butterfly banner thank you angle

Butterfly Banner Thank You Card

butterfly banner thank you angle

I wish you could touch this card!  The Natural Composition Specialty paper used for the card base is amazing.  Look closely at the embossed texture.  And because of the embossed texture, I used the permanent ink of Black StazOn ink to stamp the sentiment.

butterfly banner thank you details The star of the show on this card are punches: The Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, the Elegant Butterfly Punch and the 1″ Square Punch.  Now it may not be obvious where I used the 1″ Square Punch, but if you watch this tutorial on creating the flag ends on this card, you’ll see how the square punch can be used to make this design easy work.

View the video tutorial here – http://youtu.be/5qDK04QGgpA – or here

butterfly banner thank you sentiment close up

This beautiful scripted ‘Thank You’ is from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set.  The four petal butterfly centers were first stamped with the Itty Bitty Bits stamp set and punched out with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch.  Once centered on each butterfly, I then added a Rhinestone to each.

Once again a very simple, clean design inspired by a sample in the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator magazine.

And you can join the fun, get creative AND make money doing what you love, and the investment is only $99 to get started.  Click here to learn more. 

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 Enjoy!  Julie

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Blooming With Kindness w-#126420 c-#126422, Itty Bitty Bits w-#117056 c-#120060
Ink: Black StazOn #101406, Primrose Petals #126858, Summer Starfruit #126991
Paper: Natural Composite Specialty Paper #126917, Patio Party Designer Series Paper #126916, Primrose Petals #126841, Summer Starfruit #126839
Extras: Elegant Butterfly Punch #127526, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, 1″ Square Punch #124094, Basic Jewels Rhinestone #119246

Family Sunday: Savannah-isms

My adorable 3 year old granddaughter, Savannah, says and does the darnedest things.  There is nothing like grandkids and their honesty, creativity, and innocence.

And she takes after me!  See her stamping and creating?

sav stamps

When she saw a picture of this angry bird project, Savannah immediately told her mom, “oh yeah!  Let’s do that!”

angry bird purse close up

My daughter, Stephanie, is great about texting and posting pictures and stories of the kids and here are a few of my favorites.  This is Savannah’s outfit for her “fashion show”.

sav dress up

A couple of months ago, Savannah went to the doctor.  When the nurse came into the waiting room and called Savannah’s name, she  jumped up tried to grab the nurse’s hand and proudly announced, “Hello, Doctor! I’m Savannah F… A….”

This past week, she went to the doctor for her shots.  The nurse trying to distract her asked what Savannah’s shirt said.  Savannah knew it said ‘hug me’, but she replied instead, “NO SHOTS!”


sav haircut

Savannah talking to her dad, “Dad, can I use your Ipad? Sure or yes?” That’s one way of getting the answer you want.

Savannah brought the invitation to her cousin’s birthday party into her dad and said, “Dad, I can’t go to this.  I’m too old.  I turned 18 last night!”

Big sister:

sav big sister

Savannah: “UH! I’m getting too old for this.  I’m 3 and a half and I keep falling off.”  (She was referring to the toddler mattress she was laying on in her tent)

Enthralled with her baby cousin:

sav & siena

Savannah trying to touch her nose with her tongue!

sav trying to touch her nose

A message from Savannah and her brother, Braden, to my hubby who was recovering from a freak accident: “Get better soon, Grandpa!”

sav & braden get well

Savannah trying to share her movie with the cat – the white thing on the suit case under the bed!!!

sav shares her movie

Stephanie asked Savannah to wash the table.  She continued cooking, turned back around to see this!

sav helps clean

Savannah made her first fruit pizza and she couldn’t shovel it in fast enough!

sav helps cook i'm mean eat

Savannah announced that she is all grown up now because she can make her own peanut butter and honey sandwich.

sav making a sandwich

Stephanie texted this picture with the comment, “this is why I have children.”  hahaha  Recently, Savannah said after dinner, “Mom, this is a great time for the dishes to take a bath!  I’m in charge of scrubbing, you are in charge of getting the bubbles off.”  LOL

sav washes

Pirate buddies.

sav & friend pirates

Thanks for indulging me and allowing me to share these precious snippets of my granddaughter’s life.

Enjoy, Julie



Will It Embellish? & Ribbon Special

September 2012 Ribbon Special It’s a ‘Back To Spool” special and it starts TODAY.  During the month of September get a free spool of ribbon with a $40 product purchase.

Stampin’ Up! announcement:  “While the kids are heading back to school, Stampin’ Up! is going back to ‘spool’! For the month of September, get a FREE package of 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon-an $8.95 value-for every $40 you spend!”

Choose one of the following or place a $200 order and get ALL and $30 in Stampin’ Rewards.

This is a funny, short Stampin’ Up! video. My favorite part – clean up. Love it!  (If you are reading in email, click here to watch the video.)

Did you know you save money when you shop for Stampin’ Up! products in my online store?  That’s right – all the products in my online store are at reduced prices verses shopping directly from the Stampin’ Up! website.

Enjoy! Julie

7 New Digital Design Downloads

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The New Digital Design Downloads – the DDD!!!

Did you know that EVERY Tuesday new digital content is available for My Digital Studio 2?  And did you know that the digital content can be downloaded to be used in other programs too?  Did you know that there are 31 digital products on sale 31% off until September 14th?  And printing products are also on sale 31% off until September 14th?

That’s a lot of great value and an awesome opportunity to get started on digital scrapbooking.

Here are the latest digital products:

Great Black patterned paper for elegant projects AND halloween.

essentials designer series papers #131222

essentials designer series papers

The great sport stamp brush set is perfect for documenting fall sports events.

great sport stamp brush set #131235

great sport stamp brush set

And try out this tri fold Christmas greeting card.

ho ho ho trifold card digital template #131472

Ho Ho Ho Trifold Card Digital Template

This Christmas Brush Set will make great custom Christmas gift tags.

joyous celebrations stamp brush set #131236

joyous celebrations stamp brush set

And this little easel calendar is sure to dress up any desk top.  This would make a great holiday gift too.

live the day easel calendar template #130974

live the day easel calendar template

The Picture This kits includes 5 stamp brush set, 5 digital embellishments and 1-page designer template.

picture this digital kit #131226

picture this digital kit

This fun Christmas card template comes in the traditional greeting card size – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.

twinkling joy greeting card template #131471

twinkling joy greeting card template

Enjoy,  Julie

Circle Circus sour cream treat box

Halloween Twist Treat Container

Circle Circus sour cream treat box

The Happy Halloween Twist Container is perfect for treating friends without tricks!!  This is such a simple project made with a quarter sheet of paper.  I decided to create a video to show you ‘in person’ how easy this is to make.  A friend even made these as a wedding favor using the couple’s wedding colors.

I’ve recorded a tutorial to demonstrate this project as it is easier to ‘see’ the instructions than to read them.  You can find the video tutorial here or http://youtu.be/EilIudZQsRc.

Start with a 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″ piece of paper, in this case Whisper White card stock.  Stamp your piece and add sticky strip to the back on three edges: both long edges and one short edge.  Roll it up like a tp roll, then pinch the bottom, add your treats and then pinch the top at the opposite angle, which creates the twist.

Circle Circus sour cream treat box tag

The Happy Halloween sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set was stamped in White Craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  The banner tag was cropped out with the Bitty Banner Framelits and a 1/2″ circle was added to attach twine and ribbon from tag to container.

Circle Circus sour cream treat box top

Shop in the online store and order your halloween craft supplies now.

Check out these halloween products on sale while supplies lastPick Your Poison Designer Series Paper, Wicked Fun Designer Series Paper, Bitty Bat Punch, Kooky Spooky Die, Pick Your Poison Quick AccentsSp0oky Treats Rub-Ons, and Tangerine Tango Ribbon.

View the complete listing of the Clearance Rack.

Enjoy, Julie

Project Recipe:
Stamps:  Circle Circus w-#115778 c-#127784, Teeny Tiny Wishes w-#115370 c-#127802
Ink: Elegant Eggplant #126969, Pumpkin Pie #126945, Black StazOn #101406, White Craft Ink #101731
Paper:  Whisper White card stock #100730, Elegant Eggplant #105126, Basic Black #121045
Extras: Bitty Banner Framelits #129267, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113474, White Embossing Powder #109132, White Bakers Twine #124262, Stitched Ribbon #126876,  Sticky Strip #104294, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309