Friday, July 11, 2014

Julie's Birthday Bash

 


Hi all! You've either come here from the amazing Joni Andaya, or you've landed right in the middle of a fun Blog Hop for Julie Mogford of Winnie & Walter! I'm pleased to be joining everyone in wishing Julie a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY today! I'm sure you know how talented Julie is by the incredible stamp sets she creates with Shay, and by the amazing cards she creates with stunning backgrounds like this one:


But what you may not know is just how kind, sweet, supportive, encouraging, appreciative and thoughtful she is. She goes out of her way to make sure you feel the love, and is so genuine about it. Julie is the real deal and I'm so blessed to have met her through our wonderful paper crafting community.



For her birthday card, I wanted a fun background like she does so well, but I took the easy way out and just smooshed some watercolors together on cardstock (yes, I STILL have not managed to buy watercolor paper yet, what is wrong with me?!?) The speech bubble and sentiments are from Bubble Talk.
 
   

The camera is from Picture Perfect. I was being lazy (which is crazy considering how much time in total I spend making a card) and didn't ink the camera up very well, so the center lens was a little spotty. Usually I go over those areas with a black marker, but since I had my watercolors out I watercolored over it. While writing this post I realized the black is not even, but after thinking about it I kinda prefer it that way ... almost like a glare is hitting it. That's my story and I'm sticking to it : )


Here's the inside. Conveniently blurry so Julie can't read the message if she sees this post!!

Now you're off to see what Laura Sterckx has created for Julie! If you get lost along the way, here is the complete blog hop line up:


Kelly <=you are here

Thanks so much for stopping by, and if you get a chance, wish Julie the happiest birthday yet!

-Kelly

25 comments:

  1. Great birthday card for Julie!
    Carla from Utah

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  2. What a fantastic bday card, LOVE the sparkle!!

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  3. Kelly - you are so funny - your blog post was cracking me up!!! Love your post and I'm truly honored that you used one of my cards as inspiration for your card. This is so cute! I love the watercolor background :) I agree with your take on the lens! Definitely a glare :) I saw you make one of those envelopes the other day and thought how cute it was - so fun. You are too sweet! Thanks so much for the blog hop and the wishes! *hugs*

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  4. Love this so much! It's beautiful inside and out, I need to start making pretty insides, too!

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  5. Awesome card... love the watercolor and the glitter :)

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  6. What a fun card! I love the watercoloring that glitter paper really packs a punch, and your card are always so coordinated on the inside as well as the outside, aka the envelope!

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  7. Super Cool Kelly!!! Oh so love your watercoloring <3 I am sure Julie will be Ecstatic!

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  8. Totally AWESOME card, Kelly!!! LOVE it!

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  9. AWESOME card, Kelly, love the background, and the camera and speech bubble look fabulous against it!!

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  10. What a great case of Julie's card in your fabulous style! I'm sure she'll love it!

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  11. What a fabulous card! I love the gorgeous colors and that little touch of bling!

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  12. Kelly what a fabulous card, love the camera element!

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  13. Awesome card!! Love the whole thing! :D

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  14. Oh this is fabulous! Love the gold strip!

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  15. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE - Fabulous card Kelly!!!

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  16. Love this adorable camera card with beautiful envelope,Kelly! I am sure it will be loved!

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  17. Kelly uour card is darling for Julies's birthday. Good inspiration.

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  18. I adore the watercolour background combined with the paper piecing!

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  19. Great birthday card and matching envelope!! Way to use one of her cards for your inspiration!!

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  20. Love the cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Looks like you're doing a great job with cardstock. Wonderful that you decorated the inside of your card too.

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  22. So fun, Kelly ... what a gorgeous colour washed background! Love that you always co-ordinate the inside of your cards and make envelopes to match ... such a special touch for the recipient ... in this case for the amazing Julie! Anita :)

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  23. ... and awesomeness prevails!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly