Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. This year I started my holiday preparations and craft projects early and I had most of my shopping done before Thanksgiving. I even wrapped a few gifts here and there to avoid staying up into the wee hours on Christmas Eve to finish wrapping, an annual tradition I wanted to break. We almost did it! There were just a few last minute things left to wrap and the stockings to fill before we could go to bed too. My hubby baked all the cookies and a yummy holiday bread this year which was so nice - and he did such a fine job I will insist he take it over next year as well. 

I participated in an ornament swap this year for the first time and I enjoyed it so much I hope to do it again next year. It was simple, mail three handmade ornaments to three different people and receive three handmade ornaments from three different people. I love all the ornamnets I received, so unique. Here is my handmade ornament for the swap, I hope my three recipients enjoy them, I had alot of fun making them.    

I also want to share these adorable mini cupcake ornaments that I made. I got the idea for these from the Bake it Pretty Blog where there is a detailed tutorial for them. I used wire and beads to add sprinkles to mine. They came out so sweet that I couldn't resist keeping a couple for myself, I will definately be making more of these next year.

~ Julie

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Once again it has been awhile since my last post. I have been so busy with family and work that I have had very little time to stamp, scrap or craft at all. Well the holidays have got me in a crafty mood so I've been trying hard to set aside some time to work on a few projects that I am making as gifts. I really wanted to give some handmade gifts this Christmas, other than the ones my kids make that is. After searching the web and through my collection of Martha Stewart magazines for some inspiration, I decided on a few projects and poof...crafting momma! I will post some pictures of all my little creations once they are completed, which hopefully should be very soon, but for now here is a card to enjoy...
Stamp by Inkadinkadoo.

I also wanted to share with you these adorable hair clips I made for my daughter. They were so much fun to make that I'm making more in a holiday theme. Can you believe that you bake the ribbon in the oven to get it to curl? I got the idea for these from Pamela Susan who has a great blog with super cute craft tutorials, including the one for these clips. I used my new brad maker to make the fabric brads.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying this busy but magical season.

Julie D.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Brayer Class This Week

There are currently still two spots available for the Brayer Card Class this Thursday evening. Please call or visit Stamping Memories to register. Here is one of the three great cards we will be making. Hope you can make it!

Stamp Credits: Stampscapes, Art Impressions and Paper Inspirations.

Julie D.

Monday, September 27, 2010

October Classes at Stamping Memories

Fall Inchies ~ Thursday, Oct. 14th (7-9pm)
These little one inch squares are the perfect embellishment for cards and make great magnets too. We will make two fall-themed mini cards and two magets in this fun class.

Brayer Cards ~ Thursday, Oct. 28th (7-9pm)
Learn how to make dramatic backgrounds for your stamped images using a brayer and some clever masking techniques. Make three great cards. BYO Brayer!

Please call or visit Stamping Memories to register for classes. Samples for the inchie class are currently at Stamping Memories. Brayer class samples will be coming soon.

Also, there is still space available for this week's Copic Critter Class if you are interested!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Yes, I am still here!

Sorry it has been so long since I have posted anything to my blog! I cannot believe the entire summer has passed since my last post, or my last class. It has been a warm and wonderful summer for myself and my family and we enjoyed every last bit of it. Although I was grateful to have no scheduled classes at Stamping Memories over the summer due to my crazy schedule, I did miss the creativity. Autum is close upon us and it is my favorite season of all. The brilliant colors really inspire me to be creative and begin new projects, gear up for the holidays and catch up on my scrapbooking. So that is why I am back! I will be teaching two classes in September and hope to see you then. Happy Stamping!

Copic 101
Thursday, September 16th, 7-9pm
Learn everything that you need to know about these exceptional markers. We will focus on the correct usage and care of these markers as well as the four basic Copic blending techniques. We will stamp and color several images but will not be making finished cards in this class. I am Copic Certified!

Copic Critters Part II - Mice
Thursday, September 30th, 7-9pm
Second in a series of classes featuring the adorable critters of Penny Black and Copic markers, this class will focus on coloring mice. Make a coloring "recipe card" to keep for reference plus three cute cards. BYO copics! A list of suggested colors is available online at Stamping Memories. Below are two of the cards we will be making in this class, hope you like them.

All classes are at Stamping Memories in Belmont, NH. Please call 528-0498 to register or visit them online at


~ Julie D.

Stamp Credits: Penny Black.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Upcoming Classes

Altered Pens & Notepad:
Thursday, May 20th (10am-noon or 7-9pm)
Learn quick and easy ways to transform ordinary ink pens from "office supply" to stylish. We will also make a cute covered memo pad. These make great items for craft fairs or church bazaars - you can make a bunch in no time and they are fairly inexpensive because you can use all those paper and ribbon scraps that you have been saving!

Brayer Cards:
Thursday, May 27th (10am-noon or 7-9pm)
Create three beautiful cards using basic brayering techniques and a variety of masking techniques. Please BYO brayer if you have one.

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

Friday, March 19, 2010

Think Spring!

Well, I think Spring may finally be here, yeah! I have been enjoying the beautiful weather and hope you have been too. I would like to thank the ladies in my Bubble Background Class yesterday for being such good sports. I had so much fun teaching that class, the bibs were the best! I also appreciate your nice comments about my cards...thank you. Here are the cards we made in the class, I hope you like them too.

Thanks for visiting! ~ Julie D.

Stamp Credits: Penny Black

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Upcoming Classes

Watercolor Effects with Distress Inks:
Thursday, March 25th
Split Class: Bette teaching morning (10am-noon) & I am teaching evening (7pm-9pm)
We will use Ranger Distress Inks and some great Penny Black stamps to create three beautiful cards suitable for many occasions using a faux watercolor technique.

Watercolor with Tombow Markers:
Thursday, April 15th (10am-noon & 7pm-9pm)
Learn three different and easy techniques to watercolor using your dye-based markers. We will use Art Impressions stamps to create three beautiful cards.

Pretty Paper Cones:
Thursday, April 29th
Split Class: Bette teaching morning (10am-noon) & I am teaching evening (7pm-9pm)
Learn how to make adorable paper cones perfect for holding small treats. Great for Mother's Day or as shower favors.

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

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Some Valentine's Day Sweets...

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Stamp Credits: Hero Arts
~ Julie D.

Monday, February 8, 2010

A Promised Post

Well, I promised my last brayer class that I would post these cards. Here they are...finally! Sorry I have been so slow getting them posted.

Thanks ~ Julie D.

Stamp Credits: Stampscapes

Monday, February 1, 2010

February & March Classes

I will only be teaching one class in February and just two in March.
I hope to see you there!

Coloring with Copics:
Thursday, February 18th (10am-noon or 7-9pm)
We will make three adorable cards while learning three different coloring techniques using Copic Markers. This is not a Copic 101 class but rather a chance for you to practice blending, shading and other coloring techniques plus leave with three finished cards. I am Copic Certified!

Bubble Background Technique:
Thursday, March 18th (10am-noon or 7-9pm)
Learn a clever technique for making your own bubble background paper using paint and dish soap. We will use our bubble creations to make two adorable cards using Penny Black's clear set, "Bubbly". How appropriate!

Class TBA:
Thursday, March 25th
(Split class: Bette teaching am, I will teach pm)
Bette and I are still coordinating this class. I will post the class description once we have confirmed all the details.

Please call Stamping Memories at 603-528-0498 to register for classes.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Brrrrrr....'s cold! Well, I guess winter is here to stay for awhile. Time to cozy up with some of those stamps hey? I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays, we sure did. We have had some construction going on at our home and all the craziness of the season so I have been a bit lacking in the crafting department. I am looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting back to my stamps and inks. I have some great classes scheduled for this month and I hope you will brave the cold and come on out to Stamping Memories for a class. Hope to see you there!

Here is a sample for this weeks brayer class. Can you believe what a Post-it can do?

Thanks, Julie D.

Stamp Credits: Stampscapes

January Classes

Thursday, January 14th (10am-12pm or 7-9pm)
Brayer Techniques: We will make three beautiful cards using our brayers, some great masking techniques and Stampscapes stamps. BYO brayer.

Thursday, January 21st (10am-12pm or 7-9pm)
Shadow Box Cards: These cards lay flat to fit in an envelope but once opened display a miniature scene inside. We will be using two cute clear stamp sets, one from Hero Arts and the other Penny Black. So adorable and easy you will want to make more, perfect for Valentine's Day.

Thursday, January 28th (10am-12pm or 7-9pm)
Copic 101: Learn everything you need to know about these exceptional markers. We will focus on the correct usage and care of these markers as well as the four basic blending techniques. We will stamp and color several images but will not be making finished cards in this class. 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!