Sunday, August 2, 2009

Better Late Than Never

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 I am so excited about the new punches for the holidays by Martha Stewart that I am posting this after just finishing the project. My card uses the Punch Around the Page 'Loop' punches. I started with the corner loop, punched all four corners, then used the matching border and filled in the sides. Isn't it fun?! I am actually working on another square card that I hope to share with you tomorrow. I also used some Basic Grey papers, Martha Stewart Pink Topaz Rhinestones and the greeting is from Scrappy Cat (which by the way, all of the SC stamp sets are on clearance at Michael's right now for $2.49....half price!)

So guess who has jury duty tomorrow? I called ahead tonight to make sure that I still had to go....and I do. Believe me, I'm all about doing my civic duty, but when I could be at home playing with my stamps, well need I say more. The last time I was called up, my stamp store was in full operation and could not do without me, so I had to be excused. I have a completed project ready to share with you tomorrow night, just in case I have to spend the entire day at the court house.

I have been chatting back and forth with the new Design Team for Artful Inkables today and I can tell you that Kristen and the senior DT have some fabulous things for all of us to look forward to. Excitement is brewing over a new bi-weekly challenge that you will be able to participate in for 'free stuff' as well as our first blog hop that will feature the new releases from AI. The new sets should be in my mailbox any day and I am ready to go! So I hope you will stay tuned and I do look forward to you playing along with us!

One more thing....I had a terrific response to my hosting a color challenge here at The Open Window, so I am working on the details and hope to have that for you within the next couple of weeks.

Hope you had a great weekend....here's to a good first week of August! I will see you tomorrow.

11 comments:

Kelley Eubanks said...

Super cute card! I love the colors and what a great punch! I am into punches these days. I have collected several new ones lately... need to get them out and give them some love!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very nice card Julie! That MS punch is pretty cool! I love her punches (AKA EK Success) but I have had a lot of trouble with them not cutting very well! :( I am looking forward to all the excitement with your blog & DT position! Have a great day! :) TFS Hugs, Mona

Cal said...

How on earth did you get those loops to join up so evenly! Lovely card.
Cal x

Sarah Anderson said...

what a fab punch, not seen one like that!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Julie, thank you for popping over to my Blog and for your lovely comment - I am so glad I came and had a look - and am excited about the opportunity to play along with your challenge when it starts - congratulations also on your DT wth Artful INKables - how exciting for you!! I will be back to check up on these challenges! God bless you!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

the colors and open work on this are fantastic! beautiful card!

Lorraine said...

Wow. I just saw that punch for the first time on Friday, but no sample. Your card is fabulous. Love the colors you chose. It's so cheery!

Jen said...

OOHH I love the loop t loop! so cute! I will be on the look out for those punches!

beedeebabee said...

This card is STUNNING! I love all those loops! :o) Paulette

Amanda Winkelman said...

Wow, Julie, what an exciting card! I love what'cha did with that Martha Punch....it might be one to put on the old list of many things I 'need'!

majeral said...

Julie I need help I have the loop punches and have gone through a lot of paper to make the circle loop HELP please I feel like a baby crafter
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