Thursday, April 22, 2010

Being in Love...and The Play Date Cafe Challenge

As I type this post, my 16 year old, 15 lb pussy cat, Lucy is 
sitting smack in front of my computer screen.  So I apologize
now for any typos.  I don't have the heart to move her
because she is being so 'clingy' after sleeping all night
long on the pillow next to the computer.
She gave me all the time I needed to get tonight's post
ready for The Play Date Cafe Challenge, which is
about a 3 hour job.  So it's the least I can do for her : )

As this week's color host for the challenge, I must say
that I had fun working with this color story.
It's not going to be everybody's cup of tea, but that's
the beauty of a challenge, isn't it?!

Paul has been on vacation for nearly a week and returned
to his work at Barnes & Noble today.  I must admit that
I created this card with him in mind.  I even managed
to keep it from him while creating it.
We enjoy our life together SO much that it's hard
to part for even 8 hours when the vacay is over.
I LoVe being THAT in love  :  )

I used a metallic cardstock and ran it through 
'The Bug' using the Scalloped Nestibilities die
and the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot EF.
The image stamps are from Studio G
the sentiment is from Paper Inspirations.
I added some texture by adding this great
'fuzzy' cotton fringe, which happens to be wired,
so it was flexible to wrap around the cardstock so the
edges looked more finished.
By adding a few pearl rhinestones around the border
and for the flower centers, it gave just that bit of
finish I felt it needed.
Another CAS from Julie Ranae!

I am very excited to share that  
Amy Anderson from  
is our sponsor this week over in The Cafe.
Stop by over there and take a look at the 
fabulous prize you can win.
Then...go over to Amy's blog and say hello.
It's a fun, fabulous, COLORFUL blog
and I think, you just might get hooked!


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Sweet & simple yet oh so pretty Julie! That fringy ribbon is stunning! Thanks for the awesome colors to play with :)

Julie said...

What a beautiful, loving card for your dear hubby, Julie! Glad to hear another real-life love story!

Hope you're having a wonderful night!

Helen said...

A lovely story and a truly lovely card.

Sarah Anderson said...

This card is beautiful not just in itself, but in the sentiment it carries too. I love the how the rusty colour brings out the blue and silver :) Gorgeous colour choice that really works!

Crystal said...

Oh my Julie this is WOW, I LOVE the silver!!! Beautiful card sweetie!

Maggi said...

Awwww, what a sweet card to make for the hubby! The colors rock!

Stacy said...

Hi Julie!! Love your are very talented!! ;)
Thanks for joining~Have a great day! Stacy

Morgane said...

Your card is beautiful! your color scheme for this week reminds me of old Santa Fe (I used to live there before moving to the green land!) It is nice to read about great relationship!

Ruby said...

Ah, you did a great job of this posting with your cat in the way lol. Your card is lovely, I really like the way you've done the scallop and the little flowers look so pretty with their pearls. It's so nice to hear you're so in love, myself and Ian are like that too. At least we have cardmaking to take our minds off the time when they're not around lol ;o)

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful take on this weeks challenge, love the embossed silver and the pearls added to the flower centers!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a wonderful card for your DH, Julie! Love all the various textures you used.. fabulous little details, too!!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, this is gorgeous, Julie!! A-mazin'!!

This is a very cool inspiration photo ... gotta get in on this one!

Michele said...

Lovely card, Julie - love the embossed silver!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the shimmery goodness and I actually had that same ribbon on one version of my card this week. :) That would have been fun.

~kelly marie~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Sharli said...

It's a wonderful card, definitely has the elements but the artistic placement and such, well, I'll be keeping it in my Julie folder! I'm so moved by your love story - I'm SO happy for you!

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GabrielleH said...

Beautiful card, Julie! I'm sure your DH will adore it!

Karen B. said...

The pearls on this card are so divine, as well as the metallic!

lisa said...

Why do cats love to sit in front of you when you're at the computer, mine does exactly the same.
I love love love your card, Julie, that colour combo is gorgeous and the silver embossed card is amazing. It's warms my heart to hear how happy you are, long may it continue.
Have a great weekend.


Sue Lelli said...

I cracked up when I read about your cat. I have two that take turns doing the same thing! And isn't is WONDERFUL to be so in love with your DH??!! Thanks for sharing! Your card is just so BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the embossed metal. What a GREAT detail. It just adds so much to your FABULOUS card!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE it--the metal and the fun texture at the bottom! Great job--and I love how you kept it from Paul! Trav is always walking in on my, I can't keep secrets:) Great stuff as always;)