Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sweet Floral

Sometimes it good to go back and look at different techniques that haven't been done in a while.  I tend to get so caught up in texture and layers that I forget about some past techniques that I have enjoyed.  Please forgive the quality of the picture---I can't seem to find my camera and used my Iphone one.  I'll keep looking.  This card was made with the "poppin' pastels" technique.  Super easy!!!  Just stamp your image with a Versamark pad, then use sponge daubers with pastels and have fun!

Supplies:  Stamps-Sweet Floral; Cardstock-Wild Wasabi, Whisper White; Inks-Versamark, Wild Wasabi, Elegant Eggplant; Accessories-Elegant Eggplant Dotted Ribbon, Large Oval Pumch, Stampin' Pastels, Sponge Daubers, Dimensional.

Don't Forget----Sale-A-Bration ends this Saturday!!  Have yu gotten your FREE stuff yet???

Sunday, March 25, 2012

You're a Gem Card Holder

Here's a great tutorial video from Stampin' Up! done by Carrie Cudney. In it, she demonstrates how to make an easy card holder, utilizing the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  She also shows using the Adorning Accents Edgelits Die.  Make this to include as part of a gift for a special friend.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Let's Party

Here's a great way to use any extra Designer Series Papers that you might have around.  Make it into a party dress!  This card was inspired by Ilina Crouse that I saw on Pinterest. I had so much fun using all sorts of different papers.  Each card ended up being different and unique.  It's one of the cards that we'll be making at our Spring Stamp a Stack on Saturday, April 21st.  Be sure to email me if you're interested in coming.  Stampers will be making 2 each of 10 different designs of cards.  More info to come.
Supplies:  Stamps--Short and Sweet; Cardstock--Pool Party, Whisper White, Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper; Accessories--Scallop Circle Die, Boho Flowers Punch, Modern Label Punch, Sweet Shop Brads, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Stripes Textured Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals

Want the Stripes Textured Embossing Folder for FREE?  Order $50 by 3/31/12 and it's one of the many choices from Sale-a-Braton!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Brights Blossom Bookmark

Every month Stampin' Up! sends their demonstrators a great magazine full of ideas and tips.  For March, they had the "how to" on making this bookmark.  This card was inspired by the design from Mary Fish's website (one of my favorites) and tweeked it using the new products from Summer Smooches--which is a sneak peek from the upcoming 2012-13 catalog coming out in June.  Summer Smooches will be available to you beginning April 1st.  Not only did I use products from Summer Smooches, but also the new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (do you have yours yet?).  Notice too that the background  is done with the Stripes Textured Imbossing Folder--you can get this item FREE with a $50 order during SU's Sale-a-Bration (end 3/31/12).  My Inkyfingers group had fun making this at our monthly meeting.  See all the Summer Smooches Details.
Supplies:  Stamps--Mixed Bunch, Loving Thoughts; Ink--Early Espresso; Cardstock--Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper; Accessories--Blossom Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Tangerine Tango Dotted Ribbon, Brights Buttons, Itty Bitty Buttons, In Color Brads, White Baker's Twine, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Sticky Strip.
Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Smooches to You!!

Do you love Summer Smooches?  Great announcement from Stampin' Up!  Beginning on April 1st (no, it's not a joke), SU is going to share a NEW SUMMER SMOOCHES SUITE with you from the NEW 2012-13 Idea Book & Catalog.
These are the stamps and brads that will be available in the Summer Smooches Suite.  There will also be Designer Series Paper and Daffodil Delight Seam Binding.  There's also some new fabric, digital downloads, and Big Shot die.  Isn't it just beautiful?  The colors are bright and fun!  Mine has arrived and I'm ready to start playing with it.  One of the fabulous things about being a demonstrator is that I get to order these types of items a month early so I can get plenty of samples made.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring, Please Come Soon

Are you ready for the beautiful colors of Spring?  I am.  Here in the High Desert, we can get some beautiful colors and I am ready for them.  This card inspired by Pam Washburn definitely puts me in a happy mood.  I'm finding that the set, "Mixed Bunch" is one of my favorites from the Occasions Mini.
Supplies:  Stamps--Mixed Bunch, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Inks-Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeaid; Cardstock-Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Everyday Enchantment DSP; Accessories-Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Pearls, Blossom Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Curly Label Punch, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, Big Shot, Dimensionals

Monday, March 12, 2012

NEW My Digital Studio Downloads and FREE Trial!

NEW MY DIGITAL STUDIO DOWNLOADS1  You'll love these newly released downloads for MDS from Stampin' Up!
Click for a FREE My Digital Studio 30 Day Trial!

#Hashthis Stamp Brush Set - Released March 6, 2012
Lucky Framable Designer Template - Released March 6, 2012
Walk in the Park II Kit - Released March 6, 2012
Check This Out Designer Page Templates - Released March 6, 2012
Open for Trade Stamp Brush Set - Released March 6, 2012
Life in the Forest Stamp Brush Set - Released March 6, 2012
WHAT'S MY DIGITAL STUDIO?  Watch this Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial and get a helpful introduction.
EARN FREE STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCTS DURING SALE-A-BRATION!  Enjoy free gifts starting with a product order of $50 or more.  Ends March 31.   Get the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Details!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Need a Birthday Card?

You can never have too many birthday cards ready.  The days seem to just sneak up on you, so be prepared.  Here's a quick and easy card to keep on hand for just that reason---It works for any age birthday. Did you notice the fringe on the party hats??  Simply use White Baker's Twine and dye it with Stampin' Up!'s ink refills. You can create it in any color you need.  Happy Sunday!!!--Susie :)
Supplies: Stamps-So Happy for You, Party Hearty; Cardstock-Whisper White, Brights Designer Paper; Inks-Tempting Turquoise Pad, Melon Mambo Marker, Tempting Turquoise Marker, Daffodil Delight Ink Refill, Melon Mambo Ink Refill; Accessories-Mini Library Clips, Scallop Border Punch, Dimensions, White Baker's Twine, Paper Piercing Tool

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Here's a stamped card that can be used for any celebration.  Make several of these to have on hand for those last minute gatherings.
Supplies:  Stamps--Outlined Occasions; Cardstock--Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series, Paper; Ink--Stazon Black, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride Marker, Pool Party Marker, Poppy Parade Marker; Accessories--Silver Mini Brads, 2011-2013 In Color Designer Series Printed Brads, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Blossom Bouquet Punch, Big Shot, Perfet Polka Dots Textured Embossing Impression Folder, Dimensionals.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Spring Stamp Camp

Here are pictures of some of the projects we'll be doing on Saturday, March 10th.  Come and join us!!  $15 or FREE with a $30 purchase.  Can't come?  Let me know and I'll send you all the projects.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Fresh Vintage

Need a gift box?  Why not use your Big Shot and put one together?  Notice the detail on the lid?  It's from rows of Stampin' Up!'s Lace Ribbon Border Punch.  The Designer Paper and Brad can by yours FREE from the Sale-a-Bration special that runs through the end of March.  Spend $50 and get your choice of selected items.  Don't have a Sale-a-Bration catalog (or any other Stampin Up catalogs)?  Let me know and I'll get them to you.                              
Supplies:  Stamps--Fresh Vintage; Cardstock--Pool Party, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-Bration); Inks--Peach Parfait; Accessories--Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack (Sale-a-Bration), Decorative Label Punch, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Bitty Box & Envelope Bigz XL Die, Paper Piercer, Tombow Glue, Dimensionals.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sweet Thing

Happy March to all of you!  Here's a super easy stamped card.  It uses one stamp, Triple Treat Flower, as different layers.  Just stamp it in different colors, punch it out, and you have a cute card.
Supplies:  Stamps--Triple Treat Flower, All in a Row, Sweet Thing; Cardstock--Whisper White, Calypso Coral; Ink--Pool Party, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral; Accessories--Pool Party/White Baker's Twine, Bitty Buttons, Fancy Flower Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Jewels-Basic Rhinestones