Beautiful U

Hi friends!  I'm popping in with a little sample for this week's Viva la Verve! sketch.  It's the last week of the month, so the Divas are mixing things up with a clean & simple sketch.  Play along with all four of the February sketches for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Verve!  All the sketches and details can be found in our VLV forum.  The perfect excuse to hang out in your stamp room this weekend, don't ya think?  {grin}

For my card, I pulled out the You and I set to make a sophisticated little birthday card.  The letter U is stamped in Pretty in Pink and I stamped the scripted beautiful over the top.  I framed the circle with a pinking circles die cut and accented with liquid pearls.  For my horizontal panel, I chose to gather up some wide striped ribbon with a little black scrapper's floss and added a little prima flower with a hot glue gun.  I pulled out my long neglected Swiss dots embossing folder for a little texture then finished off by shabbying up the edges with a paper distresser.  Easy peasy and completely finished in 15 minutes!

Well, that's all from me.  I hope you have a fantastic weekend!  We've got a to-do list a mile long of things I'd like to accomplish before the babies arrive.  Hopefully we'll make some good progress over the weekend!

Enabler's List:
Stamps:  You and I (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Cream, Black
Ink: Pretty in Pink (SU!), black
Accessories:  Classic & Pinking Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), wide striped ribbon (SU!), black scrapper's floss (Karen Foster), liquid pearls (Ranger), flower (Prima)


  1. oh, that ribbon treatment is da BOMB, Julee!! All those extra hormones have given your mojo an extra power boost!! Love the sentiment stamped on the U. Is picking Irish names on your to do list {wink!}?

  2. Many happy sighs on this card :) Swiss dots, You and I set, striped ribbon, rounded corner and gathered ribbon with the rose. Totally gorgeous card!! Have a great weekend and hope your to do list shrinks a fair amount :)

  3. love it! so simple but so nice!

  4. Julee, what a gorgeous card! I just love the font in the 'beautiful'! Its so pretty and elegant! Your card maybe CAS, but it is very inspiring! TFS

  5. Hi, Julie!
    I have to say...visiting your blog is one of my favorite daily activities! Your style is so chic! I love everything you do!
    Thanks for sharing it with us!

  6. This is a wonderful card! Good luck with you list a mile long. It always feels great to be productive!

  7. Julee, this is simply beautiful! Love how you've done your ribbon treatment! Must try to play along today too!

  8. Lovely use of the sketch! So pretty!


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