Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Buckle and a Case

I have two cards to share today from the weekend challenges over at Split Coast.

I was thrilled to help Stephanie with the Inspiration Challenge on Saturday by making a sample card for her.

I was inspired by this Cherry Blossom buckle on the Web shop Frankie & Julie.

My stamps are all Waltzingmouse - Very Vintage Labels No. 2 and Asian Gardens.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Vintage Labels 2, Asian Gardens
Paper: White- PTI, Tempting Turquoise - SU
Ink: Ranger Distress Spun Sugar, Aged Mahogany, Tumpled Glass, Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone
Accessories: Black twill - Michaels, Pewter Pearls - Kaiser, Sponge and applicator - Ranger, Oval Nestabilities, Labels two Nestabilities, foam dimensionals, glue dot, Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart

My good blogging buddy Vicki Dutcher was the Featured Stamper on Split Coast. I CASED her pretty Inspired Late card. I used different stamps and slightly different colors.

Once again - my stamps are from Waltzingmouse - Very Vintage Labels No. 4 and Fancy Phrases.

Kent and I went to the Audubon Santuary in Ipswich today to do a little hiking on this gorgeous summer's day - here are a couple of pics from our outing!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! What did you do this weekend??

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Very Vintage Labels No. 4, Fancy Phrases
Paper: vintage cream - PTI, blue bayou - SU, DP October afternoon/thrift shop-needs paint
Ink: ranger distress - tea dye & Stormy Sky
Accessories: sizzlets lots of tags label 1 - SU, glue dots, foam dimensionals, sponge & applicator Insentials/Ranger, martha stewart butterfly punch, Labels 4 and petite circles Nestabilities, adhesive paper ribbon - K&Co


Betty Wright said...

Beautiful colors and design on the top one and the buck look/style on the bottom one is totally fabulous! Lovin' that layered look and design! Great cards and gorgeous picks, Julia! Amazing day I am sure!

Francie G. said...

Beautiful cards, Julia! Glad you had such a great weekend!

Sharli said...

Wow, Julia - beautiful cards and what a beautiful place to walk!!

One of the things I did this weekend was try your tutorial on debossing. I've linked back to it from my blog tonight. Thanks again for being so supportive and helpful - you are Da Best!

Susan Hogan said...

Lovely cards as usual Julia. I do like WMS stamps! Love the photo's also. Where in Ipswich? That bridge looks ancient - quite French.

velta said...

inspiring cards...gorgeous views...reminds me of how grateful we should be for our blessings...Thanks Julia for sharing :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are GORGEOUS Julia! LOVE them both but I have to admit, that first card totally made me say "ooooooooh"! LOL!!

Peggy said...

Gorgeous cards Julia! Love the landscape pics! TFS!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Jaw dropping, gorgeous cards Julia! I don't know which one I like better! They are both stunning! The photos are so pretty too - how romantic to hike with your hubby :)

Belinda said...

Lovely cards! Love them both! And the pics from your walk are just fab as well!

Pauline said...

Two beautiful cards Julia, love the colour combo on the first one, and the mix of stamp sets really works.

anya said...

These are fantastic cards, Julia - I particularly love the label within the frame. And what a fantastic place the Audubon Sanctuary is - I would love to visit there!

Pat (mspfd) said...

As always, your cards are spectacular. Love the look the WMS label 2 stamp. What a great background for your buckle! Beautiful butterfly card... love the colors!
Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend... great photos!

Joan Ervin said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Julia!!!! What beautiful designs, colors, and the flowers on the first one and the pretty butterfly on the second!!!
My weekends have been taken up with grandkids....I love them all but am kinda looking forward to school starting in a week...LOL!!!