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Brusho Class

Brusho Class April 2018 blue butterfly card finished

This card was one of three that we created at my BRUSHO CLASS on Saturday morning.  There is so much to learn about 'the art of brusho'!  I am planning another class on May 26 to explore this medium further.  It will be a second class exploring additional techniques using one or two of the following ~ spray starch, cling wrap, embossing folders, salt crystals, bleach and/or soap bubbles.  (When I think of bubbles I think of the stamp set, Magical Mermaid! #144017)  The flower on the card below (Remarkable You, #139894 ~ retiring soon) was embossed in gold, sprinkled with Brilliant Red Brusho and spritzed with water.  The crystals can be free flowing or controlled depending on the technique used.

Brusho Class April 2018 flower in red

And, I have had several suggestions for classes in answer to my BLOG CONTEST yesterday.  Anyone else have a suggestion for me?  EMAIL ME.

Contest closes on Friday, May 4!

Paper Pumpkin ~ perfect for summer in Tidewater!

This nautical theme is perfect for all of us in Tidewater!

I have an extra Paper Pumpkin to share ~ CONTEST TIME ~ I am looking for suggestions from you for upcoming classes.  Make a suggestion and I will put your name in my SUGGESTION BOX and choose one person to receive this kit!  Comment here or send me an email ~ either way ~ YOU'RE IN!


Hope your day is MAGICAL!

HAPPY FRIDAY!  Continuing today with the Myths & Magic Suite ~ enjoy! 

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And, one last card.  This one was created by Holly Stene who is a member of Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team.   Love it!

Brusho Magical card ~ Artisan

Holly used Brusho Crystal Colour on page 26 in the Occasions Catalog.  My Brusho Class is tomorrow ~ can't wait to see my friends who are signed up!!!  

Mermaids, Magic, Dragons & Wizards

Myths & Magic Suite in the Occasions Catalog (page 57) is absolutely one of my favorites.  The stamp set, dies, Designer Series Paper, Washi Tape and Glimmer Paper coordinates so well with the fantasy and magic of the images.


I have some super swap cards I have been wanting to show you ~ check these cute cards out today and tomorrow.  Let me know what you think!

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Swap 3

More tomorrow ~ but, be sure and check my post on April 19 for the Wizard card we made in stamp club this month!  Susan Elise

Hand Delivered

Hand Delivered?  Yes, a cute new Hostess stamp set in Stampin' Up's 2018-2019 annual catalog ~ coming to you soon.  I said that I would post this yesterday so I owe you an apology.  I had an eye doctor's appointment and came back to the studio expecting to be able to finish my 'list' for the day.  Not.  I don't know why but that appointment put me under the weather for the rest of the day! the Project Sheet for the future when you have (or, can borrow) the stamp set.  Too cute, right?

Hand Delivered 1

Download Hand-Delivered April 2018 Project Sheet (1)

Swap continued...

DSP by Geri Foster

Pretty card by Geri Foster.  She used the Eastern Medallions Thinlits.  These dies will carry over to the new catalog in June and be part of  the collection of 70 other framelits, edgelits & thinlits!

Denise Caudron

Colorful card by Denise Caudron.  The Lemon Zest stamp set and punch will carry over but not as a bundle.

Butterfly Wendy Osborn

Gift card holder by Wendy Osborn.  The butterfly is silver embossed on vellum and colored from the back side ~ stained glass technique.

Animal Outing

Sarah Williams created this card using the new stamp set, Animal Outing, along with the thinlit die from Eclectic Layers (you can see it on page 133 in the annual catalog) which is returning.  YEA!  However, the Naturally Eclectic DSP (which I love) is retiring!  BOO!  

See you tomorrow ~ a new hostess set!  Can't wait!

Swap cards.....

I haven't posted the swap cards from my last STARS meeting so I wanted to do it this afternoon.  ENJOY!

Animal Outing by Marie Shaughnessy

Card by Marie Shaughnessy.  She used a new stamp set called ANIMAL OUTING.  I think it is the first time that Stampin' Up! has included a Rhinoceros in a stamp set.  The set also includes a Giraffe and a Kanga with a surprise in her pocket.  And, Thinlits and DSP are included!  I can't wait for that new catty to go live ~ can you?  Be sure and let me know if you want me to order one for you!  (If you are in one of my stamp clubs ~ you are on the list!)

Kathy Winter

Card by Kathy Winter..

Karen Benton

Card by Karen Benton.

Flowers Patti Barish

Flowers by Patti Barish.  More tomorrow.....

Under the Sea.........

Octopus Mariion Swaim

My team, SOUTHERN STARS, create swap cards for our monthly meetings.  I wanted to show the cards and decided to start with the card, by Marion Swaim, that won the prize for the best at our meeting.  Marion's card is using a stamp set (and embellishment) from the 2018-2019 catalog that will be available in June.  The stamp set is SEA OF TEXTURES.  Marion used the framelits, Under the Sea, to create the octopus and the 'net' in the upper right corner.  In addition she used new Designer Series Paper ~ Tranquil Textures.  The set and the framelit dies are bundled so we can save a little when we add this to our collection.  Thanks for stopping by ~ have a lovely Sunday!  Susan Elise

...a few of my favorite things.....that are retiring....

Remarkable You ~ retiring

Susan Elise's Top 15 Favorite Retiring Products

Remarkable You stamp set, page 142 AC

Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper, page 77

Thoughts & Prayers stamp set, page 100

Moon Baby stamp set, page 106

Vintage Leaves stamp set, page 125

Naturally Eclectic DSP, page 133

Oh So Eclectic stamp set, page 133

Rose Wonder stamp set, page 162

Rose Garden Thinlits, page 216

Number of Years stamp set, page 178

Large Numbers Framelits, page 215

Myths & Magic Suite, page 37 OC

Perennial Birthday Project Kit, page 16 OC

Painted with Love DSP, page 19 OC

Sweet & Sassy Framelits, page 214 AC


Download Remarkable You April 2018