Hey Friend!

Hey Friends!  Happy July!  Anyone suffering from allergies this year?  I had the full treatment of shots when I was in high school, and haven't had much trouble since then... except this year!  It's so bad, it feels like my skin is crawling and I just can't stop itching, sneezing, itching, itching, itching (did I mention the itching?  LOL)  and wanting to generally claw my eyes out!  The only thing that helps is Benadryl.  Only thing is one dose of Benadryl has the power to pretty much knock me out for two days straight.  So the big debate is whether to take the Benadryl and slumber through life, or tough it out and feel like my body is swarming with itchy, clawy bugs!  Last night I gave in to sweet, sweet Benadryl.  So if nothing from here on out makes sense, blame it on the Benadryl, yeah, yeah!  Whatever you do, don't put the blame on you, blame it on the Benadryl, yeah, yeah!  :)

Anyhow, this sweet little card is one from my stash that I was waiting until the recipient received before posting, and when that came and went, it's been sitting in the folder as my back-up card for when I couldn't muster the energy to make something new!  Now I HAVE to stamp tonight! *giggle* The stamps are from a darling, little miniset from BasicGrey called Hey Friend!  When I saw these cute little birdies and that friend font, I just had to have it!  I stamped the little birdies twice, once onto the label shape (sponged with Tumbled Glass ink) and once onto a scrap of white.  I used my friend's favorite color (red) and my favorite color (aqua) for the birdies, and popped them up for a little dimension. 

The ribbon is May Arts, and I threaded some linen thread through with a needle to give it a ruffly look, then flattened the center portion to add a little rose.  The paper is from My Mind's Eye and I used one of my favorite EK Success border punches, then finished off with a few red rhinestone accents.

Okay, that's all for me this fine itchy Thursday!  Happy July!  Thanks for stopping by!

What's In It?
Stamps: Hey Friend mini set (BasicGrey)
Paper: My Mind's Eye, so saffron, real red (SU!)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Copic markers, Tumbled Glass (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: border punch (EK Success), ribbon (May Arts), rhinestones, Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinder), rhinestones (Kaisercraft), Stardust Stickles, round-it-all (Zutter), paper rose (Micheal's)


  1. Julee, this is ADORABLE! YEs, I have been trying to claw my eyes out too! Not so much, my skin, but my eyes. . .oh my word!

  2. The card is darling. Birdies are like bunnies (you just love em'). Hope you feel better soon.

  3. This is just darling, Julee! Love it!

    This has been my worse allergy year - I am itchy, itchy, itchy, so I can totally relate. Benadryl is the only thing that helps me, but it knocks me out, too.. :(

  4. Adorable card, I love the paper matching the stamped birds AND I guess everything because that ribbon technique is something I've been drooling over and the edge punch with rhinestones...oh me oh my!

  5. Julee, I just love your stamps. I wanted to mention that I too suffer horrible allergies and nothing over the counter works for my nose and throat, but the clawing my eyes out is relieved by an over the counter eye drop product called Similasan. They have one for pink eye, stye eye, dry eye and one for allergy eye. Hope that helps. Lora


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