Thinking Fancy Florals

I made this card a few weeks ago, but I don't think I ever posted it here because it just didn't turn out how I had envisioned. It was one of those times I was up stamping at 4 AM because I couldn't sleep and this is what happened. For those of you who don't know, I'm a total night owl. I've always had trouble sleeping - even as a child, but lately it's been crazy. I rarely go to bed before 2 AM and this summer it's gotten even worse - often I'm up until 4 or 5 AM. Anyway, not sure how I got on that tangent, but there's a little personal peek into my life. LOL! Anybody else have trouble sleeping?

I didn't get a chance to stamp yesterday because my hubby's work had a Family Fun night. It was a huge shindig, and everyone's spouses and children were invited. So Mark and I got to be kids again and played miniature golf, arcade games, and raced Go-Karts. It was my first time ever driving a Go-Kart and it really wasn't my thing. I was really wanting to do bumper boats but all the old fuddy-duddy's didn't want to get wet! LOL. Anyway, it was a really nice time. So refreshing to do something out of the norm for a change, but alas, it was the second day in a row I didn't find time to stamp!

The card was made using Fancy Florals and used a color challenge from a few weeks back of Purely Pomegranate, Taken with Teal and Always Artichoke. The layout was Beate's Sketch Challenge #18. I think one of the coolest things about playing with unmounted stamps is that you can make a little scene on your acrylic block with multiple stamps and stamp them all at the same time. That's what I did with the three little starbursts on this card - just lined them up on the block and only had to stamp twice instead of 6 different impressions.

So, I'm getting really excited because the next Verve Visual release is quickly approaching. I can't wait to share what I've been working on with all of you! Look for our new releases on October 10 - that's less than 2 weeks away! Wahoooooooo! :)

26 comments

  1. What a great card. The starbursts along the side are just the most brilliant finishing touch! Love it!

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  2. wow, if I could create something like that at 3 in the morning I would become a night owl!!! Love your site! Cheryl from NS Canada

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  3. Whassamatter with you! That card is GOJUS!!!

    But I know the feeling...if it doesn't turn out exactly like you wanted it to, it's not "good enough". Sometimes we are all just to a-n-a-l for our own good! Keep up the good work!

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  4. Lovely card and the border on the side is perfect! I can't wait to see what you've been busy creating for us to play with too!! October 10th??? That's so far away......hmph!!

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  5. I really love your card! Did you look at it again? Maybe it was not what you had plan but the result is so great! Thanks for sharing

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  6. You STAY UP until 4-5 AM???? Wow. I can't possibly imagine doing that, as I come from a long line of great sleepers. I can sleep anywhere at anytime. In fact, as a child I used to ASK to go to bed because i loved sleeping. I was never given a bedtime because of the fact that I went to bed willingly when I was tired!
    And unlike you, my brain shuts down around 6 pm and I can no longer do ANYTHING that needs thinking about. But, I rise in the morning quite early (4-5 am) and get lots of things done then, so it all works out!
    I LOVE the concept of this card Julee. The little bursts along the edge, the larger scalloped circle flower, even the colors are great.

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  7. Love the card. You are so talented.
    And you are most likely not the only nightowl, I am one of many. I have had and still have the same problem with sleeping as you.

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  8. This is so pretty! I love the color combo and the layout is wonderful for this card.

    I'd love to be a night owl, but unfortunately my kids are up at the crack of dawn. I keep saying I can't wait for the teenage years so we can all sleep in until noon. LOL!

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  9. I love all the extra bling on this card. I am a night owl too, but I am forced to go to bed at around 10:30 so I don't wake hubby...

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  10. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us!!!!

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  11. Of course you know I'm a night owl...lol
    I love this card!!

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  12. This card is fantastic! I too have had problems sleeping my entire life so I feel ya but man I wish I could create something like this when my insomnia attacks! You're awesome! :)

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  13. Mmmmmmm.... Love the pomegranate and teal together!

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  14. Did someone say NEW stamps??? Oh my goodness, I can't wait!! Sure I can't get a little sneaky peeky??? Huh? C'mon Julee, what are cyber friends for??? Hmmm? I know you want to... :)

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  15. Even if you don't like the card, others do. Your work is fantastic. I go to bed at 11 p.m. - 12 p.m.

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  16. If this is a card you felt was not good enough, I am not sure what is because I think this card is fabulous! Especially for 3 in the morning - LOL! I really like the starbursts on the side of the card, they are perfect!
    And yes, I too am often awake at that hour so you are not alone. *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  17. Love this card!!! The colors are fabulous! I can't imagine trying to sort through my stuff at those hours and you create this! Very impressive :)

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  18. Your not the only one that can't sleep. I have to have pills to sleep or it takes days before I finally crash. Love your card and blog, keep up the good work.

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  19. What a beautiful card. The colours are wonderful. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

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  20. I love this - beautiful flowers and great sparkle!
    ~Ang

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  21. Great card, unique and nice!
    I have been a night owl since I was a kid, then I was an all night radio personality so that WORKED!
    I usually create better in the wee hours myself, house is quiet and I can THINK!
    I still stay up until 5am sometimes too...depending how many goodies are on the blogs I read or how many new goodies are on SCS!
    Hahahahaha...keep up the GREAT work.

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