Being Awesome

Welcome to the start of a new week!  I always love new beginnings, they remind me of that Anne of Green Gables quote, "Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it."  LOVE that! 

It's the beginning of a new year for Verve, and I must say I'm so excited about the stamps we just released on Friday night!  I've been feeling beyond exhausted this year and was beginning to doubt myself and my creativity and then like a breath of fresh air, I sat down to illustrate for this release and the idea floodgates just opened wide!  Anyhow, I spent the whole weekend packing these babies up to head out to their new homes and couldn't wait for the first chance I could steal away to stamp with them!  So my sample for today's Mojo Monday sketch (designed by the uber talented Mary Fish - I SO admire her clean, beautifully modern style!) uses two new sets... Dream Big and Happy Hello.

I started by stamping the rounded square frame from Happy Hello onto some Greenhouse Gala DSP, then punching out with a square punch, rounding with a 1/4" corner rounder and matting with early espresso.  For the background, I ran a piece of white cardstock through with the Victorian Wallpaper textured impressions folder, then matted on early espresso.  The sentiment is also from Happy Hello, punched out with an oval punch and matted with the scallop oval punch.  The flower is the smallest flower stamp from the Dream Big set.  I stamped it twice in daffodil delight, then cut out the inner flower on one and layered it over the other one with dimensionals.  I used a circle punch of DP and one of the punches from the Punch Pack for the flower center, then totally copied Sankari's idea from this gorgeous card to accent each of the petals with some liquid pearls.  I just love the look of it!  The leaves are also from the Dream Big set.  I stamped them in pear pizazz, trimmed out and finished with some highlights with a pear pizazz marker to add a little depth.

Okay, that's all for me today!  I've got to get back to my shipping desk!  :)  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head on over to the Mojo blog to see what the other gals cooked up with this week's sketch!

15 comments

  1. This is super pretty! I love the elements you chose and the touch of black in with the yellow and blue. Very elegant card!

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  2. LOVE this! I can not WAIT to get my order!

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  3. OH, what a fabulous sketch this week...LOVE all the new stamps on this one :D that flower is out of this world...well, I'm off to start unpacking the classroom....the release/guest diva duties worked out perfectly for timing :) Oh, and I LOVE the Ann of Green Gables quote....maybe some inspiration for a new set? :) I have a friend here in town that has a house very similar to Ann's!! LOL AND she is Ann crazy too :)

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  4. Love all that white space and there is that gorgeous flower. Fabulous colour combo and details. Can't wait to get my goodies so I can stamp with them!!!

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  5. Beautiful card!! Love the textures and the colors!

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  6. Oooo!! Love this Julee!! I adore the colors, textures, dp, and that gorgeous flower!! Fantastic sketch!!

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  7. Love this fresh, clean, crisp card! I'm wishing I had added this set to my order...but tomorrow is another day! :-)

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  8. This card is great!!! Do you have an etsy shop? michellemallett@wowway.com

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  9. Oh WOW Julee!! This is FABULOUS. Maybe one of my favorite cards you've made this release. The colors, the texture, and that FLOWER!!! Absolute perfection.

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  10. This is so very pretty!!! You do really amazing work. I just started coming here last week...saw the Verve stamps...bought the Verve stamps...GOT the Verve stamps (thank you!!!)...and have created with them. When I grow up, my cards will look like yours! :) Thanks for all of the inspiration.

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  11. Gorgeous! Love how you used the sketch! Really striking card!

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  12. As always gorgeous!!!
    So good to be back!!!Your creations makes me:" LETS MOJO"!!

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  13. GORGEOUS, Julee! I'm really looking forward to receiving my stamps! You've already shipped them...you ROCK!

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  14. What a beautiful card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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