss was about. And he was SO right! I know you're just going to love seeing Sony's creations with our August release!

Below are a few of my favorite creations from Sony's blog, Stampin' It Up in LA...
Sony's Photo

64 comments:

  1. OMG... 8 new sets and a sale!! Can't wait!!

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  2. Congratulations to the new Guest Divas! It should be an amazing month! I'm off to start the hop!

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  3. Wow, thanks for the hop. It's been fun, very long but some fantastic ideas!

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  4. I felt like a happy bunny hopping through the blogs! Great inspiration from everyone!

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  5. A big congrats to Maureen and Sony! Thanks for the fun blog hop, Julee! What wonderful inspiration!

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  6. That was a fun Hop! Thanks! Though I was unable to leave Chriss (#73) some comment love :-(

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  7. That was a great hop! :) FYI -something is wrong with Tanis's blog - it wouldn't open for me and then I couldn't comment on Chriss's either...

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  8. What an awesome hop! I was able to comment on everyone but Jannelles (#74). Not sure if it was just me or not.

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  10. Great hop with lots of gorgeous creations, a little long but worth it. Unable to leave Chriss (#73) a message so tried an email........that was the only one I had trouble with.

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  11. Congrats to the guest divas! What a great hop - I really enjoyed seeing everything everyone did! Great inspriration out there! Happy Birthday Verve!

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  12. Congrats, Maureen and Sony! I know you will wow us with the goods! Your styles are fabulous and you both are so deserving! Enjoy!

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  13. Wow.. it took me 5.5 hours to hop on all the blogs. And it was all worth it! Again, happy birthday Verve... more power to you and keep making those wonderful stamps. Speaking of stamps, I think I deserve a treat since there's a VErve sale going on... lol!

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  14. Congrats to Verve and to the guest designers!

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  15. 8 new sets! Be still my ink pad!! Enjoyed the creative hop!

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  16. I just discovered your beautiful blog and your Guest Divas today and I'm so impressed with what I'm seeing. Now, I'm off to do the hop. Iris

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  17. Okay, my fingers are worn out from all that typing LOL! Thanks for the hop - was great fun. Wonderful guest diva selection too (thanks for including my blog buddy Maureen too!! Go Canada!!). Looking forward to the 20th!!

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  18. Thanks to everyone for the awesome blog hop and congratulations to Maureen and Sony on being Guest Divas! I'm off to check out the sale. Woohoo!

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  19. What a great hop!!! So many wonderful inspiring creations (and lots of yellow :>) ). Congrats and I can't wait to see the new releases this month!!!

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  20. Thanks so much for a fun and fantastic hop!!

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  21. What a great hop! I had so much fun and I can't wait to see what is to come with Verve next! Welcome to the new Guest Divas, I can't wait to see more!

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  22. Fun blog hop and I can't wait to see all of your new goodies!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  23. Thoroughly enjoyed the fun hop...seeing all the Verve creations! You should be so proud of your accomplishments as a stamp designer...the large following and all the wonderful comments are WELL deserved!

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  24. YAY! I made it to the end:) Awesome hop and congratulations on 3 wonderful years!!! Wishing you continued success:)

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  25. My internet is way to slow to make it through all of the blogs. The ones that I were able to get to were great.

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  26. What a fabulous display of Verve creations!! Congratulation on a successful hop to celebrate 3 wonderful years!!

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  27. the hop was a blast with LOTS of great projects. can't wait to see what the new release will bring :)

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  28. Happy Anniversary!! I just finished the hop....oh me oh my...such gorgeous creations!! All so very vervelicious!!!

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  29. This was so much fun! Congrats Maureen and Sony you girls are amazing. I can't wait to see the new releases! Time to stash away some cash, lol! :)

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  30. Looking forward to the 20th! Thanks for the fabulous hop! :)

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  31. Wow, this has been an awesome hop. I have made it through and commented on each and every one! I look forward to your next release, it is just in time for a little birthday shopping for me!

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  32. The hop was lots of fun! Thanks to everyone who created such great eye candy!

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  33. I can't believe I made it to 84 blogs in less that 24 hours!!! WOWZA...A first for me! Thank you for a great hop and now I am off for some shopping!

    Have a great AnniVERVEsary week!!!!

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  34. Ohmygoodness. This was one of the longest hops I've ever been on. So many fabulous talented ladies out there. I love discovering people who are as passionate as I am about this papercraft hobby! Thanks so much for all the fun along the way. VERVE rocks!

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  35. What an amazing hop!!!! So glad I made it all the way through!

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  36. Amazing projects along this hop! Looking forward to new sets and new guests!

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  37. Looking forward to the releases!

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  38. I loved every moment and stop on the blog hop this year! Thanks, Julee for such a wonderful way to spend a few hours!

    And a BIG congrats to the new guest divas!!! It is soooo well deserved!

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  39. Awesome hop - thanks for the chance to participate!

    Hugs
    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  40. Julee, fabulous hop. Just a few more to go and I can say, "I did them all!" there were so many great ideas and I even wrote some of them down!

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  41. Amazing blog hop! Such beautiful work and I love the stamps!
    Wendy K.
    www.MyScrapbookingBlog.com

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  42. What fun to see all these great ideas! Happy Birthday and thank you so much.

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  43. Well, the Verve hop was the only thing I accomplished today!! LOL!! I can do laudry tomorrow--right? On Tanis' blog, when posting a comment, I think it talked to me.......I hope, I hope!! Thanks for a great day of inspiration--Be Blessed!

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  44. Well, the Verve hop was the only thing I accomplished today!! LOL!! I can do laudry tomorrow--right? On Tanis' blog, when posting a comment, I think it talked to me.......I hope, I hope!! Thanks for a great day of inspiration--Be Blessed!

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  45. wow!! what a hop, Julee!!! I finally finished all 83 comments :) Everyone showcased your stamps so beautifully...love all the different ways they were used :) congrats again on 3 years...looking forward to more :)

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  46. Oh what fun I have had!!! So many talented artists. Two I couldn't leave a comment.
    Tanis made a beutiful white green and kraft card.
    Joan S #29 Made a lovely pendent.
    I hope you can get the thank you to these two.
    Thank you for the wonderful hop!
    Sharon L

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  47. The HOP was super! Great inspiration! Congrats to the guest designers...can't wait to you get your "VERVE" on! ;-)

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  48. Can't believe I made it through all of those blogs. Really some amazing talent throughout! What a nice sale! I would love to get that Blue SKies set after seeing it used so many cute ways!!

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  49. What an amazing journey - took me two days to get through it all but the talent was AWESOME! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  50. Had lots of fun on the blog hop!

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  51. The hop was so fun Julee! Thanks for allowing the rest of us to take part in it...never had so many comments on a post before! Congrats to the new Guest Divas!

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  52. Thanks for an awesome hop! It took me a few days to get through it all, but they were many fabulous projects!

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  53. Congrats to the Guest Divas... I had so much fun on the blog hop, tons of inspiration out there & beautiful projects!!!

    Thank you so much for all the fun & the chance to win some amazing prizes!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  54. Congratulations to the new guest divas! I really enjoyed the blog hop and have been inspired to try out different techniques. I had lots of fun veiwing all the cards and some totally blew me away!!

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  55. Awesome hop...I loved all the projects, and all the blogs.
    Hugs
    Nikki

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  56. The hop definitely showed the love for Verve. It took me a few days to enjoy everyone's posts. Thank you to all.

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  57. Happy Anni-Verve-sary Julee! And best of luck in the coming year. It was a fantastic celebration hop.

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  58. Happy AnniVERVEsary! And congratulations to the two new guest divas - can't wait to see what you create for us with the upcoming release! YAAY!

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  59. Phew... I finally made it through the hop! So many stops along the way but so many fabulous and inspiring designs! Happy Anniversary Verve and thanks for all you do!
    P.S. I hope I finished in time... it's only 9:15 p.m. local time, but I know in some places in North America it's already August 5th!!!

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  60. I had the most fantastic time on this blog hop. There was so much inspiration and fun Verve-y goodness. It was a blast!

    A big congratulations to Maureen and Sony!

    8 New Sets!!!!!!!!! I can't wait that long!

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