Celebrating Verve

Monday, August 1, 2016
Hi friends! It's the first of August and time for contest week at Mojo Monday. Play along this week for a chance to win a Verve Stamps set of your choosing. You can enter as often as you like and Verve stamps are not required (though I do love to see them getting inky). {grin}

Today is also the official 9 year anniversary of  Verve. A life redefined with the push of a button, I am forever changed and grateful for all the friends I've made through Verve over the years and the stories I've read behind the cards you all so lovingly make and share with your loved ones. Thank you for being a light in the world and also in my shy little introvert universe.

Today's card uses a timeless set that is one of my all-time favorites... Birthday Bash.  I love these swirly little balloon strings and the fun sentiments in the set that are great for masculine, feminine and kids cards. That's a lot to ask of a font combination, so it definitely makes the all-time faves list for me!

I used some new papers I picked up at Michael's during a birthday shopping spree, paper piecing the balloons, and adding lots of crisp white space with crumb cake matting.  A bit of twine and a little silver accent is my only embellishment.

I don't typically do measurements for my sketches, since I want everyone to feel comfortable adapting the sketch to fit their particular images and sentiments, but there are lots of layers here, so I thought I'd tell you what worked for me.  My vertical strips are all 5.25" long and 0.75", 1.75" and 1.25" wide.  My skewed panel is 2.75" wide x 3.75" long.  My sentiment panel is 2.75" wide x 1" tall.  And I used a 1-1/8" and 1-1/4" circle punch for my sentiment circle.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderfully creative start to your week.

Mojo Monday 459 Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: Birthday Bash (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Hello Today (Heidi Swapp)
Ink: black archival (Ranger), Copic marker
Accessories: twine, metal accent


  1. Happy birthday Verve! Thanks for my happy moments.............I love to open those beautifully packed parcels of stamps and delights.

  2. Love your card, Julee! The color combination is great :)

  3. Happy birthday, Verve! Thanks so much for the measurements, Julee. Sometimes it is nice not to have to think. 😊

  4. Happy Birthday Verve! What an accomplishment in your faithfulness! Your card is seamless in the way it merges patterns and colors Julee~I love it~

  5. Love your card and the colors. Thanks for the measurements, it helps.
    Happy 9th Anniversary Verve. Thank you for all you do Julee.

  6. Happy Anniversary, Julee! You continually amaze me with your creative talent, whether in card making or coming up with more fun and lovely stamp sets! Thanks for the sales too :-)

  7. Happy Anni-VERVE-sary, Julee!!! I love your masculine birthday card and that sketch looks fabulous! I hope have time to play along!

  8. 9th years of success and beautiful stamps...congrats, Julee, here's to many, many more years and celebrations! Ox

  9. Well you know I love the layers so this card is a home run for me! Congrats on all your success!! Now I'm off to check out that sale!

  10. Lovely card, Julee. Wishing happy birthday to Verve!

  11. Lovely card, Julee. Wishing happy birthday to Verve!

  12. I love the newspaper type background you used in the paper piercing and all your layers go so well together!

  13. Fabulous paper choice! Love how soft and elegant your card feels.

  14. Love the neutrals...pretty card.

  15. Such a pretty card!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M


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