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Berry Basket Video

If you are patiently (or impatiently) waiting for Spring, you may want to check out this new video I have to share with you using Stampin' Up!'s new Berry Basket Bigz L Die.  Take a look at what you can make (the cute basket is from Pinterest): 


Visions of berries are running through my head. LOL  I know you will love this new product as much as I do.  Take a look:

 You can also view any of our products in the Occasions Catalog here.  Visit my online stamping store to pick up any of these products, and remember, Sale-a-Bration is still going on and you can earn FREE product while you shop.  Contact me with any questions.

Perpetual Birthday Calendar Kit

I mentioned my birthday gift to my sister the other day and I thought you might like to know more about you wish you could keep track of everyone's birthday but you just don't know how to do it?  Well, Stampin' Up! can help.  Today I have a video to show you how to use our new Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit.  It's a really fun way to put all that information in one place.  Take a look:

 You can also view any of our products in the Occasions Catalog here.  Visit my online stamping store to pick up any of these products, and remember, Sale-a-Bration is still going on and you can earn FREE product while you shop.  Contact me with any questions.

Irresistibly Yours

Butterfly Basics w Irresistibly Yours DSP

This white paper has a glossy white pattern that is embossed and resists ink leading to lots of fun coloring possibilities.  Lost Lagoon ink is applied with a sponge on this beautiful sample but you can also use a sponge dauber or your spritzer.  This paper, Irresistibly Yours, is available only in the Salebration brochure and FREE to you when you place a $50 order.  There are 12 sheets of the paper, 6 designs.  Print off the pdf and make your own fabulous card!!!

Download Butterfly Basics Monochromatic card pdf


And, if you would like to go to my online store, click any image.....


Judy's birthday


My sister, Judy, had a birthday last week.  I made her the Perpetual Birthday Calendar that you can see on page 17 in the Occasions Catalog.  It comes in the striped gift box above and I added pretty butterflies for fun.  Butterflies aren't just for cards any more! 

3 x 3 swaps for Leadership

3 x 3 swap card 2015

I leave Wednesday morning for Stampin' Up!'s annual Leadership event in Orlando (hopefully it won't still be snowing).  I have signed up to be in two swaps so I have been working all weekend on my 3 x 3 cards (30) and my card fronts (40).  My 3 x 3 cards are finished so I thought you might like to see them ~ isn't that a pretty stamp AND don't the blendabilities work really well with it?  What do you think?  I love the 3 x 3 swap because I always need a little card to add to a gift and now I will have 30 little cards stashed away for any occasion!  YEA!  Here is what I used to make these cards.  Thanks for stopping by, Susan Elise

Road Less Traveled....


Interesting and so easy ~ check out the Adventure Bound Bundle on page 40 in the OCCASIONS CATALOG.  Get the directions for this card ~ print out the PDF

Download Adventure Awaits Project Sheet pdf



Other color possibilities.....

Here are additional color possibilities that you may want to try with the 3-step stamping technique and Lotus Blossom stamp set from Salebration....

Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight

Basic Black, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise

Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush

Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Daffofil Delight

Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist, Soft Sky

and, for additional inspiration check this out ~




Lotus Blossom lesson 5

There are two stems in the stamp set, Lotus Blossom, but I used ust one.  Notice that I am stamping on a spongy surface using my Stampin' Pierce Mat (#126199, $4.95, page 218 in the Annual Catty).  I have covered it with scrap copy paper and use it with my photopolymer stamps to create a soft surface to stamp into.

Lotus Blossom lesson 6

Stamp the saying with Elegant Eggplant ink.

Lotus Blossom lesson 7

Add yellow ribbon from page 4 in the Salebration brochure ~ Best Year Ever Accessory Pack. and layer your card.  Check below for all of the ingredients and, if you would like to purchase everything to make this card, give me a call or go to my online store.  If you have any questions about using this stamp set let me know.  Tomorrow ~ additiional color combinations that you can use with Lotus Blossom.  Thanks & Happy Friday!  Susan Elise

Lotus Blossom

Lotus blossom

This stamp set, Lotus Blossom, is part of Stampin' Up!'s Salebration Brochure this year and one that my stamp clubs used all month.  I wanted to provide a little more information on how to use it since it is a 3-step stamping process.

Lotus Blossom lesson 1

I used three different colors of ink ~ Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder for the flower.  The photopolymer stamps themselves are numbered 1, 2 & 3 (that's a first for Stampin' Up!) so that we will know in which order to use them.  I put each stamp on top of the corresponding color of ink to make it easier, and quicker, for me.

Lotus blossom lesson 2

This is No. 1 and it is stamped in the darkest color, Elegant Eggplant.

Lotus Blossom lesson 3

The second stamp is stamped over the first using Perfect Plum ~ line up the peak on the left of the flower.  Because you are using photopolymer, you can see easily where to place your stamp.

Lotus Blossom lesson 4

The last flower stamp is the lightest.  Stamp Wisteria Wonder lining up with peak of the flower on the left.  I will finish the card for you on the next post.  I know you will enjoy this stamp set!  Susan Elise