Sunday, May 29, 2011


Here's a quick card I whipped up. Details to follow later! I have to babyproof my house before work since my nephews are coming over tomorrow! :)


SUO: Flowers

Colour Q Challenge 86Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Early Espresso
DSP: So Saffron Script (My Digital Studio), Ice Cream Parlor
Ink: Whisper White
Stamp: Perfect Punches
Accessories: SMOOCH, Big Shot, Island Floral Bigz Die, Scallop Circle Punch - Large & Medium

Friday, May 27, 2011

Upcoming Events - Updated May 27

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

One Sheet Wonder Stamp Camp
WHEN: June 8, 10a-12n

WHERE: My House in Flovilla

WHAT: Use one sheet of Designer Series paper to make a variety of cards

6 spots available

COST: $10

RSVP BY: June 6

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


Scrapbook Expo

Stop by and see me at the Stampin' Up! Booth! All of my customers will get a special gift for stopping by using the code word I send out in my newsletter for June. The next newsletter will go out on June 3 so email me to become a subscriber if you are not already on the list!

WHEN: Friday, July 8 at 10am - 6pm
Saturday, July 9 at 9am - 5:00pm

WHERE: Gwinnett Center

6400 Sugarloaf Parkway

Duluth, GA, 30097

COST: $7 advance tickets or $9 at the door

Thursday, May 26, 2011

What to do with all that retired DSP

Our annual Strawberry Festival is coming up again for our church and I needed to make up some crafts for the craft table. I decided to make up some of those Flower Clips with all my retired Ice Cream Parlor DSP. I love things to make that I can easily mass produce!

My little set up: Clips, Flowers, & brads

Halfway there:

The end result:Supplies: All Stampin' Up! except the clothespins

DSP: Ice Cream Parlor (retired from Sale-a-Bration)

Stamps: So Happy for You (retired from Sale-a-Bration)

Accessories: brads, Crystal Effects, Shimmer Mist, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Big Shot, Island Floral Bigz Die

Here's my Cocoa. He was a bit tired from all of his hard work and decided to take a nap in the middle of the process! ;)

Have a fab day!

Julz ;)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

jac-inks Top 5

I'm so very honored that the jac-inks team chose this card as one of their Top 5 picks this week! :) Check it out here!
Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dad, You ROCK!

My Dad loves music so I thought this cute jean pocket card using the Faux Fabric tutorial from Splitcoaststampers would be great for Father's Day! I'll enter this in the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge: Stamp It sponsored by Market Street Stamps!

After stamping the guitars, I ran the Pacific Point cardstock thru the Square Lattice Embossing folder, distressed the edges, then inked them up with Pacific Point. I added some faux stitching
with a Basic Black marker.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake

DSP: Blueberry Crisp

Ink: Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Basic Black

Stamps: Fast Fun Notes, Friends Rock

Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Billboard Letters

Have a fab day!

Julz ;)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Use those Ribbon Scraps!

I *should* be cleaning right now, but I was totally inspired by this amazing post I found on the Simplicity blog. Susan has such amazing creations & they are so clean and simple! Susan was actually inspired by another cardmaker's post in the Card Creations magazine. It's a super way to use up this ribbon scraps we all have lying around.
I used my Ornament punch on a 3x3" piece of Shimmer Mist sprayed Very Vanilla cardstock. On the back side, I added some SNAIL to either side of the punched piece and placed my Seam Ribbon scraps. Keep that punched out piece as well! You'll use that with the ornament stamp to create the sentiment. I added some new Baker's Twine & Rhinestones to complete the look. The whole card took less than 10 minutes! This could so easily be a set of Christmas cards!!! :)
I used Baker's Twine, Early Espresso, & Ink
Ok this is my last entry for this week's challenge! I promise! ;)
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Rose Red
Ink: Rose Red
Stamp: Delightful Decorations
Accessories: Seam Ribbon-Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Baker's Twine in white/Early Espresso, Shimmer Mist, Ornament Punch, Rhinestones
Now, back to cleaning! ;)
Have a fab day!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

*NEW* 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogs - Preorder

The latest & greatest Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogs are going to be out SOON! How soon?

June 1 soon!!

Time for preorder! Email me to claim yours! :) They will be on my first shipment June 1!

Have a fab day!

Julz ;)

Just for Nellie!

My cousin's girlfriend, Janelle just received her BA last week & has enrolled in the Radiology program! She is so wonderfully focused on her dreams! I created this graduation card for her today. I heat embossed the butterfly on a piece of acetate & the sentiment is also heat embossed as well.

I think I'll enter this in the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Bring on the Bling along with the jac-inks Papercraft Challenge for Heat Embossing. The colors mesh perfectly for the Just Add Ink Challenge of Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum, & Whisper White. I'll let you in on a little secret. I don't have Perfect Plum in my stash BUT I do have My Digital Studio. I just printed off a sheet of Perfect Plum Script DSP to use on this card. ;)

Supplies: All Stampin' Up! except for the Acetate

Cardstock: Baja Breez, Whisper White

Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Versamark

Stamps: Strength & Hope, Word Play

DSP: Perfect Plum Script

Accessories: Rhinestones, Embossing Powder: Iridescent Ice & Clear, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, My Digital Studio, Corner Round Punch, Button

Have a fab day!

Julz ;)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Bring on the Bling!

CAS-ual Fridays has a great challenge this week. Bring on the Bling! Using the Sparkling Stained Glass Technique, I stamped the butterfly onto a piece of Acetate with Pacific Point. On the back, I covered the butterfly with Crystal Effects then added Supernova Fine Stampin' Glitter in Green. The results is this great looking tealish colored butterfly.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up except Acetate

Cardstock: Whisper White

Ink: Pacific Point, Basic Black

Stamp Set: Strength & Hope

Accessories: Rhinestones, Supernova Fine Stampin' Glitter, Crystal Effects

Have a fab day!

Julz :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

It's a Celebration!

It's Celebration Time! Lots of graduations coming up so I think I'll add this to my stash. I used the negative cuts of the Scallop Trim Punch as the edging to the sentiment. The sentiment is heat embossed using Versamark & Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder to give it some shimmer.


Clean & Simple Sunday Challenge: I took a little creative liberty with the sketch. :)

jac-inks Challenge #8 - Heat Embossing

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White

Ink: Marina Mist

DSP: Ice Cream Parlor (retired)

Stamps: Afterthoughts

Accessories: Hemp Twine, Brights Designer Buttons, Shimmer Mist, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder

Have a fab day!

Julz ;)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Fast 'n Fabulous MOP

Here's another card from this past workshop featuring the Faux Mother of Pearl Technique. We used a drop of Marina Mist reinker & Shimmer Paint to create the lovely flowers. On a separate piece of cardstock, I stamped the outline of the flower then cut it out leaving the negative intact so I could use that as my mask when "sponging" the other flowers.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up! except for Saran Wrap ;)

Cardstock: Pacific Point, Whisper White

DSP: Blueberry Crisp

Ink: Pacific Point, Marina Mist

Stamps: Fast & Fabulous, Perfect Punches

Accessories: Ovals Die, Big Shot, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Shimmer Paint

Have a dab day!

Julz ;)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Faux Mother of Pearl Workshop

Today I hosted the Faux Mother of Pearl Workshop & over the next few days, I'll share with you the goodies we made! :) First up, is my fav of all the cards I think. It's totally Clean & Simple but so very impactful! The sentiment & colors could be changed out to anything so it would be great for a guy, girl, child, etc!

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze

Ink: Marina Mist

Stamps: Afterthoughts

Accessories: Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Glass Glitter, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Champagne Frost Shimmer Paint, Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Today is the very last day to sign up for the Strength & Hope Fundraiser Workshops!
Click here for more info!

Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Clean & Simple Sympathy Card

Using My Digital Studio, I created a few sympathy cards for some friends who both recently lost their fathers. I think these cards are the hardest for me to create. I used the Clean & Simple Sunday Challege Sketch below as my starting point.

Supplies: All from Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray
Stamps: Petal Pizzazz, Thoughts & Prayers

Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Vintage Heart Garland

A few months ago, I saw this adorable heart garland on {scrappergirl} and knew it was perfect for my mom for Mother's Day. She's more into sentimental things now than material items so I thought this would be super sweet!

I used pictures of Scooter & me, Mom & Dad, Mom, Grandma, & me, my brother & his wife plus the grandchildren. The Love Letters DSP was the perfect fit for her victorian style dining room as well. :) Definitely a simple project to make but has great impact! I used My Digital Studio to place the photos in the order I wanted and then printed them out.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up! unless noted
DSP: Love Letter
Accessories: My Digital Studio, Very Vanilla Seam Ribbon, Gloss Photo Paper (non SU!)

Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Last Post for Mother's Day

My last Mother's Day card for this year is based off the Stamping 411 Sketch below. It's a Joy Fold Card so the Early Espresso part opens up to access the inside of the card. I used the Square Lattice Embossing folder on one side of the Early Espresso for some texture and added some "kissed" butterflies. I used the dotted square from the set "For All You Do" to kiss the butterflies with Chocolate Chip polka dots.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Rose Red
Ink: Rose Red, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: For All You Do, Sweet Summer, Afterthoughts
Accessories: Blender Pen, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 1/8 inch Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestones, brad, Shimmer Mist

Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Just for You in blue!

Here's my Mother's Day card for my Grandma. She <3's blue! I added some Mother of Pearl flowers to this using Shimmer Paint.

This is for the Techno Stamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge & it's a Blog Hop! How fun is that! Join us with your own creation & hop around to see all the great projects!

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pacific Point

Paper: Blueberry Crisp DSP

Stamp: Afterthoughts

Accessories: Big Shot, Ovals Die, Island Floral Die, brads, Shimmer Paint in Champange Mist, Seam Ribbon in Very Vanilla, Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Have a fab day!


Sunday, May 1, 2011

MDS Swatch Book

In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, I'm going to show you a few swatches each week from the Swatchbook that I'm creating for someone special! ;) I used the The Play Date Cafe Challenge 79 of Red, Lime, & Gray for my Color Inspiration. Stampin' Royalty Challenge 69 had a great sketch challenge that fit the page perfectly.

In place of the brads on the top corner, I used small pictures of Lucas. Here's a close up!

With My Digital Studio you can easily create special pages for a swatch book! Once I've finished all my pages, I can send away for it to be printed and bound.

Have a fab day!

Julz ;)

Happy National Scrapbooking Month!

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Have a fab day!