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Jan 18, 2010

Cardinals & Blogaversary Treats!

Happy Monday friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend - we sure did!  Stick with me to the end for details of my Blogaversary Candy!!  You know I really love Mondays - I just love getting to share some Kitchen Sink Stamps with you and see what the other KSS Crew members have made.  I'm pretty sure we're all still having fun with our newly released stamp and remember that you can use coupon code JULIE10KSS anytime to get 10% off your orders!


The set I'm showing you today is called Multi-Step Winter Cardinal and it's so beautiful!  It reminds me that we have a few bird feeders in our backyard that I really need to dust off and fill up with bird seed. We've been blessed enough to see a pair of cardinals a few times over the years and it's truly one of those things that just makes you stop and watch.  They are gorgeous birds and this set captures them beautifully!


As you can see, I am still unable to put down the wonderful Plaid Plus set!  I just love the monochromatic plaid I was able to make for this card.  Actually, the inspiration for my card was a new set of flannel sheets I recently purchased at Kohl's (it was such a great sale - a king set marked down to $30 and I had a 30% off coupon!! SWEET!). I'll try and get a picture of them added soon (since I'm preposting it's too dark to photograph them now). ETA:  Here are my inspirational sheets! :)


My cardinal was stamped as follows:  Step 3 - Rhubarb Stalk, Step 2 - Ladybug Red, Step 1 - Ladybug Red (stamped off), Step 4- Tuxedo Black (All Memento).  Pine branch: Step 4 - Olympia Green (VersaFine), Step 3 - Dark Chocolate. Step 2 - Bamboo Leaves (Memento), Step 1 - Landscape (Palette).

Now for some FUN!  This week (tomorrow to be exact) is my 3 year "blogaversary"!  I can't believe it's been that long really!  I cannot thank you all enough for visitng and reading each day, for commenting and encouraging me and for becoming my friends!!  So to celebrate I will be having several give-aways this week, just a small way of saying thanks!  Today's prize has been generously donated by Maria of Kitchen Sink Stamps.  I am so blessed to "work for" her and represent KSS - she is an amazingly talented, kind and generous woman!

So in order to win today's prize, Multi-Step Cup of Warm Comfort (you can see my card from last week with the set here), please leave me a comment  - just any comment.  I'm hoping this will draw out some "lurkers" - I'd love to meet you!! :)  You have until Thursday night (1/21) to enter and feel free to spread the word!

Please remember to visit the rest of the KSS Crew today for more Kitchen Sink Stamps goodness! Have a great day!


Cardstock: Creamy Caramel (SU!), Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink), Stamps: Multi-Step Winter Cardinal, Plaid Plus, Simple Sentiments, Ink:Rhubarb Stalk, Ladybug Red, Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Olympia Green (Versafine), Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink),  Accessories: Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Nestabilities, Fun Flock (Stampendous), foam adhesive, rhinestones (Taylored Expressions).

25 comments:

  1. Love the caramel plaid backing your beautiful red cardinal!! What a sensational card, Julie!!

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  2. Beautiful Julie, the plaid looks wonderful with the Cardinal.

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  3. So beautiful, Julie!! This DP is just perfect with this Cardinal...makes me think of a flannel blankie on a cold winter night!

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  4. Simply BEAUTIFUL card - Julie!!! Love the clean & simple layout!!! Hugs ~S~

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  5. Congrats to you, 3 years is a long time, how time flies...Luv the cardinal and it looks great with the plaid...can't wait to see the sheets! lol, The Cup of Warm Comfort is on my list, it is just so realistic! Good luck for another year + of beautiful posts.

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  6. This is absolutely beautiful, Julie!! Love how you came up from the inspiration! Great plaids, too!!

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  7. You are a Kraft Master. I absolutely LOVE your creation from inspiration. Congratulations on your 3rd Blogaversary! I have been a fan of yours for years.

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  8. Beautiful card Jules! I love cardinals too (coming from Maine--I think we all have a softness from them up there!) and this set does capture them beautifully!! Great job! And congrats on your Blogaversary - guess that means I missed mine again. 3 years already?? Wow!

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  9. I just found your site--Great job, Julie! I am relatively new to stamping and am enjoying your hints! I remember meeting you through my sis-in-law, Lori. She told me about your web page.
    Debbi Hockman :-)

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  10. Julie, this is just beautiful! I haven't been to visit you or KSS for a while....look at what I've missed! I love cardinals and you did an awesome job on this card! I can hear his little chirp right now!

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  11. I love the Cardinal stamp set,,so versatile! I enjoy your blog,,congrats on your 3 yearr anniversary!

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  12. Happy Blogoversary Julie!!! My Cup of Warm Comfort is in the mail enroute to me! Woo hoo! But, I just had to comment on your absolutely gorgeous cardinal card! I also am getting this set too! LOL! You HAVE to have them all, right?! ;)
    PS: Thanks so much for the sweet comments on my blog! That made my day! Thanks for taking the time! Being a fellow mom, I know you don't have a lot of it!

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  13. What a pretty card! I love those sheets, too. They look so soft and cozy!

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  14. My Dad would have loved a card made from the cardinal set. As his health deteriorated he would sit in his 'comfy' chair and watch all the birds land at the bird feeder.

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  15. Wow, three years of inspiring us all with lovely paper projects... Happy Blogaversary Julie! And thanks for the chance to win some yummy blog candy!

    ~Meredith

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  16. Happy Blog Anniversary Julie!!!! Fabulous card!!!! Your color combinations are gorgeous ... and your "running with scissors" work is perfection!!! Loving the plaid too! Kohl's you say? Real cute flannel sheets! :)

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  17. Gorgeous Julie!! Happy Blogaversary, girl, that is awesome!!! Your projects are always so beautiful, and I love stopping by!! Now that my new computer is hooked up (last one crashed and I lost EVERYTHING) and I got my blogger back up and running, I should be by more often!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  18. Hi Julie. Happy Blogaversary to you! Yes, I am one of those that doesn't comment very often, but I do admire your work daily. You continue to amaze me with your designs.

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  19. Guilty as charged ---- I've been a lurker!! Love that cardinal card, and I do enjoy reading your blog every time you post.

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  20. Happy Blogaversary, Julie! Your work is just beautiful - love the cardinal!

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  21. Yes, I am laughing 'cause you called me out...I'm a lurker...heehee! Your card is fabulous and in looking at some of your other posts, you do wonderful work on your creations! I have to say that I love that Cup of Warm Comfort set...just up my alley! Thanks for the chance to win that set and thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. happy blogaversary, julie! i have admired your card making style for awhile...the cardinal looks great and love how you found inspiration from sheets:):) take care; tinla

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  23. Happy Blogaversary! Three years is quite some time. You are truely lucky to be able to do this on a consistent basis. I would love to be able to do the same. Thank you for the opportunity to win the set. I love your card above, the plaid is fantastic and the cardinal is beautiful. Enjoy your day.

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