Monday, October 18, 2010

Gettin' Sketchy & Waltzing All at the Same Time!

And how was your weekend?
Mine was nice as I had lots of time to be creative and
I am happy to say that that 'spark' I have been missing
of late seems to be returning.
It may be because Paul is in the middle of a week's
vacation and I am just more relaxed when he is home.
Speaking of which, since he is home, we have many
fall cleaning things on our list and tomorrow is
carpet-cleaning day.  So thought I would post a couple
of projects I made for challenges now because I
think Monday is going to be a 'smidge' on the busy side.

This first project is for 'Get Sketchy' #60.

What a fun and creative sketch to work with.
I turned mine a bit, but followed the sketch for sure : )

Featured here are 'quilt blocks' of DP from
Webster's Pages and K&Company.
The sentiment from My Mind's Eye and the felt ornament
is from Little Yellow Bicycle.
The satin ribbon is by Martha Stewart and I can't say
enough about the wonderful twine from The Twinery.
The color?  Maraschino.  Love it!

The next challenge I played along with is
My creative friend Mona Pendleton is on the
DT over there and is always an inspiration.

Beautiful DP from the 'Meadowlark' collection by My Mind's Eye
and Bo-Bunny's 'Mama-Razzi' collection provide the
foundation for this card.  The ornament stamps are also from
My Mind's Eye.  I love that Prima jewel surrounded by
more twine from The Twinery, this time in 'Caribbean'.

These are two really 'challenging' challenges.
Are you up for it?

I sure appreciate you stopping by and taking a 
'peek' in The Open Window.

Don't forget, we are celebrating our
first anniversary over at
We have a wonderful sponsor who's DT
will celebrating with us as well as our
returning DT alumni, including our very first
Private Blend Designer, Mona Pendleton.
Do you have the above badge on your blog?
Make sure you pop over to The PDCC,
get your badge and mark your calendar
for this Thursday, October 21st!

I am looking forward to a great week and I hope
you are as well.  See you very soon!


Laurel said...

Gorgeous cards!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

STUNNING Holiday cards Julie! So elegant & beautiful! Love the creative way you used the baker's twine & the rhinestone ornaments hangers! Thank you so very much for the BIG shout out- always appreciated :)Looking forward to Thursday!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Thanks so much for playing along with the WMSC :) Hope you come join the fun again!

Keva said...

Wow, those cards are great! I really love the papers you used and that twine looks really nice and thick. I am dissapointed in the twine that I bought elsewhere, so this may be one that I should check out. Really great cards, though.

Anonymous said...

loving these xmas cards.

Something Special said...

You really have beautiful cards!

lynn said...

julie, your xmas cards here are simply gorgeous:)

cbuswell said...

stunning cards! love the baker's twine and touches of bling!! thanks for joining us this week at the WMSC! : )