Saturday, December 6, 2014

Holiday Release Retrospective Blog Hop

Welcome to Verve's Holiday Release Retrospective Blog Hop! The Verve Divas and special guests are hopping today and serving up some more inspiration using our Holiday Release stamps & dies! Besides a bit more inspiration with our new release, one lucky commenter along the hop will win a $50 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

The party starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry.  Remember to leave a little shout out in the comments as you hop about for a chance to win!

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee6. Teresa
2. Marisa7. Andrea
3. Amber8. Christyne
4. Diana9. Maureen
5. Charmaine10. Nancy

Hop Prize: $50 Gift Voucher to Verve 
Comment Deadline:  8pm Mountain, Sunday, December 14

And if you're just hearing about us, here's a little bit more about our latest release...

One of my first crafter experiences was 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. Although the imagery was so simple, I loved the way they 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.

The Weary World set was inspired by O Holy Night, one of my favorite Christmas hymns. This year, the lyrics, "a thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices" really struck a chord in my heart. By December, I think the world is a little weary (I know with 2.5 year old twins, I sure am), and I get a little chill just thinking about that thrill of hope that makes the weary world rejoice. My Christmas prayer is for everyone to know the thrill of hope and rejoicing that the Savior of the world has come to save us all.

The coordinating Starry Stable Die Set is the perfect accompaniment to this set.

More to view:  Weary World on Pinterest

Pinecone Christmas is a timeless Christmas set illustrated by Chaitali Narla. Bring the scent of pinecones and the feel of winter to your craft room with this beautiful set of poinsettias and pinecones. Multi-step stamping for the pine branch and poinsettia images makes coloring a breeze, so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the beauty of the season.

Images include a pine branch, pinecones a beautiful poinsettia and a Christmas candle. Fun and unique chalkboard style sentiments round out the set. For die cutting fun, pair this set with the Poinsettia Pinecones Die Set. The dies in this set coordinate with the poinsettia and pinecone images in Pinecone Christmas.

More to view:  Pinecone Christmas on Pinterest

Chaitali designed the Light My World set to capture the beautiful way light is used in faith celebrations around the world. The versatile sentiments and beautiful light inspired imagery will help you make cards for many occasions and for all your international friends and family. Included imagery are Christmas candles, a diya, a lantern and a menorah.

More to view:  Light My World on Pinterest

This Psalm 119:105 scripture popped into my head the first time I saw Chaitali's candle and light imagery for this release. It seemed the perfect fit, and a well-loved verse to add to our plain jane collection. In the sample above, I've paired it with the candle image from Pinecone Christmas. It also looks fabulous paired with the decorated cross from Weary World

More to view:  Psalm 119:105 on Pinterest.

Have to have it all? Our November Release Collection is available at a 25% discount through December 11, while supplies last. Each set is packaged individually, but they are available bundled at a discounted price for a limited time.