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4 Generations in Japan: Trip of a lifetime

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Hey, y’all! :)

I’ve had the once in a lifetime opportunity to take my sweet mama with me, on a month long trip to Japan, to visit my daughter and granddaughter.  4 generations in Japan = PRICELESS.

Japan is breathtakingly amazing and I cannot begin to describe how wonderful this journey has been… I am in awe… Ancient shrines, temples and architecture, beautiful kimonos,  soaring skyscrapers, an astounding rail system and fabulous foods… A country steeped in old traditions and yet an abundance of phenomenal modern conveniences that have left me in wonder…

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the photos I’ve been sharing.  If not, but you’re interested in my adventures there, you can see more photos by clicking on my feed over there in the right side column of my blog.

In a month’s time, I have only experienced a small fraction of all there is to see and do–it is much, MUCH larger than I imagined…

If ever you have a chance to go, see, do Japan… TAKE IT!!!

 

1Julie

ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN NOVEMBER 2017 RELEASE HOP – 2

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Welcome to the Essentials by Ellen November 2017 Release hop!  Everything starts at the CLASSroom, so if you get lost, be sure to check there! :)

My cards today features the Totally Random Sayings set , which I adore!  It’s super fun way to create a multitude of backgrounds!

NOTE:  I was over in the CLASSroom on Monday, 11.06/2017,  sharing some insights about what I love being able to do with this set, as well as the Abstract Paint Strokes!

 

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I’ll admit it; I’m an absolute sucker for hand-painted lettering and typewritten sentiments. I really, really–and I mean REALLY– wanted so many of the things I truly would say on a card in a multi-occasion greeting set.  Got my wish!!! *fist pump* :)

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Good for gals, good for guys, good for young–and young at heart, LOL! ;)

YASSSS!!!

(now insert a mental image of me bouncin’ off m’ chair, eh?! *chortle*)

 

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Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Totally Random Sayings Vol. 1 by Julie Ebersole

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Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Abstract Paint Strokes by Julie Ebersole

 

Whaddya’ think?  Ready to slap some of those sayings down onto your next card?

Your next stop on today’s hop is:

Heather Campbell

Thanks for poppin’ in today and enjoy all the eye candy along the hop!  EEP!

1Julie

 

ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN NOVEMBER 2017 RELEASE HOP – 1

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Welcome to the Essentials by Ellen November 2017 Release hop!  Everything starts at the CLASSroom, so if you get lost, be sure to check there! :)

My cards today feature the Abstract Paint Strokes, which I adore!  It’s super fun way to create a multitude of backgrounds!

NOTE:  I’ll be over in the CLASSroom on Monday, 11.06/2017(<<this link will become live when the post publishes) sharing some insights about what I love being able to do with this set, as well as the Totally Random Sayings! Be sure to check it out!

 

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The initial idea of this set was to be able to mimic abstract paintings–I just think they are so beautiful and usable for both feminine and masculine type greetings all on their own–not to mention how they can be used to compliment other stamp sets!

I can’t wait to recreate the “collage” effect above in more of my favorite color schemes and make sets of notecards for holiday gifts!

If you’re intimidated by actually painting on your cards, or trying to achieve the exact same paint stroke consistently every time,  you can totally fake it all the way with this stamp set, LOL!

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This made a fab background for this awesome sentiment in Crafty Ladies Say, by Brandi Kincaid!

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And, heck, you can use paint strokes to spell a thing or two out! LOL!  I used the little tiny heart die from Oh, Frappé! Die set to punch through the “blob” to make my “O”.  Felt so clever over that one… Hah!

 

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Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Abstract Paint Strokes by Julie Ebersole

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Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Totally Random Sayings Vol. 1 by Julie Ebersole

Your next stop on today’s hop is:

Brandi Kincaid

Thanks for poppin’ in today and enjoy all the eye candy along the hop!  EEP!

1Julie

 

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