Thursday, December 10, 2009

Another ornament

I was inspired by the ornament shown on the Papercrafts website. I used TaDa Creative Studios sparkling spruce pattern paper and the sentiment is a stamp from Pink Persimmon. I also added liquid pearls and glitter.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Making Ornaments again

Each year, I love to make ornaments using the clear craft bulbs. I have finished one, and am working on 2 more. Here is the first:

I filled the ornament with fake snow. I then stamped the "Kiss Me You Fool" stamp by Rubber Romance. I used staz-on ink. I then used some stickles and Ranger pearls to fill in the stamped image. I added a bling gen on the finger. I am giving this to a friend who will be celebrating her first Christmas as a married woman.

For this ornament, I used Harmonie's silver peel stickers and a Harmonie ribbon. I then filled it with fake snow as well.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Card Sketch Challenge on Pink Persimmon Blog

Wow, what an opportunity!!! Pink Persimmon Stamps is hosting a card sketch challenge on their blog. All you have to do is use the card sketch for inspiration and post a link to your creation in Mr. Linky on the Pink Persimmon blog. The winner will be given all three Christmas stamp sets....AND a banner stamp set. Give it a try. I created this card to go with the sketch:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Isn't she cute???

I just had to share this picture I took last weekend of my daughter Shay. I bought the handmade hat from a very talented friend.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

ICSketch #40

I found this really nice sketch card challenge site, inspirational card sketches. I created this card using their #40 sketch. I rotated the sketch.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Recipe card insert

Some of the girls that I work with get together and swap recipe layouts. This month we decided to do recipe card dividers for all of the recipes we have. I chose to make a cake one. I was inspired by the "Get Sketchy #12." I used TaDa Creative Studios pattern paper and stamps from the Tea Hee Hee collection.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Another card

I created this card for the current Caardvarks "tall card" challenge. The papers are from the October sugar kit at Scrapdango. The scroll stamp and the Happy Birthday sentiment stamp are made by Pink Persimmon. They are both on the Vintage Greetings set.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Get Sketchy #11

I was inspired by Get Sketchy's #11 sketch. I used the October sugar kit from Scrapdango. The stamp is from Rubber Romance.

Friday, October 23, 2009

A card to share...

I had fun using my QuicKutz Silhouette to make this card. I used TaDa Creative Studios Abode Ala Mode line to cut the shoes. I used a Rubber Romance "fashionesta" stamp to look like the shoe brand. I finished it off with a May Arts ribbon.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pink Persimmon teams up with Cookin Up Creations

With it being Breast Cancer awareness month, Pink Persimmon Stamps has teamed up with Cookin Up Creations for a fun "Think Pink" contest. You basically do something that has pink as the main design color. You also have to include some stamping of some kind. The winner will get some Pink Persimmon goodies and a GDT spot at Cookin Up Creations. You need to hurry though, the contest ends tonight. I had fun joining in. Here is my card for "Think Pink."

I used the small banner stamps from Pink Persimmon. These are soooo fun to play with!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fun page for my Gardening album

I have many different mini albums, and my gardening album is one of my favorites. I just love to see my plants come to life each spring and summer. When I saw this gardening stamp by Rubber Romance, I just knew it would be perfect to use with my Harmonie floral pattern papers. I put these together with my favorite flower, the lily.

Materials: Rubber Romance Hyacinth is in the garden stamp Harmonie pattern papers layout inspired by a sketch at 52 sketches.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Rubber Romance "Hi" card

I love the look of dimension on scrapbook pages and cards. Pleating paper is a fabulous way to add dimension. To add a pleat, simply take a piece of pattern paper and fold it back and forth and adhere to the layout or card. You can be precise with your folding, or you can just wing it as I did for this card. I tore the bottom of my folded pleat. I then used this small pleated paper as well and layered it over the original piece. I just love the versatility of double sided papers!
Rubber Romance "Hi" stamp
American Craft pattern papers

Monday, September 21, 2009

Caardvarks sketchfest Monday

Wow, another fun sketch today at Caardvarks. This time I used Pink Persimmon's Vintage Cupcake stamps. The cupcake and scallops are stamped from the vintage cupcake collection.

Get Sketchy #6

I finally had some time to complete the sketch at Get Sketchy! This was a fun one to play with. I used the September sugar kit at Scrapdango to complete the card.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Caardvarks sketchfest Sunday

Oh I had fun with this little bird card. I was inspired by the sketchfest going on right now at Caardvarks. I used the fabulous September Sugar kit from Scrapdango.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I have a WINNER!!!!

Using the random number generator, winner of a Pink Persimmon stamp set is:

JeanFB said...
Congratulations, Julie! My favorite sets are the banners - the small, the large, and the new BIG! Thanks for a chance to win!
September 16, 2009 5:56 AM

Congratulations Jean!!!! I have contacted you by email!!! Please send me your address by Wednesday, September 23rd!!!

Thanks to all of you for the wonderful comments!!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Super Exciting News...and a chance to win a new stamp set!!!!

I am sooooo over the top!!!! Pink Persimmon Stamps has asked me to be part of their Creative Team!!!

That isn't all!!!! They are giving away a stamp set to one lucky person who posts a comment on this post!!! When you post a comment, please share with me some of your favorite Pink Persimmon stamps!!! You have until Saturday, September 19th 8AM EST to post! I will randomly draw from the comments!

....and there is still more!!! Each member of the Pink Persimmon Creative team is having a drawing for a free stamp set. So check out their amazing talent and leave a comment for more chances to win. You can see a listing of all of them on the Pink Persimmon blog.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

2 sketches 4 you sketch 34

For sketch 34 at 2 sketches 4 you, I used Harmonie pattern papers, stickers, stamp, ribbons, and buttons on this one.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

CPS 130

I used the CPS 130 to create this card. I used TaDa Creative Studio's Daddy 'O line and the owl is from Rubber Romance stamps.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

It is Reveal Time at Scrapdango Again

This month's kit features Basic Grey. You can check out the full kit at Scrapdango. Here are 2 I made using the kit:
and here is a card I made using the kit as well. The flowers are all rub ons. The card design was inspired by the CPS 129 sketch design.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Back to School Teacher gift

In preparation for the new school year, I made this simple inexpensive idea to make for my daughter to give to her teacher on the first day of school.

Friday, August 14, 2009

So excited!!!

I was asked to join the first design team for Rubber Romance stamps. I am super excited. These stamps are so fresh and fun. You can check their blog out here.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Well, thought I would share another layout I created. I used all Harmonie products: papers, buttons, gold peel stickers, acrylic frame, and stamp

Saturday, July 18, 2009

2 sketches 4 You #30

I created this card using inspiration from the #30 sketch from 2sketches4you. I used the awesome July Sugar kit from Scrapdango as well. {Pebbles pattern paper and stickers, American Craft sentiment stamp}

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New TaDa Creative Studio Peaks for CHA

I love the new lines from Tada. I can’t pick a favorite just yet, I love them all. Here are a couple of my creations using the new lines:

"Sun- Kissed" using the new Abode A La Mode collection

horse play

"Horseplay" using the new E I E I O line.

11 years"
11 years" with the new Festivus Collection

thanks a latte card
"Thanks a Latte" card using the new papers and laser paper from the Abode A La Mode collection

Thanks for spending some time with me and Tada Creative Studios. I hope you enjoy some of my work today!

Julie Detlef

Thursday, July 9, 2009

2sketches4you sketch 30

I had fun with the sketch this week at 2sketches4you. Here is my take:

Materials used:

TaDa Creative Studios new Festivus collection. (pattern paper and cupcake diecut)

7gypsies stamp

Kaiser pearls

May Arts ribbon


Monday, July 6, 2009

CPS 123

Here is my take on this week's CPS123 card sketch:

I used Harmonie papers, stamps, and chipboard, QuicKutz circle embossing template, Basic Grey filing set, Core'dinations whitewash cardstock, Kaiser pewter pearls, Ranger liquid pearls, 7gypsies photo turn, and 7gypsies paris brad.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Win a 7gypsies Binderie punch!

The Scrapbook Express Blog is giving away a 7gypsies Binderie punch! For each challenge you complete in July, you can earn a draw for this amazing prize. You may earn one draw a week if you do the current challenge. The challenges will be posted each Friday and are due the following Wednesday at 5pm MT. The winner of the Binderie punch will be announced on the 31st of July. So join us each Friday this month for not only a chance at the weekly blog prize, but this amazing 7gypsies Binderie punch.
Check out the current challenge at the Scrapbook Express Challenge blog.

Monday, June 29, 2009

More Scrappy Fun

Here are a couple more creations I have been working on:
I made this bookmark to keep my place in these wonderful Twilight books. Information for making the bookmark can be found here.
Here is another Father's Day goody bag. This one was for my Father. and this fun 3 dimensional card.

Friday, June 26, 2009

June is almost over!

Where does the time go. This has been a crazy month. We are doing a garage sale right now, and this past week my grandfather unexpectedly was admitted into the hospital. He had a balloon and stint put into his heart. He is doing much better now and I am grateful. I have a few scrappy projects to share:

She's 2 is a page I made from the awesome kit at Scrapdango. I also did an anniversary page from this kit. I made the three dimensional flowers by folding creases in the black and white pattern paper.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

End of the year teacher gift

This year I decided to go a little green for my daughter's kindergarten teacher. I recycled a strawberry container. I decorated the top and included a gift card holder....then I added "smore" supplies inside. She loved it. I just thought I would share a bit of it with you!

If you would like to do this yourself, you can read about the specifics at the Scrapbook Express Blog.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Where does the time go?

I can't believe summer is almost here. I have had a wonderful class this year. I am looking forward to playing with my girls this summer though.

I have some more scrapping projects to share with you: Scrapdango has their new kit release!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Wanna win a great set of Bo Bunny Stamps?

Scrapbook Express Blog will be giving away a set of Bo Bunny stamps. All you have to do is use the given ad as inspiration to create a layout. You have until Wednesday night, May 20th, 5pm EST to get your interpretation of the ad in. Please see more details here:

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Whew, it has been awhile!

I am on spring break and loving it. The weather isn't as nice as I had hoped, but we are enjoying some fun family time, and I am getting some scrapping done. Here are some of my latest creations:

Monday, February 16, 2009

It is Reveal Time at Scrapdango Again

I had so much fun working with the Sugar kit at Scrapdango. Here are some of my creations I did with this fabulous kit.