Funny New Video on Facebook

Go watch this video I posted on Facebook!

It’s only 30 seconds and I’d love to hear what you think – Fun! Too Wierd! Unique!  Interesting! Odd! or Entertaining!

Don’t forget to ‘like’ us while you’re there.  New craft storage solutions will be featured there this week.

Reason to Smile Happy Birthday Gift Bag

reason to smile happy birthday gift bag This adorable Happy Birthday Gift Bag is adorned with images from the Reason To Smile Stamp Set.  This stamp set is available only during the month of July for $5 with a $50 product purchase.  Click on the picture for the complete project supply list.

Reason To Smile $5 stamp set - July 2012 ONLY!

Order your Reason to Smile Stamp Set today and start creating these little Happy Birthday Gift Bags for your family and friends!

Enjoy!  Julie

craft project photography - photo light box

Craft Project Photography and Sale Alert

craft project photography - photo light box

To take good photos of your small items or craft projects, a light box can be invaluable.  I have an old dresser that I use in my craft room for organizing my punches and accessories and on top of the dresser is this light box.  This is a very inexpensive, portable light box set that included the lamps and this folding box plus a tri-pod (that I never use).

reason to smile you're the best practice card

After I take my photos I drop them into photo editing software, crop the picture and do a quick photo edit to make it a little brighter and crisper.

petite purse reason to smile card

This simple, little card was featured on my Facebook page yesterday.  It’s created with the Reason To Smile Stamp Set which is only $5 and is available only in July and the colors Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose and Early Espresso, a color combination I found in the Color Coach.

reason to smile you're the best practice card close up

My friend Cathy asked me to do a stamp class for her eleven-year-old granddaughter and five friends.  This is the 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ practice card we started with and then we made a couple more projects including this cute petite purse.    The girls were darling and love it!

I found a bargain at Kohls for my craft room today!   Go check it out on Facebook.  We’re gearing up for more information on facebook including a give away in August.  So like us while you’re there, so you don’t miss anything.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Reason to Smile w-#131274 c-#131275, Friendly Phrases w-#126149 c-#126151
Ink: Regal Rose #126947, Daffodil Delight #126944, Early Espresso #126974
Paper:  Regal Rose #105130, Whisper White #100730
Extras: Basic Pearls  Jewels #119247, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309
 
Petite Purse Recipe:
Stamps: Bordering on Romance w-#125480 c-#125482
Ink: Pink Pirouette #126956
Paper: Pink Pirouette #111351
Extras: Petite Purse Bigz Die #125606, Beautiful Wings Embosslits #11813, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439
 

Have fun taking better pictures of your small craft projects!

Enjoy, Julie

Thoughts and Prayers sympathy card angle

Praying For You

I can’t hardly watch the news this week because of the reports of the movie massacre in Colorado.  It just makes me so sad!  I just keep thinking of all the families (including the family of the suspect) that are hurting deeply because of this senseless violence.

I thought about them as I made this card last night.

Thoughts and Prayers sympathy card angle

Five years ago I started blogging on a blog I called creative distraction.  I called it creative distraction because it was a distraction from my pain of losing my two youngest children in a car accident in the spring of that year.  So seeing the suffering is very real to me.  My thoughts and prayers are truly with these families.

Thoughts and Prayers sympathy card detail

So no long explanation today.  No card recipe.  Just prayers for the many who are suffering.

Thoughts and Prayers sympathy card

Please forgive me for being so personal.

God Bless, Julie