Family Sunday – Siena Comes to Visit!

When our granddaughter Siena came to visit this month she was not sure about me.  These pictures were taken the first day she was here.  Now she smiles for me and doesn’t look quite so confused when she sees me.  Success!!

These sweet pages were created with the Sweet Details 11″ x 8-1/2″ Designer Photobook that’s inclufed in My Digital Studio Express.  You can use this template today by downloading the FREE 30-day trail of MDS Express

More pictures to come of this little darling!

Enjoy!  Julie

Crazy for Cupcakes Retiring

These Crazy for Cupcakes cards that I made were part of a card kit offered through my upline a few years ago – another perk of being a demonstrator.  This set is just so fun with it’s celebration balloons and the cute cupcake stand. Here’s a picture of the details featuring ‘cherry’ beads and crystal effects that gives the frosting a slick, shiny look and acts as an adhesive for the beads.

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Crazy for Cupcakes Stamp Set #111618

Order this set today before it retires!

Enjoy!  Julie

Stampin’ Up! Congratulations

This masculine congratulations card is going out to my son-in-law, who recently graduated from college.   It’s the companion to this feminine congrats card here.  The versatile pack of  Pocketful of Posies Designer Series Paper (retiring May 31st) contains both fabulously feminine patterns and magnificently masculine prints like this one.

The trick to this layered tag is layering the Perfect Punches congratulations on the Baja Breeze Extra-Large Oval created with the ‘happy birthday’ stamp from the same stamp set.

How’d I do that?  Tip: Using the brush end of the Early Espresso marker I colored just the outline of the stamp and stamped on the Baja Breeze, before punching it out with the Extra-Large Oval Punch.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Perfect Punches #117022 wood-mount, #120516 clear-mount
Paper: Pocketful of Posies dsp #122354 (retiring), Baja Breeze card stock #111352, Whisper White card stock #100730, Early Expresso card stock #119686
Ink:  Early Expresso #119670
Extras:  Modern Label Punch #119849, Extra-Large Oval Punch #119859, Jumbo Brads #112533

Enjoy!  Julie

Answering Your Questions

Q: When I open your website I’m asked to sign up even though I already have? 

A:  I don’t want you to miss out on specials and the extra projects I share in my newsletter, so there’s a sign-in box that pops up so you can add yourself to the mailing list.  Once you’ve signed up you don’t have to sign up again, just click the ‘x’ in the right corner of the pop up and have fun exploring the many projects featured here.  If you’re getting the box every time you sign in – I’m sorry. You shouldn’t be – but sometimes individual settings on a computer will trigger the box to come up every time.  Again, just click the ‘x’ in the box to close it.

Q:  I see they are reconfiguring the stamp pads, but are they eliminating the ink refills completely?

A: No.  The ink refills that you see on the retiring list are for the craft ink pads that are being discontinued.  The ink refills for the classic ink pads will continue to be available. 


Q:  I noticed the paper snips, the rubber scissors and the cutter are being discontinued.  What’s taking their place?

A:  The paper snips and the rubber craft scissors were on the retiring list in error.  They are being continued!  You can order your pair any time.  The paper cutter is being discontinued and being replaced by a new paper cutter that will be a little larger with some other great features that will make cutting and scoring your projects that much easier. 

Q:  The catalog ends May 31st.  How can I tell what’s still available from the retiring list?

A:  Retiring stamps will be available until May 31st.  Retiring accessories are only available while supplies last.  When you open this document it will be updated to show what accessories are no longer available.  If there’s an ‘x’ in the right hand column that item is no longer available.  For more on retiring product visit here.

New Digital Downloads!

The new digital downloads are available and I have new favorites. 

My favorites are Lauren’s alphabet and numbers punches that can be filled with anything including photos for spectacular effects; Season By Season with it’s fabulous papers and designer template; and the super cute Seriously Awesome Stamp Brush set – love the template and the sketch frames!

Which are your favorites and did you realize that you can order these now and start using them immediately?  I love instant gratification!

Baby Prints Brush Stamp Set #130162

Lauren’s Letter’s Alphabet & Numbers Punch #130075


Season By Season Kit #130060

 Seriously Awesome Stamp Brush Set #130064

Summer Sun Designer Template #131006

Things I Love Stamp Set #131094

Order your favorites today and start creating today! 

Download the FREE 30-day trial of My Digital Studio Express.

Enjoy!  Julie