Thursday, September 22, 2011

High Hopes Blog Hop & New Release Starts Today!

H Folks,
High Hopes is doing a blog hop and new release starting today. Go on over to their website and check out their new stamps....really cute holiday ones.

There is a contest there too if you want to spread the word....

Enjoy visiting their web site!


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Vote for me

Hi all,

I entered one of my necklaces in a Linky Party and they are voting on your favorite. If you could go over to Surviving the Madness of Etsy and vote for my Creamy large Pearl necklace. I would really appreciate it.
Interested in purchasing this necklace, please see it here....

Thank you!


Falling Squirrel

All mothers can relate to this story on some level:

Today I was sitting at my computer working on my homework and noticed out the window that the momma squirrel and 2 babies were out in the tree. Who knew that we had 2 babies in that tree??? I knew there was one from the previous story about seeing them in the tree. Anyway, it apeared that the momma squirrel was trying to get the babies down to the ground. Mind you we live on the side of a hill, so the ground under the tree is actually further down than the trunk of the tree. So, I am watching and I see the momma squirrel grab one of the babies in its mouth (kind of like a cat grabs its baby), she quickly whisked it down the tree and they were gone. Well, this left the other baby unattended in the tree, it quickly notices that mom is gone and tries to follow. It manages to jump to the next tree, they are still not very sure footed, so you can see it slip from the branch, catch itself, slip from the branch.

Then all of a slips and falls to the ground. My motherly panic sets in because after all it is a baby and it just fell out of a tree that is situated on the side of a hill..... We all race outside on the deck to see if we can see if it is OK....nope, it is no where to be then we proceed down the hill to see if we can see it....then all of a sudden as we get near the tree tries to get on the tree trunk to hide from we decide to leave it alone as it was acting scared (wouldn't you if you just fell out of a tree?).

A few minutes later I spot it half way up the tree, and hear the noise that they make. A few minutes after hearing that I see momma squirrel in the tree consoling the baby. Then they are both headed down the tree, I am guessing towards where ever she took the first baby....Thank goodness....tragedy averted for this little guy.....

They are really cute to watch jumping and playing in the tree, I would hate to see something like that happen to the little guy....Another day in the wilderness....

Enjoy your day....

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Second challenge for today...

Hi all,
Another quick and simple challenge to show you today....
This card is for 1 challenge:
It is for Lexi's Creations. The challenge is "Autumn".
Here is the card that I created for the challenge:Until tomorrow....maybe I will post some jewelry creations tomorrow...give you a break on some of the cards. In between everything I have been making jewelry too, lol.....

I guess I will surprise you tomorrow....until then.


A card for today....

Hi everyone....

I have a card to share with you today. This one is in honor of my daughter returning to school today. It sure is quiet around the house without her. I truely enjoyed having her home this summer with me. She is at a new school this year and went to school this morning pretty nervous. She has said that everyone seems really nice.....I sure hope she adapts to her new surroundings this school year. Keep your fingers crossed....
Anyway, on to the card challenge....

This one is for 2 challenges:

The first one is over at One Stop Craft Challenge. The challenge is "Back to School/Primary Colors".

The next one is for Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge. The challenge is "Primary Colors".

I colored this image with General's Pastel Pencils, found this cute sheet of alpha/numeric paper blocks in primary colors, added some shimmery red ribbon and a little stamp from Verve that says "Thanks". I think it all came together pretty well.

Leave me a comment letting me know if you like it or what you might have done different on the card. I would love to hear your comments and ideas.

Until next time...


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Challenge Card

Hi everyone,
One more challenge card for today. I made this after the excitement out my window. This evening I looked out just in time to see a hawk going after one of the squirrels that live in the tree out back. Well, I had to step in, so we all went out side to make some noise so the squirrel could get back into his home in the tree with out getting carried away by the hawk. Well, as far as I know we were successful in diverting the hawk, it turned dark so I can't be for certain, but I did not hear any noises coming from the squirrel, so I hope she is ok.

Anyways, after that, I got busy making this card. It is for 3 challenges and it is so sweet and innocent looking....Gotta love it....

The first challenge is for Pink Gem Challenge. The challenge is a color inspiration, here is the photo:
The next challenge is over at Digital Tuesday. The challenge is "Fairy Wishes".
The next challenge is over at Stamp Somthing. The challenge is a "Digi Day" challenge.
Here is the card that I made to meet the requirements of the above challenges.
Hope you think it turned out as sweet as I do....

Interested in purchasing this card? See here for details....

Enjoy your day....Julie

Another Challenge

Hi all,

Here is the second card I completed for challenges today. This one is for four different challenges....

The first challenge is for Creative Card Crew. The challenge is for "Anything Goes".

The next challenge is for Fuss & Fancy. The challenge is to "Celebrate Something".

The next challenge is for Our Creative Corner. The challenge is to "Stamp directly on the patterned paper".

The last challenge is for Dutch Dare Card Challenges. The challenge is "Picture Inspiration".

here is the inspiration we had to use...

Here is the card I created that includes all the elements for these four challenges.

Hope you like the card I created. Have fun creating.

Until next time....


Holiday Challenges

Hi all,
I had a little time to make some cards and chose a few challenges for inspiration. The firs card is a holiday card. This was made for a challenge over at Stampin for the Weekend. The challenge is "Holidays". I used this paper as inspiration to create my card. I believe is is a K & Co. sheet of paper.
Hope you like the card, it was an easy one to make and seems oh so "Vintage" to me.

Hope you like the card. Until my next post...


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Couple of coupons to print

Hi all,
Just sharing a couple of coupon opportunites that I found.

If you like a quick meal that is yummy....try the Wanchai Ferry chicken dinners. They are a quick week night meal, my family loves them. Our favorite is the Spicy Garlic Chicken. If you go to their website Wanchai Ferry, there is a link to print a coupon for $1.50 off.

Another one that I found today is for the Dreyers Individual Milk Shakes or Smoothies. If you like them on Facebook, then you can print out a coupon for Buy 2 get 1 Free. Here is the link...

Hope that helps someone out.

Friday, September 2, 2011

A perfect way to end the day.....

Hi all,
I wanted to share a little story about how I spent the later part of the day today. It was a perfect way to end the day. Unfortunately there are no pictures to share with this story, just my recap.
So I am sitting in front of the computer late this afternoon finishing up homework from my Security and Fraud Prevention class I am taking ( I know that sounds like fun, right?). Anyway, I hear this squawking noise outside ( I sit in front of an arcadia door). So I start looking and I see the branches of the tree moving......I continue to watch and see that there are 2 squirrels in the tree.
As I am watching it continued to look like a mama squirrel and a baby squirrel. It looked like she was trying to teach it how to jump from branch to branch. The poor baby looked scared as it kept trying but would get on a branch that was not as sturdy....then it would make its way back to the tree trunk.
I wasn't able to watch it make it back home (that is in the next tree over) as I had to get dinner ready for the family. When I returned to my computer I saw mama squirrel racing back home with a mouth full of leaves.
It was so refreshing and cute to watch. I hope you all enjoyed my little story.
Good night!

Free Sample Request

Hi everyone,
This is a little off topic but something that I found this morning and I thought I would share with you all. If any of you like the brand Carmex, then if you go to their website and look in the upper right hand corner their is a link for "Request a Sample".
I just did this this morning, so I am not sure what they will send. I will be sure to report back as to what I receive.
If you find this kind of information interesting and valuable, please leave me a comment. That way I can know if you want to see more of this kind of information in the future.
Have a great day.....

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Something Altered

Hi all,

I am not sure why I took a liking to everything Paris themed or Eiffel tower themed but I have. I have not even been there before. I keep telling myself maybe someday....

But in the meantime, I decided to create an altered composition book in a Paris theme....

I have included it in the challenge over at Cupcake Craft challenge. The challenge is to alter something.

So, I distressed the paper with the Eiffel Tower image on it. Added it to some vintage looking blue patterened paper, distressed that a little more than it was, added some satin brown ribbon and this is how it turned out. I really like it, it has a vintage feel to me.....

Interested in an altered journal similar to this? See here for details...

Enjoy your day....