Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


January 3, 2020

HAVE YOU TALLIED YOUR MINI CATALOG WISH LIST TO EARN FREE SALE-A-BRATION GOODIES?

SALE-A-BRATE GOOD TIMES, COME ON!
Sorry.  One of my favorite Kool & the Gang tunes pops into my head every year!  😉


Hello, Stampers -

     HAPPY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR!  I know it's been a while.  No, we did not decide to stay in Buffalo for the winter - some travel to Florida - the smart ones - we travel to Buffalo,NY!  LOL  Just being gone over Christmas, having our dear friends over New Year's Day for a Polish brunch - fresh kielbasa from Buffalo, homemade Polish coffee cake, called placek, a yummy egg casserole and Mimosas.  Then taking down the holiday decor (still not finished with that - waiting for DH to bring boxes down from over the garage - ugh! - I hear them being plopped down now).

December 19, 2019

NATURE'S BEAUTY MASCULINE BIRTHDAY


Hello, Stampers!
     Veering away from the Christmas cards for this post; although with a change in color combination, it would be a perfect Christmas card  I'm so happy this set is not retiring when the Holiday Catalog ends!  This template is called the half door or half barn door.  It's very easy to make, so head to my blog to read more!

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

December 15, 2019

SIP SIP HOORAY EASY BOTTLE TAGS FOR YOUR GIFT-GIVING


Hello, Stampers!
     These bottle tags are so, so easy to make and make a great addition to your host gifts.  They are 2" x 6-1/4" and scored at 2-1/2" from the top.  Insert the top as far as you can into a 1-1/4" circle punch (or equivalent circle die), center, punch and decorate!  More below.

December 11, 2019

ANOTHER FUN SIP SIP HOORAY! CARD - December Stamp Camp


Hello, Stampers!
     Here is another card from December Stamp Camp.  Do you love this colorful background? It's not Pigment Sprinkles or Brusho - it's See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper!  
     We ran the piece of 3-3/4 x 5 DSP through the Big Shot on the Precision Plate with the bubbles/holes die from the Sip Sip Hooray Bundle and then with the Subtle embossing folder (optional), and adhered it to a 5-1/4 x 4 layer of Pacific Point CS.  The cocktail glasses were stamped in Memento and die cut from Shimmery White CS and we added some Multi Liquid Glue and Ice Glitter along the top edge (if you like salt on your margarita). 😉  See close-up below.  The margarita is stamped with Soft Sea Foam with Clear Wink of Stella added.  The top glass is mounted on Dimensionals at the top and glue dot at the bottom.  More below.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

STAMPIN' UP!'S SIP SIP HOORAY! - December Stamp Camp


Hi, Stampers!
     I'm detouring a little from sharing the Christmas SAS cards to share three projects we created at my December Stamp Camp.  The Sip Sip Hooray Bundle will NOT be carried over from the Holiday Catalog - so, perfect time to buy it is TODAY.  I might even send out emails with this post, because you would normally not get notified of it until tomorrow, unless you check my blog on a regular basis.  Anyhow...
     I came across this sketch on Patty Bennett's Blog, but certainly did my own take on it.  The card stock is black on black - champagne flutes (sp?) are cut out in any position you like from the 5-1/4 x 4 layer.  A 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Silver Glimmer Paper is adhered to the card base to show through the cutouts.  The cutout layer is popped up on Dimensionals, including a few extra near the openingsMore below.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

December 9, 2019

CHRISTMAS STAMP-A-STACK SAMPLES - #3



Hi, again, Stampers!
     It's that busy time of year and two stampin' events in two weeks kept me pretty busy.  Anyway, here are two more card styles from my November Stamp-a-Stack.  Actually, we did not emboss the snow as shown in the bottom card, we just used the puffy snow, added snow glitter to it and heated it.  No need to emboss.    We also simplified the delicate little stick hands by just punching them out of Soft Suede or Early Espresso card stock, since some of them were going to be covered with felt, anyway.  I love those felt embellishments.  We used one or two on each of these cards - stamper's choice.
     We used Wobblies to pop up our snowmen for some extra fun and also, on the top card, the retired Swirly Scribbles Dies with Sparkle Glimmer Paper.   Products below.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net