Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Baby Girl Shower Invitation

This is a baby shower invitation that I made for my sister in law using the Cricut. If you do not own a Cricut I did see a stamp that was similar to the tree branch on the card that you could use. Thanks for watching! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Peace on Earth Owl Card

This is a card made from a stamp set that I received from Silvia(sil2289). It's so cute. I know that Tikiboo(Nicole) has this stamp set too. I used some diamond glitter to make it sparkle and look like snow. Thanks for watching! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Reindeer Food Poem

Reindeer Food
Tis the night before Christmas and every year you feed Santa Claus. Now
feed his reindeer.

1. Wait until Christmas Eve
2. Open the bag. sprinkle reindeer food on the lawn.
3. Hop into bed.
4. Listen for Santa.
5. Close your eyes.
6. Watch the sugar plums dance.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Christmas Fudge

Dashing from the malls, with groceries yet to buy, Workshops, kids & housekeeping, Life's so crazy! Why?

Bells on our telephone ring, the machine will take the call. We have no time for family or friends, It drives us up the wall.

How are you? How's your life? We really want to know. Hope you're ready for Christmas, Now maybe it will snow.

A day or two ago, We thought we'd make a treat, For all our special friends--A Christmas Gift to eat!

Our intentions were top notch, But our schedules would not budge, Hence, here's this year's addition of homemade CHRISTMAS FUDGE!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Bunch of Cards

I made a few different cards, mostly for my pastor and his wife. The other one was for my mother-in-laws Birthday. She is so special to me! :0) XOXO, Julie.

Compassionate Cards Gives Back

Hi Everyone! My mom gave me a great idea to give back to the ladies that send in cards to Compassionate Cards. I am so excited to be able to do this!!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Easel Card

This card was inspired by one that I saw on Youtube. This card was made for KraftyKatsy one of our fellow Youtube buddies who was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia. She is in the fight of her life. Please keep her in your prayers. XOXO, Julie. :0)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Ribbon Tree

I learned how to make this card from Splitcoaststampers.com. This was made using ribbon, eyelets, and rubber stamping. Such a cute Christmas card idea! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Origami Christmas Tree

This is a really fun technique that I just learned today from Youtube. The name of the place where I purchased the jar of stars and snowflakes was from scrapbookingalley.com. Check it out. XOXO, Julie. :0)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Momma's Goodies! :0)

My mom send me such a fun box of goodies. She knows that I make cards for others and also that I have giveaways so she thought I could use the goodies. XOXO, Julie. :0)

Butterfly Card

This card was one of many made for a friend of mine whos daughter is suffering from a life threatening illness. They are having a fund raiser for her his coming weekend so I am hoping the cards will bring in some funds to help cover some of her medical costs. :0) XOXO, Julie. :0)

Birthday Wishes

This card was made with ribbon and an owl embellishment from Silvia (Sil2289), thank you Silvia! This was also made using Bazzill Paper as well as a cute Birthday Wishes stamp from Michaels($1.00). I used mounting foam to give it some dimension. Thanks for watching! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter or margarine, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners' sugar, and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended. Press evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In a metal bowl over simmering water, or in the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with the peanut butter, stirring occasionally until smooth. Spread over the prepared crust. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thankful

This card was made using a digi stamp from Kristen at http://kardsandklay.blogspot.com/. She makes the coolest digi stamps! I used feathers, a thankful phrase, flowers, and water color pencils to color. Enjoy! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Antique Face

This was made using a stamp that I purchased from Michael's. Also two stamps from Hampton Art Stamps from Ebay. I embellished with Tags, bling, rub-ons, and a flower from Silvia. Natalie Bramasole's video inspired me. :0) XOXO, Julie.

Sparkling Snowflakes

This card was made using the Winter Woodland Cricut Cartridge, Martha Stewart Ribbon, Hampton Arts Stamp, DCWV cardstock and gems to add some sparkle. I got the idea for the sketch from Splitcoaststampers. Thanks for watching! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Birds in the Fall

Ive discovered Bazzill Paper from Michaels and LOVE IT!! Its so pretty, you have to see it in person to truly see the beauty. :0) I used ribbon and distressing ink(Tim Holtz) from Michael, the stamps from Stampin Up, and a cute fall metal tag from the dollar store. Thanks for watching! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bella Ribbon Card

My co-workers mother in law went in for a mastectomy. My heart goes out to her as well as my prayers. I made this card for her. Enjoy! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Snowman Cheer

This card was made using the Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge. I also used a Hampton Art stamp and some gems for fun. Enjoy! Julie. :0)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hey Sweet Friend

This card was made using S.E.I Dimensionals that Silvia sent me along with some really fun polka dot paper. I used the Winter Woodland Cartridge to cut out the scalloped circle. Enjoy! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Cake Box

This video shows how to make a cake box using the Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. Thanks for watching! XOXO, Julie.

Always Card

This card was made mostly from the treats that Silvia had sent me. Enjoy this fun card! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Snow Capped Trees

The card in this video used the DCWV Animal Crackers Stack, Martha Stewart ribbon, a fun brad and googly eyes for a fun effect! Thanks for watching! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Monkey See Monkey Do!

The card in this video used the DCWV Animal Crackers Stack, Martha Stewart ribbon, a fun brad and googly eyes for a fun effect! Thanks for watching! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Hello Kitty Halloween Card

This card was made using the Cricut Hello Kitty Cartridge, Michael's dollar ribbon, and Recollections Halloween paper. Thanks for watching! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Really Great Template Site

Hi Everyone!

I found this really great template site that has SO many wonderful card and gift ideas. Take a peek at her site:

http://www.karlum.com/templates.htm

Enjoy!!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Gypsy Give-a-Way

Hey you guys- I hope you read this soon because this is an AMAZING deal!!!! Over at the Cutting Above blog they are giving away TWO Gypsies!!!! You must enter by tomorrow at midnight at the drawing will be held on the 3rd of October!!!! Here's the link:

http://cuttingabove.blogspot.com/2009/09/cutting-above-gypsy-giveaway.html

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I hope you get a chance to enter and win!!!!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

This card was make using the Wild Card Cartridge, some fun brads, DCWV Indian Summer Fall Stack, Heidi Grace satin stickers and some Martha Stewart self adhesive ribbon. Enjoy! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Halloween Bazaar

This video almost didn't happen. I meant to video tape this before this went into my mom luggage, but I had to reopen it to video tape it! LOL I hope you enjoy! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cherry Blossom Tree

This card was make with DCWV cardstock, gems and the Wild Card Cartridge. Thanks for watching! Enjoy! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Halloween Pencil Holder

This is a video for Tips and Technique Tuesday. I wanted to load it up early since I worked on it this weekend. This was made with Recollections Halloween paper, a Michael's dollar stamp, basic orange colored card stock, black ribbons and pens and pencils from the dollar store. Enjoy! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

And the winner is....

The winner of the 200 subscriptions from Youtube is 4everdoglover. Thank you all who entered and for your support. There's lots more fun videos and prizes to come! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Rhinestones and Ribbons!

This card was made using the Indian Summer Fall Pack DCWV at Joann's. I also used $1.00 ribbon from Michael's and rhinestones from the dollar bin. I created a "rolling hills or wave look" to the card .Enjoy! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Flowers Abound!

This card was made with DCWV cardstock from Joann's and a salmon colored card stock that I purchased from The Paper Zone(I'm sure you could get the same at Michael's or Joann's.) The ribbon was from the dollar bin at Michael's. The flowers were from The Paper Zone and lots of other goodies that I purchase from Target. The sentiment was from the Cuttlebug!.Enjoy! XOXO, Julie. :0)

200 Subscriptions on Youtube! :0)

Hey Everyone!!!!! Whoo Hoo!!!! 200 Subsciptions!! Can you believe it?? I am so excited. Take a peek at the fun give away. Leave a comment on this video and I will draw the winner Sunday night @7p.m. pst. Thank you everyone for making this possible. XOXO, Julie. :0)

Christmas Has Come Early!

Christmas has come a little early everyone! I was looking through a magazine and got inspired to do a Christmas card! In this video I used Christmas card stock, Prima flowers and leaves, a Christmas foam message and ribbon from Heidi Grace. Thanks so much for watching! Stay tuned. I am really close to 200 subscriptions so I am hoping to have a fun giveaway this weekend while my husband is watching football! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tayna is the winner!!!!

Hi Tayna-

I put all the numbers in a basket and your number was drawn! Congratulations! I have your address from the last time that you sent in cards. I will send it out no later then Thursday! Enjoy and thank you so much for following my blog!!! God Bless You! XOXO, Julie.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Chipboard Mini Book-Tips and Technique Tues!

This is a very economical way to make chipboard books with out the expensive cost. Enjoy! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Trial and Error Cricut Mirror

Hi Everyone! This has been a PROJECT in the making. I think literally somewhere around 2 weeks. You will see the condensed version of my trial and error to create a very pretty Cricut mirror so you can skip all the error part! :0) LOL Thanks for watching! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Victorian Card

This card was made using some of the fun embellishments from Heidi Grace and some of the items that Silvia sent to me. I like the way this turned out. Thanks for watching! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Gone Country!

This video was made using basic brown card stock, a pre-made 5x7 card, leather stickers, leather embellishments and brads. Thanks for watching! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Giveaway for my bloggers! :0)

This is a giveaway for anyone that subscribes to my blog and leaves a message! Thank you so much for subscribing! I really appreciate it! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Flowers and Friends

This card was made with a sketch challenge that I did. I used the flowers that Silvia sent me and also DCWV card stock. I used a hole punch and created a dangling flower effect. Thanks for watching! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

My First Sketch Challenge! :0 )

Hi Everyone! Kristen over at http://kardsandklay.blogspot.com
put a little bug in my ear over a month ago and said that I should try some challenges....well ladies!!! This is it! This is my first challenge that I did from Christian Paper Crafts. I am so excited. Now on to my next project! LOL Thanks for looking! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Clear Flower :0)

This card was made using the Heidi Grace card stock along with acetate, gold thread, CTMH stamp set and flower embellishments. Thanks for watching! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Indian Summer Card Plus Giveaway!!!!

This card was made using the Indian Summer Fall Pack from Joann's, lots of layering, beautiful ribbon from Michael's and satin stickers from Heidi Grace. Please be sure to subscribe and leave a comment to win! XOXO, Julie.

Positive and Negative Card with Giveaway!

This card was made using the clear stamps that I just got in the mail today from Ebay. I used basic brown card and white card stock and brown and white Stazon ink for a positive and negative look. Thanks for watching! Don't forget to leave a comment so you can win what's on the end of this video. :0) More videos and giveaways to come this weekend! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Silvia Inspired Owl Card!

Hey Everyone! Its Labor Day Weekend so let the fun begin!!!! My first card is Silvia inspired, meaning Sil2289 from Youtube! She sent me the owl that I have been looking for, but my Michaels didn't have!!! How sweet is that?? I tried to edit this video the best I could, but you will see the brown dotted paper a few times! LOL Make sure and subscribe and leave a comment for a chance to win the fun prizes on the video! The drawing will be on Monday, September 8th. Thanks so much for watching! I love making videos for you to enjoy! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Flip Flip Card

This card was inspired from a gal who sent in a card for the current mission that Compassionate Cards is working on called IFPOA. I think she did a beautiful job and thought that I would love to try and see what I could create. Thanks so much for watching! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Just a Note! :0)

This card was made using DCWV "The Stack 6". I used the Fiskars treading water punch. I also used the just a note stamp that I got from Michael's on Friday. I Thanks for watching! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Layered Card

This card was made with a DCWV polka dot card base, a Michael's dollar stamp, my Cuttlebug, and some flower embellishments, Enjoy! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Purse and So Much More!!! :0)

This was made using my Cricut Cartridge, Bags, Tags, Boxes and More. I did a fun little added twist that you end up with two presents in one! Enjoy! XOXO, Julie. :0)

My First Award from Karin! :0)

Hey Everyone!!! Look what Karin gave me!!! My first blog award! How exciting! Thank you so much! I feel like I'm official in the blogging world now. :0) XOXO, Julie. :0)

http://www.karinscreaties.blogspot.com

Ok so 7 random facts:

1. I am a reality show junkie.
2. I do my stamping and videos on my kitchen table. I do use a walk-in closet to store all my stamping stuff, but it's not big enough to do my videos in. I will turn my boys room into a stamp room when they move out(which I hope will be a long time). :0)
3. I have another blog called Compassionate Cards that focuses on giving cards to the elderly, people with terminal illnesses and domestic violence.
4. I am a very optimistic person.
5. I also like to do mosiacs as a craft.
6. I try to exercise at least 5 days a week.
7. I love fruits and vegetables.

I would like to give this award to the following 7 people:

1. Kristen
2. MarcyNSC
3. Jacque4u2c
4. happliy_ever_crafter
5. Junemac1
6. Scrapbkmom
7. Bearylish

Thank you all for visiting me and becoming a follower! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Michael's and Joann's Haul

Hi Everyone! I got inspired from the book that my dad gave me so I went out to get few supplies to create some more fun cards! Take a peek at what I got! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Diorama Technique

Ever heard of Diorama Technique? Well neither had I! LOL I received a great book from my dad and thought that I would try one of the new idea. What it is is a cut out frame with 3-D embellishments. I used the Mini-Monograms and the Wild Card cartridges. Enjoy! :0)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Get Well Soon Treat Bag

The topper can be used as a card alone if prefer or you can attach the bag and the goodies and make a cute get well soon kit for someone you love or use in a bazaar. I used my Cricut to cut out the cute details on this card. Thanks for watching! XOXO, Julie.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Embossed Square Card

This card was made without any stamping involved. This is a DCWV embossed card in the back and then fun embellishments to make the card stand out. Thanks for watching! XOXO Julie.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Baby Shower Favors, Card and Presents! ;0)

This is what I have been working on the past couple of days. In this video I show how to make party favors for a baby shower, a baby card and a sneek peak at the present that I got for their new little girl on the way. XOXO, Julie. :0)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Michael's Haul and Giveaway!!! :0)

I went to Michael's today and got started on the giveway! Please subscribe and leave a comment to be entered. International subscribers are welcome! XOXO Julie.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Mini Mocha Challenge-Tips and Technique Tues!

I uploaded this a little early because I have a very busy day tomorrow! :0) This is a memento that I made for my grandmother for our fun trips! Enjoy your day everyone! XOXO Julie.

Approved by the Queen herself!

Hey Everyone! Ok so this is a really silly video of my grandmother and I shopping! We had so much fun that day just being silly. She has such a great sense of humor. You will see on the second part of the video my grandfather does as well. She insisted that I bring the paper to my Dad all the way from England! LOL This brings back so many great memories that I will cherish. I need a tissue.... LOL!

It's a Girl Thing! :0) Girly Card!

This card was made using the Cuttlebug, crimper and some fun embellishments. Enjoy! XOXO, Julie.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sea to Shining Sea

This fun card was made with a "film" like embellishment along with the gauze and other fun embellishments that I picked up when I was shopping in England. I think this created such a unique and fun ocean look. To view the video on Youtube, please click the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7GWdJyZH7s

Thanks for watching! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

You can win some of my London finds! :0)

Hi Everyone! I thought I would write you a quick note to say a big thank you for following me on my blog as well as Youtube! I almost have 100 subscribers on Youtube! What I have decided to do in order to celebrate is to give away some of my finds in London! Once I reach 100 subscribers on my Youtube I will start the contest. More details will follow! I can't wait! XOXO Julie. :0)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

London Fun Card Ideas!

Hi Everyone! I'm back! It took me a little bit to get adjusted to the time zone as well as recover from a cold, cough, and chest infection that found me on the plane! :0( This is a video of some of the fun cards that I found at a shop in Springfield. I have more videos that I will load later. If you can't wait. You can see them on Youtube under readysetstamp. I am so excited! It has so many great ideas. Enjoy! XOXO Julie.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Videos on Youtube!

Hey Everyone! Thanks for stopping by! I added some fun new videos to my Youtube page(look for readysetstamp and you'll find me!). Just to let you know that I will be out of the country until 8/10/09. I will miss you and hope to bring you some fun new ideas when I come back!!!! XOXO Julie. :0)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ribbons of Thanks Video!

This card was made using The Paper Company , some scraps, a ready made chocolate card base, Hero Arts Dot Alphabet Set and $1.00 polka dot ribbon from The Paper Zone. Thanks for watching! XOXO Julie. :0)

Birthday Card with a Bow

This is the same card that my niece and I did, but we added a bow. :0)

Happy Birthday Invitation and Video

This was a birthday invitation that my niece and I made for her upcoming birthday party. I used the the Wild Card Cartridge. You could also use it as a birthday card. I added a bow after the video was complete. I think it was just what the card needed! Thanks for watching! I love comments! :0) XOXO Julie.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ribbon Holder Tip #4 Video

I came up with idea when I was cleaning my crafting room and needed a place to store my ribbons. Thanks for taking a peek. Be sure to subscribe to see lots more fun videos! Enjoy your day everyone!~XOXO Julie.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Jungle Card! Cricut Video

This is a fun jungle card make with the Wild Card Cartridge and the Plantin School Cartridge. I also used Martha Stewart stickers, brads and a Stampin Up! Hello stamp. Thanks so much for stopping by. Please subscribe to see more fun videos! Enjoy! XOXO Julie. :0)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Adorable Card and Video

This card was make using DCWV stack pack and the Inkadinkado stamp set Sweet Dreams. Enjoy everyone! Thanks for watching! :0) Julie.

Cupcake Flowers? Cricut Video #2

Hi Everyone! I used three different wild card cards to make this. I have a video to show you how I made it if you would like to see. Thank you for looking! :0) XOXO Julie.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cricut Video #1 Birds and Flowers

This is my first Cricut video(Wild Card Cartridge) and many more to come! I self taught myself how to edit the video. You can tell that I need a bit more practice! :0) Thank you for watching. Comments appreciated! :0) XOXO Julie.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Prima Flowers Technique Video #3

This technique shows you how to take a basic Prima flower and kick it up a notch! Emeril would be proud! :0)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voCf80t94l8

Monday, July 13, 2009

Celebrate Life! Video #4


Hi Everyone-

I made another video last night for you!!! It's called Celebrate Life. Hope you enjoy! :)

hthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwzAQ09-vvc

Here's a photo of the finished card. I added a little more ribbon to the finished card.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Hello! Card. :0) Video #3


Hi Everyone!

I will try and re-load again tomorrow, for now I will post a link on You Tube so that you can see how I made this made the card to the right on a step by step video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY8JfaDwiuw


Thank you for watching! :0) Have a great day everyone!

"Special" Card Still Shot

Hi Everyone! I have the videos loading on how to make the two cards but it's HD so it's taking a bit longer then expected. I love this card and how it turned out. My video lists all the items to make this cute card. Have a terrific day everyone! XOXO Julie. :0)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tie a Ribbon the Easy Way! :0)

This is a great video to show how to tie a bow in a unique way. There are so many times that we end up with scraps from cutting off the bows, now we can use them. Plus, now there's an easier way to use two sided or colored ribbon and have it turn out perfect each time! :0) Enjoy! XOXO Julie.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

Mommy to be card

I played around with the card set that I just purchased on clearance at Michael's. I also added the Prima flowers that I purchased as well. The cute paper clip embellishment really adds some character to this card. The stamp set is from Stampendous called Diva Friends. I love it becuase it has lots of different stamps to choose from, this one is a pregnant mom which is perfect becuase this card is for my sister-in-law who I just found out is expecting her first baby! How exciting! :0) Thanks for looking! XOXO Julie.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bargins at Michael's Craft Store

http://sharing.theflip.com/session/d3f893b4b77726cda0d1327f8d292196/video/4888739

Hey Everyone! I made a video of the great deals that I got at Michael's going on now! For some reason I couldn't post the video, just the link. What ever works right?! It's a little blurry...lesson learned. I put on lotion before I did the taping and accidentally got some on the screen! Sorry about that! :0) One side note it the scalloped "cards" that I mentioned in the video are actually fronts only. I didn't catch that until I started creating! :0)

Birthday Presents Card

This is a birthday card that I made. The stamps were dollar stamps from Michael's. The ribbon was a collection that I purchased at Costco a while ago. The stripped card is from DCWV. I think it turned out very festive! :0) Enjoy the 4th everyone! XOXO Julie.

Neon Thanks

This card is made with DCWV embossed card stock. The stamp is from Savy stamps. I purchased it on clearance at Michael's a while ago. The ribbon is also from Michael's. The neon green card stock and the hot pink card stock is from the loost paper 12x12 at Michael's. The two pink flowers with the sequins is from Target in a kit that came with a bunch of embellishments. Enjoy! :0) Thank you for looking. Julie.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tips and Techniques Tuesday! Episode #1

This is my first Tips and Techniques Tuesday video! I am so excited. There will be a new video with a tip or technique every Tuesday. I am so excited about my new video camera..can you tell?!! Thanks for watching! Julie. :0)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Friends Card Video

I got the video loaded! Yah!So here's the video unedited. I need to work on figuring that part out next....baby steps! LOL :0) Thank you for watching. XOXO Julie.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Friends Card

This card was made with DCWV Embossed Card Stock. The stamp set was from Stampin' Up called Heart and Home. I really got some amazing deals this weekend at a garage sale near my dad's house. The stamp set was only $2.00 for a complete wood mounted set. Such a great deal! I went to the dollar store and found these cheap clip board embellishments with rhinestones. The ribbon was .50 cents from Michael's. I have more ideas to share! Thanks for looking! XOXO Julie.

Video HD Technical Difficulties!

UGG! I have filmed my first video which I think came out pretty good, but I can't for the life of me I can't get it to format correctly. I will have to try again. Sorry that I was unable to post it. I did make a really cute card though! :0)

Friday, June 26, 2009

I created a seperate blog for Compassionate Cards!

After a long and frustrating :0( wait for my website to be posted...I have finally decided to do a blog. To learn more and to visit the site please read below:

http://www.compassionatecards.blogspot.com

Wait to see more from me soon! :0) Julie.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pictures of card donated by Tanya


Here's two beautiful cards that Tanya made for eyes on the prize. She is one of our many talented donors. The two particular cards pictured to the left are going to be donated to Eyes on the Prize along with many other that she created. Thank you for your hard work and your giving spirit! :0) Julie.

Smile with Flowers

Hi Everyone! Here's another card that I made for the Eye's on the Prize ladies. This one was made with a DCWV pre-printed card. The rectangle card stock in burgundy was from an extra scraps that I had. Sorry I don't have the name on that one. Can you tell that I am trying to clean up my scraps?!! The pink polkadot rectangle was also a crap that I thought went really cute with the card. I also added a square white piece to add some visualness(not sure if that is an actual word!) to the card. The smile and small flower were cut from the Wild Card Cricut Cartridge and the large flower was cut from the Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge. The pink organza ribbon is from www.reasonableribbons.com. The heart brad was from Michael's Craft Store. Thank you all for looking. :0) Julie.

PS I love comments!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Encouraging Words to Live by.

I was watching Joel Osteen this weekend. We were bad and overslept! :0( He said something that has been resinating with me today and yesterday. I love it because I could see this on an encouragement card for someone that is having a difficult time in their life, here goes....

Every set back is a new set up for a new come back.

Powerful huh? :0) XOXO Julie.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Drum Roll Please......HD Videos are on the way! :0)

Hi Everyone-

I am so excited! My family asked me what I would like for my birthday(ok so I got it a little early...I couldn't wait!!! LOL) I really wanted a high definition camera to post card making training videos. I got one this weekend! I am so excited I can not wait to get started! My goal is to have my first one up this weekend. Keep your eyes out for the fun! :0) XOXO Julie.

Brocade Blue

This card was made from the DCWV Embossed Card Pack. The blue flower is from Prima along with the gem brad. I put it on top of a rectangle black cut card stock.The ribbon is from Michael's.
The black square brads I purchased from Michael's as well. Follow my blog if you would like to see more. Comments appreciated! Thank you, Julie. :0)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunny Day Embossed Thank You

I am having so much fun playing with my new DCWV Embossed Card Set. I used the embossed thank you and touched up the card with orange ink pad. I added the orange Prism flowers with brads to adhere. The ribbon is from a set that I got from Costco a while back. I know that Michael's has some similar. If you would like to see more please follow my blog! Thank you for looking. Comments appreciated. :0) Julie.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

You Made My Day Dazzling. :0)

This card was made from the DCWV Stripped Embossed Card. I then used DCWV Posies Glitter Print and cut a rectangle to go on the bottom and a couple of squares to go on the top to add a layered look. The "You Made My Day" is from the Cricut Wild Card Cartridge. The blue and brown floral ribbon is from Michael's. The cute rhinestone embellishment is from Target. Thank you for looking. Follow my blog if you would like to see more. I love comments! :0)
Julie.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Father's Day Fishing Card

I cut this card out with the Cricut "Father's Day" card at 5 1/2. There were some really cute fish on the card, but I remembered that I had these cute fishing embellishments that I used instead. The Father's Day wording was cut at 4 1/2. The paper for the background was from DCWV Recycled Paper Pack. I can't wait to give it to my dad! :0) Thank you for looking! Have a great day! Julie. :0)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

We Received a Thank You Today! :0)


Hi Ladies-
I went to the mail and what to my wondering eyes should appear??? A note from Snoopy! Ok not really Snoopy, but from the S.A.F.E House in Alaska. By the way I learned that SAFE stands for Safe And Fear-free Environment. This goes to show that one person can make a difference and that one person is YOU! :0) Thank you to all that participated in sending a note of joy and encouragement! :0)

Purple Thanks

This card was made from the Wild Card Cricut Cartridge using the Father Card cut at 5 1/2 and the Thanks cut from the Quote Card at 4 1/2. The ribbon used was just some ribbon that I purchased from Ebay a long time ago. I know Michael's would have similar ribbon. The flowers are from Prima and the brads are from Recollection Square Gems. The stipped paper in the back is from Time Flies Again. The "Frame" is actually the Liner from the Father Card. Thank you for looking! :0) Julie.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Smile with Big White Flower

This card just makes me think of summer! The big pretty white flower with the gem brad in the middle is from Prisma flowers. The paper is from Me & My Big Ideas. The pattern is Petunia DP-06. Want to know the best part????? The paper is two sided, it's the floral part on one side and the polka dots on the other side! I just love this paper. It's shiny and gives the card a really finished look. The smile was from the Wild Card Cricut Cartridge and the ribbon was from the dollar store bin at Michael's. Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your day! Julie. :0)

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Smile with Blue Ribbon

This card was made using scraps that I had lying around from some previous Wild Card cards that I made. It's just really simple, but sweet. Thank you for looking! :0) Julie.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Birds in a Tree Thank You

Happy Monday Everyone! :0) The paper is from the DCWV Recycled Paper Pack. I cut the card using the Wild Card Cricut Cartridge(Tweety Card) at 5 1/2. Note: the envelope will not be allowed for this size card. The Tree was cut from the owl card at a 7 inches. The birds were from cut at 3 inches. The "Frame", I put that in quotes for a reason because it was not under the frame button, it's actually under the liner button was cut at 5 1/2. The 1/4 inch green ribbon was from Michael's. The green gems were from Target. I am really pleased with how it turned out. The paper has a really neat feel to it. Thank you for looking! :0)

Happy Birthday Card

Hi Everyone! This card was made using Deja Views Fresh Print(stripped paper) and DC
WV Posies Glitter Paper(floral). The ribbon is from Michael's dollar bin of ribbons and the buckle on the ribbon I purchased a while a go from Target. They had this great embellishment kit that came with 15 different charms, buckles, gems and stickers and they were clearing them out for only $6.00. It was a deal! The flower is from Prisma Island Pastel Flower and gem brad. The Happy Birthday saying is from the Wild Card Cricut Cartridge. I attached it all onto a lime green card stock. Thank you for stopping by! Julie.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Well Done!

This card stock was from DCWV Embossed Card pack and then I used brown to add color to the card. I used 1/2 inch dollar ribbon and 1/4 in Turquoise ribbon from Michael's. The Turquoise ribbon was only .50 cents! Deal! The flowers are from Prima and I used plain brads to adhere them. I then used gems to add accent to the center of the flowers. The Well Done was from Memory Maker Woven Labels "Congrats" pack. They are self adhesive...I love them! I then made a tab out of the dollar brown and blue ribbon from Michael's. Thank you for stopping by. Don't forget to add me if you would like to follow my blog. Thank you! :0)

It's Official! We have teamed up with Split Coast Stampers!

Hi Everyone-

There is some exciting news that just happened yesterday afternoon...we have teamed up with Split Coast Stampers to have a positive impact on even more lives! I am so very excited. There's the saying, "There is no I in team". So together we can make a difference. Have a great day everyone! :0) Julie.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=442478

Embossed Friend Card

This has to be one of the more simple yet beautiful cards that I have made recently. This was made from the DCWV embossed box of cards. I took a fuchsia stamp pad, used a makeup sponge applicator and lightly touched the wording to make it pop. It was originally embossed in white. I love the wording and thought that I would make it stand out a bit. I then used 1/4 ribbon from Michael's...50 cents for three yards! What a deal. I used Memory Makers Jumbo Flowers Blossom Daisy and also Prima Flowers to layer them. I topped it off with a gem brad. Too cute I think! :0)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Graduation Announcement

Just dropped my husband off at the airport to fly to California to see his oldest graduate! This is a graduation announcement that I did for my daughter in California. She will be graduating today! She asked for a card that was green and silver. I used a basic white card and layered it with green "panels" on the side. I then took silver stripped card stock from Making Memories and over layered that with velum that I printed "Dream Big" and "Class of 2009". I adhered it to green card stock that I cut square and added Making Memory square brads to give it more character. Thank you for stopping by! :0)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hello Kitty Graduation Card


Having two teenage girls, you just can't go wrong with Hello Kitty. My oldest stepdaughter is in California with her mom. She graduates this Thursday! How exciting! :0) It seems like just yesterday I graduated.... ok...plus 20 years! :0) I have my 20th high school reunion in August and I am really looking forward to seeing everyone. This card was made with the Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge. The green polka dot paper in the background is from Making Memories Spring Green Splatter. Her school colors and green and gray so I threw in some green to coordinate with her school colors. The Hooray is from Making Memories Woven Labels "Congrats". Thanks for looking! :0

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Update on the 5K

So yesterday I went out and went for a 3 mile run/walk. I thought I would check to see how my progress is coming along. I need to be able to run a 5K my July 4th with my church. I was able to run 2 out of the three miles! Mind you, this is not any fast running. If anything, it's probably the speed of someone who fast walks. I ran on the parts that were straight and down hill and walked when I got to the up hill portion. I am really excited to see the progress from just being persistent and not giving up. Yippie! :0)

Strawberry Card

Hi Everyone! This card was made with the Hello Kitty Cartridge. It has the cutest strawberry! I used a strip of kelly green card stock in the background on top of red card stock. The square brads were from Paper Studio. It just makes me think of eating some in the summer! :0) Yummy!

Monday, June 8, 2009

"One of a Kind"-Stripped Card.

The card stock is from DCWV pre-printed cards. The ribbon is from Michael's dollar bin. The two circles are from Accent Essentials from Cricut. The One of a Kind stamp is from CTMH "Be Yourself" set. If you haven't taken a look at that set you should...it's REALLY cute! :0) The brads are from Making Memories. I purchased them for Valentine's Day but I find them perfect for any occassion. :0) The green flower I purchased from Michael's in a kit. My apologies, but I can not remember the name of the kit off hand. Thank you for stopping by! :0)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Green Flowers and Pink Scallop! :0)

Ok so I have to confess that I left my paper cutter at work so while I was trying to craft some cards together I ended up needing to create them from scraps. So if you have any scraps I say bring them out and see what you can create! :0) The green flowers and the scallop are from Accent Essentials from Cricut. The cute heart brads are from Memory Maker. The stripped card is from DCWV pre-cut and designed box of cards. The green ribbon is from the dollar bin at Michael's. The stamped thank you is from Stampin Up! colored with markers. Thank you for looking! :0)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Cherries!


This card was made DCWV pre-printed cards. The cherry is from the Hello Kitty Cartridge. The stamp is from Stampin Up! Curvy Verses. The green is a Kelly green card stock from Michael's. The green ribbon is from Michael's dollar bin. Thank you for looking. Don't forget to add me if you would like to see more! :0) Thank you! Julie.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Thank You Green Stripe

DCWV pre-printed assorted cards. Accent Essentials Cricut Machine to cut the scalloped Circle. The Thank You stamp is from Stampin Up'! I used Stampin Up! markers to color in the flowers. The green ribbon was from Michael's Craft Store in the dollar bin.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Blue Flower


This card is made with basic white card stock for the card. The striped paper is from DCWV Whimsy paper. The rectangle paper is from DCWV Go Green Recycled Paper. The blue and brown ribbon I got from Michael's dollar bin. The brown flower cut out in the back is from the Cricut Accent Essentials. I then used a Prisma flower with gem brad to add a little bling. Thank you for looking! :0) Julie.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

THANK YOU!!!!

How can I say thank you enough??? We have a total of 167 cards to be donated to the domestic violence shelter! Wow! You gals are amazing! :0)

Just Because with Flowers

I made this card for the women at the domestic violence shelter. This card was made with floral card stock.(sorry I can't find the name) I do know that I purchased this from Jo-Ann's. The yellow that you see behind the "just because"(Wild Card Cricut Cartridge) was make from the same floral paper(it was two sided). The ribbon was from a pack of 40 that I purchased from Costco. I will say that I have seen very similar ribbon at Michael's in the dollar bin. The salmon color behind the yellow is just salmon colored card stock from Jo-Ann's. The flowers that are stuck just above the verbiage"just because" was from DCWV Go Green Stack Pack. Enjoy! Julie. :0)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Clean and Green Card

I had to laugh at myself when I came up with the name for this card. I thought to myself it looks so clean...and green. I'm such a dork sometimes! I don't get out much as you can tell! LOL The "Thanks" was from the Cricut Wild Card Cartridge. The green flower in the background was from the Cricut Accent Essentials. The two white flowers are Prisma topped of with a gem brad to add some pizazz. Thanks for stopping by and looking! Julie. :0)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Recycled Paper Thanks

It's been such a gorgeous weekend I have been away from the computer quite a bit. I did make some to make sure that I am meeting my one a day challenge! :0) This is made from DCWV Go Green Recycled Paper. The flower and the square is cut from the Cricut Cartridge Accent Essentials. The thanks is from the Wild Card Cartridge. Assembles together on white card stock. Enjoy! :0) Julie.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Just Because Argyle Card

This card is made on white card stock. The background paper is from DCWV Whimsy Paper. The Just Because is cut from the Wild Card Cartridge. I put just because on a rectangle of blue card stock to coordinate with the colors from DCWV. Thanks for looking! Julie. :0)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mustard/Blue/Brown Thanks


The blue background is from the DCVW Go Green Stack Pack along with the "thanks". The "thanks" and the flower were cut from the Cricut Cartridge Wild Card. The brown rectangle behind the "thanks" is also from DCVW Go Green Stack Pack. The scallop edge on the bottom is from Accent Essentials from Cricut. Thank you for looking! Julie. :0)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Daisy Flower Card

My grandmother in England turned 81 on May 22nd. I thought I would make her a bright and cheerful card. I used cream colored card stock for the base of the card. I then layered it with DCWV Whimsey Stack paper. I cut the rectangles in 3, 2 1.2, and 2 inch squares and layered them. I attached a Making Memories Jumbo Blossom(Daisy Spotlint) to the center. Then I cut a rectangle out of the DCWV card stock and layered with a lime green rectangle. I then tied a pink organza ribbon from www.reasonableribbon.com and attached a heart charm that I purchased from Michael's. I think she will be delighted to receive it. Thank you for stopping by! Julie. :0)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The "Perfect" Flower Card


My cousin in England recently got engaged and I think they are perfect for each other so I couldn't think of anything sweeter then a card that said "perfect"! To make this card I used salmon colored card stock for the background. I then layered it with a stripped card stock paper from Chester, LLC called Me and My Big Ideas that I purchased from Michael's. I used the Cricut cartridge Accent Essentials to make the circle cut out and adhered it with a Prima Island Pastel Flower using a brad. To tie in the brown background on the flower I cut a rectangle out of the brown and separated the salmon from the stripped paper. I then took 1/4 inch lime green ribbon and tied two bows to finish off the look. The "perfect" wording came from CTMH stamp set "Be Yourself". Thanks for looking. -Julie. :0)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Isn't black and lime green so cute together??? This card was made from cream card stock for the back ground. The polkadot paper was from All Dressed Up Dancing Polka Dot. I used a small rectangle piece cut from black card stock. I then used my Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge to cut the circle(2 1/2 inches) out of lime green cards stock. I then cut a 2 inch circle and stamped the word "beautiful" from the "Be Yourself" set from CTMH stamp set. I used 1/4 inch lime green ribbon to finish off the look with a bow tie. Thank you for looking! Julie. :0)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

"Charming" Wedding Card

My Aunt got married this Thursday in England. I am so excited for her. I made this using the "Figures of Speech" set from Stampin Up. The ring wedding charm is from Michael's craft store. I purchased a whole set of charms from them all different kinds(rings, cakes, and hearts). The pink organza ribbon is from www.reasonableribbon.com. The back ground paper is from Michael's, All Dressed Up-Cream Pin Stripe and Dancing Polka Dot. The black paper is from a stack that I purchased from DCWV set. More to come tomorrow! Enjoy! -Julie. :0)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Thanks with Gems :0)


This card was made from the Wild Card Cartridge. I used the flowers from the set and enhanced them with blue gems. I'm not sure where this paper was from, I picked out a paisley and a polkadot print. The blue and the brown came together really nice. My inspiration was from the ribbon that I got from Michael's Craft Store in the dollar bin. The thanks was cut from the Wild Card Cartridge as well. Have a terrific Day Everyone! Julie. :0)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

One of a kind-Thank you card. :0)


I woke up on Thursday and realized that I needed to get busy with making some thank you cards for the ladies on Split Coast Stampers and Daily Crafter for taking time out of their busy schedules to make cards for the domestic violence shelter. I would not be here and be able to help give cards to others if it weren't for the generosity and kind hearts of them. So a big Thank You to them for all their support! This card was made from DCWV Green Stack and the cute circles were from the Cricut cartridge Accent Essentials. I cut the scalloped circles in 2 1/2, 2 and 1 1/2 circle. I then stamped with "one of a kind" stamp from the CTMH "Be Yourself" stamp set. I am having too much fun with that set. It's very versatile! :0) The card it's self is a cut 4x8 folded in half. I cut a rectangle out of the card stock from the "Green Stack" and finished it of with a funky fibers ribbon. I believe I got the ribbon from Ebay, but I do know that www.reasonableribbon.com carries them as well. Thanks for stopping by! I love comments! :0) Sincerely, Julie.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Lady Bug


I love lady bugs! This card was created with the Wild Card Cartridge "Argyle Card". I cut it out in blackout format. I then cut 3/4 inch shadow cubes in the back and 1/2 inch red cubes stamped with Stampin Up lady bug stamp, then adhered it all to a black square cardstock cutout. I finished it off with the "lady bug" like ribbon. This came in a kit from Costco. If you have red ribbon you could stamp little dots on the ribbon for the same effect. I added a cute saying that I printed out from my computer on red card stock. Enjoy! :0)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Retro Card

Robyn from www.thepinkstamper.blogspot.com made a card that was so cute so I thought I would challenge myself to see what I could come up with. I love the bright colors in this card. This card was made with DCWV Whimsey collection paper. It has glitter around the words, it's really cute! The stamp is from CTMH set "Be Yourself". The charms I have had for a while I got then in a wedding kit and use them for Valentine's Day, anniversary's, engagement's, and weddings. The pink organza ribbon is from www.reasonableribbon.com. Pink scallop was cut with my Cricut. The scalloped edge on the card was cut with Stampin Up scissors.

The sun is shinning here and it's set to be a beautiful weekend. All I can think about is fun in the sun! :0) Thank you for stopping by! Julie.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tranquility

It's Friday...need I say more?!! Today I thought it would be fun to make a card that could be used for a man. Father's Day is just around the corner so I have it on my mind. Here's how I made this card:

The flower is from the CTMH Thoughts of You set. I used Kaleidacolor multi-colored Blue Breeze stamp pad to create the leaf. Then I stamped over the top with a black stamp pad. I purchased a 12x12 stack of paper(DCWV Green Tree). I cut one square and one rectangle to fit on the card. I then cut another piece of paper to adhere the stamped image on to add depth to the card. Finally I finished it with ribbon. Jo-Ann Fabrics had a huge bin for only $1.00 each. I love the brown and blue combination on the ribbon.

Check back this weekend. I will be adding more cards. Thank you for stopping by. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!