A card and a giveaway…

I have a card design to share with you today but first, I just wanted to share a few goodies! A couple weeks ago I had promised another giveaway, this time with lots of goodies. For a chance to win, simply comment on this blog post between now and 10 pm EST Wednesday October 22nd. I’ll be randomly drawing two names from the comments to win and announcing the winners on Thursday. Please only comment once. Thanks!

What I’m giving away….

#1 Daisy D’s Wonder Years 8×8 pad, Basic Grey Chipboard, Making Memories Star Brad, 2 Daisy D’s Patterned chipboard mini albums


#2 Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie 8×8 pad, Maya Road Chipboard Flourishes, Black Soot Distress Ink pad,Β  2 Daisy D’s Patterned chipboard mini albums


Finally…my card today…

Blossom Dreams


I love using quotes in my designs. Don’t think you always have to stamp them in the middle of your layer…try stamping them to the side.

Quick Tip: For a fresh look…don’t mat your layers. Keep it clean and simple

Thanks for stopping by and good luck! Have a wonderful Sunday!


-Silhouette Blooms 1 (Kim Hughes line) by Cornish Heritage
-Perfect Plaid Scrapblockβ„’ by Cornish Heritage Farms

-white pigment ink by clearsnap
-Black Palette ink by Stewart Superior

-Simply SMooth white and kraft by Prism
-Sugared 6×6 paper pad by Basic Grey

-flower by Prima
-sewing machine
=chipboard by Maya Road
-Worn Lipstick Distress Crackle Paint by Ranger

146 responses to “A card and a giveaway…

  1. I look at your blog daily and really enjoy your ideas. You are very talented!!

  2. Awesome card. I love the look of un-matted layers. The sentiment is such a perfect one too. Thank you!

  3. Your cards are just beautiful. I love the designs.

  4. What a pretty card. Great tip on the unmatted layers. I forget to do that sometimes. I love the stamps you used.

  5. Your blog is one of my favorites! I am always anxious to see what new card you have created!

  6. Oooh, count me in! Thanx for the inspiration and chance at the t’riffic blog candy! I love the small DP pads!

  7. I just love pink and brown together. Great card!


  8. Very interesting card! Was that brown lace? And the circle with butterfly punched (?) out. All come together nicely.

  9. I Love your blog!
    Thank you for the chance at those WONDERFUL goodies! They would be great items to win!!
    Have a nice Sunday! πŸ˜€

  10. great card, i love using quotes too! thanks for offering the giveaway!!

  11. I love your card! Great quote!

    Thanks for the chance at the goodies – both of those packs are awesome!!

  12. Hi Julia,
    Your creations are inspiring and it’s always fun to see blog candy too! Thank you for sharing all the time~! πŸ™‚

  13. I’m a big fan and your creations are always inspiring. I use a lot of your images as jumping off points for my own creations – they’re not as detailed as yours, but I put my own spin on them πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the opportunity for some candy!

  14. From one fellow Canadian to another. Thanks so much for your inspiration. I check you blog daily. Love the blog candy and here’s hoping to win.

  15. I love visiting your site daily (I sub) and always am inspired by what you have to show. And now a Blog Candy offer? Thanks for the chance and all the ideas!

  16. Gorgeous card julia…love the colors and all of the stitching! Thanks for the chance at your blog candy too! πŸ™‚

  17. Awesome card! I look forward to your blog emails every day. You are an inspiration to me. Thanks for all your hard work.

  18. Julia – what a great give-away and a great card as always. I always appreciate your “Quick Tips” – thank you for sharing and for all your hard work on the blog!

    Beth (mommy to a busy 5-yr old)

  19. Wow Julia. Nice give-aways. I love your blog. You inspire me to really go out of my box on embellishments. Thanks! πŸ™‚

  20. Your blog is in my google reader and I enjoy visiting it.

  21. Patricia Manley

    I love visiting your blog, all of your creations are amazing! You are truly inspiring! πŸ™‚ You absolutely rock! πŸ™‚

  22. So much fun, Julia! Funny, as a writer/artist, I feel so much easier centering a card around a quote or sentiment, rather than a “picture” or design element… I love buying sentiments! (and paper and ink and…)

    Thanks for the “giveaway” — hope I win ;^)*

  23. Cathy Whiteman

    Very pretty card. It’s a good reminder to me to use quotes more. Great and generous giveaway!

  24. Cindee Stacey

    Happy Sunday! I enjoy visiting your blog and admire your work! Thanks for the chance to win some fun things!!

  25. I love quotes too. You always do the prettiest designs. Thanks so much.
    Cheryl Sims

  26. Your cards are just beautiful and I get so much inspiration from your blog.
    [email protected]

  27. Oh fun! Thanks for the chance to win, Julia!

  28. rachel crisman

    Love your pretty card! Hope to win your giveaway.

  29. Love your card. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy. I enjoy reading your blog dailey.

  30. Beautiful card. Love the colors!

  31. Hi
    My wife and her Mom would love this. Thanks for the giveaway

  32. Love the little butterfly. Very cute!

  33. What a lovely card! It has all your signature touches – the depth and texture created by ink and embellishments, as well as a knock out layout. So soft and pretty!

  34. This is a great card!! I always think I’m being lazy when I don’t mat my layers! If I can’t decide to mat or not, I usually try to!! But, I’ll try to keep it simple soon!

  35. Beautiful card, as always. Thanks for a chance to win some candy!

  36. I love that sentiment on your card! Beautiful papers too. Thanks for the chance at some great blog candy!!

  37. Great blog candy, Julia! I love all the the scrapbook layouts that you have been posting lately! I am an avid scrapbooker & although, I don’t digi-scrap, I do enjoy seeing your layouts! They are very inspirational & beautiful! I love your scrappy chic style!

  38. Beautiful card!!! I love it!!!!

  39. Diane Lapointe

    Such a pretty card Julia! Lovely colors and that quote is lovely!
    Thanks for a chance at the yummy candy!

  40. Darlene Gabriel

    Beautiful card. I love the brown and pink together and of course the stitching – always love the stitching.
    Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful blog candy too.

  41. I like the colors you chose for your card, Julia, and that quote from Thoreau is one of my favorites.

  42. What a beautiful card! Such a pretty design!

  43. Wow! gifts “just because”. How wonderful! Pretty card, as always. Love your style.

  44. Hi Julia,

    Great card and a wonderful giveaway!
    Have a Happy Sunday!


  45. I’m always on the lookout for good quote stamps and this one is a winner. Thanks for sharing, Julia!

  46. Julia, your cards are very beautiful! It’s Miracle! I love your blog! πŸ˜‰

  47. Your ideas are so great from the whimsical to the beautiful, thanks for sharing. It’s always fun to check them out.

  48. This card is awesome just like all your other work. Thanks once again for sharing your expertise so freely,

  49. Love the quote…and the card is yummy!

  50. I absolutely love your blog! I know I will always find something browse-worthy when I stop by. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations with us πŸ™‚

  51. Chris R. from Iowa

    Love the card, as usual! Is that brown lace? Love the quote too. When I try to use quotes like that – I think it looks sort of hokey but when you do – it seems perfect! Oh well. Love reading your blog as well. So much talent!

  52. I am very inspired by your cards and looking forward to your updates.

    I love the vintage and/or shabby chic look you so often post.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy.

  53. I just love your blog, and all your lovely creations! Please add me to the drawing! Thanks, Becky G.

  54. great card … Love the quote!

  55. ooh all of that looks great! πŸ˜€

  56. What a gorgeous card! I love the colors and the layout!

  57. You’re very talented. I visit your blog everyday πŸ™‚

  58. What fun goodies … thanks for the chance to win.

  59. Love your blog and faithfully read it everyday. Hoping to win my first ever blog candy.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  60. My favourite colours! Thanks for the chance to win!

  61. Rachel Lewter

    What beautiful creations. I can hardly wait to try out your style with my supplies…
    Thanks again for the chance to win BLOG CANDY!!

    Rachel Lewter

  62. Beautiful card Julia! But I love everything you create!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  63. WOW this is some sweet candy!! Your card is so pretty and I look forward to every update you do. I just love your creative style and your projects are so inspiring. Thanks for a chance at this sweet fun candy.

  64. Gorgeous card!!! Such wonderful colors and embellishments! I watch your blog faithfully every day and you are an incredible artist!!! Thank you for being such an inspiration!

  65. Your card is beautiful! and what a fabulous blog candy you’re offering! Pick me! πŸ™‚

  66. You do such great projects and your work amazes me and inspires me.

    Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day.

  67. I love the card! Stitching gets me everytime! Thanks for offering the giveaway:)

  68. what a pretty card, and what great ideas you have!

  69. What gorgeous projects you make – I love coming to your blog as part of my daily blog hopping as you always have some of the most beautiful cards. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway.

  70. Fun goodies and that’s a great card!!

  71. Love your colours with this dp. Thanks for the tip on stamping a quote not in the middle always. It looks really natural.

  72. Very inspirational. Love the delicate and ornate character your cards have. Thank you for sharing.

  73. Julia, I follow your blog on a daily basis, and just love checking in to be inspired by your creativity. I love your style! Thanks for the chance to win!

  74. Julia, love your blog! I never get tired of the posts, always something to inspire!

  75. Still lovin’ the sewing and shabby chic that you do so well. Thanks for offering the great candy.

  76. I love sentiments, too!

  77. I love that quote on your card! That’s also some great stuff you’re giving away- I’d love to win!

  78. I enjoy your tutorials and cards. Thanks for offering eye candy.


  79. I read your blog every day. Love your card! Rosemary

  80. I love the sentiment cards too. This is a great card. The sewing really sets it off. Makes me want to try it. Thanks for the opportunity to win such neat things.

  81. I enjoy reading your blog and like your “shabby vintage” style. Thanks so much.

  82. Pretty card….great tip! Awesome goodies.

  83. You do such beautiful work, I love looking at your creations. Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy:)

  84. beautiful card as always! Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  85. Oh wow, it would be a real treat to win some Honey Pie paper. Thanks for the op Julia. Enjoy the week ahead.

  86. Hi Julia,I too am a big fan and check your blog daily. You have such clever ideas. Beautiful card.

  87. Karen from Ontario

    Hi Julia, I love visiting your blog and enjoy seeing all your creations. Thanks for offering inspiration and a chance to win some candy.

  88. Julia,

    Lovey your creations! They always bring me much inspiration!!!

    Thanks for a chance to win some yummy blog candy too!

  89. Lovely card!! Very sweet! πŸ™‚ And awesome candy too!

  90. Love the Vintage lace. Love the card and the stitching.

  91. What a great card! I always forget to do unmatted layers. I also like the colors you chose.

  92. I love your blog!!! Beautiful cards and wonderful tips! Thank you for sharing all of your great ideas!

  93. Your cards and layouts are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your work with us.

  94. Mary Anne in NJ

    LOVE your work…just beautiful..thanks for the chance at some blog candy, but really, the reward is reading your blog every day!

  95. Peggy S. From Ohio

    Pretty Card! Love the details ( the lace, the chipboard, the sewing)! Great Blog Candy – hope I win! Thanks So Much for sharing your time and talent.

  96. love your blog… it is one of my favorites!!! Thanks for sharing your work with us.

  97. Oooh! Pretty card. I love your style. When I keep things simple they look boring. Yours look awesome. Maybe I need my sewing machine.
    BTW, thanks for the chance to win. I love Cosmo Cricket and Daisy D’s!

  98. very cute card…looking at other peoples work, always lights that creative spark thats inside me that goes dim from time to time…keep doing what your doing..its working

  99. Love your projects and your work is fabulous! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  100. Awesome candy op, Julia! Thanks so much for all the wonderful artwork that you share.

  101. WOW! LOVE the card! I check in everyday & so enjoy your work!
    You inspire me! *hugs*

  102. great card! I love how you incorporate lace and buttons and such in to your projects!

  103. Jennifer Scull

    such a beautiful card! those papers and lace are wonderful! πŸ™‚

  104. Stephanie Eisele

    Love the card and the great give aways.

  105. OoOoo love all those goodies and your card is beautiful too!! BG is one of my favs πŸ™‚

  106. Wow, what awesome goodies. Thanks for the chance.

    You reminded me that I need to dig out my chipboard to play!

    Thanks for the chance!

  107. Very nice card! and great candy! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

  108. I love your blog!

    Thanks for the chance!

  109. wonderful design and giveaway, Julia!

    I love reading your blog, but I’m more of a lurker, hee : D

  110. I just love your wonderful creations! πŸ™‚

  111. Ooo, gorgeous card!
    Great giveaway goodies!

  112. Gorgeous cards as always Julia and fantastic giveaways.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Luv Sandie (Australia)

  113. Jennifer Engle

    Thanks for the opportunity and all the inspiration you give away freely all the time!!!

  114. First off I have to say how much I love your blog. I have been a subscriber for about a week and you’ve really inspired me.
    I love this card you created above~ So pretty and soft. I love the idea of putting the quotation off to the side~ It balances the card nicely.
    Thank you~

  115. Gosh I love Cosmo Cricket paper! A really nice selection of goodies for your candy give away. Love your work Julia.


  116. It was so great to come across this blog, when looking for scrapbook inspiration.
    And I will be really,really, really happy if I get drawn to win those great products!!!

  117. I don’t stalk a lot of blogs, but yours is bookmarked to check every day. Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration.


  118. I visit your blog everyday and just LOVE it!!!

  119. Thanks for all you offer on your blog, it’s great! I’d love a chance to win your goodies! I really like the butterfly (chipboard?) on your card.



  120. ‘Love your blog! What an awesome give-away…thanks for this chance to win!!
    ~Brenda H.

  121. I always enjoy your work. Thank you for sharing!

  122. Beautiful blog candy Julia! Thanks for inspiring me!!

  123. Awesome card and yummy candy. Thanks for the inspiration…I actually feel like making a card despite the fact that my scrap area looks like a tornado went through it.

  124. Conniecrafter

    Very pretty, like the stitching on one side and the lace on the other!

  125. I am always inspired by your work and am loving seeing the occasional layout in there. Thanks for sharing your work.


  126. Your blog is one of my favorites! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies and for sharing your talent.

  127. My first off-centered design was a mistake, (should have used my Stamp-a-ma-jig!) but I loved the look of it, and now use that technique more often.
    I love being able to use both positive and negative spaces too – that butterfly is just right for that spot!

  128. Laura Huffman

    love all you do. your digi scrapping was amazing.
    thanks for sharing

  129. Now what a great big fun giveaway! I totally agree with you about the quotes. I keep quotes…but forget to put them in a card or lo. You have just given me permission again.

  130. That’s one of my very favourite quotes! I love how you stamped the flowers…very soft and subtle. I also love the lace on the side.

  131. Wow, wonderful blog candy! I love your blog, wish I could be as creative as you are!

  132. Julia your card is absolutely fabulous, so vintage looking! I too love using quotes on my cards! I just love it when I see your blog in my morning mail! Thanks for the chance at some awesome blog candy!!


  133. As always, your creativity inspires me. I have a list of everyday blogs I visit, and yours is at the top. If I only visit one…it’s yours! I just placed an order yesterday with CHF…and NOW I wish I had added the Fine Lines Backgrounder!!! I love Basic Grey and Daisy D’s (I heard she was in my area over the weekend!!!), and all the product that you use! I thank you for giving me ideas of how to grow as an artist!

    Thanks Julia, you ROCK!


  134. I love this card – very shabby chic! You should include it as blog candy – I would love to win that too!

  135. Wow! Some awesome blog candy there, Julia! TFS!

  136. Very pretty card, Julia! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

  137. I love your cards!! Thanks for sharing.

  138. I love your inspiration! You always have wonderful ideas and great tips! Thank you so much for sharing.
    ~Lacey Stephens

  139. I always enjoy reading from a fellow Canadian. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies {even though I never win things like this….}!

  140. I love the cards you posted on Oct. 20th and 21st. The colors are nice, as well as the way you did them. Thanks for the chance at some goodies.


  141. Keep the “Quick Tips” coming! Thanks for the chance to win the goodies!

  142. I am still ooo-ing and aaahing over the sample heart card you posted for the WT challenge! This is so sweet too with that awesome daisy dp! I am loving your faux cardboard card and ornament card toooo! Your designs are so fresh and fun, they make me smile every week!

  143. I love your work. Thanks for the tips you give. I agree that unmatted layers look fresh. I love sewing and all the details you add.

    Thanks for a chance to win some blog candy.

  144. JoAnn Burnham

    Your card is beautiful. I love your work and the details you are so good with. Thank you for all your inspiration and thanks for a chance to win this blog candy.

  145. That’s a very sweet treat your sharing!! Thanks for the chance. Your work is always inspiring and amazing.

  146. Love your “Pretty Paper”!! One of my favorite blogs to read. You give great tips. Thanks for the giveaways!