Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and New Digi

It's beginning to look a lot like winter and that means it's time for the Winter 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Hooray! I just love seeing all the coffee/tea/cocoa inspired creations filling up the blogosphere during these hops. It's a busy time, but so much fun to see all the cups of cheer being lifted.

Verve is once again proud to be a hop Super Sponsor once again. We're providing one of the oh-so-many fabulous prizes up for grabs for those who link up a newly created WINTER themed coffee, tea or cocoa project over on the official Winter 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop post.  The linkup is open through December 15, so I hope you have a fabulous week of getting inky!

In honor of the hop, I've designed another fun holiday coffee themed DIGITAL set and it's on SALE along with a bunch of other holiday and coffee themed products! It seems that all that's keeping me going these days is a little coffee and Christmas cheer, so that was the starting point for the set. The Running on Cheer DIGITAL Set just released this morning, so head on over to the Verve shop to check it out! And if you haven't seen our full line of digis yet, be sure to take a peek!

My card uses one of the smaller cups and the Running on coffee and Christmas cheer sentiment from the Running on Cheer DIGI. I printed them on my laser printer, colored with Copics and fussy cut the mug.  Some beautiful papers from Authentique make up the backdrop and I accented with a bit of ribbon, some red jingle bells and a glittery wooden snowflake tucked behind.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope y'all enjoy the hop!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Running on Cheer DIGITAL Set (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Christmas (Authentique), black, cream
Ink: laser printer, copic markers, antique linen distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: pierced squares dies (Cottage Cutz), ribbon, jingle bells, Nuvo glitter drops (Tonic), wooden snowflake (Recollections), gold thread (SU!), paper distresser (Prima)

Friday, November 24, 2017

Thankful for YOU Sale and Holiday DIGITAL Release

Hi Verve fans! You may remember me writing some of this last year, but it still applies...

The retail world is all decked out in its little black dress today. As a small business owner and Mama to two incredibly cute boys, I opt to spend this time with my family, putting together puzzles, decorating for the holidays and making precious memories to last a lifetime. So you won't see a bunch of marketing blasts or new sales that change daily or hourly.  We've got a simply fantastic sale that gives you a chance at some pretty awesome (if I do say so myself) stamps and dies at a great price, and allows me the flexibility to pack orders during football and basketball watching and (insert sarcastic laugh here)... "quiet" times.

I truly love to see what you do with Verve products and take joy in packaging every order myself.  As I package each order, I think about what you might create and the lives that might be touched by the handmade kindness you share with these stamps. It warms my heart, and I envision myself as a happy little stamp elf. 

Kellan in red, Trevor in blue.
Photo credit: Lifetouch Photography
So if you choose to spend your hard earned dollars at Verve, just know that my family truly appreciates it from the bottom of our hearts. Be it Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, or any day ending in the letter y, we're thankful for the opportunity to give you the tools to create. And we're blessed to be able to use the income I make to send these sweet boys to Montessori school where at 5 years old Trevor is reading and writing up a storm and Kellan is rocking multiplication, long division, negative numbers and both boys are teacher's assistants in their chess class. Our family is oh-so-blessed that I have a job that allows me to spend the afternoons with my boys and quite often take more sick days than work days through the winter months as we battle their asthma. So a great big thank you from our family to yours! We couldn't do this without you. 💗

Okay, so here's the sale info. I just love a good deal, so I've amped up the bargains for this year's annual BF-SBS-CM-(Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday)-Just-Plain-Thankful-For-YOU-Sale! Grab a little something you've been wishing for or stock up on some great gifts for friends and family, either way there's plenty of savings to be had. No codes needed, the shopping cart does all the work. Sale ends Thursday, November 30.

Last week I released 5 brand new digis! Those sick days I talked about earlier are no joke and due to lots of holding my littles I missed my manufacturing deadlines for a physical holiday stamp release this year. But I did have quite a lot of ideas, so decided to do an entirely DIGITAL holiday release this year. All of our digital sets come with a zip file of the individual png and jpeg files as well as a PDF printable of the images sized for cardmaking and laid out to print on an 8.5 x 11" sheet of paper.  And the download means you don't have to wait for shipping!  Yay!

With these 5 new digis and a re-release of a couple of our digis from Christmas past, we now have 8 digital sets available in the store.  Check them out in the shop.

Here's a beautiful card that Teresa made with the Winter Peace DIGITAL set...

And one I made with the Good Cheer DIGITAL Set...

Thanks for your support and I hope you have a blessed start to the holiday season!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October Release Hop Winner

Hi Verve friends!  Oh happy day! It's time to announce the winner from our  October Mini Release Spotlight Hop.  Thanks to everyone who hopped along! It was so fun to share our new release with you, and we all thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments!  Okay, on with the announcement.

Drumroll please...

Spotlight Hop Winner: cincyem
Wins: Autumn Leaves and the Falling Leaves Die Set
Card by Julee Tilman using Autumn Leaves
Winner selected randomly from comments on Julee's  post

Congrats cincyem!
 To claim your prize, please send an email to me at and let me know 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.  

The October release has been super popular and has almost completely sold out. (Thank you!!!) We have a few Autumn Leaves stamp sets left, but the dies are sold out. There are more of both on their way, so we're allowing backorders on the October Buy it All Bundle. Reserve yours today!

This month our sale is focused on uplifting others. There's so much hurt going on in the world today, and what better way to create a smile than to share a little handmade kindness with someone? We've curated a selection of uplifting and encouraging stamps & dies for all occasions that are sure to bring encouragement to those you share them with.  Why not pick something up and share a little #handmadekindness today?

Thanks so much for stopping by!