Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


January 30, 2019

FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES #373



Hi, Stampers!
     Above is my entry for FMS #373, which you can see below.  95% of what I used to make this card are favorite retired SU! In-Colors and Washi Tape or non-SU! (the stamps are from the Taylored Expressions Grumplings collection).  Of course, you could use any stamps and colors, as you will see from the Design Team's and other samples when you head on over to Freshly Made Sketches - just click my card or the Sketch below to get there.
     I did use one of the 13 new Stampin' Up! Stitched Rectangle Framelits Dies for my focal point (148551 $35).

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

January 29, 2019

SNEAK PEEK AT FEBRUARY'S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 10


Hello, Stampers!
     We are getting a sneak peek at the February Paper Pumpkin Kit and it sounds adorable.  The word "succulents" is used in the video, so it will be plants-based, I presume.  And it looks like they stamps will be from the Distinktive line, as well!  Just click the video to make your own determination.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

MORE STAMPIN' UP! FLOWERING DESERT - INSPIRATION

Hiya, Stampers!
     Do you like the new look of my blog header?  Color is always good.  Today's card is, I shudder to even mention, based on the gorgeous stamping artwork of Michelle Zindorf.  She is on Pinterest and her specialty is stunning backgrounds.   Okay, mine is somewhat based on Michelle's, okay, barely, well, not even close.  LOL  Michelle is, I believe, a trained artist.  Anyway, I had fun experimenting and creating this feeble attempt.
     My stamp camp customers like me to keep it simple, so we will not be duplicating this effort at class in February (although we will be using Flowering Desert for another card or note), but I'll share details with you here and products I used.

January 27, 2019

FLOWERING DESERT for THE PAPER PLAYERS SKETCH CHALLENGE PP426 -

Hello, again, Stampers!
     I received an email from The Paper Players today with the new sketch and the placement of the sentiment is what actually hooked me.  I love this particular sentiment from Flowering Desert, but it's fairly long for the front of a card, so this sketch was perfect.  I poofed (another not in OED) my sentiment out a little bit in order to show a little more of the prickly-pear.  Not sure if you can tell, but the background is embossed with the Subtle TIEF.



Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net

January 25, 2019

HELPFUL TIPS ON STAMPIN' UP!© CLING STAMPS and INVENTORY STATUS UPDATE


Hello, Stampers!
     Click above for a helpful video from SU! on YouTube on how best to mount and care for your new Cling Stamps!  Just click below to see a list and images of the new Cling Stamps that are available now in the Occasions Catalog.  Those that are available as FREE SAB items are listed below the photo.  

Cling Stamps


January 20, 2019

IS A VALENTINE IN ANY OTHER COLOR JUST AS SWEET? STAMPIN' UP! ANIMAL OUTING BUNDLE (AGAIN)

Hi, Stampers!
     Can you tell I'm fond of the Animal Outing Bundle?  Of course, this doesn't have to be a Valentine, but I love the Grapefruit Grove 2018-20 In Color and also wanted to use some of the new Gingham Gala DSP from the Occasions Catalog.  Could be a thank you, anniversary, too.  Anyway, I just love this kind of haughty little giraffe from the Bundle and the heart Thinlits from Sunshine Wishes, which I die cut from the SAB FREE Grapefruit Grove (iridescent) Foil. There's also Lovely Lipstick in the foil pack for those of you who want to stick to the more traditional Valentine colors.  And, there is a perfect "love" die in the Sunshine Wishes set.  The giraffe was stamped with Memento on Shimmery White and colored with Stampin' Blends. 
     The leaf on which I stamped the sentiment is a die from the Tropical Thinlits (part of the Tropical Chic Bundle).  And, of course, I couldn't use one of my animals without the Leaf Ribbon!  See my January 9 post here.  Both the foil heart and the Leaf Ribbon are just adhered with a few rolled-up Glue Dots here and there.  I've listed supplies below - if you would like a more detailed Project Sheet with measurements and instructions, email me.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

January 18, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! ANIMAL OUTING BUNDLE VALENTINE

Hi, Stampers!
     I just love these critters!  Have you noticed that in the 'Roo's pouch is a baby Koala?   How cute is that?!   Yep, another, easy card from January Stamp Camp.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

Measurements
Whisper White Thick CS base - 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
Basic Black CS mat - 3-7/8 x 5-1/8
Lovely Lipstick - 3-3/4 x 5
Shimmery White CS for animals - 2-3/4 x 8-1/2

January 17, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! HOME TO ROOST AGAIN - YOU JUST CAN'T CAS AN ARTISAN - i GAVE IT A SHOT



Hiya, Stampers!
     Yes, it's Home to Roost again.  I saw a wonderful watercolor card with this set and had to CAS!  Well, I attempted, to CAS this card by Emma Goddard, who is a member of the SU! 2019 Artisan Design Team - silly me!  Emma's looks much more like art.  Click the photo below to go to her blog for more info.  In the meantime, I will list products below - I used the same colors as Emma, but added a strip of DSP at the bottom..
NOTE:  these cards were water-colored, so Emma and I both used Jet Black Stazon on Shimmery White.  You could also use Watercolor Paper.
Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

Products

January 16, 2019

TWO VERSIONS OF STAMPIN' UP!'s HOME TO ROOST - FREE with $50 ORDER DURING SAB

Version 1

Hello, Stampers!
     I love this stamp set - not just because it's FREE during Sale-A-Bration, but because it's just different and it can be colored in so many ways!  The rooster was stamped in Memento and we used a combination of Stampin' Blends and Stampin' Write Markers at stamp camp, but since we used Shimmery White CS.  You can also watercolor this handsome fellow on Shimmery White or WC paper.  We used the retired Snowflake Doilies in gold as an accent because my customers already have them and they, to me, look like feathers!  We added Gold Faceted Gems as an additional accent.  
     The card base and Tin Tile embossed layer are Tranquil Tide - both the embossed layer and the oval are popped up with Dimensionals.  In Version 1, the oval is the largest of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  We masked the rooster in order to stamp the background wheat (?) in regular and stamped-off Crumb Cake.  You'll have to visit my Blog to see Version 2 and a product list.

January 15, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! GRACEFUL GLASS FLORAL PANEL


Hi, Stampers!
      Another pretty, and simple card from January Stamp Camp.  A lovely card for any occasion, sympathy or Easter.  Email for a free, printable Project Sheet, and click "read more" for the easy instructions and supplies.  Let's get started...


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

Supplies and Measurements

STAMPS – Your choice for inside of card
PAPER – Highland Heather – 7-1/2 x 5-1/2, score at 3-1/4; Petal Promenade DSP (marble pattern) – 5‑1/2 x 1-1/4; Whisper White – 1-1/4 x 5-1/2; Basic Black – 5-1/2 x 1-1/2 (can be trimmed later); Graceful Glass Designer Vellum – any of the floral vertical panels – trim to 1-1/4 x 5-1/2
INK – Any color you choose for inside greeting; various Stampin’ Blends to color flowers panel
OTHER – Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Multi liquid glue, paper trimmer; Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes

January 14, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! BUTTERFLY GALA BUNDLE ON LACE

Hi, Stampers!
     This beautifully detailed, but EASY, card is one of the projects from my January Stamp Camp.  Just send an email if you would like a printable Project Sheet.  Let's get started...


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net


Supplies and Measurements

STAMPS – Butterfly Gala (Punch Bundle)
PAPER – Whisper White Thick CS – 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2; Shimmery White scraps for butterflies; Blueberry Bushel – 4 x 5-1/4; Whisper White 3-3/4 x 5; Delightfully Detailed Specialty DSP - use one of the self-bordered panels
INK – Memento Black, Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green or Lemon Lime Twist
OTHER – Big Shot, Tufted or other TIEF, Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Butterfly Duet Punch, Sponge Daubers, Organdy Ribbon, Pearls Basic Jewels, Stamparatus (optional), Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals


January 9, 2019

PAPER PLAYERS CHALLENGE #423 - CRAZY ABOUT CRITTERS




Hi, Stampers!
     I decided to combine the PP Challenge, "Crazy About Critters" with a "Wild about You" Valentine.  This is a 4-1/4" square card with typical 1/4" layering and a simple fussy-cut to make the "Wild about You" pop a little more.  Supplies are below.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net


Product List
Metallic Enamel Shapes
Metallic Enamel Shapes
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January 4, 2019

ARE YOU A CASUAL STAMPER OR HAVE YOU NEVER STAMPED? TRY IT - YOU'LL LOVE IT! SIMPLE KITS JUST FOR YOU


Hello, Stampers (and would-be stampers)!
     Are curious about Stampin' Up!® and it's color coordination, designs, quality, designer papers?  Are you a never-stamped potential stamper or a casual-I don't-have-much-time stamper, or even an avid stamper who likes to have on hand an all-inclusive kit for cards in a hurry?  Never given anyone a handmade card?  You'll be so proud and you'll love the reaction - "Did you make this?"  Have we got something for all of you!  
     SU! is offering three easy-peasy card kits through June 3.  Don't let the word "beginner" put you off if you are an avid stamper - we all love to use quick and easy card kits now and then.  I used the Timeless Tidings kit for a Christmas stamp-a-stack and for my own holiday cards last year.  Much less stressful.  See my Blog Post dated September 28.
     Just click above, below or on the Brochure image on my sidebar to check out the Brochure and kit details.  Everything you need is contained in each of the three kits.


https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Beginner%20Brochure/2019_Q1_NEW_CUSTOMER_BROCHURE.pdf


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

January 3, 2019

THEY'RE HERE! STAMPIN' UP!® OCCASIONS CATALOG AND SALE-A-BRATION BROCHURE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxYdtQ9VtOo
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Hello, Stampers!
     The Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure are now live on my sidebar. ➧
You know I already sent an email with a link to the Stampin' Up! YouTube Channel, but you can also click the photo above for the Butterfly Gala video specifically. There are several more on the SU! Channel, as well, and they are broken down by Occasions Catalog and SAB.  Prepare to be inspired!
     Next Stamp Camp is January 12 at 10 AM and we will be using the Home to Roost FREE SAB set for at least one card.  Of course, we will make a Valentine - but I have to settle on something, first!  😀
     And, want to see more of the Craft & Carry Bag?  Just go here:  https://youtu.be/Au3W8x_v7kY

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

January 1, 2019

DO YOU WANT THE CRAFT & CARRY TOTE? JUST $30 WHEN YOU JOIN ME AS A STAMPIN' UP!® DEMO

9-1/4" x 16-1/2" x 7"
Hi, Stampers!
     Have you been contemplating joining me as a Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator?  Do you crave the Craft & Carry Tote?  (pp. 4 and 5 in your SAB Brochure)  The Tote is available only as an add-on to a Starter Kit for new Demos as Option 2 ($175 worth of SU! products + the Tote for $129), and is available only during Sale-a-Bration - Jan. 3 to March 31. Of course, if you don't need or want the Tote but would still like to join, just pick Option 1 ($175 worth of SU! products for $99).  BTW, the amount of product you get to choose for your Starter Kit during 2019 Sale-A-Bration is $50 more than usual!  So, just send me an email and I will answer any of your questions.  
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Happy Pondering!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net