Friday, December 31, 2010

Emboss Resist Bliss: Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek

Here's another Emboss Resist project. We made up this calendar cover at my downline meeting earlier this month using the new Sale-a-bration 2011 stamp set "Bliss". I debated whether or not it was too early for a sneak peek, but since I just posted another emboss resist project yesterday, I thought I'd go ahead and share this one now.

I started by stamping the flourish in Versamark ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and embossing with Clear Embossing Powder. Then I sponged Marina Mist over the embossed image (which resists the ink). I used a quarter of a round Stampin' Sponge and "burnished" the ink over the image. Use a small circle motion to rub the ink over the cardstock. The splatter effect is created using the Color Spritzer Tool and Basic Black marker.

My style is usually very clean and simple. My first draft of this project was this monochromatic card.

I felt like it needed more, so I ramped up the vintage style and then turned the card into a pocket calendar cover. The calendar is the perfect thing to keep in the car to track mileage (don't forget to write down your "start" mileage tomorrow as we start a new year!) -- or take it with to workshops so you always know your "next available date".

Supplies: Bliss (SAB set), Marina Mist ink & cardstock, Basic Black ink & cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Versamark ink, First Edition DSP (Occasions Mini), Clear Embossing Powder, Rhinestone Jewel Accents, Large Oval Punch, Victoria Crochet Trim, Color Spritzer Tool

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Just Believe Emboss Resist

This card is pretty clean and simple, but the emboss resist technique just makes it POP!

I started by stamping the En Francais background stamp in Concord Crush. Then I embossed the flower with white embossing powder. I finished by sponging Bashful Blue ink over the embossed image (which resists the ink). I used a quarter of a round Stampin' Sponge and "burnished" the ink over the image. Use a small circle motion to rub the ink over the cardstock.

Supplies: Just Believe, En Francais, Concord Crush ink & cardstock, Bashful Blue ink & cardstock, Versamark ink, Whisper White cardstock, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Corner Rounder Punch, Concord Crush Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals


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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wish Big Birthday Card

Earlier this month, I participated in card club with some of my favorite stampers here in Champaign. The theme this month was birthdays. I turned back to the FTL120 Clean & Simple Stamping sketch that I also used on this Christmas card. What a great layout for incorporating designer series paper!

Supplies: Word Play, Party This Way, Pacific Point marker & cardstock, Real Red marker & cardstock, Bashful Blue cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Celebrations DSP, 2-3/89" Scallop Circle Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Filled with Love Candy Box

Have you seen the Filled with Love bundle? When you purchase the stamp set and specially packaged Love Patterns DSP, you get a free package of Bitty Buttons. I've been playing around with these bundled items and have several projects to inspire you this week. So go ahead and order your bundle now so you'll be ready to make these beauties when your bundle arrives! Click here to visit my Online Store.

For my first project, I made over the Candy Countdown Calendar Kit boxes from the Holiday Mini Catalog. You can still order this kit until January 3rd, the last day to order from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Click here to see my Christmas version of this candy box.

I adhered the glass glitter with a line of Sticky Strip. It was so easy to put the adhesive on the cardstock and then pour on the glitter. And oh heaven! The glitter makes the most beautiful sound as it's shuttled back into the jar!

Supplies: Filled with Love, Real Red ink, Pretty in Pink ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Candy Countdown Calendar Kit, Full Heart Punch, Small Heart Punch, Silver Glass Glitter, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensonals


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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!! I don't have to tell you what I've been up to this week...I'll just say that I am very much enjoying this special time with my family. I hope you, too, are having a wonderful Christmas and enjoying precious moments with your loved ones. I have many projects to share as I get caught up, so come back soon! Wishing you many happy memories...to scrapbook and remember for years to come!

Supplies: My Digital Studio

Monday, December 20, 2010

Baby Blossoms Occasions Mini Catalog Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek of one of some new products from the Occasions Mini catalog, which starts January 4th. I used the new Framed Tulips Embossing Folder on the card base and matched up the Baby Blossom stamp set with the new Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper.

It's still hard to see, but here's a close-up so you can see the bitty pearls on the flowers:

Supplies: Baby Blossoms, Fundamental Phrases, Rich Razzleberry ink & cardstock, Always Artichoke ink & cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper, Scallop Trim Border, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (Big Shot), Pearl Jewel Accents

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Snow Swirled Greetings

If there were more hours in a day, I would probably still think it was not enough to get everything done! It's crunch time! Are you feeling it? Presents to wrap, cards to mail, gifts to finish making, clothes to wash, bags to pack, cookies to bake... I have so many projects I've been making in my head and haven't had time to make them yet. Since I can't take a picture of something in my head, here's an older card I haven't posted yet. This one is part of my Snow Swirled Card Kit. I'm offering Free Shipping on all my project kits when you order by Monday, December 20th! Click here for all the details. Who doesn't love pre-cut kits?! You don't have to think -- just stamp!

The Snow Swirled Card Kit includes materials for 4 each of 3 designs. It may be a little late for Christmas cards, but you could make them up for thank you cards! I have many other designs to choose from too! Click here to see more.

Supplies: Snow Swirled, Baja Breeze ink & cardstock, Not Quite Navy ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Perfect Plum ink, Silver Brads, 1/16" Hole Punch

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Valentine's Day, Already?!

There's a week left until Christmas and I'm sure you think I'm crazy for starting Valentine's Day stuff already, but the Filled with Love promotion, which starts today, has inspired me to start thinking in shades of pink! Here's a sample made with items from the new bundle: Filled with Love stamp set, designer series paper, and free Bitty Buttons.

Like what you see? Click here to order the new Filled with Love bundle before January 24.

Supplies: Filled with Love, Pretty in Pink ink & cardstock, Real Red ink/marker, Whisper White cardstock, Full Heart Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Love Patterns DSP, Butty Buttons, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Free Stampin' Up! Bitty Buttons with Filled with Love Bundle

This Valentine's day, give your loved ones a beautiful handmade gift using products from Stampin' Up!

December 17-24, get a FREE package of Bitty Buttons when you purchase a Filled with Love Bundle, including the Filled with Love stamp set and exclusive Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack -- only available through this special promotion.

Click here to view the Filled with Love flyer (PDF) and click here to see some fun Filled with Love project ideas (PDF).

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Rejoicing in Christmas Top Note Card

I filled several project kits orders yesterday and got them in the mail. But I still have more to get rid of, so I'm extending my Free Shipping offer until Monday, December 20. From now until Monday, you'll get free shipping when you order any of my available project kits. Click here for all the details.

Tonight I have another "rough draft" to share. It's another version of the Rejoicing in Christmas card I was working on last week. This one is 4-1/4" x 4-1/4". Click here to see the other Rejoicing in Christmas card I posted earlier this week.

I need to go finish up teacher gifts to send with the kiddies tomorrow. It's their last day of school before winter break. I'm making up sets of monogram notecards like this one. I hope they like their gifts!

Supplies: Rejoicing in Christmas, Rich Razzleberry ink & cardstock, Bashful Blue marker & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Top Note die (Big Shot), Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (Big Shot), 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rudolph Holiday Card

Here's another design that didn't get ironed out in time for my class last weekend. I used Clean & Simple Stamping sketch FTL119 for the final version of this red-nosed reindeer card.

Supplies: Dasher, Four the Holidays, Soft Suede ink & cardstock, Real Red ink, Naturals Ivory cardstock, 1/4" Real Red grosgrain Ribbon, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (Big Shot), Bold Brights Brads, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Rejoicing in Christmas FTL120

I held a Christmas Card class with my Springfield stampers on Saturday. I was trying to design a new card using the Rejoicing in Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Nothing was clicking when I first worked on it, but I went back yesterday afternoon and finished it up. What do you think of the non-traditional colors?

I used the FTL120 sketch from Clean and Simple stamping. It's a great layout and really rounded out the card.

Supplies: Rejoicing in Christmas, Rich Razzleberry ink & cardstock, Bashful Blue ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (Big Shot), Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Shelli Gardner Appears on the TODAY Show!

Did you catch Shelli Gardner on the TODAY Show this morning? (If not, you can watch the clip here.) She was on to talk about Stampin' Up!'s participation in the TODAY Show's annual Holiday Toy & Gift Drive. Click here for more information about Stampin' Up! Making a Difference.


Stampin' Up! has been participating in the TODAY Show's Annual Holiday Toy & Gift Drive since 2005! This year, Stampin' Up! will be donating over $200,000 worth of stamping and paper crafting products to various organizations.

I am so proud to work with a company like Stampin' Up! that does so much to Make a Difference!

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FREE Shipping on Project Kits

Hello there! Have you missed me? Sorry I've been quiet this past week. It was a busy week and I didn't have anything new to post, and opted to rest instead of scrambling each night to put something up for you. I am fine. We are all healthy and well in the Davison home. It's just been a little crazy. My little ones have become early risers (by early, I mean 5 am!) and that just doesn't work well for this night owl! But I'm back! I've got new projects ready to share all week and a few more I hope to finish up! I'll be back later with a project, but for now, I have a special offer!

I have several extra project kits leftover from this year that are ready to be mailed and just need a loving stamper to give it a good home. So from now until Thursday, December 16th, I am offering free shipping on all project kits orders through me!

Click here to see what's available. Make sure to use the "Buy Now" buttons on THIS page to get the free shipping offer. Some kits are only available in limited quantities, so I will update the page often to indicate those that are sold out.

You can expect your kit to ship within two business days and I will email you with a link to the PDF instructions when your kit ships.

Thanks for shopping with me and happy stamping!!

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Top 5 of December 2009

It's time to rewind! I looked over my posts from last fall and choose my top 5 favorite projects to share with you again. Click on each photo for more details about the project. Click here to see all my December 2009 blog posts.


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Monday, December 6, 2010

Monogram Notecard Kit for Sale

Are you looking for just the right gift for your book club pal or your child's teacher? Personalize this set with a monogram as a gift for almost anyone on your list!

This kit includes enough pre-cut cardstock and embellishments to make 8 notecards. Envelopes and tin are also included. Here are some photos of the completed kit:

$12.95 + s/h



Ordering more than one kit? Email me at julie@the-davisons.com for a quote and I'll send you a custom Paypal invoice. I will give a discount for orders of multiples.

Please note: This kit includes pre-cut cardstock and embellishments, but not stamped images. You will need to stamp your own monogram or other images.

Here is a sample of how you can make it up with other images. (I used the Just Believe and Fabulous Phrases stamp sets.)

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Simple Cross Cards with Lattice Big Shot die

We had Anna baptized early in November and I made these quick notecards to give to her godparents and the priest for thank you notes.

I used the Lattice die for the Big Shot (#115958, $21.95) and cut it down into a cross shape (see shaded diagram). My cards were just white cardstock on white notecards. (I used Stampin' Dimensionals to make the cross pop up a little.)
You can cut many different shapes from the Lattice die if you get a little creative with your scissors!

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Snow Swirled Squares Card

I love this clean and simple layout. I've used it before and fell back on it again for this snowflake card that is part of my Snow Swirled Card Kit. The card kit includes pre-cut cardstock and embellishments to make four each of three designs, including this one. Click here for more information or to order your kit.

Check out my older posts using this layout: click here and here and here and here to view them.

Supplies: Snow Swirled, Baja Breeze ink & cardstock, Not Quite Navy ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Crumb Cake cardstock, Silver Brads, 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon


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Free Stamp Set of the Month: Birthday Bakery

Thanks to everyone who placed an order with me in November! I drew one winner from all of the online and email orders and Kitty H. from Champaign is the lucky stamper to win the Silhouette Sentiments stamp set! Congratulations, Kitty!

It's a new month, and time for a new free stamp set giveaway! Each month, I will give away a free stamp set. To be eligible for the drawing, all you have to do it place an online order (email orders count too!) that is not part of a club or workshop. You'll get one entry for each order that you place with me between December 1-31 . I'll draw a winner on January 1st. This month's stamp set is Birthday Bakery, a level 1 hostess set from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog. You can also get this stamp set for FREE when you host a qualifying workshop! Call or email me to schedule your next party!Click HERE to Order Stampin' Up! Products Online, Anytime!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

And the winner is...

Thanks for all the great comments you left for my blog candy contest. I enjoyed reading about your Christmas traditions and may try to incorporate some of them with my own family as my kids get older and we start new traditions of our own.

Tonight, I used random.org to select a winner for my 500K Blog Candy and the lucky stamper is Lauren Y!

Lauren Y. said...

Congratulations to such a HUGE milestone!

I truly enjoy seeing your clean & beautiful design all the time, thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

My favorite holiday tradition is putting up Christmas decoration with my daughter. Seeing how excited she is makes me happy, and can't wait for the magic moment - open presents!

Lauren, please email me your mailing address and I will get your Christmas Wish Card Kit in the mail.

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Reindeer Card with Stampin' Up! Owl Punch

Do you love the Two-Step Owl Punch? Check out all my Owl Punch projects here. For this card, I was inspired by Elizabeth Ruegemer's punch art on Stampin' Connection. I used the Snowflake Punch for antlers. To make the glittery nose, I inked a sheet of cardstock with Versamark and embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder, then punched it with the Owl Punch (it's the largest circle for the eye). Instead of piecing together the small pieces for eyes, I used googly eyes.

Recognize the layout? It's the same one as the Contempo Christmas ornament card that I posted last week! Click here to see the original card.

Supplies: Contempo Christmas, Cherry Cobbler ink & cardstock, Crumb Cake cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Chocolate Chip cardstock, Jolly Holiday DSP, Snowflake Punch, Two-Step Owl Punch, 1-3/4 Circle Punch, Iridescent Ice embossing powder,Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Retro Serigraph Snowflake Cards

Remember that technique I posted last week? I couldn't find a name for it and it's a combination of other techniques, so I dubbed it "Retro Serigraph". (Click here to see my other post and a free tutorial.) I used shades of blue and the snowflakes from the Holiday Mini hostess set Northern Hearts to make these Christmas cards. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

This first card was inspired by the FTL118 sketch at Clean & Simple Stamping. My card ended up a little different, but the basic elements are there.

After I cut the circle for the first card, I couldn't bring myself to throw the scrap away, so I made a second card with the frame.

Here's a close-up of that gorgeous background again:

Click here for a free PDF tutorial for the Retro Serigraph technique.

Supplies: Northern Hearts, Four the Holidays, All Holidays, Versamark ink, Baja Breeze ink & cardstock, Not Quite Navy ink & cardstock, Bashful Blue ink, Glossy White cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Circle Scissors Plus, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Rhinestone Jewel Accents, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Perks for ALL Demonstrators

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  • No pressure or obligation to hold workshops or other stamping events

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  • Be the first to preview new catalogs and pre-order select products a month before the customer sales period. (Demonstrators will be able to pre-order from the Occasions Mini and Sale-a-bration catalog starting December 1st!!)
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  • Receive Stampin' Up!'s exclusive monthly demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success.
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  • My group of Ju-bilant Stampers has room for all kinds of demonstrators -- if you just want a discount on your stamps or to you want to contribute to your household income. Whether you live down the street or across the country, I look forward to helping you get started at whatever level YOU are comfortable!
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    [This post was edited on 8-2-12 to remove expired promotion information.]


    Cyber Monday Stampin' Up! Deals: Up to 50% Off

    If you're planning out your Cyber Monday shopping strategy, make sure to put my Online Stampin' Store on the list! There's something for everyone:
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    Sunday, November 28, 2010

    My Digital Studio Convention Scrapbook Pages

    Double post today! I had too much fun with My Digital Studio this afternoon and couldn't wait to share these other projects with you! One of my favorite things about My Digital Studio is the designer templates. You can create an entire album in a short time by just adding your photos and some journaling. I made these pages from some of the designer templates from the Summer Home kit included in My Digital Studio. All I did was add pictures from Convention 2009 in Salt Lake City.

    Attending Stampin' Up! events like Convention is one of my favorite parts of being a demonstrator. I love this excuse to get away with my friends and family (most of the time I get to meet Mom there!) and do something I love -- stamp!

    If you have ever considered signing up to be a demonstrator, you should do it now! With half off the Starter Kits, you'll start your business off with an incredible value for your money! Click here to learn more about this fantastic offer, but don't wait -- the 50% Off Starter Kit special ends Tuesday, November 30.

    Here are my scrapbook pages:

    Journaling: Prize Patrol: One of my favorite parts of Convention is all the free stuff and goodies we get to take home! Nancy was surprised and delighted to find out she won a copy of My Digital Studio! I won a free stamp set as a door prize and was a lucky participant in a You Crew experience.

    Journaling: 10 Reasons we're so happy: 1. We're at Convention, 2. with all our friends!!, 3.and no kids!, 4. Free stamps!, 5. Fresh ideas!, 6. Memento Mall!, 7. Good food!, 8. Swapping!, 9. Home Office Tour!, 10. Meeting Shelli Gardner!

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    My Digital Studio Concord Flowers Card

    I have an appointment with a customer tomorrow afternoon to show her My Digital Studio. She's thinking about getting it, but wants to see it in person first. Have you been thinking about getting it? NOW is the time? My Digital Studio is 50% off now until Tuesday! Click here to watch an introduction video from Stampin' Up! and click here for more information about the product. Ready to shop? Head over to my Online Store to get My Digital Studio for only $39.98 -- or sign up to be a demonstrator with the 50% Off Digital + Starter Kit.

    Here's a card I made this afternoon using My Digital Studio. I was inspired by the colors in Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 58.


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    Saturday, November 27, 2010

    Contempo Christmas Card

    Here's a card we made at a recent Christmas Card class. I wanted to show products from the Contempo Christmas bundle that is currently 20% off. (Click here for details on this special.) The bundle includes the Contempo Christmas stamp set and the Jolly Holiday DSP.

    Supplies: Contempo Christmas, Old Olive ink & cardstock, Cherry Cobbler ink & cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Jolly Holiday DSP, Ornament Punch, 1/4" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

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