Thursday, August 6, 2009

Julie Ranae's Wednesday Night Favs!

Here we are...another Wednesday night and I have a few new blog favorites that I am excited to share with you. We're going Shabby Chic tonight, one of my favorite styles, so let's get right to it!

How fun is this blog to read...LilyBean Paperie! I do love shabby chic and so does Melissa Phillips, the owner of this lovely blog. I am not only captivated by her projects but also her writing. Run, don't walk to this link. You'll be glad you did!

I don't even know where to start on this next fav....Shabby Miss Jen Designs. First just let me tell you that the direct link is for the home page. There were so many links to offer to you, but I will let you decide where you want to go when you arrive there. Digital designs are very popular right now and the offerings by Jenna Beam are never ending. Make sure you do not miss clicking on the old-fashioned typewriter key at the top which says SMJ Blog. That is Jenna's personal blog, which is being updated, but it's so STILL worth the click!

Cupcakes & Sunshine...need I say more? I know my friend Mona at Cupcake's Creations would certainly agree with the subtitle of this pretty blog 'The World Needs a Little More...'. I love the colorful, dimensional creations shared by blog owner Lea and she clearly knows what we women want. The projects that have been pulled from her blog for publication have been replaced by BEAUTIFUL photos of....Orlando Bloom! Seriously....go see!

Over in the UK, there is a blog that I have come to love by an acquaintance of mine that I met through my friend Sarah. The Stamp Man, the store and the blog, are owned by Jill Tuck. She has been in business for a number of years, even before rubber stamping and paper crafting became popular over there. Her blog features some very unique designs by a very talented design team. I especially love the techniques using the Starburst Stains. So I hope you will check out Jill's blog. When you do, please tell her I said hello!

Well....I need to catch my breath after that trip in blogland. I hope you enjoy it as well and I will see you tomorrow with something completely different.


Sandi said...

I love this card and oh my the colors. Sandi

Beedeebabee said...

I love this card Julie! Those colors are beautiful together, and that ribbon is adorable! :o) Thanks for all those great new places to visit! Hugs, Paulette :o)

CFLanger said...

I love what you did with the ribbon on this card Julie! I'm off to explore the other blogs now. Thanks for sharing!

Crystal said...

What a great your ribbon treatment!

ineke said...

first of all..
i am so very honoured that you became a follower on my site...
i donot know how you found me !!!probably via sp colorcombos or colorthrowdown.. my most favorite challenge sites..
i love being inspired by colors !!!
it is a great honour for me that a person like you.. with so much experience with stamping .. want to watch my cards !!!
thank you so much!!!

now my question.. this is so very adorable ribbon !!!
did you admit the hearts of the flowers yourself ?? with brads or something??

and now i am here.. i see another fabulous colorchalenge !!!! stacey's stamping stage....thank you again !!!!

The Stamp Man said...

Hi Julie

Have enjoyed visiting your featured blogs this week. Thank you so much for mentioning ours and for your support.

I've had a brilliant afternoon playing with the Starburst Stains with customers, not a planned workshop but just a simple let's play session when they called in so they could try out some techniques, we sent their husbands off for walks on their own and we had great fun. Have lovely coloured hands this evening, I just love those stains!

Thanks again Julie.

Jill x

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Lea L. said...

Awwww....what a nice blurb about my blog! I wish I had more time to update it right now, but photography school is taking up most of my time! I really appreciate your thoughts and comments...and I hope to have a new post up soon! HUGS!

Cupcakes & Sunshine blogger :)

suzARTe said...

this card is just lovely. I love the sentiment, so positive and happy. Its been a pleasure visiting your blog