May 28, 2010

It's that time again!!!

It's time for another Bo Bunny blog hop that will be announcing our June Guest Designer!!!
Once again, I am positive you are going to be inspired and amazed at the creations shared by this months guest designer! Keep hopping on to Dee's blog...HERE! And remember you are hopping your way to the end to find out who the guest designer is, as well as a putting your name in for a chance to win a fabulous prize package containting products from the Roughin' It collection!


And here's a little sneak peek of a project of mine that will be coming your way next month as well!
And, I realized it has been awhile since I had a giveaway on my blog SO....

I will be giving away this....a Sophie Die Cut paper pad with the Chiffon Chipboard Album

to one lucky winner! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Sunday May 30th at 12 AM CST for your chance to win!

Good luck, thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Hopping!

Happy Hugs!
Juliana


May 27, 2010

Chipboard Flowers!!!!

Today I am sharing a fun project I created for GCD Studios! It is a wall hanging that you can use as a decorative piece for your own home or maybe even as a gift for someone special! All you have to do is take some fun patterned papers, mix in a little bit of black and white, some chipboard flowers, a few buttons, some lace and you have got yourself a fun little wall hanging! Yes indeed! So now let me walk you through the process.

Directions:
Cut 29 - 2.5 x 4 inches pieces of patterned paper in various colors/patterns.
(I choose 4 different patterns: 1 yellow, 1 red, and 2 blue.)
Use decorative edge scissors and border punches to create a fun edging on each strip.
Layer them and adhere them together with adhesive until you have a piece that is 15 inches in length.
Use your sewing machine to add a variety of stitching along the edges.
(I used both black and white thread and both straight and zigzag stitching. )
Adhere the lace along the edge of this piece starting at one end and running it around to the other end. Leave enough at the top so that you can hang your piece.
(The piece of lace I used was 40 inches in length.)
Attach the Artsy Urban Chipboard Flowers, Vintage Buttons and Homespun Chic Word Strips. Cut out several butterflies from the patterned paper (this butterfly pattern is in the 8x8 paper pack) and attach them.
To finish off the project you are going to create your own version of the Artsy Urban Chipboard Flowers. When I was creating this project it just didn't look finished to me with only the above decoration. That is when I came up with the idea to create a larger version of these flowers to add to the top.
Directions continued...
Take varying sizes of the Chip Art Chipboard Flowers and cover them with different patterns of paper.
Take a circle shape from the Chipboard Basic Shapes Small and cover it with pattern paper.
Hand cut your own leaves from patterned paper. Glue your shape onto scrap chipboard and cut out your leaves.
Use sand paper or a sanding block to smooth the edges.
Adhere the pieces together.
Finish by adding an Artsy Urban Crochet Flower and Vintage Button to the center.
Adhere your completed flower
to the top of the lace.
Attach a hook to the back side of the large flower and hang the finished piece on your wall.

Supplies:
GCD Studios
Patterned Paper: Artsy Urban/Big Butterfly, Book Page, Butterfly, Blue Floral, Petit Floral, Postcard 1, Red Floral and the 8x8 Specialty Paper Pad
Embellishments: Artsy Urban/ Crochet Flowers, Vintage Buttons, Layered Chipboard Flowers, Inspiration Cards; Homespun Chic/ Word Strips
Chipboard Shapes: ChipArt Flowers and Basic Shapes Small

Other:
Decorative Edge Scissors by Fiskars; Border Punches by Fiskars; EK Success and Martha Stewart; Lace unknown; Adhesive by Helmar; Sewing Machine.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Hugs!
Juliana

May 21, 2010

Just a little GCD sneakie!!!

Just being a tease....
A little sneakie of an upcoming GCD Studios project! It will be up on the GCD blog next week!!!

And if you haven't stopped by the blog lately you MUST check out this cool technique using the Chip Art Tool in a whole new way...HERE!!!
You have to see it to believe it! I was just chatting with my friend Lolly about this just the other day and I personally can not wait to give it a try!

Happy Hugs and thanks for stopping by!
Juliana

May 19, 2010

Bo Bunny Card Sketch

I just wanted to share with you the latest Bo Bunny card challenge! All you have to do is use the sketch below (designed by yours truly!) as your inspiration along with your favorite Bo Bunny supplies. Take a photo, email it to Bobunnyblog@gmail.com or go to the Bo Bunny blog HERE and use the Inlinkz frog located at the bottom of this post to link up your card. The due date is May 30th and the winner will receive some of the Flower Child collection!!!! Good luck to all of you!!!
Here is the sketch...

Here is my take on it using the Sophie Collection!!!!
Good luck to all of you! Thanks for stopping by!!!
Happy Hugs!
Juliana

May 16, 2010

Pretty Dolls!!!

This month our theme inspiration piece for GCD Studios is all about nesting dolls! I have always thought they were really cute, but after using them for my inspiration this month I think I have found a new love affair! Shhhh...don't tell my DH! lol!
This is the image we were given to work with...
Don't you just love all the fun colors and shapes?! It certainly got my mind to working! The shape however was my biggest struggle. What could I alter? I knew I wanted to make my own version of a nesting doll, but I knew I did not want to go with the traditional shape. So, I decided to take a trip to Hobby Lobby and peruse the isles to look for ideas.
That is when I came across this...
Yes! That is a popcorn box! They were available in 2 sizes in the party favor isle! As soon as I saw them I knew it was just what I was looking for!
So from this popcorn box I created these...
A sweet little trio! Mommy and her 2 baby girls! I went to town decorating the popcorn boxes with the Melody Ross Artsy Urban line! These papers are perfect because of the fabulous linen/cloth-like look and feel they possess. Plus the colors are so warm and cheery!
Here is a close up of the Momma's pretty face...
and the front of her dress.
And here are the sweet baby girls!

Supplies:
GCD Studios
Patterned Paper: Artsy Urban/Blue Floral, Petit Floral, Postcard 1, Postcard 2 and the 8x8 Specialty Paper Pad
Embellishments: Artsy Urban/ Crochet Flowers, Vintage Buttons, Layered Chipboard Flowers

Other:
Decorative Edge Scissors by Fiskars; Cardstock by Bazzill; Ink by Ranger; Paint by FolkArt; Ribbon unknown; Butterfly Punch by Martha Stewart; Gems by Bazzill and Me & My Big Ideas; Popcorn Boxes by Hobby Lobby.


I hope you were inspired and that someday soon you will find yourself inspired to work a nesting doll into your next project. If this happens, I would love for you to share your projects with me!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Hugs!
Juliana

May 10, 2010

A little bit of this & that!!!

So did everyone have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend? We did! It was filled with some household chores including cleaning our deck on Saturday, but Sunday was pure relaxation and time with my nieces and my Mom. My Mom loved her gift and card...especially the licorice jelly beans!
Here's a little peak at some of the sweetness from this weekend...
And all the ladies together in ONE photo!
Total shocker that we got ONE decent photo of all of us!
And this lovely from my Mom's yard...

Now for the scrappy stuff!
Today I am sharing my latest reveal as a CT member with ACOT. I was asked to use the Thrift Shop collection by October Afternoon and I loved every minute working with it! I love the perfectly primary color combo of red, yellow, blue and green! It is one of those collections that just makes me happy on the inside!!! Below are my projects and if you are interested in reading my full reveal article please pop on over to ACOT and check it out!
One of a Kind
Memories of You
Papa Read to Us!
and some cards...
Yesterday
You & Me

Thanks for your visit! I love reading your comments and really appreciate your visit!

Happy Hugs!
Juliana

May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!!

I wanted to share this gift set I made for my Mom for Mother's Day! I filled the little treat box with black licorice jelly beans, which are one of her favorite treats! And I used my current favorite Bo Bunny collection (Jazmyne) to create it. I love purple and so does my Mom, so I am sure she will enjoy this in more ways than one! If you are looking for more last minute ideas, stop by the Bo Bunny blog to see what the other DT members created HERE!
I love hot glue guns! They are perfect for scrunching and adding ribbon to projects like this!
Hopefully you have already stopped by the Bo Bunny blog this week, but if haven't you really should! They revealing their mid-season releases! And you have a chance to win one of the new collections just by stopping by and leaving a comment! So what are you waiting for?! Get hopping and check it all out HERE!


Before I go, I wanted to tell all of you Mother's out there to have a wonderful weekend and a very Happy Mother's Day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Hugs!
Juliana

May 4, 2010

My very first

My very first Jillibean Soup DT project was posted on their blog on Monday!!!! Eeeek! I am still so very excited about this opportunity!!! I am seriously still floating on cloud 9!!!
So without further ado, here is it...
I used the super cute Egg Drop Soup papers and stickers to create it!
I love the fun spring feel they have!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Hugs!
Juliana

May 1, 2010

Who do you love???

I know who I love!!! WINK! WINK!!!

First off, I wanted to share that Jillibean Soup has a new mini release called Summer Squash! Isn't it fabulous?! I just love the colors and the little latterns! sigh...
Make sure you stop by the Jillibean Soup blog for your chance to win this collection. Check out the details HERE!!!!
Squash Soup Blog  Annouce2

Second...GCD Studios is having a giveaway this weekend too! Three fabulous paper pads are going to be given away! Stop the GCD blog HERE to check out all the details and your chance to win!!!

Prize #1- one winner will win the Artsy Urban Pad of paper
Prize #2- One winner of the Homespun Chic
Prize #3- One winner for Independence


And don't forget that Bo Bunny has their blog hop going on with a chance to win the Mama-razzi collection! Check out the details HERE!


Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Happy Hugs!
Juliana