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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.



LIVE Classes in Seattle, Saturday only, October 12, 2013

For those of you in the Seattle area, I will be teaching two holiday classes Saturday only, October 12, 2013

Please contact the store directly to register; space is limited to 20 adults per session.

120 Andover Park East
Tukwila, WA  98188
(206) 901-9101












Let’s Get Merry! ($32)

We’ll make 6 charming Christmas designs featuring Impress and Savvy’s fabulous new Holiday releases and the gorgeous color range of Fresh Ink! As we move through each of the projects, Julie will share some of her favorite embellishment products, tools and dies, along with easy techniques for making your holiday designs stand out. *please bring adhesive, detail scissors and a small paper trimmer

10:00-12:00 Sat. Oct 12 Tukwila













A Clean & Simple Christmas ($32)

Make a stash of simple yet stunning designs featuring the gorgeous Holiday stamps by Impress and Savvy! Julie will share her favorite tips and strategies for using white space, select embellishments and minimal layering to your advantage while you create 8 eye-catching greetings. *please bring adhesive, detail scissors and a small paper trimmer

2:00-4:00 Sat. Oct 12 Tukwila


Hope you can join me!




I’m so honored to be invited back to OCC as a contributor once again!  Many folks ask what to do for the insides of their cards and now you have a chance to learn some great options for precisely that! Check out the details below:

You know what they say: It’s what’s on the inside that counts. Especially when it comes to handmade cards! In Insider, you’ll learn the ins and outs of continuing card designs on the inside of your cards…in very clever ways.

Join Online Card Classes instructors Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Laura Bassen, and friends for four creativity-packed days filled with tips and tricks designed to make your cards as delightful on the inside as they are on the outside. With 16+ follow-along videos, PDFs, giveaways, an inspirational gallery, helpful forum, and more, you’ll have loads of ideas to add a special touch to all your handmade greetings.

Class runs September 25-28 and only costs $12! Head over to Online Card Classes for more information.

So fun! I’m giddy with anticipation over what my fellow contributors will be sharing in this class!

Would you like a chance at a spot? I have THREE (3) seats to give away! Here’s the fine print: Leave a comment on this very post by the end of Friday, Sept. 20 (only one comment per person to enter, please!), and I’ll draw 3 winners!

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