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!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October 2017 Mini Release Spotlight Hop

Card by Julee Tilman using Autumn Leaves and Everything Nice from Verve Stamps

Hi Verve fans! Welcome to our October New Release Blog Hop! I'm so excited to announce that there's something new in the Verve shop today! To celebrate, the Divas are putting on a blog hop sharing our first looks at the new Autumn Leaves stamp set and coordinating Falling Leaves die set.

And since we love to share, we're hosting a little giveaway. Just leave a little shout out in the comments at each stop along the hop and you'll be in the prize drawing for the new goodies! Deadline for commenting is Monday, October 16.

New Release Hop List
1. Julee6. Betty
2. Charmaine7. Teresa
3. Maureen8. Lesley
4. Marisa9. Laurie
5. Christyne

Today's prize is the October Buy it All Bundle. It includes both the stamp and die set in this release, and bought together, you can save 20% off of retail.

Plus who doesn't love FREE shipping???

We're celebrating a brand new release and the shipping is on us! Enjoy free first class shipping on US orders over $35 placed October 10 - 16, 2017 in the Verve shopJust select US Shipping as your ship method at checkout and the discount will be calculated automatically.

Offer not valid on US Priority, International or Canadian shipping methods. Free shipping is calculated on your subtotal AFTER any discounts or gift codes have been applied.

Okay, first I'll share my card, then get to the details about each of
the new products.

Card by Julee Tilman using Autumn Leaves and Everything Nice from Verve Stamps

I started by stamping the pumpkin stamps from Autumn Leaves on white cardstock and cutting out. I colored with Copic markers. The cup with the pumpkin is made with 2 stamps from the previously released Everything Nice stamp set, which I stamped randomly on crumb cake, then colored with Copics and sponged around the edges. I could have used the cup from this set, but I was planning on using the hello pumpkin sentiment to complete the pumpkin theme, but changed my mind at the last minute and chose the happy fall cut from a portion of the Stitched Pennants die set. I finished off with a few rectangle layers for matting and a seam binding bow.

Autumn LeavesFalling Leaves Die Set

The Autumn Leaves set is an autumn inspired set, complete with falling leaves, a fabulous mug and pretty pumpkins. Whether you're saying hello, celebrating the season, or sharing your gratitude, this fall set is sure to delight. The set includes outlined images of three sizes of leaf, as well as solid counterparts for super easy coloring. The leaves and pumpkins can be cut with the coordinating Falling Leaves die set. For even more fun, that sweet little cup of fall coordinates with the previously released Happiness in a Cup die set.

The coordinating Falling Leaves Die Set is a set of five dies. It fits the three sizes of completed leaves, the pumpkin duo and also includes a large stitched rectangle (2.75 x 3.75") that is a perfect backdrop for any fall scene.  Die cuts leave an approximate 1/16" border around the coordinating stamped image.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy hopping!

The hop kicks off on my blog, Poetic Artistry.