Saturday, February 25, 2012

It's Paradise....

Happy Saturday!

I don't post a whole lot on the weekends, but I created a couple of
cards this past week that I am excited to share 
I have a terrific deal waitin' at the end of this post!

This past Monday, Paul and I took a little daytrip and of course, I landed
at an Archivers. {it's also our excuse to do a little shopping at Trader Joes!}

I had been looking forward to picking up some of the new collections from
Little Yellow Bicycle and today, I share with you a couple of cards from
the Paradise Collection.

I just love the bold colors of the papers and the richness it brings out on
each of the embellishments.  Of course, one of my favorite things they
make are the Clear Cut Acetate embellishments which is what this
lovely large flower is.
They are really on trend as I see a version of this flower everywhere
in rubber stamping right now.

For those of us old enough, don't those birds remind you of 
The Partridge Family??!!
I used some Pink Sorbet and Honeydew baker's twine from The Twinery for
just the right accent.  I like short cut knots lately and this has a few.

A bit of a color shift but still using the Paradise Collection.

I love the focal point of this card.  That tree is so beautiful.
What I love about our baker's twine at The Twinery is that the 4-ply
strands are nicely woven so they bring saturated color, but on both of
these projects, I really wanted to fray them for effect.
I would love to be that little bird in a forest like this.
Reminds me of the show 'Once Upon a Time'. 
Are you watching this season?

Anyway...I used my Martha Tree Branch Border for the edges and combined
the brand new Flax baker's twine & Cappuccino 
baker's twine from The Twinery.

I purchased a few pieces of LYB's Saturdays Collection and 
am hoping to have a little play with that later today.

Before you go....I wanted to make sure you didn't miss out
on the new online crafting club called

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you can take advantage of member-only discounts.

Look what I found on there this week:

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Reg. $7.50...Blitsy price $2.99

I'm tellin' ya, it's worth signing up JUST TO SEE
what is coming up on sale...of course, the deals are terrific as well!

Of course, I get $1 for sending you there (only thru 2/27)
I would so much appreciate it if you would go sign up....

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Thanks ever so much for stopping by on the weekend.
I know there is a lot going on for everyone and if you'll leave a quick
note to say hello, I'll come find you to say hi back : )

Each DayProject Recipe: 
Patterned Paper: Pleasant Plaid & Happy Dots from Paradise by LYB
Embellishments: Pink Sorbet & Honeydew Baker's Twine by The Twinery
Tear Out Tickets, Cardstock Stickers & Clear Cuts 
all from Paradise by LYB

Be You Project Recipe: 
Patterned Paper: Paradise & Happy Dots from Paradise by LYB
Embellishments: Flax & Cappuccino Baker's Twine by The Twinery
Cardstock Stickers from Paradise by LYB
Tools: Tree Branch Border Punch by Martha Stewart


Marlena M. said...

I love your cards-wonderful bright colors.Yes, I'm old enough to remember The Partridge Family -those birds do resemble them! ;)
Have a nice weekend Julie.

Rose said...

super fun cards!! and i also remember the Partridge Family, now that song is stuck in my head! lol

Katarina said...

beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing

Chris D. said...

Super cute cards Julie! (and yes, those birds do remind me of the Partridge Family! LOL!)

Lisa said...

"Come on get happy!" Oh the colorful bus and the Mr.cute David Cassidy LOL!! Great cards Julie, lovin the little birds. Have a super weekend ;)

Annette said...

awesome card...

Alex said...

Your work is amazing! Love all the small creative and fun touches on your projects!

Congrats on making the Swoon Cycling Team! I am looking forward to be on the same team as you!

Jennifer said...

Looking forward to working with you on the Swoon line! Love your blog!

Fanco said...

beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing //Katarina