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New Big Shot Mats

Here is a video from Stampin' Up! that shows how our Big Shot Embossing Mats work with the Big Shot.  You can turn your Framelits, Thilits and Edgelits into embossing designs. They work great and it's such a fabulous technique.  Take a look:


These mats are a great new addition to the Big Shot line.  I love how they can completely change how we use the Framelits, Thinlits and Edgelits.  They are great to play with and I hope you have fun using them as well.  Let me know if you have any questions about them.




Oh No!

Wrapped in the warmth of Christmas

It is a terrible shock this time of year to take even a tiny moment to think about the upcoming holidays.  But, since I have just been working on my mid-month NEWSLETTER and scheduling upcoming CARD CLASSES ~ I thought it best to warn you in advance that our Christmas Card Class will start in August.  The newsletter will be out this week with all of the details.  If you are interested you might want to let me know as this seems to be a popular class for any of us that send cards and warm thoughts in December.  In the meantime you might want to print out the project sheet below ( I know you have this stamp set!).

Download Snowflake Sentiments w. Lovely As A Tree

Time for Tea

Swap card ~ cruise

This is one of my swap cards that I will be taking with me when we leave for our week with Stampin' Up! ~ cruising Alaska.  I am participating in three swaps so I have been very busy stamping this past week!  I love the new colors ~ Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue and Highland Heather!


Bouquet Blooms Bundle

I love using my Big Shot every chance I get.  So it makes sense that I am drawn to all the bundles that include Framelits and Thinlits Dies.  

Today I have a video from Stampin' Up! to show us more about the Bouquet Blooms bundle.  This bundle comes with the Bouquet Blooms stamp set and the Gatefold Blossoms Framelits Dies.  You can find it on page 167 in your catalog.  I love the flower dies for creating and adding dimension to your projects.  Here is Natalie to show you a little more on how it all works. 


This bundle is sure to make your life easier for creating adorable little gift card holder cards.  If you rather, you can just use the stamp set and flower Framelits.  You can check out all the options in my online store.   Happy Stampining, Susan Elise

PS:  Janie ~ this adds to your creative collection of notecards, right?


Watercolor Background

From Stampin' Up! ArtisanDesgnTeam Member Linda Van Wely-Zwolle @STAMPINWITHLIZDESIGN: “Having trouble sometimes creating a background with a watercolor image? With this tip you will have a lot of fun! A simple way to create a gorgeous background using a plastic bag and Watercolor Paper or Shimmery White Paper. Spritz some water on your paper with a Stampin’ Spritzer, create a ball of your plastic bag and dip it on your Classic Ink Pad. Then, apply the ink on your paper. You get the best result by drying your paper with a Heat Tool and applying one or two more layers doing the same. Every background will be unique! Have fun!” #ADTTipsAndTricks #TechniqueTuesday


Watercolor Paper Animal Outing

ANIMAL OUTING stamp set, page 27, Stampin' Up! 2018-19 Catalog.


Blooming Savings with My Paper Pumpkin


July is a special month for new subscribers to My Paper Pupmkin.  You can start your subscription with 50% off your first kit.  The MPP kits are always a wonderful surprise that shows up at your door around the 20th of the month.  I always look forward to the little red box.  Sign up today and see what is Blooming in August.
The special 50% discount only applies to new month to month subscribers off your first month subscription.  You must use the code BLOOM0818 at when you check out by August 10th, 2018 at 11:50pm.   The code cannot be applied to prepaid codes, so this is only for the month to month option.  After your first month, the price for each kit will return to our regular price of $19.95.
Treat yourself to a crafting surprise every month and start with this special Blooming kit.   Try it out today!

Soft Sea Foam & Shaded Spruce


Stampin' Up! has added new colors to their World of Color ~ check page 4 in the new catalog ~ this card features Soft Sea Foam and Shaded Spruce.  The color names themselves make your feel relaxed.  And, then there is this lovely little lady with her glass of BUBBLY in the bathtub ~ relaxing.  You can find the stamp set, Bubbles & Bubbly, on page 43 in your catalog.  You can print the Project Sheet off, below, or just RELAX!

Download Bubbles&Bubbly (2)