Saturday, August 01, 2009

Etsy Inspired #47 - Julie's Jewels

Before I get to the cards, I just want to thank everyone for the good wishes. The spousal unit has been sent home from Combat Skills Training. He is doing okay and is under the care of a doctor. It's not nearly as bad as they made it sound to begin with, but they have determined that he is undeployable at this time. I'm glad, in a way, because I won't have to worry about him being in the sandbox, but at the same time I feel awful for the family of the man who now has to take his place. The spousal unit and I are both feeling some guilt over this one.

The children are ecstatic, however, so for this I am deeply grateful. What have I been up to, other than holding my family together?'s EtsyInspired time, of course! I have both this week's and last week's cards to share.

This week, the store is Julie's Jewels. JulieAnn sells lovely beaded jewelry and home decor items. The one I chose to be inspired by is this sweet bracelet with little silver butterflies. I pulled the colours out and used the floral images in the background.

Stamps: Unity Butterfly Beauty & SU! Simply Said
Paper - SU! Almost Amythest
Ink - Stazon Cactus Green, Versamark
Etc: Silver embossing powder, MS Doily lace edge punch

Last week's shop was Artistic Flair. It's a neat shop with lots of fused glass pieces. Some of them are jewelry, but some are simply art. The one I chose was a really cool art piece of the Eiffel Tower. As soon as I saw the piece, I knew what I wanted to do, because two of my daughters are taking French, so I made the first of two Christmas cards for their teachers. I will make a second to match before December, though I may use a red base for the second one.Deets:
Stamp: Penny Black - Christmas in Paris
Ink: Versamark
Paper: DCWV, unknown glossy white
Etc: Obsidian embossing powder
Adirondack Alcohol Inks - Red Pepper, Cranberry, Meadow
Oregano and Gold Mixative

Don't forget to check out Ashley's blog, Heart Hugs Designs. If you are new to playing this week, please tell her I sent you. You and I will both be in the running for a $25 gift certificate from Katie Cotton of Paper Makeup Stamps. I don't know about you, but I love Katie and her stamps, so please mention me and my blog if you play!

Have a good one!


de said...

Wow, this is just beautiful! NOW go grab a friend to play along and you could win $25 from PMS stamps! No one has played yet... you could be the only person in the drawing if you get a friend new to the challenge to play!!!!

Ashley Newell said...

These are beautiful! I love the delicate butterfly and the artsy Eiffel Tower! Don't forget to tell your friends to play along so you can be entered for the PMS stuff! Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week, it means so much to me!

de said...

Congrats girlie! YOu won the $25 GC to PMS! Have fun shoppin'!