Sunday, January 3, 2010

Top o' the Mornin' to You 2010!

Today Ardodd (Ann)was the Featured Stamper over on Split Coast - whoo hoo! she has lots of wonderful cards in her gallery! (ETA: click on the photo to see the detail of her pearl necklace and bracelet!)

I chose her technique Tilda card to CASE today because I wanted to try this 'out of the box' cutting technique and I also have tons of Tilda's that I haven't yet inked up! The sentiment and shamrock are from the Irish Blessings set by Waltzingmouse Stamps.

I changed the colors, used different stamps and also made mine an easel style card with a calendar on it. The Saturday Spotlight challenge this week was to put a calendar of some kind on your project.
Here's how the easel card looks from the side. If you'd like to make an easel card you can see my tutorial here.

Thanks for coming by today! Got to go help DH shovel snow - again.....!


Stamps: Sentiment & shamrock - Waltzimgmouse Stamps - Irish Blessings, Tilda - Magnolia, 2009 - Karen Foster Snap Stamps (retired)
Paper: ocean tides, vintage cream - PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket - Early Bird/Apron Strings
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ocean Tides - PTI
Accessories: foam dimensionals, scro tape, tag trio - spell binders, long scalloped rectangle, rectangles - Nestabilities, modern label punch - SU, basic grey brads, crop a dile, lace - from stash, saddle stitched ocean tides ribbon - PTI, cuttlebug, rhinestone stickers, Calendar - Taylored Expressions download

18 comments:

Crystal said...

oh WOW Julia what a fantastic way to combine these challenges!! This is such gorgeous creation!!!!! I LOVE these colors and your calendar design!!! FABULOUS!

lynn said...

totally love what you've done with tilda's legs hanging down-so cute!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fab work with that 'out of the box' image....love your choices in dp...very dramatic and warm

Christina said...

What a perfect desktop calender. I love it!

~amy~ said...

Absolutely darling Julia!!!

Janelle said...

Love, love, love this, Julia. What a great idea for a desktop calendar! I'm also loving the Valentine cards in the previous post. Thanks for all the inspiration!

TexasGrammy said...

Oh how darling! I love her yellow & red outfit ... and those dangling legs are perfect for this sweet easel card!

~Bev

Anne said...

Fantastic project Julia! I just love the way you colored this sweet Tilda and have her hanging out of the box!! What a wonderful CASE!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Julia this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Love your amazing colouring, yummy papers and fab layout!!! Awesome use of the easel card to make a calendar!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

OMGosh, Julia, this is so breathtaking!!!! What a great idea to use an easel card to make this fabulous calendar.....what a great gift idea!!! Your coloring and attention to detail is amazing. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Dawn B. said...

This is adorable Julia.. I love this sweet Tilda..Great calendar..Thanks for joining Saturday Spotlight this week.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is so dang cute Julia!! I really need to try one of these easel cards!! Thanks for inspiration and thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh my goodness!! Julia, this is just as precious as can be!! I LOVE your image and your coloring is wonderful!! Fabulous touches too!! Who wouldn't love to have this hanging out with them all year!! :) Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!! HUGS

jdmommy said...

I love easel cards, and this adorable one with that cutie pie, and the fabulous Irish sentiment just knocks my socks off!! Gotta do one myself, I guess! TFS, GF!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What an utterly fantastic idea Julia. I love this version of a calendar card. Well done!

Tammy said...

This is so adorable and what a sweet image!! I just love how you added your calendar to the easel type card! Thanks for the tutorial!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Julia, I just love your easel creation. Your choice of papers, colors and that sweet image is perfect. What an awesome take on the Sat. Spotlight!! I just love everything about it!!

hugs,
Chris

Jodi said...

Wow, how beautiful your calendar is!! I just love how you used such happy, bright colors!
Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!
Hugs
Jodi =)