Birthday Treasure

Hi friends!  Happy Thursday... this week has just flown by for me.  My little guys have RSV again, so we've been busy with breathing treatments every 4 hours for each of them and no more than 3 hours of sleep at a time for the past 5 days.  As Mark said this morning, we're too old for this!!!  LOL  The sleep deprivation has brought my migraines back full force, so it's been a doozie of a week so far.

Anyhow, I do have this card to share that I made during a little free time last week.  It uses the Park Bench paper collection again.  Mark took me to Archiver's for my Easter basket this year and I picked out 3 or 4 new paper collections and this was one of them.  I've been trying to cut back on my craft spending, so my goal is to actually USE the paper I buy!  LOL  I think I've made 6 cards with this pack now, so that's pretty good, right?  {grin}

The stamps are from the Treasured Words set (30% off right now!) and the little stitch marks on the yellow circle are from the Borderline set.  I used the Pennant Trim Die as a border, then added some liquid pearls.  I'm really loving the look of black pearls on black card stock right now.  I roughed up the edges of everything with a paper distresser, then finished off with a polka dot bow.

That's all on the card front.  Be sure to head on over to the Verve blog for another segment in our April Diva Dare series.  And if you've been waiting on an out of stock set from Verve, check out the Verve website for 20% off our newly re-stocked stamp sets!

Enabler's List
Stamps:  Treasured Words, Borderline (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Park Bench (Fancy Pants), Black, Cream
Ink: Black, grey
Accessories: Pennant Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), ribbon, Gesso, paper distresser (Tonic), liquid pearls (Ranger)


  1. what a good husband! I looked up to see if Boise had an Archivers and you've just confirmed it! LOVE the papers you chose and the sweet little stamped stitches. Here's hoping the boys get well soon :) ox

  2. Awwww, well done, Mark :) Love the papers you chose for this card and there is my favorite polka dotted ribbon again! Lovely black accents all round. Hugest of hugs to you and praying everyone gets better soon!!

  3. sorry to hear your little guys are sick again. Praying for quick recoveries and that mommy and daddy can get some rest! Oh yes...your papers are beautiful and LOVE your combination of elements!

  4. Cute card and good work making six cards already! Sorry to hear about your boys being sick again. We only had to do the breathing treatments one time with my daughter when she was little. We called it "special air" and it was so mind numbing to be up every 4 hours! I feel your pain.

  5. So sorry to hear the boys are sick. Praying they will soon be will and that you & Mark get some rest. Also that your migraines will clear up.
    Love your card and the pretty details.

  6. *hugs* You must be just exhausted girlie. I've made the same pact with myself about paper...I have enough for five lifetimes according to hubby *snort*

  7. Julee, so sorry to hear that the boys are sick again! Sleep deprivation and migraines for you sorry!

    On to the good...this card is so, so pretty...such beautiful texture and color. Love the sweet bow!

    Take care of you and the boys!

  8. Here's hoping more sleep is in your future Julee! That truly was the worst for me durin the baby stage.....mama needs her sleep! Haha anyway, your card is just beautiful and I like that you are pledging to use your pattern papers.......I should really do the same thing but this pad has been on my list for a while now and I haven't snagged it yet! :)

  9. Oh Julee, I'm sorry that the boys were ill again. I hope this Monday finds them doing MUCH better and you too! I know the migraines can be crippling. Speaking from experience, I never wish them on anyone.

    Your card is beautiful! Love all that distressing and fabulous patterns!


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