Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tooo good not to share

Oh.... this is a little something I made that was Gluten free and  insane good!! Hard to tell the difference!!
 First you go to Fresh and Easy and buy their gluten free cake mix!!!
This little box holds pure joy!!!

Then you add as much frosting as cake!!!!!

 Make the cake as directed on the box but....add a handful of Trader Joes chocolate chips (none are better I swear!!) to the cake batter then bake as directed!

Then you make my best homemade frosting!!
7 Tbsp Hershey's cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar
1 Stick butter soft
1 Tbsp vanilla
4 Tbsp hazelnut milk but you can use regular milk too ( more if you need it)
a pinch of salt
mix all the ingredients ( electric mixer is best) till its perfect
Then you frost while its hot then you put the fork down before you eat the whole thing!!
You're gonna love me for life now!!
Love, Julie

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Christmas Card Class #1

Here are the first 5 cards we will be making for the stamp a stack Christmas class!
I'm super excited to continue to create and design fun and easy cards that are also really pretty!!
Postcard #130369
All of the sets used are all from the Holiday Mini! Except the post card it's in the current catalog.

                                            Click to open! HERE

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!
Love, Julie

Monday, August 26, 2013


well I have a plan!!

If I start the whole Christmas thing now, I will be ready in January to take my tree down!!
Because I never am!!

My plan is to start slow. Step #1  Make my cards in August, while listening to Christmas music!

A Banner Christmas  Clear mount #130255
Special Season Clear Mount 131769 

I'll let you in on the other steps as I come up with them!!

Happy Day, Julie

Sunday, August 25, 2013

I'm a Christmas card making fool!!

Well I do try!
I've been designing cards for my upcoming classes (40 cards in 4 classes!! 5 cards 2 of each each class!!)
And well that means I have to design 20 cards.  Lord knows I have the supplies!! 
So I better get to crackin!!
Here's one I made last night.
I'm smitten!!  This might very well be the Ujano Christmas card!!
Very Merry Tags Clear Mount #130402
Post Card #130369
More Merry Messages retired

It's vintage simple and sparkly!! I'm in love!!

Happy Day, its only 104* I'm feeling Fall in the air!!  Hahaha
Love, Julie

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Seasons of Style This and That Journal Mini Class!!

I LOVE!!!!!
I decorated the cover, washi taped it,wrote in and applied stickers!!I found myself thoroughly enjoying this project!! YIPEE
 Also I keep using it! I will say this is one of Stampin Up's moments of pure genius!!
Here's what I bought:

Washi tape 132155  $4.95

Designer stickers 132276  $4.95

Seasons of Style This and That Journal 132277 $10.95

I'm so excited to teach this as a Mini Class Journal plus a card!
Mini because it will be a fast class and take between 30 and 45 min.

Option #1 I place the order for you and you pay me $30 for all your supplies and class.

Option #2 You place the order on your own it will cost you $29.62 and I will charge 5.00 for the class fee
let me know which option you would like!!

Dates: Thurs Sept 12 and Monday Sept. 16th

  If you do place the order on your own please use this code GAV23YSK in your online order form.

Here's mine:

Love ya, Julie

Friday, August 23, 2013

Baby Girl!!

I've wanted to make this card for awhile. I saw something similar in a store on a wall.
Here's my version!
I used a few retired products but truth is we have them and we have new stuff that can be substituted!
I'd be a bad demo if I didn't teach you how to use what you have, and if you don't have it we can find a comparable!!
I love this Company and it's versatility!!
Now if I only had a Mamma who just had a baby girl, to send this to. :)
Love, Julie

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Paper Pumpkin!!

My Paper Pumpkin Welcome kit came today!!

I sat down and made a quick bday card.
It's a wonderful way to start the day!!
I needed a Birthday card, so I used a different word and added some twine and a punch,
 it took me 5 min to make this card!! 
Love it, now gonna whip out the others!!
My super quick and simply cute card!!
 and my fun and productive kit!!

 Offer Dates: July 18, 2013 -August 31, 2013
Offer Details: Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.
*plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!

 Email or call if you have questions be sure to put me down as your Demonstrator!
                                                                       here: Paper Pumpkin

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

FOUR Christmas card Classes!!

YUP....FOUR Christmas card Classes!!

 Here's a couple of the cards so far!!

FOUR Christmas card Classes!!
I will be showing you how to make simple and beautiful cards to give at Christmas!
Here’s how it will work: Each class will have 5 different card designs and you will be able to make 2 of each design!
If you come to one class you will have 10 cards!
If you come to all four you will end up with 40 cards, 20 different designs!! Awesome!!!
Here are the dates let me know which ones you can attend!
#1 September Monday the 9th or Thurs. the 12th both @10:00 am
#2 October Monday the 7th or Thurs. the 11th both @10:00am
#3November Monday the 4th or Thurs. the 7th both @10:00am
#4 November Monday the 18th or Thurs. the 21 both @10:00am
So come to my house, enjoy lunch, and get all your Christmas cards made. It will be fun and festive and everything will be cut and ready for you! All you need is your own adhesives and I can order those for you if you don’t have them already!
Cost for each classis $30. And includes Cards, envelopes, lunch and dessert! 
Love, Julie!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Smart Idea!!

Every once in awhile I have them, ideas!!! Sometimes they are even smart ones!!

I say with every invention there is a reason or a need!

 This "need" came up during one of my "here's your handmade gift for coming" moments.
 I heard from the back of the bunch: "You can keep mine, I don't have kids at home" and then "I don't do party favors any more"!

 But look at how great these are!!!

 Well I really love making package gifts to give, and dang it I wanted to to include her! So I came up with a way to recycle my cute bag into a card that she will "give"!!!
I cut a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock in half. The bag is already 5" wide, so I only had to trim the top and bottom at 3 3/4", untied the ribbon cut at 6" applied adhesive on the backside of bag, and tucked it behind then I tied another bow and stuck it on the front with a glue dot! Done!! 3 min flat!!
Happy Day!!! Enjoy the idea and remember: " if it's boring stamp it!!"
Love, Julie

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Upcoming Classes

I finally won a prize at Convention!!

August Classes!

Welcome Back Classes!!

Summer will be over, my lovely teenagers will be in school, and I will be in sore need of some craftiness with my ladies!!

Looking forward to sharing all that Convention had to offer!
Come make the best cards from Convention!!

 5 cards, lunch, dessert!

Monday August 12th
and Thursday the 15th
both at 10 am! RSVP
It's the  little things in life!!
I'm a huge fan!!
Looking forward to seeing you and Jumping for joy
( again) :)
love, Julie