Thursday, November 18, 2010

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like...Well, You Know!

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Player Appreciation Week

There are:
Three Brand New Sponsors
Three Terrific Guest Designers
Three Amazing Prizes

 I had lots of fun creating for this challenge.

Our DT was given a set of 'Stickerz' from

and I went to town!

Isn't that wreath lovely?
I embellished with fun red pearls,
my favorite Baker's Twine from
The Twinery, and a sweet trim
from Jolee's Boutique.
StampTV had a nice tutorial on creating a
blank space in between embossing, so I 
thought I would give it a try.
I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dot EF.

But there's more....

This was actually my husband favorite card
for this challenge.

I used the Cuttlebug Ornament EF for
my base card, rounded the corners, aged the
edges of my cardstock using a variety of 
Tim Holtz Distress Inks, and layered each
piece.  There's that twine from The Twinery
once again!  So versatile and fun!
The vinyl stickers from EAD Designs are
repositionable, which is a bonus to be sure.
Yep....there's more....

 This card plays on more of the colors from the
color inspiration photo for the challenge.

 I am in love with that fabulous extra-large snowflake brad
from Paper Studio.  I took the smaller snowflake brads,
which are white metal, and embellished them with
Martha Stewart Fine Glitter and Shredded Glitter.
These colors all work together because it's all about layers.
I added Unity's 'Have a Holly Jolly' sentiment
to the vinyl sticker from EAD Designs.
Here are a couple more little gift tags that I did
with the same set....

What I really LoVeD about using these was they made
for really quick projects. Quick but effective, I think.

So I invite you to play along with us this week.
We sincerely thank all of our regular players and
always welcome new players to our challenge and
this week is all about that!
There's plenty of inspiration over in The Cafe this week!
I will be back soon with the new releases from Ippity!
Yep, it's the Fall 2010 Collection Blog Hop!
So I hope you'll stop back and see what's new....


Laurel said...

OMG these are all so fantastic!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wow, you've been busy creating up a storm! Wonderful use of the EAD Stickerz with your assortment of Holiday cards. Great use of the Duet Embossing!

Fiona said...

gorgeous gorgeous cards Julie!

Sharli said...

Julie Ranae - these are wonderful!!! I love each one for different reasons - I don't know how your DH picked a favorite! Wowie!

Monique said...

All of these are wonderful Holiday cards Julie... :)

Helen said...

Golly, you've been busy Julie! Love these cards - I think I agree with your DH!!

Suzanne C said...

Wow that is quite a collection of beautiful cards. Looks like you have a good start on your Christmas cards.

Jaclyn Miller said...

Your Christmas collection is so cute. I LOVE that tree card! Fantastic! How are you doing? Any word on Sarah?

peggy gatto said...

Love them all and you have shown some fun ideas!!!

Ruby said...

What a fab set of cards! Love all of them, but especially the holly jolly one! I had great fun using the stickers, like you say quick but effective!

the whimsical butterfly said...

OH my goodness, girl! These are ALL amazing! How bright and cute! love 'em!

Maria said...

Wow...oh my!!! Love all the cards!!! Such pretty colors and design! Great use of the twine them all!!!

Amy said...

Julie! These are all so awesome!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute cards Julie! Love the bright, pretty color combo!

Sarah Anderson said...

Wow! So many cards, and all gorgeous!!! My favourite is the reindeer, but only cos he's so cute, all the cards are gorgeous!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOOOOOW! Oh WOW! You really rocked this challenge, Julie! Each card is just sooooooooo beautiful! I love your style--it's almost shabby but elegant and fun at the same time. Does that make sense? Just love it--that's all I know! LOVE visiting here--so much to take in today! I do have a fav--that reindeer card---LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! LOOOOOOOOOVE IT! Love you:)

Tracy Evans said...

Wow Julie you have been busy, I love all your creations, the colours work beautifully with your creations and I love the use of the twine. Have a great week. Tracy Evans x x

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, Julie! These are all gorgeous cards! Your mojo has been right on this week! Love all the beautiful accents, especially the baker's twine! I gotta get me some of that! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Yvonne van Bruggen said...

Hello Julie!
Thank you so much for following my blog!
I really love your ChristmasCards! They are great! Have a wonderful day! Yvonne

Jane and Lou said...

Oh Hi, so nice to 'meet' you, I've just spent ages looking around your fab blog - Clearly you are super dooper creative and one clever cookie! I want to check out all the interesting links of the blogs in your blog roll now! I followed for you (yay), you can visit me @ I'll come visit you again, Jane:)

Stephanie said...

I love your cards! they are all so colorful & cute! :)

joeygirl86 said...

Loooove these!

~amy~ said...

okay, you ROCKED the stickerz!!!!

Tonya said...

Julie, these are all so fabulous. I really adore the one with the row of trees.
Just because it is an old project doesn't mean it doesn't deserve some love. ;o)

Jessica S said...

Whodathunkit? That added hint of aqua with traditional Christmas colors is fabulous on all your cards!
Jessica S

nancyparker55 said...

These are just the most lovely Christmas projects ever. Amazing colour combos.