Thursday, January 31, 2013

CAS Valentines

Last night I received a lovely package from Mr. Brown with lots of fun goodies inside!  WOOHOO!  I love those packages!  Anyways, I picked up the Bigz Two Tags Die to make a bookmark for my grandma who loves to read!  I kept it very CAS as you do not want a bulky bookmark inside the pages of your novel.

I added some red glimmer hearts & a cute sentiment plus a little "I love you" on the back of the bookmark.  The tag die already adds a great stitched look to the outer edge of the tag so there's really no need for a lot of extra embellishment.


Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: Real Red
Stamps: Petite Pairs, My Little Valentine
Accessories: Big Shot, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die, Bigz Two Tags Die, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Shimmer Mist

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Going back through the various techniques in the DT Call for Technique Time Tuesday, I decided to try the Bargello technique. I was going to create some butterflies but the end result was just too thick so I decided on a background for black butterflies instead. I think I'd make another try for the butterflies but use regular copy paper to reduce the thickness.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock/Paper: Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: My Little Valentine
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Labels Framelits Dies, Shimmer Mist, Two Toned Ribbon, Chevron Embossing Folder

Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


STAMPIN’ UP! SUPER BOWL SPECIAL! The Super Bowl is this weekend but I am running a “super” contest for you starting today. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t watching the game because I will let you know if you are a winner. This is how it works: For every $10 in product you purchase you will get your name on a square and it will have corresponding numbers, 0-9. You select one number for the Ravens and one number for the 49ers. If you have the ending digits of the score after the 1st, 2nd or 3rd quarter you will win $25 in FREE product from me. If you have the ending digits of the score at the end of the game you will win $50 in FREE product. If you were to win all 4 quarters that would be $125 in total FREE product!!!

To order: Call 678-485-2891, email to or you can visit my website at to place your order online! I accept cash, check or credit card.

BONUS – It’s Sale-a-bration time! For every $50 you spend, you earn a FREE product out of the Sale-a-bration catalog!

CHOICE OF NUMBERS IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS!!!! If you want me to randomly pick your numbers, just let me know!


A Chevron Birthday

I'm all into the Chevron fever that seems to have hit the paper making word! 
It's such fun and very versatile!  :)

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi
DSP: Howlstooth & Scaringbone
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Basic Black
Stamps: Memorable Moments
Accessories: Faceted Designer Buttons, Black Thread (non-SU!), Big Shot, Chevron Textures Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits Dies
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Monday, January 28, 2013


Polka Dots & a great insirpiration pic but no circle stamps?! Hmm....  Thankfully, I have circle punches!  Grabbing some scrap paper & the punches I created some masks and started sponging.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Basic Black
Stamps: Word Play
Accessories: 1" & 3/8" punches, Owl Punch (for the little bitty circle), Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon
Have a fab day!
Julz :)n

Sunday, January 27, 2013

3D Pedestal Pop-up Card

I've been contemplating the perfect idea (well, my perfect idea, that is) for the 3D Pedestal Pop-Up Card Challenge that Technique Time Tuesday has had up for this month.  I almost went back to Oh, Whale but decided to go a different route with Glimmer Hearts! :)

It's all very clean & simple.  The outside was layered white on white then I added some color.  For the inside, I wanted floating hearts that I think I accomplished quite well with Window Sheets! :)

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Champagne/Red/Silver Glimmer Papers
Ink: Real Red, Whisper White
Stamps: My Little Valentine
Accessories: Big Shot, Owl Punch, Oh, Whale Clearlit, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Ornament Punch, Window Sheets
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Lots o' Hearts

Just a quick post today.  I made this card in the early morning hours before work. Sometimes the whole crafty muse strikes you early! ;)


Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Real Red, Vellum
Ink: Real Red, Soft Suede
Stamps: En Francais, My Little Valentine
Accessories: Shimmer Mist, Big Shot, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Ornament Punch

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I love NEW!

The Spring Catalog has just arrived and what fund items do we have inside?!?  How about some gorgeous Two Toned Wide Ribbon & a Honeycomb Embossing Folder!  :)  I kept this very simple & kind of manly for a guy birthday card.  SUO Challenges has a great idea in inspiring us to whip out those fun new products for this week's challenge!

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Whisper White
Paper: Be of Good Cheer Designer Paper
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Word Play
Accessories: Big Shot, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Basic Gray/Basic Black 1 1/4" Two Toned Ribbon, Faceted Button, Stampin' Sanding Block

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Happy Snowflakes!

Just a very clean & simple card for the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge this month. 

I randomly stamped some snowflakes, spritzed the card with some Shimmer Mist & added a few rhinestones plus bits of linen thread. 

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Marina Mist, Blushing Bride (retired)
Stamps: Memorable Moments, Four Seasons
Accessories: Linen Thread, Rhinestones

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sale-a-bration begins TODAY!

It's the best time of the year at Stampin' Up!
Sale-a-bration begins TODAY! 
What does that mean?!

For every $50 you spend (before taxes & S/h), you receive a FREE product!  Ready to start shopping?  Click here!

 If you sign up to be a demonstrator, there are even bigger bonuses!!!! 
Contact me for more info!

Have a fab day!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

NFC Championship Special!

This weekend only - pick up a FREE card kit in your choice of Falcons or Ravens colors with any $30 order or by booking a Sale-a-bration workshop with me! Order online or email me directly! Once I receive your order information, I'll email you asking for your choice of color palette! :) Ends Sunday 1/20 at 1159p!
*Card kit comes complete with instructions & all the supplies to create six cards. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Best of 25 Years!

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Some things to remember:
•All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
•While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
•All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.

ITEM      DESCRIPTION                                   PRICE
132929   Best of Birthdays (English;clear-mount) $14.95
BONUS - As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, starting in February we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Click here to shop now!

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Just a quick note!

I found out today my card was chosen in the Top 3 for the SUO Challenge #61 True Blue
A very cheery start to my Monday! :)  How about yours?  Anything exciting happen to you today?

Have a fab day!

P.S. - My Paper Pumpkin sign-up begins TODAY!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

It's a Magical Paper Escape Every Month!

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!
I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.

Here's How You Order
Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it.

Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting our online store.

A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

Questions? We've Got Answers - Email me with more questions.
Why are we offering Paper Pumpkin?
Paper Pumpkin is the perfect introduction to Stampin' Up! We designed it for crafters that want to create a project each month, but aren't quite ready to build a stamp collection (yet).
How does shipping work with Paper Pumpkin?
Your Paper Pumpkin will be automatically shipped to you each month (so fun!). Because we are auto shipping these, the pricing structure is slightly different from our other Stampin' Up! products.

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Whale you be mine?

Isn't little whale the cutest?!?  I saw this new stamp set and thought to myself - SSSOO Versatile!!!  You know those are keywords for moi! ;)

I used the Technique Tuesday Stamped Window Punch Technique as my starting point.  Then I started adding my elements. 

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Riding Hood Red
Stamps: Oh, Whale!
Accessories: Big Shot, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Shimmer Mist, Dimensionals

Have a fab Friday!  I can't wait to do a whole lotta stampin' this weekend!
Julz :)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

A little Subway Art - MDS Style

Isn't Subway Art fun?  I decided to create a little to add to my New Year's cards using My Digital Studio!  The best part - ALL of these sentiments are stamps - I just added in a few words to make it my own.  How easy peasy! :)

Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

My Little Valentine

 During the My Little Valentine promotion from January 3-21, you will get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE-a $7.95 value-when you purchase the brand-new My Little Valentine Set. This four-piece set was created exclusively for this promotion and will not be available again after January 21! The My Little Valentine Stamp Set is only available in clear-mount.

Buy one of the following:
Item       Description                                             Price
132242  My Little Valentine (English; clear-mount)  $9.95
132245  Enamorados (Spanish; clear-mount)          $9.95
132248  Mon petit amour (French; clear-mount)     $9.95

Receive this FREE:
126923  Sealed with Love Simply Sent   $7.95
     (page 35 in the Holiday Catalog)

You can also purchase the Valentine Treat Bundle from January 3-21!
132771    Valentine Treat Bundle
Includes the Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp (clear-mount) and 1" x 8" cellophane bags 
Retail Value $7.45    Special Bundle Price $5.95
Click HERE to shop now!
Have a fab day!
Julz :)