Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My monthly swap Frog Punch Art

Don't you love this darling froggie?  This card was for my monthly swap to Cathy Bell.

Stamps: Petite Pairs

Colors: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Early Expresso, Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Punches: Wide Oval, Oval, 1" circle, punch pack-flower and circle

Goodies: Dimensionals, sponges, mini brads, Old Olive ribbon, scissors

I snipped a triangle out of the wide oval punch and sponged it for the lily pad; I adhered the flower on it and then punched the hole for the mini brad.  The little frog feet are the flowers as well but punched in Early Expresso.

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Make and Takes from my upline's meeting

Last week (ish) my upline Stephanie had a meeting and we made these two cards.  I believe that they were make and takes from convention.  We had a fun meeting and Stephanie made tacos for everyone.  Hooray!  She even had yummy brownies for dessert.  

Happy stamping!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Fancy Flower Punch 3x3 card

Another swap...  I love adding the punches and would not have thought about punching a "window" in the card.  Such creative people out there!

Tonight is club at McAlisters Deli!  Hooray!  If you would like to pop in and participate we are open to visitors and new members.  We will be in the back room at 6:15 pm.

Happy stamping!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sandcastle card (summer punch art)

I can't take the credit for this card...I CASED it off of Dawn O's site.  (-:  This is the card I will be sending in my monthly demo swap.  Below I have a little tutorial in case you fall in love with the card like I did!  Dawn used the spiral punch (retired) on her sandcastle but I sold my punch AND could only use current merchandise in the swap.

Lightly adhere scallop circles to a scrap of paper to help with punching.

Off center the punch again to give the sun its fun shape.

Remove the sun from the scrap of paper.

Slip the Sahara Sand strip down the top and pull out most of it through design.  This will enable you to punch only the top.

Dimensions of the punches and shapes.

Stamps:  Bring on the Cake

Colors:  Daffodil Delight, Sahara Sand (of course!), Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue (base), and Marina Mist (of course for the water!)

Punches: Scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle, Word Window, Tag

Goodies:  Sponges, Color Spritzer, Snail

Happy stamping!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Domino necklaces

At club on Monday my friend Pat brought these gorgeous necklaces to show everyone.  I love them!  She used alcohol markers and stamped on dominoes.  I love them!  I should have gotten a closer pic of one of them because this picture does not do them justice.  Gorgeous!!!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Club Projects Scentsational Telescoping Image Card

This was a fun project and not too difficult to master the layers.  This will be our technique card for the month.

Happy Stamping!

Stamp Set:
Scentsational Season Bundle

Lucky Limeade
Early Expresso
Very Vanilla
DSP-Festival of Prints (new)

Dazzling Details
Big Shot
Holiday Frame Embossing Folder (new)
Scentsational Bundle dies (new)
Removable tape or sticky notes

Monday, August 20, 2012

Club Project Scentsational Bundle Card

Hello!  This is the second card in our card blitz for the month.  I used the Scentsational Bundle again and really wish that there was a scented powder for trees!  LOL!  I love how this card turned out. 

Happy stamping!

Scentsational Bundle

Very Vanilla
Real Red
Gumball Green

Brights Buttons
Bakers Twine, White
Gumball Green Ribbon
Glue Dots
Big Shot
Scentsational Bundle dies
DSP-Candlelight Christmas paper

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Club Project Scentsational Bundle

Inspired by my 3x3 card the larger card is my club project.  The best part is that the candy canes are scented with the new scratch and sniff embossing powder!  Yummy!  I stamped on the ribbon with the "sweet" from Fabulous Phrases to step it up.  I am really enjoying the Festival of Prints paper pack; I originally purchased it to do a share but I can see myself using up the entire package for club projects and personal use.  Such fun patterns!

Happy stamping!

Scentsational bundle (new)
Fabulous Phrases

Color and paper:
Old Olive
Cherry Cobbler
Pool Party
Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper (new)
Whisper White
Crumb Cake

Brights buttons
Natural Cotton Ribbon (new)
Big Shot
Scentsational bundle dies (new)
Glue dots
Peppermint Sticks embossing powder (new)
Heat tool
Cherry Cobbler bakers twine
Labels punch pack (new)
Snowburst embossing folder

Friday, August 17, 2012

Anniversary card from swap

I am not sure who made this card but they thoughtfully included the list of ingredients.

Stamps: Memorable Moments
Cardstock: Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze, Primrose Petals
DSP: Patio Party
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze (sponging)
Big Shot: Labels collection, Bitty Banners framelits, Beautiful Wings embosslits, Fancy Fan Folder

Happy stamping!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Scentsational Bundle 3x3 card

I know that the top two pictures are non-stamping related but I had to share them with everyone!  We went to my cousin's wedding in Billings, MT and the wedding was a in a lovely garden.  I just had to get some great pictures while we were there!  Isn't my honey so handsome?  

I am back in the game thanks to Mary Fish's inspiration.  This is the first day that I have felt well enough to stamp which is a good thing.  I have a club on Monday!  LOL!  This is the Scentsational Bundle and it is so fun!  This month we will be using this fun bundle to make our cards in club.  I promised a card blitz and will be using this set potentially for all of my projects. 

This 3x3 card will be given to everyone who purchases $50 or more this month.

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Savvy Sharpening!

I found this great money saving tip on  (-:
A great pair of scissors is a must-have tool in any household. There is nothing worse than reaching for a pair of snips to start clipping those coupons only to find them dull and useless! Oh, the tragedy!
Professional sharpening can be expensive, and throwing the scissors away and buying a new pair is just wasteful.
Sandpaper is for more than just distressing furniture! Use it to sharpen your favorite pair of scissors. Find a small sheet of medium grade sandpaper. This grade is perfect for the job.
To sharpen your scissors, just snip the sandpaper with the scissors. Don’t rub the sandpaper on the scissors–just make cuts. Snip and cut about a dozen times. When finished, wipe the blades with a soft cloth, and try the scissors out on paper.
Not sharp enough? Cut the sandpaper a few more times.
Purchase sandpaper at any home improvement store, even Walmart, for less than $2. Why not give this simple trick a try and see what a difference it makes?

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Birthday swap

I am not sure who created this card but they thoughtfully included the ingredients.  (-:

Cardstock: Very Vanilla and Wisteria Wonder
Stamps: Fabulous Florets
Goodies: Labels framelits, Butterfly embosslit, and pearls

I think that there is a DSP (designer series paper) involved as well.  Can you guess?

Happy stamping!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Designer Fabric---only .99 cents!

Exciting Offer on Designer Fabric

August 8, 2012 While Stampin’ Up! does not typically allow Clearance Rack products to be sold on a workshop order, for a limited time and only while supplies last, the following discontinued Designer Fabrics from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog (see p. 196 or here) will be available at the low, low price of just 99 cents on all order types—demonstrator, customer, workshop, and online!
Item Description Price
121716 Deck the Halls Designer Fabric $0.99
121715 Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric $0.99
121817 Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric $0.99
121818 Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric $0.99

There is no limit to the quantity of these Designer Fabrics that you and your customers can purchase; however, this offer is only good while supplies last.

I do have an order going in today or tomorrow so let me know if you would like to order some fabric.

Happy stamping!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Wonderful Card Swap

This is a lovely card!  I am not sure who made this swap but is one of my favorites.

Happy stamping!

Friday, August 10, 2012

31% Off Digital for 31 Days

Get 31% off 31 digital content options and most of our print products for all 31 days in August! Feed your My Digital Studio addiction. With digital goods on sale and the 30-day FREE trial of the software, August is the perfect time for them to enter the digital designing craze and see what it's all about.

Want to see pics of the items for sale?  Check out this website created specifically for MDS and download the MDS catalogs:
What's on sale?
ALL cards, photobooks, individual pages, and tags. That's right: print any photobook, board book, swatchbook, individual pages, greeting card, postcard, trifold card, or tag-all for 31% off.
Some of our best digital content. 30 downloads and 1 content disc. Yup, that equals 31.
Here's the list of content:

Item Digital Content Retail Price 31% Off Price
Floral District Collection Disc  $  23.95  $ 16.53
Night and Day Designer Series Paper  $    4.95  $   3.42
Candid Frames  $    2.95  $   2.04
Check This Out Page Templates  $    4.95  $   3.42
Blossom Builders Embellishments  $    5.95  $   4.11
It's All Me Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
Whimsical Note Journal Template  $    1.95  $   1.35
Pinwheel Daily Calendar Template  $    9.95  $   6.87
Party Animal Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
Autumn Traditions Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
Grateful Heart Thanksgiving Ensemble  $  14.95  $ 10.32
Playful Polka Dots Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
World Traveler Photobook Template  $  17.95  $ 12.39
Storybook Specialty Designer Series Paper  $    4.95  $   3.42
Joyful Times Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
One Great Year Digital Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
Limited Edition Embellishments  $    2.95  $   2.04
Walk in the Park II Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
#HASHTHIS Stamp Brush Set  $    7.95  $   5.49
Book of Birthdays Swatchbook Template  $  12.95  $   8.94
Travel Journal Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
Get it Done Kit  $    5.95  $   4.11
Sweetly Nested Framable  $    4.95  $   3.42
Delight in the Day Photobook Template  $  19.95  $ 13.77
Blast Off Ensemble  $  19.95  $ 13.77
Little Milestone Birthdays Greeting Card  $    7.95  $   5.49
Designer Gift Cards  $    4.95  $   3.42
And a Happy New Year Photocard Template  $    1.95  $   1.35
Thanks Tons Greeting Card Template Set  $    2.95  $   2.04
Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit  $    7.95  $   5.49
Gratitude Framable Designer Template  $    1.95  $   1.35

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wedding card from swap

Thank you to Leanna Kerr!  This is a lovely wedding card!  Sorry about the pic being sideways...not sure how to turn it and the program is too smart for my good.  (-:

I am home again and had a great time in the Pacific Northwest visiting family. 

Stamps: Love and Laughter, Itty Bitty Banner

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Pink Pirouette

Ink:  Primrose Petals

Embellishments: White Organza ribbon

Other: Snail, dimensionals, Framelits Bitty Banners, Scallop Edge Border Punch

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Club Swap

 Marilyn swapped this card with me.  It was my inspiration for this card made with all SU products.  I just love inspiration!!!  Thanks Marilyn!

Stamps:  Bring on the Cake
Colors: Pool Party, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Goodies:  Cherry Cobbler bakers string, Cupcake punch (clouds), Chevron folder, Big Shot, Circle punch, glue dots, snail

Happy stamping!

Monday, August 6, 2012

3x3 Slider Card

Someone was too clever!  Who would have thought about creating a 3x3 slider card???  I love that this card is "outside the box" in design.  I love it!!!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Card in Waiting

This is another layout that I cased from Ann Schach.  I also used the same set she did.  I bought this set a couple of months ago and hadn't used it before now.  She used a polka dot designer series paper (if I remember correctly), but I made my own by embossing some more mustard cardstock with craft white ink and some winter white embossing powder.  This uses my new background stamp, distressed dots.  It is awesome.

I tried a new color combo that I saw out in blog land--Island Indigo, More Mustard, and Old Olive.  I also tried out one of the new Finishing Touches edgelits.  And trimming around these flowers wasn't that bad at all, but I really love the paper snips that Stampin' Up sells for tasks like this.  It makes it easy-peasy.  This is a great layout; I'll probably use it again.  It doesn't yet have a greeting and I decided to leave that until I know what I need.  Hence the "card in waiting" title...

Hope you are doing well..................Julie

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Birthday Card

I have a certain level of paranoia about spelling the word "birthday".  For our birthdays my mom would bake a sheet cake and decorate the top of it with those tubes of pre-made icing and the little plastic tips that would just thread on to the top.  Well, one time she wrote "Happy Birtday" and another "Happy Bithday".  Good natured teasing followed, but now we all have to check to make sure that it is written correctly.  All those consonents in a row can trip anybody up.  And I am somewhat prone to neuroses anyway.  Ask people who have met me...even comparative strangers...

The only thing this poor card did to deserve this story is to be a birthday card.  Seriously though, with a change of sentiment, it would make a great sympathy, get well, or thinking of you card.  Like most of my best card ideas, it was cased.  (This time from the very talented Ann Schach; she does such beautiful work.)  It showcases my new favorite set, Serene Silhouettes, and the Argyle embossing folder.

I liked the layout (and the set) so much that I decided to try it with bright colors and rhinestones.  It's not nearly as elegant, but it is cute.  I also gave the new chevron folder a test run through the Big Shot.

Until next time...........Julie