Monday, June 14, 2010

It's H{ippity} Hop Monday and My Blogaversary!

It's H{ippity} Hop Monday once again!

While I anxiously await my new Ippity
stamps, I am once again using the beautiful
set 'What Matters Most' for today's project.

I think this wrought-iron cross and sentiment have so many 
possibilities such as baptism, confirmation, wedding, 
pastor appreciation, sympathy and encouragement.

The new 'branch' punch from Martha Stewart is
quickly becoming one of my favorites.
I used my Cuttlebug 'swiss dot' EF for the navy blue
panel and a Spellbinders 'pebbles' Impressibilities
on the layers beneath the cross.

As a part of my continued 'BOO' challenge,
I used ribbon from American Traditionals
which I felt kept within the 'branch'
theme of the punch.

Stop by the Ippity Blog
to see who else is hopping with me!

Today I celebrate one complete year
here at The Open Window!
I hope you will stop by beginning at


for my blogaversary post.   

I have a fabby giveaway 
that will be open to all my followers.
So please come back 
and help me celebrate!

I will see you a little later....


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Sarah Anderson said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! :) Love the branch ribbon with that punch :)

Unknown said...

Those pearls give this card such an elegant touch, and it's GORGEOUS Julie! Looks like you used lots of goodies on this card...and love that ribbon treatment too! Happy Blogaversary to you!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card! Love the border punch. Can't wait to see what you got cookin for your blogaversary! Happy one year!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Absolutely beautiful! I think I need that cross!
Happy Anniversary!

Tracy said...

Happy Blog-iversary! What a pretty card - so clen and simple. Love the color choice!

Kelly Mahany said...

Happy blogaversary!! I love your card and agree that the cross and sentiment have so many uses!! It is gorgeous!! Love that punch too!

lisa said...

Happy Blogaversary Julie. Sorry to have been so neglectful lately.
This card is gorgeous. I love that cross, like you say, it's perfect for any occasion and could just be a design rather than a cross. Your punch is fab too, I don't think that one has reached us in the UK yet!!
Hope your Monday is going well.
Hugs Lisax

Carisa said...

this is absolutely beautiful! i agree, it's so elegant & thanks for enabling me to get that new punch! i just saw it & was on the fence, now i know i have to get it1 LOL

Kate said...

Lovely card :0)
Kate x

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

such a pretty card great job!!!

Susan B. said...

Pretty card! I also just bought the brach punch and love it too!

Angie Blom said...

wow.. beautiful. I just used this stamp for the first time last week.. and just totally love it!! Your card looks amazing with the pearls!!

Rona said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! Great card - I love that beautiful cross.

Monika Reeck said...

woow so beautiful dear....I will come back to see your Blogaversary....happy blogaversary again.....hugs, Monika

Theresa said...

What a beautiful card! I love the cross, it's so very elegant. The bow just compliments it very well. BEAUTIFUL!

Jan Hennings said...

happy blogaversary! and love your cross card!

Karen said...

What a truly beautiful card! Happy blogaversary!! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OMGoodness---JULIE! This card is STUNNING! You really did a great job on this stamp set:) HOOORAY for one year;) Coming back later to see your post;) LOOOOOOOOVE you!

farmhouse-story said...

julie, this is one beautiful card:) congrats on your blogaversary:)

NoraAnne said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! I love your card, it's beautiful!

Heather said...

Such beautiful elegance of this card! Absolutely STUNNING! Happy Blogaversary!!! Also big thanks for visiting my blog! Many hugs!

Mona Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Julie! Love all those pearls! Happy Blog - anniversary :)

Ruby said...

SUCH a pretty card. I could have done with that stamp for my sympathy cards, it's gorgeous!

Thanks for your little message on my blog, I will share a few of the photos with you when they come through!

Anonymous said...

As always beautiful card :)
Thanks Julie for a such a nice words :)
I must say I'm angry for myself that since last month I'm here on your blog not often :( In fact I have no time, it's very bad time for me :( My grandmather died, grandfather is in hospital since 2 month. In next week I have very imortant exam at my studies, I'm ending my Technology Uniwersity so after work I'm still learnig and going to grandfather. But I hope that everything will be ok and I will have more time to visit you here and to watch this fabulous projects :)
Hugs :)
And sorry for mistakes ;)

Amy said...

Happy Blogaversary to you! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I see I'm not the only one who loves your Cross card :-) It really is exquisite!

JenMarie said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous!!