Month: October 2012

Sweet on CASology this week…

CASology’s Cue Card #17 is….SUGAR. How appropriate, just in time for the holidays when we will consume all kinds of sugary sweets especially my favorite…cupcakes!  


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: PTI Sweet as Can Be
INK: SU Chocolate Chip
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU Certainly Celery, SU Chocolate Chip, Recollections DSP
ACCESSORIES: simple pink button
TOOLS: CB cupcake embossing folder, Nestabilities circle and scallop dies

Whoa to Wow with retrosketches…

When I first saw retrosketches #35, I thought, “Whoa, that’s a lot to take it!” And then I saw Jen’s card that the sketch was built upon and said, “Wow, that’s an incredible piece of work!!!” I have been waiting for the perfect challenge to use SU Pleasant Poppies. This was my one of my first attempts at coloring a large image as well. I used Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils and Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits. If you enlarge the photo, you can see the color gradiations:)


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Pleasant Poppies, SU Because I Care
INK: SU Basic Black, Prismacolor Pencils: Carmine Red, Crimson Red,Spring Green, Apple Green, Canary Yellow
PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, random black button under pearl, SU Black organdy ribbon (retired)
TOOLS: Nestabilities oval dies
Here’s the sketch:

MojoMonday on Sunday…

I almost forgot about submitting my MojoMonday #264!! One of my favorite colors is gray especially paired with  a subtle color like Certainly Celery. I used a few shades of gray on this card and added some pearls for a feminine touch.


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Happy Harmony (retired)
INK: SU Basic Gray
PAPER: SU Basic Gray, SU Going Gray, Su Certainly Celery, SU Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, random gray and celery button, SU Going Gray grosgrain ribbon (retired)
TOOLS: SU Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Su corner rounder, Nestabilities circle die
Here’s the sketch:


STAMPIN’ UP is offering single stamps out of larger stamp sets.  If you sometimes find yourself preferring one  or needing only one stamp out of a set, this may be a great deal for you! I know I am going to order some! Here are the links: (some have never been seen!)

They are offered until January 2nd but…..

on Monday, October 29 ONLY

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp SU sells will be 15 % off.

This means all stamps in the current catalogs including

◦                                 Background stamps

◦                                 Personalized name stamps

◦                                 Cookie press stamps

◦                                 Single-image stamps  (a great deal on these stamps, for sure!!)

This DOES NOT include

◦                                 Hostess sets

◦                                 Bundled stamp sets

◦                                 Digital stamp brush sets

You can order online through my SU website and save 15% OR if you contact me by Monday, Oct. 29 at 5 pm…I will offer additional incentive savings!! or 724-323-2296

A must-make-do with ColourQ…

With limited supplies on hand while traveling, I had to use what I had…Tangerine Tango, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, and Black. I slipped in a random ribbon too!


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Happy Hour, SU Toxic Treats
INK: SU Elegant Eggplant (retired), SU Tangerine Tango, SU Basic Black,
PAPER: SU Elegant Eggplant (retired), SU Tangerine Tango, SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White, SU Old Olive
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, random ribbon, SU dimensionals
TOOLS: SU Houndstooth embossing folder, MS Bat punch, Fiskars border punch, Nestabilities square dies
Here’s the color combo: I was inspired by a card by Deena Boos who used the SU Happy Hour glass as a focal point with Trick or Treat.