Thursday, July 10, 2014

July Spotlights Day 3 Blog Hop

Hi there Verve fans!  We're back with Day 3 of our July Release Spotlight Hops!  That means tomorrow is release day for the sets we've been previewing this week.  Today's our third and final reveal day, then we'll be back for a Diva's Choice blog hop tomorrow.  Today's hop starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry, but be sure to read on for the full product reveals!

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 3 PRIZE: Happy Place, 2 Corinthians 12:9 (illustrated by Julee Tilman)
and Happy Doodles Die Set

Comment Deadline:  Sunday,  July 13 @ 5PM Mountain
1. Julee9. Charmaine
2. Stacey10. Jen
3. Maureen11. Sheri {Guest}
4. Chaitali12. Laurie
5. Marisa13. Andrea
6. Teresa14. Amber
7. Kay {Guest}15. Christyne
8. Janelle

Our spotlighted set today is Happy Place, illustrated by me.  Inspired by Chaitali's illustrations for this release, I set out to create a coordinating set with my own whimsical take on some of the Indian inspired designs I had just been introduced to.  The peacock wings from her set whispered to me that they wanted to be a butterfly, and who was I to tell them they couldn't? After all, everyone deserves a chance to fly.  So wings became butterflies and feathers became leaves and doodled flowers laughed and smiled and nestled into their Happy Place.

Happy Place is a whimsical little set of flowers, butterflies and happiness.  The stemmed flower images and the butterfly each have a coordinating die in the Happy Doodles Die Set (available separately). The sweet sentiments and whimsical images in this set make for easy encouraging cards. Happy Place will retail for $18 and includes 9 clear photopolymer stamps on a 4" x 8" acetate sheet.

The Happy Doodles Die Set is a set of 3 dies that coordinate with images in the Happy Place stamp set.  Each die leaves about a 1/16" border around it's coordinating stamped image and have alignment holes for easy stamp alighnment.  This die set will retail for $21.

And last, but not least, our plain jane for this release is 2 Corinthians 12:9.  Stamped image measures approximately 1-7/8" wide by 1.5" tall and will retail for $3.

I sneaked a little peek of this plain jane earlier this week on this card sample (see below) for the Mojo 353 sketch.  This week is contest week and Verve is sponsoring prizes, so be sure to play along for a chance to win!

All of the stamps and dies featured this week will be available for purchase in the Verve Store tomorrow (7/11/14)!

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!  Have a great day and we'll see you back here tomorrow for one last stroll through this new VERVE release!


  1. Happy place is so beautiful I love that is coordinates so well with Chaitali's sets. The sentiments are gorgeous too.

  2. Your set, inspired by Chaitali's, is simply wonderful! Your showcase card of the Plain Jane: outstanding!

  3. BEAUTIFUL !!!!! verse card - I love the colors :)

  4. Oh my goodness this is a great release. Thanks for sharing your talented DT with us.
    Crafty hugs,

  5. Jules, how did you create the background for the mojo card? Is it embossed or just inked? Love it! Love this new set, as well!

  6. Can I just say that this is my first experience, with VERVE products and with your designers, and I am blown away! The new sets all have me drooling and wishing I could buy every single one, and the work of your designers is the best I have seem in the industry! Even those whose styles aren't my own taste are amazing! I have gotten so much inspiration from this hop and I will pray I am lucky enough to win some of this awesome goodness! Thank you for opening my eyes to so much. I am thrilled to have found Verve and look forward to following you, as well as your designers, from now on!

  7. Megan, the background is embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder from Stampin Up and then inked around the edges with walnut stain distress ink. Sadly I think the embossing folder is retired... it's one of my favorites.

  8. I am loving the Happy Place stamp set. It is amazing how all the designers made such beautiful and different cards with this set. (I hope I can re-create some of them) Love the flowers and the butterfuly.

  9. Oh, I love this new PJ - what a wonderful verse - an amazing promise to hold on to. Your card is gorgeous and I love how you let this wonderful verse shine. I can't wait for tomorrow;)

  10. My favorite set from this release! I love it!

  11. I love the subdued colors of the card. Very pretty.
    This stamp set is wonderful - so glad there are dies to go along with it.
    Great blog hop. thanks for having it.

  12. What another great day of releases. Great hop today!!! love it!

  13. Yeay! Another beautiful Verve set! Love that plain jane; it's a definite must have!

  14. I love the stamp sets and the card.

  15. Great card and cute stamps and dies.
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