Julie Butler - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Julie Butler - Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator

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Saturday, November 27, 2010


No not really.   But I am heading to a friends 40th later today and wanted to create him a really special card.  He is a firefighter so I thought it fitting to make him a fire themed card.

After searching the net for ideas I found this and used it to create the inspiration for the following card.

Sponged in a combination of So Saffron, Daffodil Delight,  Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango and Real Red to create the background I then printed the fireman out on to white paper, used my tombo to create a removable template and cut the fireman out before adhering onto the background with some dimensionals.  The inside is a plain whisper white insert with the birthday greeting from Sincere Salutations stamped in Real Red.  I can't wait to give it to him tonight.

Anyway thats all for now, although given that I yesterday received all my new toys - read big shot and heat tool plus new card and inks, I imagine I will be blogging again really soon!

See yas, have an awesome weekend.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Who wants Christmas?

So anyway, it's been a few days.   I had my first workshop on the weekend and it went pretty well I think.  The ladies seemed to enjoy themselves, sales were good and I had four workshop bookings so it was a great day.   I spent Tuesday with another SU demonstrator and we had just over six hours in her studio creating.   One of the things I made was this card, which meets requirements for this weeks Just Add Ink challenge to Just Add Christmas.   I used Old Olive card, ink and DSP, the So Swirly stamp set and a little dazzling diamonds to create this simple card.    Hope you like it.   Have had a few other creations which I will blog over the next few days most likely but wanted to get this up in time.

Julz x

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I'm still here

Just haven't posted in a bit.   Last week just seemed to get away on me.   We had team training on Thursday night and then on Friday I sat my last exam - yay free for the summer.   To celebrate, on Monday I went on school camp with my youngest boy (13) and 31 other 13 year olds and 9 other parents/teachers.   Was stacks of fun and I even took my stamping things and managed to stay behind when they went on a 3 hour tramp on Tuesday morning and was able to create some goodies.    I have my first workshop this weekend, so totally excited.  Am going to play hostess myself and at this stage it appears I have a good number of attendees.   Anyway, thats it for now, no pictures at this stage but might post some of the two mini card sets I have as potential gifts once I have the chance to photograph them....



Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy birthday.....

Today my daughter turned 15, it's amazing how time flies, it feels like only yesterday she was a wee baby.

Anyway, I spent today making her presents.   I was meant to do them Saturday but lacked inspiration, was going to do them last night but a visitor turned up so last minute it was.   I rather underestimated how long it would take and spent the best part of the day completing my 'project'.   Quite conveniently because it's for a birthday it fits with the Just Add Ink challenge this week to just add birthdays.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  The main photo in the middle shows three of the presents she will receive.  Top left, a top note handbag I designed by using two top note dies cut out of chocolate chip and a very small box they are attached to.  Inside the handbag are two "vouchers" - the first a fake drivers licence to signify a promise to pay for her learner's when she has studied, and the second a hand made Jay Jays voucher (amount unspecified).     The second and third top pictures are of another wee gift certificate holder in baja breeze and it's contents, a handmade voucher for a hamburger phone.   Along the bottom the two photos on the left are of the Supre gift certificate (again handmade) and it's holder in blushing bride and the final photo is of her last present which is a copy of the road code - wrapped in some brown paper I rescued from the rubbish bin and then randomly stamped.

I can't wait to finally give them to her after dinner and see her reaction.   Anyway hope you all like them. 

Happy stamping

Julz x