My Happy Place and a Blog Hop

Hi friends!  Here we are at Day 3 of our new release blog hops and that means we're just 1 sleep away from new Verve!  Hooray!  I'm the start of the hop, so settle in and get comfy for another hop through Divaland! And since we love to give our Verve away, be sure to leave a little shout out in the comments as you hop about for a chance to win today's featured products!


In the spotlight today is a set called Happy Place, illustrated by me.  I was so inspired when I was working with Chaitali's illustrations to get them ready for our manufacturer that I snuck a tiny bit of time out to just play around.  Those peacock wings were just calling out to be a whimsical little butterfly and I loved the look of the feathery images so much, I created a fun multi-petaled flower.  And I threw in a few doodled flowers, adding in touches of the petals for leaves in order to tie all the designs together.

Mark is always the first person to see my designs and a few releases ago he told me that he always reads the sentiments as if they were written about him.  So when I sat down to choose sentiments for this set, I just had to include the next to you is my happy place sentiment just for him.  As soon as he read it on the set, he looked up and said, "So TRUE!".  {sigh}

Anyhow, on with the card.  Another crumb cake creation (although I think I hit my last sheet so the streak might not continue for very long).  I started with my favorite image from Happy Place, the flower duo, embossing it in black onto crumb cake and then cutting with the coordinating Happy Doodles Die Set.  Next I pulled out the cloud and grass cut-ups from The Cat's Pajamas to create a little scene.  I cut one grass diagonally from lucky limeade paper and then did another one and cut off just the portion I wanted to layer over the bottom grass.  Next I stamped the big flower and the sprig of feathery leaves randomly all over to give the grass some texture and depth.  I cut the clouds down to just two, sponged the bottoms lightly with soft sky and then tucked them behind the flowers.  The flowers are colored with prismacolor pencils and then highlighted with a white gel pen.

The sentiment is stamped onto a kraft panel, sponged with walnut stain ink and then I finished with a pink polka dot bow from the Pastel Polka Ribbon Collection.

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs along the way to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for a full set reveal and all the prize info and deadlines!


Okay, next up on the hop is the talented Stacey!
Oh and by the way it's her birthday, so be sure to give her an extra little shout out!

Today's Prize: Happy Place, 2 Corinthians 12:9
 (illustrated by Julee Tilman)

and Happy Doodles Die Set 
1. Julee9. Charmaine
2. Stacey10. Jen
3. Maureen11. Sheri {Guest}
4. Chaitali12. Laurie
5. Marisa13. Andrea
6. Teresa14. Amber
7. Kay {Guest}15. Christyne
8. Janelle
Enabler's List
Stamps: Happy Place (releasing 7/11/14 from Verve Stamps)
Paper: crumb cake, lucky limeade (SU!), white
Ink: lucky limeade, soft sky (SU!), black, prismacolor pencils
Accessories: Happy Doodles Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Pastel Polka Ribbon Collection (Verve), Cloud Border and Grass CutUps (TCP)

50 comments

  1. Fantastic designs Julee. I love how they compliment Chaitali's sets. Fantastic sentiments too. Beautiful card the white clouds really push those lovely flowers to the front.

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  2. Beautiful card. I love the kraft base with the pop of colors. Love the sentiment on this one.

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  3. Love this whimsical card! The "grass" looks fantastic with these cute flowers! Love the clouds and sentiment!

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  4. This is a beautiful card! I love the use of the crumb cake card stock and the colors used with the Prismacolors really pop!

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  5. Hubby sounds like one of those specials ones, I have one too 😊. Your card is just wonderful as always. I have so enjoyed looking at all the blogs this week. Great die set too.
    Sue

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  6. beautiful flowers Julee-thanks for a peek of the new set-these flowers are beautiful-I loved the comment Mark made about your sentiments-what a gem you have

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  7. I love this sentiment and your beautiful card.

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  8. I love this Kraft Card, and the matching ribbon brings those pretty flowers alive!

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  9. So beautiful, this is such a lovely release as have they all been <3

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  10. Hey, I just love how you stamped and colored the flowers on kraft paper. I also love how you have them in the grass. Lovely card!!

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  11. Wow Julee, your flowers are stunning! I LOVE this pretty set and your beautiful card. What a great sentiment too!!

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  12. Love the way you stamped the grass for some texture!

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  13. I love using Prismacolors on kraft card stock, it just looks so pretty! I can see the influences of Chai's design, along with your own individual style in this set. Really lovely card and stamp set!

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  14. Okay first things first... Awww how sweet. I can just imagine Mark peaking over your shoulder as his smile fills his face and you melting as he recognizes the sentiment is meant for him. That's LOVE.
    On to your card... I LOVE your sweet flowers and how you used the leaf to add texture and design to your grass. I LOVE these sets.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  15. I like the use of the crumb cake cards stock on your pretty card, Julee :)

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  16. Oh my gosh, I love this card. The tall grass is cool. I love cards on kraft paper.

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  17. Oh wow!!! This card couldn't be any cuter!! I absolutely adore those flowers and the sentiment!!! You are truly talented.

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  18. What a precious sentiment and sweet story about your husband. I love this card. The colors are so appealing and the dimension added to the grass is fabulous. I am so glad that delighted with the new PJ, too!

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  19. I adore this new set. The flowers are so sweet, and so is this card. LOVE the sentiments!

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  20. Very pretty. Love the embossed grass. the flower that stands out from the card is very nice.
    thanks for sharing.

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  21. Oh, this is a happy, happy card! Love your repeated stamping on the base and the awesome floral dotted with the white! Gorgeous!

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  22. Oh so unusual and i love it all

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  23. Love how you used the image on the grass for texture and the kraft background is fabulous. Wonderful scene indeed. Playing with Verve Stamps is my happy place :)

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  24. What a grat card, Love the layout of it!! I like that "Happy Place" set.

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  25. Awww, those flowers are adorable. Think I need them.

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  26. What a sweet little scene you have created! I really like the grass on the diagonal; just a little bit unexpected. : ) And that sentiment is fabulous!

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  27. Beautiful! Love the grass in patterned paper

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  28. Julee, I absolutely love those flowers and the sentiment! You are truly so very talented. I am in awe of your bow too. I sure wish I could do them so well!

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  29. Awesome card, love the new products!

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  30. Very pretty--love the grass.

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  31. Oh my goodness! This is absolutely adorable!

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  32. Lovely card. I really love that sentiment.

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  33. oh, I just love this, Julee! What a sweet little scene! You got me a little teary eyed with your story about Mark. You two are so made for each other...what a blessing :) ox

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  34. Very pretty! I like the scene you created on this card.

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  35. This is just darling! I've always guessed that your sentiments are inspired from you family. :) This is a great release set.

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  36. Your creations always make me sigh with happiness. This card is wonderful!

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  37. Julee, this is such a wonderful release!

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  38. Reading about you and Mark makes my heart happy! Love the sweet scene you've created.

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  39. Beautiful card Julie. I really like the sentiment.

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  40. Oh, I love this flower image! I'm liking your crumb cake phase, too!

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  41. Gorgeous card - love the flowers.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  42. I am just in love with the adorable flowers!

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  43. Love this sweet scene. Great dimension and texture.

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  44. Those flowers are so delicate yet really modern. Love the lime green on Kraft

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  45. so pretty how you created this scene on kraft.

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