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