Thursday, September 29, 2011

You're Simply the Best!

The Play Date Cafe Challenge

It is Day #4 of the 
New Release Previews for....

Today we are 'sneaking' a set designed by
the very popular and very lovely
Nina Brackett of Nina B Designs
I decided to step out of the fall motif
and go with something a bit different with
this set called 'Fruity for You'

I love the sentiment that comes with
this set.  The song 'Simply the Best' has
such a nostalgic meaning to Paul & I as
we sat in the back of a taxi in
Dublin, Ireland rushing through the
tiny streets with this song playing was just a great day!

The patchwork on the pears inspired me
to pull out the beautiful gingham cardstocks
and the FAB inks from A Muse Studio.

I've said it many, MANY times, but I really do
the inks from A Muse Studio and they are
absolutely perfect for a project like this because
they are vibrant and silky, quick drying chalk inks.

All A Muse Studio stamps, inks & accessories 
are available through my web store.
You can order there and it is shipped
next day directly to your door!

I alternated the colors of the pears with the
colors of the backgrounds and that is pretty
much it.  Very simple design but really packs
a punch in the color department.

Make sure you visit The Craft's Meow blog
and check out the rest of the design team's
projects.  You will get a real taste for this set
by the time it is released on Saturday! 

You can also win a set, 
so make sure to leave
a comment before you leave.  
TCM will be drawing a name 
each day
and you never know 
it could be YOURS!

Project Recipe: 
Designer Paper: Gingham Colors by A Muse Studio
Ink: Tuxedo Black by Memento,
'Orange, Ocean, Fern & Cranberry' from A Muse Studio
Stamps:  'Fruity for You' by The Craft's Meow
Tools:Corner Rounder from Fiskars


Ujjwal said...

That is some super gorgeous paper piecing!

Hannelie said...

That is my FAVORITE song! Love the freshness of your card!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this!!!!

Lin said...

Julie, I just had to jump over and see these quilted pears up close and personal! LOVE the gingham backgrounds and the mix of patterns - just adorable!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeee this!! I love love love the colors and the grid design! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

This is my favorite card you've ever made. Fab-O!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the brightness and fun of this color and the rounded corners ties it all together so beautifully.

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a bright, happy card! What I like even better is that you shared that fun memory with us. :)

slbt17 said...

love the patchwork - nice job!
Sandra ltb

Lisa Elton said...

This is wonderful Julie,so bright and cheerful! Thank you for a departure from the fall colors! We are just barely seeing them here in Ohio and it seems they've been in blogland for WEEKS!!!

NinaB said...

This almost looks like a real quilt, Julie, and how I love quilts! And I adore the springy colors. Thank you!

Cat Tidwell said...

Oooo what gorgeous colors! Looks like a quilt to me too!

Alicia said...

Julie, this is one of my most favorite cards you've done! Love this!

*Alison* said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these colors.. this is amazing! hugs

Rona said...

Loving fruit stamps lately. These are awesome.

Kim H said...

Love the stamp, and the card is so bright and happy with those colors. Thanks for sharing.

Annabella Merlin said...

the quilted pears are stunning! I love how you mixed the patterns to make such a cute card!