Thursday, September 15, 2016

Moroccan Nights - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to another Artisan Blog Hop. This week we're featuring the Moroccan Suite and/or Thoughtful Banners stamp set and Duet Banner punch. This was an unexpected pairing for me but well, you know me, I love orange, so I started there! 

Get the medallion stamp all inky with Peekaboo Peach and spritz with water before stamping on watercolour paper. Easy vibrant colour! Also, I used scraps of doily I pulled off another project as a base for the sentiment. Waste not, want not!

Moroccan Nights + Thoughtful Banners ~ Susan Wong

Moroccan Nights + Thoughtful Banners ~ Susan Wong

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Moroccan Nights, Thoughtful Banners
Inks: Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy, Gold Wink of Stella Pen
Papers: Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Delicate White Doilies
Accessories/Tools: Metallics Sequin Assortment, Linen Thread


I can't wait to see what everyone else has come up with. Will you hop with me? Val is up next!


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Day At The Beach Mini Hop

My Aussie Artisan friends and I have teamed up to bring you this mini hop featuring the Day at the Beach stamp set. I hope you'll find several reasons to bump this fab and fun set up from second-choice to your 'must have' list. Seriously, I'm loving it - Christmas, New Year's, birthdays... Summertime and barbies on the beach - let's do iiiit!

Day at the Beach + Tin of Tags ~ Susan Wong

Day at the Beach + Tin of Tags ~ Susan Wong

Christmas card colours: Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry
Complimentary Stamp Set: Tin of Tags


Day at the Beach + Birthday Fiesta ~ Susan Wong

Day at the Beach + Birthday Fiesta ~ Susan Wong

Masculine Birthday Card Colours - Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point 
Complimentary Stamp Set: Birthday Fiesta


Day at the Beach + It's a Celebration ~ Susan Wong

Day at the Beach + It's a Celebration ~ Susan Wong

Happy New Year Card colours - Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango
Complimentary Stamp Set: It's a Celebration

Quick tip - use the entire stamp set on our largest clear block as a collage. 
Day at the Beach Collage Technique ~ Susan Wong


These quick tags just breathe summer, don't you think? They'll be perfect for all the birthdays gifts over the hot season!
Day at the Beach + Tin of Tags ~ Susan Wong

Gift Tag Colours - Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo
Complimentary Stamp Set: Tin of Tags



Day at the Beach by Stampin' Up!



Now we can go see what Jess and Jenn will wow us with!!
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

More Flourishing Phrases - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

I've been cranking out a few birthday cards recently. Since it's Open Project week for the Artisan team, I used what I had from our current box and I get to share them with you!

Naturally, I can't go past a bit of Project Life so these first two cards have backgrounds from the Hello Lovely card collection. Place them with Flourishing Phrases and Thoughtful Banners and..... I'm head over heels.

Flourishing Phrases + Thoughtful Banners ~ Susan Wong

Flourishing Phrases + Thoughtful Banners ~ Susan Wong



Flourishing Phrases + Thoughtful Banners ~ Susan Wong

Flourishing Phrases + Thoughtful Banners ~ Susan Wong



Flourishing Phrases + Thoughtful Banners ~ Susan Wong

Flourishing Phrases + Thoughtful Banners ~ Susan Wong


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Flourishing Phrases, Thoughtful Banners, Touches of Texture, Labeler Alphabet
Inks: Basic Black, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Crumb Cake
Papers: Kraft, Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection, Pool Party, Old Olive, Peekaboo Peach, Dapper Denim, Melon Mambo, 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Metallics Sequins, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Linen Thread, Flourish Thinlits Dies, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, Duet Banner Punch


Now let's go see what Valerie has to show us!



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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Flourishing Phrases + All Year Long - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop! 

When it comes to getting off on the right foot, Project Life cards are a great way to suss your colour combos and style even before you get stuck in. Here I've paired the All Year Long Card Collection and accessory pack with our Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set and Flourish Thinlits. A match made in heaven!! Throw in a bit of Envelope Paper for matching stationery and you're away...

Let me know what you think! And a big hello if you've clicked through from our August Artisan Facebook Showcase :)

Flourishing Phrases + All Year Long Collection 1 ~ Susan Wong


Flourishing Phrases + All Year Long Collection 2 ~ Susan Wong


Flourishing Phrases + All Year Long Collection 3 ~ Susan Wong


Flourishing Phrases + All Year Long Collection 4 ~ Susan Wong

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Flourishing Phrases
Inks: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Delightful Dijon, Tuxedo Black
Papers: All Year Long Project Life Card Collection, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, 2015-2017 In-Color Envelope Paper, Delicate White Doilies, Glassine Gift Bag
Accessories: Basic Black Baker's Twine, Linen Thread, Tip-Top-Taupe 5/8” Mini-Striped Ribbon, Silver Metallic Thread

Have you heard?
I'm so excited about *THIS* awesome collaboration.


Next we'll go see what the amazing Val has made!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New Exclusive Tutorial Bundles!


I have teamed up with 11 other INCREDIBLE designers to bring you a Tutorial Bundle once a month for the next six months: August 2016 - January 2017. You will receive TWELVE tutorials in the bundle every month, one from each of these wonderful Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators:


The Tutorial Bundles are based on current bundles in the Stampin' Up!® catalogues and will have both Metric and Imperial (inches) measurements so that everyone around the world can use these them. And if you are currently a Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - these tutorials will be such a great way for you to get some awesome ideas.

THE GREAT NEWS is you can pre-purchase your bundle right now! We'll be releasing our first one on Tuesday 23rd August.


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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Touches of Texture - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another Artisan Blog Hop. This week we have an open project - which means we use anything we like from our box of goodies! I'm ready for a whole bunch of variety so I can't wait to hop through - will you join me?

Here's what I made using the Touches of Texture stamp set.

Tips to Get the Look: Sunshine Card & Matching 3x3" Gift Set
- Stamp the flowers then lightly brush the centres with an aqua painter.
- For the Flirty Flamingo splatters/bees, stamp off on scrap paper first.
- Insert a piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock into the Glassine Gift Bag to strengthen it.


Touches of Texture Birthday ~ Susan Wong

Touches of Texture Mini Cards (3x3) ~ Susan Wong

Touches of Texture Mini Cards (3x3) ~ Susan Wong

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Touches of Texture, Thoughtful Banners
Inks: Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Gold Wink of Stella Pen
Papers: Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Gold Foil Paper, Watercolour Paper, 2016-2018 In Colour Envelope Paper
Accessories: Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Glassine Gift Bags, Gold 1/4" Natural Trim, Linen Thread, Emerald Envy Solid Baker's Twine, Envelope Punch Board

Now let's jump on over to Val! I bet she has something awesome to show us :)


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

MORE Thoughtful Branches

Get the Limited time Thoughtful Branches bundle before its gone! Available August 2nd - 31st.

If you earned in any coupons during the July Bonus Days promotion, the Thoughtful Branches bundle is a great choice to use it on.



Get the Look - Card One
- Layer two flower heads together slightly off centre - one Peekaboo Peach and one vellum. I sponged a bit of peach onto the vellum too.
- Use words as a background in the same colour as your base (Soft Sky) and splatter with the Gold Wink of Stella pen by tapping firmly on the barrel.
- Tie a messy double bow on your tag with Linen Thread.

Thoughtful Branches Card ~ Susan Wong

Thoughtful Branches Card ~ Susan Wong

Thoughtful Branches Colour Combo ~ Susan Wong

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Thoughtful Branches
Inks: Emerald Envy, Soft Sky, Peekaboo Peach
Papers: Soft Sky, Peekaboo Peach, Vellum, Shimmery White
Accessories: Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies, Linen Thread, Emerald Envy Solid Baker's Twine



Get the Look - Card Two
- Wet Shimmery White Paper with your aqua painter (not all the way to the edges)
- Add 2-3 drops of Island Indigo reinker to your paper and spread with aqua painter for your moody night sky.
- Sprinkle on a bit of salt on (for the snow) while wet and let dry.
- Stamp trees when background is dry and add Dazzling Details for Christmas pizzazz!

Thoughtful Branches Christmas Card ~ Susan Wong

Thoughtful Branches Christmas Card ~ Susan Wong

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Thoughtful Branches, Thoughtful Banners
Inks: Island Indigo, Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Smokey Slate
Papers: Smokey Slate, Island Indigo, Shimmery White
Accessories: Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Dazzling Details, Aqua Painter, Classic Label Punch, Salt


Now let's go see what Val has made :)
Be sure to hop through all 19 blogs for loads more Thoughtful Branches inspiration!!
And check out the Thoughtful Branches board on the Stampin' Up! Pinterest page *HERE*