Thursday, January 13, 2011

It's Time For a New Journey!



Been on a 'journey' lately?
I am happily beginning one with this post as I share
this week's challenge over at....



This week our 
brand, new design team debuts
and it's a very exciting time!
Our design team is creatively talented and
bigger than ever, so there's more inspiration
in a variety of styles.


The creative journey I took to make this card was
quite fun.  I had been searching high and low for
the Spellbinders Lacey Squares Die Cut set and
I FINALLY found them and I am pleased to say
that our local Michaels is now carrying them.
I also picked up the 'Summer in Paris' set
for my Cricut for only $20 and just loved
this hot air balloon.  Put them all together with a few
grand embellishments, and there you go!
My fabby teammates would LoVe for you
to stop by The Cafe to see all of the beautiful
inspiration all in one-stop.

Here's who you'll find along with yours truly....

So glad you stopped by and I hope you'll 
leave a quick little note to let me know
you were here : )

Today's Project Recipe:
Cardstock: The Paper Company
Designer Paper: DCWV
Ink:  Versamark, Memento, Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Stamps:  Scrappy Cat
Die Cut/Embossing Templates:  Spellbinders 'Lacey Squares',
Cricut 'Spring Time in Paris', Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dot' EF
Embellishments:  Recollections Flowers, Pearls & Lace & Pearl Flourishes
Tools:  Fiskar's Corner Rounder


26 comments:

Michele Gross said...

Oh LOVE this Julie!! So whimsical and pretty! Yay!! so excited!!!

Libby Hickson said...

This is beautiful Julie! Are hooray for deals! Now I want to go see if my Mike's has Spellbinders!!

Tracey said...

STUNNING!!! LOCE all the yummy layers!!! I don't think our Micheal's in CANADA would ever carry them :(

peggy gatto said...

details of design make this a beauty!!!

Fiona said...

I think I wish we HAD a Michael's - and I don't even know what it is!

Julie your card is an absolute stunner!

Neil said...

Hi Julie, this card is gorgeous! I love all the cut out work and the colours are brilliant.

Helen said...

stunning card, Julie.

Sarah Anderson said...

I just LoVe delicate cut work like this...it did make me smile that it was from a Paris themed cricut cartridge. That is so, so you! And what a bargain price. This card is just STuNNiNG! I'm loving the bling, the flowers, the lace, the colour, the......... Can you tell I like it?!!!! Here's to our latest adventure together :)

Jaclyn Miller said...

That hot air balloon is so awesome - dang, now I think I need that cricut cartridge. Your card is really beautiful. Btw, you ARE in for a fun ride on my blog - make sure you check out tomorrow's "goofy" post. :)

Ruby said...

Gorgeous card Julie! What a fantastic balloon, it's so elegant, and works beautifully with the rest of your design, lovely!

Thank you SO much for all your support and encouragement while I've been on this team, I'm so looking forward to continuing on our journey as a team, Play Date Cafe is just too fab for words!!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is, absolutely, gorgeous, Julie! I've never seen that cartridge before, but I'm on my way over to check it out ASAP! Yum-O! Soooo in love with all your fab layering! Wow!

marie said...

This is so elegant!

Andrea Ewen said...

Simply beautiful, Julie! Great find at Michael's..it was definitely worth the search! Gorgeous pearls, flowers and that flourish make your card wonderfully elegant~

Loli said...

hi julie, yours cards are always little artworks.I love the combo color of this week, so elegant.
Have a nice week (sorry for my english, i am self-taught)
A hug from Palma de Mallorca Spain

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! OH MY! OH MY! I love all your embellies and collection of dies! I wish I had all that you have--those dies are super amazing! I love those flowers too! Great job! You are ROCKIN' this shabby, chic, vintage, elegant style!!! Great job with the colors:)

Ann said...

Mmm, this is GORGEOUS, Julie! Love all the details!

Colleen Dietrich said...

How beautiful and appropriately named for our new cast at PDCC....we're all on a beautiful journey together. So happy to be a part of the fab team!

kristen said...

gorgeous and lovely lovely colors...

Monique said...

Wow another beauty Julie... Love all the elements :)!!

Maria said...

Ohhhh this is fabulous!!! Just love all the dimension and gorgeous color! Those sweet little flowers to the side are beautiful!!!

Lindsey said...

Such a gorgeous card, with all the fine detailing!

Cozycomfycouch said...

Really beautiful! :) I changed blogs! :D I am following now Julie! :D I hope you visit my blog! It would be so lovely to see you over there! :) Have a great weekend!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Pretty card Julie! So happy to see you were able to purchase a Spellbinders Lacey Square die template set :) You really made them look fab!

Faye said...

Julie, this is absolutely elegant. I love the lace and the pearls. And that wonderful hot air balloon. Just fabulous.

Jenny said...

Sooo pretty Julie, love it :) :) :) have a great weekend!!

Betty Wright said...

Julie, this is stunning! My Mike's is not selling Spellbinders yet, but I will keep my eye out. I agree that this is one gorgeous balloon with all that intricate cutting! Beautifully detailed card!