Monday, April 15, 2013

Hello Kitty!

Hello Kitty - again!  I remember my daughter loved Hello Kitty, when she was little.  There was even a store at the mall totally devoted to this little kitten, then she disappeared......  (the cartoon kitty, not my daughter.... lol)

Well, guess what - she's back in all her former glory and also a little more grown up.  I found some new styles to use for scrapbooking and paper crafting at Michaels a couple of weeks ago and here's the double page layout I made from the Travel Collection:

With a great selection of coordinating patterned papers and embellishments, you can create pages, cards, gift bags and tags, picks, memo clips, magnets and a whole lot more!  You can find everything you need at your local Michaels store and instructions at,default,pd.html?cgid=projects-scrapbooking-pagelayouts-girls&start=1

Enjoy!  Y'all come back now.............

Yours truly,
Julie :)


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Slider Bracelets

One of the fun things about being a CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc.) designer is that you receive new product to review.  An innocuous looking parcel will suddenly appear in your mail box, or on your doorstep and opening it up is like opening a surprise gift.

This month DCC (Designer Craft Connection) bloggers and many other designer bloggers are having an opportunity to play with the new "slider" bracelets and more from Cousin's.  Just look at the goodies that were in my box!  Don't they make you want to play!

Since I've hosted a scrapbook TV show for 14 years, viewers don't think of me as a "jewelry" designer, but I'm here to tell you that I love all kinds of crafts including jewelry making and a whole bunch more!  And honestly, you don't have to be a "jewelry designer" to create with these.  In no time at all I had made 2 leather slider bracelets and a silver one!  All I had to do was slide the charms onto the bands, then attach the closure pieces to each end.  EZPZ Quick'n EZ.  How cool is that!


You can find supplies to make your custom bracelets at your local JoAnn's stores throughout the US and there's an instructional video on YouTube  @   You can also find a lot more information and project links on Facebook @  

Before you hop over there, don't forget to hop thru the DCC blogs using the blue logo in each designer's sidebar to see the projects we've created.  You can also find them on our Pinterest board.

Enjoy!  Y'all come back now.................

Yours truly,