Thursday, November 20, 2014

Verve Stamps Holiday Release Spotlight Hops - Release Day

Verve Holiday Spotlight Hops

DAY 4 - Thursday, 11/20/14

It's release day at Verve and we're celebrating with Day 4 of our November 2014 Spotlight Hops!  Have you enjoyed the spotlights we've been sharing this week? Well, the wait is over and everthing previewed this week is available in the Verve online store now! And to cap off this release, we're giving away the entire release to one lucky commenter along today's hop, so come along with us as we share one last look-see at our holiday spotlights!
Today's spotlight is on the November 2014 Release Collection, so grab a treat and hop along!


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE November 2014 Release! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the shopping and prize info and deadlines!

November 2014 Collection

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee8. Stacey
2. Laurie9. Teresa
3. Chaitali10. Andrea
4. Marisa11. Christyne
5. Amber12. Nancy
6. Diana13. Maureen
7. Charmaine14. Janelle

I combined two of the new Verve Stamps Holiday Release stamp sets on my card today, Pinecone Christmas and Plain Jane Psalm 119:105.  The poinsettia image was stamped in dark green pigment ink over a piece of vellum die cut with the new coordinating Poinsettia Pinecones Die Set.  The main card panel was finished off with some burgundy seam binding from the Autumn Elements Ribbon Collection and embellished with some twine-tied buttons.


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Verve Stamps Pinecone Christmas, Plain Jane Psalm 119:105 
Poinsettia Pinecones Die Set, Autumn Elements Ribbon Collection
Basic Grey Evergreen 
Buttons & Twine

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SugarPea Designs Challenge 11 - Winter Wishes


Hey there, SugarPea Designs friends!
It’s time for a NEW SugarPea Designs monthly challenge theme...Winter Wishes!


·       Play along with any stamp you like - but if you use SugarPea Designs, we'll top your voucher up to $15!
·       Combine our challenge with any other challenge(s)!
·       Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPD10 so that we may check out your beautiful work
·       Add your link to the linkup on the SugarPea Blog. You'll find our current challenges on the sidebar.

To create a wintery card, I used the adorable Frosty Friends stamp set!
My oldest, Noah, loved to watch Barney videos when he was in preschool.  This stamp set reminds me of one of the Barney songs he used to sing along to..."If all of the snowflakes were candy canes and milkshakes, oh, what a snow that would be!...Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah!"



Make sure you stop by the SugarPea Designs Blog to see what the other SugarPea Designers have whipped up with today's challenge theme!


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Sugar Pea Designs Frosty Friends
Fancy Pants Designs Timber Grove
Pretty Pink Posh 4mm, 6mm, 10mm Sparkling Clear Sequins
Lawn Fawn Wooden Stars

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Verve Stamps Holiday Release Spotlight Hops - Weary World



Verve Holiday Spotlight Hops

DAY 3 - Wednesday, 11/19/14

Welcome back to Day 3 of Verve's November 2014 Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guests are back for another day of spotlighting the new holiday release! And the wait is almost over... everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store tomorrow (Thursday, 11/20). So come hop along with us and see our first looks at today's featured products!
Today's spotlight is shining on the Weary World set and Psalm 119:105 Plain Jane illustrated by Julee Tilman, as well as the coordinating Starry Stable Die Set.


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter 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 below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!

Weary WorldStarry Stable Die Set
Psalm 119:105 Plain Jane

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee8. Stacey
2. Laurie9. Teresa
3. Chaitali10. Andrea
4. Marisa11. Christyne
5. Amber12. Nancy
6. Diana13. Maureen
7. Charmaine

My heart melted when I saw this stamp set, Weary World, for the first time.  Baby Jesus in a manger and in the Bethlehem stable captures the beauty of the Christmas season perfectly and simply!  I stamped the image over a piece of kraft card stock and used the coordinating Starry Stable Die Set to cut it out.  The sentiment from Weary World was stamped over the green floral paper, then a few of the new Holiday Sequin Mix sequins were added for a finishing touch.


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Verve Stamps Weary World, Starry Stable Die Set, Holiday Sequin Mix
Echo Park Reflections Christmas
Espresso Truffle Luxe
Kraft Card Stock

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Top Dog Dies - Hello


Hey there, Top Dog Dies fans!
I'm up on the Top Dog Dies blog today with a lovely "hello!"

I layered up some pretty stuff using the...



and the...



The stitched tag is FABULOUS and frames up the new hello die perfectly!
Both the Top Dog Dies Hello Die Set and the Top Dog Dies Gift Tag Die Set are must-have dies for a card-maker's stash!


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Top Dog Dies
My Mind's Eye Market Street
Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Verve Stamps Holiday Release Spotlight Hops - Pinecone Christmas


Verve Holiday Spotlight Hops

DAY 2 - Tuesday, 11/18/14

Welcome back to Day 2 of Verve's November 2014 Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guests are back for another day of spotlighting the new holiday release! Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store on Thursday, 11/20. So come hop along with us and see what's new at Verve!
Today's spotlight is shining on the Pinecone Christmas set illustrated by Chaitali Narla and the coordinating Poinsettia Pinecones Die Set.


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter 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 below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about our new productsand all the prize info and deadlines!

Pinecone Christmas

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Laurie8. Stacey
3. Chaitali9. Teresa
4. Marisa10. Andrea
5. Amber12. Nancy
6. Diana

The poinsettias in this new pair of products, Pinecone Christmas and Poinsettia Pinecones Die Set, are GORGEOUS!  I love the fun label-like sentiments in the stamp set!  I embellished the traditional card scene in some of the new Holiday Sequin Mix and finished the poinsettia bouquet off with a bit of baker's twine.


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Verve Stamps, Dies and Sequins
My Mind's Eye
The Twinery Baker's Twine


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