Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April 2018 New Release Spotlights - Day 4 and April Diva Inspirations Challenge



Hi Verve fans! It's release day! I'm so happy to say that brand new Verve stamps and dies are available for purchase in the Verve shop today!  Hooray! To celebrate the release, we're hosting one last spotlight blog hop, with a pretty awesome prize... the entire April releaseBe sure to read to the bottom of the post for the hop list and all the prize details!

Since it's the 10th of the month, we're also combining today's hop with the kick-off to our April Diva Inspirations challenge. I had so much fun getting back in the swing of things last month and checking out all your green creations. This month we're challenging you to show us some handmade sunshine with the color YELLOW! I can't wait to see what you create! Hope you'll play along.

Verve Stamps are not required, but we do love to see 'em. You can enter as often as you like, but must create a new creation for each linkup. You have until May 5 to link up at the bottom of this post for a chance to win the random prize drawing for a $30 gift voucher to the Verve shop.


For today's card I decided to pair the Sentimental Wishes set with the small outline flower from the previously released Bloom Brighter stamp set.  I stamped the flower three times, then colored with Copics and cut with the coordinating Blooming die set.  I then die cut the square from the Lacey Frames die set three times in white and used a mini ink blender to sponge scattered straw distress ink onto the center of each square, then popped the flowers up on each square for a little dimension.  I did the same sponge treatment with the circle die, then stamped the hello friend sentiment from Sentimental Wishes in the center.  I added some subtle stripes to the yellow and white panels with an embossing folder, then finished off with one of the Lacey Trim Duo border dies and a sweet little bow.



What's in it?
Stamps: Sentimental WishesBloom Brighter (Verve Stamps)
Paper: daffodil delight, smoky slate (SU!), white (Neenah)
Ink: scattered straw (Ranger Distress), pure graphite (Altenew), Copic markers
Accessories: Lacey Frames  Lacey Trim Duo and Blooming die sets (A Cut Above by VERVE), striped embossing folder (Sizzix), glitter glue, taffeta ribbon

Now it's time to get on with the business of hopping!

Be sure to hop on over to the Verve shop when you're done hopping to check out the new products and our April sale.




Want to win some shiny new Verve? Today's prize is a BIG one. We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE new release! The April 2018 Release Collection includes Risen Savior, Hope LiftsSentimental Wishes, and the Lifted HopeLacey Frames and Lacey Trim Duo die sets. So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! 





Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee 5. Laurie
2. Michele (Guest) 6. Marisa
3. Betty 7. Maureen
4. Charmaine 8. Teresa

Comment deadline for our Blog Hop prize drawing is April 15.
Today's hop starts on my blog, Poetic Artistry.  See ya there!

And if you're playing along with our challenge, link up below...

26 comments:

  1. I love these Yellow themed cards - my focus is on HOPE for this month. The stamp sentiments are surely a fabulous group - TFS and for this hop

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  2. Beautiful card! Love the yellow, white and gray combo! Pretty flowers in the Lacey Frames squares, and a lovely sentiment!

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  3. Both of your cards are lovely Julee!! I love the yellow theme for the challenge.

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  4. Yay for yellow - it was my mom's favorite color and I always place pretty mini yellow roses on her grave. It's such a happy color! Your card is very pretty, Julee. Love the added dimension that the striped ef gives your lovely design.

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  5. Yay for yellow! And thanks again for an amazing new release. I just have to have the Easter sentiments. <3 <3 <3

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  6. What a sweet card! I love that Blooming Brighter flower-I can’t remember if I have it...might need to do some shopping!
    For the upper Midwest, it’s perfect timing to use more yellow. We have had snow off and on the past couple of weeks and it’s APRIL-enough already! Great release and inspiration!

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  7. Beautiful card. Love the yellow and gray color combo. Those flowers are so cute on the Lacey Frames.

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  8. Love your sweet cheerful card, so uplifting! Great release!

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  9. Yellow and grey is so pretty together. Love the card. Those scissors are pretty cool too!

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  10. I haven't entered a Verve challenge in a long time, but am going to see what I can do for a card with yellow! I just love the new release & your card today, Julee!

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  11. Yellow is the perfect color for pretty springtime cards!

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  12. Such a pretty card - love the color combo. Great new release - thanks for having the hop.

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  13. Beautiful creations with bright, fun, cheerful colors!

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  14. Such wonderful and lovely card! Love the combo of the colours you used!
    Just love your awesome new release.

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  15. Love your color combo!! The new release is so great.

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  16. Beautiful new releases! I like the design of this cheery yellow card.

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  17. What a cheery card! So uplifting and I love that color combo!!

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  18. Very pretty--love yellow and grey together.

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  19. Oh, Julee, I love the new release! Been crazy around here with renovations (ugh!), but thanks for the "buy it all" combination! And I LOVE the cards I've seen in my email (from your blog). Love the yellow challenge too (which is hard for me since I'm not a yellow gal!). Beautifully done with these sweet new dies too! Hugs and love! xoxo

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  20. Julee, the yellow and gray combination is beautiful, and those lacy squares are so pretty behind the flowers. Hope to play along soon!

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  21. Julee, love the new sets. Also. Yellow and gray is my favorite color combo so I am inspired.

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  22. Congrats on your new beautiful release! Yellow and gray is a stunning combo of colors! Great card!!!

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  23. Wonderful release. Fun new challenge too! Hope to play along with my Verve stamps.

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  24. I love that Hope set - you "do" these inspirational sets so well! Loving all that yellow too. I almost missed this challenge!

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  25. I am so hooked on yellow this month - don't know why but it keeps coming through my brain - not complaining - just explaining why I have so many yellow creations going on... thanks for the challenge

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