Joyful Little Things

How's your week going?  Mine has been filled with lots of "little things".  Seems like every time I think I'm going to get a chance to just kick back and enjoy the sun, I find some other little thing that's long overdue to fill up my day. So often it seems like I just keep pushing through all the little things while I'm waiting for the big things in life to happen.  Then I look up and realize that life's happening all around me, and I should pay attention!  :)  That's why I love the sentiment on today's card.  I'm always needing a reminder to stop and enjoy the little things.


So last night I stopped everything I was doing, and enjoyed one of my favorite little things... stamping!  I've been showing cards I made at Laurie's the last couple weeks and I still have a few more to show, but I realized last night that today will have been 2 weeks since I last stamped!  Eeek!  I almost didn't even know where to begin!  Since I always think it's best to ease in after a stamping break, I pulled out this week's Viva la Verve! sketch and inspiration photo and got to work.  The bedding in the photo reminded me of Petals & Stems, so I dusted it off and got to work with some fun new Sweet Summertime paper by Echo Park.

I stamped one of the flowers and flower centers from Petals & Stems in Perfect Plum, Regal Rose and Cool Caribbean, then cut them out and embellished with some Oregon Rain Drops and Stardust Stickles.  Then I just cut the papers for the sketch layers, added a little scallop rectangle mat, then stamped my sentiment and punched out with the SU! Modern Label Punch.  To jazz things up a bit, I added a bit of ribbon up top and a fun little butterfly brad, then finished off with some Liquid Pearls on the scallops and a couple opposing rounded corners.  Light, springy, and oh-so-much-fun!  It felt so good to stamp again!  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Your comments always bring a smile in between all the little things that make up my day!  Speaking of making me smile, Lisa sent me a photo yesterday that made me grin from ear to ear.  I thought I'd share....


isn't that AWESOME???  Made my little Hello Kitty want monster roar!  LOL  Okay, that's all folks.  Hope your day is fantastic!

11 comments

  1. Great Card and I love that pink Van !!!

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  2. Your sentiment is such a great reminder...little things really are the big things! Great interpretation of the inspiration room! TFS that cool van pic! :-)

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  3. adorable butterfly and great use of the sketch :) Yummy papers and that sentiment says it all :) New challenge for you...make a card inspired by that fabulous van!! LOL Any sneak peaks of anything coming soon? Verve hasn't shown up on my M/C lately :( {smile}

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  4. I used the exact same picture and set for this sketch! Just switch the location of the flowers and the butterfly and you've got my card LOL! Will post it tomorrow. Could my little one creative gene be thinking like THE Verve Diva herself??!!!! Oh my, be still my heart LOL! Love that quote too :D Each day is full of so many wonderful little things!

    I left a note on the project thread. Okay if I wait until the next release to pick a set?! Speaking of which, do we get some sneak peaks soon...(hint, hing LOL!)

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  5. This is absolutely adorable, Julee! And I love that Hello Kitty van. . .too cute!

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  6. This is so pretty, Julee! I love the sweet colors! You've gotten me excited because I have some of that dp coming my way:) LOVE the van! I think you definitely need to put one on your wish list:)

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  7. This is gorgeous Julee. Love it. I need to pull that set out too. It was the first set of yours I bought. Love it!!!

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  8. Wow - love all the patterns and those flowers are terrific!
    What an awesome van!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog :)
    Maria

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  9. What a bright and fun card! So true, too. Definitely need to stop and enjoy all the little things in life more often. Have a great weekend!

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  10. Love this card! The pretty flowers, the colors...all of it!

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  11. Awesome card!

    I truly could not believe that van when I saw it parked 2 spots down from my car. LOL! I knew I HAD to take a pic and send it to you! I love my cell phone camera!

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