Friday, December 16, 2011

Clearance Rack Blitz!!!

From December 15, 2011, through January 5, 2012, nearly 200 products are being added to the Clearance Rack in the Online Store--with some discounted up to 80%.
Click HERE to go to Clearance Rack items .

Here's a cute but simple card for you! Using the Sizzix Swirls & Scribbles Die along with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit, I die cut some Silver Shimmer paper & Confetti White Cardstock. Can you spot the new Sale-a-bration but not released yet item I used on this card?!?! :)

Have a fab day!

Julz :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holiday Workshop

Holiday Workshop

WHEN: Monday, December 12, 1-3p
WHERE: My house in Flovilla

8 spots available
Cost $10

*RSVP by December 10 to reserve your spot*
Bring: Papercutter, scissors, adhesive, & bone folder

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Glimmery Holly

Here's one of the cards from my latest workshop. We used some of the Silver Glimmer Paper & the new Pines & Poinsettias stamp set. This time I actually used it for a Christmas card! ;)

I used the following from the Catered Crop FTR Challenge:

Here's your FTR25 recipe – a really fun one!

  • Colors: cream, red, and green
  • Images: hollies and berries, swirls, Christmas
  • Tools: circle punch, lace and/or scallop edges
  • Techniques: layers and layers
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
DSP: Silver Glimmer Paper, Holly Berry Bouquet
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Reall Red
Stamp: Pines & Poinsettias
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Dazzling Details

Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

It's HUGE!

Online Extravaganza, Stampin' Up!'s annual sale to kick off the holiday shopping season, will begin Monday, November 21, 2011, and run through Wednesday, November 30, 2011. While this promotion is perfect for online orders during an especially busy time of year, sale prices will be available on all order types.
Log in to my Online Store on Monday, November 21, to take advantage of great savings, like:
  • FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express,
  • 60 percent off select Designer Fabrics
  • 30 percent off an exclusive ribbon bundle!

In addition, there will be two items on sale for 24 hours only (November 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT])-so make sure you don't miss the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Hello there!

I've been playing just a bit today with My Digital Studio & came up with this cute little card to say Hello!

I used the Stampin' 411 Sketch Challenge as my base.

And The Play Date Cafe's Color Challenge.
Supplies: All Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio
Have a fab day!

Did you get yours?

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Sliding Stocking Tags

I received my Holiday Stocking Tag die on Friday & thought why not creating some sliding tags? Instead of completely closing my stocking, I punched a hole and added a brad underneath the trim so that it would rotate easy. These could also be recycled year after year by punching out the To/From ornament and popping it up with Dimensionals. I went a little unconventional but super girly with this one! I just love the sparkly pink & black combo! ;)

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Ink: Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: Delightful Decorations
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Shimmer Mist, Holiday Stocking Bigz Die, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Brad, Ornament Punch, Silver Glass Stampin' Glitter, Tombow, Basic Black Silk Ribbon
Have a fab day!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Distressed Cracked Glass

I must say this Pines & Poinsettias stamp set is wonderful! It's so very versatile - which you know I LOVE! I used it again to make this beautiful card for my mother-in-law on her birthday. It's pretty clean & simple but I love the pop of the cracked glass flowers.

Super simple - Stamp your image, cover the entire piece of cardstock with versamark & clear embossing powder, heat it up and repeat the embossing 2 or 3 more times. You want to achieve a thick coat of embossing. Pop it in the freezer for a min or two then bend it to begin the cracking. Sponge over the piece with some Soft Suede to add a little distressing to the cracks.

I think I'll enter this in the Catered Crop Follow the Recipe Challenge. I used the following:

Inks: Distress Ink, markers
Papers: kraft
Tools: die cuts
Embellishments: glitter

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Whisper White

Stamps: Create-a-Cupcake, Pines & Poinsettias

Paper: Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Trim Punch, Ovals Die, Dazzling Details

Have a fab day!

Julz :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

FREE My Digital Studio Downloads

Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day with Stampin' Up! with a four-day online event designed to introduce you to our digital content. Digital Scrapbooking Day is November 5, but we'll keep the celebration going from November 4-7! The event will include free downloads & blog posts with exciting project ideas all weekend long! Stay tuned for more details & check out!

Have a fab day!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Glittery Dots

Who doesn't love glittery dots? Especially when you don't have to fuss with the glitter yourself! ;) I used the new Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper which has two choices of glittery backgrounds. I decided to go with the dots on this project. The poinsettia was created by paper piecing four poinsettias in Cherry Cobbler & Blushing Bride.
See the inside? It's a great little window!
I used the Just Add Ink challenge of:
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride
Stamps: Pines & Poinsettias, Word Play, Delightful Decorations
Accessories: Big Shot, Rhinestones, Peekaboo Frames Bigz Die, Dazzling Diamonds, Top Note Die

Have a fab day!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Double the fun!

Here are my last two Halloween inspired posts for this year!

The first is my favorite card! I just love white pumpkins! Something about the odd color and greenish tint just really inspire me. I chose to pick out the ivory and green items from the inspiration picture above from Hand Stamped Sentiments to create my design. I added a bit of quilling with my twisting vines and distressed the edges of the stem with my sissors.

The second is a cute little treat holder for any goblins who venture my stoop this Halloween. Which honestly, is very unlikely living so far out in the boonies, but one can always hope! :0) I created this one for the Stampin' Royalty Halloween Challenge.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Pumpkin Card:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
Stamps: Perfect Punches, Hello Doily
Accessories: Big Shot, Ovals die, Elegant Lines Embossing folder

Top Note Treat Holder:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White
Stamps: Wicked Cool
Accessories: Shimmer Mist, Big Shot, Top Note Die

Have a fab day!


Upcoming Events - Updated October 30

Here is a list of upcoming events. Email me if you'd like to attend as space is limited! :)~~~~~~~~~~~~
*NEW* Holiday Workshop
When: Friday, November 18, 10a-12n
Where: My house in Flovilla
8 spots
We'll be usng the new Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die & Pines & Poinsettias Stamp Set to create some fabulous products to get you ready for the holidays! Been wanting to check out this die? Come on over!
Can't make the class but would still like a kit with instruction? Let me know!
Cost: $10
RSVP: November 11
BRING: Your own adhesive, bone folder, papercutter, and scissors
Upcoming class dates & workshops TBA


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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

More Pines & Poinsettias

My mom's birthday was a few weeks ago and I made her this card in favorite color using the Pines & Poinsettias set.

I started out by inking up the large Hello Doily stamp with Versamark and sprinkling Pewter Embossing Powder over it. The loveliness of this color is just wonderful after you heat it up! I colored the flower stamp with Elegant Eggplant & Pear Pizzazz markers, stamped twice, and cut them both out. I added some rhinestones for a little bling.

I also made this cute little Sour Cream Treat Holder to hold some lipgloss to her using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder & the Decorative Label Punch.

I'm going to enter this in The Play Date Cafe Inspiration Challenge.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Confetti Cream
Paper: Designer Series Patterned Paper
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz
Stamp: Hello Doily, Pines & Poinsettias, Create-a-Cupcake
Accessories: Rhinestones, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, Mini Clothespin

Have a fab day!

Monday, October 24, 2011

A little Thank You!

I've been playing around with the new holiday set Pines & Poinsettias to try to use it in non-traditional holiday colors. I made a simple Thank You card for my mother-in-law who was sweet to think of us on our 10 year anniversary this past week. :) I inked up the stamp with Pure Poppy & Wild Wasabi markers prior to stamping the flowers in either corner. I added a strip of the Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper underneath my sentiment. Added a little bling w/rhinestones & Dazzling Details & Voila! I think I'll add this to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Add a little color to your stamed image.
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Pure Poppy, Wild Wasabi
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Pines & Poinsettias
Accessories: Dazzling Details, Rhinestones

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Spooky Treats

Halloween is coming up and you know what that means! Its my most fav holiday of the year!!! I have a package ready to send out to my mom tomorrow for her birthday and I'll add in these cute Halloween treats for my parents & Grandma. The Peekaboo Frames & Cellophane Bags made these treats a snap to make!

I decided to add these to the challenge for CAS-ual Fridays CFC24:
"Create a Clean And Simple Halloween project with NO orange. Not even a tiny spot!" The orange M&Ms totally do not count! ;)

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Ink, Basic Black
Stamps: Wicked Cool
Accessories: Bigz L Die Peekaboo Frames, Big Shot, Decorative Label Punch, Cellophane 1"x8" bags

Have a fab day!


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thinkin' Pink

It's all about Pink this October! Pink, you say???
Yes, THINK PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
I don't know anyone who hasn't been personally effected by Breast Cancer. Below is a picture of my grandmother who was diagnosed with it two years ago. She's 100% cancer free now!

Hand Stamped Sentiments & Stampin' w/Brenda both have challenges up this week to THINK PINK! I used this great sketch challenge at Stampin' 411 for my layout.
Supplies: All Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio
Have a fab day!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Oh Boy! Oh Boy! Oh Boy!

First up, are these fantastic Cookie Stamps! You just KNOW I'm all over these! I can't wait to show you my creations! The cookie stamps come with the wooden handle and 3 different designs of stamps PLUS 2 cookie recipes~ for $16.95 + S&H.

Like FREE stamps? ME TOO! Pick up a free coordinating stamp set this month when you buy any two Simply Sent card kits (pages 192-193 in the Idea Book & Catalog). The coordinating stamp sets are listed below each card kit.

And the greatest of them all, a FREE BIG SHOT when you sign up to become a demonstrator! Starting today Oct 1, 2011 through Oct 31, 2011 anyone who signs up to be a Stampin'Up! Demonstrator will get a FREE Big Shot or You can pick $100.00 worth of products from Stampin'Up!

View all of these promos & place orders here on my website.
Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

4x4 Cupcake Trio

I was actually able to get some crafty time in today! YAY! ;) I'm lacking on birthday cards so I decided to whip some up! I decided on these cute cupcake 4x4 Twisted Easel Cards for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge. Easy to whip up in no time flat! Love it!

The Stampin' Royalty girls had this great photo as inspiration!

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso, Confetti White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Stamp: Create-a-Cupcake
Accessories: Build-a-Cupcake Punch, Early Espresso Fine Supernova Glitter, Decorative Label Punch, Chocolate Chip Dotted Scallop Ribbon, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Sour Cream Treat

Do you know what I should be doing right now? Cleaning my house - not fun!
So what am I really doing right now? Making cookies for my honey & creating little sour cream containers! LOL I know, I know! Totally slacking especially since I have a workshop tomorrow! :) But these little sour cream treats are too much fun so what's a girl to do?!?!
These are so super easy to make & you can get 4 out of one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock! Take a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" sheet of cardstock, decorate as desired, & run a strip of sticky tape along one long side. Roll into a cylinder & adhere one long side to the other. Pinch one end closed, add a piece of sticky tape, & adhere the ends together to seal one end. Pinch the opposite sides together, fill as desired with candy, mints, mini cookies, etc, then close. I used one of the new mini paperclips to keep mine closed.
A fun tip: Did you know you can use Watercolor Crayons to dye your ribbon? Easy peasy! Color your ribbon with the watercolor crayon then spritz with water. Let dry.
I used the great color challenge from The Play Date Cafe for my little tropical sour cream treat.
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Whisper White
Stamps: Word Play, Summer Splash
Accessories: Watercolor Crayons, Sticky tape, Decorative Label Punch, White Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Mini Clothespin
Have a fab day! I really must go clean now! :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Color Splash

The Play Date Cafe is featuring a great Color Splash Challenge - Black, White, & Red! A perfect fit to my little Button Buddies Snowman Stamp. I'll be adding this one to my Christmas card stash! :)
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
Paper: Celebrations DSP (retired)
Ink: Basic Black
Stamp: Button Buddies
Accessories: Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool, Black Satin Ribbon, Brights Designer Buttons, Shimmer Mist
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Holiday Mini Catalog

It's that time! The Holiday Mini is out and PACKED full of yummy stampin' goodness!

AND, I'll have it available for you at my September 11 workshop! :)

Can't wait & want to check it out now? Click here!

Ready to shop? Click here!

Personally, I can't wait to pick up the It's a Wrap Holidays Stamp Set on page 14 & the Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die on page 24!

Have a fab day!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Button Buddies Flower Power

I'm totally digging the new Stamp Set Button Buddies! Funny story - My friend Tracie LOVES LOVES LOVES buttons! Buttons of all kinds and shapes! Me, eh, not so much. But I saw this set and had to have it! :)


CAS-ual Fridays: Embossing

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge

Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Stamps: Button Buddies, Create-a-Cupcake
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Brights Designer Button Collection, Scallop Dotted Ribbon in Chocolate Chip, Decorative Label Punch

Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Upcoming Events - Updated August 18

Here is a list of upcoming events.
Email me if you'd like to attend as space is limited! :)


*NEW* Button Buddies Workshop

WHEN: Sunday, September 11, 2-4p
WHERE: My house in Flovilla
5 spots available
WHAT? Make 4 projects/cardsCOST: $10
RSVP BY: September 4

BRING: Your own adhesive, bone folder, papercutter, and scissors


*NEW* Halloween Workshop

WHEN: Sunday, October 2, 2-4p

WHERE: My House in Flovilla
WHAT? Make 4 Halloween projects/cards
8 spots available
COST: $10
RSVP BY: September 27
BRING: Your own adhesive, bone folder, papercutter, and scissors


Upcoming class dates & workshops TBA

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Thanks a Million!

I saw this fantastic card & put my own spin on it! Best of all, this was simple to make but really packs a punch! The swirly words state: "One person can make such a difference & that person is you!" What a great sentiment! Hand Stamped Sentiments has a great challenge for back to school. This would be an ideal Thank You Card for a teacher or mentor in your child's life.

Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black
Ink: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black
Stamps: Word Play, For All You Do, Flight of the Butterfly
Accessories: Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch

Have a fab day!


One of my favorite Stamp Sets in the new Idea Book & Catalog is the Create-a-Cupcake set with it's coordinating Build-a-Cupcake Punch! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!
The SU-Only challenge this week is to use one of our new fav sets and the jac-inks team had this great sketch challenge for us.

Cardstock: Early Espresso, Rose Red, Confetti White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red
Stamps: Create-a-Cupcake
Accessories: Blender Pen, Build-a-Cupcake Punch, Shimmer Mist (created using Riding Hood Red reinker, alcohol, & Shimmer Paint), Chocolate Chip Dotted Scallop Ribbon
Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Double, er, Triple Up!

This past month has been so super crazy busy for me! I started my new job which I love but I'm stuggling to get my balance back since my change also changed my hours. I'm now an 8-5er again instead of random day/evening hours. Today is the first day I've had a chance to get inky in FOREVA!
Anyways, I found some super fun challenges and am going to try to whip out 5 cards today! ;) Here's the first! I made this great 3x3 easel card plus matching envelope which can easily be tucked into a gift. This card was so easy peasy plus it took me less than 10 minutes to make!
CAS-ual Fridays conspired with Clean & Simple Stamping for this great sketch challenge.

The Play Date Cafe has a great color challenge of Fudge, Goldenrod, & Teal.
I also added the Splitcoaststampers Technique of Heat Embossing on Dry Embossing.
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Old Olive & Pacific Point to create the Teal color, Chocolate Chip
Stamp: Create a Cupcake, Strength & Hope
Accessories: Rhinestones, Decorative Label Punch, Perfect Polka Dots, Clear Embossing Powder, Acetate
Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Monday, July 4, 2011

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Have a fab day!
Julz ;)