PLxSU Blog Hop ~ First Day of School

I'm joining in this week with a fun Stampin' Up! Project Life (PLxSU) blog hop. Just so you can see a little of what some of us have been up to lately and hopefully get inspired along the way. Welcome if you've hoped through from Carmelita's blog.

Here's a page detailing my son's first day at school back in February this year. Dressed in his favourite shorts from Aunty Liv, he was rearing to go!

PLxSU Everyday Adventure First Day of School - detail ~ Susan Wong

The 'string' for the bunting flags is a doodle! Love the Project Life markers.

PLxSU Everyday Adventure First Day of School ~ Susan Wong

PLxSU Everyday Adventure - First Day of School - detail ~ Susan Wong

Inks: Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Project Life Journalling Pens
Paper: Everyday Adventure Card Collection, Whisper White, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Pistachio Pudding
Stamps: Alphabet Rotary Stamp, Day to Day
Accessories/Tools: Gold Baker's Twine

Thanks for stopping by.
Next, hop along and see what Karlie has made @ 'Stamping With Karlie'

Pocketless Project Life ~ Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

The beauty of the Stampin' Up! Project Life products is that they automatically co-ordinate with plenty of products I already have. Ahhh, makes it so easy to add my own flavour. I confess, I only used a couple of little bits from our Artisan September box on this project - the decorative masks (loving them) and some embellishments.

Pocketless Project Life - Sequin Trim, Baker's Twine, Lace detail ~ Susan Wong

Pocketless Project Life - layer it, baby! ~ Susan Wong

Pocketless Project Life - Hodgepodge Heart clip detail ~ Susan Wong

Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper: Project Life Everyday Adventure, Crumb Cake 12x12, Tea Lace Paper Doily, Watercolour Paper, Whisper White
Accessories/Tools: Dots Decorative Mask, Basics Hodgepodge Clips, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Gold Sequin Trim, Venetian Crochet Trim

Go have a look at Teneale's amazing creation next...

Fall Fest Birthday ~ Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Ok, I slipped a bit of pink into a masculine card. What's a 'masculine card' anyway? Must just be any card that you'd give to a guy, surely. So here it is - my cousin's 30th birthday card! I totally thought he could handle some pink pirouette.

Welcome if you've clicked through from the Stampin' Up! Facebook page this week. So nice of you to visit. Please see below for a full supply list to make this card. Let's face it, the Fun Fall Framelits make it pretty easy ;)

Love these pumpkins from the Fall Fest stamp set ~ Susan Wong

Fall Fest, And Many More
Mossy Meadow, Crisp Cantaloupe, Tangelo Twist, Smoky Slate
Kraft Cardstock, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Vellum, Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper
133775: Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks
133765: Basics Hodgepodge Clips
132140: Burlap Ribbon
135838: White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim
135856: Fun Fall Framelits Dies

And now go see what the talented Teneale has made...

Freaky Friends Monstrous Minis - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

3x3" cards are such an easy go-to solution when you need to write a quick note. Actually, I'm sure you already know that! I've been using these cutie monsters from Freaky Friends on simple 3x3s so decided to make a few more, give them a pizza box house (oldie but a goodie) and call them a family.

Freaky Friends 3x3 boxed cards ~ too cute ~ Susan Wong

I'm digging these stripes from the Motley Monsters papers in the Holiday Catalogue!

Freaky Friends 3x3 boxed cards ~ too cute ~ Susan Wong

Freaky Friends 3x3 boxed cards ~ too cute ~ Susan Wong

Freaky Friends 3x3 boxed cards ~ too cute ~ Susan Wong

When the cards have a lot of white space you can bring them to life with a patterned envelope. Thanks Envelope Punch Board!! 

Freaky Friends 3x3 boxed cards ~ too cute ~ Susan Wong

So here's the details if you want to make your own. The 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" envelopes fit perfectly and the cards have a little breathing room. Increase the 3 1/4" dimensions if you wish to adapt the size.

Pizza Box for 3x3 cards instructions ~ Susan Wong

Freaky Friends Box and Card Set:
Stamps: Freaky Friends, Ghoulish Greetings, And Many More, Alphabet Rotary Stamp
Inks/Papers: Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Tangerine Tango, Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Word Bubbles Framelits Die, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Snips (Yah, the grass is hand cut. Nothing fancy there folks!)

And now it's time to check out Teneale's creations this week...

Curvy Keepsake Thinlits - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

There must be more than a million ways to decorate the new Curvy Keepsake box. These thinlits are SO cute (page 11, Holiday Catalogue)!!! Here are some fun ideas to get your juices going. Of course, these would work for loads of other types of boxes too. I'll jump straight in!

Curvy Keepsakes Thinlits ~ Susan Wong

Curvy Keepsake Thinlits - Tweet Tweet Something Sweet ~ Susan Wong
Stamp It box: 
Kraft & Pistachio Pudding bases. 
Costal Cabana & Pink Pirouette tags made with Four Feathers stamps and framelits (Hoilday Catalogue). 
Bird from Freaky Friends Stamps (Holiday Catalogue). 
Tangerine strand separated from the White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim (awesome new chunky baker's twine)(Holiday Catalogue).
Greeting is freehand using the Project Life Journalling Pens. Honestly, my handwriting isn't that good - it all comes down to the pen. You have to buy them!

Curvy Keepsake Thinlits + Decorative Masks ~ Susan Wong
Stencil It Box: (Hello wedding and bridal showers!!)
Whisper White bases with Smoky Slate sponging using Hearts and Stars Decorative Masks.
Tags - Pink Pirouette, Silver Glimmer Paper, Blackberry bliss using the Curvy Keepsake thinlits.
Remember Rotary Stamp.
Basic Black Baker's Twine.

Curvy Keepsake Thinlits + Honeycomb Embossing Folder ~ Susan Wong
Emboss It Box: (It's Father's Day here in New Zealand this Sunday!)
Smoky Slate and Pacific Point bases with Honeycomb embossing folder.
Pistachio Pudding sponged with a dauber onto watercolour paper with Pistachio Pudding mat.
Any Many More stamp set. 

Curvy Keepsake Thinlits + Motley Monsters DSP ~ Susan Wong
'Designer Paper' It Box: 
Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper bases (Holiday Catalogue).
Cute monster from Freaky Friends Stamps (Holiday Catalogue).
Crushed curry 1 3/8" circle with Strawberry Slush stamped Whisper white 1 1/4" circle. 
Freehand 'Hi' - really, the Project Life Journalling Pens are awesome. 
Basic Rhinestones & Whisper White Baker's Twine. 

Curvy Keepsake Thinlits + Watercolour Wonder Washi Tape ~ Susan Wong
'Washi Tape' It Box: 
Crisp Cantaloupe and Whisper White bases covered in part with Watercolour Wonder washi tape. 
1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch in Crushed Curry, Hello Honey, Daffodil Delight & So Saffron.
Vintage Faceted Designer Button.
Gold Metallic Baker's Twine. 

{Quick Yellow Flower Tutorial - Punch four scallop circles (I used the colours listed above). Screw them up and unscrew them a few times until the two layers start separating. Gently pull the two layers of card stock apart - it's all good if they rip a bit here and there, that's part of the look. Adhere all 8 halves furry side up with a small dot of glue in the centre of each one. Punch a hole in the middle and thread through some baker's twine which is attached to a button. Use the twine at the back to tie to your box.}

Hope you had fun - hop on over to Teneale's blog next.