Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


April 9, 2020

MORE CRAZY FUN - WATERCOLOR TO ALCOHOL - NO STAMPIN'


Hi, Stampers!

I came across my inspiration for these cute little "splotch" birds while marathon-watching YouTube tutorials for using alcohol inks.  However, these little guys popped up (watercolor) and I couldn't resist watching the video.  You can find the Amber K Creative video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1H9Tnv2xUI&t=4s.

Since I've been practicing with alcohol inks, I created a version (nowhere near as cute as Amber K's) using alcohol inks on Yupo** paper.  But, I wanted to share here, because you can easily use SU! watercolor paper and ink refills!  The "details" are drawn with a Sharpie.  I haven't decided if I want to add a sentiment.  My first attempt is below.


Have fun!
Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net

April 7, 2020

CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THESE SWEET MEERKATS! and UNDER MY UMBRELLA BUNDLE


Hi, Stampers!

Another easy share for you.  I know SAB is over, but I also know The Gang's All Meer was a very popular FREE set, so thought I'd share another card; this time in combination with the Under My Umbrella Bundle.  Materials below.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

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 21, 2020

INSPIRING IRIS VARIATIONS FOR EASY EASTER CARDS



Hello, Stampers!
     These are some easy variations for Easter greetings using the Inspiring Iris stamp set and various embossing folders, ribbon, etc.  I have added the colors, etc. below.  Use whatever embellishments you have!  We made the card at the top left at March stamp camp.

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