Celebrate Today

Hi friends! Happy Friday!  Thanks so much for all the super sweet birthday wishes this week.  I had a great time celebrating with Mark and the boys. I totally scored in the present department with some mixed media supplies and books, Hello Kitty loot, puzzles and some fun gift cards I can't wait to use!

I even snuck a little bit of time when the nanny was here yesterday to make a card using the July Week 5 Viva la Verve! sketch.  This week's sketch is from the creative mind of Andrea.  And if you're a bit behind, no worries!  There's still time to play along with all five of our July sketches for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Verve!  Woohoo!  There's a link to a PDF of all 5 sketches on this month's Sketch Champions entry thread.

On with the card... the flower and sentiment are both from the Small Celebrations set.  I wanted to layer the flower because I've been a little mojoless lately and I knew the time it took to cut and color each layer would be a nice warm-up for the rest of the card.  And that's just what it was.  As soon as the flower was finished I knew exactly what I wanted to do!  The papers are from my box of scraps and I added a little stitching and distressing to the base layers.  The main die cut is cut with the Fancy Tags Two Nestabilities and I layered a Petite Oval in the center for the sentiment and then accented with Dark Chocolate liquid pearls.  The leaf image is from Sunny Days and is cut with the coordinating Leafy Sprigs die.

That's all from me today.  Hope you have a fabulous weekend and find a little stampy time!  Thanks for stopping by!

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Small Celebrations, Sunny Days (Verve Stamps)
Paper: designer scraps, Early Espresso, Pear Pizazz (SU!), Cream
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Pear Pizazz (SU!), Coffee Archival, Peeled Paint Distress (Ranger), Chromatix markers (American Crafts)
Accessories: Leafy Sprigs Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Fancy Tags Two and Petite Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Dark chocolate liquid pearls (Ranger), sewing machine, paper distresser, corner rounder


  1. Beautiful card - I love the combination of reds/pinks and greens with the touch of black. Elizabeth

  2. What a gorgeous card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  3. That tag is stuning!! Love the pops of black and liquid pearls around the oval. Gorgeous creation as always. Glad you enjoyed your birthday :)

  4. Beautiful card, love the Verve Fonts they use with their stamps!!!

  5. Your card is beautiful. Love the colors and the die you used. Great sketch also.

  6. Love your choice in die cuts for this, Julee. The sentiment looks awesome, especially with all the dots of Liquid Pearls. Wonderful distressing and color combo too!


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