Monday, April 18, 2011

Wednesday Cards

We have a fun time at my monthly card workshop. We had 3 fun cards that I would like to share with you today.

The first is a Birthday card using "Create a Cupcake" stamp set and coordinating punch "Build a Cupcake", which work together fabulously. These two items are available in the Stampin Up! Occasions Mini Catalog until April 30th.

Stamps: Create a Cupcake (Occasions Mini Catalog)
Ink: Early Espresso, Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Subtles DSP
Punches: Build a Cupcake, Heart to Heart, Scallop Boarder and 2 1/2 round
Accessories: Twine and Pearl
Other: Nestabilities

The Second card was another Birthday card using "Bring on the Cake" which is also only available until April 30th.

Stamps: Bring on the Cake (Occasions Mini Catalog)
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Pacific Point,
Whisper White and Celebrations DSP
Punches: Star, Dotted Scallop Boarder, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle and 1 3/4 Circle
Die Cut: Stars #2 and Sweet Buttons Embosslit
(Occasions Mini Catalog)

The last card was a Thank You Card using "Bold Blossoms" you can find this set in the Occasions Mini. A little bird told me that this set will be carried over to the the NEW Summer Mini with some fun coordinating accessories.

Stamps: Bold Blossoms (Occasions Mini Catalog)
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black
Paper: BWild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight and Very Vanilla
Punches: 3/4 Circle and 1" Circle
Accessories: Black 1 1/4 Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and Twine

Thank you so much for visiting today. Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

April Cards Sneak Peak

I am super excited to show you a little glimpse of the cards we will be making at the Aprils Card Making Workshop. This month I have decided to add an additional class date. The first being on Thursday April 14th and the second on April 20th. The class it $15 and we make 6 cards, 2 of each design. I have plenty of room in either one of these dates. So if you live in the Simi Valley, CA area and would like more information regarding my classes, I would love to share that with you, just send me a quick e-mail to julie_williams_a@sbcglobal.net.

Thanks for visiting today. Have a Fabulous Day!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Easter Treats

I have decided to make Easter treats for my 2 daughters class rooms this year. I was dying to use the new Petal Cone die and I finally did. Have you seen the cute carrots made with the this die out there in the blogoshere? So... So... So cute!

The treat holders are not complicated because I have to make 50... yikes... what did I get myself into. It will all be worth it in the end when I see those little faces light up.

I am also having a Easter Treat Workshop with some of my stamping friends to make these yummy treats...might as well have some company, right? I still have a few spots available if you live in the Simi Valley, Ca area... send me an e-mail.

Stamps: Four Frames, A Good Egg and Afterthoughts
Ink: Early Espresso and Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White and Wild Wasabi
Punches: Large Oval Punch, Modern Label and Decorative Label
Die Cut: Petal Cone

I hope you enjoyed my little treats. Wish me luck on getting all 50 done in time.

Have a FABULOUS DAY!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wednesdays Cards Catch Up

I was a month behind showing you all my monthly card making cards. Today I wanted to show you the card we created in March. A lot of the supplies used this month were from the Sale•A•Bration catalog, which is ending in just a few days... March 31th. If you what to get your hands on some of these things before they go away, you can do so by visiting my Stampin Up! store. Every $50.00 Spent gets you a FREE Sale•A•Bration set. See catalog link on blog sidebar.

Stamps: Sweet Summer and So Happy for You (Sale•A•Bration)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi and Early Espresso
Paper: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso and Elegant Soiree DSP
Punches: Rounded Corner
Accessories: Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon


Stamps: Build a Blossom and Bring on the Cake
Ink: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo
Paper: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
and Ice Cream Parlor DSP (Sale•A•Bration)
Punches: Scallop Edge, Blossom Petals, 1" round and Round Corner
Accessories: Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon and Buttons (Sale•A•Bration)


Stamps: Forest Friends, Funky Four and Curly Cute
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip and So Saffron
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip,
So Saffron and Play Date DSP
Punches: 1 1/4" round and Scallop
Accessories: Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon,
Other:
Prefect Polka Dots Embossing Folder,
Tasteful Trim Die Cut and non SU
Green Button

I hope you enjoyed my Wednesdays Card catch up. Thank you so much for stopping by today and as always have a FABULOUS day!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Wednesdays Cards

I have not posted my Wednesdays cards in a while, so today I wanted to show last months to you. I'm totally in love with all the cards we did. What do you think?

I always welcome requests from my guest who attend my monthly card workshops. In February all where requests. The first was for a wedding themed card. The stamp set "Bliss" out of the Sale• A• Bration catalog was prefect, so elegant.

Stamps: Bliss (Sale•A•Bration)
Ink: Rose Red and Crumb Cake
Paper: Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Brights DSP
Punches: Scallop Trim Border and Oval Extra Large
Accessories: Rose Red ribbon
Other: Lots of Tags Sizzlit Die

The second request was for a Masculine card...I think these type of cards are the hardest, but I think I pulled it off.

Stamps: Engraved Greetings
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla and Woodland Walk DSP
Accessories: Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Twine and Pearls
Other: Square Lattice Embossing folder

The Last card was a lot of fun to create. We had an out of state guest and she loves Elvis. I used "Extreme Guitar" for a fun rocker... Elvis themed card...she was thrilled!

Stamps: Extreme Guitar, Extreme Elements and Grunge Rock
Ink: Black, Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red
Paper: Black, Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White
Punches: Star and Spiral Border
Accessories: Black Button

I hope you enjoyed my Wednesdays cards, I will be posting March cards soon.
Thank you for stopping by today. Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Flower Folds Change Purse

I happened to enter a Brighton store on day, not one of those store I usually visit, but this time something caught my eye... a leather change purse. It had a beautiful 3D flower on the front if it...I was instantly inspired to go home, pull out my flower folds die cut and give it a try. It took some trial and error but I was happy with the results. I bought the black leather change purse though e-bay and found the leather at a local leather store. I'm looking forward in making more and in different colors.

Did you notice the impressions in the leather? I ran it though the big shot multiple times using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.


This made great Secret Sister and Christmas gifts.

Thanks for stopping by today... have a fabulous day!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tea Box

For Saint Patricks Day last year, I made this little box that held green tea. It was for my secret sister, she is a tea drinker. I really wish I took a picture of the box opened. It held 12 tea bags, 6 on each side of a center divider inside. I just had purchased the Flower Folds die cut and I had to use it.... I love... love... love it! It makes such beautiful flowers not just with paper, but with fabric too.


Thank you for stopping by today... have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Card Tins

I am happy to report that my dear cousin Kelly and her family are finally coming home. They have been living a very adventurous life in Germany for the past 5 years. Though out the years she as called upon me for cards...I guess the card selection is not that great. Anyway, she has a few friends who also enjoy cards from me. This last Christmas I made Kelly a purse tin to hold her many cards and with much enthusiasm she showed those few friends in-turn wanted one for themselves. Today I would like to show you the card tins I made for my cousin Kelly and her friends.

Kelly's Tin

Leeann's Tin

Val's Tin

Jen's Tin

Thank you ladies... I hope you enjoy them!

Thank you for stopping by today... have a fabulous day!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

U Rock!

I can't believe it has been a month since the last "Crazy Stamping Ladies" card challenge. Here we are in March already...WOW how time flies!

Today, I want to show you my entry for the challenge. As a group we had to come up with a card using the colors River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist plus any Neutral. I must say these colors together ROCK!

Stamps: Extreme Guitar and Extreme Elements

Ink: River Rock, Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Black and Whisper White

Paper: River Rock, Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Black and Whisper White

Punch: Spiral Border

Die Cuts: Alphabet Simple and Stars #2

Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots

Accessories: Black Designer Button and Black 1-1/4 Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Other: White Twine and Black Embossing powder

Thank you so much for stopping by today...have a fabulous day!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Another Card Challenge

Another month has gone by since the last "Crazy Stamping Lady" downline card challenge. It was a sketch challenge with no color rules. I was pleased that I won. If you want to view the other cards you can do so at www.crazystampinglady.blogspot.com.

The sketch was found at http://cardabilities.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Little Valentine Treat Set

It just seems like yesterday that I was putting together this little Valentine treat set... it has been a year. Didn't have a blog this time last year so it seemed like a pretty good time to post... since it being almost Valentines day in all.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wednesdays Cards

I had a lot of inspiration from my fellow stampers on these cards from my January card workshop. It's great to have a great resource like Stampin' connection for those time ya just need a little help getting those creative juices going again.



Thanks for stopping by today. Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sale•A•Bration... Now Come on!

Who doesn't love FREE goodies? Order, host, purchase, join...benefits no matter what you are looking for. Click to download all the details on the left-hand side-bar.

Black, White and Red Valentines

Every month the "Crazy Stamping Ladies" has a card challenge. This month we had to come up with a Valentines Day card using black, white or vanilla and one accent color. I chose to use black, vanilla and real red. I was pleased how it turned out. If you are interested in viewing the other cards in the challenge you can at http://www.crazystampinglady.blogspot.com/.


Thank you for spending some of your time with me today. Have a FABULOUS day!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Valentines Treat Workshop

Do you live in the Simi Valley area?

Want to make these GREAT one of a kind treats?

You will make 5 of each treat... 30 treats in all for $20.00

This workshop will be held on in my home Wednesday, February 2nd at 6:30pm

Please RSVP to save your spot

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tags, Bags and Gift Card Holders

Since I was so bad during the Holiday season regarding my lack of postings I wanted to share with you my December workshop. At this workshop we made tags, gift bags and gift card holders.


I wish I had a reference to who the talented artist was that gave me the idea for this snowman gift card holder. I am sure I found it somewhere on Stampin' Connection. Thank you fellow stamper!

The hat lifts up and the gift card is exposed. Pretty Cute!

You can never gave too many gift bags during the Holiday season.

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a fabulous day.






Thursday, January 13, 2011

Christmas card past

I have been a Stampin' Up! demo for almost 4 years and I only started this blog back in February, so I wanted to show you the Christmas card I had done in the past. It is nice to see how the girls change from year to year.

Last year 2009, I was pressed for time so I dabbled a little in My Digital Studio.


The card from 2008 was a lot of work and I love how it turned out. Poor little Lolo didn't like sitting on Santa's lap.

2007 was my first year with the Stampin' Up family and I was so excited to send out this card I made with all the fabulous products.

Boy... how time flies... how my girls have grown... I keep telling them to stop growing, but they just will not listen.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy Late New Years!

I wanted to wish all my fellow bloggers a Happy New Year... only 12 days late.

Before moving forward in the New Year I wanted to take a step back and share with you a few of the Holiday items I had made.

Today I wanted to show this years Christmas card with my two little cuties. Getting these two together to take a picture was a task... I was worried I wasn't going to get a good one...about 30 pictures later and a few tears... I got it!

Did you noticed the cute hair accessories Sydney and Lolo are wearing? There're the headband and barrettes that I shared with you a few posts ago. The girls had to match the card... don't ya' think?

I hope this New Year brings a new dedication to this blog. My hopes are to keep it up dated with ideas to share.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope this New Year is a FABULOUS one!