Tuesday, February 19, 2013

2 cards, several challenges, and a blog candy winner

I promised to announce the winner of the blog candy giveaway today, Tuesday, and I will, but first I have a couple cards to share.

I made this first card for Unity's new challenge, using the sketch they provided:

And, here's my take on it:

I used the cup stamp from the January Kit of the month, stamping it first on the light colored background paper, then again on the blue designer paper.  I fussy cut it out of the blue paper, then stamped it again on red, using only the red heart this time.  I layered the blue cup on the original stamped image with foam tape, and layered the heart on the cup with more foam tape.  The smaller hearts were stamped on the same red cardstock (Echo Park splash) and they are from a stamp of the week, "Mug of Hugs", as is the sentiment.

I used papers from Carta Bella Winter Fun 12x12 paper pack.  The card is 4.25x 4.25. I'm going to enter this card in the new Unity Challenge and Crafty Creations love and hearts challenge.

The next card is the card I made for the challenge on Cropchocolate.com this week.  The challenge is based off the snow globe layout I did and the challenge is one I came up with.  We are to make something that sparkles like snow, using glitter, glitter glue, whatever.  So, I used a card that had "snow" in it:

The stamp is from Flower Soft, and I colored it with many Copic markers.  I think it's the most intricate coloring I've done yet.  I colored the snow with Copics, then used a thin wash of  Liquid Pearls and icicle Stickles over it to add some sparkle.  The sentiment is a Close To My Heart stamp.

I once again used Carta Bella 12x12 papers on the card, CTMH twine, and CTMH clear bling.  I'm going to enter this card in Oozak's "Anything Goes with your favorite color" (red at the moment, but it might change by tomorrow).

And, now for the reason you probably stopped by!

The winner of the blog candy -- a 6x6 paper pad, some ribbon, some bling, and some stamps!  Good stuff!

I first used random.org to pick which of the 3 posts the winner should come from.  It chose post #2.  I then entered in the number of comments from that post, and random.org chose #1.  The first person to comment on my blog that day (and many days, I might add), is loyal blog follower Laura Turcotte!

Congratulations, Laura!  I'm so pleased you won!  I love all the sweet comments you leave on my blog.  Please let me know your mailing address so I can get your package out to you.

And, please come back for some inspiration coming up in the near future:
Feb 26 -- I'll be on the 3 Girl Jam Challenge blog

March 1-3 is Julie's Blogoversary Blog Hop.  I'll be hopping with many of my friends to celebrate a great year of blogging.  There will be many chances to win prizes!

March 7 finds me on the 3 Girl Jam challenge blog again
March 8 -- I'm guest designing for Market Street Stamps again.
March 8-10 -- I'm hopping with 3 Girl Jam and The Alley Way Stamps.  Fun times!  Please be a part of it all!



  1. I like both cards, but especially Mug o' Hugs...I like the layering of the stamp elements! I haven't done that in a while! ;)

  2. LOVE your UNITY CARD - thank you SO MUCH for participating in the CHALLENGE we sure appreciate that - it is adorable! :)

  3. OMG!! THAT's ME!! I won!!! Can't believe it!! THANK YOU JULIE!!
    I love reading your blog, especially in the early a.m.---helps to put me on the right track for the day!lol

  4. love your take on the sketch! :D good job julie!

  5. Julie, both of your cards are terrific. I am a huge, huGE, HUGE fan of Unity. Gorgeous Job! Congrats to your winner and loyal follower, Laura! Happy Wednesday!
    ~jessica b

  6. Adorable cards!! and congrats to Laura!

  7. I love your snowgirl! Awesome coloring, Julie! And I love the "mugs of hugs "-one of my favorite stamps!
    Congrats to Laura :)

  8. love them both!! thanks for playing along:)

  9. Both are pretty. Love all the blues and reds with the lovely patterns in there. The cup design is my favorite!

  10. Sweet & lovely cards. Thank you for joining us at Oozak Challenge :o)

  11. What a cute card, and perfect papers! Thanks for playing along in the Unity Challenge!