Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


July 15, 2019

MEMORABLE MOSAIC - July 2019 STAMP CAMP and CHANGE IN AUGUST STAMP CAMP DATE



Hi, Stamper's!
     We created a version of this card at Stamp Camp this past Saturday - stampers had options as to sentiments.  This particular sentiment is embossed with White EP and it is from the Painted Glass stamp set.  We also stamped a butterfly from that set inside the card.  The card stock colors above are Pear Pizzazz and Highland Heather, but we used different colors at camp - Rococo Rose and Mint Macaron.
Supplies and details are below - click "Read more >>."
Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net

July 4, 2019

CERTAIN NEW STAMPIN' UP! 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERS AVAILABLE NOW


Hi, Stampers!
      Just a quick note to let you know......

These 3D embossing folders are now available to order in the new style:
  • BASKET WEAVE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER (item 151797)
  • LACE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER (item 151815)
  • SEASONAL WREATH 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER (item 151796)
  • SUBTLE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER (item 151775)
  • TIN TILE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER (item 151801)
  • COUNTRY FLORAL 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER (item 151823)

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

June 25, 2019

BUSY STAMPIN' NEWS DAY: CLEARANCE RACK, BONUS DAYS ARE BACK - START EARNING JULY 1-31. and ALL SU! STORAGE IS BACK IN STOCK!


HOST CODE:  GCWKZFJG

Hi, Stampers!
     I have lots of exciting stampin' news, so let's get started!


Stampin' Trimmer Blades

Replacement blades for the Stampin' Trimmer (#126995) will be available to order on Thursday, June 27 at noon EDT - limit 3.


Clearance Rack

For the first time ever, on Wednesday, June 26, SU! is adding dozens of stamp sets to the Clearance Rack.  Contact me for a .pdf if you can't wait to see the images online! And, remember, Clearance Rack items are always WSL - While Supplies Last.

Bonus Days Earning Period - July 1-31

During the month of July, for every $50 you order (before s/h and tax), you will earn a $5 Bonus Coupon Code.  Your Code will be emailed to you from Stampin' Up!®, so be sure to save those emails.  There is no limit to how many Codes you can earn.   

Bonus Coupon Codes Redemption Period - August 1-31

During the month of August, it's time for you to redeem your Bonus Days Coupon Codes!  I will provide more information on how to do that online or through me later in July. 

HINT:  Have you ever noticed the "Manage Coupon Codes" box in the payment section on an online order?  😊

There's no limit to how many Codes can be redeemed, but remember, the Codes are good only through August 31.


All "Storage by Stampin' Up!" is back in stock!

Don't forget, Stamp Camp is July 13 and please remember to use my Host Code.

Happy Shoppin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

June 21, 2019

STAMPIN' UP!® BACK ON YOUR FEET

Hello, Fellow Stampers!
     Today we have a totally original idea by Sue!  LOL  Sadly, they are few and far between.  I was motivated to create this card by the fact a neighbor recently underwent back surgery and I doubted he would appreciate something flowery.  ;-)  So, let's get started.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

Details
  • Whisper White Thick vertical card base with a mat of So Saffron or Daffodil Delight - I actually made two of these - and 5 x 3-3/4 Whisper White for the top layer.
  • I colored a dab of Embossing Paste (you don't need much) with a couple of drops of Cajun Craze Refill and added it using our brick-look mask.  I did not want it to be solid.
  • I hand-cut a 4" piece of Granny Apple Green CS to make it a little uneven and then used our retired Fringe Scissors to make the grass. You can just use Paper Snips.  I added the piece I had trimmed off at the bottom and sponged some color on it, added it with Liquid Glue to the WW and trimmed off the excess.
  • I stamped the turtle and butterfly in Memento onto Shimmery White CS, colored them with Blends and hand cut the turtle.  He is popped up with a couple of Dimensionals and a glue dot at the bottom, just below the top of the grass.  The small butterfly is from Butterfly Gala, colored with Light Daffodil and Light Cajun Craze Blends, punched out with the Butterfly Duet Punch, and added with a glue dot.
  • The sentiment is cut with a Gina K wonky rectangle die and adhered with glue dots. Any of the SU! dies would work just as well: Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Shapes, or plenty of our punches.
  • I stamped "Sigh ..". and "Sometimes that's all there is to say" on the inside of the card.  I covered up the bottom half of that sentiment with old Washi tape before inking, removed it and stamped and also added a little butterfly.
Products

Fringe Scissors
Fringe Scissors - retired
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June 20, 2019

ROOTED IN NATURE "FLORAL" - June 2019 Stamp Camp

Hi, Stampers!
     I cannot claim the clever use of these images as my own.  I've made only a couple of changes to the original I saw, I think, on Pinterest some time ago. If you follow me on Pinterest - Stamp with Sue - you'll see I posted several new cards on my SU! Rooted in Nature board while I was looking for the original of this "floral," because I do like to give credit.  Unfortunately, no luck - maybe you'll do better.  Anyway, let's get started!


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

June 15, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! VARIATION ON CATALOG SAMPLE - SAILING HOME BUNDLE - June Stamp Camp


Hi, Stampers!
     We made this version of a Sailing Home SU! Annual Catalog sample (p.144).  The sample background was made with the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack (p.145), but I don't have that, so we improvised using the retired TIEF, Seaside, because I don't have the new High Seas 3D Embossing Folder, either! (p.198).  So, you may ask, is this really a CAS of the Sample?  About as close as I could get with what I had.  ;-)  See?  You don't have to have every single product in order to create.  Please comment or email for a FREE Project Sheet!   Let's get started.  


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net


June 11, 2019

PAPER COASTER STICKY NOTES HOLDER* TUTORIAL - June 2019 STAMP CAMP


 Image © Stampin' Up!®
Hi, Stampers!
     *With slight changes in the measurements and decoration, this old standby
Sticky Note Holder is a CAS from a YouTube Video by Angie Juda,Chic'nScratch.  You can find it by searching for “Gingham Gala Coaster Post It Notes” on YouTube.

Below is the step-by-step tutorial I created for stamp camp.  Use any of your favorite DSP's.  We used the retired Gingham Gala because I have plenty of it.  If you would like a FREE printable tutorial, leave a comment with your email address or send me an email!  Let's get started.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

     NOTE:  My first change was to the size of the DSP for the cover.  The coasters are 3-1/2 x 3-1/2, same as Angie’s, but I enlarged the DSP measurement to 5 x 5 for easier handling.  (If you use 4x4 coasters, use 6x6 DSP.)  I changed the CS for the inside/binding to 6-7/8 x 3-1/4 and the scoring to 3-1/4 and 3-5/8 to allow for a full-size StickyNnote pad.  Angie used a half Sticky Note pad.  
     If you have any questions at all about this project, feel free to contact me.


June 7, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! SAILING HOME - SUOC 224: MASCULINE


Hello, Stampers!
     This is my entry for the SU Only Challenges, 224-Masculine.  It's also going to be one of our projects at Stamp Camp.  Is it masculine enough?  I guess we'll see.  Just click the image or above to see more challenges or to play along - it's not just for Demos!  Read on for the details.
Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net

June 4, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! 2019-2020 ANNUAL CATALOG - READY FOR VIEWING AND SHOPPING! - CUTE LITTLE VIDEO PROMO




Hi, Stampers!
     The 2019-20 SU! ANNUAL CATALOG is up and running.  Just click the catalog image on my blog sidebar to get there.  Click the image above for a cute, stop-motion video promo - not that we need much more to get us excited about this new catalog year!
     There are also new, all-inclusive kits for beginner and casual stampers.  Click the "Experience Creativity" brochure image to see what's offered or just go to pages 202-203 in the catalog for all that's included. There is also a more detailed Project Kit, "For the Love of Felt," on pp. 200-201 - the coordinating stamp set for this kit is sold separately.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net
     

June 3, 2019

ARE YOU READY! STAMPIN' UP! 2019-20 ANNUAL CATALOG IS LIVE!


Hi, Fellow Stampers!
     Are you ready to be inspired? To shop?  I hope you were able to purchase the retiring items you wanted before they sold out, like Lovely as a Tree.  I've already got a list for goodies above and beyond what I was able to pre-order as a Demonstrator!  Some little things, a couple of bundles and there's even a darling Host set I'm hoping to earn.
     Just click the Shop link in my sidebar, note the current Host Code, and let me know if you have any questions or need a catalog.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

June 2, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #390 with STAMPIN' UP!'s (NEW) SAILING HOME BUNDLE

Hi, Stampers!
     This is my entry for this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge, FMS390:
If you get email notice of my posts, the details are on my blog - just click "Read in browser," in your email.  Click either of the images above to head on over to Freshly Made Sketches to see all of the wonderful samples submitted for this challenge.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

May 30, 2019

I DO LOVE A SALE - ESPECIALLY A STAMPIN' UP! SALE! LAST CHANCE PRODUCTS ON SALE THRU JUNE 3 10%-30% OFF

Hi, Stampers!
     Beginning right now, tons of SU! Last Chance Products are discounted up to 30% through Monday, June 3 or While Supplies Last.  Just click the catalog images below for the Occasions and Annual Catalog Lists of discounted items.
     Remember, you can shop through this website and, If you order, please remember to use my Host Code, okay?  Thank you!


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net


   https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2019/Last-Chance%20Products/Discounts/AC%2018-19%20Retiring%20List_US_Discounts.pdf          https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2019/Last-Chance%20Products/Discounts/OCC%2019%20Retiring%20List_US_Discounts.pdf
CLICK ABOVE FOR ANNUAL CATALOG LIST      CLICK ABOVE FOR OCCASIONS LIST

May 27, 2019

A DIFFERENT SORT OF GRADUATION CARD - LEFTOVER SU! BOTANICAL BUTTERFLY DSP (SALE-A-BRATION) and SOME FAVORITE RETIRED STUFF

Hello, Stampers!
     I've had this idea in my head for some time and decided it would make a good congrats or graduation card - a little something different.  Here's the inside - the text is just printed on a label in Word.  Details are on my blog - just click "Read in browser >>," below.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

May 22, 2019

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW - PLAYING WITH SOMETHING NOT SU!


Ahoy, Stampers!
     Some time ago, I saw an image similar to this on Sarah G.'s blog at Funky Fossil Design's (UK).  I thought the design was so unique I just had to try something similar with SU! stamps.  FFD, a UK shop, designs and sells mostly stencils.
     I used stamps from three separate SU! sets, one of which is retired:  Wherever You Go (retired), High Tide and Sailing Home, in the new Annual Catalog.  The sailboat and birds in the water drop on both cards, if you want to call it that, is from Sailing Home, the compass, GO sentiment and single bird on the blue card are from Wherever You Go.  On the aqua card, the sentiment is from Sailing Home and the birds at the bottom are from High Tide.
     I used Distress Inks with two stencils: Lightbulb Aperture over Messy Rainbows.
     For a Stitched Rectangles Dies Tip, stamp sets and other SU! supplies, click "Read in browser."


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

May 20, 2019

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE.... STAMPIN' UP! SAILING HOME, A LITTLE BRUSHO "ART PIECE"

Hi, Stampers!
    Playing around again with this easy brushing Brusho technique (see my May 4 post).  This time I added some extra water droplets from my Aqua Painter for a little more interest.  Don't be afraid to experiment - try it, you'll love it!


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

Details
     The base is a vertical A2 card of Whisper White Thick CS, and the mat layer is also WW Thick, cut with the largest of the Stitched Rectangle dies. My "art piece" is 2-3/4 x 3-3/4 Watercolor Paper.
     I sprinkled Prussian Blue and Yellow Brusho onto the Watercolor Paper and spritzed with water and brushed it with my Aqua Painter, blending the colors a little in the middle.  I then added droplets of water from my Aqua Painter here and there, dabbed off a little excess with a napkin, and let dry.
     The sailboat and birds are stamped in Night of Navy, using my Stamparatus, in case I had to re-stamp.  When I made sure the stamped images were dry, I attached the watercolored layer to the Stitched Rectangle piece with Fast Fuse all the way around the outside and a few stripes in the middle, to be sure it would lay flat.  The "stitched mat" is attached to the card front with Foam Adhesive Strips.
    I  left room for a sentiment if I decide to add one down the road.   I stamped the smaller sailboat on the inside of the card, and done!  
Click "Read more..." for product list.

May 17, 2019

CREATE ONE, GET ONE! DOUBLE DUTY DELIGHTFULLY DETAILED SPECIALTY DSP - May Stamp Camp

Hi, Stampers!
     More from my May DSP-focused Stamp Camp.  We turned our Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty DSP into a stencil!  The key to not tearing this delicate open-work design is to pounce the color on with your sponge, don't swirl or go back and forth, like we usually do.  There are two advantages to this technique of sponging:  this background looks like it was spritzed and the other, I'll show you later, so be sure to "Read more..."


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net.  


Measurements

Pineapple Punch CS – 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4; 2 pieces Whisper White CS - 4 x 5-1/4 OR die cut one piece for the front with largest of Stitched Rectangles Dies; Bermuda Bay (or any color) scrap + a scrap of Basic Black to die cut “Happy”; roughly 6x6 piece of Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty DSP

Instructions
  • Using Washi tape or other removable tape, tape a WW layer to scrap sheet of paper or a Silicone Mat and lay 6x6 piece of Delightfully Detailed DSP (from an all-over pattern sheet) over the top of the WW piece and add a couple of pieces of tape to that, as well.
  • Ink a sponge with Melon Mambo, for example, and pounce sponge onto DSP/WW layers in a few random locations; then move on to remainder of colors you choose or, if desired, use just one color. We used Melon Mambo, Pineapple Punch, Lemon Lime Twist (or Granny Apple Green), Bermuda Bay and Highland Heather.
  • Remove "stencil," but don't discard.  Sponge edges of WW if desired and adhere to Pineapple Punch card base.
  • Die cut a Happy sentiment from Bermuda Bay CS and a second from Black CS and layer together, offsetting Black a little, and adhere to card front with bottom of word approx. 1” from bottom of base and to the right of center.  Use glue dots or liquid glue - sparingly.
  • Add desired additional word stamped directly or on a strip of WW or small label to complete card front, add a decorated WW piece to inside of card and that’s it!
Read on for the bonus!

May 16, 2019

PIECE OF CAKE - ANOTHER USE FOR YOUR RETIRING DSP! May 2019 Stamp Camp

Hi, Stampers!
     WE made this card as one of our projects at my May 11 Stamp Camp.  I posted the details earlier, so just go back to my post dated March 28 for more info!


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

May 15, 2019

ANOTHER FUN, QUICK AND EASY DSP CARD! MAY STAMP CAMP


NEW HOST CODE:  YNBSWNMK
Hello, Stampers!
    I got the idea for this card from Kelly Acheson (A Stamp Above).  Pull out those punches, circle dies and DSP scraps again for this fun card!  Two of the circles here are cut or punched from the How Sweet It Is DSP (I love the bright and cheerful colors) and I don't even remember where we pulled the others from.  The only changes we made to Kelly's card (other than DSP) is that we added a little Wink of Stella on the candle and a couple of white enamel dots (retired), which we colored with Stampin' Blends.  Any bling will do.  More details and products used below.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

Details:
     The card base is Bermuda Bay (campers had their choice of BB or Melon Mambo), the Basic Black Mat is 5-1/4 x 4 and the WW layer is 5-1/8 x 3-7/8.
     The Punches we used are 2-1/2", 1-3/4", 1-1/2" and 1-1/4."  Any circle shapes of comparable sizes will work.
     The scalloped circle is from the Layering Circles Die set (third largest scallop) and the WW circle where the sentiment is stamped is cut with the second largest circle in the Stitched Shapes die set. This is popped up on Dimensionals.
      The sentiment and candle are from the Picture Perfect Birthday set that will be retiring June 3.  It is a keeper set - check it out!

Products
2-1/2" Circle Punch
2-1/2" Circle Punch
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