Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Day 1 July Spotlight Hop and Guest Divas Announcement

Hi there Verve fans!  I'm so excited that it's ALMOST time to release some new Verve into the world!  We'll be releasing 3 new sets, a plain jane, and a coordinating die set  this Friday, July 11.  And as we countdown to our release, the Divas and Guest Divas 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 1 PRIZE: Moments Remembered (illustrated by Chaitali Narla)
Comment Deadline:  Sunday,  July 13 @ 5PM Mountain

1. Julee8. Janelle
2. Stacey9. Charmaine
3. Maureen10. Jen
4. Chaitali11. Sheri {Guest}
5. Marisa12. Andrea
6. Teresa13. Amber
7. Kay {Guest}14. Christyne

Hopping along with us this week are two very talented Guest Divas!  I've been watching these gals for quite some time with coffee, an iPad and a twin or two in tow and often find myself completely inspired to go stamp after checking out their posts.  Here's a peek at their smiling faces and some of my favorite Verve creations from their blogs.  They've got some fabulous cards to share with you using this release, so be sure to give them a shout out when you hop through the list!
Kay Miller blogs at My Joyful Moments.  Image Credits: {Card 1}, {Card 2}, {Card 3}

I must admit to having a bit of a crafty crush here.  Kay uses white in the most delightful ways, adding surprising splashes of color and lots of layered die cuts all while keeping things looking elegant and effortless.  I know you're going to love the cards she's created with this release!
 Sheri Gilson blogs at Paper Crafty's Creations.  Image Credits: {Card 1}, {Card 2}, {Card 3}

Sheri's layered style is always perfectly embellished and lusciously layered.   Whether it's cute and colorful creations or muted masculine cards, Sheri can do it all.  I've been following her for quite a while and even remember her participating in an Anni-VERVE-sary blog hop way back in our 2nd year! Her cards for this release are classy and elegant and I'm sure you'll be inspired!

Okay, now that you know the who... it's time for the what.  Today's set reveal is the debut of our first set from our new illustrator, Chaitali Narla.  

Chaitali's first release brings a bit of Indian inspiration to Verve and today's set, Moments Remembered, is an elegant take on Mehendi design.  With flowing imagery and meaningful sentiments, this set is versatile enough for weddings and other joyous occasions, yet understated enough for encouragement and sympathy cards as well.  And the stunning peacock image is fabulous paired with the included quotes by Gandhi and Pavese.  The set will retail for $18 and includes 8 clear photopolymer stamps on a 4" x 8" acetate sheet.

All of the stamps and dies featured this week will be available for purchase in the Verve Store on Friday, July 11.

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!