Month: February 2014

Monochromatic SU Flower Shop with En Francais

Hey, crafty friends, I am the hostess this week for the Friday Mashup # 149. I decided to lift our spirits from the winter blues by asking for some pretty flowers with an monochromatic theme to mash things up.


I think Holly, our wonderful administrator, subliminally put pink in my mind…I don’t know if you can tell but I covered the En Francais background with vellum- in person- a beautiful soft touch. I paired up the SU Petite Petals with the SU Flower Shop- don’t you think they were just made for each other?

SU Flower Shop with Petite Petals Pink FM Close up

I also played with my photo, too. I added a matte finish to the subtle monochromatic pink…What do you think of it?

SU Flower Shop En Francais FM Matte

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU En Francais, SU Flower Shop, SU Petite Petals, SU Morning Meadow
INK: SU Pretty in Pink
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU Pretty in Pink, SU Pink Pirouette, Vellum
TOOLS: SU Pansy Punch, SU Petal Punch, SU Bird Builder Punch

I thought I would play along with the crafters over at The Card Concept # 4 this week since their theme is FLORAL.


New Photopolymer Personalized Stamp and Weekly Deals

My hubby always orders those address stamping thing-a-ma-jigs, and they always end up running out of ink or not stamping completely. I suggested he purchase his supplies from a reliable demonstrator who has a great product line…a stamp that will outlast his other ones!  And since we just moved- this was a perfect time to order personalized stamps from Stampin’ Up! Many of you may have not even noticed that you can order your own personalized stamps on page 135 of the Annual Catalog.

Here is the newest one just released that is made of PHOTOPOLYMER product

and coordinates with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch:

Or you can view it HERE.

Personalized Stamps header

If you are interested in creating a personalized stamp…give me a call at 724-323-2296 or shoot me an email to get more details.  You can also go through my ONLINE store and order one with anything you would like on it…

I am hoping to have a neat one for my local stamping group to use this month…

And don’t forget to check out the WEEKLY DEALS….

weekly deals now

SU Summer Silhouettes with A Dozen Thoughts

I finally got to play cards with the MUSE gang this week. Marion has a fun card for inspiration for Challenge #54 . I am sure you can see how I was inspired by its design and colors.

marion muse

My card looks simple (and it is) but I must have stamped that lattice from SU Summer Silhouettes six times! Each time I did something goofy like drop the acrylic block or touch it before it was dry. But in the end, my Stamp-a-ma-Jig pulled me through, and it all came together.

SU Summer Silhouettes, A Dozen Thoughts Muse

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Summer Silhouettes, SU A Dozen Thoughts
INK: SU Rich Razzleberry, SU Regal Rose, SU Tangerine Tango, SU Coastal Cabana
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU Coastal Cabana, SU Rich Razzleberry
TOOLS: SU Stamp-a-ma-Jig, PTI die

SU So Very Grateful

I always love a color challenge that includes green so I can play with flowers! I just recently succumbed to the whimsical posies from the SU So Very Grateful stamp set so I decided to use it for the Dynamic Duos # 91  Triple Threat Challenge this week.


SU So Very Grateful DD !

I used my SU blender pens to color the image I stamped on Watercolor paper with waterproof Stazon Jet Black ink. I can’t wait until SU releases their new Blendabilities alcohol markers so I can try them out. I just love that they will coordinate with the SU Color Families of ink, paper, DSP, ribbons, and buttons. Color coordination is one of the main reasons I love Stampin’ Up products!

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU So Very Grateful, SU Petite Pairs
INK: SU Tangerine Tango, SU Melon Mambo,SU Wild Wasabi, Stazon Jet Black
PAPER: SU Melon Mambo, SU Whisper White, SU Wild Wasabi, SU Basic Black
ACCESSORIES: random black rhinestones
TOOLS: SU Blender pens, SU Stampin’ Dimensionals, SU Print Poetry EF

Check out what the team has created for inspiration this week…