Saturday, September 15, 2012

Better luck next time :)

Hi everyone! 

I recently mentioned that I was trying out for a DT -- well, I didn't make it :) .... I applied for a position as an altered designer for Bella Blvd. -- and they chose their new DT members on Thursday -- and I didn't get a notice that I was chosen -- but I still wanted to share the projects I made for their call :)

And when they have their next DT call... I will throw my hat in the ring again :)

I am super excited to see who did make the Bella Blvd. Team on Monday when they announce it! :)


First a Thanksgiving wreath I made ....
 
  
 
 

 



Next, I have a frame (it is 18X20 inches) that I found at an antique store and it didn't have a back to it -- no worries!! I hung wires from the back side and then used clothes pins to hang photos and other Bella Blvd. goodies from the wires --


















Next, I took a wooden tree and turned it into a "Thankful" tree :) I left the journal card on the top blank, as I am going to have everyone that is over for Thanksgiving write something on it :)









And the last project I made for the DT call was a magnetic memo board -- I made this for Brookie's upcoming 6th birthday party!!! I am going to have her friends write her a little birthday note and then since it's a magnetic memo board, Brookie will be able to put them on here any way she wants :)


On the above pic  ... ^^^^^^  you can see the little 3x3 inch cards I made for her friends to write a birthday note for Brookie :)



I took Bella Blvd. embellies/papers and made my own magnets by gluing the embellies/papers to magnet buttons! 










And here is the magnetic memo board without the 3x3 cards on it :)




Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

75 comments:

  1. I know that feeling well. Your projects are lovely! You'll get in next time...I'm sure!!

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  2. There's always next time - just not meant to be!!! LOVE your projects - my fave is the piccy frame pegs & lines - that's simply STUNNING:):):):)

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  3. Sorry you didn't make the team Julie but love your attitiude about throwing your hat back into the ring.. I love all your projects,my favorite would have to be the antique frame with the wire on the back!!!! How clever is that???? I have frames sitting for years so I can't wait to do something with it!!!! Thank you for such amazing inspiration!

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  4. Joining you in the reject list...hugs and love! I like the memo board the best...i bet Brookie does too!

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  5. Sorry to hear you didn't make the team this time, but thank you for sharing your BB projects! I especially love the cupcake card on the top left of the memo board and your thankful tree project :)

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  6. These are all amazing! Bummer about the call but you got some fabulous projects out of it!

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  7. What the heck? I can't believe they didn't pick you up...check out your FABulous projects....

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  8. Oh Julie! I absolutely love the projects you made!!! I don't know why some are chosen and some are not for certain design teams, but it sure wasn't for lack of talent on your part! These creations are simply amazing and so cool!!!! Thanks for sharing them with us!!!!!

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  9. Your projects are beautiful! I can't wait to see who made the Bella team. Better luck next time!

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  10. Oh, my gracious, girl! You've been busy! I'm so sorry that you didn't make it, but your projects are FABULOUS! Really love that clothesline frame! YUM-O! Good luck next time! I just know you'll win their hearts ;)!

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  11. These are such fabulous projects! Sorry that you didn't make it. I didn't either.

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  12. these are fabulous~love the frame with picture strung across.

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  13. wow Julie these are amazing and so enchanting .. love them all xoxo

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  14. Julie, all of your altered items are incredible! The memo board is darling, and the Thanksgiving wreath is awesome:)

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  15. Amazing..amazing projects..love them all!!! You are such an inspiration..and i'm so sad you did'nt make the team..<3

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  16. I love these Julie!! I am going to steal that frame idea for sure! Your creations are always gorgeous. I would have loved to see you on that dt

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  17. These projects are all STUNNING Julie! I'm sorry you didn't make it!! I applied for a couple of others and didn't make them either! One was clearly NOT an international call from their selection chosen (why they don't just say that and save us the trouble beats me!) but like you I've learnt to just "Keep Calm and Carry On!"

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  18. you are so inspiring!! your projects AND your awesome attitude!
    how ya been?
    having a good weekend?
    love that frame the most! super cool!
    love ya sweetie!
    B

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  19. wow soooo gorgeous projecht's

    xx carla

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  20. Their loss - but I bet you get in next time! :) Love your projects, you are so amazingly creative!!!! The magnetic board is AWESOE!!!!

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  21. Oh man, really? I can't believe it!! You are amazing and LOVE all of your projects, especially the frame - that is SOOOOOOOO CREATIVE!!! :)

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  22. Don't you just love Bella Blvd! So sorry about not getting the call but you sure have some great projects there.

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  23. Sorry to hear you didn't make the team, I am really surprised because these are all gorgeous! I love your positive attitude Julie you are just amazing! I especially love the wreath and the frame!! :)

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  24. Their loss indeed!
    Your projects are packed with creativity and inspiration!
    and I thank You for that!
    I also think You have a very positive attitude and that in itself needs to be admired!!

    Hugs~

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  25. WOW Julie these are all absolutely gorgeous! BB is crazy for not picking you but good for you for applying! Good luck next time. ;)

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  26. Wowee, that's a lotta' craftin goin on! I'm sure you'll make it next time.

    Hugs,
    Meri

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  27. Oh my word, all your projects are amazing! You will make it for sure, it's just not your time yet! Fantastic job!

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  28. Julie, I'm so sorry you didn't make the call, I think something even bigger is going to happen because you are Amazing at all you do! Love all your projects, my favorite on is the backless frame!
    ~Kim

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  29. Oh my goodness each project is cuter then the next...I love them all. I think I need to copy the frame one.
    Sorry you didn't make it, that means another opportunity will come that is better for you.
    Hugs sweetie

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  30. Those are all awesome projects!!! Having run a challenge blog at one time I can tell you just because you didn't get picked this time does not mean your work wasn't up to snuff. Usually there is such overwhelming response and even picking the very best of the best leaves you with too big a pile to narrow down any way but eenie meenie minie moe! Your work is always awesome :)

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  31. Julie, your projects are all FABULOUS!!! You would have made a great addition to there team. What were they thinking?? (=
    I know how it feels...

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  32. These are all really fabulous projects, Julie!! Love how you used the Bella products and I would have definitely picked you for the Team!! :) I tried out too, for layouts, but didn't make it either. But there's always next time.

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  33. I can't believe you didn't make it!! Oh well................it's THEIR loss!!!!

    LOVE ALL of your FABBY projects!!!

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  34. Well if I was picking I would have picked you hands down. I love these projects! I got an old screen and had the same plan for it. I just can't find wall space for it. LOL Love Brookie's Birthday board. Great idea!

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  35. well shame on them! but i hope you get on the next dt call :)

    love all the projects and that frame with the clothespins to hold photos.............. LOVE!!!!

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  36. allow the fall projects Julie!! Wow you've been so productive I'm so behind!!

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  37. I love all your projects! You have the greatest handwriting, too!

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  38. oh my gosh FUN FUN projects!!! Those are ALL amazing, LOVE the idea of the everyday me one!!!!

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  39. FUN creations! sorry you didn't make the team--you have some fun stuff to display though! ;)

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  40. I'm sorry you didn't make the team. My favorite is the birthday board. It's such an awesome design and it's too cute.

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  41. Each one of these is awesome Julie! You are so clever & crafty!!!

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  42. try and try again!! you never know. and i'm not a wreath person.. but that back-less frame blow my mind away!! I will need to lift you REALLY soon! okay? okay.

    Love you Julie!

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  43. I'm sorry you didn't make it to the team - your projects are AWESOME! Love the frame with the wires - a very cool idea! :)
    You are very crafty and I bet that one day you make it to the team - just try again. :)

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  44. Good for you...never give up! You are so talented. I found you through my mom saucysiciliana...thank you for the birthday wishes by the way:) I'm your new follower.

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  45. Wonderful projects, Julie! You did a fantastic job showcasing the happy colors and whimsy of the Bella Blvd products. I admire your spirit of not giving up!

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  46. Wow, pretty awesome, gorgeous, creative, fabulous, cheerful, colorful creations.

    Hugs
    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.in

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  47. Don't give up! Your creations are great! It's just a matter of time before they choose you. Thanks for the get well wishes - throat is raw today...ughhh.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  48. I'm sorry you didn't make it, your projects are gorgeous, I love, love, love the altered frame !!!! Deb xx

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  49. Julie, you are amazing! Your projects are gorgeous, as usual! Beautiful, my friend!

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  50. Julie dear, your projects are wonderful!
    You are very talented and creative!
    I know that feeling well,I went through this twice last week.

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  51. I would have hired you in a heartbeat! I mean it.

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  52. Just look at all those fabulous project, you are a super crafter, they are all so beautiful and fun!
    Speaking about wreath, I had one started 2 years ago intended for the fall and it is still sitting there, hmm.... maybe I should dig it out and finish it! : 0

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  53. So many wonderful projects here my friend. You are one talented lady.

    Hugs~

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  54. THESE ARE SO SUPER!! I especially love the wreath! I might be making something like that in the near future :).... Thanks for being so inspiring...!!!

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  55. These are TRULY FANTASTIC Julie... you have done a wonderful job with the Bella Blvd ranges.... Sorry to hear you didn't make it!!! Glad to here that will keep on applying!!

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  56. What!!!... I dont believe they didn't pick you!!!... Fret not my dear friend ..try again ...and dont give up... wooohoo....check out your fantabulous and wonderful projects....love them all... hugs...xoxo

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  57. Those are awesome projects Julie! I LOVE the altered frame!!! Too bad for the Dt but you'll find other door openings I am sure!

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  58. Sorry you didn't make the team, your projects are totally awesome, love them. You'll get it for sure next time :))

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  59. Love your projects sweetie. If manufacturers would start choosing their DTs based on talent AND character you would have been a sure bet my friend. These projects are golden...all of them! I love the memo board. xoxo

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  60. Oh Julie, I'm so sorry. I know the feeling but, like you, I've kept trying. The projects you created are awesome. I think I've studied every detail photo you posted. :)

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  61. I simply adore the frame...such a stunning project.

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  62. Their loss!!! And I know the feeling WELL!!!! But one day I will take over EP and then....the world!!!!! :):) I love all of these projects Julie!!!! Seriously!!! Makes me wonder what the heck it is they are looking for exactly....oh well....we do it for the love right???? :):)

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  63. Holy Cow, your projects are amazing, Julie! So creative and festive and beautiful! I know how hard it is to make it onto teams, but this is their loss, my friend! You are fabulous!

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  64. Wow, such gorgeous projects, Julie!! You are so creative. Sorry about not making the team. Love your sweet spirit about it!! Thanks for sharing your projects!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  65. Great projects Julie! I love them, and you should be so proud of them. I tried for this one too - total long shot, but I just love their stuff so I figured why not, no surprise that I wasn't picked up, but I'm glad that I went for it.

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  66. Amazing and beautiful projects!!
    IKIWYM about only submitting to your favorites! I don't submit to them all either. Since Jan I have submitted to 3 and got one and now I'm submitting to one more and then I will wait and see if something else catches my eyes in Nov. or Dec.
    Sorry and know that its their lost!!!
    Hugs.

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  67. Loved your projects! Thanks for sharing. Maybe next time.

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  68. These are amazing projects Julie. Personally I think you are very good at showcasing a brand's products beautifully.

    Oh it's tough putting yourself out there. If it makes you feel better, it's worse for internationals...there are even fewer spots..lol. Paper manufacturers do not like me at all.

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  69. ughhh! It's so hard to put yourself out there and not make it but know that your projects are deeply loved and enjoyed by your followers! I need to go back and look more because you have such amazing details on these Bella projects! They are precious and I am thinking the wreath will be on my list to do real soon. Thanks for sharing your creativity and craft on!

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  70. Never give up! Your projects are adorable!

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  71. Well... already chatted with you. But I would just like to say that your projects are BEAUTIFUL!!! I mean, really beautiful! The end. :-)

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  72. Wow! Great projects!!! I think my fave is the fabulous frame with photos hanging inside. LOOOOOOOVE IT! I may have a spot for something like that in our house!!!! Sorry you weren't chosen for the DT. Thrilled that you made these projects and shared them with us!

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  73. I la la la LOOOOVE all of these but especially that wreath! The "thankful" tree is a really great idea too!

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  74. These are ALL fabulous. Especially love the wreath. Argh, the competition is so tough. We all know this feeling!

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  75. Oh sweetie..your projects are really amazing!!! I'm so sorry you didn't make the team...and I almost don't want to tell you that my good friend Wendy Antennuci was one of the Altered gals selected. Sad for you and happy for her... don't give up though, you're amazing!!!

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