Thursday, May 7, 2009

Twice is Nice Friday!

Hi all! TGIF! I have some fun things for you this Friday --- two challenges actually! We've got the weekly Stamp Simply challenge and a second - a Flourishes challenge aimed at giving you a chance at winning all three of their new release sets!

This week's Stamp Simply is all about the little things in life and being there for your MOM!! You were to design a creation that includes a small gift of some sort! The Flourishes Release Challenge is a "his & hers" challenge. Use the same layout and create a masculine AND a feminine card!

So.... I combined this challenge! I made a small gift just for mom... and used the same layout to make one for the dad in my life -- my hubby!
Starting with the feminine flair, I used Flourishes Sweet Pea set for my focal image - stamped it and watercolored it up on watercolor paper. The seeds were put into a pink vellum sleeve and stitched around the edges with some gold thread. Add a button and some gold cording and... you are almost done!
I stamped the saying in aqua dye ink. I thought this sentiment was perfect for this creation! Want to see the other motherly creations cooked up my our Stamp Simply team? Check out Sharon's place for all the official details, then be sure to stop by and say hi to Barbara - our Guest Designer for May, Janine, Jennifer, AJ, Becky, Tammy, and our newest team member Deb! We have a sad goodbye. Dee is taking a break from the team to focus on her health. Please keep her in your prayers! We will miss you Dee! Big hugs to you!

Changing gears -- let's hear it for the dads! I used the same basic layout as the seed pocket but this time - I mixed it up with Flourishes Menswear set and instead of seeds-- I added some coveted baseball tickets! How fun is that? I also made the pennant by using a triangular piece of cardstock, paper pierced it and added #1 Dad to it. The wooden handle is actually... just a toothpick! Add a button and a wish for a "Happy Father's Day" and... you're done!

If you want to find out more about the Flourishes challenge click HERE and be sure to stop by the other DT member's places to see what fun they cooked up!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend and I'll see you back here soon!

15 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awesome Julie! The shirt looks so cool and you know I love the Sweat peas!

Leslie Miller said...

Well, these are just the most wonderful ideas!! The epitome of masculine and feminine! Of course, the Sweet Peas still have the power to make me swoon, and your Father's Day gift packet is an absolute WOW! I repeat -- WOW!

Janine said...

fabulous idea Julie!!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

I just LOVE those sweet peas ... what a cute idea! The Father's Day gift pack is wonderful ... you are just so clever my friend!! TFS

The Rubber Maid said...

How cute those are and the use of a tooth pick is one of those Julie moments. Super cute! Mom

Tammy Hershberger said...

Fabulous designs, Julie! I actually just got that Sweet Pea stamp set yesterday, so I'm glad to see if used so beautifully to give me inspiration!

dpkennedy said...

Great ideas! Love your designs! Have a happy Mother's Day!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Absolutely FABULOUS cards, Julie! Love the pocket idea, vellum sleeve and your gorgeous coloring!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Such beautiful sweet peas and handsome shirt designs! Great pocket designs!

Terry said...

Oh Julie...I am looking for a pocket card for seeds!!!! AND, there you are. Thank you so much for both cards. Fabulous idea(s).
One thing.... :O( - how do I make the pocket card?

ChristineCreations said...

What a sweet pair of cards Julie! I love the pocket idea, perfect for that guy and girl. You did the masculine and feminine so well!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

WOW!!! Same sketch with totally different looks. Love the sweet pea and your colorign is sensational. The man's is fabulous. What man would not love some tickets. Great work and looks!!!!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Beautiful cards...I love the sentiment on the sweet pea card!!

Terrie B x said...

Julie these are all `beautiful`..Have a lovely Mothers Day:)♥

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Totally darling projects!