12/18/12

Lovely as a tree...


Here is a card that I designed for my recent Simply Beautiful Christmas card class.  I will always love Lovely as a Tree....this stamp set is just timeless and can be used for many occasions, not just Christmas, but I love how each year I can find a new way to use it at Christmas.  This time I gave it a new look by stamping over the tree with the En Francais BG stamp, using Crumb Cake ink.  I gave it a woodsy look by embossing a piece of Early Espresso Coredinations with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder and then sanding it down. I added some Crumb Cake Tafetta Ribbon and an Antique Brad.  I spritzed it all with some homemade shimmer mist using our Champagne Shimmer paint and alcohol, I just can't live without that stuff!

This card was a favorite at the class and I also made a bunch for each of my shops!

Until next time ~
♥Julie

12/17/12

Believe...


I just love this stamp set, Snowflake Soiree! It makes the most elegant Christmas cards.  I used it to create this card for my recent Simply Beautiful Christmas card class.  This was a super easy card to make so it was perfect to re-create for Christmas cards.  The color combo is Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Natural Ivory (the card stock that I used for the base).  Don't you just love the pearls in the centers of the snowflakes?

Until next time ~
♥Julie

12/16/12

Hostess Appreciation Project


Last Saturday afternoon I hosted my monthly stamp club meeting and it just happened to be Hostess Appreciation month as well.  So, I decided to design a special project just for my ladies.  I stocked up on our Kraft gift boxes during the Online Extravaganza in November and decided to design some 3x3 Xmas notes for inside.  Most of them feature the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper and here is what they look like:






And here is the box, which I covered with different patterns of the same paper:


The ladies loved the box and the cards inside and congratulations to Alejandra, who won the Mystery Hostess drawing! 

Until next time ~
♥Julie

12/11/12

What I've been up to......




Sooooo......here is the reason why I have not been posting much lately......





In addition to my Stampin' Up! business I have started a new adventure: Origami Owl!  I fell in love with these amazing lockets back in August when I saw them at a craft fair that I was selling at....let me tell you...not many paper goods were moving that day, but these lockets were flying out the door!  

I wandered over to the Origami Owl table and met the fabulous Misty Brandow, who would soon become my upline, picked out the goodies for my very own locket and then went back to my booth.  After watching the continuous line of customers walk away from her booth with their own lockets, I decided to do a little investigating.  I asked Misty to tell me about the Origami Owl career plan and more about the company.  When I found out how generous the pay plan was and how this adorable jewelry company was started by 14 year old Bella Weems, I was hooked.  I then learned that these lockets were in such demand that there was a waiting list to sign up to become a designer!  So the very next morning I got on that list (#10033) and after waiting nearly 2 months my number was called in late October.  I have been swamped ever since.  One of my very good friends, Gerry, signed up under me the day after I signed up and we have been busy little bees (or should I say OWLS) since day one!  My little business has taken off like crazy and I still have not even had my very own launch party because I have been so busy keeping up with the parties, vendor events and orders coming in.  So if you are looking for a unique gift for that someone special or wanna have a really fun party with freebies, contact me for a catalog and more info! 

Email: Charmsbyjules@aol.com

Go to my FB page and LIKE it! Once we reach 100 likes I give away a locket!

Until next time ~
♥Julie