Welcome to the Anni-Verve-sary Blog Hop! Verve turns three today and is celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! If you’ve already been hopping along, you arrived here from Betty Wright‘s blog. If not, head on over to Julee’s Blog (owner of Verve), for all the info on how to win prizes (after all, what’s a party without presents?), and to start hopping from the beginning. If there’s a hiccup along the hop, you can always head to the Master Hop List to get the full list of links.
I wanted to use the round swirly image from the Happy Days set on my card today, because this stamp reminds me how awesome Verve Stamps is. I purchased this set when it was first released and before I even had a chance to get it inky, I received another stamp with this image in the mail. Because of a manufacturer’s defect, Julee immediately sent out replacement stamps to everybody who had ordered the set. How’s that for customer service!
I used this week’s Sketch for You to Try to help me get going with my card. Maybe I went a little overboard with the distress inks, but I just started using them and they are so much fun.
Thanks for hopping by! Now it’s time to hop on over to Verve DIVA Shannan Teubner’s blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness.
Paper: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla (SU!); Cappella (BasicGrey)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, VersaMark (Tsukineko); Frayed Burlap, Old Paper Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Ranger); Chocolate Chip Craft (SU!)
Accessories: Big Shot, Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Victoria Crochet Trim, 1/8″ Circle Punch, Cutter Kit, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Standard Circles Small Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Garden Trellis Deep Edger Punch (Martha Stewart); Regal Flourishes Tim Holtz Texture Fades Embossing Folder (Sizzix); Old Paper Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder, Inkssentials™ Ink Blending Tool (Ranger); Copic Marker (BG72); Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)