Sunday, August 21, 2016

Grateful For You


Hello, Friends!

Wow!  We just arrived home this evening from a wonderful week of family, fun and relaxation at the Outer Banks in North Carolina and I am SO ready to hit the ground running.  There's just a little over a week left before the Holiday Catalog goes LIVE and I have SO many ideas to share.  If you haven't already gotten a copy of the Holiday Catalog, please message me at shellsuit@verizon.net net with your address and I'll get one out to you jiffy quick.  It is FABULOUS!!

Until then, I want to share this sweet card with you and all of the instructions to create it too.  These sweet raccoons were created with the NEW "Fox Builder" Punch.  I have to tell you, this punch is going to be like the Owl Builder Punch for me.  There are SOOOOO many ideas and designs to create with it.  It's a definite "must have" if you ask me.  It can be found on page 188 of your regular Annual Catalog.  Item #141470
It coordinates perfectly with the "Foxy Friends" stamp set that you can find on page 57 - Item #141549



Be sure to check out all of the "Pin"spiration on my "Foxy Friends" Pinterest Board.  
Just click here  https://www.pinterest.com/suitablystamped/foxy-friends-inspiration/

Want to order these fun, foxy items or other supplies?  Just go to my Online Store by clicking here  http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/suitablystamped/

Just in case you missed it...be sure to to also check out the details below about my "Holiday Paper Share" that's coming up SOON.  It's going to be awesome!

Alrighty....without further ado....Here's your Project of the Day...."Grateful For You".  

Enjoy!


Grateful Raccoons

All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!®


Supplies:
  • Stamp Sets: Foxy Friends (141549), Acorny Thanks (139718)
  • Inks: Calypso Coral (126983), Mint Macaron (138236), Basic Gray Archival (140932), Basic Black Archival (140931), Soft Suede (126978)
  • Paper: Calypso Coral (122925), Smoky Slate (131202), Whisper White (100730), Mint Macaron (138337), A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack (141637)
  • Other: Fox Builder Punch (141470), Owl Builder Punch (hair bow) (117074), Smoky Slate 1/8” Stitched Ribbon (141687), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Glue Dots (103683), Paper Snips (103579)

Measurements: 
Smoky Slate cardstock:  5 ½” x 8 ½”
Calypso Coral cardstock:  3 ¼” x 4”
Whisper White cardstock:  3” x 3 ¾”
From the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack:
            Calypso Coral Woodgrain:  5 ¼” x 4”
            Polka Dots on White Background: 3 ¾” x 4 ½”
Instructions:
  1. Stamp the tree trunk image in Soft Suede ink on the 3” x 3 ¾” piece of Whisper White card stock.  The 3” sides should be at the top and bottom.  Stamp image centered from left to right about ¼” up from the bottom edge.
  2. Using Mint Macaron and Calypso Coral ink, stamp the mushroom images of your choice on both sides of tree stump. 
  3. Next, stamp the leaf arch in Calypso Coral ink centered from left to right at the top edge of the Whisper White piece.
  4. Using the Fox Builder Punch and Smoky Slate cardstock, punch out two sets of shapes so that you have enough parts for two raccoons.
  5. With Basic Gray Archival ink, stamp the mask/eyes, tail stripes and legs/feet) as shown above.  For the girl raccoon you will only need the head and body pieces.  The rest can be set aside.
  6. Stamp the eyes and noses of both raccoons using the Basic Black Archival Ink.
  7. Use SNAIL adhesive to attach the boy raccoon’s tail so that it extends from the right side of the image. 
  8. Next, using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere the boy raccoon’s body so that he’s sitting on the tree stump.
  9. Using SNAIL Adhesive, adhere the girl raccoon’s body at a slight angle behind his being sure to just tuck her in behind his side. 
  10.  Adhere her head with SNAIL Adhesive so that she’s peeking out over his shoulder.
  11.  Adhere the boy raccoon’s head using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  12.  Stamp the “Grateful for You” sentiment onto a scrap of Mint Macaron cardstock.  Cut out a   banner with Paper Snips and “flag” the ends.  Adhere banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  13. Take the Woodgrain Designer Series Paper and wrap a 6” piece of Smoky Slate 1/8” Stitched Ribbon with placement as shown.  Add SNAIL Adhesive to side edges of the DSP and wrap the ribbon around to the back so that it is secure.
  14. Tie a bow using the Smoky Slate 1/8” Stitched Ribbon and adhere using a Glue Dot.
  15. Punch two hearts out of Calypso Coral cardstock using the Owl Builder Punch and adhere them with the bottom points touching using Glue Dots.
  16. To finish, adhere layers as shown using SNAIL adhesive.


I'm thrilled to be offering all of the NEW Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog to you in my NEW Holiday Paper Share.  When you participate you will receive 42 ea. 6" x 6" paper samples and 4 ea. 3" x 6" paper samples in the mail from me.  You will have a sweet sampling of all the beautiful new paper designs from this fabulous Holiday Catalog.  Here's what's included...
2016 Holiday Paper Share will include:
42 paper samples: 6"x6"
4 paper samples: 3"x6"
  • Petals & Paisleys Specialty: 5 samples 6x6, + 2 samples 3x6
  • Candy Cane Lane; 6 samples 6x6
  • Halloween Night Specialty: 5 samples 6x6, + 2 samples 3x6
  • Fancy Frost: 6 samples 6x6
  • Presents & Pinecones: 6 samples 6x6
  • Copper Foil: 1 sample 6x6
  • Pumpkin Pie Glimmer: 1 sample 6x6
  • Warmth & Cheer Stack: 12 samples 6x6
Cost for one share:  $15.00
Shipping cost:  $4.50 (1st class bubble mailer - tracking included)
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Sign Up:
email me at shellsuit@verizon.net with the following info:  
  • your name
  • your address and phone #
  • the email address you use for PayPal*
  • subject line: 2016 Holiday paper share
You will be added to the reservation list and receive a Paypal invoice via email 8/27/16.  
All invoices need to be paid before I place the order on 9/1/16.
Once the paper arrives, it will be cut, sorted and packaged to mail back out to you.
**If you do not have a PayPal account, you will be able to pay via debit or credit card through PayPal.  If you have any questions, please message me at shellsuit@verizon.net.
I'm excited to be able to share all of these fabulous, new papers with you!  Reserve yours today!

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead,
Michelle

Saturday, August 13, 2016

It's Here! Holiday Catalog Paper Shares

Hello, my friends!

I know it definitely does NOT feel like Christmas outside my window today.  It's 101 degrees this evening!!  WHEW!  But....I'm gearing up for the release of the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  I have my pre order here in the studio and I've been busy creating with the products and it is just magical!  The catalog is by far one of the the best ever.




I'm thrilled to be offering all of the NEW Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog to you in my NEW Holiday Paper Share.  When you participate you will receive 42 ea. 6" x 6" paper samples and 4 ea. 3" x 6" paper samples in the mail from me.  You will have a sweet sampling of all the beautiful new paper designs from this fabulous Holiday Catalog.  Here's what's included...

2016 Holiday Paper Share will include:
42 paper samples: 6"x6"
4 paper samples: 3"x6"
  • Petals & Paisleys Specialty: 5 samples 6x6, + 2 samples 3x6
  • Candy Cane Lane; 6 samples 6x6
  • Halloween Night Specialty: 5 samples 6x6, + 2 samples 3x6
  • Fancy Frost: 6 samples 6x6
  • Presents & Pinecones: 6 samples 6x6
  • Copper Foil: 1 sample 6x6
  • Pumpkin Pie Glimmer: 1 sample 6x6
  • Warmth & Cheer Stack: 12 samples 6x6
Cost for one share:  $15.00
Shipping cost:  $4.50 (1st class bubble mailer - tracking included)

Sign Up:
email me at shellsuit@verizon.net with the following info:  
  • your name
  • your address and phone #
  • the email address you use for PayPal*
  • subject line: 2016 Holiday paper share
You will be added to the reservation list and receive a Paypal invoice via email 8/27/16.  
All invoices need to be paid before I place the order on 9/1/16.
Once the paper arrives, it will be cut, sorted and packaged to mail back out to you.
**If you do not have a PayPal account, you will be able to pay via debit or credit card through PayPal.  If you have any questions, please message me at shellsuit@verizon.net.

I'm excited to be able to share all of these fabulous, new papers with you!  Reserve yours today!
Stamped Blessings,
Michelle


Friday, August 5, 2016

Elftastic News! 2016 Christmas Card Marathon

Happy TGIF, Friends!


I have some "Elftastic" news today!  I have scheduled the 2nd Annual Suitably Stamped Christmas Card Marathon!  Wahoooooo!  It was such a hit last year that I had to do it on two separate days!  I have a feeling that his year's is going to fill up fast so be sure to save your spot by registering asap.
All the details are below....

Have a happy weekend!
Michelle


Monday, August 1, 2016

Flourishing Thanks


Happy Monday, Friends!

I can't believe that it's August already.  Whew!  This year is just flying by.  I've been busy working on new designs to share with you and I have to tell you that I'm just loving the new "Flourish Thinlits".  I've only just started experimenting with them and I can't seem to get enough of them!

These sweet "Thank You" cards are really quick and easy to put together.  They would be a lovely gift for a bride to be or maybe a mommy to be.  They can be made with any color of the rainbow and still make a statement.

Now, you may be wondering how I got the "spatter" on the background.  Well, I just took the cap off of the brush end of my Black Stampin' Write Marker and used a "flicking" motion with the brush against the edge of the cap, pointing it at the cardstock.  You can add as much or as little as you'd like.  I think it just adds a fun layer to the design.

Here are the parts and pieces that are included in the "Flourish Thinlits"...

What did I tell you??  The possibilities are endless!
Here is the list of supplies I used to create today's samples.  All supplies can be found at my Online Store ----> JUST CLICK HERE



I hope you'll give it a try and see what you can come up with.  As I said....SO many possibilities.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stampin'!
Michelle



Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Bonus Days Are Here!


Hello, my friends!

Today is an exciting day!  It's the first day of a brand new Stampin' Up! event..."BONUS DAYS".

Did you get everything you want from the new annual catalog yet? Since it only came out a month ago, you probably still have some items on your wish list, and we have some great news for you! For every $50 you spend in between July 7 and July 31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 2–31. This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favorite products now or later in August with your coupons!
Here are all the details...

DETAILS:
 • Promotion Period: July 7–31, 2016 
 • Redemption Period: August 2–31, 2016 
 • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email. 
 • It is strongly recommended that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered. 
 • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.

If you haven't gotten your own copy of the NEW Annual Catalog...be sure to email me at shellsuit@verizon.net and I'll pop one in the mail to you asap.

Need a little creative inspiration today?  Here's a fun card that's sure to inspire you....

This fun Z-fold card just oozes summer if you ask me.  
Here's a close up with the gorgeous "Wink of Stella" glistening in the light.
I love how easy the jar came together.  The large jar image was stamped in Archival Black Ink directly onto a piece of the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper and then cut out.  The jar's lid was stamped in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder and then cut out using the Everyday Jars Framelits.  The Crushed Curry Baker's Twine finishes it off nicely I think.
All supplies are available at my Online Store.  Click on the items below to add them to your cart.


Friday, July 1, 2016

Summer and Starfish and Sand....Oh, My!

Summer and Starfish and Sand...Oh, My!

Happy July!  I'm not quite sure where June went but July arrived right on time.  It's been crazy busy here and I must admit that I need to get new running shoes just to keep up.  Whew!  The New Idea Book and Catalog has really inspired me and my creative juices are in full force.  If you don't have a copy yet, we need to fix that asap because it's just full of creative inspiration.

Today's card was created using two of my favorite sets....Timeless Textures and Picture Perfect.  They go together like peanut butter and jelly!  Another favorite of mine is the new Serene Scenery Paper Stack.  It is absolutely gorgeous and it's definitely one of those stacks where you'll want to use BOTH sides of the paper.  Decisions...decisions.....

Check out the FREE, step by step tutorial below for all of the goodies used to make this beauty.  All supplies are available at my Online Store at http://suitablystamped.stampinup.net.

Wishing you and yours a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend and to all of my awesome friends up north....Happy Canada Day!

Faith, Trust and Pixiedust,
Michelle
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Starfish Dreams Card



                                                                            All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!®

Supplies:

Stamps: Picture Perfect Photopolymer Stamp Set [140520] , Timeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp Set [140517]

Ink : Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad [131181] , Dapper Denim Classic Stampin' Pad [141394] , Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad [126978] , Delightful Dijon Classic Stampin' Pad [138327] , Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad [126973]

Card Stock : Pool Party A4 Card Stock [124391] , Soft Suede A4 Card Stock [119982] , Whisper White A4 Card Stock [106549] , Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack [141642]

Tools & Adhesive : Fast Fuse Adhesive [129026] , Stampin' Dimensionals [104430] , Tear & Tape Adhesive [138995] , Fine-Tip Glue Pen [138309] , Paper Snips Scissors [103579]

Ribbon & Trim : Night Of Navy Solid Baker's Twine [141684] , 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Burlap Ribbon [141487] , Very Vanilla 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Lace Trim [141672] , Regals Enamel Dots [141681] , Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments [119246]




Measurements:
     
o   Pool Party – 4 1/4" x 11"
o   Soft Suede – 3 1/8” x 4 7/8”
o   Serene Scenery DSP Stack 3” x 4 ¾”
o   Whisper White – 3 1/8” x 3 1/8”

Instructions:
  1. Score and burnish fold on base card.
  2. Stamp Grid stamp in Soft Suede from Timeless Textures onto Patterned piece and continue onto base card.  Stamp Leaf stamp in Garden Green onto patterned piece from right hand side going towards centre and up. Stamp small spotty stamp from Timeless Textures over patterned piece and base card where grid has been stamped.  Stamp sentiment from Picture Perfect on Patterned piece in the top left. Adhere patterned piece to Soft Suede piece with Fast Fuse.
  3. Draw a line of glue with the Fine Tip Glue pen 1” from bottom of patterned layer and affix Lace trim to panel. Using Tear n Tape adhere Burlap ribbon slighty overlapping the top of the lace trim. Adhere this panel to base card using Dimensionals
  4. Stamp your Starfish. Top Starfish is in Dapper Denim and base Starfish is Soft Sky.  TIP:  I find it easier to line up if I do the darker stamp first – much easier to see than a paler colour through the block and photopolymer rubber. Cut out with paper snips.
  5. Scrunch your Navy Baker’s Twine up and place on panel – it’s ok to be messy here – don’t use any glue/adhesive to stick this down – you just want it messy and in a circle. Affix Dimensionals to the back of your StarFish and place over your ‘messy’ twine. The Dimensionals will hold your twine in place – use extra dimensionals on the back of the starfish so you hold all the twine.
  6. Decorate your card with Navy Enamel dots and Rhinestones.