Saturday, June 30, 2012

July Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop: Live Out Loud

Thank you for joining me on this Month's Blog Hop. If you are coming from Michelle Jones's Blog Happy Hour, you are on the right track.  When you are done  Carol Loftus' Blog  is your  next stop.

For this month's artwork, I played with a masking technique.  I sprayed Honey and Hollyhock reinkers with our spray bottles onto White Daisy Cardstock to create the rays of color.  The sentiment was also stamped in Hollyhock.  Such a happy little card! 

Thanks for joining me today... now off to Carol's blog you go!

You Can Create!
Julia

Monday, June 25, 2012

Color My Hear: Dare# 5 I'm So PROUD of you!

As you know, I have been crushing on artwork with RAINBOW color schemes.So you know I was SUPER happy when I saw this weeks Color Dare:  Create Your Own Rainbow!

For my card, I used Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta, Sunflower, New England Ivy, Indian Corn Blue and Smokey plum.

I cut circles out of each of the colors and used like ink colors with the text stamp from D1412 Noted Backgrounds.  I arranged the circles in ROYGBP order to create the dot background mounted on White Daisy Cardstock with a layer of Barn Red and Sunflower.  The leaves are Cricut AP cuts as is the Flower.  I ran the leaves through a crimp tool. The flower is also stamped with the text stamp.  The sentiment is from C1464 Blue Ribbon and stamped in Barn Red on White Daisy Card stock.

Thank you once again to Color My Heart for the color dare.

You Can Create!
Julia

Friday, June 22, 2012

Katie's 10th

The last 3 layouts I created with my FREE Studio J 5 pack were of my daughter's 10th Birthday Party.



One of the nice things about Studio J is access to retired kits.  This is the Animal Crackers kit from a few years back.  It has the perfect colors to complement these party layouts!  If you have not tried Studio J yet, you need too.  Follow this link, and try it.  It will cost you nothing to play around, get a feel for it.

You Can Create,
Julia

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mother's Day Hike

This is Layout 2 out of the FREE Studio J 5 pack I received for going to convention this year.


One of the things I love the most about Studio J is the ability to use large photos.  When I scrap traditionally, ( with paper and adhesive) I normally only print 4x6 photos.  Studio J helps me break out of that rut. Even with 2 large photos, I was able to include 9 photos in all on this LO.

You Can Create!
Julia

Monday, June 18, 2012

Kids' Choice Awards

One of the perks of going to convention this year is a FREE Studio J 5 pack.  I'd like to share one layout I created.


It took less than 20 minutes to pull this LO together and that is why I LOVE Studio J!

You Can Create!
Julia

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Color My Heart: Dare #4

This is a first for me.  I have been asked to be a guest designer.  How cool is that?  Thank you Sara Stone and Color My Heart for the opportunity.

Color My Heart dare #4 is to use Cranberry, Sky and Sunkiss Yellow.  We also had the option of adding Moonstruck.  My card is CASED from a card created by Ros Davidson.

The candles on this card are stamped with D1280 Spot On Background.  I used Moonstruck ink on the Sky and Moonstuck candles and Cranberry on the Cranberry candle.

The sentiment is stamped in Moonstruck on Sky cardstock with a sentiment for the Art Philosophy collection.

Look... I even busted out some eyelet! 'Cause old school is so cool :)

You Can Create!
Julia

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Color My Heart: Dare #3

Dare #3 is up at Color My Heart.  This weeks colors are Sorbet and Dutch Blue.  I added a bit of Lilac Mist to the mix and came up with this card.



The branches and flowers are all cut with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

I used this month's Stamp Of The  Month: Life is Sweet for the bird cut from Dutch Blue card stock.  I used a stamp set called Classmate Alphabet for the "follow your heart" border stamped in Lilac Mist.  I tied off the whole card with a bit of Sorbet ribbon.

You Can Create!
Julia

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Color My Heart : Dare #2

Color My Heart  Dare #2 up.  We were asked to use Topiary, Pear, Lagoon and/or Moonstruck. At first I was going to chicken out and use 2 out of the 4, but then I decided to push myself and use ALL 4 colors.  So glad I did! 


This LO is based on a design found in the Magic idea book called Backstage.  Because I wanted a more masculine LO, I used stars as an element.  I used strips of card stock to create the stripped paper.  That is my favorite part of this Layout.  The stars and the letters were all cut out using CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  I did not want the strips to be the only pattern on the LO, so I used the polka dot stamp from D1325 Argyle Backgrounds on the stars and the letters (Pear paper with Topiary ink)

Here is a close up of the stars and the stripes:


Here is a close up of the left page:



And a close up of the right page.


You Can Create!

Julia Hammond

Monday, June 4, 2012

Tweet Wonderful You

So when I was making cards for the June SOTM blog hop, I created this card.  I did not want to overload my post with too much artwork, so I saved this card for today!

I used CTMH's Lucy paper and a sentiment from this month's SOTM.    To finish the card off, I added a ribbon detail and a CTMH  pin clip.  This card is off in the mail this week!

You Can Create!

Julia Hammond

Saturday, June 2, 2012

You Did It!

I made this graduation card today.  My card was inspired by a Laura Bassen's card found in the Paper Creations Gallery Idol top 20 from last year. 

I used CTMH Victory Paper cut into 2x2 squares and attached to one of our 6 x 6 card Kraft die cut cards.  I cut the flap with the border detail off because I wanted to make this card as masculine as possible.  I used our color ready cork letters for the sentiment.

You Can Create!

Julia Hammond