Saturday, October 15, 2011

I'm Still Alive!

I am still alive! Yes, I am but I have returned to my past career as a Special Education Teacher. Things will get easier in a few months, but right now I am on a learning curve after being out for 11 years! I still have my store and Copic Club so life is REALLY busy for me. I do want yo find some time to play in my craft room soon, I miss it. I also miss all my online friends.
I will be back soon!
Hugs, Julie

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Christmas Mail CASE

I made this card with a new stamp set from Crafty Secrets that I just added to my online store. This stamp set is very affordable with so many images to use!!! I did CASE this card from a Crafty Secrets DT member here. It is not an exact CASE but I was inspired by many of the elements on her card. Of course I colored with Copics (see color list on yesterdays post). The cardstock is AC and the paper I stamped/colored on was X-Press all from my store.
I think this will do it for Christmas in July (: With 100 degree temperatures here it was a nice escape from the extreme heat. I may have to get an iced mocha coffee at Mokka coffee shop today (:
Thanks for stopping by and Stay Cool!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Crafty Secrets Christmas Mail Card

It's Christmas in July! I LOVE this sweet stamp set, Christmas Mail, that we now have in our store. Of course I colored her with Copics (see colors below) and used Rich Cocoa and London fog Memento Ink. The paper is Basic Grey and AC Cardstock. The Primas are Christmas with a touch of white flower soft in the middle. I added white stickles to give a snow texture to the ground.

Not sure if you were ready to experience Christmas in July so let me know what you think!

Copic Menu:
face-E51, R20
Coat and Hat- R30, R20, R0000
Skirt and gloves-G000, G40, G24
Boots- N1, T2
Letter- N1, R0000 R29 heart
Mailbox- T2 N1
Flag-R20 R29 E55 to rod
Belt- E51, E55
Snow- T1 and clear stickels

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happy Hoppers Buzzy Friends Forever (BFF)

This is a card I made for SCS Teapot Tuesday. The destination Station is a lady recently diagnosed with cancer. I will be sending her this cheerful card along with some goodies taht I hope she will enjoy.
The Teapot challenge was to be about bees and flowers, so I was really excited to pull this cute stamp out! I used Summer paper by echo park all items from my online store. I used a white Prima so I could match the purple Copic colors found in the stamped flower. The button in the middle of the flower is basic grey. The word smile is an old $ stamp I picked up years ago.

I hope this fun card brought a smile to your face today and let's pretend I am sharing my flower with you (:
Let me know what you think!!!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

I'm still here

Just a sad note that my Grandpa passed away this past week and I developed strep throat on top of all the stress. I am looking forward to next week and feeling better again so I can stamp and color my worries away (: Just wanted all my friends in Blogger Land to know why I have been MIA.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Patchwork Fun

I made this card for this weeks TLC challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I am having trouble shrinking my picture size to fit in the SCS Gallery, ugh. I used basic grey paper (patchwork type pattern), bg buttons, a house mouse stamp colored with Copics on X-Press paper all from my store.
I have had a crazy busy life lately with four kids, a dh, a business and housework out the roof! I thought I could catch up once the school year is over but between volunteering at various camps it is getting worse I think. I will be car-less tomorrow, so my hope is to do a little housework then do a little crafting all day long (: What is everyone else doing this summer?
Let me know what you think!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Fun with Bags and Basic Grey!

I created this bag for my Secret Sister from my D.I.V.A.S. group on SCS/FACEBOOK. I have to say I love those ladies and it was a blast to spoil my SS this round. I used a Basic Grey 12x12 Kit called Wisteria and of course I sell it in my online store (: It comes with amazing papers, beautiful alphabet stickers and as you can see very pretty stickers. The sticker sheet is 12x12 so I have many more stickers left.
I love decorating plain gift bags and making them into something extra special. I think this bag took me less than 5 minutes to complete!
Let me know what you think!!!!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Popcorn The Bear for Secret Sister

Sorry about my BAD was really cold and yuck outside and I just couldn't go outside for a better picture. I had to mail this card out to my Secret Sister so no time for retakes. This is Popcorn the Bear stamp colored with Copics and covered in tan Fun Flock found in my online store. This little guy is also in stock (:
This is an inside view of this card with a little duck that comes with the set. The paper is Basic Grey.
This is a white Prima flower colored with a copic to match everything and a basic grey pearl in the middle. If you would like to learn more about our COPIC Club send me an email for more information
Hope you enjoy this card. Let me know what you think!!!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Thinking of You

I made this card for my Secret Sister (: One of our challenges was to create a vintage themed card. I carry Crafty Secrets stamps in my online store and Thinking of You was perfect! I colored her with Copics (also from my store) and added stickles around the edges of the cardstock. The paper is Basic Grey. I LOVE the vintage feel of this paper and the pearls are also Basic Grey. The Square scallop is a Spellbinders die.
I really like the little cat stamp that comes with this set, although I am currently in a love HATE relationship with my cat. She has decided to pee pee on a few things, ugh, including both my boys new tennis-shoes! I read online that this is an emotional cry for help....really is it? I mean her name is Princess Meow Meow and she is treated as such....emotional cry for help???? I am having an emotional cry for help washing the tennis shoes in vinegar! I may be visiting the shoe store tonight if this doesn't work. Um...... Anyone want a cat?
Let me know what you think!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Popcorn The Bear Gets Married!

This is a card I created for a swap I attended for our local SCS ladies. I wanted a Valentines feel but with a wedding theme. I realized that I had tons of cards but no wedding cards! I used all supplies from my online store such as: Popcorn the Bear wedding stamp, Heart paper and Copics. I also brought Fun Flock in tan to the swap if anyone wanted to add teddy-bear texture to these cute bears. I sell all the Popcorn bears at a GREAT price so check them out.

An inside view of my card. Soufflé is a little duck that is Popcorn's friend and can be found on most of the stamp sets. Sooo cute!
Let me know what you think!!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Design D.I.V.A.S. Blog Hop to my Bunny trail!

I am so happy you have hopped into my Blog today! I LOVE my Fancy Pants stamp and have owned her for over three years. The sentiments are old Stampin Up Warm Words which are still one of my favorite sets! The paper I used is K&Company Yuletide and the buttons and bling are both Basic Grey. I did distress the edges with distress ink. Fancy Pants was colored using Copics. All these items come from my online store Take a look if you need a break from hopping (: I am a big fan of House Mouse and many other cute animal themed stamps...I am a big kid.
I have had this stamp for a long time and have no idea when it showed up in my craft room (: This card's inspiration comes from my constant weight management lifestyle (: If I want to look Fancy and fit in my Pants I better stick with water and lipstick!!!!!! hehehe...
I hope you have enjoyed my card, now it is time to hop on
over to Carolyn Bounds lovely blog!

P.S. If you want to start at the beginning you can visit Sue

Monday, January 3, 2011

Paper Bag Cookie Cookbook Fun!

I designed this cookbook for all those favorite cookie recipes that are in 10 different cookbooks so they could be consolidated into one cute yummy looking one (: The gingerbread people were "glazed" using Glossy Accents, the word Cookies was cut out with a Cricut using grocery bags! The word Cookies was distressed with Ranger Ink, "sugared" with Stickles and topped off with Liquid Pearls as "Icing" (: YUMMY! We actually made this cookbook at my SCS Christmas Crafts workshop. It's something I host every year for all my SCS friends and local customers. We make tons of Christmas gifts all day long, eat and just a have a great day.
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Copic Club Information

Scrapbook Store at Your Door Copic Collector's Club

1. Six months of Collecting to make Copics affordable!
2. Four amazing options to fit YOUR needs, just pick one:
~Sketch Stamping Set A 36 marker set, $40 monthly
~Sketch Stamping Set B 36 marker set, $40 monthly
~Ciao Sets A, B, C or D Sets of 36, $26 monthly
~Customized Option, $40 monthly
the fourth option is best suited for those of you have random Copic markers and would
still like to belong to a Copic Club outside the sets. Send us your existing collection list and we will add 36 new Copics to your collection over a six month period. Here is the totally customized part, let us know what color families you really love and what stamps you love to color. This is a truly customized option that is unique to our store.
3. Shipments of six markers will be sent to you monthly for six months.

4. Memberships are for six months and at the end of the six months you will receive a plastic or cloth case to fit your markers. You are also welcome to rejoin the Club after your six months of collecting with us is complete.

5. Send us an email or leave a comment in this post and we will send the sign up instructions to you. *You have the option of mailing, calling in, faxing or emailing the sign up/ payment options form.

6. It will take 6 months to complete your membership. We do not stock Copics long term in our store in order to ensure the freshest markers possible for our customers. They are a special order item. If someone wishes to end their membership early a fee of the next months membership will be charged.

7. Club Member's outside the United States will be requested to pay shipping.

8. 2010 Copic Collector's Club Round 1 starting January 2010-June 2010

I think this is pretty detailed, but if you have any questions please feel free to ask. I will have this information on my store site soon. We hope that you find this club to be the most versatile Copic Club out there. We will work hard to make you happy so sign up today!
Our store email is