Thursday, July 17, 2008

RAKs to share!

Oh my word - I was spoiled with lovely creations this week from some really talented folks in blog land!!! I can't even stand it! So, I thought I would share!

Viv Peters sent me this BEAUTIFUL card that she made with some Cotton Scraps from Crafty Secrets. She even sent me some fun holiday scraps to play with. Ok, first of all - off the charts thoughtful! Second, after you check out her card below, how could I possibly compete with that? It is gorgeous! I think I drooled on it!! :-) Click HERE to visit Viv's place!

My next show and tell is from the lovely Barb Schram. If you've never visited Barb's blog, you absolutely need to. Click HERE to check it out! I tell her all the time how stinkin' creative she is. Her creations make my jaw drop regularly! Not to mention, she's really funny and just a sweetie. It's been fun getting to know her since we are both on the Gina K. Guest DT. You can tell that by looking at her card! Isn't it too cute for words? She also sent THIS fun little gift for my kiddos! I tried to take a picture of it but it just didn't do it justice. Don't know why! So check it out on her blog! It's a fun idea for the little ones in your life -- especially in the summer! Thanks Barb!

The next creation came all the way north from Canada from my bud Diane! She not only made me a card but had matching accessories that came with the package. She nailed this one - it's not only beautiful - but she mentioned that she thought I would like it because I love the contrast of black and white in my cards. WOWZA! She's right! I love it! You can't tell in the picture, but she dabbed the centers of the flowers with liquid pearls. It just created such a lovely shimmer! The tin was even stuffed with some flower embellies and black rhinestones. Too cool!! Thanks Diane! You can visit Diane HERE!
And, last BUT NOT LEAST is a fun creation from my bud Janine! She was one of the first people I got to know here in blog land and I'm proud to call her a "sis" in our SBS5 group. She's got a fabulous eye for color and always creates cards with a unique flair. I'm actually not sure how to take this card though. A few months back she shared a story of how a number of years ago her house was overrun by lady bugs and it was so bad, she now hates ladybugs. What are you saying Janine?!?!? LOL! I still think it's a darling card!! :-) She also sent some fun clear stamps that I have already used! You can check out Janine's blog HERE!

Thanks so much ladies! You have no idea how much you brightened my day!! I'll be back late tonight with another Stamp Simply challenge! This one features one of my favorite colors!!


Anonymous said...

Those are awesome Julie, you deserve all of them. I have still been voting for you!!!!

Janine said...

Oh Julie!! Thank you for all the wonderful accolades!!! You know how much I like ya!!!
What wonderful other happy mail too. YOu are soooooo lucky!!
Have a fabulous day!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the nice things you said!! I'm probably blushing as I type this. Everybody sent such lovely cards. I especially like the one with the 2 kitties since I have a soft spot for them...have 7! Great cards and it's obvious you're loved, lady!!

Diane said...

So I'm not the only one that wuvs you,lol!!!!! Glad you enjoyed it Julie! You deserve more but I just can't afford more,lol!
Have a wonderful day sweetie!

The Rubber Maid said...

My oh my, what a treat to receive such great snail mail. Love all of them. That must have given you an awesome feeling to get such love sent in an envelope. Great cards and wonderful ladies. MOM