Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Special Day Indeed....

 Today IS a special day by way of...

The Cafe design team is saying goodbye
to not one, but two designers this week
and it is bittersweet.

Libby & Tracey joined the team just over
7 months ago and we all became fast friends.
As many of you know, most design teams share
a common communication forum and I swear,
the very day we were all signed in together,
it was a party!
The entire team in the first 24 hours spent a
good portion of the day planning our
'fantasy' team retreat and the most fun part
was learning about each of our new designers
and what they enjoyed in their lives.  We had
cooks (Libby), bakers, housekeepers and
athletic director's (Tracey).
I am going to miss these girls as part of
our creative team, but know that they
will be friends for life.

This week, our challenge is sponsored by

and each of our designers were able to play
with stamps of our choice.  I absolutely adore
cattails and this week's colors worked perfectly
to match the head of the cattail.
I have waaaay more green in the project
than I prefer for the actual challenge at hand,
but I preferred the leaves colored-in as
opposed to left white.
I hope you will stop by The Cafe
and check out all the amazing work
from our team and make sure to click on
each of the designer's blogs as they share
their special thoughts on the girls who
are leaving us to take care of their
precious families.

Project Recipe: 
Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  'cattails' by DRS Designs 
Inks:   Tuxedo Black by Memento, Copic Markers
Tools:  Fiskars corner rounder punch
Embellishments:  sentiment sticker by SRM
mini brads from Recollections


Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH! What a fun card--beautiful layering of background paper...and those square brads are the perfect touch! LOVE:)

Libby Hickson said...

Thank you Julie, I sure will miss being part of this team! And - love your pretty cattail card!

Sarah Anderson said...

I remember that day! Gorgeous card, it's beautiful xx

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a beautiful card, Julie!

Faye said...

Julie, your cattails are gorgeous. No wonder you picked that stamp! Beautiful card.

Lisa Elton said...

Very pretty Julie! Love the square brads. And the green...hey it's not too much! Just think of it as a shade of teal ~ afterall is teal blue, green or a bit of both LOL!!! Have great weekend :)

Donna B. said...

Pretty card Julie - I really like that stamp!

Marlena M. said...

Such a neat image...I love that sentiment! ;)

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful card, Julie, love the way you colored in those cattails...and the sentiment is lovely!

Anonymous said...

Love the cattails, great coloring and I love those square brads in the corners :)