Friday, December 31, 2010

A Smooch for YOU & Happy New Year!



Can you believe it is the very last day of 2010? What a roller coaster this last year has been, huh? Scooter & I are staying close to home tonight as I have to work at 8a tomorrow morning. I've made my mom's fantastic Sauerkraut Balls (a New Year's Eve tradition in our house!) and have a yummy dessert baking for my hubby. What are your big plans?
My last post of the year is based off this post I saw on Becky Roberts' blog. I'm part of Becky's downline & I love receiving her blog posts every day! She has some fantastic creations! Definitely take a gander over there if you get a chance! These are little Post It holders! Cute, huh? I used two great new products (to me) on these - Smooch Spritz: sprayed on the red cardstock, and Smooch Pearlized Accent Inks: highlighting both of the butterflies.
Supplies: All Stampin' Up (unless noted)
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Whisper White
Paper: Candy Cane Designer Paper Series, Celebrations Designer Paper Series
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink
Stamps: For All You Do, Friends Rock
Accessories: Smooch Spritz, Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, mini Post It pads
How would you like to win your own Smooch set?
New Year, New SMOOCH for you! ;)
Here's how to enter:
1. Become a follower of my blog (to the right). If you're already a follower, great!
2. Leave me a comment telling me what your crafty resolutions are for the coming year!
You have until January 3 to enter. I'll draw a winner on January 4. That's it! Easy Peasy! ;) Good luck!
Stay safe tonight and Happy New Year!
Julz ;)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Last Day for December Frenzy! Up to 50% off!

Today's the last day to take up to 50% off a lot of great Stampin' Up Products!
Click here to shop now!
Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Upcoming Workshops - Updated January 2

Here's a list of upcoming workshops.
Email me if you'd like to attend as space is limited! :)
*NEW* Workshop

WHEN: Thursday, January 27, 6p-8p
WHERE: 525 Westpark Dr, Suite 201, Peachtree City, GA

WHAT? Make 4 projects/cards for your sweeties!
8 spots available
COST: $10
RSVP BY: January 26
BRING: Your own adhesive, papercutter, and scissors
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*NEW* Workshop

WHEN: Thursday, January 27, 6p-8p
WHERE: 525 Westpark Dr, Suite 201, Peachtree City, GA

WHAT? Make 4 projects/cards for your sweeties!
6 spots available
COST: $10
RSVP BY: January 23
BRING: Your own adhesive, papercutter, and scissors
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*NEW* Workshop

WHEN: Friday, February 11, 1030a-1230p
WHERE: My House in Flovilla

WHAT? Stamp Camp – projects TBA
6 spots available
COST: $10
RSVP BY: February 8
BRING: Your own adhesive, papercutter, and scissors
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SCRAPBOOK in a DAY Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, February 19, 3p
WHERE: My House in FlovillaWHAT?
That's right! An ENTIRE beautiful scrapbook, 20 pages (10 two-page spreads), completed in just a few hours! Let me show you how it is done! When you leave, you will have a completed album, ready for photos, AND a "scrap map" so that you can duplicate this great book over and over again with different designs and themes! Just select the Simply Scrappin' kit of your choice from pages 178-179 of the Stampin' Up!® 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog. You may also view these kits online, by clicking the SHOP NOW button in the bottom right of my web site's home page, next select paper, then select Simply Scrappin'. If you choose to bring your photos, I will assist you with photo layouts and you will have the use of my Big Shot die cutting machine with the Naturally Serif Alphabet for titles for your pages.
See the attached flyer for more details!

4 spots available
COST: $45
RSVP BY: February 1

Happy birthday Cupcake!



Here's a quick birthday card I whipped up on break! ;)
Cute sketch, huh? This is another card that just kinda fell into place rather quickly! I'm using the new set, Create a Cupcake that will be out starting January 3! And there's also a super cute punch that coordinates!



Supplies: All Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Paper: Celebrations Designer Series Paper
Stamp: Create a Cupcake
Accessories: Build a Cupcake Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Crystal Effects

Have a fab day!
Julz ;)




Sunday, December 26, 2010

Candy Canes!

This card came together so quickly! The minute I saw the MOJO Monday Sketch, it just hit me! ;)

Challenges:

Supples: All Stampin' Up! unless noted
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Candy Cane Christmas Designer Specialty Paper
Ink: Real Red
Stamp: Perfect Punches
Accessories: Whisper White Silk Ribbon, Ornament Punch, Candy Cane brads (non SU!)
Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Act 61 Magic of Christmas



Challenges:

Supplies: All Stampin' Up! using My Digital Studio
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Bravo Burgundy
Stamps: Season of Cheer, Old Saint Nick
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Curly Label Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch
Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas to you!!!! I hope you're having a fantastic day celebrating with family and lots of love! I'm going solo today....well, not entirely! My dogs and cats are celebrating with me. Scooter's flying the friendly (not so with all that snow) skies today and will be home very late. We'll be celebrating Christmas with my in-laws later this week. So today, I'm feeling crafty and finally get to play a bit! ;)
I stamped the snowflakes in various colors on the Whisper White Cardstock and then cut an additional large snowflake out after embossing in Pear Pizzazz and Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

Challenges:
Colour Q Challenge 64: I substituted Pretty In Pink for Pink Pirouette.
Supplies: All Stampin' Up unless noted
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Stamps: Northern Hearts
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, (Non SU) American Crafts Mini Marks Christmas Rub-ons
Have a fantastic day!
Julz ;)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tootin' My Horn....


.....just a bit! ;) I was one of the Top 3 Goddess Picks on the Stampin' Royalty Blog for this scrapbook layout! Totally made my day! :)


Have a fab day!

Julz ;)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

MDS Embellish Challenge

When my nephew Lucas made his way into the world on July 1, we were all anxious to see him! My inlaws and I made our way to FL and all had the chance to spend time with him in his second week. My husband didn't get so lucky, but a few months later, was tricked into holding him. LOL He has an aversion to babies as they are so small. ;) Anyways, while he was talking to my SIL, his mom walked over to him and said, "Here, hold this for a minute." Without even realizing it, he grabbed the baby! He started laughing and kept yelling, "Somebody take this thing!" My SIL and I jumped over my BIL to get some pictures real quick. Pictures are another thing Scooter has an aversion to! LOL ;)
Anyways I thought these pictures would be perfect for a new challenge I found yesterday for Embellish Magazine. It's a color challenge using Cream, Brown, and a color of your choice! With my handy dandy My Digital Studio, I used Stampin' Up Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, and Night of Navy. This challenge is sponsored by Canvas Corp.
Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Many Faces of Cody

I'm still playing with My Digital Studio and putting together pics of my nephews! Here's another one of Cody. He's turning two today! Happy birthday Cody! :)




Have a fab day!

Julz ;)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

MOJO Celebration!

Here's a little Christmas card that I whipped up on My Digital Studio today. I used some non-tradional Christmas colors - Basic Grey, Perfect Plum, & Whisper White.
Here is the basic design I started with:

I printed off two and added some glitter accents using Silver Glass Glitter.

On this one, I used some fine prism glitter.

I think I like the Glass Glitter better! ;)

Challenges:


Come play along!
Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Monday, December 6, 2010

A Holly Jolly Christmas Digital cards

Today I thought I'd show you some greeting cards that you can make using My Digital Studio. I used the same background designer paper and colors but switched up the images & embellishments. The first card uses a Scalloped Circle and Snowflake while the second uses a Scalloped Square and Reindeer. I added some Hodgepodge Hardware to the second while using just basic Very Vanilla Brads on the first.

What have you made with My Digital Studio?

Have a fab day!

Julz ;)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Just Us Girls

This is one of my favorite pics of my cousins Lori & Bobbi Jo (I'm in the center). This was taken at my nephew, Ashton's first birthday party almost three years ago. Sadly, last year Lori passed away from cancer but she shined with life and love until the very end! I decided to use this picture in my latest My Digital Studio Scrapbook project. The butterflies, sentiment, and ladybugs on the side are from the Garden Whimsy digital stamp set.

Challenges:


Have a fab day!
Julz ;)


Cody - What a Little Cutie!

Here's another cute but simple scrapbook page. This is my nephew Cody. He just didn't want to take off his clothes for a bath! LOL

Baja Breeze & Whisper White is the color scheme I used here. I added some black elements as well using Little Cutie & the Stars.
Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

First My Digital Studio Scrapbook Project

I've been playing around with My Digital Studio software today and it's pretty cool! You can add elements, background paper/cardstock, embellishments, stamps, punches - just about anything you can think of!


Here's my first digital scrapbook layout. It's pretty clean & simple. I used Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, and Tempting Turquoise for a bit of pop. My friend, Tracie, will be especially proud of me for using buttons. ;) I used some zigzag stitching around the border as well.
Have you tried My Digital Studio yet? Wondered about it but have some questions? Let me know! I'm off to go play some more! :)
Have a fab day!
Julz ;)