Birthday Pinwheel

Hey friends!  Happy Friday!  It's time for another Viva la Verve sketch, and this week Sankari's got a fabulous one for you.  I went with a summer theme to double as a card for the current Get Your Diva On challenge.  Deadline to play along with the GYDO challenge and have a chance to win a Guest Diva spot is this Sunday night.  Check out all the details on this thread in our forum.

When I think of summer, I think of birthdays.  My own is in late July, but the "birthday season" officially kicks off this weekend with my mom and father-in-law and then just picks up speed all through the next two months.  I can't believe how many birthday cards I need in the next 30 days.  So when I sat down to stamp, I wanted a really fun, summery birthday card and this Splash paper from Echo Park totally fit the bill.  Nothing too major here, just had fun using lots of toys and dies I hadn't used in a while.

Today we're getting the new blinds I ordered a while back installed!  Hooray!  The blinds we currently have in my studio get so much sun and are of the cheapest material ever, so they're literally cracking and disintegrating.  One wrong touch and they crumble!  So needless to say I'm ecstatic that the new blinds are finally here!

Well, I better get a move on.  There's lots to do before the weekend is officially here.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulously creative day!

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Birthday Phrases (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Splash (Echo Park), White
Ink: Black (TCP Studios)
Accessories: Pinwheel Die and Sentiment Flags Die (Lil' Inker Designs), Icing and Big Scallop CutUps (The Cat's Pajamas), Jumbo Bracket Label and 1"Circle punch (EK Success), lace trim (Webster's Pages), Teardrop Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), glass glitter (SU!), flower (Prima), Rays Texture Fades (Tim Holtz), Stickles


  1. Today's my birthday, too! :)

    Love this card. I'm a big fan of the pinwheels and I love the papers you've chosen. Very cool card!

  2. Incredibly, incredibly amazing!!!!

  3. Thud, the sound of my lower jaw hitting the desk. WOW! Stunning!

  4. I love that pinwheel! It is perfect for your summery card! Happy Weekend ~ enjoy your new blinds!

  5. Such a fun birthday card! Love the pinwheel with a flower center! June is a killer month for me for family birthdays! My son's is tomorrow and my DH is on Sunday along with Father's Day! No end to celebrating around here.

  6. Very festive Julee! I know what you mean about birthday season. I have 5 family birthdays in July :)

  7. Fun, summer birthday card. Love the pin wheel :) No birthday rushes for us until September when we have four. Have a great weekend and enjoy the new blinds :)

  8. Thought of fun before I even read....wonderful card!!! Happy B-day to all, enjoy!!!

  9. Now that's a summer birthday card if I ever saw one......just love it. Early Birthday wishes to you. My husbands was this past Tuesday and he was out of town so we celebrate this weekend.

  10. Julee, this card screams FUN! I love all the elements and that pinwheel die is popping up on the last three blogs I've visited....must be telling me I NEED it...ha!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Such a happy card! I just love it! Hope you have a fabulous weekend Julee!


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