Monday, March 29, 2010

So excited!

I'm so excited! I won Blog Candy on Kari Linder's blog! I just discovered her awesome blog yesterday when I was checking out all the cards for the latest Taylored Expressions sketch challenge. She has some amazing work! Be sure to check out Kari's blog!

Want to see what I won? The contest was to guess how many inches of ribbon were in the jar. My guess was 373". Turns out there were 473" of ribbon in there! WOW! I won all the fantastic ribbon you see below plus this beautiful card and envelope Kari created!

Thanks again Kari!

Have a fab Monday!

Julz :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Bliss & Thanks!

I made a few more cards using the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge.

The first is this butterfly bliss birthday card. The background was created using the Polished Stone Technique. I didn't have any glossy cardstock but I did have a package of glossy photopaper. Worked just great! =) You can usually find this at the dollar stores for $1. I ran it though the Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder then edged with my Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Edge punch. The butterflies were punched from vellum, run through the same embossing folder and attached with foam tape. The edges are touched w/aGelly Roll Sparkle Gel pen.

I reversed the sketch on this one. The trees and flowers were embossed on vellum. The top pieces are all rub ons.

Have a fab day! =)

Julz =)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Random Cards

Here are a few other cards I've created that I've not posted yet.
This was my birthday card for my cute cousin Kaylee. I had a chance to use my cool new Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch.
I had a dream about this card! Yes, I dreamt about it! Love the color combo!

And last, my cousin Austin's 3 birthday is tomorrow and he's having a cowboy party. Of course, he had to have a sherriff's hat card! =)
Have a fab day!
Julz =)

Flowery Congrats

I created another card for the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge. I turned the sketch a bit to fit my long card. This is not a normal card size for me, but I've been wanting to make one for a while now.

I heat embossed the flowers and congrats using pigment ink and sparkle embossing powder. The centers of the large flowers are silver glitter and I used gems on the small flowers. I wanted the Congrats to look like it was part of the swirly vine so after embossing I masked it off to add the swirls on either side. The flowers were all attached with pop up dots. The edge of the card was created using the Fiskers Scalloped Edge Border Punch.


Cardstock: Recollections

Ink: Studio G Ink Spots

Technique: Heat Embossing

Have a fab day!

Julz =)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Linked by Love

It's been quite some time since I posted. In fact, it's been almost a month since I've actually sat down and made some cards. I'm just getting back into the groove this week! My husband had sinus surgery and there were a few complications so we had a short hospital stay and then I've been taking care of him this past month. So that being said, I'm very excited to jump back in and participate in Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge this week!

Last year, my husband and I spend a wonderful week in Cancun! It was gorgeous! We picked up a few souvenirs to bring home and one of them is this gorgeous little oil warmer. I just love it and have been looking at it for awhile now trying to think of how I can make a card using it for inspiration.
Tonight after the dinner, the ideas just started flowing and voila! Here's my creation!
I was so excited to use my new Scalloped Edge Punch and Embosser by Fiskars! I created the medallion by cutting a piece of cardstock 3.5" x 3.5". I lined up the cardstock on one side placing the scallop in the middle and punched. I then lined up the other sides the same way. There was a very small piece on either side of all the scallops holding it together that I just trimmed off. The little flowers left over from the punch were used on the sentiment. I heat embossed the large heart stamp into the background and alternated the pattern. The dots were created with the same blue ink and the end of a paintbrush. After heat embossing the sentiment, and large hearts, I decided to distress all the edges. The sentiment and the hearts were popped up with pop up dots.

Cardstock: Recollections
Stamps: Inkadinkado
Ink: Studio G Ink Spots
Techniques: Heat Embossing, Distressing
Have a fab day!
Julz =)