Guest Artist ~ Melissa Burroughs

Melissa's Cards!!

Melissa sent me this picture on Sunday afternoon ~ she had a busy day making all these cards!  I love the color combination!  The Designer Series Paper is on page 189 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog ~ Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The paper has bright color foil designs printed on heavyweight kraft paper.  There are 12 sheets and the 3 single sided foil designs come in four colors ~ Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky and Tangerine Tango.

Thanks for sharing your creativity with us, Melissa!  Your friends are going to love finding one of these cards in their mail box!!!


Remarkable You

Remarkable You leaves

Those of you who took my WATERCOLOR  PENCIL CLASS this summer will recognize this stamp set, REMARKABLE YOU (page 142 in the annual catalog).  In fact you may have it in your collection!  This card would make a wonderful 'guy card' for any occasion!  Download the directions below ~

 Remarkable You 'Guy Card'


Guest Artist, Katy Bryant

Katy's Card 1

Colorful Seasons stamp set ~ part of the Color Theory Suite on page 147.  So pretty, Katy!

Katy's Card 2

Katy's Card 3

Painted Harvest stamp set ~ part of the Painted Autumn Suite on page 48 & 49 in Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog.  Thank your for sharing Katy ~ great job!!!

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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