Monday, January 31, 2011

So Much Inspiration...I Couldn't Resist!



I think this is going to be a very inspired post today!

I am not one to do multiple challenges....heck, I am lucky
on some weeks if I can get my own PDCC project done.
 But as I was cruising a variety of lovely challenges
(and there are many out there which I admire)
I thought it would be fun to do something using
'inspirational' photos...so here goes....


If there's one thing I love to do, it's layers!
Layers of paper, layers of ribbon or lace...you name it!
This card has at least four layers...it depends on whether
or not you count the focal point as an additional one.

Here are the challenges that I was inspired by:


{where my friend Sav is a guest this week}



and these other wonderful challenges 
with themes:







I absolutely LoVe the acetate butterfly!
I absolutely LoVe the beaded lace!


I absolutely LoVe fabric flowers!

Before I go, it's time to announce the winner of the
blog candy giveaway from last week's
'March of the Snowman' Blog Hop

Congratulations Monique!

Monique said...
Beautiful Julie.. Love the crochet / material combo looks fantastic 
with the seam binding and the snowman is cute cute cute!!! 

So glad you stopped by today...I hope you've enjoyed
this bit of inspiration, both on my part and on
the part of all these other amazing places!


Today's Project Recipe:
Cardstock: Bazzill, The Paper Company 
Designer Paper:  Webster's Pages
Ink: Ranger Archival in Mushroom, Tim Holtz Distress in 'Old Paper'
Stamps:  Studio G'
Embellishments: Recollections acetate stickers, flowers & beaded lace trim,
K&Co rhinestones
Tools:  Sewing Machine 

44 comments:

lynn said...

this is simply stunning, julie-beautiful work:)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So soft and pretty, love all the beautiful details, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Lynn said...

luscious card!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Wow!! Absolutely GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

de said...

Wow Julie, this is BEAUTIFUL! Beyond beautiful! Love the colors, so perfect for the challenges!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Monique said...

And Yet another Beautiful card Julie!! Love the flowers, lace and yes The butterfly.Job well done...and wow thank you so much for the blog candy..(jumping up and down)..Yipee :)

Lindsey said...

I don't do a lot of layers myself, but I can certainly admire them! This card is so very pretty.

Andrea Ewen said...

Wowzers, Julie! This card is dreamy! And how you were able to pack all of those challenges together and make is come out beautifully is surely a testament to your creativity!
I'm lovin' that pearly trim as well...gonna have to get my hands on some of that!

Jackie said...

Beautiful card & your attention detail is AWESOME!!!! Thanks so much for playing with Etsy this week!!!!

Linda R. said...

What an amazing card.. So beautiful.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Rachel Hope said...

Wow! So Pretty!!! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge this week!

Helen said...

So pretty, Julie! I too find it hard to take part in all the challenges I would like to... work gets in the way - oh to be a lady of leisure (with money for stash, of course!)

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Stunning! The pearls & lace combo is great!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Ros said...

I love your butterfly too ... in fact I love everything about this beautiful creation! just stunning! ... thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB

Rosanne said...

This is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Little Red wagon!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Holy smokes, I smell another winner-in-the-making! This is just gorgeous. Proportions are fantastic, the use of all the different materials...love it. And way to go combining ALL those challenges; I know that is a real feat for you. :D

Beedeebabee said...

Oh My Gosh, Julie! This card made my mouth fall open! It's soooo GORGEOUS! Everything about it screams GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!... I hope you're not getting socked with 2 feet of snow today, but if you are, please be careful. Always sending hugs my sweet friend. xoxo Paulette :D

Sarah Anderson said...

this is just so, so gorgeous :) I'm with you on the butterfly and flowers, they're FaBuLouS!

Fiona said...

Wowsers Julie - this is awesome :)

Mary Friederichsen said...

Hi Julie!
These projects are gorgeous!!

I was trying to e-mail this to you,but I am having a problem with e-mail programs! ugh!
I can't just click on the link for some reason.
Anyway, I just awarded you the Stylish Blogger award! And if there is one blog that deserves a stylish blogger, it is you! So much style and inspiration!!
Please check out my blog http://maryscreativejourney.blogspot.com

Thank you for all your inspiration!
Hugs,
Mary

Jinny Newlin said...

Wow, Julie! This is stunning! LOVE all your little embellishments and details! It's so soft and elegant and makes me want to reach right through this screen and touch all those fantastic textures!

Cor* said...

This is absolutely fantastic. Great layering and pearls and stitching and that butterfly against those amazing flowers is the perfect touch! Thanks so much for sharing your LOVE/VALENTINES creation with us at Creative Inspirations this time round! Hope to see you next time too!

OriBella said...

Piękna kartka:)))Beautiful card!

Sue Kohler said...

i am not sure where to start to 'love' this stunner Julie!! The pearls, the flowers, the butterfly........... the list goes on and on, one word MAGNIFICENT!!! Congrats on the top 3 at CASE study, thanks for playing along! :)

Lin said...

Beautiful card, Julie! Full of gorgeousness!

Jean Martin said...

Oh wow! This is stunning Julie!!! I love the fabric flowers, the pearls over that beautiful lace...and that butterfly is just gorgeous! Congrats on your top 3 win at CASE Study! :)

Basement gal said...

What a gorgeous card and I love your inspirational photo's. Thanks for entering into the creative inspirations challenge this week and good luck.

Terry said...

Wowieee thank you for joining the DT on Simon Says Stamp and Show with your fabulous shiny and glimmery project, love the flowers, the lace and the pearls.....georgous. Hugs Terry xxxx

Nancy said...

VERY pretty!!!

Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Nina Dee said...

What a beautiful card! I love your fabric flowers! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations! :)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love the stitching and the delicate elements. The flowers and butterfly are gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at Etsy Inspired this week. :)

FibreJunky said...

Absolutely stunning, Julie!! I really love all the little details you've put in it. Thanks for playing along with us at EtsyInspired! (quite the switch...usually you're thanking me) ;-)

Ruby said...

Your card is stunning Julie! Just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at EIC this week!

Libby Hickson said...

This is sooo gorgeous, Julie! Love the soft colors, the many gorgeous pearls and that wonderful butterfly! WOW!

Heather Jensen said...

Julie, this is beautiful. From the pretty lace to the sweet butterfly. You definitely got the Vintage look going on here. :)
Thanks for playing with us at BBB.

the whimsical butterfly said...

So many elements to this that I just LOVE! GORGEOUS Card, my friend!

Cath said...

Hey Julie! What a beautiful approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats on your Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger win!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Stunning!!!!

Ziggyeor said...

Just Beautiful and I love the pearls.

jen said...

very lovely! congrats on the trigger, Julie!

Debs said...

Stunning, your lace and pearls are gorgeous and such beautiful colors, thanks so much for sharing with us at creative Inspirations
Debs
xxx

Charlene said...

Seriously gorgeous!!!!!

Linda McClain said...

Oh wow. I'm still picking my jaw up off the floor. This is just amazing. So gorgeous!