SU Simple Stems

SU Simple Stems with Four You

Sara has a sketch challenge for us this week and a chance to “ombre” it up with the

Friday Mashup # 156.

1. Create a project using the “Sketch”.

2. Create a project with the “Ombre’ Background Technique”.

3. Or Mash it up and create a project an “Ombre’ Background & The Sketch”

If you are new to the Ombre’ Background Technique you can see a Tutorial on the Ombre Background Technique here

I have to confess I read ombre background and forgot to watch the tutorial. Don’t forget to watch it! We would love to see what you come up with this week.


I did do an ombre background with my sketch though! I chose three similar colors- Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, and Pool Party. This was tricky to photograph with the tilted frame- every which way I took the picture, it looked wonky but in person- it is bright and symmetrical…lol.

SU Simple Stems - Four You


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Four You, SU Simple Stems
PAPER: SU Bermuda Bay, SU Coastal Cabana, SU Pool Party, SU Whisper White
INK: SU Bermuda Bay, SU Coastal Cabana
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, SU SAB 21014 Pool Party Button, SU White Baker’s Twine
TOOLS: SU Perfect Polka Dots EF, SU Secret Garden Framelits, ?Photo Frame Die

SU Simple Stems

I have been wanting to use the Secret Garden Framelits with the new SU Simple Stems, and this week’s Subtly Yours Challenge # 93 at the Dynamic Duos gave me the perfect opportunity.  I also had design inspiration from Freshly Made Sketches #126 this week.


FMS Final 126-001

SU Simple Stem Birthday DD!

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Simple Stems, SU Bring on the Cake
INK: SU Basic Black, SU Blushing Bride
PAPER: SU Blushing Bride, SU Sahara Sand, SU Whisper White, SU Basic Black
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, SU Designer Button (retired)
TOOLS: SU Little Leaves Sizzlet, SU Secret Garden Framelits, SU Dimensionals, SU Stylish Stripes EF

Make sure to check out the Dynamic Duos this week!

The Dynamic Duos Challenge Blog Design Team:
Anne Marie Hile
Annette Elliott
Angel Johns
Caroline Bredeson
Cindy Brumbaugh
Holly Endress
JoAnn Burnham
Julie Gearinger
Michelle Bala
Sarah Fleming
Tenia Nelson

SU Simple Stems with SU Hardwood and SU Too Kind

Hello, friends! I tucked in tonight after running around like crazy in the freezing temperatures all day…brrrrrrrr. I cozied up with some new posies from the  SU Occasions Catalog. I have been itching to use the new SU Hardwood stamp so I used it as a background with the sweet sentiment from SU Too Kind. Ever play around so long with a card and nothing comes together? That is what happened with this card…I just couldn’t get what was in my mind onto my card so I just finished it and moved on…I did use the colors from ColourQ # 225 this week as inspiration.


SU Simple Stems with Too Kind and Hardwood

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