Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Here's to Celebrating Women!

As you can see, I have been busy once again, designing with Graphic45. Being a part of the Graphic45 community has really 'fed my' insatiable need for all things vintage.
These papers are from the Times Nouveau Collection and they just make me smile.
The verse is from The Paper Company. To keep with the vintage 'feel', I used silk ribbon laced throughout the card spine and centered it with a hand-me-down button.
The glitter is extra, too...adds a 'smidge' of pizazz!
So...what's new with you? How is autumn shaping up to be in your part of the land? Here in Northern Illinois, it's ridiculously cold and so blustery. Definitely NO INDIAN SUMMER in sight. I am looking forward to Friday as Paul uses his final batch of vacation before the Christmas rush at Barnes & Noble. As we are planning a trip to the UK to see his mum (and my dear friend Sarah, of course) in early 2010, we have opted to stay close to home and take a day trip or two and maybe an overnight away.

Thought I would fill you in on some exciting things that are just around the corner here at The Open Window.
In the next couple of weeks:

I will be featuring a terrific 'Autograph Session' with a fabulous paper artist and author
A new batch of blog candy will be up for grabs
I myself, will be featured in a Q&A on another fantastic blog

The brand new Play Date Cafe Design Team will be announced and the challenges will begin soon

So lots to look forward to! I can't wait to get started!
Will you be at The Play Date Cafe along with me?


*Alison* said...

Julie.. this is so neat.. I LOVE IT.. great job..HUGS

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Julie! I think this card is just beautiful! I love what you did with the ribbon, and you added just the perfect touch of glitter! ... "The Play Date Cafe" has such a fun ring to it! I wish I was a card maker so I could join in, but at least I know I've found the perfect place to be learning all about it!!! Hugs, Paulette ;)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

I love the vintagey feel to this card! You know how I love challenges! I will definitely be playing along :)

Vanessa said...

Love this card! Fun sentiment!


CelticWoman said...

Julie love the vintage and the ribbon, not rubbing it in but we are blue skies and wonderful temps, but we paid our dues this summer. Hugs

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

This is gorgeous Julie! I love the image!

Julie said...

This is FABULOUS, Julie! Love Art Nouveau--must get this paper! You always do such beautiful things! Have to look into the Play Date challenge...

Sarah Anderson said...

Blue skies and sunshine with beautiful autumn colours over here in the UK today :) Well, in our bit anyway! Sooooooooooo glad to hear you're coming over early next year :) :) :)

Just Us Girls said...

Julie thanks for the comment on my challenge card - (Stampin Pam) I am in the northern Illinois burbs - Libertyville area. You have a great style and do "vintage" with a flair! I don't do vintage or shabby very well (yet). Hope to see you play along with Just us Girls new challenge!
Hugs n Grins,

Stampin Pam

Just Us Girls Challenge

Nancy Maxwell James said...

what a wonderful card! Love the vintage image and papers you selected! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

mettepip said...

Hi Julie!
Thanks for leaving me a nice comment in my blog, and guiding my to your faboulous blog.
Lovely work you have done here, and is funny that we have used the same papers in almost the same way;) Love the glitter and the ribbons. I love Graphic45 with their lovely warm colors and all the nice pattern that easily can be combined.