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Jul 15, 2008

An Exciting Night!

Phew what a day!! :) Busy busy busy around here. We are heading out on Thursday for a little 4 day vacation to visit some of my relatives in central NY and there's always lot to do in preparation.

Plus I'm a bit sleepy today from being up late at the Papertrey Ink release party last night! It was so worth it though - I found out last night that I won one of the categories in the Guest Star Stamper contest this month!! What a thrill it was to click on the Gallery and see my card there - I woke up my poor hubby with a little yelp of joy! :) Thanks to all those of you who already sent congrats, I really appreciate it!

So I thought I'd show you the 2 cards that I submitted. First, this was a quick little card I made the day I got my set. Every time I looked at this cute little bird I kept remember The Partridge Family logo - remember this?? (please tell me you remember - help me not to feel old! :) ) This card was totally inspired by this image in my head. It was a very quick card to make! I used Vintage Cream cardstock and 4 of the PTI Perfect Match ink colors, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Lavender Moon and Lemon Tart. The ribbon is Lavender Moon Satin.

All Supplies Papertrey Ink. Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Stamps: Birds of a Feather, Inks: Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Lavender Moon, Lemon Tart, Accessories: Lavender Moon Satin ribbon

This is the card that won in the Birds of a Feather category. As I looked at the set I thought it would be fun to make a bird couple. So I used a mirror image technique to make the second bird (take a large solid stamp, stamp your image on it and then stamp that on your paper). I started out thinking this would be a wedding card so I added lots of pretty layers. I used my Nestabilities to cut the Vanilla Cream layer and vellum cardstock layer and then I put the vellum layer through my Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug embossing folder to add some texture. I embossed the large rectangle on the Aqua Mist cardstock with the largest rectangle Nestabilities. The ribbon is Chocolate Chip satin which is retired SU! I was so excited to see the color released this month by PTI is Chocolate - including some beautiful satin ribbon!! Funny thing, when I made this card my husband thought I was crazy for using such a "big ugly bow"! Men . . . what do they know?! :)

I ended up turning this into an anniversary card by stamping the sentiment Life is a Journey on the front and Happy Anniversary on the inside. I finished off the card with a couple Bella pearls on the edge of the ribbon.

Thanks so much to Nichole and Candice (who designed this set) for so much creative inspiration! Go check out the galleries for this months release and the other GSS entries - they are amazing!

Have a great night everyone!

Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink), Vellum cardstock (SU!), Stamps: Birds of a Feather (Papertrey Ink), Happy Anniversary from 3 Step Hearts & Roses (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Accessories: Chocolate satin ribbon (SU! - retired), Bella pearls, Nestabilities, Floral Frenzy Cuttlebug embossing folder, Dimensionals

17 comments:

  1. Oh Julie, Congratulations. I had to check out a bit early last night because of a nasty head cold. I came back at midnight just long enough to place my order. I totally missed that you won. How exciting! I love this card. Did I already tell you that, because I meant to last night. I really wish I had bought this set because I need a wedding card for this weekend and now this card is all I can think about making. Anyway, have a great little vacaion and congrats again. -Molly B

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  2. Both of these cards are beautiful Julie! but I especially love the Partridge Family card - oh ya - I remember them and that funky bus!! This takes me waaaay back - good times!!

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  3. "C'mon, get happy!" Of course I remember The Partridge Family! (Danny Bonduce is constantly in the news... how can we forget???) Congrats Julie! You are absolutely deserving!

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  4. A really well deserved win Julie - not taking away from the other entries - but soon as I saw this I knew it would win!! congratulations, it's gorgeous.

    Claire

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  5. congratulations, Julie!! both cards are awesome and yes, I remember the Partridge family! I totally missed the party and the news but SO happy for YOU!

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  6. congrats!! it's a truly great card!! have a great trip!!

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  7. A huge congratulations Julie! The card is beautiful!! Great job!

    Have a wonderful time in NY!

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  8. Congratulations!! Your cards are beautiful! You're not old...I used to love the Partridge family although I was a big SEAN Cassidy (not David) fan!! Had posters of him all over my room!!!

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  9. Congrats on your win! love all the layers on this pretty card! and the inside sentiment font is lovely!

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  10. Ongrats again, Julie! I just love your card!

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  11. Congrats again Julie!! Your cards are fantastic!!!

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  12. Gorgeous cards Jules....you totally deserved to win!!! You go girl!!!!

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  13. Congratulations! The card that won is beautiful. You did a nice job on the other one too.

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  14. What beautiful cards - I can see how you won and what a thrilled to have seen your card showcased. Hope the rest of your day is just as wonderful!

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  15. I was a big Partridge Family fan!..Every Friday night! :D
    Adorable card!

    A big CONGRATULATIONS Julie!!!! :D
    Your Guest Designer card for Papertrey is wonderful! :D

    Way to go girl!!! :D
    Hugs yo you!

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  16. I was a big Partridge Family fan!..Every Friday night! :D
    Adorable card!

    A big CONGRATULATIONS Julie!!!! :D
    Your Guest Designer card for Papertrey is wonderful! :D

    Way to go girl!!! :D
    Hugs yo you!

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  17. Belated congrats, Julie! Your card rocks, and I {heart} the Partridge Family, too! Sooo wanted a bus like that when I was little! I made a P Family card for VSN last year... I'lll have to show it to you one of these days. Thanks for the giggle, girlfriend! PS -- Missed you at this last CHA.

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