Thursday, August 7, 2008

Stamp Simply-- Something Old!


TGIF everyone! Today's challenge for ssnotime47 was to feature something old. It could be an old stamp, a vintange look - or in my case an old card!!! You can click HERE for the official details. Ok, this is a big cheat. But no worries, I had Miss Sharon Johnson's blessing! Hi Sharon (waving!) This is the card that I submitted to Paper Crafts in the open auditions for Paper Crafts Gallery Idol. This is where it all began. I know some of you HAVE to be sick of hearing about it. I am so sorry! BUT, today is the last day. Today is when they spill the beans on who won! I have to say, I have never devoted 6 weeks to a contest like this-- ever! And, I never in a million years did I think I would make it to the top 5. It's been surreal.

The card uses one of my favorite sets of all time from Impression Obsession. It's called Build-A-Tree and you can literally build a tree for all seasons with apples, flowers, leaves and more! It even has a couple of birds in the set. I also used the Journaling I set (way cool set) for the "label" that I stamped the sentiment on. There's really nothing to this card. I stamped the different pieces of the tree using Vivid inks - Vivid Brown, and Vivid Olive. The label was stamped with Storm Blue Vivid and the saying was also stamped in brown as well. Use the slot punch to create a hole, add some ivory satin ribbon and a pearl embellishment for some soft bling - and that is it! The paper I stamped on is actually decorative paper that I bought at the dollar store!

For more inspiration.... check out:

Jennifer

Dee

Janine

Well, we are supposed to hear the news by mid morning. So, I'll be sure to blast it here. You might wonder - why would you blast it if you didn't win? Knowing how much energy it took to compete, I give all these girls a huge standing ovation. They all rock in my book. They have been so fun to work with. I laughed with some of them that we should get a box of Depends and sit by the computer to wait for the announcment. Lizzie Jones said she might opt for a box of chocolates. It's just been that kind of comradery -- which I think is cool.

So, happy Friday you all! Enjoy today!

19 comments:

Deb Neerman said...

Love this card, Jewels!!

Have you heard the results yet?!? Lemme know when you do, okeedokee?!?

X'ing everything!

~Hugs!!

Lovely gd. Cee said...

i had to check your blog before i go to bed. i know they haven't announced yet but i thought "JUST INCASE"... i know... i know....it's so CRRR...AZY!
i loooove this card. my eyeballs almost popped loose out of my eyesuckets! send this, send this in:)

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This card is so totally fabulous -- no wonder you made it!!! I love it!!! And keeping my fingers crossed for the news!!!!

PaperCutting Kind of Day said...

Great challenge and great card!

mochamama said...

Great card Julie and I love that tree stamp!!!! I really feel like a stalker now cause I keep running to the computer to check. I know I know, they won't post the winner until later but I just want to make surrrrrre, they don't post it earlier and I miss the big announcement and then like have to find out about it later and be like the 50 th person to congratulate you......just won't do!

Janine said...

Great card Julie... I am keeping my fingers crossed for you!!

Jerri Kay said...

A beautiful card Julie, and I wish you the best of luck!

jacki jones said...

I'm really proud of you. You are a card making Idol in my book everyday. It's only a matter of time before the rest of the cardmaking world knows that too!
This card is wonderful, thanks for showing it again.

Anonymous said...

Checking in for Fantastic Friday Stamp Simply....great resource, something old! Thank you for giving us all a go at what started this six week cyberspace showcase sharing of your talents we all so enjoyable chat about to our friends! Top Notch, that's what UR! Keep Looking Up!

Diane said...

Beautiful card Julie!
I'm checking before I go away for the weekend...geeze we're as nervous as you are.But I know you won!!!You are a REALL WINNER to us anyways!!!!Mouahhhhh!!!

The Rubber Maid said...

I do remember this card but all I can think of is contest results. If I have anything to say about it ...YOU ARE THE IDOL !!! MOM

Curt in Carmel said...

Others have stated here, as have I many times, you are already an idol! No contest results can change that, they can only confirm that! One of your biggest fans, Curt

Dee Jackson said...

beautiful card Julie!! How exciting the idol contest must be for you:) I know the waiting is tough but we are all waiting with you!! You have done a fabulous job. I think it's in the bag!!

Ashley said...

This is SO pretty!

Anonymous said...

Great layers of subtle colors enhance this strong message. Love the card.

Jennifer Buck said...

This is beautiful, Julie! LOVE it! that label is fab! :)

NancyK said...

Oh Julie - I love the softness of this card. It has such a nice peaceful feeling to it!

jules p said...

See..another beautiful card. Your work is amazing.

tyrymom29 said...

Very pretty card !!!