Month: August 2014

SU Something for Baby

Lisa LOVES animals so her challenge for us at the Friday MashUp # 175

this week has an animal theme.

She  is also shaking it up with a Shaker Card MashUp challenge.



 Create a Project using “Animals.”
Create a “Shaker card” project.
Mash it up! and create a “Shaker Card with an Animal.”

 I did have a fun time coming up with this card and mashing it up. It is so bright in person but I had  some trouble getting a good photo of it. Oh what fun it was pulling out the Coastal Cabana sequins from the container and three of those little buggers got caught on my sticky stuff and no way to get them loose! Hahaha!

SU Something for Baby Shaker Close up !!



SU Something for Baby Shaker Front View

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU Something for Baby with Coordinating Framelits
INK: SU Daffodil Delight, SU Pumpkin Pie
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU Coastal Cabana, SU Fresh Prints DSP (retired)
ACCESSORIES: SU In Color 2012-2104 Sequins, SU Pearls
TOOLS: SU 1 3/4″ and 2 1/2″ Circle Punches, Nestabilities Circle Die, SU Stampin’ Dimensionals

I used the Jaydee’s sketch challenge at the Paper Players # 210 this week to make this card for a special little someone.




SU Seasonally Scattered Thanks

I love the new SU Seasonally Scattered stamp set available for ordering tomorrow. It’s great when you can use a set for more than one occasion. You may have seen the “MERRY” and “LOVE” images floating around on blogs these days. I decided to play around with the “Thanks” stamp since it is timeless and Thanksgiving will be upon us before we know it. It is a pretty big stamp so it fills a page nicely- you only need to decide how to embellish it a bit. I decided to just border it with the Needlepoint Embossing Folders (still on the Clearance Rack) and scatter a few punched and pearled  Itty Bitty Accents flowers around the colorful image.

At the SU Convention this summer, we used a technique of inking up this stamp and then adding color with a sponge dauber. I used Crushed Curry all over the stamp and then daubed it with some Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive ink. I found the Blackberry Bliss ink  worked well with the Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I think it was darker and did not blend in as much as the with the Crushed Curry. I guess I could have used Blackberry Bliss cardstock but I picked up the Rich Razzleberry that matched perfectly and that’s how it went…

SU Seasonally Scattered Muliticolored thanks

The sun was shining brightly today- look how bright the Crushed Curry is -it looks like I enhanced it or something. But it just came out really bright even without a light turned on. Where is that sun when I really need it with dark colors?

It’s a Clean And Simple Card so I am sharing it with the gang over at Stampin’ Up Only Challenges # 104 who are asking for a CAS card this round.


SU Weekly Deals August 26 through September 1

Some more great deals for you at a 25% off discount…check out the Circle Framelits and the Blossom Punch! You can always find the Weekly Deals on the top header of my blog:)


Don’t forget about the Demo Special going on until Thursday, August 28


Sign up to be a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator for $99 and get $150 in product


Your kit is totally customized by you- you order what you want. Becoming a Demonstrator can be what YOU want- for just hobby purposes to get the SU discount on your supplies or to start a home business!

Stampin’ Up runs quarterly i.e. (January, February, March), (April, May, June) etc. After signing up, your Quarterly requirements include $300 at a 20%-40% discount depending on your purchases but always 20% off. By signing up NOW in August you get this quarter waived and you have until the end of December 2014 to fulfill that requirement.

You may find you are purchasing this amount as a hobbyist or you can fulfill this requirement by having a class or party once a month with friends, family, and co-workers. If you do not meet requirements, no one will pressure you and come put you in stamping jail (wait, maybe that would be a good thing)…you simply fall off the grid.

I would love to help you in any way you would like as a hobbyist or as a home business starter with Quality products from a Quality company.

Remember it is SHORT, and it is SWEET so contact me if interested


Thursday, August 28.

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SU Endless Wishes

Happy Monday to you, dear friends!

I made a quick little card this morning for the ColourMe Challenge #34 this week. It uses the Subtle colors of Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, and Lost Lagoon. I went out of my comfort zone and created a non-traditional colored Christmas card. I always find it exciting how colors that I am challenged with end up going together and  making me smile:)


colour me ccll


SU Endless Wishes ColourME


I used the SU Endless Wishes stamp set along with the Chalk Talk Framelits and some Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon. I was so excited to see that SU Endless Wishes made it back into the line-up for the new Holiday Catalog. So, if you missed it when it was no longer available last year…here is your chance to get this simple and easy to use photopolymer stamp set once the catalog goes LIVE on Thursday, August 28! You can shop HERE.

8/26/14 Thank you for the pick this week, Julia!

CMCC Honorable mention

Bokeh Technique with SU Little Letters and SU Papillon Potpourri

Thank you, Holly for an awesome Friday Mashup # 174 Challenge this week! I just loved it! Normally, I run away from watercoloring but you made me face my fears straight on with this technique. To be truthful, I faced my fears a few times as I filed them in the trash bin…


Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
Create a project with the “Bokeh Technique.”  Link to technique here.
Create a project with “Die Cuts.”
Mash it Up! Create a “Bokeh project using a Die Cut.”
I have to admit…sometimes I don’t read all my instructions before I start creating a challenge. I saw the link to the technique and went to work forgetting to check out what the Mash Up was for Holly’s challenge. I finished my card, and when posting it, I saw the Mash Up included using a die cut. Yea! I used the SU Little Letters Framelits so I was safe…whew!
SU Little Letters w Papillon Bokeh

This was my first attempt at this Bokeh technique, and the tutorial was fantastic. I modified it a bit using a circle stamp for the colorful circles after I watercolored the background. I followed the advice of the tutorial and made a stencil template out of acetate and used it to sponge in the white circles with SU White Craft ink. I am excited to try this again. Google “Bokeh stamping technique” and you will see some awesome cards done with this neat technique. I sure hope you will play along this week with us at The Friday Mashup!