Saturday, March 17, 2012

Beautiful Spring with The Craft's Meow

The day is finally here  !!!

The designers at The Craft's Meow have been so looking forward
to this week of new release previews.
It's extra special because TCM is celebrating our
first birthday!

Over the next four days, we will share previews of 1-2 sets
each day and to make it extra fun, we will have a challenge available
for you to participate in so you can join the celebration
and have a chance to win prizes & a possible
 For all the details, check out the TCM Blog.

Here is our first challenge....

A beautiful sketch challenge by our creative
Amy Tsuruta.

The first two sets we are previewing were designed by the very talented
Nina Brackett of Nina B Designs for TCM.
'Beautiful Spring' & 'Mother & Father' are perfect for this time of the year.

For this card, I stamped a base with a gorgeous floral image from the
'Beautiful Spring' set in Latte & French Roast ink by A Muse Studio.
All A Muse Studio inks are available directly to your door from
my web store HERE
They are the perfect shade to match these papers from Echo Park.
I used the Fancy Tags Two & Standard Circle dies from Spellbinders
to create the focal points.  How beautiful is that butterfly...also from
the same stamp set.  I adore Nestabling by Want2Scrap and thought
it was the perfect embellishment for the sentiment.

I love the 'vintage-style' florals of this paper and hope it's ok
to share it with the folks over at CARDS/Create for their
'Vintage Florals' Challenge.

 How would you like a chance to win one of these stamp sets before they
go on sale next week?  All you need to do is visit our designer's blogs and
make sure to leave a comment over on The Craft's Meow blog.
You'll have until 9pm PDT each day to leave your comment and the winners
will be announced the following day along with the next preview & challenge.

We would love for you to play along with each challenge during our
1st Birthday Bash...all the details are on the TCM Blog.

I'd love to hear from you....please leave a note & make sure you leave
a contact address so I can say hello back.

Enjoy the bash!!!

Project Recipe: 
Patterned Paper:  Graceful from This 'n That from Echo Park
Stamps:  Beautiful Spring & Mother & Father from The Craft's Meow
Ink:  Latte & French Roast from A Muse Studio 
Embellishments:  Nestabling by Want2Scrap, pearls from Recollections
Tools:  Fancy Tags Two & Standard Circles die from Spellbinders, Big Shot


Susan said...

I adore butterflies and this one is gorgeous! Such a sweet Mother's Day card!!

Marlena M. said...

Stunning card Julie! I love the embellished butterfly and awesome bling.

Sasha said...

WOW!! This is absolutely beautiful, Julie. Such pretty papers...your butterfly and fancy tag are just amazing!

Thank you for visiting and leaving a lovely comment on my blog x

rlovew said...

Beautiful card! Love the pearls on it.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Oh I love your card so much! Especially loving all the pearls! So very pretty.

Miriam Prantner said...

This card is just perfect! Love te papers and those pearls are stunning and elegant!

Geri said...

Your butterfly looks gorgeous with those papers!!

Sue D said...

Gorgeous with all the pearls.

cassie said...

this is simply stunning!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card Julie! Lovely colors, a gorgeous butterfly and those sweet pearls scattered about!

Rose said...

this is so beautiful and i love all the pearls :)

Annette said...

wow this is just beautiful...what a lovely design..

Cassi said...

love your stamped background!

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh this is Gorgeous Julie, love the pearls with this gorgeous set!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW I LOVE your card!! The colors and the BEAUTIFUL details make it come to life!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Jen Carter said...

Julie this is really pretty!! I really love those papers too!

Morgan said...

What a beautiful card! I love the the pearl detail on the tag and that butterfly is gorgeous! ^_^

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Julie! Love the beautiful butterfly! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card! Love the butterfly, and how you used the flower to create your own design paper! ;o)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Gorgeous Card!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful card Julie, full of details and prettiness.

~amy~ said...

Julie, I LOVE what you've done...such a gorgeous take on the sketch. Your details are so very wonderful!

Aimes said...

Love how you've used that outline stamp as a background! Gorgeous card!