Friday, June 23, 2017

Fresh Fig-Happy Birthday thinlit

     I love this Happy Birthday thinlit.  It is stylish, fills up the card front and says it all.  It looks pretty hard to attach to a card front without making a mess don't you think?  Well, Stampin'Up! brought back their Multipurpose Adhesive sheets to help with that problem.  And being a person that has a hard time throwing out things I might be able to use someday, I had some that I kept.  

1. First you cut a piece of the adhesive sheet the size you need.

2. Next peel off one side of the sheet and attach it to a piece of card stock that is just a tiny bit bigger.

3. Cut the design you want on the big shot making sure the adhesive side is down.

4. Peel off the other side of the adhesive sheet and your design now has adhesive all over it and will stick easily to your project.

  If you have not stored any for these past few years, then order some and you will love using them.  

What a fun in-color week this has been.  Come back on Monday to see samples of what people will be able to make at my new catalog Premier to be held also in July. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tranquil Tide-Eastern Medallion Thinlit

  I love the simple look of a monochromatic card.  How about you?  This card features one of the new in-colors and a favorite thinlit. Can you picture this card make with each one of the new in-colors?  This would make a great gift in a cute little envelope box for a friend.

Fresh Florals designer paper stack
Tranquil Tide designer paper
1/2 wide finely woven ribbon
Eastern Medallion thinlit
Tranquil Tide ink

  Do you know what the final in-color is that is missing?  Come back tomorrow to see how I used it for my final card this week.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lemon-Lime Twist-Crafting Forever stamp set

 When I saw this stamp set I thought it spoke to me and a lot of the people who come to my classes.  And when I saw this color, Lemon-Lime Twist I immediately felt it was my favorite. So, why not make a card and put them together.

When I get a new package of Baker's Twine I hate to use it because of the kinks that are in the twine.  So, the first thing I do is to wind the twine around a clothes pin that looks exactly like this stamp.  When it is time to use the twine there are no more kinks.  

Lemon-Lime Twist ink and marker
Lemon-Lime Twist paper from the  Fresh Florals Designer series paper stack
Lemon-Lime Twist 1/2 inch Finely Woven ribbon
Pretty Label Punch

Come back tomorrow to see how I used the Tranquil Tide colors to make a card using the Eastern Medallion Thinlits.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Powder Pink-This Little Piggy stamp set

 Does this pig make you smile like it does me?  This was a set that we received free at the On Stage event I went to in April.  Do you notice something different in the background of this card?  It is the new embossing paste.  At first I was not sure what to think, but now that I have used it.....I love it.

Supplies used to make this card

This Little Piggy stamp set
Powder Pink marker and card stock
Delicate White Doilies
Embossing paste
Pattern Party Decorative mask
Palette Knife
White Baker's Twine

What could you make with this fun color and embossing paste

Come back tomorrow to see what I made using Lemon Lime Twist and the stamp set called Crafting Forever.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Berry Burst-Colorful Seasons stamp set

  Last week instead of stamping, I was visiting with my 10 year old granddaughter Haley.  What fun I had.  When each one of my grandchildren turn 10 they come and spend a week of fun with grandma.  Now, Haley is back home in Ohio, and I am ready to share my cards for the in-color class I will be holding in July.

First in-color is Berry Blast.  This card is smaller than the normal sized card and features quite a few new items, in Berry Blast of course.

Colorful Seasons stamp set
Color Theory Designer paper stack
Glitter Enamel Dots

Can you imagine a similar card made with the other colors in the Color Theory designer paper stack?

Come back tomorrow to see the card I made using Powder Pink and This Little Piggy stamp set.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Daisy Twist and Pop card

  Aren't these daisies cute?  And the sparkle in the center are the new Clear Faceted Gems.  This is the front of the card Dina and I made together last Sunday.  The colors of the daisies are two of the new in-colors,  Lemon-Lime Twist (my favorite) and Tranquil Tide.
  You may be thinking so what is so special about this card.  Look what happens when you lift up the top layer......

 The inside of the card twists and pops as you open it up.  This is simple, but the message is quite clear and bold.  Happy Birthday.  Who wouldn't like to get a card like this.

I hope these cards have made you drool a little about some items in the new catalog.  Come back next week to see what cards I am making with each one of the new in-colors for my In-Color card class to be held in July.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Birthday Memories designer paper

   Isn't this fox cute? Well he is not a stamped image. Instead he is part of the designer paper called Birthday Memories.  The matching thinlits can cut out the fox, the banner, the cake and some balloons from the paper.  In addition there are several more images that can be cut out from the matching stamp set.

  This card was one of our make n takes at On Stage in April.

Come back tomorrow to see a twist and pop card I made with my friend Dina on a get a way we had last weekend.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Eastern Palace thinlits

  Did you realize these two cards are made with the same thinlit?  I have made lots of cards creating a medallion look with the thinlits, but saw something on Pinterest that made me want to try and turn the thinlit into a Sun Flower.  We created sun flower cards at my last Super Snails meeting. What can you think of to make with these thinlits that is thinking outside the box?

Come back tomorrow to see a card we made at On Stage using the Birthday Memories designer paper.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Oh So Eclectic stamp set

Don't you think the stamped images on this card look like they are actually a piece of designer paper.  Well, they are some of the stamps that are included in the Oh So Eclectic stamps set found on page 133 of our new catalog. Robin made the card and made me fall in love with the colors and the stamp set.

Come back tomorrow to see a card made with the Easter Palace thinlits.

Monday, June 5, 2017

This Little Piggy

    This little pig makes me happy, how about you? This card was created as a swap from my friend Susan, and I love it. At the most recent On Stage, a gathering in Minneapolis for demonstrators, every person there received this stamp set as a gift.  I am going to have so much fun playing with this set.  Look for it as a stamp set of the week soon.

  Come back tomorrow to see a card made with the Oh So Eclectic stamp set.

Friday, June 2, 2017

New catalog thinlit-Happy Birthday

  Doesn't this Happy Birthday look stunning?  This was another make n take from the last Butterfly Friends meeting,  How did we get the shiny effect on the words.

1. First we took a Versamark pad, and a post it note.

2. We placed the note halfway over each word and Versamark what was left.

3. After removing the post it note we embossed the word with silver embossing powder.  It was a really great technique I know I will duplicate.

   The stamps on the rest of the card are from the new set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous which is meant to coordinate with the Happy Birthday Thinlit.

  And do you see the two new Clear Faceted Gems at the bottom of the card.  So many goodies to play with.

Have a great time this weekend making up your wish list.  Come back Monday to get a look at my swap cards I received at the last On Stage and Butterfly Friends meeting I attended.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

NEW CATALOG! Colorful Seasons card preview

   Are you excited?  Today at 1:00 central standard time we can order from the new catalog.  Have you seen one yet?  I have had mine since the beginning of April and have looked through it several times.

These 4 cards were one of our make n takes at the last Butterfly Friends meeting held in May.  Here are the new products these simple but really cute cards feature.

1. New stamp set call Colorful Seasons.  The stamps can be used for all 4 seasons.

2. New in-color called Berry Blast (the pink card)

3. New paper stack called Color Theory designer paper stack.  One of the papers looks like paint chips, the others blend the colors with an Ombre look, and the back of the papers looks like cracked paint.

4. New embellishment called Glitter Enamel Dots. These come in 4 colors, but each color has several different shades.

I'll be finalizing my list of things to order today.  Contact me if you would like to have a gathering with friends where we can make cards similar to these.

Come back tomorrow to see one of my very favorite new thinlits.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Very Last Chance-Friendly Wishes, and Get Well Soon

Three of my favorite items are on this card.

1. Washi Tape
2. Designer paper
3. Punches

With those 3 items and a great saying you are set to make some really fun and easy cards.  The stamp set is called Friendly Phrases and have some great sayings about friendship.

The Playful Palatte designer paper stack is perfect to use to punch out coordinating circles.  And the coordinating washi tape just finishes off the card.

The last card was so much fun to make.  It is made from a piece of designer paper folded in half, and glued on the bottom and the right hand side.  Then after making the design on the front a package of cup of soup is added inside.  Isn't this the perfect gift to give to someone that needs a little pick me up.

How did I make a colored bowl?  First I stamped the entire image on a piece of vanilla card stock, then I stamped just the bowl on a piece of designer paper.  After I cut it out and glued it on top of the original bowl all the parts of the design lined up perfectly. A great card to end my last chance cards entries.  

So make sure you have ordered everything that you would like from the 2016-2017 catalog by the end of the day today.  Don't have a demonstrator you work with, then click on my store and place your order with me.

Come back tomorrow to see some cards made with NEW product.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Last Chance cards-Botanical Blooms and Biggest Birthday Ever


A favorite stamp set and framelit and a returning friend.  I loved Botanical Blooms from the first time I saw it in a catalog. I loved the style of the flowers and the coordinating thinlits that went with the stamp set so I will miss this set.

But a set that I love using is returning and that is Timeless Treasures.  I love how easy it is to combing the different stamps in the set and make a collage look without out too much effort.

The saying for this card comes from the Watercolor Wishes stamp set that is included in the card kit.  I will miss the style of these sayings.

 This set, Biggest Birthday Ever, is so much fun to use and is one I did not use as much as I wish I had now that it is retiring.  The cone and the ice cream with the sprinkles looks good enough to eat.  YUM
The saying is from the Tin of Cards stamp set and will be missed.  It is such an easy saying to include on cards.
Do you see the large circles on the background.  That embossing folder is also retiring.  There are some great things in the new catalog that will replace this folder, so just wait and see.

Come back tomorrow to see my final last chance cards. Get Well Soon and Friendly Phrases.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Last Chance cards-Fabulous Flora Hostess set

  Have you seen this stamp set?  It is a hostess set called Fabulous Flora.  When you are hostess to an event, a club or a home party, you can choose any of the hostess sets as part of your free items.  These sets are usually 9 or 10 dollars, a great price.n It isn't too late to have a personal party before this catalog ends and earn this stamp set for yourself.

The saying on this card is from the set called All Things Thanks and will be in the new catalog. And the designer paper which was one of my favorites is called Blooms and Bliss.

Hope you are eager to see what the new designer papers will look like.  I have seen them and really like most of them a lot.

Come back tomorrow to see two cards that feature last chance items.  

Friday, May 26, 2017

Last Chance cards-Balloon Adventures

   Isn't this a cute card?  You can attach a gift card to the pullout that fits nicely into a slit on the right hand side of the card.

This is a card we made at the Butterfly Friends meeting in March.  There were parts to this card I did not realize belonged with the Birthday Pop-Up thinlits.  The Pop Ups were the basic part of the set, so I did nto notice the bow, the slit, the corner of the pull out, or the top of the present.  I will really miss both the stamp set and the matching thinlits.

Come back next week to see 5 more last chance cards.  And then.......the new catalog will be place.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Last Chance cards-Traveler stamp set

   I love how easy it is to make sky and water using the Work of Art stamp set.  I used 4 different blue colors, starting with the lightest first, and working down to the darkest.  Used the round stamp from Work of Art for the sun.  Good news, this stamp set will be around for another year.

One I had the background created all I had to do was stamp the boat in Basic Black and the saying, from the set called Happy Happenings, in Dapper Denim.  The embossing folder called Seaside is in our new catalog.  It makes great backgrounds for the sea or the sky.

Come back tomorrow to see a really cute birthday card made with the Balloon Adventures stamp set and thinlits.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Last Chance cards- A World of Thanks

  Isn't this a great stamp that says it all.  All over stamps like this can be used in a couple of different ways.

1. Stamp the entire stamp which takes up almost 1/4 sheet of paper.

2. Stamp the entire stamp on a sheet of paper and then cut out your favorite part to use on a stamp.  For example cut out the Thank You and the hearts for a card for someone special.

Simple cards say a lot just by themselves without a lot of extra things added. Don't you agree/

Come back tomorrow to see a card I made using the Traveler stamp set and a returning favorite, Work of Art.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Last Chance cards-Fresh Fruit

  Where is the fruit you might wonder? The great thing about this stamp set was that there were many more images other than fruit in the set.  And like a lot of stamp sets in the Stampin'Up! catalogs, this set coordinated with some great designer paper.  You can see a little bit of the paper in the banners.

Fresh Fruit is a set that I used a lot in the spring and summer.  It was fun to get it out and use it again for one last chance.

Come back tomorrow to see a card I made with the A World of Thanks stamp set.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Last Chance cards-In the Meadow

    How do you feel at this time of the Stampin'Up! year?  I have mixed feelings.  Excitement over a new catalog and disappointment over stamp sets and items that are disappearing. So, this week I am featuring some of the disappearing stamp sets.  It is still not too late to order some of your favorites.

In the Meadow is one of my favorites.  It reminds me so much of what I love about nature.  In this card I sponged some fall colors over the trees.  An easy but attractive way to create a card.  Couldn't you see this as a seasonal card with different sponging for each season.

Come back tomorrow to see what I have done with another favorite stamp set called Fresh Fruit,

Friday, May 19, 2017

Eastern Palace Suite-Last 2 coordinating thinlits

  The last two coordination thinlits also cut out the image with some inside petals.

I used the center from another set of thinlits to create the center for this card.  And I added a tassel.  I wasn't sure about the tassels when I saw them in the catalog, but think they add a fun feature to the card.

For my last card I just used the inside part of the coordination thinlits to create some petals.  Notice the sticker that I added to the center.

I hope the cards I have featured this week have made you excited about one of the new sets you can order from the new catalog.  Want it now?  You can order it now until the end of May.  And then of course when the new catalog comes out in June.

Come back on Monday to see the cards I presented in my last chance card buffet.  It will be hard to say goodbye to some of these favorite stamps.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Eastern Palace Suite-2 coordinating thinlits

  The image in the center of this card was made using 2 coordinating thinlits from the Eastern Medallion thinlits.  When you use these 2 thinlits together they actually cut out the design you see in the center.

How did I get the other two images?  I snipped the small piece of card stock that is in between the petals and made the flowers. 

How did I get the cute design that is in the center of each flower? I cut out the design from some of the designer paper.

I made this card with the outside piece that was leftover from the card above.  I stamped one of the tiny images in the center of each petal piece.

For this card I just ran the center piece through the big shot to get the petals only.  I cut them out using the layering circles.

For my final card today I snipped out the inside of the image and just used the outside for my accent piece.

I had such fun trying to use different parts of the match thinlits in different ways.  

Come back tomorrow to see how I used the last grouping in two different ways.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Eastern Palace Suite- 3 more thinlits

Would you like to receive this card as a swap?  I made several of this card front for a swap we had at my upline meeting the first week of May.  Here is what I used for this card.

1. I used the second 3 piece grouping of thinlits together and ran them through my bigshot using the new designer paper.  

2. Next, I snipped a small piece of paper that was between each petal of this design to make the medallion become a separate piece.

3. I finished the card with some stamping and layering.

1. For my second card I cut the 3 thinlits out of a square piece of Fresh Fig card stock.

2. I added a small sticker and a small image to complete the accent piece.

3. I attached the accent piece to another design of the Eastern Palace Specialty designer paper.

1. For my final card of today I ran each one of the 3 coordinating thinlilts through the big shot using a different color each time.

2. I cut each design out using the layering circles.  I also popped up each one of the petals to make it look like a flower.

Come back tomorrow to see some samples I made using 2 thinlits that are meant to coordinate with each other.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Eastern Palace Suite-3 Looks

  You might wonder what is in this Eastern Palace Suite.

14 thinlits called Eastern Medallion
21 Photopolymer stamps called Eastern Beauty
4 sheets of Eastern Gold Vinyl stickers
12 mini tassels
12 sheets of 12 by 12 Eastern Palace Specialty designer paper

  The cards I am going to share with you today use one of the groups of thinlits.  These thinlits come in a group of 3.  The outside layer does not cut all the way through the card stock, but can be cut with a square of card stock like my first card.

Do you notice 2 new in-colors.  The lime green is called Lemon-Lime Twist and is my favorite.

The blue color is called Tranquil Tide. It goes well with all our other blues.

In this second card I used the same 3 coordinating thinlits.  Can you see how I changed them?

1. I ran each one separately through my big shot.
2. Next, I cut them out with one of the layering circles. 
3. Finally,  Then I layered them on top of each other.

  The new color in this card is called Fresh Fig and goes well with our other purple colors. 

  The final card for today incorporates several of the stamps included in this suite.

1. First, I cut out the 3 coordinating thinlits in white card stock.
2. Next I stamped the funny looking dotted image.  Because this design is symmetrical it is easy to match the stamp up to the same spot each time you ink it.  When the entire shape has been stamped it adds another petal look to the card. I love this look. 
3. Finally, I added on of the tiny stamps inside each petal, cut out an inside image and added a sticker to the center of the card.

Come back tomorrow to see what I create using another set of coordinating thinlits.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Spring Has Sprung-Eastern Palace Suite

Stamp set, thinlits, and gold stickers are featured in this card.

Greetings!  Isn't this a lovely spring!  I have accomplished my goal of spring cleaning and am ready for some blogging.

This week I will be featuring projects made with the Eastern Palace Suite.  Yes, this is a new catalog item, but it can also be ordered in May.  What fun to have a new catalog item early.

I will be presenting a class on May 31st featuring items from the Eastern Palace suite.  You will be making 3 cards in this class.  The cards you will make are featured in today's blog post.

Stamps, thinlits, stickers and the cute tassels are featured in this card.
Each person attending the class with also receive a goodie bag of items from the suite, designer paper, tassels and stickers as well as new in-color card stock.

Another tassel, a sticker and some of the great designer paper are featured on this card.
Come back tomorrow to see some more cards I have created using this very vesatile suite.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring Cleaning


   Every once in a while I get overwhelmed......How about you?  The to do list seems too long, the messes are every where, and it is hard to fit everything I want to do into my day.  Rather than rush through my blog entries I have decided to stop blogging for the month of April to give myself some time to sit down and get myself reorganized.  

So, Come back on May 1st to see what surprises I have in store for you.  Yes, I have seen the new catalog, Yes, I have pre-ordered some new goodies, Yes, I will be making up blog samples using these samples.  

Until May 1, have fun looking back over some of my old posts and then come back to see the new.  I might even take you on a tour of my reorganized stamping room.  Till then, enjoy spring and if you celebrate Easter, have a wonderful day.

Signing off as Sushi the Unroganized Stamper

Friday, March 31, 2017

Sale a Bration Week-Fix it Friday

For this card I used one of the stamps in the set called Designer Tee.  For the background I used some of the designer paper from the pack called Party Animal.  It was bright and added to the fun card.

The last card uses the designer paper that can be found in the Sale a Bration brochure called Carried Away.  This paper coordinates with a bundle called Lift Me Up.  

I hope you have enjoyed viewing the cards I featured from the Sale a Bartion booklet.  Today is the last day to make a $50 order and receive one of these items free.  If you are interested you can place an order using the shop area at the top of the page.

Come back next week to see some cards made from the Easter Message stamp set.

Have a great weekend, 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sale a Bration Week-Template Thursday

  I have used the Inside the Lines designer paper to make this card.  Instead of coloring in the design, I decided to leave it plain and make this a black and white card.  I layered a piece of vellum over the designer paper and added a bee ontop to create a 3-D effect.

For this card I used the spotlight technique to highlight a portion of the paper.  

1. I punched out a 1 1/2 inch circle from the background of the card.

2. I colored in the items on the circle using the new water color pencils.

3. I attached a 1 3/4 inch black circle on the back of the colored circle and placed it back on the card in the original spot.  This is highlighting one part of the card stock.

Come back tomorrow to see two more cards that use designer paper.  

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sale a Bration Week- Wednesday WOW

This first Wow card is made using the Make a Medallion stamp set and the Bermuda Bay glimmer paper.  Anything that glimmers is a wow in my book. The stamp set was so easy to use for two reasons.

1. The stamps are photo polymer and there fore very easy to use.

2. The stamps are made to overlap each other creating a layered image.

Love it.

  In this card I used some Silver Foil paper which made it a Wow for me.  Any time I can used one of the foil papers it steps up my card.  It was very hard to photograph the foil paper because it reflected the light so much.  The bottom strip of paper is foil and the small star that is clipped onto the big star is foil.

I used the images from the stamp set called Tasty Trucks and embossed them in white on the large star.

Come back tomorrow to see how I used the inside the lines designer paper in two different ways.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sale A Bration week-Technique Tuesday

I found this technique on Pinterest from a card made by B. J. Peters.  

1. First stamp the image from the stamp set called Reverse Words, in Crushed Curry.
2. Next sponge some Melon Mambo over the Crushed Curry.  Red plus Yellow equals orange.
3. Finally, sponge some Bermuda Bay over the Crushed Curry. Blue plus yellow equals green.

Love this technique.  I am going to have to try it on some other large image stamps.

The technique I used for this card was...

1. Stamp all the lace images from the stamp set called Delicate Details on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.

2. Use the Bold Butterfly thinlit ontop of the stamped images to make a lace butterfly.

Come back tomorrow to see some Wow cards made with the set called Make a Medallion and the Tasty Truck stamp sets.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Sale a Bration week-Miscelleous Monday

 This week I am going to feature cards made with Sale a Bration items.  This is the last week that you earn and of these items with a $50 order.

This card is made with the set called So Very Much.  I love the big thank you and the stylized writing.  I always wish my cursive writing looked like this.

I will be featuring two cards each day.  This stamp set, called Hey Chick, seemed to be the favorite of anyone that ordered from me.  I love the cute little egg. 

Come back tomorrow to see 2 cards I used special techniques on when I made the cards.

Friday, March 24, 2017

So in Love-Fix it Friday

Reminder of the pieces I used for Tuesday's Technique card.  On Tuesday I spritzed over the pieces.  Here is what I did for one of today's cards.

I took a sponge dauber and sponged over the cut out section of the thinlits.  Some of the ink went over the edges so I did a little trimming to get this look.

When I saw the thinlits and how they looked after spritzing and sponging I thought they might look good on a card.  So waste not want not this is what I came up with.

This set has really cute thinlits and some sayings that are written in a stylish script.  I have had a lot of fun playing with So in Love this week.  I hope you have gotten some inspiration from my cards.

And if anything you are stamping with comes up missing, don't forget to check under your laptop.