Wednesday, August 24, 2016

AnniVERVEsary Spotlight Hops Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 of Verve's Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  Did you love seeing all the inspiring creations yesterday as much as I did?  The designer's really rocked those beautiful scriptures! Well, we're back at it today sharing our first looks at more new goodies that will be available in the Verve shop on Friday, August 26!

Today's spotlight is shining on the lovely Kindness Matters stamp set and the coordinating Great Kindness Die Set. And there's a chance to win these beauties, so read on for all the deets and the full product reveals!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random comment on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs linked below to increase your chances!
Kindness MattersGreat Kindness Die Set

Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee7. Betty
2. Stacey8. Charmaine
3. Maureen9. Laurie
4. Lesley10. Teresa
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Hillary (Guest)12. Autumn (Guest)

Comment deadline for prize drawing is Sunday, August 28.

First up in the spotlight today is a brand new set called Kindness Matters. Last fall I was working on an idea to design a set for each of the fruits of the spirit (or as many as would lend themselves to stamp sets at least). To get started, I designed pretty much all of the sentiments for this set back then, but before I put the finishing touches on the set, Jennifer McGuire launched her Share Handmade Kindness campaign. It's such a beautiful campaign that I didn't want to detract from it or appear to be trying to cash in on the latest trend, so I tabled the set for a while.

When I was thinking about what sets to release for our Anni-VERVE-sary, I kept coming back to the kindness sentiments. My vision for Verve is all about kindness and the phrase kindness really does matter has been on our packaging for years. It seemed a perfect tribute to Verve's 9 years of sharing handmade kindness. So I pulled up the sentiments and decided to pair them with a fresh take on our beloved Great Friend stamp set, designing a die set that would work for either set. BONUS!

Kindness Matters is a set of 12 clear photo polymer stamps that will retail for $24. It includes a beautiful floral image in three sizes, perfect for layering, as well as sentiments themed around kindness.

The Great Kindness Die Set is the coordinating die set for Kindness Matters and Great Friend.  It includes dies to cut the three sizes of flowers in these sets, plus a couple of leafy sprays to tuck in wherever needed. It also includes a kindness word die in the same style as our Amazing Adjectives Die Set. This large set of 6 steel dies will retail for $24.

Okay, if you're still with me, the hop starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry! Come say hello! Here's a little peek at what I'm sharing today...