Friday, March 24, 2017

TABLE GIFTS FOR MY CRAFTIN FRIENDS AT OUR RETREAT IN VA BEACH

I made these gifts for my friends on our craft retreat which we are on in Virginia Beach.  We have an awesome girls getaway.   I am always happy when I go away with these gals.  I cased this idea from one I saw on Pinterest some time ago.  I used the NEW from SU!  I put a battery operated candle inside and these are really cool. 

I used the WINDOW SHOPPING BUNDLE and the DRAGONFLY DREAMS BUNDLE to make these. Both are by Stampin Up!

Window Shopping Clear-Mount Bundle 144743
Price: $50.25
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Window Shopping Clear-Mount Stamp Set
All the patterns and words you've been thinking, but didn't have a stamp to express. They're truly craftacular ... and we don't use that word very often, so you know we really mean it this time.
* Quantity: 10 rubber stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, d, h

Window Box Thinlits Dies
Create die-cut gift boxes and party favors in seconds with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot.
* 9 dies
* Largest image: 6" x 5-9/16" (15.2 x 14.1 cm)
* Use with Big Shot
* Use Precision Base Plate with detailed images

Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Bundle 144728
Price: $46.75
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Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set
"Stamp like a dragonfly, sting like a bee." It's almost the same as Muhammad Ali's motto, but much craftier.
* Quantity: 10 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, c, e, g, h

Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies
Create die-cut dragonflies in seconds with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot.
* 5 dies
* Largest image: 2-15/16" x 4-1/8" (7.5 x 10.5 cm)
* Use with Big Shot
* Use Precision Base Plate with detailed images

Thursday, March 23, 2017

SHOEBOX SWAP NO. 1 FOR VA BEACH SCRAPPY STAMPERS GETAWAY

I am with my good friends Rosemary, Cindy, Lisa, Hsiao hui and Jenn and several new friends on retreat this long weekend. We are crafting like crazy and sharing some much needed girlfriend away time.  We love going on retreats and getaways. This one is being run by our friends Tracie Langley and Pam Staples, who are just the best hostesses.  They have a few great helpers, too. 

When we go on craft getaways, we love to prep some crafts ahead of time for all of us to do. We call these Shoebox Swap Cards. We prep enough for each person to do 2 of each design. Sometimes we do 2 designs and sometimes we do 3 or 4. We can get pretty ambitious. Here is my SBS no. 1. I used a SU! SALEABRATION stamp set called SO VERY MUCH.


I also used my FREE SU! GLIMMER PAPER that you have a few more days to earn.  You also have a few more days to earn the THANK YOU set.  Don't you love the different sentiments that come with this stamp set?


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

HEY CHICK! SU! SALEABRATION STAMP SET CARD SAMPLE DESIGNED BY HSIAO HUI

The HEY CHICK! is one of the most popular SU!  SALEABRATION SETS ever. It's so adorable. I love all of these adorable birds. Hsiao hui designed this card for us and it has such an adorable 3 dimensional opening.  This will be perfect for my dear friends and sisters. I just need to make several more.

 We used the NEW SU! WATERCOLOR PENCILS to color these birds.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SU! DRAGONFLY DREAMS SPECIALTY CARD BY LISA

Lisa Chatterjee demonstrated this card for us at the GBMC Oncology Crop. She cased it from Scrapper Dawn.  She showed us how to make all the diamond diagonals and highlight them.  I love how she used the DRAGONFLY DREAMS BUNDLE by SU! and the glimmer papers and foil papers.  Great job Lisa. Your instructions were fabulous.




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Monday, March 20, 2017

HSIAO HUI'S WHAT'S OLD IS NEW AGAIN! COLOR TO BLOCK SPRITZ TECHNIQUE

Last week I shared with you some of our cards from our last gathering where we took an older Stampin Up! stamp set that we hadn't used in years or had never used.  I promised to share more. This particular one uses the COLOR to BLOCK SPRITZ technique.  Hsiao hui demonstrated this for us. It's a technique she said she cased from Patty Bennett.  Love this Hsiao hui. It was a really fun card to make.



Sunday, March 19, 2017

LET'S GET OUR PARTY ON! SU! REMARKABLE BLOG TOUR CELEBRATES!

I am so excited to share some great fun to make cards this tour.  We are partying and I'm even more excited because March is my Birthday Month.  Only 11 days to go for me but I'm already celebrating with lots of gatherings with friends and family.  This tour, I'm showing some of my BRAND NEW BIRTHDAY and CELEBRATORY stamp sets by SU! from the NEW SU! OCCASIONS catalog.  I also used some of the NEW GLIMMER PAPER that is available FREE with purchase during SALEABRATION.

This first card uses Balloon Adventures, which is available as a bundle.


This card uses new stamps but I used some of my older SU! designer series paper.  This card will go to a special friend.

The framelits that coordinate with this stamp set can be used to pop open the inside of the card.



Balloon Adventures Photopolymer Stamp Set
Balloon Adventures Photopolymer Bundle 144708
Price: $53.00
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Balloon Adventures Photopolymer Stamp Set
Up, up, and away! There are so many reasons to celebrate and definitely just as many reasons (if not more!) to use this stamp set.
* Quantity: 17 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): c, e, g, h

Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies
Create die-cut pop-up cards and tags in seconds with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot.
* 8 dies
* Largest piece: 6" x 3-1/2" (15.2 x 8.9 cm)
* Use with Big Shot
* Use Precision Base Plate with detailed images



This next card is made using the SU! COOL TREATS Bundle.
 I love the little strawberry that is up in the corner of the sentiment banner.
Cool Treats Photopolymer Bundle 145181
Price: $48.50
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Cool Treats Photopolymer Stamp Set
You're pretty cool, but this stamp set is just a little bit cooler. Try not to eat these delicious-looking stamps, even though you may be tempted. This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.
* Quantity: 36 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, d

Frozen Treats Framelits Dies
Create die-cut paper treats in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot.
* 17 dies
* Largest image: 1-7/16" x 1-7/8" (3.7 x 4.8 cm)
* Use with Big Shot


If you would like to see more PARTY and CELEBRATION, please click on the link for Michele Reynolds.


http://inspirationink.typepad.com/inspiration-ink/2017/03/march-remarkably-creative-blog-tour-party-animal-suite.html



Don't forget to purchase your SU! and with qualifying purchase, you can receive this GLIMMER PAPER FREE!
www.scrappinriri.stampinup.net

Saturday, March 18, 2017

COOL TREATS SU!

I cased this card which was made by Lisa Pretto.  I love the colors and I love the glimmer paper.  This is a great card and I can't wait to make other cards using other color schemes. This card uses the SU! Glimmer Paper that I earned FREE from SU! during SALEABRATION.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SU! SALEABRATION AVANT GARDE AND IT'S SNOWING IN MARYLAND

When it snows in Maryland and you are lucky enough to get a snow day - you craft.  I designed this card during the last snow we had.  Today, I'm working on other new ideas to share with you.  This card using the SALEABRATION stamp set from SU! called Avant Garde - I presented to my crafting friends and they really loved working with these blooms.  This is a great set and it's FREE with SU! qualifying purchase only until 3/31/17.

More Snow on the way today!

Monday, March 13, 2017

MARIA'S WHAT'S OLD IS NEW AGAIN SU! TRAVEL SKETCHBOOK

I used a stamp set first introduced I think back in 2006 by SU! called Travel Sketchbook.  I loved it at the time and still do love it, but never really used it.  Do you remember a stamp set you had to have and did nothing with it?  These are the cards we made using this set.
We stamped using SU! ARCHIVAL BLACK ink and then watercolored the image with inks.
I'm pretty sure everyone participating in the challenge to use an older SU! set and older embellishments and/or paper, loved doing it.

More what's old is new again in a future post.  I still have to share Hsiao Hui's card and Cathy Weir's card.