Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Julie Ranae's Wednesday Night Favs!

I don't typically start out my posts with a negative, but I have to say....I SO do not like how this card photographs, but the card itself is so lovely, that I had to give it a go anyway. I tried every different backdrop, different lighting, blah...blah...blah. So I hope you will take it for what it's worth....a valiant effort to share!




Now on to my new favs for this week!

Last week I introduced some of you to LilyBean's Paperie. You LOVED it there, so here is someone that Melissa herself follows. A Creative Mint is a feast for the eyes if you are inspired by color. I think many of us have inspiration boards in our art spaces to assist us when we need a little help. This blog is like having an inspiration board on your computer screen. Make sure when you visit that you don't stop at the most recent post. This visit requires you to scroll through the archives to really connect with what I'm saying.

I have to admit, I am still in my shabby-chic phase with this next blog, but you will see why I must share this with you. Iralamija is beautiful...lovely...sweet...well, you get the picture! Beatriz Jennings offers descriptive content for all of her posts in both English and Spanish translation, without relying on Google Translator. There are classes and tutorials offered and lovely handmade items just waiting to be ordered.
Again, visiting the archives of this blog is a must for you to really
appreciate all the beauty that is offered.

I saved this one for last because, well....I'm not sure where to start and I can already tell you that I don't see an end in sight for my description of this blog. Maria Medeiros Photography & Design AKA Cozycomfycouch. Maria has been a follower here at The Open Window from very early on. She came by way of my cyber friend Paulette's blog. Maria, is not a stamper. She is not 'technically' a paper artist in the way that most of us think, but what she manages to 'put to paper' is phenomenal! Maria has a website and a blog and about 25 other things going on and the one constant is the beautiful photography she shares. I am so happy to say that she is participating in our tag swap using her photography and she is very excited about it. You can get a sneak peek at her tags on her blog. Maria...thank you for being such a loyal follower and I can't wait to see what you have for us next!

That's it for tonight. Please...please...PLEASE...when you stop by these blogs each week, take just a moment to leave a quick comment to let them know how you found them. We bloggers always appreciate that little tidbit of information. Sometimes we stay up half the night just wondering how someone in Katmandu came to log onto our blog...well, I do anyway...

8 comments:

beedeebabee said...

Wow Julie!!! I just got back from hopping around to all those beautiful blogs you listed. What eye candy for sure!!! What talent!...I really love your new fall card. It's VERY classy looking!!!
Thank you for the mention too! A big Hug, Paulette xoxo

Paula said...

very classy and elegant card Julie but understand your frustration at it not photographing the way it should....but it still looks good!

travelingmama said...

How elegant! I cannot wait for fall!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

the card is lovely! and new links!!!! wooo hooo. i'm off to visit them all!

hugs,

CelticWoman said...

Wow, Julie, what a great post, I tooooo so hate it when a great card will not photograph, some day they will get the technology so we can just reach out and touch it as it is supposed to be. I love the card, and I think that most of us take technology into consideration when we view. It is a beautiful card and can hardly wait to go see some of your favorite sites. I have left a little something on my blog to you, have a great day. Sandi

♥Maria Medeiros♥ said...

You are soooo sweet! :) Happy to follow you and I am excited for the swap. :) Your card is beautiful! :) Love the way it came out! Your work is wonderful and I love your blog. :) I look forward to more fun and creative things! Thanks so much for the feature, i appreciate all the kind things you said. SO sweet! :) I hope the tags arrived!!!! Let me know when they do and what you think of them. Oh yes, what kind of glue do you use making these lovely crafts?

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Simple & elegant card Julie! Very pretty! I miss the New England fall foliage! Can't wait to see more of your AI creations! :) TFS

*Beatriz Jennings* said...

Hi Julie, thank you so much for your nice comments and Thanks for the feature! so nice that you like my work, have a great day!