Thursday, March 21, 2013

Happy 2nd Birthday to The Craft's Meow!

Oh me Oh my !!!

It's a very busy day here at The Open Window
as I bring you a FOUR-FUR !
That's FOUR BIG PIECES of news 
here in one post!


It's the day we've been aiming for as we celebrate the
2nd Birthday over at

It's our New Release Team Blog Hop !

I sure hope you stopped by by way of my friend
Jessica Fick's blog

If not, I hope you will start at the beginning over at
The Craft's Meow blog
There are two ... count 'em TWO lucky people who
will win the complete new release collection.


The Craft's Meow is rolling out it's
TCM inspiration in one beautiful place.
We would love to have you come by and join us there.
You will be able to find inspiration from all of our
designers and quick & easy links to all TCM stamps.


As if that weren't enough, I am really excited to share
that TCM is sponsoring our color challenge over at

Each of the designers there played along with stamps from TCM
and there is all kinds of inspiration for you to enjoy.


I am also co-hosting over at The Twinery today
which is PERfect timing for a party because ...

In honor of TCM's Birthday, I am using 'Sweet Birthday'.
I simply stamped the balloons in a light shade of green
and strung my banners, which are stamped 'upside-down' party hats
from the set across the top of the card.  The baker's twine is
Platinum Metallic from The Twinery.
I used fun paper from Gina K Designs to give it even more color.

Here are the brand new stamp sets NOW AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE:

Sweet Birthday

Take the Cake

Birthday Pun

Sweet Silhouettes
(Available for a Limited Time Only as a FREE GIFT w/$50 purchase)

How would you like a chance to win the entire collection ?

Make sure you hop along with our team and leave a comment
when you visit each blog.  TWO LUCKY PEOPLE will be
drawn from the comments left on our designer's blogs.
Deadline to be eligible to win is 9pm PST, Sat March 23rd.

It's been GREAT FUN having March Guest Designer
Stacey Schafer with us and we say a very fond farewell
to TCM designer, Jen del Muro.


It's now time to get you on your way to the VERY FUN
Lin Brandyberry's blog

Make sure to leave a note before you go... it's always fun
to know one of my followers just might be a winner !

Have fun !

Project Recipe:
 Patterned Paper: Birthday Hoot by Gina K Designs
Stamps: Sweet Birthday by The Craft's Meow  
Embellishments: baker's twine in Metallic Platinum by The Twinery


Natalie said...

Your card is adorable, love it!! Lovin' that color combo! Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Great card. Great way to use the party hat - love being able to use things more than one way. TFS.

Tisha Sewell said...

Nice card with great colors.

Margie said...

Very pretty colors, love your card! The new stamps are awesome!

Betty Benton said...

Beautiful colors on an adorable card! I like those lightly stamped balloons in the background!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, your card is so fun. Your banner is fabulous.

Deborah Nolan said...

Pretty darn cute!!!

Vicki said...

It was genius to use the hats for a banner strip. Gives it lots of texture and I love the balloon background.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Cute and clever card, Julie! I love the way you created the banner with the party hat. Thank you so much!!! xx

conil said...

You've really nailed it...your card is adorable. The recipient would love it.

Caroline Thornton said...

So springy and cheerful. Love your layout.

Stacey Schafer said...

so creative! love the banners you created with the party hat stamp:) it's been fabulous working with you this week!

Emily H said...

Love your card Julie! That cake looks amazing!

Darlene S. said...

Love the colors and how you made the banner from the party hat, very clever!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! Love the banner and love the decorations on the cake!

Dorina D said...

Fun and cute card with great directions. Love the use of the party hats as pennants on a bnaner. gREAT JOB,

Natasha G.P. said...

The yellowy green you chose is gorgeous!

Jennie said...

Such a cute card!! Love the colors and your banner!!!

sharon g said...

The little bit of bling on the cake makes all the difference. Nice.

Kellie said...

This is the perfect Birthday Card, I love it!

Kathy Skou said...

LOVE your banner card Julie, so cute!

Donna Jones said...

Hi Julie,

Great use of the hat stamp :-) love your colour palette too.

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Great looking card.

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Karenladd said...

Love the colors in your card, so fresh and fun!

PapierGirl said...

Boy are full of good news! Darling card and love the colors! :)

Jennifer said...

Great card! Love the banner.

Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing your creative project and inspires.I have to say that I really enjoy browsing your blog!Keep up the fabulous work. I wish you many more creative years of inspiration!!
I hope you have a fantastic day!take care of yourself and stay healty.
sending hugs across the miles
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`• Snowbird

Deirdre said...

Lovely card plus the cake is just so eye catching and enticing.

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Emily Keaton said...

super cute card!

Sue D said...

Very fun birthday card--I like the party hat banner.

ezobo said...

Such a clever use of the party hats. Very cute! Your colors and composition are great,too.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Super fun card.

Heather Maria said...

Julie, this is such a cute and fun card! I love your design and all the great details! The party hat banner is brilliant!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the colours and the banners on this cute card.

My Consistently Inconsistent Life said...

So cute! I love the banner and the addition of the bling on the cake!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Beautiful card. I love all your colors. wonderful job.

Peggy said...

What could be better than banners and birthday cake.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Tanja said...

Very cute and fun card!

Larissa Heskett said...

Such a Beautiful Card!! I LOVE all of the added details!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Jean Bullock said...

Very cute. great way to use the twine too.

Riti said...

Such a cute and fun card,
Love your work. and now happy to Follow you here.

Thanks for a chance to win some goodies.