Sunday, July 26, 2009

So Many Things to Share...Get Your Cuppa First!

Where to start this morning....

Huge thank you to Alysabeth for the blogger award she sent my way yesterday. What a lovely surprise. Make sure you get over to Layin' Rubber Ink and check out the creative mind of this Canadian. Don't miss her sidebar comments, they will definitely put a smile on you face! Once again I am reminded that as bloggers, we really do thrive on the comments left when you visit, so make sure that you leave a note for Alysabeth...let her know you stopped by!

Also wanted to let you know that over at Simon Says Stamp they have featured one of my SCS/Etsy cards on their Heidi Swapp idea page. I don't have it posted here, so make sure you pop over there sometime today and have a look. It features a chandelier stamp that I recently picked up at Archiver's. There are other cards there also using the same stamp which is a great way to get different perspectives using one image.

What else to tell you.....did you participate in last night's PTI blog hop? I still haven't made it through to all the participating blogs, but I plan to finish up later today. Again, variations on themes are some of the best ways to find multiple uses for stamps that you have or don't know exactly what to do with. When we demoed in our store, that was the one thing that we loved to use your stamp for more than one card and in this economy, it's more important than ever, don't you think?

So why a card about Fall in the middle of summer? Just because...Never mind that it is my very favorite time of year, but quite frankly we have had more 70 degree days lately at a time when we should be feeling the 90's. I stopped by Hobby Lobby yesterday and the first scent that hit me was 'autumn candles'. Are you 'scent sensitive'? I don't mean in an allergic way. I am very triggered by scents, some that go back to childhood, others that are season-to-season. I had to remind myself as I contemplated a candle purchase that I am still in my 'fruit-scented' time right now, not 'caramel apple'! So it ended up being Strawberry Shortcake that has found it's way onto my art table.

Will stop for now....I really feel as though I forgetting something that I wanted to tell you, so I will come back a bit later with a new creation or two and I'm sure by then, there will be more fun things to share. I love this place!


Kris L said...

What a pretty card - love the debossed look (is it Swiss Dots?) on the background...Kris

Julie Ranae said...

Thanks so much, Kris....yes they are DEbossed for a change and it's the swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder. On my way over to your blog to say hello!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

beautiful card and i, too love fall! and the 90s can stay away in my opinion!

thanks so much for coming by my blog. nice to make new friends. if you've never been to the sandwich fair, you definitely should make the trip - at least once. it's a typical country fair..... petting zoo for kids, rides for the kids, tons of food and lots of things to see. barns full of things people entered for contests! and wear comfortable shoes!

here's my personal email if you ever get down this way (or nearby)


beedeebabee said...

Hi again Julie! I'm so happy you got to meet Stef, she's not only a sweetie pie, but funny as all get out!!

Great post Julie, and that's another beauty of a card! I'm a fall/winter gal myself!

Hugs, Paulette :o)

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Hello Julie
I am happy to hear you have been to Mackinaw/Mackinac Island also...isn't it just the best place ever! Love the paper flowers you created and the owl card is just the cutest! Happy Monday to you! :)