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for josh and andi murray

Bachelorette Andi

I’m warning you.

If you recorded the Bachelorette two nights ago and still have not watched it…

…go watch it and…DO….NOT…READ…ANY…FURTHER!

But chances are you already know the results…

…or you live in a different solar system!

This is my first season ever watching the Bachelor franchise.  I know.  Hard to believe.  And I’m sorry if you are a big Bachelor fan, but it is likely to be the last season I watch it too.  My sister was visiting when the season started and wanted me to watch the first episode with her or the second, or both.   I can’t remember.

That’s the problem with reality shows – or the good thing, if you are the producer – they suck you in.  Because they are REAL people, hence the ‘reality’ in reality show, it doesn’t take long to care about the people and want to know what happens to them.  So I watched the end of the season and …

…I loved the outcome!

Therefore, this..

for josh and andi murray

…For Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray

(To see how I made this in MDS click here and if you know how I can send this engagement gift to them send me a message.  haha)

I think they are adorable and I love their positive energy.  Best of all, it reminded me of my engagement to my husband – minus the beautiful setting, beautiful clothes and beautiful people – which is a super sweet memory.

And the way Josh ended up in a puddle of sweat when he proposed…oh my…that was just like my Ron.  You should have seen him the day we got married.  Ron said he wasn’t nervous but the puddle he was standing in when the ceremony was over said otherwise.

It’s been 20 years for us, and I hope that Andi and Josh enjoy their next 20 years as much as we have.  I would show you a picture from our wedding but I haven’t found them since the move.  oops.

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What did you think of the finale?  Are you happy with her choice?

Enjoy!  Julie

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Digital Tuesday – Important Moment Scrapbooking

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A Split Second Designer Template – Digital Download
#132562 $2.95

This week my daughter announced her new baby due in November with these cute pictures of my granddaughter holding a chalkboard sign declaring her upcoming status as ‘Big Sister’!  So cute!!  And so exciting!  And ‘Big Sister’ has a new cousin coming in October, so this November baby will be grandbaby #5!  Wow – I feel so blessed!

We all know it’s important to document family milestones.  And we know that scrapbooking is a fantastic way to do it, but sometimes we don’t scrapbook these events because of our perfectionism.  We don’t want to do it unless we can do it ‘right.’  I guess that’s one of the many things I LOVE about MDS.  I can do it, do it ‘right’ and do it FAST!

With traditional scrapbooking I would have spent a couple of hours creating a layout for these pictures, but with MDS this layout took me 10 minutes!! I selected the Split Second Designer Template, dropped in the pictures, shifted the ‘arrow’ embellishment a little to fit the picture and added journaling – that’s it!  Done!

And the best part!? – 25% off on select digital downloads and printing!

Plus a FREE download this week – Teacher’s gift template, Packed for You

Click on the pictures below for more details.

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Packed for You Designer Template – digital download
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Faces I Love Swatchbook Template - Digital Download stampingjulie.com
Faces I Love Swatchbook Template – Digital Download
#134595 $12.95
Because I'm The Dad Greeting Card Template - Digital Download stampingjulie.com
Because I’m The Dad Greeting Card Template – Digital Download
#134685 $4.95
You Are So Nice Kit - Digital Download stampingjulie.com
You Are So Nice Kit – Digital Download
#134688 $9.95

25% off on Select Digital Downloads and Printing

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL THE LATEST DOWNLOADS AND ORDER YOUR FAVORITES TODAY!   And did you know you can combine your digital order with your order of retired stamps and accessories and clearance rack items?  Yep, you can. And when your order is $150 or more you qualify for Stampin’ Rewards bucks to spend on FREE product!


Just a reminder to document the important moments in life.   You’ll be glad you did.

Enjoy!  Julie

Digital Tuesday – Family History Scrapbook

digital family history album pedigree charts
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.

family-history-12x12-album-digital template
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

Digital Tuesday: Spring is Nature’s Way of Saying “Let’s Party!”

"spring is nature's way of saying let's party' printable Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”, so says Robin Williams.  And today is digital Tuesday, so here’s a quick My Digital Studio creation for you.  I used a background paper from the new Sale-a-bration Lemonade Stand digital disc, the ‘spring’ stamp from the Walk in the Park II designer kit and a little flower from the Enjoying Everything designer kit.  The rest is text.  (You can view my tips on how to make frameable home decor from any quote in My Digital Studio digital designing software here.)

Spring is definitely in the air.  Last week we had the weirdest weather here in Kentucky.  One night I came out to half a foot of snow on my car, we had a snow day and a couple of days later we were out in short sleeves.

It’s Tuesday and that means new My Digital Studio downloads are available.

Made to be Awesome Digital Download
Made to be Awesome Digital Download #133466

Three downloads were released today, March 12th:  Made to be Awesome, FTW Stamp Brush Set, and the ‘totally’ fun Seriously Teen Kit. ‘Totally!’

Seriously Teen Kit - Digital Download #133475
Seriously Teen Kit – Digital Download #133475

I’m loving this Seriously Teen Kit.  The possibilities for creating with this are just jumping around my brain!

FTW Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download #133500
FTW Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download #133500

SALE-A-BRATION IS THE PERFECT TIME TO STOCK UP ON YOUR CRAFT SUPPLIES!   Earn FREE SAB product with every $50 in products you order. SAB products used in this project: Lemonade Stand Digital Disc

Click here for the complete list of SAB products!   Click here to shop. 

You can view my tips on how to make frameable home decor from any quote in My Digital Studio digital designing software here. If you haven’t already download your My Digital Studio software, do it today and get a FREE Sale-a-bration content disc with an order of $50 or more!

Enjoy!  Julie

digital valentine printable You & Me Frameable

Digital Tuesday: A Personalized Wedding Gift

digital valentine printable You & Me Frameable Remember this Valentine Printable?  With just a few updates it makes a wonderful personalized and inexpensive wedding gift.  I made a video to show you how to personalize this for any couple and even change the colors to match their preferences and decor.

In this follow up video, I show you how to make a personalized wedding card too!

Valentine Digital Download You & Me Frameable
You & Me Designer Template
Digital Download #133378
Only $2.95
Click on picture for more details.

Every Tuesday, Stampin’ Up! releases new digital downloads.
To view new downloads, click here.

Did you know that you can receive FREE Sale-a-bration goodies when you order digital products too?  You can!  You can even combine digital products with other Stampin’ Up! products to earn your stampin’ rewards!

DO YOU STILL NEED DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING SOFTWARE?  Click here to view the My Digital Studio options – including a 30-day FREE trial offer.

Enjoy, Julie