SU Happy Hour

SU Happy Hour

I played along with the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches # 157



and the striking colors at ColourMe # 41.

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Although the colors Cherry Cobbler and Hello Honey are great colors, I was stumped for a bit on what kind of card to make with them. I decided, I guess… on a notecard- could be a “just thinking of you” or maybe a thank you card. CAS since I had a house full of my kids this weekend and just had a few minutes to play around in the craft room.

SU Happy Hour Cherry CobblerHello Honey Shadow


SU Happy Hour for CME front view

SU Happy Hour with a Sneak Peek of the New Kaleidoscope DSP

Here is a Sneak Peek of some of the NEW Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper from the upcoming Occasions Catalog ready for order TODAY -January 3rd. It sure is full of vibrant colors and geometric designs.  I ordered it early when I saw some neat cards floating around the blogosphere showcasing its fun appeal.  I decided it was perfect for my Friday Mashup Challenge # 141  where I am asking you creative artists to do a sketch and/or some kind of “TIME” theme since we have started a New Year this week! I “Mashed It Up” on my card with the time theme and the sketch, what are you going to do with this challenge?


SU Happy Hour Kaleidoscope

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Happy Hour
PAPER: SU Kaleidoscope DSP, SU Whisper White, SU Basic Black, SU Bermuda Bay
INK: SU Strawberry Slush, SU Bermuda Bay, SU Basic Black, SU Crushed Curry
ACCESSORIES: SU Bermuda Bay Designer Button, SU White Baker’s Twine
TOOLS: SU Stampin’ Dimensionals

Don’t forget to hop on over to the Friday Mashup see what the Design Team has created using this sketch and theme.

SU Happy Hour Toxic Treats for The Friday MashUp

Amanda has a SPOOKY Sketch for us this week at the Friday Mashup # 131. You have to go check out what the Design Team has conjured up for this challenge.


I pulled out some retired Halloween DSP and used a spooky spider theme. I did not have any spider punches and at first put a bat on the circle but did not really like it. So while I was out running errands… I stopped in a craft store looking for a lil ol’ spider to adorn my card. Ha! I found a bunch in a pack (with a 50% off coupon) and popped one on my card. They are so cool- all furry and sparkly- not cheap plastic. I could not resist putting them on the wall behind my card. I am just waiting for my hubby to jump when he walks past the shelf on the way to his Man Cave…

SU Happy Hour Toxic Treats
SU Happy Hour Toxic Treats CloseUP

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Toxic Treats- frog & sentiment- (retired), SU Happy Hour
INK: SU Basic Black, SU Tangerine Tango, SU Old Olive, SU Basic Gray for sponging
PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Very Vanilla, SU Old Olive, SU Tangerine Tango, SU Frightful Sight DSP(retired)
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, Random Spiders
TOOLS: Nestabilities Circle Dies, SU Lattice EF

I decided to submit this card to The Paper Players #166 too since it has a Halloween theme.


SU Happy Hour

I always thought this set was so cute so I decided to use it for Freshly Made Sketches # 84. I was not sure if the sketch was set in stone like this one with just a banner going across horizontally pointing to a sentiment but it seemed all of the DT members used an image on the banner (except for Cindy and Linda) so I used an image as well. I tried to show a close-up of the olive to show the touch of bling…it is so bright and shiny in person;)

SU Happy Hour RED

SU Happy Hour Olive Close-Up

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Happy Hour
INK: SU Old Olive, SU Real Red, SU Basic Black
PAPER: SU Old Olive, SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White, SU Polka Dot Parade DSP
ACCESSORIES: SU Rhinestone colored red
TOOLS: Nestabilities Circle Dies


A must-make-do with ColourQ…

With limited supplies on hand while traveling, I had to use what I had…Tangerine Tango, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, and Black. I slipped in a random ribbon too!


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Happy Hour, SU Toxic Treats
INK: SU Elegant Eggplant (retired), SU Tangerine Tango, SU Basic Black,
PAPER: SU Elegant Eggplant (retired), SU Tangerine Tango, SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White, SU Old Olive
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, random ribbon, SU dimensionals
TOOLS: SU Houndstooth embossing folder, MS Bat punch, Fiskars border punch, Nestabilities square dies
Here’s the color combo: I was inspired by a card by Deena Boos who used the SU Happy Hour glass as a focal point with Trick or Treat.