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  1. Verve May New Release Spotlight Hop!
  2. Let Your Dreams Take Flight
  3. December Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!
  4. Verve November Release Retrospective Blog Hop
  5. November Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop
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Verve May New Release Spotlight Hop!


Verve Stamps May 2017 Spotlight Hop
Welcome to Verve's May New Release Spotlight Hop! There's something new in the Verve shop today, and we're celebrating with a blog hop. Along the hop you'll see the Divas' first looks at the new Butterfly Grace stamp set and Graceful Butterflies die set. We're also hosting a little giveaway,so why not join in the fun and hop along with us? Just leave a little shout out in the comments at each stop and you'll be in the prize drawing for the new products. Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about the new goodies and all the prize info and deadlines.


If you're coming from visiting Julee, you're in the right place!  I have two card today using the NEW Butterfly Grace set along with the coordinating Graceful Butterflies die set.  I just think this set is beautiful!  I love the different butterflies, the beautiful sentiments. . .and the coordinating dies make it even better!

I stamped and die cut each butterfly.  The sentiment was stamped and embossed.  The papers are from the Sugar Chic Collection by Heidi Swapp.  I also used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch for my first card!

My second card is more on the simple side.  The papers are from the We Are Family Collection from Echo Park.  I used the tiny butterfly die from the die set for this card as well.  They are just SO sweet! Both cards have some Shine Bright Sequins for some sparkle.  Thanks for stopping by today!  Next on today's hop is Christyne!!

New Release Hop List
Julee
Charmaine
Christyne
Laurie
Maureen
Marisa
Teresa

Butterfly GraceGraceful Butterflies Die Set



    

Let Your Dreams Take Flight


Hi there!  Today Taylored Expressions is partnering up with Word Art Wednesday for their weekly challenge!!  Taylored Expressions is sponsoring a $25 Gift Certificate to the TE Store, so we hope you'll play along!!

When I think of word art, I think of clean and simple so that the word art is the focus.  I used the Dreams Take Flight stamp from Taylored Expressions for my card.  In order to make it stand out, I stamped and embossed it in white and then stamped it again to create a mask for the butterfly and flowers.  Once I applied the mask to the images, I sponged some Cookie Monster ink onto the cardstock.   Because the image was heat embossed, the white embossing resists the ink so that the sentiment shows up beautifully.

After removing the masks, I used markers to color in the images.  As a finishing touch, I added some Snow Flurries Sequins for some sparkle.  I hope you'll play along with the challenge!!  Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!!

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December Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!


It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!
There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until January 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!


Find a little inspiration from this sweet stocking graphic, make a colorful winter card, or head off in your own direction. There are no rules.. just have fun creating!
Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Thursday, January 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

If you came from visiting Betty, you're in the right place!!  I used the My Cup To Yours Free Digital set that Julee created for my card!!  I used the colors from the inspiration piece as well as the latest Mojo Monday Sketch for my card.  I colored the coffee mugs with Copic markers and added Stardust Stickles over the mugs and the snowflake when I was finished.  Next on today's hop is Christyne!!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you play along!!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!


1. Julee6. Marisa
2. Betty7. Maureen
3. Charmaine8. Susan
4. Christyne9. Teresa
5. Laurie10. Sankari



    

Verve November Release Retrospective Blog Hop


Welcome to Verve's November Release Retrospective Blog Hop!  Have you had a chance to get your inky fingers on the latest Verve release? It's a beautiful holiday release and the Verve Divas and November Guests are hopping again today with a fresh dose of inspiration using the new stamps! Everything in the shop is on sale 25% off right now, so it's a great time to stock up. Come take a tour of our blogs to see these fun stamps in action, then leave a little comment love as you hop about for a chance to win today's prize!

If you've come from visiting Laurie, you're in the right place!!  I used the Jolly Jingles set for my card today along with the coordinating Winter Friends Die Set.  I started with the last Viva la Verve Sketch and created this shaker card!  I used some fun papers I found in the Target dollar bin along with Kraft cardstock.  I also found some fun glitters in the Target dollar bin.  You can't see the reindeer sequins that are inside the shaker, but they're adorable!!  :)  Next on today's hop is Betty!!  Thanks for stopping by today!!


Want to win some shiny new Verve? One lucky comment from all of the stops along today's hop will be randomly selected to win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! To be entered in the giveaway, comment on each of the stops below. Comment deadline for the prize drawing is Monday, November 28.
Release Retrospective Hop List
1. Julee6. Laurie
2. Lee Ann (Guest)7. Charmaine
3. Lynn (Guest)8. Betty
4. Tenia (Guest)9. Maureen
5. Marisa10. Teresa



    

November Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop


It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!

There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until December 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!


These rustic trees in blues and greens bring images of Old World Christmas to mind. Add in some baubles and finery, or keep it simple and rustic.  Either way, it's sure to inspire.  There are no rules... follow our color pattern or head off in whatever direction these pretty trees take you.  We can't wait to see what you create!

If you've come from visiting Betty, you're in the right place!!  I used the Be Blessed set along with the Petal Points Die Set and the Sprightly Sprigs Die Set.  I also used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch for my card!  This week is a contest too, so you might want to check out the Mojo Monday Blog as well!!   Next on today's hop is Christyne!!  Thanks for stopping by!


Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Monday, December 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!


1. Julee6. Marisa
2. Betty7. Maureen
3. Charmaine8. Susan
4. Christyne9. Teresa
5. Laurie 



    

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