Friday, April 25, 2014

Classic Verve {revisited} Blog Hop

Hi Verve fans!  It's release day and we're celebrating with a blog hop!

Along with two brand new plain janes, we've re-released some classic Verve in two compilation sets, a coordinating die set and some shiny new sequins! Hop along with The Divas to see some classic Verve made new again!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $40 gift voucher to the Verve store! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the stops to increase your chances!
New Products

Hop List:
1. Julee7. Jen
2. Amber8. Marisa
3. Andrea9. Maureen
4. Charmaine10. Stacey
5. Christyne11. Teresa
6. Janelle

Deadline for prize drawing:  8pm Mountain, Monday April 28.

So what's new?
We've been making room for some new lovelies with a retirement sale, and a few products I just couldn't bear to part with, so we're re-releasing them in compilation sets.

Petals & Wings
First up is Petals & Wings, a compilation of Fluttering By and Petals & Stems.  These sets have always been dear to my heart and I remember during their original release finally beginning to feel like a real artist.  Confidence in yourself is a magical thing, and these sets represent a turning point in my creative journey.

Changes:  I only made one change to these sets from their original form.  The butterfly antennae have been made into separate stamps, to allow versatility for a new coordinating die set.

Wings & Petals Die Set
That brings me to the next new product, the Wings & Petals Die Set, which coordinates with the  Petals & Wings set.  (If you have the retiring sets Petals & Stems or Fluttering By, these dies coordinate with those sets, too, but will cut off the antennae on the butterfly.)   A coordinating die set for these stamps has been the number one request over the years, and I am happy to oblige.

Die Sidekicks
The  Die Sidekicks set is based around retiring stamps that have previously released coordinating dies.  Included in the set are the butterfly and hearts & swirls frame from Twitterpated, the former All Aflutter and Scroll Plain Janes and Vintage Oval Frame (stamp) and Sweet Scallop Tag (stamp).

When I did the re-design of this set, I accidentally sent the file to manufacturing with a butterfly much larger than the coordinating All Aflutter die.  It's a gorgeously huge butterfly, but since the set concept is coordinating dies, we'll be correcting it and only including the correctly sized butterfly on future manufacturing runs.  In the meantime, our first run of inventory of this set will include the larger butterfly and we'll be tucking the correctly sized butterfly in as well. 

Hello Friend and Being Awesome
Since I was revisiting some of my favorite Verve stamps, I decided to enlarge a few favorite sentiments from Happy Hello and make them into plain janes.  I'm so excited to have these fun sentiments, Being Awesome and Hello Friend, take center stage.

Shine Bright Sequin Mix
I came across some super fun embellishments that I just couldn't resist, so we're adding a new sequin mix to the lineup! The Shine Bright Sequin Mix includes 4 sizes of super sparkly clear sequins. 

Since they're clear, they're the perfect accent to any project and the silvery finish gives a spectacular eye catching shine!

That wraps up the "new again" products, we've also got previously released coordinating dies for the Die Sidekicks set and any remaining retiring products from this release on sale HERE.

That's all the compilation sets I'm planning on releasing.  We'll be back on track with brand new never before seen Verve in May!  Hooray!

And speaking of May, check out our May Special with 25% off select stamps (flowers and winged things).


  1. I would be so happy to win this prize!!! Thanks for the opportunity =]

    Michele F.

  2. The butterflies and the flowers are so pretty. They made good embellishments for the DT projects in the hop. thanks for having the hop. I'm off to try the envelope-looking sketch.

  3. What a fantastic hop! Great re-release and LOVING the new PJs!

  4. Oh my - you're re-release is absolutely amazing, especially since most of these lovelies have been on my 'need' list for a while. Wings and Petals/Petals and Wings...swooning with the mere thought of possibilities! Off to hop; I know treats for the eyes await!

  5. I am so excited about the "Being Awesome" Plain Jane! This is my favorite Verve stamp of all time, but I always wished it was a little bigger. Yay for my wish come true! =)

  6. Awesome, awesome hop!! Love the new release and all the DT's creations! Would love to win any part of the release!!

  7. They look so cute, I would love to use them. Thanks for the possibility of getting them.

  8. Great hop. Great new products and love the revamps.

  9. I had such a fun time looking through this blog hop!! Thanks for putting it together and the opportunity to win. The sidekick dies look like so much fun!!

  10. Thanks for the fun hop. I visited earlier in the weekend but was waiting for Laurie's post to comment here when I finished up.
    Crafty hugs,