Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Summer Joys & a Giveaway!

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Summer’s in full swing now…can you believe it?!

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A couple more of my art journal pages to share with you…seems that’s all I’ve been feeling like working on lately! 

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It’s such a wonderful combination of all the paper crafting things I’ve ever done—a little bit cardmaking, a little bit scrapbooking, journaling my days, collecting favorite quotes & doodling {which I’ve never grown out of}…just perfect for me!

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Maybe that’s why this quote struck such a chord in me…if we keep doing the same things all the time, how will we ever  grow?  Learning new skills, trying new things--that’s how we become what we want to be…

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The two pages together.  It’s so much fun to start with a basic idea on the page and just see what flows out of you!

So, to help you along with YOUR new journaling adventures {or cardmaking or scrapbooking, or WHATEVER is making YOU happy right now!}, how about a little giveaway?

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Here’s one of my favorite tools for graphics—Crafty Secrets’ new CDs.  This is their newest—and possibly my favorite—CD:  “Creating with Vintage Typography”—hundreds of beautiful images just waiting for you to print out and play with!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post.  That’s it!  Let me know if you’re a follower & I’ll enter you twice.  Nothing tricky!

I’ll draw a name Friday night {the 15th} about midnight—GOOD LUCK to all of you!!!

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See you soon with something new…

Julie

{Collage sun & vintage note paper prints from Crafty Secrets’ CDs; little girl image found online}

36 comments:

  1. Great giveaway Julie!! I love Summer and hate to see it go, so for now, I will cherish each day and savor each moment =) Wishing you a lovely week, Xo, Ashley

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  2. I've been following you with interest as you've been working on the journaling. I have to enjoy the journaling vicariously...I cannot even write my own name without making a mistake! My hands will not let me do anything that requires a straight line or a correctly spelled word...I've ruined more greeting cards than I care to remember. It's not because I'm getting older...it's because I'm me. =D

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  3. If I could learn to do calligraphy like that along with that CD I could make some really cute stuff!

    Tammy

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  4. Have I told you how inspiring your journaling pages are? I think I have, maybe more than once. ☺ I really do enjoy seeing these pages.
    Your giveaway is just my style. I'm a follower. Of course if one of my friends who commented above me wins, that's great too.

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  5. Hi Julie!
    I've really enjoyed following these art journal pages, so if you do move on to new projects, please don't stop the art journal posts!
    The Crafty Secrets CD looks inspirational and I'd love to be in with a chance (or two lol) of winning one please! :) I follow your blog via RSS, but have just joined via Google Friends Connect to make doubly sure.
    Keep up the good work!
    Sally at OKIFOLKI

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  6. I am making a journal right now. Some fonts would sure be fun to work with. I am already a follower.

    Danielle

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  7. I just love the calendar sun. So ingenious!

    Thanks for the chance at the wonderful giveaway and I am definitely a follower!

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  8. I do love it when my kindred spirit posts. Thought of you this weekend when my daughter and I cozied up to watch the Masterpiece theater edition of Emma (2010) it was gorgeous. I love to watch you turn such beautiful pages out like nothing at all. Smiles...my friend...Renee

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  9. I've recently attended a three day workshop with Laurie Doctor on journaling. Love your page of summertime joys. I've made a mental note of this one. Would love to create a page like this in my journal.
    Glad to find your lovely blog. ~ Sarah

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  10. Beautiful summer journal pages! Love the quote, too! Wonderful giveaway, and I am a happy follower! xo Heather

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  11. I would love to win this - it looks amazing! I am a follower.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  12. I love the way your art journal is shaping up Julie. But then again that is no surprise because I have always loved everything you do. Long time follower here, but then . . . you knew that! Love, love, LOVE coming your way from the sunny UK today and always. xxoo

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  13. I love the vintage images and that is why I follow your blog.

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  14. Hey Julie, your journal pages just keep getting better and better. Everything British and the Paris ones are fantastic. I am still trying to get in that frame of mind. But with busy, busy, crazy days still at school trying to tie up all the loose ends -- I just come home and can't think of anything else. Soon my summer holiday will begin and then I will have all the time in the world. Can't wait ! Have a great day. Tammy

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  15. Patysue (pphenicie@brotherhoodmutual.com)June 12, 2012 at 7:48 AM

    Giveaway? I'm here! I subcribe to your blog, and it's the best evah! You are so talented and inspiring, Julie!

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  16. Oh Julie ... yes! yes! yes! I would LOVE to win this CD. Thank you for the gesture.
    kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  17. Julie, I am a faithful follower - LOVE all of your creations. I'm new to Art Journaling, and find delightful inspiration from your pages. Thank you for the chance to win such a great tool! :o)

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  18. I love Crafty Secrets! I have some of their stamps and their Cotton Scraps! I am already a follower/subscriber! Would love their CD! Your pages are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. i've been a follower of crafty secrets for quite a while and they're truly inspiring... so. much. fun. stuff.....oh, my. thank you for a chance to win this amazing font pack. and thank you for your inspiration...i'm soooo glad there are people out there who love old stuff. and i love all your old stuff made new. thanks again! angelheartcottage@comcast.net

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  20. your journal is coming along nicely. thank you for sharing. i am also an email follower of your blog.

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  21. I'm a new follower and I've been loving your Journal Entries.....I want to do one too!!
    MollyK.

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  22. I've been following for quite a while and am always inspired. I especially like the quote today and would love to win the goodies.

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  23. Great journal pages, fabulous quote and I just love the image of that little girl. I'm a follower and would love to win such an inspirational tool as the CD. Thanks for the opportunity Julie.

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  24. Julie, I love reading your blog and your journal pages! I have an interest in vintage photos and use a lot of them on my cards to family mambers. I enjoy your posts on your families' history, they are so interesting! I feel I know you and look forward to reading all your emails. Thanks for the opportunity to win the CD. I have never used one for crafting and would love to try it!

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  25. Love the Crafty Secret CD and would Love to win it!! Really enjoying your journal pages...wish I had the talent to make one! I am a subscriber. TFS!!

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  26. What a great sentiment. I have one of your CDs and use it almost every day. thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. I wish I could art journal-I can't seem to let myself go enough to do it.I love that quote-going to make a wall hanging with it to inspire me.Thanks!

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  28. That would be so helpful for me! I would love to have the info and inspiration! I'm a follower and I'm putting you in my list of favs! Thanks!

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  29. These pages you are creating really are beautiful and I can see that you LOVE the doodling and putting that together.
    I love to doodle too........BUT nothing I do would be so , well, AMAZING.

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  30. I just love all your designs. I am a follower and I love love crafty secrets. I have the #2 CD and cannot wait to purchase the #3 cd.

    Thanks for sharing all your talent!1

    Mickey

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  31. It has been so fun watching your art journal grow! You've given me terrific inspiration while I work on my own art journal, and reassurance that it doesn't have to be perfect! I love all things Crafty Secrets, so many pretty and whimsical images!
    I am a follower and big fan of your work :)

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  32. Hi--I haven't been here in awhile! I AM a follower, and I do check occasionally, but life and family have kept me away from my blog--I do love your journal pages and I will come back soon to see more of your lovely creations, I promise!

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  33. I would love to win your giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

    I love all your beautiful journal pages as you do such beautiful work. I also am a follower of your lovely blog.

    Thanks again!

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  34. How fun! I love seeing your journal pages, Julie! I am loving dabbling in it myself, although I don't think my pages are as pretty as yours. Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful giveaway. We've been followers of your's for a long time now! Have a sweet day! Twyla

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  35. I really like how you used the calendar paper to create the sun.

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