Thursday, May 6, 2010

Memories of Childhood & Rearranging Furniture



Before I get started, I just want to mention that I have
been going through some changes with my blog this
past week and hopefully 
one or two of you have noticed  : )
As I continue to go through the process, I ask that
you will bear with me as I 'rearrange the furniture'
around here.  I have a long way to go, but I 
know it will be worth the work in the end.


Ok....I am happy to be the color host for this week's
Play Date Cafe Challenge.  One of the perks of
being on the senior design team is that we get
to choose our own 'color story' to share.
If you have been following or playing with us over
there, you will see that each one of us has a
very unique style, some might say
'identifiable'.
This color combination has been one of my
favorites since I was in grade school.  I remember
finding these 4 crayons in the box and scribbling them
all over the paper.  I LoVeD it!
Thanks to Marthastewart.com, I get to share
them with you this week : )


I picked up these stamps from Imaginisce last week
and thought they were perfect for this color combo.
Who doesn't think 'french poodle' when you think pink!
(OK...whose now willing to admit that?)
All I had to do was add some bling in the form of
pearls and rhinestones and we're in business.
I used Spellbinders & Cuttlebug label dies
for my layering and wha-la!

Hey....recognize this logo?
I am very excited to share with you that
Ashley Cannon Newell
is our Celebrity Guest Designer
this week over in The Cafe.
Ashley is one of today's most celebrated
paper crafters having many of her cards
published in a number of magazines.
She has recently launched her own
E-zine called 'Embellish Magazine' and it
is FaBuLoUs!

Make sure you stop by The Cafe and read her
paper crafting journey (well, a small portion of it)
and then make sure you check out this fabulous,
new online publication.

I am so glad to be back with you here at
The Open Window...I've missed you.
Any chance....you've missed me?  : )



15 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Well of course, you were missed :) Such a darling card! The pearls are a perfect for such a fancy dog! If I had a Poodle - it would strut & shake her pom poms & perhaps wear a pearl necklace :) Thanks for such gorgeous colors to play with this week!

Joanna K said...

It's working, it's working! I can finally see your blog properly ;))) Still not sure why I couldn't before.
I think 'poodle' when I think pink! There you go, I've admitted it lol ;-) I love this card, the poodle stamp is so elegant and cute, very lady like. Another great creation! x

Suzanne C said...

Love the poodle! What a fun idea for the color scheme! Beautiful card! Great color combination!

Suzanne C said...

I forgot to mention that her pearl necklace was such a stylish touch!

Michele said...

Fab card, Julie - I love the poodle stamp!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Of course I MISS YOU! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this card! Super cute with the pearls and poodle stamp! Great color combo this week! And I LOOOOVE this blog--super fun colors and makeover! JULIE IS THE BEST--LOVE LOVE LOVE HER!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just darling, Julie! Love her pearl necklace! Especially loved the colors and inspiration photos for this week! Glad to see your blog is coming along!!

Janis said...

Beautiful!

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute is that! Lovin' all the added bling on your cute little poodle! Great new blog look!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Hi Julie
your blog looks wonderful! I love your card...it reminds me of my Grandma's poodle that I grew up with...so sweet! :)

Jenny said...

Too cute!!! LOve it!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) we missed ya... hope you get to play again this week on my blog!! hugs

Sharli said...

Definitely missed you! The poodle is so fun - what a great pearl necklace!!!

Jan said...

That sweet little poodle is super cute!

Eve said...

Very nice card with this weeks' colors. Luv the poodle! I'm not sure whether i can come up with any design for this weeks colors...hmmm... oh, thanks for your very nice comment. now i'm following you :-)

Ruby said...

Your blog is looking great Julie and I ABSOLUTELY ADORE your card, it is SOOOOOO cute!!!!!! Reminds me of my little dog, Lulu (she is part poodle, part Bichon Frise) and a proper madam! I need those stamps now!! Love the pearl necklace too :o) Gorgeous, gorgeous and more gorgeous!!! :o)