Friday, December 5, 2008

Some Blog Candy and Two Flaky Cards

As promised - here is some blog candy to celebrate my reaching 50,000 hits. It includes Twisted Sentiments (some kind of R rated!) by My Favorite Things, Grill a Fella by Stamping Bella, the fern punch by Martha Stewart, some brown tone chipboard buttons by Colorbok, and a Designer mat pad by K&Company.

All you have to do is leave me a comment telling my why it is you stop by my blog!

You have until Friday 12/12 at 7 PM EST to leave a comment - I'll post the winner on Saturday 12/13.

and now for some cards -

For the limited supply challenge on Split Coast you could only use snowflake stamps, it had to be monochromatic, you could only use one word and you had to use bling!I think I got it all! I stamped the big snowflake on the card stock - then stamped it again - cut it out and layered it off kilter over the stamping on a foam dimensional. I used a snowflake background stamp and my Martha Stewart snowflake punch. - I'm afraid I got a little yellowish glare on the bottom right of the picture :(

This also qualifies for Sharon's No Time To Stamp challenge and the Our Creative Corner challenge.
Stamps: large snowflake: Penny Black, BG snowflakes: Trees Three- SU, Noel: 2008 Holiday Tag Collection: PTI
Paper: white, Spring Rain: PTI
Ink: Spring Rain: PTI
Accessories: foam dimensionals, circle punches, ribbon: PTI Spring Rain Twill, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, rhinestone stickers: Michaels
For my second card today - I was inspired by this bag from Bath and Body that I got when shopping there a few days ago.

I used the Three Trees set from Stampin Up (retired) and the sentiment from Silent Night by Papertrey Ink. I love the contrasts of the grey with the red and the simplicity of the one layer.

This card also qualifies for Sharon's No Time to stamp challenge as well as the Our Creative Corner challenge that I linked to on my first card above.

Stamps: Trees Three: SU, Merry Christmas: Silent Night PTI
Paper: White: PTI
Ink: Pure Poppy: PTI, Lake Mist: Adirondack
Accessories: Poppy Red Satin Ribbon: PTI

I appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to stop by here - have a great weekend - hope to see you here tomorrow!

62 comments:

Anonymous said...

Julia, I check out your blog to get inspired, loved your double pocket bag, made one for a Christmas gift card and small gift, congratulations on your hits, love your site! Eloise

Cindy Haffner said...

Your cards are gorgeous.

Deanna said...

These are stunning Julia!

Misti said...

Your cards are beautiful!! I found your blog through your SCS gallery.

--Misti

Paula Laird said...

Ooh, I love that Trees Three card! Just gorgeous! I find my way here from links in the SCS gallery or friends pointing me this direction. That's how I find most of the great blogs out there! :)

Shirley said...

Both cards are beautiful, Julia and so very very Christmas and beautifully Winter!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Ooooh....I love that bath and body works inspired card! What a classy card!!!

I love stopping by your blog and seeing each of your beautiful creations. I'm always so inspired by your projects. Obviously I'm not alone as you are celebrating 50,000 hits...Congrats my friend!!!
hugs, Jami

Jacqueline said...

Congrats on sooo many hits!! I love your cards you created! I stop by because you inspire me! Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

I stop by each day because I think you have the perfect stamp for each challenge. You always list the materials. You must be the most organized creative person I know. Keep it coming. Love it.
Connie in NH

JulieA said...

Julia, I first visited your site because you left a comment on mine. Now I visit because I love to see the new designs that you come up with!

One4Joy said...

There are lots of reasons I stop by your blog, Julia! Not only are you super talented in regards to paper crafting, but you are a great encourager. You give back to our community by investing in others. I love your ideas for altered other thingys

Thanks for your friendship and your spirit of generosity,

Hugs,
One4Joy

mochamama said...

Julia I am so glad you stopped by for a visit! You have an awesome site and I will definately be back for more!

LeAnne said...

OMW, Julia, I LOVE both these cards....that's why I stop by your blog, for inspiration! I just saw a B&BW bag yesterday and thought, "Gee, that would make a nice card" and here you have it! Beautiful take on that inspiration!! I just love it! And I like anything snowy, too, so of course I like the first one. Thanks for the chance to win candy!
LeAnne

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your blog as it gives me awhole lot of inspiration and I really enjoy seeing what you create. Have a great day, Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

jackie said...

oh I love your blog such great ideas...how do you do it? thanks for the chance to win! have a great day!

maiahs_momma said...

I stop by your blog for so many reasons:

~to get inspired

~ to check out what beautiful things you have created next

~ to see what is going on in your crafty world

Ty, for this chance to win some goodies :)!

Hugs,
Catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
catlevy@eastlink.ca

~amy~ said...

Wooo Hoooo to you Julia!!! Congrats! I {heart} your blog...chock full of inspiration and you are such a fun blogging friend:)

LOVE your cards...is tooo sweet and I really love your B&BW inspired card...wow....that one is fabulous!

Have a super weekend Julia!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Julia this is spectacular! Love the colors, gorgeous design. Elegant simplicity at its best!

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

I live over the other side of the pind, and love your work, but am not sure if I can also win this blog candy... which is so desired in this part of the world!! Have a wonderful day, many thanks for sharing your talent!

Carolyn said...

I have been a subscriber for quite a while and I come back because you inspire me. I love your style and am always excited to see your update in my inbox. thank you so much for sharing yourself and your art with us.

carolyn s

ceashark at aol dot com

Anne said...

These cards rock! I love the one inspired by the B&B Bag!! Just gorgeous!! I follow your blog because you have awesome taste, you're ideas are so creative, you amaze me with all that you get done in a week, and you have the coolest stamps!! You are my hero!! Luv ya GF!!

Annie said...

Julia, I stop by to see what you're up to and I'm never disappointed. I like ideas that are different from the norm and I see that on your site. Now I'm gonna have to go look in my old SU sets to see if I can locate the 3 trees. If not, perhaps I can adapt it using Lovely as a Tree. The contrast is gorgeous. I also like the blue snowflake. Like I said...something off the norm. Thanks for sharing.

chelemom said...

I love visiting you because you are extremely talented!!!! I love everything you create!!! And BTW, AWESOME blog candy! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

Kathy H said...

Your blog gives me a whole lot of inspiration. TFS...

wendies scrappings said...

I really love the things you make. You get me inspired to make cards, when I have no inspiration at all.

And what a great blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win that.

Keep up the good work!

greets

Wendy

Tami said...

Your cards are just GORGEOUS!! I visit your blog for inspiration! Thanks for sharing

SmilynStef said...

I stop by because your creations never cease to amaze me ... love them all. Thanks for the chance to win.

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

I stop by your blog because your cards are amazing. They're so fun to look at and they inspire me to make my own cards. You have great creativity and talent. Thank you so much for posting!! Congrats on all the hits!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sheila D said...

Although I don't comment much, I've been stalking your blog daily. You've been in my Reader for, like, forever. The reasons are obvious...talent, inspiration, and lots of beautiful things to case..LOL! Hope you don't mind.

GabrielaD said...

I just love your blog. Your cards are great, I love getting inspired by your creations.

Thanks for the chance to win this blog candy!!!

pescbrico said...

congratulations on your hits! :)
I love the things you are doing :) That's why I'm visiting :)

Bunny B said...

I read you every time you update as you're in my reader :) I love your creations!!! Happy Holidays!!

Jackie said...

Hi Julia!
I stopped by your blog today to say HI and that I love your work!! your cards are always awesome and I love commenting on them via SCS! Glad to be in blogland with you!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Well now I think these two recent projects speak volumes as to why I visit your blog. Thank you Julia for giving me a chance to win your wonderful blog candy. You are very generous with your projects and their info as well as blog candy. Have a great day and TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Jennifer Moore said...

I check your blog out because you make some awesome cards that inspire me. I've been reading since April or May and you always make such beautiful cards.

Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy.

Amber said...

Congradulations on all of your hits I like stopping into your blog for all the insperation that you have on it and it is always nice to come and see the differnt things that you make you do very awesome work ! happy holidays and have a blessed day ! What cool blog candy you have ~

Joan Ervin said...

Your cards are sooo gorgeous, Julia....I just love the snowflake card with the beautiful colors and layout and the card inspired from the Bath and Body Works bag is sooo Awesome!!! Soooo, ya want to know why I stop by your blog, do ya...hummm...could it be that you are one fabulous artist with odles and gobs of fabulous ideas to find inspiration from or is it that I am checking up on you to make sure you are behaving??? Me thinks that both are true!!!

Joan Ervin said...

BTW, congrats on hitting the 50,000 mark...WHOOHOO!!!!

Theresa said...

Love these Julia! What a cool bag to use as inspiration. Your card rocks! Congrats on all the hits!

Jean in NH said...

I stop by your blog because I met you at Lauren Meader's first class at The Paper Tree. I sat next to you and almost took your Scor-Pal home! LOL!

Jenn Muraoka said...

Wow, some amazing candy! Hmmm, why do I stop by your blog? Cause you're AMAZING! That's why!!!!!!!!! Hugs, jenn

Jennifer said...

Wow, that tree card so perfectly mimics the trees on the bag. Everything is just gorgeous... THAT'S why I have been a subscriber for a while now. Congrats on all the hits! And thanks for the chance to win such sweet blog candy.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I'll be perfectly honest, I read your blog because someone else whose blog I read recommended you, sorry, don't remember who. I keep reading because of your art!

Anonymous said...

I read your blog at least once a day. Your cards are beautiful and I love your projects! Keep up the creativity and thank you for sharing it!! I come to your blog because you are like a friend -- you do great work and I enjoy working at the same kind of craft! Merry Christmas!!! ~Amy S.~

Sue said...

I stop by to see your beautiful creations and to get inspiration and ideas (I'm a newbie stamper and need all the help I can get *wink* with ideas, tutorials, etc). So thank you for inspiring me!!!!

Anonymous said...

Julia - I stop by your blog to get great ideas and inspiration. I also love the header on your blog...the picture is great.

Michele B
mburnard@sympatico.ca

dpkennedy said...

Such pretty cards! I think you got it all on the snowflake-so pretty in blues. And I am jealous that you have trees three...by the time I discovered that stamp it was already retired and not to be found anywhere. I love the card you made with it! It's simple and beautiful!

Don't enter me for blog candy...I just wanted to comment on your cards! You are a wonderful artist and create such great projects! You are very sweet too!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Beautiful cards! And such lovely inspiration. Thanks for playing along with the OCC.

Bev said...

Hi Julia, I stop by your blog to see what neat projects and cards you have created-great inspiration.

Like the snowflake card and the card inspired by the Bath and Body bag is great!

Thanks for a chance to win.

Millie said...

Congrats on all your hits!! Your cards are lovely!

Dawn said...

I stopped by because I saw your wine glass lamp thingie on SCS and wanted to check out the other things you've made! Of course, once I got to your blog, I saw this blog candy contest...

Sandie Luck said...

Your Irish photo first drew me into your blog! Ah, is that BEEEAUUUTIFUL!! Sure would love to walk through the arches to see what lies ahead!
Your creativity shared also draws me to your blog. THANK YOU for all your inspiration!
Blessings......~Sandie

Marilyn- mlj-mlj said...

Hi Julia! I love your blog~ I usually view your creations on SCS and pop over to your blog to see the details! Your work is a true inspiration. TFS!
Marilyn (aka SCS- mlj-mlj)

Debbie said...

WOAH! Fabulous Cards girl! LOVE that BBB inspired one! (I have a thing for red!)

I stop by your blog because you are DA BOMB! ;)

CONGRATS ON BEING STAR OF THE MONTH FOR H&M!! WOOHOO!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Julia, I have been admiring your creativity ever since I saw a post of yours at SCS. You inspire me every time!

Lablady2007 said...

After reading your email i always need to follow up to see what i've missed on your blog, and i'm never disappointed with what I discover.ty for sharing.
lablady2007@juno.com

Sena said...

You make such lovely cards :)
sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

Lisa Foster said...

Is there a limit to the number of reasons we can list here? :) OK, just a couple of them then...
I stop by because I LOVE all of your creations!!! (you have been on my blog roll for a while:).
You inspire me and your blog is so interesting! I think you are very, very talented! And generous...TY for the chance to win this scrumptous blog candy! Ok, better leave some room for the next person to comment...
((Hugs))

suzy tyler said...

I stop by your blog because you're a good source of inspiration. You have a good eye!

Thanks for sharing your art!

Anonymous said...

Inspiration, inspiration, inspiration. I love your ideas and have used several. Thanlk You. I have a new awareness to use packaging as a source of inspiration.

Lorene said...

...for the ideas & inspiration u offer...thanks so much.
~~Lorene aka granny stamper
williams59840 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I stopped in so I could win some blog candy, but as I see, I am a day late and a...... well, you know the rest!!!I do love your site, and you give great ideas and inspiration. Keep on stampin'
Judy V