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Aug 28, 2007

Are you dreaming about MORE BLOG CANDY!?!?!


Can I just tell you what an awesome time I've been having lately? I'm living out my dream, baby! I LOVE being a designer. The people I've come to know are some of the best! I don't know if you have been with me since the beginning of the summer, but I posted that I had some big goals. I wanted to be on a design team and I wanted to get published. I had no idea that part of that dream would come true so soon. My ultimate goal is to somehow make paper crafting my career. I'm not quite sure how to get there, but I hope I'm on the right path. Being able to do what I love every day and help support my family would be heaven!

When I saw this quote on Rubber Soul's website, I knew I had to have it. The stamp reads "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." --- Eleanor Roosevelt. I truly believe in what these words say.

Don't you just love this paper? I got this from Lindsey at Jacksonbelle Embellishments. (Cosmo Cricket - Gretel) It goes perfectly with Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, and Sage Shadow (by SU). I don't know why, but I never liked Sage Shadow before recently. Now... I LOVE IT! It looks so good when you distress it with a little Sahara Sand ink too.

I didn't have any large brads the right color, so I used a Copic marker to change a yellow brad to a wood-toned shade. I heat set it just a bit to lock in the color.

So.... are you interested in some more awesome Blog Candy???? How about this clear Wedding set by Rubber Soul??? :) All you have to do is leave me a comment (with your name!) telling me about one of your dreams. It can be about anything! But please, either subscribe to my blog or add me to your Google Reader so you won't miss a future post revealing the winner. I always hate having blog candy sitting here lonely with no one to claim it! I will draw a random winner on Saturday.... so drop me a line!

60 comments :

  1. AACCKKK!
    You are giving away the stamp set that I dream of getting from Rubber Soul. I just LOVE their stamps, but have not made the plunge yet b/c of financial limitations. They will certainly be my next company to order online from.

    So, that is my goal..
    Thanks for sharing.

    Amanda

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  2. I'm living in one of my dreams - I'd always been a bit worried about the cost of stamps - they're so expensive - so I hated to buy many. One day our son asked me to send some for the women in his office to see & the rest is history! I've sold about $300. so far & the orders keep coming. What a great way to finance my stamping!

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  3. Hi Julie...one of my dreams is to simply find the balance with all the commitments I have. Ideally I will be able to quit my job soon to make that more of a reality!

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  4. Love your style and creativity.

    Smiles, JennO

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  5. Your card is so pretty. Wow sweet giveaway to clebrate your dreams come true. Part of my dream is in process now. I lost my job a week ago, due to merging in with a large company. So I decided to make this a postive situation and we are going to move back to Tennessee. I've heard there's jobs down there too! Thanks for a chance.
    cmeyers@hughes.net

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  6. Hi Julie...thanks for sharing all your inspirational ideas. Your work is phenomenal. I like to think that I am living my dream everyday by being blessed with a loving family, friends and creative talent. Thanks for sharing!

    Pat

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  7. Love your creativity and so happy to hear that you are living your dream and it is all you want it to be. I too am living mine, corny as it sounds, just having a wonderful husband, great kids and grandkids, and so many loving and fun friends-it's a good life! Ohhh, and then there's stamping!!!

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  8. I've had this dream forever, even though I've been out of high school for 30 years, I still dream of forgeting my locker combination and class schedule, so I can't get to my classes!

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  9. Yeah! another chance at some yummy Blog candy.
    One of my dreams is Ireland. I am in love with the people of Ireland. I want to go over for at least 2 months with my boys in the summer and work with the McFarlands.(Missionary) Thanks for letting me share.
    Have a great day!

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  10. Hello. Wow, more blog candy. One my my dreams is to be a SAHM. I've always worked, but just thinking about the things you could do are so exciting. A stamping friend and I think all the time too, about when the kids are grown and we could just volunteer all the time. Dreams are great!

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  11. Yummy! What a great opportunity... I think I have the same dream as you have/had... :o) Stamping is my passion...

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  12. I feel like I am living a dream everyday. I am able to stay at home with my two children and witness every moment of their growth. As in future dreams, I would like a bigger craft room/studio.

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  13. It's so great to hear that you are on the road to accomplishing your dreams! One of my dreams is to one day to have children and be the best parent I can be. Thanks !!

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  14. Hi Julie (pretty sure I saw your published work...PaperCrafts? Now I can't find it!)
    Anyway, my dream is to expand what I'm already doing...getting published, being a designer, making a living doing this! Kind of what you want to do {hee hee!} Problem is there's a LOT of people wanting to do the same thing. But there's room for all of us, right? Thanks for the giveaway, that's an awesome set!

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  15. Love your upbeat blog....so happy you are realizing your dreams one step at a time!! My dream is to raise my kids so that they become wise and decent young adults!
    Oh, and a design team gig would be fun too!! :)

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  16. Oh Julie, I'm so pleased that you are on the right road to realizing your dreams. I love that quote too, and actually have it posted in my office!
    Great card, I like to "alter' brads and other metal embellishments to fit my color scheme too. Leaves a lot of room for options! Your stitching looks so good with that PP.

    One of my dreams is to live sustainably off the land and off the "grid". I want to grow all my own food, produce all the electricity/power I need, collect grey water for most everything and just plain live siimply, co-existing with the world around me. I know it sounds silly to some, but it's MY dream, and I works towards it everyday.

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  17. A dream of mine would be to live in a log cabin out in the boonies someday...not very realistic!!! Maybe own a cabin to retreat to once in awhile!! Ü Love this set and I have an engaged daughter...definitely on my want list!

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  18. Julie, I want you to know that I read you everyday and save so many of your cards for an inspiration. I am so happy that you are reaching your dreams. As far as my dreams, I live them everyday. I wish that you meet all of your dreams. Keep doing as you are, you will be there

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  19. One of ny dreams is living in the mountais in a very peaciful place and having more time for my crafts and tons of supplies for my cardmaking and scrapbooking!
    I believe it's more than one dream LOL!!
    Hugs
    Marcia

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  20. Thanks for the blog candy! My dream is to raise my daughters to be godly women..... Crystal

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  21. I am a subsriber. Great blog. My dream is to one day finish renovating my house. My husband and I aren't weathly people, so we do what we can when we can afford it. My house reno's are going on there 4 year. One day it will be done.

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  22. Hi Julie,
    My dream is to go back to school. . . beauty school this time! No more business classes for me! I want to be a hair designer! Thanks for the fun! Cheri

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  23. I dream of winning the lottery so that my baby doesn't have to go to daycare!

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  24. Hi Julie! What a great giveway! I love your blog...one of my dreams is to adopt!

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  25. My dream would be to become on of "those" crafty people...you know - like Becky Higgins. A person who makes a good living doing paper crafting.

    Jane
    http://www.janescreativeprocess.blogspot.com
    troopersma on SCS

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  26. my dream is to become a mom... :)

    thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. One of my dreams for this year has just came true. As of Thursday I will be a Stampin' Up! demo!! I am so excited! I also dream of one day becoming a designer for a stamp company and becoming a published writer. Thanks for helping me to remind myself of what my goal is. :)

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  28. My dream would be to finally get my immigration settled so I can marry the man I love.

    Thanks for the chance to win
    Suzy

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  29. Yea more great candy! I love your card Julie and your quote - it's very inspiring!! I'm living one of my dreams also but I also would love to get published . . .keep trying! :)

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  30. Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com)August 29, 2007 at 2:07 PM

    At the time my dream is winning in your blog candy!! LOL!

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  31. Thanks for more blog candy!! Love your quote! My dream would be just to live life to the fullest and always moving on forward. Don't give up becuase you encounter little bumps on the way.

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  32. Lindsey (jacksonbelle)August 29, 2007 at 2:57 PM

    LOOK what you did with that gorgeous paper! It's just darling Julie! I love it! :D

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  33. Cute card! Okay, how about a random dream? I'd love to travel more, to Australia and Europe and ... etc. :)

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  34. I have tons of dreams as I am a day dreamer by nature. BUt one I am hoping to actually have come true in the next year is run the New York City marathon. its my first choice and Chicago is second. and just for the t shirt-the Flying PIg marathon in cincinattie next spring might be fun.

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  35. Julie, I know you will reach all your goals. You are such a talented lady! My dreams right now just revolve around getting my kids raised up right, get through school and become happy healthy adults that I like hangin' out with!

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  36. Julie, you are such an inspiration to me. I love your blog and read it every day to see what is new. My dream is to be the best I can at everything I do everyday.

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  37. Hi, Julie! Well, I have lots of dreams--dealing with family, financial security, career--but the one dream I have right now is that the new knee in my leg frees me from the pain I've been in for the last 3 years so that I can have a better quality of life. Being in constant pain is SO draining. Thank goodness I have your blog and my stamps to keep my mind pre-occupied!

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  38. I love your blog, just subscribed so I won't miss anything. Your music still scared the pants off me when your blog opened up. Ok course hubby had the volume up higher than normal, lol.
    Claudia

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  39. I would love to win your blog! Such a good one! My dream is to make enough money off of my crafts to be able to quit my full time job so I can stay at home and actually have time to craft! I have so many different hobbies and no time to do any of them because of work! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. In the spirit of your blog candy, I'd love to meet, fall in love with, and marry a nice guy (preferably a cowboy.)

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  41. My dream is pretty simple...to be pleasing to God & encourage others to be the best they can be. I try to live each day to the fullest & sprinkle happiness along the way.

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  42. My dream - to watch my children grow into happy and healthy adults. I love watching them grow and each stage they go through (although it goes much too quickly!)

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  43. My name is Elaine Jones and one of my dreams would be that our family business would be profitable enough that I could stay home and scrapbook and stamp all day.

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  44. I've been dreaming of going to Italy for many years since that is where my grandparents came from. My dream is coming true in November as my sister & I have planned a trip there together.

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  45. My dream is to be more carefree and not worry so much. Hard to do with a 3 and 5 year old.

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  46. Hello! My dream is to open my own scrapbooking cabin. I want to have a place where people can go and relax and scrapbook. Thanks!
    Cheryl KVD

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  47. Betty (btang80@hotmail.com)August 30, 2007 at 10:15 AM

    My dream is to travel all around the world!! Thanks!

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  48. I think I love blog candy. . . I've never won so I can't be positive, but I'd sure like to win this set! I've got weddings coming up and need some wedding cards! Thanks a bunch!!

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  49. I dream to have the balance God wants me to have - Spiritual/Physical/Mental/Emotional

    klcbaskets@yahoo.com

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  50. Hi Julie. It's MP from the ROC. I've said it before and I'll say it again...you are my card crafting hero! I want to be you when I grow up! :) My dream is to have my kids grow up healthy and to be able to live on their own some day, have peace in all areas of my life, and always have an endless supply of card crafting supplies. Thanks for the gifts and great ideas!

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  51. Hi Julie. I'm living my dream...I'm a SAHM, I have a wonderful husband & kids, awesome church family & I love getting together w/my friends to stamp. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Hi Julie, I love your blog and have added you to my blogroll. I'm a SAHM (which was one of my dreams) and my biggest dream/prayer is that both my boys will know and love the Lord Jesus and follow and serve Him their whole lives.

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  53. Wow what great work you are amazing. My dream is to be able to help everyone I know out. I would love to be the wonderful person like you. Keep up the great work.

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  54. My dream is to remain happily married and raise our daughter to be bright, happy, and see Christ's love shine through her.

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  55. What a generous offering of candy. My dream is to know that I raised a healthy, responsible son that can take good care of his own family.

    Tina

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  56. Great blog candy, thanks for sharing. My dream is to retire with my husband, close to my children,who live 5 hours away, on the lake in a log home. This would be my idea of heaven here on earth.

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  57. I just found your blog through the Rubber Soul Blog, & I'm so glad I did! I have bookmarked it in my favorite blogs! Ok, now on to one of my dreams. I dream to be a mother. I am in my mid 30's and have been married for a little over a year now, and I really hope I will have the opportunity to experience motherhood.

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  58. I've worked really hard all through school so I could win a scholorship for the college of my choice. I fulfilled that dream & will be moving to college over Labor Day weekend. All that studying really did pay off:)

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  59. What an awesome set and I love your cards! I am living one of my dreams which is being a SAHM to my two children. I have so many others but I dream that my children will grow up healthy and happy and whole.

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