Thursday, May 9, 2013

May 2013 Spotlight Hops - Day 3

Hi there Verve fans!  Welcome to Day 3 of our new release spotlight hops!  We'll be releasing 5 new sets, 4 plain janes, 3 dies and 2 ribbon collections this Friday, May 10.  As we countdown to our release, the Divas and our 2 special guests are strutting their new Verve with daily blog hops now through Friday!

And since we LOVE to share our Verve, we've got a giveaway every day this week!  Just hop around to the blogs on today's hop and tell us what you think in the comments at each stop and you'll be entered in a drawing to win today's featured stamps!  Woohoo!


Day 3 PRIZE: Strong Anchor, Adjusted Sails Plain Jane and Nautical Die Set
Comment Deadline:  Sunday, May 12 @ 5PM Mountain

1. Julee8. Andrea
2. Charmaine9. Jen M.
3. Teresa10. Laurie W.
4. Stacey11. Laurie S.
5. Amber12. Janelle
6. Christyne13. Maureen
7. Marisa14. Jen S.
Before I get to the reveals, I have a little announcement about our dies.

As of this release, we will no longer include plastic alignment tools with our A Cut Above dies.  Anything that is in our inventory that has plastic tools will be shipped with the tools until we run out, but we will not be re-ordering any tools or including them with our new dies.


Our manufacturer originally included these tools for free, but have since added a charge for each plastic piece, and I'd rather keep our costs affordable than have you pay for something that you could just as easily do without.  The plastic tools are easy to lose and not as accurate as the new method I'm excited to show you, especially for the smaller, more intricate dies.  I've been making my own die alignment templates from scratch paper for the past year and I think it is so much easier and more accurate. Here's my first ever video explaining this method along with a sneak peek of the Strong Anchor and the Nautical Die Set...



Okay, on with the reveals...
 
Strong Anchor is an $18 set of 12 nautical themed sentiments and images.  I've been a long time fan of anything nautical, collecting lighthouses for many years and planning my dream retirement by the beach.  I'm so excited to see the paper crafting industry trending on everything anchors lately!  I couldn't wait to add my take on this fun theme and expand our masculine set offerings in the process.  It's perfect for Father's Day, masculine birthdays and for anyone who's a guiding force or solid anchor in your life.  And of course, it was the perfect excuse to put one of my favorite scripture verses into stamp form... Hebrews 6:19.

Production Note:  We discovered a typo in the scripture reference on this set after the set had gone to production.  I'm blaming it on two sweet little twin boys that are always stealing me away from the task at hand. {grin}  Anyhow, our replacement stamps should be in-house early next week, so if you order this set, just know that it might be delayed a few days so we can include the corrected stamp.


Here's the sweet little CAS card I made in the video featuring Strong Anchor and the Nautical Die Set.


Our plain jane feature today is the Adjusted Sails plain jane.  Coordinating beautifully with Strong Anchor, I just love this quote and the hope and perseverance it symbolizes.  I can't wait to add a page to my art journal with this stamp and I know I'll be using it for encouragement cards for some of the amazingly strong women who have crossed my path.  This stamp measures 1.75" (w) x 2.25" (h) and will retail for $3.

Stamp reads, "She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails. - Edwards".



To finish off our nautical theme, we're releasing a Nautical Die Set that coordinates with the anchor and ship's wheel images in the Strong Anchor set.  This die set will retail for $6.

Size reference:  Anchor 1" (w) x 1.5" (h), Ship wheel 1.375" (w) x 1.375"(h)


All of the stamps, dies and ribbons featured this week will be available for purchase in the Verve Store on Friday, May 10.

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!  Have a great day and we'll see you back here tomorrow for some more fresh new looks at VERVE!

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! I love this set and the Plain Jane. Great sentiments.

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  2. Fun new set and dies. I'm always in need of manly images and sets, this really fits the bill. Love your sample, too, it's CAS perfection.

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  3. I love today's reveal, the nautical set is so on trend, and what a fantastic PJ!

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  4. Fantastic new set and thank you for the great video!

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  5. More amazing work by your amazing designers! My Verve wishlist is getting quite big!

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  6. Great tutorial, Julee! LOVE the CAS card - pffffft to having issues with them ;)

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  7. GREAT video, Julee! I LOVED it! And I love your card!

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  8. Great job with your first video, Julee! Wonderful CAS card!

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  9. way to go Julee, that was awesoem! I am impressed and a weee bit jealous...teehehe. I have not done a video before either...hhmmmmm, you have me thinking now. Thanks again and again for the inspiration!

    hugs *~*

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  10. What a great card and new stamp set! Loved the tutorial too, I never knew how to use the plastic thing anyway, so glad I know now how to better align those stamps and dies.

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  11. I am SO in love with this set!!!!! I need it!

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  12. you rocked the video, Julee! adore the CAS card, too, that you whipped up:)

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  13. More stunning cards; you and your DT just continue to inspire!! Thank you for sharing; my Verve wish book is getting quite thick!!
    c

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  14. Great card and tutorial. Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a beautifully Blessed day.
    Hugs,
    Shan

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  15. Thanks for another fantastic hop!

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  16. Love this nautical set today...thanks for a great hop today.

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  17. Great first video and cute card!

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  18. Love the new stamps & dies! The DT did a fabulous job showcasing them!

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  19. Great CAS card. Love the anchor and sentiment.

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  20. Love your card and the video was great. Thanks.

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  21. Loving all things nautical these days - great set!

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  22. These are wonderful. I love your card. TFS.
    D- dmcardmaker (AOL)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogpot.com

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  23. Love these sets! Beautiful sentiments!

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  24. OMG! I love everything nautical and this is such a great set for blokes in my life who all love to sail.

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  25. Very cute card! TFS.
    I wondered what the plastic thingys were that came with my dies. lol. Now I'll give them a try with the scroll stamp and die I got. Love the template technique. TFS.
    D- dmcardmaker (AOL)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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