Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Some Very Exciting News! and A Paper Quilt

Hi everyone! I am just over the moon with some exciting news I can finally share with you all.

I am now officially a member of the Design Team for Rubbernecker Stamps! Check out the announcement on their blog - there it is in black and white!!!

Check out my side bar to see the list of super talented ladies I am joining! And Kittie Caracciolo is the DT Coordinator - THE designer of the exclusive Kittie Kits!! If you are on Split Coast you are probably very familiar with Kittie's wonderful cards. Yikes! I'm so honored to have my name beside these people .....

I'll be posting soon using many of the wonderful stamps you can find at Rubbernecker so be sure to check back! In the meantime - be sure to check out the store - there's a great pre-inventory sale going on!!

You can also check here to see cards I've posted in the past with some Rubbernecker stamps on them. (you'll see which ones are Rubbernecker in my supplies list at the bottom of each posting.

Ok - now that I got that exciting news off my chest - here's a Valentine for you!
What a fun Technique challenge over on Split Coast - to make a paper quilt.

I layed out my 1" squares of designer papers, glued them to a square of card stock and then cut them with a heart nestability. I layered the quilted heart to a piece of cream textured Bazzill card stock cut with the scalloped heart nestability.

I stamped the stitching from the Waltzingmouse Off Beat Backgrounds set with Versamark and embossed it in clear EP. Then I tied a piece of twine around the heart and added a vintage button. I off set the heart and placed the sentiment in the right corner. Both are on foam dimensionals.

I attached a cream heart to the inside of my card so I would be able to write a salutation and decorated it with a few little hearts punched from the same designer papers I used on the "quilt". The sentiment is from the brand new Waltzingmouse set called Sweethearts. Check yesterday's post below to see more of the beautiful stamps from this set!


You can check out all the other Paper Quilt cards here. I hope you'll try this fun technique they're really simple to make!

Thanks for coming by today and sharing my happy news!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Off Beat Backgrounds, Sweet Hearts (to be released 1/5)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Scarlet Jewell - PTI, Cream Bazzill, DP - My Mind's Eye - Irresistable
Ink: Versamark, Memento Black Tuxedo
Accessories: glue dots, vintage button, Twine - PTI, Heart Nestabilities, clear EP, hot gun, foam dimensionals, small oval punch - SU

20 comments:

Crystal said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Julia!!! I LOVE this heart and colors!!! WOW your stitching looks fab!!!!

Bonnie said...

This is just gorgeous Julia! I love the embossed "stitching" and the patchwork is so unique! Congrats on the Rubbernecker gig! They made a wonderful choice!

Tammy Hershberger said...

SWEET card, Julia! What a neat technique!

I'm thrilled to have you joining the Rubbernecker team, and can't wait to get to know you better!

Beth Thomas said...

This is absolutely stunning, Julia! Congratulations on making the Rubber Necker's DT- they are lucky to have YOU!

anya said...

What a fabulous card Julia! I love the patchwork look and think the embossed stitching is great!

Congratulations on being chosen for the Rubbernecker DT - they are certainly lucky to have you! :)

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Well, first and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS, Julia!!! I am so excited that we'll be working together on the RubberNecker DT!

I love your beautiful quilted patchwork on this heart!

Heidi said...

Congratulations! How exciting!!! Your cards are so sweet. I love that patchwork heart!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Charming card Julia!! Love your patchwork heart!! And congrats on being on the Rubbernecker DT. Dave is wonderful to work for.

Harriet Skelly said...

Julia - congratulations on the Rubbernecker DT! You sure do deserve to be with the others on the DT! They made a great choice! Hugs, harriet

Joanne (jojot) said...

Congrats....what a fabulous team you are now a part of ...both the newbies and the oldies are all fantabulous...enjoy.....as we will enjoy the 'fruits of your labor'

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Congratulations Julia! You are a SUCH a talent! Rubbernecker is SO lucky to have you! CONGRATS! Love the card too!!!

Joan Ervin said...

Whoohoo!!!! Well, my sweet stampin sistah...looks like we are destined to row in the same boats...lol!!! I am sooo thrilled you will be joining us on the Rubbernecker DT...we are all thrilled and sooo lucky that you said yes!!! Your Valentine is adorable, too...love the papers you used and WOW, look at all the sewing!!! Beautiful, Julia!!!

TexasGrammy said...

Wowwweeeeeeeeee, Julia! What a fabboo paper quilt you've created!!

And we are soooooo tickled to welcome you to the Rubbernecker Design Team!! Yiiiipppppppeeeeee! I'm looking forward to working with you!

~Bev

LeAnne said...

This is just beautiful! I love the soft colors--and congrats on your new "job"!!!

Anne said...

Ooooh oooh ooh!! Congrats GF!! Wowee!! Such fun and such amazing stampers you've joined!! Love your quilted heart card, just beautiful my friend!!

Francie G. said...

Fabulous quilted heart, Julia!
I am so excited that we will be on the same DT with all these fabo ladies! Woot! Congrats, Julia!

Juliana said...

Beautiful card (inside and out)!!!
I am so excited to have you as part of the team!

Donna said...

congratulations! I LOVE this quilted heart!

Sharli said...

How did I miss this!?! Congratulations Julia!!!!! I'm so excited for you!

I LOVE {heart} this card!
Hugs.

Holly said...

Whoo hoo!!!!!!! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you, Julia!!!! You do such beautiful work and I know you will love working with the Rubbernecker gang. (My mom is Joan Ervin.)