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Just sharing about some projects/articles I had done for the CLASSroom and the In Touch newsletters:


LINK: Hello, Monday 09.16.2013 – the CLASSroom

Some kraft themed wedding invites and inspiration boards on Pinterest inspired me to try my hand at this rustic fall card for my most recent Hello, Monday video, using a great set by Hero Arts called Leaves Autumn.  The different elements in this set are versatile enough to use as stand-alone images, accents on more elaborate cards or even tags. I had to shoot the project at night, however, and just couldn’t capture the gorgeous sparkle of the Platinum Stickles as it shows IRL. Since it comes in Ice Stickles AND in DRY loose glitter, those are also gonna have to come live at my house soon… despite the fact that my glitter/Stickles drawer has already exceeded maximum capacity…



LINK: In Touch: Chalk It Up! 

I must admit to still being smitten with the chalkboard style/trend. There’s just something about the black and white contrast that really appeals to me! For the holiday card on the upper left, I pulled an assortment of images and greetings from all the new Hero Arts Holiday Wood Mounts and was astonished at how easily that particular design came together–a whole lotta monkey clappin’ on that one, I tell ya’. *wink*

It was fun to make the die cut label (there are a lot of fun label style dies that would work well for this, in so many different sizes) from Chalkstock for the card on the lower left (be sure to read the tips in the article about that; you’ll be glad you did), and after the article published, I got to thinking how cool it would be to present food gifts at the holidays in clear glass jars with those on the front, writing on them with real chalk, of course, so the recipient can erase the original message and reuse the jar for their own pantry, etc. Um, hello, I am BRILLIANT!!! (arms wrapped ’round self, deep chortling)

That’s all I have to share for now… I will be taking a temporary leave for several weeks due to a family emergency.



  1. Julie you are like a ray of sunshine in my inbox each week. Praying that the sun shines again for you and your family again real soon.

  2. My mum had breast cancer and did a mastectomy as well. Totally understand what you and your family will be going through. Wishing for God’s blessings to be bestowed upon you and your family.

  3. Dear Julie…just wanted you to know that you will be missed. Your place right now is with your Mom and Dad. Your Mom, you and your family will be in my daily prayers. Keep up that wonderful positive and happy self. Attitude is important and can make a difference. Have a best day. Hugs.

  4. Everyone knows your brilliant…you shine from within.

  5. Julie – just wanted to say Good Luck, Best Wishes, May the Force Be With You to you, your Mom & your family. My grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer in her mid-70s, had a mastectomy, never had a recurrence.

  6. Dear Julie,
    Wishing you, your Mom, and your family prayers during such a difficult time. A note of hope, my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was in her early 60′s, she has had five or six episodes of breast cancer and ovarian cancer and she will be 92 next week and she still has cancer! Julie, one of the reasons I enjoy your blog, your videos is the chuckle and joy in your voice and I think that you will spread that joy to those around you.

    All the best,

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