Thursday, March 24, 2011

April Showers Bring...The Play Date Cafe


I have no ideas where the days go!
The week just flies by!
 Speaking of the days flying by...

I want to wish my bestie
Sarah Anderson
a very happy birthday.
I sure do love this girl!!!


It is time once again for....


I am so ready for the spring and am in
love with this graphic that Ruby
gave us to play with.


This week our entire design team played with the images from
Lizzie Anne Designs.  I was thrilled to get the 'Dream Big' Collection 
that includes images just in time for the spring & summer.
I kept this card very Clean & Simple, letting the cardstock,
inks and embellishments do most of the work.
For my clouds, I pulled out a vintage template from 
my days of having a stamp store.
It is the best template for making clouds that I have
ever come across and it will never let it
leave my studio!

As I said before, our team used the fab images from


and are pleased to have this amazing prize
up for grabs...


We are also very happy to have 
Taylor Usry as our Guest Designer this week.
She is on the DT over at Lizzie Anne and has
brought a beautiful piece of inspiration to
share with you over in The Cafe.
Along with yours truly, here's who is
designing with me this week:

and our special guest designer

Hope you will play along this week.
 We'd really love to have you!

Today's Project Recipe:
Cardstock: American Crafts
Stamps: Lizzie Anne Designs
Ink: VersaMagic, Memento
Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Die Cuts in 'Standard Circles'
Embellishments:  baker's twine by The Twinery
Rhinestones by Recollections

17 comments:

Fiona said...

love your sweet take on the colours Julie, and your spattering of rhinestones!

Michele Gross said...

Everything is better with a little bling! Love those clouds and your CAS styling! FAbby card :)

Helen said...

Julie this is so pretty!! Loving this week's colours.

StampinCathy said...

This is so pretty and just love the inspiration piece.

Dana said...

Oh so pretty Julie. I love the clouds peeking out from the BG and the angled twine...really draws the eye in!

Tracey said...

LOVE the design Julie...so very clever!!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous artwork. Beautifully created!!

Jinny Newlin said...

So glad I read every word! Totally would've missed those fantastic clouds! They're perfect! I just hate the way pictures don't do our projects justice! LOVE the way you've entagled that May medallion in twine and your haphazard stamping of the flowers, too! Well, I guess that's just EVERYTHING ;)!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful Julie! Love the design with those fab clouds in the background, those sweet flowers and the great focal panel tied off with the twine!

Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty, Julie!! I love your clouds, bling, and how you've used your twine!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Julie! Love the sweet flowers and lavender twine!

Lindsey said...

Sweet and beautiful, Julie!

Pam Wendt said...

Such a pretty card - so light and airy, and a perfect showcase for the bright, springy colors in this week's challenge! (And the touch of sparkle from the rhinestones is perfect!)

Jaclyn Miller said...

I LOVE how you used that flower stamp. When I looked at it, I couldn't think of how to use it, but you've really allowed it to shine with such beautiful use of color. I like how you featured that may stamp too with the use of twine. Such a fresh and pretty card this week!

Ann said...

Sweet card, Julie! Hoping my mojo shows up so I can play along this week!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I love how you used your LAD stamps, Julie! I couldn't figure out how to use the "May" stamp...but it's great how you strung it with Twinery goodness, dangling above a field of flowers. Genius!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a fun fun FUN way to use these stamps and that twine! I LOOOOOOOOOVE it! I love your thinking--see?? I needed you on skype to coach me through this week--just lost my mojo (which I never like saying!). LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE love love this card--GREAT job (as always!!).