Saturday, October 31, 2009

Easy Masculine Birthday

This is a fun and quick masculine birthday card. I used the Color Spritzer for the dots around the main image. I used eyelets on the lower corner of the Creamy Caramel, laced some Hemp Twine through it and tied it off. This was a project for last night's workshop and for next Friday's workshop. Seems like no matter who I talk to, they need masculine ideas. For some reason that's more challenging than feminine cards. Maybe that's because we enjoy the feminine colors and papers more? Anyway, hope this helps get your imagination going for quick cards.

Thanks for stopping by the Stamping Station.

Blessings,
Julie
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Workshop Christmas Cards

Here are two Make & Take cards for tomorrow night's workshop. I just love the Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Papers and this sheet is no exception. I've stamped the snowflakes on Whisper White cardstock in Soft Suede with the center spotlighted. Doesn't that Clear Rhinestone Brad really finish it off nicely? Love the bling!! The background snowflakes were stamped off a both once and twice to make sure that they stayed in the background. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and is punched with the Word Window Punch and framed on the Modern Label Punch.
Here's the second card. This is a super easy and quick. This was inspired by one of the cards posted on the demonstrator side of the Stampin' Up! website. The window was made by sending my cardstock through the Big Shot with my Movers & Shapers Curly Label die and the sentiment was punched with the coordinating Curly Label Punch. I sent the main cardstock and the Old Olive strip through the Big Shot with my Finial Press Texturz Folder. It's tied off with some Sleigh Bells ribbon (from the Holiday Mini Catalog).

Well, I hope the guests love these cards tomorrow night. I sure had a lot of fun making them!

Thanks for stopping by the Stamping Station!

Blessings,
Julie
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Another My Digital Studio (MDS) Possibility

Hey! So, what do you think of this? Put in a photo and size it for the background, change the opacity, add another photo, some words and one stamp...I'm done! Maybe 10 minutes? And I have a custom background of the fun cake that we made. So, what do you think? Are you curious about what YOU could do with MDS? Email me or call and we can talk. I'll give you all the info that I have.
Oh, and don't forget that it's a new week and we have new deals for the week. Click on the button in the right column to see what the special is for this week.

Thanks for stopping by the Stamping Station.

Blessings,
Julie
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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Razzleberry and Curry Thank You

Have you seen this gorgeous stamp set in the new Idea Book & Catalog? It's called Greenhouse Garden and it's GORGEOUS!!!!! I just love the look of 2-step stamping and this set takes it to new heights. Look at the detail on those beautiful flowers.
This card was made as a thank you to the demonstrators who participated in a swap that I just hosted. I wanted to give them something special for making a lot of swaps, so this is what I came up with. The bottom border was made with the Eyelet Border Punch. The DSP is Razzleberry Lemonade. Colors for the flowers are Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, and Rich Razzleberry.

Thanks for stopping by the Stamping Station.

Blessings,
Julie
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Friday, October 23, 2009

Christmas Glitter


Who doesn't love a present wrapped up all glittery and pretty?! This was going to be for a shoebox swap that I'm participating in on Sunday, but I decided against it. They probably wouldn't like me very well for making them doodle on the greeting. KWIM?
For this card, I used the Night and Day DSP and Real Red. After adhering the 5/8" Grosgrain to the layers, I put sticky strip across the ribbons and pressed it down on my black Chunky Glitter. The medallion was made with my Sweet Season stamp set, a couple of punches, and a red Rhinestone Brad.

Thanks for stopping by the Stamping Station.

Blessings,
Julie
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Kids at the Beach


My friend Erika and I took all of our kids +1 extra camping. This was a couple of years ago, but I've never gotten around to scrapping it. How exciting to finally have them put together. What a wonderful memory! My Digital Studio software from Stampin' Up! made it very easy to complete this page. It might have taken 10 minutes, after figuring out how to embellish. Did you notice the cute little ladybugs crawling around on the page?

Hostesses during the months of October and November have the chance to buy this at half price. Contact me for more information.

Thanks for stopping by the Stamping Station!

Blessings,
Julie
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New "Deal of the Week"





Stampin' Up! has a new special for this week. Jumbo Grommets, 1/2" Library Clips, Mini Library Clips, and Circle Designer Brads are all discounted for the week. Wowzers! This is a great way to add some dimension and interest to your projects. Click the "Deal of the Week" button on the sidebar to go to the online store to check out the prices. Remember, as long as you've selected a demonstrator, you'll receive the preferred pricing.
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Elegant Medallion

I just love the Medallion stamp!!! This is a card that we made in July, using my new Medallion stamp and SU! Lattice Bigz Die. I love using these colors together. And yes, I totally forgot to post this one. So sorry about that!

The medallion was stamped twice in Mellow Moss. After cutting the lattice out with the die, it was cut in half, glued to the black strip with a slight overlap, and the extra was cut off. Some Moss Taffeta Ribbon and a half pearl from the Pretties Kit finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by the Stamping Station.

Blessings,
Julie
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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Autumn Harvest

Here's a really simple card that we'll be making at the next two workshops. I really love the beauty of this DSP. The pumpkins were stamped with Dusty Durango onto Shimmery White cardstock and then sponged with Pumpkin Pie. I love the look of sponging on the Shimmery White. This card doesn't have any accessories on it on purpose. (Yes, I'm not following my own rules! LOL!) Anything added to it seemed to just muddy it up. I think the stripes are too busy for anything else besides the layers.

The great thing about this card is that it can be a Halloween card by adding the jack-o-lantern face to the pumpkins, or a thank you, or a Thanksgiving card. It will be up to the individual to figure out what its purpose is. I love multi-purpose cards!

Oh, and don't forget the blog carnival, going on now. If you haven't had a chance to check it out, click on the logo in the sidebar to be directed to the post with the addresses. Hope you have a chance to enjoy it. And please let me know if you'd like questions answered about My Digital Studio.

Blessings!
Julie
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Card That Didn't Win

Here's a card for you. It's one that I dreamed up over the course of a couple of nights. I worked and worked on it to get it just right and then sent it in for the Winter Wonderland contest at SU! Guess I didn't win, because I didn't hear anything. Bummer!
The curtain is made by pulling a thread or two on the 5/8" Real Red Grosgrain. The curtains are DSP scored every 1/4" and folded accordion style. The curtain pull-backs are elastic cord with Pretties Kit beads. I stamped the nutcracker from Yuletide Christmas in StazOn Black, colored with my markers and then covered with Crystal Effects. Merry Christmas was embossed with the Classic Ink embossing technique. (email me if you'd like instructions.)
After cutting out the lattice with my SU! Lattice Bigz Die, I put the lattice back in the frame and made a glitter window out of it. The window is popped up on dimensionals with a tree, bird, and snowflakes stamped behind it. It's so hard to capture the 3-D effect with my camera. Hope you get a bit of the feel of this one.
So, while I didn't win, I am very happy that after dreaming this one up for awhile, it did turn out as I had hoped.

Oh, and don't forget that the Blog Carnival is still going on. Just click the link on the right to go see some great projects featuring the many uses of My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up!'s new digital program.

Thanks for stopping by the Stamping Station.

Blessings,
Julie

p.s. Anne, did you notice all the red? ;-)
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

My New Daughter Digitalized

Here's my new daughter Sophia. She's a student from Korea who is living with us. I FINALLY HAVE A GIRL IN THE HOUSE! :-D We have a hard time getting pictures of her face because she's very quick to put her hands up. She says that she practiced that in Korea, so that is why she's so quick. LOL!

Once again, My Digital Studio made this a quick and personalized page. Sophia chose the Rich Razzleberry color and the flower pattern. (Did you know that you can change the colors of the DSP on MDS?) I used brads for the centers of the flowers. Oh, and notice that perfect bow? Well, let's just say that I didn't spend any time making that look perfect, te he he! So, here you go...another page with MDS.

So, what are you waiting for? You mean you haven't ordered yours yet? Quick! Click on that shopping button on the right...you're sure to be pleased with this purchase!

Thanks for stopping by the Stamping Station.

Blessings,
Julie
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Friday, October 2, 2009

My Digital Studio Blog Carnival

Welcome to the first Blog Carnival of Stampin Addicts, where you will be able to see many wonderful ideas for My Digital Studio projects. My Digital Studio (MDS) is Stampin' Up!'s new digital scrapbooking software. Not only can you make scrapbooks of various sizes with it, you can also make calendars and greeting cards. Add to that, the pleasure of working with Stampin' Up!'s colors, stamp images and accessories and you have one fabulous product. Yes, it's definitely worth the investment!












Don't you just love that Bermuda Bay color with my Mexico pictures? These pictures have been sitting on my computer, waiting for me to print them and then scrap them. Well...no more! I will now be able to pump out my scrapbook pages and print them through Stampin' Up! Check that one off of my list!



Here is a card made for my Mom & Dad's anniversary this month. I designed it on MDS, printed on photo paper, then accessorized and mounted it on cardstock.


videoHere's a scrapbook that I made of last year's Christmas celebration. I used a pre-designed layout and whipped this out in 4 hrs, including adding a lot of elements that the pages didn't originally have. I love the idea of being able to link music up to viewing the scrapbook. This is my kind of scrapping! This movie was made with the MDS software...how cool is that?! There are many options for sharing your projects.

Are you starting to see how MDS could enhance your crafting life? You can shop for MDS via the button on the right. Just click on the Holiday Mini Catalog. If you don't have your own Stampin' Up! demo, please feel free to select me as your demo.

So...on to the next blogs in the carnival. I'll leave the links here so that you can view them through November 1st. All of the blogs in the carnival will also have a sidebar button for you to easily find their MDS Carnival post.

DMDezigns/Dawnmarie: My Digital Studio - The Birdseye Overview
HowManyCats?!/Comeka: Digitize Your Sketch Library with MDS
Yapha: Turning Templates into Treasures
Willysgirl/Sarah: MDS Xmas and Extras
Hollylogic/Holly: MDS as a Design Tool (or How Not to Slice Up All Your Brushed Gold)
Lyssa: Playing with Stamps You Don't Own
Lilysinkpad/Sara: Simply Scrappin' Kits Go Digi
JulieA/Julie: Wanna Little Music with Your Slideshow?
lovetostampandscrap/Cheryl: Creating a Calendar to Beat All Calendars
Melina Stamps!/Melina: Man-Scrapping with MDS
BroncoMom/Joyce: Build Your Own DSP
Britiney: Clever Album Covers - A Piece of (Cup)Cake
S1itcher46/Kim: Hybridizing and Cataloging Collections
Kelli: Side-by-Side Test: Is it Actual or Is It MDS?
Scrapbookmama/Ellie: Keeping the Spotlight on Your (Adorable!) Subjects

Happy Hopping to you!

Blessings,
Julie
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