Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


September 10, 2019

IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START PREPARING FOR CHRISTMAS! and STAMPIN' UPDATES and TIPS



Hello, Stampers!
     Some of you are probably surprised to hear from me because right now we are supposed to be in Nova Scotia on a tour.  Long story short, hurricane Dorian resulted in our flight to Halifax from Toronto being cancelled on Saturday, and I wasn't able to book flights for Sunday before they were sold out, although I'm not sure if they would have flown as scheduled, either.  
     Anyway, above is a little stop-motion video to nudge you toward deciding what you'd like to create for the holidays, because we know it's never too early to start if you want to create your own holiday cards!  No, I haven't forgotten about Fall and Thanksgiving.  ;-)  
     Speaking of creating, Paper Pumpkin usually has some great Fall and Christmas ideas to speed things along.  (I hope you were able to sign up for your PP Halloween treats kit this month!)

More Info . . .

September 4, 2019

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW... FOR HALLOWEEN - COFFIN TREAT BOXES FROM THE 2019 HOLIDAY CATALOG!



Hi, Stampers!
     I recommend the September Paper Pumpkin kit for your quick treat-making, of course, but I had my heart set on using these coffin boxes from the Holiday Catalog for the holiday treats I usually pass out to the folks in my spin class - death by chocolate!
     The boxes go together easily with Multipurpose Glue or Tear & Tape (or Fast Fuse) - all scored and cut for you - just decorate as you wish!  Here, I embossed the lids and on the right one I used the Swirls & Curls embossing folder.  I lightly brushed it with the new Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink Pad, as well.  I got the embossing idea from CreatewithChristy on YouTube.
      Unfortunately, I have very few of the new Halloween items from the Holiday Catalog, so I went with what I had and even resorted to printing my own!  More info here.  Frankly, it would be a lot easier with the Monster Bash Bundle (love those frames), but...   LOL

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net

September 1, 2019

SIMPLE WATERCOLOR MAGNOLIA and a Reminder

Hi, Stampers!
     I hope you enjoy a pleasant Labor Day and that you have lovely weather for what is considered summer's last hurrah.  :-(   But, one good thing about September, besides that it's usually a beautiful month, it's Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog time!  The HC is open for business on Wednesday, September 4.   Okay, to this card...
     I saw the original of this card on Pinterest by Debbie Henderson - I like hers better, but thought I'd share mine, anyway, 'cause it's still pretty, I think.  I don't think you can exactly duplicate with water-coloring - either you've got it (the talent) or you don't - I'm somewhere in between I think.
     Anyway, click here or the photo for the details.  TFL


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

August 28, 2019

FIRST CHRISTMAS CARD IDEA - STAMPIN' UP! MERRY MOOSE (PUNCH) BUNDLE SNEAK PEEK - Available Sept. 4




Hello, Stampers!
     As a demonstrator with SU!, I can pre-order from catalogs a month in advance, so I've had the Merry Moose Bundle (p.27) for a week or so.  I've been itching to experiment with it for Christmas - you know it will be here before we know it!  Links will go live Sept. 4.
     Since I was experimenting, I used a retired plaid Christmas DSP, but for the real thing, I will use paper from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty 6x6 Pack (pp.12-15 HC).  I am partial to plaids for non-secular holiday cards.
     I used two more new products in the Holiday Catalog, as well.  Basic Pattern Decorative Masks (p. 35) and Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink Pad for the background and to stamp the moose silhouette, which is popped up on Dimensionals.  The Delicata is much prettier IRL - nice and sparkly.
     The card Base is Thick WW, as is the punched moose.  The third largest Stitched Rectangle Die can be used to cut the white layer - the edges are sponged with Delicata Gold. The scarf is stamped in Cherry Cobbler and fussy-cut and the inside stamping is also Cherry Cobbler.  To make a lot of these, I would probably leave off the scarf.  Thanks for looking.  Find product photos here.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

August 27, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! DESIGNER PAPER SALE! - SEPTEMBER 4-30

Hi, Stampers!
   Beginning with the Holiday Catalog going live and through September 30, SU! will hold it's annual DSP sale:
BUY 3 GET 1 FREE
(Select papers only - find on pp.165-167)

     Here are the papers included (sorry my list doesn't look very professional - Blogger is limited.)
  • 149100     Perennial Essence            p.166         $11.50
  • 149443     See a Silhouette                p.166           11.50
  • 149481     Sail Away                           p.167           11.50
  • 149484      Magnolia Lane                  p.165           11.50
  • 149488      Garden Lane                     p.165           11.50
  • 149489      Follow Your Art                 p.165           11.50
  • 149497      Woven Threads                 p.165           11.50
  • 149589      Dinoroar                             p.166           11.50
  • 149592      Bird Ballad                         p.166            11.50
  • 149500      Pressed Petals Specialty   p.167           14.50
SCROLL DOWN FOR A FEW SAMPLES

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net


Perennial Essence
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Follow Your Art
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Dinoroar
09.19_TH_PHOTOGALLERY_DINOROAR_DSP

See a Silhouette
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Bird Ballad
09.19_TH_PHOTOGALLERY_BIRD_BALLAD_DSP

August 26, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! MAGNOLIA LANE SUITE 3D

Hi, Stampers!
     This is another sample from my August stamp camp, introducing my stampin' friends to this lovely suite (pp. 36-39 Annual Catalog).  This card is super easy, but is not quite as it appears.  It appears that the embossing and scalloped edge were cut and embossed on the front of the base and that the DSP is actually on the inside of the base.  Actually, the scalloped, embossed layer and the 1" x 4" DSP strip are attached to the front of the card base.  The embossed layer is popped up on Dimensionals.  See more here..
Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net