Believe, Mojo, and a Blog Hop

Happy Monday!  It's October, which is my absolute favorite month of the year!  I like the warm afternoon sun and the chilly mornings and evenings... not to mention the glorious smells of pumpkin spice and apple cider in all the stores and eateries.  Such a heavenly time of year!  Anyway, it's the first Monday of the month and that means it's a Mojo Monday contest week!  Play along for a chance to win some Verve.  It's also time for our October Diva Inspirations Hop, so hop around and leave a little love on the Diva's beautiful inspirations (the full link list is below) for a chance to win some more VERVE!  Then pop over to the Verve website to check out our Think Pink sale.  In honor of breast cancer awareness month, we've got a 20% off sale, plus we're donating 10% of the proceeds from our sale to the Susan G Komen fund. A little something for you... a little something for the cure!  Sale ends October 16.


The Making Of:
I just love this simple layout, which you can keep fairly simple, or dress up with texture and embellishments.  Here I've kept the focus on some beautiful new patterned paper and a sentiment from the Believe set.  I dressed things up with a bit of sponging, an embossing folder, border punch and a bit of bling.  A few people asked how I made my double bows in my last post, and I'll let you in on my poser secret.  I usually just tie two bows separately, then glue down with a strong glue like Zip Dry to a flat piece of ribbon already adhered to the card.  It gives you the flexibility to get each bow just like you want it, without worrying about messing up the first one as you tie the second one on.  A ribbon like SU!'s seam binding ribbon ties beautifully, and is less bulky for gluing, so I prefer it for this type of ribbon treatment.


And here's the Diva Inspiration Master Hop ListHappy Hopping!
Diva Inspirations Blog Hop
Master Hop List
1. Julee10. Sankari
2. Betty11. Teresa
3. Dawn12. Andrea
4. Jen d.13. Tosh
5. Lynda14. Maureen
6. Shannan15. Amy
7. Sony16. Laurie
8. Susan17. Jen T.
9. Charmaine


We've hidden a little mystery prize on one of today's hop spots, so be sure to leave a little comment love as you hop around for a chance to win!

Comment Deadline: 11:59pm Mountain, October 10
Prize: $30 gift certificate to Verve

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Believe (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Generations (Simple Stories), Early Espresso (SU!), Cream
Ink: Early Espresso (SU!), Vintage Photo, Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Classic & Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), seam binding ribbon, eyelet lace border punch (SU!), rhinestones, Herringbone embossing folder (Cuttlebug)

94 comments

  1. wow, such amazing color....luv the texture and gems, very sweet!

    enjoy *~*

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  2. This is an amazing card! Love the colors and these beautiful flowers picture. The bow and the gems are so lovely. Every detal makes this card pretty and stylish!

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  3. Me encanta participoar en los blog hop porque me da la oportunidad de conocer nuevos blogs y disfrutar de bellisimos trabajos, que de otra forma no daría con ellos.
    Enhorabuena, es una tarjeta creativa y elegane.
    Besitos.

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  4. Beautiful (as always)! Thanks for the inspiration and the tip on the double bows. I love when great artists share generously. :-)

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  5. Beautiful! Love the double bow...

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  6. Beautiful card! Love the colors and textures!

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  7. What a pretty card and great tip!

    This really is a glorious time of the year with all the sights and smells of fall. I love it too!

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  8. What a beautiful card. The textures and special interests make a wonderful and very inspirational card.

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  9. Gorgeous card. Love the colors and your bow. Beautiful papers also. TFS

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  10. Hey!! Julee! This pure fun! just a comment an u win??? Cannot believe that! Anyway,.. I love your creation, each one of them!

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  11. What an elegant and rich card! I love the use of that bit of patterned paper with the beautiful bow and everything!

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  12. I loooove the colours of fall and your card uses them beautifully. The bow is stunning and the touches of bling are great! Blessings to you for sharing in the drive for a cure!

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  13. Love the rich colors and the textured paper is beautiful.

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  14. Love this card and all the texture from the embossing. Thanks!

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  15. Beautiful job. I love the rose and the vintage old world look to the card.

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the bow!

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  17. I adore distressed cards and
    yours is gorgeous...
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  18. Beautiful card Julee! Great colors.

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  19. Wow! REally rich tones and beautiful coordinating DP's to go with it. This card knocks it out of the park! Great job, TFS!

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  20. Thanks for the tip about the bows! Love the texture in your card.

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  21. Wow.. your card is gorgeous. Great tip about the bow;)

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  22. This weeks card is stunning, the texture made all the difference and it's gorgeous.

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  23. This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your bow secret!

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  24. Wow Julee! This is one gorgeous card. I love the color scheme and that gorgeous bow.

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  25. gorgeous card. Love the fall color.

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  26. Great card, The textures and colors are great for fall.

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  27. a wonderful and very noble creation!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  28. So simple and so elegant! Fabulous layout!
    And thanks for the tip on the yummy bows. I'm definately gonna try it out sometime!

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  29. beautifully done Julee-and a big thanks for the bow tip-I admire your bows and wondered how you did it myself

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  30. Totally beautiful! And what an amazing bow. I will have to try my bows like that, they always give me a hard time, thanks!

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  31. Gorgeous card! Love the colours and textures.

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  32. Beautiful. Elegant and simple. One I will definitely try to duplicate.

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  33. Beautiful card and thanks for the ribbon tip! Love it!

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  34. Such a wonderfully gorgeous card! Love the colors and the bow! Thanks for the great tips and sharing your secret! It will make my life easier and waaay less stressful!

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  35. Your bow is gorgeous. It reminds me of a beautifully wrapped Christmas present. What a lovely card!

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  36. Your card is beautiful!! Thanks so much for the great double bow tip! I can't wait to give it a try :)
    Lisa

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  37. Julee, I love the big gorgeous bow and how you set it off in the top corner...stunning colors...everything about your card is beautiful.

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  38. This is gorgeous! I just love that beautiful bow you've tied!!

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  39. I am with you, I support the Komen cause - am wearing a t-chirt from them right now! Thanks, Julee

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  40. what a great card!! You are one generous lady....thanks for all you do blessing others through your business!!

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  41. Beautiful - love the rich colors, so right for this time of year!

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  42. Love the card and love the bow tip.
    Rene from OZ xo

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  43. What an absolutely gorgeous card! I love the elegance and simplicity. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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  44. Julee, your card reminds me of an expensive box of chocolates! (Must be that gorgeous dark chocolate paper :o)

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  45. Beautiful card--thanks for sharing your bow secret.

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  46. Wow this is so stunning! I do love the double bow treatment thanks for sharing your secret.

    Anitra

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  47. So rich and beautiful! I love the seam binding for bows, just gorgeous!

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  48. This card is SO pretty!! Love the layout and the beautiful ribbon treatment.

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  49. Julee,
    Where are you posting winners of your challanges. I have been waiting for the winner of Sept. GYDO and now the Diva Dare for Sept. and haven't seen it posted on the blog. I am new at this and maybe I am not going to the correct spot on the blog or website. Can You help?

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  50. Beautiful card - the colors are so rich.

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  51. Oh, breath-taking! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  52. WOW! This is amazing! Love every single detail!!

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  53. OH MY GOODNESS!!! Look at the colour of that ribbon!!! SO gorgeous. Love all the details on your card..

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  54. Love the double bow. I am definitely trying that next time! Thx.

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  55. This is absolutely GORGEOUS, Julee! Look at that fabulous bow! Sigh!

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  56. Beautiful card, Julee! Thanks for the quick hint on double bow tying! Sometimes real genius shows up in simplicity!

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  57. Stunning card ~ LOVE these colors together ~ TFS and have a wonderful day

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  58. this card is so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  59. What a wonderful hop. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful cards-I am inspired!

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  60. Gorgeous card! I was just wondering how you got your bow to look so perfect! Thanks for sharing your "secret";-)

    ~Tammy S

    tammy dot schmitt at mac dot com
    http://thepurplemuse.blogspot.com

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  61. Beautiful card. With the darker colors, it gives it an elegant look. Very nice!

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  62. LOVE, LOVE the card! Love the colors and the paterned paper!! The embossing folder REALLY ADDED to the whole thing! The punched edge is a very nice touch, but the bow is an ESQUISTE finish! And thanks for the "bow tip"!! :0)

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  63. I love your card! -The colors are beautiful! I like that you used the pattern of the the DSP as the focal point -nice change-and your attention to detail is stunning!

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  64. What a wonderful card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  65. Love the look of this! Simple but Elegant! :)

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  66. Gorgeous, Julee!! That bow is amazing!!!!

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  67. Amazing bow - thanks for the tip. Love the colors making this card such an elegant creation!!

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  68. such a beautiful and elegant card. love the double bow, thanks for the tip

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  69. SO BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE the rich warm colours!

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  70. So classy, Julee! Love the herringbone and love the bow!

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  71. Hi Juliee, Such an elegant card! I never thought of using DP as one of the focal points in a card. How inspiring! Love the colors you chose as well as the card design. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  72. Your card is beautiful Julee, love the rich colours, fabulous texture and of course the gems.

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  73. This couldn't be any prettier Julee! And your bow...stunning!

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  74. Julee Ive never used these stamps but after seeing this Im going to check this site out gorgious

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  75. very beautiful card! love the use of the dark and light choco colored paper. the double bow very lovely.


    Luanne
    myfootahead@gmail.com
    http://craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  76. This is gorgeous, Julee! I love the roses in the frame and that big, loopy bow is so fun!

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  77. Wowww....Love the colors looks so rich and such a beautiful card!

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  78. Gorgeous, Julee! Love the rich colors and that beautiful bow!

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  79. J, rich colors, shading, and embellies provide lovely strong greeting card gifting. Yes, a handmade card is a gift of love and prayer. Thank you for sharing your very fine techniques. mt23stamperat yahoo
    Keep Looking UP!

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  80. Dear Julee ,how creative and so beautifully done. It is simply stunning your detail is just Lovely and so fantastic, I love it. I love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Please take a look on my Blogspot.
    Hugs from Marina.

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  81. I love how you let the patterned paper make the statement here - such rich gorgeous colours. The gems around the sentiment accent it perfectly.

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  82. Gorgeous rich colors, Julee! Wonderful layered texture. Love the bling and bow!

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  83. Those are really elegant patterned papers. A lovely card.

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