Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


November 4, 2019

FREE AS A BIRD EASY TRANSITION


Hi, Stampers!
     I've neglected my blog and stamping lately for furniture painting, but now I'm between layers and can post.
     We created the above card at July Stamp Camp (see my post dated July 17).  I thought it might look cute for Christmas with some Chickadees and plaid, so here it is.  I kind of wish the branch didn't have flowers on it and tried to disguise them as berries with Shimmery Crystal Effects and embellishments - not necessarily successfully, but I still like it. Click here for the details.



Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

October 30, 2019

IT'S STILL FALL AND I DO LOVE FALL COLORS! + STAMPIN' TRIMMER


Hi, Stampers!
     It's about time, you say?  I just realized my last post was almost 10 days ago!  Time flies when you're having fun (or re-painting furniture) and losing a day to computer issues.  BUT, I digress.
     First, the new Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer (Paper Trimmer, item 152392, $25.00 US) will be available November 1st!  Click the image below to go to my October 6 post for more details.  (Multi-packs of cutting blades will be available in January.)



    Now, about this beautiful fall card.  If you own the lovely new Gathered Leaves Dies, yay!  I don't.  Do you have the Colorful Seasons set and Seasonal Layers dies? Then you're all set to create some great projects similar to those showcased with the Come Together suite!  Details here.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

October 21, 2019

MORE FROM OCTOBER STAMP CAMP - MOSAIC DAISIES


Hello, again, Stampin' Friends -
     This is another creation from my October stamp camp. This is my variation of the card posted by Cheri Stojkovich on FB, Cheri's Cards.  Of course, it is impossible to recreate this beauty without the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP (#149478, p.167).  Details here.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

STAMPIN' UP! 15% OFF SALE - ONE DAY ONLY - WED., OCTOBER 23

HOST CODE:  HJPCHKVS.

Hi, Stampers!

     15% three pages of stamps!  ONE DAY ONLY - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23.  It's like getting FREE shipping + an additional 5%.  Unfortunately, and no surprise to most of you, I'm not an expert on working with my blog, and I don't know how to download a .pdf for you.  So, I'm going to send an email to all of my stamper contacts with the flyer attached.  If you do not get an email shortly, leave a comment or email me and I will get one to you!
     I've already spotted one on my Wish List - Inspiring Iris.  Enjoy shopping on Wednesday and please remember to use my current Host Code.
Thank you!


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

October 19, 2019

MARKERS TECHNIQUE TO CREATE FALL WITH WINTER WOODS - October Stamp Camp


Happy Fall, Stampers!
   I've seen a couple of versions of a color-layering technique with this set and the Stamparatus, one or two with Sponge Daubers and Patty Bennett has a video tutorial (using mostly greens) with Stampin' Write Markers.  You can find it here.
    Basically, you just use any colors you want - we used colors for Fall - place your stamp where you want it on your card front, pick it up with your Stamparatus and off you go!  Your Simply Shammy or baby wipes will come in handy, too.  
     NOTE:  Color the tree trunks last, just in case your paper inadvertently moves a little. More here...


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

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October 15, 2019

SNOW DOESN'T JUST MEAN WINTER! STAMPIN' UP! SNOW FRONT STAMP SET - PSST!

Snow Front (Photopolymer) #150483  $22
Host Code  HJ9CHKVS

  Psst!  Mystery One-Day Sale Coming Next Week!

Hi, Stampers!
       Click the photo to get a close-up look at the stamps and click here to go to Pinterest to get some ideas, from works of art to the clean and simple. Of course, almost any set with trees grabs me, and I love the little deer!  Think about how you might combine it with parts and pieces of your Waterfront stamp set (#146386, p.125 AC) and more.  I love the samples I've seen with the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP (#149596, p.14 HC) as the background layer.  Trees and holiday plaids, what could be better?  ;-)

  • There are so many things you can do with this set. You can create a complete scene, or take little elements and create something new entirely, or create a no-layers card (some of my favorites, especially for note cards). The opportunities are endless.
  • So. Many. Layers! This stamp set was designed as a Two-Step set, so pack on those layers, just like the above Merry Christmas sample. You can layer as much or as little as you want, and even mix in other elements.
  • This stamp set may be called Snow Front, but that doesn’t mean it HAS to be just for winter. You can use it all year! You can even CAS the Congratulations sample and make a beautiful spring scene. So enjoy the seasons, and get creative.
  • I've added links to products I've mentioned below.
Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net


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