Easy Living Day 1 Blog Hop

Hi friends! It's FINALLY release week at Verve again!  We're kicking things off with 6 days of blog hops, sharing our first looks at the brand new stamps & dies along with opportunities to win a little Verve of your very own!  I'm the first stop on the hop, so get comfy and let your fingers do the hopping!  There's a chance to win today's featured products just for commenting along the hop, too!

If you were following along with the Coffee Lovers Bloghop last week, you've probably seen a peek or two of today's featured set, Get Together. There are some fun new sentiments in this set, including a nod to the cocoa and chai lovers out there.  I've also included some fun polka dot, line art and striped versions of coffee/tea cups in other sets that are sized to fit our previously released Cup of Cheer and Cuppa Tea die sets.

Mojo Monday 402 Sketch
My card for today uses this week's Mojo Monday 402 sketch.  It's our first week with brand-new team members, Justin Krieger and Lori Tecler, so be sure to head on over to their blogs to see their Mojo cards and congratulate them on making the Mojo Monday team!

In addition to Father's Day coming up this Sunday, this week is also packed with birthdays for my Mom and Father-in-Law, so I thought I'd make a masculine card today.  My Father-in-Law loves coffee and the outdoors, so I thought a wilderness feel would go nicely for his birthday card. I started by stamping the mug from Get Together on This & That designer paper so that the elk image would be front and center.I paper pieced bottom & handle with cut out images from another designer paper.

The sentiment is stamped onto the same green graph paper and I tucked a little leaf die cut from the Butterfly Dreams Die Set that we'll be featuring later in the week. I cut another large circle from the same paper I stamped the coffee mug, then layered them all together, adding two strips of grosgrain ribbon and a spiral clip for the coffee steam.  Finished off with some distressed edges and early espresso matting.

I hope you've enjoyed today's spotlight! If you want to see more of this set from me, I have another card on the Verve Blog today, as well as a few sneak peeks posted over the last week.  Come on back tomorrow as I switch gears to an elegant clean & simple card using a set designed by Chaitali!

Next up on the hop is the fabulous Stacey!




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 below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about our new products, an introduction of our fabulous special guests, and all the prize info and deadlines!
Get TogetherPsalm 19:14 Plain Jane

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Andrea
2. Stacey8. Christyne
3. Teresa9. Janelle
4. Amber10. Amy
5. Marisa11. Shantaie
6. Charmaine

Enabler's List
Stamps: Get Together (releasing 6/19 from Verve Stamps)
Paper: This & That (Echo Park), early espresso (SU!), cream
Ink: vintage photo, antique linen distress ink, black archival ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Butterfly Dreams Die Set (releasing 6/19 from Verve),  classic circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), grosgrain ribbon (SU!), spiral clip (The Paper Studio)

67 comments

  1. So happy there is a new release! Love, love, love your card!

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  2. I love these first peeks and cant wait to see what tomorrow brings <3

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  3. A masculine coffee themed card! LOVE this...the colors are so warm...almost give me that fuzzy feeling! ;) Can't wait to see what's in store this week!!!

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  4. Oh this is in dreamy browns just like my cup of coffee with creamer this morning! My jaw dropped when I saw the paper pieced cup exactly perfect to get the deer!!!! You rock in the details!

    Thank you for inviting me to play along in the release hop, I'm so tickled to be with you all!

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  5. JULEE! How CUTE is this?! Love what you've done!

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  6. Love this sentiment--I will be humming this all day now. I like the masculine design.

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  7. Plan to CAS for my B-I-L's birthday card. Thanks . I enjoy your bog hops.

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  8. Oh I love your card and this stamp set...thanks so much for the opportunity to win this fabulous prize 😊

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  9. Love this card! I really like the spiral clip used for the steam…..I'm inspired! Thanks for sharing this card!

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  10. Love your card and the colors. A great new set.

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  11. I love your card and how you used this sketch. I love the print and the way you sponged around it to give it an old antique feeling. A very nice looking card Julee!!

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  12. Love these new stamps, and especially the way you used them with the sketch! Great card!

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  13. Awesome card love that new stampset. TFS.

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  14. Gorgeous masculine card! Would you believe I don't have any Verve stamps in my collection?! Now I see I need to change that!

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  15. love your card.. very beautiful!! love the shabby look...

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  16. Beautiful card Julee, I love the color combination. Thanks for the opportunity for a chance t win some Verve stamps, I have my wish list waiting.

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  17. Beautiful card Julee, I love the color combination. Thanks for the opportunity for a chance t win some Verve stamps, I have my wish list waiting.

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  18. great for those Dad's out there who love their coffee!

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  19. Beautiful card; love the colors and the design.

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  20. What a fun card you have made out of that Get Together set!! I saw it on Mojo Monday and loved it!!

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  21. great take on the sketch. love your circles and distressing

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  22. Beautiful new stamps. Your card is gorgeous.

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  23. Gorgeous! I love the scene on your mug!

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  24. Love this!! Makes me want a cup of coffee LOL!

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  25. Love your cards,sketches and designs Julee it wants me to have a coffee even though i am not a coffee drinker!

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  26. The card is deliciously looking and great for the sketch.
    Iam so glad to see these new coffee stamps this way I can just keepgoing from one coffee blog hop to another!

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  27. Well I love how you have used all these earth tones together. I also love this week's sketch. the meditations set was one of the first sets I bought from Verve. Happy to see that you brought the scripture back as a plain jane. Beautiful work as always Julee!

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  28. Fabulous card...love your sweet coffee mug!

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  29. Love your card and this fun set! The sentiment and the images are so true about summers here in Montana!

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  30. Wonderful card, love all the shading you added to it. Awesome new set. Love it!

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  31. Wonderful card, love all the shading you added to it. Awesome new set. Love it!

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  32. Good guy card. I love the sentiment.

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  33. This is a great masculine card! I love the wilderness scene on the coffee mug!

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  34. Suck a cute card! i love the stamps!

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  35. Great card. Love the colors and shading.

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  36. Your card is stunning. I am new to this and may have to try this template out!

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  37. Fabulous masculine card, Julee! The outdoor accents/design is perfect!

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  38. So awesome! Love the distressed look on here!

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  39. Love the warm colors! The inking gives a nice vintage look! Great card!

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  40. I love the warm distressing, and the outdoorsy feel, Julee! Great new stamp set :o)

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  41. Gorgeous! Love the graduated circles, all the way down to the circle paper clip!

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  42. I've always been a huge fan of your cards and your stamp designs. This card is gorgeous! Love the trio of circles and the circle clip. A great blast from the past. All your distressing just makes me smell the richness of how good this coffee must be.

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  43. Love your card colors and style

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  44. A wonderful masculine card! Love this sketch!!! So excited for some new Verve!

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  45. I love the coffee theme to this card, and you have really made it sing.

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  46. Fabulous masculine card! Love the rustic feel!

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  47. Gorgeous card! Love the layout and colors ♥

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  48. I LOVE what you did with the little mug! Great card!

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  49. This is cute, cute CUTE. Thanks for sharing your adorable card.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  50. I really love this set! Brings to mind summertime and camping. Thank you for sharing!

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  51. Oh what fun that there is New Verve coming. I've always loved this sentiment when summer rolls around;) This is a wonderful masculine card. The colours are perfect. I love the paper pieced cup.

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  52. New release + a fabulous card = incredibly happy fans! Gorgeous!
    ~c

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  53. Wow - this is truly a work of art! I LOVE the little mug - eek!!

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  54. What a sweet card Julee! I love the outdoor theme! It fits our house hold well except we have bears in the great outdoors of Washington!

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  55. Love the little detail on your cup. Great papers, too!

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  56. Love the colors and the way you so skillfully got the little deer on the front of the cup! Great card Julee!

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  57. Love the earthy and masculine feel of this card!

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  58. What a fabulous masculine card! And I absolutely LOVE the elk featured on the coffee mug! It looks like it belongs there. And it's perfect for a summertime card.

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  59. I Love this card and the new stamp set!!!

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  60. I love this card - looks nice and summer camp-style! Love Verve and so happy to see more stuff!

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  61. Oh, I really love how you captured the tiny elk scene on the coffee cup! Your FIL will LOVE this card!

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  62. This is a lovely set of stamps and the sketch works beautifully. A lovely card! x

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