Thursday, April 30, 2015


Last Chance for Retiring Products


It’s almost time to say goodbye to retiring products from the 2014–2015 annual catalog. Before we say goodbye to these amazing products, though, SU! is giving everyone an opportunity to order retiring products (some of them at discounts prices up to 50 percent off retail) before they’re gone for good. Retiring products will only be available until June 2 (or while supplies last), so be sure to get your orders in early! Shop now!

Here are this Week's WEEKLY SU! DEALS

Confetti Hearts Border Punch
Confetti Hearts Border Punch
Price: $21.95 $16.46
Fry Box Bigz L Die by Stampin' Up!
Fry Box Bigz L Die
Price: $32.95 $24.71
Fuse Fast Adhesive by Stampin' Up!
Fuse Fast Adhesive
Price: $9.95 $7.46
Gold 1/8 Ribbon
Gold 1/8" Ribbon
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Hearts Border Punch
Hearts Border Punch
Price: $15.95 $11.96
Hello Honey 3/8 Satin Stitched Ribbon
Hello Honey 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Retro Fresh This and That Washi Tape
Retro Fresh This And That Washi Tape
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Sweetheart Punch
Sweetheart Punch
Price: $15.95 $11.96

Monday, April 27, 2015


I was recently on a SU! Craft Retreat with some of my fabulous friends - Cindy Geskey, Hsiao hui Lin, and Lisa Chatterjee.  We had a really great time getting away to craft.  The theme for the weekend was a Fairy Tea.  It was one of our best retreats ever.  We were truly transported away to fairy craft land and had so much fun.  Here's a SU! Digital Project Life page that I put together tonight with some of the photos from the event.  Love the Tutu Aprons from our friend Cindy. We also wore white gloves and received our fairy wings.  The tea was so much fun and I made a lot of cards and scrapbook pages and some amazing projects. 


     Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Convention 2013 - designer series paper\Convention 2013 - 7

    _Designer Kits/The Best Year - embellishments/The Best Year - label 15
    Crochet Trim Ribbon\Victoria (re-colored) Color = PINK PASSION 255,114,166
    Dahlias\Dahlias - melon mambo
    Pompom Trim\PomPom Trim - Melon Mambo
    Pompom Trim\PomPom Trim - Melon Mambo
    Pompom Trim\PomPom Trim - Melon Mambo
    Pompom Trim\PomPom Trim - Melon Mambo

    _Designer Kits/The Best Year/The Best Year - dotted frame, Color = BASIC GRAY 118,122,121
    _Designer Kits/The Best Year/The Best Year - documented, Color = MELON MAMBO 234,62,112
    _Designer Kits/The Best Year/The Best Year - border 4, Color = BERMUDA BAY 2,181,160
    _Designer Kits\A Little of This\A Little of This - lovely, Color = 0,0,0
    I {Love} Love\I {Love} Love - love you lots, Color = TAKEN WITH TEAL 0,157,146

    Photo Boxes\The Best Year - punches\The Best Year - landscape, Fill Color = PISTACHIO PUDDING 201,221,176
    Photo Boxes\The Best Year - punches\The Best Year - portrait, Fill Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255
    Photo Boxes\The Best Year - punches\The Best Year - portrait, Fill Color = BASHFUL BLUE 177,217,242
    Photo Boxes\The Best Year - punches\The Best Year - portrait,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/The Best Year - designer series paper/The Best Year - 3
    Photo Boxes\The Best Year - punches\The Best Year - portrait, Fill Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255
    Photo Boxes\The Best Year - punches\The Best Year - portrait, Fill Color = BARELY BANANA 255,237,153
    Photo Boxes\The Best Year - punches\The Best Year - portrait, Fill Color = PINK PIROUETTE 255,216,209

Sunday, April 26, 2015


The SU! weekly deals are available until 2 am Tuesday 4/28 eastern time.  More great ones this week especially the Hand Picked Framelits.  I just purchased them in the bundle with the coordinating stamp set.  I'll be sharing some of those creations I made with them very soon.

Weekly Deals

There’s a little something for everyone in this week's deals!

So You Photopolymer Stamp Set Item # 137165
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Build A Bouquet Photopolymer Stamp Set Item # 137166
Regular Price: $33.95 US/$41.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $25.46 US/$31.46 CAN

Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper Item # 137782
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN

Sweet Dreams Designer Washi Tape Item # 137787
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons Item # 137857
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.63 CAN

Ornate Tag Topper Punch Item # 137416
Regular Price: $22.95 US/$31.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.21 US/$23.96 CAN

Handpicked Framelits Dies Item # 137361
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Label Card Thinlits Die Item # 133479
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.48 US/$20.48 CAN

Saturday, April 25, 2015


I'm so happy that the Butterfly Thinlets are available from SU!.  These are very cool.  I've been creating quite a bit.  Here are two similar cards I made at the REMARKABLE HOT RETREAT in Harrisburg, PA last weekend.  I cased them with minor modifications from Debra Burgin.  Over the "a" note that I used some epoxy accents from the OCCASIONS SU! catalog. We were given a whole package of these as one of our daily gifts at the retreat.

I love how the "a" stands out.  I love the thinlets and how well they die cut.  I also love the woven Hello Honey Ribbon and the white twine.  The honeycomb embossing folder is pretty cool, too.
These will make some nice greeting cards for some dear friends.

Friday, April 24, 2015


Over the last few weeks I've kind of fallen in love with the stamp set PAINTED PETALS by SU! in the latest OCCASIONS CATALOG.  This is an awesome set.  I saw several great cards online and this one in particular had to be cased!  I also used the alphabet thinlets from SU! and some washi tape and made only minor modifications.  Love the watercolor look.  The card was cased from scrapjunkiebecky. Gorgeous card Becky!
The gold glitz and the linen thread as well as the washi tape are really cool touches.  I also like the cut out "are" stamped on crumb cake card stock.

Thursday, April 23, 2015


I wanted to share some additional cards.  The first was made by Cindy Geskey and the second by Rita Gorrick.  Both were made for me for my birthday this past month. The third card was a late birthday card from Pat (isn't it clever?)   The last card I made for my friend Mary Jo as a Thank you!

Love the Butterfly Thinlets from SU! used on the Thank You card.  I inserted one on the inside to create a nice spring surprise.

I made the envelope using designer paper and my envelope maker.  The Thank You set is retiring this year from SU!.  Watch for all NEW SU! coming early June.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Many items from SU! are already retired and no longer available.  Shop from home and choose what you would like. Many items up to 50% off.
Click here or on photos above for list.  Also note that MDS is marked down 30% for all downloads.  MDS retires at the end of May.

Monday, April 20, 2015


I received this month's SU! MY PAPER PUMPKIN today and it was so much fun to get started.  I love all the contents.  What value!  I've been a subscriber for over a year and while I like them all, I didn't start loving them until last summer.  This month's kit is awesome. I've already started on Father's Day and Mother's Day cards and I think I can add a gift card to these.  I put foam dots in the bows to keep them primped up.

I embossed the card holder for the Mother's Day card with the Happy Hearts Embossing Folder by SU! that is in the SU! Occasions Catalog.  You can still purchase that folder and my bet is that it will make it into the New SU! Idea Book that comes out soon.  Which reminds me that the RETIRED SU! LIST will be out any minute.  I'll post it as soon as I have it.  Make sure to stock up on any retiring product and purchase the retiring stamp sets that you really want to own.
By the way, I colored the tiny rhinestones in the punched flowers with a blue sharpie marker.  I love how they glisten. Click on any photo to see the sample a little larger. I kind of made the x and flower look like XOXO for kisses and hugs! Mom's and Dad's are worth that.

Sunday, April 19, 2015


Today is my dear friend Linda Kincaid's birthday.  This is the card I made her with envelope.  I made the envelope using the envelope maker.  The card is cased a bit from R. Ebersole.  Love the style. Used a sentiment from my Saleabration stamps from SU!  Hope your birthday was great Linda just like you!

Linda loves crystal effects so I added that to her envelope and mailed the card.  I did take it to the post office to be sure it got there on time and also that it had the correct postage. Was more than regular postage but I think it's fun to get a card like this in the mail with a little 3D on it.  The flower on the card thickened the card a bit but not by much.