SU Perfectly Penned

SU Perfectly Penned

I mashed it up with a girly card with hexagons for The Friday Mashup # 113– Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice. I used the sketch from retrosketches # 67. Although the SU Tea for Two DSP is retired, the new SU Afternoon Picnic is its twin with new colors! Make sure to check it out…


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Perfectly Penned
INK: SU Calypso Coral
PAPER: SU Calypso Coral, SU So Saffron, SU Lucky Limeade (retired), SU Tea for Two DSP (retired), SU Naturals
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, SU Flower Trim (retired), SU Baja Breeze Pleated ribbon
TOOLS: SU Honeycomb EF, SU Needlepoint TIEF, SU Bird Builder Punch, SU Corner rounder

SU Perfectly Penned Mixed Bunch with Collage Curios…

Ever have one of those afternoons where you actually only create one card? Somehow, I played with this for hours- although I was doing a little laundry in between! I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches # 81 and the Dynamic Duos # 48 colors. It’s got a little bit of this and a little bit of that- bees, honeycombs, and flowers all together in one card;)


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Perfectly Penned, SU Collage Curios, SU Mixed Bunch
INK: SU Bashful Blue, SU Craft White with embossing powder, SU Pumpkin Pie
PAPER: SU Bashful Blue, SU Pumpkin Pie, SU Polka Dot Parade DSP, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Brights Collection Designer Buttons, Baker’s Twine
TOOLS: SU Blossom Punch, SU 1/2 in Circle Punch, SU Honeycomb EF


SU Perfectly Penned for Sale-A Bration 2013

I love the Sycamore Street Designer Paper available during Sale-A Bration this year- so very colorful. I especially adore this dotted pattern of Pool Party, Island Indigo, Sahara Sand, and Tangerine Tango. Over at the MUSE Card Club #4 this week, Designer Laurie Willison wowed me with her creation shown below:


There were so many ways I felt inspired by her beautifully designed card but I kept going back to the DSP and how it could be used. I then really pondered what jumped out at me first with Laurie’s card and decided it was the flower and the popped out middle. As I cruised around Card Challenges this week, I came across Fab Friday 11 that I haven’t played in a while so I used its sketch and Laurie’s inspiration to make this….


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Perfectly Penned
INK: SU Tangerine Tango
PAPER: SU Sycamore Street DSP SAB 2013, SU Island Indigo, SU Pool Party, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: Sycamore Street buttons- Tangerine Tango SAB 2013
TOOLS: SU Blossom Punch, SU Adorning Accents Edgelits, SU 1/4 inch circle punch, SU 7/8 inch scallop punch, Lots of Stampin’ Up dimensionals;)

A musical birthday…

Okay, so here’s the story…I am unexpectedly visiting a family member who needed me in another state. Upon leaving, I  threw a few stamping items in my carry-on so I could keep myself busy in the downtime. Well, I forgot my clear blocks so I improvised with the C plate from my Cuttlebug to stamp my Happy Birthday stamp. Of course, I did not have my usual library of stamps to do a challenge so I stopped into the two national craft stores around and literally could not find but ONE item connected with music for Dynamic Duos # 33 –black and gold!! I used a 40% off coupon on this musical score stamp (3.50)  that I really didn’t think I liked and  picked up two .75 rolls of  black and gold ribbon .  I headed home and thought what can I do with these things? While  perusing my usual challenge sites, I saw retro sketches # 42.   I created my own DSP by stamping on SU Very Vanilla paper with the musical image, bordered the image with the gold ribbon, made a bow with black ribbon, and tied on a loose gold button and the rest is history….In the end, I was happy with the results and fell in love with the musical score stamp;)


 Card Recipe:

STAMPS: SU Perfectly Penned, Stampendous Wavy Music

INK: SU Basic Black

PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Very Vanilla

ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, random organdy black ribbon, random gold ribbon,  random gold matte button

TOOLS: SU Apothecary Accents Framelits

SU Perfectly Penned HB Close-uprs42