Monday, May 5, 2014

Font Focus Diva Inspirations Hop + Challenge

Hi Verve fans!  It's our second post of the day here on the Verve Blog, but we have some exciting news to share along with our monthly Diva Inspirations Hop and challenge!  It's a long post today, folks!  {grin}

Before I get to the hop info, I'm happy to announce we have a new face joining the ranks here at Verve.  When Verve started almost 7 years ago, it was totally my baby.  But then 2 years ago two energetic baby boys arrived and it seems there's nowhere near enough of me to go around!  While I'd love to spend my days sitting by the pool illustrating stamps, it's just not happening often enough.

So, I'm super excited to announce that Chaitali Narla will be joining the Verve team as an illustrator and release team Diva.  In working with her I can already tell she's one of the sweetest people on the planet and can find the good in any situation.  The world definitely needs more of that!  Chaitali has a style that totally fits the Verve vibe, but also brings something fresh and unique to the drawing board.  You'll be seeing some of her stamp designs later this summer.  In the meantime, you can check out her fun Iron Craft videos and blog posts.

Hey everyone! I'm so excited to be here and joining Verve! I am a self-taught illustrator but after papercrafting for almost 4 years, I felt the itch to make my own stamp designs :) Big thanks to Julee for giving me this opportunity! I live in Seattle with my husband where I am a software engineer by day and a craftaholic by night. Come visit me on my blog to know more about me!

Chaitali is participating in today's hop, so be sure to go say hey!

Along with our monthly Diva Inspirations blog hop, we're kicking off our May challenge.  That means more prizes! So in addition to leaving comments along the hop to be entered in our prize drawing, you can play along with the challenge and link up your creation for another chance to win some Verve-y goodness!

The Challenge:

Fancy fonts are all the rage! Let your inner wordsmith shine and make a gorgeous sentiment (or two or three!) the focus of your card. Whether you draw inspiration from the graphic or take some poetic license of your own, just flash us some fonts!

Important Stuff
1. Make a new card with a sentiment as the focus (using the inspiration pic is optional)

2. Link up your card to the link list at the bottom of this post
Challenge Deadline: 8pm Mountain on Wednesday, May 21
Prize: $40 gift voucher to Verve's online store

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what our Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! So be sure to leave a little shout out in the comment section of each Diva's blog as you hop about!

1. Julee 9. Susan
2. Amy 10. Chaitali
3. Anya 11. Stacey
4. Betty 12. Maureen
5. Karen 13. Marisa
6. Sankari 14. Andrea
7. Sarah 14. Charmaine
8. Sony 14. Christyne

Blog Hop Comment Deadline:  8PM Mountain on May 10
Blog Hop Prize: 
$40 gift voucher to Verve's online store

Have fun hopping and be sure to come back and link up your Font Focus creations!

May Special
The birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming here in Idaho, so we're having a 25% of sale on pretty little sets with flowers and butterflies and birds and all things spring.  Check it out on our Deals page.

And last but not least, we'll be releasing some brand new Verve later this month!  Woohoo!