Month: January 2016

SU Bear Hugs

January 29, 2016

SU Bear Hugs ! with lake

Look at those cute little bears…in real life, not so much!

When I saw the stamp set, I immediately pictured the bears in a forestwith pine trees. I was going to use the pines from the Holiday Fancy Foil Vellum I had left over but then came across the pine tree pattern on the current Merry Moments Designer Series Paper in the Annual Catalog. I created a fun little landscape with the DSP and Mossy Meadow and Old Olive hills. I added a little bit of a blue lake to keep with the sentiment – a lake full of fish. With the simple geometric design of the trees, I adorned the inside with some matching Mossy Meadow and Old Olive  trees using the tree punch with some crumb cake stumps.

SU Bear Hugs inside pine trees

The Bear framelits are on the Weekly deals this week but then again, they are also bundled with the stamp set- both at a 15% discount in the Occasions catalog.

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So many cute sentiments with this one!

I can see cards for Father’s Day, Thanks, Just Because or maybe Sympathy, Birthday, Congrats, Mother’s Day,  Valentine’s Day, and New Baby.

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Take a look at this set…it is so stinkin’ cute!

I just watched the SU video featuring Bear Hugs, and Andrea shows a super cool way to show both sides of the bear arms to give a big hug…
it is worth a watch, friends!

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Weekly Deals and Sale-a-bration Samples

January 26, 2016

Hey crafty ones…here are the Weekly Deals – January 26 through February 1:

Below is a card I posted a few weeks ago…
SU Botanical Blooms

Did you notice what is in the Botanical Bundle in the new Occasions Catalog?

It has the stamps, framelits, and the Designer Paper all in one for $51.75.

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Over $50? You know what that means? You get a SALE-A-BRATION freebie!

And TWO of the Sale-a-bration freebies coordinate with this bundle!

One is a stamp set called Botanicals for You…I used it to make quick and easy tags for the bags to hold the cards my friends made at our Annual January SAB Luncheons.


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and one is a Vellum Paper Stack that coordinates with the Designer Series Paper.

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See the vellum in this video done by the SU’s Shannon West:

SU A Nice Cuppa, Cups and Kettles Framelits, Have a Cuppa DSP

January 25, 2016

I love my tea and my coffee! I have at least 4 cups a days! So many times when I prepare a cup of tea I remember how my mom always had a cup of hot tea waiting for us at the kitchen table before my brothers and  I went to school each day. My kids loved more milk in their tea than tea and my daughter still calls it “milk tea.” When I saw the cute SU A Nice Cuppa stamp set with framelits, I was sold immediately. I made this quick and simple card as one of my first cards using this set…

SU A Nice Cuppa Negative

I used to negative of the framelits along with a print from the new SU Have a Cuppa DSP. Looking at the post, I wish I had saved that little opening of the teapot handle and popped it in. Don’t you forget to add it if you make it!

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I really liked how the inside turned out using the SU Tags and Lables Framelits…however, I did use the word TEA from the SU Balloon Celebration stamp set to finish off the sentiment. Oh, and I used the front sentiment from the SAB stamp set What I Love.

SU A Nice Cuppa Negative inside

I think the SU Cups and Kettles Framelits  can stand alone in this set that is bundled at a 15% discount. Love the steam (in the teapot) and the silverware! It covers all the hot beverages- a mug of hot chocolate, a coffee cup, and a delicate tea cup.

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SU Party with Cake and Party Pop-Ups

January 22, 2016

I love the new SU Party Pop-Ups! I used the Happy Birthday one flat on the front and the Hip Hip Hooray one to surprise the recipient! I could not believe how easy they were to make! I used the sweet Cherry on Top Designer Paper Pack from the annual catalog and matched the paper and inks from there. I could have put a solid cardstock circle under the Happy Birthday but cutting out the circle from the DSP gives not only a DSP circle to use later but also lets the card base act double duty as a backdrop for the pop up- frugal stamping at its best:)

SU Party Pop Ups

Making your white inside 5 1/4″ x 8″ makes it an even 4″ to score in the middle.

You can even add color behind the Hip Hip Hooray if you are feeling ambitious.

*Thanks for the tip, Linda Heller:)

SU Party Pop Ups inside

Here is another helpful SU video showcasing the Party Pop-Ups:

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Weekly Deals and a SU Playful Pals Video

January 19, 2016

Here are the Weekly Deals, kiddos…

Good today, Tuesday January 19 through

next Monday, January 25th. 

2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers by Stampin' Up!
Price: $15.00
NOW $11.25
Berry Basket Bigz L Die by Stampin' Up!
Price: $38.00
NOW $28.50
Brights Designer Buttons by Stampin' Up!
Price: $8.00
NOW $6.00
Party Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!
Price: $17.00
NOW $12.75
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons by Stampin' Up!
Price: $6.00
NOW $4.50

You can shop ONLINE HERE or press on the Stampin’ Up Logo Shop Button 24/7 on the right side bar, and you are taken directly to my store.

Use the current Hostess Code at the top of the page on the drop down menu SHOPPING- HOSTESS CODE, and you are put into a drawing for a SU Treat from me!

I just peeked at a video Brandi (from SU’s office)  did showing the SU Playful Pals Bundle- oh, it. is. a-dorable!!!

Sometimes we overlook some items in the catalog but I took a double take at this one-

hopefully soon I will have some samples for you to see!

Now, I am all ready to plan birthday parties this year for my grand-doggies, Toby and Archie!


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