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New App Celebration Giveaway

My word, putting together my new cookie decorating app has been like birthing a baby! But it’s finally done and ready to push out into the world (so to speak)!

To help spread the word about its birth, I’m running a little Rafflecopter giveaway from today (November 7, 5 pm central) until November 14, 5 pm central, which you can enter on my Facebook page or via the link on the next page.

Rafflecopter will present you with all the various ways you can enter, but (hint, hint) the more things you do (tweet, write a blog comment, etc.), the greater your odds of winning! Entrants have the chance to win one of the following five prizes, which have a combined retail value of over $150. Just think of the Christmas gift potential - if not for you, then for someone else! (Of course, skipping the giveaway and buying the app is fair game too! ;) It’s just $6.99.)

  • First Prize: A promo code to access the app, both of my books (Ultimate Cookies and Cookie Swap), and my DVD video series ($70-plus value)
  • Second Prize: A promo code to access the app and both of my books (Ultimate Cookies and Cookie Swap) ($50-plus value)
  • Third Prize: A promo code to access the app and my book Cookie Swap ($25-plus value)
  • Honorable Mention (Awarded Twice): A promo code to access the app ($7 value)

Still not sure if you’ll enter? Maybe this info will entice you . . .

More About My App
In short, the app is a “best of” compilation of all of my latest projects. It combines 20 of my favorite cookie projects from my second book Ultimate Cookies with 15 videos from my recently released DVD video series. Plus, it has a lot of other cool features:

  • 20 in-depth technique tutorials, companions to some of the videos;
  • 12 cookie and icing recipes;
  • 9 technique sorts to help you find all the projects that use your favorite techniques or ones you want to learn more about;
  • Project sorts, so you can quickly find projects (from beginner to advanced) to suit your skill level;
  • Tips about my favorite tools and supplies;
  • Chat areas for commenting, asking me questions, and providing feedback;
  • A resource guide; and more!

To the right, you’ll also find a sneak peek of select screen shots from the app. Simply click on any of the images to view them all in a larger slide show-format!

Thanks for indulging me with your attention!

Enter Giveaway Here:
Julia’s App Celebration Giveaway

Again, if you don’t want to wait for the giveaway results, you can always buy the app here for just $6.99. In any event, I’d so appreciate if you would help spread the word by sharing this post via the links below.

Many thanks! And best of luck to those who enter!

Announcement of Winners:
Woo hoo! Thanks to the help of Rafflecopter’s random number generator, five winners have been selected from among the giveaway’s 1473 entries! But before I announce the names, I wanted to first thank all who entered or otherwise spread the word about the giveaway and my app. Every tweet and share and comment is so appreciated, and was invaluable in spreading awareness about my new project.

And now, drum roll, please . . . the first through fifth place winners are, in this order:

1. Joanna Mills
2. Yusnita Anugrayanti Rasad
3. Kim Polman
4. Inez Euler Hines
5. Lizeth

Congrats, ladies! I have contacted each of you via email already with your app promo codes and other instructions for redeeming any other prizes. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Thanks again to all who participated!

Technical/Support Questions?
Please contact my tech guys directly at support@papertrell.com.

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I love that baking cookies for others makes them (and me) happy!  I get to bake - which I love - and be creative!

By Cathy on November 07, 2013

I love cookie decorating because it allows me to channel my creativity in a non-traditional way. The look on someone’s face when I present them with cookies that are unique to them is what gives me the energy to work on the most difficult of projects. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

By Lori on November 07, 2013

I think this is awesome and congrats on the app!!! Thanks for sharing, Julia!

By kathy pilato on November 07, 2013

Hi Julia!!

I love your elegant style of decorating wich fills our eyes with every gorgeous detail!
I admire your dedication and passion in every piece of art you create!
3D cookies are my favorite!
We are fortunate to have a professional and a person as talented as you inspiring us all the time!

Thank you very much
Paula

By Paula - D.Sweet Cookies on November 07, 2013

Cookie decorating relaxes me. Gives me a sense of accomplishment knowing that I can try to create or recreate an image on a cookie for someone to enjoy.

By Charlene on November 07, 2013

What I like most about cookie decorating is the mix of graphics with an unexpected media, the people and the cookies.

By Rebecca Weld on November 07, 2013

The thing I like most about cookie decorating is that there is so much creativity involved! Not just one way to do it…. wet on wet, painting on cookies, stenciling, airbrush, 2D, 3D, and more I’m sure that I will discover :)

By Susan Rentfrow on November 07, 2013

Thanks sooooo much for hosting such an exciting giveaway!!  Congratulations on the new app launch! You are such an inspiration to me and so many others.

By Marlene Charbonneau on November 07, 2013

I’m fascinated by the unlimited landscape of decorating a cookie.  If you can imagine it, and really think hard how almost anything can be done with a cookie.

By Cat on November 07, 2013

Love your technique, and all the designs on your cookies!!

By Ana on November 07, 2013

What I like most about cookie decorating is being able to create pretty edible pieces of art.

By Wendy Korz on November 07, 2013

I love how detailed or simple cookies can be and still look amazing. There is so much I want to learn to do. :)

By Teresa Frye on November 07, 2013

Hi Julia,
Will I be able to use your app on my Samsung galaxy S4 - android phone?
Thanks….

By Cat on November 07, 2013

Your cookies are so amazing :) thank you for sharing your talent.

By Sandra rolfing on November 07, 2013

I love cookie decorating because it’s such a zen activity…I feel relaxed and productive at the same time!

By Joanna Mills on November 07, 2013

Cat - I’m not a Samsung whiz, but I’m fairly sure the app will be available for play on all major mobile devices. Right now, it’s just available on iTunes, but it should be coming online to Google Play and the Windows Store in a matter of days. Check back to this link often to see availability in all the stores: http://www.papertrell.com/apps/Julia_Ushers_Ultimate_Cookies. (This same link is in the post above too.)

As for the giveaway codes, we should be able to get you something you can use, regardless of device, but I will have to cross any device issues once the winners are determined.

By Julia M Usher on November 07, 2013

I love Arts, and decorated cookies are small pieces of workart. I’m quite sure Da Vinci would have tried some cookie decorating…

By Sol Sánchez on November 08, 2013

I love the reaction I get when I bake cookies for friends and family.  But I especially love it when my three year old grandson comes over and wants to bake cookies with me.  My daughter tells me later that all he does is talk about the cookies he baked with Grandma.  THAT is the best!

By Mara Hornby on November 08, 2013

I have just recently discovered cookie decorating, but am in love with the endless posibilities to express your creativity. Days and days I spend in finding information online and your website and blog are a great source of information for me!

By Kim on November 08, 2013

Hi Julia!  I’m new at this cookie addiction!  For me, it is my therapy!  I am a single mom with a full-time job and for me cookie decorating is relaxing and takes my mind off of stress!! lol   I want to make everything into cookie!  Is that a sign of the cookie decorating addiction?!  And like others, it makes me happy to make others happy with my cookies…when people receive my cookies and I get an “OMG!” I know I did something right! LOL…Thank you for all you do!  :)

By TERRI on November 08, 2013

Wishing you all the success with your application. T

By Tina Tsourtsoulas on November 08, 2013

I love the relaxation that goes with the creativity of decorating cookies. I am new to cookie decorating and I love it! It is so much fun and also an escape. I am a nurse, and some days I really just want to forget all about the day. Cookies help me to achieve that.

By Cheryl on November 08, 2013

What I love the most about cookie decorating is that I can express my creativity in a really nice way which makes people happy as well :-)

By Alexandra on November 08, 2013

I love everything!!

By Maria in NJ on November 08, 2013

I like that you can let your imagination run wild while decorating cookies. They are also delicious. Congrats on the app.Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck everyone.

By Brandi Bryant on November 08, 2013

I like cookie decorating because it is something that the more I practice,the better I become. I am not even that good compared to what I see here and on other blogs but people are impressed by what I do, So you can imagine how impressed they will be after I get this app. If I don’t win it! I will definitely put it on my “to buy” list.

By Cathy Foote Siddons on November 08, 2013

I decorate cookies for purely selfish reasons…. to get that warm, fuzzy feeling when I make my family happy! There are two cookie jars on my kitchen counter at all times. After the compulsory “Hello, how are you?” everyone makes a beeline to those cookie jars! The disappointment on their faces if there are NO cookies is more then I can bear :(  . I have to admit, Julia, that they are often greeted with “JULIA INSPIRED” cookies. Thank you for all that you do to make this world a happier, cookie filled place!

By Lorieann on November 08, 2013

Hi, just a quick update. The app was only live on iTunes yesterday, but the Android version is due to go live later today. The app will be available on most every mobile device; just continue to check back to the link below for availability. As stores come online, the “Coming” words will disappear and the stores will be active. Cheers and enjoy! http://www.papertrell.com/apps/Julia_Ushers_Ultimate_Cookies

By Julia M Usher on November 08, 2013

Congratulations on your app and thanks for the giveaway!  I love cookie decorating because it’s a fun creative outlet and I love to bake.  It was a nice way to put the two things together!

By Sweets 'n' Stuff on November 08, 2013

I love the amount of different cookies ppl upload everyday it inspirate me loads and makes me think one day I will be able to do such a thing. But it’s what I dislike the most too, as I don’t find it easy to see pictures in the webpage, I always need to open so many different windows to see the different cookies. I think u could have a gallery section.

By Amaya Fraile on November 08, 2013

I love the chance to experiment with colors and designs and it makes me and others happy to munch on the end result!

By Deb Dykstra on November 08, 2013

I love the cookie decorating for the creative outlet, even though I am not creative at all- I love the final result.

By Yael on November 09, 2013

I love your cookie decorating books.  Your style is so elegant!  Loved your class also.

By Nancy Anderson on November 09, 2013

Cookie decorating turns an ordinary cookie into an extraordinary cookie.  I wish I would have seen your entire demo/class at OSSAS.

By Iisha B on November 09, 2013

Can not wait to plAy and learn! She is amazing!
Love seeing her ideas!

By Sandra on November 09, 2013

I love the different cookie cutters that are available, what you can do with cookies, different techniques of flooding, piping, colouring etc. It also allows the inner child to come out and for you to let go of your inhibitions and just have fun/

By Caroline Hawley on November 09, 2013

I love the art of creating and how happy my creations make my family and friends!

By Kippy on November 10, 2013

THANK YOU FOR THE APP!!!  YAY!!! Gotta run…it’s time to sink into the cookie app!

By Molly on November 10, 2013

I love your work.

By Barbi Post on November 10, 2013

I like baking/decorating cookies for people I love. It’s lovely make them happy :)

By IFeelCook on November 11, 2013

I would love to win :-)

By Belinda on November 11, 2013

Congrats!! Hope I win!!

By Maria V Cruz-Pagan on November 11, 2013

Your cookies are so beautiful - it’s an inspiration just to look at the images and imagine all the possibilities! Thanks for sharing your gift with the rest of us!

By Stacie Suedkamp on November 11, 2013

Decorating cookies was something I never though about, every day is a learning process. Books, videos, tutorials have been my teachers, and of course trial and error have taught me a lot.
Regarding cookie books I just have two offered by my daughter and one of them turned to be yours. Never though at that moment that I could be posting this message on your blog.
Thank you so much to you for sharing your knowlodge as well as to everybody who somehow are out there willing to help and share their experience and experiences.
Cheers,  Marta Torres

By Marta Torres on November 11, 2013

I love the faces of people who receive the cookies. Just makes,it all worth it!

By Rocio Qyn on November 11, 2013

Julias cookies are fantastic!!

By Kevolyn White on November 12, 2013

Wow this is cool..I love to have apps which is cake/cookie decorating related and can be watched on phone, ipad etc.

By Seema S on November 12, 2013

I love the fact that your designs are so detailed and elegant.

By Kaleka Greene on November 12, 2013

hi your work is amazing. i have never seen anything like it. ikeep trying to follow your instructions to decorate my cookies and i am getting better.
thank you

By maha ayoub on November 12, 2013

I have loved getting into the “cookier” world.  I really enjoy and appreciate how much people are willing to share about what they know and discoveries they make about various techniques they used.  It’s a very open community.  And of course, the process itself is a very creative outlet ... and extension of baking, which I’ve enjoyed for many years.

By Barb Florin on November 13, 2013

In cookie decorating, i love the surprise in people’s face when they see the pretty stuff i can make! It is so rewarding!
And your projects are juste amazing by the way!

By Solaine on November 13, 2013

Hi Julie!  I just love your videos, cant wait for more!

By Jo McLure on November 13, 2013

I love that people are always surprised at the variety of designs you can make on simple cookies!

By Kathryn on November 13, 2013

Baking and decorating cookie is my quiet happy place and the results make people so happy….could there be anything greater than that?  I love all your videos, so easy to understand and informative!

By Cindy Mackey on November 13, 2013

What I love most about cookie decorating is the reaction on the customers face when they get their custom cookie creations from me.  Congrats on the app I’m sure even if I don’t win I will buy the app. 
****Cookies, there’s an app for that******

By Natasha Mcknight on November 14, 2013

Cookie decorating? Love it! Fun, creative, artistic and…....delicious!

By Sil on November 14, 2013

I posted this information directly above as well, but just in case you missed it . . .

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS!
Woo hoo! Thanks to the help of Rafflecopter’s random number generator, five winners have been selected from among the giveaway’s 1473 entries! But before I announce the names, I wanted to first thank all who entered or otherwise spread the word about the giveaway and my app. Every tweet and share and comment is so appreciated, and was invaluable in spreading awareness about my new project.

And now, drum roll, please . . . the first through fifth place winners are, in this order:

1. Joanna Mills
2. Yusnita Anugrayanti Rasad
3. Kim Polman
4. Inez Euler Hines
5. Lizeth

Congrats, ladies! I have contacted each of you via email already with your app promo codes and other instructions for redeeming any other prizes. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Thanks again to all who participated!

By Julia M Usher on November 14, 2013