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Sneek Peak of SU Abstract Impressions

May 11, 2018

I played a little bit last night with my new SU Abstract Impressions stamp set…
just a simple card to see how it stamped and how the NEW colors looked
so I thought I would share it with you today:)

I used the NEW Granny Apple Green ink and  Lemon Lime Twist ink on the stems of the flowers.
They look so pretty together! The flower accents were made with the NEW Mango Melody ink.
I used Daffodil Delight for my flowers but I after it dried I had a suspicion that I reinked it last time with Crushed Curry because it looked like it! Darn, did you ever do that? I had an extra Daffodil and checked another stamped image- yep, I definitely reinked it with Curry. Oh, well… now it’s a “you can play with this ink pad, kids”  or it can be used when I am not trying to matchy-match. No use crying over it- although I wanted to…just ask my stamping girls…

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SU Lovely Inside and Out Bundle

May 30, 2017

I am sure you have seen the beautiful Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper all over Pinterest…well, it is just lovely! I used it on this gate fold card with the new Lovely Inside and Out stamp set and Lovely Words Thinlits.

 The dies in the set cut out the words like you see on the inside of the card. On the front of the card, I used the largest Stitched Shapes Oval to die cut around the word. You can also snip the sides of the words and have them free standing. I adhered the hugs die cut to a piece of paper from the  Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  I also used some new Old Olive Mini Chevron ribbon to close the card. Although Wisteria Wonder and Peekaboo Peach are not listed on the DSP colors- the watercolor palette shows variations of Calypso Coral and Night of Navy that I thought went well with the paper:)

Oh, and the cute little posie on the front is from the new Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

 The new catalog goes LIVE June 1st at noon Mountain Time. WooHoo!

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SU Perfect Mix for Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day!

May 9, 2017

Don’t let this cute stamp set get away! I think the SU Perfect Mix was the first set in the Occasions catalog that I just had to have…it is just so clean and cute…however, it took me until Retirement month to play with it in class with my awesome stamping group!!!

It is a “perfect” stamp set for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or a just because card for a friend.


My girls chose their image and sentiment, cut the scallop borders from the black cardstock under the DSP, and covered up the holes with the DSP.  They wrapped three different pieces of  6″ black baker’s twine around the front panel and adhered it to the Whisper White card base. Cute images/sentiments were stamped in black and accented with coloring with the Watercolor pencils. Of course, the images were die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. It was a quick and simple card after making this card and this card that had a bit of die cutting and stamping involved…heeheehee.

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SU Sleigh Ride Edgelits with SU Greetings Thinlits

September 24, 2015

Here is a card we made at our last Product Class. Each attendee took home the Jingle All the Way Bundle with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits after making three cards. We had a great time with fun ladies in both classes- thanks so much for coming, friends:)

SU Sleigh Ride Edgelits Greens

To make this card, just choose a circle that fits around the die cuts of the trees and houses. When you die cut with the edgelits, make your paper wider (about 1/2″ on each side) than the size of the circle. I left 1/2″ uncut on the sides where the houses and trees were located then I just used my paper snips to cut into the paper to meet where the die stopped cutting. On the example below with the TREES, the 1/2″ is on the right side but the extra 1/2″ will be on the left side when using the HOUSES. Creating this “extra” space allows you room to work with when the circle is placed over the three die cuts. On my first attempt without the extra space, I found it a bit tricky to fit the trees within the circle- so on my next try, I moved the die over 1/2″ and it worked great.


I die cut the So Saffron circle by itself and set it aside since my Big Shot did not cut through 4 layers cleanly. Then I die cut the three edgelits (one of the houses and two colors of trees). I placed the die cuts of the houses and trees on top of each other staggering them while checking to make sure they  would all fit in the circle that I had chosen. Just keep placing the circle die over them to see that they fit. After I was happy with the placement of the die cuts, I put the circle die over all three and ran them through the Big Shot back and forth. I then adhered them perfectly onto the So Saffron Circle I had set aside. I popped the circle off  the Hardwood background with dimensionals and doubled up on my “thanks” sentiment because I  wanted some more dimension on this card. Aren’t those little wooden elements the cutest things?

Here’s a cute way to do the inside- just cut away some of the bottom of the Very Vanilla panel allowing the Mossy Meadow to peek through:

SU Sleigh Ride inside

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Hardwood background
INK: Soft Suede
PAPER: Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, and So Saffron, Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: SU Into the Wood Elements, SU Sleigh Ride Edgelits, SU Greetings Thinlits

I was inspired by this card by the talented Amy Koenders:

amys card

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SU Sheltering Tree

September 2, 2015

I looked out the window here in Pittsburgh and saw the colors changing on the trees and was reminded of the beautiful SU Sheltering Tree stamp set. I have never posted a card using this set so I made a “last days of summer” card.

It just so happens that Stampin’ Up Only Challenges # 130 has a FRIEND theme so I added the sweet sentiment about friendship found in the set.



SU Sheltering Tree OliveRed


I used a color palette of Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Real Red, and Early Espresso. The main Very Vanilla panel is 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ bordered 1/8″ larger with the Espresso and Red borders. My sentiment banner is 1/2″ bordered by 5/8″ Espresso. I like the look of thin borders:)

FYI: Sheltering Tree was carried over into the current annual catalog from last spring but in case you have not taken a serious look at it…here it is!


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