Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Julie Ranae's Wednesday Night Favs!

So given the way my week started, I thought it was quite a coincidence that I chose to pick up this stamp set to work with this week. If you are not aware of what I am eluding to, click here and read the story. This set is called 'Peaceful Wishes' and is another set from Artful INKables. As a Design Team Member for AI, am I fortunate to have access to working with these stamps on a regular basis. I would encourage you to hop on over to the AI website and order this set. It is so versatile...not just for the holiday season, but it's perfect for masculine cards as well.
I love the colors and pattern of this paper from Rhonna Farrer and thought it went well with the winter theme. The snowflakes were created with the new Glacial Snowflake punch from Martha Stewart. I did a little heat embossing on the deer, which is unusual for me. I don't break out the heat gun all that often these days, but I thought it worked for this card. A little bit of texture was added to the cardstock using 'The Bug' and the Swiss Dot EF and then I added a little Stickles in silver for the final sparkle.
Now on to tonight's focus...New favorite blogs that I have added to my list. Tonight's list is short, mainly because of the week I've had (again, click here if curiosity is getting the best of you). When I found this blog, I was completely taken with the projects and stories which were written along the way. Iris Garden is hosted by Pam Hooten. It's such a charming blog with a beautiful balance of personal photos and rubber stamping projects. Pam is on the DT for Crafty Secrets and Our Craft Lounge and I can tell you there is no shortage of creativity here. Her blog is easy to navigate and has a fresh, clean look. I haven't added a new blog to my blog roll (blogs I follow everyday) in awhile, but this one is now on my list. I hope you will consider doing the same.

Well...that's it. I told you it was a short list tonight. Just a reminder on my Wednesday Night Favorites List....the blogs aren't necessarily new, just new to me. I do welcome your recommendations and they do not have to be rubber stamping oriented. I still have several referrals that I am working my way through. Not all of them end up on my blog roll, but I do visit all my favorites regularly. If you visit one of the recommended favorites, make sure you take a moment to leave a comment...tell them how you heard about them. Blog hosts are always curious where there visitors are from, this host included!

I will see you tomorrow with a few day-to-day items to catch up on and a new project to share.

8 comments:

Edna said...

Hi Julie, nice job with these new AI stamps, I like your layers and use of the dear, very peaceful offering indeed!

Kary Sol said...

Beautiful card! Love this snow...

Cal said...

Beautiful card and ideal for Christmas. x

Lil Sis said...

Gorgeous cards - love the embellishments and those dear are beautiful.

Beccy x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Julie, Gorgeous card! I love how you captured the peacefulness of falling snow along with those beautiful deer! Reminds me of the deer that used to eat the apples from the trees in our apple orchards! :) Please visit my blog, I have something for you! Hugs, Mona

1CardCreator said...

Lovely card Julie, I love the rich texture in the deer, and I love the snowflakes! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Sherry Campbell said...

Beautiful card. I could use some Peaceful Wishes here, myself. LOL.

Kristin said...

Super fun card! Love the colors and the layout!