Monday, February 25, 2013

"Sunny Side of the Street" Sweet Note Tote

Hey there, Stampers,

Want a fun, sweet project that's sure to bring smiles and sunshine? 
I had an amazing time Saturday sharing this fun "Sweet Note Tote" with my Inkerbelle Stampin' Team gals.  We had such fun and shared lots of laughs and stampin' time.  They each got to create their own tote which included 4 beautiful monogrammed cards and 4 matching embossed envelopes.  Everything fit perfectly into the tote and they left with a fun gift to give (or keep for themselves...hee hee hee)

I will be scheduling a "Sweet Note Tote" class for those of you in the Northern Virginia area and I'll be offering the project as a "kit" option too....so stay tuned. 

Ok...Here's a look at the one like the girls made this weekend...

I love the "Sycamore Street" Designer Series Paper.  Wanna know what's even better??  You can get it for FREE during Sale A Bration.  This paper is one of the 19 items you can get for FREE with every $50 in orders you place.  To see all 19 products JUST CLICK HERE  So...get your Wish List out and head to my Online Store to start getting those FREEBIES.

If you're interested in either the "SWEET NOTE TOTE" class or kit, send me a note and I'll put your name on the list and I'll be in touch soon.  Until then you can check out my video tutorial by Clicking Here

Alrighty...have YOU stamped something today? 
If not...you should!  :-)  

Wishing you a magical day,


Friday, February 22, 2013

Ears To You

Happy Friday, Peeps!

I don't know about you...but I am SO ready for spring!  I'm ready for sunshine...warm weather...birds singing...sleeping with the windows open...and, of course...Easter.
I really enjoy creating fun treats to share, decorations for the house and making decorations for our Easter dinner table.

The project I have to share with you today is so bright and cheery.  It's created with one of the brand new Single Stamps from Stampin' Up!.  It's called "Ears To You".  
Here's what I came up with...


I made a fun, little basket using Designer Series Paper and a few scraps of card stock.  I love the basket designs using a square scallop bottom like this one.  It's so different and just really fun.  
 

The matching card was created using the "Window Frames" Framelit Collection and the Big Shot.
I used my Stampin' Markers to ink up the image in a rainbow of colors.  Don't they just "pop" off the page?


Here's the info on the stamp...
"Ears To You" - Clear Mount Stamp - #132659

With trendy patterns and funky flair, bunnies have never been so bold! Use this stamp to spring into spring and stamp in style. So, ears to you and many hoppy times with these three bouncy bunnies.

To see more of the stinkin' cute Single Stamps, just Click Here.  Start dreaming along with me about Spring and all the fun that's just around the corner.

Have a magical day!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

FREE GIFT?

Hey there, Stampers!

I hope you're having a terrific week.  I can't believe it's Wednesday already!  Whew.  I was under the weather there for a few days but I'm back at it now and feeling better.

I've recently had several emails requesting the tutorial for my Hand Sanitizer Box and Punch Art Puppy.
I guess I could link you back to it but I kind of like seeing this sweet little guy again here on my blog.
So....For those of you who just wanted the Punch Art Puppy Video Tutorial....  You'll need to Click Here

If you'd like the tutorial for the Hand Sanitizer Box....you'll find it at the end of this post.
If you have any questions....don't hesitate to ask.  After all...it's all about "sharing what we love".  Right?
Also...I love hearing from YOU.

 **Have you placed an order during Sale A Bration and received any of the free products?   Don't wait!  For the first five online orders placed at my Online Store between now (2/20/13) and Saturday (2/23/13) for $50 or more you will not only get your SAB freebies but a very special treat from me....I'll be sending out 3 handmade cards to you just for ordering as a "Thank You" gift to you.  Woot!** I would LOVE the chance to spoil you and share a little creativity too.  To place your order just click on the shopping cart in the upper right section of the blog and you'll head right over to the store.
 






Wising you a magical day...

 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

"By the Tide" - CASE

Ever heard the term "CASEing"?  
It's stands for "Copy And Share Everything"
CASEing is something you'll find in paper crafting quite often.  It's an easy way to come up with a project quickly.  Guess what??  There's more than one way to CASE.  Yes indeedy...  You can copy exactly or you can take the general design, stamp set or maybe the color scheme and make something of your own.
**NOTE:  Let me add a disclaimer here...I've CASEd and I've been CASEd and giving "credit" to the original artist is ALWAYS the right thing to do when at all possible**

I received a gorgeous card as a swap when I was at SU! Leadership and I knew I wanted to recreate it in some way or another.  
First, I'll show you the original card. 
 It was created by a very talented stamper by the name of Becky Morris.  I love her work!


I love the colors....Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Very Vanilla 
and Cajun Craze
So....here's what I came up with....  It's a "pocket" card made with a Very Vanilla envelope...

Start by sealing the envelope shut.  Then you'll cut off 1/4" from the left side.  This creates the pocket.  Then I used the "By the Tide" stamp set to make a collage on the front of the envelope.  The "Thanks So Much" greeting is from the "Oh, Hello" stamp set.



Then I used a piece of Very Vanilla to stamp the inside of the card, leaving room to write a message.  It's then layered on a slightly larger piece of Baja Breeze and then an even larger piece of Cajun Craze. An added 1 1/4" circle makes the perfect "pull tab" for the top with  a piece of Baker's Twine.
So I hope this will inspire you to find something fun to CASE and stretch your imagination a little.  
It's really a fun way to create.

Here are the images in the "By the Tide" stamp set...  It's one of the sets in the Spring Catalog...
"By the Tide" - Wood Mount #129117    Clear Mount #129120

And here are the images in the "Oh, Hello" stamp set...also in the Spring Catalog...

"Oh, Hello" - Wood Mount #130730    Clear Mount #130733
To see these and SO much more just CLICK HERE and click on the Spring Catalog PDF.

Wishing you a wonderful President's Day...

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Chalkboard "Sunshine"

Do you ever just see a quote and it sparks a flood of memories?  That's exactly what happened when I saw the stamp that I used in today's project.  I have really enjoyed the "Single Stamps" that Stampin' Up! released before Christmas and I'm even more in love with some of the newest ones released.  You can see all of them by CLICKING HERE .  Here's the one that just made my heart "sing"...

I just love the "You Are My Sunshine" stamp.  I thought it was a great choice to use with the "Chalkboard Technique".  The "Summer Smooches" Designer Series Paper made a perfectly cheerful background and I decided to use it to create a matching envelope too.  Here's a peek at the inside of the card...

It was so easy making the coordinating flowers using the 1/2" and 1" circle punches.  I think this little ensemble is just a ray of sunshine. 

Here's a list of products for you...They can all be found at my Online Shop.  Remember...you can pick one FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spend.  Woot!

"Summer Smooches" Designer Series Paper - #125409
"You Are My Sunshine" Single Stamp - #132671
White Craft Ink - #101731
Basic Black Card Stock - #121045
Daffodil Delight Card Stock - #119683
Island Indigo Card Stock - #122923
Old Olive Card Stock - #100702
Whisper White Card Stock #100730
"Brights" Buttons - #119747
Whisper White Baker's Twine - #124262 
1/2" Circle Punch - #119869
1" Circle Punch - #119868
Blossom Petals Builder Punch - #121808

Have you visited my Facebook page?  Come on over and "Like" it.  Come dream with me on Pinterest.
Have a terrific weekend!

 



Thursday, February 14, 2013

Meet "Nellie" - My Sweet Valentine Punch Art Pup

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's been a wonderful day today.  I'm happy, healthy and with the ones I love.  
I wanted to post this earlier today but I had to wait until I'd handed out all of my valentines.  LOL

Here's the newest little lady in my Punch Art Critter family....  
Her name is "Nellie".  She's named after one of my favorite valentines of all time, my Nannie (my dad's mom), Nellie Marie Carrington.  I'm thinking that this little lady would really make her smile.  It's been a very long time since I've been able to pick up the phone and call her or see her smiling face.
I'm thinking of her today and feeling her love around me.
Meet Nellie...
 
 
Nellie has on her best hair bow and her best bling.  
She's had a great day spreading some love and bringing smiles.

Want to learn how to create a sweet pup like "Nellie"?  
Check out my FREE PUNCH ART "PUPPY" VIDEO TUTORIAL on YouTube.
Ready to make some punch art critters of your own?  Head over to my Online Shop by clicking the shopping cart above to get everything you need.  
The lights are always on and you'll never have to wait in line.

Wishing you lots of love and happiness this Valentine's Day,


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Soda Pop Top "Love"

Ok....I'm admitting it here....loud and proud....
I have joined the "Soda Pop Top" crafting craze!
I was excited to open up the Spring Catalog and see that Stampin' Up! had joined in too.
I have to say, though, that I'm not surprised.  They always seem to have their finger on the pulse of what's hot.  Love that!

So I've been playing around with the pop tops I got in a recent order.  I had no idea that there are SO many different ways to use them for all kinds of fun crafts and creations.

I decided to create some fun jewelry with a couple of mine and I LOVE them.  Talk about a quick gift...  (Ok...who am I kidding??  I'm keeping these first two.)  Add whatever fits your fancy and seal it all in with a little Crystal Effects and VOILA.

I have to tell ya....My mind is racing with all the possibilities.

So much so, in fact, that I have a sweet FREEBIE for you.
When you place an order with me that includes the Soda Pop Tops and a bottle of Crystal Effects...you will receive a
FREE PDF as a gift from me with 8 fun project designs using them.

Here's what you're looking for when you head over to my 
Online Shop...

Soda Pop Tops - #129388

Retro accents made your way. Punch custom centers from Designer Series Paper or stamped images using our 1/2" and 1" Circle Punches. Fill with Crystal Effects. 16 total: 8 ea. of 2 designs. Silver. 

Before I sign off I want to remind you that if you're on Facebook...come "Like" my "Suitably Stamped" page...On Pinterest?  Come find me "Suitably Stamped by Michelle Suit"...Check out my YouTube videos at "pixiedustmom" for some fun project video tutorials.

Wishing you a magical day!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Feeling Sentimental?

What could be better than getting FREE stamps and supplies?  I mean seriously???
I don't know about you but I'm loving Sale-A-Bration so far.  I've found tons of different ways to used just about all of the products I've earned so far and I'm nowhere close to being done.

Today I'm sharing a card I created for my "Just Cards" class recently.  It features "Feeling Sentimental", one of the stamp sets that's FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  It's available in English, French and Spanish.  Let me show you the card and then I'll explain how I created it....


...and here's a peek at the inside...

To add a little added "vintage" feel....it's spritzed with the Stampin' Spritzer Tool and an Island Indigo Marker.  Fun, huh?



The card base is Island Indigo.  The background was created by stamping the "En Francais" stamp in Island Indigo Ink.  "Tone on Tone" stamping can give you such a striking effect.  I really enjoy using it.
Ok...now for a really fun technique....  the "Grid" technique.
I started with a scrap of Whisper White card stock.  I used my diagonal plate for the Simply Scored tool.  Now, you can choose whether to score your lines horizontally and vertically or score them diagonally.  You can also choose how far apart they will be.  Mine were scored 3/4" apart on the diagonal (hence the diagonal scoring plate).   Once the card stock has been scored it's time to stamp.
Here's ANOTHER cool technique....Take any of your clear acrylic blocks...you choose the size...
I chose one that was just bigger than the image I planned to stamp.  I inked up the empty block with Crumb Cake ink and stamped it directly onto the scored White card stock.  Woot!  Ok....as if that wasn't cool enough....  I then stamped the ferris wheel image from "Feeling Sentimental" in Pacific Point ink over top of the Crumb Cake image.  VOILA!  Now how stinkin' cool is THAT??
I love how it looks!!  I just tore the edges and sponged them to give it a rustic feel.

Here are the images in the "Feeling Sentimental" stamp set....

"Feeling Sentimental" stamp set:  Wood Mount #129627   Clear Mount #129630 (Available in English/French/Spanish)


I added two stinkin' cute "tickets" from one of my new favorite stamp sets from the Spring Catalog..."That's the Ticket".  Here are the images included in it...

"That's the Ticket"  Wood Mount: #128072   Clear Mount:  #128075
One of the BEST parts.....It has a matching punch!  WOOT!

"Ticket Duo Builder" Punch - #126883

Ok...I'm off to prep for Wednesday's "Just Cards" stamp camp.  Have you stamped today?
You can find these and SO many other fun stamps and supplies at my Online Store.
Don't forget....you can get the "Feeling Sentimental" Stamp Set (or 18 other items) for FREE now during Sale-A-Bration.  You will earn one freebie for every $50 in orders.

Wishing you a magical day,


NEW Classes Scheduled!

 
 
Hey there, Stampers!
 
Happy Monday! I’ve finalized my upcoming calendar of stampin’ events and I want to share it with you.  I'd love to have you join me.  Are you nearby?  If so....come on over!
 
Here’s what’s coming up...
 
“Just Cards”
Wednesday, February 13th – 7-9 p.m.
Come and create five adorable cards with matching envelopes.
Class Fee: $15
All supplies included.
RSVP: 2/12/13
 
“Pixiedust and Paper”
Saturday, February 16th – 12:30-2:30 p.m.
It’s HERE! A fun, Disney-themed class! Come and create three magical cards
and two 3D gift items that are sure to make you SMILE!
Class Fee: $25
All supplies included.
RSVP: 2/15/13
 
“Technique Boutique”
Wednesday, February 27th – 7-9 p.m.
Have you ever looked at a project and wondered
“How’d they do that”?? Come and learn three fun techniques that will all
lots of pizzazz to YOUR projects.
Class Fee: $15
All supplies included.
RSVP: 2/25/13
 
So....what are you waiting for? Email me to save your space.
I’m looking forward to stamping with you soon.
 
Stamped Blessings,
Michelle

Sunday, February 10, 2013

NEW Punch Art Pal! Meet Bridgette!

Happy Sunday to you…
I’m enjoying quite a relaxing day today.  It’s so nice.  We’ve had quite a busy week.  I’ve been busy in my studio working on two projects for a very special reason.  I was honored to be asked by Debbie McNeill of Crafty Person Productions to be their “Dynamic Demonstrator” for the month of February.  I’m beyond excited to work with Debbie and be able to share what I do with her followers and friends.  I had fun creating the projects and I was very happy that Debbie liked what I came up with.  I’ll have to see if I’m able to share them with you at some point.

I’ve also created several  new  projects to share here on my blog this week.  The one I picked to share today is a new addition to the Suitable Punch Art family.  Woot!

This little lady’s name is “Bridgette”.   
 She’s enjoying a fun “dive” and exploring the deep….


….and here’s a peek at the inside of the card…



Here’s a list of the tools and supplies I used to create here…

Punches & Framelits
Ovals Collection Framelit Dies - #129381
Circles #2 Die - #114526
Owl Builder Punch - #118074
Word Window Punch - #119857#129404 
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch - #121404

1" Circle Punch - #119868
Decorative Label Punch - #120907

Card Stock:
Pacific Point #113350
Pink Pirouette - #111351
Basic Black #121045
Whisper White: #100730
Melon Mambo # 115320
Tangerine Tango #111349

Designer Series Paper:
Summer Smooches - #125409

Ink:
Pacific Point #126951

Alrighty...I'd best be getting things ready for the week.  
Come back soon and see what I have been working on to share with you.

Wishing you a wonderful week,