Embrace Life

Happy Tuesday!  Can you believe it's already the 4th day of the Verve new release spotlights?  That means we're only a few days away from release!  Today the Divas are shining their spotlights on a new flower set called Dream Big.  Be sure to check out the full hop list at the bottom of this post and leave a little love as you hop around the blogosphere for a chance to win today's set! 
 


So last night at about 10:30pm I sat down to write up this morning's posts and realized we were scheduled to peek a different set than I remembered.  Uh-oh!  And since I hadn't stamped with Dream Big yet, it was up to the stamp room, do not pass go, do not collect $200.  LOL  Luckily for me, the stamps in this set make creating super easy.  I love the large size of this flower (about 2.25" wide) with three sizes perfect for layering or going solo.  I can't wait to have a little time to play around with stamping my own background paper with these bold blooms.

For this project, I started by stamping the three blooms in Blushing Bride, then trimming out with a thin white border.  I layered these together with dimensional tape and embellished with a SU! filigree brad and a metal flower from Making Memories.  I then set the flower aside and stamped some leaves directly onto Crumb Cake paper in Old Olive, then embossed the embrace life sentiment in white at the bottom.  The paper is from the 6 x 6 SU! hostess pack of in color papers and I added a little bow with some Blushing Bride striped twill.  To finish off, I wanted a little dangling somethin' somethin' from my ribbon, so I chose the mini vintage tags from SU!  The paper on the tags is actually a sparkly vanilla, which clashed with my project, so I used a 3/4" circle punch, glued it to the tag and punched a hole with my crop-a-dile.  The sweet little heart is also a stamp from Dream Big and is stamped in Blushing Bride to match.  My final touch was a few little pink pearls along the sides to add some pizzazz to the DP.

That's all from me today.  Time to check out more peeks on the Diva blogs...

1. Sankari 8. Laurie
2. Shannan 9. Teresa
3. Lynda 10. Amber
4. Mercy 11. Maureen
5. Charmaine 12. Julee
6. Jen T. 13. Michelle
7. Sony

Be sure to leave some comments along the way for a chance to win!

109 comments

  1. What a fabulous card! I am loving that pink and brown combo! Great stamp set - can't wait to see it!

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  2. Oh I just love it....pretty amazing for a last minute card! Great set as always!

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  3. This card is beautiful! The pink and brown look fantastic together!

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  4. beautiful...love the little heart tag!! Loving what I am seeing in this preview...you are one talented lady!!

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  5. Great bling and adorable ribbon choice!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  6. Absolutely beautiful! I love the colors. Thanks for sharing this card.

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  7. great idea...love the card.

    Inky Hugs,
    Catherine

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  8. So pretty! Love the colors!

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  9. I love that flower, and now I see that I will need to purchase this set... Just gorgeous Julee! Love the Blushing Bride color too. Looking forward to Friday night!

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  10. this card is so pretty-great colors to showcase this new set-thanks for a great sneek peek

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  11. That's really cute! I love the white ink and the colors.

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  12. Can I just say fabulous! I love this flower! So amazing!

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  13. Julee, how sweet. Love the soft colors and the pearls. The little heart tag give the right touch. Love this set and your card !

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  14. Beautiful card, love the colour combination and the flowers.

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  15. Love pink with kraft. Great design and colors. Love it.

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  16. Julee, this is one of the most beautiful cards I've seen in ages. My jaw literally fell when I saw it in my google reader. Stunning.

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  17. Such a Gorgeous card! I love the soft pink and the flowers are really lovely!!

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  18. Oh, this is beautiful. Love the flower and the dangling tag. This soft color sure showcases that beautiful flower. TFS

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  19. This is a great card love the color combo. It is so feminine

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  20. Love this layered flower Julee and the stamped leaf branch peeking out! Beautiful!

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  21. You've done it, Julee! Just when I thought it wasn't possible for me to 'require' one more stamp set....well now I need the entire release! This card is gorgeous - I shy from pink & monochromatic, but this is truly inspiring =)

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  22. Love your 3D flower and the sweet colour combo you used. My favs!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

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  23. What a beautiful card! LOVE Pink and the little tag. How cute!

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  24. Hope I don't end up posting twice, but I got an error message when I tried to post a comment before. Just wanted to say this is a beautiful card. Love this stamp set.

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  25. This is absolutely stunning Julee, what a gorgeous colour scheme - I can't wait to see this stamp set...luckily release day is also pay day ! x

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  26. Oh my goodness, this is just too cute! Love the blossom and that little tag is adorable!

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  27. Beautiful card. Love the colors, flowers, and your bow with the heart hanging off it. Thanks for sharing with us!!

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  28. This set looks perfect for layering Julee - another winner!

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  29. What a sweet card!!! Love the pink and brown.

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  30. Wow, gorgeous! Those big bold blooms totally sell themselves and I just love the leaves that you used! And the new SU blushing bride is amazing here!

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  31. GASP!!!! Wow!!! That little heart hanging on the string - just pulled my heartstrings - simply gorgeoussssssss!!!

    I want to be you when I grow up!!!! Love this card and the colors so rock!
    hugs,
    Sankari :)

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  32. Julee, this is drop dead gorgeous! Love your colors (and I thought I didn't need the new Blushing Bride color, but there's just something I love about the dusty shade of pink!). Can't wait to get my hands on this new set!

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  33. OMGosh..Julee...you need to stamp more late at night!!! This had me actually saying, "ahhh" out loud :) LOVE everything little thing on this card...paper, details, pearls, ribbon, tag...and of course, the fabulous stamping :) Really...I'm sure glad I followed you today instead of coming after...I can't get this card out of my head now!!!

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  34. This is beautiful! I love that pink!

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  35. This is STUNNING, Julee! As soon as I leave here, I'm ordering some of the new SU! colors....you ENABLER!!!!

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  36. Just gorgeous - especially knowing this was a last minute creation!

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  37. What a wonderful card Julee,I love your papers and the flower.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  38. Yeah, a flower set!!!!! No need to tell you it is S-O-L-D already LOL! Love the flowers. Great card - loving the colours and that darling little tag you have hanging down. Lovely script for the sentiments too. I'm drooling all over my poor keyboard!!

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  39. That is a beautiful card...and wow, your creative streak was going strong, so late!!!

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  40. This is so soft and pretty! I love the colors you used here!

    ♥♥♥Lea

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  41. I love the 3D effect of the flowerr and the soft subtle bling!

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  42. This is so soft and pretty, love it!

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  43. This is amazing! Love, love, love it! My hubby thinks I'm a weirdo to get so excited over stamps :P

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  44. Your card is so beautiful. I love the colors you picked to use for the card. I like how you used the pearls for flower sent along the borders. I am loving your new stamp set. Thanks so much for all your hard work!

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  45. It sure doesn't look like you had to rush to get this done. You work wonderfully under pressure!!

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  46. WOW Julee, this is just beautiful! What lovely colors you used and the little heart tag is just perfect!

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  47. Wow...love this stamp set. All the cards are great.
    terimoon@shaw.ca from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  48. So very pretty - how can you turn out last minute cards that good!

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  49. J'adore!! I love everything about this card, Julee!! I love the little flower you used to make the background and that color combo is to die for!!

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  50. this is GORGEOUS!! lol about the monopoly flashback!

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  51. Very delightful! Love the colors you chose!

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  52. Beautiful...I love using floral image stamps and I will totally enjoy using this one! Love the pink and Kraft, very appealing color combination!

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  53. You make it look and sound so easy to make such a gorgeous card. And yet, when I try . . . Oh well, you are such an inspiration!

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  54. Fabulous card Julee! I can't believe you 'threw' this beauty together in a flash ... gorgeous!

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  55. Gorgeous card! Love the layered flower!

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  56. Gorgeous, Julee! Love the layered flower.. so beautiful!!

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  57. Wow stunning love the colors its perfect so sweet.

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  58. Get out of HERE! What a fantastic girlie card. It's making me smile...

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  59. Very pretty card --- I'm lovin this stamp set!

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  60. such class - wonderful!
    Sandra

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  61. beautiful card and the layered flower looks amazing

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  62. LOVE! That's what I'm feeling for this card right now. There's just something wonderful about pink and kraft together. And now mixed with that gorgeous bloom... I'm smitten. :)

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  63. Beautiful card! Love everything in it! This set is fantastic so fa ;)

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  64. Wow... if only I could make a gorgeous card that fast!! Not only do I want the stamp set (not surprising) but, now I want that new SU pink!!! You did get some goodies for your b-day!!

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  65. I am so excited about this release Julee! Everything looks great. The pieces of this set that I've seen are amazing, as is your card!

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  66. It's hard to believe that your card is last minute - it's so nice!! I'm loving the big flower!! :)

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  67. Love your one layer with the popped flower! Excellent! This set looks amazing - your Divas know how to do it!!

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  68. This is one gorgeous card.... I love the pink & brown together! I can't get over the flowers, I love them!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  69. This is so darn cute! This color combination is so pretty! Fabulous job!

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  70. Such a beautiful, elegant, and soft card!

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  71. such gorgeousness Julee, I adore this pink with kraft....aaacckkk...so sweet, perfect big flower you have created!

    enjoy *~*

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  72. What a fabulous flower stamp! I love the layering. Cute card!

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  73. Oh my goodness, I LOVE that big bloom!!! Can't wait to see the whole set!

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  74. pink and brown forever my favorite - gret use of the colors and stamps

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  75. Gorgeous colors and design, Julee! One would never had known you were creating on the rush! LOL! I really heart the blushing bride color! So soothing and the images fabulous! Lovely card!

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  76. Can't wait to see this gorgeous stamp set!

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  77. WOW! Julee, this is really amazing. I love the soft colors, cool layout and all the details! NO WAY it's a last minute card -not fair! LOL! Big hugs to you!!

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  78. Love the colors you used, that tag, and the pearl embellishments. Beautiful, beautiful blossoms.

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  79. As Always Julee, your card is beautiful, simple and serene. The soft color tones are so appealing. I love the stamps and can't wait to see more.

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  80. Your card today is simply gorgeous!! I can not wait to see the full reveal on this set!!

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  81. this is just gorgeous! Cant wait for this release!

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  82. Sooooo gorgeous, Julee! Love the white pop of the sentiment on the Kraft!

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  83. This is a GREAT BIG BOWL of AWESOME SAUCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  84. What a beautiful card. I'm looking forward to the full reveal.

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  85. i loved that you mixed in SU! that colors is so lovely and i'm digging the new ribbon for the incolors!

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  86. Love the soft color choices - simply beautiful card creation!

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  87. what a great card - love the flower stamps!

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  88. Beautiful card -- are the leaves part of this set, too?

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  89. Just gorgeous, Julee! LOOK at that hanging heart. . .adorable!

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  90. Gorgeous card! Just perfect!

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  91. Gee that's a pretty card. I love the color combination and that little hanging heart is sooooo cute.

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  92. Oh so pretty - I can't wait to see the new stamps!

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  93. OMG how beautiful this card is with the great color combo.

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  94. so pretty and my favorite color combo too :) TFS

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  95. Pretty card!! LOVE the little hanging tag :)

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  96. LOVE that pink/kraft!!! GORGEOUS!

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  97. Beautiful pink flower. The olive leaves look great on the Crumb Cake paper - don't know if I would have thought of that combination!

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  98. Love pink and brown. That little heart on a tag is such a sweet touch.

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  99. I NEED this set! It is gorgeous and I love how you layered that flower!

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  100. lovely colors, fabulous images - what a great card. the 3D flower is just wonderful :)

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