Friday, July 7, 2017

July 2017 Spotlight Hops - Day 1

Welcome to Verve's July New Release Spotlight Hops!  We've got a delectable new release coming your way Monday, July 10 and we're so excited to share our first looks at the new stamping goodies with you! The next four days we'll be putting on a daily blog hop to showcase the new products and also give you a chance to WIN some new Verve! Hooray!  The stamps and dies you see today will all be available in the store on Monday, July 10.  Before then, you can pick up the entire release collection at a pre-order discount of 25% off.

Hopping along with our talented crew of Divas this month are three very special guests. If you missed their announcement, you can read a bit more about these talented ladies on the guest announcement here. I'm also super excited to have Lesley Croghan back with us after the birth of her sweet little baby girl. Welcome back, Lesley!

Today the Divas and special guests are sharing inspiration featuring the new Always Time stamp set and coordinating Kettle Time Die Set. Look for an in-depth look at these stamps and dies later in this post.
Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random comment on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances!

Always TimeKettle Time Die Set

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Teresa
2. Kathy (Guest)8. Maureen
3. Sheri (Guest)9. Betty
4. Wanda (Guest)10. Christyne
5. Charmaine11. Lesley
6. Marisa

Comment deadline for prize drawing is Monday, July 10.

First up in the spotlight today is a brand new set called Always Time.  As in there's always time for coffee or tea. {grin} Since the retirement of our A Cup of Life and Delightful and Delicious sets, I was feeling like we were in need of some new tea and coffee cups and kettles. So that was the inspiration for the set. I threw in a couple sentiments you may have seen earlier this year in our limited time Rise and Shine digital set, then finished off with some all new sentiments as well.

If you hopped along for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. you might have already seen this card I made with today's featured set and dies. I had a lot of fun coloring the kettle and adding in some fun little flowers and butterflies. 

Enabler's List
Stamps: Always Time (releasing 7/10/17 from Verve)
Paper: soft sky, tip top taupe, basic black (SU!), white (Neenah)
Ink: black archival, spiced marmalade, scattered straw distress (Ranger), Copic markers
Accessories: Kettle Time Die Set (releasing 7/10/17 from Verve), Graceful Butterflies Die Set(A Cut Above by VERVE), rhinestones, polka dot embossing folder (Quickutz), white gel pen

Always Time is a set of 22 clear photo polymer stamps that will retail for $24. It includes cups and kettles that could work for tea or coffee lovers alike, as well as some fabulous tea and coffee sentiments in a classic font combination. There are a couple of flower images included that can be used as decoration on the kettles, as well as some steam and a cup liner stamp to round out the set. This is surely a set to perk up your stamping!

Kettle Time Die Set is the coordinating die set for Always Time. This set includes dies to cut the two kettles, 4 cups and the two flower images in Always Time. This set of 8 steel dies will retail for $23.

Okay, if you're still with me, the hop starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry! Come say hello.