Saturday, August 14, 2010

'Baby Love, my Baby Love'

I am guest designing for the entire month of August
over at EtsyInspired.  It's such an honor to design
with such a talented group of girls!
They celebrated their 100th challenge last week
and it was so fun for me to be included in the celebration!

Speaking of which....
Before I get to this week's challenge, 
I need to announce the winner of the amazing
'ribbon stash' from May Arts.

Congratulations goes out to.....
Terri E. said... "Those funky owls are perfect for the inspiration.
It's a good life."
Terri....send an email over to
 and let her know you won on my blog.

This week's Etsy store featured is

Lover Dovers Homemade Goodness
What a fun little place to browse and buy!!!

You have an opportunity to win one the
fabby handcrafted aprons from this 
sweet little shop.

Here is the apron I chose as my inspiration...

My teenage days were spent smack
in the 70's.  I spent every single year
from 10-19 in that decade and to this
day, I still love me some good disco!

Another big part of the 70's were the
fun and funky 'mushroom' motifs.
So this apron was a perfect fit for me.

Cosmo Cricket's 'Earth Love' was the first thing I
grabbed out of my stash.  I think it's fun to
create 'unusual' cards for baby showers.
There's no stamping on this card...just a little sewing 
and embellishment...easy peasy!

You definitely need to make a visit to the
EtsyInspired Blog to get all the details on
the prize from the featured shop, but also 
check out the sponsor prize from
Sassy Studio Designs.

Here are the links to the talented girls of the
EtsyInspired Design Team....

{love my guest spot!}

Enjoy the Day!


de said...

OMG your card is perfect! I love how the DP matches that apron pattern! Its so fun having you with us this month!

And congrats to Terri E!

Joy said...

fun fun card!

Lynn Stevens said...

Congrats on being the guest designer! I grew up in the 70's too, boy that sounds like a long time ago! LOl. Great art! I'll be singing that song all night!

Emily Branch said...

Wow!!! You are sooo right in motifs from the past! Using mushrooms from the 70's as your motif is such a great idea, and I LOVE that Cosmo Cricket Earth Love collection! Very nice card and take on the inspiration piece!

Anne Fannie said...

I love your blog! So many pretty things!
Congratulations on being the guest designer. I can see why they picked you!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Eeeek! This is so cute! I love all the papers and the darling ribbon with the hardware! Very nice!

She said...

Hi Julie, gosh this takes me back! I also spent my teenage years in the 70s!Love this, well done you! S x

StampinCathy said...

This is one stunning baby card.

Sharli said...

This card is amazing!! LOVE the overall effect and the details (like the little buckle)! Nice work!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SOOOOOOOOOO fun! I love that mushroom on your card! I love that we both picked the same inspiration photo:) ACK!! Great minds:) Great job all around--LOVE IT!

Toni K said...

Perfect mbaby card!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Super sweet, Julie!

Terri E. said...

Love your super fun card and YEAH about the ribbon. Thanks so much!!!!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

SmilynStef said...

Love those happy little mushrooms ... great inspired card.

張王雅竹欣虹 said...

好熱鬧喔 大家踴躍的留言 讓部落格更有活力..................................................

Ruby said...

Fab card Julie, love the little belt across the middle! Such a great choice of paper for a baby card too! I have always got a bit stumped on baby cards because I am just not a pale blue or pale pink kind of girl lol, as you know ;o) I've just started to make baby cards more in my own style, much more fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

Nancy said...

Congratulations on the guest designer gig - you deserve it. What a wonderful off-the-wall baby card. Who needs pink and blue?! Thanks for the 'out of the crib' inspiration!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Fab colors. Love those mushrooms :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute card Julie! Your stitching looks awesome :) I like how you changed up the color of the thread - just another lil' touch :)

Tammy said...

I love the little belt across the card! Adorable baby card!