Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Let it fly!

Hi all-- happy hump day! I actually had to look at a calendar and say- "Now, what day is it?" When you work at home sometimes you don't really know your up from your down when it comes to days! Then, again, I could just be flighty. Ok, no comments there please!!! :-)

Can you tell I love the latest releases from Flourishes? I can't put them down. When the sets came - I just kept creating, and creating, and creating!


This card is one of those that really, honestly, took no time to make. I had it sketched, found some fun cool grey paper and then just went to town. I used the Bird And Vine set for the pretty vine background and, of course,the birdie and sentiment. I used Nesties for the ovals and then added some small self stick pearls and a really fun brad. I wanted to make it look like my bird was just perched on my sentiment like it was a tree branch. I think it worked!

Before I take off, I do have to tell you all something. If you stop by and comment and wonder why I never make it over to see you - I owe you an apology!!! I love to check in and see what you have all been up to. Because blog time has been really, really low lately because of my "day job"- I actually thought about taking a break and throwing in the hat! Then I thought - maybe I could just explain! I am sure my bloggin' buds would understand! So... there you have it! Know that even though I'm not hopscotching the blogosphere to visit-- it is definitely not a case of out of sight out of mind!!! :-)

Until tomorrow!

~Julie


Stamps: Birds And Vine, Flourishes
Paper: K&Company (sm. print), My Mind's eye(lg. print), Crafty Secrets Radiant Paper Pack (wood bark looking print)
Accessories: Self stick pearls, Creative Imaginations B&W Brad

Inks: Versafine Black Onyx, Cool Peri - Ranger

20 comments:

Joan Fricker said...

Julie,
what a pretty card! I love the softness of your colors and the bird "perching" is just perfect!

Don't we all wish there were more hours in a day...life does get in our way of our card makng, but we wouldn't have it any other way, would we?

Joan

Nancy said...

This is a very pretty card! Love the colors and elements you added.

Anonymous said...

ooohhhhh........ love the bird, yo! and i recognized the little embellishment. you are so creative:)

your dude,
Lovely

The Rubber Maid said...

Lovely card and I guess I might just have to give in and get that set. You have used it in many wonderful ways. MOM

Ann said...

Lovely card, as always.

Don't worry. I've been incredibly busy recently, too, and there's only me. I don't know how you manage with 3 others in the household, cooking, cleaning, working, driving kids to school, etc., etc.

mochamama said...

LOve this Julie!!!! I know what you mean about the time and so many blogs to visit so I understand.....as long as I see your name once a week I'm happy!!hehehehe

Giovana said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the softness of the colors.
I would love if you stop at my blog, it would be a honor :)

Have a blessed day.
Giovana

denise g. said...

Ya know what I'd "fly away" from if I could? This rotten cold I got! At least it's getting better (ie the snot isn't drizzling onto the keyboard anymore). Pretty card. Like how the bird is perched. Like the tree card, too. And no blog of mine to visit, just my comments on yours to put up with now and then.

retiredheather said...

Julie just as long as you keep sharing your talent I will do OK. Honestly it does get tough finding the time and I`m retired! Great card and I have to look at calendars all the time...we are just tooooo busy.
Heather

acreativeneed said...

Gorgeous!! I am in love with this set too! Don't work too hard!!
smiles,Deena

Tanya said...

I love this! Very pretty!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

What a lovely card! I love the bird perching on your *sentiment branch*!

Shirley said...

Don't you dare quit. You can only do what you can only do. Those who know you will definitely understand. When I found out you had a job and were doing all you do.....I wondered if you were one of these people who are so intelligent and don't require more than 4 or 5 hours of sleep per night. Well, its nice to hear you are human and sweet and those who don't understand don't, and its not your problem.

Enough lecturing. I apologize. Your card is sensational. It is so feminine that I can't stand it. Your cards always are just so beautiful. So there~

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

This is beautiful! Love the soft colours and perfectly selected embellishments!

I'm totally with you on the commenting thing. I love to blurf and feel so guilty when I can't. Why do we impose these little rules on ourselves anyway LOL!

Diane said...

Gorgeous card once again Julie!!!
Don't you be worrying about us,you do what you gotta do,we'll keep coming back to visit you!
Blog hopping is a job in itself,especially when you want to visit all the friends we've made!
Have a wonderful week or weekend!
Time just flies by doesn't it!

Anonymous said...

Work while the work is available, Julie. My DH was layed off Monday and thirteen followed him into the 'office'. Now, job hunting! Do your best. It is okay to browse cyberspace less frequently~ There are reasons!

LaY hOoN said...

Wow !! This is the most beautiful card I ever see.

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty! I love that sentiment.....it reminds me of an old song my mom used to listen to.....but of course, I don't know what it is.......now it's going to bug me!

Debbie Olson said...

Julie, this is SO lovely--great layout and colors!

Elena said...

Oh, Julie! This card is gogeous! Love the background you created! And the bird does look like she is sitting! Love the colors...