Sipping and Relaxing

So, I've got some big NEWS over on the Verve Blog today. Yep, the kind of big news you put in all caps. Since it was SO hard to write the first time, I'm not going to go into it over here, other than to let you know I feel so blessed and grateful for this journey and all the friends I've made along the way. With Verve, I created something I never dreamed possible, and I know my stamps will continue to bless those who use them, long after Verve's virtual doors have closed. 😊

I'm not sure what the future will hold, but for now I'm looking forward to a little sipping, relaxing and repeating this summer. Just like this final card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I'm an Americana girl through and through, so have been super inspired seeing all the red, white and blue creations lately.  I pulled out some Seafarer collection papers for this one and colored the flowers and mug from Living on Coffee with clean color real brush markers and a wink of stella pen.  I fussy cut the cup image, then added the sentiment to the circle die cut.  Some white mats and white gel pen accents finish thing off simply.



Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've enjoyed all my caffeinated creations this week.

I'd love it if you'd hop over to the Verve shop and see if there's anything you'd like to have come and live with you. Everything in the shop (with the exception of the two new limited edition sets) is 55% off.  All sales are final.

Enabler' List
Stamps: Living on Coffee (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Seafarer (Authentique), white
Ink: intense black (Hero Arts), clean color real brush markers (Zig Kuretake), wink of stella glitter pen, white gel pen
Accessories: stitched circles stax (MFT), circle die (spellbinders)

24 comments

  1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the pleasure that Verve Stamps have brought over the past several years. You have truly been an inspiration and encouragement. As the mom of a college student, I applaud your decision and wish you all the best. Enjoy your little boys!

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  2. I'm so excited for your family Julee! You're a class act, sending so much beauty in to the world. Your cards (including this one) are always amazing. Your stamps are top notch in design and quality. Your comments always touched me (knowing how busy you are). I pray this transition is smooth for all of you! I will treasure my Verve for a long time~thank you for everything! Blessings~

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  3. Wow Julee, beautiful card as always. I'm so excited for you to be able to spend time with your little identical twins. I cannot wait to hear how your life blossoms from this point forward. Sadly I will miss buying the Verve stamps and I just placed my final order and of course you know I've always loved the scripture medley ones So if you do decide to ever open your store I hope scripture medleys will be one of the first ones you do. I wish you many blessings in this next chapter of your life. Enjoy your family, I feel so happy for you and your family. Thank you for all the inspiration the enabling and just being a pleasure to come and visit your blog. I will continue to visit because I'm sure there will be exciting moments you share with us.

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  4. Julee, what a GORGEOUS card! I especially love the sentiment that fits to appropriate today! While I was so sad read that you are closing Verve, I truly applaud you for putting your family first. Those absolutely darling little boys deserve to have a full-time mommy who loves them so dearly. I know you, Mark, Kellan, and Trevor will have a wonderful summer, and I know that God will bless you all for this decision. It has been a great pleasure to buy some of the most beautiful stamps, and I especially love your Scripture stamps and agree with Diana above that I love the Scripture Medley (and Faith Medley) sets. I cherish those and also made a big final purchase (some of which will be used for our church card ministry). You are a blessing to me, precious friend, and I look forward to seeing you make some cards for sheer pleasure and creativity time and hope that you will share them on your blog and at Splitcoaststampers. Thank you so much for being a sponsor of Splitcoaststampers. We love you so dearly and always will!! (((HUGS))) and LOVE!! xoxo

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  5. Oh Julee, I am not good with words at times and I can tell this is going to be one of those times right now. Just know that you and Verve has meant the world to me, as you are one of the primary reasons why I ventured in this terrific hobby. I wish you nothing but the best! Enjoy being a mom as their is no more rewarding job out there! Please don't stop creating when you have time, you have so much talent to share with others. Heart Hugs and Best of Luck! Nancy

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  6. Wow Julee!!! This is simply stunning! Great layers and awesome use of colors! Red flowers and blue cup are amazing!

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  7. Your coloring is always so vibrant and gorgeous! Love the patriotic colors you used on this beautiful card!
    While your news of closing is sad, I commend you on making the right decision for your boys!

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  8. Julee, I love how your card looks. Love how you colored the flowers. Not goodbye but see you around. I know you had to choose between good and better. I am glad you are choosing better for your family.

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  9. Amazing card!! Love the whole design, the colours and papers!

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  10. Your card is beautiful...those vibrant colors are wow.
    I'm excited for you and the path you're taking πŸ’š

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  11. This is STUNNING, Julee. I'm smitten with those amazing flowers. Your cards always ROCK, and they inspire me so much. Thanks for your generous support and your amazing ability to give us all such great ideas and inspiration.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth

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  12. This is gorgeous. I love everything about it.

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  13. Beautiful card in shades of red, white, and blue. Good luck on whatever adventures await you! I'll be forever grateful that you noticed my little blog and invited me along for a ride at Verve! God bless you.

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  14. Juliee! I love this stunning creation in vivid colors and patriotic feel on it! I love your stamps! And Best wishes for your new path.

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  15. Very pretty card. I like the patriotic feel and those awesome flowers and how you added them. Wonderful creative card.

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  16. Julee, I am always inspired by your beautiful creations... both in the shop and the creations you make with them! There is no better reason to make a change in your life! I'm happy for you! You've accomplished so much and you're leaving this accomplishment for the most important accomplishment! Looking forward to continuing to see your creations!!

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  17. This is such a gorgeous card. I adore those flowers. I posted this following message on the Verve blog, but I wanted to repeat it here also.
    "Julee, it is with sadness that I read that Verve will be closing. BUT, it is also with admiration and thanks that I write this. I am grateful for all the wonderful Verve products you have created and I have the privilege of owning. Through your challenges (which I have loved participating in over the years) I have grown immensely as card maker. I understand and admire your willingness to follow God's leading in this difficult decision and I am thankful for the peace God has given you about it. May God bless you and your family always."

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  18. Beautiful card. I love those flowers and am so glad I got this set. I sure will miss Verve. Thanks for all you have done over the years. God Bless.

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  19. Such an amazingly beautiful card!!

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  20. Hate seeing you go . . . but you have chosen well! There is nothing in this world more important than the children God has given you . . . . I pray that your shepherding of them will help to make them a blessing in this world!

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  21. Julee .... your creation, as always, is gorgeous. I hope the next chapter in your life brings you as much happiness as you have given all of us over the years. I've ordered several times from your shop and just placed my last order. Wishing you all the best and a BIG thank you for all the inspiration you and your design team have given all of us

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  22. So beautiful! Love the americana colors in your card. While it is so very sad that Verve is closing, I am happy that you will be able to dedicate your time (all of the extra bits too) to your kiddos and family. Verve stamps will definitely become treasures for many years to come.

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  23. I won't repost what I said on the Verve page, but just know that I hold you in the deepest regard. You are AMAZING.

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