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.

NEW DIVA!
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!



NEW CHALLENGE BLOG!
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!

NEW SALE!



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...

33 comments:

  1. Stacey is fantastic - she'll fit right in with the rest of your fabulous team!

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  2. What a collection of amazing inspiration on this hop ... thank you so much! Anita in France :)

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  3. Beautiful, inspiring cards in this hop; once again the designers have showcased Verve products with flair and pizzazz!
    c

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  4. You have a wonderful team Julee! Can't wait to hop!!

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  5. Congratulations Stacey! Wonderful news!

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  6. Congrats Stacey! Love all the DT projects - inspiration overload!

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  7. Congrats Stacey! And hope that you are feeling better soon! Off to hop!

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  8. This card is just wonderful! Great hop!

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  10. Love to use bling on my cards. Valentine's Day is a good time for using a lot of bling. Love your card. It might be an oldie - but it's a goodie.

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  11. Love that MS punch. Lovely doily edging and great pop of red against the white. Love the partial bling too!! Brilliant :)

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  12. The card is beautiful. I enjoyed hopping with you today. Can't wait to make my entry for this challenge.

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! This was a fun hop!

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  14. Love the lacey look of the card. Congrats Stacey. Just finished the hop - such talent.
    isoscia@aol.com

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  15. Welcome Stacey. You all have such amazing talents!

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  16. gorgeous card... love you placed the rhinestone flourish!

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  17. First off get better real soon!
    I LOVE your card. Thanks for sharing it again.
    Welcome Stacey.
    And what a fun idea. I love me a challenge.
    Just in time for me to play with my new Verve goodies. tee hee.
    Off I go to see what beauties everyone has to share.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  18. Thanks for a wonderful hop! Since I am snowed in, I hop to break out some Verve tomorrow and play a little!

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  19. A wonderful hop, ladies! So excited to check out the new blog, too :o)

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  20. Absolutely fantastic blog hop. Each and every card is real eye candy!

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  21. So sorry you are sick = get well soon.
    Love the pretty card. Great inspiraton on the blog hop.
    Congratulations Stacey.

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  22. What a cute card and love that heart and bling!! Also, congrats Stacey for becoming a new Diva and hope you feel better soon Julie.

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  23. Fun hop! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  24. The design team has out done themselves. Love the theme of bling for the New Year. It gets the creative juices flowing. thank you for another chance to win some free Verve! Verve is at the top of my Wish List!

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  25. Hippoty Hoppity - oh wait, wrong holiday. I'm loving all of these Valentine's Day card ideas.

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  26. Yay! This is so fun can't wait to see what everyone has in store!

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  27. So excited to participate in the hop and the challenge (maybe). I found so much inspiration on the hop!

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  28. wowsers...what an amazing blog hop...loved the shimmer and shine theme...I got my card finished and will get it posted some time today!! Thanks for all the great inspiration ladies!!

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  29. Oh Beautiful card. I love that heart and the bling swirl.

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  30. I love the way the bling comes off the side of the panel.

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  31. Wonderful card--I like the bling and the borders. Great blog hop too.

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