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Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


Showing posts with label Stampin' Up!. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stampin' Up!. Show all posts

May 4, 2020

NORTHERN LIGHTS OVER THE MOUNTAINS


Hi, Stampers!
     Today's inspiration is the Northern Lights.  It's a simple sponging technique and there are some videos online.  I tried to recreate what I call the "curtain" type of Lights.  I Googled images of the Lights online and went from there.  The Lights are perfect for coordinating with the Mountain Air Bundle, which will be carried over, but not at a 10% bundle discount.
     I used Mossy Meadow ink on Mossy Meadow CS for the tree line, stamped off once. The mountains are stamped in black onto Navy CS.
     You can find colors and materials I used by clicking "Read more," or "Read in browser" to visit my blog.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

April 28, 2020

SHARE SUNSHINE PDF DOWNLOAD FOR WHO and UNITED WAY COVID-19 RESPONSES



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Hello, Stampers!

     This digital stamp set ($12, see more below) is packed with both lighthearted and thoughtful sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we are currently in. Aou can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with your friends and family by sending cards!  I just received mine.  There are even instructions telling you which punches, dies, etc., are compatible with the images on which pages!!
     
     As part of Stampin’ Up!’s Making a Difference program, 100% of the Share Sunshine PDF Download proceeds will go to COVID-19 efforts through these organizations:
  • The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund
  • United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

April 7, 2020

NO APRIL SHOWERS HERE! - UNDER MY UMBRELLA BUNDLE


Hello, Stampers!

This template was inspired by a Pinterest post by Jini Merck, stampwithjini.com.  A simple wash background (on WW Thick CS), See A Silhouette DSP and Glossy CS for the rubber boots.  (I probably could have gone a little brighter on the DSP umbrella.)  The flowers and boots are fussy-cut and the sentiment was punched with circle punches and popped up with Dimensionals, with a little ribbon underneath.  Links to the products are below.

Hope you are staying inside, taking precautions and staying well.  Good excuse for some extra stamping and crafting.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

April 2, 2020

STAY-AT-HOME EXPERIMENT - SANS STAMPING



Hi, Stampers!

I hope all of you are being very careful, obeying guidelines and are still safe and healthy.  Since our gym is closed, so no spin class, no Tai Chi class (I've been doing it at home),* no lunch group, no book club, no stamp camp this month, I've got time to PLAY with new stuff!!

The background on this "work of art" (I call it "Dark Before Dawn") was created on Yupo paper with Ranger Alcohol Inks (Tim Holtz):  Dandelion, Indigo, Coral and a tiny bit of Silver Mixative.  The flowers silhouette was simply die cut from Basic Black CS with the SU! Friendly Silhouettes Dies.

What have you been doing?


Happy Crafting!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

*If you are interested in how to find some wonderful beginner Tai Chi videos on YouTube, let me know and I'll send you some names to look for.

March 24, 2020

ONE WEEK LEFT - AND EVEN MORE SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS!

Hi, Stampin' Friends!
     Just one more week left to Sale-a-Brate and SU! has added 8 more items to the FREE with $50 or $100 selections.  Just click below.
     Be sure to use the Item Numbers listed below each product - they are exclusive to SAB numbers. 

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

March 2, 2020

STARTING TODAY - MORE SALE-A-BRATION FREE ITEMS


Hello, Stampers!
     It's been a while - our first cruise and travel fun and some not so fun - DH and I ending travel with sinus infections and lolling around the house for a week!  I even postponed March stamp camp to the 14th.  BUT, I'm feeling better now, so onward to SAB-2.
     Remember, that with China extending it's New Year due to the Coronavirus, although SU! attempted to stock up, some Sale-A-Bration items are limited and may run out before the promotion ends March 31.  For example, I think the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP (#152312) is going to be quite popular, so you might want to shop sooner, rather than later if that is on your list (using the Host Code, of course ↗).  😀
     Need a little help getting to $50?  Some great add-ons are refills for your 2018-2020 In Colors!*  You know they will run out fast after SAB.  The pads are already listed as "low inventory."
    *Blueberry Bushel (love it), Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, and Call Me Clover.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net     

February 11, 2020

February 4, 2020

THE POPPIES ANGLE - A FREE TUTORIAL


Hello, Stampers!
   I've created a photo tutorial for cutting the DSP angle for the above card front my January stamp camp, mostly because I am somewhat math-challenged and became frustrated trying to create this card using strictly measurements.  Just click below for the step-by-step.
    I hope you find it helpful.  If you would like a printable version, just contact me or leave a comment!  Products below.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

February 3, 2020

STARTING TODAY! FEBRUARY 4 (-March 31 or) WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Hi, Stampers!
     Just a reminder that the SU! Product Coordination Special starts February 4!  Check my January 20 post for more details, click above to replay the info video, contact me, or click the link below to shop.  Back soon with more Poppies!

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

January 21, 2020

I DO LOVE POPPIES! ANOTHER STAMP CAMP PROJECT - GIFT CARD OR $ SLIDER


Hello, Stampers!
     I purchased the tutorial for this gift card/$ slider through Kelly Acheson and the Stampin' Society - a group of talented SU! demos from across the globe.  I then created my own printable project sheet and shared the project at my January Stamp Camp.  I'm happy to share mine with you - just leave a comment with your email address or email me - it's FREE. Click "Read in browser" for more details and inside photo.

January 20, 2020

COMING SOON! ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS TO COORDINATE WITH SAB and MINI CATALOG ITEMS

Hello, again, Stampers!
     Want more to play and create with during Sale-A-Bration?  Beginning February 4 (thru March 31), you can purchase new dies to coordinate with some of your favorite SAB and Mini Catalog images and Designer Series Paper to coordinate with all of the new Mini Catalog punches!  BUT, before I show you more, remember, like all SU! Special Offerings, they are While Supplies Last.
     Click above to watch a short video about the new coordinating products.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net


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I'VE BEEN MISSING! PAINTED POPPIES BUNDLE STAMP CAMP PROJECT


Hello, Stampers!
     We are more than halfway through January and this is my first project post!  Yikes!  We traveled to Buffalo for Christmas and I've also been making reservations, learning lots online, and shopping for our first ever cruise!  Just a 4-night blues cruise to Nassau, but when it's your first time, boy, we are clueless!
     Anyway, this is one of the cards we created this month at stamp camp.  The color inspiration was a happenstance.  I arrange my card stock in color families and in alphabetical order within the family and have been doing it that way for almost 17 years.  It just so happened that these three stacks ended up in a kind of stair-step on the shelf and voila!  I like bright colors, anyway, so...
     As you can see, it's really pretty simple, but what you might not see in this shot is that the larger blooms are enhanced with the Shimmery Crystal Effects from the Holiday Catalog.  The large poppy was stamped with Stazon onto watercolor paper and watercolored, as were the leaves.  Measurements and products to follow.
     Don't forget!! FREE Sale-A-Bration item with a $50 or $100 purchase.  Planning to shop?  Please use the current Host Code on my blog sidebar.  Thanks!

December 19, 2019

NATURE'S BEAUTY MASCULINE BIRTHDAY


Hello, Stampers!
     Veering away from the Christmas cards for this post; although with a change in color combination, it would be a perfect Christmas card  I'm so happy this set is not retiring when the Holiday Catalog ends!  This template is called the half door or half barn door.  It's very easy to make, so head to my blog to read more!

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

December 15, 2019

SIP SIP HOORAY EASY BOTTLE TAGS FOR YOUR GIFT-GIVING


Hello, Stampers!
     These bottle tags are so, so easy to make and make a great addition to your host gifts.  They are 2" x 6-1/4" and scored at 2-1/2" from the top.  Insert the top as far as you can into a 1-1/4" circle punch (or equivalent circle die), center, punch and decorate!  More below.

December 11, 2019

ANOTHER FUN SIP SIP HOORAY! CARD - December Stamp Camp


Hello, Stampers!
     Here is another card from December Stamp Camp.  Do you love this colorful background? It's not Pigment Sprinkles or Brusho - it's See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper!  
     We ran the piece of 3-3/4 x 5 DSP through the Big Shot on the Precision Plate with the bubbles/holes die from the Sip Sip Hooray Bundle and then with the Subtle embossing folder (optional), and adhered it to a 5-1/4 x 4 layer of Pacific Point CS.  The cocktail glasses were stamped in Memento and die cut from Shimmery White CS and we added some Multi Liquid Glue and Ice Glitter along the top edge (if you like salt on your margarita). 😉  See close-up below.  The margarita is stamped with Soft Sea Foam with Clear Wink of Stella added.  The top glass is mounted on Dimensionals at the top and glue dot at the bottom.  More below.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

December 9, 2019

CHRISTMAS STAMP-A-STACK SAMPLES - #3



Hi, again, Stampers!
     It's that busy time of year and two stampin' events in two weeks kept me pretty busy.  Anyway, here are two more card styles from my November Stamp-a-Stack.  Actually, we did not emboss the snow as shown in the bottom card, we just used the puffy snow, added snow glitter to it and heated it.  No need to emboss.    We also simplified the delicate little stick hands by just punching them out of Soft Suede or Early Espresso card stock, since some of them were going to be covered with felt, anyway.  I love those felt embellishments.  We used one or two on each of these cards - stamper's choice.
     We used Wobblies to pop up our snowmen for some extra fun and also, on the top card, the retired Swirly Scribbles Dies with Sparkle Glimmer Paper.   Products below.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

Hi, Stampers!
     For 24 hours only, SU! is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders net $50 or more!  Remember, it’s for 24 hours only.  Get your Wish List ready and just click above to start shopping!  Have fun!

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

P.S.  Please remember to use my Host Code* if your order is under $150 - thank you!

*I will have to open a new Code Wednesday morning.

December 1, 2019

CHRISTMAS STAMP-A-STACK SAMPLES - #2


Hi, again, Stampers!
     We went with some retro ornaments for this group of cards (two more below).  We made just one of each of these.  The dies are from the retired Delicate Ornaments set and we used sentiments from several current and retired Christmas sets, including Embellished Ornaments, the stamp set that coordinates with the Delicate Ornaments dies.  I usually keep holiday sets for several years because of the sentiments.
     As you can see, we did use several current items - the Mercury Glass Acetate, Real Red Glimmer Paper and gold and silver Foil-Edged Cards and Envelopes.  Here are two more cards from this group.

STAMPIN' UP!'S YEAR-END CLOSEOUT STARTS DECEMBER 3!

Hello, Stampers!
     Beginning December 3 and while supplies last, you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including select Holiday Catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. 
     Please remember to use my current Host Code (top of the sidebar) and SHOP EARLY to avoid missing out! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. The sale ends January 2.


Happy Sthoppin'!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

November 28, 2019

CHRISTMAS STAMP-A-STACK SAMPLES - #1

Hello, Stampers!
     It's been a while!  I've been busy furniture painting and preparing for last Saturday's Christmas Stamp-a-Stack.  This is the first of the five cards we made (4 each).*  It is really quite simple and I think you can duplicate it just by looking at the supplies we used below.  The main ingredients are the Merry Moose Bundle** and it is based on the template for the sample on page 4 of the Holiday Catalog!  More info HERE.