Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happy 100th Post to Me!...and boy, did I have fun being creative this week!

As I came to the blog to write this post I realized that it's my 100 Post! YEAH me! (as London Tipton says...if you're forced to watch Disney Channel as much as I am, you'll know just what I'm talking about, if not...count yourself among the lucky ones!) Help me celebrate my 100th post by signing up to be a follower while you're here! I'm hoping to get to 200 followers by the end of the year, so tell all your scrapbooking friends, bloggers or not, to stop by JulieChats. I promise to bring you all the greatest new scrapbooking products & techniques. And of course, if you're looking for more inspiration, be sure to check out my "Get Your Creative On" section, for links to other creative blogs all around the world & the web!

You'll probably notice that I don't have a Layout of the Week this week! Well, it wasn't because I wasn't creative...I did create a Christmas layout, it is quite cute, if I do say so myself. But since I submitted it in Ella Publishing's December cover contest, I can't share it right now! Hopefully I'll be back to tell you that it's going to be on their cover...if not, I'll share it with you soon! I used LUXE's wood design paper for the background and Creative Imaginations' bright new Christmas paper, a couple types of American Crafts' THICKERS, 6 different mosaic tiles from Mark Richards, those cute little black letters that look like they came from my mom's Dymo Labeler, my large corner rounder and an 8 x 8 photo of the cutest boy in the want to see it, don't you! Well, soon you will, one way or the other, did I say to wish me luck! Oh, and be sure to stop by Ella Publishing's blog and website to check out all their great scrapbooking ebooks available for download, they're only $5.99! I just downloaded two and can't wait to share all the great layouts I create with them!

But even though I can't inspire you with my Layout of the Week this week...don't fret! :) I was lucky enough to attend a fun creative workshop put on by EK Success and Petersen Arne this week here in Portland. The event was for scrapbook & craft stores and Twila, the owner of Whimzee's Scrapbook Studio, where I work, invited me! And boy did I have fun! We got to create some wonderful things with products that aren't available in stores yet and some that we just hadn't gotten a chance to try out! After getting our kids off to school & driving across town, we were a little late, but arrived just in time to create THE cutest canvas bags with Jolee's Jewels and the Hotfix tool. The bags, even without all the bling, are so cool. And I mean COOL, my 8 1/2 year old was so sad, as she grabbed the bag & started carrying it around, showing it off to her friend....I had to tell her, "You know, Delaney, that bag is Mommy's!" So when I say cool, I mean it, just check it out for yourself:

Cool...right??? :) Well, I wasn't really so mean, I did tell her that we'd have these pink bags designed by Carolyn Gavin and the other cool turquoise ones in the store soon and she can make her own. The crystals are kind of difficult to see on the first photo, so I did take a second close up photo. But really, the photos don't do the crystals justice! They certainly aren't your run of the mill rhinestones! So if you're looking for a way to put some bling in your life, don't miss the Jolee's Jewels Swarovski crystal collection and be sure to pick up EK's Hotfix tool too! We'll have them at Whizmee's soon, so if you're in the Portland area, stop by the store to see our cool bags!

I promise to share more of the cool projects I made next week! Just let me tell you, we were all VERY excited to find out we could take home the new Martha Stewart Around the Page Punches that we made one of our projects with! I'm ADDICTED to them now, I MUST have them all!


Beckie said...

How amazing is my luck?!?! I sign up to do the VGNO for my first time ever and I happen upon yoru blog for my first blog visit and I'm in Heaven!! Not only do you scrapbook and show examples and tips but you don't bore me either!! I think I coudl be in love <3 LoL! I am soo a follower and I'm also stealing your button to post upon my page for others to see you too. Thank you for doing the VGNO!! Now I can learn more about my new and favorite hobby and meet a new friend as well. "Happy VGNO!"

Eve said...

Happy 100th post!!

And what a cute bag too! :)

robin said...

Congrats on your 100th post!
I love those kind of workshops and wish I could go to way more... :)
Happy GNO.

Ann said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!

(I have a very good feeling about "Ella Publishing" :->)

Happy VGNO neighbor!

Carolee / Home4ever said...

Cool bag!

Sending you good luck for the contest.

Happy late VGNO!

Annette Piper said...

Congrats on getting to that 100th post - it seems to take forever to get there sometimes. Now for 200!!!

Sophia's Mom said...

Happy 100th post!!!

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Congrat to you!!

Smartie Pants said...

Good for you Julie. You are an inspiration. Two kids, working outside the home, volunteering at school, and the dozens of other activities you do!!! I am glad to be a new follower of your blog.
That bag is very cute. So you like Martha Stewart's punches?? I will try them. Sometimes I get a punch that really is not very good. Thanks for the tip. Happy 100th post, and many more!!!

lv2scpbk said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I really like the bag you made. Have you signed up for Shimelle's class Journal Your Christmas? I will be starting that soon on Dec. 1st so will be able to get some scrapbooking done and will have more things to post.

Tania said...

Happy VGNO!
Congrats on your milestone!!!

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