Monday, April 15, 2024

Scrapbooking blog hop - sharing creativity and inspiration.


Hello and Welcome to Handmade by Julia Quinn.


Do you need some Scrapbooking inspiration?  This blog hop is for YOU.


This page is VERY bright - and because there are 4 standard photos on the page, not a lot of room for anything extra either!  


I actually used this colour challenge as my starting point and used only these colours - which did seem to coordinate with my photos quite well I think.  If you look at the whole page, you can see I created a semi rainbow of colour going around the page and photos.  


I've used a NEW die set called Flowers of Beauty - the cool thing about these dies is that it cuts out 8 flowers simultaneously!!  Woohoo.  What an easy embellishment!


When I was creating this page, I was chatting with my friend Jannette and she came up with the title for the page - choir of angels describing the photos of all of us with angel wings - what do you think?


The background stamping for the page comes from a stamp set called Of Art and Texture which has some cool splodges and textural images - I just used all the colours for the rainbow wreath!!  


I've also coloured a few paper butterflies using Coastal Cabana to 'fly' around the page - keeping in with the wings theme!!


The journalling was highlighted using another new die set to me - Unbounded Love - full of great labels and shapes for all sorts of occasions!!  


The most notable thing about this page is ALL THE COLOUR - which is a big challenge for me.  I did have fun though, and I'm glad to another page to put into my album!!  
Make sure you keep hopping now to see lots of amazing inspiration for you!  








Scrapbooking a Choir of Angels



Sunday, April 14, 2024

Punch inspiration CTC#465


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Tonight I'm joining the CASEING the CATTY blog hop to inspire you!!  To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy And Selectively Edit and we love to CASE from our amazing Stampin' Up! catalogues.  


This week, we are CASEING a project featuring a retiring punch.  


I was inspired by this great card on page 94 of our retiring Annual Catalogue which features the retiring Inked and Tiled punch bundle.  I've cased the layout of the card and the greeting details.


My card features some gorgeous new paper from the Thoughtful Journey Suite.  The greeting has been punched using the very versatile Happy Labels punch.  


I've used the gorgeous designer paper, and the Thoughtful Journey stamp set and dies for the detailed elements.  To create the ribbon I coloured some White Diagonal Trim ribbon using my Fresh Freesia Stampin' Blends (Dark).  My final touch is some gorgeous glittery In Color Shimmer Gems.  


Inside the card features more stamping, some of the gorgeous paper and a bit of colouring.  

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Thoughtful Journey punch inspiration card

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Unbounded Beauty sneak peek for a colour challenge #163


Hello and Welcome to Handmade by Julia Quinn.


Tonight I'm sharing a sneak peek project for our Colour INKspiration challenge!!


These are ALL very bright colours and very much out of my comfort zone!!  BUT, I've used them with a wonderful new suite for a sneak peek which made creating this project so enjoyable!


I've used the lovely Flowers of Beauty bundle for all the imagery, and the Unbounded Love bundle for the greeting.  


There is only a little Crushed Curry blended onto the card front and then a bunch of die cut imagery for the floral cluster.  


I like the little interlocked frames from the Unbounded Love dies for a bit of a fun addition to the flowers.


Inside the card was the perfect place for me to put the left over die cut pieces!!  



INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Beige and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.



Bright colour challenge with Unbounded Beauty


Sunday, April 07, 2024

CTC#464 Retiring bundle favourite - Notes of Nature


Hello and Welcome to Handmade by Julia Quinn.


Tonight I'm hopping with my friends from CASEING the CATTY.  To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything, or to Copy And Selectively Edit and we love to CASE from our amazing Stampin' Up! catalogues.  


Our current catalogues retire at the end of this month, so for the next few weeks, we will be sharing some of our favourite retiring projects.  I have just love the Notes of Nature bundle, so that is the focus for my project this week.  


I've case the lovely project on pages 42 and 43 of the mini catalogue.  I really love this card, and can't help thinking that I may have CASED this one before!!  


I've added some of the faux leather trim and changed up the DSP to the Poetic Expressions paper.  


I've used the lovely silver and gold glimmer paper for the leaves.


Inside the card has some simple stamping along with the Poetic Expressions DSP.

Make sure you keep hopping to see lots of amazing projects to inspire you.

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Notes of Nature with Poetic Expressions paper


Scrapbooking blog hop - sharing creativity and inspiration.

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