Saturday, September 29, 2012

Celebrating YOU!! GCD Style!

Hey everyone, Julie here!  Just wanted to take a quick second to say Happy Birthday to my sweet 11 year old!  I think YOU are all the things described on this layout:  Lovely, Strong, Delightful, Confident, Respectable and Brilliant!!  I love you!!

Okay, I actually created this layout to scrap my daughter's first day of fourth grade but it just so happened that the post fell on her Birthday!  More reason to celebrate!

The bright, yet warm colors of the Country Charm style work so well as we say good-bye to summer and welcome fall.  I absolutely adore the Country Bloom pattern and I wanted it to be one of the focuses on my layout.  To create interest and keep but keep it subtle, I added texture to cardstock using a Spellbinders M-bossibilities folder which was large enough to cover the entire piece of cardstock on the left side of my layout.

To create my embellishments, I used flower die templates and cut out the centers of the strawberries and other pattern paper.  Then I layered them and used a foam dot to adhere them to the layout.

I used a butterfly die cut out coordinating pattern which came straight from the flowers in the Country Bloom paper.  Then I cut out a flourish for the base of them.

I hope you've been inspired by this simple, yet bold layout.  I know that I've been inspired by this amazing young lady who is growing up right before my eyes!

Julie Overby GCD Studios DT, 2012 GCD Studios Layout Gal 
Supplies:  Country Charm – Paper:  Farm Field Strip #1506, Strawberry Jam #1510, Handycraft #1508, Cherry Pie #1504, Country Bloom#1505 Other:  Spellbinders Dies, American Crafts Stickers, Want2Scrap Pearls

Saturday, September 15, 2012

NinaB Designs Blog Hop with Prizes!!

Hello, friends! After a much needed summer break, the NinaB Designs team is back to showcase some of Nina's designs for our monthly hop. Make sure you check out the new Summer CHA Releases by Spellbinders, Want2Scrap and Penny Black, and her monthly release by The Craft's Meow. For this month's hop, Nina challenged us to create something with gift-giving in mind. Here is my project:

Here are the products I used for my project:

Happiness is... Stamp Set

The Craft's Meow - Happiness Is Stamp Set

Tweet of You

The Craft's Meow - Tweet of You Stamp Set


Spellbinders Paper Arts - Homespun 

Home Sweet Home

I also used Want2Scrap Beautiful Blooms Border and GCDStudios Country Charm Pattern Paper.

To create the tag on the jar, I stamped two select words from the 'Tweet of You' stamp set and cut it out using the Home Sweet Home tag. I added a strip of paper around the lid and then I cut out the flower and leaves from the Homespun set and and tied them on with jute.

For the card, I added strips of pattern paper and then adhered my trim.  I layered the bling border over top the paper.  Next I cut/embossed/ inked the jar die from cream paper and adhered it with foam squares.  I cut and embossed the Homespun die template from redcoredinations cardstock and adhere it to the top of the jar.  Lastly, I stamped my sentiment.  

A nice coordinating card with gift ready to give to a teacher or anyone that you want to bring a smile to!

To welcome you back to our hop, we are giving away these TWO PRIZE PACKAGES:
Prize Package #1 includes Spellbinders Ironworks Accents and Motifs:
Prize #2 includes The Craft's Meow's Vintage Rides and Retired Layers of Colors Dotted Dahlias and Dotted Peonies Stamp sets:


Winners will be picked randomly from 2 of the designers' blogs:

Everybody is welcome to comment and eligible to win. If you are a winner, please email Nina (via Contact tab above) with your info within 4 days (till September 26) in order to claim your prize.

Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today's hop, so you don't miss the latest news and happenings:

Hope we've been able to send some inspiration your way today!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Back to School! Already?

Well, the girls are in a new school this year.  New friends, new neighborhood, new teachers....They are such troopers!  They seem to be doing well for the first few days.  It's so hard to see them off.

Of course, you gotta love the first day of school photos.  I think my kiddos might be getting to an age where they actually don't quite enjoy these anymore!  Good thing they still like ice cream...hee hee.

And...of course the shoe shot.

And next, I have a sweet, innocent layout to show you that I created using the photo from last year's first day of school because yes, I am that behind!  But, at least they are getting scrapped!  

Technically she was in 'second grade,' not 'grade two!'  But, ya know, we are working through all the American/Canadian kinks.  LOL  Sure can't believe how fast my kiddos are growing up.  I feel like I say that in every post but it's so true.  The fast forward buttons seems to be stuck!  

I actually created this layout for GCDStudios ezine called The Paper Cut.  You can find all kinds of fun back to school inspiration in it. 

Our store, Memories and More, got in all the new Spellbinders die templates and M-Bossibilities plates today.  Soooooo much fun!  I love being at store that stocks such gems and this fabulous GCDStudios paper line too (Country Charm and Oh Happy Day!)  

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope your Day is Happy!


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