Thursday, August 16, 2012

Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hop Day 1

Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  As many of you know, we're celebrating Verve's 5th anniversary this month and we're ready to rock and roll! Join us over the next 9 days as we showcase the 23 new stamps and dies releasing from Verve! We'll be counting down the minutes and revealing all the new sets in our forum from 9-11pm Eastern on Friday, August 24, so make plans now to join us for our release party!

In the meantime, we've got a fun filled hop for you today! So let your fingers do the clicking and peek into the creative minds of Verve's talented Divas and Guest Divas as they give you a little tour of what's to come! Inspiration abounds, and so do the PRIZES!

That's right! We've picked a mystery blog from today's hop and hidden a prize! So be sure to give a little shout out in the comment section as you hop around to each blog on the list. We’ll draw a random winner from all of the comments on the mystery blog to win today's featured sets and dies:  With Love, Birthday to You Plain Jane and Pennant Trim Die.

1. Julee8. Andrea
2. Laurie S.9. Charmaine
3. Maureen10. Janelle
4. Teresa11. Betty
5. Tosh12. Christyne {Guest}
6. Amber13. Laurie W. {Guest}
7. Amy14. Jen S. {Guest}
Deadline for prize drawing eligibility is 5pm Eastern on Friday, August 24!
   Winners will be announced at our release party that night.  (You don't need to be present to win.)

So what can I tell you about today's featured products?  

If you've ordered from Verve in the past couple of years, you probably received a customer appreciation stamp with your order.  Every so often, I compile all of these stamps into a set so everyone has a chance to enjoy them and With Love is our latest edition.  You'll find a variety of sentiments and a few coordinating images to many of the sets we've released over the past 2 years, so it's perfect for mixing and matching.

The Birthday to You Plain Jane is one of those stamps that sprang out of me wanting a new sentiment for the inside of birthday cards.  I love the happy birthday to you sentiment from Birthday Bash because it works great for both masculine or feminine cards, so I decided to supersize it and make it into a plain jane.  At 1.5" wide x 1.25" tall, this sentiment works great as a main focal point for your card or as a sentiment for the inside of the card.

Last but not least, we're introducing a couple of trim border dies this release!  Today we're featuring the Pennant Trim Die, which makes banner making for cards a breeze!  And at 5.25" wide, it's sized perfectly for cardmaking.  Hooray!

 Customer Card Carnival!

1. Create a new card using Verve Stamps
2. Post your card to your blog or gallery
3. Include a link to the Verve store in your write up
4. Link your card using the entry form below
One lucky participant from all the entries will win our entire new release of products! That's over $300 worth of stamps and dies! You may enter as many times as you like, but each entry must be a different card, in a separate post, and include a link to Verve. Only new cards posted August 16 through August 24, 2012 will be eligible.
Deadline to link your cards is 5PM Eastern on Friday, August 24. The winner will be announced at our release party that night (you don't need to be present to win)!
Have fun... we can't wait to see you strut your VERVE!
Click the "Click here to enter" link above for the Card Carnival entry form. Please type your name or screen name in the Caption or Title field, then choose the link and photo you'd like to enter.  Please link directly to the specific blog post or gallery page where we can view your creation.  (To get your direct link, click on the title of your blog post and copy the URL). If you're having problems linking, try entering the link to your card, then choosing From File instead of From Web. Then just browse to where your picture is saved on your computer to get your thumbnail. If something goes wrong, leave a comment with your link and we'll fix it up and get you linked.

Want even more chances to win? Head on over to the Verve SCS forum and play along in our Anni-VERVE-sary release challenges. Or hop on over to the Verve Blog to find out about our Verve Card Carnival, for a chance to win the entire new release (a $300+ value)!