Friday, July 11, 2014

Julie's Birthday Bash Blog Hop

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My friend and fellow co-owner, Julie Mogford, is celebrating her birthday today.  Julie is good-hearted, talented, humble, kind, funny, patient, loyal, respectful, diligent, sweet and understanding along with a myriad of other outstanding attributes!

She puts up with my endless ideas and wish for her to squeeze one more image or sentiment in.  She works tirelessly on the designs to make them just right and to create beautiful projects for the w&w blog.  All that on top of being a teacher and a jackie-of-all-trades concerning computers at her school by day!

Julie is a dedicated wife to her supportive husband, Davis, and loving mama to Walter the pup and very close to her parents, sister, brother-in-law and baby niece, Kamilla.  She loves our w&w family and delights in finding new projects to pin to our w&w boards on Pinterest.

I am lucky to call her a friend and my business partner!  I am so happy I can honor her on her birthday.

I thought to make her day a bit sweeter and special a blog hop was in order.  Our stellar Talent and friends, Suzanne Dahlberg and Laurie Willison, were so very wonderful to share in the celebration.  And a special thanks to Mayuri for designing the lovely blog hop banner!!  It is perfect.

I am starting off the blog hop with my card to Julie.

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I chose to use one of the roses from The Big, the Bold and Extras and stamp it in milled lavender multiple times on a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock.  From there I smeared onto my craft sheet and painted in the roses with 1st victorian velvet 2nd dusty concord 3rd seedless preserves and last, picked raspberry using a water brush.  Then I smeared some of salty ocean on the craft sheet and sprayed it with Mister Huey's Calico Shine by Studio Calico and picked it up with the water brush and colored around the roses. I let the panel dry (it shimmers in real life although not in the pictures).  So I didn't cover much of the rose panel, I cut a thin strip of white cardstock and stamped the sentiment from Bubble Talk in dark purple.   The entire panel was added onto an A2 card base with dimensional foam adhesive.

Really pretty clean and simple, but the roses Julie designed are so pretty that the card doesn't need much to shine like Julie herself!

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Now it's time to hop along on the rest of the Julie's Birthday Bash Blog Hop.  Next stop is the glorious Gayatri.

If you lose your way here are the links:

w&w blog<=you are here

Here's some sneak peeks of the festively fabulous projects you will find along the way:

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Gayatri

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Joni

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Laura

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Mayuri
Please leave love and birthday wishes to Julie here on the w&w blog and love for all the amazing and generous ladies who are celebrating Julie's birthday.

Happy birthday, Julie and we hope your day is as fantastic as you are!

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39 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Julie!
    Having a blog hop for
    you is so fun. Great
    card, so pretty and
    love the coloring.
    Carla from Utah

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  2. oooh, awesome card, Shay!! I love how individual each rose looks. Getting a card like this makes the recipient (lucky Julie!!) feel so special.

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    1. What a surprise this is! I am totally feeling lucky and loved! You gals rock!

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  3. Happy birthday, Julie! I hope you enjoy your birthday as much as I enjoy the blog hop in your honor!! Wishing you a wonderful day!

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    1. I enjoyed the blog hop immensely - thanks for the wishes!

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  4. Happy Birthday Julie! I hope you will have a great day :)
    And the card is beautiful ...

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  5. Happy Happy Birthday, what a fun surprise! Hope it is wonderful!

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  6. Hi Julie! Sending Happy Birthday wishes from Australia! What a fun 'hop'py birthday.

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    1. Thank you so much, Margaret! Yes, it was very 'hop'py!!!

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  7. Happy birthday Julie! And what wonderful, fun projects! I love a good hop!

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  8. Lovely color combo Shay! and.....
    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE!!!
    May all your fondest wishes come true.

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I hope they do :)

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  9. Beautiful flowers!! Happy Birthday, Julie!!

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  10. Lovely blooms, Shay ... and Happy Birthday, Julie ... hope you day was a fabulous one! Anita :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Anita! It was a very nice one!

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  11. Happy Birthday Julie...love seeing all the wonderful friends' creations who want to celebrate this special day with you.

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    1. Thanks, Mary-Anne - it was definitely a special treat!

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  12. So cute. I know Julie will have a great birthday.

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  13. Happy Birthday, Julie!! What a fabulous birthday treat for you;)

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    1. Thanks, Shirley! It totally was - very surprised!

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  14. I'm a bit late (due to holidays), but I hope your birthday was fabulous!

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    1. Thanks so much! :) Hop was fab, gift was fab, dinner was fab! LOL

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  15. Happy Belated Birthday to Julie!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday weekend and enjoyed all your bday cards!!! The watercoloring on the flowers are gorgeous!!

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    1. Thanks so much! The cards are really great, aren't they? :)

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  16. Hope you had a wonderful birthday Julie! I love my first 3 W&W stamp sets. I can't wait for you gals to come out with more!

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    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes Becky - and I can't wait for you to see what we have coming....wow! Think you are gonna like it!

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  17. Belated birthday wishes, Julie! Hope you had lots of fun.

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    1. Thanks so much! I really did have a nice day!

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  18. Also belatet birthday wishes from Switzerland! All the best for you ♥
    Great card, Shay!

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    1. Thanks so much, Marlene! Yes, Shay's card is awesome!

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  19. Happy Birthday to Julie. Hope it was wonderful. Your card is beautiful, love the colors, love the roses.

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  20. Happy Belated Birthday Julie! What a kind and sweet thing to do by Shay and the rest of the Talent. Gorgeous cards all around ladies!:)

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Your comments make Winnie's and Walter's tails wag in happiness.