Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Graphic45 Weekend...What Are You Doing?



Just in case my absence from posting has caused you to believe I have fallen off the face of the earth...not so!  I have been catching up on a lot of things over the past couple of days.  You know how it is....you go away and when you return, you have no idea how the worked piled up so high!

But before I tell you about some of the things I am working on, let me tell you about this project.

  As I mentioned earlier in the week, I found a wonderful selection of Graphic45 papers at a scrapbooking store in Cedarburg, Wisconsin and boy, was I excited!  So today was a good quiet day for me to get to work on using those papers.  I made these pumpkins last week using a die cut from QuicKutz and a little Diamond Stickles.



The paper is from the 'Domestic Goddess' and 'Christmas Past' Collections.  I love the sheets of coordinating tags and found a use for two of them here.  The stamped sentiment is from Wordsworth and the Impression Obsession swirls were stamped using VersaMark.  The garnet rhinestones are Martha Stewart.  I finished it off with a little vintage lace, metal embellishments and some jute cord for the large tag, which really adds to the texture.
There are no fewer than 8 layers on this card...
and I really enjoyed making it!

I mentioned that I have been busy working on a lot of things lately and here is what I CAN tell you is happening as early as the coming week here at The Open Window:

The next installment of my new feature 'Autograph Sessions'...in fact, I have interviews with some very well-known, accomplished paper artists and authors to run through the rest of the year.

A BIG announcement regarding The Play Date Cafe Challenge...complete with sneak peeks and more prizes to play...but that's all I can say!

A HUGE sale is coming up in my ETSY store, as I am totally redoing it for the holidays, so I hope you will take advantage of some pretty big savings...I will announce the date for that soon.


Some fabulous BLOG CANDY giveaways are also coming...so you don't want to miss a visit!

Here is what I want to know from you...what is YOUR IDEA of the most relaxing Sunday afternoon or whatever afternoon is your favorite...leave me a comment and tomorrow, I will share my answer to that question with you.  For me, the answer is so easy, but in my mind, the details are lovely...

10 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

you definitely are one very busy lady with a lot of surprises up your sleeve!

my favorite pasttime is my craft and my blog. i so enjoy visiting all the friends i have made this past year blogging and my craft has gotten so much better. and i just love all the inspiration i get from you!

hugs,

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh My Goodness Julie! This creation is GORGEOUS! I love the vintagey feel! All the embellishments are fabulous, the tags, the shimmery glitter, & the hardware! :) TFS

Alice Wertz said...

wow! this is gorgeous Jill! very beautiful! Just left you some love over at my blog! Please hop over and check it out if you have time! Have a great weekend!!

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

Ooh - VERY pretty! I love that gorgeous tag and the background papers, and of course I adore the pumpkins. A relaxing Sunday afternoon for me is coming home from church and taking a nap. Then when I wake up I stamp and no one asks me to do anything. It hardly ever happens though. LOL.

Sharli said...

Oh that's a hard one, there are so many things I truly love to do! I could "putter" in the craft room but that is only relaxing when I have an idea. Otherwise, it can be a bit stressful! I also love working in the yard . . . especially now that the weather is better here (in AZ) highs in the low 80's.

Your card is wonderful - are you sure there are only 8 layers? I was trying to count and it looks like more to me! LOVE it!

Anne Jagger said...

Julie, it is absolutely gorgeous. I love how you have assembled all the layers, really , really beautiful x

Paula said...

a wonderful card - julie - Im loving those Graphic 45 papers too x

CelticWoman said...

great card, that paper is lovely. Sandi

Counting Your Blessings said...

Well I'll be... Who knew???!! And the funny thing is that I was just reading something on Will's wall last night from you. Is he really "in a relationship"? Hmmm... Julie, I'm so excited to have your link. I'll follow you. I can't figure out how we have such similar style and didn't end up the same blogging circles until now? It's gonna be fun blogging with you!

Have a beautiful Sunday! We'll be at mom's for lunch and then I'm home working a a few projects (my favorite passtime).

Blessings... Polly

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Julie...Well, I just came from your most recent post, and I have to say, I love this card just as much as the other! Those sparkly swirls you added to the pumpkins, are so cute!...My favorite things to do are always the same, no matter what the day. Family aside, I love to spend quiet time creating, AND anything involving animals! Hugs, ;)