Sunday, June 17, 2012

God's Blessing - The Craft's Meow & Giveaway

For the 3rd Anniversary 
Celebration Giveaway posts,
don't forget you still have time
to participate on all posts to 
have a chance to win !




Happy Sunday and a Very Happy Father's Day
to all the dad's out there.
It's a reflective day for me as I lost my dad 12 years ago.
There's not a day that goes by when I don't think of him
and I miss him terribly.

I am happy to have Paul's dad to share Father's Day with
and we look forward to seeing him a little later today.

Today is also a special day because I have a few posts that
I will be sharing with you as part of


In fact . . . there will be a special giveaway at the end of this post,
so make sure you keep reading.

For now, it's time for me to share with you that it's
Day One of the New Release Previews
over at


This is one of my very favorite teams I serve on
because the variety of stamp images that are offered
are simply amazing.
We are happy to welcome our June Guest Designers
Larissa Heskett & Gayatri Murali.
I know you will enjoy the design-work of each
of these talented ladies.

Today, we share a 'peek' at the fabby new set designed by
my dear friend & teammate, Karen Baker
called 'God's Blessing'


I decided to try my hand at my first rolled rose.  Yep.  My first.
Rather than create one from scratch, I was happy to use the die from
My Little Shoebox and I really like the effect.  This one is actually one
small one nestled in a larger one.  The center is a hand-made brad
using the Epiphany brad maker.

The stamped images from the new stamp set are simply beautiful.
I love the scroll because it's a great accent piece for any type
of project.  I stamped it twice here.


I love what simple gems will add to a card, too.
These are leaves from Want2Scrap.


Make sure you pop by
and check out the fabulous-ness
from all of the designers.
TCM is giving away a new release set
each day, so make sure you leave a comment
on the blog for a chance to win!

Now . . .
as a bonus here at The Open Window . . . 
in celebration of my 3rd Anniversary


To be eligible to win, simply leave
a comment.  That's it !
Easy-Peasy !

I'll see you a bit later with the final post
of the celebration !

Project Recipe:
Patterned Paper: Happy Go Lucky by My Little Shoebox
Stamps: God's Blessing by The Craft's Meow 
Ink: Slate from A Muse Studio
Embellishments: die cut flower by My Little Shoebox
 gem leaves by Want2Scrap
Tools: brad maker by Epiphany, Big Shot
Swiss Dot EF by Cuttlebug
 

75 comments:

Cathy said...

You did a great job on your rose, nice stamp:) thanks for sharing.
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Susan Martin said...

That is a beautiful stamp set. Your rolled flower is beautiful too! And those leaves.. Yep.. Love them! Just the perfect touch. Now I'm going to go check out the Craft's Meow... I have not been there yet!

jessica said...

This is beautiful Julie!! Love the rolled flower! another fab creation!
TFS and have a GREAT day!!
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

As.a father of 2 lovely girls, thank you for the good wishes. I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad. I still miss mine, and I lost him 26 years ago. As to your card, I love it. You may be aware that I love Inspirational art, so I truly appreciate your card. Blessings to you and your family.

Pam said...

Love your card! Great job on your first rolled rose.

julie e said...

I miss my father too - even if he would have spent the day on the golf course. Thanks for sharing so much of "you" in your posts.

Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

Oh the card is too cute! Thanks for sharing!

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Karen B. said...

Beautiful card! I love how the pretty rose really sets off the simple cross.

Tami said...

beautiful set and I love the rose in rose!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful flower!

Kaylee Snyder said...

Great work on that flower; I would never have guessed that it was your first one. It makes your card extra pretty.

Linda R. said...

I like your first rose! I really like that flourish. Its quite elegant!

Jennifer Scull said...

you did a wonderful job with your rose....I just received a fun die from MFT that I can't wait to try out myself for making them.
also just placed my first order with Craft's Meow, so am excited for that package to arrive! thank goodness for birthday $$ that allow for such treats! tee hee!

Cyndee K. said...

Beautiful card! Love how you used 2 roses, so sweet...

Marcy said...

Beautiful card! I must go make one of those rolled roses now :)

Tonya said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the image and the flower is awesome!

((hugs))

~amy~ said...

super pretty...love the added bloom and bling!

April said...

What a fabulous card!!

Sassy said...

Great job on the flower! Love the added bling.

Jessica S said...

Love this card. Great job on your first rolled rose. I do like the scroll, too...it could be used on a variety of cards and pages. Love that handmade brad, gorgeous!
:O)
Jessica S

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! This is a BEUTIFUL CARD!! I really LOVE the rolled rose and the FUN details the gems give!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS SUNDAY!! =)

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love your rolled rose!
I also lost my Dad very close to Father's Day, 21 years ago. I miss him so much!
DeniseB

Alina said...

Gorgeous card! Have a wonderful day!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

this is beautiful!!! I love the flower you made and what a sweet card for a Baby's Baptism! Thanks so much!
Lisa

Emily H said...

Wow! Fabulous card! Your rolled rose os beautiful!

Pattie said...

Love it Julie! Great job on your first rolled rose! Have a great day!

Jennifer said...

Love the rolled rose! Beautiful card and great stamp set!

Sharon Roselli said...

Love your flower! great card but the flower really sets it off. Thanks for all the inspiration. I think my favorite is the dear santa because I'm a Christmas freak!

Nancy said...

Your card is lovely!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

jengd said...

Lovely card! Nice job with the flower- the "ruffled" one inside the "straight" one is a great look!

Stephenie said...

Beautiful Baptism card! Great job on the rolled rose! Thanks for all of the great giveaways!!

nancyparker55 said...

Love this. Great job with the rolled rose and the gems really do add to your card.

Viji Siddharth said...

Your rolled flower is so pretty! First one, unbelievable:) great card!

Veronica Z said...

Oh. Wow such a beautiful card!! I love all things TCM so winning would be awesome!

Romaine said...

Love the card and oiled up flower! I cannot believe that it is your first rolled one, with you creating so many things! :0)

Dorina D said...

The Baptismal card is gorgeous and so elegant. Loved your first rolled rose. Good job. So happy to have found this site. It's been fun exploring earlier projects.TFS

Patty or Grandma Patty Ann said...

My favorite card was the butterfly inspire card. #1 Butterflies are a favorite of mine and I love the 'believe' 'dream' 'family' type of words and 'inspire' fits right in there. Especially with you! Thank you for all the time you put into this honey!!

Jingle said...

Julie, this is SUCH a gorgeous card! Love the sparkle!

Aimes said...

Rockin' Karen's set today, Julie! I feel so blessed to be on such a fabulous team with you!
Hugs!
x

Miriam Prantner said...

Great layering and I LOVE that flower!

cmu said...

I love these stamps. So clean and so effective. My friend's husbacnd died today on Father's Day - they have a 3 year old. I'm sorry for your loss.xx Caz

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Happy Father's day to you...sorry for your loss of your day. Your card is wonderful...love the flower!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card, Julie!! Love the flower and CAS design!!

Donna said...

Beautiful card! And great job on your first rolled rose. You did a wonderful job!

Ivanka said...

Love your card using Karen's new set. This is a fabulous set, it really fills a big void. Love your rolled flower too, I've yet to master that. :)

Jessica Pascarella said...

I love the new stamp set! Elegant! Lovely card!

callyannc said...

The flower i so pretty and of course love bling! TFS CallyAnn

Dawn Mercedes said...

I love the flowers. But, question, how do you package them up for delivery??

SandiB said...

Your rose is gorgous and so is the card. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Meagan Vaughn said...

Love your cards thanks for sharing:)

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

beautiful! love the flower you made to. thanks for sharing.

Luanne

Kelly Sas said...

You are so very creative! Love the rolled flower and it reminds me I need to doors of these.

rlovew said...

Beautiful card- as a pastor's wife this would definitely be a well used set.

Ceal said...

Gorgeous card!

Sue D said...

Beautiful card for a baptism--I like the flower you made.
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Lisa said...

Well congrats on your first rolled rose Julie...it's a beauty! Wonderful card!

Kara Lynne said...

Oooh, I love all these wonderful designs coming from Karen B! Wonderful Baptism card, I love the scroll stamp with your rose and that brad!

Michelle said...

Great rolled rose. Super fab card!

beadz said...

I always look forward to the new releases from the Craft's Meow! thanks so much for another chance to add to my collection!
hugs,
Gini

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOVE your flower--love that brad center!

Sandy said...

Great card! Love the Craft's Meow - and I miss my Dad, too (((hugs)))

Ashley Pearl said...

Beautiful card!!! I LOVE the rose :)

My Angel said...

Nice job on your rose! Your card is beautiful!

Tammy V said...

Great card & love that bit of added color with the flower.

HeatherLynn said...

What a lovely card and a beautiful flower! Fabulous!

Karen L said...

Your cards are always so beautiful and I love this with that dimensional paper flower!!

Jessica Fitzgerald (aka MommaJess) said...

I love the simplicity of the card. I just tried my hand at rolling flowers as well and I love how they look. Yours is gorgeous. Oh and I must have that brad maker. Time to go look it up.

Tabitha said...

Love your card. I have tried the whole rolled rose thing and it did not come out right. Not sure what I am doing wrong? Maybe I need to use a die. LOL Thanks for sharing.

SHartl said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the added touch of the rhinestones and that little flower is so pretty. I need to figure out how to make them!

Anita Rex said...

Your first rolled flower? You did amazing! :>

Alicia said...

Beautiful work little miss. :)

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