Friday, December 2, 2016

Holiday Break

Hi Verve fans!  Our sketch challenge is on holiday this month so our design team can spend time with their families instead of meeting deadlines.  We hope you have the merriest of Christmases and we'll see you back here in the new year!



 If you're looking for a little inspiration, I don't want you to leave empty handed, so I drew up a fun little square sketch for you to try out. No link up this month, but feel free to leave a comment with your link if you'd like me to come take a peek.

And if you're still needing a little inspiration,
you can find our past VLV sketches on our Pinterest Board.


And in shop news, our December sale is now live.  30% off Christmas and holiday stamps, 25% off Faith stamps and 50% off a large list of just announced retiring products.  Plus free US shipping for orders over $30 through December 23, 2016. It's a perfect time to pick up a little Verve!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

November Viva la Divas

Hi everyone!  It's the official end to our November Viva la Verve challenges and I'm here to announce our two random winners! Thanks to all who played along this month!

Our November 2016 Viva la Divas are:


#6. Diana L.

#64. DJ Rants

Congrats Diana and DJ!
Send an email to contests@vervestamps.com to receive your $40 e-gift voucher to the Verve store.

Here's a look back at all of our November VLV entries.


Friday, November 25, 2016

Viva La Verve November Sketch 2 Recap and Viewfinder

Hello, Verve fans!  It's Charmaine recapping Maureen's sketch.  

This is number 2 of November challenges... play along with us and link your challenge creations to our Entry Form link list for a chance to win. The link list will be up for the whole month and we'll choose TWO random winners at the end of the month to win a $40 gift voucher to VerveToday I'm highlighting a couple of our favorite link-ups for this sketch!   Here is my take on Maureen's sketch:


I decided to use the Beyond Measure set for my card along with the coordinating Christmas Spirit Die Set.  The papers are from a fabulous gold and kraft paper collection that was in the Target dollar bin!  The main image was stamped and embossed and then die cut.  I finished the card off using some gold twine. 

Here is the second November sketch


Link up your creations here:

Below are the gallery entries that caught my eye.



Christine created this beautiful card!  I just love the fresh, bright colors!




I LOVE the look of this card by Rosemary using Holiday Treats!  I just love the vellum banners!




I loved the colors and sentiment on this card by Alicia!


Thank you all for playing along!  Next week starts a new month and new sketches!!  Hope to see you again!

If you're in the mood to shop, don't miss our fabulous Thanksgiving Weekend Sale going on through 11:59pm Mountain on Monday, Nov. 28.  Lots of promotions, and they all work together so you can stack on the savings!



Friday, November 18, 2016

Viva La Verve November Sketch 2

Welcome to our second Viva la Verve sketch of November!

Are you ready to get sketchy again? Each month we have 2 sketches to play along with.  Link your challenge creations to our Entry Form link list for a chance to win. The link list will be up for the whole month and we'll choose TWO random winners at the end of the month to win a $40 gift voucher to VerveWe'll also be highlighting a couple of our favorite link-ups next Friday, so be sure to come back and link up! 

Here is the second November sketch
 
Link up your creations here:

Here are some samples from our talented Divas!

by Maureen Plut feauturing Beyond Measure and Christmas Spirit die set

Friday, November 11, 2016

Viva La Verve November Sketch 1 Recap and Viewfinder

Hello, Verve fans, Marisa here, recapping Julee's sketch.  But before we get to that, please take a moment to think about and thank those who have served our countries, many at the cost of their lives, to grant us our freedom.  To those of you who have served, thank you!!

It's a brand new month and we'll have 2 November challenges... play along with us and link your challenge creations to our Entry Form link list for a chance to win. The link list will be up for the whole month and we'll choose TWO random winners at the end of the month to win a $40 gift voucher to VerveWe'll also be highlighting a couple of our favorite link-ups next Friday, so be sure to come back and link up! 


With three newly released Christmas sets, it was an easy decision what to use for the sketch.  I decided on Jolly  Jingles and the Winter Friends die set.   "Hung my stockings" off some gold cording, added some gold half pearls to the stockings to give them a bit of sparkle, and looped my ribbon and added a button for some interest.  Finished things off by using a double sentiment. 

Here is the first November sketch


Link up your creations here:

Below are the gallery entries that caught my eye.
 

Christine created this very timely card using Poppy Birthday and American Hero.

Charlotte created a lovely thank you card.

Hello Pumpkin card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Verve Stamps

Lori's fabulous Fall card using Bountiful Harvest.
 
Come back next Friday for our second sketch of the month.  

Friday, November 4, 2016

Viva la Verve November Sketch 1

Welcome to our first Viva la Verve sketch of November!

Are you ready to get sketchy again?  It's a brand new month and we'll have 2 November challenges... play along with us and link your challenge creations to our Entry Form link list for a chance to win. The link list will be up for the whole month and we'll choose TWO random winners at the end of the month to win a $40 gift voucher to VerveWe'll also be highlighting a couple of our favorite link-ups next Friday, so be sure to come back and link up! 

Here is the first November sketch



Link up your creations here:

I went with a clean and simple sketch since it's  the beginning of such a busy time of the year.  This one worked great with the new stamps that just released today, so I made two samples. For those who like measurements, my designer paper strips are 1.75" x 5.25" and 2.25" x 5.25" and I used a 0.25" strip, hand snipped with scissors to make the pennant. My square panel is a die that measures just over 2.5" square.


by Julee Tilman featuring the Beyond Measure stamp set and coordinating Christmas Spirit Die Set
by Julee Tilman featuring the Beyond Measure stamp set

And here's an adorable creation from Christyne...

by Christyne Kane featuring Jolly Jingles, Winter Friends Die Set and the Rounded Scallop Frame Die


Okay, now it's your turn!
We can't wait to see what you create!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

October Viva la Divas

Hi everyone!  It's the official end to our October Viva la Verve challenges and I'm here to announce our two random winners! Thanks to all who played along this month!

Our October 2016 Viva la Divas are:


#36. Heather B.

#58. Stamps-N-Lingers



Congrats Heather B. and Stamps-N-Lingers!
Send an email to contests@vervestamps.com to receive your $40 e-gift voucher to the Verve store.

We'll be back tomorrow morning with our first November sketch! Have a wonderful week!

Here's a look back at all of our October VLV entries.