Smiling Embrace

Hey there everyone! Sorry I've been MIA. My migraines have returned for another impromptu/unwelcome visit. Today the pressure isn't so bad, so as long as I make this short and get off the computer right away, I might have a chance at keeping Mr. Migraine at bay today. This card is something I whipped up this morning. I've had this Michelle Wooderson sketch printed and sitting on my desk all week, and finally decided to just dive in.

I used my new favorite set, Embrace Life by SU! I started by stamping the cherry blossom image on 7/8" square punches and then coloring with Copic markers. I matted on Ruby Red Extra Jumbo Scallop Square punches and then added a little Stardust Stickels and set aside. Next I stamped the blossom again randomly across a 2" strip of white cardstock. In hindsight I wish I had used Blush Blossom, but it's too late now! :) I then colored the flowers iwth Copics and then overstamped the panel in Blush Blossom with the Linen Background and lightly sponged the edges with Blush Blossom ink. I used a small corner rounder for the scalloped edge on the Ginger Blossoms dp panel (embossed with the Swiss Dots CB folder) and then sewed the blossoms strip to a Blush Blossom card bases stamped with Linen. If I hadn't been so lazy, I would have changed the thread to white thread, but that would have required winding a new bobbin, and rethreading the needle, which just wasn't going to happen with my headache. I stamped the dotted frame and sending you smiles sentiment from Thoughtful Florals in Ruby Red and then punched out with the Word Window punch. I added a small cut out blossom for a little accent in the corner. Finished off with two Foof-A-La buttons tied with DMC floss, and then added some accents with a white gel pen.

Okey dokey, hope y'all have a fantastic weekend. I'm still reeling from Michael Johns getting voted off - what was American thinking, anyway? He's not my overall favorite to win the whole thing, but he definitely didn't deserve to go home this week! Okay, off my soapbox... Julee OUT! :)


  1. Just beautiful Julee! I LOVE the colors! Hope you feel better!

  2. I know!!! Michael should not have been voted out. I wasn't happy with the bottom 3 at all! I voted for all of them! Oh well, I know he'll get picked up from some label anyway. Great card BTW. I love the sparkle.

  3. This is gorgeous! Now go get some rest!

  4. Hi Julee, I hope you feel better soon. I love the card and colors. I need to try this layout by Mish. :)

  5. This is gorgeous, Julee!
    Hope you're feeling better today.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. So sorry about your headaches, I have been having problems this week with them too. Your card is gorgeous, and I can't believe MJ got voted off either!! Ryan was so mean too, it was awful!!

  7. this is sooooo pretty.
    you really convinced me that i NEED this set :-)


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