Deconstructed Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop / DS66

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DS66Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you’ve had a good week! It’s time for a new sketch and here’s the scoop on what you need to do:

1. Use the sketch to the left to make a project, any kind you like using any image you like.

2. Post it somewhere on the internet. Use keyword DS66 if you post to an online gallery like Splitcoaststampers.

3. Link back here to Inlinkz at the bottom of the post so I can stop by and see it.

4. Check back here next Wednesday to see if you are one of this week’s favorites and grab a badge for your blog.

If you need a little inspiration on how to use the sketch the fabulous Deconstructed Sketch Girls have made some AMAZING samples for you!

My sample uses a gorgeous stamp set, Borderline, I’m previewing today from Verve. This set includes a TON of extremely versatile smaller sentiments as well as mini versions of some classic Verve label stamps. I started my card with MME’s Stella and Rose Mabel that I’ve been hoarding and cut out all the elements. I used the X stitching stamp from Borderline to create subtle stitched look around the edge of the largest panel and then sponged everything else lightly with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I stamped the Thatched Banner onto patterned paper and cut it out to layer on. (I can’t tell you how much I love this stamp… I’m going to be using it a TON.) Next I layered some old and random flowers I had in my stash… I love it when I can use things I’ve had for awhile. I stamped the label border and sentiment onto Choice Buttercream cardstock and die cut it with the new Mini Classy Label Die, which I really like because it comes with two sizes for easy matting. And lastly I added a twine bow and left the tails long and tacked them down as necessary to keep them where I wanted them.

Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!

As many of you know, Verve is celebrating its 5th anniversary this month and the party is just getting started! Come join us over the next 9 days as we showcase the 23 new stamps and dies releasing from Verve! We’ll be counting down the minutes and revealing all the new sets in our forum from 9-11pm Eastern on Friday, August 24, so make plans now to join us for our release party!

In the meantime, we’ve got a fun filled hop for you today! So let your fingers do the clicking and peek into the creative minds of Verve’s talented Divas and Guest Divas as they give you a little tour of what’s to come! Inspiration abounds, and so do the PRIZES!

That’s right! We’ve picked a mystery blog from today’s hop and hidden a prize! So be sure to give a little shout out in the comment section as you hop around to each blog on the list. We’ll draw a random winner from all of the comments on the mystery blog to win today’s featured sets and dies. Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.

Want even more chances to win? Head on over to the Verve SCS forum and play along in our Anni-VERVE-sary release challenges. Or hop on over to the Verve Blog to find out about our Verve Card Carnival, for a chance to win the entire new release (a $300+ value)!

1. Julee 9. Charmaine
2. Laurie S. 10. Janelle
3. Maureen 11. Betty
4. Teresa 12. Christyne {Guest}
5. Tosh 13. Laurie W. {Guest}
6. Amber 14. Jen S. {Guest}
7. Amy 15. Susan
8. Andrea

Want your sketches a little early? Follow the Deconstructed Sketch on Facebook!! And if you are looking for some older sketches to dig through you can find them in the Deconstructed Sketchbook. Now it’s time to hop around and see what everyone else on the DT has been up to and leave them a little love.

In design team news, Pam has had to step down as life is leading her in new and exciting directions. We are so so sad to see her go but do wish her the best of luck on her new adventures!

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