Friday, May 13, 2011

May Get Your Diva On

Happy Friday!  It's Julee popping in again with a little update before the weekend hits. 

A Little Vacation Time
We won't be having a May stamp release due to design delays (mostly my lack of design time and a painful case of tendinitis in my wrist).  To recharge my batteries and heal up, I'll be taking all of next week off (May 14 - 22).  So if you don't receive a quick response  when you send an email to Verve, that's because we're on vacation and we'll get back to it starting Monday, May 23. The website will still be open and my fabulous shipping assistant, Katrina, will continue shipping orders while I'm away, so it's only email communication that will be affected.

Get Your Diva On Challenge
Who wants to be a Guest Diva?  Our monthly Get Your Diva On challenge is under way!  Play along for your chance to be a Guest Diva for one of our future releases.  It's a whole lot of fun working with the Verve Divas behind the scenes and all you have to do to be eligible is submit an entry with this month's theme, Material Girl. Anything fabric goes... you can use a premade fabric embellishment or create your own (felt counts!), stamp on fabric, or start with a fabric item (tote bag, apron, canvas tag or album, etc.) and embellish/stamp to your heart's content.  The deadline is Sunday, May 15, so you best get a move on, if you're going to play!  You can find all the details over in the challenge thread on our forum.  And to get your creative wheels a'turning, here are a few material girl inspirations from our design team:

Material Girl Inspirations
Andrea's SampleMaureen's SampleTeresa's Sample
Julee's SampleTosh's SampleAmy's Sample
Click the photos above to view these cards in their natural habitat. {grin}

Viva la Verve!
It's Friday, and that means it's time for another Viva la Verve! sketch.  Play along with all of our May sketches for a chance to win a future Verve release.  All the details can be found in our Viva la Verve! forum.

Week 1 SketchWeek 2 SketchWeek 2 SketchWeek 4 SketchWeek 5 Sketch
MAY Week 1
May Week 2
MAY Week 3
MAY Week 4
MAY Week 5

That's all folks! Until next time.... happy stamping!