Thursday, October 22, 2015

October Day 1 Spotlight Hop

Welcome to Verve's October 2015 Spotlight Hops!  After another long hiatus (keeping up with 3 year olds and running a business is much harder than it seems), I'm back with a couple new sets that I'm so excited to share with you!  I spent quite a bit of time the past few months thinking about what I really wanted Verve's focus to be and kept coming back to meaningful and uplifting sentiments.  So in keeping with that, this release is themed around encouragement, with an awareness set centered on keeping up the fight and a super uplifting floral/scripture set.

We've got a fun week planned for you! Today and tomorrow, the Divas will be spotlighting the two sets and coordinating products in this release.  The sets will open for pre-order tomorrow (a few might make it here in time, but most should be here in the next week or so).  Next Monday through Thursday, four spectacular Guest Divas will be spotlighting the sets and then on Friday, 10/30 we'll all come together for one last hop with both the Divas and Guest Divas!  Sound fun?  Well, let's get started!

In addition to some spectacular peeks at the new stamps, there's a chance to win new products each day, so be sure to hop around and leave a little love for the oh-so-talented Divas! Everything we preview this week will be orderable in the Verve online store on Friday, 10/23. So come hop along with us and see what's new at Verve!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the Day 1 Hop spots to win today's featured products! Our prize drawing will be open until 5pm Mountain on Sunday, October 25.  Just leave a comment on the blogs linked below and you'll be entered to win!

Today's spotlight is shining on the Just Breathe set. With strong and meaningful sentiments focused on encouragement and keeping up the fight, this breast cancer awareness set is sure to inspire. Boxing gloves, a polka dot heart, photo corners and an awareness ribbon round out the images in this set. For die cutting fun, pair the awareness ribbon image in this set with our Ribbon Die.

Just Breathe

For my project I have a fun little bookmark I made with the Just Breathe set.  The topper of the bookmark uses a die included in a die set we'll spotlight tomorrow.  I used clean color real brush markers and a bit of pool party ink to make the watercolor background, embossed the sentiment, then added the polka dot hearts.  A bit of glossy glaze and glitter accent the hearts, and I finished off with a bit of seam binding ribbon and linen thread for the tassel.

The hop starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry.  

Here's the full hop list:

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee5. Maureen
2. Teresa6. Amber
3. Charmaine7. Andrea
4. Marisa8. Christyne

That's all for today!  We'll see you back here tomorrow for another day of hopping! 


  1. Julee I LOve the sentiments in this Just Breathe set!
    =] Michele

  2. Yipee!!! More yummy new Verve to add to my collection. Can't wait to see what everyone creates with this beautiful set.
    Crafty hugs,

  3. LOVE LOVE love - this set! The powerful, uplifting sentiments are amazing!

  4. great sentiments in this new stamp set!
    You made a beautiful bookmark.

  5. Just have to have this new stamp set, "Just Breathe". It is great for offering encouragement to those who need it. Love your designs!

  6. Fantastic new set! Loving the sentiments, great hop!

  7. Great new stamps, and a set that was much needed in the industry! TFS!

  8. Awesome set of sentiments. Love your stamps and this is a new favorite of mine.

  9. Great encouraging stamps set. I can think of so many situation to use it. Love the watercolor tag you made too.

  10. Beautiful sentiments, loving them :)

  11. Wonderful sentiment! Beautiful water color background!

  12. Love that saying!
    Your tag is so pretty.
    Carla from Utah

  13. Beautiful bookmark! Such a great way to keep a special reminder close.

  14. Fun sentiment set. Love it. Hugz

  15. fantastic and beautiful hop for this day!!!!

  16. I am so excited about this release. I only found you a few months ago but I love the Verve!

  17. Love the variety of sayings that can be used for so many occasions!

  18. What Beautiful sentiments. I think we all know someone who can use these words of encouragement! Think I'm getting in line for a set! Hugs

  19. Julee, I love this.
    What a beautiful bookmark and fabulous stamp set.