Animal Outing - Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Animal Outing stamp set + Wood Textures by Stampin' Up! - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday


Welcome to the Fancy Friday blog hop!! We're a group of past and present Artisans who love inspire you each month. This May we're all about the True Gentleman suite. Have you noticed the classic-style textures and patterns in this stamp set and papers? So dapper! 


I took the colour combo - Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy and Crumb Cake and made a fun masculine card with rustic wood textures and the brand new Animal Outing stamp set. Check it out...

Animal Outing stamp set + Wood Textures by Stampin' Up! - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Animal Outing stamp set + Wood Textures by Stampin' Up! - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

I love how the designer paper tore slightly when going through the Big Shot. It totally added some great texture don't you think? And then I had to add those dog-eared corners. It's kind of a trademark move now... 

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Animal Outing
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Night of Navy, Versamark
Papers: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Wood Textures 6x6" Paper Stack, Vellum, Silver Glimmer Paper, Tranquil Tide, Watercolor Paper
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Circle Tab Punch, Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Silver Metallic Thread, Tranquil Tide 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon, Stapler

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Let The Crafty Carrot Co. show you how to integrate the new In Colours into your stash this June! 


Next up is the amazing Mindy Backes. She's new to Fancy Friday so be sure to leave her some comment love!
Thanks for stopping by!
Susan Wong



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Waterfront Stamp Set - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Waterfront Stamp Set with Wood Textures paper by Stampin' Up! - Susan Wong, 2018 Artisan Design Team


It's May already!! We're in the final days of some fabulous retiring products and eagerly anticipating the release of a bunch of soon-to-be favourites in the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue (out June 1st). Great news is, both the Waterfront and Southern Serendade stamp sets the Artisan team are featuring this month are carrying over into the new catalogue! So we hope you lap up these ideas and use them in your own crafting world! Speaking of worlds....

Waterfront Stamp Set with Wood Textures paper by Stampin' Up! - Susan Wong, 2018 Artisan Design Team

Waterfront Stamp Set with Wood Textures paper by Stampin' Up! - Susan Wong, 2018 Artisan Design Team

HOT TIPS:
- Stamp off on scrap paper first and then straight on the Wood Textures designer paper for a subtle tree-line.
- Mask part of a sentiment with washi tape before inking up your stamp, peel off the washi then stamp on your cardstock. I mixed these two sentiments to make a new one:
- For the globe: I did a light Pool Party wash for the sea first and let dry. The land was done freehand with Call Me Clover and an aqua painter, copied from a globe on the internet. Finally I splattered on some Pool Party marker. 

See all those little fussy cut houses in a row? Well can I just say, I'm so thankful for all the friends I've made from around the world on my Artisan journey. If you're a current demonstrator reading this, did you know that applications are open right now for the 2019 team? I encourage you to apply!! You have until end of May!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waterfront
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Pool Party, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Smoky Slate
Papers: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, Watercolor Paper, Grapefruit Grove
Tools/Accessories: Linen Thread, Silver Metallic Thread, Metallics Sequin Assortment, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Big Shot

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Up next is my talented friend, Sylwia!


Blog Roll 
Cathy Caines - Canada
Charlet Mallett - USA
Connie Collins - USA
Elizabeth Price - USA
Emma Goddard - UK
  Jenni Pauli - Germany
Jennifer Frost - Australia
Jessica Winter - Austria
Kayla MacAulay - Australia
Kim McGillis - Canada
Lauren Alarid - USA
Linda van Wely-Zwolle - Netherlands
Rhoda MacPherson - UK
Sarah Lancaster - France
Susan Wong - New Zealand - YOU ARE HERE
Sylwia Schreck - Germany


Let The Crafty Carrot Co. show you how to integrate the new In Colours into your stash this June! 
New 2018-2020 In Colors + Picture Perfect Birthday Classes - The Crafty Carrot Co.


Until next time!
Susan Wong


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Picture Perfect Birthday - The Crafty Carrot Co.

We're on the cusp of a new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue and we're so excited!! In June The Crafty Carrot Co gals and I are going to be teaching projects with the fabulous carryover stamp set, Picture Perfect Birthday, along with the brand new 2018-2020 In Colours!

Picture Perfect Birthday by Stampin' Up! card - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Picture Perfect Birthday by Stampin' Up! card - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

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This June we also have a very special guest joining us from the UK - totally talented and current member of the Artisan Design Team - Emma Goddard!



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And now it's time to hop through to our awesome guest designer, Emma Goddard!


Until next time :)
Susan Wong


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Baby Card with Animal Outing - Just Add Ink 408

Baby Card with Animal Outing By Stampin' Up! - Susan Wong for Just Add Ink


Welcome to my fourth and final guest post for Just Add Ink! It's been SUCH a pleasure - thank you again to the team for having me. This week we're presenting you a fun colour challenge with (mostly) retiring colours! I used one of the new stamp sets coming up called Animal Outing...

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Baby Card with Animal Outing By Stampin' Up! - Susan Wong for Just Add Ink

Baby Card with Animal Outing By Stampin' Up! - Susan Wong for Just Add Ink

Hot Tips:
- For a great watercolour wash, wet your Shimmery White paper with your aqua painter first, then add a drop or two of reinker and spread. Use your heat tool to spread the water around a bit and dry it up. 
- I stamped the kangaroo in Basic Grey Archival and watercoloured with my aqua painter. I did a second one with StazOn Jet Black, colouring only the koala, and then fussy cut him out and popped him up on a dimensional.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Animal Outing
Inks: Powder Pink, Wild Wasabi (watercolor), Pear Pizzazz (leaves), Smoky Slate, Basic Grey Archival, StazOn Jet Black, Versamark
Papers: Whisper White, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Wild Wasabi, Shimmery White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink
Tools/Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Metallics Sequin Assortment, Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers, Pearlized Doilies, Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine

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Thanks for stopping by today. Happy crafting!
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Susan Wong


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Travel Journaling with Share What You Love - Stampin' Up! Corporate Blog

Yesterday some travel journal pages of mine went live on the Stampin' Up! Corporate Blog - yay! Here's what I wrote:

"Travel journaling . . . have you tried it yet? Basically, it’s a fun way to document memories in a small book. You do it as you go and without overthinking! So, it was the perfect way to record fellow Artisan, Jennifer Frost’s, time here in New Zealand recently! She let me steal some pics from her phone and do it from her perspective. I hope you can tell—we had a blast!!

Share What You Love Suite / Love What You Do Stamp Set Travel Journal - Susan Wong for Stampin' Up! Corporate Blog

Share What You Love Suite / Love What You Do Stamp Set Travel Journal - Susan Wong for Stampin' Up! Corporate Blog

Share What You Love Suite / Love What You Do Stamp Set Travel Journal - Susan Wong for Stampin' Up! Corporate Blog

The main products I used for this project are from the Gotta Have It All Bundle (item 149812) in the gorgeous Share What You Love Suite, available May 1–31 as an early release from Stampin’ Up!’s upcoming annual catalogue. I also snuck in a coffee cup from the Coffee CafĂ© Stamp Set (item 143677). It’s perfect for an urban theme with fresh tones, right?

Share What You Love Suite / Love What You Do Stamp Set Travel Journal - Susan Wong for Stampin' Up! Corporate Blog

Share What You Love Suite / Love What You Do Stamp Set Travel Journal - Susan Wong for Stampin' Up! Corporate Blog

Hot Tips
· Don’t be afraid to hand draw frames and doodles just as you would in bullet journaling. A black inky pen like our Journaling Pens (item 145480) works wonders!
· Keep the colors basic. I used only Tuxedo Black Memento ink (item 132708), Smoky Slate (item 131179), and a pop of the new Grapefruit Grove, available in the In Color Collection 2018–2020 (item 147153) until May 31.
· Staples and clips, like the Gold Binder Clips (item 141673), for those pieces of travel memorabilia, are your friends. Pair with the Circle Tab Punch (item 143754) and a bow of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine (item 124262) or similar for a fun little handle or label.

I hope you have some fun getting your memories off your phone and onto paper! Satisfaction level: 100%!

Susan Wong 
2018 Artisan Design Team"


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Lined Alphabet Box - Just Add Ink 407



Thanks for joining us for another week of Just Add Ink challenges - and thanks again to the gals for having me as guest designer! This week the challenge is 'Just Add "O"' - stamps, techniques, colours or themes - you name it. SO - get creating and don't forget to link your project over at Just Add Ink!


Well, you can see exactly how this box fits this challenge right? And if you want to see some coordinating projects (hello!) from these new 2018-19 Annual Catalogue products, see yesterday's blog post *HERE*.


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Lined Alphabet
Inks: Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, StazOn Jet Black
Papers: Whisper White, Shimmery White
Tools/Accessories: Lustrous White Mini Gable Box, Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers, Big Shot, Spot of Tea Framelits Dies, Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack, Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine

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Can't wait to see what you come up with with this "O" challenge!
Susan Wong


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Lined Alphabet - Let's Get Hopping

Lined Alphabet by Stampin' Up! - Susan Wong


Oh I'm so excited to join in with the Let's Get Hopping crew again! It's been a several months! The challenge this month is to make a set of three or so coordinating cards. I've taken it a little liberally (Memories & More cards anyone?!) just so I can share with you these cuties I made for the display at our Stampin' Up! Onstage event in April. They feature one of my fave new sets from the upcoming 2018-19 Annual Catalogue - Lined Alphabet!

Lined Alphabet by Stampin' Up! - Susan Wong

Lined Alphabet by Stampin' Up! Watercolor card - Susan Wong

Lined Alphabet by Stampin' Up! Pocket Page - Susan Wong

HOT TIPS:
- For the memory page 3x4" card, you can ink up the stamp set exactly as it comes (without peeling off any stamps and mounting them on blocks). I stamped in Smoky Slate then coloured in with Watercolour Pencils.
- My apples are hand drawn with a journaling pen if you're wondering!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Lined Alphabet*
Inks: Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Basic Black Archival, Pool Party Stampin' Blends (to colour doilies)
Papers: Whisper White, Shimmery White
Tools/Accessories: Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers*, Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack*, Metallics Sequin Assortment, Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine, Circle Tab Punch, Darling Label Punch*, Delicate White Doilies, Journaling Pen
*on sale June 1st

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Keep an eye out on my blog tomorrow for a matching mini gable box! 


Up next is my cool as friend, Tanya Rees!




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