Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Viva la Verve July 2014 Week 1 - Recap & Viewfinder

Hey there, Viva la Verve fans!  Christyne here with July 2014 Week 1 Recap and Viewfinder!

This is the first of the 4 challenges in July... play along with us and link each of your challenge creations to our Entry Form link list. 

The link list will be up for the whole month and we'll choose a random winner at the end of the month to win a $100 gift voucher to Verve.  Challenge rules can be found on the Rules tab at the top of the blog or by clicking here.  You don't have to complete all of the sketches to win, but the more cards you enter, the greater your odds of winning are.  Verve stamps are not required to play, but we do love to see 'em!  

We'll also be highlighting a couple of our favorite link-ups each Tuesday, so be sure to get your links in if you're crafting over the weekend.

Here's Julee's gorgeous sketch and color inspiration...

Here's my take on this wonderful challenge combination including a little bit of new Verve in the process.  I thought the beautiful new bird from the new Moments Remembered set was just perfect for his color combination so I had to use him!!

...and here are a couple of cards that caught my eye in the gallery this week:

I just love the whimsical white ribbon and shiny sequins and butterfly accent that Lyn used on this card!

Creating my own backgrounds using stamps has always been scary for me, so I love what DJ has done with the Poppy Birthday stamps on this card!

I'm a total sucker for this last card as I just can't resist all those rhinestones, pearls, and sequins that Darlene added to this beautiful card!

Frequently Asked Questions...

Are Verve stamps required?  
Nope.  We do love to see them, though!  ;)

Where can I buy Verve Stamps? 
Verve Stamps are available online only through our website.

Can I combine challenges?  
Yes.  As long as your card meets the challenge criteria, feel free to do a two-for-one. 

Where do I link my card?  
There's an entry form tab at the top of the blog where the link list for the entire month resides.  Or you can click the Viva la Verve Link Up badge on the side bar.  Or you can click this Entry Form link right here. 

Can I still link up my card after Tuesday?  
Yep.  You can link up your challenge cards in any order until the deadline at the end of the month.  One link list to rule them all!  :)

What are the rules?  
You can read the full list of rules here.   Basically follow the challenge, link back to us in your blog or gallery post and HAVE FUN!