The Good Life and a Spotlight Hop

Hidey ho neighbors!  It's the final day of our July Spotlight Hops and today the Divas are previewing a set called Small Phrases as well as our three newest plain janes!  Leave a comment as you hop about the Divasphere for a chance to win our ENTIRE release!  But you best be quick about it... commenting for all three days of hopping ends at 6pm Mountain TONIGHT {July 8}.  Winners will be announced at our release party, which starts tonight at 7pm Mountain.


For my sample card, I mingled a few different stamps together, which is one of my favorite things to do.  I started with the Life is Good Plain Jane, stamped and matted on a lacey circle.  This stamp was included in a much smaller form in our Relax set and it's probably my all-time favorite sentiment.  I wanted a bigger one and guess what?  I own a stamp company, so I can!  {grin}

My flowers are from the New Mercies set and are actually the little sun image.  I stamped the sun six times on Pool Party cardstock, then cut 3 out with a 3/4" circle and three centers with a 1/2" circle and then layered them on dimensionals and added some pearl centers.  To give them a shabby look, I cut in between every other spoke and curled them up a bit.  The stems are stamped with the larger stemmed flower from New Mercies, and I masked off the flower and popped the sun flowers over them.  I finished with the "I've been thinking about you" sentiment from Small Phrases.

This is also a very loose interpretation of Tosh's Viva la Verve July Week 2 Sketch.  {Play along each Friday in July for a chance to win our entire Anni-VERVE-sary release!} I had my heart set on 3 flowers in a row, so I had to squish the sketch down and make a non-standard size.  Finished size is 6.75" x 4.75".

Well, I've still got miles to go before I sleep, and lots to finish up before the release, so I'm just going to leave you with the hop list and enabler's list.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


1. Amber7. Laurie
2. Amy8. Robin {Guest}
3. Andrea9. Sankari
4. Charmaine10. Teresa
5. Jackie11. Tosh
6. Julee 

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Life is Good Plain Jane, Small Phrases, New Mercies (Verve Stamps)
Paper: 2011 In Color Patterns DSP, Basic Black (SU!), Cream, sheet music
Ink: Black, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade (SU!), Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Lacey Circles, Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Smash Tape (K & Company), Scallop Dots Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 3/4" circle, 1/2" circle (SU!), pearls and bling (Prima)

76 comments

  1. how fabulous!! totally loving those flowers!! :D

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  2. that is so cute that you put
    Enabler's list instead of recipe!
    I am adding so much to my wish list that it is not even funny.
    lovely card and looking forward to the release party!
    Carol N<><

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  3. Wonderful card!!!!!!!!
    xxx
    Dutch Tulip
    Marja

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  4. I love this card! I love the new release, too!

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  5. Beautiful card. Love the blues and greens together. Loved your comment about owning a stamp company and so you could make the stamp in a larger size.
    I really enjoyed all the peeks at the new releases and can't wait to get my hands on some of them.

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  6. I am really excited about this sentiment set Julee! I'm so glad you're bringing it to us! I love to tuck in a small phrase on the front, I'm sure these will be perfect! Your card is gorgeous today ~ I love how you made the flowers! Thanks ~ hope to be there tonight....!

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  7. I love that plain Jane! Your cards are always so classy. It is a treat to stop by your blog!

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  8. LOVING those colors... the phrase reminds of the song by Zac Brown Band... Toes...Def. must have! July Release is looking Fabulous!!!

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  9. Life is good ! love the flowers and the DP behind them - and who wouldn't love a little bling on their card. Sweet!

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  10. I'm always so drawn to these colors and your black really makes things pop! Great way to use the sun stamp, very creative. Thanks for telling us all the details!

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  11. So lovely. What wonderful flowers !

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  12. Just gorgeous!! Love the flowers and bling. These are such great sentiments.

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  13. Incredible Julee! LOve the "sun" flowers! I'm so excited about all the new stamps! LIFE IS GOOD!

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  14. Beautiful. Whole new meaning to "sunflower"...he he. Love the new sets, and how well they all go together, as usual.

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  15. Gorgeous! That is a fantastic sentiment, love seeing it in a larger form. Love the flowers, your colors, beautiful!

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  16. This is so pretty, I love the suns-turned-flowers!

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  17. I really like your layout, it works really well :) Also, life is good, something I think we sometimes lose sight of when the daily grind gets us down :)

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  18. Your card is fabulous! That sun from New Mercies makes a great sunflower...almost like you planned it ;) Love the new small phrases set and I am quite eager to see the whole thing!

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  19. VERY pretty and those flowers are the coolest~~

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  20. I love this! It's sort of grungy and sophisticated at the same time-gorgeous!!

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  21. Those sun flowers are too cute..thanks for sharing that tip. All the peeks have been fabulous..see you tonight!

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  22. Julee......WOW!! Talk about "pop!" The colors and embellishments for this one are just amazing! Love it!

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  23. What a sweet card. The flowers are so cute. Great job!

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  24. Life is good, Small Phrases, New Mercies Oh My!! Such wonderful goodness this month:) Love, love your card!!

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  25. Wonderful card. I love your (sun)flowers. ;)

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  26. love love love. I really like the colors you used and the distressed edges! Perfect!

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  27. This is SO pretty! Love the blues and greens and these darling little flowers!

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  28. Oh, I LOVE your card - I think it's that little piece of music paper you added! Wonderful sentiment set - can't wait to see the full reveal! Thank you!

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  29. great card. Love the colors you chose !!!

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  30. Major swoon, Julee! This is AWESOME! I especially love the way you did the "sun" flowers! FAB sketch interpretation!!!

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  31. Life is so good, and so is your card. Just charming.

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  32. Julee, this is so pretty! I just love those colors and the mixture of patterns!

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  33. What a lovely card the colors are so cool

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  34. Gorgeous card!! Great blog hop!! Can't wait till tonight!!

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  35. Lovely card! Adorable flowers.

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  36. Love your card and those cute flowers!!

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  37. I love the combined sentiments and the delicate flowers and embellishments. ;)

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  38. so pretty! love the pearl flowers!

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  39. Love the distressing on the panels and the cute little sunflowers. I just know that I will have to have the New Mercies stamp set.

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  40. I love this card, such beautiful detail.

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  41. Beautiful card. I'm very excited about these Small Phrases - and I can't wait to see all the sets tonight.

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  42. Ohhhhhhhhhh! I LOVE everything about this card!!! Just beautiful!!

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  43. Julee, your card is gorgeous! The texture and colors are simply beautiful :)

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  44. I love the colors in this card! It is just so gorgeous with so many amazing details.

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  45. Really cool flowers! This card has tons of personality!

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  46. Wow, Julee! Love this card so very much :)

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  47. So pretty - I love those flowers and the music sheet - can't wait to see the full reveal of these wonderful sets.

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  48. Ack!! LOVE the flowers from the sun stamp!! SO great. Am absolutely loving these sneak peaks!!!

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  49. Gorgeous card, I love the colors!



    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. oh my - love LOVE those flowers.

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  51. Love this mix of colors together - so summery and fresh!

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  52. Julee - stunning! I am totally lovin' your little flowers and the bling makes it all even better (if that's possible!!!) Another fantastic release!

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  53. Love how you turned the sketch Julee!! And your "sun" flowers are just the cutest!! Pure gorgeousness once again!!

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  54. I'm late, I'm late, I'm late for a very important date! Signed, easily confused by time changes! Beautious release, beautious card! Off I hop, hope I'm not late!

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  55. Wow, I love your design. Those 3 little flowers are so cute, and I love the color combination. Very cute card!

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  56. Love, love, love the sweet row of flowers!

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  57. So pretty and I LOVE those little flowers!

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  58. Love the card. Great color choice.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  59. Wow I really luv this card! Luv the colors!

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  60. Great card. Love the colors.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  61. The card is wonderful..!!!!
    I loved the flowers. Super like!!!! Must have it.:)

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  62. Life is good, and your card is great! Such a beautiful color selection, always my favorite since I was a child (green like the grass, blue like the sky, and full of life! I'd say)

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  63. So lovely, fantastic flowers!!!

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  64. A wonderous creation...so beautiful!

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  65. Hi Julee, I love both of your cards. They each are truly works of art. You have inspired me. I hope that you had a wonderful weekend. Hugs

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  66. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Love it.

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  67. This card is just darling, Julee...the green color, the gorgeous mix of papers/patterns and of course, the fantabulous bling! A beautiful, cohesive, eye-pleasing card.

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