Thursday, September 4, 2008

I've been spoiled!!!

Wow! After a kind of rough day, I was spoiled! I had a Stampin' Up party last night and saw all my good stampin' buds - it had been way too long! We made a fun card, laughed a bit, had some sugar (gotta have some sweetness) and my friend Laura even brought me some GORGEOUS flowers that she grew herself! (photo coming!)

So, when the night was over, my demonstrator- Sheila- left me with a bunch of fun ideas that I thought I would share! Most showcase some of the fun new stamp sets! They are simple, classy and fun! This first one is my favorite - Ijust love eggplant with this olive color. It used to be one of my favorite color combos and I've gotten away from it a bit!
Love the popped up butterflies in this one!
Isn't this color combo striking?
What a Christmas card with whimsy!
That last card is done with the stamp and stick powder and glitter - it is so stunning IRL! I love each and every one of the creations!

Now, for the flowers - stunning! I can't believe Laura grew them herself!

I had to get close ups so that you could see how beautiful these Dahlias are! The colors are to die for!

Hope those flowers brightened your day! They sure did mine!!

I'll be back later tonight with Sharon's Stamp Simply challenge -- we'll be doing a bit of a dance with this challenge!! (How's that for a hint!?!)

Happy Thursday!


Penny said...

What beautiful flowers and cards! I love the heat and stick glitter one especially :) Glad you had fun after a rough day!

mochamama said...

Your cards and flowers are absolutely beautiful. So glad you had an evening of spoiling!!

Ethel Amutan said...

Wow, Julie! Sounds like you just had THE BEST party last night! The cards are gorgeous; and how thoughtful of Laura. She certainly has quite a green thumb. So, what did you end up ordering from your party?

denise g. said...

Those flowers are gorgeous!! Really like the cards, too. Stampin Up does have some awesome colors, like their olive. Glad you had a fun and creative evening and you shared.

The Rubber Maid said...

What wonderful cards and such beautiful flowers. Glad you had such a fun evening. Mom

Kim said...

Oh these are beautiful Julie!! I had to chuckle at Penny's comment...the glitter card is her fav...gee what a surprise! lol I am glad you had a fun night Julie!

Anonymous said...

wow! i love the flowers! i can't grow flowers. i'm lucky if i can make my plants stay alive.
i love your friend's cards: very stunning:)
where's yours? i wanna see:)


Hope said...

The cards and the flowers are all gorgeous! I love the inspired by nature set that and the upsy daisy are my new favs! :)

have a great day.

2stampis2b said...

Wow, Sheila is GOOD! My favorite (and it's hard to pick) is the Pocket Silhouettes heat and stick glitter card! Thanks for sharing! Does she have a blog?

NancyK said...

What incredible cards - and flowers too!! It sounds like a great evening. We all should be spoiled more often!

(Nerdette) Stephanie said...

I love these set. My SU stamp club starts next Tuesday and I am itching to order the Upsy Daisy or the Pocket Silhouettes sets. I have been so torn as to which one, you just made it harder. Great cards, I'm glad you had such a fun time.

Elena said...

I am very happy for you, Julie! Looks like you had a great time! Thank you for sharing with pictures! The flowers are beautiful! The cards are gorgeous! I really liked the last one a lot!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

What lovely cards! Pretty flowers too!

Janine said...

These are fabulous!!!

"Jany" said...

Love those flowers you got. They're beautiful.