Tuesday, September 24, 2013

September 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, 1 plain janes, 2 dies and a couple of sequin collections this Friday, September 27.  As we countdown to our release, the Divas and our special guest 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!

Here's a little birthday card I made for my nephew featuring both the Geared Up set and the Award Banner Die we're spotlighting today.  When we gave it to him at his birthday party last weekend, he said, "I can tell Aunt Julee made this, because she's a wonderful card artist".  High praise, indeed, from an 8 year old boy!  {grin}

Day 2 PRIZE: Geared Up and Award Banner Die
Comment Deadline:  Sunday, Sep 29 @ 5PM Mountain

1. Julee8. Laurie W.
2. Teresa9. Christyne
3. Charmaine10. Maureen
4. Stacey {Guest}11. Marisa
5. Andrea12. Janelle
6. Jen13. Laurie S.
7. Amber

Check out the reveals and a little back story on today's featured products  below...  

Geared Up is an $18 set of 21 party themed stamps. For the twins' 1st birthday last March., I decided on a robot-themed birthday party.  I absolutely love robots and was surprised at how hard it was to find anything robot-themed to decorate with.  (Rookie mistake:  don't decide on a theme, until you've found the decor!)  I vowed to make some robot stamps that would work for party decor and birthday cards and invites when I had time, so this set and the set we're revealing tomorrow are my answer to that vow.  {grin}

This little retro robot is all geared up with a party hat and includes the numbers 0 - 9 to personalize to any age.  The gears are perfect for dressing up his body or creating fun backgrounds or dimensional elements.

I'm pretty partial to party banners, too, so I created a fun little banner trim die that has varying lengths of pennants and circles, for a super fun effect.  At 5.5" wide, the Award Banner Trim Die is perfect for cardmaking!

 All of the products featured this week will be available for purchase in the Verve Store on Friday, September 27.

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. "A wonderful card artist," indeed! Your nephew has that right! Fabulous card, perfect for the young men in our lives. Love the new release!!

  2. Awwww....What high praise!!! :) Love it!!

    This set is fantastic - especially for boys' birthdays. And that gear paper in the background -- PERFECT!!

  3. love the gray and red combo here, Julee! this is seriously a fantastic robot set and that banner is AMAZING!

  4. Loving the robot and gears! Fabulous! Great for boy cards which is awesome because stamps for boys are so hard to come by!

  5. Love the grey panel and cogs in the BG as well as the fun BG paper and pops of red. Wonderful as always.

  6. What a cute card for a little boy..wonderful sentiments too.

  7. Adorable card. I love this robot and all these fun gears. Wonderful BG paper you created. Love this new Award Banner Die.

  8. This card made me laugh! I love the robot and the gears...perfect for a boy bday card!

  9. What a fun card! I like the colors and the die you used.

  10. Super cute card!! Love the cute robot/gears, colors, new banner, and all of the details!!

  11. Oh my gosh ADORABLE card. TFS.
    This is a fun stamp set and I can think of lots I could do with that wonderful die.
    Crafty hugs,

  12. Fun card! Love the little robot image! The new banner die is super cute!

  13. Adorable! I love the robot and such a cute card!


  15. How cute!!! These is such a fabulous "boy" set. I think we might be seeing more of these now that you've got two little guys around. : )

  16. Absolutely love this stamp set and the die! Nice story of your concept for this set too. Loved each and every one of the cards all the girls made along the way. Thanks!

  17. Adorable, love those gears and colors!
    jenny dot naus at yahoo dot com

  18. Fantastic hop. I love how many wonderful ways the award banner die was used - fantastic versatility. Love those numerals in the geared up set too.

  19. Great job on the stamp set. So cute and I love the numbers and the award banner die goes great with the stamps and is so fun.