Just Because

Hi friends!  Happy Friday!  I've been feeling a bit under the weather this week, but it's still flown by.  Seems like there are just too many things to do with our new house nearing completion.  Our final walkthrough is a week from today, so we're getting close!  Yay!


Today I'm sharing a card I made using the December Stamp of the Month, Fluttering By.  This little set is one of my all-time favorites, and it's 40% off during the month of December!  As I was sorting through my studio earlier this week, I set aside a few scraps that caught my eye, so when I sat down to stamp, these papers were at the ready.  The background is actually made from three different script and ledger paper scraps that I pieced together with tape, then sponged and embossed to give a cohesive look to them.

The butterfly from Fluttering By is embossed onto ledger paper, and also onto the floral paper and then cut out and popped up.  I accented its body with some dark chocolate flatback pearls and then added some resin butterflies above the sentiment.  A few die cuts, a scrap of ribbon and a triple pearl stick pin finish things off.

And since many of you have been asking, here's a photo from our new house.  Please ignore the dust - construction is such a messy process!  LOL


This is our kitchen/island area, complete with alder stained cabinets and granite countertops.  I just love the blacksplash and tile we chose.  Here's  a little close-up...


Okay, that's all from me.  I hope you have a fantastic weekend!  If you're looking for a little something small for a gift, don't miss Verve's Stocking Stuffer Sale...


Enabler's List:
Stamps: Fluttering By (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Early Espresso (SU!), cream, scraps from Crate Paper and K & Co
Ink: Early Espresso (SU!), Antique Linen, Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Fishtail Banner and Vintage Flourish Die-namics (MFT), ribbon, triple pearl stick pin, dark chocolate flatback pearls and resin butterflies (Pizzazz Aplenty), Corner Chomper, Sizzix embossing folder, fine detail clear embossing powder (JudiKins), mat pack and paper piercer (SU!)

20 comments

  1. Beautiful card today! And a wonderful sneek peek of your new home... I can't imagine that you'll feel like making cards when you move in, I'd want to sit in that kitchen and stare at the gorgeous cabinets all day! :o)

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  2. Julee, sorry that you aren't feeling well this week. Hope you are better soon! Love your card. That stamp set was my very first from Verve!!! Still LOVE it too!!!

    Your kitchen is GORGEOUS. Wow!

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  3. Such a beautiful card, love the flowery DP set against the kraft - very striking! Your new home is beautiful, I hope you enjoy many happy, healthy years in it!

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  4. Love the card Julee. I must find the embossing folder I love it.

    I can see a lot a great family and friends gathering in your new kitchen. I can only dream of cooking and having a kitchen like that.

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  5. I love that butterfly! It is so cute, the whole card is darling. Love you new home, you must be so excited! But don't over do anything ~ you take it easy!!

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  6. What a beautiful card, and your kitchen! Oh I love it you lucky girl!

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  7. Love your card layout...and the great papers! What a fab kitchen! Looks like it's big and will be a great gathering place!

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  8. Love the pops of color with the floral DP and I have always adored that butterfly! One of my fave sets :) Great embossing in the BG and a fabulous card as always.

    House looks fabulous! Will be great to be able to celebrate Christmas in your new home - what a great Christmas gift :)

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  9. what a gorgeous card! Love all that embossing...you're enabling me with that postal ef...shame! Oh, I hear ya on the excitement of the new house being ready :) We are moving the rest of our things tomorrow from Dad's! Spent last night cleaning floors and setting up bed frames. I even bought a sweet mini Christmas tree for the studio...lol. LOVE your kitchen!! Nice and big with room to grow with your expanding family :) How exciting!! Good luck this week :)

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  10. Love the designer paper in today's card and your crinkled ribbon!
    I'm a Kitchen & Bath designer, your kitchen is beautiful, enjoy!

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  11. Really Beautiful Card and a kitchen I dream of!!

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  12. Your card is STUNNING Julee...and WHOA...so is your new kitchen! SO exciting!! Hope you feel better!!!

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  13. Your card is GORGEOUS!!! I hope you're feeling better soon!

    OMWerd....your kitchen is scrumptious!!!

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  14. Love this! Fluttering By was one of the first Verve sets I ever bought (or maybe won??)! Love this and that just because sentiment is one that I use all of the time! Your new home is looking beautiful, enjoy!

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  15. Love your card and what a kitchen! Both are gorgeous!!

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  16. Love your card...all the embossing with mix of paper is fabulous!!!! Gorgeous kitchen and lovin the backsplash....combo of two different tiles is wonderful!!! Hope you feel better soon....those boys will owe you, LOL!!!

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  17. A lovely card Julee. Fantastic inspiration for us to use up our scraps. I'm sure everyone like me has stacks of them.
    Best wishes Linda

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  18. Julee, you have such an eye for color! Everyone of your creations are a delight to look at, from the smallest of details, your cards are just filled to the brim with wonderful-ness! ;)

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  19. What a beautiful card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  20. I love this card. I am going to try it out it. Your kitchen is AMAZING, so so beautiful

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