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Seasons Givings Blog Hop


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 13 years (I'm a teenage blogger! πŸ˜†) 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. πŸ˜€

2019 brought me amazing opportunities to design for some of my all-time favorite companies...  Hero Arts, Reverse Confetti,  Shimmerz Paints, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, and The Cat's Pajamas! I've been SO blessed by these generous companies! Seriously... their generosity is overflowing my stamp room, so I'm passing some of these fabulous products on to a lucky winner!


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 some more items that were MIA at picture taking time. A fun assortment of stamp sets, dies, inks, and other goodies sure to inspire creativity in 2020. Most have been lovingly used once or twice, but some not at all.

To be eligible for the drawing: leave a comment below with the answer to this question...

What's the most interesting thing that happened to you in 2019?

Comment deadline for the prize drawing is 8:00 pm Mountain on Tuesday, January 7.  Please check back on Jan. 8 to see if you are a winner.

Today I'm sharing a card with some old and NEW stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. They have a brand new release today, and I used the With Love Alpha for the kind word in the sentiment. I love how this scripted alpha is the perfect size for cards!


The flowers are from the Peony Cluster set and are colored with Copic markers and then hand trimmed to pop up over my ink blended panel.  The You're So part of the the sentiment is from the How Tweet set, and I masked off the "tweet" part of the sentiment.  A little heart from the How Tweet set adds a little bit of interest to the sentiment.


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 post more videos this year now that I have a new phone that has a battery life long enough to film something!). 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 Cheiron Brandon.

Julee Tilman ✋That's ME!

Affiliate links are used where possible. When you order from them, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you and you receive happy mail! Win, win! Thanks so much for clicking on my links to shop. πŸ’™


To be eligible for the drawing: leave a comment below with the answer to this question...

What's the most interesting thing that happened to you in 2019?

181 comments

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the give-a-way information.
Q&A response: In 2019 I've gained a new friend, someone I've never met or spoke to in person but have become email buddies.

Isabel Z said...

The most interesting thing that happened to me in 2019 is that I was able to take a vacation.

Fikreta said...

Happy New Year!
that is gorogeus card!
the most interesting thing that happened to me was that I got cute Chinchilla.

Ginger said...

My husband and I had a delightful visit with his family in Korea. I had a stone stamp carved with my name in Korean to use on the back of my cards. Blessings in 2020.

Esther Asbury said...

Happy New Year Julee!!
The most interesting thing that happened to me in 2019 was making a new friend and being ask to design for SnSS!!!!

Pbonawitz said...

I was lucky enough to take three trips to Europe this past year. Now I need to scrap about it!

Luanne said...

Many ups and downs in 2019. Interesting makes the question more challenging! I guess meeting a fellow stamper that was in my zip code! I was selling something and when I asked for her zip, found her right here! Not only did we meet, but found we had mutual friends from many years ago, and went to the same church! (We go to a large church...) I am looking forward to spending more time with her in 2020.

Unknown said...

My mom died this past year. I found out that cardmaking is my happy place and helps me keep my sanity, no matter my losses. Thanks Julie for all your inspiration.
Dona Vogt

Christine said...

I don't know if interesting applies to 2019, but I am sad to see such a very blessed year come to an end! 2019 brought my son's college graduation, a wonderful job not too far away from us, and his sweet new wife. My precious niece also married a wonderful man, and though my cousin had a tragic accident, God miraculously spared his life. So many blessings!

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

Most interesting thing for 2019 was my son bought his first house, it is so exciting to see your children grow into productive adults.

Annette:) said...

First off, Happy New Year!! The most exciting thing for me in 2019 was my first full year of retirement. I never knew I could be so busyπŸ˜‰. My husband and I went to AZ and Hawaii in the winter, spent a lot of time with our grandkids, relaxed at our up north cabin and of course, I was in my craft room creating! It was a very full year and I look forward to what 2020 brings!

Natalie said...

I would say the most interesting and fun thing for me in 2019 was spending vacation in Cabo with my family.

vickie said...

Oh my! Where to begin! I became a grandmother for the second time & my husband had cervical surgery. Your card is so pretty, I am going to try to case it this week with some stamps I have in hand. Thanks for the inspiration.

Donna Oates said...

Thanks so much for your give away! Congrats on 13 years. I’ve probably been following you for more than half that time thru Verve! The most interesting thing this year was our move from NC to SC to be closer to family. And a new grand baby on the way! So excited!

Sonya S said...

Nothing really interesting, but I did start running again at the ripe old age of 50 something! Haven't ran seriously since high school.

Yo Glenn said...

The most interesting (also bittersweet) thing to happen to me in 2019 was to have my youngest son move to San Francisco (from Utah) for his job. It was hard for me to see him leave, but so thankful for the many new adventures and experiences he will have in his new life. Always love all of your creations.

RAK said...

The most interesting was meeting my husbands relatives in Norway while we were on a cruise

Tocz said...

This may seem weird but the most interesting thing that happened for me in 2019 was getting a kidney stone! This led to finding a small mass in me which would not have been found if not for the kidney stone. SO,it was a blessing. The mass is coming out soon. Being a cancer survivor the doc wants it out before it can become anything. God is good in mysterious ways. Much health and happiness to you and your family in 2020.

nstott said...

The most interesting thing that happened to me this year was attending Kathy Racoosin's Coloring Road Trip Challenge at Gina K's store in Greendale, WI. I avoid coloring since I am not good at it and am trying to get improve and this was an exciting first step. And, in addition to Kathy and Gina, I got to meet Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner, Simon Hurley, and Rina Krupsky!

JoAnn Pollock said...

The most interesting thing that happened to me this year was getting a dog, I’ve never had a pet before but my family tricked me into looking and she was too adorable to leave behind.

Vannessa Osbourn said...

We went on our first ever cruise which I've always been nervous about but I did it, and had a great time seeing the Alaska coast!

Debroh said...

Happy New Year! Thank you for your generosity and inspiration. The most interesting thing that happened to me this year was my husband retiring after 35 years in the military.

Judy Inukai said...

One of the most interesting things that happened to me this year was starting a joint blog with some of my stamping buddies who are always there to inspire me and encourage me.

Roberta (Stampin'nana) said...

Julee, your cards are always a pleasure to look at. This flowery one is no exception. My Hubby and I bought a hard shell camper almost 2 years ago. That first summer was so wet and rainy that we didn't use it, but in March of last year we took it to a state park in Georgia. First trip with it, and we had an amazing time and just loved our cozy camper. Thank you for a chance to win a part of your stash~

Janice M said...

Happy New Year! 2019 was more stressful than interesting for our family. It was interesting to discover how much strength I really do have. Looking forward to a better 2020! Thank you!

Shelley said...

The most interesting thing that happened to me is that I got to meet my 3-year-old cousin for the first time.

Margaret said...

Happy New Year! I guess the most interesting thing that happened is I was able to reconnect with friends that my husband and I had made when we were newlyweds 45 years ago. Everyone had moved to different states and we lost track of each other, however found them through FB.

Deb Selby said...

The most interesting thing for me in 2019 was re-connecting with relatives at a couple of Birthday parties.

Barb said...

The most interesting event for me last year was junkie for us. I enjoyed spending a few days with the awesome people in this crafting world. Happy Happy New year. Great Projects! ❤️Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome prize!

Debby2206 said...

The most Tete sting thing that happened to me this past year was I got cataract surgery and realized what I was missing. More scrapping!

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Wow! 2019 wasn't very kind, but it's ok. But after some medical changes, I haven't been happier in a long time, so that's the most interesting thing that happened to me this year.

Becca Yahrling said...

About the only interesting thing to happen in 2019 was that we got to go to Hawaii and visit three of the islands. Much of it is very similar to So. Florida where we live, but we had a nice time!
Happy New Year, Julee, and thanks so much for your continued kindness. :-)

Karenladd said...

Thanks for always inspiring me with your beautiful cards Julee, and for the generous giveaway. I love it when crafters pass on their gently used supplies to gain a whole new life in a different craft room!
Hmm, my most interesting thing in 2019 has been watching my 3 grandchildren grow and thrive. It's not a splashy, spectacular thing...but is always filled with wonder and love.
Happy 2020 to you and your family!

amee said...

Most interesting thing about me is the books I've read

Lorraine Gall said...

Getting a new car after many years was interesting.

Chris said...

Happy New Year to you! Thanks for the chance to win! The most interesting thing for me in 2019 was moving across the country.

Joanie said...

Maybe not interesting, but important was my husband and I celebrating 20 years of marriage. Happy New Year and thanks for the change to win!!

SLMPetersen said...

One of the most interesting things that happened to me in 2019 is that I put my cards in a consignment shop and now I have a lovely bunch of tribe members that contact me regularly for special cards.

wimom said...

I moved across the country and started a new job.

Michele said...

The most interesting thing that happened in 2019 is my husband said ok to getting a dog. We got a chocolate lab for my birthday. He's a great dog and everyone loves him!

Gretchen Wilson said...

First thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us, so very much inspiration flows over the blogs! The most interesting thing that didn’t happen this year, I didn’t have a surgery, after having four in 2018! Poking forward to 2020!πŸ’œπŸ€—πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‚

Sharon said...

Beautiful card - such vibrant colors!
Most interesting would be watching my grand nephews grow and blossom.
Happy New Year.

Deb Lockhart said...

Our most interesting thing that happened to our family this year is that we started planting flowers together. So much fun! Happy New Year!

Lana said...

The most interesting thing that happened to me this year. Hmmmm... as I reflect I feel like my life is quite boring. But that is what makes me happy. The simple things in life. If I had to pick one thing, it would be that I have watched boy of my daughters (age 28 and 26) grow into amazing humans. I am so proud of both of them!

Susanm said...

Lovely cards. The most interesting thing that happened to me in 2019 was going on a business trip to Helsinki, Finland. I have always wanted to visit Finland and Helsinki is an amazing city - lots of walking and biking paths plus an amazing public library building that's open to the public. I travelled with a great group of colleagues and we had lots of fun sightseeing and riding electric scooters.

Margaret Marshall said...

Fabulous cards...the most interesting thing that happed to me this year was the ability to travel to Hong Kong for work and I got to fly first class on the way home. I felt fancy.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for the chance! Most interesting thing? Ummm... new job as a fitness instructor at a local gym ;)

Gwen Z said...

Most interesting thing in 2019.... the latest is that I am 71 and became a firs time grandma this past Dec. 24th wooo hooo! the firs interesting is that my husband and I were (are) married for 50years this Jan. 25th 2019! another wooo hooo!
Gwen

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful card. I guess
the most interesting thing
was that I turned 79 and
can still go and do whatever
I want. I don't feel my
age - most times I think
I'm in my 40s. Want
that to continue for more
years. thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com
Happy New Year

A.Rose said...

I was asked to join a design team with my favorite designs...CAS! So thrilled!

Valerie S said...


Thank you for sharing your beautiful card, and an opportunity to win your prize package. The most interesting thing in my life was bringing home a new puppy! A puppy brings with it so much to learn.00

Patti J said...

The most interesting part of 2019 was that we took a bucket list cruise to Alaska! We'd talked about it and dreamed about it for 46 years, and finally did it! It was amazing. Thanks for participating in this great hop, and of course, for the chance to win! Happy New Year!

Mrsfish02 said...

I hit a milestone this year... 70 years young! I have been retired for 12 years and love crafting and traveling with my husband. This fall we spent a month in New Mexico and I even found a stamp store, yeah! Love your work and I hope your New Year 2020 is filled with happiness and success.

choman9912@aol.com said...

Most interesting happenings of 2019:3 engagements and now 3 weddings in 2020!

Darnell said...

Your card of kindness is gorgeous, Julee! Very colorful! The most interesting thing that happened to me in 2019 was traveling to a crafty retreat in Nashville, IN! Hugs, Darnell

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card Julee and I love the flowers! So pretty! Lots of interesting things happened this year but the my littlest going to Kindergarten is the biggest change and so fun! Happy New Year!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy New Year Julee! What a great way to celebrate the new year! Love it! Great inspirations! I always love seeing your cards with all the layers and distressing... love the fantastic backgrounds too... I guess the most interesting thing happened this past year was when someone called the police out on us while we were street evangelizing... that was oh, so interesting and very educational! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

Linda S. said...

What a great giveaway. The most interesting, strange, worrisome, and ultimately blessed thing that happened in 2019 was that my husband survived being struck by lightning in his truck.

Laurie2cats said...

The most interesting thing that happened to me in 2019 was a once in a lifetime trip to Israel. I learned so much, saw amazing historical sites, met some great people, and the highlight of the trip was floating in the Dead Sea.

Jean Maxwell said...

happy new year, My interesting thing for 2019: I actually won some items off blog hops.

Jean said...

Such an amazing hop filled with inspiration. The most interesting thing? We are trying being snowbirds in order to be closer to our two grandchildren. It is going to be fun to see how this works out:) Happy New Year!

christi said...

this summer I became a mermaid, how you ask … i'm not sayin' pictures are involved.

Jacqie said...

I joined a design team!!! So far so fun and I can’t wait to see what other design team doors this opens for me!

Lauri Bacalzo said...

Happy New Year!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful card! I’m always jealous of people’s comic skills.
I also love shimmerz paints so many wonderful colors.
The most unusual thing that happened to me in 2019 was at my sons white coat ceremony ( the ceremony is the start of the last 4 years of medical school) after the ceremony we went out to eat and when I got out of the car there was a small curb next to the sidewalk that I decided to step onto because there was a puddle in the parking lot. With one foot on the curb my Sandal decided to slip off the curb in an awkward way (at this point you are thinking I’m wearing high heels..nope about and inch and a half platform sandal) and when I fell I decided to put my hand in a ground wasps nest lol
Not one of my finest moments.
Everyone was worried about my swollen hand but what hurt the most was my foot..later I find out I broke three of my five metatarsal bones..the bones that go to your toes.
This was the first time and hopefully the last that I ever broke a bone. Not the first time a was stung by a wasp.
So I’m looking to an accident free 2020 lol
Thank you for being part of the blog hop!

judy said...

Happy New Year--your Be Kind card is beautiful! The most interesting thing that happened this year is that my daughter started graduate school and found a field that is a great match for her talents and skills. Thanks for a chance to win your generous giveaway!

Janet said...

2019 was not a boring year for me. In June I gained a daughter-in-law! That has been a real blessing. I also recently moved (the week before Christmas!!!) from NC to TN for my husband's job. It has definitely been interesting trying to pack a house, buy a house, try to sell a house, and move a house all while trying to Christmas shop, make Christmas cards and travel to see family. Whew! I am tired just typing about it. LOL Thanks for a chance to win. :D

Cheriese said...

I turned 30 in 2019 ahh!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card and a fabulous prize!
The most interesting thing that happened to me in 2019 was a trip to Disneyland in September! The park still holds all the magic for me that it did when I was a kid! My favorite place to go!
Enjoying the Seasons Givings blog hop, and wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year!

Cardogram said...

Happy new year.. Thank you for the kick start of the year with the giveaway... 2019 started with the lowest point in my life after I lost my husband and life changed.. I was totally depressed but one fine day I just started to watch a card making video and the bug caught me.. And that's when I used the art therapy to art it out.. And ever since I'm getting so much love and warmth in the crafter's community.. 😊 😊 😊

Bergen said...

i was able to retire and it has been wonderful to be the master of my own schedule! Love it! 2020 will bring my first grandchild, so the adventure continues! Feeling very blessed and welcoming the opportunity for more scrapbooking and stamping time in my life. Thank you for the chance to win such a generous package of crafty goodies!

Karen Ondes said...

My husband retired! I love it but sure did get some getting used to!
Just gives me more time to craft. I gave him the chores!

Melanie Hungerford said...

My highlight of 2019 was a trip to Italy with my mom, great experience and lots of memories made!

LittleSher said...

The most interesting thing that happened to me in 2019 was that I broke a toe this past summer. I now belong to the broken bones club!

Bunny said...

We have someone in the family actually going to college and doing rather well. He's in a christian college and is working so hard and we are so proud. That is interesting and we are so proud.
[Bunny]

stratton24 said...

The most interesting things this year is a tie between the GOOD interesting thing and the not so good (but still a learning experience). The trip to Monaco and Italy was the BEST! Getting and having treatment for breast cancer is actually more of a blessing, as I have seen the outpouring of love from my family and “village”. 2020 will be even more INTERESTING! Thank you for the inspiration and chance to win!

irishgalkelly said...

Love your blog Julee and I'm so happy your still here after such a long time. I didn't realize you were a teenage blogger!
One of my most interesting things that happened to my family was going to our first Notre Dame Fighting Irish football game with tickets gifted to us! That was on our bucket list and I'm so thankful we had the opportunity. Great memories with my 2 kids and hubby! Wishing you a wonderful 2020!

cdoggett01@yahoo.com said...

HNY to you and yours! Thanks for the chance to win such a generous prize pack! I got my 1st tattoo in 2019. One for my Mother...I'm 52!

Kelly said...

Julee, your sweetness always shows through in your designs, just like your floral card here! I feel like I was kind of boring this year, haha...the most interesting, hm. My co-worker and I did get published for the first time in an online journal, so that was something I never expected. My husband and I got a new boat and our family had so much fun with it last summer!

Keiren Dunfee said...

Most interesting thing....hm I won tickets to a concert I was dying to go to but tickets were fairly pricey!

Julie O'Neil said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Sadly I don't think anything interesting has happened to me this past year, maybe something will this coming year!

Jingle said...

Beautiful card, Julee! The most interesting thing I did was giving birth to a tiny human. LOL! It's a once in a lifetime thing for me, so that was pretty cool! Happy New Year!

Karthikha said...

Happy New Year :) Thank you for the huge generous giveaway! The most interesting thing that happened in 2019 was finalizing and buying a house :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are so beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win. The most interesting thing that happened to me is that I got fired....which was a blessing. I was working 12-24 hour days and found it was consuming my life. I hope you have a Happy New Year!

Barb said...

What's the most interesting thing that happened to you in 2019? I got to travel and visit France and Italy

Unknown said...

Happy New Year!! I love your card design. I don't know about interesting, but I got married in April and welcomed our daughter in August. I got into cardmaking in 2019 too.

Dana said...

Happy new year! This past may i finished my bachelors degree 20 years after high school

maxibim said...

I went skiing for the first time in a decade now that my son has an interest. It was great to rekindle my love and fascination with the mountains. Love your site!

Basement Stamper said...

I always love seeing your creations Julee! And updates on the boys :-)

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and Happy New Year! The most interesting things that has happened to me this year is that I changed jobs after being in the same industry for a lot of years.

NatQuebec said...

My son will marry her lovely girlfriend next September πŸ₯°

Georgann said...

The most interesting event in my 2019 was getting to go to Thae Metropolitan Museum of Art. Standing in front of Van Gogh’s self portrait was awesome - the colors were so striking! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

Jo Malicoat said...

Well, the most interesting thing to happen to me in 2019 was I got some chickens! My husband and I both retired at the start of 2019 and in the spring we thought it would be interesting to put up a chicken coop and get some hens - and it's been fantastic, I just love it! They are so amusing and it gives me a good, fun chore to do outside every day since I have to clean the coop, feed them, give them fresh water and gather eggs! Really enjoying it so much :-)

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Your card is so pretty. This year I got kittens! They are still so sweet but in their teenage months they are rambunctious! Happy New Year!

Alma Dirpaul said...

I would say the most interesting thing that happened to in 2019 was having an appendectomy in England while there on holiday!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Hi Julee! Thanks for being a part of Seasons Givings! The most interesting thing that happened to me was being offered a new job at an organization that helps kids who need our help the most! We built a garden, and NO ONE thought we could do it! I am so proud of us all. Maybe this small victory isn't an exciting trip or a new family addition, but this year,i made a difference in somebody's life that they won't forget. That's my small victory!
Crafty Hugs!
Michele K. Henderson
crimsonowl@comcast.net

coolcowsmoo said...

Our 6 week road trip out west in our Vintage Cruiser!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love your work and glad to see you are creating for some amazing companies. The most amazing thing that happened to me was passing my certification exams and getting one step closer to teaching ESOL students! Happy New Year!

Bethany said...

Happy New year! One awesome thing that happened to me in 2019 was that my family and I travelled to Newfoundland!! :)

Arlene A said...

Happy New Year and Thank you!

One thing that happened to me this year is I traveled to Mexico for a wedding.

Beverly S. said...

I wish you a happy, healthy and crafty New Year! The most interesting thing to happen to me in 2019 was getting our pool redone. I spent the summer enjoying staying outside, swimming and reading tons of good books. :)

Beverly Perdue said...

Hi Julee, One interesting thing that happened this year at work is one of our VP's hired a new assistant. There are already two of us in the office and both of us are papercrafters. The new assistant is also a papercrafter and has been for many years! It's so fun to work with amazing people and share the same hobby! I am a huge fan of your beautiful cards and card designs. Thanks for your inspiration! Wishing you and your family a blessed and happy new year!

Ceal said...

Thanks for a chance to win. 2019 wasn't a very good year for me, lots of losses but I am looking forward to this year to be much better

Kailash said...

I had the most amazing trip visiting Mount Rushmore which was my most interesting thing that happened in 2019!

karenajo said...

I met a fellow cardmaker that really brightened my life. It is fun to share ideas and projects first hand. Thanks for all the inspiration and a great prize!

Neva Cole said...

Taking a cruise to celebrate my 60th birthday was by far the most interesting thing I did in 2019, with swimming in the ethereal Cenote outside of Playa del Carman, having a butterfly land on my shoulder in Key West conservatory, hiking to the top of a Mayan ruin in Belize and seeing Guatamala, and snorkling with turtles and eagle rays in Costa Maya. It will be hard to top this trip! Thanks for the generous giveaway and here is to a prosperous 2020!

Emma Rose said...

The most interesting thing was watching my daughter grow and change day by day :)Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Julee
wish you and Your family a very Happy New Year filled with Godo health and happiness is my sincere wish.
The most interesting thing that happned to me is i completely trust Jesus. I was a Buddhist and came to the lord in 2017. Life had my ups and downs but this year has proved me again and again that Jesus is our living and loving God. I was through a situation that i had to raise more than 3000 NZ$ within a few hours as i had to get the services of a immigration lawyer for my grand daughters visa. I got up sick to teh pit of my stomach and i just wanted to cover my self and go to sleep. I was a deprfession patient too. I just dragged myself from bed had a wash came and half heartedly stgarted to pray. tears were rolling down my cheeks and the wors i said is you know teh way but i dont. Pls help me. i was just saying those words and after about 20 minutes or more i called two of my friends and they helped me out. I have already paid one and i have to pay the other. That was a sunday i went to church and for about half hour i just closed my eyes and said teh words Thank You Jesus. tears were pouring down and believe me they were happy tears. I simply trust Jesus and he helps and loves me and i am a very patient person now unlike before. When i have aissue what i do is just pray. I always pray to Jesus in the morning before i start work but if i have a issue i dont look for solutions. I just sit and pray and hand it over to Jesus. I just tell Jesus to sort it his way as it is the correct way. So now even if the world comes falling at my feet i know that i have to believe Jesus and i can do it. I can feel his presence at all times.
With loads of love and grattude

Cathy Lillie said...

Happy New Year! It sounds like you had a good year and I hope that continues for you in 2020. I don't know if this is interesting, but I started Botox treatments for my chronic migraines. Unfortunately I had to stop after two treatments because of the cost. (They should inform you of that in the beginning.) Anyway, I'm working on other treatments now and having some success.

Karen Letchworth said...

Look at that amazing give-away, Julee...thank you! How generous of you. The most interesting thing that happened to me in 2019 was that I became Grandma to the most adorable little boy, Bennett. He's such a joy. Thanks again for your generous and giving heart. This really is amazing.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth, USA

stampingbowd said...

The most interesting thing that happened to me in 2019 was that I went to Lydia Fiedler's retreat and received a hug from her plus met some online friends that I had only chatted with but never met IRL. It was a magical time! Thanks for offering such a fun prize pkg! Happy New Year!

Dana M said...

Beautiful card! The most interesting thing of 2019 was a new work assignment.
Best wishes for a fabulous 2020!

Kimmers said...

Happy New Year! The most interesting thing in 2019 was a vacation that I took with my 4 kids to Hawaii, California, and Arizona.

Andre M. said...

Happy new year and thank you for sharing your talent throughout 2019. Beautiful florals and palette on this sweet card. The most interesting event of 2019 was attending a 6 day Girl Scouts camp. I always enjoy interacting with young people, but sleeping on the ground is a lot more challenging when you're past 40. Thanks for this generous giveaway!

Heike said...

The most interesting thing that happened to me this past year was getting a new job. Much less stressful than my last job.

Donna Sue said...

I love the beach and got to spend many weekends there with friends. Happy New Year to all!

MJ's Kraze said...

Having less than 24 hour notice to get to Cleveland, Ohio (over a 4-hour drive) for a doctor appoint/surgery for my dad.

Super Stick Chick said...

Happy New Year! This year one son graduated and the other got married! Wonderful card, Julee. Looking forward to seeing all of your creative ideas in 2020!

Dee Earnshaw said...

the most interesting thing would have to be our family Caribbean cruise - thanks for the chance

Rachelle Oltean said...

Happy New Year and thanks so much for sponsoring a spot along this special blog hop! In 2019, I was able to retire early and start crafting and volunteering on a full-time basis! It's been fantastic! Yippee!

Natalie said...

The most interesting thing that happened to me was my daughter's outdoor wedding in late May and dealing with all the changes of weather!! Sun, rain, snow! It was crazy and challenging!! But interesting :-) Happy New Year!

Kit said...

Happy New Year!! The most interesting thing is to what a few of my favorite artists perform live.

Cheryl H said...

Your coloring is amazing!

My most interesting thing: I lost 135 lbs in 2019!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Happy New Year!! This is a hard question to answer. I guess it would be that I am no longer a taxi service for my teenage son who is now a legal driver and has a car. yay me. LOL

Kathleen said...

Hi there - the most interesting thing that happened for me this year was after nine years of living in our house, we finally got new landscaping. Good bye to the 1950 boxwoods and "pom-pom" bushes, and hello to native landscaping!

SHartl said...

Had to giggle to learn that you started blogging as a teen! I still can't manage a blog. The most interesting thing that happened to me in 2019 was
taking a trip this summer to introduce my kids to extended family members ranging from age 1 to age 92. It was an awesome trip that included lots of fun stops and wonderful family time.
Happy 2020 to you Julee!

Nora Noll said...

Happy New Year!! Your card is STUNNING!! I love the pretty coloring on the flowers!! The most interesting thing that happened to me this year was a fabulous trip to Ireland with two friends to celebrate turning fifty in 2019. It was a trip of a lifetime and we had so many laughs!!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

What a gorgeous card- love the colors! My son graduated from college and I'm feeling great after a surgery I had in August!

Shar Z said...

I became more interested in card making this year.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Happy New Year, Julee! The most interesting thing that happened to me in 2019 is I started working with a local craft store to build her stamping department and doing marketing and business development! I've been hosting demos and doing cardmaking classes in addition to purchasing stamps, dies, inks, etc. for the store!!

Cary said...

The most interesting thing that happened is I went back to work full time. It wasn't something I was looking for and it hasn't always been smooth but it was the right opportunity and I truly love it.

cghundley said...

Lovely card and
an awesome prize!
We bought a new
house in March
and got a puppy
in December!
Great year.
Carla from Utah

Lisa Byers said...

The most interesting thing that happened to me is I started water aerobics. I feel so much better, body wise and mental wise. Plus, I have met some great girls and we have so much fun!!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Not sure if it's "interesting" exactly but I quit my job of eighteen years and started a new job in December! I feel so much happier and healthier and am looking forward to having a more balanced life. Hopefully that will equal more craft time! Here's to a great 2020!

Terri W said...

THE MOST INTERESTING THING FOR ME THIS YEAR WAS RETIRING AND GETTING TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH MY GRANDSON Ü

DorothyA said...

The most meaningful event in 2019 was my two sons got married, one in June, the other in August. Their commitment to their future spouse was beautiful and I now have 2 wonderful daughter in laws. I hope I can truly be their friend!
Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and cards you create. Looking forward to following

Nikki said...

The most interesting thing for me was reconnecting with my younger brother. We used to be super close and then drifted apart when I moved out. He's grown into a great young man.
Thanks for offering the giveaway! I'm addicted to thank you cards and love yours.

Rhonda said...

Well in 2019 I moved into my rv and onto my mother's property to help keep an eye on her since she is getting more feeble. Even though she doesn't want to admit it. LOL So living in an rv and trying to do my quilting and papercrafts has been not only a challenge but very interesting as well.

BobbisTreasure said...

I went to a concert that was so moving and beautiful, that I cried through most of it! And I don't easily cry! Check that off my bucket list!!! BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

Heather said...

Such a beautiful card! I've always been a big fan of your style and love seeing you design for all these different companies! I feel like my life is not very interesting, but I did get a sweet little baby kitten for my birthday! It may not be interesting, but it is fun!

Wendy said...

Only one interesting thing? That’s a tough one. I had surgery, which is always interesting. Thank you for the chance to win and Happy New Year.

Unknown said...

I visited Japan with my family!

Joan K said...

In 2019 we found out our first grandbaby will be born in March! Thank you for the chance to win giveaways and all your inspiration. Happy New Year!!

Brenda in IN said...

What a sweet card. I love that little heart in the sentiment. I was fortunate to host a stamp retreat for seven great gals from all over the US. It was on my bucket list and I am so happy I got to do that.

Sunshine said...

In 2019 I loss my little brother & his death has definitely taken a huge toll on my life. So for 2020 I am working on doing things that make me happy or bring me joy & happiness. So hoping to get into the groove of things so I can craft again & help with my stress relief. Thanks! πŸ™‚πŸŽ¨☀️

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I got to see Paris this year!
Happy 2020!!
Beverly Jordan

Gloria lai said...

Happy New Year! i think that the most interesting thing for my 2019 was that a big 2 year project at work went live and was successful. And i got to go to Amsterdam for work, so it was nice being able to travel on the company's money.

Jessie said...

Thank you for sharing your blog on this hop, I have heard of so many new stores. The best thing in 2019 was I moved in with my boyfriend and he helped me fulfill my dream of a she shed just for my crafting area. Love it and him

Carol McCready said...

Happy New Year! I love your beautiful card!
And now I'm following you on Instagram.
The most interesting thing that happened
to me this year? I finally had my knee surgery. Lol

Kris in Alaska said...

My most interesting item is I helped start in art co-op in my small Alaskan town with a dozen other artists!

Indy's Designs said...

Happy New Year and thanks for being part of this amazing and generous hop! The most interesting thing that happened to me in 2019 was watching a submarine "drive" by as my hubby and I enjoyed lunch for our 25th anniversary. :)

Sue Parker said...

This year I bought my first copics and the world of coloring really got waaaay more interesting!!! Thanks for being part of this super cool.blog hop!

Annheidel said...

The most fun thing that happened in 2019 was my family reunion after not doing it for nine years, but the most interesting thing was something I never saw coming - an unexpected apology and reconnecting with two friends that I've been estranged from since 2013.

Sunshine said...

I guess 1 of the most interesting things this year was learning again just how short life is. I had to help set up a funeral, all the arrangements, pick an outfit & pick out our burial plot. Not something I ever thought I'd be doing at this age, but had no choice. So here's to hoping 2020 brings lots of health, happiness & crafting to all!! πŸ™‚πŸŽ¨☀️

Laraine R said...

Beautiful card! The most interesting thing was buying a brand new vehicle and learning how everything works!

Cheryl said...

Happy New Year and thanks for the opportunity! The most interesting thing that happened to me this year was getting a promotion and starting a new job.

Paula said...

Happy New Year and thank you for this giveaway chance!

The most interesting thing that happened to me in 2019 was being able to visit Disney a record # of times (for me)! I went at least once a month, and a couple months I was there multiple days!

Renee VanEpps said...

Your card is gorgeous, the prize package is Awesome, and NOTHING interesting happened to me all year! WHAT?? That's pretty pathetic I think. The only thing of note was that I finally realized I am not immune to losing weight, I was just doing it all wrong! lol. Thanks for the chance to win and I hope you have a happy and healthy 2020!

Pam Weiss said...

Happy New Year Crafters! Well we raise our own beef. We had to do a c-section on one of our cows who had complications during birth and passed. We were able to save the calf and in 2019 she had her 1st calf and is a great mom. Thanks for a chance to win.

Beach Girl 115 said...

The most interesting thing that happened in 2019 was that I was able to travel to Normandy for a D-Day commemoration. It was very somber and moving to be at the site and learn the story first hand from an excellent guide. As cardmakers, I think we do our bit to spread kindness and peace, which the world still needs now. Happy New Year of peace. Thanks for a chance to win and I love the colors on your beautiful cards.

V. K. said...

Happy New Year and thank you for the lovely prize package. The most interesting thing that happened to me this year was I met my grandchildren for the first time and I taught my Granddaughter how to stamp for the first time.

Sue D said...

Wonderful card. the most interesting thing that happened to me was a surprise party for our 40th wedding anniversary put on by our children--never expected that and they truly surprised us.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sandi said...

The most interesting thing that happened to me this year is I have become a dog mom to a French Bulldog puppy. I have never had a dog before so this is quite the learning experience but I love her! I love your sketches and creations Julee....thank you for keeping me inspired all year.

Nancy K said...

Thank you ! And thank you for sharing your talents with us and inspiring us to be able to create. The most interesting thing happened to me is that I got married at 60 years old! Lol still happens. Never give up. Love always wins and all of that. thank you for asking :)

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card!
The most interesting thing for me in 2019 was starting Copic marker colouring classes, hoping to complete them and improve my skills in 2020, always so much to learn.
THANK YOU for sharing, INSPIRING, being part of this AMAZING 8th annual Seasons Givings Giving Blog Hop :)
PS - I'm international, so please don't include me in your prize draw

gltinnola said...

Well, I got my dream job, moved to a new city and am working on renovating space in the new house as my craft room! Not only interesting but exciting!!

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful card and always enjoy seeing your wonderful creative ideas. More a sad then interesting year for me as I lost my only sibling, a brother. As I was his only survivor, much of the year has been taking care of his estate. I am looking forward to a happier 2020.

BrendaB said...

2019 was a pretty average year for us, so just everyday life happened! I guess the most interesting thing was taking all the grandkids to Gatlinburg in December. A 7-hour car trip with four kids from ages 3-10 can be VERY interesting, LOL!

Carrie said...

Happy 2020! This past year I visited the Panama Canal...something my hubs and I have always wanted to do. We highly recommend it...it was awesome! Thank you for inspiring the creative world with your creations...so beautiful!

Kelsey Thomas said...

The most interesting thing that happened to me in 2019 was finally finding a job in my field! :)

Lucy E. said...

Beautiful card, Julee!
The most interesting thing is that I
am a grandma to 2 more babies. Two
of my daughters had babies in 2019.

Bonnie said...

What a boat load of giving you have there. My most interesting came at the very end when I actually landed on the Simon Says Stamps Spotlight.

Macimbalo said...

Such a great and generous prize! The most interesting thing that happened to me in 2019 was I decided to redecorate my house and it's been fun!

Peggy McCullar said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win! Your card is beautiful! I love the color palette you chose! The most interesting thing that happen to me this year was my birthday vacation week in Hawaii. My daughter and family moved there with the air force so that was destination for my birthday trip this year. It was amazing, so beautiful and peaceful! The rainbows were phenomenal!

Annette Reed said...

Your card is lovely. I'm not sure that anything interesting happened this year, but the most fun I would say was my trip too AZ to visit my son and grandson. I gave my granddaughter a mermaid swin class so that she could learn to use the mermaid tail that she got for her birthday. It was a lot of fun seeing the little girls trying out the tails and learning to be mermaids.

Melissa said...

Mine probably is pretty low on the excitement scale compared to some people, but I liked it. :) The most interesting thing for me in this last year was that I decided to take up watercolor, and I love it!

sammi said...

Stunning card! Love the fussy cut flowers and bright colors! The most interesting thing that happened to me in 2019 - I tried ziplining for the first time - And I'm afraid of heights! So many emotions and feeling went through me at that time - But I'm glad I did it! I wonder what's in store for me for 2020. Hmmmm....

JoAnn said...

Love your beautiful card and your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for the great giveaway. You are so generous.

Stacy K said...

Wow, 13 years - that's awesome! Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas! Best thing in 2109 - so proud of my daughter at her school concert playing silent night on the violin!

LadyEm Davis said...

I thought I had responded. But here we go.... first,- love your cards. second... interesting/ We are now living in Italy... that’s pretty interesting! Lol
Happy New Year!

Patt H. said...

First of all, I love your awesome Peony card! The most interesting thing for me in '19 was driving myself from Nebraska to Washington state & back. I lost my wonderful husband a year ago & we always went back to my hometown every summer. He did the driving & pulled our fifth wheel. I decided to be a big girl & drive myself! (Without the fifth wheel!). It was a long trip & I drove over 4300 miles, had an awesome time & proved to myself that I can do whatever I set my mind to even if I am a senior citizen.

Elisa said...

The most interesting thing that happened to me in 2019 was spending time with my grandson who was barely born when 2019 started.

Lauren Z. said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for participating in this amazing blog hop! The most interesting thing that happened to me in 2019 is that I became a homeschool mom. I had been nervous and a bit reluctant to do it but once we actually started I found that I am really enjoying it and it is not as difficult as I had worried it would be.