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Kind Mojo

Hi friends! It's Monday again already and time for a brand new Mojo Monday sketch. We haven't done a tall & skinny sketch in a while, so I thought it was time to sketch one out.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman featuring Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

I started with this long verse from the Potter's Clay set that just released. I knew it would be perfect for that long panel and picked out some tropical feeling papers that I just loved.  A scrap of yellow was on my desk from a previous project, and so I decided to add a little yellow as accent, stamping one of the floral sprays in so saffron all around the verse to pull in the color a bit more.

For accent, I added a Scalloped Trim Trio die cut to my horizontal panel and a row of adhesive bling for a bit of flash. My taffeta ribbon needed a bow in the corner and I finished off with some rounded corners and a few enamel dots.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman featuring Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I had a wonderful weekend filled with lots of art that seemed to revive my weary soul just a bit. Love this little photo of Trevor during our crafternoon watercolor session yesterday. His artist's soul is already shining brightly at a very young age. He often asks if we can "do art" together.

Mojo Monday 463

Enabler's List
Stamps: Potter's Clay (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Happy Place by Dear Lizzy (American Crafts), white
Ink: melon mambo, so saffron (SU!)
Accessories: Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), taffeta ribbon (SU!), enamel dots, adhesive rhinestone squares, corner rounder.

Simply On My Heart

Happy Sunday, friends! The boys had a friend's birthday party yesterday with a bounce castle and they jumped their little hearts out.  They had so much fun that I actually got a little time to play in the studio last night, since they fell asleep a little early. Bonus!

I didn't really have a plan to start out, but wanted to make a simple encouragement/sympathy card for my stash. It seems like I'm always needing these and never have anything ready. This came together so quickly, I think I have a go to quickie card design now. Love the amber fields!

I started by stamping the taller leaf spray from the new Potter's Clay stamp set across the bottom edge in tip top taupe. Next I sponged a little tip top taupe across the bottom edge, then moved to the sky.  I used tumbled glass, sponging about 1/3 of the way down, then followed that with broken china, sponging only about the top half of the tumbled glass area.  Next I went in with some scattered straw in the middle section, and blended fossilized amber down from that into the stamped area for a warmer glow.

Next I cut the larger cloud from the Partly Cloudy Die Set and used it as a stencil to sponge broken sky all around the sky area, giving a super easy swirly cloudy effect.  I finished with the sentiment in Early Espresso, a bit of vintage photo all around the edges and a yellow taffeta ribbon.

Facebook Giveaway Alert:  If you're on Facebook, there's a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Verve shop this weekend. Just visit our Facebook page and leave a comment on the pinnned post and let us know your favorite from the new release (or any Verve product for that matter) and you'll be in the drawing!  Not on Facebook? There's still time to comment on our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Blog Hops.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a fabulous rest of the weekend and I'll see you back here tomorrow for Mojo Monday!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Potter's Clay (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white cardstock
Ink: tiptop taupe, early espresso (SU!), fossilized amber, scattered straw, tumbled grass, broken china, vintage photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Partly Cloudy Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), taffeta ribbon (SU!)

Release Day Spotlight Hop

Welcome to Day 4 of Verve's Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops! It's release day and that means all the new Verve that we've been sharing this week is available in the store.  To celebrate, we're putting on another hop and the prize is the ENTIRE release. Woohoo!  Today's featured focus is designer's choice, so you might just sneak a peek at a whole bunch of must-haves!  I'm the first stop on today's hop, so let's get to it!

For today's card, I pulled out the Kindness Matters stamp set.  I really wanted to use the kind and brave sentiment, so started by stamping the two sentiments on stitched circle die cuts and then sponging with broken china ink. I just adore these sentiments together. It seems like I tell my boys to be kind approximately 100 times a day. I hope the repetition sinks in and they turn into little humans with a heart for others. And ones that are brave enough to stand up for what's right when they see others being unkind.

Okay, on with the card... next I pulled together some neutral prints, distressing the edges with tip top taupe ink and rounding one corner.  The flower is embossed in white on tiptop taupe and cut with the coordinating Great Kindness Die Set.  I layered all three sizes of flowers one on top of each other and just love the look.  To finish, I added some black leafy spray die cuts from the Great Kindness Die Set and a teeny library clip on one of the sentiment circles.

Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks for all the wonderful support and comments the past few days.  I love sharing new goodies with you and it's so fun to hear your thoughts. Next up on today's hop is the fabulous Stacey!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? Today's prize is a BIG one. We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE new release! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list and all the prize info and deadlines!
Kindness MattersGreat Kindness Die SetScripture Medley 4
Potter's ClayPottery Die SetGold Package Sequins

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee7. Betty
2. Stacey8. Charmaine
3. Maureen9. Laurie
4. Lesley 10. Christyne
5. Marisa11. Autumn (Guest)
6. Hillary (Guest)

PS. Laurie's card will be a little late today. 

Enabler's List 
Stamps: Kindness Matters  (Verve Stamps)
Paper: tip top taupe, basic black (SU!), white, dp scraps
Ink: broken china (Ranger Distress), tip top taupe (SU!), black, versamark, Copic marker
Accessories: Great Kindness Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Stitched Circles Stax (MFT), mini library clip (SU!), Stardust Stickles (Ranger)
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