Come Sail Away Memories and More Video

With the Summer in full swing, take a look at this Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack.  It's a great way to have products on hand that will help you create scrapbook pages, projects and cards all in a flash.  Watch the video peek below and see what you get.

I love this product line.  There is so much you can do to document your memories each year for holidays birthdays, almost any occasion.  

Show our Memories and More product line in my online store here. 


Lovely is the Day Bundle Video

I love our Bundles.  I can't say that enough.  Having coordinating products makes crafting so easy. 

This video from Stampin' Up! gives you an inside peek at the products and a few cards so you can see what is possible when you have these products. 


You can get this bundle and any of the many other bundles in my online store here. 

Susan Elise



Color Coach

I hope you will print off the color coach below, it is such a great resource and one that I use all the time.  I think that we all get stuck on which color to use and which colors might 'go together'!  I know I do.  Also, do you ever find yourself using the same colors over and over?  I do that too.  Printing out the color coach will help you use a variety of the forty colors that Stampin' Up! has available to be creative with!

Printed pages from SU websiteThis is what it will look like when you print it off.  I use Whisper White cardstock.  There are guidelines to show you where to cut the color diagrams apart.  The color name is at the top so I add them to a notebook alphabetically so they are easier to find.  There are three columns, the color circles on the left are all the same color (on the chart above Petal Pink is on the left, the colors to the right are suggested colors that coordinate with Petal Pink).

NotebookThis is the notebook (album) that I had available to use.  The 6" x 8" album in the catalog now (page 170) is Basic Black.  The Variety Pack 6" x 8" photo pocket pages that hold the cards are also on page 170.  Of course you can organize them any way you would like ~ this is my album ~

Pages inside thre notebookIt is easy to use and I think you will love it!  It's amazing to me how many times I am totally surprised by the color combinations that are presented ~ and, someone else did all the creative color work for us!  Let me know how you like it!


New Option for YOU!

Stampin' Up! is testing a new SHOP BY PROJECT OPTION in my online store that should make shopping for project supplies a little easier. In addition to featuring fun project ideas (and their accompanying supply lists), this new ordering option allows you to pick and choose only the items  you need to complete a project and add those items to your cart—all without leaving the page!  One more way that Stampin' Up! is working to make our crafting time easier and fun!  Visit my online store by clicking on the highlighted link below to see what it's all about.

Visit my online store here

One of the projects featured is the cute Santa's Workshop Cards that you can find on page 21 in the Holiday Catalog.  We will be creating these cards at my Holiday Open House on Saturday.  I hope you will be able to come.  EMAIL ME to let me know so I will have card supplies for you!

The Shop by Project option will be available until December 31, 2018; however, depending on feedback, it may become a more permanent fixture in our online store.  I think you will like it!

Project online ordering easy

Ms. Organization ~ Denise Caudron

Denise is in one of my STAMP CLUBS and met recently to do some fun September stamping.  While she was here she mentioned that she had 'invented' a method of keeping track of what she had previously purchased so that she felt comfortable filling out her ORDER FORM.  She has been using STAMPIN' UP! products for a long time (in fact, she is a past DEMONSTRATOR) so it is easy for her to repeat a product on an order.  She is also a very organized lady and has just recently started her own business ~ helping people organize.  For instance, several weeks ago she helped a lady who was moving and needed to think clearly about what to take and what to leave (throw, etc.).  Here is her notebook with several sample pages for you to see.

Denise Caudron's notebook 1

She has seven columns on each sheet.  The categories are: DESCRIPTION, COLOR, PAPER, INK, MARKER, REINKER and OTHER.  


Denise Caudron's notebook 2

Denise Caudron's notebook 3

The filled in boxes indicate the products in her collection presently preventing her from reordering.  I thought you might be interested because it is hard to remember, when you are in the CAT/ART STUDIO, what you have at home ~ what you have ordered and what you need to order.  Let me know if you have questions for Denise.  She has been very generous to share and may have some other super ideas to share with us.  THANKS, DENISE!



I don't know about you but every once in a while I need to take my creations apart and this afternoon was one of those days!  I wanted to be sure you knew about this wonderful product that has made my life so much easier once one of my team members (Thanks, Sarah!) let me in on the secret.  Obviously, the card above was out of date.  'My Valentine' was not an appropriate greeting for this time of year (and I loved the front of the card ~ cute bears) so off came the greeting using my bottle of UN-DU.  It removes stickers and ~ the best ~ SNAIL from  our cards.  The picture shows wet inside greeting card stock but it will dry and be perfect (even the SNAIL will be reusable),  You can't find this product in the Stampin' Up! catalog but you can find it at Hobby Lobby and I definitely recommend it!  Let me know if you have any questions.  Run out and get a bottle ~ it will save you a headache next time you have to RE-DO!

Stamping with Embossing Folders

Did you know you can use Embossing Folders for more than just traditional embossing?  They can be used for stamping as well, specifically to create backgrounds easily.  Stampin' Up! has put together a video to show you some possibilities for using your Embossing Folders.  Take a look and then ink up your folders for some fun!



A tip from Leadership...

Stamp n Store for blendies

This storage unit is from the same company, STAMP -N- STORAGE, and is designed for Stampin' Up!'s Blendabilities.  It works very well as the markers are easy to see and it is easy to grab whichever one you need to use.  In one of the presentations at Leadership the presenter suggested marking the end of the blendies using a Sharpie permanent marker ~ L, M, D.  Most of the time you can tell which of the shades of color you need to use for your project but some of the lids are close in color so this should solve that 'mix-up' problem! 


And now, back to the glimmer paper....

Calendar Class glimmer

I wanted to create a patriotic look for my July Calendar Card.  Stampin' Up! carries glimmer paper in Red and White (Dazzling Diamonds) but I needed to create a pretty blue.  I filled a small spray bottle about 3/4 full of rubbing alcohol (70%) and added Night of Navy ink refill.  Once it is mixed spray on the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and let dry.  You can make any color you would like!  Thanks for stopping by!  Susan Elise

PS:  If you'd like to make your 2015 Calendar I have two more classes, one on Wednesday, October 29, at 6 PM and one on Sunday afternoon, November 2, at 2 PM.

Happy June!

Barbara Schweiger

Yesterday in my Envelope Punch Board II Class, Barbara Schweiger shared this picture with all of us.  She loves Washi Tape and had gotten the idea for this way to store markers on Pinterest.  Don't you love that she did?  Great idea, great way to use Stampin' Up!'s Washi Tape to brighten, and organize, your supplies!

The 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Catalog is available tomorrow (you can pick one up today if you would like).  One of the new products introduced in the catty is BLENDABILITIES and, I predict, you will love them as much as I do!  You can find these markers on page 212 in your catty.  They will not be available right away to customers (SU! is projecting July) but they are available NOW to Demonstrators and, with Stampin' Up!'s $50 Starter Kit offer it might be just what you would want to pick for your $55 worth of product!  Want more information?  Email me or give me a call, 757-641-9354.  I would love to hear from you AND love for you to join my team, Southern Stars!