SU Itty Bitty Banners

SU Itty Bitty Banners for Baby

Tara has a neat challenge for us this week at the Friday Mashup #178. I am utterly amazed week after week when I see what you crafty ones create for the challenges. And this week, I am really excited to see your cards and projects!



Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
 Create a Project using “Vellum.”
Create a Project with “Stitching (Sewing or Faux).”
Mash it up! and create a Project with “Vellum and Stitching.”


Grab a cup of something….I am going to get long winded

…thanks in advance for the therapy time, friends!

Now, I have to say…I really did attempt the “sewing on card stock” technique. My little RN was off of work and sat in my stamping room with me enjoying a good book while I played around with this challenge (priceless day). So, I have a witness that I got out the sewing machine, watched a few tutorials, and then attempted to sew on my card stock! Oh my, I changed up tensions and blah, blah, blah but all that needle did was make ugly holes in my paper and ball up on the opposite side of the paper. Ugh…

I was attempting to sew a vellum pocket like the card on p. 149 of the Annual Catalog and put some little circles in it. Well, since I could not get the sewing to work out for me, I decided to make a pocket with vellum and some SU Lullaby DSP using the SU Banner Framelits layered inside each other. I then added a little banner with  DSP and vellum just adhered directly to the banner. I added some circles to the outside of the vellum, too. But I still did not have any stitching on my card!!! I tried my white gel pen that would not cooperate with me, either.  So out came the Needlepoint Embossing Folders to the rescue. How did I end up spending so much time on a card? Once I started I just would not get it out of my head…

SU Itty Bitty Banners Baby!


SU Itty Bitty Banner for Baby Close up !!!

Now, you boys and girls go create something for this challenge

that does not drive you crazy!

You can link up at the Friday Mashup.

SU Lovely as a Tree with Sketched Birthday

Crafters, it’s time for the Friday Mashup Challenge # 150. This week, Holly is asking us to

Create a “Masculine” project.

Create a project with some “Stitching/sewing on it”


Create a “Masculine project with Stitching on it”.


The machine at the burlap factory made it easy for me to add the stitching to my card! I know, that is a stretch but it is woven and stitched together…just sayin’…

This card is going to the wonderful nephew of a dear friend and neighbor. In fact, that nephew is also the son of another sweet friend of mine!

SU Lovely as a Tree FM Masculine

I used the ole faithful SU Lovely as a Tree for my image. I usually use the other trees so it was fun to use the oak this time. I pulled out my SU Pastel Chalks to add the color to my circle since my sponging ability was less than desirable. The chalks are a favorite of mine and so easy to achieve a more even tone. I guess it is safe to say that the SU Hardwood is a new favorite of mine as well!!

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Lovely as a Tree, SU Sketched Birthday
INK: SU Soft Suede, SU Pastel Chalks (retired)
PAPER: SU Soft Suede, SU Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: SU Wild Wasabi and Marina Mist Candy Dots
TOOLS: Circle Framelits, SU Bitty Banner Framelits

Hope to see your masculine and/or stitched project this week, hop over to the

Friday Mashup

to see what the Design Team put together for you.

SU Itty Bitty Banners

I had so much fun with these colors!! I used the sketch from The Friday Mashup # 105 to design this card for The Paper Players # 144 color challenge.


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Itty Bitty Banners
INK: SU Rich Razzleberry
PAPER: SU Rich Razzleberry, SU Baja Breeze, SU Island Indigo, SU Crumb Cake, SU Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP from SAB 2013
ACCESSORIES: SU White Baker’s Twine
TOOLS: SU Cloud EF, SU Bitty Banners Die, SU Scallop Border Punch,Your Next Stamp Balloon Die

SU Perfectly Preserved for MUSE # 1

I am so excited for the format of the new Muse-a Card Making Club Challenge site. A card is displayed from a designer that is to be an inspiration- a muse- for the community of card makers. The participants  get to encourage each other and vote on submissions they admire most.  Amy Kolling’s card was a great one to start off the challenge site!!

I was taken by how the black sentiment jumped out at me among the beautiful soft colors of  the yellow flowers and the green leaves. I was also impressed with the white space and the embossing.  These elements led me to create this card with the same soft colors with black accents on an embossed background. Amy also inspired me to use my SU Perfectly Preserved set again with its cute little flowers…I just love all the die cuts that come with each image;)

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Perfectly Preserved, SU Itty Bitty Banners
INK: SU Daffodil Delight, SU Certainly Celery, SU Basic Black
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU Basic Black
ACCESSORIES: random black button, baker’s twine
TOOLS: SU Bitty Banners die, SU Cannery Set framelits, SU Stampin’ Dimensionals, CB Honeycomb EF

Print Poetry for Pals Paper Arts…

So excited to be using some new items available in the Spring Catalog in just a few days on January 3rd !! I used the Hearts A Flutter stamp set with coordinating dies and the Print Poetry DSP- a great value to get a lot of different designs to play with when making a card or craft. I used the Sketch challenge from Pals Paper Arts #149.


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Hearts A Flutter, SU Itty Bitty Banners
INK: SU Primrose Petals, SU Summer Starfruit, SU Raspberry Ripple
PAPER: Same as inks
ACCESSORIES: SU Primrose Petals satin stitched ribbon
TOOLS: SU Hearts A Flutter dies, SU Bitty Banners Dies, Nestabilities Circle die