Thursday, December 19, 2013

Paper Crafters Library

Is it seriously December 19th???  For real??
It seems like yesterday when I got an email from Andrea at the
 inviting me to be a
Featured Artist/Designer.
Of course, my response was -
I'm so very honored to be on their blog
today.  Go check it out, they have
featured some extremely talented artists.

Here are the cards I decided to make for today:

I used my new stamps from the
Sweet Stamp Shop!
This set is called Press it Wash it!
Don't ya love these adorable images? 

It's hard to see, but I used rhinestones for the knobs on 
this adorable little washing machine.  Who doesn't want
rhinestones on their washer? Look at the cute little
smile in there too!  :)

Who in their right mind wouldn't want a pink
vacuum?  Might make it more enjoyable if they
were pink!

Supplies:  Papertrey Ink white cardstock, Stamps from Sweet Stamp Shop called Press it Wash it, Versafine black ink, sequins, twine, Stampin Up designer paper, Echo Park Love Story designer paper, and rhinestones.

Thanks so very much for stopping by today!
I appreciate all of the wonderful comments I receive
here on my blog!

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Monday, December 2, 2013

EAD Designs Blog Hop

Hello and Happy Monday!  

Welcome to the EAD Designs Blog Hop!

Today is going to be special!
There is a group of us that wer all EAD Designs fans, and 
we've decided to inspire each other to use our goodies.  Not sure
 that all of you remember, but EAD Designs sold vinyl stickers and rub-ons.
There stuff was awesome, but they sadly closed up about a year ago.  

You'll notice that all of our stuff has one thing in common today -
we are all using EAD Design supplies with a holiday flair!
Hopefully, you've already got your holiday cards/projects started!
Want a chance to win some EAD Designs and some other goodies?  
Leave a comment on all of the blogs listed below for a chance to win!  
Three random people will be picked!  
Prizes must be claimed within 1 week of the blog hop.

Here are my creations for the hop: 

I decided to make some tags as well as a card,
I'm always looking for tags around the holidays!

Here are the links to all of the lovely ladies participating
in the blog hop.  Be sure to go and leave them some love,
for your chance to win!

Julie Smith
Julie Tucker-Wolek
Lauren Brewer

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Ribbon Carousel Cyber Monday Sale

Time for a BiG HuGe SaLe

over at

You REALLY should go check it out!

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ribbon Carousel Holidays and Celebrations

RCC87 Holidays and Celebrations Challenge Week 4 

Hey there!  Welcome to this month's challenge, which is going to be so easy, you'll be able to enter almost ANYTHING you make! 

  November's celebrations still to come, America's Thanksgiving Day and Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights.  Then of course, there are Birthdays, Anniversaries, and even TGIF counts as a celebration!  Next month is Christmas and then New Years, and I've even seen Valentine papers and stamps out already! OH MY!  So whatever YOU are celebrating, please share your creation with us!

This month's theme guessed it.....
Holidays and Celebrations!
Don't forget to stop by and check out what my
teammates have created:

Ribbon Carousel Blog

 So what prize is up for grabs? How about a Ribbon Carousel?!
 Each month we are giving away a Ribbon Carousel to one of our randomly chosen challenge participants! Just a reminder that our Ribbon Carousel Crewmates have divided up into FOUR teams. Each week you will see fresh projects for this months challenge!

 There are only three (3) rules you must follow to be eligible for the prize:

  1. You MUST use ribbon, twine, thread, washi tape, wire or anything that comes on a spool on your creation 
  2. Your project must be based on the theme of the month. 
  3. You must add a NEW project to the inlinkz below and link directly back to your project on your blog or online gallery. (Unfortunately, we've had participants who would have won the challenge, but they didn't do a direct link to their blog and I couldn't find their creation!)
Check out some crafty eye candy from our talented Crewmates for a little inspiration before you link up your project at the bottom of this post!

Here is my project:  I decided to make a quick and simple
Christmas tag. 
 Quick?  No!  Simple?  No!
Could it have been?  Yes!!

I was about to throw my Silhouette out the window
until I got the cut file right, but I'm glad I hung in there!

I used one of my new Unity Stamp of the Week stamps,
isn't this snowman adorable??

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and can't wait
to see what you come up with.

Don't forget, we have a HUGE sale going on over at 
Ribbon Carousel  If you've been wanting one, now is THE time
to take the plunge!!!

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Day Four of the Ribbon Carousel Blog Hop

Fun fun fun all this weekend at the Ribbon Carousel Blog!!
We are ending a 4 day blog hop showing you how the team
uses their very own Ribbon Carousels!

I LOVE using mine for my twine!  (aren't those little spools darling)

I'm also starting to acquire a bit of washi tape,
and it is PeRfEcT for that!

Would you like to win your very own Ribbon Carousel? Here is what you need to do: Visit the Designer’s blogs that are participating in each day of the blog hop and comment on their posts as you go. One of the Crewmate’s Holiday blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner
will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Crewmate’s Holiday Blog Hop post. 

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more Crewmate Blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning your very own Ribbon Carousel! The Blog Hop will be open until 11:59 PM Eastern Time Monday, November 25th with the winners being announced Tuesday morning on the Ribbon Carousel Blog.

Already have a Ribbon Carousel?  Share a photo of YOUR Ribbon Carousel on our FaceBook page OR email it to, and we'll share it for you!  You'll be in a special drawing  for your choice of a Ribbon Carousel or 4 packages of spools! 

For those that want a Ribbon Carousel NOW! Mark your calendar! We'll be having our LOWEST SALE PRICE of the YEAR sale on the Ribbon Carousels and Spools beginning Wednesday, November 27 -Cyber-Monday, December 2! 

No coupon code needed!  Just go to
our store and enjoy some 
happy shopping!

Here are the participants for Day 4 of the 
Ribbon Carousel Holiday Blog Hop. Enjoy!

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Unity Friends Blog Hop

This is gonna be a long one.....go ahead and grab a nice hot coffee
and a seat......and have fun hopping with us!

The FAB-U-LOUS Angela from Unity Stamps
sent us each a note asking if we'd like to participate
in a customer blog hop.   Ummmmm....YEAH!!!  
So, here we are....all showing you
our love for ALL things Unity!!

Me, and all of these sweet ladies-

I love my Unity Stamps!  Love, love love them!!
I signed up for the Stamp of the Week a couple
weeks ago and I'm amazed at what I get for the
mere $5.79 I pay (that includes shipping)!
You just can't go wrong!

Seems like Ang is ALWAYS running a sale too,
so it feels like I'm ALWAYS shopping there!!
Check out the current sale - 
55% off - wHo dOeS tHaT?????

I'm playing with some of the newest releases!
I put the name of the set right under my cards,
with the links, so you could find it quickly to 
go ahead and buy it!
(you can thank me later!)

This one shows one of my favorite sentiments
from the set!!!

Thats not washi tape you think you see, its pieces from the
stamp Hope Builds Courage.  I colored the washi tape
looking parts with my Copics and cut them out!!
How cool is that?

Just a masculine looking card, don't ya think??

Another fabulous sentiment!!!

Who doesn't love the fun little hexagons that are out there now?

I hope you loved all my inspirations, and I've
convinced you that you NEED some Unity!! 

Especially during the 55% off sale!

You'll definitely want to hop along and leave plenty of
comments!  Gonna be lots of winners of a great
grab bag of Unity Stamps!
You can start the blog hop at

Unity Blog
Julie-you are here

LEAVE a comment on my BLOG Post and you have a CHANCE to WIN a GRAB BAG of 20 STAMPS from Unity! :)  Winners will be picked and ANNOUNCED on the Unity Blog and FACEBOOK PAGE on Tuesday Morning!

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Moxie Fab Thanks Blog Hop!

There is a HUGE blog hop going on today to
 wish the best of luck to Cath Edvalson, and
to say thank you.

Cath has been such an inspiration to so many people
in the papercrafting industry, it's truly sad to know
that she is leaving.  However, this isn't goodbye,
it's just a "see ya later!"  
We know she'll still be out in blogland.

What an honor it is to be a part of something like this!
So, get a beverage, sit back, and prepare to be
amazed at the talent you will see on this hop.

You should have arrived here from -

my card -

I did some paper piecing on this one, and
then added a bit of sparkle with my jelly
roll pen.  Kind of feels "cindarella-ey!"

Next on this amazing hop is -

Linda Auclair

Recipe -
Stamps: Unity sotw Mind and Beauty
Paper: PTI White, SU dp
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: hole punch, elastic cord, dimensionals, sequins, jelly roll pen

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Here is a link to everyone participating in the blog hop!  Pretty amazing huh???

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Friends with Flair at Unity

Wow!  Do you have any idea how long its been
since I participated in 
over at Unity???

A very long time!

I decided to play along today, hope
you enjoy my card!

I used my new Stamp of the Week
from last week.  I've been trying to make my
Christmas cards a little at a time, so I'm not
so overwhelmed later this month.
We'll see how that goes.

Thanks and I'll see you back here tomorrow!

Stamps: Unity Stamp of the Week 
Paper: PTI White, real red, night of navy
Ink: Memento black
Misc: embossing folder, markers, silver bling

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Seize the Sketch Challenge

This is my first time playing along at

but I have a feeling it won't be my last, what a fun sketch.

I decided to dig out one of my newest sets that hadn't
seen any ink yet, CAS-ual Friday - WTF

I love this set, and I see myself using it A LOT in the future!

Here is my card:

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Stamps: CAS-ual Friday WTF
Paper: PTI White, SU Celebrations dp
Ink: Versafine black, pure poppy

Misc: silver elastic cord, washi tape

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Monday, November 4, 2013

CAS Color Throwdown Challenge

Time for a challenge.
This weeks CAS challenge over at
Splitcoaststampers is to use stitching or faux stitching.
Since I'm too lazy to drag out my sewing machine, I
opted for the faux stitching!

I love the color challenges over at the

This week, the colors are especially gorgeous, don't ya think??

I decided to use my brand new 

I was subscribed to a monthly stamp club, but I just don't need
any paper, ribbons or embellishments.  So, I decided to go with
the SOTW over at Unity.  It's only $5.79/week and that
includes shipping!!

my card:

I colored the Christmas ornaments with my ink pads and a blender
pen.  I used my copics to color the tree trunk, and to just make a few
"swipes" onto the branches of the trees to give them a bit of color.
I also took my sparkly gelly roll pen and went over the bows as well
as the sentiment.  It gave it just enough sparkle.

Stamps: Unity SOTW
Paper: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, White, BG Wassail dp
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: paper piercer, copics, gelly roll pen, star wood veneer

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Color Q Challenge

Love me some ColorQ Challenges!!!
This weeks colors were totally out of my box
though, I gotta admit!
I'm not a orangey/purply kinda person!

I think I may have just rocked it with this super easy,
CAS card!  What do ya think??

I'm loving the washi tape lately.
Notice how I got that little itty bit of purple
in there.....the rhinestone to dot the "i" is purple!

Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see
you again soon!

Recipe -
Stamps: Amuse sentiment
Paper: PTI White
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: washi tape, SU punch

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Ribbon Carousel

This is the fifth week of our Monthly challenge 
over at

 Ribbon Carousel

This month's theme is 
Fall anHalloween!
I've been trying more and more washi tape on my cards,
and I LOVE storing my washi tape on my ribbon carousel!!!

I also made this card for a challenge that is going on right now
to help Berenice Rendon's niece raise money for college!
How cool is that?

You can find all of the details here at

We're rounding out the month with some beautiful creations from our team.  But first, do you know what the prize is for this amazing challenge?

How about a Ribbon Carousel?!

  Each month we are giving away a Ribbon Carousel to one of our randomly chosen challenge participants! 

Just a reminder that our Ribbon Carousel Crewmates have divided up into FOUR teams.  Each week you will see fresh projects for this month's challenge!

There are three rules to be eligible for the prize:

1.  You MUST use a spool, ribbon, twine, thread, washi tape or something that comes on a spool on your creation.
2. Your project MUST be based on the theme of the month.
3. You must add  a NEW project  to the inlinkz below and link directly back to your project on your blog or online gallery.

Check out some crafty eye candy from our talented Crewmates for a little inspiration before you link up your project at the bottom of this post!

Here is my card -

Thanks for stopping by today!
Hope to see you playing along with us
at the Ribbon Carousel!

Recipe -
Stamps: Digi Stamps from Jess Blog, Amuse sentiment
Paper: PTI white, black
Inks: versafine black
Misc: washi tape, sequins, copics, spica glitter pen

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Little Tangles Challenge

Time for a challenge card!
It's been a while since I've played along over at

Loved the sketch challenge, so I figured I'd make
some time to play along!

Love this sketch!  you could use ribbon up the side, 
paper, or washi tape like I did!

Here is my card -

I even used my Neat and Tangled stamps for it!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Recipe -
Paper: PTI White
Ink: Versafine black, PTI Aqua Mist
Misc: washi tape, sequins from Neat and Tangled

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