Sunday, June 30, 2019

NC SU Demos June Blog Hop - New Favorites

Welcome to the June NC Stampin' Up! Demos Blog Hop. This month we are featuring some of our favorite items from the new catalog. You probably just came from Frances Wagner's blog. I hope you enjoyed her post as much as I did.

There are TONS of things I love in the new catalog, so it was hard to narrow down which one to share. I went with the Free As A Bird bundle. It comes with the Free As A Bird stamp set and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

Here's a card we made in our recent club. The colors are Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, and a tiny bit of Pineapple Punch on the beaks. I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the bird stamp (this is all one stamp) onto Whisper White cardstock and then cut it out with one of the larger dies in the set.

The Stitched Nested Labels dies cut out a label with a stitched border, but it also leaves an outer stitched border. The Flirty Flamingo is cut with the same size die as I used on the Pool Party. To get the Pool Party stitched border, I centered the die on my 4" x 5.25" layer and cut out the label. It left the stitched border after I removed the die cut label. I then put the Flirty Flamingo label in the spot where I had removed the Pool Party label and then used Stampin' Dimensionals to layer the white label. Can you see the texture on the Pool Party base layer? You can get a similar look using the Subtle embossing folder.

On of my regular stampers, Carolyn Clary, decided the birds would look cute with pink bellies. She made the card above. Another regular stamper, Vicki Yountz, liked that idea, too. Below is her rendition. I think both are cute and I especially love that the stampers in my classes feel free to share their creative ideas. Sometimes, one idea leads to another and we really get on a roll. That way we all learn more and it helps everyone get their creative juices flowing for future projects.

Below is the card I made with the Pool Party label I removed from the other card. I experimented with some other colors on this one. I have to admit I have half a dozen or more of these white, stamped labels ready for cards. I was having a great time experimenting with different colored birds, flowers, leaves, and branches. I used Garden Green on the leaves and Soft Suede on the branch. The birds and flowers are the same as the above, Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo. The "sending prayers" stamp is from Itty Bitty Greeting. One thing I love about that set is that the greetings are similarly sized, so once you have a card designed, you can swap out whatever message you want.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following through the Blog Hop. Next up on the list is Erin Cook. I'm sure you'll love what she has to share.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Everything Is Rosy Product Medley by Stampin' Up!

Have you seen this lovely bundle of products by Stampin' Up!? It's only available until May 31, 2019, while supplies last. Current hostess code is JJZFUBG3.

Here are some projects made with the Everything Is Rosy product medley. They all came from the Stampin' Up! site. The first one is a decorated pizza box.

The Gift Bag Punch Board is on the last chance list (only available until June 3, 2019, while supplies last) so you might want to add it when you place your order.

The Envelope Punch Board is also on the last chance list so be sure to get it before it's gone.

The following samples are all cards.

Thanks for reading my blog. Be sure to get these items while they are available. Only a few days left for the Everything Is Rosy product medley and only a few more after that for the last chance items.

If you don't have a demonstrator, please select me when you order. Use hostess code JJZFUBG3 and I'll send you a thank you gift (if you allow contact).

Sunday, February 24, 2019

NC SU Demos February Blog Hop - Keeping it in the Lines

Welcome to the February NC Stampin' Up! Demos Blog Hop. This month we are featuring our favorite line art stamps and coloring method. You probably just came from Sharon Maranich's blog. Didn't you love the way she used the blender pens?

Sometimes I find coloring very relaxing and those times I pick an intricate design and just color away. Other times I like to quickly add a splash of color. Today's cards feature the latter. Both of today's cards use the same supplies, except for the ink color on the front of each card. I added color using my watercolor pencils. In the first card I colored the birthday cake and chose the leave the word "CAKE" uncolored.

On this second card I colored the word "HAPPY" with my Bermuda Bay watercolor pencil. Once the cards were colored with the watercolor pencils, I used my Aqua Painter to give it the watercolor look.

Here's how I finished of the inside of the 2nd card. The inside of the birthday cake card is similar.


Stamps: Amazing Life
Ink: Bermuda Bay (inside only), Calypso Coral (front of the 2nd card and inside), Memento (top card only)
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Big Shot: Dot to Dot embossing folder
Watercolor Pencils: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight

For those of you new to coloring, my advice is don't let it intimidate you. You can start easy with just a little light coloring like on these cards. But don't shy away from more intricate line art stamps. There are so many fun ways to color, as you'll see on this blog hop.

Thanks for stopping by this month's blog hop. 
Head on over to Robbie Rubala's blog to see the great project and coloring technique she's sharing today.

List of this month's blog hop participants:

Sunday, January 27, 2019

NC SU Demos January Blog Hop - A Perfect Pair

Welcome to the January NC Stampin' Up! Demos Blog Hop. This month we are pairing items from the new Occasions or Sale-a-Bration Catalog with items from the Annual Catalog. I have to make a confession. Since my last post in November, I did very little stamping (only what I had to in order to finish off Christmas cards or presents). With all the hectic-ness of the holidays, it felt kind of good to take a break. But that's the nice thing about stamping. For the most part, I can fit it into my schedule. Since I'm a demonstrator, I had to kick back in to develop cards for my January club. I also had to make some cards for my Card Ministry at church.

So, where do you start after a month and a half break? Well, I spent some time checking out blogs and Pinterest for inspiration. Then, I just had to put ink to paper. This is one of the first cards I made after my break. It's very simple, but I think it's cute. Sorry about the picture quality. The color is a little off. The base is Whisper White. Other colors are Call Me Clover and Rich Razleberry.

The frog is from the Sale-a-Bration (SAB) set So Hoppy Together. You can get it free during SAB with a $50 purchase. The cake is from the Annual Catalog set Tabs for Everything and Happy Birthday is from the Annual Catalog Hostess set Hand Delivered. I used my Big Shot to cut the circles with the Stitched Shapes Framelits from the In Color 2018-20 6x6 Designer Series Paper (DSP).

I didn't use this card for stamp club, but I may use it, or a variation, for my church's Birthday Card Ministry. It feels good to be stamping again. I enjoyed my little hiatus and now that I'm refreshed I'm excited about stamping up a storm.

Thanks for stopping by this month's blog hop. And remember, if you ever find yourself with a stamping block, just start putting ink to paper. Before you know it, you'll be back into it. You can also sign up for a class with your demonstrator or check out Pinterest and blogs (like you're doing now). Those are all good ways to get ideas and keep the mojo flowing.

Head on over to Robbie Rubala's blog for some more great inspiration.

This month's blog hop participants:

Sunday, November 25, 2018

NC Demos Blog Hop - Holiday Edition

Welcome to the November NC Demos Blog Hop. It doesn't matter which holiday you are celebrating, Hanukkah to Christmas to New Year's Eve and everything in between, December is ALL about celebrating with parties, card and gift giving, and holiday traditions old and new. So, the theme for our November Blog Hop, just days away from the start of Hanukkah and exactly one month before Christmas, is Holiday Happenings.

This is a gift card holder that we made in stamp club recently. It's decorated to look like a gift and can be given to the recipient as is, but I did size it so that it would fit in a standard size envelope. That way you can easily mail it if needed. You could easily modify the Designer Series Paper (DSP) and sentiment to match any gift giving occasion. Be sure to also change the cardstock colors to match your DSP.

Here's the inside card, which just slides out at the top.

You can see how the gift card slips in the pocket.

This is the back. We used the Gift Bag Punch Board, which left nice finished edges along the bottom. You can use the Subtle embossing folder to get the textured look.

Here's a picture of it scored and cut out but not folded, which might be helpful if you make one yourself.

Base piece: 7.5” x 6”  Score along the long side at 2.25” and 5.75”  At each score line, punch with the Gift Bag Punch Board. Use the horizontal score line on the punch board to score along the length of the bottom. Cut off the outside flaps, leaving only the center one as shown. Use the 1.25” circle punch to make the half circle at the top.


Stamps: Dashing Deer
Ink: Shaded Spruce
Cardstock:  Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper (DSP): Under The Mistletoe
Ribbon:  Real Red 1/8" Solid Ribbon

Online Extravaganza is going on now! Save 10% on select items. November 25–26 STAMPS & KITS and November 27–28 TOOLS & INK.  See the Online Extravaganza page for full details. See all sale items here. Use Hostess code: BN4N7BHZ and get a free thank you gift from me. Please contact me with any questions.

Thanks for visiting our blog hop. Next up is Anita Trippi with more holiday ideas.

November Blog Hoppers

Toni Campana

Jo Anne Hewins
Sue Root - You are here.
Anita Trippi 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Online Extravaganza Sale!


I have so many things to be grateful for and I'm sure you do, too. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday to help us focus on those things. I'm looking forward to hosting a big meal for my family. We'll have 8 of us, which isn't as large as the 23 my co-worker is having, but it's plenty big for us. Enjoy your turkey and when you're ready to start thinking about shopping, check out the Online Extravaganza sale.

Online Extravaganza - November 23-28, 2018
Six days. Three sales. One spectacular promotion!

Three separate 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over.

Follow my facebook page for updates and prize give-aways:

See my separate Online Extravaganza page for more details, including exclusions, limits, ordering, and more.

There are so many items to choose from you can really get some good savings!

Let me know if I can be of help, Sue

Sunday, October 28, 2018

NC Demos October Blog Hop

NC Demos October Blog Hop

Hi friends! Welcome to another month of the NC Stampin' Up! Demos Blog Hop. Sometimes it's hard to think what you might do with a stamp set and you want to have ideas before you get it. So this month we are showing you multiple ideas with the same set or bundle. I love background stamps but sometimes have trouble using them, so I chose the background stamp Postscript for my stamp set today. Hopefully my ideas will get you jumpstarted using your background stamps.

First, let me apologize for the photo quality. I was limited in my set up and with the blog hop deadline nearing, I made due with what I had. The shadows sometimes make things look crooked or background pieces seem unevenly sized, but I assure you they are not. Hopefully you can look past all that and still spark your creativity.

My first project is a birthday card. The background is the Postscript stamp in Gray Granite ink on Sahara Sand cardstock. It is mounted on a Basic Black base. Life's a Journey... is from One Wild Ride. It and the Happy Birthday, which is from Lemon Zest, are also stamped in Gray Granite. Both pieces are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals. The tire tracks and dirt marks are stamped with Memento Black ink. Those stamps are from One Wild Ride.

 Here's the inside of the card. The sentiment is also from One Wild Ride.

My next project is a diaper fold treat holder. I am a big fan of these. They are unique but super simple to make. It is made from a 4.25" x 4.25" piece of Petal Pink cardstock. I stamped it with the Postscript stamp and Balmy Blue ink. The flower on the Whisper White tag is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and the sentiment is from Botanical Bliss. I put a Basic Pearl in the center of the flower. The label is  popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

 It is a little pouch and you can fill it with anything. This one is a little smaller than I normally make, but it still holds a mini Twix nicely.

My last project is a bookmark. I used the Botanical Tags Thinlets to make the base of the bookmark. On the layer, I stamped Postscript with Blueberry Bushel ink. I also smudged a little of the ink on the background to grunge it up a bit. I stamped each word using the Labeler Alphabet set. I rubbed the edge of each piece on the ink pad to highlight the words. The word BOOKS I rubbed on my Crushed Curry pad and mounted it on a piece of Blueberry Bushel cardstock to make it stand out. Each word is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals. I added some Whisper White Baker's Twine out the top for fun.

Thank you for joining us on the blog hop. Next up is Anita Trippi with 3 ideas for another product.


Here's the list of this month's participants:


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...