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Julie Warner - justwritedesigns

Happy Friday!
It’s my day to post on the DRS Designs Blog. I hope you’ll drop in and leave me a note. There’s still plenty of time to enter the DRS Thursday Challenge. Just link up your creation using Snowflakes to this POST and you’ll be in drawing for some fabulous images!

I also made this for the Wednesday sketch challenge (SC365)at Splitcoast.

And…if that isn’t enough, my friend and fellow DT member Karin, has some wonderful blog candy for her fabulous Year in Review Blog Hop! Nice stuff, so please check it out!



Julie Warner - justwritedesigns

Happy Thursday!

Since Anything Goes today on the ODBD Stamping in Time Challenge (SNTODBD50), I’m playing along!   The Anything Goes part means exactly that, too! Any stamps, any colors, any sketch, or any embellishments. Just stamp, create, and have fun! If you use ODBD stamps, your name will be entered twice for one entry. Since it is Christmas and New Years, the winner will be chosen by Remember, the more you play the more you increase your chances of winning!

I’m using some of the December release images: Daisy, Honeycomb Bg & Simple Things plus a older favorite, Eternity, for the frame behind the daisies.  I started by embossing the daisies on white w/ the blueberry ep, coloring w/ markers and fussy cutting. The vase was punched from a white embossed honeycomb bg and a few yellow punched circles were added. I traced around the vase onto yellow c/s and hand cut the layer.

The frame was stamped, the center die cut and the largest die was embossed around the opening. A piece of the cobalt c/s ws attached behind the opening. I used a border folder to emboss the bottom and stamped the word Daisy above it. The finished card is 4.25 x5.50.

Thanks so much for stopping by! We hope you’ll play in our challenge on the ODBD Blog and upload your entry there. And please be sure to check out the details on all the cards in our challenge.

Angella Crockett
Betty Wright
Julie Warner (you are here!)
Sabrina Jackson
Lori Ulrich
Sue Worthington

stamps: ODBD – Daisy, Honeycomb Bg & Simple Things, Eternity
paper: white, cobalt, yellow
ink: Ancient Page cobalt, Colorbox frost white pigment, VersaColor indigo pigment
accessories: ODBD Elegant Ovals die (by Spellbinders), white & blueberry pearl embossing powders, Cuttlebug With Love border set, Lg vase punch (Punch a Bunch), 1/4 inch hole punch, Tombow markers



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Best of 2011
It’s almost Christmas! Only a few more days! Are y’all ready? I still have lots of wrapping and baking to do. Not really sure why I’m always behind, but no matter how well I think I plan, it always comes down to the wire. And there’s always that one gift that goes missing. According to the tracking, it’s been doing a winter vacay in Colorado since Dec 13. How do I get a deal like that, lol?

I made this for today’s Sketch Challenge (SC364) and yesterday’s Color Challenge (CC354) at Splitcoast. Wonderful sketch and it turns out the colors are kinda nice together. Not sure I would have ever come up w/ the combo, but it’s growing on me.

All images are Our Daily Bread designs. With these colors, I figured I would have a tough time trying to make a last minute Christmas card, so I packed that idea in pretty quickly and went w/ a spring card. I inked the clover w/ the lime ink, wiped off the little clover blooms and inked them w/ a wisteria marker. The sentiment was stamped first w/ the rose coral ink then lined up and stamped again w/ the grape ink. I used a coral marker to highlight a few of the words.

I die cut it using the out of the box Nestie technique and added a coral layer and lacy square layer out of dp.

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For the circular element on the left, I die cut a piece of sparkly lime dp using a Cheery Lynn die. I used the same die on a piece of wisteria colored dp but did the emboss only. I attached the lime die cut on top and trimmed around the edges. Not really sure how this came about, but I put a coral like piece of c/s under the area I cut out of the lime and attached the die cut back on top, but a little off.

I added a cuttlebug embossed strip across the bottom, w/ a little stickles and attached to a 5.50 x 4.25 card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Holidays!


Stamps: ODBD – Simple Things
Paper: white, dp (all SEI – On the Coast collection), some coral like c/s
Ink: Archival grape, Colorbox rose coral & lime chalk inks
Accessories: Spellbinders squares & lacy squares dies, Cheery Lynn Italian Flourish die, Cuttlebug With Love border folder, Tombow markers, stickles
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