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August 2008 posts

I recently participated in an ATC (Artist Trading Card) swap at My Kits&Pieces. The theme was you and where you were from. I made these cards: Here's an actual size look at one of them: I used a combination of dye, mod podge, pen, scraps, and newspaper to create the backgrounds. Each of the cards has a different saying on it that I made up. I think the one above is my favorite. The fabulous lady is from Miss Crow (though I did colorize her and photoshop my face onto her body). I covered the whole card in mod podge... Read more →


Seven for Wednesday

1. I downloaded several super cool *free* fonts from Urban Fonts today. Check out their "Dirty" fonts in particular! 2. Scrapbook Shopping at Just Let Me Scrapbook: Receive 35% off your ENTIRE purchase when you enter the code HOT35 during online checkout. Hurry! This offer expires in just 3 days! Offer Expires:Friday, August 15. Be sure to mention my name (Julie) in the comments section when you check out! 3. Two new kit clubs: - Kenner Road, started by Kerry Lynn Yeary (Design Team Lead for Hambly). The first kits will go up for pre-sale on Friday (August 15): "a... Read more →


7 DAYS • 7 PRINCIPLES Online Class, August 18-24 • $15** Join me August 18-24 as I take you through the seven principles of design (contrast, emphasis, balance, unity, pattern, movement, and rhythm) as they apply to scrapbooking. These seven principles are the things you should consider when creating a layout to ensure a great result! The seven principles of design are often confused with the seven elements of design (color, value, texture, shape, form, space, and line). The two are definitely linked, but the elements are more concerned with the artist's hand, whereas the principles are about the design... Read more →


For the past few years my theatre company has held a weekend retreat. And each year I make everybody in the company a Milk Can (we're The Milk Can Theatre Company) themed gift. The first year I made t-shirts. Then I made coffee mugs. This year they're all getting jewelry. I made necklaces out of bottle caps, UTEE, shrink plastic, paper, leather, and aluminum wire. Check them out: They were quick and easy to make. I drew the milk can on a piece of shrink plastic and then placed it in my melting pot with some UTEE. Once it had... Read more →


Inspiration Journal: Instructions

I wanted to share a free class that I created for the recent online crop at My Kits&Pieces. Due to some video hosting issues, all of the videos are password protected. The password is "julie" for all of them, so just type it in and you can view the video! We are going to make an easy-as-pie inspiration journal from your scraps! Here's what you'll need: paper scraps 4x6 or larger a hole punch (I highly recommend the Crop-o-Dile) 2 book rings adhesive (I highly recommend a full coverage adhesive like the Xyron Cheetah) 2 binder clips gesso paint brush... Read more →


Portrait Bug recently asked each of the design team members to send on a list of the products they tend to use a lot. I thought it would be a fun thing to share! I use these products on 85% of my layouts: - Uniball Signo white gel pen - Sakura Pigma Micron black pens (for journaling and doodling) - Gesso (any brand, but I love Pro Art or Golden best) - Making Memories paint (quick drying time and super selection of colors) - Ranger Distress Ink - Scotch ATG gun - Zig two way glue pen - Glue Dots... Read more →


I'm bleary eyed after a three day crop hosted by Christina Steeves of Rubba' Stampa' and Scrapbooka's Attic. The crop was in Haverhill, MA. I was joined by my Mom (of course) and my friend Cheryl (she runs the Manhattan Scrapbooking Meetup group). I somehow didn't manage to get a single photo of the three of us together, but I thought I'd share these: I had major scrapper's block on Friday and didn't get almost anything done. But, by Saturday evening, my mojo was flowing and I got a few fun things done! Mostly, I enjoyed the company. I can't... Read more →