Thursday, October 2, 2014

Magic

Little Miss Muffet Stamps inspiration time!
This one is for the boys...I even managed to sneak in some stickles.  



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Smiles,


Julie

Friday, September 26, 2014

YNS September Challenge Revisited

Hi Everyone,
I am back with a second look at the Your Next Stamp September challenge!  Have you played along yet?

Stamp Set - Monster Mash
Dies - Stitching Holes Dies





Each month, there is a sketch and photo on the challenge blog to inspire YOU!!!  Take inspiration from one or both and then play along for a chance to win!!!  Check out the challenge blog for more details.



Smiles,
Julie

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Just a Mini Slurp

Little Miss Muffet Stamps bi-weekly challenge time and this week it is time to Make it Mini...as in a mini card or ATC.

How about a project life insert featuring Swings 'n Slides Slurp?


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Smiles,
Julie




Monday, September 22, 2014

EEK!!!!!!

It's officially autumn where I live and Halloween is just around the corner!  Time to share some fall inspiration from Your Next Stamp!

My card is all about the spooky holiday next month...my children LOVE Halloween and LOVE the spooky side of it, while I like the cute side of it.  The YNS spider is the perfect stamp...scary but still cute!
Stamps - Spider from Fang-tastic Halloween and
sentiment from Ghostly Greetings
Dies - Stitching Holes Dies

I created the spider web with embroidery floss.  The YNS Stitching Holes Dies gave a great base to work off of, with evenly spaced holes.  I sewed the floss across the corner to each hole on the diagonal and then went back and wrapped the floss around each to create the web.
Be sure to head on over to the Your Next Stamp blog and check out all the creations by my teammates!  Leave a comment there for a chance to win a YNS prize!!!

Smiles,
Julie

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Flower for You!

Little Miss Muffet Stamps inspiration time!
That's Kiki Bloom popping out of the circle!


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Little Miss Muffet Stamps bi-weekly challenge - the latest challenge is Anything Goes - how easy is that??? Be sure to stop by and join in the fun!

Smiles,


Julie

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Party On

Hi Everyone!  I am sharing another clean and simple cutie today featuring some of the new release goodies available in the YNS Store HERE,


The squirrel from Piles of Smiles is perched atop a strip created by the Air Mail Die.
It's not too late to join in the new release blog hop...you have until September 17th to hop along for a chance to win a $20.00 YNS gift certificate.  Check out this post for  all the details.
Plus, check out the YNS Store....

Smiles,
Julie

Monday, September 15, 2014

Unique Blog Hop

Hi Everyone! 
Today I am participating in the Unique Blog Hop! It's a fun way for bloggers to get to know each other, for our readers to get to know us a little better, and maybe even introduce you to some new blogs!
   
I was tagged by my friend Laura Nehring from “The Crafty Sister”.  Thank you for tagging me!!!  We have served together on several design teams over the past few years.  Her coloring skills are drool worthy, and her card style is sure to make you smile so be sure to pop on over and say hi!
    
So, now it is my turn to answer a few questions, and then tag a blogger that I admire. 
           
1. What is my style, and how does my work differ from others?
   
I describe my style as clean and cute!  Minimal layers, lots of open space, and almost always a “cute” colored image.  I love to fussy cut and frequently fussy cut while on the go...in the car when I am a passenger, in a waiting room, whenever I have a few minutes of down time.

Stamp -YNS  Jungle Critter Crew

    
2.  What am I working on?
    
I am contemplating making Christmas cards for my mom ;>)  Otherwise I have a few images colored up and ready to find a home on a card.
     
3. How does my creative process work?
     
Truth be told it takes me forever to finish a card!  I start off with my handy dandy little notebook that I always have on me.  Whenever I have few free minutes or a craft idea pops in to my head I jot it down. 
When I am given new release stamps I typically have a page for each set and sketch out a layout for each.  Once I have a layout I grab some paper and then color images to match.  For the most part I go through the process one card at a time, but really need to change that because I think it goes a lot faster when I have multiple images ready to go and then do the cutting and assembling all at one time.  
I recently did all 49 challenges for the Splitcoast Stamper's DTGD challenges - 49 unique projects.  For this one I had a page in my notebook for each challenge, drew a sketch, then picked out papers that I stuck in the page and once I colored the image I put that in there too.  I then started assembling the cards as soon as I had the majority finished.  Phew - it was a marathon, but the notebook kept me organized and was filled up quick...I just bought a new one that has a little pocket in the front which is perfect to stick all the fussy cut images.



    
4. Why do I create?
    
I create because it makes me happy!
I have been crafting for as long as I can remember.  Painting, quilting, and now stamping.  I have a need to craft and I love the creative process.  I work with numbers all day, so stamping is a break.  Card making is relatively quick and I can finish something within minutes as opposed to the months it takes to quilt. 
    
Scene cards make me happy!

Stamps - YNS The Funny Farm Crew and
YNS Funny Farm Animal Sentiments
Die - YNS Puffy Cloud Dies

    
I am tagging a super sweet crafter who has this amazing ability to combine a bazillion stamps on one card and create scenes that will make your jaw drop!  None other than Wendy McGaffey of "Wake Up With Wendy".  Wendy and I have worked together on several design teams and first got to know one another through the Your Next Stamp DT.
  
Wendy will be continuing the Unique Blog Hop on her own blog next Monday, September 22nd... but you should definitely go check out her blog right now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Smiles,
Julie