Thursday, January 26, 2012

We Are Family.....

It's Thursday and that means one thing....

Before I share my completed project...

It's the end of another term over in The Cafe and 
two of our designers are moving on to new creative adventures.

Andrea & Michele have become members of
The Play Date Cafe family and will be missed on
a weekly basis.  They both brought such different styles
in creativity and each week has been a joy knowing
they would be sharing their designs with our players.

I am so thankful that both of these ladies consider me
a friend and I know that they will not be strangers to The Cafe.
Make sure that you stop by each of their blogs and wish them well.

Our fun and fab Jaclyn Miller chose this week's colors
and listed them as...
Plum...Pear...and Moldy Cheese
I adore her descriptions!

As soon as I saw the Pear color, I immediately knew I wanted to pull
out my favorite Sizzix die and create this extra-large pear to
embellish with the other colors.
I used paper & embellishments from Little Yellow Bicycle 
& Webster's Pages to create the pear.  
Lilac baker's twine from The Twinery matched perfectly.
I embossed the white panel with Sizzix's 'Pear Vine' embossing folder.

I am in love with all things Pears this season.
So much so, that I've started a board over at Pinterest
called 'I Adore Pears' and I designed this card loosely on a card
that I did in the fall of 2011 using the same die.
{you can see that card here}

This week we have another new sponsor with us.

This past December, I was honored to be a guest designer
for Sweet 'n Sassy and we thank you for their sponsorship this week.

The girls at The Cafe have done it again with inspiring projects
using this week's color story.
Next week, we introduce a new design team member and until then...
please stop by and wish Andrea & Michele all the best!

Project Recipe: 
Designer Papers: 'Hello Fall' by Little Yellow Bicycle
'Nature's Storybook' by Webster's Pages
Embellishments: Baker's Twine in Lilac from The Twinery
gemstones in Sapphire from Martha Stewart
sentiment die cut from 'Hello Fall' by Little Yellow Bicycle
Tools: Pear die & 'Pear Vine' EF both from Sizzix
Ink: Tuxedo Black by Memento from A Muse Studio


Kathy Skou said...

This is absolutely adorable...LOVE the pear!!!

Monika Wright said...

great card and perfect interpretation of the scheme!

Chrystina said...

These are some of my absolute favorite colors - always have been, always will be. Although I probably wouldn't have called it moldy cheese...

I love your card, the pear is great, the outline on the pair is great and I love the classy paper used inside the pear. It's awesome :)

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

Beautiful! Love the colors!

Vickie Z said...

Love that pear with the twine!!! Wonderful card!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHH! I just love this card--LOVE that pear and the deep plum ink you used!! Great card and theme--PDCC is FAMILY!!! <3

alexandra s.m. said...

What a beautiful and creative card Julie!

Lindsey said...

Fab card, Julie! Although I have to say, moldy cheese? Yuck as a colour name! :P

Pam Wendt said...

What a neat card - love the pear, the twine, the family sentiment with the brad accents, the embossing - so pretty!

Lisa said...

You're the queen of twine in my book Julie! You always do the neatest stuff with it. Love the sweet little sentiment label too! Have a great weekend ;)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Julie, I like the new look of your blog! It's very clean and light.

Your pear card is so fun! That's a great die cut.

Stacy said...

Excellent card girlie, loving the twine on the pear :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic pear and I love the family label. Gorgeous.

workshop said...

Awesome,Family labels are look so gorgeous.It look so different.Family logo look so creative.