Birthday Stars

Hi friends!  It's Friday and that means it's time for a new sketch over on the Viva la Verve Sketch blog.  This week's hostess is Jen Shults.  As I mentioned earlier this week, I'm on a masculine kick since I've got a couple family birthdays we're celebrating this weekend.

The only stamping is the Birthday to You sentiment on the crumb cake circle.  I hand cut the banners from the Down by the Shore papers and also ran the Starry Die through with the same papers to make my layered stars.  The navy piece is embossed with the chicken wire embossing folder, then sanded, then I layered it onto a distressed piece of white cardstock embossed with the same folder.  After a bit of ink smudging, I flipped the sketch horizontally to cover up my boo boo.

That's all about the card.  Created this yesterday during a VERY short naptime, right before the boys ended up having horrible coughing/asthma attacks.  Spent the evening in urgent care and Kellan, Trevor and I are now all stocked up on inhalers, breathing treatments and high powered cough syrup to try to finally kick this illness.  I've got great healing hopes for the weekend!  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous Valentine's Day and a great weekend!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Birthday to You (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Down by the Shore (Fancy Pants), crumb cake (SU!), white
Ink: Night of Navy (SU!)
Accessories:  Starry Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Chicken Wire embossing folder (Cuttlebug), paper crimper, paper distresser


  1. First of all I'm SO impressed that you put together a card like this quickly! Fantastic work! And then I'm so sorry about the boys (and you) still fighting with sickness. :( Get better soon!


  2. WOW, another fabulous card, Julee!!! I definitely need that starry Die set!! Have to go shopping at Verve again!!
    So sorry to hear that you guys are still feeling sick - hope that you will be better soon!

  3. Still love that chicken wire EF! Fabulous pops of colour against the white and your multi-coloured stars. So sorry to hear about the trip to emerg....praying for health for all of you ((hugs))!!

  4. Sending healthy thoughts and hugs. Get well Tilman family!

  5. Sure do love your sketches, Julee. :)

    I am so sorry to hear illness still has a grip on your family. :( I hope spring comes soon, and with it, the fresh air you all need to clear those germs out!

  6. This is awesome! Love the embossed background, & the stars are a perfect touch!


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