Sunday, July 25, 2010

Happy Birthday, Julee!!

Good morning!!! Today I have the honour of wishing Julee Tilman a happy, happy birthday on this special Birthday Blog Hop!!!  Julee is the sweet, creative and generous owner of Verve Stamps...one of the stamp companies I love (read: am addicted to;)  So on your birthday, Julee...I would like to share this well known birthday verse...it's one of my favourites :)
Count your garden by the flowers,
Never by the leaves that fall.
Count your days by golden hours,
Don't remember clouds at all.
Count your nights by stars, not shadows.
Count your years with smiles, not tears.
Count your blessings, not your troubles.
And with joy on every birthday,
Count your age by friends, not years.

In honour of Julee's birthday, I thought it only appropriate to use on of her newest stamps from Blue Skies...I just love this butterfly image and have found that it makes a great background.  I added a bit of SU's new daffodil delight as Julee mentioned it's one of her favourite new colours :)  I first saw this fleur de lis border punch on Julee's blog and had to have it after seeing her wonderful cards with it :)  Oh, and if it's okay, I would like to mention that my first year Blog anniversary is today as well!!!  I started my blog last year so I could participate in the Verve Anniversary Blog Hop!!! How fun is that?  To share my blogiversary with Julee's birthday?  LOL  I have some blog candy up for grabs on yesterday's post if you want to check it out :) okay...

...if you've come here from Susan's blog, you are right on track :)  Next up on the hop is Jen del Muro and if you've just arrived at the Hop, go to the Verve Blog to see the master list of Birthday Blog Hoppers.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JULEE!!!

What's in it?
Stamps: Verve blue skies, Big Wish
Ink: su plum, rose romance, rose red, versafine onyx
Paper: pti white, kraft, lavender moon, su daffodil delight
Accessories: ek success border punch, cirlc nestabilities, ms butterfly punch, gemstones, sheer ribbon, button, twine, stitching, su vintage ef

27 comments:

nanny23 said...

very pretty card Thanks for sharing

marilynwillauer said...

A refreshing card, great colors, designes and wishes!!! I too love that birthday quote!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Happy 1st Blog Anniversary, look forward to seeing many more postings with beautiful cards from you!!

Janine said...

I wouldn't have thought about using it as a background. Thanks must try soon!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Maureen - Haven't seen your work for a while - I signed up to follow - gorgeous creations on this blog. Congrats on your 1 year!! Beautiful bday card for Julee~~

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is just beautiful, Maureen! I LOVE how you used that butterfly for the background!

Amy Sheffer said...

GORGEOUS! Love your stamped background! How cool that you added in the Daffodil Delight and the fleur de lis, too! Happy Blogiversary!

Laural-Lee said...

OH my I love love love this card! The background stamping is amazing. Great butterfly background behind the sentiment too. Lovely texture and stitching. Fabulous

Julia Bettencourt said...

Maureen,
Your card is lovely. I especially like the ribbon you used. Congrats on your blog anniversary!

Marisa said...

Love that butterfly!! Great idea to use it as a BG. Nice touch with the punch too :D Happy blogaversary :D

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!

Jen Tapler said...

Oh this is gorgeous Maureen!! Love that butterfly background - genius!

Tanya said...

This is gorgeous! I adore these butterflies too, I can't put them down. Love the soft shear ribbon, fantastic stitching, and I LOVE that border punch too, it's on my wish list.

Patty said...

Beautiful card. I love the way you made the 'faux' paper with the butterfly from Blue Skies... gorgeous.

Maureen Reiss said...

Really beautiful card! Love that saying

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Pretty card!

Wendy said...

Cute blog Maureen!! Your card is wonderful!! Have a super day!

Mercy said...

so pretty, maureen!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a beautiful card, Maureen! Thanks so much for the sweet birthday wishes - love that verse! Happy blog anniversary to you!

Wanda Cullen said...

Congrats on your 1 year blog anniversary! Your birthday card for Julee is beautiful...perfect stitching and that butterfly BG looks great!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love, love, love how you used these elegant butterflies Maureen!! And the colors are totally yummy!! What a beautiful card!!

Lynda Benden said...

Oh WOW Maureen, this is awesome! I absolutely love how you made the butterfly background!

Chrisd said...

The cards is so lovely and the edging is great too.

Tina said...

Gorgeous card!

Kristina said...

I never would have thought to use those butterflies as a background! LOVE the beautiful look of it, especially with the different colors! What a beautiful birthday card for Julee!

Shannan Teubner said...

Girl, this is just AMAZING!! I love love love every little detail!

Joan Ervin said...

Sooo pretty...I'm lovin all those beautiful butterflies!!!!

TannyP said...

Jeepers! I love this =) Such a stunning color combination...fabulous work, Maureen!
And that saying is awesome. Gonna have to copy that one down. (Or maybe Julee will make it into a stamp!)

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