Sunday, September 30, 2012

For the birds

My Grandma loves birds of all kinds!  When I was a kid, I can remember browsing her bookshelves and seeing title after title of bird books.  After making this card, I think I'm going to make her an entire set as one of her birthday gifts.  She writes letters to everyone in the family and can never have enough cards to send.  :0)
 
 
Challenges:
 
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz
Stamps: Four Seasons
Accessories: Large Scallop Circle Punch, White Organza Ribbon, Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder
 
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Glass Ornaments

It's been great being able to stamp so much this week!  I've rarely had this much time on my hands so I'm taking advantage while I can! :)  For this card, I had a little fun creating some tiles out of the Ornament die cuts & Crystal Effects.  The tiles are nice & glossy with a little Shimmer.



Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise
Stamps: Holiday Ornaments, Word Play
Accessories: Crystal Effects, BigShot, Holiday Ornaments Framelit Dies, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Rhinestones, Shimmer Mist

Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Friday, September 28, 2012

So Shelli Creative Challenge

This month Shelli has challenged us to create a card with only two layers. I decided to add to my stash of masculine cards as I always need them but rarely have any.


I used my Big Shot in a creative way this time.  Using a shim I left a diagonal blank space to add my sentiment thus eliminating a layer but still keeping the chevrons intact.  I also cut into the ends of the diagonal space to add a faux tag.  By using a Framelit Label die, I utilized the inside of the card as well then added a small Label in Wild Wasabi.


Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Wild Wasasbi
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Stamps: Memorable Moments, Word Play
Accessories: Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Framelits Label Collection

Have a fab day!
Julz  :0)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Glimmering Autumn

It's my favorite time of year!  Autumn!  Well really, summer is my fav time of year, but I love Halloween!

Here's an easy breezy yet glimmering pumpkin card I made for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Fall Fun & the Stampin' Royalty Challenge: Big Shot/Die Cuts.


Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi
Stamps: Wicked Halloween, Memorable Moments
Accessories: Retired Chocolate Chip Rick Rack, Large Circle Punch

Have a fab day!
Julz  ;)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

iSpy Summer Starfruit & Silver

I'm back with more Summer Starfruit.  Isn't a great color paired with Silver Glimmer Paper?  :)

This is my entry for the iSpy Sketch Challenge this week. You could have so much fun with this sketch!!!


Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Silver Glimmer Paper, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Ink: Silver Stampin' Dazzle Marker, Summer Starfruit
Stamps: Word Play, Hello Doily
Accessories: Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Decorative Label Punch

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Sweet Play Date Challenge


I actually had some free time this morning {meaning free time with no one calling or barking or meowing my name ;0)}!  It's a rarity but I try to take advantage of it when it happens.  

Anyhoo, I decided to play along with the Play Date Cafe Color Challenge & the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge (also a Design Team call) this week.  Both are great challenges by themselves but I loved the outcome when I put them together! :)

         

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Real Red
Paper: Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP
Ink: Real Red, Soft Suede
Stamps: Memorable Moments
Accessories: Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embossilit, Rhinestones, Scallop Circle Punch

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Creative Picks of the Week

Isn't Penny's Herringbone Pinwheel background lovely?  I just love the mix of patterns and lovely glitter!  She has a lot of great cards on her blog so be sure to check it out! :)


Dawn's sister Kim made this lovely wreath out of scalloped circle cones!  Perfect for Spring!  Obviously, we're heading into autumn here but you could do this with any colors!  Just gorgeous!


Both Penny & Dawn are participating in the Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt as well!  There's still plenty of time to get your list in for a chance to win not one but TWO contests!  :)

Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Happy Starfruit

 
 
I love UPS days!  They always mean fun Stampin' Up! packages with lots of great goodies inside!  This is one of the new "in" colors for 2012-2013 called Summer Starfruit.  It's kinda of a cross between lime and yellow.  I paired it with Early Espresso for a lovely fall feel.
 
 
Challenges:
 
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Summer Starfruit, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso
Stamps: Reason to Smile, Memorable Moments
Accessories: Big Shot, Chevron Embossing folder, Beautiful Wings Embossilit, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Chalkboard Ornament Gift Tags

Here's a fun tag twist for you! Chalkboard gift tags! You can reuse these each year.


Die cut some ornaments out of the thin chipboard or balsam wood. Stamp with Versamark, add a little embossing and ribbon, and voila!


I think I'll add a piece of chalk with a string when I add them to a gift bag. Cute, right? I have more drying now. :0)


If your chalk writing skills aren't up to par (like mine), you can easily fix you lines or remove completely with Q-tip and water.


Supplies: All Stampin' Up! unless noted
Ink: Versamark
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakss
Accessories: Big Shot / Holiday Framelits / Valspar Chalkboard Paint / Retired Ribbon. / Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder / Heat Gun / Balsam Wood (non SU!) / Chipboard packaging from DSP pack

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Creative Cards 3

I'm all about versatility when it comes to stamps.  I like to envision that I can use the same stamps in different ways.  This philosophy applies to layouts as well.  Check out the cards below by Brenda Rigby Riehle.  Same layouts but each card is slightly different whether it be punches, stamps, colors, etc. 



I struggle with Sympathy cards but this one is very simple and beautiful.

If you're keeping track, Brenda is after me in the Treasure Hunt.  :)
Have a fab day!
Julz

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Creative Cards

I have some great creative folds & technique style cards for you today from some members of the Late Night Stampers Web Ring.  

First up is this great gift card holder by Elaine!  Isn't this fold great?  I love the unique angles & creatively hidden gift card inside!  Definitely on my "must make" list!  :)


The second is a Telescoping Card by Tanya Bell.  This card is adorable from the colors to the technique!  Also, on my "must make" list!  ;)


P.S. Both Elaine & Tanya are part of the LNS Treasure Hunt so be sure to check their blogs for clues!
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Back to Spool!


September is a great time not only to go back to school but also to receive FREE ribbon in your choice of color with every $40 purchase (before taxes and shipping)!  Click here for more details & to place your order!  

Have a fab day!
Julz  :)

BOOOOOOO!

Halloween is coming!  WOOHOO!  My favorite time of the year!

The Sweet Stop team has a cute sketch that went along with my Booo! card.

Mr. Mummy & pals are just waiting to jump out and yell BOO!  :)

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock & Ink: Basic Black
DSP: Howlstooth & Scaringbone
Stamp Set: Googly Ghouls
Accessories: Framelits, Big Shot, Googly Eyes, Silver Brads

I'm off to the store for more sugar.  My first batch of pear preserves is finished, 2 more cooking away, but I have about 3 more batches to make!

Have a fab day!
Julz

Monday, September 3, 2012

Gotta Wear My Shades....

It's been awhile since I played with My Digital Studio.  I found some challenges this weekend that sparked a little scrapbook inspiration and got to work.  :)

The Just Add Ink team has a scrapbook challenge using the sketch below.  I'm loving the flags!  They are so popular right now!


The Color Queens have a great color challenge of Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, & Gumball Green.


We recently took some cute pictures of my nephews when we were down in Florida for the 4th of July.  They just love sunglasses!  It doesn't matter whose they are either.  Cody is rocking his own pair while Lucas grabbed mine!  ;)


Supplies: All Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio

Have a fab day!
Julz  :)