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Jan 7, 2009

May All Your Dreams Come True....

Wow! It's been forever since I've posted! The boys are finally back in school! (My husband is a teacher.) I loved having a break, but I missed having my routine too. My youngest and I got to hang out today and it was so nice. I've been organizing my craft room and am getting ready to give it a new coat of paint soon. It helps SO much to have things in order. You should have seen the piles of craft supplies that I had all over the place after the Christmas craft rush. It was embarrassing. Maybe 'scary' is a better word.

Anywhoo... I finally got to be creative again. I've learned that this craft is in my blood and vital to my sanity. And... when I don't do something for a while, my creativity gets stuck. So... I went to one of my favorite inspiration sites (CPS) to get a sketch to spark my energy. Here's the sketch for this week:

And... here's my card:

I just flipped the sketch to fit the image I was working with. Isn't this birdcage the cutest? It's called Sweet ZZZZ's (from Unity Stamp Co.). The sentiment is also by Unity (Simply Said).

I paper pieced the little bird (the back side of the houndstooth paper is solid blue) and added bits of color with Copic markers. I used a white gel pen to highlight & then placed a couple of Swarovski crystals for some added glitz. :)

You can find free traceable patterns for the rectangle I used for my main panel HERE by Mel Stampz. She rocks. :)

-Sweet Zzzz's, Simply Said (Unity Stamp Co.)
- Onyx Black Versafine; Rich Cocoa Memento (Tsukineko)
- White textured CS (Bazzill);
- Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Printed Paper:
- Houndstooth Poolside Paperie (Making Memories);
- Serendipity Crimson Dots (Sassafras Lass)
- Markers (Copic)
- Crystals (Swarovski)
- Inksentials Opaque White pen (Ranger
- Neutral Felt Ribbon (the Paper Studio)

Hope to see you soon!


  1. Cute, cute, cute!!!!!! I {heart} it!!

  2. Julie welcome back to the routine. Love your card. I have been stopping by to see what you had been up to and was disappointed to find you had not posted. Missed you posts.

  3. Julie- this is adorable! love it!!

  4. Cute one, Julie! I LOVE it! :) Hope you are doing well! :)

  5. Julie this card is absolutely beautiful! :) Love what you did with that image!

  6. So Beautiful! I just love what you did with this and great colors!

  7. What a gorgeous stamp job you did here! Love your card! Thanks for playing at CPS this past week!


  8. i looooove this! makes me happy to look at that fab birdcage!!! thanks for using the cps sketch!

  9. This is 1000% percent gorgeousness. Your work just leaves me in AWE. Stunning colouring. I have to have this stamp! ;o)


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