Friday, April 1, 2011

Thinking Clean and Simple

Thought I would share a couple new cards I made during
the week.  I have been super busy with new creative things
going on and haven't had as much time to play.

I absolutely love the Stella and Rose Collection 
from My Mind's Eye.

I think the colors are unique and fun to put together
and the names of each sheet are fun too.
Here I used pieces from 'Hattie' & 'Mabel'
including the wonderful chipboard pieces.

They are very substantial pieces and the
colors are all so vibrant.  I added one of
my favorite 'natural' buttons tied off with
'lemon drop' baker's twine from The Twinery.

Most of you know that I am involved with a 
brand new CAS challenge called

and my mind is thinking very
Clean & Simple this week...
so I created this little birthday greeting...

I am also loving the bits and pieces that I have left
from the 'So Sophie' Collection from My Mind's Eye,
which is where the die cut tag is from.
The big lace doily is from Hero Arts and stamped with
one of my favorite neutral colors, mushroom which is
an Adirondack pad from Ranger.

Well...that's it for now.

As I mentioned, I am excited about the new
challenge who's DT Call ends just as I am
typing this post.
Michele and I have our work cut out as we go
through nearly 90 DT submissions,
which is a phenomenal response to a new challenge.
I look forward to sharing the news along the way
and hope that you will plan to play along.

Of course, please don't forget my flagship challenge,

The colors are fab and fun and you will
find amazing inspiration from our 
design team when you stop by and relax
a bit in The Cafe.

Here's to a wonderful weekend!
Hope you'll leave a note to let me know
you stopped by...I treasure each visit
and would love to pay you a visit as well!

'Boys' Project Recipe:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye 'Stella & Rose' 
Embellishments: Chipboard 'My Mind's Eye 'Stella & Rose',
brads from American Crafts

'Lacey Birthday' Project Recipe:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Ranger Adirondack in mushroom 
Embellishments: Die Cut 'My Mind's Eye 'So Sophie',
brad from Making Memories, pearls by Recollections


Pam Wendt said...

I love the Stella & Rose (and So Sophie!) lines too - and you've done a beautiful job using them. Clean and simple indeed - and so beautiful! :o)

Rae said...

Absolutely love the colors of your cards! The first one has brads that remind me of M & M's (sweet) Nice papers, too! The chocolate doily with the pearls is gorgeous!

Rae said...

PS. Julie, if you get a chance I left something on my blog for you. Have a great weekend!

Lindsey said...

I LOVE those candles on the first card! Your second card is CAS and classy!

Tracey said...

Fab cards Julie!!! I thought of M&M's on the first card too!!! lol!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are both gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeeeeee those little tags on the first one! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Helen said...

Love the papers on the first card, it looks great.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely cards, really like the chip board pieces on the first card and gorgeous papers. Enjoy your weekend, Tracy x

Janna Werner said...

Gorgeous creations, Julie! Have a great weekend, Janna

Stacy said...

What a fabulous the design and yes the paper is yummy to :)

Amy said...

Hi Julie! I just love your style and I'm excites
to see your new venture take off! it!

dlwidder said...

I'm totally in love with MME's Stella and Rose too. Can't wait until Lime Twist comes out! I'm soooo excited!

Rochelle said...

That birthday card makes me want cake! Love the cards!

StampinCathy said...

WOW! Both your cards are amazing and super inspiring. I just love the style and all the details.

Julie Day said...

Very nice...I like the first one with all that patterned paper together :) Love the second one too, which reminds me I think I own that Hero Arts stamp! Now I just have to find it! lol