Friday, June 11, 2021

Stampin' Up! Hats Off

Tomorrow, our beautiful granddaughter, Claire, is turning 16!  Wow.  It's hard to believe that our grandkids are getting so big.  Claire pitches on a couple of different teams, including her high school.  We are looking forward to a visit with them and will hopefully get to see her pitch!

To make the hats, I die cut them out in both Night of Navy and Balmy Blue, cut the darker blu bills off and adhered them to the Balmy Blue hats.  

Happy Birthday, Claire!  We love you to the moon and back!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Stampin' Up! Friends are like Seashells

My husband and I love to snorkel.  There is so much to see under the water!  The Sand & Sea suite  reminds me of some great snorkeling adventures.  I am happy that except for the Designer Series Paper, the rest of the Suite has carried over to the Annual Catalog.  I love that after die cutting out the shells, I can run it through the Seashells 3D embossing folder to give it some dimension.  I used Sponge Daubers and Classic Ink Pads to add some color.  A fun card to make!  

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Stampin' Up! Sweet as a Peach

I love everything about this suite, from the colors and watercolor images to the Mini Jam Jars.  It just reminds me a warm summer days.  To get the multi toned peach image, I inked up the stamp with Pale Papaya and using a Sponge Dauber, added some Calypso Coral around the edges before stamping the image on the Basic White cardstock.  (TIP: Always start with your lighter ink before adding the darker color.  Be sure to clean your stamp after to avoid contaminating your lighter ink with the darker one.)  

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Stampin' Up! In the Tropics

We brought back some goodies from Maui for a few folks.  I made this quick card to go with it.  This was  the first time I used the new Macrame 3D Embossing Folder and I have to say, I really like it!  It fits with this big pineapple so well.  If you ever get to Maui, you need to visit the Maui Gold Pineapple Plantation.  It was fascinating to learn all about how pineapples are farmed.  These pineapples are the best I have ever tasted.  The acidity is lower which just enhances the flavor.  Thank you Stampin' Up! for this fantastic trip!  I love my job...


Monday, June 7, 2021

Sunday Stamping With Susan & Julie

Yesterday, my daughter, Julie Davison and I, launched our new video series Sunday Stamping With Susan & Julie.  We are so excited to be doing this together!  While we were in Maui, we received a copy of the upcoming July - December Mini Catalog along with some of the fun new product that will be coming our way in a few weeks.  Because of shipping issues, Stampin' Up! is delaying the release by one month to make sure product arrives in the warehouse (that darn Covid).  So demonstrators will see the .PDF online on June 22.  Demonstrator pre-order will start July 1 and the catalog will launch to customers on August 3.  So this is a really early sneak peek!

Click on the link below to watch the video.  We will be releasing a video every Sunday at 1:00 pm ET/12:00 pm CT.




https://youtu.be/uzZKm6NZ6tU

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