Saturday, July 1, 2017

We Create Blog Hop--You're Sweet!

Welcome to July! Time for outdoor activities like boating, camping, hiking and grilling. Some of my favorite foods to eat in the summer is watermelon, homemade ice cream, fruit smoothies and a fresh lavender lemonade (yum!)  Cool Treats stamp set is perfect for this time of year. It can be used for several different occasions and adding the Framelits will make cutting out all the little pieces easy peasy and can even be used without the stamps as well.


I used a color combo from the front of the new Stampin' Up! catalog: Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst. I used the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper for the bowl and Berry Burst 1/2 in Finely Woven Ribbon. This ribbon comes is all five of the new 2017-2019 In Colors and is amazing to work with.

Ok, I'll let you get back to your fun in the sun time, but remember to stop by my blogging friends and see their projects!

I'd love to hear what is your favorite thing to eat in the summertime? Share your favs in the comments below.  Enjoy your summer!

Julie

Thursday, June 1, 2017

We Create Blog Hop--Yay! It's a Brand New Catalog!

I'm just trying to get back after our busy wedding month, but I'm glad everything is over and life is basically back to normal. I'll share more about the wedding soon, but until then, here's the happy couple. Congrats to Kylie and Matt! (photo by Heather Wagner)

Anyway...the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog goes live today! So, we must celebrate!
This is such an amazing catalog! You can view it online, or you can get a copy from me, just message me and I will get one to you in the mail.

I'm LOVING the new In-Colors! Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon-Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide. They work so well with so many of our Collection colors as well as with each other. One of my favorite colors is Lemon-Lime Twist, so I used it on both my cards.

The basic card uses LLT card stock and classic ink pad along with the Craft White pad. The Happy Celebrations stamp set is returning from the Occasions catalog (yay!). I love to use all the shapes for backgrounds, so many options. I added some Rhinestones I colored with the Chalk Marker (you can also color them with Sharpie markers!)
The stepped-up version uses Watercolor paper and some of the new Color Theory Designer Series Paper in Berry Burst. I stamped Berry Burst and Lemon-lime Twist on the watercolor paper and then I spritzed it with water. After it dried, I stamped Playful Backgrounds in Basic Black. Finally, I stamped the "celebrate" with White Craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder.

I'm excited to hear what you all think of the new catalog. Please leave your favorite new stamp set or accessory in the comments!

Julie

Saturday, April 1, 2017

We Create Blog Hop--In Color Farewell


It's hard to believe that a new Stampin' Up! Catalog is just a couple months away...which means new In Colors coming! YAY! It also means old In Colors are leaving us--BOO!  I decided to use our soon-to-be-retiring 2015-2017 In Colors on my card today. I think my favorite is Mint Macaron followed by Delightful Dijon. Which ones were your favorites?

I got my card idea from a very talented demonstrator, Jackie Bolhuis. I loved how she used the bar stamp from Thoughtful Banners to make a simple pattern and then added the words in Basic Black for contrast.  My basic card uses just the '15-'17 In Colors (I decorated the envelope as well) and one of the many versitile phrases in this stamp set.  The stepped-up version added Basic Black metallic thread and black sequin hearts from the Metallics sequin assortment.

My stamping has been very, very limited of late. There are 5 weeks until my youngest child gets married! Life seems to be on fast forward, so please forgive me if I am MIA for the next few months--lots to do! I promise I will post pictures of the wedding!!
Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!!

Julie

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

We Create Blog Hop--Enjoy Your Day!

Hey everyone! Sorry about the delay. I did a super-simple card using the Badges & Banners stamp set and the Best Badge punch. You can whip a bunch of these out in an hour and even do them in different color combos.
The stepped-up card just added some Neutrals & Sending Love DSP along with the Metallics Sequin assortment (little clear stars).
Shhhhh, don't tell Julie W., this is her birthday card, her birthday is this weekend!! ;)
We're in the middle of wedding plans here, just 3 more months! We're all getting excited!  I'll try to keep up, but be patient with me!  Thanks for your support!

Julie

Sunday, January 1, 2017

We Create Blog Hop--Love Sparkles

Well, we've had a very eventful holiday season!  First of all, our youngest child got engaged! We are so excited her and her fiancĂ© and are looking forward to a beautiful spring wedding! Immediately after, both my husband and I got sick and that lingered for weeks (yuck!) It's really hard to get anything done during the holidays when you are sick...that being said, neither my Christmas tree nor the house got decorated until the middle of December. Our oldest child moved out into an apartment and a week later the youngest child moved back home (until the wedding!) We were empty nesters for about 1 week (hooray!!) Our youngest turned 21 and then it was Christmas and now it's New Years. That's a lot to happen in one month!

Now we get to look forward to the amazing new Occasions catalog as well as Sale-a-bration! Demonstrators have already been flooding Pinterest with many beautiful creations from these new catalogs and there were some new sets that at first didn't tickle my fancy, seeing the projects the other demonstrators have come up with have changed my mind. I will be posting the catalogs on January 4th so check back to see what Stampin' Up! has come up with!

I spent a bit of time stamping this week and was excited to get out my new product. Falling Petals Embossing folder is a lovely touch, one way it looks like hearts and the other way it looks like petals. Love Sparkles stamp set looks beautiful with our embossing powders and is perfect for many different occasions. On the stepped up version, I added some silver Glimmer paper and Rhinestones to the image stamped and embossed on paper from our new Sending Love DSP pack.

I think you will love the new catalogs and I hope you can get a little bit of inspiration from the bloggers today!
I'm looking forward to 2017! I wish you all the best in the coming year!

Julie