Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November Release Spotlight Hop Day 3

Welcome back to Day 3 of Verve's November 2014 Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guests are back for another day of spotlighting the new holiday release! And the wait is almost over... everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store tomorrow (Thursday, 11/20). So come hop along with us and see our first looks at today's featured products!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the Day 1 Hop spots to win today's featured products!   Our prize drawing will be open until 10pm Mountain on Friday, November 21.  Just leave a comment on the blogs linked below and you'll be entered to win!

Today's spotlight is shining on the Weary World set and Psalm 119:105 Plain Jane illustrated by Julee Tilman, as well as the coordinating Starry Stable Die Set.

Weary WorldStarry Stable Die Set
Psalm 119:105 Plain Jane

The hop starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry.
Here's the master hop list and a peek at my project...

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee8. Stacey
2. Laurie9. Teresa
3. Chaitali10. Andrea
4. Marisa11. Christyne
5. Amber12. Nancy
6. Diana13. Maureen
7. Charmaine

Today's set reveal is the Weary World set illustrated by Julee Tilman (Me).

Weary World is a 4" x 8" set of  9 clear stamps and will retail for $18.

Many years ago, when I first started crafting I took a tole painting workshop with my sister at a local craft store.  We made some adorable little primitive style magnets of baby Jesus in a manger, and although they were so simple, I loved the way it really conveyed the true meaning of Christmas. So when I set out to design a set for this release, I knew I wanted baby Jesus to be front and center. 

One of my favorite Christmas hymns is O Holy Night.  And this year, the lyrics, "a thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices" really struck a chord in my heart.  Because by December, I think the world is a little weary (I know I am), and I get a little chill just thinking about that thrill of hope that makes a weary world rejoice. So I themed the sentiments in the set around O Holy Night.  Included images are a manger scene, an ornate cross and a primitive star.

The Starry Stable Die Set coordinates with the manger scene and ornate cross images in Weary World, with an approximate 1/16" border all around the stamped image. The two primitive stars are stand alone stars that do not have alignment holes, so can be used in a variety of ways.
This die set will retail for $13.

Also featured today is the Psalm 119:105 Plain Jane.  This classic verse popped into my head as soon as I saw Chaitali's candle and lantern imagery for this release.  I thought it would be a great addition to the plain jane lineup.  This stamp will retail for $3.

That's all for today!  We'll see you back here tomorrow for another day of hopping! 


  1. Love this set...I started singing the carol when I read the sentiments in it!

  2. Oh my!!! I am in love with this set! And hope and rejoicing!!!! Thanks for creating such meaningful and beautiful stamps and dies!!!!!! Merry Christmas a little early!!! :) Jill

  3. Each and Everyone done A wonderful job on their card creations displaying this lovely Verve set.
    I absolutely love this set and it sure would make a great addition to my collection of nativity sets.
    Thank you for this Wonderful giveaway opportunity.

  4. Beautiful! I am looking for something more religious this year. This fills the bill perfectly. Love the "light" behind this one that you did!

  5. Absolutely beautiful. I love, love the sentimetns.

  6. Thank you for creating such a beautiful, meaningful set. O Holy Night is my all-time favourite Christmas hymn :)

  7. Thanks for sharing your wonderful memory. I always love hearing what inspires the designs.
    Crafty hugs,

  8. What a lovely set, Julee! My favorite from this release!

  9. I love this set, so many Christmas sets have nothing to do with Christ. It's nice to see one that is centered on Him.

  10. Love this set - beautiful sentiments and images.

  11. Such lovely stamps and dies.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  12. Nice set. I have friends who would LOVE this set!

  13. Very pretty set. Love that there is a die for the manger and cross.
    I would want to pop both of those off the card and the dies make that so much easier.
    thanks for a great hop.

  14. Beautiful new stamp set with coordinating dies and love the new verse stamp!!

  15. Oh wow, I love this set and the matching dies (as well as the new PJ). O Holy Night has always been one of my favourite Christmas hymns. What beautiful phrases you've pulled from it. I love the simple nativity too. Thanks for a set that shows what Christmas is really all about.

  16. Beautiful stamps...the true reason for the season!

  17. I love these stamp sets... O Holy Night is one of my favorite!! love that song!!
    Moxie Craftie

  18. Absolutely love this stamp set and dies. Great inspiration.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  19. I ADORE today's release, fantastic hop!

  20. I adore this set! The little manger scene is so sweet.

  21. Beautiful sets for this day, and the cards so inspiring!!!