Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Baby Girl Shower Invitation

videoThis 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

videoThis 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

videoI 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

videoHi 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

videoThis 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

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

Origami Christmas Tree

videoThis 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 Check it out. XOXO, Julie. :0)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Momma's Goodies! :0)

videoMy 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


  • 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


  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



This card was made using a digi stamp from Kristen at 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

videoThis 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

videoIve 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

videoMy 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

videoThis 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

videoThis 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

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

Always Card

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

Snow Capped Trees

videoThe 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!

videoThe 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

videoThis 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:

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:


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

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

videoThis 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

videoThis 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

videoThis 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

videoThis 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!

videoThis 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!

videoThis 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)

videoHey 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!

videoChristmas 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!

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

Trial and Error Cricut Mirror

videoHi 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

videoThis 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!

videoThis 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)

video 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
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)

videoThis 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!!!!

videoThis 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!

videoThis 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!

videoHey 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

videoThis 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)

videoThis 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

videoThis 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)

videoThis 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)

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)