Hi friends! It's Friday and that means it's time for a new Viva la Verve! sketch over in the Verve forum. This week's sketch is designed by Moe and it inspired this tall & skinny card using the Text Objects set. I started by cutting the Classy Label Die, then stamping the Gandhi background strip repeatedly in Sahara Sand for a subtle background, then stamping the coordinating sentiment in black and lightly dusting the edges with Pan Pastels.

The double line stamp is stamped on the top and bottom edge of the pink designer paper, then the dusted with Pan Pastels, to blend the color a little. I did a similar background treatment for the banner shape, then matted it on black cardstock run through the paper crimper for some texture.

The hearts were stamped in Sahara Sand, then the love and life scripts were stamped over them and I hand trimmed them and colored with Pan Pastels and a blender pen. To finish things off, I added some pre-glittered black chipboard flourishes and a black bow. My finished card size is 3.25" x 6.5".

Okay, that's all on the card front.  Here are the two little monkeys that have been taking up all my time lately.  We finally captured them both smiling in the same photo.  Kellan's in stripes and Trevor's in his 4th of July outfit.

Enabler's List: 
Stamps: Text Objects (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Howdy Doody (MME), Black, Cream
Ink: Sahara Sand (SU!), Black Archival (Ranger), PanPastels
Accessories: Classy Label Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Glitter chipboard (Making Memories), black wrinkled ribbon (May Arts), dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug), paper crimper (Fiskars), Rock Candy Stickles (Ranger)


  1. Love your card Julee! Wow I can't believe how fast the boys are growing, they look like very happy, content babies! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your boys are beautiful Julee. They look all boy and by their grins, appear to be a future "monkey" handful. LOL.

  3. Awww...the boys are so precious and so beautiful! And yes...your card is beautiful, too - lol!

  4. Julee, you rocked my sketch! Thanks so much for playing :) I love that Ghandi quote and the background stamping! Cool! And those little monkeys are just too adorable! You can really see their personalities now! And I just want to kiss those little toes!

  5. So gorgeous Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  6. beautiful card and I love the picture of the boys, they are getting so bit and so squeezable :-)

  7. Gorgeous card. Love all the design elements.
    Beautiful photos of the boys. They sure are growing and really look alike. Thanks for sharing the photos.

  8. Gorgeous card! You always amaze me with your creativity. Your boys look wonderful, so happy and healthy!

  9. Love this colour combo and the flourishes are stunning. Love the script on the sentiment panel too.

    As for the boys - they are soooo cute!! I LOVE it when they have toothless grins and give you wet slobbery kisses. This is when they start getting fun as their personalities come out more and more and they begin to discover their world in leaps and bounds! My son used to shove his toes in his mouth all the time when he was finally coordinated enough to get them into his mouth LOL! Give them a snuggle for me!!

  10. Nice card Julee and oh my goodness the boys are so handsome and growing so fast! Thanks for sharing your pics with us :)

  11. eek! The boys are so freakin' cute!!! LOVE the pics!!!!

    Your tag is wonderful!!! I've loving the sketch with all the different elements or layers!!! Right up my alley!

  12. Oooh... two little darlings.
    Great pics. Thanks for sharing.

  13. FIRST let me say the boys are just adorable! LOVE those smiles!

    Your card is awesome, Julee - I love the colors together and the stacked hearts . . . just inspiring!

  14. Your card is so lovely! Love the hearts that you hand cut with the sentiments! I am going to have to try that sometime!

    Congratulations on your sweet boys! My little one turned 8 last the time flies!



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