Seasons Givings Blog Hop 2019

Tuesday, January 1, 2019


Hi there! It's Seasons Givings Blog Hop time again and I'm so excited to be participating again this year. A big shout-out to Latisha Yoast, who does all the behind the scenes work to put on this annual blog hop. The mission for this blog hop is a chance to give back and thank our awesome readers. Each and every stop on the hop is doing their own crafty giveaway! How cool is that?

I've been blogging here for just shy of 12 years and am so amazed that so many of you are still here having your morning coffee or tea and reading along with me! It's been such a blessing to me to get to share my art here. Thank you so much for your comments and support! My days are a lot quieter when the boys are in school (no complaints there), but it is so nice to see a comment every now and then and know I'm not just blabbing to myself. 😀

2018 brought some major changes in my crafting life as I closed my stamp business in June. I'm learning how to stamp for fun again and enjoying my time on a few fabulous design teams. I am currently keeping myself busy designing for My Monthly Hero by Hero Arts, Shimmerz Paints, and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I've been so blessed by these generous companies and was even able to have one of my digital designs released in clear stamp form by Shimmerz. I've included it in my giveaway, along with lots of other goodies.


My  Giveaway - winner must have a US shipping address
Includes a USPS Flat Rate box filled with papercrafting goodness. Everything shown in the picture, plus a few items that were MIA at picture taking time. A fun assortment of stamp sets, dies, paper pads, stencils, and mini ink pads, sure to inspire some creativity in 2019! 

To be eligible for the drawing: leave a comment below with a book, movie, TV show, YouTube video, etc. that sparked your interest in 2018. You're welcome to list more than one if you want! 

Comment deadline for the prize drawing is 8:00 pm Mountain on Tuesday, January 8.  Please check back on Jan. 9 to see if you are a winner.

The card I'm sharing today uses the Mojo Monday 506 sketch. If you hadn't heard, I recently rebooted the Mojo Monday sketch challenge right here on my blog at a more relaxed pace. No design team, just you, me and the sketches! I post every other Monday and the linkup is open for two weeks. I'd love for you to play along if you have the time.


My card was inspired by the beautiful Midnight Garden collection from Prima. I paired it with some old and new favorites from The Cat's Pajamas to make a soft and sophisticated all occasion card. I first blended some worn lipstick distress oxide on smooth Bristol with these fabulous makeup brushes. Love how easily they blend! I then stamped the beautiful silhouette flowers from the Simple Blooms in the same color ink on the background panel and embossed it in black on the focal panel.  I used the Stitched Beautiful die to accent the panel, cutting twice from black cardstock, layering together and then embossing with Versamark and sparkle embossing powder.



My horizontal border element is probably my all time favorite border die, the Icing CutUps. I accented with a bit of ebony nuvo drops. To finish off, I added black mats and a panel of this beautiful designer paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you're new to me feel free to click the link in the sidebar  to subscribe by email. Or you can keep tabs on my creations as Vervegirl on Instagram or on my  YouTube channel (I'm hoping to start posting some cardmaking videos this year). Okay, on with the hop. All of the amazing companies and designers below have giveaways on their blogs today. Hop along and get inspired for the new year! If you're following the list, your next stop is the incredible Cindy Lawrence.



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If you've scrolled so long you forgot the comment question, here it is again... 😏

Leave a comment below with a book, movie, TV show, YouTube video, etc. that sparked your interest in 2018. You're welcome to list more than one if you want! 

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~amy~ said...

Gorgeous project Julee! Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration this year.
iSpy coffee in your prize giveaway!
Hmmm....one of my fav TV shows is This is Us.

kReN K said...

Love your project and am so glad you have started the sketches again. I have missed you, Verve, and the inspiration you provide. Now I will follow your adventures with your new companies. Change is good and always a challenge for new beginnings. I used the Hallmark Channel Christmas movies as inspiration while making my holiday cards this year. Who doesn't love a happy ending? Love your work! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! Hope you will follow me at http://afourthlife.blogspot.com. kReN

Donna said...

Hi Julee. I recently found your blog and am loving it. 2018 was just one of those years of looking and buying, but not doing. I read Life is Short, Wear Your Party Pants and enjoyed it. I hope to apply some ideas and thoughts from it to my life this year. And I love the MoJo Monday sketches. They give me the courage to make cards!

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. I am also glad you started the sketches again.
My favorites are the Hallmark Christmas Movies. I watch them every year (over and over) Ha!. Have a Blessed New Year and thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Susie Sonnier said...

Dirty John. Happy New Year and cheers to a new year of crafting!!

Moira Galarneau said...

One of my favorite books was the one I just finished: The Christmas Room by Catherine Anderson. Thanks for your generosity and Happy New year to you and y.

Laurie said...

Happy New Year! I very much enjoyed A Gentleman in Moscow in 2018.

JOE MCMILLAN said...

Tamra Kilgore-Merrill does the best U-Tubes for albums & many crafty goodies

RAK said...

Happy new Year! You always have such beautiful cards! Right now the Hallmark movies are my favorite go to on the TV. Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful prize!

Dona Vogt said...

Honestly, I was inspired by two blogs I found this past year; createbyjennifer.blogspot.ca

Lisa Mittelstaedt Lopacinski said...

This year I discovered Linda Israel and Junk Journal Junkies etc and I am hooked. In 2019 my goal is to create mixed media albums and journals.

Macimbalo said...

I discovered books by Tim Tigner and have been enjoying them! Thanks for the chance to win such a generous prize - love your creations!!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Julie, I have been inspired by your designs for a long time! In 2018, I discovered Netflix and Amazon Prime, so I have found so many great series! I think my two favorite are The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and The House on Haunted Hill! SO GOOD!
Happy New year Hugs!
Michele
crimsonowl@comcast.net

Kathy W said...

First, a shout out to Verve. I love my Verve florals and sentiments! I loved the last season of The Americans, and book "The Story of Arthur Truluv" by Elizabeth Berg (great author!) Happy New Year!

Laraine R said...

Fabulous! My fav tv shows are this is us & the good doctor.

stampwithsandy said...

Oh my, what a generous giveaway, and what a gorgeous card, Julie! I love pink and black together, so elegant. A book sparked my interest this year, Meditation and Mindfulness. Still reading it now. Happy New Year to you!

Eva Perkins said...

Happy New Year! I love your designs. I recently joined Reese Witherspoon's book club. I have absolutely loved all of her book picks.

Heather Bridson said...

I would have to say that the last movie I saw, Aquaman, sparked my interest for sure!

Linda S. said...

Happy new year everyone. I've been watching bread baking videos on YouTube. My favorite is Jennie Can Cook "No Knead Bread."

Joanie said...

I watched Bird Box, it sparked my interest in how/why actors/actresses challenge themselves in roles. Of course they probably get paid well to challenge themselves as well! Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win!

debi smith said...

This is us has been my favorite show, thanks for the chance to win

jan metcalf said...

You have certainly inspired me to come back and see more in 2019! There is a new book, with great reviews from my book club friends, which I can't wait to read on vacation next week, "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens. Happy New Year!

ginger na said...

What a generous give away! I've been watching Richard Rohr on youtube and reading The Divine Dance.

Yo Glenn said...

The YouTube videos by Tim Holtz always inspire me (especially the holiday ones). Love your card - the combo of pink and black is gorgeous. Thanks for a chance at this generous package.

Sundaystamper said...

Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser peeked my interest and will finish reading it in 2019.

AStampingNut said...

Such a great card and giveaway! The book The Secret sparked my interest!

Christine said...

Stunning card, Julee. I just love the pink!
I enjoyed reading Her First Love by Beverly Lewis.
Best wishes for a very happy 2019!

marilynwillauer said...

Such a lovely card! I read Mary Alice Monroe’s “The Beach House Reunion”! Any book by her is amazing, inspiring and just a feel good and refreshed book! She has taught me so so much about sea turtles and dolphins, way to go Mary to educate us as we escape in the wonders of your book💞

Jingle said...

Yay for designing for FUN! I know that can be intimidating at first (I went from LOTS of design teams to none, so I've been in a similar situation), but once you get your groove, it is AMAZING! You can use ANYTHING you want!!! Your card is very pretty. One of my favorite reads of the year was the Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. It was SO amazingly good. Americanah was also a favorite. I could go on for days about books. LOL! Wishing you a very Happy New Year! jinglesells@gmail.com

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

WELCOME back, girl!
I've been thinking about you, and missing the Mojo, for real.

So glad to have you back and looking forward to playing.
Happy New Year!

Esther Asbury said...

Wow! What a generous giveaway! Wishing you a very Happy and Blessed 2019.
(As to books that I enjoyed in 2018 -- I really enjoyed reading through the "Call the Midwife" series during some down time after emergency surgery the beginning of the year.)
BTW - I'm happy to see the Mojo Monday sketch back -- I hope I get time to play along more often this year!

Karen Ondes said...

This Is Us is such an awesome TV show. I also watched Call the Midwife Series on Netflix that was pretty good. Thank you for the most awesome giveaway!

Karen Day said...

Can't win because I'm in Canada! But still wanted to leave you some crafty love - I enjoy all of your fabulous inspiration. Happy New Year!

D Q said...

Happy New Year! One of my favorite books I read was The History of Bees

Cathy said...

your card is beautiful!! TFS New subscriber!

Cathy said...

what inspired me for 2018 were a lot of Gina K youtube videos and other fab designers

Rhonda said...

So excited about this giveaway. Thank you so much for the opp. to enter. I have got hooked on Master Piece Theater's series "Queen Victoria" this past year.

Debbie said...

I totally love the PBS show Call the Midwife. And wow what a prize package. Thank you so much.

Barb said...

I loved Michelle Obama's book Becoming!

lchalou said...

Just got hooked on Bloodline on Neflix

Marcie Bolt said...

My very favorite spark came from a YouTube video from Yana Smakula - her surf board stamped pattern card. Motivated me to get more copics and start learning some amazing techniques

Cindi said...

Thank you for the chance to win. Can I say I miss your stamps but am glad you are enjoying your next chapter. I became obsessed with the show Manifest this last year and am excited it is starting again. I work in aviation so anything with airplanes I find interesting.

HeatherB said...

Oh my gosh! Mojo Monday is BACK??? Love it. And, now I have a new goal for 2019. My inspiration this year was Jennifer McQuire's video on no head foiling techniques. I played along with her ideas and had so much fun, I can't wait to try again. I am located in Canada, but I have a US address I can use for shipping if I happen to be your lucky winner. Hope that's okay!

Pam Cain said...

Happy New Year! This is my first year participating in Seasons Greetings. Great to meet new people. I enjoyed reading your story. Wish you all the best in the new year.
I enjoy watching House Hunters International. Interesting to learn about new countries and tour some of their homes.

Marsha said...

Thank you for all the beautiful cards you have shared with us over the years. I look forward to your posts.
I read a series of books this past year that I really enjoyed - the Amish Country Mystery series by P.L. Gaus.

Nancy Thomas said...

A beautiful card and an amazing giveaway Julee. I fell in love with books again this year filling my Kindle up with all types. I especially loved The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah as I identified with it somewhat. Now that the holidays are over I hope to participate your MM challenge soon!

Lisa said...

What a generous giveaway! Since I have spent a great deal of this last year creating and organizing my new craft room I would have to say my most inspiring video was Jennifer McGuire's craft room tour as well as many others! Finally finished with it now and ready to start playing!

Lisa Shipley said...

Wow absolutely overflowing giveaway. Yippy Skippy Mojo Monday is back your sketches always inspire me, thank you! I'm also inspired by YouTube Tina Smith at cards and coffee time. Hugs Lisa Shipley teatoter777@yahoo.com

Karen Anne said...

Thank you for all the years of sharing your art with us. Verve Stamps and Mojo Monday inspire me still. I saw an old Disney movie on TV New Years Eve, Follow Me, Boys!, about a Boy Scout leader who is honored at his retirement by all the boys he led in his lifetime. My husband, a pastor, is retiring in two weeks after 46 years in the ministry. The movie gave me an idea of how I can personally honor him at his farewell service.
Thanks,
Karen Clemons
karenanne0519@gmail.com

SusieScrapper said...

Happy New Year and thank you for being such an awesome sponsor. Your card is stunning. I've never heard of Mojo Monday, but sounds like I need to check it out, especially after reading a few of the comments. I watch tv while I do pretty much everything. I love feel good Hallmark movies and my new favorite show is God Friended Me. I follow tons of YouTube crafters, so I can't pick just one that has peaked my interest.

Becca Yahrling said...

As much as I miss Verve, I love seeing YOU out on blogland more with your beautiful creativity! ;-) I can't believe you are giving away ALL that glorious product! Wow!! AWEmazing and so very generous.
I actually watched 'America's Got Talent' for the first time their past season and LOVED it! Can't wait to see the next season. Happy New Year!!!

Georgiana said...

What a pretty card to showcase for the blog hop. So glad the Mojo Monday sketches are back. I just started watching crafty You Tube videos in 2018, so there have been quite a few. I like to watch Jennifer McGuire, Tim Holtz, My Favorite Things, and anything to do with color blending or alcohol inks. Thank you for the opportunity and Happy New Year!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the bold pinks with the black.
Beautiful card. I haven't been to
a movie in years, but Book Club caught
my eye. Those ladies are my age and
it was fun to see them get new lives
and have fun again. My daughter
went with me to see it and she
enjoyed it too. thanks for
sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com
Happy New Year

PraireStork said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful talents and inspirations. I love your style. Happy New Year and best wishes with your new life chapters.

A favorite “TV show” of 2018 is the “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” on Amazon Prime Video (despite naughty words - it is quite marvelous).

Melissa said...

The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes was a fun read. Enjoy Hallmark television when I watch. Your card was lovely.

tndj said...

Love the pinks with the black. The TV show that is my favorite "God Friended me". We all need more of GOD friending us.

Lisa Byers said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card!!! I love it!! I don't really have anything that struck a chord with me in 2018. I do have 2 programs that just make me happy. Plus, just look at those guys, geez!! :)

Lisa Byers said...

Some of my comment disappeared. I said that I loved Outlander. Plus I loved Supernatural because it reminded me of my boys. Same personalities and same comedic antics.

Wilma Davenport said...

I'd have to say that "The Greatest Showman" sparked my interest. It has become one of my favorite movies---and completely surprised me that I enjoyed it so much.

BarbS said...

I love that you’re re-discovering stamping for fun. That’s an inspiration. A book that inspired me this year is Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” which I read right at the end of the year. No matter your political persuasion, a strong woman is great to read about (and be!).

Alice T said...

I used to have a paper store, now I have the time to make paper crafts. Fun again. Hope you enjoy it. The movie "If Beale Street Could Talk" inspired me to re-read James Baldwin's work. The documentary RBG was inpsiring also.

Patti Smith said...

Happy New Year! Love your cards! Favorite new show: New Amsterdam!

Anita Szokol said...

Happy New Year! Youtube - I was absolutely inspired by watching fab designers' videos , because I am a beginner in crafting.

tweezle said...

I read the book "Gathering of Sisters: A Year with My Old Order Mennonite Family"
by Darla Weaver and all through the book they were making cards and coloring. That inspired me to look into this amazing hobby and that was it for me. Oh man... I've been hooked ever since. That book is also responsible for me finding you and your challenges. Thank you so much for such an inspirational blog! I'm looking forward to more of your sketches this year. Happy New Year!

Char Leasor said...

Happy 2019. Your card is gorgeous. I love the pink and black. I was inspired by quite a few YouTube Videos. Jennifer McGuire comes to mind first. Thanks for the generous give a way!!!!

Sharon said...

Happy New Year! What a beautiful card! My favorite new show for 2018 is New Amsterdam. Look forward to seeing more of your great designs.

Karen Sanville said...

Jennifer McGuire video on floating frames inspired me to try something out of my comfort zone

Kit said...


Happy New Year!!! I read Freakonomics which provided an unconventional and thought provoking exploration into the hidden side of many topics like crime and child-rearing.

flip said...

My favorite TV show is Holiday Baking Championship shows!

judy said...

Happy New Year! Lovely card and card sketch! I am an avid reader; my favorite book that I read this year was Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout. Thanks for a chance to win your generous giveaway!













mindy1414 said...

While watching beading videos on YouTube last spring I quite by accident came across this video "Mixed Media canvas tutorial by Gabrielle Pollacco using Shimmerz Paints products" (https://youtu.be/nrXt-ScfWLE). I adore anything to do with the sea/ocean/beach so I had to watch it lol. Thus begin my love of all things papercrafting/cardmaking and I have not looked back since. My life has changed in so many ways because of that video not the least of which is this big, wonderful, crafty community of like minded people with the biggest hearts and talent that I have ever come across. I will forever be grateful to everyone that shares their projects and the companies that supply us with the most wonderful products! Your prize package is amazing Julee and what a way to start 2019 for whoever the lucky winner is (but in this crafty world we are all winners everyday lol). Thanks for all the inspiration and fun throughout the year. Here's to an amazing blessed 2019 for us all :)
(mardy14@bellsouth.net)

TrainWithMeghan said...

Beautiful is RIGHT! Great card! I really like TRUE CRIME so Netflix- Inside the Mind of Serial Killers.... and Ozark is great... Forensic Files Thank you for the chance to win! Happy New Year!

Feebs said...

Many of the tv holiday baking shows spark my creativity and passion to create!

Krissy said...

"Living a Chocolate Life" has inspired me when making cards for our card ministry at church. I see many stamps in your generous prize package that would be put to good use in blessing our congregation. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy New Year!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I binged the show "Victoria" from BBC/PBS in 2018 and LOVED it! Highly recommend!

V. K. said...

There were quite a few things that inspired me in 2018. I watched a lot of card making videos and lots of the Frugal Crafter. She is so talented and I love the cards she makes, my favorite this year was the Robot one for kids. Also the series "Mars" was awesome and scary at the same time. Thank you & Happy New Year!

JenR81 said...

Beautiful cards and what a wonderful giveaway. Thank you so much for the opportunity. My favorite schow in 2018 is Switched at Birth. It has been really interesting to see what life is like for individuals in the deaf community.

Jozi Cardamama said...

Happy new year! I love watching any video by Kristina Werner, Jennifer Mcguire, and Vicky Papaioannou, but wanted to share something different: Mind over Munch is a great YouTube channel with lots of ideas for meal prep and eating healthier. I love all her tips and tricks to making mealtime easier. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZxTHv4_G9RUqefQtIXorig

Laurie B. said...

Beautiful card, looking forward to new Mojo Monday sketches! I was inspired to do more recreational reading by the Great American Read series.

Jennifer Driesch said...

Beautiful designs. The book that inspired me in 2018 was "Girl, Wash your Face" by Rachel Hollis

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Happy New Year Julie! I have been following you for some time and your cards are always gorgeous, you do beautiful work! This year I was introduced to Catherine Bybee, a romance writer and have been really enjoying all of her series.

jmarcum15 said...

I found myself loving Picnic at Hanging Rock in 2018!

K and L said...

I thought the book "Eleanor Oliphant is Fine" was a great read!

Dana said...

Gorgeous card!! I have been watching The Incredible Dr. Pol a show about a vet in my state!

Rachelle A. said...

Greetings, I was really moved by the book “Me Before You.”
Happy New Year and God Bless!

Hydrangeas and Harmony said...

What a great hop and giveaway!
I really loved Call the Midwife (netflix) this year, but just watched the pilot of This is Us (hulu) and just know I'm going to be hooked. :)

Jeanne Beam said...

Happy New Year! I don’t watch TV much because of a hearing disorder. I read the book “Finding I Am”.
Thanks so much for sharing...

Janelle Edgemon said...

Jennifer McGuire did a video on Life Changing Blender Brushes that have encouraged me to try masking and blending with stamping pads. The MISTI has allowed me to stamp successfully. I anticipate those brushes will help me take my card making to another level! So grateful for crafty people who so willingly share their talents!

Marie Bingaman said...

I watch more YouTube videos than anything else, so I have to say that I am happy to have found some really talented artists. I particularly like Mindy Eggen and Nichol Spohr. I also enjoy watching Hercules Candies. :)

Carol Doggett said...

What a generous prize pack!!!! In 2018, I discovered Game Of Thrones and watched all the seasons, back to back. (I know, I am late to the game!) For crafting inspiration, I know I will always find some at Nichol Spohr blog!!

Isabel Z said...

I have enjoyed binge watching Marvelous Mrs. Maisel-the clothes are spectacular and it makes me laugh.

Denise L-V said...

Sandy Allnock bible journaling on YouTube. Looking forward to trying it out this year.

Marisa said...

Happy New Year and thanks for a chance to win :) I tripped across a great trilogy last year after buying it at a used book sale - The Tea Rose, Winter Rose and Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelley. Wonderful family sagas that span decades and 700 pages a pop so lots of wonderful reading time. Also loved reading Bob Goff's books: Love Does and Everybody Always and Fredrick Backman's Bear Town, Us Against you and A Man Called Ove.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous card, Happy New year. I am currently reading Medjugorje: The message for a book club, and it is so intriguing.

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card and such a generous giveaway! Happy New Year, sweet friend! I have recently discovered vintage junk journals and have been binge watching a few designers on YouTube. I am looking forward to creating several journals in 2019 as well as cardmaking and Bible Art Journaling! Hugs and thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!

Betty Keefe said...

one of my recent favorite books is "The Girl from Berlin" by Ronald Balson

Kathy Barrett said...

Love your beautiful cards! On TV, I am enjoying Grey’s Anatomy & The Good Doctor, I am a Nurse & love a good medical drama! This past year, I enjoyed the Movie A Star is Born. I know Lady Gaga is a talented musician & saw her in concert last year but I was really impressed with her skills as an actress!

Christa said...

I really enjoyed The Greatest Showman, even though it came out at the end of 2017, I didn't see it til January 2018. I also enjoyed the new version of A Star Is Born. I mostly watch you tube videos and my list of followers is way to long.

Colleen said...

Two books I really enjoyed this year were Beartown by Fredrik Backman and it's sequel Us Against You. Definitely recommend!

Stef Perry said...

Julee, you've inspired me for years, and I'm so happy you're back with Mojo Mondays! A book that inspired me in 2018 was The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland. It's not new but I was inspired to read it by friends that were fortunate to see the Broadway play derived from the book. Beautifully written! Cheers to a great 2019!

lindaplus3 said...

Wow... that is such an awesome prize package. I am keeping my fingers crossed. I think my interest was piqued by many of the you tube videos. I am hooked on them daily for they help me so much in making my card making so much better. So many talented crafters and cardmakers on there. Happy New Year !!!

Gayle Bartholomew said...

I am inspired by so many YouTubers, I can't pick just one. I enjoy the TV Show, A Million Little Things. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work and thanks for the chance to win your generous prize package. Happy New Year.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome prize package. I watch a lot of You Tube videos and get inspired that way. But sometimes it is just something simple like a view out my window that will spark enthusiasm in me for a card design.

Beverly S. said...

Happy New Year...I hope 2019 is kind to you and yours. I am currently enjoying The Good Fight and the new Star Trek series on CBS All Access. I read a lot of good books in 2018...here are some of my favorites: The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton, The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager, Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams and The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Happy New Year!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful card! Lately my daughter and I have been watching Once Upon a Time on Netflix. Great show!

Dana M said...

So excited to see you are bringing back Mojo Mondays and what a gorgeous card to kick it off! I am would love to see Mary Poppins Returns. I have such fond memories of the original movie, but I don't know that I will be able to drag my other half to see it - this one might just be a girl's night candidate.

Bri K said...

I am inspired by video games, and reading. currently reading six of crows

Cyn Doll said...

I am watching The Good Doctor and it is so inspiring! I love it.

Alycia said...

cool

Kipp said...

I am inspired by gotham tv show

Cy said...

I LOVED the movie At Middleton as it showcases Spokane, WA, such a beautiful place.

Irene Grau said...

I'm a politics and podcast addict, so what really sparked my interest this year were two podcasts -- one a regular weekly podcast and the other a short series. The first is With Friends Like These, a podcast by Ana Marie Cox, where she talks to folks from all political persuasions to try to find common ground and transcend divisive differences. The other is Bag Man, by Rachel Maddow, which is a deep dive into the corruption of Spiro Agnew, Richard Nixon's first vice president -- fascinating!

Thank you for your generous prize package! Happy new year!

Denise said...

Hmm, so many to choose but I think I would have to go with Grace and Frankie, such a great show about older women!!

Debbie Selby said...

I love Bosch on Amazon Prime

Greta said...

Wishing you a great 2019, Julee! You've certainly kept busy with all your DT work & they're lucky to have you! I was inspired by videos using a template to make wreaths & I want to use mine for more cards soon. Such a generous prize package!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for the great creation! My favorite book now is "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up" by Kondo Marie!

Stacy C Aka Mams said...

The show “This is Us”. It’s just one of those shows that grab at the heart. Sorry to hear you closing store. May 2019 bring you great things. God bless.

Bethany said...

Happy New year! I started reading the Stonewyck chronicles, I love those books!! :)

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love the pink & black combo!
My favorite TV show is This Is Us. I didn't start watching it when it first came on, and I think I missed the first few episodes. But I was able to backtrack and catch up! Fabulous show with an outstanding cast!
I want to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year, filled with creativity!

Natalie said...

Oh goodness, I'm a Hallmark movie addict (don't judge me! lol) Happy New Year!

Karenladd said...

Wow, what a prize pack!! I always enjoy your projects and am trying to use sketches more often to get me out of my rut. As for TV shows, I've been loving Call the Midwife, and lots of BBC America mystery suspense

Margery C said...

Lovely card. I enjoyed the teen book- To All the Boys I've Loved Before and the 2 sequels. It reminded me of high school which was a long time ago. It made me laugh aloud a lot.

Lynda Bart said...

Thank you for the chance to win. The You Tube videos by Tim Hawkins (Christian comedian) were just what I needed to decompress in 2018.

Wendy Lambert said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing. I've been binge watching Jennifer Maker youtube videos as I have just received a Cricut.

Pam G. said...

I read The Nightingale in 2018, which inspired me to research more about the remarkable and brave things women did during the second World War to assist in the underground movements that saved so many lives. Perhaps we are all a little braver than we imagine if we dig deep.

Denise Mills said...

Happy New Year and thank you for the opportunity to win a wonderful package. 2018 found be devouring youTube videos on card making and painting which really inspired me to make all of my Christmas Cards and projects.

Melanie Hungerford said...

I just saw A Star is Born, sad story but I love the theme song!

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Jane Ralph said...

Happy New Year! My husband and I got NetFlix and Hulu late 2018 and we found the series 13 Reasons Why on NetFlix. We were glued to the TV throughout that series. Thank you for the chance to win such amazing prizes!

Jules said...

Pretty card! I re read the “Mitford series” this year. It is a “comforting “ and enjoyable series. Happy New Year!

Nandini said...

Love the card. It is beauutiful! I am so excited that the Mojo Monday challenge is back! I initially started blogging because I wanted to take part in the challenges and Mojo Monday was one of my favourites! Thank you so much for bringing it back!

The most exciting movie this year was Bohemian Rhapsody. Hubby and me have been fans of Queen for long time and it was really great watching this movie with all the amazing songs!

Cori in W. Texas said...

Educated and The Tatooist of Aushwitz were two incredible books I read in 2018. I hope you enjoy your new endeavors and creative challenges in 2019. Bless you!
Cori (who is no longer in West Texas)
Cdscrappin@aol.com

Unknown said...

Book - 7 Women: And the Secret of their Greatness. Looking forward to participating in the Mojo Monday challenge.

jennifer mitten said...

I am so glad to see the sketches again. I loved your stamps and dies and they are still among my favorites so I am glad to see you again! So many things have sparked my interest - right now it is all about the Canary Islanders who settled TX in the 1700's. I have read several books so it is hard to pick one....Happy New Year!

Lauren said...

A great question. Expedition Unknown is a tv show that I just could not get enough of this past year. So interesting! Thanks for participating in this awesome blog hop and for the generous giveaway! Happy 2019!

Wendy said...

WOW! Thank you for the chance to win such a generous and amazing prize package! Hmmm, that's a good question. I spend a lot of time on YouTube looking for inspiration for cards.

Indy's Designs said...

I recently discovered Through the Decades which tells you about important events through the decades on a specific day of the year. It's like getting a little history lesson everyday! Thanks for being a part of this great hop, and Happy New Year!

craftymom205 said...

A movie that sparked my interest in 2018 is I can only imagine. It was A Great movie.

DonnaSue said...

Love all the Hallmark Channel movies...and the Mojo Monday challenges.

Nikil65 said...

I really enjoyed the Heartbreaker Bay series by Jill Shalvis this year! I love books and really thought this series was cute! Thank you for the chance at the giveaway!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your card is simply lovely! They say when one door closes, another one opens. Well, it sounds like it was a blessing for you. Congrats on all your new adventures. The TV show VIKINGS has peeked my interest and now I want Viking stamps...lol

Sabrina said...

WOW.... What a gorgeous card!!! The T.V. Show that sparked my interest was Amsterdam and movie The Greatest Showman!!

DJ said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous!! Hmm..I watch WAY too much TV so I should be able to think of something. OK, I watched a Mexican series (on Netflix) called Diablero and it was so much fun I didn't even mind the subtitles. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a nice bundle of goodies!

Jean Maxwell said...

your card was beautiful. I am really enjoying Michele Obama's book becoming.

Christi Conley said...

I love "darker" things and I just watched "Birds in a Box" on Netflix - FABULOUS movie!! I also run Challenges for Days and will add your newly rebooted Sketch Challenge on our Monday listings :) Happy New Year Julie!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Happy New YEar!!!
wow what an amazing giveaway!!!
I have been hooked on Super natural - love this series:)

Alannah Buchhorn said...

Great giveaway! I watched "The greatest showman" in december! Loved it!

Cathy Lillie said...

Gorgeous card! I love the subtle tone-on-tone stamping in the background. The only television show I looked forward to this past year was Timeless. Unfortunately it wrapped up after only two seasons. For books, I was most excited for the new Barbara Kingsolver book, Unsheltered, and reading The Art of Racing in the Rain, which had been on my bookshelf for a while. Thank you for offering such a generous giveaway, and I hope you have a wonderful 2019!

MB Fairy Sky said...

What a shame I can not participate, I live in France! I still wish good luck to all participants!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow what a generous gift thank you for all the inspiration on your blog. My favorite book is year was The Book of Joy. Happy New Year!

Caren B said...

Beautiful card and what a fantastic prize package! I started the Handmaid's Tale this year, very messed up show but fascinating!

Kari V. said...

Beautiful!! I've recently become aware of Poldark (on Masterpiece Theatre) and now I'm hooked!

Brenda in IN said...

It's my first time here and I love your story of how you got started after being told you didn't have artistic talent. Good for you and how far you've come. That is so inspiring. Love your sketch and that card is gorgeous. The book that really got me thinking is The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.

christi said...

bohemian rhapsody was my spark for 2018. it did not disappoint. I love queen's music. even my friends were messaging me asking if I had gone yet. that was my era! thanks for participating with such a generous prize pack.

Kelly B. said...

Loved binge watching the Office series.

karalschuknecht said...

Thanks for the great inspiration and a change to win prizes. I was inspired by Life of the Party since I also went back to school, although I was not the life of the party.

lisa norstrom said...

Your "Beautiful" card is beautiful! 2018 was the year I discovered Downton Abbey I started watching it every time I went into my craft room... riveting - no wonder I didn't get too many cards done. I still have two seasons left to watch - even though I was late finding out about this show I am glad I discovered it - totally worth the time to watch. Anyway... your prize package is amazing - thank you for the chance to win!!!

D.Ann C said...

I always love your beautiful designs and projects! Still have and cherish my Verve collection! Glad to see you're still having fun in the crafting world as any crafter with as much talent as you would naturally do. : )
Let's see.. I read the latest Tea Shop Mystery by Laura Childs with my 91 year old aunt (well, I read it and sent it to her and then we shared the details in our weekly phone conversations. : ) And I read a couple of Rysa Walker's latest short stories in the Chronos Files (Timebound, etc.) series while waiting on her new book to come out this year.

Traci M said...

I am so glad you have the sketch challenge and need to participate!! I just read the book, “The Light Between Oceans.” I saw the most movie first which was good. I also love Call the Midwife and hope the series returns for a season soon!

Beverly Perdue said...

Happy New Year Julie! Your card is just beautiful! Love the background and card layout. I saw an awesome movie recently -- Same Kind of Different as Me. It is a tear jerker. Hope you have a great 2019!

Amy C. said...

Wow, thanks for the amazing giveaway! I enjoy watching the Outlander series on tv. Happy New Year! (clayandamy@sbcglobal.net)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Julee, your work is always beautiful and inspiring! You may have stepped back from your business, but so glad to still see your amazing creativity!! I'm not a big TV person, but do have Netflix streaming when I'm crafting. I really enjoyed The Crown series and I'm also an Avenger nerd! Happy New Year :)

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for sharing your craft with us and for the super give aways. One TV show that caught my attention this year was "God Friended Me". Happy New Year!

Helen Budz said...

Love your card and the Mojo sketch. Didn't realize they are reappearing...so glad. Mine's a movie favorite--Mama Mia: Here We Go Again. The flawless editing for the time flash backs and the incredible talent drawn from across the generations is awesome. Then, there is the music--so much, so well performed--what's not to like? Thanks for asking.

Lisa said...

Julee... beautiful card!! Happy New Year.. and all of the best to you and yours this coming year! One of my favorite new shows in 2018 is the Good Doctor... really great show! See you around the interweb!

Papercrafts by Cindyellen said...

oh man. i spent so much time in bed this past year, that i've been binge-watching all kinds of things. This is Us. Parenthood made me cry. Grace and Frankie. The Unsinkable Kimmie. . .whatever her name is. Several British shows and every true crime docudrama i can watch. these i alternate with all kinds of crafting videos. such is life.

Alaska .Kris said...

Hello and thank you! We love to watch noir films on Netflix and Amazon Prime! They don't make movies like that anymore!

Cheryl P said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I am obsessed with This is Us and A million Little Things on television. I have sarted reading (listening to) the Scrapbook series of books by Laura Childs. They are murder mysteries with scrapbooking/card making tips and recipes included!

Penny L. said...

Ok, I admit it.....I'm a bit of a Christmas movies on Hallmark channel junkie! and of course youtube card making videos in my spare time. to relax & go to sleep I'm addicted to ASMR videos.....they are the best.

Kelly Hunsaker said...

That card is lovely! Thanks for the chance to win.

SHartl said...

That is such a beautiful card and I love the color combo of pale pink and dark gray. My favorite tv shows lately are Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and anything that isn't a kids show!

Super Stick Chick said...

Beautiful card! You are so creative! I enjoy laughing so Big Bang, Mom and Goldbergs are my favorites. Thanks for the fun and happy 2019.

Lee said...

Lovely card!! Thank you for sharing ! I do love a well written book and Where the Crawdads Sing was one of the best written books I have read in a long time!

Karen Gerek said...

Happy New Year! You're designs are gorgeous. This year I came across a YouTube channel by Kristie Marcotte. She creates beautiful cards using one entire paper pack per video and then donates the majority of the cards to her chosen organizations. She's very talented and creative. She's inspired me to start using entire paper packs to make homemade cards and donate them to a local retirement home.

Sharon Edwards said...

I was captivated by The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. I know it wasn't new in 2018, but that's when I found it. I listened to the audio book and the bought the movie. Both were great. I couldn't stop thinking about the characters. Thanks for the chance to win such a generous gift.

Paula Ganyard said...

My favorite TV show of 2018 was The Marvelous Mrs. Maziel. I thought it is such a smartly written show.

Jo Malicoat said...

Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous prize, it looks amazing! I love to watch the Good Doctor, The Crown and Victoria. My daughter and I are both super excited about the Downton Abbey moving coming out this fall!

Michele Smith said...

Hey Julee and Happy New Year! I admire you for being able to find crafting time with those sweet boys! I bet they are tons of fun! Your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the dimension of the sentiment and the colors are gorgeous! 1 thing that inspired me last year was the TV show "Making It". I loved seeing the creative process as it was happening. Everyone was given the same task but they all had completely different ideas. I was really inspired! I hope 2019 is extra sweet to you :-)

Siobhan Burtlow said...

Amazing giveaway! Thank you and thank you for the inspiration!
In 2018 I really got hooked on Manifest, not only do I love the story but it is a show my mother would have enjoyed. Rarely did she and I like the same types of programs and it is bittersweet that I cannot share this show with her ~ something she was constantly striving for. The little hour each week makes me feel closer to her and miss her a little less.

Breina Burgin said...

Wow! That's an amazing giveaway! Things that sparked my interest in 2018: tons of YouTube crafty video (way to many to count), and watching cont. of series on Hulu/Netflix

connie #2909 said...

Happy New Year. I love NCIS (all 3 shows) and crafty videos on youtube.

Sheryl L said...

Love doing card sketches. I have been watching a TON of youtube videos on craft rooms for some great ideas while mine is being redone.

Traci Cuthbertson said...

So many YouTube videos, so little time...I've been inspired by so many, it's hard to pick one.

Julia said...

I read this book in 2018 and I really enjoyed it. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I also liked the movie on Netflix but I loved the book. I even wrote one of the authors and she wrote me back! How cool is that? Thank you so much for your kindness and the opportunity to win.

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Have 3 teenage sons at home, so not much time to read. But I've been inspired by many craft videos from Tim Holtz, Unity Stamps, and Jennifer McGuire. Your card is beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration and I'll be following you too. Happy New Year!

Kelsey Thomas said...

I started watching Ghost Whisperer in December and am hooked!

Helen Gullett said...

I read some books in 2018, couple of them are Love Does and Everybody Always. I watched lots of TV shows in 2018, some of them were Gilmore Girls (for the third time :D), Fuller House, Doctor Who, MASH, Numbers, and Monk.
Julee, thank yoh so much for your generosity for this giveaway! They are WOWmazing prize pack!!!

Brenda said...

My interest was sparked this summer by the documentary Three Identical Strangers, the story of real life triplets who were adopted out to 3 different families, of affluent, middle class, and poorer income levels on purpose and followed and tested by workers collecting data for a doctor as a social experiment, without the adoptive parents knowing the real reason for the testing, or that their child had siblings. The movie focused on the triplets, who as young men discovered each other, and became celebrities in their day and also exposed the horrible practice by the doctor and the adoption agency, but the agency did this sick thing to lots of sets of twins in the late 50's in the New York City area.

Kandice J said...

What sparked my interest for some reason is period dramas. I’ve been watching a few shows on Netflix, such as, The Last Kingdom, The Tudors and I’m about to start the Crown. I feel like I’m learning about history, but yet have the drama of reality show...HAPPY NEW YEAR and thanks for sharing!

Lisa Moline said...

Happy New Year! My interest has lately been sparked by some of the amazing YouTube cardmakers and scrapbookers that are using watercolor and also mixed media in their layouts and cards! There are some very talented people out there! Thanks for all of your inspiration and an opportunity to win!

Laura Rozsonits said...

The movie "Bohemian Rhaphody". I was never a fan of the band Queen but after seeing the movie I was inspired to learn more about them.

jeri said...

Hi! My favorite book I just finished the fabulous bouvier sisters, starring Jackie Kennedy.

Susan Y said...

Happy New Year and thank you for the generous prize package! The Save the Crafty Youtubers video hop spark my interest! I learned so much and discovered many new crafters!

MJ's Kraze said...

Lovely card. I haven't got hooked on any new shows but I am a long time watcher of Heartland, which a new season starts Sunday.

Melissa Smith said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win such a generous amount of crafty goodies! Your card is so pretty! I love the colors! My favorite TV show was This Is Us! It always brought up so many emotions! I'm sure I'll love it this year too! My favorite reality shows were The Voice and the game show Child Support. I taught Elementary school for years and kids always brighten my days! I hope you have a very blessed new year! truthinlove2001@gmail.com

Ann Eslinger said...

Oh my goodness, what caught my interest. Well, since I'm already online, I'll go with youtube-I discovered two new channels--It's me, JD, and Rina K Designs. SO much fun. Thanks so much for all the inspiration, and the generous giveaway.

Emily Henry said...

My hubby and I enjoyed "The Book Club" as we are in that age bracket. He took me to the movie for my first outing after knee replacement surgery to a theater with reclining seats! Perfect afternoon.

Margie H said...

I really got into crafty YouTube videos this year - Jennifer McGuire and K Werner are some faves!

Karrie Lasater said...

Happy New Year! What a generous GIVEAWAY! I have been finishing up my bachelors degree online and just graduated so I havent had much time for the extras but my favorite show on Netflix is Heartland! I want to be Amy! I love horses! I am also looking forward to having much more time to craft this coming year!

Jerrie said...

So glad you have brought mojo monday back. Busy last few months but hope to join in! DIY is the tv show that inspires me!

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