Friday Sneak Peak

Card stock and DSP

I unpacked my NEW CATTY PRE-ORDER this afternoon and look what I found ~ gorgeous!  So gorgeous that I had to share them with you ~ I know you can't wait!  Match the colors with the original titles of the new IN COLOR COLLECTION ~ Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide!  What do you think?

Time for a quick birthday card?

Although Alan and I spent the Thanksgiving holiday in the mountains it is always nice to return home to Tidewater ~ both areas have so much to enjoy and the contrasts are always interesting.  I know that many of you have the stamp set, Wetlands, on page 133 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog and we have all used it to share our cards, albums and projects with others.  Here is an easy card that you might want to try if you have a friend with a birthday coming up (but, you are so busy with the holidays you don't have time to make something more detailed or complicated!).  Click on the link to download the instructions.  Susan Elise

Wetland Birthday

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Stitched from the heart


Stampin' Up! introduced a new product yesterday but I was intent on showing you the wedding pictures instead of telling you about STITCHED FROM THE HEART.  These framelit dies add a stitched border to circles, ovals and squares ~ check out this video for more information.

In addition, during November, Stampin' Up! is discounting coordinating stamp sets 25%.  Check the flyer and mark your catalogs ~ AC for annual catalog and HC for the Holiday catty.  This special is for the month of November so let me know if I can help you with ideas or if you'd like to order!  Thanks!  Susan Elise

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Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate

Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate picture

Have you seen this product in the 1016-17 STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG?  I bet you missed it because it is on the PAPER BASICS PAGE all the way at the bottom.  Get your catalog and look on page 175, left hand corner.  You will find acetate 12 x 12 sheets with gold on one side and silver on the other side.  I used these sheets in my CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST CLASS last week.  The funny thing was that I wanted to use the silver but all I saw was the gold design ~ I thought I was going to have to buy another whole package of the color I wanted.  NOT.  When I finally flipped them over, there was silver!  Nice surprise.  Here is the card that we created.  I will post the PROJECT SHEET for this card later this week so be sure and stop by!  Susan Elise 

Star of Light in Night of Navy

I Stamped This

Angel Policy stamp set in August

This stamp set is available now for those of you who are interested in selling your work at CRAFT FAIRS this Fall.  Of course, any of us could use it but it is designed to add the copyright symbol for stampers who want to sell cards.  Check Stampin' Up!'s ANGEL POLICY for all the details.  Or, give me a call and we'll talk about it ~ 757-587-1548.

I stamped this samples


Jackie's picture of ribbon and bookmark

YOU may have missed the opportunity to join the IN COLOR INSPIRATION CLUB when the catalog first came out at the beginning of June.  Every year I offer my stamping friends an opportunity to collect the new in color products over a period of five months rather than buy them all at one time.  

When you become a member you get the entire collection for $35.00 a month.  You receive the 8 1/2" x 11" card stock, the classic ink stamp pad, the ink refill, the marker and the roll of ribbon in each of the pretty colors above.  You receive one color a month.  In addition, one month you will receive HOST BENEFITS of the new IN COLOR 12" X 12" ENVELOPE PAPER (20 sheets) and the IN COLOR ENAMEL SHAPES (200 pieces).

There are five pretty colors so I need five stampers to complete the club.  This will be my second club and I have three stampers ~ Cindy, Sharon and Connie ~ ready to go.  Won't you join us?  You can download the form below to join or EMAIL ME and I will get you signed up!

Download In Color Inspiration Club Form

I think the colors are particularly pretty this year and I have used them in my classes for two months ~ everyone seems to agree with me! I think you'll like Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim and Sweet Sugarplum!   Susan Elise

Flourish Thinlits Video

I want to share a new video with you showcasing the new Flourish Thinlits in the 2016-2017 catalog.  Stampin' Up! has put this together to give us some tips on using the Precision Base Plate to get perfect cuts with the Thinlit Dies.  The dies coordinate with the Flourishing Phrases stamp set on page 49 in the catalog and are sold in a BUNDLE to save 10%.

I love having new products for my Big Shot every time we have a new catalog.  Feel free to contact me with questions about any of our new products in the catalog.  Happy Thursday!  Susan Elise


Floral Thinlits Dies Video

This stamp set and set of dies has been my favorite since I opened the new catalog so I immediately planned a class around the products.  One of my Floral Phrases classes is this coming Saturday and I have another one scheduled for Sunday afternoon, July 17.  The class this week is full and, since this is a product based class, I need time to order in advance.  If you are interested in the class on the 17th, please let me know by Friday, July 8, so that I will have your pretty products ready for you.

 Here is a super video showcasing Shannon at the home office telling up about the Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies.  They can be used a few different ways and I love what she shows us in the video.   You also have an Edgelit within the Thinlits.  That gives it yet another way to use them.  Take a look at some cute ideas:  

If you would like to take the class, EMAIL ME and let me know. I will order your product for you or you can get any of the great new products from our 2016-2017 annual catalog from my online store.  I have lots of samples using this set of dies to show you ~ yummmmmmmmmm!  Thanks for stopping by!  Susan Elise


Magic Card Video

I ordered one package of each of the new Designer Series Papers before my Open House last weekend so that I could show everyone how pretty they are.  I have charts up on my display doors showing both sides of each piece of the paper.  It was so much fun to unpack these pretty papers and one set really caught my eye ~ FRUIT STAND DSP!  Then I saw this video and knew you would want to know how to make this MAGIC CARD ~ of course, you could use any DSP but this is a perfect fit.  I bet you are wondering what a "Magic Card" is, right?  Well take a look at the video from Stampin' Up!.  I love how it all comes together. 

You can get any of the great new products from our 2016-2017 annual catalog from my online store.  Or, just give me a call ~ 641-9354 ~ any time!  Susan Elise


Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper

If you love to create beautiful scenery cards, then you are going to love the new Serene  Scenery  Designer Series Paper Pad (#141642, $10, on page 174 in the 2016-17 Stampin' Up! Catalog). Take a look at this video from Stampin' Up! giving you a glimpse of the beautiful pages in this pad: 


Do you love it as much as I do?  And the backgrounds it creates are so soft and inviting.   You can pick this up along with dozens of new Designer Series Papers from my online store or come to my OPEN HOUSE & BOGO SALE in the CAT/ART STUDIO this afternoon and see it in person!  Happy Sunday!