Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Our family wishes your family a very happy New Year!! May this new year bring you much happiness and love.
Blessings and Love!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

Ok I have to be honest. I simply ran out of time to make enough of these to mail to everyone. So I figured I would post it with a little Christmas message.
John has wrapped up his semester and will be preaching quite a bit over the break. The girls are staying busy by visiting the museums (they are having lots of home school activities) and getting over excited about Christmas. I'm working, homeschooling, wrapping presents, and trying to stay a little sane in the process. All in all we are doing great and wish everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Little Cuties for the Holidays!!

How about some cute little peppermint paties!! Yum and oh so cute!
Simply use your punches to create these cute little peppermint covers. These are great for any holiday. Just think Valentine's is coming up next.

If you would like to know how to make these or need supplies to make them, please e-mail me at

Monday, December 1, 2008

Snowflakes A Falling

Some of you have the real thing falling around you. Some have more than they would like. Well here is one that you can enjoy!

This card uses the Speckled Background technique...found here...

You can also check out how I made this card by going to My Gallery at and typing in juliebstampin or by clicking on the link below...

There will be more Christmas cards on the way soon so keep checking back!

Monday, November 17, 2008

DH is approved!!!

My DH was approved to be an ordained pastor!!
We thank all of you for your prayers over the years.
Many of you have asked where are we going to be...
Well we don't have a clue. We should know about February what Region (hoping 9, which goes from Virginia to FL to Mississippi) we will be in.
Then we will find out in and around April what Synod (state, or states) and church they would like him to interview at.
However, something that all of you can mark on your books is...
May 15th - Graduation- this is when he will graduate from the Seminary
Ordantion is not set until he has been called to a church.

We will keep all of you posted!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My DH's Approval Is Tomorrow!!

I know I try to keep this to mostly stamping, however, PRAY!!!
Tomorrow my husband will be going infront of his approval panel to be approved to graduate and be an ordained PASTOR!!!
So we are headed to FL for approval and visit family.
We ask for your prayers through this time.
Honestly my husband is starting on freekout mode and I need prayers too.

Thank you to everyone for your support through, believe it or not, these four years! Your love and blessings have been overwhelming.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Lace All in GLITTER!!!

Is it lace or glitter?

It's BOTH!!

This is a great and easy technique!

The lace is created using sticky paper, a piece of lace and fine glitter.

The lace is laid on the sticky side of the paper, press down firmly
then sprinkle the glitter over top,
pour off excess glitter,
gently pull off lace and WALA you have glitter lace!!

I saw this and was just in aww over it so I had to share it with all of you.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Here is a little inspiration.....Cracked Glass!!!

I hope this inspires you a little to try something new. This is an old technique for me but new for so many, and a forgotten one for me!!

It is called CRACKED GLASS!!!

There is a great tutorial on the Split Coast Stampers web site:

For my demonstrators there is a video tutorial on the Demonstrator Web Site:

Give it a try and post your picture so I can see what you did!!! This is a fun technique and makes you really say WOW!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Stampin'Up! Online Ordering

You can now order Stampin'Up! product from the convenience of your home. Simply click on the picture titled "My Stampin'Up! Wesite!!" It will take you directly to my Satmpin'Up! website where you can begin ordering by clicking on Shop Now!
If I can help you in any way with your order, please don't hesitate to contact me. I would love to help you coordinate your colors, embellishments and stamp sets.

Thinking of Those in Texas!!

I just wanted to express that our family is thinking of all of our friends and family in Texas!! Know that our prayers are with you while IKE comes upon you. We know there is so much to come in cleanup. Please know that we are here for you an if you need anything do not hesitate to let us know!!
Blessings and Prayers

Friday, August 15, 2008

Picture Perfect Flower!

This picture frame I made for my mother's birthday. Which means I actually have to trust in the mail carriers to get it there safely. This is the first frame of this type that I have done and I LOVED IT and will be doing MANY MORE!
The first thing you have to do is go buy your frame. Then trace a very light line around your matting onto your cardstock. Then it is CREATE from there. This stamp set is unfortunetly retired, however, there are some brand NEW Stampin'Up! sets that are going to be just as beautiful. The flowers on the frame are stamped in VersaMark and then embossed with silver embossing powder.

Here is a close up of the flower! The flower is stamped on black card stock, then lightly colored in using watercolor pencils. Cut the flower out, then use a cutting blade to cut out the extra black and also to cut certain parts of the flower so you can curl the petals and leaves up. I used Crystal Effects and highlighted just a couple petals and leaves, NOT ALL! Then used some micro beads in the center of the black flower as well as the flower shadow.

You can do this to and if you would like to know how just e-mail me at

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Always try a challenge! You never know what you may come up with. This is cased from the SU! Artists' Challenge. To make the card circle, fold 12x12 card stock in half, using your Coluzzle cut out the circle, leaving 1 inch at the fold uncut. Then decorate as you wish. The tied ribbon actually goes around both sides and ties the card shut.

If you would like to know more about making this card, or others I have listed on my blog, please contact me at

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Look My Hubby Made A Scrapbook Page!!!

Look my DH made a scrapbook page. He has wanted to add a page to a scrapbook that our friends made us before we left Texas. So of course being a guy he decided to make one of our visit to the brewery in Shiner Texas. I think he did an awesome job, and he was a little shocked when I told him it was going on the blog!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Friendships Last a Lifetime

Well here is another Sneek Peek at the New Fall-Winter Idea Book and Catalog. This is the Level 2 Hostess Set. I have to say this set, which also includes and adorable bunny will be getting a lot of use. I love this set as I am able to use my watercolor pencils and a blender pen and Wallah, you see what happens. Plus it is so easy!! This card was given to a "new" friend of mine who is new to the seminary life. I thought this would give her a little pick me up and know that she has friends here in her new home.

If you would like to know about how you can earn this set of stamps for FREE, please e-mail me and I can tell you how!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Desk Pen/Accesory Holder and Note Pad Holder

Yippee I finally made one of the Office Pen Holders and Note Pad Holders!
What a great gift this will make for my DDSS...heheheheh she doesn't know she is getting it yet!
The holder is made using the cardboard coasters you find at your local dining establishment or I found my at the Shiner Bock Brewery in Texas. They were only $2.25 for a pack of 40. I was informed by my DH I can order them online also. Simply cover them in a DP of your choice, then use the Crop-A-Dile to punch three holes on one side. I punch only one side then used those three holes as a template for all the rest. So you will have a total of 6 holes, 3 and 3 across from each other. Simply tie them together with ribbon of your choice. For the bottom I covered another coaster in a solid card stock on both sides and then glue with Crystal Effects to the top portion. Then decorate as you wish.
The note pad holder is easy but I'm not giving details right now as I will be teaching this in my upcoming class. If you would like to attend one of my classes please feel free to e-mail me and I will give you dates, times, locations and supply fees.

Saturday, August 2, 2008


Hello to my JulieBStampin team. I know you newbies have been wondering who had top sales for the Month of July.................
Well that would be Heather!
Congratulations Heather and don't forget to let me know what Designer Paper you would like!
Another announcement....
Heather PROMOTED to Senior Associate in July!!
Please take a minute to e-mail her and congratulate her ( ) and if you want to go the extra mile a great SU! congrats card would also be nice.

An extra incentive for all of my Team Members. With the new catalog coming out in a few days, this is your chance for TOP sales. For anyone who sells $450 or more from the time the catalog comes out and the end of the month will earn an free pack of their choice of 12x12 card stock! I will check your sales on the 10th and then deduct that from the total sales at the end of the month to get your total.

Everyone had a great July. Have fun this month with the new catalog. IT'S OK TO BE EXCITED :)

New Catalog Soon To Be Here!

Are you as excited as I am. Well guess what only 9 more days till you get to see the new catalog!! I have been following everything that has been going on at the SU! Convention and after what I have seen you will be even more excited once you get your hands on a catalog.
How about the Big Shot?
How about brand new Stamp Sets?
How about brand new Designer Paper?
How about brand new Accesories?
Do I have your attention yet? Haha I knew that would get you a little curious.
Well keep in looking in daily for the latest updates and my NEW CATALOG SPECIALS!!!

WOW, It's the Big Shot!!!

I'm announcing to all of my customers that SU! has something great coming up.
It is called the Big Shot.
It is a die-cut machine specially made for SU! by Sizzix. Sizzix has also designed dies specifically for SU! The best is that you can use any die on this machine, YES I SAID ANY!!!! It works on card stock, fabric, leather, chipboard, plastic, etc. I know this has made you excited, but the Big Shot is not yet for sale, but will be SOON. However, I can give you a sneek peek at the Machine and the Dies. Plus I should have one shortly (I'm really hoping) and will be able to share it with all of you, so you can have a little hands on!
Here is the link to the preview brochure:

There will be more announcements today from convention and I will let you know as soon as I know!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Yippee I have a blog

WOW, I didn't think I would be able to do this. However, I really wanted to get my blog going so once I move back to SC my new demonstrators and friends can see what we are up too. This is going to be wonderful!! I hope to have postings of cards and links and all of that good stuff. One step at a time. Enjoy what there is for now!