Thursday, July 29, 2010

Spinner Truck Card

I found this card on Card Scraps blog. The little truck spins across the open window. I used the Loads of Love Stamp Set and the Travel Journal DSP. The window is cut with the Word Window Punch and layered onto Pumpkin Pie CS, more Travel Journal CS and then a base card of Gray from the Neutrals CS collection.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Butterfly Thank You

I used the cracked glass technique to create my butterfly ~ don't you just love it? I stamped Whisper White CS with the Elements of Style Stamp and put on two coats of the thick embossing powder, put it in the freezer for about 10 minutes and took it out and cracked the coating. I used the Soft Suede and sponged over the entire surface and then wiped out so the cracks would show up better. I mounted it on Not Quite Navy CS that had been run through the Square Lattice Impressions Folder and then mounted that onto some Pear Pazazz CS and then onto a card base of Very Vanilla CS. The thank you is from the Because I Care Stamp Set stamped in Soft Suede Ink and layered onto the oval of Pear Pazazz and the scallop oval punched from the Soft Suede CS. Hope you like it. Oh yeah, the center and tenicles of the butterfly are done with the linen thread.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Another fabulous friend creation!

Wow, my BFF's are really gettin' into stampin' and creating. This is what my friend in Bakersfield created for her co-worker with a little help from an enabler (that would be me)! She did an awsome job and her co-worker was totally blown away!!! Way to go Kerry ~ Happy Birthday Cindy!

These little purses come out so cute and with the directions from Card Scraps, it's pretty easy to create.

Monday, July 26, 2010

I received the cutest card!

My friend came to my house a couple of weeks ago to check out my craft room and learn a couple of things about stamping. She did so good, I'm so proud of her. And look what I received from her today ~ she's totally AWESOME! Thanks Dawn.

I think she's gonna make a great stamper! She's coming to my next workshop that my dear friend Tina has scheduled for me in August and she's so excited. I can hardly wait for the two of them to meet ~ I know they're going to hit it off like long-lost friends! Isn't it amazing how stamping can open up a whole world of friendships. I love it! And Judy (my Twin) has been nominated to make sure Dawn is comfortable at the workshop and doesn't get to overwhelmed with Stampin' UP! creations. To much fun!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

just for you Kitty!

How cute is this little guy. I made the flower using Cindee Wilkinson's instructions on Just Sponge It. Judy told me about it and I couldn't wait to try one. I had made this card and it needed a little somethin' so the flower was perfect to finish it off! The card base is River Rock CS, then a layer of Soft Suede. The printed layers are from Elegant Soiree DSP. I used Paper Crimper for the River Rock across the bottom and ran a strip of Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon across the upper center. The flower is Baja Breeze CS and I ran that through the Square Lattice Impressions Folder. I used one of the 5/8" neutral brads for the center. The just for you is from the Just Believe Stamp Set. Sorry but the little kitty's whiskers kinda look like they got burned off! Poor little guy?? His belly is full of the new Pretzel M&M's, so he's happy! I added google eyes and his tail is punched with the 2-Step Bird Punch and then snipping off all but the last leaf.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My Baby Buggy

I found this on-line by Sandi MacIver . She said it isn't her original idea but she does give all the directions on how to make it. She couldn't remember where she originally found it (sorry). You use the Large Sizzix Circle Scallop Die, (I used Bashful Blue CS) the Perfect Polka Dots Impression Folder. Whisper White CS punched with the Eyelet Border Punch. Use the 1-1/4" circle punch along with the 1/2" circle punch to make the wheels and the spinner on the hood of the carriage. A couple of brads from the Hodgepodge Hardware Kit and that's it. Check out Sandi's site for all the instructions. Thanks Sandi!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Little Garden Pump & Wooden Barrel

I love this stamp from the Countryside Stamp Set. I did a little 3x3 card and colored with color pencils using the blender pen (which I'm lovin')....background card base is Crumb Cake CS layered with Basic Black CS and then Soft Suede CS layer ran through the Big Shot and the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. I used the new 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch and sponged the outside with Soft Suede Ink and punched little holes around the circle and punched with the retired Horizontal Slot Punch and put some of the new 5/8" Victoria Ribbon.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Best Wishes

Another Brother-in-law Birthday. I used the Tropical Party, Perfect Punches and Short & Sweet Stamp Sets. I colored the image with water color pencils. The base card is Pacific Point CS, along with the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch and the layers of DSP are from the Sweet and Sour Specialty DSP pack. I used Whisper White for the "Best Wishes" and punched with the Oval Scallop and Large Oval Punches.

Hope he likes it! Keep on Stampin' ~ Big hugs, Jul~

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Owl Punch

This new owl punch is so much fun! I used Crumb Cake CS for the card base and a piece of Early Espresso CS ran through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and ran a piece of the Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon around it and then layered my little Owl on top. Isn't he just the cutest?

I took a picture of the little 3 x 3 card and the punch so you could see what I used! Hope you like it. Happy Stampin' ~ Julia

Monday, July 12, 2010

Girl Birthday

I received the blender pens with my demonstrator kit and have never used them. I read somewhere that you are supposed to use them with Stampin' Write Markers and Watercolor Paper. Wow, I'm so glad I saw that tip!

I won't name all the colors of pens I used, the background layer is Pink Pirouette CS ran through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impression Folder layered onto Melon Mambo CS. I added 4 of the new Basic Pearl Jewels to the corners that I punched with the Ticket Corner Punch. The little girls are from the new set The Nicest Things and the Happy Birthday is from the Perfect Punches Stamp Set. I cut it with the Large Oval Punch. I used deminsionals to mount it onto the card.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


This is the new stamp set called Courage. I stamped it on Crumb Cake CS with Early Espresso Ink and the word stamp on Whisper White CS. I mounted on Real Red CS and card base Not Quite Navy CS.
I had a friend over on Saturday and this is one of the cards I made for her. She was awesome, she's lovin' stamping ... woo hoo, somebody to share with. I just hope I didn't overwhelm her! So much fun stuff.
I love that all these people are willing to sacrifice time with their families and be brave enough to insure that we stay free. God bless them all and thanks to their families for their sacrafice to let them be who they are.
Keep stampin' and keep the prayers up that all our folks come home SAFE! Have a great week ~ Julia