As a huge reader and part-time writer and English major from The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!), I gotta tell you, the fact that there is a punctuation day makes me happy. When the book Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss came out, I had to pick it up. There's a kid version too.
Friday, September 24, 2021
Friday, September 10, 2021
I'm not sure why, but I love the packets of journaling cards that companies put out. They're meant for pocket scrapbooking—you just slide the artwork (sized for the pockets) into the slots and then add some photos to the other pockets. However, I'm not a huge pocket scrapbooker, though I have done a few pages. I mostly just buy the journaling cards! So, in order to justify the purchase and to use some of the cute cards, I've trimmed them to fit a standard card base and made greeting cards with some of mine.
Friday, August 6, 2021
I have two full cover shaker tags to share today. I admit, I'm the worst at shaker cards. I don't know why...I've watched tons of videos and even made one in a class but I think there are just too many steps where I can mess up. Lolol. But full-cover shakers are easier because you eliminate making a shaker window with die cutting and eliminate the need for foam tape and acetate placement. So these went well!
Friday, July 30, 2021
Time again for another installment of Journaling with Julie, in which my sister in Jersey and I in Ohio recreate the art journal projects from the Tamara LaPorte book, Create Your Life Book. This lesson includes thinking of something you've done that you're not thrilled with and then letting it go and forgiving yourself. You write some things on the page, collage and paint and then draw a feather.
Friday, July 16, 2021
I found the cutest superhero and comic stamps at Whimsy Stamps and had to buy them. Our family is kind of big on comics. And we are definitely team Marvel and not DC, though Wonder Woman is a total badass and I love her. I knew I'd get a lot of use from these stamps since my husband has three brothers who love Marvel comics, and my sister and I used to read Archie and horror comics. Plus, our kids enjoyed comics too. At any rate, these stamps are going to be used.
Friday, June 25, 2021
I've never been a huge fan of card kits, in fact, I've only purchased paper with matching stickers or die cuts, not an entire huge kit, and it's mostly because I don't always like every item in a kit. But I did purchase a Spellbinders card kit recently because it was crazy on sale and I liked a lot of the items. It was half off the $55 price and had stamps, dies, a patterned paper 6x6 pad, die cuts, stickers, cards and envelopes and even sequins.
When it arrived, it was a ton of fun to open up and see all the goodies. And I sat right down to make some cards with it. For this one, I used patterned paper and some of the die cuts and stickers. Easy peasy!