Sunday, December 5, 2010

*Stories are Gifts, Share...and some Giveaways to announce!* :):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

Thanks to all that gave me get well wishes! :)  I am STILL feeling HORRIBLE and BARELY have a voice! :( Of course, my family is probably happy about this...lol...but not being able to talk is NO fun!!! And of course, the past two days are the days I CAN SLEEP IN... but noooooooooooo... my body woke me up both days at 4:30 AM, no alarm, just WIDE awake...so much for that rest! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I have a few things to share today... first...as I have told you since the beginning of December, Nikki Sivils is doing a bloggy marathon for the first two weeks this month, well TODAY she is joining in on the Helmar Holiday Blog Hop...and Nikki asked the DT to make some creations using Helmar's products!!! I made two!! :):):):):):):):):):):) On both of these, I used Helmar's quick dry adhesive and Helmar's Scrap Dots (*love them!*) :):):):):):):):):) I also used Nikki's Happy Holly-Days papers...which is WHAT SHE IS GIVING AWAY TODAY...along with some Helmar products!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I am also entering these for the latest challenge at Paper Issues! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)









And I also made this little wall hanging....for my banner, I used Nikki's craft flags and linked them together, added some Happy Holly-Days paper and alphas! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)




I also wanted to share a LO I made for the latest challenge at "The Studio"...this time their challenge involved NO TITLE... and I didn't add a title...YAY ME!!!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Instead... (And I can't believe I haven't seen MORE of these floating around...they are the PERFECT words for scrapping!)....I used Starbucks latest coffee sleeves that say...."Stories are gifts, share!" ohhhhhhhhhhhh yeah baby...I AM LOVING that!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):) So, I used my circle punch, and made them into a banner!!! *love that quote...LOVE IT!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)





 Not sure if you can read the journaling..if not, here it is, "On Thanksgiving 2010 - My Mom brought out a bin of toys for Brookie to play with - lo & behold - they were my old doll house furniture pieces! I was so excited to see Brookie play with my old toys! YAY! Mom for saving them all these years!"



I used goodies on here that I got from BlueMoonScrapbooking.com...and happy mail I got from Lynnda and Helmar's Scrap Dots...and the burgundy arrow is from Nikki Sivils' Happy Holly-Days line! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


And I have LOTS and LOTS of giveaways to share with everyone!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


As mentioned above, Nikki Sivils is joining in the Helmar Holiday Blog Hop today with a giveaway of Helmar's products and her Happy Holly-Days line! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)



BlueMoonScrapbooking.com is GIVING away a 7gypsies  Receipt holder!!!! Go tell Lisa one of your festive holiday memories to enter to win!!!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) 


And today is Angi's Birthday and to celebrate she is giving away a $25.00 Target Gift Card!!! WOWWWWWWWWWWW! Go check her out to enter!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


And Leah is giving away some YUMMY American Crafts stamps!!! YUM!! Go check it out...it ends tonight!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


Don't FORGET about my big NIKKI SIVILS follower GIVEAWAY!!! See all the deets here here here here! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


And I am guest designing this month on Category Stories....and if you play along with that challenge and get picked as the winner...wellllllllllllll... you CAN WIN A GUEST DESIGN SPOT ON FAVE THINGS!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


Thanks for stopping by....I soooooooooo appreciate it!
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39 comments:

  1. love your Christmas projects!!! they rawk!
    feel better, chiquita banana...

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  2. Such great projects. Way cool! Love the banner. Very cute. Hope you feel better soon.

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  3. So hope you feel better very soon!!! Love these holiday projects and I really love what you did with the Starbucks holders - I have been saving them to use also. Thanks for all of the giveaway notices. Have a great week and get well soon!!!

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  4. Julie, feeling sick and being so creative, how is it possible... LOVE your Christmas projects, Nikki's papers are sooo cute!
    Please, take care of your heath!!!

    XXXJenneke

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  5. Take care of your HEALTH!!!!! lol

    XXXJenneke

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  6. Julllliiiieeee!!! Take care of YOU!!! I always threaten to come to AZ, but really, I might have to do that and kick your butt!!!

    Fab-o works!!! I especially love the Brookie LO with the Sbuxs punch-outs!!! What a great idea!!!

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  7. Feel better, hon! Thanks for posting my giveaway! And cute projects as always! ^_^

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  8. Hope you feel better soon. Being sick is never fun. Lovely decorations you made. :)

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  9. Hope you feel better soon. Sweet projects!

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  10. Sorry to hear you're sick. Sending my best wishes for speedy recovery! And wohooo for all these gorgeous projects. What a wall hager!!! And super cute and fun and creative page! Love it all!!

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  11. Sorry you were not feeling well. I'm so glad are getting better though.
    Oh how lovely--the album is looking good.
    Love what you did with the Starbucks!!

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  12. This is just terrible that you are so sick and you so remind me of Nikki Sivils too, still up and blogging and working........I so hope you are feeling better soon, especially before christmas. I will pray for you. That is awesome that you got those gorgeous pics of Brookie playing with toys you played with as a girl. These are truly special times. I love that you made those Starbucks circles, wow, now that is thinking outside the square. You are an amazing lady Julie in so many ways. Melxx

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  13. I certainly hope you're staying home tomorrow...you need to get some rest!!!

    Love the crafts and layouts you made with her line!!

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  14. sorry you are still feeling bad. that stinks. love your awesome projects. loving the nikki papers you used. i've been stalking her blog every day. the starbucks idea is fantastic. perfect for your layout.
    hope you are feeling better soon. =)

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  15. I am so behind.....I didn't know you were sick!!!! Miss 2 days online and ya miss it all......get better soon!! My fmaily loves it when I can't talk too....can't for the life of me figure that out :) And I LOVEEEEEEE those projects!!! The Christmas one is FAB!!!!! And that layout is just perfect!!!

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  16. Drink some warm tea with honey and get some rest girl. Love our Christmas projects. And that layout is waaaayyyy tooooo FAB. Love all of the elements.
    And a BIG THANK YOU for posting about my giveaway:)

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  17. Hey you Julie... what are you doing.. you need to rest and Sleep... not here.... LOL... !! love those hanging wall projects perfect for the xmas decor...

    I'm loving the layout...Brookie such a darling... very cute banner from starbucks and great quote!!!

    You one amazing lady Julie... speedy recovery... and please REST... xoxo

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  18. Oh these are just awesome creations Julie! I really love the layout! The bright colors, the cutie and all the circular action! Just sooooo festive! :)

    Hope you feel better soon! Sending you positive energy! :)

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  19. I'm catching up too! Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well! I'm diggin' these creations--WTG!!

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  20. LOVE all the creations!! The NS Christmas projects are entirely too cool! HOpe you get yourself feeling better very soon :)

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  21. adorable projects, sweetie!
    I love what you did with the Starbucks coffee sleeves! I have a couple of them, too, that I am going to add into my DD. ;D
    hope you had a great weekend!

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  22. Howdy Julie, Its always nice to hear from you. It sounds like you had what I did. I had no voice at all for 4 days. Its been a couple weeks and its not completely gone. So take care and rest up!
    I love all of your new projects. Your art is so pretty.Happy Creating,
    ((())) gail

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  23. Feel better soon, and I am loving all the work you posted today!

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  24. awww, Julie! you poor sickie! feel better soon so you can drive the fam crazy! :D hoping it passes quickly, hun. your little projects here are fantastic! loving all the NS stuff you've been showing lately! but i ESPESH love your page, girlfriend! GORGEOUS! sending long-distance hugs ('cuz i can't catch what you've got that way, so it's safe!)! xo

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  25. I love how you used the coffee holder for the layout, that is too creative! Great projects:)

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  26. Get well soon! I'm so sorry to hear that you are sick! :(

    Love your projects. Your banner with the flags is genius!

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  27. gorgeous christmas projects, julie!! :)

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  28. Get well soon dear friend!!!! I love your projects!!! Absolutely awesome!!!

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  29. That is a long post but i Loved it.
    And look at the fab work..you rock girl...and the give away...wow!

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  30. I hope you are feeling better very soon! Love how you used the Starbucks cup holder on your Stories are Gifts layout.

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  31. I'm so sorry you feel so icky. I love your projects though! Thanks for all the links. Where did you get your mini garland?

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  32. Ok that banner totally rocks! So cute! And I'm loving your Helmar projects! So adorable!

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  33. Great layout with no title, love the idea to use the words from the cup to make the banner! Thanks for playing along with us!

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  34. Love your LO's. Hope you feel better soon!

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  35. Love your Christmas projects (love the way you used the craftflags, great idea) and adore that LO so sweet!!

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  36. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for linking to Paper Issues!!!!!! You are so awesome!!!
    p.s. Nikki Sivils sent us some fabulous prizes to give to one lucky participant in our next challenge. I am so thankful!!!!!
    =)
    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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  37. This is an awesome page, Julie! Thanks for supporting The Studio, as always :)

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  38. your projects are very festive! i love all the different elements of each. have a great holiday! joanne

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  39. Love your projects Julie! Your layout is gorgeous (I am in love with that little camera embellishment and how you recycled your coffee cups! Brilliant!!)

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