sunday . . .

10.11.2010

Seriously, grab a drink and maybe a snack - this is going to be a long one . . .

I have been meaning to blog for the past few days, but just haven't been able to & I have SO MUCH to share that I knew I would actually have to carve out an evening to get this all down :)

We have been enjoying fall here . . .

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But also - anticipating Christmas :) I know - too early but we saw these jammies at Carters & I knew if I didn't buy them now - I'd never find his size in December. He was so excited to try them right on & wear them to Grammy & Grandpa's so they could see :)

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Baby Bonner Update: Tuesday marks WEEK 26 - can you believe it???? 14 weeks left if I go full term - I am hoping to go a bit early (doesn't every pregnant woman??) . . . Ryan was a week early & with the baby measuring ahead I am hoping. The last time I was in the sonogram tech felt my due date would be more like January 4th or 5th rather than the 18th (we grow them big here!!!) but the doctor wasn't ready to change any due dates just yet. I go in again next week so I will be anxious to see what the sonogram shows. I have finalized my bedding choice for the nursery . . .

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I love the wall of monogram letters & will be searching away on Etsy & hopefully (if time allows) creating the alphabet in different monogram letters to cover the wall - love the look of it in this pic . . .

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These days I am feeling excited and nervous and happy and tired but most importantly SO VERY THANKFUL :)

Have I been scrapping - absolutely - busy as a bee these days. A little more tired this week but so inspired by so many things . . . I am totally in awe of this artist - I am one who can really appreciate some hand-stitching & this girl is just ridiculously talented at it - she also has a free "blog class" on hand-stiching this is super informative - I also noticed she will be teaching an upcoming class at Your Scrapbook Stash & I will definitely be signing up for that - be sure to check out her work!!!

Some of you asked about my templates for the "Dates To Remember" calendar - I still need to figure out how to share these online - any suggestions??? I suppose there are some file sharing services - can anyone suggest any good free ones??? If you are interested in these files for personal use - please email me at dailyscrap@gmail.com & I will be happy to forward the files to you :) They can be printed out on 8 1/2 " by 11" cardstock & then cut to fit on your pages.

Now - looking for some "sketchy" fun???? In addition to the regular monthly sketch challenges at My Creative Scrapbook, Pam is holding a 3 month Super Spectacular Sketch Contest!!! Each month will feature a new sketch (created by me) and some really AWESOME prizes!!! Here is the October sketch for this special contest . . .

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And check out the grand prize for this month's winner . . .

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Holy cow - right???? Check out all the details HERE - you do not have to be a subscriber to join in the fun (although Pam's kits are fabulous) so head on over!!!

I am TOTALLY loving designing for Blue Moon Scrapbooking - Lisa & Scott send us such a mix of fun products every month & I feel so lucky to a part of their talented team!!! This past week's layout I created showcases that adorable pic I posted a few weeks ago with Ryan jumping in the hay . . .

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I created the "diecut" paper using the this large bracket border punch by EK Success - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this - who knew a simple piece of kraft paper could look so fancy :) The little cards peeking out are from patterned paper in the new Bo Bunny Learning Curve collection & the circles are a mix of papers from My Minds Eye. That little heart - well I had to sneak in a bit of Jillibean Soup - don't you just love how easy you can make hearts from the petals of their canvas flowers???

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Love the shape of these Hambly rub-ons, although instead of rubbing them onto the paper, I simply cut them out & glued them down in the center with a glue dot. They seemed to just float overtop of the page then which I liked :)

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The title work is a mix of a 7Gypsies sticker & these FABULOUS Girl's Paperie chipboard letters. The Girl's Paperie products are awesome & if you haven't sought out (and purchased) their new Halloween & Christmas lines - do it - you will LOVE them!!!!

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Papers: BoBunny Learning Curve, My Minds Eye Lost & Found
Stickers: 7gypsies 97% Complete Stickers (Time)
Rub-Ons: Hambly Studios Rub-Ons Remnants Brown
Alphas: Girl's Paperie Paper Girl Eclectic Chipboard Alphabet
Other: Jenni Bowlin Brown Vellum Butterflies

My next project for Blue Moon features some yummy My Mind's Eye & Dear Lizzy goodies so make sure to check in later this week :)

In addition to my regular Design Team work - I have been working on another project behind the signs . . . it began as Guest Design Team position months ago that never really came to light because the owner, Shyloh, as me if I would join her permanent staff :) So I have been working away creating & can finally reveal that I will be designing page kits for A Page 4 All Seasons. This is a FABULOUS page kit club that offers monthly subscriptions for 12 x 12 double page layouts!!! Although I typically create single page layouts - it has been so fun & exciting to stretch my creativity in a new direction :) I am really enjoying it & have so many fun kits to share with you over the coming months. For the month of November, I created a layout for the "She Said" club -

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A close-up of the left side . . .

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And a close-up of the right side . . .

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All kits come pre-cut, all you have to do is glue!!!! Check out all the details on subscriptions HERE. If you have any questions, feel free to email me & I will do my best to answer them :) For December I will be working with the "He Said" club & can't wait to reveal that one to all of you!! I worked with a fabulous new Christmas line showcasing some gorgeous deep colors!!! In addition I have several additional layouts that will be up for sale on the site soon & even a cute mini album kit!!! More info on these soon :)

The last thing I have to share tonight (as if there hasn't been enough already - right??? I am just chatting up a storm!!!!) is some wonderful news I just found out on Thursday. Samantha Walker has asked me to join a fabulous group of very talented ladies who will be designing for her. Samantha designs papercrafting products for Creative Imaginations, stamps for Unity Stamps, fabric for Riley Blake Designs, and digital designs for Silhouette. She is a VERY talented graphic designer & has chosen this group of ladies (me included!!!!) to work with her fabulous products . . .


She wrote me the sweetest welcome letter & I am so excited to start creating with her goodies!!! She has such a unique vision for this team - wanting it not to be a single manufacturer's team, but rather "a team that could showcase how to mix & match products that I design for multiple manufacturers within one single group". I feel so lucky to have been picked for this awesome opportunity - a HUGE thanks to Samantha!!!

Check out a sampling of her awesome paper products . . .

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stamps . . .

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fabrics . . .

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and digital designs . . .


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Off to tidy up my scrapbook room & work on a few sketches!! I will be back later this week with my Magpie layout & sketch, as well as more from Blue Moon Scrapbooking!!!

Have a fab start of the week :)
ttyl - julie :)

11 comments:

  1. I love the jammas and the bedding choice! Ever think about vinyl letters for the wall? That way you could change them easier and wouldn't have to worry with anything falling on the little ones! Makes me want to break out my Cricut, SCAL and lots of vinyl colors! :)

    Your sketch and layout is amazing and I love your page for the kit club too!

    BIG CONGRATS on the kit club and Samantha Walker team! She is such a sweetie and I can't wait to see what you guys create!

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  2. Good grief Julie! WHEN do you sleep???
    Absolutely love the Blue Moon layout!!!

    Super cute bedding choice, can't wait to see pictures of you holding that little blessing!

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  3. Wow, you've been busy! Congrats for all of the fun scrappy news- I can't wait to "meet" your new little one. LOVE the bedding, by the way.

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  4. Oh my goodness you have so much going on! No wonder that you are tired! Congrats on all your news.
    I love your work!

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  5. I LOVE the bedding!! Gotta love Pottery Barn!! Atleast it looks like a PB set!! Gosh if I could afford all of their stuff...my kids rooms would look like something from their catalog!! they have wonderful things!!
    I love your page!!! It is such a cute pic of Ryan and a wonderful design..as always!!
    I am excited about all of your new ventures!!! That is such great news!! I am glad baby Bonner is doing well too!!! :)

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  6. whoaw, what a post, thank goodness I had my coffee...lol awesome stuff I love the all the stuff from the last of this post awesome Halloween papers & goodies she has. the bedding for the babies room is just too cute & I love the idea of the monogram letters all over the walls like in the pic. Ryan looked like he was enjoying this time of year & his jammies are just adorable, I am going to have to check out Carter's.... Good luck @ the docs next week, maybe you will get your date moved up. hugs

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  7. Wow, you sure have been a busy girl!! Love the baby stuff, your layout is awesome...love the details of the punch and the clean lines. So warm!
    Congrats on all of your assignments and teams!

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  8. Great idea to cut out rub ons and adhere them with a pop dot! Like the kraft background in the layout.

    Hope you have a late December baby and get a tax deduction!

    Great bedding.

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  9. Hi sweetie!

    Thank you very much for leaving such sweet and thoughtful comments on my blog. You are such a doll and I really appreciate you spending some of your precious time viewing my post.

    I do apologize for not being able to visit that often. I love your blog and the inspiration is overflowing. Keep it up! Keep creating those gorgeous projects. Have a great week!!!!

    xoxo
    LG

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  10. i love your scrap I love your pages.

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  11. Love the layouts and the bedding is so very cute. Good pregnancy wishes to you!

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