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Hiya!  Hope you've enjoyed all the pretty eye candy throughout our Birthday Blog Hop!

Mebbe it's 'cuz I don't garden, or lack a green thumb, but floral and nature images are my most favorite to work with.  I never tire of them and can never get enough of them.  I also love working with solid images, so when I compiled this release, I was absolutely ecstatic at the final collection!

If you'll leave a comment on this post, your name will be entered into a random drawing for a prize (mentioned at the end of this post)!!!

I had only ONE (one, YIKES!  Must remedy that ASAP!) piece of Lime Shimmer Couture paper left, but it was enough to make this GAAAW-JUS (if I do say so m'self!) thang:

I used both the Marigolds and our gorgeous Lime Shimmer Couture Paper, to update the Memory Mug I picked up at the shop a few months ago!  Coffee on the go has never been more stylish!  Note:  I love this mug especially because the interior wall is made of stainless steel; it keeps your beverages hot (or cold, if iced) much longer than the ones that are only walled with plastic.

The Solid Marigold was stamped in a soft pink–I started with one of the medium Chocolate Pretty Pearls, and then thought it might be a cool effect to encircle it with the tiny ones!  I likey!!! The Wild Rose Branch serves as an wonderful flourish-like back-drop to the pretties clustered there to the side.


I don't fussy cut very often, but on this design, I really wanted to have some dimensional layers on the Wild Rose–it was stamped twice, and trimmed out and 3D mounted with pop dots.  I love this look on our Latt√© note cards, but it would look equally gorgeous on white, too.  Just had to put some tiny Chocolate Pretty Pearls in the center for garnish. :)

If you'll kindly leave a comment here on this post, your name will be entered in a random drawing for these 2 marvelous stamps from the new Everything's Rosy Collection:

Marigold, Open

Winners will be announced at the A Muse News Blog on May 10th!!

Be sure to hit this last stop on the Hop, so you won't miss anything-> A Muse News Birthday Blog Hop


If you got lost, you can always head back to A Muse News for direct links to all the bloggers in our Hop! And, be sure to leave a comment at all the stops in the hop to enter the give-away(s)–we're each hosting one!  WOO HOOOOOOO!!!

  1. so, so, so pretty!!

  2. I am always looking for gift ideas and I just love that you came up with the coffee mug with matching cards. I love how you used the ribbon and die cut shapes!

  3. I love the colors that you use.

  4. Love all of your projects – so pretty!

  5. Thanks for sharing your cards and I love the travel mug. I will have to check out these mugs.

  6. Beautiful cards all around. Loving the blog hop. Thanks for a chance to win.

  7. Although I am probalby comment 352, I thank you for sharing such a variety of cards and projects. I love the simple wild rose card, the mothers’ day card and the travel mug project. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

  8. Gorgeous new stamps beautifully presented in your elegant card. I always love your designs, Julie.

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