Winter Joy

Happy Wednesday!  I'm back with another sneak peek during our week of New Release Spotlight Hops!  Today's card just uses a couple mix and match sentiments from the set.  I had another card started, but just didn't feel up to it after the fabulous massage my sweet husband scheduled for me last night.  I should definitely go away more often!  ;-)
My card started out just wanting to play with a fun Maya Road nested chipboard frame in Laurie's stash.  I covered the outer frame with the gorgeous Lilac House paper from Fancy Pants, then covered the inner frame with a piece of kraft paper stamped with the WINTER stamp from the new Merry Wishes set in Crumb Cake.  The scripted Joy sentiment is embossed over the stamped background in Early Espresso and I added some Early Espresso sponging to the edges of each.
Next up, I found a Maya Road chipboard snowflake amongst Laurie's awesome chipboard collection, and decided to cover it with Melissa Frances Pink Mica flakes and some pink glitter.  For the background, I did a little letterpress technique using the Kassie's Brocade Cuttlebug folder and some Early Espresso ink.  My final touch was some more of that gorgeous May Arts polka dot ribbon and some pink pearl accents.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I can't wait to hear what you think of today's sets.  Be sure to check out the other Diva creations along the hop to see more of Merry Wishes and the Sweet Scallop Tag single and leave a little love along the way for a chance to win today's featured stamps!
1. Charmaine 8. Teresa
2. Michelle 9. Sankari
3. Lynda 10. Tosh
4. Jackie 11. Susan
5. Laurie 12. Amber
6. Mercy 13. Andrea
7. Amy 14. Julee

76 comments

  1. Wonderful card. Love the ribbon and snowflake. God bless!
    Peggy Allen

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  2. OMG! I love that polka dotted ribbon! Your card is gorgeous!!

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  3. Love that ribbon!

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  4. The pink and brown is such a neat color combo for a winter card! Love the reappearance of your polka dot bow!! Beautiful.

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  5. wow- this is so cool- the colors and all are lovely! You really pulled this off AWESOME! :)

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  6. I'm in love...I've enjoyed the Verve hop!

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  7. Love the non traditional colors!!! Very rich and elegant!

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  8. Very pretty card. I love that polka dot ribbon. tfs.

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  9. That ribbon is fabulous as is the rest of the card. Very very pretty. I can't wait for the release!

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  10. So fabulous! I love the colors. I wish my DH would send me to get a rub down by a professional! I would be in Heaven...
    I didn't even notice the winter sentiment layer til you pointed it out. What a fabulous touch!

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  11. julee...this is drop dead gorgeous! love the papers, your layout, and your color combo is out of this world! awesome preview! :)

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  12. WOW!! Great way to end today's hop! I love the font on these sentiments -cannot WAIT to see the full reveal!

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  13. Gorgeous card Julee!!! I can't wait until Friday. You are taunting us with your Design Teams wonderfullness!!!!! What a great way to start my day!

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  14. What a different color combination for a winter/christmas card! That dotted ribbon is fab.

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  15. Wow, the hop has been FULL of fabulous new, enabling designs! LOVE everything I've seen!

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  16. What a wonderful card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  17. Non traditional Christmas colors, and I LOVE it! That polka dot bow is so fun!

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  18. Beautiful!!!!! and I love these previews of the awesome stamp set....I know I will have to have them....and the tag....your ribbon is so pretty...great job....thank you so much for sharing ....

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  19. That big polka dot bow is just too fun Julee! I really enjoyed this hop and seeing all the creations the Divas made with your new set. it looks terrific - can't wait for the full release on Friday! :)

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  20. Lovely card! Pink and brown together are so pretty!

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  21. The card is gorgeous...of course! But....your husband scheduled you a MASSAGE??? I'm so jealous...:-)

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  22. Oh WOW!! This is GORGEOUS, and your ribbon is STUNNING!!

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  23. mmm, love this card! It's so simple and beautiful! the ribbon is perfect!

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  24. Wonderful card. I really like the brown and pink color combo and the bow is fantastic.

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  25. This is very pretty! I just love that ribbon! ♥♥♥

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  26. Great card! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. stunning card and the ribbon is amazing

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  28. There's that ribbon again - love it!

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  29. Love this and that ribbon is to die for!! Oh, your massage sounds lovely, too! What a wonderful gift!

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  30. Oh wow!! I absolutely love this card. The pinks and browns are beautiful. I love your letterpress background - such a wonderful effect. The pearls are the perfect touch as is that gorgeous ribbon again. I'm so loving the peeks of the new sets - can't wait to see the reveal.

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  31. I'm absolutely loving that polka dotted ribbon! Gorgeous sponging as always and the script on the Joy is sooooo lovely! Great card as always.

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  32. another beautiful card, loved every single card this week ;)

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  33. Just gorgeous Julee! What a pretty color combination. I love the little pearls too.!

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  34. I love your gorgeous sparkly snowflake! I am very excited about this upcoming release. All the sneak peeks have been wonderful!

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  35. i just love the script used in this set - and the versatility of the sentiments! beautiful creation!

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  36. Such an amazing creation, Julee! Love everything about this!

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  37. Stunning card Julee!!!!....that May Arts ribbon is so luscious. This is turning out to be one fabulous release and I can't wait til Friday.

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  38. I know I said that yesterdays colors were my favorite combination but I also love pink with espresso too! lol Gorgeous!

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  39. I would never think to put this color combo together with snowflakes. Thanks for the inspiration Julee! You have such talent and your stamps are devine.

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  40. The polka dot ribbon gives the card a whimsical touch. Very nice.
    Peace, Becky Johnson

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  41. luv this Julee, that polka dotted ribbon is making my heart go pitter patter...lol...it looks fabulous with the pink...woohoo!

    enjoy *~*

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  42. Lovin everything I have seen so far!! Yikes, come friday on my bank account, Hehehe!! Love the letter press, chipboard frame, and the way you blended these colors!! Gorgeous card!!

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  43. A massage - how nice! Love what you've created here! So rich looking!

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  44. Polka dots and pearls. Who would have ever thought they could be so pretty together.

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  45. Beautiful card, love the brown's and pinks and that bow is awesome, beautiful work.

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  46. Wonderful card.....Really pretty.

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  47. I am loving that pink, sparklie snowflake! Beautiful card!

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  48. I like all the shades of brown with subtle touches of pink--perfect combo.

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  49. Love the non-traditional holiday colors! The bow is gorgeous!! :)

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  50. I LOVE that polka dot ribbon! It adds just a touch of whimsy to your card. Thanks for sharing it with us during the hop today. :D

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  51. Love your beautiful card - another great hop today!

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  52. drooling over that ribbon, Julee...and love the JOY sentiment...it's a word I particularly love and think about. And I used it when we were writing our wedding announcement...'It is with great joy, that we, Maureen and Tony, invite you to share in the celebration of our marriage...." Fabulous!!

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  53. Beautiful! Love the brown and pink color combo!

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  54. Ahhh, Pink! What a refreshing change from the traditional seasonal colors. I love it paired with chocolate brown too!

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  55. I love that this is not in a traditional Christmas color, and it is beautiful. You are such an inspiration! Thanks.

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  56. Love your card, the colors are great! Love that ribbon.

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  57. Great card Julee! Love how you layered the word "Joy" over the background of the word "winter".

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  58. so pretty!!! loving the distressing and the color combo and the beautiful PP combos! amazing!

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  59. Pink and brown, what a nice surprise! love the pink pearls :)

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  60. I love the ribbon on this card, it looks so rich.

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  61. Lovely ribbon - and those fonts are to die for!

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  62. I just LVOE that polka-dot bow! It so makes the card.

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  63. Love the big polka dot ribbon! Thanks for scheduling this hop. There has been so much inspiration over the past couple of days.

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  64. This is just absolutely gorgeous... and another awesome sneak peek!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  65. There's that delicious ribbon again! I LOVE it! I must get some! BEAUTIFUL card, Julee!

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