Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Lavender Sprig and some happy mail!

Hi all! Just a quick card for you today! I made this with the new Botanical Dreams set from Gina K. Designs. It's basically a 10 minute card. Stamp, chalk, color, stipple on some distress ink, add brads, mat, add ribbon, done! Sometimes, you don't need a lot of "schtuff" on a card to make it pretty! That's why I love these new images drawn by Asela Hopkins. LOVELY!

Here's a close up! I actually stamped the sprig twice masking the mid-section of the sprig so that it wouldn't look too heavy.

Now... on to some happy mail! A while back Denise Gooch sent me a fabulous card she made with a little surprise for my girl. First, this card! She knows how much I am a sucker for white and black cards!!

Isn't this lovely? She used a set from Tim Holtz/Stamper's Anonymous that I had never seen before and LOVE! Thank you so much Denise! Your card completely rocks! I am always humbled when people send me hand made things. Makes me feel special-- ya know!!

The next goodie came for my daughter and is just too sweet for words. Remember her mission to run our Women's Run race screaming "You gotta want it!" all the way? You can see the pics HERE.

Well, this is what Denise came up with!
It's a vellum card that she did all by hand with the exception of the block style letters. The leaves and the calligraphy are all done by hand. You should see the sparkle to the ink she used! It's so beautiful! Underneath the vellum, right by the E and K, Denise wrote Ellie's name. So pretty!

Here's a closeup! Man is it hard to take a picture of vellum AND sparkly ink!! LOL!
Thanks again Denise! You're the best!

Hope you are all enjoying a great start to your week! We're off to the zoo. Our little town has a rather small zoo but they just got a new bear and the kids are anxious to "meet" him!!

Enjoy today!

P.S. HOLY COW! I just noticed my counter went past 100,000! You know what that means -- blog candy will be coming your way. I've got to make this one good too!!


Janine said...

Beautiful card Julie and what wonderful happy mail... Hope you are well... Did you get your ATCs yet ***
Have a fab day!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Wow your card is beautiful, simple, but elegant. Love it! And for Ellie to get that wonderful card is so awesome, she must have a smile a mile wide. Hope the zoo was fun. Mom

"Jany" said...

As always, I love your creations. They're neat and beautiful. Your happy mail is beautiful too!

Congrats on your hits!

ReneeK said...

Hi Julie!

I have been the lucky recipient of some of Denise's calligraphy myself...and her cards are so nice. Your daughter is one lucky girl (as are you!)

I also love your card with Asela's set.

Renée K in Great Falls

All Pink girl said...

Wow so many stunning cards ,
they are all so fabulous ,love them ,Dawnx

Diane said...

Your card is stunning Julie!
And Denise sent you some awesome RAKS,you lucky girl! But you deserve it!!!

Barb Schram said...

Hi there! Love this image and how you showcased it! And how special for Ellie! Hope you had fun at the zoo!

LeAnne said...

These are all beautiful cards! Very special in their own wonderful way!

denise g said...

I'm Famous!!! At least it sure feels that way. Take a day off to do some yardwork and artwork and come back to find my creations on your blog. So glad you and Ellie are happy with the mail I sent. Think I am glad I didn't send you a picture of me, though. Don't want to be THAT famous. Thanks for posting my art with your awesome stuff. Makes my day!

asela said...

A beautiful card you created with my stamps! Lovely, just like you.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Beautiful cards -- all of them!!!

Michelle said...

Great Cards! I love them all!

Melanie said...

Asela's sprig looks gorgeous in purple, terrific card!