Saturday, August 29, 2009

An hour to spare...

After lunch today, I had about an hour to kill (where I should have been cleaning, but was procastinating) know how that goes...

Anyhow, I uncovered a stack of designer paper that was in a bag (hence the reason I should have been cleaning!) and decided to quickly put a couple of sheets to good use. The cards are actually from 2 packs of store bought cards that I got on clearance at Michael's. (They had an initial on them originally.) Anyhow, I simply covered the front with decorative paper, added some ribbon and a sentiment and viola! I have a couple of quickie note card sets to use as gifts or for myself. Very basic and very fast! Now...back to cleaning ;)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral

Hey everyone - I am back! Things here are in full swing with work and family and getting ready for all the back to school craziness. I haven't even looked at the pictures we took because things have just been super busy.

Anyhow, I wanted to showcase a neat card that cleverly uses up all the little "snippets" of ribbon that you may have lying around (or from when you give a nice diagonal cut to your ribbon on cards!) It's by another demo named J. Kahsin.

The stamp set is Fifth Avenue Floral.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fun in the sun....

Hey everyone:

Just an FYI, I am on vacation and not as easily reachable. I do have access to a computer to handle any urgent issues, but I honestly don't know how often I will be on it/and don't plan to be answering emails while on vacation.

I wasn't able to get a stamp camp put together for the end of August, (plus a lot of people I chatted with are trying to squeeze in all the last minute beach and pool time so I am concerned that attendance would be low.) The next stamp camp I have will be in September - most likely after school is back in session. The date will be announced later...stay tuned! If I am able to put together anything for early September, you all will be the first to know. I have over 50 incredible swaps to share from my demo only group and need to decide which ones to make first!

As always, you may place any orders while I am gone directly through my Stampin' Up! website at:

Also: Don't forget my anniversary special...the first 6 people to place an order prior to midnight on 8/31 through my website will get a free pack of Stampin Up cardstock OR their choice of any color classic ink pad.

Julie Saylor
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
Check out my gallery of handmade cards and be sure to click on newest to see the latest additions.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Happy Anniversary to ME, but you get the gift!!

It's time to celebrate my 6 year anniversary with Stampin' Up!...The first 6 people to place an order prior to midnight on 8/31/2009 through my website will get 1 free pack of 8 1/2 x 11 Stampin Up cardstock in their choice of 1 of the standard 48 colors OR 1 free pack of 8 1/2 x 11 Stampin Up cardstock in their choice of 1 of the 6 new Incolors OR their choice of any color SU classic ink pad. Simply place your orders and after I receive notifcation from SU that you have placed an order, I will contact you via email to determine which item (and color ink pad OR color of cardstock) you would like for free and I will order it for you.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sandcastle card

Check out this incredible card by fellow demo Lyssa Z.
I love what she did to create the sandcastle and it is perfect to get me ready for my vacation to the beach coming up very fast :)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Cute card story...

Here's a cute "card making"'s been making it's way around the websites/inboxes, but I wanted to share here, just in case you may have missed it.
As a new bride, Aunt Edna moved into the small home on her husband's ranch near Snowflake. She put a shoe box on a shelf in her closet and asked her husband never to touch it. For fifty years Uncle Jack left the box alone, until Aunt Edna was old and dying.

One day when he was putting their affairs in order, he found the box again and thought it might hold something important.

Opening it, he found two handmade cards and $82,500 in cash. He took the box to her and asked about the contents.

"My mother gave me that box the day we married," she explained. "She told me to make a handmade card to help ease my frustrations every time I got mad at you."

Uncle Jack was very touched that in 50 years she'd only been mad at him twice.

"What's the $82,500 for?" he asked. "Oh, that's the money I made selling the cards."

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Stamp Camp # 5

Stamps: Circle Circus, Birthday Greetings
C/S: White, pretty in pink, certainly celery
Ink: Certainly Celery, So Saffron
Accessories: 1 ¼ circle punch, 1 inch circle punch, scallop flower punch, white ribbon w/gold, SU embossing folder finial press, amber gems/jewels

Monday, August 3, 2009

Stamp Camp Card # 4

The last 2 cards were non-Christmas. I love this new set as well and especially how vibrant those colors are together!

Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, Sentiment of choice
C/S: Basic Black, Summer Sun, White Tempting Turquoise Designer Prints Paper
Ink: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Orchid Opulence, Summer Sun, Basic Black
Accessories: Non-SU pink grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Oval Punch, Large oval punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Folder

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Stamp Camp Card # 3

Here's another Christmas Card we did...I love this new stamp set from SU!

Stamps: Gifts of Christmas
C/S: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red Non-SU Designer paper
Ink: Versamark,
Accessories: Powder Pal tray, Gold Glory embossing powder, Ticket corner punch, 6 petal flower punch, non-su gold pearl brads, non-su white & gold ribbon, 1/8th hole punch

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Stamp Camp Card # 2

We did a couple of Holiday cards at my camp to get a jump on's the first one.

Stamps: Dasher, All year Cheer III (sentiment)
Ink: Going Gray, Versamark, STAZON Jet Black
C/S: Ballet Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Accessories: Non-SU Snowflake punch, Sponge, Sterling Silver Embossing Powder, Powder Pal Tray, SU Heat Gun, Cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing Folder