Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Countdown Begins!


Hello again...yep, it's a busy weekend here at
The Open Window with all kinds of new release goodness!


It's Day Two of previews for the new releases at
The Craft's Meow.
Today's set was designed by the very talented
Michelle Bertuzzi and is just in time for the new year ahead.
Silhouettes are so trendy...skylines are too...
and this set is fab!
 Many thanks go to my husband Paul for his design idea.
When we owned a stamp store, Paul and I worked together a lot
on project ideas for our workshops and demos, but it's been
quite awhile.  So I was surprised when he took a look at this
stamp set and said "if it were me, I would use the numbers
for a New Year's countdown"
So that's what I did!

I already knew I wanted to make little banners, so it was
a perfect fit.  I love hanging banners using bakers twine
from The Twinery and the 'Maraschino' was a great color
to match the ink used on the sentiment, which is
cranberry by A Muse Studio.
I used the beautiful designer papers from Authentique
from their 'Journey' collection.

We've now revealed three sets...there are a total of
brand new sets coming your way!

Make sure you stop over at the
because there's a great giveaway going on
for both of these sets.

Leave a comment here and
let me know
which of these 'sneak peek' sets is your 
favorite so far!

So happy you came by and I hope you enjoy your day!

Loving Thoughts Project Recipe:
Designer Paper: Journey from Authentique
Stamps: Happy New Year from The Craft's Meow
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento & Cranberry both from A Muse Studio
Embellishments: Bakers Twine in Maraschino from The Twinery
gem stars from Berry Sweet by K&Company, brads from Recollections


Renee said...

Very cool looking card! Love that countdown banner, what a great idea hubby!!!!

Cindy Lou said...

Great card, I love silouettes, and these clean lines of this stamp make is go so well with almost everything! Your hubby did well, the banner is great! Thanks for sharing!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

That city-scape looks SO fab stamped on the DP- what a great festive card!

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on the CARDS blog feature, Julie! I hope you have a great 2012! PS: Paul has some brilliant ideas!!

annewalker said...

Now, speaking of creativity, I'll give you 10 stars! That was so crafty! Thanks for sharing inspiration.

Cheers and hugs this holiday xxxx
Anne Walker Collection of New Year Messages @

Sandra Cooper said...

Wow, that countdown new year wishes card is excellent. What a brilliant idea. Happy New Year!

Sandra Cooper xxxx