Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cherish Every Moment...The Play Date Cafe

It's another week with another grand challenge at

How about this amazing photo??!!!

It was chosen by our own Ruby 2 Shoes who as
one of our newest Senior Designers, will be joining
Sarah and I as color hosts.

I think all of the girls on our design team are willing to admit
from time to time when we struggle with a challenge, 
and it seemed like the more I loved this color story,
the harder I was making it for myself.
I know that as players, many of you experience the
exact same things in your creative process.

I am happy to say that I love the results!

One of the elements I really wanted to use was
this fabby blue rose, which at this point doesn't
really resemble a rose, right?
I tell you this because again, I know we all experience
many of the same creative road blocks and many are
really easy to get around.
This rose bloom was very substantial and would
have caused my card to need a box to send.
I wanted to use it, but wasn't sure how to without
ruining it.  I just took some scissors and cut
right across the bottom then flattened it out.
It was a tough little monkey to cut through and 
at some point, I had to get Paul to lend 
his strength to the cause!
So don't give up on an element or an idea
just because it doesn't seem like it fits!
I love the results of this!

Hope you will stop by The Cafe.
You will see some fabby creations by
The World's Best Design Team....
these girls right here....

 So glad you stopped by and I hope you'll 
leave a quick little note to let me know
you were here : )

Today's Project Recipe:
Cardstock: The Paper Company
Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye, Webster's Pages
Die Cut Sentiment: My Mind's Eye 'Madison Avenue'
Embellishments:  Recollections rose bloom & pearls, 
Making Memories fabric brad, Prima gemstone flourishes
Hand-dyed Seam Binding from Sugarlump Studios


Michele Gross said...

Such a fabulous blue rose! Gorgeous card Julie, I love all the beautiful patterns you've used and of course that swirly bling doesn't hurt either ;)

Fiona said...

Love love love your card Julie. Love your combination of the colours, and the shabby feel to your card - delicious!

Ruby said...

Ooh Julie, what a wonderful job you did with my wacky colours! I absolutely LOVE this! The flower is a perfect match, I must think a bit more creatively like that! Thanks for bringing my colour story to life, love it!!

Andrea Ewen said...

What a wonderfully beautiful, vintage card, Julie! A gorgeous example of how to put strong colors together in a perfectly delicate way. It's fabulous!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Julie! Lovely MME label and flower!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I really love what you came up with, Julie! Laughed about the little 'monkey' of a flower you needed help pruning.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

your card is GORGEOUS! Love what you did with the seam binding! Stay warm sweetie! :)

peggy gatto said...

I agree, gorgeous card and of course the color is perfect!!

Lindsey said...

Yes, I love the colours, and am currently stumped as to what to do with them! Not you, though -- what a gorgeous creation.

Doreen said...

That is such a cute card I have always had a soft spot for blue flowers. I'm your new follower.

Ann said...

Stunning card, Julie! I love your flower, ribbon, & blingy swirl!

These colors scare me a brain doesn't like to function with more than a couple of colors! :)

Mary Friederichsen said...

Julie this is just gorgeous!!!
Love that flower and the ribbon, and all the elements that you chose to use! Just wonderful!
I think I may get brave and try this one!

Thank you for sharing!

MariLynn said...

I love your blue rose!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous mix of paper, ribbon, and sweet beautiful rose! Love your story on the rose...too cute! And that sweet fabric brad added to it is so sweet!!!

Allison Rankin said...

Gorgeous...nuff said.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOOOOW! This is a gorgeous card! Great use of the colors--love that red stripe paper! LOOOOVE that ribbon and the flower too! FABBY--you are making great vintage and shabby chic cards! BEAUTIFUL!

Anne Jagger said...

It's just beautiful. Everything about it is lovely.

Jackiekg said...

Beautiful card! Love the embellishing.

Angi Barrs said...

I love the ribbon, flower, and the bling. Gorgeous. :)

Libby Hickson said...

I just love this Julie, that blue rose is fabulous, good job making it work for you! Also love the ribbon behind it. You used these gorgeous colors very well!!

Julie said...

FAbulous!! The colours are wonderful and your card is amazing!! Fabulous sentiment and the rose is divine!! Juliexx

Benzi said...

Awesome card and I love those stripes. I did a rolled rose and when I was finished it was sticking out too far so I did exactly what you did...chopped off part of the bottom. I say it was a fine correction, don't you? LOL

Linda McClain said...

Oh my . . . it's gorrrgeous. Everything about it is just stunning.

Trees said...

Love how this card turned out, the flower/rose looks beautiful.

Sarah Anderson said...

this card has such a vintage american feel to it with the red, white, and blue; I especially love the blue flower :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! I, finally, made it over to check this beauty out up close and personal, and it was well worth the wait! Yum-O! LOVE the Americana feel to it, and that rose is, absolutely, perfect trimmed down ;)!