Friday, December 14, 2018

Have a Beary Merry Christmas :)

Hi everyone :)

I wanted to share the Christmas cards I made this year :)

I made these using Lawn Fawn and Newton Nook Designs stamps along with a variety of papers, including Paper House Productions, Bella Blvd., Elle's Studio and Simple Stories :)







And yes, I made this many! LOL! :)




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

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

With Sympathy ...

Hi everyone! :)

I wanted to share a sympathy card I made using some Paper Smooches stamps, along with Bella Blvd. and Prima papers :)

I am entering this in the latest Paper Smooches challenge that is to use ribbon (along with Paper Smooches stamps or dies)  :)








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

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A few bucks for you :)

Hi everyone! :)

I wanted to share a birthday card I made using some Paper Smooches stamps, along with Bella Blvd. and MME papers :)

I am entering this in the latest Paper Smooches challenge that is to use ribbon (along with Paper Smooches stamps or dies)  :)





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

Monday, December 10, 2018

Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone! :)

I wanted to share a birthday card I made using some Paper Smooches stamps, along with Bella Blvd. and MME papers :)

I am entering this in the latest Paper Smooches challenge that is to use ribbon (along with Paper Smooches stamps or dies)  :)




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

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year :)

Hi everyone! :)

 I had one coffee/holly die cut left over from making my altered Altoids tin gift card holders the other day, so I made a card out of it :)

I am entering this card in the Coffee Lovers Winter blog hop :)

I used Adorn-It papers along with dies from Paper Smooches :)





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

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Coffee anyone? :)

Hi everyone! :)

I wanted to share some altered Altoids tin boxes that I made for Brookie's teachers for Christmas! :) 

Each one holds a $5.00 gift card to Starbucks :)

I made these using some Adorn-It papers along with coffee cup and holly dies from Paper Smooches :)

 I am entering these into the Coffee Lovers Winter blog hop :)












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


Monday, November 26, 2018

From All of Us :)

Hi everyone! :)

I wanted to share the Christmas tags I made for this year.  I am playing along with Tracey's 25 days of Christmas tags challenge! :) 




I made these using stamps from Newton's Nook, Simon Says Stamp and Neat & Tangled stamps on my tags :)









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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Brookie at 12 :)

Hi all :)

I wanted to share a layout I made using some older Bo Bunny, Bella Blvd. and Pink Paislee :) 








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Monday, October 29, 2018

The Best Things in Life are Old, Loved and Rescued! :)

Hi everyone! :)

I know you all have been waiting on the edge of your seats to see how I did with my denim/jean quilt and pillow I made for Adam, that I entered into the Arizona State Fair -- (well, I can DREAM that you have been waiting to find out! LOL!!) 

I haven't been able to share this news on social media, as Adam and I follow each other on Facebook and IG, but he doesn't pay attention to my blog, so this is my safe zone! HA!! :)

If you remember, these are his Christmas gifts, so I have to be careful where I share! :)

So without further ado, here is a layout I made about how I fared at the Fair! :)

I used some older Simple Stories, Pretty Little Studios and Bo Bunny :)








Not bad for a girl who taught herself how to sew!! :)



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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Thanks so much! -- featuring Simple Stories and Paper Smooches :)

Hi everyone! :)

Brookie's birthday party this year was held at Our Creative Escape, a painting studio owned by Kim and Tom Mraz (Kim also owns Paper Smooches). 

Brookie and I have gone to three of their paint classes, and in October they started doing kid classes - so I suggested doing her party there, and she thought it was a great idea! :)

I wanted each girl to have a little gift from the party - so I decorated these boxes with some papers from Simple Stories, and the owl and the "thanks so much" are from Paper Smooches. :)

(in case you were wondering each girl got a make-up bag, a necklace, a notepad, and the canvases I made for them inside the boxes) 

Also, since the painting they were doing was a Halloween pumpkin, I added a little pumpkin to their boxes, and the little ice cream cones were given to me from a co-worker, and I added the little rubies to act as a cherry. :)













Ohhhhhh and I have to share this story -- lol -- only me, I swear! :)  So, I have seen a gazillion photos of my friends over the year sharing photos of hot glue gun burns they have gotten over the years ---- 


Here is the thing - I DO NOT use hot glue guns --- ever! In case you didn't know this about me, I was born with a nerve tumor in my right wrist -- I have had surgeries over the years to try and remove it (unsuccessfully, I might add! lol!)  Due to these surgeries, I have NO FEELING in some of my fingers -- hence, the reason I DO NOT use hot glue guns, cause I could burn myself and not even know it! So, no glue guns for me! :) 

Which brings us to our MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION -- 

How the heck did Julie get this blister, if she doesn't use a hot glue gun?!?!?!?!




Because I do not use a hot glue gun, I am a die hard Beacon Zip Dry glue user.  The downside to this is -- lots and lots and lots and lots of "glue boogers" (technical term of course! HA!) that I NORMALLY can just rub my finger(s) across it and it rubs off any excess glue  -- welllllllll ... the "thanks so much" on these boxes is a diecut from Paper Smooches, so naturally because of its size, I had LOTS of glue boogers to rub off --- and I waited too long for it to dry, and I had to rub it pretty hard to get it all off -- and you guessed it, I rubbed SO HARD on the paper, I gave myself a blister!!! LOL!! :)

Seriously -- who does that?!?!!? Rubs glue so hard on a piece of paper, that they give themselves a BLISTER?!!?!??! That would be me! HA!!! And the bad news to this story is, this is on the hand that has the tumor, and this is on the ONE finger that I have feeling in, which translates into me having to DO EVERYTHING with this ONE finger on this hand .... you know ... like typing (which is what I do ALL day long in my real job)!! So, this was not my best day! 

But hey -- the boxes look amazing and there are no glue boogers! HA!!! :)


And I also wanted to share some photos from her actual party at Our Creative Escape :)


The girls painting their backgrounds while Kim comes around to check on them :)




Painting the jack-o-lantern faces on :)





Brookie with her painting all finished :)





The girls all had fun and loved that they got to take their paintings home with them :)



Of course the cake had a volleyball on it :)






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