September 30, 2008

6×6 Scrapbook Layouts

Posted in 6 x 6 Scrapbook layouts tagged , at 12:17 pm by bejewelledcreations

Oh my goodness! I’m having so much fun playing around with 6×6 scrapbook layouts! I’ve never tried ths smaller size before, but what a joy! Usually I struggle with completing a traditional 12×12 page, but this is so much more fun! I completed 5 pages in such a short amount of time, and they co-ordinate so well. And the best thing is that I can focus on the PHOTOS! That’s one of the issues I’ve had with scrapbooking; so much time and energy is spent on making the page pretty (or perfect) that the attention is taken off the photos, and that’s what we want to SEE! Photos and the people in them! This way, the photo is the main attraction and the stamps or embellishments are just that – “embellishments” – not the focal point.

I’ve scrapbooked some photos of my children at the Medieval Fair that we went to in May. See what you think – I’d be interested how you feel about them. :o)

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008


Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

Paper: Holiday Harmony (Spring Mini)

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red

Stamp Sets: Perfect Princess

Inks: Close to Cocoa, Real Red

Acessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-way Glue pen.


Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008


Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008


Paper: Holiday Harmony (Spring Mini)

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red

Stamp Sets: Illuminations

Inks: Not Quite Navy

Acessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-way Glue pen (DCWV Once Upon a Time embellishments)


Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

Watching the fighting in the Main Arena! Men (and women) were dressed in heavy armour and battled in front of the crowd – they didn’t hold back! They hit each other VERY hard!!

Paper: Holiday Harmony (Spring Mini)

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy

Stamp Sets: Illuminations, So Swirly Jumbo Wheel

Inks: Real Red

Acessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-way Glue pen


Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

Laura had *SO* much fun grinding the grain to make flour the way they did in the Medieval times – it was her favourite activity! It was very hard to drag her away, and she loved asking questions about how it all worked, and listening to the man at the stall. Fascinating really.
Paper: Holiday Harmony (Spring Mini)
Stamp Sets: Perfect Princess, Perfectly Pretty Regular Wheel
Inks: Real Red

Acessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-way Glue pen



Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008


These Knights were ferrocious! My goodness, did they hit each other with such force! It was thrilling to watch and often quite amusing as some knights did a comical ‘death scene’. The children were fascinated by all the action, as was I!

Paper: Brocade Background
Stamp Sets: So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Inks: Close to Cocoa
Acessories: DCWV Once Upon a Time sticky ribbon


I love going to the Medieval Fairs – there’s always lots to see and of course, Laura loves to get dressed up in her Medieval dress that I made her. Next year I might even wear a gown myself!




Anniversary Card

Posted in Cards tagged , at 11:37 am by bejewelledcreations

Happy Anniversary to my dearest mum and dad!!!! What a wonderful example of true friendship, love, compromise, compassion, forgiveness, laughter, partnership and trust. Mum and Dad – I love you!

I made this card for my mum and dad on their Anniversary (50+years together!!). I’ve used the Retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set, Mon Ami, as this was the only set I had that had large hearts, but you can easily replace them with current sets (Forever in My Heart would be perfect for this). I’ve made the card with Ballet Blue cardstock and a strip of pale blue organza ribbon from my sewing stash. It’s hard to see in the photo, but I’ve used Dimensionals with the uppermost heart to ‘pop’ it off the card.

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

For added ‘Bling’, I’ve restamped the worded heart stamp with VersaMark and stamped over the original image, then poured on Heat and Stick Powder. Melt this with a heat gun until it is ‘just’ melted and pour over a generous amount of Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Shake off the excess and then re-heat to set the Glitter. WOW – so pretty! I’ve stamped Happy Togerther from the “Happy Everything” stamp set. 
This card is very quick and easy to make.

September 25, 2008

Free Wheelin’ September Promotion!

Posted in Stampin' Up! Promotions tagged at 5:45 pm by bejewelledcreations

Free Wheelin' Promotion. Contact me Now!

Free Wheelin

 Last Days of Promotion!

I love scrapbooking, but have found that it can sometimes be quite time-consuming to decide on the layout and embellishments that co-ordinate with my photos and themes. Now, with the help of Stampin’ Up!’s Wheels, I can have a great scrapbook layout or card in minutes! I simply love how quickly you can add colour, extra detail and dimension to your cards. With a quick roll of the wheel your card is almost finished! In many instances, all you need is a feature stamp or “saying” and you’re done. I love it!

Have you tried Stampin’ Up!’s ‘Stampin’ Around’ Wheels? They come in MANY themes and styles and suit almost any taste, from the fun and funky, to the sophisticated and stylish. I love them! Not only can you use them on cards and scrapbook pages, but you can use them to decorate your own wrapping paper, envelopes and more!

If you haven’t tried a Stampin’ Around Wheel yet;



From 1st to 30th September, when you buy a pre-selected stamp set, you’ll receive the co-ordinating wheel absolutely FREE!


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Merry, Merry Bundle (includes Merry, Merry stamp set and All about Christmas jumbo wheel) 




Artfully Asian Bundle (includes Artfully Asian stamp set and Watercolor Vine jumbo wheel)  




Nursery Necessities Bundle (includes Nursery Necessities stamp set and Nursery Letters  jumbo wheel) 




Bodacious Bouquet Bundle (includes Bodacious Bouquet stamp set and Bodacious jumbo wheel)  




Carte Postale Bundle (includes Carte Postale stamp set and Leaves à la Carte jumbo wheel) 




Priceless Wheel Bundle (includes Priceless stamp set and So Swirly jumbo wheel) 


You’ll be amazed at all the fun ways you can use wheels to add depth and dimension to your projects. Contact me today to find out more, or place an order!

Wild about Glitter

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , at 5:14 pm by bejewelledcreations

Here’s a little card that I’ve sent to my brother-in-law and his wife, as they’ve just told us they’re expecting! We’re Thrilled about their exciting news and of course, I just *had* to make them a card for the occasion!

The elephant from Wild About You is perfect for baby cards and I just adore the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter detail.

At such an early stage we don’t know whether they’re having a boy or a girl, so I’ve used both pink and blue on the card.  But because there isn’t so much pink on the outside of the card, I’ve used a pink ‘card insert’ to write my message. (I doubt they’ll find out the sex of the baby before-hand, so it will be a wonderful surprise!)


Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008


Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Pixie Pink and Very Vanilla.

Stamp sets: Wild About You, Figures of Speech, Warm Words

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red and Versamark

Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Heat & Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

September 20, 2008

Gift for a friend…

Posted in Cards tagged , , , at 4:10 pm by bejewelledcreations

I gave this cute matching card and gift box to my dear friend, Linda for doing my  daughter’s hair for the school play on Thursday night. My daughter was to be a mermaid in the Peter Pan play and she had to have curly hair. Linda very kindly did it beautifully!! THANKYOU Linda! (Not that she’ll read this, LOL)

She is a most wonderful friend and she loves purple, so the Lovely Lilac cardstock was perfect for her.


Images © 1990– 2008 Stampin’ Up! ®

Images © 1990– 2008 Stampin’ Up! ®


Ink: VersaMark

Stamp set: Priceless, Figures of Speech

Cardstock: Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence, Pixie Pink

Accessories: circle scallop punch, 1 1/4 circle punch

In Celebration of my Blog

Posted in Cards tagged , , at 4:44 am by bejewelledcreations

I’ll find an excuse for a card anywhere I can! And so, In Celebration of creating my Blog, I’m posting this card that I made recently. Its inspiration comes from a layout and design by Makeesha (

Images © 1990– 2008 Stampin’ Up! ®

Images © 1990– 2008 Stampin’ Up! ®

 I have used one of my (many) favrourite Stampin’ Up!® Stamp sets, “Priceless”.

If you’d like to re-create this card, I have used Pumpkin Pie and Not Quite Navy cardstock from the Earth Elements range and Bashful Blue from Soft Subtles. I stamped the large scroll image with VersaMark on the Not Quite Navy cardstock and then tore the edges to create a soft look. Adhere this to the centre of the Pumpkin Pie card. Ink the small scroll from Priceless with Night of Navy ink (Rich Regals), and stamp it on a square of Very Vanilla cardstock. Adhere the Very Vanilla cardstock onto Bashful Blue and trim as necessary. I have distressed the edges of the Bashful Blue cardstock with my fingernails (very expensive tool!!) To finish the card off, I have stamped the heart image with Really Rust ink, cut around it and adhered it with the Snail adhesive to the card. Finally, stamp the Happiness stamp from Warm Words, and you’re done!




Hello New Little Blog!

Posted in Cards tagged , , at 3:46 am by bejewelledcreations

Welcome to my very New Blog. It’s so *shiny*!


My name is Julia Emms and I’m a wife, mother of 2, friend to many and daughter. I’m passionate about my family, friends and loving life! Apart from my new Passion of Stampin’ Up! I also love to sew costumes for my children and have recently completed costumes for 3 main characters for our school play – Peter Pan.  I just love it!


I have only recently become an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator and I’m lovin’ it! My amazing Up-Line, Roz Veevers is an inspiration and I thank her for all her support. I am a part of a great Team called The Southern Belles and we have a joint Blog here:  Please visit us and check us out! We are a lovely group of ladies.

My Blog will keep you up to date with current Stampin’ Up! Sepcials and Promotions, and I will endeavour to post photographs of cards that I have made and any new techniques that you may wish to try.

For now, thankyou for visiting and Welcome!