Friday, May 10, 2013

May 2013 Spotlight Hops - Release Day!!!

Hi friends!  Welcome to our fourth and final day of Spotlight Hops!  All of the products you've seen featured this week are now available in the Verve store!  Woohoo!  So that means it's time for one last stroll through the Diva blogs to see what they've created with today's featured stamps and dies.

Have you enjoyed the hops as much as I have?  The Divas always amaze me with their creativity and they've inspired me with so many more ideas to share.  This release has me excited to stamp, and I hope they inspire you to create, too!  We've got a special  this release where you can buy the whole shebang at a 20% discount when you buy one of our May Release Stamp or Die Collections.  That's the largest discount we've ever done on a new release, but I just want everyone to have these stamps!

And speaking of wanting everyone to have stamps, we've got another giveaway today!  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 & dies!

Day 4 PRIZE: Teachers Count, Apple Die Set,
All Occasion, Occasion Frame Die
and Promoted Plain Jane
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.
Teachers Count is an $18 set of 15 stamps themed around teacher appreciation.  Quite a while back, Maureen sent me a few suggestions for a teacher set with some fabulous quotes and apples with a coordinating die.  Since May is Teacher Appreciation month, I figured this was the perfect time to put this little set out in the world.  And since my twins are growing I know I'm going to be needing this set in the not too distant future!

I love options, so I included two sizes of apples that you can color, or two-two step stamp or paper piece, no whatever your "coloring" style is, and to make things even more fun, we've got a coordinating die set!  The Apples Die Set, is a set of 2 dies that work with the two sizes of apples in Teachers Count.  This die will retail for $6.

Our last pairing to feature is the $18 On Occasion set and coordinating $12 Occasion Die Frame.  This elegant and whimsical frame is a generous size, fitting many of the sentiments in this release, including the 5 all-occasion sentiments in this set.  Paired with some whimsical flower images and a background strip, this set is super fun to use! 

And I'm excited to pair it with some of our other dies for some fun layered sentiments.  Here's a quick little CAS example of this, where I paired On Occasion and the Occasion Die Frame with the Mini Classy Label Die Set.  Super quick and so fun.  Oh, and that's a peek at the glimmer twill from the Black Beauty Ribbon Collection.

Our final reveal is the Promoted Plain Jane.  This sentiment is perfect for Mother's Day and Father's Day or would look great on a scrapbook layout. It reads, "The best parents get promoted to grandparents" and at 1.5" x 1.75", it fits beautifully inside the Occasion Die Frame.  Our plain janes retail for $3.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us and celebrating our new release this week!  You still have until Sunday to leave comments on the posts for a chance to win!!