Thursday, November 27, 2008

Making Fishing Flies


Thanks to Uncle James, Christopher was able to learn how to make fishing flies. In typical Christopher style he made a chart comparing his fly to Uncle James's sample.

I used CTMH Its a Guy Thing kit.

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Remember this:


I can claim this LO as my own. I had fun using gold embossing powder...

I used the CTMH kit called note book for this LO.

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

In Your Eyes



I wish...Oh how I wish I could claim responsibility for the LO...but I can not. This is another SWAP LO. I am sad to report that this once excellent swap group has fallen apart.... but wont stop me from using this BEAUTIFUL LO. Amanda E...you are one AWESOME scrapper!

The only part I added was this picture, the matte it is on and the title.

I snapped this shot of my kids on my lap quite by accident and LOVED how it looked.

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Monday, September 15, 2008

Christmas Tags


Yeah...I made something!!!

I made these tags for a a Scrap Bingo Swap. This is the first time I have swapped with this group, so I hope it is acceptable.

I actually got some LO done on Saturday, and hope to share them with you this week.

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

2 Sketches 4 You: Laura Sketch 6

Ok...this card has 2 sources of inspiration.

#1 This card is based on 2 Sketches 4 you: Laura Sketch #6:#2: I used the color scheme and stamp motif from this shirt I recently purchased.


And here is my card. I really need a good tutorial on heat embossing. I am not very good at it. Any one know how to keep stray powder from clinging to the paper??? Any feed back would be appreciated.

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Paper: CTMH Twilight and Black
Black embossing powder
Stamps: CTMH Say it With Style and With Love

Saturday, August 9, 2008

page 87: A face with out freckles is like a sky without stars


I came across this quote and knew I would be using it someday on a LO about my kids... I took these closeups of the kiddos on a hike earlier this year and was thrilled to finally use the quote. I am not sure who made the stipped paper...

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Monday, July 28, 2008

Laura Sketch # 5: 2 Sketches 4 You

This week's sketch on 2 Sketches 4 You was provided by Laura. Here is her sketch:
Here is what I came up with. I do not know who made the cute stripe paper. (If you do, please leave a comment so I can give proper credit)
The chipboard is from Love, Elsie. It is sooo hard to keep track of where the buttons and bling are from...sorry!

The stamp is from CTMH: Say it With Style


Thanks for looking,
Julia

Design Team Wanna Be: Part Two



This is the 2nd card I submitted for the 2 Sketches 4 you design team call. I wish the 1st picture showed the true colors of the card. I have got to get better of taking those pictures. The second shot show the detail work.

Papers: CTMH baby pink, colonial white and sweet leaf cardstock. I also used CTMH ribbon and colonial white brads. Not sure where the mini safety pic came from...but I LOVE that detail :).

Stampsets: CTMH: Baby Steps and Card Commentary

You can check out the designers that did win over on the 2 Sketches 4 You BLOG.

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Design Team Wanna Be: Part One

First and foremost I consider myself a scrapbooker. Recently , however I have tried to hone my skills in card making. I even challenged myself to try out for a design team. I knew that many FANTASTIC card makers were going to apply kind of took the pressure OFF. Check out the designer that did win at 2 Sketches 4 You.

It is a lesson I try to teach my kids. You may never be THE best, but if you do YOUR best...you should be proud. ( How sappy is that???)

So, here is card #1 I submitted to the 2 sketches 4 you design team. This one is my favorite of the two that I submitted.





Papers used: CTMH Silhouette, Crystal Blue Cardstock,

Love those BITTY brads that CTMH released last year!

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Kazan's Sketch 5: Shine

Here is another great sketch from 2 Sketches 4 U...

As usual, my card looks a bit different from Kazan's sketch, but I am happy with it.

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Paper: CTMH: Free Spirit

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Dude You're Awesome


I made this card for the teenage boy that was my assistant for VBS. I used Basic Grey paper.

Thank for looking,
Julia

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

pages 85- 86: Easter


You know there are just sometimes when I am DONE with a LO. I keep looking at this LO and I know it is not "right". But I can't figure it out. So I gave up LOLOL.

The base of the LO is from a LO swap . Thanks Dorie.

Thanks for looking.
Julia

Sunday, July 20, 2008

pages 83 and 84: Father's Day


Becky D is getting a lot of play on my BLOG recently:)

This is a swap page kit ( all the pieces to the LO are included but not assembled). We had a great time this Father's day weekend and I have the pictures to prove it :)

thanks for looking,
Julia

Thursday, July 17, 2008

pages 81 and 82: KinderBeach


Another FABULOUS swap LO from Becky D.

I LOVE the pictures I got of the potato sack races...FUN FUN FUN

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

pages 81 and 82: VBS


I created this LO from scratch... no swap LO's surprise surprise surprise!!!
I had the pleasure of being a shepard at Vacation Bible School this summer. One of the highlights was watching the kids raise over $700 for an orphanage in Africa. Yeah Kids!!!

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Papers: CTMH Rough and Tumble.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

pages 79-80: Gingerbread Houses



This is a swap LO dine by Becky D. Kindergarten is such a BUSY year. With so much to accomplish.

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Monday, July 14, 2008

page 76-78 : Grunion Run



This is another AWESOME swap page from Amanda.

Journaling reads: 11:30 at night...1000's of people...4 fish??? What happened to all the fish? Good thing Chris and Katelyn enjoyed the evening anyway.

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

page 76: A sunset on Earth.....


I guess I couldn't wait 'til Saturday to scrap this picture.

I used CTMH "It's a Guy Thing" paper along with some buttons and some hemp.

I really like the way this LO turned out.

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Blank Card


I left this card blank for the time being. To me it is a sweet little card for a new baby or something along that line. I don't think you can see the detail on the white ribbon, so you should know that there are embossed flowers that add so much to this card.

I was inspired to start this card with a sketch found on 2 sketches for you. I did not follow the sketch completely...but it was my start.

Colors: CTMH White Daisy and Pattern paper from CTMH "Let's Get Together"
Yes, I used the lace punch again. I think I am in love with it :)

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Chino Crop Swap July ( part 2)

Here is the other swap LO that I created for the Chino Crop Swap. I made 5 of them...and they all look the same. I followed a LO called "Safe and Secure" from my Imagine book ( page 78). I even used the same pattern paper shown in the sample LO. The best part of the whole LO is the little photo hanger details. I LOVE it :)

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Friday, July 4, 2008

Geek is Chic


Yes...that is EXACTLY how thin I am. Yes, that is EXACTLY how well dressed I am. Yes, that is EXACTLY how.... Who am I kidding. I only wish I looked that good on my computer!

This is one of my new Bella stamps. She is called "Clickabella". I made another one of those folding cards using Life Delights paper from CTMH. I have a few more Bellas to play with and will share them with you as I get to them!

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Chino Crop Swap July ( part 1)


I know I said that I was not going to participate in any swaps for a while, but I needed to ANGEL 2 spots in my Chino Crop Swap. I did not have a lot of time to get this done, so "cheated" a bit...

Remember when I was messing with a sketch in May? I had 2 LO's already done, so I completed 3 others to make my 5. Here are 2 that are different from the others. ( I made a 2nd Christmas one) I really like this sketch and think I will use it again in the future.

I will share what I did for the 2nd spot in a day or two.

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Birthday Card

I took advantage of CTMH's buy 2 get 1 free stamp sale ( WHOO-hooo).

I have been wanting these 2 stamp sets (Spot On and Baby's Steps). I used them to create this card!


Colors used: CTMH Hollyhock and White Daisy)

I also used a bit of Crystal Stickles on the cupcake for a little something something :)

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Sunday, June 29, 2008

create


I altered this box with CTMH new paper kit called BoomDiAda. It took me a while to warm up to the kit. But now...I LOVE it. I am going to be use this box to keep my work in progress pages organized. I have used if a few times and have found that this keeps my work space a bit tidier. For example, when I was working on the New to the Zoo LO, the papers sat on that back shelf, and I was able to access them quite easily. I am looking forward to keeping my work space tidy!

Thanks for looking,
Julia

PS, Have I mentioned how it has been harder to create with the kiddos home for summer...they keep me busy :) I hope to create more real soon.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Thank you with all my heart



This card is based on card sketch found on 2 sketches 4 you.
I tweaked the orientation of the sketch, and am please with the outcome.

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Papers used: CTMH Sweet Harmony

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Congratulations Graduate

Chris Dickerson sent me a PIF (which I will post tomorrow)

She sent the cutest card along with her package:
I have been away from my craft table for about a week and was itch'n to make something. I CASED her card to create this graduation card.


The best part of this whole card is the clever way it opens up for the hand written message. The flap tucks under the "congratulations graduate" medallion...Brilliant!
Here is what the card looks like open.




Papers used: CTMH Simple Pleasures
Stamp Set: Express Postage

Thanks for the inspiration Chris

Julia

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Prayer Can

I came across this idea on the CTMH consultant board. As usual, my prayer can looks nothing like the sample I was trying to CASE.
I used a tube shaped box that I had squirrelled away. I have a hard time getting rid of cool boxes or other goodies that can be altered at a later date. This project TOTALLY justifies this quirk. I was looking for a creative project, came across the tube box in my pile of goodies and went to right to work! See... quirk justified :)

The poem on the front reads:

Gather your worries
and write them all down
include everything
that makes you frown.

Put in every burden,
anxiety or doubt...
Close the lid tight,
and don’t let them out.

Release them to GOD
by saying a prayer,
and let the Good Lord
take it from there.

Enjoy peace of mind
as you trust in GOD’s plan.
placing your worries
into HIS hands.

Thaks for looking,
Julia

Papers used: CTMH, Life Delights

Monday, June 9, 2008

page 72 and 73: Decorating the Rose Parade Float



This LO is based on a sketch I found on the Sketches R Us Blog: It's a one page sketch, so I had to strech it. I am please with the outcome.
I used Basic Grey Papers to create this LO. The title was cut with Cricut Alphalicious and the flowers were cut with Cricut Walk in My Garden.

Thanks for looking
Julia

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Look what someone gave me.


K's teacher gave all the parent helpers these photo cubes. How darling is that. I love it just the way it is, but ooohhhh the posibilites :)

I may have to find a blank one of my own to play with!

Julia

Friday, June 6, 2008

thank you card

Made this quick thank you card the other night. I used CTMH Sweet Harmony. Did not take long at all. It is quite similar to a card I made in April.

Julia

Thursday, June 5, 2008

page 68-69: Daisy Scouts



Thanks to Jenn from the Chino Crop for another great SWAP LO. The colors were perfect for this Daisy Scout LO.

Julia

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Family Tree...literally

When I was a little girl, I can remember my dad bringing home a sapling much like this one. The sapling came from my grandparents pecan tree. It was in a old coffee can and I can remember watching it grow year after year. Eventually it grew large enough to be planted in my parents front yard. I have prom pictures of my then future husband and I in front of it 20 years ago.

Imagine my joy when my mom offered me a this sapling from that same tree that sits in the front yard. History is repeating itself. Now my kids will watch a pecan tree grow from a sapling that was in their grandparent yard. That is just too cool to me :) Yes, I am sentimental over a tree sapling. (Sappy you might say...if you were into puns wink wink)

I want to scrapbook it, so I am on the hunt for pictures of my family in front of the pecan tree through the years. Wish me luck.

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

page 67: Love ( in MIL vertical frame)


This frame is quite similar to the other frames I made. But of course, she got a personalized picture LO in her frame :)

papers used: CTMH Elegant Bouquet

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Monday, June 2, 2008

Thank you gift




I created this album for K's Daisy scout leader. I took individual photos of each girl holding a "thanks" sign. Paula is an AWESOME leader and she deserves much more than this album.

Papers used: CTMH Floral Tapestry.

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Page Kit Swap



This is the last swap that I will participate in for a while. For this swap, I cut all the paper according to a LO design found in my Cherish Book. I sent along the base pages, the cut paper the ribbon and the brads as part of the kit. It will be up to the individual scrapper to use the supplies to create. The picture above shows what the LO is supposed to look like. But you know how creative people are. Creative people will use the kit just the way they like.

I used the beloved Silhouette Papers from CTMH for this swap.

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

page 65-66: Talking a Walk


This LO is from a LO swap. Thanks Amanda for this great LO. I love how the bright yellow matches the yellow in C boy scout uniform. I really love how the title was created with 4 layers of paper. It is so beautiful!

Thanks for looking.

Julia

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

messin' with sketches

I know this sketch is by Erica Hildebrand, but I can not find a blog or website to reference where this sketch is from. There are several reasons I like this sketch. It is very linear. I like linear. I notice many of my LO's have that quality. The layers of paper on this LO however are a stretch for me.

The first LO I did , I used CTMH Caprice papers. I am quite pleased with. I think it is very pretty. I am not sure exactly how I will use this LO...but I like it none the less.

This second LO I am afraid that it has too much green or maybe too much brown or not enough of...something. So, I am not so sure of this one. Becky wanted me to use these papers to make a Christmas LO for her growing stash of Christmas pictures. I am not so sure, she is going to like the outcome. I am sure she will tweek it just the right way to make it PERFECT.


Thanks for looking,
Julia