Tuesday, September 1, 2020

We Create Blog Hop—Look Ma, No Stamps!

Stampin' Up! is known for their artistically designed stamps, but did you know you don't have to use stamps to make a fun card? I have used the Playful Alphabet, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Triangle Dies and the Tasteful Texture 3D embossing folder to make this fun shaker card--I am just loving these colors!

You'll definitely want to use the brand new Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine to make this card! It folds up to make more space for your more crafting supplies! Who doesn't want that?

If you are interested in purchasing your own Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, please contact me and I can help!

I can't wait for you to visit my blogging friends and see their projects--all done without stamps!

Up next, my bestie, Jeanna B.!

Happy Stamping!


Saturday, August 1, 2020

We Create Blog Hop--Yummy!

I hope you are all enjoying the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! I have so many products that I love and I try to pace myself (but we all know that doesn't work!!) The problem is that the new August to December Mini catalog goes live this Tuesday, Aug. 4 and there's so much to love in that catalog as well! Stay tuned!

This month's projects are focused on snacks and treats--who can say no to that? While I do love to bake, my work schedule makes it so there is not a lot of time to bake along with the subsequent clean up before it's time to turn in for the night. So when I need a quick treat for a neighbor or friend, the local Target is my go to for most of my favorite yummies.

I used the images from the Annual Catalog for my inspiration. You can find ideas for any project imaginable in our catalogs and I love to CASE (copy and share everything) the fantastically talented designers/artists at Stampin' Up!. I don't know how they keep coming up with these beautiful creations!
I used Playful Patterns DSP for all of these tags. I love the color combination as well as the patterns on each of the 6 x 6 sheets of paper. It is so much my style--bold colors and bold, playful patterns! Amazingly, all these patterns coordinate well together! No matter what you are celebrating, there is a pattern for it in this DSP pack.

On this one (who doesn't love some dark chocolate and salted caramel?) I used the Daisy Lane and some Pearls colored with coordinating Stampin' Blends. I also used the two Daisy punches as well as the Sprig punch.

This tag uses the Waterfront stamp set with more color Pearls, Stitched Shapes die and vellum and the Gold 3/8 Metallic-Edge ribbon colored with the Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blend marker. (More salted caramel, this time with milk chocolate!)

 The last one uses the Stitched Shapes die as well as the Classic and Timeless Label punches and some 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon colored with Purple Posy Stampin' Blend. The stamp sets were Timeless Tulips and Dressed to Impress. A few extra colored Pearls add a little extra shine and texture. (Brownie M & M's? I mean, come on!!)

I was so grateful that when I went to Target, they had all of my favorites in the most perfect colors to coordinate with my planned DSP--can you say serendipity?

Well, on to the next friend in our hop, Cheryl! I know you'll enjoy her project. Don't forget to leave some comments! Everyone can use a little love!

Sending virtual hugs and wishing you lots of yummy treats in your future!


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!


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!


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 Davidse--You are here