Saturday, January 29, 2011

Its time for the Webster's Pages New DT Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Webster's Pages Blog Hop!!!
The Blog Hop is intended for you to get to know the Design Team Members a little better.....and......there will be a giveaway that is to die for!!!  Brandin has decided to give away A COMPLETE SET OF ALL THE NEW FLOWERS BEING RELEASED AT CHA!!!  So now I have your attention I bet, lol!!  To get into the drawing for this give away be sure to comment on each Design Team Members Blog, each comment you make will increase your chances of winning so make sure you don't miss any of the blogs!
Here is a sneak peak of what you can win, A complete set of all Webster's Pages Princess Petal Florettes!

which includes 2 colors for each of the following collections, Country Estate, Yacht Club, Ladies&Gents and Trendsetter.  Yeh...don't forget to leave those comments ;)
So in the previous blog you got to know Steph a little better and now it's my turn!

Hi!  Julie Walton here, I am so excited to get started as part of the Webster's Pages Digital/Hybrid team for 2011 and thought I would share a little bit about me to get started!  I am a daughter, a mom and a Grammy, a scrapbooker, a reader, a crafter and living life fully and completely.  I create with paper and digitally and have for the past 6+ years.  During the week I care for my gkids, Jenna, Jeromy and Trevor who are almost 7, 5 1/2 and 4 1/2, they keep me on my toes....and young!!  We are a goofy bunch, lol!!   I live in Simi Valley, CA, just north of LA and a half hour from the beach and thats important because I love the beach, nothing like a stroll in the surf looking for treasures and getting your feet wet.
My scrapping style is all over the place so I call it eclectic.  I tend to be artsy, follow no rules and just go with the moment. I am a cut/tear, stitch and layerer kind of scrapper.  I love lots of dimension and texture!  If I had only two Webster's Pages products to create with I would definitely use paper, love the two sides, the quality and thickness and the ability to cut images out, and I would choose ribbon, any kind of ribbon because there is so much you can do with it, create flowers, borders, fold, tie, staple and it creates texture and dimension in any project.  When I am creating digitally I love the elements that go with the papers, I love to create dimension in digital too!  I find inspiration in different things each time I sit down to create, sometimes its the papers and knowing I have the perfect photo, sometimes its the photo(s) themselves and other times its a technique I see while playing on the internet. 

I have a fabulous scrapbook studio that I create in, which I designed when my house was built so its custom to my likes!  Can't beat it!  I have a 9 foot open countertop/desk area in front of a 6ft window that I create on, a 9ft wall of open shelving and a 8x4 closet behind curtain for storage.  And I painted it lime green and use black and white accents.  Right now the space is fairly clean because I did a bunch of work before I went to Hawaii for a week and haven't had the chance to get back in there to create yet...soon though...very soon!! 

My good ole standby as far as paper technique goes is hand stitching and right now I am loving making flowers.  Digital techniques that are faves for me are creating shadows that look like the paper is flipping up.....and lots of layers!  I like to burn the papers too, kind of gives it an inked look.  And like with paper I like to cut!
I would like to share with you the digital layouts I did for my submission to the Design Team:
I used the Hollywood Vogue Digital kit for all of my layouts, and they are all different so you can see just how versital the digital kits are!

This layout is my granddaugher Jenna, I managed to capture her with the 2 front teeth missing smile, it sure doesnt last long!  Anyway I made lots of layers with cuts from the papers, and I added a layer of the background paper over the top of the layers and changed the blending to overlay, then erased whatever was over the top of her face.  I like the look!
As soon as I saw the houndstooth print I knew that I wanted to use a photo of my middle daughter Katy....it just looked like her!  Again lots of layers and cuts from the papers, I did an extraction from another of the papers and I love to layer things on top of my photos.  Lastly I like to burn the paper sometimes to create an inked or painted kind of look to ground the photo grouping.
My third layout is a collage of photos from 2010 that were favorites.  I changed all  the photos to sepia and I love how they worked with the colors of the papers!!  The strip of paper across the background paper really draws your eye and was the perfect place to tuck the photos into.  Of course I love the chandlier....which I am sure you figured out since I put it in all three layouts :)

I look forward to sharing and inspiring with you this next year and am blessed to be a part of the Webster's Pages family!
Now its time for you to visit Laura's blog and get to know her a little better.

Don't forget to leave comments!!!  And thanks for visiting!!!

133 comments:

robindefender said...

Beautiful layouts! Congrats on making the design team.

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Julie your pages are so beautiful!! love all the pretty details and the photos are all so lovely too!! xx

agapanthus said...

Love your inspirational layouts - thanks for sharing! Best wishes Karen x

Jasmine said...

Beautiful pages..congrats on making the WP's design team!

pattyo said...

Love how you do the digital/hybrid layouts! Can't wait to see more!

dannisdoodles said...

HUGE congrats, can't wait to see all teh digi things you will bring, amazing.

yoki said...

love the family layout - it's so sweet

misteejay said...

Beautiful LOs - lovely work.

Toni :o)

{E-ZEn} said...

Beautiful :)

Mary said...

Love your digi work very nice, thanks for sharing.

dlwidder said...

Loving that WP added digi designers. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creations and explaining a bit about them! I can't wait to see more of your work and see what you guys have in store for us! :-D

Sapimanó said...

Beautiful digi pages!

colette said...

congratulations! looking forward to see more of the digi inspirations.

Jenn said...

Great layouts, thanks for the inspiration.

junqueandroses said...

Love your work

Romy said...

Oh my, your work looks great! Though these layouts are all digital, they seem to be made of real papers: there's so much beautiful dimension and layering in them. Love your digis!

Melissa S. said...

Love those papers. The colors are just perfect for the photos you used. Congrats on the DT.

Brenda said...

WOW I am lovin your work....soooo beautiful!!!!

Lexi said...

Such gorgeous work! I love the family layout with all the pictures included! It is nice to see layouts with multiple photos done in such a lovely way!

Kim C. said...

Beautiful layouts and congrats on making the team.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Gorgeous work Julie. I love the layering.

Camila Borssoi said...

I like your projcts.

Barb Ghig said...

LOVING your gorgeous layouts! Thanks for a chance to win a WP giveaway!

Shona said...

wow the layouts and the photos are so stunning..you are going to be a huge inspiration to many. Thanks for the chance to win some of those yummy Webster's goodies :)

Melissa Elsner said...

Beautiful work! Love how Websters looks in digi form!! Congrats on making the team! :)

Karla Smith said...

Wow! Huge inpiration!! Congrats on making the DT.., Looking forward see all your work...

Carla S. said...

Congratulations, Julie! Love your layouts! Very inspiring designs!

Melissa said...

Your layouts are beautiful!

Scrapycandy said...

Wow! I am blown away. thanks so much for sharing!

tiffany said...

great style! congrats on the DT!

Alex said...

Congrats on making the team! Can't wait to see more of your beautiful work!

flamegirl said...

I love your work. Congrats on making the team.

kimosabescraps said...

I love seeing all the digi hybrid gals.. really encourages me to use up some of those digi kits that are collecting dust... lol
Your work is amazing!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS FOR SHARING!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Em said...

Your work is beautiful Julie! It's great to meet you and I look forward to getting to know you in 2011 :)

Helga Lind said...

Beautiful layouts Julie! Looking forward to seeing more!!! :-)

Audiene said...

Congrats! Sweet layouts.:)

Karey said...

Great layouts.

Jenn said...

Julie~I have admired your work since being a part of Treasured Scrapbooking design team a couple of years ago. Congrats on making the Webster's Team...they are truly lucky to have you! Can't wait to see more of your gorgeous work!! <3 Jenn (ryreagmom)

Rusticdiva said...

The more I see the more I think that digital is the way to go...mixing it with the real thing on the way. Thank goodness Webster Page's covers all bases.

Pink Heather said...

Congrats on making the WP dt. Your layouts are wonderful.

Kris said...

Congratulations on being part of the WP design team! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Steph Devlin said...

Julie, you do beautiful work with the digital goodies, Im really looking forward to seeing what you create in 2011. xo

marking said...

Wow, need to get the digi stuff too. Lovely work!

Veronica said...

Great layouts! and definitively having kids around keep everyone young! lol TFS! :D Cheers, vron

QueenCo said...

So inspiring~! Great job!

Debbi Tehrani said...

What beautiful pages--and beautiful photos! Congrats on making the DT!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful layouts! Can't wait to see more from you in the future!

Dorothy said...

i'm glad i visited your blog! this is such a fun hop! thanks for sharing your creations with us.

Dress To Scrap said...

love the pictures! pretty layout!

Today for Tomorrow said...

Very inspiring layouts Julie. Congratulations and enjoy your time on the WP DT.

Alby said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see more of your beautiful layouts!

alisa logue said...

Congrats, lovely work! -Alisa

vickiparker said...

Fantastic layouts and gorgeous family photos too.

Sah Ramos said...

Great job!
Congratulations and success always.

Linda L said...

Julie fantastic work....I am in love with the colours on the Katy layout....so pretty.

Aimee (aka carolinagirl) said...

Julie, congrats on making the Webster's DT!! You know I'm a huge fan of yours and I've enjoyed seeing your new digi layouts! Have fun on the DT this year!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my, your LO's are absolutely STUNNING! Thanks for sharing your details about your craft room...I'm just a bit jealous here - LOL! And, thanks for the opportunity to take part in the WP blog hop!

JessicaK said...

Gorgeous, great balance of photos, patterns and embellis.

Helga Payawal-Vergara said...

Congrats on being part of the Webster's DT! Love your works!

kentuckymonkey said...

Congrats on making the team!

Rachel F said...

Love your pages thanks so much for sharing.

archivedmemories said...

Love the 6 year old smile! Congratulations

Adeline said...

Congratulations and stay young n cheery!

aichaku-愛着 said...

wonderful work!

mmspiker said...

I love your digi layouts. Congrats on making the Webster's DT!

Creative Sofie said...

What an beautiful blog full of wonderful layouts!! WOW

Tiffany said...

Wow.. love your digital work. Thanks for the tips too!

Lynette C said...

Lovely lovely layouts! Thanks for sharing.

Monique said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL! Love your projects and your style!!

elena said...

Nice work! I love your style and detail. It is very inspiring. A greeting from Spain
http://lluviatrasloscristales.blogspot.com/

sutty said...

Lovely LOs - love all the digi work, and all the detail.

Kat

salme said...

Congratulations!!! Your digitl work is amazing!

4ft9inchcreator said...

Julie!! your work is truely amazing, love everything you do. looking forward to working with you in 2011 xoxox Angella

Sue said...

Congrats. on making the DT. I love the variety in your layouts from single photos to multiple images.Look forward to seeing more.

ruth said...

Super cute Julie!!! I don't do digi,but I LOVE what you've done!! Congrats again on making the team! :)

Mayol said...

i am a fan of your work!i just love how your photos pop out amidst the gorgeous backgrounds you make!

Shannon said...

That layout with your daughter Katy is absolutely stunning. She's gorgeous and she should be modeling. Beautiful work, so glad I had a chance to see it.

Zarah said...

They're FAB!! I especially love "timeless bliss" :D

Aga said...

Congrats on making the team, your work looks great!!!

LisaM said...

Beautiful work, Julie! Congrats on making the team!

Iris Babao Uy said...

Beautiful pages Julie! I love the collage one that you made. I really want to try doing that. With you doing digi projects, I'm sure a lot of people will be inspired to try and learn digi/ hybrid.

Becca said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!

jazsutra said...

Julie, thx for sharing your beautiful digi pages! Im not a digi girl but loving your work so much!

Lets have a great 2011 together at wp!!

Jaz

Theresa said...

Love your layouts. Hope you do some more information sharing on the layering you do with the digital elements. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Scrap PrincessRN said...

love your work.Congrats on the DT position at WB. Thanks for sharing

gladyschia2010 said...

beautiful LO! love it! Congrats!

Renee VanEpps said...

Very beautiful work Julie! Congrats on the DT and thanks for the inspiration :)

Lillian Child said...

WOW - fabulous projects! Congrats on becoming a Webster's Pages DT - amazing company!

And I just discovered your blog during this hop ... love your creative style. I am now a follower - so nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Glynis said...

Loved checking out your blog and all your gorgeous projects! Thanks for sharing a little about yourself :O)

Paper Paradise said...

Great inspirational pages. Love the multi photo layout! Enjoying the blog hop, so much to see so here I go hopping again! x

Andrea aka Andy Scrap said...

WOW I really love your work. You create the such story telling l/o's!!!

Kelly Massman said...

Great layouts!

shirl said...

love your layouts, especially the family one with so many pictures and it doesn't look overdone.

Leanne4Ever said...

Wow - Digital! Who knew you could do such wonderful things with digital?!?
Gorgeous work! thanks for sharing :D

Kathy said...

Your layouts are beautiful. I love what you've done with the products!

Lori said...

Your layouts are beautiful! thanks for sharing your talent--you deserve to be on the DT.

antenucci said...

Congrats on the DT! Can't wait to see your work with websters.

Renee said...

I love your digital work!!

domino said...

Beautiful layouts that really show off your lovely family photos. I'm sure a lot of us will be inspired by them.
Domino X

Susan Beth said...

Love your layouts!

Rita Marie S. Vergara, M.D. said...

Gorgeous layouts! Congrats!

Jacqueline said...

Lovely, lovely. Thank you for sharing.

NitaBugg said...

Your pages are amazing! I look forward to coming back and spending more time.

Ines said...

absolutly elegant, simple yet beautiful

PaperDreamsofMine said...

your layouts are just beautiful!! will surely visit your blog often!

Mona E said...

Gorgeous LO`s. Love all the layering. Thanks for sharing with us your talent. Hugs...Mona

Gerry said...

Julie, such gorgeous projects....All so beautiful and detailed! I`m looking forward to having a great year at WPs with you! Hugs ~Gerry~

Dr. Peddycoart said...

Love the use of black and white with the color. Beautiful.

Blossom inch said...

love your layouts...thanks for the opportunity.

July said...

I love your layers and details. looking forward to see more.

Anne Tripney said...

Gorgeous layouts, really beautiful! Congrats on the DT.

Shell said...

Gorgeous Lo's . congrats!

Margie said...

Gorgeous digital layouts!! I love the 2nd one especially!!

Elena said...

Your pages ARE beautiful. I love the artsy feel of the designs. LOVELY!!!

Lisa said...

I love all of the details in your work - gorgeous! I also enjoyed reading about you - it sounds like you have my dream scrapbook room!

CorinaT said...

Your pages are simply stunning and I am literally drooling over your Scrap Haven. I have yet to get mine, hopefully this year. It means an addition onto my house....

Danielle said...

beautiful!! congrats at making the WP design team.. you will be doing great I can see already!!

joetterer said...

Wow, your pages are great! I'm sure you haven't heard that 100+ times!

SandyB said...

What a great way to get to know the design team's work. Fantastic. Your layouts are incredible.

bakscrap said...

I like all the black and white phots you used with the detailed papers/embellies.

Stephanie Eaken said...

Gorgeous layouts!!

Patreska Papers said...

Thanks for showing the smaller page format!

Lisa Petrella said...

WOW! These are beautiful projects!! I especially love the layout with the houndstooth!!!

Dria said...

Absolutely amazing pages!

Ann said...

wow, you sure rock your digi tools!

Vicky Alberto said...

fantastic clean lines to your projects

nonnie said...

congrats!

Andrea Amu said...

Fun digi pages!
Congrats for making the team this year!

Cindy said...

Love your layouts!! Thanks for a chance to win!!

isa dona said...

Love your creations and your beautiful blog !!

Vitoria B said...

Wow, thanks for the chance and to share such inspiration. Your layouts are so amazing

Brandin O'Neill said...

we are so lucky to have you!!!! Your studio space sounds amazing too! :o) xo ~Brandin