Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Wow! I cannot believe it is December already. I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. Christmas will soon be here and it is that time of year again; time to shop, bake, wrap and of course stamp! I still have yet to make my own Christmas cards and am feeling the pressure. December always seems to be a crazy whirlwind of events that go by much to quickly. I am looking forward to spending some time with family and enjoying the things we like to do most during this special season.

With the New Year will also come my one year anniversary at Stamping Memories. I have had so much fun this past year sharing my passion for stamps and inks with so many wonderful people. I am so grateful to Nanette for offering me the wonderful opportunity to teach at one of my favorite stores. Thank you to all of you who have been faithful students, I hope that I have inspired you, because you have definately inspired me. I will continue to try and offer creative classes with cards and techniques that I am proud to teach.

Happy Holidays!

~ Julie D.

Stamp Credits: Stampscapes

December Class Schedule

Thursday, Dec. 3rd (10am & 7pm)
All About the Cuttlebug: Learn the basics to using this versatile tool for embossing and die cutting. We will also learn two techniques, highlighting and wax paper resist as we create two adorable holiday cards.

Saturday, Dec. 5th (One Class Only, 10am-1pm)
Christmas Card Factory II: Get those holiday cards started (or finished) in this fast paced class. We will make 20 cards in all, 5 each of 4 designs. These are different cards than the cards made in the November Card Factory Class. Holiday music, hot cocoa & candy canes too!

Thursday, Dec. 17th (10am & 7pm)
Monogram Set: Create four custom monogram cards and a coordinating box to store them in using the Just Rite stamps and beautiful patterned paper. Makes a great gift or stylish thank you notes.

All classes are at Stamping Memories in Belmont, NH. Please call the store to register.

You can see a sample for each class at or drop by the store. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Card Factory

My first Christmas Card Factory class was last Thursday and the ladies did such a nice job! It was alot of pressure on them to make so many cards in a two hour class but they made me proud. We went a little over schedule but everyone left with 20 handmade cards ready to send or give. We had alot of fun too! I am offering a repeat Christmas Card Factory class in early December so you will have another chance to attend if you couldn't make it to the first class. The December class schedule has not been posted yet but should be very soon. Here are a couple of photos from the class and the cards that we made. It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!

The cards...

Stamp Credits: Saavy Stamps, Penny Black, Printworks & Art Impressions

~ Julie D.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Crazy for Copics

As you may already know, I love my Copic markers. They are a bit of a challenge and do take some getting used to along with alot of practice but the results are well worth the effort. I thought I would share a card from my last Copic class ~ enjoy!

~ Julie D.

Stamp Credits: Penny Black

November Class Schedule

Thursday, Nov. 12th (10am & 7pm)
Christmas Card Factory: Get those holiday cards started (or finished) in this fast paced class. We will make 20 cards in all, 5 each of 4 designs. Holiday music, hot cocoa & candy canes too!

Thursday, Nov. 19th (10am & 7pm)
Copic/Stamping Bella: We will make three great cards using holiday stamps from Stamping Bella and practice our blending, shading & colorless blender techniques with Copic markers. I am Copic Certified!

The Cuttlebug class originally scheduled for Thursday Nov. 5th had to be cancelled (sorry to those who registered) but will be rescheduled for December.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Confessions of a Slacker!

I will admit that sometimes I work best when under pressure. I had two brayer classes last Thursday and on Wednesday afternoon I still needed to come up with a third card. So feeling inspired by Halloween and wanting to include a masking technique in class, I came up with this tree sillouete card. I literally just cranked out my sample, not putting to much thought into it so that I could move on to prepping the materials. Well wouldn't you know, everyone in both classes raved about it and declared it their favorite of the three cards we made.

This just goes to prove that sometimes it is best when you don't overthink things and just do what you know and like and trust your own creativity. I need to apply this method of thought to my scrapbooking as well, then maybe I won't be so far behind!

Also, the dates have been set for The Christmas Card Factory; Thursday, November 12th (1o am & 7pm) and Thursday, December 3rd (10am & 7pm). Please call the store to register, hope to see you there!

~ Julie D.

Stamp Credits: Stampscapes

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Happy Fall!

I cannot believe that it is already October! Fall is here and it will soon be time for one of my favorite holidays, Halloween! Things have been a little upside down in our household with school beginning, work, classes and all the other crazy things life has thrown at us lately. I am so ready to get back into a creative groove.

I have some great classes coming up this month at Stamping Memories and they are already filling up, yeah! I am busy planning my classes for the upcoming months and soon the paper will fly. There are so many great new holiday stamps that it is hard for me to decide what I want to use, I want it all! There will definately be another Copic class and a Holiday Card Factory class, where we will really get into the holiday spirit and make 20 cards! More details to come soon.

For now, I will share these really cute cards from my last Copic class. I just love Stamping Bella and my Copics. Everyone who took the class did a great job and really loved the stamps. I hope you like them too. Remember, when it comes to Copics...practice, practice, practice!

~ Julie D.

Stamp Credits: Stamping Bella

October Class Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 15th (10am & 7pm)
Paper Piecing: Piecing decorative paper into stamped images to add pattern and texture. We will make three cute holiday cards.

Tuesday, Oct. 22nd (10am & 7pm)
Brayer/Stampscapes: A perfect combination! We will make three seasonal cards using our brayers and some favorite Stampscapes stamps. BYO brayer.

Thursday, Oct. 29th (10am & 7pm)
Copic/Penny Black: We will make three adorable cards using holiday stamp sets from Penny Black and practice our blending & shading techniques with Copic markers. I am Copic Certified!

All classes are at Stamping Memories in Belmont, NH.
Please call the store to register.

You can see a sample for each class at or drop by the store. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thursday's Brayer Class

Here is a peek at this week's Brayer Class at Stamping Memories. You will be able to roll out these Christmas themed cards by the batches and amaze your family and friends this holiday season.

Using a brayer to make beautiful backrounds for stamped images is so easy yet the results are so beautiful.

The morning class is already full but I think there are still a couple of spots open for the evening class. Please call the store if you would like to sign-up.

Hope to see you there!
~ Julie D.

Stamp Credits: Hero Arts

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

August Class Schedule

More Brayer Cards
Thursday, August 13, 2009
10am-Noon or 7pm-9pm
We will use our brayers to create dramatic backrounds for our stamped images. These cards will be Christmas themed.

Crop Night
Friday, August 14, 2009
Bring your scrapbooking or cardmaking projects and use the classroom as your workspace.

All About the Cuttlebug
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
10am-Noon or 7pm-9pm
Discover the endless possibilities this tool has. We will emboss with folders and use Nestabilities dies to create three fun cards. Nanette is also offering a discount in the Cuttlebug machine following the class!

Watercolor Sanding
Saturday, August 22, 2009
10am-Noon 0r 2pm-4pm
We will make three beautiful cards using a sanding technique to create soft backrounds with texture.

Coloring with Copics
Thursday, August 27, 2009
10am-Noon or 7-9pm
Learn blending and shading techniques using Copic markers and create three adorable cards.

All classes are at Stamping Memories in Belmont, NH.
Please call the store at 603-528-0498 to sign-up.
Hope to see you there!

Welcome to My Brand New Blog!

Hi everyone,
Welcome to my brand new blog. I am new at this blogging thing but hope to blog every other week to share my upcoming class schedule, samples and a bit of inspiration. I am having so much fun teaching again and have met so many creative and genuinely nice people. Thank You to all of you who have signed-up for my classes, you inspire me! Please let me know how I am doing, what classes you enjoy most and what classes you would like to see more of in the furure. I am working on getting my samples prepared for my August classes and will post them as soon as I can. For now, I thought I would share a couple of the cards we made in the brayer class I taught a couple of weeks ago...enjoy!

Thanks for visiting my blog : )
~ Julie D.
Stamp Credits: Art Impressions, Stampscapes