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Believe Blog Hop

Welcome to the Verve Believe Blog Hop! Today we’re hopping for the Cure, sharing projects from a new set Verve released last night called Believe. This set was designed in honor of breast cancer awareness and Verve is donating $10 from the sale of every Believe set to the Susan G Komen For the Cure foundation. We believe that we can make a difference. We believe that each day should be celebrated, each moment cherished and that every little thing we can do in the fight to find a cure matters.


With the current state of the economy, charitable giving has been at a low this year, and I felt the need to find a way to raise money for a cause dear to my heart and the hearts of many women... breast cancer awareness. So, I designed Believe, a set focused around strength, hope and courage - the three things I would wish to give any woman battling this ugly disease. You get stamps with purpose and meaning and the foundation gets funding they desperately need to keep up the fight to find the cure.


For my project, I decided to make a little box and card for a cancer survivor. The Wave Box template that Kelleigh just released was the perfect start. I used {No Longer} Flowerless digi papers to print the box template, then stamped the pink ribbon on a circle and the Survivor sentiment across the bottom. The box is 3 x 5" and I plan to fill it with little index cards of my favorite encouraging verses and quotes.

And since a gift is never complete without a card, I made a little matching 3x5 card to give with the box. I stamped the survivor sentiment diagonally as a background on the cream piece cut with the Labels 4 Nestabiliities, then stamped the Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting quote in the center. A black background with pink ribbon, embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and a little flower embellishment finished it off.

Thanks for hopping by! Next up on the hop is Charmaine! Oh, and we’ve got a special gift hidden along our hop for one lucky commenter, so if you see something you really love, give a little shout out and you just might win a $30 gift certificate to Verve! We'll be picking a random winner on Tuesday morning. And just in case Blogger decides not to play nice and post the pre-scheduled posts the girls have prepared, here's the master list so you can keep on hopping.

1. Julee - you are HERE! :)
2. Charmaine
3. Jackie
4. Tosh
5. Mercy
6. Jen T.
7. Lynda
8. Teresa
9. Laurie
10. Amber
11. Sankari
12. Susan
13. Jen d.
14. Betty
15. Jessie

93 comments

Maureen said...

good morning, Julee!! When I saw this complete set last night I was so impressed by the beautiful images and sentiments as well as your generous donation :) I love the meaning behind the whole set, but it is also so versatile for so many different encouraging cards. Oh, and let's remind everyone to get their annual mammogram...up here in Canada, they recommend them starting at age 40 :) I've been 2 years clear :)

Jen Mitchell said...

So pretty, Julee. I love this set and ordered it last night (!!). It's so inspiring and I'm happy to help the cause. It's so generous of you to aid this foundation. Every bit helps!

Giovana said...

Beaurtiful Julee!! I would love to make acard like yours to my BFF's mom, who is a breast cancer survivor.
Thanks for the Inspiration.
God bless
Giovana

Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

Wow, Julee! This is gorgeous! I love that you are donating for the cause, too!!

carpediem said...

What a lovely set and such beautiful projects! Just tried ordering it and look like you've sold out!!! I'm not surprised. laura j

jan farnworth said...

what a great box love all the pink.

Marisa said...

This is such a wonderful set, Julee! So many of know of someone if not having gone through breast cancer themselves! Love the scrip and the sentiments in this set and your generosity is shining once again with your donations to the cure. Fabulous gift set you've put together here too. Blessings to you :D

SueB said...

It's a beautiful set, Julee, and I've yet to meet a woman whose family or friends haven't been affected by breast cancer. Thanks for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Kathy said...

This is beautiful. The set and the donation from each sale is such a fabulous thing to for breast cancer. Love the inspiring gift set you created, too.

nise said...

Beautiful set and I love the sentiments you've included with it. Thanks for givivg back while giving us something fabulous to create with.

Mary Marsh said...

this is a beautyiful stamp set, julee- I commend you for your generosity to contibute to the komen foundation

JenMarie said...

WOW! I can't wait to get this set in the mail!!

Tami Grandi said...

this is just beautiful!

Donna Baker said...

this is a wonderful set, Julee! I love your little project & card!

Robin McK said...

These projects are really amazing Julee! So inspirational. Great job this month!

Robin

Kristina said...

What a great way to start my Saturday morning! And what a fantastic project! That little box and card are so perfect! The colors, the polka dot ribbon. I love the stamp set you created and can't wait to get it and start stamping!

Deborah Young said...

What a wonderful set you have created, Julee. And thank you for your contributions for each stamp set purchased. You are such an inspiration!

Latisha said...

Beautiful projects and set Julee!!

Carolina said...

Absolutely adorable gift set Julee!!! I love this set and ordered it last night - I'm planning something special with it as soon as it arrives...thanks for creating it!!!

Lisa H. said...

oh, Julee! this is wonderful and I think what you and Verve are doing is wonderful. thanks for the inspiration.

Jennie said...

This is beautiful Julee! Such a meaningful stamp set... on my wish list for sure!

farmhouse-story said...

beautiful project,julee!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Julee! This set is just beautiful and what a fabulous thing you are doing with donating. You truly are an inspiration!

Danni said...

Love your projects and also this new set!! Well, love all your sets, just trying to find the money tree so I can get some!! LOL!

Jessica Diedrich said...

This is such a wonderful and beautiful set with such a gorgeous message behind it. LOVE it. Your projects are stunning and I too agree-that you can use it for more than just the cause, even though the cause in itself is a very meaningful and important one. Well done, Julee! The entire release is GORGEOUS!

Teresa Kline said...

Julee, I am all about little boxes, this is fabulous, your creations are outstanding...wonderful idea.

thank you for being so generous{{{hugs}}}

enjoy *~*

Mary said...

Julee. Woke to see this truly inspirational work. Always love the pink and black so striking. Congrats on giving your creativity to such a needed cause. I have been getting mammograms since before 40 so every gorgeous gal should be aware. Love your set. Can I order from Australia?

Lisa Foster said...

Julee these are so LOVELY! God Bless you for doing this!
Hugs,
Lisa

Rachel B said...

I love the new set. My mom is a survivor and this would be such a great set to use to make her a thinking of you card! I also love your set to show off the new stamps! What a cute box! Love it!

Lori said...

What a gorgeous set Julee!!! I know so many survivors!

Mary B said...

It's very generous to donate $ from the sales of this set, as well as the gift certificate during this blog hop. The sets this release are beautiful, and I'm loving seeing all the ideas. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jackie Pedro said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift, Julee!! You are just so generous!! I feel truly lucky to be associated with such a class complany!!

Janice Webb said...

Julee, thank you for creating such a beautiful stamp set to help stamp out breast cancer.

Ravengirl said...

What a wonderful idea Julee! This is a set that has meaning for so many people! Thank you for your efforts!

Betty Wright said...

GASP!!! This is so gorgeous, Julee!!! Beautifully done!!!

Tracy.H said...

Beautiful! I love this set. :0)

Mary Ashby said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!

Unknown said...

I love the way you used the Survivor as a background!! The black and pink is very classy!

Silke Ledlow said...

Fabulous project for a fabulous and meaningful cause!!! I love it!!! Hugs ~S~

Cassie_lu said...

what a wonderful thing to do and your projects are great too.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful idea to go along with your beautiful work!

Chrisd said...

Wonderful project with a important focus for so many people who have been touched by this awful disease. Thanks for your leadership.

Lori Mueller said...

Oooh! I just LOVE your creation...especially, how you used the word "survivor" to make your background. I just finished my 16th Chemo treatment for breast cancer diagnosed in early March. I, too, with a lot of other women, plan to be a survivor!! Thank you SO much for your generosity of creating this set and donating $$ to the cause! Bless you always!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

I think this is such a beautiful set with such a beautiful purpose behind it. I plan to have this on my order for sure. Your project is stunning as always!

Rosie said...

Awesome job Julee. I love the colors you used. I think it is great how you are helping this cause. You are very inspiring.

Wanda Cullen said...

What a fabulous (and encouraging) gift idea!! This new set is wonderful and your generosity to the Susan Komen Foundation is to be commended!

Unknown said...

JULEE!!!!! this is sooo gorgeous!! the sentiments that come with this set are perfect.

Mary R. said...

Julee, the thing I love best about this set is the sentiments! Amazing and inspiring!

Amber Hight said...

This is so gorgeous Jules, love the entire project!

HighDesertGal said...

Wonderful ideas!! I have two friends fighting breast cancer right now and your set Believe is perfect.

Marianne C said...

Such beautiful projects to show case the new stamp set. You and your company are being very generous donating half of the sale price to such a great cause. We're all happy to support you in this effort..I didn't order it yet but will definitely place another order before the 15th. Thank you.

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful gift & card! This set will encourage many women for years to come!

sunghee said...

Simply lovely! Love the colors!

Carol L said...

Beautiful Julee! I knew I had to have this when I first saw the sneak peek, so I ordered it earlier today. I think it's your best set yet! Congratulations, well done!!!

Annheidel said...

Gorgeous projects! I love the large quote and it can be used for so many occasions.

Shelly said...

Beautiful Julee!!! I love the set, the colors and contributing to the cause.

Shelly :)
Manitoba, Canada

StampinCathy said...

What a great set and your projects is fabulous and so inspiring.

Julia M said...

Beautiful card Julee!.....wonderful
idea to put some inspirational quotes inside this darling box.

kim.mom said...

Beautiful as always!

cjs said...

Wonderful creations! I'm a sucker for those colors!

Debbie Nelson said...

Julee, I love this set and want to thank you for your generous donation to the Susan Komen Foundation. I just celebrated my ten year anniversary as a Stage IIIB Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor! I will use this set alot!

scrapperjulia said...

This is a beautiful gift set, Julee. This is great for you to do. This is close to my heart too since I am a Mammographer and we are having Women's Health Night at our hospital tomorrow night.

Linda Peterson said...

After seeing the beautiful cards, I am going to order this stamp set.

Jan Dicaire said...

Good morning...I love the box and the card is gorgeous. The set is beautiful.

Cathy Young said...

Julee, the set is just beautiful. Thank you so much for your generosity in donating to such a great cause.

nancy said...

Love the box and the colors are so vibrant together. This set is beautiful and for a great cause. Plus you reminded me to go get my mamogram. Thanks for that important detail

Sarah said...

I just love this set that you've created! I ordered it yesterday and I can't wait to play with it. Love your gift set! It is just fabulous!

Anonymous said...

I love the sentiments in the Believe set! I also appreciate your offering $10 per sale to breast cancer research! Fantastic! Best wishes for a highly successful release! LeAnn

mustangsarah said...

WOw Julee this is gorgeous.
I can't wait to get my set so I can make something for my Sis, who is a cancer survivor.

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

This set is beautiful. Oh my. As the daughter, grandaughter and neice of Breast Cancer survivors, this cause is near and dear to my heart! Thank you for creating such an elegant set and one which will benefit BC research!

PatS said...

This is a wonderful set. I have been looking for a set like this in honor of my twin sister's breast cancer. Thank you for the chance to win. Great card ideas!!

Jill Lavely-Mills said...

That is a very nice set you made, I will be purchasing that template I have a cousin who is battling breast cancer right now I would love to send her a little something.
Jill

Billie A said...

Great card and box and great stamp set. Wonderful idea for the donation for the cure and thank you for making it possible by your love of stamping.

Pat said...

These are such lovely projects and I've loved the blog hop, and this is such a fabulous set. It is so heartwarming and inspirational! It is so wonderful of you to support this worthy cause!

Deepa M. said...

What a gorgeous set - I especially love that little box!! Very generous of you to donate so much for every set sold - I have known several people who have successfully battled this disease so it's dear to my heart!

maiahs_momma said...

LOVE this set, love what you created too :)!

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Rebecca Ednie said...

These are really beautiful! Very inspiring!

Mira said...

What a great way to help and so beautiful set :)

jjindp said...

hey Julie, love your work and the cause. thanks,

Tracey said...

Gorgeous Julee! I love this set!

Caryl P said...

What a beautiful set and a fabulous project. I love the sentiments for all women, not only those affected by breast cancer. Thanks for creating it and giving back!

Michelle said...

Beautiful gift set! I love the set. The images and sentiments are amazing, so pretty and hopeful.

Lana Edwards said...

wonderful Julee just wonderful!

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful stamp set and gorgeous projects, Julee! I think what you and Verve are doing is absolutely FABULOUS!!!

Desiree said...

I really love this set of stamps and the more cards/ideas I see with it the more excited I get about getting it.
Thanks for your beautiful work.

Heidi said...

Julie- this is a beautiful set. I love how you ahve used stamps to make the backgrounds and it all fits so wonderfully together. Love the pink and black as well.

Kathy W said...

What a beautiful stamp set, and thank you so much for supporting this cause.

Mary Friederichsen said...

Beautiful Julee!
Thank you for sharing such an inspirational piece....
My daughter works in a oncology clinic and I think it might ask her about doing something like this for the cancer patients. A little pick me up when they are down!
God Bless you,
Mary

scrapsnsuch@gmail.com said...

I really do like this set and you are just so generous!

Shannan Teubner said...

What an amazing project, Julee! I love this set, and can't wait to ink it up.

Lynne Phelps said...

I think it is wonderful that you are donating so much from the sale of each set. Not to mention that I love it because the images and sentiments are beautiful!

Lynda Benden said...

What a beautiful gift Julee! The set is amazing and you proved it right here!!! You really are doing such a generous thing donating to such a wonderful cause!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Thank you for designing this wonderful set and for your generosity in helping the fight against cancer.
I love the project you made and the colours are so beautiful.