SU Gorgeous Grunge

Memorial Day Thanks

May 30, 2016

A very special thanks goes out to all the servicemen and women past and present. I have to say when I think of  and especially when I see someone in uniform, I literally get butterflies of thanks in my stomach. If you have friends or family who have served or are serving now…
please thank them for me:)

SU Patriotic Thanks

I took The Freshly Made Sketches #238  literally to show the Heart of Thanks with the Stars and Stripes representing those who serve or who have served our country. I used the heart from the NEW Sweet and Sassy Heart Framelits coming out!

FMS Final 238-001

Thanks for buzzing by…cindy-bee-only.jpg

 3/31/16 Thank you, Jen, for choosing me as a Princess this week at

Freshly Made Sketches!


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Friday Mashup 166

 It’s Friday, kiddos! Time for another fun challenge at the Friday Mashup # 166. Holly is asking us to get out some sequins. I was excited to use my new SU sequins in the 2013-15 In Colors. I was surprised how these little embellishments can really pack a big punch.


 Create a project using “Sequins.”
Create  a “Hello or Hi project.”
Mash it Up! and create a “Hello project with Sequins.”
We can’t wait to see your project this week- make sure to check out the Design Team inspiration cards!
I have been seeing some really pretty cards with sequins and collage style stamping. So, I gave it a whirl on this card using the 2013-15 In Colors.
The soft Flower Shop bloom reminds me of SUMMER so I thought I would share it AGAIN with the Stampin’ Up Only Challenge site this week.
SU Flower Shop with Sequins



Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Flower Shop, SU Petite Petals, SU Gorgeous Grunge, SU Six-Sided Sampler, SU Language of Friendship for leaves (retired)
INK: SU Coastal Cabana, SU Baked Brown Sugar, SU Pistachio Pudding, SU Strawberry Slush
PAPER: SU Coastal Cabana, SU Baked Brown Sugar, SU Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: SU 2013-15 In Color Sequins
TOOLS: SU Petite Petals Punch, SU Pansy Punch, SU Bird Builder Punch

 In my opinion, SU Gorgeous Grunge is a great “staple” stamp to have in your pantry!

Enjoy some stamping today!

SU Wishing You…not just for Christmas

When I first saw the SU Wishing You set I thought about birthday presents as well as Christmas presents. Well, I finally got around to making it work for a birthday card thanks to Avery’s Friday Mashup # 147 Challenge this week.


Create a project using the “Sketch”.

Create a project with “Spritzing / Splattering”.

or Create a project using the “Sketch & Spritzing”.

I “mashed it up” with the sketch and splatters using SU Gorgeous Grunge. It’s a bright one for sure but a welcome burst of color during this dreary, cold winter.

SU Wishing You Birthday FM white

SU Wishing You Birthday Close up FM

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Wishing You, SU Express Yourself Hostess Set, SU Gorgeous Grunge
INK: SU Daffodil Delight, SU Pacific Point, SU Real Red
PAPER: SU Daffodil Delight, Su Real Red, SU Pacific Point, SU Whisper White
TOOLS: SU Bitty Banner Dies, Nestabilities Ovals and Oval Scallops, SU Dimensionals

SU Clockworks

I have been looking at this SU Clockworks stamp set for a long time and finally got it! I was excited to use it for a birthday card a friend asked me to make for her boss. I used the colors Jaydee picked for The Paper Players # 167 this week.


SU Clockworks Blues

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Clockworks, SU Gorgeous Grunge, SU Family Reunion (retired)
INK: SU Pool Party, SU Midnight Muse
PAPER:SU Pool Party, SU Midnight Muse, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Mini silver Brad
TOOLs: SU 1 1/2 inch Circle Punch

SU Gorgeous Grunge Autumn Tree

This is such a Clean and Simple card, huh? That is what I thought when I set out to make it.  One of my stamping gals mentioned at class tonight if I intentionally had a bottle of wine in the rack in the dining room that mimicked the SU Gorgeous Grunge we were using…the label had the splotches with the straight lines behind them. Oh, I wish I had thought of that…nonetheless, it did inspire me right that very moment but I had to wait to act on that lightbulb going off in my head.


So after, three classes of intricate stamping and cutting with my wonderful friends, I cleaned up the stations  with all intentions of going straight to bed. But, no…I  just had to  whip up that simple little card with a tree trunk and some splotches of leaves for Sandy’s challenge at The Paper Players # 161– Create a Fall-themed Card.  You know, Clean and Simple to help me to wind down from my stamping classes that afternoon and evening. Well, an hour and a half later, I finally took a photo after stamping multiple cards that ended up with a little mess up on each one like a fingerprint or a halo. Anyway, here is my card inspired by the wine label:

SU! Gorgeous Grunge Autumn Tree

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Gorgeous Grunge, SU Take Care,  SU Truly Grateful, SU Paper Pumpkin # 1
INK: SU Tangerine Tango, SU Crushed Curry, SU Soft Suede, SU Old Olive
PAPER: SU Tangerine Tango, SU Chocolate Chip, SU Old Olive