All Occasion Celebration

Casing the New Catalog- SU Colorful Seasons

May 23, 2017

Doesn’t this card just scream summer! Up north, it is on its way- down in Florida, it is HOT!

I was inspired by the card on page 146 of the NEW catalog using the SU Colorful Seasons Stamp Set.

I used the new Color Theory Designer Series Paper (the ombre pattern) as the background.

My friend Linda taught me not to leave an image hanging so I grounded the chair on some sand created with an image from the SU Sheltering Tree stamp set. My sun came from the SU Wherever You Go stamp set- I love how it spans across the top of the panel:) A few scattered gold Metallic Enamel Shapes finished off the card.

Let me tell you, this is just a simple card made from this awesome stamp set…

so many images and framelits are included in the bundle.

It will be fun to use all year round for so many occasions!

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SU Happy Celebrations

May 15, 2017

My first card with the New IN COLORS 2017-19!

I created a cardstock color block to show off the colors from top to bottom: Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, and Fresh Fig and the ink colors going in the opposite direction from right to left.

On the card above, I inked up some circles from the SU Happy Celebrations stamp set and stamped the sentiment in black on top of the circles.

On the card below, I debossed the word celebrate from the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. What is debossing you may be asking yourself? Think of the opposite of embossing.  When You stamp the circles, the ink does not go into the debossed word. I am still getting the hang of how much prsssure to use so I have a few splotches on my circles:(

The stamp set is bundled with the two embossing folders until the new catalog comes out.
After May 31, the bundle will be split up. Check out the stamp set:

The embossing (debossing) folders:

Notice the photo is showing the back of the panel…imagine it turned over:)

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SU So Detailed Thinlits with Falling in Love and So in Love

March 6, 2017

We made this pretties at class last week. Everyone was so taken, as I was, with the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper and the intricate die cut from the So Detailed Thinlits.

I love how you can place the die cut in so many different ways…on top, on bottom, and even on the side vertically as you have probably seen on Pinterest. Such a pretty die that was super easy to cut out. And, oh my, what about those beautiful Falling in Love Embellishments…swoon.

So many sentiments from the So In Love stamp set fit in the Stitched Shapes oval die as seen below, and you can put them inside as well since each is a “a day to celebrate.”

I love how Stampin’ Up has incorporated sentiment fonts from various stamp sets
into a suite like they did with this one from SU Suite Sentiments.

I decided to share these with Sandy’s Cut It Out theme Challenge #334 at the Paper Players.

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Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad*

Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pad*

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SU Lift Me Up with Carried Away DSP from Sale-a-bration!

February 4, 2017

We had fun at our product classes this weekend using the SU Lift Me Up Bundle:)

This is one of the cards we made using the Sale-a-bration Carried Away Designer Series Paper. You can get this fun patterned paper for FREE with a $50 purchase!!!


A little tutorial:

The first thing you do is die cut the hot air balloon from the patterned navy paper. Don’t forget to save that balloon- take a look at the other side- beautiful Mint Macaron and white clouds make a cute hot air balloon for another fun project- that is why I love the two sided SU Designer Paper!

Now, you are left with a hole where you die cut the balloon from the DSP. Adhere the DSP with the open hole to the Crushed Curry card base. Now you have a big old open yellow space made from the card base against the DSP.

Now, die cut a hot air balloon out of Thick Whisper White Cardstock- love the sturdiness of the thick paper. A must have in my stash:)
Inlay the white hot air balloon inside the open space of the DSP.
So that is how you get a yellow balloon!


A little color for the inside, too!


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I am sharing it with LeAnne over at Stamp Ink Paper for her Tic Tac Toe Challenge #84.

Blue, Baker’s Twine, Die Cut.


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SU High Tide

January 23, 2017

The new SU High Tide stamp set will make you feel like an artist when you are finished making a card. It is so EASY to create a scene with the sand, grass, lighthouse, birds, and water! The shadow on the lighthouse really finishes the scene…


In retrospect, I used Basic Gray for the shadow which I think was a good idea but I carried it through on the birds on the land and in the sky but next time, I think I may use black for both of the birds. What do you think?

A little insight into this card…

As we were watching our Steelers go down the drain last night, my mind wandered off to the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge # 271.  So I inconspicuously excused myself to make this card.


I was thinking of how the light could be captured inside the design element in the sketch. Then my search for a sentiment…YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE…came from the Jar of Love stamp set. There is also one in the Annual catalog’s Hostess Set No Pun Intended.

Look at the neat images you can use to paint your landscape…


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