Saturday, April 21, 2012

Keep Calm...with The Craft's Meow!


The day is here !!

It's New Release Blog Hop Day at


If you have arrived at my blog from our talented
Guest Designer  
then you are in the right place!

If not, start back at the beginning at the
 and get started there because
when you do, you could win big!   
All SIX stamp sets !!!
More on that in a sec.


 For this card, I revisited the sets called
'Vintage Rides' and 'Nature's Beauty'.
I thought it would be fun to do a little paper-piecing with papers from MME.
There's those great cloud dies from Lil' Inker Designs once again
and the sunshine was punched using one of the newest punches from
Martha Stewart's Loop Collection.
I'm sure you recognize my favorite baker's twine from The Twinery as well.


 I know you will see all the sets on the TCM Blog/Website, so I am going
to show you a very special one here...


  This adorable set is 'Giddy Up' designed by the lovely
Nina B Designs for TCM and for a limited time is only available
as a gift with a purchase of $50 or more.

I used this set in my post from yesterday as well...
you can check it out here

So here is how you can win....

Visit each designer's blog on the hop, leave a comment
{there's only 17 total}
and you have until 9:00pm PDT, Friday April 23rd to do so.

They are all on sale today!!!
Don't wait!

Look forward to your comment and I will keep my fingers
crossed that YOU are a winner!

The next stop on the hop is my friend
and newest stamp illustrator

Karen Baker's blog


 Project Recipe:
Patterned Paper: Fine & Dandy Boy by My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  Vintage Rides, Nature's Beauty
both from The Craft's Meow
Tools: Cloud die from Lil' Inker Designs, Big Shot
Large Dot EF by Cuttlebug
Circle Loop punch by Martha Stewart for EK Success
Embellishments:  baker's twine in charcoal by The Twinery

54 comments:

~amy~ said...

darling....love the blooms and the twine! Excellent card!

Beverly S. said...

Fun...love how you used the stamps. Fun use of the baker's twine too.

Kary said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous card!! Love the embossed clouds. The flowers and balloons look terrific too.

Karen B. said...

Bright, cheerful, happy! So very well designed! Love the little additions to make the scene so wonderful!

Aimes said...

What a sweet card! I love your paper-piecing, Julie!
Hugs!
x

Jackie Rockwell said...

Your SWEET SPRING SCENE is adorable! Now try saying that 3 times fast!!! LOL! LOVE the paper pieced balloons!

Becky said...

This is so cute. Love this bike.

Lisa said...

How fun Julie, pretty card!

Moira said...

Great card - I love the flowers in the basket! nice touch

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is lovely and you have captured and highlighted each detail in this. The twine and it's bow is a really lovely touch too!

beadz said...

Julie, this is an awesome card! I love all of the texture on it!
hugs,
Gini

maria f. said...

You're on a roll - black white and a touch of color. Love it. The pop of fun in the PP balloons is perfect. And I might have to get those clouds - I'm on the lookout for the "perfect" cloud.

missstamper said...

What a fun card. It brings back memories of childhood. I can remember tying balloons to the seat of my banana bike too!

chucksusan said...

Loved your use of the bike stamp. Very original!!!

Romaine said...

Loving the clouds, balloons and flowers in the bike basket!

Miriam Prantner said...

such a fun card! Loved the embossed sun/clouds. These images are just so wonderful!

Vickie Z said...

Love the bike with flowers and balloons!!!

Marlena M. said...

I love your sunshiney card Julie!

Geri said...

The whimsical sun and clouds look so perfect with the bike...love the flowers in the basket! Such a happy scene...love it!!

Yvonne said...

Cute!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE your BEAUTIFUL card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Linda Beeson said...

Super cute, what a fun scene.

Sharon Roselli said...

hey thats my bike!! well ok my bike looked alot like that. I thought I was so cool on that bike. great card, thanks for sharing.

Tracey said...

WOW what a fabulous scene Julie!! LOVE this card!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is super cute, love the design and the textures, great image

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

how very fabulous. just love the use of those stamps. And the details on your card is fantastic, just love the twine for the balloons!

Sherri Thompson said...

Julie, this is so cute-I love that banana seat! Can't wait for it to arrive! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win all of the new sets!

Meagan Vaughn said...

I love the clouds and the bicycle

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Fun & cute card, Julie. :)

abfe4cca-83b9-11e1-8288-000bcdca4d7a said...

Love the colours. Great. TFS. Vicki.

Nicole Doiron said...

I find your card so uplifting! Love the stamps, the twine and the embossed clouds! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Fi said...

You've made such a fun card here, those clouds look awesome as well as the stamps.

Sue D said...

Very cute--love the papers you used.

rlovew said...

Gorgeous card- love the layers you created with paper piecing.

joanieg said...

Beautiful card and sentiment! I love the bicycle!! Great Job!

Lagene said...

SOOO CUTE! Love the textured & stitched clouds!

marg0006 said...

How cute. You did such a great job incorporating the stamp.

marg0006@verizon.net

Leanne said...

Fabulous. Love how you used those stamps.

Emily H said...

Wow! This is lovely!

Sarah Anderson said...

stunning card design Julie, love the simple black and white theme then the splashes of colour and texture through the punches etc. The 'Keep Calm' theme is extremely popular here in the UK at the minute. The other day I saw a guy with a t-shirt that read 'Keep Calm...I'm the doctor!' :)

Anita said...

So sweet Julie.

Cassi said...

great card, love the sun and clouds!

Amy said...

Cute idea for the blooms in that basket Julie! Thanks for your help last month!!!

Peggy said...

Love the bike and balloon images. Also love the clouds and sun.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is so cute! I love the flowers in the bike basket and those clouds are adorable!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

So cute! Love the balloons with image (-;

Mary-Anne V said...

Great card with the use of multiple stamp sets...love the embossed clouds.

pamela said...

Giddy up is such a cute set that I never even thought I would want!

Jan Garber said...

You've showcased these sets so perfectly! I HAVE to have the Vintage Rides, and now I think I need "Giddy Up", too! Too cute!

Jessica said...

How fun, Julie! Love those clouds and the bright cheerful feel of your card!

scrappin_in_AK said...

love this card - the colors, the stamp and the details

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

very beautiful card! love a simple stamp you made without color and just adding bunch of flowers in the basket.

~Luanne

Julie E said...

What sweetness with the balloons and twine!!!

Amanda said...

Cute! Just cute! I love clouds and suns and bikes!