Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Borderline Buddies Christmas


It's Time for another Borderline Buddies Day...

I cannot believe how quick these days are going by....like it was just Wednesday....wasn't it?

So Leanna wondered what we should create this week.....of course.....Christmas!

Let's see what Leanna has to share this week.


Now.... me, still being in the pink/grey scheme....outside of the traditional colors...

I used the Tin of Tags stamp set using the colors Blushing Bride and Basic Grey


A few circles....along with some Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.


The white background paper I used was Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper Item #142014 but I used it on the debossed side....and surprisingly....it worked out fine stamping on it...something that I didn't think would...would probably have more issues stamping on the embossed side...


I hope you have enjoyed my card today!

Have a SUper Stampin' Day!

Glimmer Hugs!

Susan







Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tin of Tags, Washi Tape and Cookie Cutter Christmas


It's been super busy here....I had a nice long Thanksgiving weekend....and it's back to work for me!  Boo!  I had so much fun over this holiday weekend.....seems like Thanksgiving was so long ago!
 
I spent a lot of my time preparing for the upcoming Christmas Holiday
along with my annual Cookie Exchange..... I'm still trying to chose a cookie that I'm going to create...any ideas?  Anyone?  lol
 
So, I'm in the Christmas mood and Christmas spirit?  How about you?
 
Have you created your cards yet?  Decided which cookies you will be baking?
 
How about shopping?  I'm hoping you took advantage of our online sale this past week...what a great way to get some great products at a discount for your crafty friends.
 
I thought I would do some crafting "outside of the box".... outside of the traditional colors.
 
I thought this was a fun card....I used the Tin of Tags Stamp Set Item # 142180 ...along with the Washi Tape, Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape Item # 141659
 
 
I made a background using the Washi Tape...

 
A little bit of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper...

 
And a little Cookie Cutter Christmas. 

 
I hope you enjoyed this fun card...I had so much fun creating it!
 
Have a SUper Stampin' Day!
 
Glimmer Hugs!
 
Susan
 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Hello December 2016 Project Life

Today is the Final Day.....and here's a special 24-hour sale...just for you!
 
 
Today is the final day of the Online Extravaganza!
 
Don't miss out on this special - up to 40% off!
 
Also, using the Hostess Code 3BZ7FPQ7  ....and placing a $50 or more order through my online store, you will also receive a free gift from me....a box filled with lots of products that have been retired, but you will love them...they will include stamps, inks, accessories such as baker's twine, framelits, washi tape and so much more....along with hand stamped cards and envelopes.
 
Please note you have to place your order through my online store,
$50 or more and use the Hostess Code 3BZ7FPQ7 by midnight, 11/28/16. 
 
 
Now, let me share something fun...that I worked on this weekend.  My Hello December Project Life book for December, 2016.  I plan on using this book as a diary....making notes each day throughout December....awaiting the upcoming holidays....there is always so much to do....and we just take things for granted...but I am going to write all the good things that happen...along with the not so good...but just take each and every day...one day at a time....and record it.  It's going to be a lot of fun.
 
 
Here are just a few pages from my book....
 
 
Sorry about the glare....as it was difficult to photograph....

 
I have a page for each day of the month....where I can record how my day was...things I have done...and yet...things that need to be done.

 
I'm excited about my upcoming Cookie Swap....and of course, I had to make this page extra special...
 
So...what have you created with your Project Life these days?
 
Want to see more?
 
Check out my video which I created showcasing the pages in my book....and inspired by Janet Wakeland...a demonstrator that also uses Project Life in many different ways.....and if you order these products by the end of today, you will save 30%!  Woohoo!
 
 

 
Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection #142004
Hello December 2016 Project Life Accessory Pack #142693
 
Have a SUper Stampin' Day!
 
Glimmer Hugs!
 
Susan
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sharing Some Swaps from On Stage

Thanks for stopping in today.
 
A few weeks back I attended a Stampin' Up! event in New Jersey called On Stage...
 
I thought I would share with you today some of the swaps which I received. 
 
I thought you would enjoy them too.....So here goes....
 
 
This card came with a coordinating envelope too.

 
I also love the simplicity of this card as well. 

 
And a few more....If I were ill, I'd be happy to receive a card like this...
 
 
And who doesn't love flowers?

 
I hope you enjoyed my swaps...I have a few more which I'll be sharing.
 
Have a SUper Stampin' Day!
 
Glimmer Hugs!
 
Susan
 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Sneak Peek - Sale-A-Bration - Hey, Chick!

 
Hello!
 
Thanks for stopping by today....with this busy weekend in the states....there is always time for some stamping fun....dontcha think (and shopping)....our sale continues through Monday with some additional Bonus Sales for Monday only...so be sure to check them out!
 
 
 
One of the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is being able to preorder stamps from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs.
 
This stamp set, Hey, Chick...is a set of 7 rubber stamps....and I am so loving it...
 
I was asked to be in a swap for new stamps from the Occasions Catalog along with the Sale-A-Bration Catalog....and Hey, Chick is one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration sets you can receive for free during Sale-A-Bration which runs this time from 1/4/17 through 3/31/17. 
 
This is a really cute stamp set and includes three chickens, a legged egg along with three sayings....Hey, Chick...being one of them.
 
 
I stamped the chicken on Shimmer White Cardstock and stamped with Staz On ink...and colored in using aquapainters and our ink.  I also added some of the smaller parts of the stamp using markers.

 
I also used the Serene Scenery DSP paper stack.


 
The circles were used using a new product, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies—set of 12 dies which includes four circles, ovals, and squares.  This was a special item that was on sale for a limited time, but no worries...it will be returning when the new annual catalog is released...I love it!  and love the stitching it leaves behind.....
 
I have more sneak peeks to share....so be sure to stop by again...really soon!
 
Have a SUper Stampin' Day!
 
Glimmer Hugs!
 
Susan

Friday, November 25, 2016

Happy Friday....The Biggest Shopping Day Ever

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampingsue/
 
 Hello  .... Happy Black Friday!
 
This is the biggest shopping day of the year here in the US... The day after Thanksgiving...that's when people get into the shopping mode for Christmas.  I am already into the decorating mode...I usually start my decorating today.....but we had some snow in our area on Saturday/Sunday and I have to say that got me into the mood for decorating....now my home is usually decorated each and every room....and it makes me so happy to do this.
 
I also have a yearly Christmas Cookie Exchange every year.....so that pushes me to decorate early...It usually makes me so sad when the holidays are over and I have to take it all down for another year...so I try to enjoy it as much as I can...How about you?  Are there any traditions you do with your family?  I'd love to hear.....so..to get you into the holiday spirit....how about some tags?
 
 
Aren't these cute?  I cannot seem to get enough out of this Cookie Cutter Christmas and Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.

 
I think the gingerbread might be my favorite :-)


 
For this tag I used the Candy Lane DSP and cut out the house right from the paper...

 
And nothing is Christmas without a Mr. & Mrs. Reindeer

 
 
Have a SUper Stampin' Day!
 
Glimmer Hugs!
 
Susan

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

 
To all my customers, family, friends and everyone......
 
May you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
 
My love to you all!
 
 

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampingsue/
 
 
 Have a SUper Stampin' Day!
 
And Lots of Turkey!
 
Love,
 
Susan
 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Borderline Buddies Wednesday!

 
 
 
It's another Borderline Buddies Week....and the Online Sales Continues
 
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampingsue/
 
 
 
So being that Leanna was having snow in Canada and we here in the Northeastern Part of Pennsylvania had snow, I thought it only fitting that we celebrate this week with a snowman....when one is given snow.....make snowmen!
 
 
Let's see what Leanna has to share this week...
 
 
And now...my turn....
 
I've seen many creations using the SwirlyScribbles Thinlits Dies # 141497
 
I created the hat using Basic Black Cardstock.
 
The background paper used was the Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper Item #142014 which is currently on the Online Extravaganza Sale 
 
 
 
I also used the Sponge Brayers Item # 141714 and Marina Mist Classic Ink to color the paper.

 
I also added the Metallic Enamel Shapes Item #141678 to the background. 
The saying came from the Snow Place Stamp Set Item #139738.

 
How fun is this card?  So simple.....and cute...I think...
 
Hope you enjoyed our project this week!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
 
Have a SUper stampin' day!
 
Glimmer Hugs!
 
Susan




Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Online Sales Continues.....

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampingsue/

My Favorites......

So...have you had a chance to start shopping during this special promotion?

I have !  :-)

My Favorites.....

I have to say...that one of the biggest favorites of this sale has got to be Paper Pumpkin

As you know, I am a huge fan of PP.....love the variety, the ease, the exclusive stamps, receiving a craft kit at my doorstep each and every month....makes it like Christmas!  If you are not yet a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, you might want to give a kit a try....but if you have been a PP subscriber, be sure to check out the kits that are included in this SUper Online Sale!  These kits will be gone forever...but the crafting will continue onward!

Next, It's got to be our Punches....OMG....I love our punches...how about you?

The Big Shot Dies....is third on my list....and of course you have to own the Big Shot....and if you do not have that....OMG....what are you waiting for?
 
Be sure to enter Hostess Code 3BZ7FPQ7 when placing your order!
 
 

Monday, November 21, 2016

It's Time for the Online Extravaganza!


It's going to be a busy week this week.......I hope you are ready for it!

Not only is it Thanksgiving this week in the US...it's also a busy kick off week to holiday shopping.


And....Stampin' Up! is having a SUper Online Extravaganza....and I'm so excited!
 
There are two SUper Specials, one being on Monday, 11/21/16 and another on Monday, 11/28/16.  These are just 24-hour Flash Sales....the rest of the sale will continue 11/21/16 through 11/28/16...or until sold out....some up to 40% off!  WOWSIE!
 
To make the deal even sweeter, I am offering my own incentive.....
 
With placing a $50 order (before shipping/tax), you will earn a FREE stampin' box filled with lots of goodies.....all new product.....retired items....that I think you will be so excited to receive!

PLEASE NOTE HOSTESS CODE CHANGE 3BZ7FPQ7
 
I have a full video done to explain my promotion...check it out on my You Tube Channel here:
 
 
 
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampingsue/
 
 
Be sure to visit my online store for details and updates on items that are still available and sell out...these items make great gifts for all your stampin' friends!
 
Happy Shopping......
 
Have a SUper Stampin' Day!
 
Glimmer Hugs!
 
Susan
 



Saturday, November 19, 2016

Let's Talk About Color.....

Not all colors are the same....but with Stampin' Up!, you'll never have to worry about that!
 
 
 
So....I'm thinking of doing some painting....no...not craft painting...but house painting....inside...of course.....I'm trying to decide on colors...which I usually have issues with that.....
 
You head on into the store....all those color chips.....looking....looking....looking....
 
So you grab one...two...three...four....and take them home....but...then you find out....they don't look the same as they did in the store....DARN IT!
 
So...back to the store.....and you chose a few more....bring them home....DARN IT!....SAME!
 
Back to the store again...and this goes back and forth and back and forth....
 
But...did you know...that Stampin' Up!'s colors....are the same...whether you are purchasing our cardstock, inks, markers, ribbons, accessories.....they all match!
 
I have to admit that I have the same issues with even clothes...
like red for example....not all reds are the same! 
 
So....I'm heading onto the Stampin' Up! Color Pallet this year to decide which color to paint....
 
Did you know...that in most home improvement stores, you can take your piece of cardstock and they can actually reproduce the same color in your paint....so which is your favorite Stampin' Up! Color?  I know...it's hard to chose...so next time you need to find a coordinating color....and just the perfect red...or green for holiday cards and accessories....Stampin' Up! is the answer!
 
What are your favorite Stampin' Up! colors?  Post below in the comments...maybe you can help me decide......but in the meantime......
 
We use to sell little cards to match colors together...unfortunately we do not any more...but I found this great website to help you coordinate your colors...whether it is for home decor' or cards...or clothing...whatever....check it out!  I love this site!
 
 
Have a SUper Stampin' Day!
 
Glimer Hugs!
 
Susan
 
 
 
 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Tin of Tags.....What a Great Kit!


 
Can you believe it....Christmas is soon approaching....Thanksgiving next week...and then the time flies by.....all those projects we had on our list to do...and the weeks fly by...and you never get them done.....so...what are you waiting for?  Don't like to stamp alone?  Well, I offer classes and I would love to have you come and stamp with me.....
 
Have you started your shopping yet?  Did you need some tags for your presents you will soon be wrapping?  Sometimes a tag can be gifts all in itself...especially when you purchase our Tin of Tags....and create your own hand stamped tags....and the coordinating stamp set is currently 25% off...so It's a win-win!
 
Tin of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set
Tin Of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set 142180
 SALE PRICE  $15.75
When you're so excited to give a gift that you can't even speak, let these stamps say it all for you. Designed for tags, and ideal for a million other projects.

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don't have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 16 photopolymer stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, d, g
 
 
 
Tin of Tags Project Kit
 
Tin Of Tags Project Kit 142011
Price: $22.00
Tags are a must-have for gift-giving and treat-taking. Add your own personal touch with handmade tags you make in minutes. Kit includes enough supplies for 30 tags, 3 each of 10 designs. Complete the kit using the Tin of Tags Stamp Set (item 142180). Stamps, ink, and adhesive sold separately. Instructions included.

To watch a video about this kit or other
Stampin’ Up! kits, visit the Stampin’ Up! channel on YouTube.

Kit includes
* Printed tags
* Die-cut shapes
* Silver and white baker’s twine, 7 yards (6.4 m)
* 6 red tassels
* 3 each wood snowflakes and bows
* Circle sequins
* Star sequins
* Washi tape, 5 yards (4.6 m)
* 3 silver doilies
* Printed tin box with lid

Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, silver, Soft Sky, white

Gather with friends and have your demonstrator bring the extra supplies. Or make it on your own with these additional products:
* Tin of Tags Stamp Set
* Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Old Olive and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pads
* Fine-Tip Glue Pen
* Mini Glue Dots
* Stampin’ Dimensionals

Be sure to head on over to my demonstrator web site (link on the side) and check out under EVENTS...I am hosting a class where I will have all the additional supplies needed along with ordering a kit for you to come and create your cards with me....or even turn them into holiday cards! 


Have a SUper Stampin' Day!

Glimmer Hugs!

Susan

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Watercolor Paper and Dragonflies...The Perfect Mix!

Did you see the dragonfly posting from the other day?  No?  Well just check out a previous blog post this week...and check it out.....
 
How about this stunning card?
 
This card was created by Shelli Gardner from the recent On Stage Event.....are you wondering....
 
How Did She Do That?
 
Let me tell you...SUper Simple!
 
 
The background CS is Watercolor Paper and all she did was using a few of our new Watercolor Pencils....WHAT?  WHAT?????   Watercolor Pencils?????
 
Yes...that's right...they are coming back...in the Occasions Catalog....OMG...are you excited?
I am excited...I always loved our Watercolor Pencils...actually I hoarded mine (remember them...they came in a tin?)...the unfortunate part of the previous Watercolor Pencils were that they didn't match our colors...but HELLO...these do! 
 
Okay.....sorry.....I got off track....
 
So to create this technique.....take multiple like colors and scribble onto your Watercolor Paper (have you used this paper....you must!).....You can do as little or as much as you would like closely together. Like this....

 
Then with our Stampin' Spritzer filled with plain ol' tap water.....spritz the paper with the water....it will kind of bead up and then bleed out....(no worries...no cardstock was hurt during this technique)....and it gives you that watercolor look....be sure to set aside and allow to dry...or you can use your heat tool and help it dry quickly....

 
Let's take another look...shall we?
 
 
Interested in trying this technique?  Let's plan a Play Date....and gather together some friends and we can all create this fun card...and learn something new as well!
 
I'm currently opening dates for in home parties (your place or mine)...or a private class...for you and your friends/family...Contact me today....and let's plan it!
 
Have a SUper Stampin' Day!
 
Glimmer Hugs!
 
Susan
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Borderline Buddies Wednesday

 
It's another week of Borderline Buddies.....and the online sale continues!
 
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampingsue/
 
This week...being Leanna was getting snow up in Canada and we here in the Northeastern Part of Pennsylvania had our first snowfall, I thought it was be fun to create something snowman related...
 
 
Let's see what Leanna has to share this week.....
 
 
Now...my turn
 
 
 
Have a SUper Stampin' Day!
 
Glimmer Hugs!
 
Susan
 

What Would Be the Perfect Gift This Year?


Welcome!

We are still on the Christmas Track.....and this week's challenge....

How about a Gift Card Holder?

It seems like everyone loves receiving and giving gift cards these days.....it's hard at times to pick the right size, color, pattern, etc.....so I don't know about you, but I love receiving gift cards....always the perfect gift as far as I am concerned....then...I get what I want...and the giver....has less hassle....and it makes us both happy.

Let's head on over to Leanna's blog to see what type of gift card she will be giving this year!


My turn....


While a few of the products are retired (like these bags), we offer other types of bags..I actually stocked up on these from the Clearance Rack last year...as they are the perfect side to create these fun gift card holders....

Isn't it so cute?


I have a few products here including Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp set along
with the Candy Cane Lane DSP.

The house was cut out using the Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies.
The corner punch unfortunately is also retired....but if you are like me, you never want to give up your punches....and tend to hoard them....like I do...lol


How about you?  If you were to receive a gift card, from where would it be?

Hmmmmm...how about for Stampin' Up!? 

Well.....if you want to make sure you get the perfect gift....I offer gift certificates...beautifully decorated and can be mailed to your loved ones....so you get the perfect gift under your tree this year.....and it's not just for Christmas....I offer gift certificates all year long!

And....

If you wait until January to cash it in (although I'm sure you will find it hard to do)...you can also receive Sale-A-Bration items...like FREE!  Oh Boy!

So receive the perfect gift this year.....A Stampin' Up! Gift Certificate!


Have a SUper Stampin' Day!

Glimmer Hugs!

Susan

July is Almost Gone....Don't Miss Out!

Happy Tuesday Stampers!   Thanks for stopping by today!  I have to say that I have been overwhelmed with all the hand stamped (and no...