Saturday, August 30, 2014

Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hops - Release Day

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Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hops! This month Verve is celebrating 7 wonderful years and our release is filled with all sorts of treats! All week long the Divas will be spotlighting new stamps and dies and each day there's a chance to win a $50 gift code to Verve just for commenting on our posts! So tune in each day for a new spotlight and a fresh chance to win. Everything previewed this week will be available for purchase in the Verve online store TODAY!!  If you came from Amber's Blog, you're in the right place!!

Today we're featuring the Small Packages set illustrated by Julee!  Small Packages also has a coordinating die set that can be purchased separately called Cupcake Frame Die Set.   This is an absolutely adorable set!  Especially if you like cupcakes!!  ;)  Next on our hop is Marisa!!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift code to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on each blog on the list to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Saturday, 8/30/14
Featured Products: Small Packages (illustrated by Julee Tilman), Cupcake Frame Die Set
Today's Prize: $50 gift code to Verve
1. Julee8. Stacey
2. Teresa9. Maureen
3. Chaitali10. Laurie
4. Amber11. Janelle
5. Charmaine12. Christyne
6. Marisa13. Jen
7. Monika {Guest}14. Andrea





Friday, August 29, 2014

Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hops - Day 5

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Welcome to Day 5 of our Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hops! This month Verve is celebrating 7 wonderful years and our release is filled with all sorts of treats! All week long the Divas will be spotlighting new stamps and dies and each day there's a chance to win a $50 gift code to Verve just for commenting on our posts! So tune in each day for a new spotlight and a fresh chance to win. Everything previewed this week will be available for purchase in the Verve online store on Saturday 8/30.  If you came from Amber's Blog, you're in the right place!!

Today we're featuring the One Cup set.  One Cup was illustrated by Julee and has a coordinating die set called Cuppa Tea Die Set.   I used the die set to die cut the stack of mugs.  As you can guess, the set has great sentiments as well!  I foresee many card sets using this set in my future!  :)  Next on our hop is Marisa!!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift code to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on each blog on the list to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Friday, 8/29/14
Featured Products: One Cup (illustrated by Julee Tilman), Cuppa Tea Die Set, Psalm 34:8 PJ
Today's Prize: $50 gift code to Verve
1. Julee8. Stacey
2. Teresa9. Maureen
3. Chaitali10. Laurie
4. Amber11. Janelle
5. Charmaine12. Christyne
6. Marisa13. Jen
7. Monika {Guest}14. Andrea





Thursday, August 28, 2014

Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hops - Day 4

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Welcome to Day 4 of our Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hops! This month Verve is celebrating 7 wonderful years and our release is filled with all sorts of treats! All week long the Divas will be spotlighting new stamps and dies and each day there's a chance to win a $50 gift code to Verve just for commenting on our posts! So tune in each day for a new spotlight and a fresh chance to win. Everything previewed this week will be available for purchase in the Verve online store on Saturday 8/30.  If you came from Amber's Blog, you're in the right place!!

Today we're featuring the Framed Florals set!   Framed Florals was illustrated by Chaitali Narla and also has a coordinating die called Bluebells Die, which can be purchased separately.  The thing I love about this set is that it has a "filler" stamp so that you can "color in" the flowers in one stamp rather than coloring the traditional way!  It's great for when you just don't have time to color!  ;)  Next on our hop is Marisa!!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift code to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on each blog on the list to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Thursday, 8/28/14
Featured Products: Framed Florals (illustrated by Chaitali Narla), Bluebells Die
Today's Prize: $50 gift code to Verve
1. Julee8. Stacey
2. Teresa9. Maureen
3. Chaitali10. Laurie
4. Amber11. Janelle
5. Charmaine12. Christyne
6. Marisa13. Jen
7. Monika {Guest}14. Andrea





Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Welcome Back

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The kids are back to school and I was playing around with some of my dies from Taylored Expressions to create a card for the occasion!  :)  I love to put little notes and cards in my kids' lunch boxes!  I started with the Pockets & Pages 3x4 Circle Showcase Die.  I used papers from the We Are Family Collection from Echo Park. 

The schoolhouse was created using the Little Bits - Schoolhouse Die.  I was thinking of stamping a sentiment, but then I came across my Mini Caps Alpha & #s Die Set and decided to create the sentiment with that!  I will definitely use this little alpha die set more often!  

I hope you've been inspired to create today!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hops - Day 3

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Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hops

Welcome to Day 3 of our Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hops! This month Verve is celebrating 7 wonderful years and our release is filled with all sorts of treats! All week long the Divas will be spotlighting new stamps and dies and each day there's a chance to win a $50 gift code to Verve just for commenting on our posts! So tune in each day for a new spotlight and a fresh chance to win. Everything previewed this week will be available for purchase in the Verve online store on Saturday 8/30.  If you came from Amber's Blog, you're in the right place!!

Today we are featuring the Coffee set along with the Coffee Word Die and the coordinating Cuppa Joe Die SetCoffee was illustrated by Chaitali Narla and is perfect for coffee lovers!  I started by diecutting a heart window out of my card using the Jotted Heart Die from Verve.  Once I die cut the word "coffee" using the Coffee Word Die, I covered it in embossing powder a few times and heat embossed it to give it an enamel look.  I adhered it to the card so it would stretch across the heart window.  On the inside of the card, I stamped one of the coffee images so that it would appear through the window.  I added hearts around the window using the Heart Quartet Die.  Next on our hop is Marisa!!
Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift code to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on each blog on the list to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Wednesday, 8/27/14
Featured Products: Coffee (illustrated by Chaitali Narla), Coffee Word Die, Cuppa Joe Die Set
Today's Prize: $50 gift code to Verve
1. Julee8. Stacey
2. Teresa9. Maureen
3. Chaitali10. Laurie
4. Amber11. Janelle
5. Charmaine12. Christyne
6. Marisa13. Jen
7. Monika {Guest}





Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hops - Day 2

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Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hops
Welcome back to our Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hops! This month Verve is celebrating 7 wonderful years and our release is filled with all sorts of treats! All week long the Divas will be spotlighting new stamps and dies and each day there's a chance to win a $50 gift code to Verve just for commenting on our posts! So tune in each day for a new spotlight and a fresh chance to win. Everything previewed this week will be available for purchase in the Verve online store on Saturday 8/30.  If you came from Amber's Blog, you're in the right place!!

Today we're featuring Framed LiliesFramed Lilies is a beautiful set illustrated by Chaitali Narla.  The sentiments are wonderful and the lilies have a "filler" stamp so you don't have to color if you don't want to. . .you can just "two-step stamp".  :-)  I used something else new this release, the Signature Sequin Mix!!  I just LOVE the colors of sequins in this mix.  They add some fun sparkle!!  Next on our hop is Marisa!!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift code to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on each blog on the list to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Tuesday, 8/26/14
Featured Products: Framed Lilies (illustrated by Chaitali Narla)
Today's Prize: $50 gift code to Verve
1. Julee7. Stacey
2. Teresa8. Maureen
3. Amber9. Laurie
4. Charmaine10. Janelle
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Monika {Guest}12. Andrea




















Monday, August 25, 2014

Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hops - Day 1

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Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hops
Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hops! This month Verve is celebrating 7 wonderful years and our release is filled with all sorts of treats! All week long the Divas will be spotlighting new stamps and dies and each day there's a chance to win a $50 gift code to Verve just for commenting on our posts! So tune in each day for a new spotlight and a fresh chance to win. Everything previewed this week will be available for purchase in the Verve online store on Saturday 8/30.

If you arrived here from Amber's Blog, then you're in the right place!!   Today we are featuring the Cupcakes set! Cupcakes was illustrated by Chaitali Narla and it is adorable!!  For my card I used a die from the Goodness Flowers Die Set for the scalloped circle and stamped the two pieces of the cupcake and then stamped the strawberry on top.  I LOVE that each piece is separate so that you can easily stamp in different colors!  I added some Stardust Stickles to the top of the cupcake for some sparkle and finished the card off with some twine.  Next on the hop is Marisa!!  Be sure to stop and see what beautiful creation she has for you!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift code to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on each blog on the list to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Monday, 8/25/14
Featured Products: Cupcakes (illustrated by Chaitali Narla), Signature Sequin Mix
Today's Prize: $50 gift code to Verve
August 2014 Guest Diva Monika Davis
A special welcome to our fabulous Guest Diva, Monika Davis, who will be serving up some Verve eye candy right along with us this release!
1. Julee7. Monika {Guest}
2. Teresa8. Stacey
3. Chaitali9. Maureen
4. Amber10. Laurie
5. Charmaine11. Janelle
6. Marisa12. Christyne



Saturday, August 23, 2014

Verve August Diva Dare

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In case you've missed it, the August Diva Dare has been going on over at the Verve Blog.  This month's theme is Celebrate Good Times.  Head on over to see more inspiration and play along!!  For my card, I used the Moments Remembered set from Verve.  I started with the Henna embossing folder from Darice.  I inked the one side of the embossing folder and then put the white cardstock in the folder and ran it through my Big Shot.  I thought this gave a nice, festive background for the card. 
The sentiment was stamped and embossed in white on a piece of black cardstock and then the top of the black piece was die cut using the Flourished Trim Die.  I stamped the little flourish, hand cut it and covered it in Stardust Stickles.  To finish the card, I added some sequins from the Shine Bright Sequin Mix as well as some ribbon.  I hope you've been inspired today!!


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