Friday, October 21, 2016

October Release Retrospective Blog Hop

Welcome to Verve's October Release Retrospective Blog Hop!  The Divas and our October Guests are back hopping again today to bring a little more inspiration your way with the newly released sets. All of our new products are available to order in the Verve shop and are 25% off! Plus, we've got a pretty sweet hop prize in store...

As you hop about, be sure to leave a little shout out in the comments for your chance to win our sneaky little giveaway!

Comment deadline for prize drawing is Tuesday, October 25.

Lesley is hosting our second October Viva la Verve sketch this morning, and I thought the sketch would be perfect for these pretty flowers from Autumn Blessings

I started by stamping the flowers tone on tone in soft sky, then cutting with the coordinating Autumn Thanks Die Set.  I dressed the center flower up with a button and twine for accent.

I found a scrap of paper that I had cut down for a project last year and didn't use and it went perfectly with the soft sky flowers, so rounded the corners and tucked it in as my vertical piece. I went for some wide striped ribbon for the horizontal piece and couldn't resist adding a bow up top because I simply love this ribbon.  

Okay, now for the hop list... everything kicks off on my blog, Poetic Artistry.  See ya there!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be be picking a random comment winner on one of the hop spots below to win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! To be entered in the giveaway, leave a little comment love as you hop around to the blogs linked below!

Release Retrospective Hop List
1. Julee6. Vickie (Guest)
2. Marisa7. Maureen
3. Charmaine8. Teresa
4. Betty9. Lesley
5. Lisa (Guest)

VLV Oct Sketch 2
What's in it?
Stamps: Autumn Blessings (Verve Stamps)
Paper: cream (Neenah), soft sky (SU!), dp scrap (Simple Stories)
Ink: soft sky (SU!)
Accessories: Autumn Thanks Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), wide striped ribbon, button, linen thread (SU!)


  1. I'm in love with the beautiful colors you chose for this gorgeous card!

  2. The colours and that bow are just delicious! Love that blue!

  3. Beautiful card, so soft and elegant! Love so much the flowers, the bow and the wide striped ribbon!!

  4. Thanks for sharing the DT inspiration

  5. Very pretty card. Love that flower and how you layered them. Gorgeous colors!!

  6. Very pretty design and colors. Love the ribbon.

  7. Such a gorgeous card - I love the colors and that bold striped ribbon is a beautiful finishing touch!!

  8. Beautiful card. Thanks so much for the blog hop and prize.

  9. I love the proportions of your embellishments on this card! The flowers and bow are just super! TFS and thanks for the opportunity to win a prize.

  10. Love those colours, great use of the sketch too. Wonderful card made with perfect products.

  11. Wow! Amazing card! I love so much the colors!

  12. What a fun hop, lots of great products and ideas. TFS!

  13. Awesome blog hop - Great new release and inspiration:)

  14. Pretty card.
    Great to get away from Halloween
    and Christmas.
    thanks for having the hop.

  15. Such a lovely card! I love all the layers! So much inspiration on the hop!

  16. Beautiful card, love the flower from the Autumn Blessings set. And that bow!

  17. The colors, the cut out leaves, and the striped ribbon...yes please!