Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Very Special Welcome...


I thought I would take a few minutes to share a couple
of my newest designs that were featured this week
over on the Lily Pad Cards Blog. I was an invited
Guest Designer and created a few new projects
just for them!


I enjoyed putting this card together because of it's cheery
colors.  I had purchased a set of sentiments from The Gifted Line
several weeks ago and thought this one worked really
well with these beautiful papers from Prima.

It was a very nice surprise today to find out
that I had been chosen as one of the blogs
from the 'Out and About' segment over at


for this week's DT entry for The Play Date Cafe.
Thanks so much Cath!!!


And now a card with a little extra special meaning...


This card was made using some of my favorite stamps 
inks and designer papers from

Of course you know that all A Muse Studio stamps
papers and inks can be ordered through my Web Store here.

I am in a baby mood lately and here is why....


This is Finn...he is my 4th grandson and will be
making his appearance some time between
July 4th and July 18th.  My daughter Mallory
(whose birthday is also July 18th) 
has been getting ready for this new one
and doing her best to get through this summer heat.
I told her a couple of weeks ago, that she now knew
what I felt like as, of course, I was pregnant with her 
at this time nearly 27 years ago...it didn't help!

Those 3-D ultrasounds are quite amazing, aren't they?
Of course, nothing compares to the miracle of life...

Thanks for stopping by...more to share soon!


Give Thanks Project Recipe:
Designer Paper:  Prima 'Sparkling Spring'
Tools: Fiskars Corner Rounder Punch
Embellishments: Flower & Pearl Flourish by Recollections,
Sentiment sticker by The Gifted Line

Welcome Little One Project Recipe:
Designer Paper, Inks, Stamps:  all from A Muse Studio

26 comments:

Ann said...

Fabby cards, Julie! That first one is a real WOW!!!

Jessica said...

Beautiful! Congrats on your newest grandchild! Praying for a smooth birth :-)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeee the cards!! They are gorgeous! And congrats Grandma! :):):):):):):):):)

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on the Lily Pad, shout out at Moxie Fab, AND the upcoming addition to the family!!! (where did you find the time...and managing a couple challenges!!?) The 3-D image of your grand child is amazing!! Thanks for sharing these awesome happenings!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Beautiful cards!!! So sweet :-)

Michele Gross said...

Oh my goodness! the cards are great and so are the honors but I'm sorry...sweet little Finn steals the show!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Fabulous cards and I love love love the ultrasound picture!!

Pam Wendt said...

That little guy - what a cutie - and can you believe how clear those ultrasounds are now? I still remember trying to decipher mine way back when! LOL!

Your cards are beautiful - as always!

And kudos to you for your well-deserved honors! :o)

Jaclyn Miller said...

I love all those delicate pastels in your card and the rose with the sentiment - oh yeah! I can't wait for you to get your newest grandbaby, it's so exciting! Congrats again on your guest spot with Lilly Pad.

Lindsey said...

You must jump every time the phone rings! These are great cards, and great news!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOOORAY and welcome, Finn!!!! Super cute pic--I want to pinch his little cheeks and hug him all day long! Congrats on all the features and fabulous blessings!!! God is GOOD:)

PapierGirl said...

Wow Julie....you certainly have alot to celebrate! :) Congratulations on your DT spot and your mention at Moxie Fab, but a nothing compares to the soon-to-be addition Grandma! :)

Michelle Mathey said...

I'll bet you are walking around with a smile from ear to ear!! So happy for you with all your good news!!

Teresa Kline said...

oh my goodness that is the best ultrasound photo I have ever seen...so cute...congratulations...your cards are amazing as well, luv the details!

enjoy *~*

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Julie! Congrats on the feature and your grandson to be! :) Hope Paul had a great Father's Day!

Maria said...

Wow, thanks for sharing the ultrasound of your grandson! It is amazing in 3D effect! Congrats to you and family! Your cards are so lovely with perfect detail. A great inspiration you are, thank you!!!

Kryssi said...

These are amazingly cute, Julie. I so love the Amuse stamps but I'm totally sad that most of the stamps are rubber and not clear! I stink with rubber stamps! :(

Ruby said...

Wow, so much news in one post! Life is looking good for you! Your cards are all beautiful and the little baby, awwwww! Congratulations seems too small a word for such wonderful news!

Terrie B x said...

`Gorgeous` Julie TFS:) x

Judy1223 said...

Wonderful cards, Julie...I saw your feature at Lily Pad Cards...so nice! And that 3-D ultrasound is SO amazing... so much to look forward to!

lynn said...

such sweet cards, julie! congrats on your lily pad guest spot! and a big congrats on your news of finn--love his name:) those ultra sounds are just amazing, huh? have a great weekend!

Dorina D said...

What a gorgeous card.Love the pearl flourish and the saying. It's wondeful. Also, the stamps for the Welcome Little One card are adorable. Great cards. TFS

nancyparker55 said...

Great cards, especially the first one. Blessings on that sweet little grandson. Bet you can't wait to meet him in person & hold & cuddle him.

Janetcraft said...

love this card...I love the flower!
and your upcoming grandson, so looking forward right!?

Jessica S said...

These are both adorable cards! Love that you are such a proud grandma. Finn is adorable!
:O)
Jessica S

Margaret said...

This is absolutely stunning! Such beautiful colors and I love the added bling!