Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 is almost here...

Well its almost 2012...where did 2011 go?? I think this was the fastest year to pass us by...

  Make anything that has to do with New 
I decided to make this the event of the evening -- what do we always think of when we think of New Year's eve - that infamous kiss at midnight!'s the fairy kiss image!  These two are just two cute!  Oh and I also used one of the Just Some Lines frames.  What a great combination, eh??  You really should check out the Just Some Lines challenge Blog and check out the Just Some Lines store and grab a freebie, better yet - grab this image "Fairy Kiss"

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Friday, December 30, 2011

Sympathy Card

With Sympathy - I was thinking yesterday I need to make more of these - unfortunately, well, Mom called last night and a friend of hers passed.  Shucks! I go - I tried to do it CAS - not sure how CAS it is - but I am happy with the subtle colors and the pop of the turquoise!  This is a digi doodle shop image that i printed some time ago and cut it with the out of the box technique but just hadn't used it!  I added some lace and a rhinestone and yup - I would consider this CAS!


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Wishes

I'm in love with Saturated Canary images - they are too cute!  This is actually primarily scraps!  Love using them!  The tree is Meljens and the scrap Nestie, tags, etc were in my "scrap heap".  Love this - i love when I use my "leftovers".  Too fun!  Thanks for popping in! Quick post - gotta get to work - it's 11:30 am - YIKES!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wishing you a Bright and Sparkly Christmas

Too fun!  Probably my last Christmas box!  My new admin loves crafts - so I decided to make her a box and I put $50 Joanns in the box!  Too fun, eh?  I enjoyed doing it!  She's been just awesome and I'm happy to have her!  I didn't think I needed her - but boy was I wrong!  Anyway, Fun Stuff!  I used the 2/5/7/10 box from Splitcoast and the image is from All That Scraps and this is the challenge I focused on!  The challenge is Wednesday's Challenge!


Friday, December 23, 2011

All I want for Christmas....

Love love the  sentiment.  I decided to use my newest purchase from Some Odd Girl Stamps!  She's too cute - I thought she was perfect for this gift box!!  The last one for my friend!  It's a good thing also - because tomorrow I'm having lunch with her and gotta deliver them!  So...simple I used my cricut to make the holly and Stampin up punch for the sentiment - fussy cut my Some Odd Girl image and voila!  Another gift box!  Fun Stuff!  hope you likey!!


Let It Snow!

I just love love Paper Pretties.  Is this guy too fun!  In the image he's holding a sign that says Merci - but I cut that off and used it with the snow falling behind him!  I fussy cut the image and placed it behind the negative from a nestie and the DCWV polka dots behind!  The paper and greeting is DCWV.  The snowflakes are from my beloved cricut!  Too fun!  Love this card and love these images!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

With Sympathy

Well, With Sympathy!!  hits home big time this time!  I absolutely love my clients!  Well, one of my favs - 86 years old Mr. B passes away the night before!  He was my lunch buddy!  He would bring me roses and take me to lunch regularly.  I live in a small town and it's not unusual to get very close to your clients.  I'm a financial advisor and become very close to my clients.  Anyway, this card is a Creative Need image and I used a couple of nesties and Stampin up punches.  Oh - I paper pieced the flowers - love it!  I hope you do too...but most of all....  This one is for you Mr. B - you will be greatly missed.  Tell my daddy I love him!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Blog Hop at Crafty Creations Challenge Blog

Yea, it's time for a Blog Hop! 

 A card or gift of Graditude or Thanks! 

There will be several prizes and winners
for this Challenge as well as a few along the way during the Blog Hop!
Sponsors Include:

Jaime's CTMH Shop
Mischief Kit
(will post picture later today)

Hope Jacare (Claire)

Teeny Weeny Fimo Embellies and 3 IMAGES from Doodles by Hope Jacare

 Digi Doodle Shop

$10  Gift certificate!!
Digi Doodle Shop is the results of a mother and daughter’s love for the arts and crafts.  It was started a little over 3 years ago with a little more than 100 stamps, and has since then grown to almost 500 stamps.  Joy (the mother of this team) designs realistic images, while Judy (aka/daughter) loves the “fun side of life”, and create images with a cartoon flair.  Having these two complimenting styles have enabled
Digi Doodle Shop to offer a wide variety of stamps.

It is a real honor and pleasure to sponsor this challenge, and we look forward to seeing all the amazing creations.  We thank the design team for their incredible creations, and wish all the participants the very best of luck in this challenge.

Thank you so much for having us, and again the very best of luck to all of you.
Judy and Joy

 Winners choice of 4 IMAGES!!

Here is my design piece for this challenge - I used the image from Digi Doodle Shop!  Aren't these guys just too cute!
Thanks for stopping by.
Remember to enter Crafty Creations 2 week Challenge for your chance to win one of many sponsored prizes!  Your next stop on the hop is Kaos's blog and if you ever get lost in the hop you can always go to Crafty Creations for the complete order list. And...I've also listed them below! 

Juelmarie (you are here)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Have yourself a merry little Chirstmas

A Creative Need is a new digi stamp company created by Deena!  Does she rock it or what??  I love this snowman....You gotta check out her at A Creative Need.  I used a negative from a Spellbinder Nestabilities and a tulle bow.  I actually sewed on the button and then used the rhinestone to complete the bow!    I do hope you like him - he's one of the last cards of the year!   Soon, I'll be building up my stash for next year - I only had 100 made - this year - the goal is 150!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merry Christmas box! - another one??

Yes, another one!  I'm almost done - that's 7 - I think I need 8 or 9 - I can't remember - I have two more boxes cut!  This is a Stamp Fairy Image for their challenge - "Celebrate".  Well, Idon't know that there's a bigger celebration than Christmas! I used the elf image - is he too cute, or what??  I added some rhinestones on his shoes and some diamond glaze on his glasses.  If you want the box instructions - again - it's the 2/5/7/10 box from Splitcoast!

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

The List!

Is Stella just the best character ever???  This is for the Catch the Bug Challenge!  It's to use something Winter/Cold.  I decided to make another box - I still have 3 to go - I gotta get them to my friend Monday - So....They'll be more on  here!  Fun stuff!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Winter Fun Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Winter Fun Blog Hop!

Now, I've used this so fun holiday reindeer from Pattie's store and included some fun elements. My circut cut the wreath, the rhinestones are too fun!!  I used some ribbon, embossing on my cuttlebug and a tag!  
 Now, let me give you a little detail about the Hop, because that's the fun part!  You should've come from JamieShe's right before me and you should stay in order! If you get lost - go back to the beginning or check our the list below!

We have a couple of awesome sponsors that are offering a prize.  In order to qualify to win you MUST:
1- Join/Follow ALL blogs in this hop.
2- Leave a comment with an email so we can reach you if you are a winner. Plus, mention that you have joined this blog.

Onto our prizes!
One winner will receive 3 images winners choice from Stef H. of Glitterbabe

One winner will receive 3 images from Digi Stamps 4 Joy

One winner will receive 3 Images from Nina of Paper Cupcakes

One winner will receive a Prize Pack of 7 Images or a $21 Value from Bugaboo Stamps

One $10.00 gift voucher to one person from Dude Time Doodles
And finally, one winner will receive $20 worth of images from Pattie of Pattie's Creations!

Are you ready to start hopping?
Let's GO!

Make sure you check each blog's requirements as some DT might require additional info.

The Hop will end at 1 P.M. (Central Standard Time) on Sunday, December 18th, and the winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 20th sometime in the afternoon. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

happy christmas to yoo hoo!

This week at Crafty Creations Challenge Blog is "Embossing and Glitter!"  Well, I just had to do both!  I embossed the blue on the bottom with a houndstooth folder in my cuttlebug and of course, the glitter is on the star on the wand and the glitter snowflake!  I used some pearls and the negative from a nestie!  I love this little image from Willow Designs - She's got some really cute stuff!!  check out the Willow Designs Store!  Fun stuff - isn't this little owl the cutest!!?!?!?  Go check out the rest of my teamies for this challenge - they are so rocking it!  They really know how to put on the Glitz!!  Now, a little about our sponsor

Now- come on and get started - the week will fly before you know it and you won't get a chance at the Willow Designs gift certificate!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

One Kind Word

It's my turn at Just Some Lines again - I get to be in charge!  Well, as you remember - I'm still making boxes!  They're simple - I'm almost done - 3 more!  Anyway, I used Penguin Santa for my box!  I just shaded the grays and a jolly Santa Hat and Pow!  Another box done!  For those of you who haven't gotten the link yet - here it is for the box - Splitcoast Stampers 2/5/7/10 box tutorial.  and here's the link for the Penguin - Santa Penguin!  Jehanne at Just Some Lines has the absolute best images!  Check her out at Just Some Lines store!


Monday, December 12, 2011

Silent Night

This is this week's challenge from Lollipop Crafts Challenge Blog!  Our ever so generous sponsor is Stitchy Stamps and the challenge is "Happy Holidays".  I thought I'd take a different route this time.  I used the silouhette.  Don't you just love her??   I thought the sentiment from the DCWV Sticker pack of "Silent Night" fit so well.  It's a silouhette which is understated and so is the title!  Don't forget the week will fly by before you know it!  So...come have fun with us and you could win some images from Stitchy Bear Stamps!  You have to admit this is wonderful!  Now go check out the rest of the design team at Lollipop Crafts Challenge Blog!  They are so rockin' it this week!!  and remember our sponsor -

Prize:  $10 gift certificate to the Stitchy Bear store.

A little about Stitchy Bear:

"Hi my name is Stitchy and I am Co-Owner of Stitchy Bear Stamps. We started this store on April 1st, No fooling haha..I live in upstate New York with my husband and two TEENAGE adults haha. I do say that loosely as they think they run the show here, NOT...

I've been creating stamps for less than a year now and I am totally addicted to the craft..I started about 4 years ago making digital scraps and I knew there were much more out there, so a friend of mine introduced me to digital stamps...and the rest they say is history...I look forward to seeing all the beautiful creations come through...good luck everyone... stitchy xoxox"


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sending you....

Another gift from Just Some Lines digis!  This is the halfway point for Just Some Lines Challenge Blog!  You need to get busy and make a gift!  It's up to you!!  Remember I'm on this making boxes kick fora friend of mine!  I'm up to 5 - doesn't seem like many, eh??  I need to make 5 more - so expect more boxes here!  Anyway, I used Snowman Hearts for my box!  I added some punches hearts on the box!  A little glitter and a warm sentiment - and..... Bam!  Another box done!  Come back later and I'll have another ready - but in the meantime - go make a gift and join us at Just Some Lines!!!


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

What isn't there to love about Meljens!!?!?!?  This week at Lollipop Crafts Challenge Blogwe have Meljens as our sponsor!!  Yay us!!  This is the Snowmen Trio Carolling us!  Too fun, eh??  Anyway, this is another one of the gift boxes I'm working on- I'm getting there slowly - I've been a bit MIA - my oldest daughter killed (well viruses did) her laptop and she's a Senior in College - so that trumps blogging!  Anyway, just got my computer back late last night!  Now...onto the Challenge - here's our uber generous ( 4 digis of your choice) and awesome sponsor info::

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing! Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

Now don't wait the week will be gone before you know it!!  Have fun!  and Show us your colors!!

Monday, December 5, 2011


Kenny K has a challenge this week - Texture!

Honest opinion - birthday card for a 37 year old guy - What should I say inside!?!?!?  I need help figuring it out!  

Anyway, this is Kenny K image - love her Mae Western is what I believe she's called.  I used a couple different options for texture - the tuille behind Mae, the staples and the brads!  

That's it - simple but I am happy with it!