Mojo Monday on Tuesday and a WINNER!

Hi friends!  Happy Tuesday!  Oh my word, I've been busy!  I spent the ENTIRE weekend finishing year-end inventory, packing up Verve, moving Verve and then unpacking Verve. I thought we'd never finish - it's CRAZY how much space this little side business I started in my office closet takes up now.  But everything is all lined up in its pretty aqua packaging and I'm now moving on to the next crisis... finishing up some tax reports that are due and then on to everything behind the scenes and on the web for our release this Friday! 

So all that work means I didn't have a Mojo Monday sample ready yesterday.  This morning I decided to remedy that first thing, and here's the sunny little card I came up with using the new to me Sidewalks paper from October Afternoon and Enjoy, one of my favorite little sets from Verve.

Okay, it's time to announce the winner of my blog candy.  Thanks to everyone who left a comment - I so enjoyed reading what y'all are thankful for!  Here's my answer to the question...

Going into 2012 I am so amazingly thankful for my husband, Mark.  He has been a rock for me these past 14 years, but especially these past 6 months as I have emotionally disintegrated on a daily, sometimes hourly basis.  He just patiently listens and waits for my tears to subside and tells me I'm loved.  He's picked up the broken pieces of my heart time and time again, and taken on all sorts of extra duties around the house and at Verve that I normally do, but just can't accomplish right now.  All while holding down a full-time job.  He's amazing and he makes me believe that somehow everything is going to be okay.

And the winner of the blog candy is.... 

Cheryl  who said...
What a great card! Wow, there are so many things I'm thankful for in the new year. #1 on the list has to be God. Just last night I was telling my husband that I don't know how we could make it without our faith and God to depend on, during good times and bad.


January 4, 2012 9:31 AM
Congrats, Cheryl!  I'll be in touch with you to find out where to ship your goodies!  Thanks again to all of you for reading my ramblings each day.  It's always a blessing to read your comments.  Have an awesome 2012!

Enabler's List:
Stamps:  Enjoy (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Sidewalks (October Afternoon), Island Indigo (SU!), cream
Ink: Island Indigo (SU!), Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Classic and Scallop Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Mini Tabs Quarter Die-namics (MFT), Bisque Liquid Pearls (Ranger), taffeta ribbon (SU!)


  1. Your card is BEAUTIFUL! SO sunshine-y! Great LO and I just LOVE all of the patterns...especially the gingham!

    Wow, sounds like a CRAZY time for you right now and you're pregnant to boot! I hope after this week, you can get some much deserved rest and relaxation!

    Congrats to Cheryl on the FABULOUS blog candy!

    Hugs & Smiles,

  2. What a wonderful, cheery card and a stellar use of your sketch. Love your tribute to Mark too :)

    My dad was self employed just about all his life and he and mom ran a business from their home for years so I understand how things "multiply" and grown in their space requirements! Glad to hear you are all set up and ready to carry on with Verve in the house :) Hang in there with the rest! (((hugs)))

  3. What a pretty and cheerful card. Love the colors and embellies.
    My have you been busy. I hope all goes smoothly for you.

  4. What a beautiful card! Your husband sounds like a wonderful man. I think you two must completely deserve each other!

  5. What a sweet card and an even sweeter tribute to your man. Awww!

  6. Love this bright springy card....I'm ready already!!! Glad inventory is done....sorry you're so busy moving and then, a release....but, honestly I'm thrilled about the release and can't wait to see the peaks!!!!

    You're a lucky girl (I know you know this) with that man of yours but, you're also a loving, generous person!!! Things will work out....children can be a tough adjustment and those hormones....whoohee!!!

  7. Bless your heart, girl! No wonder you're in melt-down mode!! Your card is just wonderful. I love, love, love the colors. They are warm and cheerful. I need to work on this sketch tomorrow!

  8. Gorgeous, Julee! I love the bright happy papers and beautiful butterfly! Glad to hear you're settling in and I'm really looking forward to the next release!!

  9. Hi Julee,

    Loving the bright primaries in your card - and even though there's a lot going on you still make it look simple and simply beautiful.

    Conrats to your winner.

    Hope you get some good creating time this week.

    ~ Barb

  10. Your card is beautiful, full of Spring and cheer. Love the colors and your choice of DP. Pretty

  11. Love this card and the happy, sunshine-y papers you used! The sketch is awesome... so great to work with! I am putting it in my file for future use! Have a fabulous day!

  12. Mark is definitely a keeper...but you already knew that! Sounds like you picked well :) Why is it I always get so teary eyed here?! In a good way...your words always touch my heart :) love this bright and cheery card!

  13. Love the brightness of this card and how cheery it is! I'm glad you have Verve moved to new location and hope you get to rest some soon.
    Congrats to Cheryl for winning your blog candy!!

  14. Oh my word!!! THIS is amazing! LOVE all your pearls and the vibrant colors! WOW!!!


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