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Jul 8, 2010

Life Is Beautiful


Happy Thursday!  Today, I wanted to share one of the new Unity Scrapbook Royalty kits designed by Melody Ross.  I am soooo thrilled that Melody is designing stamps now... and with my favorite company!!!  :)  If you've never heard her story, you really should read her blog.  She is an amazing woman who has the most positive outlook on life... and presses through life's challenges with such grace.  She's truly one of the most inspiring women I know (even though I've never met her face to face).  You can read more about the Scrapbook Royalty organization and see more kits available for purchase HERE.


Today's card uses one of my favorite images from the 'Just Be You' kit.  Life is Beautiful.  But, let's face it.  Sometimes life feels like anything but beautiful.  Life can be tough, and mean, and ugly.  I think this one little stamp has a lot of meaning packed inside of it.  For me, it's looking life's challenges straight in the eye and choosing to see things differently.  I choose to see the beauty in this day.

We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us.  Romans 5:3-5

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I heat embossed my stamped image in black and added hints of color with my Copics.  The yummy paper is by Graphic 45 & those beautiful blooms are by American Crafts.

Now... hop on over to Jen Erickson's blog to see what she's been up to!

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47 comments :

  1. Your card is wonderful - it's sassy and elegant; that's a hard combination!

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  2. Oh my goodness-this is STUNNING! Where did you find those ivory flowers!??! WOW-this is really pretty and that crystal swirl totally tops it off!

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  3. beautiful card! i love the bloomer! thanks for sharing :)! have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

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  4. hI,

    aMAZING HOW EACH ONE OF YOU COMES UO WITH NEW MAGIC WITH THE Same stamps. The results are so different one from the other and so beatifull

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  5. OMGosh! This card is just breath taking and so inspiring. I just love everything about this card.

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  6. that is stunning. life isn't feeling very beautiful right now.

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  7. WOW!! Julie.. this is STUNNING!! i love everything about your card.. the colors, the bling, the layering.. YOU ROCK!!!

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  8. I really, really, really love this card. The colors are great. It's just pefect.

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  9. oh LOVE these colors!! defintely AMAZING!! :)

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  10. beautiful card!! I love this stamp set!

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  11. I really love the dark colors of your card with the delicate yellow of the flowers. Beautiful!

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  12. GORGEOUS!!! Love the colors!!

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  13. Julie, this is so STUNNING!!!! I just love the gorgeous colors you worked with and those soft beautiful flowers!

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  14. Simply gorgeous Julie!! I love the rich feel and to your card!! WOW!!!..love it!

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  15. WOW...this is amazing. Love the little border along the edge :)

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  16. WOW...this is amazing. Love the little border along the edge :)

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  17. omgosh, i seriuosly love that big fluffy ribbon flower! looks amazing with that stamp!

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  18. I LOVE LOVE LOVE those hints of color!

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  19. gorgeous card love the vibrant colour theme xx

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  20. These papers go so good with Unity this card is gorgeous!!!

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  21. Julie! this is absolutely gorgeous! love the flowers bling with it!

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  22. That is a stunning card! Totally a framer! Really very beautiful.

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  23. Fabulous card! I love the flowers and papers. Stunning!

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  24. The colors are striking! Great card!

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  25. This is Beautiufl Julie!
    And that Scripture has so much meaning. And it is one that I take to heart each day.

    Thank you for sharing!

    May your weekend be Blessed!

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  26. Stunning in every way Julie...love those flowers and the bird is just darlin'!!!

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  27. Gorgeous! Love the added flowers!!

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  28. Love your card and the spot of color! The flowers are yummy and I think I might go to the store after work! Patty

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  29. Julie
    Ho my word that cards awsome I love it! and flowers too!

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  30. The card truly is elegant -- love the flowers, the pink rose, and the classic black.

    Thanks for inspiring with your design, as well as sharing such encouraging and real words. Sometimes life is mean, ugly, and feels anything but beautiful -- yet what a gift we have in our faith -- to be given folks, words, and images to nourish and sustain our hope.

    Very inspired to check out Melody's blog. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Wow! This card is absolutely adorable!!

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  32. Beautiful! Love the striking image of the bird. I need to heat emboss more often!

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  33. This is sooooo gorgelicious! LOVE the colors and the rose blooms and the highlighted portion of the bird! Just AMAZING to see!

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  34. Lovely card! Awesome flowers! :)

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