Smallest Things

Happy Friday!  It's time for another Viva la Verve! challenge and this week's hostess with the mostess is Andrea!  It's the final sketch for February, so be sure to play along with all four challenges for a chance to win our next release!  There's even a printable pdf to make it easy for you, so head on over to the February Week 4 challenge thread for all the sketches and details!

Andrea's sketch had me pulling out the new Stella & Rose Mabel collection from My Mind's Eye.  I just adore all four lines in the Stella & Rose collection and had to snatch them up the minute I saw them!  As usual, I seem to have gone beyond the sketch, piling on the goodies, but you can still see the "bones" of the sketch in there.  This orange paper reminded me of an adorable stuffed elephant my mom made me as a child.  Oh, how I loved that little elephant!  I even had a dress to match and we had all sorts of adventures!  He was orange and white gingham, with a cute little pocket on his belly and I think he probably influenced my design of Emery!

So all that to say, I knew I had to use Emery with this orange paper!  After piecing all my papers together, I stamped the Smallest Things plain jane onto a Classy Label Die cut, then added some orange rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty.  The orange seam binding started simple, and then had a mind of it's own as I layered two bows together, then added a bitty button to the center.  Next I pulled out the Lots of Hearts punch and layered some hearts, along with the Thank You sentiment from Friendly Phrases on a Sentiment Flags die cut from Lil' Inkers.  I finished off by tucking Emery behind the classy label.

Okay, that's all for me today!  Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend!

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Emery Plain Jane, Smallest Things Plain Jane, Friendly Phrases (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Stella & Rose Mabel (My Mind's Eye), Really Rust, Ivory
Ink: Really Rust, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Accessories: Classy Label Die (Verve Stamps), Sentiment Flags die (Lil Inker Designs), Punch pack, bitty buttons, Lots of Hearts punch (SU!), scrapper's floss (Karen Foster), 2, 3 and 4mm orange flatback rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), orange seam binding (Prairie Bird Boutique)

14 comments

  1. Julee, this is so adorable! I love everything about this card. Love the paper the colors are so pretty.

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  2. This is really so beautiful. I love the details you added on. I love love the papers! I will have to run and check them out. I have been eyeing this cutie elephant for some time now....I think it's time to break down :) HA!!
    Love you Sentiment Flag too!! :)

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  3. Julee, this is awsome!! I am not a big fan of orange, but you made it look SO good! ANd, I totally love how you related your childhood stuffed animal, great memory. You'll need to send this one to your Mom...-) TFS!

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  4. Oh, Wow! I mean ... really ... WOW!!! This card is so sweet & colourful, with lovely details each time I look at it.

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  5. Hi Julee!! I had to grin when I saw your post. I used these things in my card last night too. I love yours more.

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  6. Beyond adorable, Julee. Love the colour combo and how you have him hanging over the sentiment panel. Childhood stuffies are the best :)

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  7. Love how you layered the two bows. That elephant is just adorable... everytime I see it, it's saying... buy me! buy me!

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  8. This is darling! Emery is fast becoming my favorite Verve stamp. He is just so cute and this little orange Emery is no exception. I wonder how it is that you arrived at the name Emery for your darling elephant??

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  9. Very pretty carda. Love the colors and that saying is one of my favorites. TFS

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  10. Luv the paper piecing on the little elephant! Cute & Very Luvly card! :-)

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  11. ooh, love this ADORABLE, bright and happy CARD!!!

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  12. Oh how stinkin' CUTE! I LOVE the little polka dotted elephant. . .so cute!

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  13. Oh Julee, this is so cute! I love that sweet elephant...guess it's time to go shopping! Orange is one of my favorite colors and it looks amazing here-great paper choices!!

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