Friday, February 25, 2011

Things that Make me Smile...



Happy Friday everyone!

There you go...that's one of the things that makes me smile.

Here's another....
It's the 'Tuesday Trigger' over at
I love pretty much anything from 
Crate & Barrel
and these colors and design were really
fun to work with.


I featured the 'Funky Foliage' set from Wplus9 Designs,
Colorbox Chalk inks and my favorite baker's twine


I really loved this sketch from Card Patterns, too.
I am not typically a 'sketch' player...no reason,
I just gravitate towards color instead....
but I love this sketch and was happy to play!

Finally, the best part of my Friday.....


My oldest grandson CJ spent the day with me today
as there was no school here in town.
Papa Paul treated him to an early birthday present.
I am happy to boast that he has all the makings of
an engineer at the young age of almost 8.

Hope you enjoyed your visit.  
I'd love to know you stopped by so I hope you
will leave me a quick comment.

Today's Project Recipe:
Cardstock: The Paper Company
Stamps: Wplus9 'Funky Foliage'
Ink: Colorbox Chalk, VersaMagic, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Tools: Fiskars 'Corner Rounder' punch
Embellishments: Baker's Twine by The Twinery in 'Honeydew', 
Pearls by Recollections

17 comments:

Michele Gross said...

That is Moxie-licious!! Wow Julie! You rocked the challenges big time!! :D

Helen said...

Love that funky foliage! and the cushion is neat too.
I am smiling today cos it's Saturday now, so no work today!!

~amy~ said...

Such a fab mix of challenges...love how they inspired your gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us in the Card Patterns 2nd Anniversary Festivities!

Eve said...

Julie, i've seen the skectch and inspiration photo, but this is a great combination on both challenges! Luv the details you put on this card, which looks clean but I can see more work on it! In another words, Luv this card! :-)

cappuccino and colour said...

love the funky foliage card Julie and your inspiration piece is awesome too.

whoistracy said...

Wow, what a great take on the sketch! Love the colors you used, the twine. But most of all, that adorable picture of your grandson! It just makes me smile. So glad you could help Card Patterns celebrate our 2nd anniversary!

Dawn said...

SPEC.TAC.ULAR!

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

What a beautiful take on the sketch Julie! Love that you were able to play along with us at Card Patterns.

Bumblebee said...

Great combination of the challenges!Fantastic card!

Rae said...

Wonderful take on the trigger, and love how you utilized the sketch!

Rae said...

Hi Julie, I came back to thank you for your visit, and especially for signing up as my newest follower. I don't get as much crafting time as I would like due to a teen who still needs a lot of attention, and a sensitive computer and internet service that like to act up, but I'm doing a lot better at the moment. Now I've got your blog on my "visit" list. = ]

Jaclyn Miller said...

Great card - love how you pulled those colors from the trigger! Praying for you pretty lady.

Colleen Dietrich said...

I like your new Wplus9 set! The colors you chose for the circles are pretty, but I'm very much drawn to the oh-so-subtle foliage in the background.

Cath said...

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

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Beautiful colors. Love the twine. :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Love, love, LOVE what you've done with Funky Foilage! Simply gorgeous colors, too!

Nicki S said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Julie! Looking forward to seeing your project for the DeNami Blog Hop on Sunday!

I LOVE this card! The soft colors mixed with a few bold colors are just fantastic! Great work! :)