Thursday, March 1, 2018

Blog Hop: Step It Up March

It's that time again and we are so glad you decided to join us again. As always, we hope that you'll hop all the way through and leave us lots of positive comments along the way. Have a great month!

I used the Beautiful Day stamp set and the Stampin' Blends to create both of these cards. For the butterfly card I simply colored each panel in to create a vibrant image. For the flower I blended the colors on the petals going from dark to light. What did I step up? The technique. If you haven't tried the Stampin' Blends yet, you should. Check out the pamphlet on my sidebar.

Thank you again for stopping by. Click below to see what Tanya is sharing this month.

Monday, February 26, 2018

SeeJulieStamp Etsy Store Re-Opened

Back in 2013 I opened an Etsy store with my SeeJulieStamp name. I had every intention of making card and tags to sell on there to help support my hobby. I got one sale and never listed any more stuff. Oops!

I decided it was time to fill my store again. Especially since my catalog sales have become pretty much non-existent. My goal is to finally sell the cards I have made for Etsy and also sell my retired products that I never got around to using. The money will go towards keeping me active as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Please visit/follow/share my Etsy store. Maybe I have something retired you have been looking for. Click on picture below to link.

Planning to open a store of your own? Click here and we both get 40 free listings.

Thank you for visiting!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Blog Hop: Step It Up! February

Look at me! I blogged a few times between hops. I'm participating in two sketch challenges. My Inky Friends for the color combo and Freshly Made Sketches for the layout.

Today I'm using Party Panda*. This set is available for FREE with a $50** purchase.

Here's my birthday panda. Lots of birthdays this month (including mine) so it's only appropriate. I love the Thick Whisper White Cardstock. Have you tried it yet for a card base? It really is a huge difference from using the regular and I love a white card base. Money saving too if you're into that. I submitted this card to Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #322

I stepped up the card by stamping some leaves from Number of Years. Going back I would have also used the ground from the same set but didn't. I submitted this card to My Inky Friends Design Challenge #2.

I am including the inside of the card to you show you my quick flip tip. This was actually the front of the card until I picked up an edge on the "Happy Birthday" stamp. I can't have that. It's bad enough that there are some marks on the panda. So anyway, I flipped the card and lined it with some regular Whisper White. 

*More than one set is featured on my cards.
**Total before tax and shipping

Colors: Soft Sky, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist

Thank you for visiting! Click below to hop over to Tanya and see what she has to share.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cards in the Mail: Picture Perfect

I admit, I fell a behind and didn't send out my Nov/Dec cards in time. Even though we have two entire months to stamp and send 8 cards sometimes things happen and priorities change.

I'm trying to make more time to stamp and recently made a huge dent in the my craft room space sharing project. These were stamped on the ottoman in the living room beforehand.

This first card was for Nov/Dec. I split up the available candle pages of the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper evenly to make the 8 cards. They both open from the right but the image and flags were shifted because of where I had to split the candles.

This card is for Jan/Feb. I stuck to the same idea. Designer Series Paper and a simple sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday. For this one I added the strip of another design to fill in the front of the card. The words were separate but combined on a clear block and stamped simultaneously.

Here's the inside of the cards. I use the Thick Whisper White Cardstock for the card bases.

How does a Cards in the Mail swap work?
Rather than sending all of your cards to one person so that they have to swap them and send them back out, we simply send them to each individual on the list. It's cheaper and we get cards all the time. 

Thanks for visiting! I really appreciate it. 

Monday, January 8, 2018

Paper Pumpkin: Take the Red Box Challenge

Attention past or current Paper Pumpkin Subscribers! The Paper Pumpkin team is excited for 2018. They have told us that the kits are amazing and they're starting the year off with a super fun giveway. It is called the Red Box Challenge. I'm posting late but there is still plenty of time. I know many of you have plenty of unused or partially used kits sitting around. 
Simply put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit—or buy a past kit (US) that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Paper Pumpkin kit. 
Now, we think all of our kits are wonderful and amazing--but our random drawing winners will receive the upcoming Paper Pumpkin fifth anniversary March kit. Think: Gorgeous and collectible. Everyone is going to want one. AND the winners will get it in their mailbox before anyone else. Sound fun? Be sure to check out the terms and conditions here, then start crafting your Red Box Challenge project today!
It is also a great time to sign up with a pre-paid subscription. I just bought a 6-month subscription and earned 2 free Sale-A-Bration items. Check out the chart below and visit my link on the sidebar to sign up. Hurry though, because you have to sign up before the 10th to get January's kit.

3-Month Prepaid Subscription
1 Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Item
6-Month Prepaid Subscription
(saves $1 per month)
2 Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Items or
1 Free Level 2 Sale-A-Bration Item
12-Month Prepaid Subscription
(saves $2 per month)
4 Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Items or
2 Free Level 2 Sale-A-Bration Items
(Plus host benefits!)
Note: Some project ideas will be selected from the entries and featured in Paper Pumpkin’s monthly newsletter and on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. Past alternative Paper Pumpkin projects you’ve created and posted on social media are not eligible for this contest.

Submissions must be posted by January 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM (MT).