It's five o'clock somewhere.............

Lime summer drink card

Happy Friday!  We made this card in my stamp clubs this month and I thought it was appropriate for today!  Print out the directions below and enjoy your favorite drink ~ Margarita, lemonade, orange juice, Bloody Mary?  This stamp set, LEMON ZEST (on page 90) in the catalog has so many possibilities! 

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Great card from France Poitras Martin......

I saw this card yesterday and loved the idea.  France is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator with many talents!  I didn't have time to make one so I asked France if I could put her card on my blog and she immediately said yes.  Enjoy the card and enjoy today's historic event!

Frances' card

And, yes, Lovely As a Tree is still in the catalog and you can still order it ~ after all these years!  Turn to page 137 to see other ideas using this 'historic' set!

Colorful Seasons in Lemon Lime Twist

Lemon Lime Chair

Colorful Seasons Class

Tuesday, August 29, 6:30 - 8:30

CLASS FEE:  $25, includes one 6 x 6 Color Theory Paper Stack ~ make 8 cards.

Cat/Art Studio, 2758 Murray Avenue, Norfolk

Crafting Forever

Pens embossed & colored

One of my favorite stamp sets in the new Stampin' Up! catalog is this one, CRAFTING FOREVER, which is probably not a big surprise to anyone.  The advice 'Do Something Creative Every Day' would be enough to sell me the stamp set.  I try very hard to follow that advice when I walk in the studio every morning.  Do you ever have days when 'being creative' seems hard to do?  I do.  Even with all of the creative samples around me I get stuck.  How do you get over that feeling?  (Really ~ email me and tell me how you do it!  I would love to know!)  I do a couple of things ~ get out my catalog and CASE (COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING),  look carefully at the cards on my boards,  find inspiration in tea towels (they are amazing) and start working by seeing what has been 'left over' on my work space.  Seems to work for me but do let me know what works for you ~ EMAIL ME ~ I will choose a name from my little basket of those of you who email me and I have a new stamp set for you ~ free!


Margarita Friday

Lime summer drink card

Happy Friday Afternoon!  Thought this card might be appropriate after a busy week.  So cool and refreshing.  I think the key might be the use of one of our NEW in colors for this year ~ LEMON LIME TWIST.  Print out the directions for the card, below, and enjoy an afternoon of crafting and treat yourself to a margarita this evening!  (You know it would also make a fabulous glass of LEMONADE!)  Also, if you need any of the supplies, just click on the pictures to go directly to my online store!  Happy Friday!  Susan Elise

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HAPPY FOURTH ~ tomorrow!

Do you need a quick and easy card for tomorrow?  This might be it!  The base card is Night of Navy (8.5" x 5.5", folded at 4.25").  The Whisper White layer is 3.75" x 5" and I lightly marked it at each 1/2" all the way down.  I cut the Real Red strips 1/2" x 3.75".  I used the Star Die from Stampin' Up!'s Wood Words Bundle on page 159 in the catalog.  The stars are cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper on page 194.  You wouldn't need the Star Die ~ I am sure you have a star punch in your craft supply drawer ~ any star will do.  And, of course the stars are secured by Dimensionals ~ regular and mini!  Quick & Easy ~ NO stamping!


4th of July


Melissa's idea..........

At Stamp Club on Tuesday night we were discussing the new products in Stampin' Up!'s 2017-2018 catalog ~ I love to hear what my friends think about the catalog and the products!  One of the products we were discussing was the new CARD PACKS ~ MEMORIES & MORE on page 190 in the catalog.  Stampin' Up! had something similar in previous catalogs (do you remember Project Life?).  Memories & More is coordinating packs of cards using all Stampin' Up! colors and designs for memory keeping and, of course, cardmaking.  The pages in the catalog showcasing this product start on page 190.  There are four card packages along with albums, journaling pens and page protectors.  As we reviewed the card pack that I have, COLOR THEORY, Melissa immediately said that the cards would be fabulous for card making and placed an order!  The pretty summer card below uses one of the cards in the Color Theory Card Pack along with a thinlit and stamp from the Colorful Seasons Bundle (page 147).  So easy and quick! They coordinate purrrrrfectly, don't you think?  You can print out the PROJECT SHEET below.  Thanks Melissa ~ enjoy your Card Pack!

Color Theory Memories & More

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Lovely Friends

Good Friends are in Powder Pink 1

You can find the Lovely Friends stamp set (and the bundle) on page 173 in the Stampin' Up! catalog.  I embossed the saying with gold embossing powder although it is hard to tell in the picture.  Here are the directions if you would like to make one for yourself ~ 

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