9/22/14

Little Pumpkin Purses!

Today I worked in the craft studio and came up with these little cuties! My Halloween twist on the Hershey Nugget Purse. I used the Fall Fest stamp set for the face and Work of Art for the stripes. The ribbon is 1/4 inch cotton in Pear Pizzazz. Super easy little treats to make for your trick or treaters!  

8/29/14

Upcoming Paper Crafting Events!


If you are in the Turlock/Modesto area and would like to join me for one of my upcoming paper crafting classes (card making or scrapbooking) please take a look at my class schedule. The name of my group is The Stamp Tramps and we gather 2-3 times a month for stamp club, scrapbook class and card classes. My Meetup page is the best way to keep track of upcoming classes as well as a quick and easy way of registering for my events. 

I add new events each month and have 3-4 holiday classes in the works.
My holiday stamp camp is sold out, but my first holiday class, Get Ready for the Holidays is on October 4th and has 7 open seats left. I will also be adding holiday classes in November and December. 

If you join my Meetup group, you will receive notifications every time I add a new class!

For more info on my events and to register for any of them, please use this link:


Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time ~
Julie
xoxo

8/26/14

August Stamp Club Projects

Here are the 3 projects that I designed for my August Stamp Club Gathering that was help a few weeks ago.  


Sunflowers in the hopes that fall arrives soon!




I created an artist's pallet with my favorite set, Work of Art!




I showed my ladies a new technique: heat embossing on Designer Series Paper.
Look closely and you can see it!



Hope our week is going great for you.
Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time ~
Julie
xoxo

7/28/14

New Cards For A Cure project!


This is my latest project for Cards for a Cure! 
I started Cards for a Cure as a way to raise funds for different charitable organizations, national and local. I created this particular card for a cause that is near and dear to my heart.
These 2 little girls.

Here is a little about them:


These precious sisters are Ginger & Piper. After meeting Greg and marrying him, they became family to me. They have Cystic Fibrosis. There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. These babies are two of them. There are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. I created this card for them and hope you will support me in my efforts of raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in their honor.

These girls were at my wedding reception and I cannot tell you how happy it made me to see them running and jumping and having a good time. This is how it should be. But these girls have to fight infection, undergo breathing treatments and endure so much for their age. And their Mama and Daddy are right by their sides. 

Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short. There still is no cure for this devastating disease. By ordering a card today, you are helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis. Will you join me? These little angels deserve MANY more tomorrows!


Ginger Blue




Piper Love


To order a card via credit card, debit card or Paypal account, click the link below. 
Thank you so much!


To follow Cards For A Cure on Facebook:


Until next time ~
Julie
xoxo

7/10/14

Rock Star T-shirt!




Whipped this card up tonight as I was trying to come up with a 3rd project for my Stamp Club gathering on Saturday. I was watching TV but could not get the idea of a t-shirt card out of my head, so I headed to my craft room to get busy!

If you haven't already guessed, I used the onesie framelit from the Baby's First Framelits set to create the t-shirt. Just cut of the bottom. I went to my old standby of red, white and blue. I knew I wanted the t-shirt to say Rock Star so I got out one of my favorite new sets, Be The Star. I just can't get enough of this set! After making this card, I am envisioning this same layout in other colors: pink & black, purple and silver. And you can create all kinds of t-shirts for all kinds of occasions!
How fun is that?

If you are attending stamp club on Saturday, you will be making this card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time ~
Julie
xoxo

More fun stuff from Summertime Paper Craft Party!


Here is a cute little gift card holder/birthday card that I created from our Gift Card Enclosure Envelopes.  I used the new stamp set "Tag Talk" which is actually becoming one of my favorites. 
These envelopes measure 3 7/8" x 3 7/8" and have 4 slots in them to hold a standard size gift card.
I decided to turn this one into a little slider greeting card. I used the Hardwood BG stamp on the Very Vanilla insert, stamped in Pistachio Pudding. The belly band around the outside is a strip of Pistachio Pudding card stock that is layered with the new Venetian Crochet Trim.  The whole envelope is embossed with the new folder, Lovely Lace.



That's all for today!
Thanks for stopping by1

Until next time ~
Julie
xoxo

7/7/14

More projects from our Summertime PaperCraft Party!


Good morning!
Hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July weekend!
We spent a lot of time in the pool, saw an awesome concert & fireworks show and then capped off the weekend with the 50th birthday celebration of a dear friend.

I thought the card below would be a perfect one to share today, as it is very patriotic.
This one was designed by Ruby and features the Work of Art stamp set, which is so very versatile.
The sentiment really sums up the image: a thousand thanks to those that protect and serve our country.


The next set of cards are a couple of 3x3 gift enclosure cards that I designed and they feature the Something for Baby Stamp Set and Baby's First Framelits. I was so happy to see these in the new catalog. The little onesie image and necktie just make me smile. I love how they can be cut out with the matching framelit. I have many plans for this set and can't wait to share with you some of the creations that I have in mind.


Peace, Love & Cupcakes is the name of the set used on the following card:


This card I actually cased from the catalog with a few minor modifications. I thought it was a great way to showcase this set and it just made one darned cute card! 

I have 6 more projects to share with you from this fun event as well as some pictures of our prizes, gifts and friends. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time ~

Julie 
xoxo

7/3/14

A few cards from our Summertime Papercraft Party!

Last Saturday we had our Summertime Papercraft Party with 9 of our favorite stampers! These are just a few of the projects that we designed for the event:


The above card is my design and it featured the Tap, Tap, Tap stamp set. 


The owl card was designed by Ruby and features the stamp set, So Very Happy.



The above card is my design and featured the stamp set, Be The Star. I also snuck in the swoosh image from Work Of Art.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time ~

Julie
Xoxo

6/2/14

The new catalog is here!



It's an exciting day around here!
The brand new Stampin' Up! catalog went live today, just minutes ago!
If you have not received your copy and would like to become a customer of mine, please let me know and I will get a copy to you. 
If you cannot wait to view it
here is the link:


So many amazing new goodies inside!
 Take a look and leave me a comment and tell me what you think!

Until next time ~
Julie
xoxo

5/8/14

Work of Art!


I love Stampin' Up! Now, I'm sure that this is no secret to anyone that follows my blog or knows me, but I just have to say it again.  And I'll tell you why: A couple of weeks ago, my downline and I attended the 2014-2015 SU Catalog Premiere in Sacramento and it was wonderful! We had a nice little road trip, caught up with each other over lunch, did a little shopping and the settled in to the local movie theater for the big catalog reveal! It was amazing! So much fun with my girls!

In addition to a big screen tour of the new catalog and receiving our advance copy, SU also gifted us with one of the upcoming stamp sets in the catalog: Work of Art! I love how they always provide us with FREE product, gifts, incentives and wonderful discounts. Makes my passion/job so much easier!

I used my free stamp set to design a little card for my Stamp Tramps at our National Scrapbooking Day gathering and here it is!

So simple to create using the giant watercolor swoosh stamp that is in the set! The color combo for the project was Early Espresso, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush. I just added a few butterflies using my punches and a few of our fabulous adhesive rhinestones. Simple, yet stunning!

My big box of sneak peek goodies from SU arrived a couple of days ago and I can't wait to share what else I have created using all of those new fun items!

You are gonna love the new catalog, might be the best one yet!

Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time ~
Julie
xoxo

4/30/14

A share from class!


1st project from last weekend's Gettin' Inky class. It features the retiring set, Clockworks. A great set for masculine cards. The color combo I used was Midnight Muse, Garden Green and Sahara Sand. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time ~
Julie
XoXo

4/23/14

Stampin' Up! Project Life in the house!


My Project Life by Stampin' Up! arrived today!


If you are already a Stampin' Up! demo you can pre-order the goodies NOW, or if you're not a demo you can sign up as one (contact your current SU! demo for more information - or if you don't have one yet, feel free to ask me any questions you may have by emailing me at stampwithjulie@aol.com) OR you can begin ordering your very own kit as a customer through any Stampin' Up! demonstrator on MAY 1st!

I have lots of photos here, if you want to see one bigger, just click on it! :)

A sampling below of the 4x6 cards:




Here are the configurations of the pocket pages!


You also get 4x4 cards, here is one side of them:


Here is the other side of them:


And here's a shot of the Everyday Adventures box with the core kit, the accessory pack goodies, and my pens  - they all fit so nicely! First, let me just tell you that while I adore everything this kit came with, I LOVE the little box it comes in! It will hold your entire kit, accessories, pens, photos, etc. in one little box right there! If you are someone who does a lot of scrapbooking at crops, this will come in SO handy! 




Here's a picture of the entire accessory pack. Notice there is also a roll of washi tape (in my favorite color!) AND cute circle epoxy dome stickers!  Inside there were 4 different die-cut 3" x 4" cards! 
You also get a sheet of these cute little clear plastic accessories. LOVE the banners and arrows!
Cardstock stickers! Four sheets of them.  Then there are wood cuts and arrow clips. How cute are these?



Here is a sampling of the 3x4 double sided cards:




I can't wait to see what other Project Life kits will be available in the new catalog! If you want a catalog, feel free to contact me for one when they come out! So excited to plan a series of classes using these items!

Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time ~
Julie
xoxo


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! 



Thanks for stopping by!

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:

Thanks for stopping by!
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. 

Thanks for stopping by!
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.  

Thanks for stopping by!
~ 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

2/4/14

Cards For A Cure!

Today I am so excited to share with you my latest project! 

One of the most important things that I wanted to do when I "retired" from my  9-5 job was to take the time to volunteer for my community and to give back.  I have been very fortunate to be able to spend one afternoon a month with the ladies of the Foothill Village retirement community here in Angels Camp. We gather to make cards and other crafty projects and it is truly a joy to spend time with them. In addition to volunteering there, I have been searching for a way in which to use my crafty skills and stash of supplies to help others.  After learning that our family friend, Ellen Madison, is seriously ill and in need of a new heart, the idea came to me! What if I designed a Valentine's Day card in honor of her, sold it and donated all of the proceeds of the sales to her Go Fund Me account? 
So that is what I did. 
Here is the card that I designed for Ellen.
I thought February and the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday would be the perfect time to launch her card, as the heart is the symbol of love.



Here is the inside of the card:



And that is how Cards For A Cure was born!
I will be creating cards to sell to raise funds for various charitable causes and community members and organizations that need help.  This is my small way of giving back. I created a page for this project on Facebook:


I would be a happy girl if my blog readers that are on Facebook would go to this new FB page, like it and share it. I am happy to say that I have already received 11 card orders for Ellen's card since I launched the page last night! My goal is to spread happiness and find a cure, one card at a time!


Here is Ellen with her hubby, Ben. She is the first beneficiary of my Cards For A Cure project and I hope it does make a different in her fundraising efforts for a heart transplant surgery.  If you would like to know more about Ellen or follow her story or even make a donation to her Go Fund Me account, follow this link:


You can also follow Ellen's journey and lend her support by liking her Facebook page here:



Thank you for taking the time to read this!
Until next time ~
Julie
xoxo