Month: November 2013

SU Express Yourself

Here’s a fun 3D project I made for Lisa’s Challenge #136 over at
the Friday Mashup this week. Go check out what my fellow Design Team members made- such amazing projects this week!


  1. Create a project with  “Baked Brown Sugar, Always Artichoke & Crushed Curry.”
  2. Create a “3-D project.”
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a “3-D Project with the above Color Combo.”

You can never go wrong with the ever popular Post-It Note Holder- who doesn’t use these on a daily basis? I just received my luxurious Chevron Ribbon from the SU sale and put it to use. As I was rummaging through my buttons, I came across this perfect match (the photo does not do it justice) and tied it on my big bow. Add a simple sentiment to remind the recipient that you are thinking of them, and you have a cute little gift on hand when you need one! What are you going to do for the Friday Mashup this week? I can’t wait to see it!

SU Express Yourself Post It Note Holder

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Express Yourself
PAPER: SU Crushed Curry, SU Always Artichoke, SU Baked Brown Sugar, SU Very Vanilla
INK: SU Baked Brown Sugar
ACCESSORIES: SU Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon, random button, SU Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine
TOOLS: SU Honeycomb EF

Happy Birthday, Anne Marie!

It’s Anne Marie Hile’s Birthday today. You may know her through her work with the Paper Players, Dynamic Duos, and her Stampin’Anne website. I am sure there are many more accolades I could list like an avid animal lover and foster-mom to many animals looking for a new home. You can wish this pretty lady with a warm heart some birthday wishes by linking  up over at the Dynamic Duos today!


SU Bring on the Cake for Anne Marie

SU Festive Flurry Ornament Kit and a Christmas Banner

I wanted to share this sweet little banner my girls made at Stamp Camp last week in case you were on the fence about these kits.

SU Joy Banner

We had a blast working on this 3D project from the 

Build a Banner Simply Created Kit  #133507 $19.95.

The kit includes pennants and accessories for creating custom banners. Each kit contains 18 5″ x 7″ blank canvas paper pennants, 6 ea. of 3 designs; 9′ of jute twine; alphabet and image stencils; Stampin’ Spritzer. See it on p. 4 and 12 of the current Holiday catalog.

I used the Festive Flurry Stamp Set at the top of the banners when I made my design. What a great stamp set with 4 varying sizes of snowflakes with coordinating framelits!

Item # 131781

Festive Flurry

If you do not yet have the stamp set in your crafty paws…

Stampin’ Up has created another neat kit called the

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit # 135813 for $14.95.

Only available while supplies last.


The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including:

10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
Printed cardstock – die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40)

Available while supplies last so contact me or order online through my SU Store on the right sidebar to get yours! Start earning BEE-Wards with me as your demonstrator!

SU Six-Sided Sampler

I played around with the SU Six-Sided Sampler stamp set this afternoon (even though I had a ton of chores to do around the house…I am sure you know how that happens.) I used the colors from ColourQ # 214 for this card with a simple design to convey some get well wishes.

SU Six-Sided Sampler Honeycomb

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Six-Sided Sampler, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: SU Bliss Blue, SU Really Rust, SU Sa Saffron, SU Early Espresso
PAPER: SU Bliss Blue, SU Really Rust, SU Sa Saffron, SU Early Espresso
TOOLS: SU Honeycomb EF, SU Hexagon Punch, SU Bitty Banners Framelits


SU Magnificent Maple for Dynamic Duos #78

Sorry, friends…apparently, this did not post on Saturday at the scheduled time I had it on my blog dashboard…

Happy Saturday, peeps! I hope your weekend has started out wonderfully- I also hope you can play along with the Dynamic Duos Challenge #78 this week- subtle colors of Crumb Cake and Always Artichoke. Hop over to the site and see what the Design Team has made to get your creative juices flowing. I used the Circle Thinlits and the SU Lots of Thanks and Truly Grateful stamp sets to make this flip card for the challenge. It was so much fun that I had my stamping gals try their hand at it this week using colors from the Sweater Weather DSP- they loved this die and its unique style. I really like the little accessory dies that come with it, too- that’s how I whipped up the banner and chevrons. It was a challenge to take a photo so here it goes:

SU Magnificent Maple DD 78

SU Magnificent Maple DD Inside

The Dynamic Duos Challenge Blog:
Anne Marie Hile
Annette Elliott
Angel Johns
Caroline Bredeson
Cindy Brumbaugh
Holly Endress
JoAnn Burnham
Julie Gearinger
Michelle Bala
Sarah Fleming
Tenia Nelson

Our challenge ends on Thursdays at Noon (PDT). We have a few rules to keep things fun and fair!
Any project is welcome…paper crafts, scrapbooking, digital, or crafts…
Please ONLY use the two colours listed for your project. Neutrals are welcome.
Combine us with as many other challenges as you would like, except other colour challenges.
Please add our graphic to your blog with a link back to us.
Any offensive or inappropriate posts will be deleted respectively. Thank you.
Happy Crafting!

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