Saturday, June 9, 2018

Saying Goodbye to Verve

I don't know about you, but I was bummed when I heard that Verve Stamps is closing.  I've loved their sweet stamps and dies for many years.  In fact, the first thing I ever won for entering a challenge was a $100 Verve Gift Certificate many years ago.  I was SHOCKED and SO excited, and the things I got with that win are still products I pull out and use today.  I love their scripture stamps, sentiments, dies, and so much more.  So...along with the Verve products I already owned, I picked up a few more at the current 55% off sale of remaining Verve product.  I know that I will love and use these Verve products for many years to come.  I wish Julee the best of luck in her new endeavors, and thank her for everything she's given to the crafting community over the years.
When I received my recent Verve purchase, Julee had tucked in a few extras for me (something she's always done for her customers).  She also sent some patterned papers and a doily, so I quickly used them to whip up this card which is stamped with a Plain Jane stamped sentiment from Verve.  I added some seam binding and a vintage button.  Very simple, but still a lot of fun.
I'll be sharing this Verve card in the following challenges, and I thank you SO much for stopping by my blog to say hello.  Have a blessed week!

Karen

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - All Things Bright and Beautiful- To me, there's absolutely nothing more beautiful than God's AMAZING GRACE, and I also used some bright and beautiful colors on my card.

CropStop Challenge #40 - June Link Party - I made my seam binding using Tim Holtz Distress Spray, as well as Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink, and Tombow Adhesive.

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - June Challenge

8 comments:

  1. Wow! that was a fantastic win -- I bet you were super excited! What a great card you've created with these Verve products - I love dyed seam binding! So happy you linked this up to Cropstop - I love seeing your work in the gallery!

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  2. Sweet and lovely card, and a great tribute to Verve items

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  3. I know what you mean. I was super sad to hear that Julee was closing her shop. I also understand why she’s doing it. I felt that she was struggling the past few years trying to balance Home life and the business. I found Verve quite a few years ago and have loved each set I have bought. I have also enjoyed the little extras that Julee included with each order. Your card is a sweet and heartfelt tribute to Verve.

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  4. It may be a simple card design and quickly made Karen, but this is wonderful - and thank you for the sentiment - I needed that today.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. I loved Mojo Mondays and have been a long time fan of Julee. I am going to miss Verve. There are good things we can do in life and best things. I think Verve was a good thing and quitting to be present with her boys is the best thing. You and I both know how quickly those little boys turn into men. Love the paper and bows on your card.

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  6. What beautiful colors on your card! Love the doily and pennants, Karen! Thanks for sharing your wonderful project with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

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  7. I love the colors of your sweet card, Karen.
    Sad to hear Verve Stamps is closing but God has something more wonderful for their family!

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  8. Love the blue color on your gorgeous card. I love Verve stamps too.

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