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Embellished Events

Embellished Events

Embellished Events stamp set

#126497 (c) or @126495 (w), set of 11 stamps

Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, page 40

Embellished Events ~ champagne
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Basic Gray

Designer Series Paper:  In Color Stack, #126910, and Patio Party, #126916

Punches:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, #120906; Decorative Label Punch, #120907; Word Window, #119857

Accessories:  Rhinestones, #119246 ~ 150 total, $4.95


Cats and Class

Embellished Events cake

Third Thursday Stamp Class

Theme:  Birthday Cards

Make 6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs for $15 or FREE w a $25 order in class

Thursday, June 21, at 6:30 PM in the Cat/Art Studio



Jupiter and Star have been enjoying the lovely weather we have been having in the last couple of weeks ~ open windows suit them just fine!  Join us for some fun in our class this Thursday!  We would love to see you!

All Occasions Stamp-A-Stack

Betsy's Blossoms 6

Join me next Saturday morning for my June Stamp-A-Stack!  What's a Stamp-A-Stack????  Well, the end result of the morning will be you will have 16 handmade cards that you made in a little over 2 hours ~ can you believe it????

16 cards, 4 designs, 4 of each design

Saturday morning, 10 AM in the Cat/Art Studio

Class fee:  $25

You must register for the class by Monday, June 18

Email me NOW!

The sample card above is made with the following ~

Betsy's Blossoms catty
Betsy's Blossoms, #126006, page 72 SU!'s annual catty

Itty Bitty Banners catty
Itty Bitty Banners, #126257, page 134

Bitty Banners Framelits
Bitty Banners Framelits, #129267 (EASY banners!)

Have a fabulous Saturday!!!!  Thanks for stopping by, Susan Elise

Butterflies continued...

Butterfly 4


Papillon Potpourri 2

Elegant Butterfly Punch, #127526, page 184 in Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalog

Papillon Potpourri, #123759, page 115

Papillon Potpourri w new dsp

Papillon Potpourri w new dsp close up

The punch makes a gorgeous card.  This one is by Kristeen Gill ~ borrowed from Stamper's Connection on Stampin' Up!'s Demonstrator website.  As a Demonstrator I have access to the most marvelous website ~ it is a fabulous resource for anyone who loves to stamp/scrap!!!  Ask me about it ~ I would be happy to tell you EVERYTHING!  Happy Friday!

Papillon Potpourri

Butterfly 2

Butterfly 3

There are so many butterflies on our butterfly bush this year!  And, if you love to look at butterflies, and use them in your crafting projects, Stampin' Up! has a gorgeous new stamp set and coordinating punch for you to use!

Papillon Potpourri 3
Papillon Potpourri, #123759 (c) or #123757 (w) set of 7 on page 115 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  And, the new punch, Elegant Butterfly ~

Elegant Butterfly Punch
Elegant Butterfly, #127526, on page 184, is designed to fit exactly over some, not all, of the images in the stamp set.  I have the punch but I haven't ordered the stamp set yet ~ soon!  I can't wait to use them together.  I do have one sample and I'll show that to you tomorrow!  Until then....enjoy this fabulous weather (and the butterflies on your butterfly bushes)!  se

Third Thursday Class


Third Thursday Stamp Class

Thursday, June 21, 6:30 PM in the Cat/Art Studio

2758 Murray Avenue, Norfolk, 23518

Theme for this month ~ BIRTHDAY CARDS

We will make six cards, 2 each of 3 designs

Class fee:  $15 or FREE with an in-class order of $25

Bring your adhesive AND bring a friend and make 2 sets of cards!

Bootiful Occasions 3

I would love to have you join me, email me now!

Great Sport


The Calder Cup has come to Norfolk.  Calder Cup?  Norfolk's Hockey Team, the Admirals, has won this prestigious award and returned home yesterday with a tremendous welcome at the Norfolk Airport.

So, why do I have a soccer punch art card on my blog today?  Because I wanted to celebrate the victory BUT, looking through the Stampin' Up! catalog I could not find a stamp set for the sport of hockey.  BUT, we do have a new stamp set called Great Sport (#124307, set of 6) on page 66 in the new annual catalog ~ I thought you might like to see it.  It has lots of possiblity, don't you think?

Soccer - great sport


It would be great for a scrapbook page, invitations, tags or for a card to send to your favorite sports lovers.  Here are a couple of cute ideas, soccerwise ~

Soccer 3

Soccer 2

Enjoy!  Let me know if I can help you with any of your crafting ideas ~ I would love to have you at one of my classes or to provide a private class for you and your friends!  Susan Elise, your stamp teacher

I was wrong....

The Open Sea 6 sunset

Rosie corrected me ~ thank heavens for good friends ~ and let me know that the OpSail events run through today!!!  So, if you are in the Tidewater area we all have one more day to participate in this fabulous event!

And, I have one more day to provide you with some super samples of this stamp set, The Open Sea.  Enjoy and I'll talk to you tomorrow (don't forget to send me your creation ~ I would love to see what you are doing!).

The Open Sea 7

The Open Sea

Dawn's card ~ The Open Sea

Today is the last day of OpSail/Harborfest in downtown Norfolk.  And, this morning, Dawn Duval sent me this Happy Father's Day card that she had made ~ thanks, Dawn!

Tall Ships 6

Tall Ships 7

The Open Sea stamp set

And, in case, you would like to make a Father's Day Card ~ the stamp set, 'The Open Sea' #123032 (c) or #123030 (w) can be found on page 104 in Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalog or give me a call ~ 757-587-1548!

The Open Sea 5

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy this beautiful day!