Month: March 2015

SU Polka Dot Pieces

March 23, 2015

I came across a new-to-me challenge spot called “Can You Case It?”

Some of the DT members I am familiar with and some are new to me-

Yea! Always so fun to see more creativity:)


I had some items on my desk from another project so I picked them up and decided to play along this week. The challenge was Designer’s Choice #62 so any card fits the bill!

I used the SU colors Marina Mist, So Saffron, and Sahara Sand with the SU Hardwood background stamp. I chose the sentiment from the Occasions Catalog Hostess Set called Because You Care- what a neat set!

SU Polka Dot Pieces with correct watermark

I just {heart} the SU Bird Builder punch. And, needless to say…I love the SU Polka Dot Pieces stamp set that coordinates with it! And, of course, the butterfly and flowers in the stamp set can also be effortlessly punched out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and the 1 1/4″ and 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch. You can even punch out the centers of the flowers with the 1/2″ and 3/4″ Circle Punches!

Check out this cute set:

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 Item #129708 Clear Mount,
Item # 129705 Wood Mount

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SU Guy Greetings

March 18, 2015

It’s The Friday Mashup’s 200th Challenge!

Congrats to those who created the site, designed for the site, and played on the site!

So happy I got to play along!


This week’s Mashup Challenge:

Create a project using your TWO favorite Mashup Challenges together on one project!
  •  Use 1 element from each of your Two Favorite Challenges together OR
  • Use both of the elements from your Two Favorite Challenges together.

I picked  the element “Use at least 2 punches” from Challenge # 48

and the “Special Man in Your Life” theme from Challenge # 60.

I used the SU Guy Greetings stamp set to make this masculine birthday card
for that special man…and I used the Banner, 2 1/2″ Circle, Hexagon, and  Decorative Label punches. I used Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, and Garden Green as my colors.

SU Guy Greetings SAS

SU Guy Greetings Green inside

I had fun with this one and so did my stamping gals who made them at our Stamp-a-Stack. I love how you can customize your card for any guy in your life!

Check out all the stamps- Congrats, Birthday, Father’s Day all included in this fantastic set for that special guy in your life. The photopolymer stamps were awesome especially when stamping the hats and inside sentiment on the Decorative Label:)

*note the size of the hats/car to gauge the other stamp sizes.

Item # 137178 Photopolymer


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10 NEW Sale-a-bration Items AND Weekly Deals

March 17, 2015

Here are your Weekly Deals

starting today and running through Monday, March 23:

Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Price: $7.95
Now $5.96
Calypso Coral 1/2 Seam Binding Ribbon by Stampin' Up!

Price: $6.95
Now $5.21
Chocolate Chip 3/4 Chevron Ribbon

Now $6.71
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Price: $7.95
Now $5.96
Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Price: $7.95

Now $14.21
Very Vanilla 5/8 Satin Ribbon by Stampin' Up!

Now $5.21

And there are 10 New Items added to SALE-A-BRATION Freebies to compensate for the Discontinuation of the Blendabilities Line.

  1. 1/16″ Circle Handheld Punch 140978 p. 223
  2. 1/8″ Circle Handheld Punch 140972 p. 223
  3. Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 140976 p. 227
  4. Zig Zag Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 140975 p. 227
  5. Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 140974 p. 227
  6. Fun Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 140971 p. 227
  7. Retro Fresh This And That Washi Tape 140970 p. 190
  8. Tag A Bag Accessory Kit 140973 p. 201
  9. Fuse Fast Adhesive Refill 140979 p. 204
  10. Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 140977 p. 227

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You can also see them HERE.

If you have any questions, you can contact me at

724-323-2296 or

SU Bloom for You

March 16, 2015

I saw a card on Pinterest by Heather Van Looy who cased/was inspired by Beth Rush and fell in LOVE with the design!  I just had to make one of these flowers with “ribbon leaves.” I shared it with my girls at our Stamp-a-Stack – what a fun afternoon it was- a big THANKS to all who attended the event!

SU Bloom for You inspired by beth and heather

I used Crushed Curry ink on Daffodil Delight cardstock with the SU Bloom for You single stamp, and I punched it out with the Fun Flower punch. I picked the sentiment from the SU Butterfly Basics stamp set and used the Satin Stitched Mossy Meadow 3/8″ ribbon for the leaves which lead to the Mossy Meadow card base. The cute little Rich Razzleberry button is a past SAB item so I bordered the white panel I stamped with the SU Dotty Angles with the same color- Rich Razzleberry .

SU Bloom for You close up ribbon leaves

The concept is clean and simple- we stamped, punched, layered and it was done with a big WOW at the end. I am sharing it with the gang at The Paper Players # 236 since it has a clean and simple FLORAL theme this week.


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SU Painted Petals

I loved the colors sweet Anne Marie chose for the Paper Players # 235 challenge.


I pulled out my SU Painted Petals stamp set and went to work.

I was happy with the results:)

SU Painted Petals Burlap Button


SU Painted Petals Burlap Button Inside

This set is so pretty and has a “dotty” stamped appearance to it- rustic and old-fashioned. I suggest choosing the photopolymer form of this stamp set since it is a two-step stamping process. Easy peasy when you can see through the stamp!

Item # 137146 (photopolymer)


*SU has found photopolymers to be something stampers are liking so we can expect to see more of the photopolymer choice in future catalogs. Yesterday’s post of the JUST KIDDING stamp set is the last of the “monthly releases” that are good for 6 months from the issue date. SU is gearing up for the new catalog that will be coming out in June:)

*If you place a $30 order with me starting today and up until the end of March…  I will send you a kit with all the materials to make this card (minus the stamped images.) You can use your own SU Painted Petals or swap out other images to  put in place of the Painted Petals images. Please email me to let me know if you place an order since a few people purposely and often “accidentally” choose “no contact” on orders and that does not allow me to track them down:)

Use Hostess Code 4E3H9VQ4 for a chance to win a SU treat in a drawing!

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3/14/15 –  Thank you, Jaydee for the pick this week at The Paper Players!

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