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Viva la Yellow

Hi friends! It's Friday again and time for a brand new sketch over at the VLV Sketches blog. Our St. Patrick's Day princess, Moe, is this week's hostess and she has a super fun sketch for us!

My little family (including myself) has been super sick this week.  The kind of sickness that you don't think can get worse and then it does.  So we've had multiple trips to the doctor for the boys and us and pretty much time has stood still while the world spins madly on.  No one i showing signs of getting over it yet, so I think there's a long weekend in front of us.  At this point we're just hoping none of us ends up hospitalized.

Unable to lay down because of the terrible coughing attacks, last night I sat down at my stamping desk to try my hand at this week's sketch.  I wanted some bright and cheery colors, so embossed the small flowers from Surely Goodness onto watercolor paper, then wiped with distress inks and spritzed with water for an easy watercolor effect.  They're cut with the coordinating  Goodness Flowers Die Set.  I cut the Classy Label from so saffron paper, then wiped with a bit of the excess water from one the flowers I didn't use.  Next I stamped the it is well sentiment on the label.  My black and saffron layers are embossed with a music embossing folder and I added a bit of wide striped ribbon, rhinestones and a white doily to finish things off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful, healthy weekend!

VLV March Week 2 Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: Surely Goodness (Verve Stamps)
Paper: basic blak, so saffron (SU!), watercolor paper (Ranger), white (Neenah)
Ink: festive berries, barn door, dried marigold (Ranger Distress), Versamark, Black
Accessories:  Goodness Flowers Die Set, Classy Label Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), wide striped ribbon (SU!), paper doily, music embossing folder, rhinestones, clear embossing powder


Lesley said...

Your card is indeed bright and cheerful! Love those pretty flowers! The watercolor swipe is a pretty effect. Sorry to hear you are all so sick! Hopefully you can get some rest this weekend.

Tricia T said...

The flowers on this card are just gorgeous. I pray that your family will have some relief soon. You've had a hard winter!!

Diana Nguyen said...

Wonderful card! I'm so very sorry to hear that you're having so much illness. It's bad when the little ones are sick - you feel bad for them. But when you are sick too - oh, my! Double/Triple whammy for you. I hope everyone gets better soon you're in my prayers.

D- said...

Julee your card is gorgeous. I loVE your flowers. Thanks for sharing.
I am so sorry to hear the germies have invaded your whole family. I hope you all feel better real soon.
I've had this head/chest cold for 2 weeks now. Yup this is the third time since October. And to top it off everything is blooming here and I won't even go into the allergies. ugh. lol. And like you just when I think yah it is going away it doesn't. lol
Take care my friend. Sending healing hugs your way.
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Wanda Cullen said...

OMGoodness, so sorry you are all so sick! Hopefully your next sentiment will be "It is well with my body" - lol! Gorgeous card with such striking colors!

Marisa said...

Love this Julee! Such gorgeous flowers and they just pop against the black. Love the musical score you embossed too - will be humming this song all day now :) So sorry to hear the rest of you are now sick too....with the stress of the prior week it makes logical sense but hate to hear it. Drink tons of water, stay away from sugar and hopefully you can all get lots of sleep to help kick these nasty bugs!! Hugest of hugs!!

Jennipher said...

Your card is gorgeous! Definitely bright and cheerful. Sorry to hear about your family and yourself being so sick. It's been a terrible winter for that. I'll be praying that you all are feeling better soon.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Oh you poor dear, managing to make an outstanding card while you are all so sick. Your card is gorgeous, and who doesn't like sunny yellow at this time of year.

Vickie Z said...

Love it!! The colors are wonderful with those fabulous watercolored flowers!! As for the bug, I understand as I myself am in the throes of it....and the coughing is awful!! Hope you make it through the WE without any more doc visits and everyone starts to feel better!

Nancy said...

Oh..you poor thing....you and your family need to catch a break! HUGS and prayers for sure! Pretty card too!

Teresa Doyle said...

You've done a great job for a sick lady. Haha Get some rest over the weekend. I hope you and your family are all feeling well soon.

Darlene Gabriel said...

You and your family have been on my mind this week. I'm sorry to hear that all of you are sick now and that you're not seeing much improvement. I'll be praying for you.
Your card is so pretty. These blooms are so pretty and I love the yellow and black combo.

Anabelle O'Malley said...

Hi Julee, Sorry to hear your family is feeling badly! Your card is just beautiful, though. I wanted to thank you for the stamp set and die prize for the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. I tried to find your email, but couldn't get a hold of it. I love the set and can't wait to use it. So glad to have discovered your blog and the challenges. I'll be participating for sure. Thanks again and hope you're all feeling better soon!