Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Flower Clips


At my workshop today, the girls & I created these cute magnetic fower clips. You can use them on your fridge or for pictures.



Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge

Follow the Recipe #8: Pick or more to add to your card!
*I used Patterned Paper, Blue, ribbons, flowers, & die cuts!*
Pattern Paper – Stripes and mini print

Colors – Blue, Green and Brown

Stamps – Children, Kittens

Color Mediums – Prismacolors

Embellishments – pearls, buttons, ribbon, flowers

Tools – Border punches, die cuts

Techniques – sewing, paper piecing, paper piercing, tissue box (or other paper boxes), coloring sky with Prismacolors, crochet flower

Theme – Spring, Childhood

Shapes – Circles, ovals, scallops

Miscellaneous – Tissues



Supplies: All Stampin' Up except the clothspin

Cardstock: Basic Black, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake

Paper: Love Letter, Blueberry Crisp

Ink: Pacific Point, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red

Stamps: So Happy For You

Accessories: brads, Big Shot, Bigz Island Flower Die, Shimmer Mist


Have a fab day!

Julz :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy New Baby!


My cousin, Bobbi Jo is having a baby this summer & I realized I needed to get crackin' on my baby cards b/c my brother & his wife are also having a baby soon! Lots of new babies coming our way! :)


This card is full of challenges!










Pick one or all of the following to use in your creation. *I used mini print patterned paper, blue, ribbon, flowers, border punches, paper piecing, circles, & scallops.*

Here's your FTR8 recipe. Pattern Paper – Stripes and mini print

Colors – Blue, Green and Brown

Stamps – Children, Kittens

Color Mediums – Prismacolors

Embellishments – pearls, buttons, ribbon, flowers

Tools – Border punches, die cuts

Techniques – sewing, paper piecing, paper piercing, tissue box (or other paper boxes), coloring sky with Prismacolors, crochet flower

Theme – Spring, Childhood

Shapes – Circles, ovals, scallops Miscellaneous – Tissues

So Bobbi Jo is having a girl and I thought this super cute gate card would be perfect for her little one! It's got sparkle & girlyness all over it! :)

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Pacific Point

DSP: Ice Cream Parlor Ink: Basic Black

Stamp: Fast Fun NotesAccessories: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Large Scallop Circle Punch, Medium Circle Punch, brads, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Shimmer Mist, Scallop Trim Border Punch


Have a fab day!

Julz ;)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Simple Love & Faux Weaving


Challenges:


We could only use stamps, ink, & cardstock to create our design! This card just SHOUTED for Shimmer Mist but I was good & refrained! ;)



I created this faux weaving at the top of the card using the string of hearts stamp. I had this vision in my head and it took took shape on this card! :)

Supplies: All Stampin' Up

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Basic Black

Ink: Whisper White, Basic Black

Stamp: Valentine Defined


Have a fab day!

Julz ;)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sliding Pop Up Cupcake Card

I have a bright & fun card to share with you today! It's a Sliding Pop Up Card. Very fun & really easy (well, after you make your first one and you get all the measurements down)! ;)
Splitcoaststampers.com has a great tutorial for a Sliding Pop-Up Card. Slide the bottom out to discover the message! I think I'll make some more of these this week! :)


A great sketch, huh? I love it! :)
Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger: A Citrus Celebration:
There are some combos that are tough for me and this would be one! LOL Though I'd recently thought to myself that I hadn't used much orange or yellow lately, it took me alittle bit of time to put this color combo together. I was inspired by the polka dots though and tried to incorporate them in many different ways from the Polka Dot Embossing to the Patterned Paper to the sprinkles on the cupcake frosting.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock/Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Designer Series Patterned Paper, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Stamps: Word Play, Create a Cupcake
Accessories: Build a Cupcake Punch, Large Scallop Punch, Medium Scallop Punch, Shimmer Mist, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Whisper White Silk Ribbon, Brights Designer Buttons

There are only 8 more days until Sale-a-Bration is over!
That means only 8 more days to receive FREE Stamp Sets with every $50 order!
Check out more info & to place an order HERE!

Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Monday, March 21, 2011

The So Shelli Creative Challenge



So this month, I've decided to take the So Shelli Creative Challenge. Shelli is the co-founder and CEO of Stampin' Up & creates new out-of-the-box challenges for us! This month, it's all about cupcakes! Who doesn't LOVE cupcakes?!?!?

Using the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge as my starting point, I started thinking about what new (or new to me) card I could make for my husband's birthday which is TODAY! Happy birthday Luv! ;)

I came up with this swinging circle card. Each piece folds under the other so it's not very bulky but still easy to move! I didn't use any stamps to create this!



Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock/Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Love Letter Designer Series Paper
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black
Accessories: brads, Build a Cupcake Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Circle Scissors Plus, Billboard Sizzlits Stampin' Up! Decorative Strip Die, Big Shot, Shimmer Paint, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Shimmer & Weaving

I've been working for 2 hours on this card that I'm trying to perfect! Ever have one of those moments? I'll post it soon but whew! It's taking a lot of work to make it "just right"! The card below is something that kept "weaving" through my mind as I was working today. ;)
The Card Positioning System's Blog has a great sketch challenge this week and I knew immediately that I wanted to add some weaving to the top and bottom.


jac-inks challenged us to mask so I masked the flowers from the Fast & Fabulous set over and over on Whisper White cardstock that I sprayed with Shimmer Mist prior to stamping. It added a great touch of shimmer to the flowers!
Just Add Ink has a fastastic color palette this week for us that I just love!



Supplies: All Stampin' Up
Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Designer Series Paper
Ink: Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Stamps: So Happy For You, Fast & Fabulous
Accessories: Shimmer Paint
Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Friday, March 18, 2011

PDCC73 Mother of Pearl

I just received my Stampin' Up! Magazine called Stampin' Success and inside was this fab technique called Mother of Pearl which uses Shimmer Paint! Boy did I add some shimmer on this card! ;)
I started out by die cutting some flowers, spritzed them w/a combo of Shimmer paint & alcohol, crumbled them up, and then flattened them back out. Then using the shimmer paint and a ball of plastic wrap, I lightly "sponged" the flower. Well I don't know if sponged if the word, but for the small ones, I pressed the plastic wrap on the flower once and then removed it. The larger flower, I dabbed the flower with the ball a few times. I also did the Mother of Pearl technique on the button as well!
See all the pretty shimmer? Love it! I used a silver brad covered in Shimmer Paint to hold 3 small flowers together and used a button to hold the larger flower together.



I'm going to enter this in The Play Date Cafe's Challenge this week. It also qualifies for the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge: Inspired by Nature. It's not the exact colors but pretty close, I think. Although, this card looks like a lot of work, it's actually very simple to make & easy to replicate! :)

Supplies:All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry
Stamps: Sweet Summer, So Happy for You
Accessories, Silver Brads, Brights Designer Buttons, Shimmer Paint, Bigz Island Floral Die, Big Shot

Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

BLOG CANDY WINNER!

The answers were all very close but one person got it right on the money! For today at least! LOL I am now 35 and Scooter will be 32 on Monday. As of today he's 31, so our combined age is 66!

Congrats to...............
MICHEY!!!!

"Michey" said...
Happy birthday to you and the Mr! My guess is 66.
Please email me your full name & address so I can send out your prize! :)



Funny story:
Scooter has this shirt he LOVES & whenever he's out, he always gets stopped by guys (older & younger) who tell him how much they love his shirt. So today, I found my own shirt! LOL
His - "My Girlfriend's out of town..."
Mine - "I don't have a boyfriend (on spring break)."


It's all in fun! Could you just imagine the two of us walking down the street together in our shirts? LOL ;)

Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A little buggy

My nephew, Ashton's birthday is coming up at the end of the month and I saw the perfect color challenge for what I wanted to make! I used My Digital Studio to create the entire card! Easy peasy! ;)
Challenges:



Supplies: All Stampin' Up from My Digital Studio
Colors: Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Stamps: Garden Whimsy, Hugs & Wishes
Last day to enter to win BLOG CANDY!
Have a fab day!
Julz

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy birthday to me & YOU!

Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net


Today is my birthday and I thought what would be more fun than BLOG CANDY!


But it's tricky Blog Candy! Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net I can't make it too easy! LOL
My husband, Scooter and I have birthdays five days apart. Your mission is to guess our combined age! (Example - my nephew Cody is 2 and my other nephew Ashton is 4. Their combined age would be 6 years.)
  • Leave me a comment with your guess.
  • The person closest to the answer without going over will be the winner.
  • If there is more than one correct answer, all the correct guesses will go into a hat & I will draw a name to win!
  • Contest will run from March 16 at 12a to March 17 at 1159p ET.
  • The winner will be chosen on March 18 & announced after he/she is contacted.

Good luck!

Have a fab day!
Julz

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Modern Play

Last week I saw this amazing post by Maile Belles and had this idea running through my mind about using the leaf pattern from SU! Sweet Summer as the base. Today I finally put some ink to paper and love the results! Even better - this card is super easy to replicate in lots of different colors!

Now you'll notice below that I used Old Olive ink versus Pear Pizzazz ink. The great thing about Stampin' Up colors is that even if you don't have the exact color you need, you can substitute a similar color and it still looks great! Love it!!!

Challenges:


Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge sponsored by Annabelle Stamps


Supplies: All Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point
Stamps: Sweet Summer, Word Play
Accessories: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Brights Designer Buttons, Corner Rounder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot
Tomorrow is my birthday & I'll be running a special contest to celebrate!

Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net


Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Something Bright & Cheery

It's been a rough week on our end and I'm looking for something a little bright & cheery. I think this card fits the bill! I have a ton of birthdays coming up too so I'll add this to my stash! I incorporated the inlaid embossing technique (adhere punched shapes or images to your card then emboss it using an embossing folder) and added SMOOCH Spritz to the inner circles.



Challenges:
Stamping 411: Saturday Sketch Challenge - I took a bit of creative liberty with this one and moved the squares around a bit after I flipped it.




Moxie Fab World: Stamp It! Techniques Week Challenge: Stamping with Shimmer Sprays Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

Supplies: All Stampin' Up
Cardstock & Paper: Whisper White, Ice Cream Parlor DSP
Ink: Pacific Point
Stamp Set: Word Play
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Daffofil Delight Satin Ribbon, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Brights Designer Buttons, SMOOCH Spritz in Gold Glow

Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Good Luck!

This card is so pretty IRL, but I just couldn't capture the greatest picture of it! The Play Date Cafe is doing this great Color Splash Challenge this week - Black & White w/just a splash of color (I switched out white for Very Vanilla) and the Stampin' Celebration Team has this great inspiration photo so I combined the two into this card! :)


I also added this little bonus that I've been seeing occassionally lately. It's this little side weaving of DSP! Pretty cool, huh? :) The shamrocks (from a FREE Sale-a-bration set) were stamped in Old Olive, covered in Crystal Effects, and then I added a little Old Olive Supernova Glitter to them along with the brads. A little ruffled ribbon & voila!





Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla
DSP: Love Letter
Ink: Old Olive
Stamp: So Happy For You
Accessories: Supernova Fine Stampin' Glitter, Crystal Effects, brads, Very Vanilla Silk Ribbon, Large Scallop Circle Punch, Medium Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch

Have a fab day!
Julz ;)