Friday, August 24, 2012

It's Friday, It's Friday!

I had yesterday off of work, and while our plans didn't go as planned (when do they?), I did get lots of scrappin' time, so that was fun.  My husband and I both took the day off of work hoping to take the Harleys on a long ride, but rain changed those plans.  I'm going to share all my Thursday projects with you.  Hang on, I was busy!

I'm first going to show you a 2-page layout I made first thing in the morning from our recent kayaking adventure on Lake Superior last weekend.  We were in Bayfield, WI.  It's one of my favorite places on earth, and the weather was spectacular.  There was only a little rain -- just enough for a rainbow!  Here's several views of the layout:


 Here's a look at just page 1 --


and page 2 --

 
I used Trinity Surf and Swim 12x12 papers.  The base pages are Echo Park Wintertime.  The hexagon punch is by Creative Memories. I stamped the word "memories" using the August 2012 SMAK kit, and the wave border stamp is by Close To My Heart. There's also some Mr Huey's flicked on each page. I am entering this is the weekly contest on Cropchocolate.com.  This week's theme celebrates summer and has to have the element of water somewhere on the project.
 
 
Here's project #2.  I've been nervous to try Copics on a person and/or an animal, so when I got some new Unity stamps, I decided it was time to dive in and get it done.
 

 
This is a Phyllis Harris stamp set, "Wishing We're Forever Friends".  I used a 6x6 Authentique Carefree paper pad and the bling is from Close To My Heart.  I'm going to enter this in the current Ippity Chick Challenge using this sketch.
 
 
I got some other new stamps, too, and I couldn't wait to get them inky.  Jennifer Mitten has made all sorts of cute pinwheel cards all summer long.  I was so inspired I had to buy the stamp set and try it out.  I made two identical cards that look like this:
 
 
Papers are from the Echo Park 6x6 Summer Days paper pad. Bling is from my stash. 
 
And lastly, I have a box I made for my BFF.  I'm hoping to go stay with her for a couple days next week.  I used the new Close to My Heart Cricut Artiste cartridge.  This is a fantastic cartridge!  I didn't think I'd ever like a cartridge better than the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge, but this is spectacular.  You can purchase it from my website (link on the right) if you don't already have a consultant.
 

 
I used Close To My Heart papers on it, a Tim Holtz die, distress inks mixed with water and Liquid Pearl, some paper flowers from my stash, also painted with Liquid Pearls, and a journaling tag and stamp from Close To My Heart.
 
And, that was my fun day of play!




27 comments:

  1. Wow Julie... so many beautiful projects... Love them all.

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  2. What fun projects! I love the adventure pics of your kayaking trip - how awesome that you got to do that and in such a beautiful place! Great job with the copics too!

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  3. You have been busy! Great projects! I love your layout; Bayfield is beautiful! We spend a lot of time in Phillips during the year. :)

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  4. Hi Julie! These are Awesome projects!! Wow.. you did a great job with each of them. Your colouring looks lovely, and I love the different stamps you've used. Thanks so much for your kind comments too this week. So very glad that you stopped by. {hugs}

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  5. wow! that's a lot of projects. Love the Phyllis Harris stamp set!

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  6. Your projects are awesome! I love the cards you made, and that box is really cute.

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  7. great job coloring for your first time! I haven't gotten any of Phyllis Harris' boy stamps yet but I do have several of the girl ones. All your projects are very nice :-)

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  8. WOW! You've been busy! Beautiful work on everything!!!

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  9. Awesome projects. You have been a busy lady.

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  10. You are lucky you can get some many projects done!! You did great for your first time, I'm too a little nervous about trying the Copics. Great projects.

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  11. All your projects are fabulous!

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  12. HOW did I miss that it was you that sent me the card candy...YIKES...and I recognized this card (when I posted below)..LOL

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  13. What great projects!! You WERE busy!!

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  14. You certainly were busy!!! Fabulous work!!! Sorry you did not get to go riding, but you were most definitely productive :)

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  15. You have been a very busy person! Loving all of the brilliant creations you have linked here!

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  16. Love all of your fabulously creative and colourful projects.

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  17. Absolutely fabulous projects! I am impressed!

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  18. Lake Superior is a beautiful place, and a perfect layout to show it off! Love the cards and box, too. Nice job with the Copics!

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  19. What wonderful projects! Especially love your coloring of the Phyllis Harris stamp!!

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  20. Oh WOW, these are all amazing! My fave is the Unity Phyllis Harris card....absolutely darling!
    Thanks for playing along in the Ippity/Unity Opportunity Challenge!
    ~JenMarie Taylor, {ippity} chick
    psst...NEW release Wednesday night!

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  21. These are awesome:) I enjoyed everything you did... I look forward to seeing what you come up with next:):)

    Happy Scrapping!

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  22. These are awesome:) I enjoyed everything you did... I look forward to seeing what you come up with next:):)

    Happy Scrapping!

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