Saturday, October 16, 2010

With the Help of a Challenge or Two...

I can't thank you enough for all the lovely messages
that were sent, both here as comments and privately.
If you read my last post, you'll know that my creativity
came to a screeching halt this past week.

So I thought the best way to get it up and running again
was to take on a challenge or two.  Even that didn't come
as easily as I had hoped, but I do have two to share.

I love making these flowers!
It's a combination of papers from BasicGrey's new 'Jovial' line
and Tim Holtz's 'Tattered Florals' die cut.
The center bling is from Prima.
The sentiment is also die cut from Sizzix/BasicGrey's combo
dies for the holidays.

The next challenge is something completely different.

My dear friend Savannah O'Gwynn is on
the 'All Things Unity' DT and I love to support
my friends when I can.
This week they in turn, our supporting
Jennifer McGuire's 'Card's for Kids' drive
by using that as their challenge.

Of course, the main requirement is to use anything
Unity or Ippity, and on this card....I went all Ippity.
The stamps are from the following sets:
'Just Wanted to Say' (sentiment)
'A Little Buggy' (ladybug)
'Because of You' (flower)
I paper-pieced the flower and ladybug using a variety
of scraps in coordinating colors.
The twine is from my new favorite place...

Just a little reminder....all the Ippity stamps shown here
or on any of my posts are always available in my little
'Ippity Shop' here...if they are not pictured, please don't
hesitate to ask...I get behind in my updates sometimes.

Well...that's it for now.

I have a fun Halloween card to share with you tomorrow
and hopefully one or two other projects that I am working on.

I hope you will let me know you were here by leaving 
a quick note in the comment section...thank you kindly.


Tracy Evans said...

Lovely creations Julie, both flowers are gorgeous and I really like that little but. Great cheerful colours too. Hope the family are ok. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Tracy Evans said...

Ooops typing too quickly that is supposed to say BUG Julie, sorry. Tracy Evans x

Karen B. said...

Oh, your Noel card is gorgeous! It REALLY makes me feel like Christmas is tomorrow! Love it and the patterns. Great clean and simple card for the kids too, the baker's twine is awesome.

Ruby said...

Such lovely cards Julie, your first one looks so glitzy, almost showbiz in style, LOVE it! Your second card is just SO cute, I love the black against the craft and it looks fab with lots of twine too. :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Julie! Glad to see you get some crafting time in.. I hope all is well with the family.. : )

Sarah Anderson said...

Love that little ladybird! And so glad you're enjoying your tattered florals die so much ... fab cards my friend, glad to see you have your mojo back - nothing like a good challenge to get it kickstarted :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty cards Julie! The first is my fave! Love that big blossom & the use of that gorgeous DP! I am lovin' that paper too ;)

Michele Gross said...

Way to bounce back!! Wonderful cards and I'm sooo loving that twine! Just got mine in the mail a couple days ago and haven't had the chance to play with it yet ;) Glad to see you putting ink to cardstock again :D

Kelly said...

beautiful cards. LOVE that NOEL card. amazing!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! These cards are FAB! I love that Limelight sketch card! SUPERB!! Love that flower--super jealous of your time at Archivers!! I also loooooooooooooove that Ippity creation! I love how you combine these stamps! YOU ROCK! I love love love when you share your cards--so fun! And I'm jealous again of that bakers twine! MUST GET SOME:) Thanks for playing along with us over at All Things Unity! It means so much to me:) THANK YOU!!

Sharli said...

Hi Julie Ranae! I love what happened when you just DID IT! These cards are wonderful! I did that last night with very different results (probably won't show those cards - LOL).

Looking forward to the promised Halloween card!

Sara Henton said...

OK well WOW on just the 1st card, I love those flowers you make. On the 2nd card it's too cute & kinda perfect for this challenge too. BTW, I appreciate you supporting us too!! Thanks so much for playing with us at All Things Unity!!

joeygirl86 said...

beautiful cards!!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Look at all those pretty patterns and textures. I would never venture into putting all of those together but you always make it work so well. I especially like that Noel flower, just gorgeous!

Monique said...

Love Love your noel card.. The flower is just beautiful...:)

Mandy said...

I literally gasped when I saw your card!! Featuring it on my blog today!! :)