Digital Tuesday – Family History Scrapbook

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I’m a big family history buff! I love it and have been researching my family for more than 15 years now and teaching and lecturing on family history for more than a dozen years. So I was super excited when Stampin’ Up! introduced the 12×12 family history digital photobook template for MDS in January.

The template for this photo book has a picture square behind the ‘family history’ banner.  I changed it to a block and added the family name.  I really enjoy being able to start with a template and adjust it to my needs.

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The picture of the couple above is of my grandparents, HD and Josie DeLoach. The best I can tell this picture was taken around the time they got married which was 1941.  This is just the beginnings of my album and as you can tell I haven’t filled in all the data yet on the page below, but it gives you an idea of how easy it is to do.

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For the other history buffs out there, I have to tell you of my latest discovery!  (For the rest of you, skip down below for the latest digital downloads!)

Last month the Louisville Genealogical Society meeting included a presentation from a couple who had a journal of an ancestor’s civil war experience.  It was a very small, fragile book with some wonderful excerpts about the history of the time.

Years ago I learned that the Brooks County Genealogical Society in Quitman, Georgia, had published “The Civil War Letters of Bryant Folsom.” Bryant Folsom was my 3rd great grandfather, an ancestor of my grandmother above, who died in the war.  I was anxious to get a copy of the publication.  Unfortunately, it was printed in 1997 and by the time I found out about it there were no copies available.

Occasionally I would search the web for a copy, but I never had any luck.  After going to the civil war lecture last month, I decided to try my search again and I found one for sale on Amazon!  I immediately purchased it and it was delivered just days later in perfect condition!  Success!  I am so happy to have this book for my family.

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It’s Tuesday, so that means new digital downloads!  The new digital downloads this week include some extra special projects for mom in preparation for Mother’s Day and a graduation digital stamp brush set.

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Because I Love You Swatchbook Template – Digital Download
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This funky mother’s day gift coupon book includes fun coupons like “we’ll listen to music of your choice”, which is among my favorites!  Also, I think mom will really love this if you exchange some of the coupons for pictures making it a brag book for her purse too.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL THE LATEST DOWNLOADS AND ORDER YOUR FAVORITES TODAY!

STILL NEED THE MY DIGITAL STUDIO SOFTWARE?  CLICK HERE.  It’s only $19.95 and includes $500 in digital content too!  This is a tremendous value.  Also, I highly recommend ordering the disc version.  You’ll have the added cost of shipping but this is a large file and you’ll be happier having the disc.  You can try the software (without the digital content) for 30 days FREE, but at just $19.95, go for it and get started on your digital albums today!

Order your family history digital photobook template today and create your own family heirloom.

Enjoy! Julie

A Visit to Texas and Last Day of Free Shipping

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Today is the last day to get free shipping on your Stampin’ Up! order!   Many of you have already taken advantage of this great savings – thank you for choosing me as your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!  Read more about the free shipping offer and the new color changes here.

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I’ve been traveling for nearly two weeks!  I was in Michigan with my mom, sister and nephew visiting my brother, James Wells, who is a physics professor at the University of Michigan, but has been a research scientist at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland for almost six years.

We had a funny moment when my sister asked James about the traffic on his website, scholardox.com.  He mentioned a couple of articles that get a lot of hits, namely High-voltage DC transmission lines and Science Background to North Korea’s Nuclear Bomb Program.   I started laughing.  “You know what gets the most hits on my website?” I asked, “How to Make Flowers from a Dryer Sheet!”  Is that not just the funniest comparison!?! It cracked me up!!  🙂

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Then my husband Ron, and my son James and his friend all drove to Texas for spring break.  We first went to my daughter Kristin’s to help them move into their brand new house in Georgetown, Texas, a suburb of Austin!  It was so fun to see them and especially to squeeze on our cute grandbaby, Siena!!  She calls us Nini and Papa, and it is so sweet!

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Enjoy! Julie

Free Shipping and New Stampin’ Up! Color Refresh

FREE SHIPPING on all products now until April 8!

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A new color remix coming! And all retiring colors are available now while supplies last! You’ll need to hurry if you want to purchase retiring cardstock, stamp pads and reinkers and with free shipping this is the perfect time to order what you need.

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The following are returning colors from previous In Color groups: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride & Soft Sky.

Adding NEW color: Smoky Slate (will be available with the new catalog in June)

And these colors are discontinued/retiring:  Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, River Rock, Lucky Limeade.

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Again, the discontinued colors are only available while supplies last!

I’m excited to see many of the 2011-2013 In Colors being continued, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder.   I’m bummed to be losing Regal Rose and Baja Breeze.  But always when the colors shift I find new color combos that I LOVE and new colors that become my go-to colors and so that is fun and exciting!!

Enjoy!  Julie

Happy 25th Anniversary

Stampin' Up! best of 25 years!

As part of Stampin’ Up!’s 25th anniversary celebration, each month they are introducing a collection of favorite stamp images from the past 25 years.

April’s stamp set is a beautiful array of butterflies!  I love butterflies – don’t you!

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Click here to view all the ‘Best of’ stamp sets. 

In addition, Stampin’ Up! is “including a collector’s card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.”

Click Here to Order your Stampin’ Supplies

Click Here for Fun, Easy Digital Scrapbooking 

Enjoy!  Julie

Digital Tuesday – Plan the Perfect Bridal Shower

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For the Bride Ensemble – Digital Download #133529

“Love is in the air-let the season of bridal bliss begin! If you’re planning a shower for a special bride-to-be, let My Digital Studio do the work for you.

The new For the Bride Ensemble comes complete with:
•Invitations
•A gift record book
•Two game templates
•Treat toppers
•Banner
•Menu
•Napkin holders

And it is customizable so you can coordinate with your event. Check it out along with all of our other new downloads this week.”

Click here to get the My Digital Studio software.

Click here to shop ALL of the available digital design downloads.

Enjoy! Julie