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Dec 15, 2008

Change is in the Air... Some News to Share

I can't believe it's already the middle of December! Change is definitely in the air. With the end of the year upon us, I've made some big changes in my role as a designer. I've had a great year and have met so many wonderful people along the way. However, as of today, I am no longer designing for CHF. I have to admit, at first the thought of change scared me like crazy... but now, I am completely at peace with everything and excited to see what my future holds. I am a firm believer that when one door closes, another one opens. And... I can't wait to see what's beyond that door! :)

So... what does that mean to you? Well... you'll probably be seeing a lot more variety in my design work. I feel like a kid in a candy store, salivating at all of the designs and products out there in the world of paper crafting. Of course, you'll also see some of my favorite CHF images and sentiments popping up here and there too. I'm a lifetime addict of Kim Hughes' images, and I'm sure I'll be jumping on each and every new release.

This all came at a perfect time in my life. I've always wanted this craft to become more than a hobby for me... and I want to keep working toward that goal. I'm ecstatic to have my holiday FREE of any obligations (at least in this department) so that I can just enjoy my family! I'm so happy to have to opportunity to focus on my family and just be a mom for a little while.

I wanted to leave you today with a fun little card I made for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge. These Rachelle Anne Miller images are too cute... and I love Kim Hughes' sentiment paired with it!

And... here is a close-up of my iced-over pond. I used Ranger's Glossy Accents to give it a glossy look, and added Stickles here and there for a little glitz.

Stamps: "Skating" by Rachelle Anne Miller for Stampavie; sentiment "Heart Warmers" by Kim Hughes for CHF
Paper: "Snowed In" by My Mind's Eye
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink
Other: Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Ranger's Glossy Accents, Copic Markers, Basic Grey Wassail brad


  1. Change is always so hard! Congrats to you...I know that wherever this leads you we will all be blessed by the beautiful projects you create! Hope you are doing well! Hugs & :)

  2. Do you know how grateful I am for the opportunity to become your friend thru our shared tenure at the 'farm? Julie, you are an incredibly talented designer with big places to go. I adore your work, and I love your sweet, sweet spirit. {{Julie}}

    P.S. I saw Fireproof last night - it was so awesome! I'll tell the part that melted my heart - when we first moved from Georgia, I missed Chik-fil-A sandwiches so bad. We were in a new city, I had an 18 month old, I was 8 months pregnant with DD2, hubby traveled constantly with his job. It was a hard time. One night, he came home from a business trip to Atlanta and walked into our bedroom about 10:00 p.m. with a Chik-fil-A bag and sandwich - he had bought it at the airport for me - unsolicited - just because he loved you know what brought me to tears in that movie! :) LOL!!! Thanks for the strong recommendation! HUGS!

  3. Julie, I'm going to miss you so much on the 'farm, but I know you'll have so much fun with the whole wide world o' rubber, and I know your talent, passion, and fun-loving nature are going to take you to new heights in stamping. Mark my words!!! (((((Julie!!!)))))

  4. {{{{{Julie}}}}} I'm so glad I had the opportunity to get to know you through CHF and meet you in person. You are such a sweetie! Enjoy your time with your family! And I agree with Carole, there are great things ahead for you! You're awesome and so very talented!
    p.s. LOVE your card! SO cute!

  5. Julie--you are a rockstar---such an amazing designer and mom...enjoy those holidays with your family. I KNOW you have a bright future!

  6. Oh, I can't even begin to imagine what fabulous opportunities await you! :-) You are such a talented designer! Thank you for sharing it with us! :-)

  7. First of all Congratulations on your decision. I know it couldn't have been an easy one for you. You are a talented designer. I can't wait to see what you are up to next! I love your blog so will def keep visiting it every day. Have a wonderful Christmas season with your family

  8. Julie: Will miss seeing all your wondering Kim Hughes' creations for CHF, but am looking forward to seeing everything else you come up with!!!

  9. What an adorable card. - I know you will go far with your dreams.

  10. Julie, my dear sweet friend, you are a bright shiny star in the sky. Those doors are going to open far and wide for you my friend--your are ever so talented.
    I am so pleased that we have had the chance to meet and that I got to know you through CHF.
    Enjoy this holiday season with your family. I will be checking back to see your beautiful creations. Please keep in touch. I'll give you a call over the holiday season.

  11. Wow Julie - big changes for you! I am really excited to see WHAT'S NEXT!!!!!I'm expecting big things in your future, missy!!:) merry christmas!

  12. This is totally cute, Julie! Congrats on your new found freedom in the design world! That can be such a great feeling! I know there's something new and big for you on the horizon! Have a great Christmas!

  13. sweet, cute girl...I miss you

    You will do amazing doubt about that. What a pleasure it has been to get to know you. I am so fortunate to have you as a friend.


  14. uh...better late than never? you know me...not a blog hopper!

    hugs and on to other things in our lives...I know you'll have many doors open for you....mwah


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