Monday, July 24, 2017

Guest Post with Kathy Schweinfurth

Hi Verve friends! Today we have a special guest blog post from the super talented Kathy Schweinfurth. Her cards and projects for this release were simply fabulous and she's back with a little more inspiration with the new stamps today. Let's hear from her about the card she's sharing with us today...

Summer is one of my favorite seasons.  I love the longer daylight hours, enjoying nature in full bloom and spending more time outdoors. I'm savoring every last drop!



My card today is full of summer savoring!  I layered lots of bright colored pattern paper and color coordinated these adorable cups from the new Verve Fill My Cup stamp set and coordinating Happiness In A Cup dies then added the sentiment from the Always Time set.  The three new coffee/tea sets and dies work so well together and the combinations are endless!

Fill My CupAlways TimeHappiness in a Cup Die Set
Fill My CupAlways TimeHappiness in a Cup

A beautiful card, don't you think? I love the bold, summery colors and think I need to give this color combo a try. Be sure to check out Kathy's blog for more projects with Verve stamps, and while you're there give her a shout out for bringing such wonderful inspiration to us this month! Here's a collage of a few of her amazing release projects.  Thanks Kathy!


Monday, July 17, 2017

Guest Post with Wanda Cullen

Hi Verve friends! Today we have a special guest blog post from the super talented Wanda Cullen. Didn't you love seeing her fabulous cards for the release last week? In cased you missed them, I've added a photo collage of a few of her projects at the bottom of this post. Now let's hear from her about the card she's sharing with us today...


One of the things I love about Verve products is their versatility in the way they mix and match so well. My card for today uses the new Happiness Is stamp set and the Happiness In A Cup Die Set along with Bloom & Grow and four previously released dies: Jotted Heart, Elegant Leaves, Rounded Scallop Frame and Floral Circles.


I had so much fun creating this little collage as the focal point for my card! For my background, I used the bokeh technique after sponging some inks on paper with blending tools. I made my own ghetto stencil (a lovingly termed name by a fellow stamper!) by cutting six different sized circles out of a 5 1/2" x 6 1/2" piece of acetate. To tone down the vivid colors a bit, I lightly sponged white pigment ink using the stencil and overlapped many of the circles. I ran the heart die through a crimper tool then sponged some white ink around the edges. My tip for getting bold, crisp sentiments with black ink is to use my MISTI and stamp it at least 2 or 3 times.

I want to thank Julee again for the opportunity to guest design along with the divas for the July release!  Happiness is stamping with Verve stamps!  💕  ☕️

Happiness IsHappiness in a Cup Die SetBloom & GrowElegant Leaves Die
Happiness IsHappiness in a Cup Die SetBloom & GrowElegant Leaves
Floral Circles Die SetRounded Scallop Frame DieJotted Heart Die
Floral Circles Die SetRounded Scallop Frame DieJotted Heart Die


A beautiful card, don't you think? I definitely need to try out some bokeh backgrounds in the near future. Be sure to check out Wanda's blog for more projects with Verve stamps, and while you're there give her a shout out for being a wonderful inspiration to us this month! Here's a collage of a few of her amazing release projects.  Thanks Wanda!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

July Spotlight Hop Winners

Hi Verve friends!  Oh happy day! It's time to announce the winners from our July New Release Spotlight Hops. A few lucky people will be sporting some new Verve pretty soon!

And now for the winners of our July Spotlight Hops! Drumroll please...

Day 1 Spotlight Winner: Denise Bryant
Wins: Always Time and the Kettle Time Die Set
winner selected randomly from comments on Maureen's post
**************************

Day 2 Spotlight Winner:  Dorothy S.
Wins: Happiness Is and the Happiness in a Cup Die Set
Winner selected randomly from comments on Charmaine's post

**************************


Day 3 Spotlight Winner: Cheryl S.
Wins: Fill My Cup and the Happiness in a Cup Die Set
Winner selected randomly from comments on Teresa's post
**************************

Day 4 Spotlight Winner: Carmela Hubler
Winner selected randomly from commetns on Christyne's post
**************************
Congrats to our Spotlight Hop winners!
 To claim your prize, please send an email to me at contests@vervestamps.com and let me know which day's prize you won and your shipping address.  If you're placing an order for other items, you can just place the order and leave a note in the order comments that you are a winner and I'll ship your prize with your order.  
***************************
Thanks to everyone for celebrating our new release with us!