Thankful for Time Out

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Hi friends! Time Out Challenges is celebrating their 100th challenge this week. Wow! Having been behind the scenes of challenges for over 10 years, I know what a work of heart it is to keep these challenges running. Big thanks for all the inspiration The Challenge has brought over the past few years.  I'm so honored to have been asked to guest design for this milestone. Plus there's a prize this week sponsored by Verve Stamps, so head on over to the official challenge post to read all the details.

The challenge this go round is "thankful" and I pulled out a trusty old favorite stamp set to create this shabby little card. I've got a lot to be thankful for, and always need a supply of thank you cards.

In December, my husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary, and because hubby knows me so well, in lieu of flowers he treated me to a shopping spree at a local craft store! One of my treasures from that shopping trip was the Welcome Home collection of paper by Carta Bella. I loved the colors and wood grains, so started with those, then selected a texty print that I could stamp some sunny yellow flowers on.  The blooms are from the Dream Big stamp set and cut with the coordinating Scalloped Flowers Die Set. I also stamped the leaves on the same paper and cut with the coordinating Dreamy Leaves Die Set, layering them all together and accenting with pearls to make my focal point.

Next I stamped the sentiment in navy ink onto a yellow print, then cut with a circle die and matted with a navy scalloped circle die cut.  I shabbied up the edges of my background panels, then wrapped a bit of lace across the center as a backdrop for the sentiment and flower.  I finished off with a linen thread bow and another pearl on the sentiment circle.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you're having a wonderful start to the year!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Dream Big (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Welcome Home (Carta Bella), faded denim (C'oredinations), white
Ink:  (Altenew), midnight muse (SU!)
Accessories: Dreamy Leaves Die SetScalloped Flowers Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), stitched circles stax (MFT), scalloped circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), linen thread, pearls, lace


  1. And we are thankful for you and all the support you give to us at Time Out. Your card is a delight. Wonderful that hubby treated you to all these gorgeous papers and they work so well with your stamps. I admire you ability to layer up a card and the elegance is superb. We are thankful you took the time out to create with us and for sponsoring us. Have a wonderful day x

  2. So very pretty, Julee ... lovely layers ... and such gorgeous interest, dimension and texture! Thank you so much for supporting us at Time Out ... and for creating this gorgeous card to inspire our players for our 100th challenge! Anita :)

  3. Julee, We are so thankful to have you sponsoring our challenge! You know how much I adore your gorgeous stamps and we are so happy to have you playing along. I love those text flowers. Beautiful! And happy 20th!!!

  4. Hu Julee. This is just gorgeous. I love all of the layers and texture, especially that wonderful piece of lace! the text on the flower and leeaves is such a wonderful detail as is the twine and the placement of the pearls. Thank you so much for designing with us and sponsoring our 100th!

  5. Gorgeous card Julee. Love the texture and papers. The lace is a great touch. Congrats on guest designing at Time Out Challenge. I had not heart of it so will definitely check it out.

  6. What a beautiful card, Julee. I love and admire this style, which I am completely incapable of pulling off myself. Thank you so much for supporting Time Out and being so generous with your stamps. And, thank you also for playing along with us this week.

  7. Fabulous card!! Your hubby gift has been so lovely! :)

  8. Such a beautiful shabby card! I love the papers you used and the creative detailing -the lace and the string -so pretty! Still your card has a clean look and it's not too busy. Great design!!! Thank you for being such an inspiring GD at TO and thank you also for being an amazing sponsor!

  9. Thanks for sponsoring us for this challenge. I enjoyed working with your stamps for this challenge and have always enjoyed your creations! This is such a beautiful card!


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