Friday, May 31, 2013

Smoke & Sky

The Play Date Cafe has a fantastic color challenge this week - Smoky Plum, Cherry Blossom, & Lava. I went pretty literal with it b/c I was so inspired by the lovely inspiration photo.  I used watercolor crayons & shimmer mist to create the sky below on vellum.  I then ran it through the Big Shot & the Cloudy Day Textured Embossing Folder. 

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: Watercolor Crayons: brights, Basic Gray
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Accessories: Edgelits, Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Shimmer Paint, Whisper White Baker's Twine

Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

This is IT!

The final day to purchase from both the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog & the Spring 2013 Catalog!  There were some pretty amazing products in this catalog so it's a good day to get them before they are gone forever!  Here are some of my favs!

Artisan Embellishments Kit #129328 
Random charming stuff for random creative impulses. 26 total embellishments. 2 designer tags, 4 designer ticket stubs, 18" scalloped lace, 18" cotton lace, 18" large oval lace, 1 yd. seam binding, 6 paper flowers, 1 resin heart, 2 resin flowers, 5 buttons


Borders Scoring Plate Simply Scored #126192
Awesome scored borders and patterns! 2 pieces—plate and overlay (both measure 12-1/2" x 12-1/2"). Set plate securely on our scoring tool, put card stock you want to score over plate, then add overlay over card stock as a guide for scoring.

 Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folderd #127821
Natural wood look. Perfect card background for any season. Folder: 4-1/2" x 6-3/8". Use with Big Shot machine, Multipurpose Platform, and Standard Cutting Pads.

Oh, Whale Stamp Set
Clear Mount #129132  $16.95
Wood Mount #129129  $22.95
This little whale has a big heart. We think he'll become a favorite for sending your warmest wishes to friends and family. Coordinates with the Happy Whale Clearlits Die and the Oh, Whale! Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel.

Happy Whale Clearlits Die #129403
Perfect to cut the whale in Oh Whale! Stamp Set. Whale: 2-7/8" x 1-3/16". Use with your Big Shot, Standard Cutting Pads, and Multipurpose Platform. (Whale is the only clear image in the die.)


Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #127022
Creativity cloud nine! Folder: 4-1/2" x 6-3/8". Emboss a single sheet of paper with the Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform, and Standard Cutting Pads.

Don't forget -TODAY is the last day to grab a great deal! For a chance to win the hostess benefits, a FREE 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog & Idea Book, & FREE gift, click HERE.
Have a fabulous Friday!
Julz :)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Waving goodbye!

There are THREE days remaining to purchase from the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog!  Just three days to stock up on your favorites - colors, stamps, & accessories before they are gone forever!  Click here for the retired lists to check out what's waving goodbye as of June 1! 

Place an order of $30 or more to receive a free gift from me! All orders will include the new 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog & Idea Book as well! :) 
Just use Hostess Code SUTQ3XNA when you check out online!


ALL orders will be added to the HOSTESS DRAWING!
What does that mean?
You place an order,
I place your name in the hat,
& if I pull out your name,
YOU win the hostess benefits!

Click HERE to shop!

The order closes Friday, May 31 at 1159p ET to be eligible for FREE gift and to win the hostess benefits.  Only one winner eligible to win the hostess benefits.

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Monday, May 27, 2013

Subway Art Congrats

SUO Challenges has another great challenge up - Retiring Stamp Sets!  One of my favorite retiring stamp sets is Word Play!  I totally wore this stamp set out!  It's just awesome!  So when I needed to create my cousin, Austin's grad card I immediately pulled it off the shelf!  Four super perfect sentiments awaited me & how easy-peasy to use them for a little Subway Art! :) 

Those silvery items are actually Foil Tape - from the Hardware store!  And guess what is so easy to use on it?!?  PUNCHES!  WOOHOO! :)  (Embossing, too, but that's another card! ;))
Supplies: All Stampin' Up! unless noted
Cardstock: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Word Play, Itty Bitty Banners (side of card)
Accessories: Star Punch (non-SU!), 1/2" Circle Punch, Cupcake Builder Punch, Lime Green Sharpie (non-SU!), Uni-ball, Signo Gel Pen in White
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Beautiful Butterflies

SUO Challenges has the perfect post this week!  I had just finished playing with the Rolling Quartz Technique and had die cut some butterflies!  The butterflies are all shimmery and vary in color.  Love it!!
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Pool Party, Basic Black, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Marina Mist
Stamps: Word Play, Everything Eleanor
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Crystal Effects, Window Sheet, Silver Brads
Have a fab day!

Birthday Blog Hop Winner Announced!

Good morning everyone!

I want to thank all of you who participated in the fabulous birthday blog hop for Mynnette!!!  It was such a fabulous surprise for her!  Also, many thanks to Ellen who facilitated the blog hop between Technique Time Tuesday & The Inkspirational DTs

Now the news you have all been waiting for!!!!!!!
The winner of the blog hop & a fantastic prize package is..............
From Millan.NetKIMBO!!!!From Millan.Net

Congrats!!!!  Please email me with your full name & address and we'll get your prize package out ASAP! :)
Thanks again to everyone who played along!
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mynnette's Birthday Blog Hop - Last day!

Today's the last day to participate in Mynnette's Birthday Blog Hop! 
Check out all the info here!  There's a great prize up for grabs! 

Good luck!

P.S. There's a Design Team Call at Technique Twist! Come check it out! :)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

LNS Spring Treasure Hunt Winners!

From Millan.NetFrom Millan.Net
            Congrats to Heather Hopson
for winning a major prize package worth $150!!!!!

Many thanks to all who participated!

The winner of my own drawing is Pricilla Yohann!!!
Your prize will be on its way to you shortly!

Congrats ladies!

P.S. There's a Design Team Call at Technique Twist! Come check it out! :)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dahlia Fold Technique

We're making Dahlia Folds this month at Technique Time Tuesday! It's a cool little fold technique made with circles! Come join the fun! :)

I turned my Dahlia Folds into flower buds for a variation on the large Dahlia Fold Circle and created the card below.  For the large buds, I tucked three Dahlia Folds into one Dahlia Fold.  The smaller buds were created with just one tucked into another.

I started thinking about what other shapes I could use this technique on.  What about a heart?  That'd be pretty cool right? 

I was hoping to have a video for you but I'm having tehnical difficulties so instead I have a tutorial which lays out the process.

 Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Pool Party, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, (retired) Candlelight Christmas DSP
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pool Party
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Paper Pumpkin, Oh Whale!
Accessories: 1" Circle Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon

Dahlia Heart Fold Card Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Sale-a-bration DSP (retired)
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
Accessories: Big Shot, Fashionable Hearts Embosslit, Large Pearl, Whisper White Organza Ribbon
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Happy birthday Mynnette - It's your birthday blog hop!

Time for a blog hop with birthday cards for Mynnette and, of course, BLOG CANDY for one lucky winner! In order to have a chance to win, visit each blog and leave a comment on each one, including this one. One of the sites will be randomly chosen and we will randomly choose a winner from the comments on that site, using Deadline to enter is May 16!

Here's my card for Mynnette!  I waterstamped on the lovely ocean colors of Pool Party & Island Indigo (reminds me of a relaxing day at the beach!).  I did the same with Wild Wasabi on the leaves.

To celebrate, we all chose our favorite technique of this year and made a special card for Mynnette. To see which technique each of us chose, and to have a chance to win some BLOG CANDY, here is the blog list for you.

Technique Time Tuesday

* Ellen - In a World of Craft
* Karen - Simply Frenzied
* Die amelie - VonPappe II
* Louise - Cats Cards and Cupcakes
* Karen P - stamping in pINK
* Rocky - Rocky's Crafting Blog
* Hayley - Hayley's Paper Garden
* Nancy - The Trinket Collector
* Julz - Ribbons & Julz *You are HERE!*
* Tracey - Serene Stamper
* Katy - I Like to Cut and Paste
* Adrienne Crist - Paper Diva Scraps
* Want more? The Inkspirational DT is also hopping for Mynnette's birthday!

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi
Stamps: Petite Pairs, En Francais
Accessories: Big Shot, Floral Framelits, Shimmer Paint

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Love you!

It's becoming clear to me that water-stamping is my new favorite technique! ;)  I decided to make a flower card using the great color challenge from Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge team!  They have this great tangerine & magenta color combo that I used on my MIL's card below for Mother's Day.  I added some glittery butterflies as she's all about the pink & glitter. ;)
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Calypso Coral, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Silver Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Brights Designer Buttons, Floral Framelits
Have a fab day! Happy Mother's Day to all the moms!
Julz ;)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

So Worth the Wait!

The Hand Stamped Sentiments Team has a great Color Challenge this week - Summer Starfruit, Real Red, Bashful Blue, & Basic Black.  I substituted Pool Party for Bashful Blue.
Any idea what I used to make my flowers?  The two smallest hearts from the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit!  You glue them point to point. :)
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit
Ink: Pool Party
Stamps: Word Play, Everything Eleanor
Accessories: Big Shot, Fashionable Hearts Embosslit, Shimmer Paint, Rhinestones
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Find the Treasure!

It's the last few days of the LNS Web Ring Spring 2013 Treasure Hunt! 
Find all the details here!

Have a fab weekend!  I have some exciting stuff to share with you next week!
Julz :)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Technique Time Tuesday's Dahlia Fold Challenge!

It's the first Tuesday of the month and the TTT DT has an amazing challenge using the Dahlia Fold Technique.  The girls have some fun projects to share with you!  I'll be posting my card next Tuesday on the Tips & Variations Post, but check out the challenge HERE and get ready to play along!

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Technique Twist Design Team Call

There's a new challenge in town! :)  Come join me at the Technique Twist Challenge!  Plus I'm looking for some talented designers to join me!  Check out all the info here

The first challenge starts June 15!
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Same Layout, Two Ways

Mojo Monday has a great sketch this week!  It can be used either as a circle card or square card. I kinda changed it up and made a large flower card & a rectangular card instead. I also used The Play Date Cafe's Color Splash Challenge of Black, White, & Magenta.  I think I like the flower card best.  You?

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Brights DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
Accessories: Big Shot, Floral Framelits, Large Scallop Circle, Bitty Banners Framelits, Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Shimmer Mist

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin May Kit & a new challenge blog!

My Paper Pumpkin went a little masculine with some great supplies in the May Kit!  I added a few hearts on some of the cards for a little loving touch! :)  I think #3 is my favorite out of the bunch!

But guess what?  There's a cool new blog in town just for My Paper Pumpkin!  Check it out & come play along at My Pumpkin Challenge.  The first challenge went live yesterday!

Have a fab day!
Julz :)