Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


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


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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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May 14, 2019

PETAL PROMENADE QUICK AND EASY - May Stamp Camp

Hello, Stampers!
     I hope all of you stamper Moms had a lovely Mother's Day, despite the weather (if you are in Indiana.)  ;-(  At Saturday's stamp camp we used retiring Designer Series Papers in various ways on all of your projects!  Good news?  The Pearlized Doilies will be carried over!  I just love them.
     TIP:  Use a color that coordinates with your DSP for your mat and behind the sentiment - coordinating colors are listed on the back of your DSP pack.
     This first card, using the beautiful Petal Promenade DSP is very Q&E.  It also makes a lovely sympathy, get well, Mother's Day, wedding or anniversary card.  So, if you have some favorite DSP that is retiring, use it and you'll end up with plenty of last-minute cards if you leave the sentiment blank until you need it.  The front and inside sentiments on this card are from the Perennial Birthday set.  Here are the simple measurements and supplies for the above card.
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Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net
     
Measurements
Blushing Bride card base - 8-1/2 x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
Mossy Meadow CS - 5-1/4 x 4 and 7/8 x 4
Whisper White - 3/4 x 3-7/8
Petal Promenade DSP - 5-1/8 x 3-7/8

Products

May 4, 2019

BRUSHING WITH BRUSHO!© - A QUICK AND EASY WASH TECHNIQUE

Hi, Stampers!
     Another rainy day in the Indianapolis area - I feel sorry for the Mini-Marathon Runners and the Kentucky Derby fans and "runners," too, just south of us in Louisville.  Good day for stampin'!  I've just finished up the samples for next Saturday's Stamp Camp.
     This card was inspired by a tutorial at FrenchieStamps and it really is quick.  Details below.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net


  • Shake some Brusho Crystal Colour* - remember you don't need much - onto a piece of Watercolor Card Stock, cut to 3 x 3-3/4. Use 2-3 colors, at most.  I used Prussian Blue and Yellow.  Spritz with a fair amount of water and with your Aqua Painter or a wet brush spread the color across the paper!  Let it dry - that's it!  If you want to dry with a heat gun, the color will lighten a little.
  • When your color-washed piece is completely dry, pat with your Embossing Buddy and stamp desired image from Dandelion Wishes in Versamark and emboss with Black Embossing Powder.  You can also emboss the black stamped "For you" if you like - I did not.  The "For you" is from the "Let it Ride" stamp set.
  • Adhere Watercolor CS to a piece of Whisper White 3-1/4 x 4.
  • Cut a strip of Granny Apple Green CS (or any color you like) 5-1/2 x 1-1/4 and run through any embossing folder you like - I used Seaside - and adhere to Blueberry Bushel card base.  Add Watercolor layers with Dimensionals and Floral Romance Seal.
*Brusho is retiring, but we will have Pigment Sprinkles in colors like Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, and Melon Mambo when the 2019-20 Annual Catalog goes live!  So, if you already have Brusho, you will have lots of colors to play with.

Products

May 1, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! EVERYTHING IS ROSY PRODUCT MEDLEY - LIMITED TIME - MAY 1-31 - and EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW!


Hello, Stampers!
     Are you ready for some spring sunshine? In May only (and While Supplies Last), Stampin' Up! is offering the Everything is Rosy Product Medley.  What is a Product Medley?
     A Product Medley is something new to SU! and is geared to avid crafters and stampers.  It is filled to the brim with pretty coordinating products, and has been designed to provide endless creative possibilities. Unlike most kits, there are no pre-designed templates!  But, don't let that discourage you - Pinterest is already loaded with ideas from SU! and those talented Demos who were able to order their packages early!  I have opened a new Board titled "SU! Everything is Rosy in May!" and saved some of my faves to it.
    Want to see more?  Click the image below to connect to YouTube for a short video of what's included, or above to go to my DBWS Everything is Rosy in my store for more details.  Click Read more... or View in browser for more images and pricing.
Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net