Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Brag Book Album - In Memorium

The Manhattan Flowers stamp set coupled with a saying from the Refuge and Strength stamp set are what I used to make this Brag Book Album.  I have posted brag books before, so Click Here to view them. if you want to see some different designs and directions.

If you are wondering what I put inside this one, it is full of pictures of someone dear to my family...Great Grandma Emily.  She was my husband's "adopted Canadian grandmother" and she passed away recently after living a wonderful life.  Long story short, but she and her husband ended up being just like grandparents to Erik while he was attending high school at Grenville Christian College.  Hence, she was given a special coursage and escorted down the aisle to a special seat at our wedding over eight years ago; we had the chance to visit with her and introduce her to our children on two seperate occassions in Canada; and, today we celebrate her life in memorial.  I didn't know her for too long, but she was a dear woman and I am sure she is in Heaven with the Lord today!

O.K., at any rate, Erik is off to the memorial today and asked me to pull together some pictures of our Canada trips for Emily's children.  So, that is why I made the Brag Books.  I hope they speak comfort to her family.  It was a blessing to know her!

Project Supplies:
Manhattan Flowers Stamp Set
Refuge & Strength Stamp Set
Night Of Navy CS
Brocade Blue CS & Ink
Old Olive CS & Ink
Staz On Ink - Black
Jumbo Eyelets
Wide Oval Punch
5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon - Old Olive
2-Way Glue Pen
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Powder Pal
Stampin' Sponges
Medium Envelopes - Clear
Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks Birdie Card - Dry Embossing with SU!'s Texturz Plates

Fun & Fast Notes is really such a versitale stamp set, but rarely do I stamp with it!  I really should change that up! 

Not sure if you can see it or not, but the Basic Black CS is dry embossed with SU!'s Flower Texturz Plate [one of many].  Here is a tip to getting a super good impression.  Ready?  I learned this at Convention!  Wait for it.....

Spritz the CS with a bit of water BEFORE you run it through the Big Shot and the impression will come out super clean and extra deep!  "Water!?!  Seriously?  That is the big secret?"  Yes, indeed-ee-do!  Give it a go!

1. Fold your Whisper White CS in half and crease with the Bone Folder.
2. Use the Flower Texturz Plate to Dry Emboss “simple flowers” on the Basic Black CS with the Big Shot. Build your “Big Shot Sandwich” from bottom to top as follows: Multipurpose Platform on TAB 1, Textured Plate, Basic Black CS, Silicone Rubber and Impressions Pad. Adhere to gift card.
3. Stamp “birdie” in Black Staz On Ink onto Whisper White CS. Clean stamp with Staz On Cleaner.
4. Color in the “birdie” image with the following Stampin’ Write Markers:
        • Flower – Bermuda Bay, Stem – Old Olive, Bird – Crushed Curry, Beak & Feet – Pumpkin Pie
5. Layer onto Bermuda Bay CS.
6. Punch the flower center with the 1/16” Circle Punch and insert an Earth Elements Brad – More Mustard. Adhere to Old Olive CS with three Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere to gift card.
7. SNAIL, fold in half & trim a 2½” piece of Black Gingham Ribbon. Adhere under Bermuda Bay CS.
Project Supplies:

113500 Fun & Fast Notes $33.95 p56

101406 Staz On Ink Pad – Jet Black $7.95 p190

116329 Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker – Assorted $17.95 p155

116329 Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker – Assorted $17.95 p155

105115 Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker $3.25 p156

100079 Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker $3.25 p156

101731 Whisper White Cardstock, 8½”x 5½” & 2”x 2¼” $7.50 p155

115317 Bermuda Bay Cardstock, 2¼”x 2 ½” $5.50 p155

100702 Old Olive Cardstock, 2 ¾”x 3” $5.50 p156

104832 Gingham Ribbon – Black $7.50 p183

101227 1/16” Circle Punch $8.95 p186

106955 Earth Elements Brads $8.95 p179

108362 Cropodile $29.95 p191

109196 StazOn Cleaner $4.95 p190

113439 Big Shot Die Cut Machine $99.95 p194

115962 Stampin’ Up! Texturz Plates – Backgrounds 1 $11.95 p195

111353 Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber $5.50 p194

114614 Standard Texturz Impressions Pad $5.95 p194

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Birthday Special #4: Earn extra hostess $$$ in October

Hi there, Stampers!

Well, we've celebrated the week away together. I know some of you are eagerly awaiting the next special, so here is the last one, Special #4! You are going to LOVE this one, too!

Note: Please make sure to read down all the don't want to miss out on any details!


Special #4: Earn extra hostess $$$ in October & Earn "My Digital Studio" for 50% off!!!

This special has THREE fabulous deals all wrapped into ONE! Check it out!
  1. I am offering you $10 EXTRA in Hostess Free Merchandise just for booking and hosting a successful workshop in the month of October! Unbelievable, but true...yes, you have read this correctly Stampers. Book with me in October and I will guarantee you at least $25 in Hostess Free Merchandise! [Normally, with a $150 workshop you would earn $15 in free merchadise.] WOW! You could get that stamp set you've been drooling over for a long while, OR a whole bunch of card stock, OR several ink pads, OR something from the Holiday Mini Catalog!
  2. Also, when you host a workshop totaling $250 or more and choose any one item* from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog for only $10! *Offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio.
  3. And, if you host a workshop of at least $400 and get My Digital Studio for 50% off the retail price (retail price: $79.95; promotional price: $39.97)!
Now you are probably saying, but "I don't know what My Digital Studio even is, Julie! Why is this such a huge deal?" Well let me tell you.....actually, why don't you check it out?!

Want more information about My Digital Studio CLICK HERE to view a video. [Be forewarned ;-), I already have MDS and the video made me want it even more!] You are going to want to earn this for 50% off! CRAZY!

So if you have been thinking that you want to have some friends over for a fun evening of stamping or even if you haven't, you are defintately going to want to book a workshop with me in October!

Available Dates:
Monday, October 5th
Tuesday, October 6th
Friday, October 9th
Monday, October 12th
Tuesday October 13th
Tuesday, October 20th
Friday, October 23th
Monday, October 26th
Tuesday, October 27th
Friday, October 30th

It pays to host in October.....
  • A free catalog [if you don't already have one],
  • At least $25 in Free Merchandise,
  • At least a Level 1 Hostess Set,
  • Possibly an item from the Mini for $10,
  • And, possibly earning My Digital Studio for 50% off!
Call me at 603-434-1024 OR email to arrange your workshop date!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

SPECIAL #3: All Occassions Card Contest

Hi there, Stampers!

As you all know by now, I celebrated my birthday on Monday, and we are continuing to celebrate all week long together as stampin' buddies! Here is Special #3! You are going to LOVE this one, too!

Note: Please make sure to read down all the don't want to miss out on any details!

SPECIAL #3: All Occassions Card Contest

I am hosting my very first All Occassions Card Contest!
  • Are you having a tough time finding new card layouts?
  • Are you in need of some new and fresh ideas?
  • Do you like to swap with other people, but do not have anyone to swap with?
  • Do you want some free Stampin' Up! merchandise?
Yes? Then, send me a card via good 'ol fashion Snail Mail! Come on! Give it a try. You have nothing to loose and only great ideas to gain!

What will I get? For your efforts, you will recieve a digital copy of ALL the entries sent to me, AND, be entered to win a $10 gift certificate from me to use on your next Stampin' Up! catalog order!

How do I enter? Please make sure to do the following...
  1. Create a card for any occassion...birthday, holiday, get well, etc. It is entirely up to you.
  2. Use only Stampin' Up! cardstock, stamp sets and accessories to create your card. [I am after all partial to SU! ;-) ]
  3. On an attached sticky note, please list the ingredients [colors, tools, accessories] for your card.
  4. By all means, make sure to include all of your information [i.e. name, address, phone number, email]
  5. Can you send more than one entry? YES! Bring it on!
  6. Have fun!
When is it due? Please have all entries to Julie Tupper, 4R Deca Circle, Derry, NH 03038 by Thursday, September 23rd. That gives you ONE full week to come up with your fabulous idea and snail mail it to me!
When will the card contest winner be chosen? By Monday the 28th! [I will be asking my Stamp Camp attendees to vote for their favorite!] I'll let those who participate know who the winner is.

So, get crafting! I can't wait to see all of your fabulous ideas!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"All Inked Up" Mystery Hostess Special

Hi there, Stampers!

I celebrated my birthday yesterday, and I want to continue celebrating all week long with YOU, my stampin' buddies! Here is Special #2! You are just going to LOVE this one!

SPECIAL #2: Hostess Level III Benefits for only $63.75!

Did you know that you can save $1.12 per ink pad by purchasing your Stampin' Up! Classic Ink's in color families?

Through my "All Inked Up!" Mystery Hostess Program, you have the possibility of earning the following items for FREE!
Color Caddy OR $55.00 in Stampin' Up! product of your choosing AND

Exclusive Hostess Stamp Sets: 3 level I OR 2 level I and 1 level II OR 1 level I and 1 level III (Hostess Stamp Set Choices, see attached pdf) AND

1 item from the Holiday Mini Catalog for only $10.00!!!

For only $63.75 (includes shipping) you can select your color family. Your name will then be entered into my Mystery Hostess draw and you could win the products above! Feel free to select multiple color families to amp up your chances to be the Mystery Hostess. For each color family you purchase, your name will be entered into the draw.

Normally, to earn these benefits, you'd have to host a party (or place an order) of at least $550.00! So, why not spend a fraction of the cost - get ink pads and get your name entered for the Mystery Hostess beneftis? [Note: I need 10 people inorder to guarantee benefits at a $550 workshop, so now is the time to add to those color family ink pads!]

BONUS: If you reserve a spot by September 16, 2009 - your name will be entered TWICE into the drawing!

Mystery Hostess offer ends Friday, September 18, 2009.
Email me at to reserve your spot today.


SPECIAL #1: Sign up by TODAY...I still have several openings in a new Stamper's Club that I am starting THIS month [September 15th]. If you join a club this month, you will not only receive a free catalog and guaranteed $15 in Hostess Benefits and at least a Level 1 Hostess Set during your club hostess month, BUT you will also receive a FREE STAMP SET from my stamp bin when you join! And, you will be eligible to come to the Mini Catalog Stamp Camp on Sept.25th or 26th for free, as well! Sign up by TODAY, Tuesday, Sept. 15th, for your free stamp set! [Current Club Members: You may join another club and double your membership! Give me a call if you are interested for more details.]

Friday, September 11, 2009

Rich Razzleberry Lemonade Card

Oh my, oh my, RICH RAZZLEBERRY pie!  I just LOVE the names of the new In Colors for this well as the new In Colors themselves.  ;-)  Say them with, come on....they are so much fun to say!
Dusty Durango
Rich Razzleberry
Melon Mambo
Crushed Curry
Soft Suede
Bermuda Bay
Can't you just imagine sitting in a room and having the job of coming up with the names?  Oh the pressure, the fun!  But, whomever does it, does it soooooo well!  Hats off to you!  [I would love to see some of the names that are disgarded...wouldn't you?...just curious...]

Anywho, here is an easy card.  I just adore the new Razzleberry Lemonade DSP.  So fabulous!  It dresses up this card quickly, and, coupled with the Razzle Dazzle and Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Sets, makes a quick addition to your card collection.  Switch up the colors for a different look.  Give it a try and let me know what you came up with at  OR leave a comment on this post.

1. Fold your Rich Razzleberry CS in half and crease with the Bone Folder.
2. SNAIL Razzleberry Lemonade DSP onto the gift card.
3. Use the Cropodile to punch a 3/16” circle approx. 1” UP & 1” IN on the left side of DSP.
4. Wrap the ½” Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon around the FRONT of the gift card. Push the ends through the hole in the BACK. Now, knot ends around the ribbon on the card front.
5. Stamp the “flower” image on the bottom right in Rich Razzleberry Ink.
6. Stamp “friend to friend” in Basic Black Ink.
Project Supplies:

116714 Razzle Dazzle $27.95 p124

115370 Teeny Tiny Wishes $36.95 p145

115316 Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink Pad $5.95 p155

101179 Basic Black Classic Ink Pad $5.95 p155

115316 Rich Razzleberry Cardstock, 11”x4 ¼” $5.50 p155

115675 Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, 3” x 4 ¼” $9.95 p162

115613 ½” Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon – Rich Razzleberry $9.95 p182

108362 Cropodile $29.95 p191

Thursday, September 10, 2009


IT IS HERE!  IT IS HERE!  My Digital Studio, by Stampin' Up!, was released to demonstrators on Sept. 1st, and will be avaliable to customers on Oct. 1st. This gives us a chance to read the tutorials and play with the program and be able to answer all your questions on Oct. 1st !! :)

I am HOOKED on this program. I LOVE IT!!  I received my UPS shipment this afternoon, loaded the program onto my laptop tonight, and have been playing ever since! are just going to LOVE this!

This is my first page.  And, I created it all on my laptop with My Digital Studio [MDS].  I decided to go freestyle with a Photo Template and create my own page from there.  Oh my, too much fun!  Tomorrow I am going to use one of the many scrapbook templates that is provided on MDS to create a FULL SCRAPBOOK in minutes.  All I will have to do is the "drag and drop" feature with my photos and added text... WAY TOOOOO EASY! and WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY TOO MUCH FUN! :)  I can not wait to play more.

Check back soon for more pages!!!

If you are interested in purchasing this program on Oct. 1st, just let me know and I'll be sure to send you a reminder in a couple weeks. Check pages 38 and 39 in your Holiday Mini Catalog for more details.  And if you don't have a Mini Catalog, please contact me at!  I would be happy to send you one for free!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

So Saffron DSP Build-A-Flower Card

This card is surprisingly easy to do. Give it a try!

1. Score and fold your So Saffron DSP gift card at 1¾” and 5¾”. Then, crease with the Bone Folder.
2. Round the edges with the Corner Rounder Punch.
3. Decide which pattern you would like on the inside/outside.
4. Die-cut Real Red & Crushed Curry flowers with the Big Shot & Build-A-Flower Bigz Die. Layer from bottom to top [Cutting Pad, Bigz Die, two colors of CS & Cutting Pad] and then roll through the Big Shot.
5. SNAIL your flower together. Use the 3/16” punch on the side of the Cropodile to punch a hole in the middle. Push Jumbo Eyelet through. Crimp with the Cropodile.
6. Wrap 15” of the ¼”Grosgrain Ribbon- Real Red around the card. Push ends of ribbon through the Jumbo Eyelet Flower and tie a knot. Trim edges of ribbon. Add two Stampin’ Dimensionals underneath flower for stability.
7. Round the edges of the Crushed Curry CS.
8. Stamp the “circles” on the bottom right corner in Crushed Curry & Real Red Ink.
9. Use the Cropodile to Dry Emboss the top of the CS. [Tip: Line up the 1/8” holes on the guide along the edge and press firmly, but not too hard, with the Cropodile. Move the guide over as needed.]
10. Stamp the saying in Real Red Ink using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, if you want. Stamp it close to the dry embossed circles. [Tip: I flipped my card and stamp upside-down for visual ease.]
To place an order go to . I have listed all the items used in this project and the item numbers below to help you with your shopping! Feel free to email me with any questions at . Thanks!

Project Supplies:
115778 Circle Circus $28.95 p129
113722 Hope Happens $19.95 p141
115659 Crushed Curry Classic Ink Pad $5.95 p155
103133 Real Red Classic Ink Pad $5.95 p156
112152 So Saffron DSP, 4” x 12” $9.95 p161
115319 Crushed Curry Cardstock, 5” x 5” $5.50 p155
102482 Real Red Cardstock, 5” x 5” $5.50 p156
109034 ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Real Red $4.95 p183
108431 Jumbo Eyelets $9.95 p179
101049 Stamp-A-Ma-Jig $11.95 p191
108362 Cropodile $29.95 p191
104403 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95 p192

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Two Step Stamping - Dusty Durango Rose Friendship Card

I am a sucker for roses! I just love them. The way they smell. The different colors. Ooooo....I just love them! So, when SU! announced that it was retiring their "Wild Rose" set, I was so so so sad.....BUT, they must have known that I NEEDED a current rose set, and when the new catalog came out....VOILA....the "A Rose Is A Rose" set was there! Yippee! This set is just perfect! I love the Two-Step Stamping Technique and really enjoy showing it with this fabulous bunch of stamps. Thank you Stampin' Up!

I admit that yellow roses are my favorite, but to this day, I have yet to stamp a card with yellow roses.....that will need to change pronto! At any rate, when I saw the new In Colors, I HAD to try the Dusty Durango Ink with Pumpkin Pie. It is such a fabulous combonation. What do you think????

1. Fold your Old Olive CS in half and crease with the Bone Folder.
2. SNAIL Dusty Durango CS onto the gift card.
3. Stamp the following using 5 different stamps and the demo as a guide for placement:
· “Lg. Bold Rose” – Pumpkin Pie Ink
· “Lg. Rose Highlights” – Dusty Durango Ink
· “Bold Leaf” – Old Olive Ink
· “Leaf Highlights” – Garden Green Ink
· “Leaf with stem” -- Old Olive Ink
4. Stamp “frame” in Basic Black Ink onto Old Olive CS.
5. Using Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to help guide the placement stamp “You’re a friend…” inside the frame. Cut out using Paper Snips and use two Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere over “Leaf with stem.”
6. Use 2-Way Glue Pen to lightly trace “friend.” Lay card in Powder Pal and sprinkle with the Fine Cosmo Glitter – Celery.

To place an order go to .
I have listed all the items used in this project and the item numbers below to help you with your shopping! Feel free to email me with any questions at . Thanks!

Project Supplies:
113792 Great Friend $17.95 p107
111560 A Rose Is A Rose $37.95 p99
115654 Dusty Durango Classic Ink Pad $5.95 p155
105216 Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad $5.95 p156
102277 Old Olive Classic Ink Pad $5.95 p156
102272 Garden Green Classic Ink Pad $5.95 p156
101179 Basic Black Classic Ink Pad $5.95 p155
100702 Old Olive Cardstock, 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scrap$5.50 p156
100730 Whisper White Cardstock, 3 ¾” x 5” $7.50 p155
115321 Dusty Durango Cardstock, 4” x 5 ¼” $5.50 p155
101049 Stamp-A-Ma-Jig $11.95 p191
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95 p192
108796 Fine Cosmo Glitter $13.95 p180
102197 Powder Pals $19.95 p188
100425 2-way Glue Pen $3.50 p192

103579 Paper Snips $9.95 p191

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Convention Fun

I am sorry to keep on this, but Convention was just sooooo much fun! I am sorting through photos and organizing them. I keep going back to my notes and pictures for all the fabulous ideas! Just when I think that I have gotten all the ideas created on my stampin' table, I find MORE!
Part of my awesome time in SLC, Utah was meeting and hanging out with [though not as much as I would have liked] three special ladies! I finally got to meet Amy Johnson, my upline's upline [my 2nd upline???] and close friend. She is one of those fabulous demonstrators that sends out downline monthly newsletters loaded with helpful tips, ideas and information. I was so excited to finally meet her! Another wonderful lady I got to know a bit more was Brandi Barnard. Isn't she just the cutest! Love her! I got to hang out with her at Kristi's Demonstrator Event 2009 when Brandi was the guest speaker and was so excited to see her again at Convention! And then there is Kristi Stoughton, my upline and friend, who I adore. Thank you, Kristi, for being a wonderful friend and teacher! It was so much fun to hang out a bit more than usual!
It was a privilage to hang out with these fabulous ladies! I am so blessed to have found some great new friends!

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