Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


September 29, 2019

EASY SUNFLOWER ON BIRCH - and REMINDER


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Happy Fall, Stampers!
     Hope you DO have Fall weather - we are back to Summer here.  High 80's - good day to stay inside and stamp - looking for inspiration for simple cards and creating samples for my Christmas stamp-a-stack.
     We made this easy late Summer, early Fall, or masculine card at my September Stamp Camp.  There is a simple reason for the layout - the Very Vanilla card front is the full width of the Birch background stamp.  ;-)  Find details here . . .  very easy.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

September 28, 2019

I LOVE BLUE AND YELLOW! ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP CARD


Hi, Stampers!
     This is the second project using the Beautiful Friendship set from my September stamp camp.  Another easy one, suitable for any occasion, and with one of my favorite color combinations, blue and yellow.  Details follow.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net


September 27, 2019

WASHI PRESSED PETALS CARD


Hello there, Stampers!
     Another card from September stamp camp.  I love, love this photographic Pressed Petals Specialty DSP, which perfectly coordinates with the Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape.  
     You will need a Very Vanilla card base 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2.  Mossy Meadow CS, 5 x 3-3/4 and scrap for leaves; two pieces DSP, 5 x 3-3/4 and 2 x 4-1/2; Petals Washi and Flower Centers.
     We used the Classic Label punch for the sentiment from Butterfly Gala.  See more...


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

September 26, 2019

WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR LEFTOVER DIE CUT - BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP NOTE CARD


Hello, Stampers!
     You may recall that when I posted about the Perrenial Essence Lilypad/Lakeside card, I suggested you hang on to the section you cut out with the Stitched Rectangle Die to form the frame.  This is what we created with that leftover rectangle - so pretty, so easy and so handy to have in your stash.  More info.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net


September 24, 2019

HAVE YOU STARTED YET? THINK YOU MIGHT RUN SHORT? PAPER PUMPKIN CHRISTMAS KITS!

Hi, Stampers!
     Just a little heads up for your Christmas card-making.  Since I have no handmade cards left in my Christmas stash from previous years, I believe I'm going to need the October kit especially.
     Paper Pumpkin will have two kits for the Holidays - the October kit (available now through October 10) will contain 10 cards with envelopes.  Coordinating colors are:  Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce.  The November kit (October 11 through November 10, will contain all you need for 24 tags, 4 different sizes and the same coordinating colors.
     REMEMBER, if you are already a subscriber, you need do nothing if you want both months' kits.  If you want one and not the other, just be sure to suspend your kit for that month, on or before October 10 or November 10, whichever is relevant.  


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

September 23, 2019

LILYPAD LAKESIDE SILHOUETTE CARD - SEPTEMBER STAMP CAMP



Hi, Stampers!
    As promised I have more information for you on these cards from my September Stamp Camp.  Stampers had their choice or mix-it up.  The top layout was the favorite.  Let's get started.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

     P.S.  There is a new Host Code on my sidebar.  

September 15, 2019

SEPTEMBER STAMP CAMP SNEAK PEEK


NEW HOST CODE:  4AGPNC44

Hello, Stampers!
     Just a quick post to give a peek at one of the cards we will be creating at Stamp Camp on Saturday, September 21.  I came across a similar idea online (of course), but with a Pigment Sprinkles background.   I have shown the primary products below and will go into more detail when I post after Stamp Camp.  Be sure to RSVP if you would like to attend!


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

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September 10, 2019

IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START PREPARING FOR CHRISTMAS! and STAMPIN' UPDATES and TIPS



Hello, Stampers!
     Some of you are probably surprised to hear from me because right now we are supposed to be in Nova Scotia on a tour.  Long story short, hurricane Dorian resulted in our flight to Halifax from Toronto being cancelled on Saturday, and I wasn't able to book flights for Sunday before they were sold out, although I'm not sure if they would have flown as scheduled, either.  
     Anyway, above is a little stop-motion video to nudge you toward deciding what you'd like to create for the holidays, because we know it's never too early to start if you want to create your own holiday cards!  No, I haven't forgotten about Fall and Thanksgiving.  ;-)  
     Speaking of creating, Paper Pumpkin usually has some great Fall and Christmas ideas to speed things along.  (I hope you were able to sign up for your PP Halloween treats kit this month!)

More Info . . .

September 4, 2019

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW... FOR HALLOWEEN - COFFIN TREAT BOXES FROM THE 2019 HOLIDAY CATALOG!



Hi, Stampers!
     I recommend the September Paper Pumpkin kit for your quick treat-making, of course, but I had my heart set on using these coffin boxes from the Holiday Catalog for the holiday treats I usually pass out to the folks in my spin class - death by chocolate!
     The boxes go together easily with Multipurpose Glue or Tear & Tape (or Fast Fuse) - all scored and cut for you - just decorate as you wish!  Here, I embossed the lids and on the right one I used the Swirls & Curls embossing folder.  I lightly brushed it with the new Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink Pad, as well.  I got the embossing idea from CreatewithChristy on YouTube.
      Unfortunately, I have very few of the new Halloween items from the Holiday Catalog, so I went with what I had and even resorted to printing my own!  More info here.  Frankly, it would be a lot easier with the Monster Bash Bundle (love those frames), but...   LOL

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

September 1, 2019

SIMPLE WATERCOLOR MAGNOLIA and a Reminder

Hi, Stampers!
     I hope you enjoy a pleasant Labor Day and that you have lovely weather for what is considered summer's last hurrah.  :-(   But, one good thing about September, besides that it's usually a beautiful month, it's Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog time!  The HC is open for business on Wednesday, September 4.   Okay, to this card...
     I saw the original of this card on Pinterest by Debbie Henderson - I like hers better, but thought I'd share mine, anyway, 'cause it's still pretty, I think.  I don't think you can exactly duplicate with water-coloring - either you've got it (the talent) or you don't - I'm somewhere in between I think.
     Anyway, click here or the photo for the details.  TFL


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net