Life is GOOD

Hey peeps!  Life has been crazy around here this month and I've had less time to design than ever before.  So this morning I stepped into the studio (directly across from my bedroom) before I even started my day, so I could be sure to get a little stamp therapy in before all the craziness of the day set in.  Tomorrow is the deadline for all four February Viva la Verve! sketches and I realized I hadn't finished Week 1's sketch by Amber yet, so that was my launching point.

Next I picked up this Lille paper from 7 Gypsies that I just fell in love with the moment I saw it.  I was particularly drawn to the page that said LIFE IS GOOD, so decided to use that as my focal point and pick a stamp set that could just accent the beautiful papers.  These delicate flourishes from Filigree Fantasy are one of my all time favorite stamps and I thought they would pair well with the vintage style of this paper.  Everything is inked with Vintage Photo distress ink and I used a paper distresser on all the edges, then stamped the flourishes and embellished with red rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty.  For the ribbon accent I went with this gorgeous silver & black twine also from Pizzazz Aplenty.  I just love the metallic shine to it.  I finished off with the Sprinkle each day with kindness sentiment from Filigree Fantasy in the bottom corner.  Then I just layered everything together, deciding to skew my square a bit (I saw you cringe, Marisa!), then quickly decided to make a little photo corner accent with punches and the square stamp from Filigree Fantasy, accenting with another red rhinestone.  Finished card size is 5.5" square.

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Filigree Fantasy (Verve)
Paper: Lille (7 Gypsies), Black, Cream
Ink: Black Soot, Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress Ink), Copic marker
Accessories: Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), paper distresser (Tonic), red rhinestones and Midnight Silver Baker's Metallic Twine (Pizzazz Aplenty)


  1. Bold and beautiful! Love the little corner treatment and the red bling! You always make such amazing vintage style cards!

  2. Beautiful card today. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.


  3. This card is SOOO cool. Love the colors, the bling, and especially the paper. Wow!

  4. This is a very cool card. There's a lot going on, but I don't feel anything is "fighting" another. Fab. Thanks for sharing and telling me where I can buy the paper.

  5. OMG... how wonderful is this!! Love the dp and how you executed it is wonderful!!

  6. Julee you just never cease to amaze, I just love the vintage feel to this card girl. LOVE it.

  7. This is so very cool!!! Love the saying along the bottom! Verve has some of the best verse and sentiment stamps out there!!


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