Presents and Stars

Monday, July 8, 2013
Hi friends! It's a brand-new Monday and time for another sketch over on the Mojo Monday blog. This week's sketch is based off a quick little card I made a while back.  I loved the layering and don't use ovals very often, so thought it would make a fun challenge for this week.

I'm in the last stretch of a very long and exhausting week as I type this up on Sunday night.  Everything from an entire house of sickies, to our switch dying while we were trying to print shipping labels for Verve orders and then spending an entire day without internet trying to figure out what happened and fix it, then a 4th of July ER visit for Kellan when he had a violent allergic reaction to some unknown thing, add in lots of family gatherings (when getting the twins ready to leave the house is a day long ordeal on its own) and it all adds up to one adrenaline filled, emotionally exhausting week.  Hopefully this coming one is low-key.

Not a lot to say about the card.  Stamps are from Borderline and I colored a bit with a Pistachio Pudding marker and then highlighted with glossy accents.  The stars are layered cuts using the Starry Die   Some washi tape, liquid pearls and star clusters finish things off.

Hope you have a little down time to play with this week's sketch.  Be sure to head on over to the Mojo Monday blog and check out the design team's sample cards as well.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Borderline (Verve Stamps)
Paper: The Pier (Crate Paper), Smoky Slate, Basic Black (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Pistachio Pudding (SU!)
Accessories: Starry Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Glossy Accents, Onyx Liquid Pearls (Ranger), washi tape (Glitz), star rhinestones (Recollections), paper distresser (SU!), Stitches texture fades embossing folder (Tim Holtz)


Riet said...

What a beautiful card Julee.

Hugs Riet.xx

Dawn's Stamping Garden said...

Julie - hope your week goes a little better! With twins, I'm betting you'll be having adrenaline weeks for a while :) Glad Kellan is okay!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Julee, I hope you are able to unwind a little this week. High adrenaline letdown often includes tears for me, so take some time for yourself - even if it's just a favorite cup of coffee and ten minutes with a good book!

Your card is lovely!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card.
Julee, I hope this week is better for you and you get some time to rest and relax a little. Sure hope Kellan is doing o.k.

laughadaisy said...

Beautiful card, Julee. ;-) I love the colors and the fun images and sentiment you used. I sure hope everyone is on the mend now, and that you are able to find some moments of peace and rest amongst all the chaos! ((hugs)) to you. ;-)

Karen Giron said...

I hope the sickies leave your house soon! Yuck! Your card is gorgeous and I love, LOVE those pearls!!

Marisa said...

Fabulous card as always, Julee! Love the way you used the gifts and the pearls are a fabulous touch.

So sorry to hear about your crazy week! I hate those types of weeks, Thankfully today is a new day and a new week. Hugs to you!!

D- said...

Your card is beautiful. TFS.
Wow what a week you have had. I hope this week will be better. I hope Kellan is feeling better. How scary for you!

Joyce said...

What a beautiful card.

Nancy said...

Oh my ...sounds like you deserve a break..hope it's a more low key week this week....your card is fabulous BTW!

Cathy Parlitsis said...

Awesome card as usual, Julee!

Stacey Schafer said...

GORGEOUS! amazing what you can do with one splash of color, Julee!

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