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Last day to take advantage of...........


.....adding these products, the EASTERN PALACE BUNDLE, to your crafting collection.  The products will be in the 2017-2018 catalog, but they will all be separate ~ not bundled for your convenience (& including the FREE products).  See more samples by scrolling back through the blog ~ May 1, May 4, May 6, May 8 and May 24 all have samples showcasing this bundle.  And, here are some more swap cards ~  (for Betty, Lynne & Dixie) ~

Swap card 1

Swap card 2

Swap card 3

Swap card 4


Two More Days...........

Get Will Soon

Only two more days to order any of the retiring stamp sets from the 2016 - 2017 Stampin' Up! catalog.  This is a quick and easy card I made yesterday to share with two of my friends that are 'under the weather' ~ Cheryllynn and Esma.  The onesie stamp set (Get Well Soon #138768) is quick and easy to use ~ I embossed the stamp with gold embossing powder and cut it out (sorry no thinlit die)!  The pretty background paper is from the Eastern Elegance Suite and will be in the new catalog.   Let me know if I need to order anything for you QUICKLY! EMAIL ME!   Susan Elise

Remarkable You

We have been using this stamp set, Remarkable You, in my WATERCOLOR PENCIL CLASS ~ everyone seems to love the images.  I agree ~ it is a great set to use for teaching the HOW TO of these pencils.  This will be a little different from our class project but fabulous just the same.  Click on the word DOWNLOAD at the bottom of the post for the directions and try it ~ you'll love the results!


You Are Remarkable


Designer Series Paper & Specialty Paper Share


Today was START MY DSP CHARTS in the Cat/Art Studio.  I haven't been able to order all of the different Designer Series Paper yet but I wanted to use what I had ~ Fresh Florals Stack, Wood Textures Stack, Pick a Pattern and Eastern Palace Specialty are all in the picture.   I also wanted YOU to know that I am having a PAPER SHARE this year.  The share includes 12 ( 6 x 6) sheets of each of the new Annual Catalog Designer Series & Specialty Paper ~ Whole Lot of Lovely, Naturally Eclectic, Coffee Break, Pick a Pattern, Be Merry, Birthday Memories, Delightful Daisy, Eastern Palace, Bundle of Love, Just Add Color and Foil Frenzy.  I will have more information in my June Newsletter.  Not on my newsletter list?  Subscribe on the right hand side of the blog under my picture!  The SHARE will be a great way (and, inexpensive way) to see (and use a little) of all of the NEW DSP!  Let me know what you think!  Susan Elise

Free card class if you've ordered this bundle this month.....

3 cards using the dies Artisan



Make 4 cards (w envelopes) and, if you have purchased the SUITE from me this month, come to class FREE!  Or, if you would like to order the SUITE before the class, come to class FREE!  OR, come to class, have some fun and make four fabulous cards & A GIFT BOX for $25.  Wine will be served so that you can relax and enjoy friends and crafts in the Cat/Art Studio.  Class is Sunday afternoon, May 28, from 2 - 5 PM.

Man Glitter

Father's Day Card 1

My Guest Artist today is Ann Butler.  Ann is a talented stamper who is a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and a part of my team, Southern Stars.  Our monthly team meeting was last Saturday and our swap theme was using the new IN COLORS.  Ann used FRESH FIG for her Father's Day card ~ so clever.  The stamp set is NAILED IT and it is retiring in a week.  Like I said yesterday ~ I don't know why because it is a very usable stamp set (guy cards!).

Father's Day Card 2

This is the inside of Ann's card.  The message is HAPPY FATHER'S DAY and under the message is SAWDUST!  Too funny, Ann!  Love it!

Favorites retiring soon............

I am sure that everyone has a few favorites that are retiring at the end of the month.  I thought I would share two of mine ~ Gorgeous Grunge and Wetlands.  Sometimes it is hard to figure out the WHY, right?  Recently, I used Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Soft Suede (and lots of water) to create this card.

Wetlands 2

The right side of the card was affected by the amount of water I used, it buckled the cardstock even after it dried.  I did use shimmery white cardstock which is heavier than Whisper White.  I would try Watercolor Paper next time.  Here is how you stamp the colors before you spritz it.

Wetlands color

It's enough to make you hungry................


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2017-2019 In Color Collection

In-Color Header

I have heard from so many of you that you have your 2017-2018 annual catalog and I have heard nice comments about the contents.  I am so happy to hear that!  I made some comparison charts for the new IN COLORS and I wanted to show them  to you ~ it is always easier for me to see (using the charts) how the new colors fit in with our traditional collections.

Berry Blast Chart

Fresh Fig Chart

Lemon Lime Twist

Powder Pink Chart Tranquil Tide Chart
Aren't the colors gorgeous?  I will be having my IN COLOR CLUB again this year ~ more details tomorrow if you would like to join.  Enjoy, Susan Elise