Julie Butler - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Julie Butler - Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator

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Monday, June 27, 2011

JAI Sketch Challenge

I spent a wonderful morning crafting with a fellow team member Ali and managed to make quite a few things.   The last of these is my entry for Just Add Ink this week which was a sketch challenge.

I was initially stumped for colour ideas so turned to the trusty catalogue and to the Greenhouse Gala dsp for colour inspiration. I find that when I am in a can't decide what colour to use that choosing a dsp colour swatch is a great start.

I also had the Friends Never Fade stamp set which I purchased recently and had yet not played with. I really like what I have come up with and hope you do too. Sorry the photo is not quite the best.

Happy stamping till next time............



Card: Chocolate chip, baja breeze, pumpkin pie, whisper white
Ink: Pumpkin pie
Stamp set: Friends never fade
Other: Scallop border punch, Daffodil delight grosgrain ribbon, Pear Pizzaz patterns stack (hostess gift), Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Clear embossing powder, dazzling diamonds

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rainy Sunday

My goodness it's wet out there today, and rather dismal.   It's a perfect day for creating which is what I will be doing the rest of the afternoon.

I made this card a few weeks back and thought I would share it today.     A friend's gran had died and I wanted to send her a note to say I cared, the because I care stamp set was sitting there uninked and so I decided to give it some love.

Hope you like


Card front


Card stock:   Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum
Ink:  Perfect Plum
Stamp:  Because I care (Hostess set), Thinking of you
Other:  Chantilly Crochet Trim, Heat and stick powder, dazzling diamonds, scallop oval punch, dimensionals

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Im back - at least for today

Yes I know it's been even longer of a hiatus but life has a nasty way of creeping up on oneself and getting in the way of doing the things we love.

Anyway, over at Just Add Ink this week the wonderful Paula (who just happens to be my upline and have amazing talent) gave us the challenge to use black and white.   I LOVE black and white so had to find some time to create.

Here is what I came up with.   I made the black card here first, and then decided that I needed to do a reverse design so made another using a white base.     Would love your opinion on which one you like best.

Happy card making



Card:  Basic Black and Whisper White
Ink:     Basic Black
Stamps:   Strength and Hope
Other:  Lattice embossing folder, clear embossing powder, white embosssing powder, heat and stick powder, dazzling diamonds