Thursday, September 11, 2014

MDS Blog Hop-College Life

Well, I sent my baby off to college!  That really makes you feel old!  I wanted her to have a journal to write her memories from the great, exciting times in her college life so I turned to MDS.  Stampin' Up! has two types of journals, bound and spiral, and I chose the bound journal.  It is a soft bound cover and you are able to design the front and the back. Everything on the journal is digital, it is not a hybrid (MDS with added embellishments). I used mostly Hello There digital kit.

Just so you know, she LOVES her journal!  I was able to get a few photos before I gave it to her, I am so happy with how it turned out!

If you need help with MDS or ordering print products, please feel free to contact me!  I love to help and I know you will be as happy with your print order from Stampin' Up! as I am! Check out all of the print products Stampin' Up! has to offer.
I know the rest of our bloggers will have great projects to share, make sure you hop through them all (and leave comments, it's nice to hear when people like our stuff!!)  If you have some favorite MDS printed items from Stampin' Up!, leave a link in the comments, I'd love to see them!
Here's a pic of the new UVU Wolverine (or as we like to joke, Honey Badger!) Scary, eh?
We sure do miss her, but seriously, she's only about 30 minutes away, I know we'll see her often!


Monday, September 1, 2014

We Create Blog Hop--Use Your Words

Sorry I've been out of commission with my blog--my daughter took my computer to school (still waiting for her laptop to arrive from China!!) so I haven't been able to post.  Luckily, our girlie came home for the Labor Day weekend, so I thought I'd throw together a blog post before she leaves again tonight.  I hope her computer arrives this week, it's really been an inconvenience, but we all make sacrifices for our kids...right?  Since I haven't had my computer, I've had a bit more time to create, and I was happy to use the set I received recently that is a very good all occasion word stamp set called Fabulous Four.  I also made an envelope to go with my cute card with Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper and the Envelope punch board. I'm a sucker for bright colors and bold patterns.  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp aligning tool which is a must for a project like this--it's too hard to try to line these words up without it.
I also pulled a couple of stamps from other sets, the star from Something to Say and the cake from Amazing Birthday. I am loving the new cotton ribbon, it's just the right thickness for tying knots and bows. I think this will be a perfect card for my niece's birthday!

What do you think Michelle has to say?  Check her blog out next!
It's also time for our new Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog!  So many fun, new stamps, paper, and accessories, it's hard to choose which ones to get first! Make sure you check it out here.  Have a great holiday weekend, I seriously can't believe the summer is basically time flies!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

MDS Blog Hop--Something for Baby

Did you see the great MDS downloads for this month?  All of them are fantastic! 
Love Story Digital Project Life
Age Awareness Stamp set

Lullaby DSP
Something for Baby Stamp Set
Something for Baby is so adorable!  I just had to make a little onesie.  I used iron-on transfer in my printer and I re-colored the little stacking toy.  Make sure when you use text or word stamps to mirror the image or text for the iron-on.  It's a really quick and easy gift, something you could make ahead of time and have a few of them ready to go at a minute's notice.
One suggestion...make sure you follow the directions on the transfer paper, just sayin'! Also, my printer does not have the best color match for my Stampin' Up! colors, I would suggest that you take your transfer paper to a professional copy shop with your image on a flash drive.  I get much better images that way.  
I can't wait to see what all the girls have created this week, I always seem to have to buy a few more downloads, how about you?  It's always great to read the comments so go ahead and leave 'em some love!

My girlie is getting ready to head down to college next week!  I'm getting so excited for her, but we are surely going to miss having her around!  On to bigger and better things, yay!


Friday, August 8, 2014

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If you want to keep up on classes and workshops (like the one coming up next week), make sure you are following me on Facebook!  I'll also try to keep my schedule up to date on my website (not as consistent with that one, but I'll do better!!)


Friday, August 1, 2014

We Create Blog Hop--Such a Big Shot!

It's August already, which means summer is winding down, school starts soon and the Davidse's are finally feeling settled in Utah.  Now is when the fun begins!  Picking classes, getting an apartment, buying books and supplies... you know, the basics.  Time is just flying by!

Today is also the beginning of our Big Shot promotion!  We love promotions!  This month, if you buy a Big Shot die cutting machine, you can choose a stamp and Framelit bundle for free or if you already have a Big Shot, you can purchase any of the bundles for and extra 15% off it's already discounted price!  I have had my Big Shot for more than 5 years now and I love to use it. From embossing folders and dies that work with several different materials, to so many stamp sets with matching Framelits, or bundles, there are a myriad of ways to use the Big Shot.  I will be having a Big Shot class in August, so if you are in the Salt Lake valley (or close enough to it), make sure you like my Stampinjul page on Facebook to find out more information.
For this card, I used my new fave, Endless Wishes stamp set as well as my old fave, Gorgeous Grunge.  I used my Oval Framelits and the Decorative Dots embossing folder.  I use the new In Colors Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, and Tangelo Twist and the very pretty Blackberry Bliss 3/8" stitched satin ribbon with a strip of our awesome Chevron ribbon in Crushed Curry (not the same as Hello Honey, but it coordinates well).  I used this beautiful card from Anne at Kreativersum as my inspiration!  She is so talented, make sure you check out all of her stuff--you won't be sorry!!  Now head on over to Michelle, she's the next one on the blog hop, she always has something fun to share!
I'm going to be fixing up my stamp room this weekend--YAY!!!  Fun times!!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

MDS Blog Hop--What Am I Working On?

Yay!  I'm finally done!  Sorry to make you wait, it's just been a crazy few days, so last night kind of caught up with me.  Well, as you can imagine we have been working on getting settled in our new home and since we now have our Stampin' Up! print services back (Hallelujah!!!) I am ready to finish my "We've moved" announcements.  I plan to add a photo to the back, but as of yesterday I've had some landscaping issues and large piles of dirt in my yard as well as electrical cords strung along the front porch to my side window well which has been filling up with water--hence the addition of a small sump pump!!  Yikes!  Once I get that all fixed, I can actually take a nice pic of my home for the back of my card.  I made 2 cards, I can't quite decided which one I like the best (just so you know, that is NOT my address!) Maybe you can help me decide.  The main downloads used are Natural Composition Overlay (my fav!), Delightful Digital tape and Back to Black overlay.

The first one is kind of fun and silly and the other one is more modern and stylish.  It's hard to believe we've been here for more than a month, I'm actually feeling more settled (still have to work on my stamp room!) I can actually relax a little bit and enjoy the summer.  Even though it's in the high 90's it's a drastic change from the 110's in Vegas, and at least it cools down in the evening so we can sit out on the "stoop" and enjoy the neighborhood.
Make sure you visit all the other talented MDS designers and please give a warm welcome to my super-duper creative friend Wendy Weixler who will be joining our blog hop. Yay!

Today is Pioneer Day in Utah, a commemoration of the day the Mormon Pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake valley in 1847, so I'm looking forward to our new neighborhood BBQ and fireworks later this evening!  As a descendent of pioneers, I'm forever grateful for the sacrifices that were made so that we could truly have the freedom to worship according to our own conscience.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

MDS Blog Hop--Summer Fun

Well, to say that my summer has been fun so far is not quite accurate.  It's definitely been eventful, but fun...well, not yet anyway!  I'm excited that Stampin' Up!'s annual convention is one week from today--YIPPEE!!  I always look forward to seeing everything that Stampin' Up! has in store but more than that, I so enjoy seeing all the friends I've made over the last 18 years being a demonstrator.  This is such a great company to be a part of.  I've still been unpacking (and re-packing) boxes and organizing (and re-organizing) my new home.  I'm sure you all know where I'm coming from.  This first month has been a whirlwind and I am so glad we made this decision, but moving is HARD! No wonder I stayed 20 years in the last house!!  Well, with all of the stuff going on here, I realized I hadn't updated my iPhone screen saver in a while, so I made a few that were kinda summer-y (that's what I'm calling them so they fit with the blog hop, don't tell the others-- wink, wink!)

Sorry about the spacing, computer isn't cooperating.  Anyway, you can download these and add them to your own iPhone, but it's very easy to make your own with MDS.  Choose the custom project option and add the size of your screen (google it!) and then go crazy!  You can add whatever you want!  Save the project as a .jpg and then email it to your phone. Simple enough?  This is what it looks like on my iPhone:
I can't wait to share the fun from convention so check back in or follow me on twitter (@stampinjul), I'll be trying to keep up with all the excitement!
Check out all the rest of the bloggers on our hop, they always have fun projects to share. Julie L. is next.

Time for bed, sleep seems to be alluding me this week, I think some type of pharmaceutical is in my future!