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best day ever stamp set card Earn free stamp sets Stampin' Up! sale-a-bration SAB stampingjulie

2015 SAB Best Day Ever

best day ever stamp set card Earn free stamp sets Stampin' Up! sale-a-bration SAB stampingjulie

The Stampin’ Up! Best Day Ever stamp set is available for FREE with a qualifying order or with the purchase the starter kit.

 I love this time of year!

And I’m absolutely not talking about the gray, dreary days of winter that follow the sparkling Christmas festivities.  Nope.

I’m talking about Sale-a-bration!!!

SAB!! The highlight of the Stampin’ Up! crafting-stamping-having-fun year!

The stamps, buttons, ribbon and designer series paper on the card above are all available for FREE during SAB.

Click here for 2015 Sale-a-bration products!

Earn free stamp sets Stampin' Up! sale-a-bration SAB stampingjulie

Over the next several days I’ll share with you some more samples from Sale-a-bration!  I’m super excited, so I hope you’ll join the party!!

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Enjoy!

Julie

Save Money – You Can Thank Me Later ;)

flower-shop-2468-box chalk-talk-thanks3 chalk-talk-post-it-note-cov Chalk-talk-grateful-butterf chalk-talk-gift-envelope

I love to save money almost as much as I love crafting.

I’m sure my husband wishes it was the other way around!  It’s an exciting day when you can combine savings with super cool crafting tools.  I love the Stampin’ Up! bundles.  All the projects above were created with the Chalk Talk stamp set.

Stampin' Up! chalk talk stamp set

There’s a message here for all occasions!  Here’s the fun part – this stamp set is available in a bundle with the matching framelits dies.

chalk talk framelit dies

And when you purchase them together you save 15%!  Yay!

chalk talk bundle

Click here for the Chalk Talk stamp set and framelit die bundle.

You can find all the bundles here.  You can thank me later.  😉

Enjoy!!

Julie

 

work of art stamp set in colors just for you

A Work of Art Just For You

work of art stamp set in colors just for you
Grab your new In Color stamp pads and the Work of Art stamp set and go crazy!!

Paint away.  That’s what I did

Super easy!  Super fun!

work of art stamp set in colors just for you

Then I just added a sweet, little rhinestone and called it done!

Speaking of sweet…

…there’s some SWEET deals ending very, very soon!

cool deal!  purchase the starter kit

Do you want $50 in product FREE?  Then purchase the starter kit for $99 with free shipping and get $150 in product!  It’s that simple.  And there’s bonus perks too!     Ends August 28th!    

Click here for more details.

big shot die-cutting machine with free stamp set and matching framelits

Buy a Big Shot Die-cutting Machine and get a FREE stamp set with matching framelits!  That’s a whole lot of FREE stuff!  This super, duper deal ends August 31st.


A Work of Art Just For You Product List

Enjoy!

Julie

Blended Bloom cherry cobbler blendabilities

Blendabilities LOVE and How Perfectionism Can Ruin Your Creativity

 

Blended Bloom cherry cobbler blendabilities

Maybe you’ve noticed I’ve been absent from this space for far too long!!!  And I’ve missed it.  A lot.  I love having a reason to get up and create everyday.  And I’ve missed you.   You’re amazing, and you keep coming back, and you continue to order from me.  Thank you!!

So what’s with the title?  Perfectionism is the reason I’ve been absent.  Now I could say it is grandbabies and moving and school and volunteer work and, and, and, but truthfully, it’s perfectionism.  See, if I couldn’t do blog everyday, with all the bells and whistles I wanted to add, then I just couldn’t do it.  Which is ri-di-cu-lous!

In fact, right now I want to change everything about my website.  And I mean everything!  I want a different layout, a different color scheme and a different header, etc., etc.  But I’m going to embrace the here and now, and remember Rome wasn’t built in a day, for heaven’s sake. I’m sure you would rather for me to post three or four imperfect blog posts every week on my imperfect blog than just disappear.  Am I right?  Well, I hope I’m right, because that is my new No-More-Perfectionism Manifesto.

How has perfectionism stopped you this year?  Join me and embrace your imperfections and enjoy your creativity!!  Don’t let perfectionism ruin your creativity!

Blended Bloom cherry cobbler blendabilities flower detail

I am in love!!!  Yes, it’s true!  My new, true loves are the Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities markers!!!  Oh     My     Goodness!!!!!!!!  Seriously, folks, FUN, FUN, FUN!  I love coloring.  Ask my grandkids. I can color Ariel, Barbie and Scooby Doo like nobody’s business.  So give me a new tool for coloring and I’m in heaven.  Love, love, love!

But patience is NOT my strong suit.  If you look closely at the flower above you’ll notice that it is not perfectly blended.  (Yep, there’s that perfect word again.)  If you’ve used alcohol-based markers, like Copics before or you’ve seen a demonstration, you know that working in small areas is ideal because it allows the color to blend together while it’s still damp or something very scientific like that.  But I, on the other hand, do not like the idea of using four different markers on one petal before moving on to the next one.  People, that’s seriously time consuming!

blendabilities markers cherry cobbler

Each color comes in a three pack.  Brilliant!  No blending guess work.  My approach on this flower was to start with the darkest color of the Cherry Cobbler assortment, coloring in the shadows of the petals.  Then I used the medium Cherry Cobbler marker and pulled the darker color out a little further.  And finally coloring with the lightest shade, I blend out to the petal edges.  I love the look of white spaces in watercoloring so I left some small white spaces.  I then went in with the lightest Pumpkin Pie shade and blended into the white spaces for some additional color interest and depth.

Blended Bloom cherry cobbler blendabilities card front

I used the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities markers for the flower center.  I then added a few of the tiniest pearls.  Be sure to use the Memento stamp pad with your blendabilities.  The Memento stamp pad and Whisper White card stock are a perfect pair for “blendabiliting”. Yep, I made that up.  “Blendabiliting.”  I think I will be doing a lot of that.   I hope you like my very first blendabilities project. There are many more to come!

Blended Bloom cherry cobbler blendabilities ribbon detail

This card also features other great, new products: the Something to Say stamp set, the Moonlight Designer Series Paper stack and the Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon.

(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be ordered through my online store.  Thank you!  I love my customers!  <3 )Stamps: Blended Bloom wood-mount #135906,  Something to Say wood-mount #134177 or clear-mount #134180
Ink: Momento Stamp Pad #132708
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730, So Safron cardstock #126957, Moonlight Designer Series Paper stack #133701
Extras: Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, cuddlebug embossing folder (the Lovely Lace ef #133737 would make a great substitute), Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon #133671, Corner Punch #135346, Dimensionals #104430
 

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Enjoy!  Julie

Stampin’ Up! Aviary Stamp Set Retiring :(

Stampin' Up! Aviary CAS Greeting Card angle A Clean and Simple Greeting Card

I absolutely love the Aviary Stamp Set! Here are a couple of samples from this past year. One is super simple and the other is more involved, but both include bright little birds.

Stampin' Up! Aviary CAS Greeting Card close up

And here’s the other which is a little more involved with more bright color birds inspired by the Summer Smooches designer series paper and includes rhinestone accents.

aviary top note card

Aviary Top Note Card

bird rhinestone detail

The Aviary Stamp Set will no longer be available after May, but you can still get yours now.

Enjoy your holiday weekend!  Julie

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