Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday Extravaganza Project Ideas (Sale Ends TODAY!)

LAST CHANCE!! The Holiday Extravaganza ends TODAY!

Here are some project ideas using some of the great products on sale! Don't miss your chance to get these products up to 60% off!! Order Online before Midnight tonight!

Deck the Halls Designer Fabric, #121716, Reg: $9.99, SALE: $3.98
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I {heart} Heart Bundle, #129033, Reg:$27.45, SALE:$16.47
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Treat Box (5 pack), #115690, Reg: $3.98, CLEARANCE: $0.99
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Flight of the Butterfly, #111564, Reg: $31.95, SALE: $15.98
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LinkCandy Wrapper Big Shot Die, #120890, Reg: $32.95, SALE: $26.36
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Glimmer Brad Bundle,#129034, Reg: $14.85, SALE: $10.40
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Flower Fest, #129037 (Clear Mount Bundle), Reg:$26.45, SALE: $15.87
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Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric, #121817, Reg: $9.95, SALE: $4.98
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Click here to view a PDF with a full list of the amazing deals or check them out and shop now in my Online Store until TONIGHT -- November 30, 2011 at Midnight, Mountain Time.
  • 50% off select Stamp Sets & Product Bundles - Buy Now
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  • 30% off select Decor Elements & Glimmer Brads Bundle - Buy Now
  • 25-40% off select Digital Downloads - Buy Now
  • 60% off Fabric - Buy Now
Julie's Holiday Sale Bonus: I'll put your name in drawing to win a free, completed Advent Calendar for every $25 that you order in my Online Store!

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

You're In My Thoughts Card

The holiday weekend is coming to an end. I had hoped to post more, but instead, I was enjoying time with my extended family! Though I was not blogging, you all were not far from my thoughts. I am so thankful for all my Stampin' Friends! I thought the sentiment on this card was perfect for my post tonight: "You're in my thoughts; you're in my heart".
I didn't have as much time as I had hoped to stamp this weekend, so the card I am sharing was created by Stampin' Up!. I just ordered the "I {heart} Hearts" stamp set and can't wait to CASE this card! Do you have this set yet? I know it's kind of early to think about Valentine's Day, but don't wait to get the I {heart} Hearts stamp set because it's 40% off right NOW until November 30th! Click here to see it in my Online Store: Clear Mount | Wood Mount

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Clean & Simple Stocking Card

I love the clean and simple style of this card that I created for Beth's workshop last week. I think I'm going to use it again for my Christmas Card class next week!

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Stitched Stockings, Contempo Christmas (greeting), Jet Black Staz-On Ink, Marina Mist ink & cardstock, Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Frostwood Lodge DSP, Stocking Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Rhinestone Jewel Accents, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Petite Pocket Mini Album

One of the giveaways at the Louisville Regional Seminar was a project kit to create this mini album using the Petite Pocket die. The sample they shared with us used a different stamp set, but that didn't stop me! I used what I had to finish the project. It's it cute!?

Cut and assemble three pockets and then cut 1/2" off one and 1" off another. I used the 2-1/2" Circle Punch to create a new notch in the front of the pocket. Stack the pockets and use the Crop-a-Dile to punch through all three and tie the ribbon.

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Creative Elements, Blushing Bride ink & cardstock, Soft Suede ink & cardstock, Confetti White cardstock, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon. 1" Square Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Crop-a-Dile, Petite Pocket Die (Big Shot), Rhinestone Jewel Accents, Key, Silver Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar Class

I wasn't going to make one of these, but after seeing one on Stampin' Connection by Lorie Hitzhusen , I decided I would squeeze in a class before the Christmas Countdown begins on December 1st. So if you're in Central Illinois, join me after Thanksgiving to make your own calendar! Can't come? Ask me about doing the class "to go"!

The calendar base is a mini muffin pan, so behind each number is a space for a treat or note. Keep for yourself or give as a gift. The class fee is $20. Please bring your own adhesive and scissors.

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Stampin' Up! Supplies: 25 & Counting, Chocolate Chip ink & cardstock, Real Red ink/marker & cardstock, Wild Wasabi ink/marker & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper, Snowflake Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1" Square Punch, 1-1/4" Square Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 2-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Square Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Timeless Type Alphabet Sizzlits (Big Shot), Peek-a-boo Frames die (Big Shot), Rhinestone, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, Silver & Red Glimmer Paper, Holly Berry Bouquet Design Buttons, Jingle Bells, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Multi Adhesive

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Turtle & Co. Snail Birthday Card

Third times a charm! I finally got a good picture of this card to share with you! This was one of our Stamp Club projects last month. The card layout is CASEd from the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog. The inspiration was this Batty for You card on page 26. We used the new Simply Scored Tool to make the lolly...medallion...rosette...whatever you want to call it. The plaid Designer Series Paper is from the Domestic Goddess series. I've been calling this a "sleeper" DSP because I think people kind of write it off because of the domestic imagery, but the patterns on the other side are so bright and cheerful and relatively neutral for other themes. Check it out in my Online Store here.

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Turtle & Co., Pennant Parade (greeting), Calypso Coral marker & cardstock, Daffodil Delight marker, Pool Party marker & cardstock, Jet Black Staz-On Ink, Whisper White cardstock, Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper, Simply Scored Tool, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1/16" Hole Punch, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack -- At YOUR House!

I am in denial that there are...hold on while I ask my kids...35 days left until Christmas. I hope you're more on top of things than I am! If you haven't already started thinking about it, you should be planning your Christmas cards about now so that you can order the supplies you need and get started on them. Springfield and Champaign for my newsletter with details about my upcoming card classes!

If you're too busy to come or just don't live close enough, that's okay! I'll send the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack class to your house!

$28 + S/H
This is the same card kit that was available last year. I still have several left and you'll love that ever card is a little different...just like everyone on your Christmas card list!

This kit includes pre-cut cardstock, designer paper, and self-adhesive die-cuts to make 20 cards. Envelopes are included and PDF instructions will be emailed to you when the kit is shipped.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

You Are Loved Make & Take #2

Here is the second make and take from the Louisville Regional seminar. The You Are Loved stamp set is definitely not just for valentines!

Stampin' Up! Supplies: You Are Loved, Grid Background, More Mustard marker & cardstock, Old Olive marker & cardstock, Cherry Cobbler marker & cardstock, Newsprint DSP, Distressing Essentials Kit, Crop-a-Dile, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

You Are Loved Make & Take #1

Thank you to Jessica for stamping my make and takes at the Louisville Regional Seminar. Since my demonstration was during Make & Take time, I couldn't do them myself. The projects featured the "You Are Loved" stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I'm not much of a Valentine girl, but they showed us so many other ways to use this stamp set, that darn it, I had to buy it! It should arrive tomorrow! I wish I had more willpower!

Stampin' Up! Supplies: You Are Loved, Pool Party ink & cardstock, More Mustard ink/marker, Cherry Cobbler Marker, Old Olive ink/marker & cardstock, Designer Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Old Olive Polka Dot Ribbon, Pearl Jewel Accents, Stampin' Dimenionals

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Congratulations Card

This was the card they gave me after completing my Workshop Wow presentation at the Louisville Regional seminar. It's clean and simple -- just my style! I love the pop of color (Daffodil Delight) with the Basic Gray backgrounds. I love what was inside the card even more -- a $100 shopping spree!! Woo-hoo! Definitely worth the 2-1/2 hours on my feet! And even better still, I can spend it on the new Occasions Mini Catalog! If you're a demonstrator, make sure you check out the catalog on the demonstrator website. Pre-order starts December 1st and I can't wait to get my hands on all the awesome new products! Customers, you'll have to wait until January 4th to order...or sign up to be a demonstrator to get the goods early! (wink!)

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Parlor Prints Background, Delightful Dozen, Basic Gray ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Neutrals Patterns DSP, Brights Buttons, Linen Thread

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Delightful Decorations Petite Pocket Pouch

This project is quick and easy when you use the Petite Pocket die with the Big Shot. Just add a little glitter designer paper (from the Holly Berry Bouquet series), a punched ornament from Delightful Decorations (love those coordinating punches!!), and some candy canes and you've got the cutest little holiday treat!

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Delightful Decorations, Garden Green ink & cardstock, Real Red cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper, Ornament Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Brights Glimmer Brads, 1/16" Hole Punch, Petite Pocket die (Big Shot), Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Holly Berry Bouquet Notebook

My friend Mary McNeely made these beautiful notebooks for her downline who attended the Louisville Regional seminar and she made an extra for me! Thanks again Mary!!

A loop of Wild Wasabi striped ribbon under the Early Espresso cardstock binding is the perfect place to keep a pen. And Mary rolled up a small piece of coordinating Designer Paper to go inside the pen!

The bookmark is the true beauty of this project. Mary followed an example from the Stampin' Success demonstrator magazine and created a center piece with fabric, buttons, ribbon, and jewels. The back of the bookmark shows how it really works. A stretchy hair band connected with the loop of 1/8" taffeta ribbon gives it just enough stretch to reach around the cover of the notebook. Genius!

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Paper, Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric, Wild Wasabi cardtock, Early Espresso cardstock, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Wild Wasabi Striped Ribbon, Buttons, Pearl Jewel Accents, Antique Brads, Little Leaves Sizzlit (Big Shot), Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Top 5 of November 2010

It's time to rewind! I looked over my posts from last fall and choose my top 5 favorite projects to share with you again. Click on each photo for more details about the project. Click here to see all my November 2010 blog posts.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Up, Up, & Away Top Note Card

I loved this layout so much that I used it again on this birthday card. (Click here to see Card #1 and here to see Card #2 using this same layout.) I'm trying to catch up on the birthday card backlog and just sent cards for birthdays in June, July, and August! I know it may seem pointless to send it so late, but the important thing is that I'm thinking of them, right? Hopefully they will feel the love even if it's a few months late!

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Up, Up, & Away; Real Red ink & cardstock; Basic Black ink; Whisper White cardstock; Tempting Turquoise ink & cardstock; Big Top Birthday DSP, Top Note die (Big Shot); 2-1/2" Circle Punch; 1/16" Hole Punch; Brights Brads; Stampin' Dimenisonals

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Top Note Layout, Take 2

I just love this card layout. You may remember it from this card that I CASEd from my friend Laura Yates. The card is clean and simple, yet utilizes a nice combination of accessories and technique (Big Shot Top Note die, Spice Cake Designer Paper, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Reinkers & Baby Wipe Technique).

If you haven't tried the Baby Wipe technique before, it's easy! Just fold a baby wipe into quarters. Add drops of reinkers in multiple colors and then use the baby wipe as an ink pad and stamp your image. I did this with the bold leaf and then stamped the outline in Soft Suede over it.

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Gently Falling, Delightful Dozen, Cajun Craze reinker & cardstock, Soft Suede ink & cardstock, More Mustard reinker & cardstock, Pear Pizzazz reinker, Very Vanilla cardstock, Spice Cake Designer Series Paper, Top Note die (Big Shot), 2-1/2" Circle Punch

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Gently Falling Collage Faux Tile Card

Edited 11-9-11 to add: To do the Faux Tile technique, start by scoring a grid on your cardstock. The Simply Scored Tool works great for this! Then, sponge ink over the cardstock to make the "grout" lines really pop. I used Crumb Cake ink. The last step is stamping your images.

Are you getting tired of this technique? Here's one more sample from my Faux Tile Workshop Wow display board from the Louisville Regional Seminar. I love this collage with the Gently Falling stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. (See it in my Online Store here.)

For the pleated crochet ribbon, I put a piece of Sticky Strip across the cardstock and then put the ribbon over it, pleating it as I went and pushing down to get it to stick good to the card. Easy Peasy!

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Gently Falling, Upsy Daisy (greeting), Texture Jumbo Wheel, More Mustard ink & cardstock, Always Artichoke ink & cardstock, Cajun Craze ink & cardstock, Crumb Cake ink, Soft Suede ink & cardtock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Simply Scored Tool, Crochet Ribbon, Sticky Strip, Antique Brads, Stamping Sponges

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Petite Pennant Christmas Tree Card

I can't remember where I first saw the idea for this 3-D Petite Pennant Punch tree, but of course, I just had to make my own! I used the FTL157 sketch from the Clean & Simple Stamping blog for the design of this card and stuck with a traditional Christmas colors: Real Red & Wild Wasabi.

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Pennant Parade stamp set, Wild Wasabi ink & cardstock, Real Red cardstock, Soft Suede ink, Daffodil Delight ink, Whisper White cardstock, Scallop Edge Punch, Petite Pennant Punch, Polka Dot Embossing Folder (Big Shot), Gold Brads, 1/16" Hole Punch
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Free Stamp Set of the Month: Holiday Happiness

Thanks to everyone who placed a Stampin' Up! order with me in October! I drew one winner from all of the online and email orders and Sue W from Peoria is the lucky stamper to win the Warmest of Wishes stamp set! Congratulations, Sue!

It's a new month, and time for a new free stamp set giveaway! Each month, I will give away a free stamp set. To be eligible for the drawing, all you have to do it place an online order (email orders count too!) that is not part of a club or workshop. You'll get one entry for each order that you place with me between November 1-30. I'll draw a winner on December 1st. This month's stamp set is Holiday Happiness.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Free Digital Downloads from Stampin' Up!

To celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day, Stampin' Up! is offer FREE digital content and project ideas from November 4-7! Visit to learn more. These four downloads are available for free after filling out a brief survey.
Don't have Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio? That's not a problem! The digital content available from Stampin' Up! is compatible with other programs too! These files will work with any program that supports .jpg and .png files & layers such as: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Jasc Paint Shop Pro (PSP), Microsoft Digital Image Pro (DIP), Ulead Photo Impact (PI), Corel Draw.

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Beau Chateau Faux Tile Horiztonal Center Step Card

Whew! That's a mouthful of a title! This is my favorite card that I made for my Faux Tile Workshop Wow display board at the Louisville Regional Seminar. I used the Elements of Style stamp set and the coordinating Beau Chateau DSP.

The flowers in the corners of the center piece are images cut out from the DSP. The bird was stamped and cut out. I added 2-Way Glue and Dazzling Diamonds glitter to all of the images to make it sparkle a little.

I love these Horizontal Center Step Cards. I can't stop making them! Click here for a detailed tutorial with measurements and a template to learn how to make your own.

This is one of my Faux Tile samples that uses a diagonal tile design. To help keep my cardstock straight on the Simply Scored Tool, I cut a 4" x 4" square from a piece of chipboard. (I used the piece that came with one of the Simply Sent Card Kits.) I cut the square in half diagonally and then used it up in the left corner of the scoring tool and held the cardstock against it. Since it's hard to use the ruler at the top with the chipboard in the way, I counted the grooves and scored every 4 grooves, which is equivalent to 1/2". Then just turn the paper and scored the other direction to create a grid.

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Elements of Style, Heard from the Heart, Pink Pirouette ink & cardstock, Marina Mist ink & cardstock, Crumb Cake ink, Whisper White cardstock, Soft Suede ink, Beau Chateau DSP, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue, Simply Scored Tool, Stamping Sponges, Pearl Jewel Accents

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Faux Tile Merry Christmas Card

Can you believe that I forgot to take a picture of my Workshop Wow display board at the Louisville regional seminar!? D'oh! If anyone who went has one of the whole board, please send it my way!

Here's another card I made up for the display. I did a diagonal tile for this background piece of Cherry Cobbler. Watch for a tip on that tomorrow with my favorite display card!

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Pines & Poinsettias, Contempo Christmas (greeting), Crumb Cake cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Cherry Cobbler ink/marker & cardstock, Garden Green marker & cardstock, Early Espresso marker, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 1/16" Hole Punch, Simply Scored Tool, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Perks for All Demonstrators!

[Edited 8/2/12 to remove details of expired promotion details.]

My group of Ju-bilant Stampers has room for all kinds of demonstrators -- if you just want a discount on your stamps or to you want to contribute to your household income. Whether you live down the street or across the country, I look forward to helping you get started at whatever level YOU are comfortable!

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