Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


August 31, 2018

TANGY TROPICAL CHIC FAUX WINDOW CARD - August Stamp Camp

Hi, Stampers!
     This is the 4th we created at August Stamp Camp.  Being a big fan of palm trees and tropical climes (except here in Indiana), I just love this Bundle and the coordinating DSP.  Send me an email or comment for a FREE printable project sheet.  Let's get started!

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

Measurements
Thick Whisper White CS – 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2; regular WW quarter sheet for leaves and flowers

Grapefruit Grove – 4 x 5-1/4
Granny Apple Green – 3 x 3
Tropical Escape DSP – At least 3-1/4 x 3-1/4

August 30, 2018

QUICK AND EASY HALLOWEEN CARD

Hi, Stampers!
     This card was so easy to make and I already owned all of the products I used - always a plus.  You probably have most of them, too!   Let's get started.  
Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net

Measurements
Blackberry Bliss (or Black or Gorgeous Grape) CS for base - 4-1/4 x 11, score at 5-1/2; additional piece 4" x at least 2" to die-cut houses and scrap of black or Black Foil for bat
Mango Melody CS - 5-1/4 x 4
Very Vanilla CS - 5-1/4 x 4 for inside

August 28, 2018

ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT and STAY TUNED FOR MORE RETIRED PRODUCTS - FREE, FREE, FREE!

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Hi, Stampers!
     Just a few days left to take advantage of the above promotions.  Remember, with Bos Days, you earn a $5 coupon in August for every $50 you order and you get to spend it/them in September when the HOLIDAY CATALOG goes live!  I have $15 in SU! Coupons - how about you!?

FREE, FREE, FREE TO GOOD HOME!

     I am detaching myself from more and more of my retired stamp sets, embossing folders and dies.  I have reorganized and I must get these items off the floor of my office/stampin' studio!  Go to my blog now for the first list and more details. 

DON'T WE ALL LOVE TREES! HOLIDAY CATALOG PREVIEW - WINTER WOODS BUNDLE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrpOK0BJibE

Hi, Stampers!
     One of my favorite and most versatile of the Stampin' Up! sets is Lovely as a Tree and I'm apparently not the only one. I've been a Demo for 15+ years and Lovely has been there since before me. We've also fallen in love with the Woodland TIEF, Pinewood Planks, Wood Textures DSP, Rooted in Nature - do you see a pattern here?  ;-)  This new set (and Bundle), Winter Woods (Holiday, p.27), is a wonderful addition to your collection if you love nature and trees.  The soft, skeletal trees alone are enough for me!  Just click above for a short, informative video - there is more to this Bundle than meets the eye.  If the link above doesn't work, follow this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrpOK0BJibE  Enjoy.
Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net
All images ©Stampin’ Up!®

MORE OF ALL THE GOOD THINGS FOR YOU - August Stamp Camp

Hello, Stampers!
     I saw just a section of what I presume is a card very similar to this one, on France Martin's blog in a collage of projects.  I could not find the full card anywhere online, so I decided to just wing it.  You could certainly use any colors for the "bubbles," but I decided to stick with what I had seen on the blog, partially because they are not colors I would have chosen on my own - if that makes sense.  Go to my blog and let's get started.

Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net


August 27, 2018

GORGEOUS ACCENTED BLOOMS - August Stamp Camp

Hi, Stampers!
     Here's another of the four cards we created at Stamp Camp this month.  Don't you love the vibrant colors?  Let's get started!

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

Measurements
Gorgeous Grape card stock – 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2; and one 3-1/4 x 3-1/2
Shimmery White – roughly 3-1/4 x 3-1/4 and a 2” strip to stamp sentiment
Whisper White – 2 pieces 5-1/4 x 4; 3 x 3-1/4

August 26, 2018

ALL THE GOOD THINGS - August Stamp Camp - the details

Hi, Stampers!
     As promised in my July 14 post, here are the details for this card, one of the four created at Stamp Camp yesterday.  Let's get started.

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

Measurements
Bermuda Bay card stock – 4-1/4 x 11, score at 5-1/2
Shimmery White - 3-1/2 x 5-1/2
Whisper White (for inside) - 5-1/4 x 4

Instructions
·        Using the Stamparatus, arrange Shimmery White CS (on top of Silicone Mat, if desired) and stamps where desired on card front, ink up with Calypso Coral and stamp
·        Without removing CS or stamps, wipe off stamps with absorber/chamois and re-ink stamps with Versamark and stamp over existing images
·        Remove Shimmery White, add Clear EP and heat emboss
·        Using painter’s or other removable tape – Washi tape works fine – adhere Shimmery White CS to a rigid surface, board, etc. to help prevent excessive warping
·        Squeeze Bermuda Bay Pad to get color onto inside cover (use a drop of refill, if necessary), add quite a bit of water with your Aqua Painter and lightly dribble and dab here and there on background of Shimmery White card front.  Do the same with Coastal Cabana and, if desired, a little Blueberry Bushel.  Dry with low setting on heat tool.  Add card front to base, add Glitter Enamel Dots.  Decorate WW for inside as desired.

Product List

August 21, 2018

THE GRACEFUL GLASS SUITE

 All images © Stampin' Up!®
Hi, Stampers!
     This week Stampin' Up! is highlighting the Graceful Glass Suite, and if you click the image above, you will be transported to YouTube for a short, informative video (if I added the link correctly, that is).  🙏  I've ordered the bundle (Painted Glass stamp set and Stained Glass Thinlits - saving 10%) and the Graceful Glass 6x6 Designer Vellum, and they're on their way to me now. 😊  There are several super ideas for the suite on p.164 in your Annual Catalog and tons of great ideas online.  Many ways to color (or not) and to die-cut or emboss with the Thinlits - the possibilities are endless.  Take a few minutes to check out the video and move on to Pinterest, Splitcoaststampers, etc.  Of course, we know how that goes - better allow more than a few minutes.  I'm just sayin'. 
     Looking forward to seeing some of you at Stamp Camp this Saturday!

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

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.
  • Canceled subscribers must enter active status by September 10 to receive the Halloween kit.
  • 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

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