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Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®

August 18, 2018

QUICK & EASY ARTISTICALLY ASIAN

Hi, Stampers!
     Just two things before we get started on this card:  I apologize if I got you excited for the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog and that you could order on September 1 in my last post.  That was incorrect.  The effective date of the HC is September 5.. Second, don't forget, Stamp Camp is next Saturday, August 25!  Once again, I will have projects sheets for you!  Please don't forget to RSVP by the end of the day Monday.  Thanks!  Now, on to our card.
     Some of the patterns in the Share What You Love Specialty DSP felt oriental to me, so I decided to pair one of them with the Artistically Asian stamp set.  I've added a close-up so you can see the lovely pearl satin sheen on the flowers.  Four of the patterns in this pack have pearl/satin accents.  
     Unfortunately, some of the cards we need the fastest are sympathy, get-well and thank you, and Artistically Asian works for all.  Click on the images below to view the the DSP and included sentiments on my SU! online store.
     Wonder what the Japanese writing/symbols mean?  I'm told that the one I used above means "friendship," and the other, "faith."  Let's get started.

Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net
All images ©Stampin’ Up!®

August 14, 2018

NEW HANDY SU! GADGET and MORE . . . 👻👻👻👻

More Than a Pick Up

Hi, Stampers!
Stampin' Up! has a new tool that makes your crafting life even easier. Watch Dani Baker, senior product strategy specialist at SU!, introduce the "Take Your Pick" tool (p.30, Holiday Catalog). To add one on September 1 with your first Holiday Catalog order, just click "Order Online" on my sidebar to the right, or contact me.



     A frightfully delightful kit in a scary-cute, special edition box!  Are you a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  Have you ever been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  Do you want to try Paper Pumpkin?  Have I covered all the bases?  Paper Pumpkin has a special Halloween Kit for all of us! 💀 Just click above or on my sidebar to sign up today.👻  Here are the details details:
  • New subscribers must subscribe by September 10 to receive the Halloween kit.
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  • Current subscribers must remain active through September 10 to receive the Halloween kit.
  • 👻Don't delay.  Product availability may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.
If you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin, just contact me.
Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net
All images ©Stampin’ Up!®

August 13, 2018

EASILY SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE

Hi, Stampers!
     Do you love flowers?  I do, too, and you can easily recreate this lovely card to share what you love.  Let's get started!

Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net
All images ©Stampin’ Up!®

Measurements
Highland Heather card base - 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2; scrap for banner
Basic Black CS - 4 x 5-1/4
Petal Promenade DSP - cut desired section to approx. 3-3/4 x 5
Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut DSP - one oval lace frame, approx 3-3/4 x 5
Whisper White scrap for banner


August 4, 2018

WARM APPLE PIE by Debbie

Hi, Stampers!
    Trying to get back into the stampin' routine, so since it's so, so hot outside, thought I would stay in and play.  I saw a tutorial for this "pie" card by Debbie Henderson, but didn't totally CASE it.  I only had some of the items she used and because I'm an inside-the-box stamper, generally, I wanted my pie to look even more "real."  I even added a pie pan! Let's get started.

Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net
All images ©Stampin’ Up!®

Measurements
Mango Melody CS base - 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2
Wood Textures DSP - 4-1/4 x 1-3/4
Lace Edge Trim from Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut DSP - 4-1/4"
Silver Foil - 2-5/8" circle
Very Vanilla CS - One 2-3/8" Circle, one 2-3/8" Scallop Circle ring
   (make ring by cutting out inside w/2-1/8" circle Framelit)
Whisper White CS - 1/2" x whatever length sufficient for sentiment
3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon - 4-1/4" or any ribbon of your choice'
Linen Thread - long enough to double up for a bow

Click "Read more" for full details

July 31, 2018

LOTS GOING ON IN AUGUST! COLOR YOUR SEASON - AUGUST ONLY - While Supplies Last AND. . .?

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Click above to see the full flyer.
Hi, Stampers!
     From August 1-31 only and while supplies last, you can purchase the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and the Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies as a Bundle (saving 10%).  Also in August only (although they might appear in another catalog down the road), Assortment 2 Watercolor Pencils - new colors!  See all of the images and details by clicking above.
AND
     While you are shopping in August . . .Ta Dah!     BONUS DAYS ARE BACK!!  
What are Bonus Days?  For every $50 you order in August (B4SH&T), you earn a $5 coupon to spend in September - just in time for the Holiday Catalog!  

Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net
All images ©Stampin’ Up!®

July 14, 2018

ALL THE GOOD THINGS at August Stamp Camp

Hi, Stampers!
     As some of you know, after Monday I will be MIA for a week or so and I know Stamp Camp is not until August 25th, but I just love this stamp set and just had to (re)create this card.  Of course, it's not original to me, but I will show you how to make it at August Stamp Camp.  That's it - you'll have to wait. 😉
     Don't miss out on the July specials! 

Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net
All images ©Stampin’ Up!®


July 9, 2018

LESS IS MORE Color Challenge #375 - Olive & Tangerine

Hi, Stampers!
     Okay, so I took the Olive & Tangerine title of this Less Is More Color Challenge literally for my first ever submission.  ;-)  This card is 5 x 5.  I used the Lemon Zest stamp set - I love the sentiments in this set - a few glitter enamel dots and a touch of Timeless Textures along the edge.  Easy peasy.  Less is More is known for it's clean & simple style, lots of white space and sometimes, no layers - just stamp!  Do you like it?

Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net
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July 8, 2018

More from July 2018 Stamp Camp - Hand Delivered Get Well Wish

 

I just love this Host Set* - especially for get well wishes - not your typical get well card!  
Leave a comment on my blog and send me an email for a FREE printable project sheet!  Let's get started.
*Just $13 with a $150 party or order.

Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net
All images ©Stampin’ Up!®



Measurements
Whisper White Thick – 11 x 4-1/4, Score at 5-1/2
Flirty Flamingo – 5-1/4 x 4
Soft Sea Foam – 5 x 3-3/4
Shimmery White – Minimum 3 x 4 to die cut oval

Just click "Read more>" or "Get the details" the full recipe.

July 2018 Stamp Camp - Blissful Blackberry Nature



I confess, I made only a couple of changes to this elegant and simple sketch (layout) I found on Pinterest.  I had to share at Stamp Camp because I just love, love the beautiful colors in this DSP - Nature's Poem.* 
*Speaking of DSP, don't forget the buy 3 get 1 FREE SU! July promo and MY PAPER SHARE - see posts dated
 July 2.

Be sure to leave a comment on my blog and send me an email for a FREE printable project sheet!  Let's get started.
Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net
All images ©Stampin’ Up!®


Measurements

Blackberry Bliss – 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, score at 4-1/4, emboss front, if desired
Whisper White (WW) – 4 x 5-1/4 (for inside), quarter sheet or scraps for ovals and leaf die-cuts
Nature’s Poem DSP – 3 x 4
Grapefruit Grove mat – 3-1/8 x 4-1/8

July 7, 2018

July 2018 Stamp Camp - Tranquil Garden Gate

A Share What You Love sketch by Tami White
Images © Stampin' Up!®

Hi, Stampers!
     So sorry if you had to miss Stamp Camp.  This is just one of the cards we created and using project sheets worked great!  This card looks delicate and tedious, but with the new Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper, it is really easy.  Watch for more posts of this month's stamp camp projects, titled - Lakeside Sailing, Blissful Blackberry Nature, and Hand Delivered Get Well Wish.   Go to my blog to see all of the camp projects and all of the instructions, etc.  Be sure to leave a comment and email me for a FREE printable project sheet for each card!  Let's get started!

Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net
All images ©Stampin’ Up!®

July 2018 Stamp Camp - Lakeside Sailing


 

Do you love the water?  Do you love window cards?  Me, too!  This card is perfect for both.  Be sure to leave a comment on my blog and send me an email for a FREE printable project sheet!  Let's get started.  

Measurements
Balmy Blue – 11 x 4-1/4, Score at 5-1/2
Pacific Point – 1-3/4 x 3-3/4
Granny Apple Green – scraps for grasses
Whisper White (WW) – Approx. 4 x 4 for circle
Shimmery White – Scraps large enough to die cut heron, sailboats and sentiment.


July 2, 2018

CELEBRATION THEME, The Paper Players Challenge #400!



Hi, Stampers!
     My submission for The Paper Players Challenge (thepaperplayers.blogspot.com).  This Challenge is #400 so, of course, the theme is "a celebration"!  I thought I would do something a little different.  Not just a PP or birthday, wedding celebration, but celebrating all of those hopeful young folks who will soon be heading off to college!  Hope you like it!
You can find measurements and product list
at www.thesilverstamper.com

Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net
All images ©Stampin’ Up!®

WANT TO SEE SU! DSP UP CLOSE & PERSONAL? 4 MOST POPULAR DSPs SHARE


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Hi, Stampers!
     Click the link above or the "You Tube" link below the pic to watch a video showing all of the SU! Designer Series Papers.  I just saw a gorgeous card made with Petal Promenade on Tina Rappe's blog - I've posted it on my Pinterest Board, "New to Stampin' Up!"  It is stunning!  Now, that's #1 on my list - just add a sentiment.  Decisions, decisions. You can also click the links below and then "more" in my store to see close-ups for each of the designs.


SELECT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SHARE - $10
     I am offering a DSP share of the 4 most popular designs - you decide!  Are you in?  If you want to be part of the survey or just want in on the share, you must let me know by Saturday, July 7.
    You will get 1/2 sheet of each of the designs of the 12 x 12 DSP or two 6 x 6 sheets if one or more of the stacks is chosen, for just $10, including s/h and tax. 
     Prefer to order on your own or share with your friends?  The links are below.  

Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net 
All images ©Stampin’ Up!®

Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper [146284]
Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper [146921]
Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper [146338]
Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper [146913]
Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper [146331]
Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper [146902]
Best Route Designer Series Paper [146897]
Garden Impressions 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [146289]
Tropical Escape 6" X 6"  Designer Series Paper [146916]
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack [144177]

June 30, 2018

FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES CHALLENGE 343

Hi, Stampers!
Remember how I mentioned that Challenges have been inspiring me to create something?  A nice, clean and simple sketch by FMS343 Designer Jen Timko inspired this card. I've been so busy with blog issues this week that I wasn't going to enter, but I felt the need to make something not associated with my laptop. I just happened across a piece of SU! gold-accented acetate (sadly, retired), thought of the this week's Sketch and ta da!

I don't think it requires any instructions, really.  Just a tip:  Hide Mini Glue Dots behind the gold dots on the acetate and a couple where the Whisper White piece will cover them.  The WW is "quilted" with the Tufted Dynamic TIEF and popped up with Dimensionals.

Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net
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June 28, 2018

ARE THESE DSPs ON YOUR WISH LIST? BUY 3 GET 1 FREE! and STAMPIN' BLENDS AVAILABLE



Hi, Stampers!
     IT'S BACK!  The annual Stampin' Up! BUY 3 GET 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Sale>  Below are the DSPs that are part of the sale.  Just click on any one to see it up close on my DBWS or your Annual Catalog on pp.189-191.  All DSPs included in the sale are $11+.
    I've already got mine picked out - Tranquil Textures, Animal Expedition, Garden Impressions and Tropical Escape.  I already have Nature's Poem - love it, and we'll be using it at stamp camp and you can see a bit of it on June 26 post.

Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper [146284]
Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper [146921]
Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper [146338]
Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper [146913]
Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper [146331]
Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper [146902]
Best Route Designer Series Paper [146897]
Garden Impressions 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper [146289]
Tropical Escape 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper [146916]
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack [144177]

ALL STAMPIN' BLENDS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

Yep.  Even the new Catalog Colors!  Check p.205 in your Catalog.
Blends are available individually ($4.50) or in Combo Packs ($9)

Next STAMP CAMP, Saturday, July 7 at 10 AM.

Sue Duffy ~
www.TheSilverStamper.com
mandsduffy@comcast.net
All images ©Stampin’ Up!®

June 27, 2018

STAMPIN' UP! JULY RECRUITING PROMOTION - FREE INK PADS!

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• WELCOME TO THE FAMILY •

     From July 1 to 31, Stampin’ Up! is offering one FREE ink pad assortment of your choosing as part of the regular demonstrator Starter Kit ($99 for $125 worth of products). No matter which ink pad assortment you choose, it’s an incredible value. This promotion is the perfect opportunity to join the Stampin’ Up! family—and start your new business off with a haul of new products! The 2017–2020 In Colors bundle is exclusive to this promotion and includes all 2017–2019 and 2018–2020 In Colors. 
 Find more information here:  http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/sueduffy/jointhefun

Sue Duffy ~

www.TheSilverStamper.com
All images ©Stampin’ Up!®

   



June 26, 2018

ROOTED IN NATURE in BLACKBERRY BLISS PP399


I've entered another Challenge with The Paper Players.  Here is the sketch:
  
I have found that I am stamping more when I enter a Challenge, which means I have more to share with you!  Let's get started.

Measurements
Whisper White Thick - 11 x 4-1/4, score at 5-1/2
Blackberry Bliss - 4-5/8 x 3-1/8 and 3-5/8 x 2
DSP - 4-1/2 x 3
Whisper White - 3-1/2 x 1-7/8, scrap at least 2-3/4 x 3

Basic Instructions
  • Ink wood "slice"? stamp in Blackberry Bliss, stamp off twice and onto WW scrap.
  • Stamp "... wonderful" greeting in Versamark on top and emboss with silver embossing powder.
  • Die cut embossed piece with third smallest oval Framelit (roughly 2-1/4 x 1-1/4).
  • Ink tall tree stamp in Blackberry Bliss and stamp off once then onto WW 3-1/2 x 1-7/8 piece, centering horizontally (as shown).  Stamp tree again, without reinking for tree in background and again, without reinking, for another background tree.  If you need to reink for last tree, do so and stamp off three times, first.
  • Adhere DSP and WW onto Blackberry Bliss mats.  Adhere DSP section to base a little off center horizontally.  Pop up narrow WW piece with trees on Dimensionals.
  • Add oval piece with Dimensionals (and a Glue Dot where ir overlaps the trees layer.
  • Add Silver Leaf Trinket where desired.
Sue Duffy ~
www.TheSilverStamper.com
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I'M A FRESHLY MADE "PRINCESS"!



I'm a"Princess"!  I am one of seven "Princesses" selected by the design team for Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 342.  This was my first entry and I've provided all of the details in an earlier post - scroll down.  Thanks, Kim!
Click on over to Freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com to see more Princess awards.  I'm especially fond of card number 2 with the Country Road set.

Sue Duffy ~
www.TheSilverStamper.com
All images ©Stampin’ Up!®

June 25, 2018

EMBOSSING WITH THINLITS and REINKERS ON GLOSSY


    

This card uses two techniques - reinkers on glossy card stock and embossing with Thinlits.  I've included a close-up so you can see the results of the embossing - double the use of your Thinlits!  I love the blues and green for the butterfly, but decided to add a pop of Melon Mambo - kind of retro, don't you think?   Let's get started.  

Measurements
Coastal Cabana - 11 x 4-1/4, score at 5-1/2
Melon Mambo - 5-1/4 x 4
Lemon Lime Twist - 5 x 3-3/4
Glossy - 2-3/4 x 4-1/4 - or scrap large enough to die-cut butterfly and small flower
Shimmery White (or plain) for greeting - 5/8 x 4

Basic Instructions
  • On a silicone oven mat or other surface that can take the water, add several drops of reinker to Glossy CS - no more than 3 colors to avoid muddiness, and two is fine.  I used Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point and Lemon Lime Twist.
  • Spritz with water until colors spread out or run together.  Lightly dab off excess water with paper towel or Simply Shammy and let air dry or use low setting on Heat Tool. 
  • Die cut butterfly and small flower using Precision Plate - run through Big Shot at least twice; remove pieces with Die Brush and set both aside.
  • Using Embossing Mats, emboss Lemon Lime Twist with Springtime Impressions Thinlits.  Layer your sandwich as follows from the bottom up:  Platform, Clear Cutting Plate, Thinlit (cutting side up), card stock (you might want to secure your Thinlits to the card stock with a scrap of Washi Tape), Blue silicone Mat, and White plate on top.  Run through Big Shot at least twice.
  • Adhere card stock layers as shown with Multi "green" glue or Snail.  Position butterfly and adhere with Mini Glue Dots under body section.  Add whatever greeting* you like stamped on Shimmery White in Pacific Point and accent with die-cut flower.
    *I used sentiments from Dragonfly Dreams
  • Add Glitter Enamel Dots on body and flower center and scatter a few more on card front, if desired.
Sue Duffy ~
TheSilverStamper.blogspot.com
mandsduffy@comcast.net
All images ©Stampin’ Up!®

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FRESHLY MADE and ROOTED IN NATURE

This is my first submission to Freshly Made Sketches (Challenge 342).  You can find Sketch 342 by clicking the link or the badge below on my sidebar.  Wish me luck!  The Sketch will close on Monday, June 25.

Measurements
Whisper White Thick - 8-1/2 x 5-1/2, score at 4-1/4
DSP - 3-3/4 x 3-1/2
Shimmery White - 3-3/4 x 2-5/8
Copper Foil - 5 x 1/4

Basic Instructions
  • Ink tree stamp with Tranquil Tide and stamp off onceWipe Tranquil Tide ink off tree trunk and color with Soft Suede marker.  Huff on stamp and stamp centered on Shimmery White piece.
  • Use Embossing Buddy on stamped Shimmery White and stamp image again with Versamark.  Heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
  • Emboss WW Thick card front with Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.
  • Adhere layers as pictured with green glue; add copper foil strip with a couple of glue dots, and add copper leaf trinket with glue dot.
Sue Duffy ~
TheSilverStamper.blogspot.com
mandsduffy@comcast.net
All images ©Stampin’ Up!®


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June 21, 2018

SAILBOATS ON A BRUSHO LAKE


I stared and stared at the background on the original version of this card on Pinterest (Vicki-Joyful Crafts) before I took a stab at recreating it. To me, it was an optical illusion.  My first guess was totally off base - pretty much a disaster.  My second guess was correct.  Here is the recipe.

Measurements
Whisper White Thick - 4-1/4 x 11, score at 5-1/2
Pacific Point - 2 pieces - 4 x 5-1/4
Watercolor paper - 3-7/8 x 5-1/8
Shimmery White - enough to die cut as many sailboats as you want and label for greeting

Basic Instructions

  • Spritz Watercolor paper with water and sprinkle Brusho - mostly Prussian Blue with a little Yellow, until background is to your liking - spritz more water if you need to.  Let air dry or use low setting on heat tool.
  • With wavy Thinlit from Lakeside dies, horizontally center on dry Watercolor paper and cut several times. Be sure to leave a small border to hold it together.  Use Precision Plate and run through Big Shot several times, even turning 90 degrees once to be sure.
  • Adhere to one piece of Pacific Point CS along margins with liquid glue.
  • Using a Stampin' Trimmer, cut out a frame in second piece of Pacific Point CS, 3/8" on all sides and lay over Watercolor paper "water" and use liquid glue or strong tape or Tear & Tape.  Adhere all layers to WW Thick base.
  • Stamp sailboats in Memento on Shimmery White, color with markers and/or Stampin' Blends and die cut.  Stamp greeting on Shimmery White and die cut.
  • Add sailboats with Mini Glue Dots and pop up with Dimensionals. Add embellishments, if desired.
      Sue

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June 20, 2018

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Sue Duffy