New Stamp Pads


As I am sure you know by now, Stampin' Up! has redesigned their stamp pads.   The stamp pad itself is the same size but the case is not as wide or as tall.  The base allows the pads to stack easily.  Stampin' Up! has changed the way the pads open to make it easier for us to flip it open like a compact.  The pad itself still slides to create a strong base.  So what's with the white crayon?  Some of you have told me that it is difficult to slide the stamp pad over the bottom when the pad is open like the one above.  I know the pad will loosen up eventually but, in the meantime, I suggest finding a white crayon or a white birthday candle ~ something very waxy ~ and using it on the tracks on the inside providing a more lubricated (and less resistent) surface.  Try it ~ let me know what you think.


Monday blog

Tropical Display, Norfolk Botanical Garden

Berry Burst Orchid card w stamp set

Climbing Orchid stamp set, #143723, page 21 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.

Berry Burst card

Nature does it so much better than I do!  Susan Elise

Is your Garden in Bloom?

Garden in Bloom

There are so many signs that Spring has arrived!  My pansies suffered through this winter but the ones that made it are now bright and cheery!  I thought we needed a little reminder of pretty flowers and happy days.  You can find this stamp set, Garden in Bloom, on page 156 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  There are 20 photopolymer stamps (#139433) in the set.  Below you will find a project sheet for this card ~ print it out and enjoy making this quick and easy card!  Susan Elise

Download Garden In Bloom

In Color Swap Continued...........

Margaret Spencer's card
The In-Color Swap from the March meeting of my demonstrator team was posted on my blog on March 13.  I had forgotten that I had not posted the other pretty cards in the swap!  The card above features Peekaboo Peach and was created by Margaret Spencer.

Marie Shaughnessy's card

Marie Shaughnessy's card features the color Flirty Flamingo.

Marions Swaim's card

Marion Swaim's card features the color, Emerald Envy ~ such a pretty green!

Patti Barish's card

You are simply amazing card by Patti Barish using Sweet Sugarplum.

Sarah Williams' card

And this card is by Sarah Williams.  Sarah used the new Blossoming Basket Bundle that is part of the Sale-a-bration products that are free through the end of the month.  Check your 2016-2018 In Color Supplies to see if you need anything before they all retire.  Look for Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum ~ cardstock, stamp pads and ink refills.  You can also get 3/8" Grosgrain Striped Ribbon  (page 184 in the annual catalog) and In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes (144218) in these colors!  Don't wait ~ the closer we get to our new catalog the faster all of these products will go!

Happiest of Days

Happiest of Days birthday

You can find the HAPPIEST OF DAYS stamp set on page 70 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  I am spending this afternoon planning my Stamp-a-Stack Class for Saturday morning ~ birthday, sympathy and Valentine cards.  We are not going to make this card but I wanted to share it with you ~ along with the PROJECT SHEET so that you could make it if you are interested.  I think it is lovely!  

Download Happiest Of Days (2)

I'll share the class cards with you soon.  Susan Elise



Stampin' Up! is repeating their amazing Designer Series Paper Sale this month.

You can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And Stampin' Up! is even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale! 

Download DSP sale

Make sure you take advantage of this exciting offer today!
Visit my online store here to get yours.

Oh So Eclectic Bundle Video

Here is another video showcasing some new products in the 2017-2018 annual catalog.  Shannon creates some great projects using this bundle.  You will love what you can do with these products and how all the different styles work together to create so much!

The colors are amazing and I just love all that you can do.

If you have not received your own new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, let me know.  The Holiday catalog will be mailed out in August and the products will be available September 1 (how do you like that cat punch in yesterdays post?).  Let me know if you have any questions about the products in the So Eclectic Bundle or if I can order it for you.

Thanks, Susan Elise

Another hot day...........

You make me smile in lemon lime w chair

Happy Summer Saturday!  This card just makes me smile ~ it is bright and cheery AND easy to make!  COLORFUL SEASONS is a fabulous bundle in the new catalog.  Check it out on page 147.  The stamps and the dies cover summer, fall, winter and spring.  Plus the font of the sayings is a very pretty one!  In addition, Stampin' Up! has color coordinated a Paper Stack, Glitter Enamel Dots, Chevron Ribbon and a special card pack to match.  Amazing!  The directions for the card are below and you can click on any of the products to go to my online store.  Thanks for stopping by and stay cool!  Susan Elise

Download You make me smile in lemon lime


Naturally Eclectic Suite

Swap card in Berry Burst

You might have noticed samples made with this stamp set, Oh So Eclectic, on the cover of Stampin' Up's 2017-18 Catalog ~ so pretty.  It is a bundle ~ the stamp set is combined with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies ~ and you can find it on page 133.  I love the colors of the paper that is recommended with the set ~ Naturally Eclectic DSP in Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky and Whisper White.  Here is some more information about this Bundle ~

The really pretty card at the top of the post is made by Jan McClurg.  I was in a swap recently and this is one of the cards I received ~ LOVE IT!  Thanks for stopping by, Susan Elise


Hummingbird pulled up

My YOU MOVE ME CLASS on July 26 is FREE!  You might wonder why I would offer a free class to those of you interested in this bundle.  When you add the shipping and tax to the bundle the total investment to make these cards is $58.  And, it took me a while to work out the 'how to' details so I want to pass that experience on so that you can have all of the fun without the 'learning time' it took me.  EMAIL ME if you are interested ~ sign up by July 19 and pay just $53 ~ get FREE SHIPPING!