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

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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…

 

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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.

1Julie

 

White Leaves are so pretty for Autumn…

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LINK: Hello, Monday 09.02.2013 – the CLASSroom

Just poppin’ in quick to share last week’s Hello, Monday card… Wearing white after Labor Day is supposedly a big no-no… I suppose “white” leaves are an oxymoron for the Autumn season, too, but  I really don’t give a fig. (hair flip)

I likey. ;)

1Julie

 

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Glitter & Sticky Stuff…

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LINK: Hello, Monday 08.26.2013 – the CLASSroom

I think gremlins are messing with ALL my equipment lately… It’s enough to make a girl wanna gnash her teeth and tear her hair out. Which is never good because teeth gnashing leads to headaches and tearing one’s hair out leads to… baldness. *spew*

I’ll spare you the baldness and share a card instead. Heh, heh, heh! ;)

If you’ve never used Sticky Stuff embossing powder before, or have had trouble in the past, be sure to pop in on the CLASSroom post linked above (under the pic). I’ve been using this powder for a loooooong time and have shared some pointers I’ve learned along the way.

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The Persimmon collection by Basic Grey is GAAAAW-JUS! As in, make-me-pet-that-paper-allohhhhvaaahhh kinda GAAAAW-JUS!!! Because of the blues, I just had to use me some o’ that navy micro-fine glitter. It is SO shimmery! If you’re looking for a little chunkier glittered effect, you could try Stickles Dry Glitter in True Blue–it’s not “navy blue”, but I bet it would also be quite dazzling!

The MFT Butterfly stamp set has coordinating dies that match the winged creatures in the set–no fussy cuttin’ required! I love that big glassy-like button! Did your jaw hit the floor to see me use something so big? LOL! I know, I know; it’ll hafta go via padded envy or be hand delivered. But, I knew it would look so purdy, I couldn’t resist.

I’m off to Sacramento, teaching live classes–been crazy busy finalizing the remaining samples and excited to see my friend Stephanie, and all the gals!

Have a fabby day!

1Julie

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