Category: Scrapbooking

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National Scrapbook Day!

delight in the day baby book Today is National Scrapbook Day!  And here are some wonderful Stampin’ Up! scrapbook samples.  And be sure and sign up for the Stamping Julie list and get your May news coming out this week with more scrapbook samples and how-to’s!

delight in the day photobook sample

show and tell photopolymer stamp set sample page

A Mother’s Day Mini Album:
mother's day mini album

mother's day mini album mother's day mini album

Little moments mean a lot!  And now you can order digital downloads and print product at 25% off.   Digital content includes: ALL ensemble, calendar, photobook, and swatchbook digital content. See it here.  Print products include: ALL photobooks, swatchbooks, cards, tags, individual pages, and calendars.

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Click here for the retiring Stampin’ Up! stamps list.

Click here for the retiring accessories list (with updates on sold out product).

Order your favorites now!

Enjoy!  Julie

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.

family-history-12x12-album photobook digital template

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.

bryant folsom civil war letters

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

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.


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

"spring is nature's way of saying let's party' printable

Digital Tuesday: Spring Printable Video & Breaking News!

BREAKING NEWS!  Stampin’ Up! just announced new prices for the My Digital Studio software!  Click here to read all the details.

Sale-a-bration ends Friday, March 22nd.  Get FREE exclusive Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 in merchandise you order!  Click here for the complete list of SAB products!  If you are a newsletter subscriber check your inbox for a chance to WIN $25 in FREE product.

"spring is nature's way of saying let's party' printable

Today I have another My Digital Studio (MDS) video tutorial for you.  I’ll walk you through step-by-step how I created this printable.  You can make a printable from any quote that you like.  If you want to display a favorite scripture, a funny saying, a birthday greeting, message or an inspirational quote, just follow these step-by-step instructions and you can have a custom-made printable!

And even if you aren’t interested in creating a printable, but you are interested in scrapbooking or any other digital designing in MDS, you will learn things from the video tutorial that you can use for whatever you choose to design.

There are three new digital downloads available this week including a FREE download!

Click here to see all of the latest digital design downloads.

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

New this week:

Birthday Under Construction Ensemble Digital Kit
Birthday Under Construction Ensemble Digital Kit #133422
FREE Birthday Construction Treat Template - Digital Download #133423
FREE Birthday Construction Treat Template – Digital Download #133423
Top Notch Woodcuts - Digital Downloads #133896
Top Notch Woodcuts – Digital Downloads #133896

With the great new price just announced and a handful of free digital downloads too everyone can enjoy creating digitally.  Make beautiful books, personalized cards and printables, flyers, website banners and just about anything with the wonderful My Digital Studio Software!

Enjoy!  Julie

Stampin’ Up! New Totally Clear Stamps!

stampin' up! clear designer type photopolymer stamp set

Stampin’ Up! just announced a new totally clear stamp set – Designer Typeset Stamp Set It’s made with photopolymer and looks fabulous.  I’ve already ordered mine and can’t wait for it to get here.  It’s 57 pieces for only $13.95.  What a deal!  (Above you see a couple of sample gift cards made by Lisa W. at Stampin’ Up!)

Click here to look at the pdf flyer.

Click here to view the product page AND the funny introductory video.

clear stampin' up! designer type stamp set


We’ve searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping. And we’ve found it. We’re excited to announce that we now have wood-mount, clear-mount AND photopolymer stamps! The new photopolymer will be an addition to our stamp line. Our top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and with the introduction of our firm-foam pads, let’s just say they’re meant for each other!

What makes them so great?

  • They’re entirely transparent for perfect placement every time!
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last.
  • Can you say sticky? (Don’t worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They’re age tested. They won’t yellow or cloud up over time.
  • They use FDA, food-safe material. How far can you stretch your stamping creativity?
  • We could go on, but we’ll let you try them for yourself.

This stamp set is offered on a trial basis and there will be other photopolymer stamp sets available in the future.  All photopolymer sets will be packaged in cello bag w/insert, but don’t forget you can store them in our clear cases.

clear stampin' up! designer type stamp set


  • Use this exclusive photopolymer alphabet set (with extras!) for titles or embellishments on scrapbook pages, cards, or any type of project.
  • We recommend clear block sizes A, B, G, F, and I (not included in the set).
  • Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option.
  • Our top-quality photopolymer stamps give a perfectly stamped image every time.
  • Best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!  (In fact, I’m getting two so I can spell out “miss you”, “get well”, “happy birthday” on one block!  Perfect!)

And, check it out, they are pliable too!

Order your totally clear Stampin’ Up! Designer Type stamp set today and start creating original messages and titles for your cards and scrapbook pages.

Enjoy!  Julie

Practically FREE Digital Scrapbooking Downloads?

practically FREE digital scrapbooking downloads
MDS practically FREE digital scrapbooking downloadsdigital content disc for just $1

That’s Right –  these digital scrapbooking (or cardmaking) downloads are practically FREE.  From now until February 12 (or while supplies last) you can get your hands on any of these content discs for just $1. That’s not a typo–they’re just one buck. So indulge–it won’t break the bank.  ONLY FOUR LEFT:

  • Avant-Garde Collection DVD (item 125841)
  • Express Booster Pack DVD (item 124889)
  • October, December, Whenever Collection DVD (item 124485)
  • Sweet Retreat Collection DVD (item 125840)

Go get yours today.

And if you add a few more goodies (totaling $50) to your shopping cart (including clearance items) you can earn FREE sale-a-bration exclusive digital download discs.

Here’s the exciting offer.

MDS Sale-a-bration

Order your practically FREE digital scrapbooking downloads today!

Enjoy!  Julie