Category: 3-D Projects

Mixed Media Painting – a New Adventure!

sunshine in her soul mixed media painting
Welcome to my new creative outlet. Can you see all the Stampin’ Up! papers, washi tape and stamps throughout this painting!? And StazOn permanent black ink is a perfect medium for stamping on canvas.  I know it’s kinda hard to pick out because of all the layers but they are there, I assure you!


What do you think of her??  I’m super excited about my new craft and using my stash of stuff and getting some new stuff!  I painted over an old, tired “self-serve” laundry room sign that I originally got at Hobby Lobby a few years ago.  I figure who can go wrong on a laundry room decoration, right?!


While I was recovering from foot surgery, I watched a whole ton of YouTube videos on mixed media art.  I fell in love with Christy Tomlinson’s videos and style.  If you take a look at her website and videos, you’ll definitely see her influence in this piece.  After doing this one I took her “She Art” online class and I’ve made a couple of more since then.  I highly recommend her online course.  She’s who gave me the courage to just go for it, because she’s so free with her work! And she’s very encouraging!

sunshine in her soul mixed media girl painting

Leave a comment and let me know what you think.  Have you ever tried mixed media art?

sunshine in her soul mixed media girl painting

Can you see the textured diamonds? That’s done with a stencil and modeling paste.  I definitely have learned a lot with each new attempt.  For example, in this piece I over did it blending the texture into the background so now it’s hardly noticeable.  Also, I discovered the pen I was using for outlining wasn’t very waterproof which of course caused smearing. But that just gave me an opportunity to use it and work it into the overall look. And we need to be willing to try and experiment if we are going to be able to learn and grow!  More about that later!

Love you all!  Thanks for stopping by!

Enjoy! Julie

paper pumpkin fun

Your Very Own Paper Cinderella

If you follow my blog chances are you love creating!  Did you know that creating is a human need and desire?  It is.  We are all busy, busy, busy and that’s why I love paper crafting.  You can be creative and complete a project right away.  Instant Gratification!!   Love, love, love it!

Well, instant gratification just got in-stant-errr!  And how did this happen?  Paper Pumpkin. 


Paper Pumpkin is a paper crafting kit that comes to your door every month with pre made project kits – including precut cardstock, stamps, ink and accessories!  For REALS!  And it’s only $19.95 + tax.   Last month the kit included 8 cheery, bright cards with matching colorful envelopes to be assembled.

But wait….right now until September 10th it’s HALF OFF for two months!!!

Click here to join now and use the promo code HALFOFF2

  paper pumpkin fun gkpp2-edited paper pumpkin fun

Just got back from visiting my grandchildren and guess what I brought with me?  Yep, paper pumpkin kits to enjoy with the kiddos.  And they LOVED it!   And aren’t they adorable?!!

This month is a great time to try out Paper Pumpkin! Click here to join now and use the promo code HALFOFF2

Enjoy!  Julie

make a treat box

Adorable Treat Box

make a treat box
Love, love, love the new treat boxes in the new catalog.  (Do you still need a new catalog?  Let me know and I’ll get one out to you!)

Isn’t this treat box from Stampin’ Up! adorable?  I love the tiny hearts stamped on the clear lid with white craft ink.  And mini powdered donuts is a great filler idea.  You can find all the supply details here.

Buy 3, get 1 FREE on select Designer Series Paper packs.  Stock up today!  See more details here.

Enjoy! Julie

just believe watercolor glitter card

Sneak Peek & Just Believe Stamp Set Retiring

just believe watercolor glitter card

If you have been a visitor here for a while, you probably know how much I love the Just Believe stamp set.  I love the words and the images and the versatility of this set.  Above is a sneak peek of a card I will be sharing with all the details next week.

Below are some samples from this set.  Find out which card is the most popular and which is my personal favorite.  Click on the links for more details on the techniques and supplies used to make each sample.

Just Believe Blossoms – a Just Believe label on a Betsy’s Blossoms background.

betsy's blossoms believed

Just Believe Fun Glitter Flower – still the most popular post at for over a year!

just believe fun flower thank you

A Clean & Simple Thank You – I used a shadowing technique on this card.

just believe thank you card angle

Just Believe Chalkboard Notepad – this link includes a video tutorial.

just believe notebook

Just Believe Santa Card – this card was featured in an online class with a stepped up version included.

just believe santa

Just For You Brayered Silhouette Card – this is probably my favorite Just Believe card.

just believe greeting card

Just For You CAS Card – my most recent just believe card with a vibrant, happy feel.  This card is included in my stamp camp kit which is still available.  (More details about the stamp camp kit below!)

just believe just for you card

DO YOU NEED SOME BIRTHDAY CARDS, SOME RELAXING CRAFT TIME OR SOME NEW IDEAS?  Order your stamp camp kit today and you’ll receive all the precut pieces, accessories and envelopes to create three birthday cards for just $15 – you add the stamping and assemble!  This price includes shipping and tax and is only available to those in the continental US.  You can order your stamp camp today by emailing me with your address and requesting your bundle.  Then watch for a paypal invoice in your inbox.

happy birthday card stamp camp kit
Happy Birthday Stamp Camp Kit
$15 includes tax and shipping
Order today by emailing

Order Just Believe wood-mount or clear-mount and view other retiring stamp sets and accessories.  Some items up to 60% off.

Enjoy!  Julie

Wonderland Party Ensemble - Digital Download

Digital Tuesday on Thursday? Host a Party

Wonderland Party Ensemble - Digital Download
Wonderland Party Ensemble – Digital Download

Yep!  I’m featuring the latest downloads today – Thursday.  Have you been anticipating the announcement??  Now it’s super easy to host a festive party with the new Wonderland Party Digital Download!!!  (Click the picture above for all the details.)  Don’t you just love the bright colors and the funky cake?  Decorate in minutes with the easy customization of MDS.  The possibilities are out of this world!  Love, love, love it!  Yay!


And click here for Digital Downloads by category.


Are you ready to start planning a party now!?

Enjoy!  Julie