Sunday, August 31, 2014


I participated in a swap with REMARKABLE team mates coordinated by MISSY BOLLINGER.  She posted the swap on the REMARKABLES team FB page and I was in 2 of the 8 groups.  We had to design cards using product/stamps from the NEW SU! HOLIDAY IDEA BOOK.

The first card uses the same stamp set I featured yesterday - BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL.  I love this set and the coordinating star framelits. 
Today is the last day you can get those in the 15% off Bundle or FREE with a BIG SHOT purchase (click here for the flyer!).

There were 10 in each group but we made one extra card (11 total) so that Missy could donate the full extra card to charity.  I think that is so awesome. Missy, herself participated in the swap, so we received 10 card fronts back. They are awesome! 

I stamped the medium size star with versamark and then embossed it with iridescent ice embossing powder by SU!.  I dry embossed the little and largest star with the BIG SHOT and highlighted all with whisper white ink.  The other little stars are stamped on the whisper white background and I also stamped the word JOY which is included in the stamp set with other little words too, as well as the Wishing You larger sentiment.
I also stamped the inside of the card using the star from BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL and then the little snowflakes and the sentiment from ENDLESS CHRISTMAS WISHES, also in the Holiday idea book by SU!
The envelope is also stamped.  The rhinestone jewel in the center of the star was colored with SU! BLENDABILITIES.  The wide brush tip makes it easier to color jewels. Other alcohol markers don't have this same brush tip that is so versatile.

This is the card from another one of the groups I was in.  I showed you a card similar to this that I brought to swap at the REMARKABLES TEAM MTG. last weekend, where the center of the card was a little smaller and was very similar other than the sentiment and the placement of the snowflakes.  
This card is stamped using ENDLESS CHRISTMAS WISHES stamp set by SU! that I purchased last year and then it sold out.  I was thrilled to see it return to the HOLIDAY IDEA BOOK this year because it is amazingly popular and one of the BEST sets SU! has ever produced for the Holidays.
The inside of the card is stamped with a sentiment from BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL.  It stamps so bold.  By the way...if you want a really BOLD and yet CRISP look of your stamped images, you should try the SU! foam ink pads. They were made especially for SU! and work really well with the photopolymer stamps.  The cloth covered older pads don't give the best images like the foam pads.  Try it out and compare for yourself.  All of SU! pads for purchase now are foam.
Again, these were in sets of 10 + 1, so one full card could be given to charity.  I also colored the rhinestone jewels with SU! Blendabilities brush tip markers.
Missy collected the swaps at the team meeting so I was able to package mine in this simple fun packaging.  I just put the swaps inside their own clear baggies and then those went in this larger brown bag.  I put a SU! wide striped grosgrain ribbon around the package and added a homemade tag that I created with one of the SU! TAG PUNCH makers (so easy to use) and stamped the tag with her initial and the LIFE IS GOOD stamp from the Project Life stamp set by SU!

I think this really makes a cute package that was really easy and fun to put together!

Saturday, August 30, 2014


This month SU! has the BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL stamp set and coordinating STAR FRAMELITS on sale as a bundle, but not for long.  Save 15% additional when you buy these together or get the bundle FREE with your BIG SHOT purchase.  I had to have this stamp set and the star framelits!  Not only will these be great for holiday crafting, but stars can be used anytime.

Here's one of the cards I created using this bundle and then I'll follow below with more photos from the Team Mtg.

I embossed the stars with gold embossing powder by SU!.  The rhinestone in the center of the star was recolored using the SU! Blendabilities Markers. I also tried out some of my SU! embossing folders.  Most of you know that I love to emboss and die cut with my SU! BIG SHOT!
Bright & Beautiful Clear-Mount Stamp Set 135029
Price: $24.95

Nothing embodies the season like beautiful images of stars. Let your season shine with these iconic stars and greetings, available in wood- and clear-mount sets. Set quantity: 8.
Two Choices:
1) Buy a Big Shot and get a free bundle below.
2) Buy a discounted bundle below at a 15% discount.
Item Number
Stamp Set
Discounted Price
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle WM
Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle CM
Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
Decorative Goodies Bundle WM
Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
Decorative Goodies Bundle CM
Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle WM
Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM
Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
Flowery Daydream Bundle WM
Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
Flowery Daydream Bundle CM
Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle WM
Bright & Beautiful
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM
Bright & Beautiful

Friday, August 29, 2014


This was my second swap for the REMARKABLES TEAM MEETING last Saturday.  I used the SU! photopolymer stamp set  ENDLESS CHRISTMAS WISHES which debuted last year and then sold out, but was so popular it has been reintroduced in the catalog for this holiday season.  I absolutely love this stamp set.  I stamped the snowflakes and wish on soft sky card stock by SU! then added SU! rhinestone jewels that I colored with the BLENDABILITIES markers by SU!  I mounted the card to cherry cobbler card stock by SU! and embossed that with my BIG SHOT by SU! using the arrows embossing folder by SU! and then swiping the embossed areas and edges with whisper white craft ink also by SU! After my swap card are samples of swaps that our leader JANET WAKELAND brought back from the SU! convention.  Love these samples. Thanks for sharing Janet! Great SU! ideas!
Note that I also highlighted the stamped piece with whisper white as well. This stamped piece is the exact size of a card that you could easily use in your PROJECT LIFE pages.  I even corner rounded everything using my SU! Project Life corner rounder punch!  This card is similar to one I made for Missy Bollinger's SU! holiday catalog swap.

Here are the photos of some of the swaps Janet brought back.  I'll have more photos in a future post as well as sharing my swaps that I made for Missy's swap.

click on any of these photos to see the cards even closer.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Last Saturday I went to my upline Janet Wakeland's REMARKABLE STAMPERS team meeting in Spring Grove, Pa.  I love meeting up with fellow SU! demonstrators.  Two of my dear friends Lisa Chatterjee and Arleen Graham were there and I met so many other friends as well and new friends.  It's a tradition to create a new card with new SU! product and share it at the meeting.  You can swap the cards with other demonstrators and friends who also made cards and you get a great collection.  I made 2 cards. This is the first.  I used the SU! HOSTESS SET HELLO THERE.  Colors are Blush Blossom, Very Vanilla and Basic Gray card stock.  I colored the SU! adhesive pearl jewel to match the card stock with my NEW BLENDABILITIES alcohol markers from SU!  The dots stamp is a fabulous NEW stamp called DOTTY ANGLES.  It's a definite MUST for your collection.
I'll share my other swap card and some photos from the meeting in another post.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Here are some cool weekly deals from SU! and the latest MDS downloads
Check them out!

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Marina Mist 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130016
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Clips Essentials Hardware Item # 129964
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Chocolate Chip 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130014
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Circles Collection Framelits Die Item # 130911
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Blossom Punch Item # 125603
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Vintage Faceted Buttons Item # 127555
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit - Digital Download Item # 126027
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

Also, here are the latest DIGITAL DOWNLOADS you can purchase.

Age Awareness Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 138111
Price: $8.95
This download was added on 8/5/2014

Download includes
* 15-piece SVG stamp brush set

Love Story Digial Project Life Cards - Digital Download 138042
Price: $19.95
This download was added on 8/5/2014

Download includes
* 80-piece stamp brush set (50 PNG, 30 SVG)
* 204 embellishments

Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White

Lullaby Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 138112
Price: $4.95
This download was added on 8/5/2014

Download includes
* 12 DSP Patterns

Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Hello Honey, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
Something For Baby Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 138113
Price: $8.95
This download was added on 8/5/2014

Download includes
* 12-piece SVG stamp brush set

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Don’t miss out on the snowflake framelits from Stampin’ UP! The Festive Flurry Snowflake framelits are available as a cost saving bundle but only until August 27th, 2014.
There are NO new snowflake dies, punches or framelits in the upcoming Holiday catalog like this.
You will be so sad if you miss out.

Last Holiday Season, I cased this card using the framelits and stamp set for some of my holiday cards. This is a remarkable set and a "must have!"

I don't remember who was the original designer of this card, but I loved it so much I had to recreate it.  I taught this card at our STAMPIN SISTAH's event last year and it was a huge hit  One of the sisters - Cindy G - is creating about 100 or so of these for her cards this year.  Wouldn't you just love to receive this as one of your holiday cards?

Good news is that you can purchase this as a bundle until August 27th at a savings of 15% off if you buy the framelits and the stamp set together.  Don't miss out!