Friday, April 26, 2013

Time for a New Challenge and of course, Friends With Flair!

Happy Friday, everyone!  After a long, long, long winter here in NW Wisconsin, temperatures are predicted to make it into the 60's for the first time since October over the weekend. 
 I CAN'T W-A-I-T!!!
3 Girl Jam's newest challenge starts today and runs through May 9th.  It's a particularly fun one because it's sponsored by both 3 Girl Jam AND Trendy Twine.  So, I used both 3 Girl Jam ribbon and Trendy Twine on this first card. 
I used ribbon from the Spooky bundle in the 3 Girl Jam Store and Trendy Twine on the candles and on the punched paper star. I used the Unity Itty Bitty stamp set, "Candle, Stars & Birthday Wishes", and October Afternoon Cake Walk paper.  I colored some of the candles using Close to My Heart re-inkers and a water brush. There are some fussy cut stars on the twine candles.
I'll give you a close up of the candles so you can see the twine a little better...
I used a glitter pen on the candle wicks and the one star I didn't fussy cut.  Here's a close up of the ribbon with the star.  Isn't it yummy?
I wanted to share this next card with my Unity FWF peeps, too.  I made it a couple week's ago and didn't post it last week.  If I don't post it soon, I'll forget!
I painted the image with Creative Inspiration Paints.
Isn't that house adorable?  I love it!  I made this for a co-worker after a get together at her house.  I used the Unity Itty Bitty "Thanks for Visiting" and Unity's "Insta-live, love, dream" for the polaroid image. The sentiment is from a retired Close To My Heart set. I used Echo Park card stock and Yellow and Turquoise Stickles.  There's some Trendy Twine on this card, too.
I used the following Creative Inspirations Paints on the scene:  Mocha Latte, Tickled Pink, Sky Blue, Evergreen, Sapphire, Turquoise, Sunshine, Peach, Winter Frost, Fuchsia and Tanzanite.
I'm entering these cards in the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations Paints -- Anything Goes challenge
Simon Says Stamp -- Anything Goes
Get Inky! Challenge  -- Bring on the bling
Sister Act Card Challenge -- Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel -- Showers and Flowers
Great Impressions Stamps -- Pastel Colors &/or Polka dots
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday Linky Party -- Anything Goes
 3 Girl Jam is having a hop on May 1, showing some {GORGEOUS} new ribbon colors.  You're going to want to check out the inspiration and the ribbon.  The hop will start here at the 3 Girl Jam blog.  And, next Friday, May 3, I and other FWF peeps will be participating in an art journal hop called Media Mix Up. That hop will start here, at Maria's blog.
Have a great weekend!
Please link up your anything goes with ribbon creations here:


  1. Great cards, Julie! Loving those candles and that house is adorable!!

  2. Both cards are so pretty, Julie!! Love the bunch of candles - they are perfect for birthdays. Your second card is pretty - I can imagine it looks fabulous in real life. I can see a tinge of the shimmery paint. Happy weekend! Enjoy the sun!

  3. Great cards Julie! love the idea to use twine on those candles - will have to give it a try.

  4. Such fabulous cards, Julie! ARGH! I *love* those stamps - getting closer every week to hopping onto the SOTW club! Thanks for your inspiration!

  5. So, so cute! I love the idea to make the candles dimensional like you did! Super adorable!

  6. Awwww both cards are so lovely! Love the Polaroid framed one the best

  7. Great cards today, Julie! Glad to hear you're getting some spring weather, too.

  8. Fun cards, Julie. I really like the tall candle image.

  9. YAY for spring!!! Your cards are so cute, love how you used the twine on the candles!! Looking forward to the mixed media hop!

  10. So cute. I love that stamp. I need to get mine all inked up.

  11. Julie-
    Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge...please make sure you link back to us, or your entry will be removed from our challenge. If you aren't sure how to do that, please contact us and we will assist you. Once that is done, you may visit our website and contact us with the names of the three free digi stamps you would like. Thanks for your understanding. -Thia

  12. Very cute cards. And hope your weekend is as warm as expected.

  13. Such fun cards, Julie! Love the bright colors! Thanks for joining us at Sister Act this week!


  14. Fun and festive. Love the mix of patterns and colors. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

  15. What fun, fun cards! I love the first one... the candles are so cute! And your second card is so whimsical!

    Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions Stamps!