Saturday, July 18, 2009

Happy Anniversary in a Bowl & Blog Candy!

Here is an inspiring bowl:
And here is the card I created after being inspired by it!

I was away all day today teaching a couple of classes at the Papertree in Manchester, NH (Hi Michelle - Tasha - Becky and Carole!) but I missed last weeks inspiration challenge over at Split Coast because I was at The Stamping Around Weekend in CT and I didn't want to miss another one! Stef showed us a web site called Tracy Porter for us to find our inspiration.

I used my PTI damask set that I just had to have but hadn't inked up yet (!), a nestie tag trio for the sentiment and an SU ribbon slide (another thing I don't often use for some reason!) The fleur de lis's were punched with an EK Success punch.

And now - as promised - Here is some fun blog candy to celebrate my reaching 100,000 hits on my blog! Whoo Hoo!! With a big thank you to everyone who has stopped by my blog - those who come everyday - or once in a while or by random chance!!! I really appreciate it and hope that it means you find inspiration from my postings.

So here's what one lucky commenter will receive:
1. The Papertrey Ink Everyday Classics Limited Edition 2008 Set which I received for purchasing so many PTI sets last year! I got two sets so I'm sharing one with you! ( you cannot purchase this set - you have to have earned it.)
2. Thomas Kinkade Hometown PrideVignette Stamp by Cornish Heritage Farms.
3. Foxy and Birdie Snag'em Stamps by Imaginisce.
4. An Ornare corner piercing stencil.
All you need to do is leave a comment on this post by 6 pm EST Wednesday 7/22/09. I will randomly choose a comment number and post the winner on Thursday. If the winner doesn't contact me within 24 hours I will pick another number.
So good luck! and thank you again for checking out my blog - and especially for leaving me comments so I can visit you also!!

Stamps: PTI: Damask Designs
Paper: PTI: Pure Poppy, White
Ink: PTI: Pure Poppy, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: EK Success punch, tag trio Nestabilitiy, Pure Poppy Twill: PTI, ribbon slide: SU, foam dimensionals, glue dot

41 comments:

Pamela Gibson said...

Gorgeous Card!

Lauri said...

wow...so generous of you!! and this is a gorgeous card, as always Miss Julia!

Anne said...

Congrats on the buzzilion hits GF!!! I love coming here to see what amazing art you have created and by all means, you absolutely, totally inspire me!!

Michie B said...

Beautiful card. Great blog candy. Thanks for all your great ideas...now for me to put them to use!

Crystal said...

Awesome card Julia wow girl you aced this ic!!! Wonderful candy...I have a sweet tooth!!! :)

Christina said...

I love it looks just like the bowl!

sandie carter said...

Your card looks very elegant and classy. Love how you placed the sentiment in the middle.

Congrats on the hits and please. please put my name in the draw for your great blog candy.

Stamping hugs

Sandie

dragonflydreams@bigpond.com

Francie G. said...

Beautiful card, Julia! Love the way you added the sentiment!

Didn't know you taught classes! Fabulous

Congrats on your 100,000 hits.

Melanie PL said...

Love the Ireland picture; and your cards are great!

Jenn said...

Just took a peek at the Tracy Porter website...full of inspiration!!
Wow!This is a very nice giveaway!
Congrats on all the hits and thank you for inspiring me :)

Penny said...

I love all of your cards. I hope you keep submitting to PTI. I think you will be a guest designer if you do!

The Paper Tree said...

Hi right back at you Julia! You are always such an inspiration when you come to the shop. Thank you for sharing your creative soul with everyone.

Sue said...

Congratulations on all your hits!!! I love the Irish feel to this wedding card. Very cool! Oh, and thanks so much for a little chance to win this great prize.

Sue said...

OOPS, I was looking at the wedding card and commented on that in the post before. I love the white and red anniversary card, too. :)

Bonnie said...

Julia - I have enjoyed your blog since I met you in Portsmouth - yours was the first blog I signed up for! I love it when you show the inspiration behind the card - it is my favorite part. Congrats on all the hits.

Andrea said...

Julia ~ Congratulations on your big numbers on your blog. I've been following you since your name was posted as a teacher for Stamping Around. Thanks for the great projects there and for the wonderful inspiration here!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Congratulations, Julia! What an accomplishment. You always wow and delight your readers -- we just can't help coming back for more!

Daniella said...

Congrats on your 100,000! how exiciting!

thank you for the chance to win, you are truly generious!

Have a great week :)

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to next month's classes at the Paper Tree. You have been so close with the Papertrey samples too. Great Honorable Mentions.
Connie NH

Jennifer said...

Hi! What a pretty card you have made! I love your inspiration piece as well. I also love the picture you have for your banner! Where is the location of this serene place?
thank you for the chance to win your yummy candy!

Hugs,
Jennifer

~amy~ said...

Okay, your card is gorgeous Julia! Wowza....

sweet bloggie candy my dear...woot woot for hitting 100k! Love your blog :)

Jennifer said...

Hi. I just noticed that you posted that the picture is in Ireland. What a beautiful place. I've always wanted to visit~I'm 1/2 Irish!

Hugs
Jennifer

Bev J. said...

Congrats on all the hits and for a chance to win the great blog candy. Sounds like you have been a busy lady. I enjoy your blog and cards for inspiration. tfs

Connie said...

Congratulations Julia on your blog milestone! I have been following it since we met at the NH Stamp NE - Cindy and I won't be making the VT one. You did a great job on the birdhouses in CT. Very cute. You are very talented. Thanks for the chance at some great blog candy.

marsh2791 said...

Hi Julia,
Congratulations on reaching the 100,000! I love the color combinations on your cards - they're always so striking and unique - extremely creative!! Thanks for the opportunity to participate. TFS.

PatM.

pescbrico said...

Congratulations on all your hits! :) Well deserved! Thanks for sharing with us! I enjoy reading your posts even if I don't take the time to leave a comment everyday! :)

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

How I wish I could come to your classes, Julia. I bet you have a lot of fun! Congrats on your 100,000 hits, too.

Your card is very striking and elegant! Love the red!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Quite the milestone! Good for you! Thanks for the candy opportunity!

LeAnne said...

So glad you hit 100,000! I have been inspired by you right from the beginning! Thanks for the chance to win!

Debbie said...

Wow, REALLY? 100k? CONGRATULATIONS sweet friend! Your card is ROCKIN! I absolutely LOVE it! Hope you had a nice weekend!!

jdmommy said...

Now I could really use that candy!! I adore your card....how could I resist loving a RED and white creation!! I love those fleur-de-lis! I have a punch of it, and now I know what to do with it!! thanks, GF!!! Hugs!

Missyterry said...

First - congratulations on an awesome milestone.
Second - a very elegan card for an anniversary. Definitely will do this one.
Third - wowsers!!! Would I LOVE to win this CANDY!!!!

Andrea McCulley said...

Your red damask card is lovely! I love to see all of your inspiring projects and all the ways you use PTI products! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win the generously sweet candy!

Andrea McCulley
prayalways421@yahoo.com

Melodie said...

Hi - your picture of Ireland drew me in - I too have visited there - went after I finished my chemo. It is the most amazing country I have been to - beautiful country, warm and generous people, fabulous music. You are very talented and I have really enjoyed your works-of-art. Melodie

Justine said...

What great candy, so glad you left a comment on my blog so that I could come and visit you. Beautiful creations

Ine said...

Hi, gorgeous card, as all your cards. Love to look on your blog, it's very inspiring. Thanks!
And now this lovely candy... wow!

Zgirl said...

Congrats on all your hits!! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration...I love this card--I love all your stuff--suuper creative!! Thanks for the chance to win--I would love that PPI anniversary set. Naz

HazelQ said...

Gorgeous card! Congratulations on the many hits :) thank you for the chance to win!

Rebecca said...

Great Bowl and Great Card!!!! Love your work...

Purple Princess said...

Fabulous card and yummy candy! Your work is so beautiful!

Debbie said...

LOVE the way you used the Damask set! Beautiful card and love the starkiness of the deep red on the white cs!
Thank you for the awesome blog candy! Huge congrats on your 100k hits!! :)

Debbie Lee