Friday, September 4, 2015

So Suzy Stamps: Happiness is...a gift card!

Hey everyone, I'm over on the So Suzy Stamps blog today with a fun way to "package" up a gift card...follow the link below for the full scoop!



Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Happiness is...Coffee and So Suzy Stamps

Hey everyone - it's the first of the month, which means a new challenge at So Suzy Stamps! This month we're showcasing the Happiness is... line of stamps. I love how versatile they are, and I, of course, had to start with my favorites:


Anyone surprised? No? Didn't think so...LOL I created the card background by stamping the Coffee sentiment with the Hero Arts Brown Ombre ink - totally looks like coffee! And on the inside:


After all, the best stories happen when there's coffee involved. ;) I added the Liquid Pearls to tie in my ink colors and to jazz up the ivory cardstock a bit. On the front I heat embossed the Happiness is... in white ink and made a little thread nest. A small scattering of some Glossy Accents and this card was done.


I can't wait to see what you make with the Happiness is... stamps! Be sure to head on over to the So Suzy Stamps blog to see what the rest of the team came up with.

Supply List:


Some links are affiliate links, which simply means I receive a small commission if you purchase something using them. Please see my full disclosure about these links here.

Happy Crafting!

a2z Scrapbooking Shaker Snow Globe

Hey everyone - it's the first of the month, and that means a new challenge over at a2z Scrapbooking. This month it's all about the shake...shake shake shake...shake your cards!


Yes, I dragged out my Fuse tool again; it went a little better this time. I wanted a snow globe as I found an old die set from Memory Box in my stash. The small bottlebrush tree from Family & Friends Christmas set (which is on sale!) fit perfectly in the 3" circle for the globe, so I set about making a shaker globe. I stamped the tree with the fabulous green ombre ink and the stand in the Cup o' Joe (not that you can see much of it with the sequins there).


The brown cardstock was stamped with the beautiful Bold Branches stamp for some interest and tone-on-tone awesomeness and I broke into my stash of metallic paper for the globe base. Popped the whole thing on a green card base and I was done.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team came up with!

Supply List:




Some links are affiliate links, which simply means I receive a small commission if you purchase something using them. Please see my full disclosure about these links here.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Cards, Cards, Cards and an Update

Well hello there - oh boy am I behind in sharing my creations with you! I had foot surgery the beginning of the month which has left me much more tired than I expected. Darn healing process...I want instant gratification!

So, here's a whole bunch of pretty cards and ATCs with their links so you can read all about how they came to be. That should brighten anyone's Tuesday, right? ;)

Ink Smooshing Butterflies at So Suzy Stamps
A Little Hello at a2z Scrapbooking
Shake it, Pluto! at So Suzy Stamps
Ok, I think we're all caught up now. Summer is drawing to a close (not that the weather has noticed, thank goodness) and my little dude starts kindergarten in just a few weeks. Wowza! Maybe by then I'll stop feeling like I'm playing catch-up all the time.

I've started booking fall craft shows as well, though the sidebar needs updating. I'm sending a batch of stuff off to the annual Champlain Valley Expo in Vermont. If you're anywhere near there, take a day and go - it's pretty amazing!

All right, til next time - happy crafting!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Shimmery Mermaids with So Suzy Stamps

Hey everyone - I'm over on the So Suzy Stamps blog today sharing how I created this Under the Sea scene using sheet metal!


Oh yes, she's pretty darn awesome. Hop on over to see the how-to and all the supplies I used! Nearly all of them are available right in Suzy's shop.


I'm also linking up to:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Pink Team By the Sea

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Under the Sea with So Suzy Stamps

Good morning everyone! We're all singing 'Under the Sea' today over at So Suzy Stamps as it's all about the Sea Critters. We released so many new stamps last month Suzy is taking a small break this month to focus on these little previously released cuties. Of course, if you're looking for some new bling, the shop now carries The Ton sequins and bling!! Yahoo!

I've been having fun swapping pocket letters and have one coming up that is all about Under the Sea. I love using my stamps to create embellishments, and this time was no different. What better than the sweet Little Fish and Polka Dot Fish swimming amid the seaweed?


I love how cute these guys came out! The seaweed and starfish I cut with my Silhouette Cameo and the fishies were stamped and fussy cut out, then simply glued down to the seaweed paper. A few seashells and some bling made these pockets super fun.


I think I'll be tucking in some extra fish as a treat so the recipient can use them on another project.

Since it's the first of the month, that means free shipping all day and our new challenge is live! The theme this month is, you guessed it, Sea Critters!

Ooo, and in keeping up with the latest technology, So Suzy Stamps is now on Periscope!

It is a fun app you can download for free on your iPhone, iPad or Android phone so you can watch short little video clips from So Suzy Stamps, INCLUDING sneak peeks new products! The videos do delete after 24 hours and they can also be viewed from online via a link that Twitter releases after a video has been created. Of course, you can still follow us on Facebook, IG and Twitter as well. And you really should, otherwise you miss things like me visiting Suzy for a whole week!!

Supplies Used:
Some links are affiliate links, which simply means I receive a small commission if you purchase something using them. Please see my full disclosure about these links here.

I'm also linking up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.


Be sure to check out the So Suzy Stamps blog to see what my fabulous teammates came up with. Now I'm off to the beach! (No, really - don't hate. LOL)

Happy Crafting!

Friday, September 4, 2015

So Suzy Stamps: Happiness is...a gift card!

Hey everyone, I'm over on the So Suzy Stamps blog today with a fun way to "package" up a gift card...follow the link below for the full scoop!



Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Happiness is...Coffee and So Suzy Stamps

Hey everyone - it's the first of the month, which means a new challenge at So Suzy Stamps! This month we're showcasing the Happiness is... line of stamps. I love how versatile they are, and I, of course, had to start with my favorites:


Anyone surprised? No? Didn't think so...LOL I created the card background by stamping the Coffee sentiment with the Hero Arts Brown Ombre ink - totally looks like coffee! And on the inside:


After all, the best stories happen when there's coffee involved. ;) I added the Liquid Pearls to tie in my ink colors and to jazz up the ivory cardstock a bit. On the front I heat embossed the Happiness is... in white ink and made a little thread nest. A small scattering of some Glossy Accents and this card was done.


I can't wait to see what you make with the Happiness is... stamps! Be sure to head on over to the So Suzy Stamps blog to see what the rest of the team came up with.

Supply List:


Some links are affiliate links, which simply means I receive a small commission if you purchase something using them. Please see my full disclosure about these links here.

Happy Crafting!

a2z Scrapbooking Shaker Snow Globe

Hey everyone - it's the first of the month, and that means a new challenge over at a2z Scrapbooking. This month it's all about the shake...shake shake shake...shake your cards!


Yes, I dragged out my Fuse tool again; it went a little better this time. I wanted a snow globe as I found an old die set from Memory Box in my stash. The small bottlebrush tree from Family & Friends Christmas set (which is on sale!) fit perfectly in the 3" circle for the globe, so I set about making a shaker globe. I stamped the tree with the fabulous green ombre ink and the stand in the Cup o' Joe (not that you can see much of it with the sequins there).


The brown cardstock was stamped with the beautiful Bold Branches stamp for some interest and tone-on-tone awesomeness and I broke into my stash of metallic paper for the globe base. Popped the whole thing on a green card base and I was done.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team came up with!

Supply List:




Some links are affiliate links, which simply means I receive a small commission if you purchase something using them. Please see my full disclosure about these links here.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Cards, Cards, Cards and an Update

Well hello there - oh boy am I behind in sharing my creations with you! I had foot surgery the beginning of the month which has left me much more tired than I expected. Darn healing process...I want instant gratification!

So, here's a whole bunch of pretty cards and ATCs with their links so you can read all about how they came to be. That should brighten anyone's Tuesday, right? ;)

Ink Smooshing Butterflies at So Suzy Stamps
A Little Hello at a2z Scrapbooking
Shake it, Pluto! at So Suzy Stamps
Ok, I think we're all caught up now. Summer is drawing to a close (not that the weather has noticed, thank goodness) and my little dude starts kindergarten in just a few weeks. Wowza! Maybe by then I'll stop feeling like I'm playing catch-up all the time.

I've started booking fall craft shows as well, though the sidebar needs updating. I'm sending a batch of stuff off to the annual Champlain Valley Expo in Vermont. If you're anywhere near there, take a day and go - it's pretty amazing!

All right, til next time - happy crafting!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Shimmery Mermaids with So Suzy Stamps

Hey everyone - I'm over on the So Suzy Stamps blog today sharing how I created this Under the Sea scene using sheet metal!


Oh yes, she's pretty darn awesome. Hop on over to see the how-to and all the supplies I used! Nearly all of them are available right in Suzy's shop.


I'm also linking up to:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Pink Team By the Sea

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Under the Sea with So Suzy Stamps

Good morning everyone! We're all singing 'Under the Sea' today over at So Suzy Stamps as it's all about the Sea Critters. We released so many new stamps last month Suzy is taking a small break this month to focus on these little previously released cuties. Of course, if you're looking for some new bling, the shop now carries The Ton sequins and bling!! Yahoo!

I've been having fun swapping pocket letters and have one coming up that is all about Under the Sea. I love using my stamps to create embellishments, and this time was no different. What better than the sweet Little Fish and Polka Dot Fish swimming amid the seaweed?


I love how cute these guys came out! The seaweed and starfish I cut with my Silhouette Cameo and the fishies were stamped and fussy cut out, then simply glued down to the seaweed paper. A few seashells and some bling made these pockets super fun.


I think I'll be tucking in some extra fish as a treat so the recipient can use them on another project.

Since it's the first of the month, that means free shipping all day and our new challenge is live! The theme this month is, you guessed it, Sea Critters!

Ooo, and in keeping up with the latest technology, So Suzy Stamps is now on Periscope!

It is a fun app you can download for free on your iPhone, iPad or Android phone so you can watch short little video clips from So Suzy Stamps, INCLUDING sneak peeks new products! The videos do delete after 24 hours and they can also be viewed from online via a link that Twitter releases after a video has been created. Of course, you can still follow us on Facebook, IG and Twitter as well. And you really should, otherwise you miss things like me visiting Suzy for a whole week!!

Supplies Used:
Some links are affiliate links, which simply means I receive a small commission if you purchase something using them. Please see my full disclosure about these links here.

I'm also linking up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.


Be sure to check out the So Suzy Stamps blog to see what my fabulous teammates came up with. Now I'm off to the beach! (No, really - don't hate. LOL)

Happy Crafting!