A Chance to Fly

Hi friends!  I can't believe it's already Friday.  What a week!  Anyhow, it's time for a new sketch over at Viva la Verve and this week is also inspiration week, so Moe has a great little sketch and pic to jump start your card making.

When Moe showed the team the inspiration pic, she pointed out that little Canadian flag, so I knew I needed to give a nod to Canada somewhere in my card.  So my starting point for the card was the cherry cobbler banner, which I stamped tone on tone with one of the maple leaves from the Happiness Found set.  It's not super noticeable, more of a Where's Waldo kind of nod, but love that it's hidden in there.  Next those little yellow straws made me think of the yellow doilies I got recently, which just happen to be perfect for Moe's challenge, since she is the doily queen.  {grin} Ended up adding a piece of the cut off portion of the doily to the corner of the red pennant and just love the look.

For the other pieces, I pulled out the new Happy Place stamp set.  The large flower is stamped tone on tone as a background on the pool party piece, the sentiment is stamped onto a circle die cut and the butterfly is stamped, colored and then cut with the coordinating Happy Doodles Die Set.  I added a little Scalloped Trim Trio die cut for the scallop border, then accented the butterfly with stardust stickles and black pearls. Then I added a little dotted accent to the trim as well as the bottom of the pennant with some white enamel accents. It's been a while since I used them and I uncharacteristically was stamping 3 hours before my usual wake up time since I couldn't sleep, so I forgot to shake the bottle and there had been some separation of the pigment from the gloss.  Oops.  After a cup of coffee, I could see that it wasn't drying the white color it should, so I shook it up and applied some over the tops. Am writing this post while I'm waiting for them to dry to see if I get the white that should have happened from the start!  (Nope, they didn't dry as white as they should have, but oh well.  You win some, you lose some, right?  {grin}

The white embossed background is a new to me embossing folder in the Tides set from We R Memory Keepers.  When the boys were at the zoo with Mark last weekend, I actually got to go to Michael's for the first time in several months.  Picked this up with a 50% off coupon and love, love, love it!

I hope you have a super fun and creative weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Viva la Verve July Week 3
Enabler's List
Stamps: Happy PlaceHappiness Found (Verve Stamps)
Paper: pool party, cherry cobbler, white
Ink: cherry cobbler, pool party (SU!), black, Copic markers
Accessories:  Happy Doodles Die SetScalloped Trim Trio Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), classic circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), paper doily (Freckled Fawn), Tides embossing folder (WRMK), black pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), stardust stickles, white enamel accents (Ranger)


  1. oh, Julee! This is just so beautiful and heartfelt :) LOVE the subtle maple leaves and that yellow doily! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! The extra little doily piece is perfect! I'm so stealing that idea! Thanks for making my sketch and photo shine :) ox

  2. Oh I LOVE your BEAUTIFUL card. Love how you included the subtle nod to Canada in there. Love that sentiment. Thanks for sharing.
    THANKS for the ship wheel tip. You are the best.
    Crafty hugs,

  3. I know I could not make a beauty like this 3 hours before my wake up time LOL! Fabulous take on Moe's sketch. Loved finding the maple leaves instead of Waldo lol (thanks for giving us Canucks a nod!) the white dots are lovely in their lighter shade. Fabulous card as always!

  4. gorgeous! love the partial doilies here, Julee!


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