Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


March 19, 2019

STENCILED CONGRATS CARD - PAPER PLAYERS CHALLENGE #433 - NEW! CARDS FOR SALE!



Hi, Stampers!
    I have a new stencil (from Funky Fossils) and although that is not the name of the design, to me it screamed skyscrapers, urban, big city, etc.  I knew exactly how I wanted to use it and the The Paper Players Challenge 433 - One Layer Wonder - fit the bill, as well.
     I sponged the stencil on Whisper White CS with Pacific Point and also thinly around the edges.  The "congrats" is die-cut from the Sale-a-Bration Grapefruit Grove Foil with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and the sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! set, Lift Me Up.  The card base is Grapefruit Grove CS. Products on my blog or below.

     CARDS FOR SALE
ANY of the cards you see on my Blog can be purchased!  Far less $ than in a store.  If anyone is interested, post a comment and I will set a general price.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

SU! Products

March 18, 2019

STAMPIN' UP!® LASTING LILY FOR A WEDDING and SALE-A-BRATION WINDING DOWN SOON

Hi, Stampers!
     To some of us, lilies mean not just sympathy and Easter, but weddings.  What's great about this set, with just two sizes of one flower, is that you can use any color you like and customize your card to match the couple's wedding color scheme, which makes it an even more special keepsake.
     Remember, this popular set is available only during Sale-A-Bration, as a Level 2 reward and it is now on Low Inventory.
     I stamped the lilies in Flirty Flamingo ink using the Stamparatus, and the stems and leaves with Pear Pizzazz.  If you have the Lily Framelits, you can die-cut them or, they are easily hand-cut.  Unfortunately, the Framelits have just sold out.
     The lacy cut-out on my Whisper White card front was made using Eastern Medallion Thinlits. The layer behind it is Soft Sea Foam and the card base is Flirty Flamingo.  I added a bow of 5/8" Polka Dot Ribbon and a wedding sentiment from a retired set (Rose Wonder).  I often associate pearls with a wedding, too, so I added three up in the corner.  The sketch for my card was inspired by a similar one in Berry Burst, by Mary Brown, the Stamper Camper.  Products below.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

March 16, 2019

STAMPIN' UP!® LET IT RIDE (IN THE BARN) - PLAYING AROUND, AGAIN

Hello, Stampers!
     Cloudy and gray yesterday; perfect for staying inside and playing with my stamps.  Let it Ride is a new set and I haven't used Barn Door in a while, soooo, what goes better with barns or stables than horses?
      My barn wall is, of course, Wood Textures DSP - i couldn't get any easier than that.  The barn door (just cut in half) and mat are traditional Real Red, base is Very Vanilla.  I stamped the door in Early Espresso and also a few weeds or grains from Home to Roost at the bottom left. My chestnut Bay horse was stamped in Memento and colored with Dark Cajun Craze and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends.  The rope is just medium Baker's Twine.  Products are below.  Here's the inside.
Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net



March 15, 2019

INSPIRE.CREATE.CHALLENGES - #038 Sketch Challenge




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Hi, Stampers!
     The above Inspire.Create.Challenges 038 Sketch Challenge was too simple for me to pass up.  I flipped it and used a piece of Whisper White Country Floral embossed card stock and added my cute squirrel friend from Fable Friends. Both were colored with Stampin' Blends. The lavender background is from the Needlepoint Nook DSP pack.  That's it!

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net


Products

March 14, 2019

JUST PLAYING, WITH STAMPIN' UP!® HAPPY TAILS AND MORE


Hi, Stampers!
     Such a yucky day, so I sat down to play around with my new stamp set, Happy Tails (see it wag?), and it took off from there!  SU! sets work so well together, even with other, non-SU! items you might have around the house.  I used bits of 4 SU! stamp sets for this card.
     I hadn't used the At Home With You set in some time, so I brought it out, along with A wreath from the Barn Door bundle, and the sentiment from Home to Roost!  I didn't want this door to be just flat, and I didn't want to put the sentiment inside the door, so I dug around and came across a stamp/die set I've had for some time from Taylored Expressions, and decided to put it to use inside the "house."  You could easily use DSP to make wallpaper, instead.
     You can't tell unless you look really close, unfortunately, but I used the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF, horizontally, for the house.  The door is cut from the Wood Textures DSP.