Saturday, August 26, 2017

10th Anni VERVE sary Release Spotlights Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of our 10th Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  Have you been loving the inspiration along  Day 1 Hop and Day 2 Hop? Seriously fabulous cards! If you haven't had time to check them out yet, hop on over. All of our blog hop drawings are open until August 31.  Yay!

Our special 10th Anni-VERVE-sary release is a fusion of new and classic Verve and will be available to order on August 28. The release includes 4 stamp sets and 2 die sets. If our peeks inspire and you feel like you just need to have it all, you can pre-order the Anni-VERVE-sary Buy it All Bundle right now at a 30% discount through August 27. In fact, our whole store is on sale right now to celebrate 10 years of Verve!

Over the next few days we'll be shining our creative spotlights on the new Verve sets and dies, giving you tons of inspiration with the new goodies, and a chance to win!

Today's hop is spotlighting the Cake & Candles stamp set.

Today we also have special guest appearances from two rockstar Diva Alumni.... Michelle Woerner and Tosha Leyendekker. I am so honored to still consider these amazingly talented designers part of the Verve family. I remember how ecstatic I was when each one said yes to my invitation to be a Diva and I'm just as thrilled today to hop alongside them once again! Over the years, both of these wonderful women has blessed myself and Verve with their time and talents. I am forever grateful.

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! Leave a little shout out in the comments section on all the blogs below to increase your chances!
Cake and Candles

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee7. Lesley
2. Maureen8. Christyne
3. Betty9. Laurie
4. Charmaine10. Kelly (Guest)
5. Marisa11. Michelle W. (Alumni)
6. Tosha L.(Alumni)

Comment deadline for prize drawing is Thursday, August 31.

My card for today is sweet and sassy. I was playing around with watercolors and created this pink and red background.  I loved how it turned out and wanted it to be the centerpiece of the card, so I stamped the wishing you a year of joy sentiment from Cake & Candles  in black.

I then embossed the cupcake in black and cut with a square die, watercoloring with the same pastel dreams watercolor confection palette.  I colored the wrapper with a grey marker and then also matted this square in black.  I selected this super cool black and white paper to jazz things up. Isn't it so dramatic?  So dramatic, in fact, that I opted for no embellishment at all.

Cake & Candles is a set of 18 clear photo polymer stamps that retails for $24. It's only fitting for our 10th Anni-VERVE-sary release to have a birthday set, right? This one is another fusion of new and classic Verve, with the re-appearance of the so very popular Happy Birthday and Birthday To You plain janes, as well as a fun Dr. Seuss quote from our 1st Anni-VERVE-sary commemorative set, Beautiful You. I added in a new cupcake and a few new sentiments that I frequently find myself writing inside birthday cards. Oh and a special request for a happy cake and candles stamp for Moe.

The hop starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry, so click on over for another card from me using this fun set. See ya there!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Cake & Candles (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Office Suite (Fancy Pants), black, white
Ink: onyx black (Versafine), Pastel Dreams Watercolor Confections (Prima), copic markers
Accessories: pierced square die, clear embossing powder 


  1. Beautiful card and such great inspiration given by everyone.
    Thank You

  2. What a great birthday set! Such a variety of sentiments.

  3. I love this birthday set and your cute card.

  4. I love the designing of this beautiful set! Your card is so sweet!

  5. What great sentiments! Love the different fonts, too! Your card is beautiful! Love that watercolored background!

  6. Love the pink background on the bold black stripes! Cute cupcake! Such a sweet sentiment!

  7. Wonderful card, Julee! Love the dramatic contrast of the B/W with the pink. Your watercolor background panel is fabulous!!!

    I adore this new birthday sentiment set!! Love your fonts and sayings and the clever arrangements of them. What a delightful and useful set!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  8. I love the mix of fonts and sizes in this set! And that card is oh so dramatic indeed! Love it :)

  9. Happy birthday to me.
    Today is my birthday so I imagined
    all of these cards were for me.
    Lovely set.
    thanks for having the hop.

  10. Julee, what a fabulous card! Who needs embellishments with this sweet cupcake and the pop of the DP! I love it and really love the color-wash background for the sentiment! Sweet set and one that will be fun! Hugs!

  11. Love the card and the new stamp set!!

  12. Superb stampset and a fantastic card!! Love it! :)

  13. Beautiful card!!! Love pink/black/white colors!!! Great sentiment stamps!

  14. One of my favorite color combos! Very pretty. Great birthday set!

  15. Cute. I like the black and white background.

  16. Loving all the wonderful sentiments in the new set.
    Your card is absolutely wonderful with the b&w setting of the pink.

  17. Lovely set and beautiful card today!
    Happy birthday once again!

  18. I can never have enough birthday sentiment stamps! Love these. Thanks for a chance to win. :D

  19. Mmmm . . . this set is so yummy!! : ) And your card is stunning, love the graphic black and white.

  20. This will be a super fun set to have!
    Your card is so bright and fun!

  21. Happy 10! Love all of these wonderful sentiments and the clever designs. Fabulous cupcake card too!

  22. love the sentiments and the fonts are wonderful

  23. Ooh I love this set of stamps, everyone is so useful. X Great card too.

  24. These sentiments are wonderful. Not only do I love what they say but how they are layed out.

  25. I love cupcakes so I absolutely ADORE this card and stamp set!!
    Super sweet!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  26. I just discovered your stamps. What joy and peace your faith medley brings! I love your stamps!!

  27. Love this pretty set with the awesome sentiments! Pretty fonts, and I love the cupcake! Love your festive card!

  28. I am always looking for fun birthday sets and this is a great one! Love the sentiments

  29. love the cupcakes, amazing card!

  30. Love the black and white stripes and the bright cupcakes! Very sweet!