Day 1 AnniVERVESary Spotlights

Hi friends! It's finally time to start hopping for our 10th Anni-VERVE-sary release! Wow... a decade of designing stamps for you. Such an honor and a privilege.


I'm the first stop on today's blog hop so WELCOME! I'm so glad you're here! Verve is releasing 4 new sets and 2 die sets on Monday, August 28. The Divas (our design team) along with our very special Guest Diva, Kelly Lunceford are hopping today to share our first looks with the Little Ones stamp and coordinating die set. Be sure to check out the Verve Blog today for another creation from me, plus a little spotlight on Kelly and a little in-depth look at the new set! Oh, and we've got some rockstar Diva alumni guests making some guest appearances later in the week that you won't want to miss. Hooray! Should be a fun release countdown, so let's get started!

Today's feature is on the Little Ones stamp set and coordinating Little Ones Die Set. A fusion of old and new, this baby themed set brings back some of Verve's most popular plain janes, mixed with a few new designs to tie it all together.

I've had so many requests for some of the baby plain janes and sentiments that I knew they needed to make a return to the Verve lineup. When I sat down to design this compilation set, I knew I wanted to add in a way to make the set usable for my own needs. Being a mom of twins, I wanted to have a stamp that said twins and also a way to add an s to boy or girl to accomodate multiples.

I've never really been much of a scrapbooker. Before kids I didn't have anything too interesting to scrapbook and after kids I've just been too busy. Now that my boys are getting older, I see how much they LOVE to look back at old photos. Since we're in the digital age, not many of our photos are printed, so I'm trying to make an effort to sift through the thousands of images, get some printed and make them a simple scrapbook to look at.

Selecting the photos for this 2 page spread was such a trip down memory lane. The boys will be entering Kindergarten in September and it's so crazy to look back and see how much they've grown. But even at these young ages, so much of their personalities were shining through.


The first layout started with the rattle image, which I stamped twice, colored with Copics and cut with the coordinating Little Ones Die Set.  I then stamped the precious in soft sky and the little twins stamp in black on white cardstock and arranged how I wanted them to look. I printed the photos in black and white and cropped two down to size, layering over the white and then finished off with a bit of alphabet washi tape. I just love the simple cuteness of this. Trevor is the one leaning into Kellan in that bottom photo, and it fits his loving, hugging personality to a T. Although they quarrel on a daily basis, there is definitely a whole lot of love between these two.



For the second page, I knew I wanted to use these smiley little photos. I stamped the baby boy and the s stamp in the corner of the page, then decided the smallest things sentiment would be the perfect sentiment to pair with the photos. Because definitely these two small little things take up so much room in our hearts!  I stamped the sentiment onto a die cut square, then stamped the stitched heart in soft sky and cut with the coordinating die from the Little Ones Die Set. I added the photos and a bit more washi to tie the two pages together. Super simple layouts, but I'm so pleased with how they turned out and I know my boys will love them!

Okay, thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed these little layouts from my heart.

Next up on the hop is Maureen.

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! Leave a little shout out in the comments section on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!

Little OnesLittle Ones Die Set

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee5. Marisa
2. Maureen6. Lesley
3. Betty7. Christyne
4. Charmaine8. Kelly (Guest)

Enabler's List
Stamps: Little Ones (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Bundle of Joy Dots & Stripes (Echo Park), white
Ink: onyx black (Versafine), soft sky (SU!)
Accessories: Little Ones Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), pierced squares dies (Cottage Cuts), washi tape

43 comments

  1. Julee....your boys are the most adorable little guys!! Absolutely love that you printed the photos in B/W and teamed them up with the baby blue. Your stamps are perfect for these wonderful LOs!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  2. I love your precious photos on these fabulous layouts. Love the color. This new set is perfect for so many baby projects.
    Happy 10th anniversary to Verve.

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  3. Fabulous layout, and your little ones are so sweet! Congrats on your 10th anniversary, Julee!

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  4. I really love the black and white photos with the clean blue background! Your layout is simple but looks amazing with the stamping! I need to do this for Maeley!

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  5. Congrats on being 10!!! Love these scrap book pages and such gorgeous kids. Looking forward to seeing the other sets too x

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  6. Wonderful layouts of the boys. Great to have useful stamps and dies for the "little ones". X

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  7. They were so small!!! Precious pics and wonderful pages :)

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  8. love your layouts and photos of your darling babies:)

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  9. Happy Anniversary!!!
    Oh my... the cuteness!!! Your layout and your little ones are very precious!!! <3

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  10. Such happy photos.
    Great memories are being made.
    Love the different stripes
    on the background papers.
    Pretty colors.
    thanks for sharing.

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  11. Nice job and aren't the pictures so precious

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  12. What a nice layout. I love it!

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  13. So cute. Just wait until they have girlfriends--they will want to see the photos.

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  14. Great use of cute stamps and dies! Thanks for sharing!!

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  15. Great scrapbook pages! I'm not much of a scrapbooker either, but you make it look so easy :) I love the sentiments in this set and the font is so super sweet.

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  16. Your pages are darling, and the twins will love seeing themselves! I love the return of some old favorites and the versatility of the set. Just fabulous!

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  17. I'll never forget learning you were having identical twin boys! Nothing like an instant family! God know they would be a great blessing, and it's fun for us to see how they've grown too. Congratulations on 10 years!

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  18. Precious layouts of the boys! Love this sweet set! Big congrats on 10 years! ❤️

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  19. What sweet layouts! I'm sure the boys will
    LOVE them! It's very importanat to get some of
    their pictures scrapped. I still don't have all of my daughters' pictures scrapped, but I'm still working on it. My oldest daughter is going to be 34 next week. So jut keep whittling away. Every page you can do will be enjoyed and be part of their and your history!

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  20. Beautiful pages and layout I love that heart. Have fun going through your photos and reminiscing as you create your scrapbook. Congratulations on your 10th anniVervesary:)

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  21. Oh, my goodness!! Kindergarten already!?? The layouts (and boys) are adorable and this set is fabulous for all sweet babies (even those of us with twins!).

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  22. Awww.... very sweet layouts with soft colors!

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  23. Love how you included these cute sentiments in your sweet baby LO!

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  24. That's a sweet layout! Love how you kept it simple with black and white against the soft colors :)

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  25. LOVE seeing your boys, Julee! (you know I am the grandmother of twin boys) and those stamps are just perfect.
    Congrats on the 10 years and with a handful of boys that sure is an acomplishment.

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  26. Oh your boys are so cute! Great idea printing them black and white. The sayings are perfect!

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  27. Such darling layouts!! Beautiful photos!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  28. I don't do layouts, but yours is adorable! I have my 6th grandchild arriving in December, and I have been searching for "baby" card ideas, and "bam!" Your company came to me like that. What a coincidence!

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  29. Love these sweet pages! Darling rattles and heart!

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  30. I like the colors you chose for your layouts.

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  31. Such sweet layouts, just beautiful

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  32. Very sweet creations ! I love the colour combination with the black and white photos.

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  33. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your little ones! I'm so excited -- my granddaughter was born on August 21st. She weighed 4 lbs 8 oz. She is tiny, but so adorable. I would love to have this stamp set!

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  34. As a new grandmother to a beautiful baby girl- I am loving this set and your layouts!

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  35. Awesome layout and are those not the cutest smiles ever!?

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  36. Thanks for sharing this wonderful layout. Those photos are beyond adorable.

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  37. So, So cute and your layout is absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  38. I'm not into scrapbooking but this is lovely. I usually just make cards.

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  39. Such cute pictures and I love your pages. Love the colors and the stamps you chose.

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