It’s Time…

belles-bonbons.jpgIt’s time for a little fun! One of my favorite publications I’ve seen lately is the Paper Crafts magazine PC 101 special edition. Have you seen it yet? So many great ideas and techniques…I just keep going back to check it out. I have a few copies of this magazine and recently came by another one. I thought it would be fun to share one with one of my blog friends. This magazine is a big issue and sells for $14.99 US/$23.99 CDN.

I’ll be randomly choosing a winner from the comments left here. Since this magazine is all about products and techniques…I’d love to know what your favorite product and techniques are to use. For me…it’s a hard one! I love so many things! I have a lot of new fave products but aside from my rubber…I guess I’ll go with my long-time Prima flower fixation and stitching on my designs. How about you? Comment here by 10 pm EST Thursday night for a chance to win. I’ll be announcing the winner on Friday morning. 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by! Good luck and have an awesome day!

Julia

155 responses to “It’s Time…

  1. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing inspiration. I check your site out on a regular basis and am amazed what I learn. 🙂

  2. I think my favorite product is still ribbon. I have a hard time not using it somehow on every card I make. Thanks for the great inspiration. I can always pick out your submissions in catalogs – you have an amazing talent.

  3. Right now my favorite thing is background stamps, stamped in cool ways. So on letters, on clay stuff, on chipboard. Anything really!

    Thanks!!

  4. Firstly thanks for the inspiration Julia. I check in to your place everyday.

    I would have to say that my favourite technique would have to be – well there are a couple – distressing and doodling.
    My No.1 passion is card making and I love to incorporate distressing and doodling with most of my cards.

    Keep up the great work.

    Luv Sandie (Australia)
    http://sandie-sandiesplace.blogspot.com/

  5. Cathy Dafoe

    Julia,
    Love your blog!! My fave thing is chipboard, I love to paint it, stamp it, cover it, cut it, distress it, wrap it, pop it up, frame with it, emboss it and stick it to everything!!

  6. My favorite product is Versa Mark ink by Stampin’ Up. I could use it on everything b/c I like how you can use it to make a solid color paper have a quick pattern.

    I’d love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. Oh, what a great giveaway! I’ve paged through this mag a couple times at the store, but the price keeps making me put it down 🙂 I’d have to say that right now I’m really loving glimmer mist; I just love anything sparkley, and I love that this product gives a fine shimmer (as opposed to the chunkiness of glitter). Technique? Well, I love to play around with inks to come up with different backgrounds.

  8. At the moment I guess it would be playing with different types of ink and creating my own background papers.

  9. Hard one- but I will say I like pretty ribbons and paper piercing on cards-quickly dresses one up.

    Bev J.

  10. Julia, thank you for sharing all of your wonderful creations – you are mucho talented! I think at the moment my favorite product and technique are one and the same – Copic markers, although I’m just learning with them! Ribbon is another big one for me at the moment.

    Thanks for sharing this great giveaway!

  11. My favorite techs change frequently, but I tend to either watercolor or use my prisma color pencils the most.

  12. Hi Julia,

    My current favoirte technique is watercoloring. Still playing with it and learning new things everyday.

    Robbie

  13. Oh My! That sounds delicious!!! I have not seen that magazine yet. I’m sure it would entertain me for hours!! I’m with you on deciding…It’s way too hard!! I think I wouldn’t know what to do without ribbon and dimensionals! Primas and Dew Drops take a close second too! Technique wise, probably sponging, or paper piercing. It’s really too hard to call!!! Thanks for all the inspiration you offer here on your blog! I really LOVE it!!!

  14. Deidre Mooney

    My favorite technique right now is the chalkboard tech..I just love doing that one! My favorite prouct would have to by my punches! I can’t make a card without one!

    Deidre

  15. What a great giveaway – I have not seen this magazine in the store. I have been really having fun playing around with emboss resist. I love how you can use large bg stamps for this or create your own pattern. I especially love the technique using silhouette flowers that are so popular right now!

  16. Just at present my most useful item is my Cuttlebug and I love making flowers etc. Of course this changes all the time as there are so many interesting techniques to try, I just love all things SB, cardmaking, stamping and crafts in general.

    My biggest enemy is checking out blogs etc instead of doing my own crafts.

    I must just say thank you for sharing your expertise so freely it is truly apprecited.
    Thanks

  17. Oooo, choosing a favorite technique is sooooo hard. I love playing with so many different ones. The one I choose over and over again is heat embossing using clear embossing powder. You can do such a variety of things with it and on every color of card stock. I love my clear ep! So simple yet so amazing at the same time.

    Thanks for all your inspiration Julia!

  18. Having the simple style that I do – I love brads! They seem to always be a finishing piece for me. Also on my list would be paper flowers…gives dimension and easy to work with.

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Vicki

  19. Well I *WONDER* how you have more than one copy??? 😉 Me thinks she is FAMOUS!!!!

    Happy Tuesday Julia!!

  20. I love stamps and paper. It is hard to choose a favorite technique;
    I go through different phases and one of my current favorites
    is versamark and chalk. The never ending variety of materials
    and techniques is part of what keeps this hobby so interesting.
    Thanks for sharing your ideas with all of us.

  21. Tous les matins je navique sur votre site et j’admire votre créativité ainsi que votre générosité de nous donner des trucs.

    Vous donnez toujours de trucs intéressants, j’aime bien votre titre de blog ‘Belle Papier.

    Continuez votre beau travail et à plus

    suzanne

  22. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win. My fave technique is stitching – love your tutorial.

  23. linda patti

    well, there’s nothing like a little dab of glitter glue here and there on a card to liven it up!! amazing what a difference it can make sometimes! thanks for the offer of blog candy! 🙂

  24. Hi Julia,
    My favorite technique to look at is watercolor but I never satisfy myself with it. So, I tend to use Copics or pencils the most. And my all time favorite product to use is ribbon, I just can’t seem to make a card without it.

  25. Hi Julia-

    I LOVE your blog and check it everyday!! I think my favorite product would have to be patterned paper. I just started stamping a year ago (and I am SO addicted) and it is amazing what a little patterned paper can do for a card. I also love ribbon and flowers too though!! 🙂

  26. Judy Rozema

    hmmm, that is a hard thing to answer! I really really like versa mark, but there are so many techniques that are fun to do! thanks for keeping me inspired! I love your blog!

  27. There are so many great products to work with & I’m trying to think of one that I’ve used more frequently lately. I think I would have to be ribbon or eP. As for techniques they are always so many that are popping up that I want to try that become my fav that I don’t know that I could pick one.

  28. hi, julia!
    hard to choose i favorite technique. i love the cuttlebug, cutting out flowers by hand (or anything by hand), ribbons (i did not used to be a ribbon addict but i think i am turning into one), punches (my sister calls me the punch queen). but to choose? i think i would have to choose cutting out by hand. silly, huh? when i have so many tools that can pretty much do it FOR me.
    and … i love reading blogs, esp yours!!!

  29. Chris Hauck

    Oh what fun!!! I am still completely fascinated with ribbon. I love it all! And I adore watercoloring. I don’t always have a lot of time to stamp so this only happens when I have lots of time. But it’s definitely my all time favorite.
    Thanks, Chris Hauck

  30. I haven’t seen this copy, but I love Paper Crafts mag. Would love to add this to my collection! Scor pal has to be my favorite tool.

  31. Carolynn F

    My fav product is the SU Watercolor Wonder Crayons…so versatile and make it a snap to make your image tie into your cardstock! So much fun!

  32. My favorite thing right now are my copics…because they’re new and my babies! I looooove coloring, so it’s always fun to stamp out lots of images and color away! Thanks for this draw!

  33. What a tough question. I like variety, so I’m not sure I really have a favorite. But I do really love the look of silhouette stamps and faux stitching.

  34. oh! i’ve been eyeballing that magazine for a while now! i really would love to have a copy, julia! i don’t do a whole lot of “techniques” unless they are not messy ones. so i guess my favorite would be paper piercing and sponging/distressing edges. are those considered techniques? 😉 have a fun day!

  35. Today my favorite thing is using different inks and making up some interesting backgrounds with cut paper and inks. Oooh, how I love to flip through this magazine!

  36. I always look forward to your messages and beautiful card designs. My current favorite products are the CHF backgrounder stamps. I also have a lot of punches in my collection but really like my Craft Robo Pro digital cutter. It’s so much fun designing in Illustrator and then having my Craft Robo cut out the designs.
    I love Paper Crafts magazine and will definitely pick up a copy of PC 101 if I don’t win it from you. Thanks so much for your inspiration.

  37. Karen Reynolds

    Wow – what a decision! There are so many new techniques, and old ones, too! First, I must say thank you for inspiring me to start sewing my cards. I did two this week and was very pleased with the results.
    The DP available is fantastic! What would I do without my Cuttlebug? Over the years I have learned that a card is not finished without an embellishment – just love brads, grommets, primas, glitter and any metal embellishment. But most of all, distressing has to be my very FAV!

  38. I love this magazine, and have thumbed through this special edition at the bookstore! I have to say that I love Prima flowers, and just bought some tiny ones, which are absolutely darling! My favorite technique is paper piercing. It’s easy, and adds so much. I’ve tried sewing, but have to fix the tension on my machine (and that takes away stamping time). Thanks for sharing 🙂

  39. Linda Russell

    My favorite things are my punches and my die cutting machine. There are so many creative ways to make cards, frames and scrapbook pages with them. Love your ideas!

  40. Hi Julia – what a great give-away!
    My fave product right now is Stampin’ Up re-inkers – they can be used for SO many things! I can’t decide on just one technique, so I’ll go with the 2 I’ve used most often recently – masking and sponging.
    Hope your day is a great one!

  41. Thanks Julia…for your ideas and now for the blog candy offer! I love the stitching on cards..and ribbon…and primas…and…oh boy! I love it all!

  42. I just started sewing on cards. I had avoided it for so long because I wasn’t sure if I should sew it and then attatch it to a card or just sew right onto the card face. . .I checked out your tutorial and it really helped! Thank you! Anyway, now that I’ve started sewing, I am so addicted! It’s fun! Especially straight and zig zag stitches mixed!

  43. I would have to say Prima Flowers….I’m not admitting how many jars I have here…..and I *love* faux stitching and distressing. Too hard to narrow it down….I just love it all!!

  44. Brads, flowers, and rub-ons are my fav products these days- I use all of them on most LOS. My fav techniques are outlining patterns in DP with my Gelly Roll clear Stardust pen and cutting out and layering motifs from PP

  45. My faves are stickles and diamond glaze. I have a ton of faves, but those are the main 2!

  46. Wow… that’s a tough question…fav product and tech…. Lately the techniques I seem to be using a lot are polished stone and chalkboard… The newest thing that I’ve tried that I am amazed about… Using goo gone with Prismacolor pencils… works like butter…instead of working the gamsol… Love my sewing machine to add stitching to cards! I am currently really into transparent items!

  47. I’m not sure if I have a favorite product or technique. I do tend to gravitate towards things with wonderful textures, though 🙂 Thanks for sharing the magazine and all the daily inspiration!

  48. Cassandra T

    Lots of favorites but I would have to say that buttons are my favorite right now. I use them on everything and with different colored flaxy string. I also have started to love those clear cards sheets from CHF. I love looking for new techniques and ideas. In fact that is all I do lately. Which why I am on your site. i love stitching as well.

  49. my favorite product to use it cosmo cricket paper….or is it american crafts rubons…or is it copic markers….? i can’t choose! LOL my favorite technique is the hope it sticks and looks good technique, i use it on all my projects

  50. Hi Julia,
    I love using designer paper and ribbon on my cards. It took me a while to come over to DP after using background stamps so much but now I love them. I’m still a bit ribbon challenged but I love the look of even just a little on a card. 🙂

  51. My favorite product also compliments my favorite technique. Watercoloring with my Stampin’ Up! markers.

  52. Thank you for the chance to win! I would have to say ribbons on my cards… although I just got a cuttlebug, nothing to use with iy yet BUT I know that using it to emboss is going to be my fav thing!

  53. I was trying to think of one technique and thought I was stumped until I realized that stamping IS a technique. I never make a card w/o rubber stamping; it is the ‘bones’ of my cards. Thanks for all your inspiration and the chance to win this fabulous magazine.

  54. Sara Peatross

    My favorite technique would have to be sanding. I love how it changes the look of paper! My favorite product is definately primas/paper flowers. I use them all the time.

    Sara

  55. Regina Davis

    What a great prize to win! I was planning on picking it up at the bookstore this week, but now I’ll wait to see if I’m the lucky winner.

    Anyway, like you, I’ve got so many favorites. However, I think my favorite technique is watercoloring. I was never much of an art student in school, but I find great pleasure in working with my Aquapainter. It makes me feel like a true artist. LOL!

    As far as a favorite product goes. Well, that’d be rub-ons. I’ve got a serious love affair with them. They’re just so darn easy to use and look so great. I love using them in a spot that just needs a little something (and where a stamped image wouldn’t work).

    Take care – Regina

  56. Well, recently my favorite technique had been emossing – it makes everything look so polished and professional. My favorite product would have to be ribbon. I always feel like my projects are naked without it.

  57. Thanks for the chance to win! I’ve seen that magazine but have yet to get a copy of it… so maybe I won’t have to now! I would have to say the crop-a-dile is my new favorite “technique”! I got it about a month ago but its so easy to use and you can jazz up a card… and I needed to punch through something the other day… and it was strong enough to do it! Endless possibilities with that tool! My favorite product is paper… any type, any color, or pattern… I really like the American Craft line, and My Mind’s Eye right now… fun, bold, and bright! Have a good one!

  58. Right now my favorite products are rub-ons – just cuz they’re so new to me. I love paper-piercing on my cards, too.

  59. Right now, I’m into the crocheted flowers that Fancy Pants makes. They are so fun and add some fun textile texture to cards. Love that!

  60. I have many favorite products and techniques. The newest I am trying to master is watercoloring. I love the way it looks (when done properly) 🙂
    I cannot find this magazine anywhere and have been wanting it for quite some time. Would be sooo cool to win this!! I have all the PC magazines and specialty PC too.
    Thanks Julia – love reading your blog
    Sue R
    Kelowna, BC

  61. Lisa Keeffe

    I still like the good ole’ distress technique. I seem to use it a lot! On cards and scrapbook pages! The magazine looks awesome! thanks for the chance to win! Fav product has to be buttons! Again use them on everything — scrapbook pages, cards and altered items! Lisa K in Texas!

  62. You are SUCH an inspiration! I look forward to your postings!!!

    I guess my favorite would be stitching…..but then I guess that’s because my origins are in sewing fabrics…..

    Rita P

  63. I guess my all time fav technique is dry embossing. I just don’t do it often, so it doesn’t get old to me ( or to friends and family that get my cards)! Thanks for offering cool candy!

  64. Kathyc on SCS

    Hi Julia, This weekend I had a chance to do some stamping using markers instead of an ink pad; I don’t use this technique too often but what great coverage I got! I’ll be using it more, for sure! Thanks for the chance to win! I love, love, love Papercrafts magazines!
    Kathy

  65. It’s really difficult to narrow it down to just one technique…….but, right now, I seem to be doing a lot of watercoloring……….and of course, I love my Cuttlebug….use it a lot too. This magazine looks great…….it would be so nice to win it!!! Thanks for sharing all your talent……you are a wonderful inspiration to all.

  66. Alison Snow

    Great giveaway!! I was thinking about my hobby/obsession today and realized my latest fave product is…craft magazines! I can’t seem to stop buying them and **SOME DAY** I will get to read them 😉

    So you know I NEED this one – PICK ME PLEASE??

    Thanks!

    Alison

  67. Darlene Gabriel

    Thanks for this chance to win this…..what fun.
    It was due to your inspiration that I started sewing on my cards by hand and now with machine, and I love it. So that would be one of my favourite techniques. I also love to do any kind of specialty fold.
    My favourite products would have to be my scor-pal and cricut. On my cards right now I love using patterned paper, ribbon and pearls.

  68. I love stamping and paper piecing with patterned paper.
    TFS

  69. Oh my …this is a hard one …cause I love so many things….my top three would be ribbons, stitching and flowers….but then …I just love patterned paper too….

  70. I’ve always loved to heat emboss. I used to use an old iron and sit and let it melt while I watched TV…I made 28 Halloween cards for my students that way once! I’m so thankful to have a heat tool, now!!!

    Thanks for the blog bon-bon!

    Lisa

  71. Hi Julia,

    My favorite products (at the moment) are nestabilities and copics. I am just getting into both of them and it’s so much fun! They are both a little hard on the wallet though…

  72. I’m going to have to say ribbon! I use it on nearly every project. I know, it’s not that exciting or new, but necessary none the less!

  73. Gabriela Duclos

    wow… I have never even seen this magazine. I think it looks great. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

    My favorite thing to do on a card is stamp an image and color it with tombow markers or watercolor pencils. My other loves are using the embossing folders and my baby cricut.

  74. Hi Julia

    What a great magazine. My favorite technique as of late is using Distress Inks in as many ways as possible so the Distress Inks are one of my favorite products right now.
    I love paper piecing as well…
    Hope you are doing well and enjoying this sunshine.

  75. Cool! I would love to look through that magazine! I’ve not seen it …. my favorite thing right now is distress, edges and layers …. Melinda

  76. What a great giveaway. Right now my favorite thing is adding texture of any kind.

  77. I HAVE NOT seen this magazine but it looks fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win. Hmmm…my favorite thing right now is ribbon, ribbon and more ribbon, a girl can never have enough right?

  78. Hi Julia! Thanks for the chance. I’m loving sewing on cards. Have a good day 🙂

  79. Mary Campbell

    Great give away. Thanks for sharing. I too would love to buy the magazine but it simply costs too much. My favorite thing to do with my cards is to use a cuttlebug background. Mary

  80. Thanks for the opportunity to win this magazine. I absolutely LOVE these large edition magazines!! I read them over and over and they’re great for inspiration when you’re stuck.

    My favorite current technique would have to be paper piercing. It’s easy to do and really adds something to the finished product.

  81. yay! thanks for sharing the wealth with us!

    my favorite products right now are marvy scalloped punches. i have doing a lot of baby projects recently far baby shower, baby baptism, baby bdays… and it has been fun to create different projects with the punches.

    i LOVE how you incorporate primas in to your creations… thanks for sharing your creativity and talent.

  82. I love to use my Cuttlebug embossing folders and like Versafine and Versamagic Chalk inks.
    C. Burke

  83. I would have to say Ribbon and Flowers – both with capitals!! because they are that important – or I am that obsessive!! Thanks for the chance at this fantastic magazine!!

  84. I have to say my favorite product right now has to be all my punches. Can’t live without them. I have cutting. I could have a punch for EVERYTHING!!! Thanks for the chance at a great prize

  85. JoAnn Burnham

    Wow, thanks for a chance to win this. I glanced through it at the store also, but didn’t get it -maybe I will win it. : ). Anyway, my favorite technique right now is paper piercing. I also love using my Cricut to make flowers and flourishes for my pages and cards.

  86. Jane L in AB

    My favourite product right now are the Nestabilities using my Cuttlebug; got to love the Cuttlebug embossing folders too! I love any technique that is relatively quick yet has wow factor! – like using different folding techniques in making a card. Thanks for the opportunity to win the new Paper Crafts 101 mag and your continuing inspiration.

  87. HMMMMM, so may- I learned a neat one this weekend- using Mod Podge and tissue over chipboard- funky!!!

    I love inking and sanding too.

  88. WOW! This mag looks great. I always like to have a little *texture* as in ribbon or hemp, but thanks to you, I will soon try out my new Janome and add stitches to my creations.

  89. Hmm favourite technique would be combining the Nestabilities with the Cuttlebug embossing folders and seeing what I come up with, no two have been the same.

    Thanks for providing more ideas and inspiration for me to try!

  90. Yummy! I would have to go with my Nestabilites right now… love them… for technique… how about sewing… is that even a technique? :o) TFS!

  91. Sara (hiinaz)

    I love sewing on my cards. It adds so much detail. I never tried it until I found your tutorial a while back. I also love the look of cracked glass, but I never take the time to do it.

  92. Watercoloring and paper piecing. Can’t seem to get enough of either!

  93. Lately I’ve been having fun with embroidery floss and stitching on my layouts. Thanks for the opportunity at the RAK.

  94. Karen in Toronto

    My favourite stamping technique is distressing 🙂 . I really like your shabby creations, they’ve been inspiration for me – so thank you!!

    Karen

  95. StampinCathy

    WOW I love this calorie free candy. The front cover looks so inspiring, that I would love to see what is inside of this sweet magazine. I love all kinds of techniques, but since I have to pick one…it would be embossing for the texture. Thanks for a chance at your sweet bon bons.

  96. Cathy Whiteman

    My fave product right now are my Copics. They are so fun to experiment with. I love sewing on my cards and find lots of sewing inspiration on your blog. Thanks for your faithfullness to your fans. There’s always something new to enjoy on your blog!

  97. I seem to always put ribbon on my cards so I guess that’s my all time favorite product. I’m really fond of dewdrops, too. Right now I’m into paper piercing for a technique. Thanks for the chance at the magazine. It really looks like a good one.

  98. Thanks for the chance at PC101! I’ve had my eye on it, but haven’t splurged yet. I’m not a big technique junkie, but I do love to add Stickles, bling, Primas and ribbon to my projects! Thanks for the daily inspiration Julia! 🙂

  99. Buttons! I’m constantly looking for a place to put a button or two or three! Thanks for the chance to get the mag! How nice!

  100. I love rubber stamping and applying flowers to almost everything. Thanks for the chance to win the mag.
    Sandy in Utah

  101. I love ribbon! I used it on most of my cards! I also love stickles! It adds that extra bling!

  102. Hi Julia,
    I have been a stamper for many years and am having fun right now with all the cool scrapbook paper and embellishments that are available now.I really enjoy your blog and look forward to seeing your samples.You are such an inspiration.Thanks.

  103. My favorite product would be stamps – I’m addicted to them and can’t stop buying them! My favorite technique would be heat embossing. Thanks for the opportunity to win something.

  104. I love using my cuttlebug folders, there are so many ways to use them. Next would be prisma pencils and OMS. Then there are the Nestibilities and on and on……

  105. One of my favourite techniques/products is heat embossing. Ever since I began stamping, I’ve always thought it was such a cool technique and I still do.

    barb (in Edmonton)

  106. Thanks for having a chance at winning this magazine. It looks wonderful and I’m sure I could learn lots more if I owned it. I’m not an expert at anything yet, but I’m certainly learning a lot on your blog. I’ve not heard of some of the things others have posted, but at least I’m now exposed to the names of some of the things people are doing with cards, scrapbook pages, etc. I love my new Cuttlebug for embossing and I have also gone crazy with flowers and ribbon. It’s a girl thing. 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration. I can’t wait to see your new kitchen when it’s all done.

  107. I have a huge scallop fixation and must have them on just about every card/LO I do….can’t get enough of them:0)) Techniques I enjoy are watercolouring and adding texture… with the cuttlebug or distresser tool. Also love inking the edges…so many beautiful things you can do isn’t there:-)) Cheers!

  108. I have not seen this magazine before and now I’m really looking forward to you drawing my name so I CAN see it! 😉

    I love using whatever is ‘new’ – but the tried and true favorites are ribbon, flowers, sparkly gems or pearls. Favorite technique would be layering, and masking.

  109. Thanx for the regular inspiration and chance at some t’riffic blog candy – I like that mag and its special publications.

    It’s a close toss-up for me – I like coordinating a background stamp with something I try to pull forward, for ex a repeating flower background and a stamped one cut out for the foreground … but then I also like to apply the visual interest in threes. It’s a design tip I’d heard of long ago to add things in odd multiples, and works for me.

  110. Cutting and layering with dimensional dots – I’m the Exacto knife queen! And I would love to win this book – I haven’t seen it at my local Books-A-Million …

    http://tinyurl.com/2jvg7v

  111. I am loving DP right now, which of course changes whenever a fun new product comes out. My favorite technique is paper piecing. Thanks for the chance at this great blog candy.

  112. Well, I have somewhat of a confession to make. I don’t buy any new tool without checking “C’est Bon” because your reviews have been so helpful. I have used your advice to buy my cutter, adhesives (love Scotch Quick Dry), and most recently the Basic Grey magnetic precision mat kit. But tools aside. I am a ribbon addict. I buy ribbon buy the spool, yards and yards of it, satin, velvet, grosgrain, swiss dot, twill, striped, printed, sheer; you name it I’ve got it and I HATE to use it. ’cause then I won’t have it any more…. I’m working on it tho….

    Love your site, thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!!!!

  113. My favorite technique lately seems to be blog surfing. Does that qualify? My favorite product has to be my cuttlebug. I guess I need to get more creative and stamp more and do a little less just looking.

    -*Linda*-

  114. Wow! Hard question. Lets see. I would have to say favorite product to use would be ribbon. Can’t hardly make a card without it. I don’t know if I have a favorite technique. I just tried the chalkboard technique. That was fun. Anyway, thanks for this awesome chance to win this magazine.

  115. My favorite products are ribbon, rhinestones & flowers! (sorry I can’t choose only one) lol

    And recently I’ve discovered the hot embossing technique! I’m loving the clear emboss!

  116. Ohhh I’d love to flip through that!!

    Current fav is paper piecing and the next step faux stitching!

  117. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great magazine!!

    My favorites always vary, but I’d have to say my current favorite product is my Cuttlebug, especially using it with the Swiss Dots folder. Cuttlebug embossing is also a favorite technique, though I am trying to learn to sew on cards lately!

  118. Thanks Julia, for the opportunity to win this mag! Looks great! I would have to say that my favourite product is always dp! I love all the wonderful varieties of papers available and can’t get enough! My second favourite would be my cuttlebug. I love dry embossing!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    smiles, Deena

  119. Great stuff.
    I just found your blog and love it.
    Look forward to reading more

  120. I’ve not seen that magazine before! It looks awesome! I think my favorite technique is also sewing…I haven’t done alot of it but everytime I do I *cherish* the card I made! Some day, I will sew as well as you!!! LOL!

  121. Diane Cooper

    I love coming to your blog just for your creations, never mind candy too! I love PC magazine, and have a subscription for it, but having just bought 2 of their other specialty releases, have not had the time to pick this one up…. I think right now my favourite toy is my Nestabilities!!! I am totally hooked and designing everythin around what I can fit in an oval or a square!!! (can’t wait to tget the rest too!!!)….
    Thanks Julia!
    Diane

  122. No way could you ever get to reading this one…I mean I’m like 122 in the comments line…amazing how many people comment on your blog when you are giving away blog candy…My favorite thing for today is my Scor-Pal…It is used on every singe card that I make…then there are the Nesties…Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol…Copic Ciao Markers…ribbon and bows…Sry…guess I got carried away…I would love to win this mag…I am in need of some more ideas…Thanks for the opportunity!

  123. Yep, this is a tough one. I’ll go with ribbon as my favorite product (hardware would have to be a supah close 2nd!) and I can’t stop paper piercing on anything I do!!! Thanks for sharing your work!

  124. Difficult to pick one favourite. use ribbon all the time. Love my rub ons, and accessories. played with versa mark and pearl ex today. Love your site, use it for inspiration. You rock.

  125. I am a fan of your blog. I keep coming back for inspiration.

    My favorite technique is inking. I can’t help myself! I have to ink everything: paper edges, cardstock, embellishments, photo edges, everything.

    I am french so I hope my english is not too bad, but I would really like to win this one!

    Johanne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  126. Wow! I’ve never seen this publication before, Julia! It’s looks awesome!! I guess my fave product would also be Prima flowers. I rarely make a card without them. And I gotta love my ribbon too!!!

  127. My favourite thing….hard to think of is background stamps…I use them all the time. Card making and scrapbooking. Julia you are an amazing inspiration.
    Keep on keeping on.

  128. CindyLouWho2

    I love to emboss. With Cuttlebug folders, nesties, or powder. The added dimension is a wonderful element. Also, love your blog and great tips.

  129. I would just love to page through this magazine! I have a hard time picking a favorite, I love embossing, piercing, distressing. I’m not that much into ribbon and primas. Don’t know why. Love how other ladies use them though. Oh yes! I do love chipboard!

  130. It’s hard to pick a favorite product and technique, but I believe I may have to go with my cuttlebug and embossing. It packs such a big punch with such little effort. Thanks for a chance at the magazine!

  131. Oh, man! I love to stitch, both faux and with my sewing machine. And, give me EP anyday. I have always been an embosser and enjoy playing with it and different techniques. I come here everyday to see what you are up to and am never disappointed! Thanks for sharing your talents with us! (Great Giveaway! Hope I win!)
    Sara

  132. First of all, you Rock! You have such a unique and warm style. Love your bog. As for my fave technique, that would have to be watercoloring with my WC Wonder Crayons. Love them! Thanks.

  133. What a great looking magazine… I also love your blog!

    My favorite thing is demension so I love everything that creates that… so I guess all embellishments. Although I am really loving rub ons lately too.

  134. Hmmm.. my new favorite technique is leaning toward Shabby! Julia, you are my inspiration. My favorite product is anything DOG!
    but I have an idea once the new 6×6 background stamps are released by CHF they will bump the dogs for at least a while.

  135. Chris R. from Iowa

    My favorite technique might have to be the distressing/sanding but I am not totally sure on that. Favorite product – all you fantastic bloggers out there! I get so much inspiration and have learned from the tutorials and examples. Just truly fantastic! Thanks for all your inspiration and creativeness. I gotta get the Houndstooth background stamp for the doggie treat bag I saw! I enjoy reading your blog especially.

  136. Well, I don’t really have a favourite technique, but for product, my favourite item that I use all the time is my Wizard and the Nestabilities. They are my very favourite thing! You can do so many thins with them. Thanks so much for giving s a chance to win an awesome treat!!

  137. Hi Julia,
    This really is a tough choice, but for me, I absolutely love watercoloring with Prisma Pencils and blending with Gamsol! It’s just amazing the results you can get when you start following the various tutorials out there, leaving some light areas and blend into them. I am an acrylic painter from way back, but these Prisma pencils have become my new love! Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to win this lovely magazine… and hope you are feeling much better now!

  138. Well I’m a scrapper turned stamper but one of my favourite techniques on layouts is stamping.

    I also like the look of dry embossing.

    If I could only ever use one line of products I’d pick Basic Grey. I love their papers and they even make stamps now.

  139. my favorite product is probably rubons. I LOVE them!

    Favorite technique would be….cracked glass!

    -kurtis

  140. I like just about everything I’ve tried so far. Still new so everything is almost magical! Thanks…

  141. Thanks for sharing your blog candy. I love trying new techniques, and trusting my own ideas. I love surfing to see what others are up to, and that sparks my imagination.

  142. Oh this is so generous of you! I’d love to be entered. I don’t know if I could choose just one technique, I haven’t tried many yet.

  143. Hi Julia!
    I have that copy of Paper Crafts as well and absolutely love it. I have a ton of products that I’ve purchased but yet to try (so I could possibly have some new faves coming soon!) like Ranger Distress Crackle Paint, rub-ons and my crop-a-dile…but I’d have to say my favorite go to products right now are any type of bling and ribbon. It’s hard for me to make a card without using at least one them, but usually both!

    Have a fabulous day!
    Sally

  144. I really am loving stitching on my cards lately! I also love coloring with my copics! How can a person choose just one.

  145. I really love embossing, dry, heat, all of it! it’s great! my favorite products are rubons, they’re so versatile! thanks for this opportunity!

  146. Hi!
    I got a Bind-It-All recently and love it! I also do a little bit of paper piercing on almost every card I make, so when I temporarily misplaced my piercing tool a few days ago (under one of the many piles), I almost had a nervous breakdown! Thanks for the inspiration.

  147. Love ribbon! Can’t finish a card if there’s no ribbon on it! I don’t know if I have a favorite technique–does blog surfing count? :0) Kamie

  148. Oh gosh, how can I pick just one? I love so many things. Right now I’ve been using a lot of hardware – brads, buckles, clips, spiral thingies, etc…. My favorite technique will probably always be sponging. Just sponging a little Walnut Stain distress ink just adds so much to a card.

    Hope you feel better soon!

  149. Stephanie P

    Hi Julia, thank you for all the wonderful ideas and sharing your beautiful creations!! One of my favorite techniques is paper piercing. I think it adds so much interest and I have a lovely stencil that has flowing flourishes that are so fun! I also LOVE ribbon and scallops.

    Thank you for offering the blog candy!

  150. Harriet Skelly

    One of my favorite techniques is paper piecing – I love the dimension it gives. The product that I love right now are my nestabilities!
    Thanks for the chance to win this blog candy!

  151. This magazine looks so neat! I would love to win but will buy it if I don’t!! I think I have almost all of the magazines that Paper Craft has ever published and plan on keeping them for a long time! I find myself using primas and ribbon mostly but I use all of my products as I can. My favorite technique is coloring with my prismacolor pencils and gamsol. Also, love the solid stamps because you can use so many colors and they are fast! Thanks for the chance to win the new magazine!

  152. Hi Julia,

    Love your blog! Mt favorite technique is watercoloring. Just love it. I’m also a ribbon and flower girl, so those are my favorite products.

  153. Hi Julia! Probably detailed stamps are my fav.product, and technique would be using watercolor crayons to color! Makes me feel like a kid again! Thanks so much for the offer.

  154. Wanda Garrison

    My favorite is VersaMark and my SU papersnips. Love your site. Thanks so much for chance to win.

  155. Michelle in Mi

    My favorite things to play with now are the Nestabilities die cuts from Spellbinders. I am still discovering all the ways to use them and use them in some way or another on practically every card I make.