Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Wow it is sure nice to be back to creating! I have NO idea what has been up with me...the desire is there, but the ideas have been NIL!

I was determined to finish something lastnight before I went to bed, and this is what I finished. Over the weekend, I bought the Dustin Pike Mega Deal which included all 118 of his released digistamps. They are all just adorable! I have a friend in Virginia who just ADORES monkeys, and her puter died not too long ago, so I thought this would be perfect for her! Isn't that "Banana" computer too cool? ( as opposed to an Apple) I had a totally different idea for the layout, but when I Coluzzled the image, I slipped and totally messed it up! I was devastated~

I decided to just cut him out and mount him, and I am glad I did as it gave some dimension. I didn't have any cardstock that was the exact color of the banana, so I made some with the same color yellow watercolor on white CS. I was thrilled it worked. Since my friend, Cindy, challenged me to try the Polished Stone Technique, I am just in love with the look, so I did it for this card.

I wanna play with Magnolias today, or maybe some Sarah Kays I just got...or maybe the Inky Impressions stamp I got yesterday....Anyway, I will be back later with something else....

Have a Wonderful Wednesday and thanks so much for stopping by!

Rubber Hugs,


Yay, I got another one done...I almost forgot to post it...LOL! I have just had so much fun with my new little Tilda's. This gal is Farmer Tilda, and she is my only one that is sitting. I hand drew the swing she is sitting on, since I have none of the Magnolia Accessories-yet. I colored Tilda with watercolor pencils and an aquabrush, then cut her out. After drawing the swing, I colored it with watercolors and cut it out with Nesties. I used a glue runner to adhere Tilda to the scallopped circle and then mounted them all to the BG. I finished it off with corner punches and the flowers. Simple, but effective. I used the sketch at Delightful Sketches and really like it!
This card qualifies for the Pink Elephant Challenge, which is to use Red and 2 Blues, andalso qualifies for the Stamp With Fun challenge which was to use shapes and/or punches. Be sure to check them out!

I hope everyone has had a blessed day! I will see you soon!

Rubber Hugs,



Ann said...

Gorgeous cards Julie - that Tilda is just so cute. Thanks for joining in the Pink Elephant challenge this week.

Ann xxx

Michelle said...

hi julie.. thansk for finding me and my boog thru grace! and now i am the lucky one who ha found your wonderful blog! i love your style julie...and im always happy to find a blog that belongs to another cuttlebug

i must be a follower to your bog.. and wil look forward to visiting you often good luck in your chnace f winning the CB blog candy ive got up on my blog! and thanks for joining as a followiner and linking me and my candy here..

Littleted62 said...

Lovely cards Julie, that cheeky little monkey is so cute, and Tilda is really sweet. Nicki ,xx

Linda's Craziness said...

Great cards Julie. I sure likle those monkeys.

I also got your swap cards in the mail today. Thanks

Cindy said...

Nice job, Julie, on both of these cards! So glad you joined Delightful Sketches - Tilda is so cute! And I'm a big fan of Dustin Pike images - love your monkey card, too!

Wendy said...

Fabulous cards Julie,I must admist to being partial to Magolias too, you did a fantastic job with the sketch too!! Thanks for joing us at Delightful Sketches and look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous creations!!

Anna said...

Adorable cards! Lovely blog! Thank you so much for posting my blog candy!

Carol said...

Great card Julie.....sorry about Mr Linky!! Thanks for joining us this week at TPE, maybe he will behave better next week :)

Carol x

Traci said...

Beautiful cards! I love the monkey with the computer! Great colors, love the color layers you used! He has such wonderful images and I missed the sale :(

Alysabeth said...

Awesome card! thanx for playin with us, hope to see you back next week:o)

Stephanie said...

Great cards, glad your mojo is back. Thanks for playing along with DS this week.