Wednesday, June 3, 2020

New 2020-2021 Catalog!


It's here! Check out the new catalog and all the beautiful projects! I will try to share some of my favorites in the next few days...shop is open, so head to my website juliedavidse.stampinup.net or click the shop now button on the left.

Friday, May 1, 2020

We Create Blog Hop--Mother May I?

Wow! What a year this month has been!! I am working from home most of the time but also going in occasionally to the office to make sure those still there have support staff to work with. I hope and pray all of my friends are doing well and that you are all managing through this pandemic.


I feel so blessed to work for a company who puts people first, employees, demonstrators, and customers...and also the global community! They have shared this amazing PDF that can be purchased and all the proceeds go towards 2 different organizations, and you get to choose which one you would like to donate to.  I used this PDF to make a few cards already (more to come) but I made this one for my mom, who I haven't seen other than through her front door (on her birthday) and in her car. It makes me sad that we can't be together, but it is important that we make sure to be careful around those in high risk groups so we can flatten the curve. I know I will get to give her a big hug really soon, but until then, this will have to do.

I used Basic Gray cardstock and our Nobel Peacock Specialty DSP, with a little butterfly from our Butterfly Gala set. With the digital image, I actually ran it through my Minc foil machine to get the foil on the image--I love it! You can get your own PDF by going to covid19.stampinup.com.  I'm sure you will find so many ways to use these great images for your friends and family.


Check out Kimberly's post next as well as all my other blog pals!


Wishing you all a happy and safe quarantine and hope you can hug your friends and family real soon!

Julie

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

We Create Blog Hop--Shower of Greetings


Well, that went downhill quickly!! It's hard to believe that in just one month we have gone from "business as usual" to quarantine throughout the world! I am still trying to wrap my brain around what is going on--but I am confident that things will work out and that we will be back to hugging our friends and spending time with our family members in just a little while.
Since many of us have a little more time on our hands or are having to adjust to a "new normal" (whatever that means!) I know we may have people in our lives who might need a little pick-me-up, something to show them we care and we are here for them, even though we cannot be with them!! I think we are being reminded what is important or necessary and what is not...people are important and necessary!
My card today uses Rooted in Nature stamp set, Poppy Moments dies, Perennial Essence DSP and the Subtle Embossing folder. I didn't think I would be a fan of the paper, I think it's beautiful, but it's not necessarily my style--but I saw someone run the paper through with the Subtle EF and I was wow'd! It looks so much like a painting with the texture! I will be making more of these, I'm sure.

Hop on over to Kimberley and all the rest of the group. I know all my blog hopping friends will be happy to hear from you! Let us know what you are doing to be more creative and reaching out to those around you.


Stay strong, my friends! We will make it through this!

Julie

Sunday, March 1, 2020

We Create Blog Hop--Swing into Spring


Hello Everyone! This month was super busy, but I carved out time for me to be creative much more this time. I think it is definitely a practice in knowing what brings joy and serenity into your life and making that a priority. It will never be perfect, but I will continue to put my focus on what I am doing with my time and choosing if that is important to me.

This month's theme is "Swing into Spring" and to say that I am ready for Spring to be here is an understatement!! Yesterday was a bit gray and windy, but warm. Today has started out with fog and then a snowstorm...ugh! That is why this stamp set spoke to me. I have seen so many beautiful cards created with the Breathtaking Bouquet stamp set, and a few in particular called to me! I pinned these two cards (lynslinds_creativity and Coastalcrafter.com).The later card was my inspiration to create a make-n-take at work for our more experienced Demonstrator Support Agents (a few are Stampin' Up! demonstrators as well). I was showing them some basic watercoloring techniques and I know a few of them really enjoyed learning something they hadn't really tried before. The other one was so amazing, I just couldn't believe it was actually a stamped image--hers was definitely frameworthy!



My card uses Petal Pink card stock and our watercolor paper that is so great for using with Aqua Painters. I am not an expert in watercoloring by any means, but I do enjoy it and have taken a class or two to learn better techniques. The colors I used were Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Granny Apple Green, Mint Macaron, and Shaded Spruce. The colors are so calming to me and it reminds me of a floral print I wore when I was a teenager.

I hope you enjoy our blog hop today! Next up is Jeanna! She always has something amazing! Share it with your friends and please leave comments, it's nice to know people like what you do.

Stay warm, kids, Spring is right around the corner (hopefully!!).

Julie


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Saturday, February 1, 2020

We Create Blog Hop: Have a Heart


I'm back! I know it has been quite a while since I've been on the hop and I'm so excited! I have really been focusing on work and home and haven't had as much time to create, but I am forcing myself to take time to create, since that it my passion. I talk to my team members about following your passion and I need to practice what I preach! 

There are so many new and fun products in our Jan-June 2020 mini catalog and Sale-a-bration catalog, but I have pulled my favorite stamp set from the 2019-2020 Annual catalog, Modern Heart and See a Silhouette DSP. I added some "love" from Well Said stamp set and Well Written dies. The background is Basic Black cardstock with Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder for texture.


I'm so happy to be back with my sweet blogging friends again and I hope you leave them some LOVE in their comments! Up next is my amazing BFF Jeanna K! 




So glad to join everyone again!

Julie

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

LIVE! Holiday Catalog Time!

The new Holiday Catalog is LIVE! I know it's only September (it's in the 90's here!) but it's time to be getting ready for your holiday projects. If I can help you plan your Christmas cards, goodie bags for your kid's class or Holiday dinner favors, contact me. 




Please reach out and share your creations on my Stampinjul Facebook page, I know we'd all love to see what you come up with!

~Julie



Tuesday, June 4, 2019

New Annual Catalog!

Here it is!!  So many beautiful new products and samples...I can't pick a favorite! But there are several suites that are so gorgeous, I think I may need all of it! Let me know what you think and tell me some of your favorite colors, patterns or styles. You can start ordering today. Go to to my website and click "Shop Now".


Check it out NOW!

Have an amazing day!

Julie