Friday, March 28, 2014

April Class

I will be leading this Workshop On the GO the last weekend in April. This frame would make a lovely gift for Mother's Day. 

This Kit costs $35.95 ( plus and comes with:
Designed Decor Colonial white Frame (12 x 13.5)
B - sized stamp set
Kraft Paper Die- Cut Shapes
1 Yard Baker's Twine
6 Mini Clothes pins


MMMMEEEEEEEEE! to guide you through the creation process.

You can order online or through me by April 15 to guarantee timely delivery. Please join me!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Intro To Studio J

 “You’ve taken the photos. Now keep the memories.™”?

Studio J is an online scrapbook studio that allows you to create custom-printed two-page layouts for 12" × 12" albums.

Getting started is easy.

STEP ONE: Sign up for a Studio J account:

STEP TWO:  Watch this introduction Video:

STEP THREE:  Enter Studio J

1. Upload photos.
2. Choose between our professionally-designed Express Collections or the Custom creation path.
3. Select your collection and layout, or else a kit & pattern combination.
4. Personalize your layout.
5. Purchase custom-printed layouts ready for a cherished album.

You Can Create!
Julia Hammond

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Moonlight Blog Hop: Boo photo cubes

Thank you for joining us on our “Take a Walk in the Moonlight” Blog Hop.  We have a fabulous path for you to follow as you take your walk in the moonlight with us as we feature Close to My Heart’s Moonlight paper pack.

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should begin your walk at the  beginning at Lucy's blog -

If you came from Joanne's Blog: Josie's Joy , you're in the right place!

My project is altered photo cubes:

These started out as unaltered photo cubes that I had in my stash.  They were purchase from Oriental Trading Company.  I think I paid $1.25 for each of them.

Step One:  I inked all edges in Black ink.  I used CTMH black Pigment ink and set them aside to dry

Step Two. I cut CTMH's Moonlight B&T in 2.75 inch squares and used Mod Podge to apply the paper to the sides and top

Step Three:  I cut rosettes at 1.5 inches in GoldRush Card Stock using CTMH's Artiste cartridge.

Step Four.  Boo was cut using Artiste as well.  This whole word is on one key in the Halloween suite.  It is cut 2.5 inches.  I applied Opaque Adhesive gems to accent each letter.

Step Five:  I layered the rosettes and letters and then adhered them to the blocks.

I'd like to add some black tule around the wire picture holder's but I am waiting for my next order to arrive :)

Here is a front view of my blocks:

The next stop on your moonlight walk is Theodora's blog: Celebrate Crafts.

Here is the list of all the talented consultants who will lead you down the moonlight path:

  1. Lucy ~ Love To Create It All 
  2. Darla ~ Crafting Is Contagious
  3. Deanne Treasured Hearts
  4. Bethany ~ Stamping At Home
  5. Wendy ~ My Scrapbooking Blog
  6. Stephanie ~ The Quitlted Scrapper
  7. Erin ~ CreatErin
  8. Maria ~ Maria's Paper Craft Place
  9. Carolyn ~ Nuts 4 Scrappin' 
  10. Joanne ~ Josie's Joy
  11. Julia ~ You Can Create<<<--- You Are Here :)
  12. Theodora  ~ Celebrate Crafts

You Can Create!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

September Artiste Blog Hog: Here for the Boos

  • Welcome to our September ARTISTE Blog Hop!  Each month we are showcasing the amazing, exclusive ARTISTE Cricut cartridge which can be only purchased through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

    We don't want to scare you but Halloween is a little over a month away and we know you have to be thinking about what YOU are going to create for this spooky holiday! We decided to show you all the creative projects you can make using our exclusive Artiste Cricut cartridge. You will be hopping along our haunted trail of creativity - you never know what you will see next!

    If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog -

    Also, to help you get ready to start making your own Halloween projects Lucy has some blog candy for you! She is giving away a Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements pack!  That's two (2) sheets of Printed Dimensional Elements that you can use to create your own Halloween project! There is a picture of the blog candy on her blog. All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on everyone's blog AND become a follower of Lucy's blog.  (If you are already a follower, just let her know in your comment.)

    My project is an altered wine carrier.

    I will be the first to admit that I know very little about wine.  In fact, I chose this wine simply because the orange lids were PERFECT for CTMH's Moonlight paper.

    The wine bottle wraps are cut at 2 inches from the cut found on
    Page 78  Card <shift>

    The sentiments came for a stamp set called Perfect Fit Halloween and were stamped on Page 33 Accent 3 <no shift>  cut at 1.5 inches

     Close up...

    I create this embellishement using the same cut found on page 33 .  The black layer was cut at 3 inches while the B&T was cut at 2.75 inches

    The sticker are called Glamour Glitter Alphabet  and the ghost is from the Creepy Critters stamp set.

    The next stop on the haunted trail is Wendy Kessler's Blog: My Scrapbooking Blog.

    Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you get spooked along the way:

  • 1. Lucy - Love 2 Create 
  • 2. Darla - Caution Crafting is Contagious 
  • 3. Diana - Dianas Free Moments 
  • 4. Carolyn - Nuts 4 Scrappin' 
  • 5. Julia Hammond - You Can Create  <---YOU ARE HERE
  • 6. Wendy Kessler - My Scrapbooking Blog 
  • 7. Pam Stewart - I Candy Scraps 
  • 8. Carolyn Mendoza - Crafting With Carolyn 
  • 9. Jennifer Kramer - 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  • 10. Maria Woodworth - Maria's Paper Craft Place 
  • 11. Kindred Hearts - It Makes TOTAL Cents
  • 12. Ginger Morriello - Ginger's Creative Cottage

  • Thanks for stopping by for some Halloween fun -- hope we didn't scare the creativity out of you! Muah-ha-ha!

    You Can Create!


Saturday, September 15, 2012

September Art Philosophy Blog Hop

Welcome to our September Art Philosophy Blog Hop!  
Each month we will showcase our amazing Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

Before we go on, I'd like to remind you to check out my FB GIVEAWAY... It end 9/14!

Since Halloween is just around the corner, this month we will be featuring projects for Halloween made using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge!  Hope you don’t get too scared by the time you get to the end of our hop!

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog: Love 2 Create It All

My project is a card that features the Art Philosophy font.  I was inspired by a graduation card I made a few months back.

Paper Kit: Moonlight
Art Philosophy Font cut at 1.5 inches in Black

The next stop on your spooky blog hop trail is Wendy Kessler's: My Scrapping Blog.

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you get spooked along the way:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create it all
  2. Darla ~ Stamping Under Doctors Orders
  3. Diana~ Diana's Free Moments
  4. Stephanie- Quilted Scrapper
  5. Julia- YOU CAN CREATE  <<- You are here.
  6. Wendy Kessler ~ My Scrapbooking Blog
  7. Carolyn Mendoza - Crafting With Carolyn
  8. Kindred Hearts - It Makes Total Cents
  9. Rebecca - Stamp And Scrap Studio
  10. Maria Woodworth ~ Maria's Paper Craft Place
You Can Create!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

It's Your Day Giveaway!

I am giving away this stamp set FREE to one lucky Friend of my FB page:

AND best of all it is easy to win!  Like my page on Facebook and you may win.  Use the Rafflecopter below to enter today! (This giveaway is open to Continental US residents only)  Good Luck!

You Can Create!

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Friday, August 31, 2012

It's You Day: Blog Hop II

Hello and welcome to our National Stamping Month Blog Hop! This is the 2nd blog hop I have participated in that features this stamp set.  If you want to see more make sure you check it out: HERE.

 Close to My Heart wants to celebrate the everyday moments in our lives.  So, they are offering an amazing exclusive double-stamp set called “It’s Your Day”.  This is two D-size stamp sets in one!!
This amazing set has nearly 50 images designed to inspire you to capture your life one day at a time.   There are trendy chevron backgrounds, classic images as well as versatile phrases.  You can get your own stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying order of $35.  This stamp set has a value of $35.90!

This stamp set can be a part of A REALLY GOOD DEAL!

We also are happy to announce that one of our consultants, Maria Woodworth, of Maria's Paper Craft Place is offering blog candy. To be eligible to win, please be sure to leave a comment on each blog post and become a follower of her blog. Thanks so much Maria!

We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects.

Here is mine:  Refrigerator Magnets!

Fun and easy to create!  I had left over chipboard circles from a retired compliments pack. They were the PERFECT size for the images.  I used Twilight ink on the back side of the chip board circles.  Glued some magnets on to the back and I was done! 

My daughter LOVES them and is trying to figure out how she can sneak them off the refrigerator and on to her magnetic board.  

 I am the "caboose" of this Blog  Hop so back to the beginning of the hop you go to Lucy Kelleher"s page.

 Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:

    1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create It All 
    2. Darla ~ Caution: Stamping Is Contagious 
    3. Lori B ~ Saving Mine
    4. Amie Kiger~Mimi, Myself and I
    5. Deanne J - Treasured Life
    6. Jennifer Kramer4 Hearts Scrapbooking 
    7. Carolyn ~ Nuts 4 Scrappin' 
    8. Bethany - Stamping At Home
    9. Eva Friesen ~ For The Love of Creating
    10. Maria Woodworth ~ Maria's Paper Craft Place
    11. ***YOU ARE HERE***Julia Hammond You Can Create

      You Can Create!

      Sunday, August 26, 2012

      Argyle Card

      While working on the Artiste Blog Hop the other day, I had some left over  argyle patterned paper, so I made this card:

      Colors Used:
      Colonial White
      Gold Rush
      Indian Corn Blue

      D1529 Artiste Collection: Birthday
      C1505 Pun Fun

      You Can Create!

      Friday, August 24, 2012

      August Artiste Blog Hop

      Welcome to our August ARTISTE Blog Hop! Each month we will showcase a feature of the amazing ARTISTE Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.  ( Don't miss out on the Really Good Deal!)

      We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects AND some blog candy!!!

      This month we will be showcasing a different page from the Artiste cartridge! Did you know there were 700 images on this cartridge?? That's right -- 700!!!

      For today's project I use the Father's Day suite found on page 75 of the Artiste handbook.  I made my own argyle paper using Accent 1 cuts!

       The first thing I created is this scrabook LO.  I have yet to add a title because I do not know what picture I will be using.

      The base of the argyle paper is colonial white.
      The next layer up is Slate card stock cut with Accent 1< no shift> .
      The final layer for the Argyle paper is Goldrush card stock cut out with Accent 1<shift>
      I added some  Indian Corn Blue for accent.

      Here is a close up so you can see the layers:
      Colors used:
      Colonial White,
      Gold Rush,
      Indian Corn Blue.
      All edges are inked with Slate ink.

      I used this same technique  to make this Girly Card:

      Colors used:
      White Daisy

      The next stop on your blog hop fun is Theo's blog CelebrateCrafts.

      Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop:
      1. Lucy ~
      2. Darla ~
      3. Julia 
      4. Theo
      5. Tina Gale
      6. Stephanie
      7. Mandy
      8. Joanne
      9. Laura W
      10. Rebecca
      11. Maria Woodworth -
      12. Judith Ashmore-
      13. Lisa Woodward~
      14. Laura Charko
      15. Jennifer Kramer-
      16. Eva Friesen~

        Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping with us - we hope you LOVE all the projects we created!

        You Can Create!

        Wednesday, August 22, 2012

        You Make Me Smile

        This little beauty was created with strips of paper cut from the Flirty Paper Pack and a bit of Bamboo card stock

        Card base: Card button( no shift) page 34

        Speech bubble:  Accent 2 (shift) page 65

        Sentiment:  D: 1531 Word Balloons

        You Can Create,