Carpe Diem

Anyone up for a challenge?

I’m excited to be back guest hostessing for the Ways to Use it Challenge. My sweet friend Kim Hughes is off on her honeymoon. Congrats Kim!

Feel like creating today? Why not join us here for a fun challenge?

So actually, it’s my birthday today. I’ve stopped counting now so don’t ask. 😉 Things have gotten a little behind as I’ve been so busy the past few weeks. It’s a good thing but I ended up having to whip this up this morning. Creating is a great way to start your special day, don’t you think? I thought today would be a great day to…

Seize the Day

Just a few days ago I finally got my new Picket Fence line stamps in the mail. Yay! So this is my very first card using them and they stamped great! They are paired up with the 6×6 papd pad and stickers from the same line.

To make this card work for the challenge, I decided to layer the sticker banner onto some white cardstock and then cut out a border with my pinking shears. They are the only decorative edge scissors I have left. I love them but after using them so much for paper, I really have to wonder if they are still going to cut fabric. I may have to splurge on another pair! I’ve really been inspired lately to start sewing again. It’s been a while and I miss it!

Supplies: twine, Picket Fence 6×6 paper pad, Picket Fence stickers and Picket Fence stamps by Lily Bee Design, Tiny Attacher by Advantus, white cardstock by Bazzill, Leaf Trinket Pins by Maya Road, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger

Have a fabulous day!

21 responses to “Carpe Diem

  1. **happy birthday**

    love your banner card..great sentiment!

  2. Hope you have a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You deserve it!

  3. Wishing you a VERY Happy Birthday, Julia!
    Trish

  4. Neat card! Hope your birthday is a great one-enjoy!

  5. What a great way to start your day! Many Blessings on your Birthday.

  6. Darlene Gabriel

    Happy Birthday Julia – I remember now that your birthday is the day after mine. It’s finally looking like Spring might arrive here. Great card.

  7. happy birthday!

    you card looks lovely! i wish i could throw something together like that first thing in the morning (or any time for that matter). thank you for sharing.

  8. Beautiful card!! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  9. Have a wonderful birthday….I’ve admired your beautiful creations for a long time. They are so inspiring and girly!! Thank you.

  10. Happy Birthday Julia! :) I hope you “seize the day” and make it WONDERFUL! Your card is beautiful! LOVE the papers, that CUTE banner and the stamps! Can’t wait to see more!

  11. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day! Love your work! Your cards are beautiful!

  12. Cute card Julia – lovely and inspiring for a birthday celebration 😉
    Hope you are having/ have had a great day! Hugs, Ruth S

  13. Karen Letchworth

    Happy Birthday, Julia. Blessings to you! I wish for God’s best for you this year, because you share so much of your creative gifts with us every day. Thanks for this beautiful card, and I hope your day is wonderful!
    Karen

  14. Happy birthday to you!!! Hope you have a blessed day!! This card is just lovely!

  15. Just gorgeous Julia!

    Have the most fabulous day! Happy happy birthday! :)

  16. Happy birthday!!!

    This card is FABULOUS! But everything on your blog is fabulous so I am not surprised at all. 😉

  17. very cute, love your different patterns on the banner, Happy Belated Birthday!!

  18. Happy Birthday!!! Love, love, love the paper and stamps!!! AWesome!!

  19. Oh this card is amazing!

  20. Love, love, love this card!!

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