Thursday, July 5, 2012

July 6 is my birthday, but I want you to get the booty!

Hello Friends With Flair and cropchocolate.com peeps!  I'm celebrating another year of life, and want to share with you.  I have blog candy to give away!  To be eligible to win, please follow my blog and leave a comment at the end of this post.  Don't forget to tell me how to get in touch with you.  I'm hoping to increase my followers.  I'm not too far from 50 (followers, that is.  I've already hit the big 5-0 a couple years back).  If I get to 75, I will give away two prize packages.  And, if my scrappy friends exceed my expectations, more prizes can certainly be found in my scrappy space. Here's what one of them looks like:
I gathered this together very quickly before I left for work this morning.  The collection may grow before I mail it out.  After all, I want the winner to be surprised!  I will use random.org on Monday, July 9 to pick the winner(s).

Now, for what I've been working on.  It was very hot here on July 4.  My DH and I got up at 5am, were kayaking by 7am, and were back home by 9.  I spent the rest of the day scrapping until dusk, when we went to the fireworks display.  I made 2 layouts and 3 cards during my time in my scraproom.  The 2 layouts were for challenges on cropchocolate.com's "those left behind blog hop".  One challenge is: mom2tayandbay – www.talesoftayandbay.blogspot.comLAYOUT WITH A DESTINATION/TRAVEL THEME.  I traveled to see my BFF last week, spending 3 days with her.  My 2 Golden Retrievers and I went on a road trip, driving 3 hours from Chetek, WI to Wisconsin Rapids.  Here's the layout I did about that adventure:

I used Basic Grey Wander papers throught the layout, including cardstock and journaling spot.  The wood alphas are by Pink Paislee and Studio Calico.  Unity stamp sets used were: May 2012 kit of the month, July 2012 kit of the month, June 2012 SMAK,&  3/10 KOTM, You + Me = Happy (UK-399A), and Forever Friends (Phyllis Harris PH-889A.  I also used a Creative Memories heart punch, a Tim and Beck alphabet, and some ribbon from my stash. Tim Holtz distress inks were used throughout.

The second layout is my favorite picture from our adventure across the state.  My 11 year old dog, Molly, loved being at Sheri's because she can do whatever she wants -- including sleeping on the bed.  Here's a picture I snapped when I found her upstairs, snoozing on the bed after a swim in the local lake.

 And a close up of my beautiful girl.

This layout used Echo Park Sweet Day paper -- both 12x12 and 6x6. The wooden buttons are Close To My Heart.  Wood veneer houses are from Studio Calico.  Unity stamp sets used are:  Unity Alphabet (A0-001), You Are Cute (IB-CH-321), On the Beach (CH-992A), More Blessed to Give (PH-936A).  Again, TH distress ink was used.  I will enter it in the challenge: raebae – http://kitchentablescrapper.blogspot.com/MAKE A PROJECT CELEBRATING EVERY DAY MOMENTS (NOT CELEBRATIONS THAT OCCUR EACH YEAR)

I know this post is getting really long, but I have 3 more cards to share with you, all of them thank you cards.  One of my volunteers at work hand quilted a table runner for me for my birthday, so one card is for her.  The other 2 are for some great people that helped me repair some damage to my kayak. 
 This card used Authentique Delightful 6x6 paper, Unity's Happy Everything stamp set (UK480A), CTMH ribbon, and a button from my stash.I colored the vase and flowers with Copic markers.  I'm trying to figure out the shading thing! (see vase)

The two kayak cards don't have a lot of Unity, but the 'Thanks' sentiment is from a Unity grab bag. 

Remember, follow my blog, if you don't already, leave me some love and a way to contact you, and I'll draw for some winners on Monday, July 9.  Woohoo!  I love that it's Friday!  Especially when it falls on my BIRTHDAY!

70 comments:

  1. First, I want to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Next, I love your project . . . you did a GREAT job on all of them. Hope you have fun doing the hop!

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  2. Happy Birthday! It's my birthday on the 6th too. I'm just now hitting 50. :D - CC's blue

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  3. Happy Birthday!!! Beautiful work and cute dogs. Again, have a wonderful day.

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  4. Happy Birthday! I am already a follower!

    Great projects! I spy a pinwheel! :)

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  5. Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a wondeful day!!

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  6. Hope you have an awesome birthday and a great weekend! Enjoy yourself!! I am now a follower! :o) Mom2Two (Jenni)

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  7. I'm following now! Cute puppy, great projects! And HAPPY Birthday!!

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  8. Have a wonderful birthday Julie!! Love your clean style for LO's and cards!!!

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    1. oh, and I am following you now!!

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  9. Have a great BIRTHDAY!!! I am already following---'Tail of 2 cities'..haha! love that play on words! very , very Nice layouts and cards!

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  10. Have a happy birthday Julie, I am a follower!

    Anne (MomCleo Anne on CC)

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  11. Happy birthday to youuuu....great projects, love your LOs and cards! I swear I was already following you, I know I've been here before! Oh well, no time like the present...

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  12. Happy Birthday :) it sounds like you had a great trip with your friend and I love the layouts you made to document your visit :) 4th of July sounds great too, scrapping the day away...hope your birthday is even better! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!!!
    noraanne219@gmail.com

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  13. Thanks for sharing your projects. And Happy happy joy joy on your Birthday! Mine is next week so we are fellow Crabs...

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  14. Happy Birthday to you! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. Happy Birthday Scrap Happy, there is something else that we have in common we share the same birth sign, My BD is the 8th. Hope you have a happy one! Love your blog thanks for sharing your projects and being so generous as to give away blog candy for your BD.

    Your friend on CC, Pollyzas AKA - Polly

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  16. I love your layouts! Those pups are just the cutest!

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    1. I am also a new follower and can't wait to see more of your crafty creations!
      crystal_hubbs at hotmail dot com

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  17. Happy Birthday! I am now following your blog! Hope you have a wondeful crafty day!

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  18. Happy Birthday!!! I am following you! Hope you have a great day!!!

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  19. Happy Birthday to you hope your day is great!!! Great projects!!! I'm following your blog now!!

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  20. Happy birthday, Julie!! Already a follower...and I love all your projects. I'm impressed that you even have a kayak stamp! LOVE THAT!! :)

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  21. Awesome Cards. Happy Birthday!!

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  22. Awesome Cards. Happy Birthday!!

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  23. Have a great day!! love the LO's

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  24. Happy Birthday Julie! I hope you have a fabulous day! Great projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Love the dog page - cute title! All the projects are awesome! Happy Birthday - ENJOY!
    cc's Lmaisch

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    1. I been done following you, lol! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Happy Birthday!!
    I have 2 Goldens also!They are awesome dogs aren't they.
    Your layouts are great and so are the cards!Glad you had a good time!!

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  27. Happy Birthday!!! I am already a follower...great projects!!

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  28. Hey....happy bday! Thanks for offering your followers the "gift"!! I am already a follower! Love your projects too....very cute!

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  29. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays! Just so you know, I'm a NEW follower! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your projects!

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  30. Happy Birthday! Today is my 2 yo's birthday, too! Hope to have a great one. Beautiful layout!

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  32. Happy Birthday. Love all your projects and I will follow your blog.

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  33. Such a sweet picture of your puppy. Swimming takes a lot out of a girl. My 12yr old Golden loves to swim, but he is done for the day afterwards

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  34. Happy Birthday!!! I love your puppies and their LOs! I have joined your blog. Thanks for the invite. LinEmer (CC)

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  35. Happy Birthday Juli, we were 20 miles from you at the cabin and it was HOT HOT HOT. Spent the morning tubing and the afternoon splashing in the lake. The lake even seemed warm. Good choice to scrap. Hope you day is bearutiful.

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  36. What precious pooch layouts! Your cards are just lovely, also! Have a magical birthday!

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  37. Cute LOs. Have a chocolaty day! I was already a follower :)

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  38. Wow, you've been busy, great creations! ...and Happy Birthday!! :)

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  39. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day! I'm a follower. I love your layout - if I had found the time I was going to do a layout of one of my cats. :-)

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  40. Happy Birthday Julie! Love your projects and I am now a follower!

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  41. Happy Birthday and I love all of your creations. You had such a productive 4th of July!

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  42. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love your layouts (you know how much I love the furbabies), and your cards are so sweet! (Nice shading, btw.) I'm so glad you had a great 4th, and it sounds like you're as busy as ever! I hope you have a great birthday (and weekend); you deserve it!!! The furbabies say Happy Birthday, too! ;D Over 60 followers now!! Hope it goes up! (And you already know how to get in touch with me. Hahaha)

    P.S. I'd love to see a photo of the quilt you got!

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  43. Happy Birthday! :D I love the giveaway as a way to celebrate! I might have to copy you when my birthday rolls around! :) Enjoy your day!

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  44. Happy Birthday I love your cards they are very cute!

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  45. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! It seems like I haven't talked to you in forever! How is work at the clinic going? I hope your furbabies are doing great, and providing excellent company as always! What a neat and generous idea to GIVE something on your big day-might have to "lift" that idea. Love your cards and the layouts from your trip! Have yourself a GREAT day :)

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  46. Happy Birthday! Love your projects and your dogs. I have a Golden too - aren't they sweeties? I'm glad to find your blog and am now a follower too!
    aka ShalahJ on CC

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  47. Congrats on the big birthday, what a great way to celebrate

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  48. Happy Bday!! I was follower #66, so you blew past your goal.. Yay! Love the LO's, especially the doggie ones. Great job.

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  49. Happy Birthday!! I really liked your lay outs with your dogs. It's amazing how an animal can have such a huge impact on our every day lives. I miss my bestie of 15 years, Surgio. It will be a year next month sense I lost him, but he lives forever in my heart. If you did need to get in contact with me, my email is Meliciouse613@gmail.com. I'm also GsMumMum on Crop Chocolate. Enjoy your birthday!!

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  50. Happy Birthday to you! Lovin the lo's and the cards!

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  51. Hi Julie! Happy Birthday! I am a follower.
    Love your LO's and cards :)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Haf2scrap on CC

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  52. Happy happy birthday to you, Julie!!!!!!!
    I love your pups - they are so adorable!!! Your LO's are great - I love the way that you incorporate so many stamps into them. Thanks for the chance to win your great blog candy!!

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  53. Happy birthday! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  54. Happy Birthday and thanks for showing off all your wonderful work! Your pups are so cute! Thanks for the chance! floresfour@aol.com

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  55. Happy Birthday Julie! Hope you have a great birthday weekend!

    Brit K.
    britngavin @ ymail.com

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  56. Julie..the stamp set I used was Ippity Where You Should be.

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  57. Happy Birthday! Hope today was a splendid one for you! I've just become a follower - yay! :)

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  58. I lovr your layouts and cards! Happy Birthday!

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  59. I love your layouts. Goldens are the best- my dog likes to go on car rides, too!

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  60. love your little pinwheel on the dog page.

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  61. Happy birthday!!! Great projects! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  62. happy birthday!!! :) fun projects!!

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  63. Such nice layouts, I love your dogs. My golden is sleeping right next to me now. Thanks for the fun blog candy chance, and happy BD a little late!

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  64. 75th follower here! I appreciated seeing the ways you used stamps on your layouts. I've gotten away from scrapping and never used stamps on my layouts. Now I've collected so many stamps, I really should marry the two hobbies and you've given me some good ideas. Thanks!

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  65. Happy Belated Birthday BFF! Always love the GOLDEN pages and the detailed cards. Luker now joining in the fun. I might just get the hang of this yet. Goldens Rule!! :-) Love the kayak stamp too.

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