Sunday, January 5, 2014

Shimmer & Shine January Diva Inspirations Hop

Welcome to Verve's January Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time! This year we're spicing up our monthly hops with the addition of a challenge! So in addition to a comment prize hidden along the hop, you can play along with the challenge and link up your creation for a chance to win another prize! Woohoo!

Our January challenge is:

The year is shiny and new, so let's add shimmer and shine to our cards.
Think glitter, sequins, rhinestones, pearls, heat embossing - anything with some gloss.

To play along, link up your shimmer & shine creations to the link list at the bottom of this post before 8pm Mountain on Sunday, January 19.

  We'll pick one lucky participant to win a $40 gift voucher to Verve.

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what our Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! So be sure to leave a little shout out in the comment section of each Diva's blog as you hop about!
1. Sarah10. Tiffany
2. Amy11. Maureen
3. Anya12. Stacey
4. Betty13. Amber
5. Jessica14. Teresa
6. Karen15. Marisa
7. Sankari16. Charmaine
8. Sony17. Verve Blog
9. Susan

Blog Hop Comment Deadline:  8PM Mountain on January 10
Blog Hop Prize: $40 Gift Voucher to Verve

I've been very sick this past week and didn't have a chance to make something new for the hop, so I thought I'd pull out an old favorite to share using Wings of Love.  It's a simple card, but I still love the effect of the bling cut off the side of the panel.

And along with our shiny new theme, we've got a shiny new design team member.  The fabulous Stacey Schafer has been with us as a guest since May of last year and I just couldn't let her go. She'll be taking my place on the Release Team as I attempt to get better at balancing running a company and being a mom to super active twin toddlers.  So a great big warm welcome/we're glad your sticking around to Stacey!

At the end of January, we'll be closing our member company forum on Splitcoaststampers.  As part of that transition, we have moved our Viva la Verve Sketch challenge to a blog!  It's clean and fresh and bursting with inspiration, so be sure to head on over and play along.  We'll be highlighting our favorite cards from the entries each Tuesday, so be sure to link up if you're crafting the weekend away!


Love will soon be in the air and in the aisles and everywhere you go, so we've started the celebration of all things lovely with 30% off our in stock love themed sets and dies through the end of January!

Okay, now that we're done with the news, here's the challenge entry form link up...