Hi There!

How was your weekend?  Mark decided he needed to share his terrible, no-good, very bad cold, so I spent most of the weekend on the couch, with a Kleenex box, drinking about 50 pots of hot tea to soothe my throat and cough!  LOL  But I did leave the couch for long enough to make a card.  After all the dreary snow and rain we've been having, I wanted something cheery and bright as a pick me up, so I pulled out this fabulous new Little Boy paper from Echo Park and had some fun.

It's the first Monday of the month, and that means it's a contest week over at Mojo Monday!  Play along with this week's sketch {Mojo168} for a chance to win some Verve!   I knew I wanted to pair the sailboat paper in the collection with the sailboat from Text Objects, so I made that my square and paper pieced the sails and bottom.  I pulled out my sewing machine, fought with it for quite a while before I realized the thread wasn't looped through the little thingy that goes up and down, then sewed (not well I might add) a border around the sailboat and the sailboat paper.  Next I stamped the small heart from Text Objects on two different patterns of paper, cut out and layered over the sailboat panel. 

The little sentiment is from the Wordy Birds set and I stamped it in Early Espresso Craft ink then embossed in clear, finishing it by cutting some little tails to tuck behind the big jumbo grommet.  I tied a knot in some white twill, then added the grommet over the top and glued to my paper.  I finished off with some heart stick pins and some super fun turquoise frosted flatback pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty.   The photo doesn't really do them justice... they're kind of like an opaque dew drops with a frosty luster to them.  So pretty and unique!

Okay, that's all from me.  Be sure to tune in to the Verve Blog for the last installment in our Triple Play Project Parade!  Have a fabulous start to your week and thanks for stopping by!

23 comments

  1. Oh I just LOVE this, Julee! So, bright, happy and ADORABLE! Love love love it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Fabulous! Love all the color and the DP. The new Verve set is wonderful, I need to order it right away.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Whhaaaaaaaattt!!! Girl, this is AWESOME!!! It literally took my breath away as soon as it loaded on my screen! Those fun, fun colors and that adorable sail boat!!! EEEK! I just love it!!!! And FYI...your photo is the BOMB!!!

    Hope you are feeling better today!

    ReplyDelete
  4. these colours just make me smile!! What perfect dp for that sweet little boat :) Fab button on the ribbon too :) Just added my triple play to the list :) I used some bright colours that would go well with your card today :) feel better!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love it, gorgeous colors and love the sewing.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh Julee, this is FABULOUS!!!! The colors, and the DP ~ WOW! Oh, I can't wait to get my new stuff now....! LOVE IT!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is fabulous Julee! The papers are perfect, everything is amazing, I love it!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Definitely a cheerful card! What a wonderful combination of colors and elements; so fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  9. a true Royal creation!
    love it so new!

    ReplyDelete
  10. this is soooo sweet Julee, I luv the tilt on the little sailboat, over the top cute.....hope you fell better, have a great week!

    enjoy *~*

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your colors are just FANTASTIC on this card Julee, awesome boats, awesome design!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Sorry to hear you've been under the weather. I'm just now getting over the same cold and it's been two weeks! Your card is adorable! Hope you feel better!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh my goodness, this is so sweet; I hope these cheery papers made you feel a little better! Take care!

    ReplyDelete
  14. That sailboat paper is so cute. I like the wavy border with your sea theme.

    ReplyDelete
  15. What a gorgeous card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.x

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great card for men and/or kids.

    ReplyDelete
  17. this card of yours is totally FABULOUS!!!!!!! Great fun happy colors!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. How cute is this card. So cheerful and fun. Hope you get to feeling better.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love how you "tipped up" the adorable little sail boat!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Julee, I honestly gasped when I say this!!! Amazing job!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh My Gosh this is a cute card!! I just LOVE it. Cute boats, fun colors, just Awesome.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for taking the time to brighten my day with a comment! I love hearing from you.

Back to Top