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