Wednesday, May 8, 2013

May 2013 Spotlight Hops - Day 2

Hi there Verve fans!  Welcome to Day 2 of our new release spotlight hops!  We'll be releasing 5 new sets, 4 plain janes, 3 dies and 2 ribbon collections this Friday, May 10.  As we countdown to our release, the Divas and our 2 special guests are strutting their new Verve with daily blog hops now through Friday!

And since we LOVE to share our Verve, we've got a giveaway every day this week!  Just hop around to the blogs on today's hop and tell us what you think in the comments at each stop and you'll be entered in a drawing to win today's featured stamps!  Woohoo!

Day 2 PRIZE: Let it Be and Deepest Sympathy Plain Jane
Comment Deadline:  Sunday, May 12 @ 5PM Mountain

1. Julee7. Andrea
2. Charmaine8. Jen M.
3. Teresa9. Laurie W.
4. Stacey10. Laurie S.
5. Christyne11. Janelle
6. Marisa12. Maureen
Check out the reveals and a little back story on today's featured stamps below...  
Let it Be is a $24 set of 13 encouraging sentiments, scriptures and floral images.  Many of the sentiments in this set have been little mantras I've clung to this past year.  I think the thing I love most about card making is knowing that the art I make really touches people.  It's one of the ways I let my light shine!

Shortly after winter CHA I was at a friend's scrapbooking store and she'd brought back some Hemptique bookmarks.  I took one look at the gorgeous aged paper and new that the Micah 6:8 scripture that had been going through my head just NEEDED to be in bookmark form.  So I designed that stamp, then filled out the set with some other close to my heart sentiments, scriptures and a couple flowers.

So of course the first thing I made with this set was a scripture bookmark with one of those hemp bookmarks!  I went masculine with this one, as I plan to give it inside a book for Father's Day this year.  It was super simple to make, too!  I embossed the sentiment directly onto the bookmark, then added a border and ship wheel stamp (from a set we'll be previewing tomorrow) to finish off the masculine look.  The tassel is made from embroidery thread and I followed a youtube video on how to make one.  Easy peasy and it turned out just as I had hoped!

Our plain jane feature today is the Deepest Sympathy plain jane.  I've had many requests for a big sympathy stamp that could work for either a card front or the inside of a card. At approximately 2.5" x 1.125" tall, this sympathy sentiment fits the bill perfectly!  I've already seen some gorgeous creations from our design team using this stamp, so I know it's going to be a fast favorite!  Our plain jane stamps retail for $3.00.

This release, we also have a couple of new ribbon collections joining our offerings! 

Like a little black dress, black ribbon is timeless, classy and a perfect accent to your projects.  The Black Beauty Ribbon Collection is a set of 4 black ribbons including a wrinkled crepe, sheer swirl, glimmer twill and seam binding, each in 3 yard cuts for a total of 12 yards of ribbon.  This collection will retail at $5.50.

Polka dots are timeless, fun and this particular ribbon is one of my all-time favorites!  The Polka Dot Basics Ribbon Collection is a set of 3 polka dot ribbons including a chocolate with cream dots, a licorice with cream dots and white with black dots.  Each ribbon variety comes in 3 yard cuts for a total of 9 yards of ribbon in this collection that will retail at $6.00.

All of the stamps, dies and ribbons featured this week will be available for purchase in the Verve Store on Friday, May 10.

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!  Have a great day and we'll see you back here tomorrow for some more fresh new looks at VERVE!


  1. I feel a serious Verve shopping spree coming on...hold tight wallet :)!

  2. I don't think this went through so I'll try again. Love the bookmark and the Let it Be set will be perfect for so many projects.

  3. I love this new set with such encouraging sentiments and your bookmark showcases it beautifully!

  4. These are lovely sentiments Julee!

  5. Love this set Julee! "Let you light so shine" is the signature I had designed to use at the end of my blog posts because I believe that when we make cards that lift others up that's exactly what we are doing. This one is a must buy for me! Thanks for creating it!

  6. Love all the new stamps and the DT I'd a fabulous job showcasing them!

  7. Thank you so much for this awesome opportunity to win some Verve stamps. I have never shopped your store getting some would be just AWESOME!!!

  8. Yet another stunning series of cards to showcase your new releases! Loveliness and prettiness,+++. Thank you for sharing and inspiring (and tempting me to add yet more Verve products to my ever-growing list...).

  9. Another great hop today!!! Thanks ladies!

  10. Love the Let it Be set and those ribbons are beautiful!

  11. fun hop that new ribbon.

  12. I'm going to have to case that bookmark! Just love the idea of reading that fabulous verse on a regular basis.

    Still giddy with glee over that polka dotted ribbon too :)

  13. such a lovely bookmark and i love the verse on it. Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a beautifully blessed night.

  14. Great hop.

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  15. Love these stamps and great blog hop. Great bookmark too.

  16. I love what I'm seeing so far.
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  17. I love this set of sentiments along with the flowers included in it. Loving the bookmark you made with so enjoying the blog hop!

  18. oh so want to shop love all the new stuff.

  19. So many wonderful uplifting sentiments in this set and the new ribbon collection is delicious.