Sunday, August 9, 2009

News From The Open Window


Even though I haven't offered much in the way of posting this weekend, there has still been a lot going on. As I said yesterday, I have been gathering a bunch of new 'goodies' to have a little fun with. You may recognize the EF from Cuttlebug that I used on this card. I enjoyed doing something a bit simpler...just added a little 'bling' with a variety of rhinestones, pearls and glitter glue.

Let's see...what else did I want to share? OH! My new Artful Inkables stamps arrived and I know the rest of the design team are already working on some great projects. Also, mark your calendars because the AI BLOG HOP begins Saturday, August 15th! I will make sure I remind you this coming week, but you will not want to miss seeing the new stamp sets that will be available starting on that date and of course, if you participate in THE HOP, you just may win ALL 3 BRAND NEW STAMP SETS!

Tags for the tag swap have started arriving as well. The first batch are pretty cool! I know Caz in the UK also put hers in the post and Ross from Australia should have hers on the way as well. A very international swap to say the least. As soon as I get the entire collection, I will post a gallery photo for all to see.

I very excited for my friend Mona over at Cupcake's Creations. Her blog went through a facelift over the weekend and it looks FABULOUS (say it with a high, wavy lilt, please)! If you haven't checked out her blog yet, please do. I love the talent of this lady and you need to get to know her a little bit.....that's all I'm sayin' for now......

Last but not least, as we bloggers reach milestones with our blogs, blog candy offers become quite the big deal. I am nearing my 100th follower, so it won't be long and I have already started gathering some pretty cool stuff for you to win (can you say Martha Stewart?). But in the meantime, I wanted to mention a fellow blogger who is doing the same in honor of not only her 1ooth follower, but also she has had 25,000 visits to her blog. Congrats to Steph over at Where'd All My Money Go?!
Head on over and leave a comment of congratulations for quite an accomplishment.

That's it for now....I have so many more things to share with you about some play dates that we will be offering with you, but those announcements will have to wait just a bit longer...STAY TUNED!

12 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

you are just a bucket of news! wow! i remember what i felt like with my 100th follower. i've been stuck at 156 and today i noticed i got a new one - woo hoo. would love to see 200 but who knows.

i absolutely love this card! i love that EF too and it's on my wish list!

but thanks for all the smiles you give me. so glad i met you.

hugs,

Jen said...

I love this card, I need this Embossing folder next!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Great card... I love the embossing and the simplicity!

Cal said...

So stylish. x

ineke said...

this is ssooooooo sophisticated !!!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Hi Julie! You are soooo sweet to mention my blog & it's lift! :) Thanks you! xoxo ;) I love your sweet & simple card! So very elegant looking! I hope you are feeling better! :) TFS

chercroppin said...

What a unique and gorgeous card! I LOVE everything about it...you really did an amazing job on this!

kroppykat said...

Hi Julie!
I just love new ideas for using the Cuttlebug embossing folders! TFS!
Hugs,
Colleen

Crystal said...

This is a beauty!! lovin that bling on the flower..this caught my eye at splitcoast too!! Beautiful work!

Lorraine said...

Such a great card. You inspired me! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Paula said...

so simple but so elegant

Sarah Anderson said...

this is one of my very favourite EFs :)