Thursday, November 8, 2012

Shades of Purple

It's so great to back at The Open Window.

Paul and I celebrated our 21st anniversary last week,
so he took four days off from B&N and spent lots of
time together just hanging out.

Today, I am back with another great challenge from

I love these different shades we are calling

Plum ... Fuchsia ... Wisteria

I created this very CAS card using stamps from The Craft's Meow.
For each ink or leaf I stamped, I also 'shadow' stamped without
re-inking the image.  It created more depth.
I used Memento inks for the three shades and done !
The gems added a little texture.

We are always happy when our friends from

come by and offer their terrific prize !

I really hope you'll take the challenge this week.
Our design team knocked it out of the park with their
very creative projects, so make sure
you come, take a peek and play !

Before I go, thought I would share a few of the photos
Paul and I took during our anniversary date.
We make sure to visit our local apple orchard
every fall for lunch and this was a great day to do it.

We have the same 'fare' every season . . .

Paul is finishing up a slice of hot apple pie with ice cream
which always tastes great with a hot cup of coffee

Paul loves to sample apples in the apple barn.  There are
two dozen apple cider donuts and some fresh peanut brittle
in the basket.  We did share a dozen of those donuts with
our daughter and grandsons!

Here is a quick trip down memory lane . . .

We met here in the states in 1989

fell in love and got married in 1991 ...

and we're as happy as ever 21 years later ...

Thanks so much for stopping by today . . .
I always appreciate your visits!

Project Recipe:
Cardstock: Bazzill in Avalanche
Stamps: Golden Days by The Craft's Meow
Ink: Memento in Sweet Plum, Lilac Posies, Grape Jelly & Tuxedo Black
by Tsukineko
Tools: corner rounder punch by Fiskars 
Embellishments: gems from Want2Scrap


Lisa said...

Love the flow of this card Julie, very pretty! Happy Anniversary wishes to you and your sweetie, love the pics!

Rachel W K said...

i want those donuts!!!!!
congrats to you and paul and i love your card :)
-Rachel w k

Sharli Schaitberger said...

I love the card, Julie Ranae - but I love the trip down memory lane even more - thank you for sharing! Look at that beautiful smile in the last photo! Gosh - that is awesome! HUGS!!!

Lea L. said...

This is really pretty! I love the bit of jewels in the stamped leaves!

Helen said...

Oh wow, I love your card Julie and loved seeing those photos of you and your husband too! Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful ways to use the colours, Julie! Thanks for sharing your pics... happy anniversary!

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous card Julie!! LOVE how you laid it out and added the bling! Hope you had a Happy Anniversary!