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My Shepherd

Just a quick card from me today. A few weeks ago I had printed some Printables onto Avery Printable Fabric and created some projects. I still had this Lord is my Shepherd image piece and finally got it made into a card. The image comes in color so it’s super quick and easy to use. The Avery Printable Fabric can be stitched or ironed on but in this case, I just used some adhesive on the back and a couple staples as accents.

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Supply List: The Lord is my Shepherd Printable by Every Thing Creative, Kraft cardstock by Bazzill Basics, patterned paper by Basic Grey and Prima, twine, flower by Prima, mini clothespeg by Canvas Corp., stapler

Quick Tip: Look for fun new ways to get more mileage from your printer.

Have a great weekend!

A Sweet Challenge

Wow! It’s one of those mornings. So hard to stay on track. I even forgot to eat breakfast and was wondering why I was so hungry in the grocery store this morning. My son who works there was actually shocked to see me. Since he’s been working there, I usually send him with a list every few days making it possible for me not to visit the store for weeks on end. Mean mum? I don’t think so. He lives and eats here for free so this is his household contribution. :)

Anyhow, for today’s project I needed some chocolate. yumm. I thought they’d have mini bars at the grocery store but no and I got sidetracked with a big grocery shop and then I still needed to go to the drug store where I KNEW they had some. So I got home, put away the groceries, finally ate some breakfast, created my project (running back and forth up and down two flights of stairs as half my craft stuff is upstairs in my old corner the other half in my new semi-finished craft room), set up the project for photographing and the camera battery died. Anyone else having one of those days?

So now I’m typing up the project while I wait. Tick. Tock. It’s now past noon and I still have a couple projects to create this afternoon. I would totally love a nap. Today I’m feeling slightly better but had a fever last night and would just like to feel human again.

Oh yes! Totally forgot to mention the challenge. Today’s challenge is to find ways to use Sweets. Check it out here.

So. I finally go the picture to upload. This was supposed to be a quick and easy project. I guess it would have been if my day hadn’t been derailed. Anyone ever read Alexander and the Terrible Horribly No Good Very Bad Day?! Loved that book as a kid.

 Candy Wraps and Blossom Box

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So here’s the quick project details…

If you’re still with me…you don’t want to miss this! Ellen Hutson is having some fabulous Black Friday sales! Check it out here. It starts at 12 am PST Friday morning so don’t miss out!

And finally, here’s a little project I just finished for my DIY blog. I just couldn’t resist sharing it here too. Tasseled…

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Have a creative day and a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving to my American friends!

Some New Printables

I have another digital image Printable available at every thing creative called Getting Sentimental and today, a super quick post on printing on Kraft.

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Sorry this is so short! My cold is still raging so I’m off to crawl back into bed. Thanks so much for the get well wishes! You all rock!

 Until tomorrow!

A Printing Frenzy

My printer is getting quite the work out these days! I’ve been busy creating and busy designing and busy testing. And yay! After four days, my migraine is pretty much gone. One of the fun things I’ve been using to print on is Avery Fabric Printable Sheets. I picked up a package at Staples, my local office supply store and was super impressed. Here’s one of the projects I created…

Joyful Caroler Printable Fabric Card

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It may be difficult to see but the Joyous Caroler is printed on cotton fabric. It’s a great look and opens up the creative possibilities! I’ve written a little more about these Printable Fabric Sheets on today’s post at ETC. Check it out here if you’re interested…

Supply List: Joyous Caroler Printable by every thing creative,  cardstock by Bazzill Basics, patterned paper by Webster’s Pages, rhinestones by Zva Creative, button by Autumn Leaves, ribbon by Making Memories, sewing machine, glitter chipboard alpha by American Crafts, 03384 Avery Printable Fabric

I also have a new file this week at ETC. I’m excited to have designed my first printable template… the Blossom Top Box. It’s super easy to use as you can print the file as many times as you wish. No need for tracing, just print on the reverse side of your paper, then score and cut out. If you’re interested...you can find it here…

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Have a fabulous weekend!

Julia

Garden Girl & a little Tech Talk

I have another hybrid card project to share with you today. This Garden Girl image is actually a digital Printable from ETC. I’ve colored it with my Copic markers as they work really well with my ink jet printer. I have an HP Officejet all in one deal that was not terribly expensive, but if you’re looking into printing then coloring with Copics, most printers work well.

I also have a tutorial on Every Thing Creative today. It’s all about resizing images so that you can print them at the size you want. That’s what I love about digital. SO many options. I’ve made it super easy with some screen shots, so if you’re looking for some resizing help…check it out here.

Garden Girl

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Supply List: Garden Girl Printable digital file, Copic Markers, die cut felt by Prima, Patterned Paper by Fancy Pants Designs, Stickles by Ranger, trim by Webster’s Pages, Felt Butterfly by Heidi Swapp

I’m glad I took project photos of yesterdays test tube treats right away. Imagine my surprise to find they have been claimed by two little boys who have written their names all over them. Gotta love’em! 😉

I’m off to get back to that huge to do list. Company is coming on Monday and hubby and I are trying to tackle as many jobs as possible before then. That tile in the kitchen is finally getting grouted today! Wohoo! Off to get dirty…

Enjoy your weekend!

Julia

Whew!

Anyone else tired? Did everyone have a wonderful World Card Making Day?! While I only managed to get one card made on the actual day, I certainly did my share in the week leading up to it! I ended up taking care of some family things and we actually got the first coat of paint onto my craft room. How’s this for a yummy color? It’s called Bird’s Egg.

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Hopefully I’ll be in there before Christmas! Thanks to all of you who stopped by, entered to win the stamps and followed me through a maze of links. You ladies rock! I appreciate all your sweet comments more than you can know. I wish I could send you all some goodies!

I’ll get right to the winner of the A Very Merry World Card Making Day post. The random.org number generator picked #39. Congrats Jennifer Styles! Please e-mail me with your address and I’ll get the stamps out to you asap!

While last week was busy with WCD, this week I’m focusing on getting ready for Thanksgiving. Canadian Thanksgiving is just one week away and I have a houseful of family coming. Should be fun and so very yummy. As my mind has been on Thanksgiving,  I designed this Giving Thanks Printable and card project. It’s a collage of scripture. I really want to create a home decor piece with it this week so I’m hoping I’ll find the time.

 Giving Thanks

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This image was printed twice. I then cut out the main “thanks” line and popped it up on dimensional foam tape.

Don’t be afraid to cut up your Printables!

Special Day

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I’ve been a little remiss on getting much stamping done but I thought I’d share this design today. It’s the Shady Tree Studio Stump Scene that I colored with my Copic markers. The beautiful laser cut paper is from the Lemonade collection by Basic Grey. It’s fun to think of interesting ways to use every scrap!
Stamps: Stump Scene (Shady Tree Studio) by CHF
Ink: Black memento Ink by Tsukineko
Paper: Lemonade die cut paper, Lemonade 6×6 paper pad by Basic Grey, kraft cardstock by Bazzill Basics, Simply Smooth white cardstock by CHF
Other: Ribbon by American Crafts, sewing machine, Copic markers, button by Autumn Leaves, twine

Thanks for stopping by!

A Very Merry World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day! It’s finally here and there is a LOT going on! I’ve been in the holiday card making mood so I have a couple holiday cards featuring Printables to share with you today. Make sure you read all the deets so that you don’t miss out on any of the giveaways!

Merry Carolers

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I used one of my new Printables on this card design. It’s called Christmas Carolers.The file comes as 3″ x 4.25″ and that’s what I’ve printed it out as here.  I was rummaging around in my cardstock drawer the other day for some papers to print on when I had a light bulb moment. How would images look printed on the textured Bazzill Basics paper? As you can see above, the image printed beautifully and I love the very subtle texture it adds to the image. It looks just like a cardstock embellishment die cut that you might buy at your local scrapbook store. If you like smaller images, you can easily resize it when printing and end up with a little journaling card/ATC sized image. The best thing about these files is that they can be printed over and over again. Wouldn’t that be great for Christmas cards or other occasions that you create a lot of cards for?

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This design uses Webster’s Pages papers & trim, Bazzill Basics cardstock, American Crafts chipboard letters, Prima Galaxy Stars and my sewing machine.

My second project features another Printable…this time Christmas Chapel which is one of the Printables on the free WCD sheet from every thing creative. Make sure you stop by today to say hi, see how to use the Printables and get your WCD sample sheet.

Christmas Village

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On this card design, I stamped the sentiment using the Vintage Christmas Expressions stamp set and then added in some glitter with a two-way glue pen to add some sparkle. I was bouncing to find that this image matched up with the new Eskimo Kisses Paper Pad by Basic Grey. I’d been wanting to find some time to dive into it and yay…it worked.

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Quick Tip: Look for different papers that you can print on and try them out. You never know how they’ll look until you try it!

So…. while we’re in the WCD celebrating mood!… I have some rubber to share today. Anyone like rubber stamps? I have my two latest stamp set releases, Sew Special and Bracket Block to share with a lucky winner today.

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For a chance to win both stamps, simply comment on this post before 9 am EST Monday morning. I’ll draw a winner using a random number generator and announce it on Monday morning. Sound fun?!

 Thanks for joining me for World Card Making Day!

Julia