Monday, September 5, 2011

Fall Fun Blog Hop and Some Candy!

Hello and welcome to the Fall Fun Blog Hop! A group of online buddies decided the holiday weekend in the US would be a GREAT time to get inky together, and so we've put together a fall themed blog hop to inspire you as the autumn approaches.

As you meet our stampy bloggers today, you may discover that some have goodies for you, so be sure and visit everyone on the list. We have hoppers from all over the globe today and they are amazing artists.

Thanks for visiting us - grab yourself a nice fall beverage and enjoy!

You should start your hop at Lydia's blog.

If you came here from Mary's blog you're in the right place!

I used a beautiful Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set called Season of Change
For the background panel I inked up my leaves and stem, spritzed the stamps with water and then stamped them on watercolor paper so the images kind of blur and blend.  I used Labels 8 Nestabilities to cut the scarlet piece and the stamped piece.  For the quote panel, I stamped the leaf over the sentiment, cut it with a Mega Rectangle Nestability and inked the edges before removing it from the die.

So today just happens to be my birthday!  And to celebrate - I have a gift for one of you!  One random commenter on this blog post will win this Pure Innocence Book in Hand stamp set by My Favorite Things.


Just leave your comment here by Tues 9/6 at 11 pm EST.  I'll post the randomly chosen winner on my blog Wednesday 9/7 so don't forget to check back then!

Now please hop over to my stampin pal,  Bridget's blog for some more autumn inspiration!

here's the complete list of hoppers in case you lose your way!

 
Stamps:  Sweet 'n Sassy - Season of Change
Paper:  Watercolor paper - art shop, Scarlet Jewel - PTI
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress - Shabby Shutters, Dried Marigold, Adirondack - Sunset Orange, Raisin, Lettuce.
Accessories:  Mini Mister - Ranger, foam tape, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, Mega Rectangle Nestability, Labels 18 Nestabilities.

82 comments:

Pauline said...

A gorgeous Fall card Julia, and a very Happy Birthday to You too! xx

Dee in N.H. said...

Happy Birthday Julia! Sending you a big inky hug! Love your pretty card!

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful card!! And wishing you a birthday filled with friends, family, fun ... and CAKE!!!

Teresa Kline said...

wow, gorgeous card Julie...Happy Birthday....Happy Fall also girl!

enjoy *~*

Michelle Single said...

That background is GORGEOUS!!!! I came from Mary Marsh's blog, and she was right - your project is just STUNNING!
wannastamp at gmail dot com

Elaine Sauer said...

i came from Mary's blog and love this!

maryr917 said...

this is beautiful julia-I love your watercolored bg-

Wanda Cullen said...

Wowzers, that BG is GORGEOUS! Love your card! Happy Birthday, Julia! Hope your day is a really special one!

Yapha said...

Gorgeous card! What spectacular colors! Happy birthday!

Cathymac said...

Julia..I've come straight from Mary's blog and I'm so glad I stopped in! Your fall card is GORGEOUS! Love the striking colors of the spritzed background and that wonderful sentiment! Have a fabulous Labor Day!

Judy Rozema said...

Gorgeous colors and sweet sentiment, Julia! Happy happy day to you!! And that is the cutest set! Thanks for offering it~!

Marianne said...

well Happy Birthday to you !
I love the quote on your card.

Hannah Clark said...

I just love that watercolour background! Gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful card!

SueB said...

lovin' the card and its sentiment ... thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!
here's hoping you have a t'riffic b'day!

Jenna Barber said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JULIA!!! Mary sent me over here from her blog. YOUR CARD is GORGEOUS!! I LOVE that quote you used and the sponging and stamping is just PERFECT!! WOW!! That wrinkled bow is so fitting!! What a warm and beautiful fall card!! LOVE IT!!~

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS! Love how you created the background! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oooo the watercolor-ey bg is fabulous!!! What a perfect sentiment too!!! Happy, Happy YOU Day!!!

Kerri said...

Happy Birthday, Julia!!! I just love the watercolor looking bg you created, and your sponged panel with the leaf and sentiment is just gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win that adorable image:)

Kim Williams said...

Gorgeous card, Julia! I am so glad you are on our hop today! Hope you have a joyous Happy Birthday!

Chelle (hanwayink) said...

wow, gorgeous card!! i came by way of Mary Marsh on the fall fun blog hop :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

classy, elegant, rich...deep and wow

Crafty Math Chick said...

LOL, Mary Marsh wanted you to know she sent me, LOL, but I am doing the whole hop - I love fall and love seeing everyone's creations! Love how the colors in your card blend together in your pretty card Julia. Happy Labor day!
(PS - I already have this cute PTI image, so please make sure you pick someone who does NOT have it so they can enjoy the crafty goodness!) ;)

Leslie Hanna said...

Oooh, so pretty! I might have an idea for my Stamp Camps next weekend. Thanks! :)

pescbrico said...

I wish you a very happy birthday full of nice suprises!!

Bridget said...

Hello, Julia! Wow - I totally love this look - I want to hunt out some watercolor paper and my spritzer and try this - a gorgeous effect with the beautiful leaves!

Samantha said...

Happy birthday! Hope it's full of cake :)

Lovely card, too. So pretty!

Joan Ervin said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Julia, Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuu!!!! Hope you day is super special!!! I love your gorgeous card, gf....love how you spritzed the stamps in the background and the sentiment is beautiful!!!

Lydia said...

JULIA - happy birthday!! Oh my gosh - thank you for spending it with us!! Your card is STUNNING! I love that watercolor bleed in the background.

Susie said...

Happy Birthday! Super cute card, thanks for sharing!

jan farnworth said...

love your card and thanks for the chance at your blog candy

wheatley_jan@hotmail.com

Riette said...

What a lovely sentiment stamp and a cute girl on the candy :D
By the way: Mary Marsh sent me!!!

Shell Ann said...

Love the card. Mary Marsh sent me.

Tenia Nelson said...

What a beautiful card and Happy Birthday to you!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy Birthday! What a great way to start out your special day. :o) Gorgeous card Julia. Love the watercolor background. The colors are so pretty.

Susan W. said...

I love the way you blended your leaves on the background! Oh by the way, Mary Marsh sent me.

Houses Built of Cards said...

BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE the crinkle ribbon!!!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Lisa Echerd said...

Mary Marsh send me over. Beautiful card. Happy Birthday! Hope it is a wonderful day for you. (I love your blog header - great photo.)

Korin said...

What a beautiful Fall card, Julia!! And Happy Birthday to you!!!! Hope you day has been wonderful!

Neva said...

Julia, Mary sent me to see this fabulous creation of yours.

lisa808 said...

Happy, happy birthday!!! I just hopped from Mary's blog and am so glad to see your beautiful card. Enjoy your day.

Kim said...

Beautiful Julia! Love the background portion of your card and the colors you used...Stunning!

Gail said...

Happy Birthday!
Mary Marsh sent me.....love your card!

Misti said...

Happy Birthday! Your card is fantastic! Love that sentiment!

Alison H said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! Love your card.. it is so elegant!

Shannon said...

The colors are awesome! Gorgeous card!

Sara Henton said...

Really like your background & use of sentiment. Just gorgeous.

Sue D said...

Mary Marsh sent me! Lovely fall card--I like your background panel.
Happy Birthday!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Linda Carson said...

Love the rich, bold colors! Beautifully done! Happy Birthday! Hope you got lots of presents!!

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Lisa - papergrace said...

First off... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :D Second, I came by way of Mary Marsh's blog who insisted we come visit your blog (Why wouldn't we?!). And thirdly...WOW!! Your card is so gorgeous! Love your sentiment and your stamped background. The colors are so rich and bold. Such a lovely Fall card. Hope your birthday is wonderful. xo

Janet Swofford said...

Mary Marsh sent me! Such a beautiful card. I love the layers and shapes you used . Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:-)
Inky hugs,
Janet
janet@swofford.com

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card! So vibrant and unique!

Marsha said...

Beautiful card. love your spritzed leaves. Mary Marsh sent me over here and I am so glad she did.

Jan Garber said...

Sent from Mary's blog, but I'm a regular here anyway!! LOL! AS always, your card is amazing, love the vibrant colors! Gorgeous! Happy, happy birthday!

Michelle Crandall said...

Mary Marsh sent me! I really love your card, the background is beautiful!

Babe O'Mara said...

Just came from Mary's blog. Love your beautiful Fall card. TFS. Hope you have a Happy Birthday too!!

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Kris said...

Mary Marsh sent me! Happy Birthday to you! Great technique and card! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Karen L said...

Happiest Birthday to you Julia!! Mary Marsh sent me and I am having a ball with the Fall Hop. Your card is simply gorgeous...love the watercolor effect!!

Shannon White said...

Wowzers! this is just Gorgeous! Love the rich colors and wonderful sentiment! So Lovely!

Hugs
Shannon

P.S. Mary Marsh sent me.. lol ;-)

Michelle said...

Your fall card is just gorgeous. I love the background and the sentiment is so beautiful!

dj said...

Gorgeous!! that background piece is awesome!!


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Moira said...

Julia- happy bithday! that background leaf design is amazing! Love this sentiment - thanks for the chance to win this cute MFT set!

Catherine said...

I came from Mary Marsh's blog, and she was right - your project is just STUNNING! Wonderful blog!

Jimmi said...

Gorgeous, elegant card!!

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Cathy Weber said...

Happy Birthday! I love this beautiful Fall card, sure wish if felt like Fall here in CA. I love the watercolor effect on this one, really looks like those leaves are changing colors.
CWeber2002@aol.com

SHartl said...

Wow, what a spectacular card you made. I love it's artistic look and all the gorgeous texture! Came over here from Mary Marsh's blog!

Traci Davis said...

Happy Birthday! Great autumn colors on your card, thanks for sharing.

Traci Davis said...

And I forgot to tell you I found your blog from Mary Marsh's site.

Carol E said...

Love your card the flowers are wonderful. Thank you for sharing it. I came here from Mary's site.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh do I love the bg or what! OH YEAH! The book cutie is SCREAMING my name --don't you hear her... VICKI VICKI VICKI -- see told ya! :)

merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous card Julia! love the blended watercolour look of the leaves and the die cut is perfect.

accckk...I love pure innocence candy!!!! =)

Ruby Greer said...

Hi
Mary Marsh sent me. This is my first time on your's and her's blogs. Both cards are detailed , warm and rich with the colors of Fall.
Ruby

Betty Wright said...

So gorgeous, Julia! Love the design, colors, and wonderful soft sponging! Lovely card!

marilyn said...

So glad Mary Marsh sent me to see your beautiful creation. Hope you had a wonderful birthday.

Margaret said...

This is so beautiful! I love the watercolor effect on the background! Happy Birthday too!! I found your blog through Mary Marsh.

Bev Gerard said...

My oh My, Julia! The rich & wonderful colors on your creation are gorgeous! What a beauty!
Happy Birthday!

~Bev

Harriet Skelly said...

Julia your card is gorgeous - I love the sentiment stamped over the leaf!
Belated happy birthday - I hope you had a great day!

Kellee313 said...

Beautiful card and sentiment stamp. Came here by way of Mary Marsh and Fun Fall Blog Hop.

Bernie said...

Mary Marsh sent me and I'm so glad she did. Your card is fabulous. Hope you had a superb birthday.
Blessings Bernie

Auntie Em said...

Happy Belated Birthday wishes!

I love your beautiful card. The colours are so deep and rich and I had to bring the picture of it up larger just to admire all the beautiful texture and depth you achieved with your stamping!
Thank you for sharing! :)

Sharli said...

What a pretty card, Julia - I love the spritzed watercolor paper technique you did here - I must try that one!!!

Happy birthday dear friend! I wish I had known . . . and that I wasn't late - hope you had a perfect day and will enjoy the best year ever!
Hugs!