4/16/14

Daffodils in bloom!



April Stamp Club project #1. Daffodil card created with the Petite Petal and Itty Bitty Flower Punches. The background is the Hardwood BG stamp and the grass was created with the Fringe Scissors! 



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Until next time ~

Xoxo
Julie

3/3/14

Project Life ~ Stampin' Up! Style


Have you heard about Project Life?
It is a fairly new method of scrapbooking.
It was started by Becky Higgins back in 2009 but has really taken off the past couple of years due to the simplicity of it. I love it because it is so much quicker and easier than traditional scrapbooking.
Instead of creating a 12x12 layout from scratch, you use pocket protector pages.
Inside these pages you insert your photos, journal cards and filler cards (patterned paper with or without embellishments). You can basically create whatever theme you want or need if you have paper, a paper cutter and a corner rounder. 
I am totally addicted to it!
Now, you can buy pre made kits in the craft stores, but I wanted to create something with my favorite Stampin' Up! products. It is so easy to do. For these 2 pages, I cut some of the new Sweet Sorbet DSP (FREE with any $50 order ~ it's a Sale-a-bration item) into 4x6 and 3x4 pieces and inserted them into the corresponding pockets. I added my photos, journaled a little about the pics and then added some wash tape and some cute embellishments that were cut with my punches.
Soooooo easy and very quick to put together!
I even stamped a sentiment from the "Feel Goods" stamp set to complete my layout.


See the little banner in the center square below?
That was stamped with the Remember This & That Rotary Stamp.
Perfect to record dates and phrases that are applicable for your layout!


I am so excited about this new way of preserving memories that I am offering a class this Saturday where I will be teaching you how to use your favorite SU supplies to create your own quick and easy layouts!

You will go home with 3 double sided layouts for a total of 6 pages to add to your book!
The cost for this fun class is just $12.75.
I will supply everything needed, you just need to bring your adhesive, corner rounder and a journaling pen or marker.

For more info, please go to my registration page:

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Until next time ~
Julie
xoxo




2/24/14

Another card from class


Here is another card that I designed for my "From The Heart" class this month.

I had to use the Heart Framelits because it just went so perfectly with the sentiment from the stamp set, Cuddles & Kisses. The footprints are from Baby Prints. I decided to use a neutral color combo of Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, So Saffron and Crushed Curry for the card, so it can be used for either a boy or a girl.  The striped DSP is from Watercolor Wonder.  The embossing folder used is Decorative Dots and I added just a little bling for the embellishments with our Silver Shimmer Paper punched with the Itty Bitty Heart Punch.

I used the same layout to create baby cards for my shops and they are selling very well! I think those cute little baby footprints just win people over. 

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Until next time ~
Julie
xoxo

2/22/14

Cycle Celebrations


Here is another card from my February class, "From The Heart". 
This sweet little card features the Cycle Celebrations stamp set, which is a happy little set that I love so much.  It also features the Build-a-cupcake punch, which I HAVE NEVER USED BEFORE!! 
Can you believe that??
I finally broke down and took the wrapper off of it and created this card for class.
I love the cupcake punch because you can do so many things with it that are not cupcake related.
I've seen the frosting used as clouds and the cupcake bottom used as a purse, and I will be trying these techniques soon, now that I have finally broken my punch in....LOL

The color combo for this card is Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit.  

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~ Until next time
Julie
xoxo

2/20/14

So Very Grateful


Here is another card I designed for my "From The Heart" Paper Craft class this month.
I used a new stamp set from the spring catalog: So Very Grateful.
I love this stamp set because the images in it are perfect for watercoloring.
I stamped the image on our luxurious watercolor paper using Stazon and then colored it in with a blender pen and Calypso Coral and Pistachio Pudding inks.
I absolutely LOVE the new Hardwood background stamp! 
I used it for the background on this card.  Love the look of green wood.
The coral twine is part of a 3 pack of thick, colored twine that is available as a FREE Sale-a-bration gift.  This project was a class favorite and after sharing it on Stampin' Connection yesterday, I learned that it had been pinned to Pinterest 25 times in just a few hours.
That tells me that it is a cool design.
Nothing like a little Pinterest love to make a girl feel good!

Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time ~
Julie
xoxo

2/19/14

February Class Project!


Here is the first of 6 class projects from my February class, "From The Heart". 
I saw a version of this card on Pinterest and just fell in love with it.
Of course, I changed it up a bit and made it my own.
What I love about this card is how simple it is!
It was a favorite among the attendants at my class on Saturday.
I also used the glimmer paper coloring technique, which is just basically using your SU ink to change our Silver Glimmer Paper to any color you want! You can use a sponge dauber and ink pad or refill, but I just had the ladies use our Strawberry Slush Marker to color the little silver heart after they adhered it to the front of the card.  No muss, no fuss!

Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time ~
xoxo
Julie