July’s Framed Art insert turned out to be so much fun!  It’s a celebration of the 4th of July, Ice Cream Day, Lollipop Day, Don’t Step-On-A-Bee Day, Tour de France, and just summer!  The 4th of July frame used the Black Magic technique – so much fun – it actually looks like fireworks!  I had never used this technique, so it was a fun technique to try using our fabulous watercolor pencils.  I used another one of our wonderful digital images called Sweets for the Sweet and turned it into a 3-D image by punching out the circle pinwheel with a punch and popping it up on a dimensional.  Using My Digital Studio, I sized one of the “sticks” to fit a 2 x 2 inch square and then used one of the pinwheels to become a lollipop and sized the pinwheel to fit a 1 inch circle.  I then printed them out along with just the circle image which we then punched out with our 1 inch circle punch, added some Dazzling Diamonds, and then popped it up with a dimensional to create a 3-D look.  I then used our very small hand-held 1/16 punch and punched two small holes on either side of the “stick” and threaded up some silver thread and knotted it and tied it in a bow so it looked like it was a ribbon actually around the stick.   The canopy square turned out cute-cute and looks like a real canopy!  I hope you enjoy looking at July’s insert!

Here is the insert in an 8 x 10 frame:

Here is the insert in a 12 x 12 frame:

Here is a close-up of the 4th of July square:

Here is a close-up view of the canopy square:

Side view of canopy square:

Here is the other view:

Enough of the canopy!  Here is the Lollipop DIGITAL IMAGE square!

Here is a side view:


Stamps:  July Fourth (r), Nature Walk, Pedaling Past (r), Sunny Fun (r).

Ribbon:  Whisper White 1/4″ stitched grosgrain ribbon.

Accessories: Mini Alphabet, large brads, Dazzling Diamonds, SU watercolor pencils, clear embossing powder, Dazzling Details, silver thread, dimensionals.

Punches: Postage Stamp punch, 1″  circle punch, 1/16 punch, 1-3/4 circle punch, Word Window punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, Scallop Square punch.

Sizzlits Dies and Embossing Folders:  Peekaboo Frames Bigz L, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.

Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Black Craft Ink, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White Craft Ink.

Paper:  Whisper White, Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Very Vanilla.

Designer Series Paper:  Polka Dot Parade, Summer Smooches.

Markers:  Island Indigo, Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Primrose Pedals, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, White Gel Pen.

I hope you enjoyed July’s monthly insert!  August’s insert class will be on July 28th!  See you then!

~ Gail


Hi Everyone! I’m here to announce that from TODAY until NOVEMBER 11th, for every $25.00 in orders either in person or through my SU On Line Site (click on the order button to be taken to my site), your name will be entered in a drawing to win a My Digital Studio software program through me ONLY! So, that means if you order $50.00 in product, your name will be entered TWICE! Twice as nice – that’s right! However, if your order only comes to $49.99 or under, that won’t count for two entries, only one – it has to be in multiples of $25.00 to get your name entered into this drawing. This also goes hand in hand with all the fabulous deals SU has on printing and just in time for Christmas and holiday memories! If you know of anyone who has been wanting to get into digital scrapbooking or if you have been wanting this program, then go on and place a $25.00 order and get your/their name in to win this fabulous digital scrapbooking program. I’ll be featuring all the great things you can do with this through this month to give you ideas! The possibilities are endless! AND SOMEBODY WILL BE WINNING THIS PROGRAM ON NOVEMBER 12TH!

OR, you can have this FREE by being one of the first three people to sign up as an demonstrator through me ONLY in addition to getting a FREE BIG SHOT or $100 in free merchandise! If you already have a Big Shot use the $100 for FREE dies for your Big Shot machine or for ANYTHING! That’s right! Sign up as a demonstrator on my team and be able to come to monthly team meetings, take advantage of our fabulous discount, get to attend demonstrator only events, along with preorders and sneak peaks of upcoming specials – come to Convention or Regionals or Leadership events! How FUN! You can choose to be a hobbyist or earn extra money for the holidays – or give it a try and just see if this is for you and take advantage of getting a FREE Big Shot, the My Digital Studio software program (FOR THE FIRST THREE PEOPLE WHO SIGN UP AS A DEMONSTRATOR), and get a totally customizeable Starter Kit to get the product you want – it doesn’t get better than this. If you decide it isn’t for you, then there is no further obligation except to take all the FREE stuff and walk away smiling! This offer is only good to the first three people signing up on my team and only through me until October 31st!

Stampin’ Hugs!
~ Gail