Sunday, December 7, 2008

Inspired Housewarming and Brewin a Birthday

First! a reminder to check out my blog candy here: you have until Friday 12/12 to comment for a chance to win!

Stef's inspiration for us over at Split Coast this week was an Etsy site of beautiful necklaces 'Images Under Glass'. There were several that inspired me but I finally chose this one to make a card of for the challenge.I've been making so many Christmas holiday cards lately I felt like doing something different today. I used stamps from the Peaceful Decor set by H&M Stamps.

I paper pieced my vase with Roundup Designer Paper from Stampin Up and punched the flowers. I made the centers of the flowers with my 1/4" hole punch. The background paper is Cosmo Cricket Halfway Cafe. The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.

I cut the framing for my sentiment with one of the Spellbinders Tag Trio dies. It is up on foam dimensionals

Stamps: Peaceful Decor: H&M Stamps
Paper: white:PTI, sage shadow, really rust, so saffron, Roundup DP: SU, Cosmo Cricket Halfway Cafe DP
Ink: onyx black versafine, terra cotta Adirondack, so saffron: SU
Accessories: corner rounder punch, butterfly punch: Martha Stewart, small flower punch, 1/4 inch hole punch, sponge, spell binders tag trio, nestability rectangle

My second card today was made for the Featured Stamper Challenge on Split Coast. What a wonderful gallery of cards 'Annascreations' has! I finally decided on this fun card to CASE. I love the Basic Grey Archaic designer paper and the colors of it go so well with coffee related images. I used the same colors and sketch as Anna's card - but changed the stamps used and the placement of the sentiment.
I also added a layer to the designer paper panel. My stamps are from a set called Coffee's Brewin by H&M Stamps. This set is full of fun coffee related images. You can check it out here.

We're having our first snow fall here today in Massachusetts so I keep bursting out singing Christmas Carols. DH and I are off now to visit dear MIL to help her address and send out her Christmas cards. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Coffee's Brewin: H&M Stamps
Paper: really rust, naturals ivory, choc chip: SU, DP: Basic Grey Archaic
Ink: Dark Chocolate: PTI, Creamy caramel: SU
Accessories: foam dimensionals, copics, brass brads, hole punch, Keytag punch: SU, sponge


One4Joy said...

love both of these cards, today, Julia! wonderful colors and papers. great dimension too.

Shirley said...

Your first card is lovely and the butterfly is the perfect accent! The second is just wonderful and the coffe mug is precious with the adornment label too!

LeAnne said...

Wonderful samples, I love the warm rich colors in both!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! What fabulous creations!!! Just LOVE your colors and that pendant is so stunning!!! Thanks for sharing all your ideas with us!! :)

dpkennedy said...

Great cards Julia! The inspired one is so pretty-great job! The coffee card is so cute. The Archaic paper looks great with it!

Bev said...

Beautiful pendant and card. tfs

Joanne Travis said...

Love this as your inspiration choice. Really, really beautiful, Julia!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Wow! You go girl! These are gorgeous!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Both cards are so pretty, but I especially love the card you made for the inspiration challenge. You nailed it!!

Kimberly said...

LOVE both of these cards!

Kim said...

Beautiful cards and great job with the challenges!