Thursday, August 9, 2012

I Like Hanging with You!

Hey hey !  Welcome to The Open Window !

It's time for another BEE-autiful challenge over at

and these colors just 'scream' summer !

Before I share the rest of my project, I am so
happy to welcome another new designer to The Cafe.
Jen Cuthbertson will be sharing her fab style with us
each week and I know you will just love her !
Make sure you stop by and take a moment to 
welcome her to the family.

I was so happy to get a really adorable 5-piece stamp set by Emma Ball
with a recent purchase of one of my favorite UK magazines called
'Simply Homemade'.  So I pulled out these fun beach chairs from
that set, did a little coloring with my Copics, added my favorite
baker's twine from The Twinery in Pink Sorbet & Canteloupe
and stamped one of my favorite sentiments and WA-LA !
The fun polka dot paper is by American Crafts and came
from my favorite online papercrafting store,

Quick little story . . . the sentiment is one I purchased back in 1995
from a great stamp shop down in Clearwater, FL called Treasure Cay.
It was the summer before we opened our stamp store and I made
the trip down there to do some research on the business.
It's one of the few 'vintage' stamps 
{ yes... mid-90's is now vintage }
that I still have in my collection and it's one of my faves.

This week, we are happy to have

Simon Says Stamp

back in The Cafe as our sponsor.
We always appreciate their support.

I hope you will make time to play along
with us this week.  There is all kinds of
fabulous inspiration from our design team, so come
visit and share in the fun !

Project Recipe:
Cardstock: Pure Luxury by Gina K Designs
Patterned Paper: Neopolitan by America Crafts from
Stamps: Emma Ball Ltd & Treasure Cay
Embellishments: baker's twine in Canteloupe & Pink Sorbet


~amy~ said...

Such awesome beach chairs! Love the twine action:)

Connie Mercer said...

I think you your card is so cute and thanks for the BTS on the stamp~ love it!!!!

Jingle said...

Super cute!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love those little beach chairs!! So happy to be on the team!! :)

Alicia said...

those chairs are so relaxing.... I think I will just go relax now!

Angi Barrs said...

Such a fun and relaxing card. Love it!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Love the beach chairs...such fun colors you used!

Donna B. said...

Super cute card Julie!! Love the sentiment and those chairs look so comfy. Wish I was sitting on one at the beach right now!!

Helen Berry said...

So cute Julie - love those deck chairs! I'm off to town to find me ons of those magazines ;)

Jocelyn Olson said...

The chairs stamp is adorable! You're cracking me up about the "vintage" sentiment--it works perfectly! The twine is great!

Made by M.E said...

Again another super duper adorable card...I am really enjoying stopping by your blog..XOXO

Lucille K said...

i like these beach chairs and the sentiment is great. Such a nice card :)

Marlena M. said...

I love all the white here and the twine treatment Julie. ;)

anya said...

Love these beach chair images! I also like what you did with the twine - the Twinery twine is so fabulous, I love this fun treatment!

BeachStore said...

I just can't believe that 90's are vintage... That makes me feel old, and I'm not even at my 30's...

Anyways, LOVE the card! These beach chairs are so sweet. Everyone should have his red/white stripy beach chair.