Thursday, March 3, 2011

I Love a Little Splash...The Play Date Cafe

I think I've finally run out of unique ways to introduce you to
everyone's favorite challenge 
hosted by
my favorite challenge.  

So I'll let the graphic do the talking...

The unique idea behind this particular
'Color Splash'
is that you get to choose which color
you'd like to play with!

Now I do need to remind you that when we
speak of 'color splash', it means:


My 'splash' is called 'Blossom' and it comes from the use
of this beautiful baker's twine from The Twinery.
It's one of the newest colors from this wonderful company
and it works really well with black and white.

Along with the beautiful baker's twine, I finally used these
terrific acetate stickers which were multi-dimensional and
also had their own 'splash' of pink.

Here's some more fabby news....

Check out who our sponsor is this week over
in The Cafe....

Wait till you see what's up for grabs as a prize!

That's some serious baker's twine stash, right?!!!

All of the girls on our team at 
The Play Date Cafe chose their own color
of twine to use as their 'splash' for this week
and you'll be missing out on some pretty amazing
creativity if you don't pay a visit.
Here's who you will find over there designing
along side of me:

 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 Die Cut: My Mind's Eye 'Meadowlark'
Stamps: Cloud 9 Design
Ink: Memories in Black
Tools: Cuttlebug EF, Big Shot
Embellishments: Baker's Twine by The Twinery in 'Blossom', 
Acetate Stickers & rhinestones/pearls by Recollections


Fiona said...

Julie this is one beautiful card :) I love those flowers and the dimension they add to your card!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such an elegant card Julie! Love the pretty flowers and pink twine!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card Julie! I just love the colour splash challenges the best!!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Those stickers are AMAZING - so pretty with the blossom twine. Your cards are always so striking. I'm constantly amazed at how you can change things up to create something still so stunning but entirely fresh.

Jinny Newlin said...

Ooooo, scrumptious, Julie! LOVE those dimensional, acetate flowers! They're perfect for a Color Splash! And your sentiment is so sweet and so true!

Susie said...

Oh my - such a pretty card Julie! I SO hope that I can play along with the challenge this weekend (a very busy weekend!) I love the Color Splash challenges!
Thank you for the inspiration!

Monique said...

Awwe this is beautiful Julie.. and I {heart} the sentiment (I have 3 girls) and i couldn't agree more... :)

Michele Gross said...

Wonderfully pretty! So elegant!

Rae said...

Your gorgeous stickers, along with those perfect pearls and fabulous twine-add the perfect splash of color on this oh so cute and girlie card! Love it!

Janna said...

Your card ROCKS, Julie!! Janna

Ruby said...

Beautiful card Julie, I love your dimensionals, they are so pretty! Gorgeous sentiment too!

Colleen Dietrich said...

OH, this reminds me of something French. It's got something to do with your colors, but also the sentiment reminds me of Maurice Chevalier's "Thank Heaven for Little Girls". I love it, Julie. :)

Lindsey said...

What a gorgeous card, Julie -- love it!

Sue Lelli said...

Julie, I think this is the prettiest card I have ever seen you make! LOVE those acetate flowers and your colors are so FAB! Hope to play soon in a future challenge. My Mom just got out of the hospital so my crafty time is on hold.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! I love love love this card--I agree with Sue--this is now my most FAVORITE and the prettiest card that you've made! LOOOOOOOVE the splashes of light pink--and the pearls---and the TWINE! LOVE it! Love that you said you've run out of creative ways to introduce the challenge! LOVED that:) You are soooooo amazing! LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!

Libby Hickson said...

Sooooo pretty!! Love those acetate stickers, what a cool look!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderful vintage image and lovely sentiment, too! Great use of the twine amongst a darling backdrop of beautiful textures and gorgeous flowers!