Month: March 2013

SU Affection Collection

I played around today with the  pretty pink colors for Dynamic Duos #45 this week.

I used retrosketches # 56 to help me along…I just love gray with any color especially pink.


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Affection Collection (retired)
INK: SU Pretty in Pink, SU Regal Rose
PAPER: SU Pretty in Pink, SU Pattern Stack Basic gray DSP
TOOLS: SU Apothecary Accents Framelits, SU Adorning Accents EF



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March 25 through March 31- A SU Fabric Frenzy!!


Page Item Description Retail Price Sale Price
170 126892 Essentials Designer Fabric $29.95 US/$36.95 CA $14.98 US/$18.48 CA
171 126893 Floral District Designer Fabric $9.95 US/$12.50 CA $4.98 US/$6.25 CA
171 126894 Comfort Café Designer Fabric $9.95 US/$12.50 CA $4.98 US/$6.25 CA
171 125411 Summer Smooches Designer Fabric $9.95 US/$12.50 CA $4.98 US/$6.25 CA
171 125412 Twitterpated Designer Fabric $9.95 US/$12.50 CA $4.98 US/$6.25 CA
171 122337 Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric $9.95 US/$12.50 CA $4.98 US/$6.25 CA
171 122336 Beau Chateau Designer Fabric $9.95 US/$12.50 CA $4.98 US/$6.25 CA
171 124066 Spice Cake Designer Fabric $9.95 US/$12.50 CA $4.98 US/$6.25 CA
171 122335 Flirtatious Designer Fabric $9.95 US/$12.50 CA $4.98 US/$6.25 CA
6* 129308 Tea for Two Designer Fabric $9.95 US/$12.50 CA $4.98 US/$6.25 CA
13* 129307 More Amore Designer Fabric $9.95 US/$12.50 CA $4.98 US/$6.25 CA

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SU Crosses of Hope

I was blessed last week to receive this beautiful SU Crosses of Hope set from my son’s girlfriend. Can you believe she picked out a set that I did not own? And, it is so pretty- I don’t know why I had not ordered it already! I made a card last night using Freshly Made Sketches #78. I think the message of the cross is a simple one: Jesus graciously died for our sins so  I kept this card simple with the focus on the cross popped up with SU Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used purple to signify HIS royalty. May we praise HIM as we remember HIS love during this Holy week. May you all be blessed!


Here is a close-up of the cross embellished with pearls:

SU Crosses of Hope! Close-Up
Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Crosses of Hope
INK: SU Rich Razzleberry
PAPER: SU Rich Razzleberry, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, SU White Grosgrain ribbon (retired)
TOOLS: SU Oval Framelits
Item # 120567

Clean and Simple like a pair of your favorite jeans…

It doesn’t get much simpler than this “gift card” card. I just stamped a large background image–stamped the pocket image, cut it out, and popped it up with SU Stampin’ Dimensionals– and added the gift card. A  simple little “for you” finished it off.  I am submitting this card to CAS(E) this sketch! #20. This will be a great card to have on hand when I need a quick gift for a teenager or college kid! I still say you can’t beat a gift card;)

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Mixed Medley (Hostess Set), Judikins Jeans Pants, Judikins Jeans Pocket
INK: Ranger Adirondack Denim
PAPER: SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: random brads, SU Stampin’ Dimensionals


SU Spring Party

How fun…a triple challenge at The Friday Mashup #102 using the sketch, butterflies, and a brayer! I have only brayered one other time about five years ago, and I failed miserably so I just stuck to sponging. But, I was determined to learn this brayering technique. After watching some tutorials, I learned to a few things:

  •  Don’t load your brayer going back and forth on the pad- do it in one swoop up and then down again with another swoop avoiding hitting the edge of the pad. This keeps the brayer uniformly inked without lines in it.
  • If using a Kaleidacolor ink pad, keep the pads disconnected from each other and every couple of swoops move your brayer to the left or right to create a seamless blended area between colors.


As I searched my cache for a sentiment- I came across SU Spring Party (retired), and who would’ve guessed that I would get an email alert  from Addicted to CAS # 9 –  code word: SPRING!! My brayered tie dye effect reminded me of a party I had for my daughter about ten years ago, and that is just what the sentiment says.

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Spring Party (retired)
INK: SU Basic Black, Kaliedacolor Spectrum ink pad
PAPER: SU Yo-Yo Yellow, SU Real Red, SU Tempting Turquoise, SU Gorious Green, SU Basic Black
TOOLS: SU Beautiful Wings Embosslit, SU Stamp-a-ma-jig for sentiment placement