Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Getting Ink-e

I have to say, can someone check my head? Do I have a fever? How's my complexion--- do you think I am pale? Seriously, I have gotten more stamping done in the last week than I think should be possible! I must not be feeling well!! LOL!

Actually, I have just finished up some severe work deadlines and I have just rewarded myself with some time in my stamp room! Yesterday morning I grabbed a cup of coffee and my laptop and logged on to SCS to see what kind of challenges they had out there! While I've only played a few times, I really love the Featured Stamper challenge. I love looking and being inspired by other people's work. It is just so refreshing! So, I got Ink-e! That is Emily's screen name for SCS and she was this week's Featured Stamper! (FS89)

THIS is the card that inspired me. I loved the monochromatic look, the layout, well, pretty much everything! To change this up, instead of blue, I chose a black and white combo!
I used different stamps too and then, I added some bling! The Stamps were Spring Ephemerals (Flourishes), Rummage Bin (Cornish Heritage Farms) for the background flourish image and the saying, "Friend," was from the Flourished Words set from Flourishes! Add some sheer ribbon, some Hodge Podge Hardware and some pewter self stick pearls and you're done!

If you need some inspiration, you should really take a trip to Emily's gallery. She has some great cards and some fun layouts too! I had fun just taking a peek at all her recent creations!

I'm am off to go on a cleaning binge! My mom is coming tomorrow and I have to ready the place for the "Queen!" LOL! Just kiddin' ma! Actually, who doesn't want to roll out the red carpet for their mom! ;-)

Until tomorrow!

18 comments:

Joan Fricker said...

Beautiful card!!! I love those colors.

Joan

Janine said...

Julie Just Beautiful!!!!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

That's a beautiful card, Julie. I'm happy for you that you got to get into your craft room and play. Between following the blogs of so many talented stampers and then stamping, I could live in my room if I had the time. But since I don't, I enjoy whenever I get to be in there. Have fun with your mom.

jacki jones said...

looking for challenges? I have a hard time believing you had free time! :) I'm glad you did because the card is wonderful! Have fun with your mom. Tell her hello for me!

Laurel said...

Absolutely beautiful!

denise g. said...

Finally no holiday stuff - THANK YOU! This is REALLY pretty, Julie. Hope you get things neat and tidy for the Rubber Maid, too. The way she sounds, though, it won't matter a bit as long as she gets to see the kids. Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Jules! Let's stampaholic day a huge batch of cards for RMPat to gift Children's Hospital upon her return home. We totally enjoy stamping with her when she's in town! Keep Looking Up!

Leslie Miller said...

You are so inspiring, Julie! So many beautiful projects with time to spare...you're just MADE of creativity. This card is utterly gorgeous! Love the black and white and beautiful swirls. Enjoy your time with your mom!

6 wacky women said...

Thanks for stopping by, Julie. I appreciate the kind words. I really enjoy your blog....you are an inspiration with your beautiful cards.
Take care
Karen

Susan (rainy) said...

Julie this is gorgeous. Oh my goodness!!

Have fun with your mom!!

Anonymous said...

Julie this card is so elegant I love it. TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

mochamama said...

Oh Julie this card is beautiful girl and I so wish I could be there with you and your mom. Have an awesome time with her she is just a gem!

Allison said...

This is awesome...I love that image (as does my five year old boy who asked me for a bleeding heart all summer from the nursery...it died [sigh])!

Diane said...

Very pretty card girl! Enjoy your time with the queen,I mean your mom,lol!

Elena said...

Gorgeous card! Love the image! Have a great time with your mom!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

A truly stunning creation -- another jaw-dropper!!!

Shirley said...

This is so elegant and lovely too! The colors are just wonderful together!

LaY hOoN said...

This is so cool !! Love the black and white.