Friday, May 27, 2011

Dream Big with CAS-ual Fridays

What perfect timing!
I have a niece whose graduation party is this
weekend, so the inspiration was easy!

Have you played along in the Break Room over at
CAS-ual Fridays yet?  We have a 'Girl Friday Pool'
that specialize in some of the most
creative CAS card-making around.

This week's challenge to 'Graduation...Clean & Simple-Style'

I have always loved my 'Dot Spots' stamps from PTI.
It was the very first set of PTI I ever purchased, but they
don't get used enough, so I am glad to have used them here.
They are really beautiful with the inks that I used
These have become my 
absolute favorite inks on the planet!
They are silky smooth on paper and so vibrant.

One of my favorite sponsors is on board this week

I finally had a chance to meet the very sweet
Angelica Suarez, the owner of Market Street Stamps
at the Milwaukee Rubber Stamp Expo this past
weekend and what a sweetheart!

We are both on the design team for The Twinery
and live just a few hours from one another, but this
is the first time we have had a chance to meet.

So I hope you will pop over and check out all the fab
designs from our Girl Friday Designers and then
make plans to play this week...those stamps from
Market Street just might be yours!!!!

Today's Project Recipe:
Cardstock & Designer Paper: A Muse Studio
Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Scrappy Cat, Wordsworth
Ink: A Muse Studio in Cranberry, Slate & Ocean
Misc:  Embossing Powder by Stampendous, 
Rhinestones by Recollections


Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous card!! Love how you use such pretty colors for the grad card! That is so awesome that you and Angelica met!! So much talent in one photo :)

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

What a fabulous card Julie! Love the pop of the grad hat.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

So fun and happy, Julie! Love those splashes of dots - they're like fireworks on graduation day!! Super clever!

Karen B. said...

Ooh, I think I must get that PTI set now, how very cool is your card! One of these days, when gas isn't sooooo outrageous, I'd love to drive down and meet you in person too! I think we are only about five or six hours from each other!

Jenny said...

Love how bright and colourful your card is, perfect for a celebration :)
Jenny x

Pam Wendt said...

Fun, bright card with just the right touch of bling!
And I love seeing pics of favorite crafters! Thanks for sharing! :o)

Laurie W. said...

I love Dot Spot, Julie! This is fabulous! Great colors and it just makes the best grad card!

Darla said...

What a fun and happy graduation card! Love it!

Ellie A. said...

What a wonderful Graduation card! I love that set and how you can use it for any occasion.

Emily Leiphart said...

I love your fabulous card, Julie, and how wonderful that you got to meet Angelica!

Laura Davis said...

LOVE the colors you used so bright and festive!! Great card. :)

Lori Barnett said...

I just love all the dots and colors on this card! Can't wait to play the challenge this week!

I'm Renee said...

Totally fabby!
Love the colors...
so vibrant!
And every time I see Dot Spots on a card...
I get more convinced that I really do need this set...
and this nudges me even more :)

Marlena M. said...

Wonderful images! Love that it's for a grad! ;)

Anne said...

Your card is PHENOMENAL! Love the bright spots, the silver accent inside and the colors.

Dana said...

*swoon* In love with this dot spot card and am amazed it was your first PTI set! My favorite part is the various fonts and mix of words...Such a great touch that catches the eye Julie. LOVE.

lynn said...

love your bkgd stamping and bling, julie! great grad card:)

lexi said...

super cute - especially love the colors!!

Julie Day said...

Love this stamp set and the colors you chose are fantastic, they're similar to the CAS-ual Fridays colors :) Love the sentiment too with the wee cap, looks awesome :)