Saturday, March 30, 2013

Help a "Bunny" out!

Happy Saturday!

Well...the Easter Bunny is in full "prep" mode and sometimes a bunny needs a little help.
I was happy to find the "eggcellent" digital download from Stampin' Up! just waiting for me.  I love decorating the house and our table with fun, spring treats and design and MDS makes it SO easy.

You just download...print...and VOILA!  Love it!

Check out the sweet designs....

For all the details and to get your very own....JUST CLICK HERE

We're heading out for a fun, family adventure.  I'm really excited.  I'll be posting pics soon.  Let's just say "KITES" will be involved.  :-)

Wishing you a magical Saturday,


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bloomin' Peepsters

Jeepers...Creepers!  I made Bloomin' Peepsters!!

LOL...sorry I couldn't resist.  :-)

If you've read my blog for a spring season or two you know by now that I'm a HUGE fan of all things Peeps.  Bunny Peeps, Chicks Peeps, Heart Peeps, Gingerbread Man Peeps, Pumpkin Peeps... You name it....I love them!

A few years ago I stumbled upon a whole new level of awesome in the Peeps Empire called "Peepsters".  Oh....My....Smurf!  They are are heaven wrapped in a lovely, pastel foil wrapper. YUMMM!!

Now...I was innocently minding my own business yesterday....strolling the aisles at Wal Mart and POW!  There they were!  I will tell you that having candy in my studio is never a good idea.  I sit there sketching designs and I can hear it all the way across the room calling my name.  But...how could I possibly leave those poor Peepsters there in Wal Mart without a good home? 

So after they hopped into my cart and we made it home I decided the best thing I could do was use those sweet treats in a new project.  Here's what I came up with...

I like to call them "Bloomin' Peepsters"


Here's another view...




They are so quick to make.  The petals are made from the Blossom Punch (#125603).  I used two for for each flower.  Then I used three of the smallest paper wrappers from the Pop Up Posies Kit from the Spring Catalog.  I cut three wooden dowels to length, sponged them all with Lucky Limeade ink to match the leaves and adhered them together using Tombow adhesive glue.  The top end of the dowel was cut at an angle...leaving it with a point that was inserted into the bottom of the Peepsters.

How about the "vase".  Can you guess what it is?  I looked all over my house for a small bud vase but came up empty.  One thing I did find was one of those clear, plastic Christmas ornaments you see in the big box stores around the holidays.  I took off the top and filled it with shredded Lucky Limeade card stock that I ran through my shredder.  Isn't that fun??

These would be so stinkin' cute to have on your Easter dinner table.  You could even use them as place cards.  (Hmmm....maybe if I make enough for our whole family it will keep me from eating anymore of those little buggers!!)

Okay....Fess up....What are YOU making in your craft room to get ready for Easter and/or Spring?
I'd love to hear all about your project and I love it even more if you send photos.  You never know....you might just have your project featured here on my blog.

Wishing you a positively magical day,



Ears to You...

Happy Tuesday!  Happy 2nd day of Spring Break!
WOOT!

Great news from here....the snow has melted.  Now if it warms up we'll be all set for some real, fun adventures.  I'll be in full "Julie McCoy-Cruise Director" mode and making the "magic" happen.
I think I can...I think I can!

Ok...I thought you might need a touch of spring as much as I do so I thought 
this card just might do the trick.  


How sweet is that "ears to you" stamp??  I love the new single stamps.  It's one of those that makes for a quick and easy....down and dirty card.  No fuss...no muss.
The best part is the price...$6.95!  Woot!
You can see all the other single stamps by Clicking Here.  
Hurry though.  March 31st some of them will be going away for good.

I have several Easter treats in the works for family and friends that use this 
same stamp on the bag topper.  Love it!

Okay...I'm off to the Ledo Deck check movie times for "The Croods". 
 I know you're jealous.  :-)

Oh!  Are you on Pinterest?  It's a wonderful world over there!  Be sure to look me 
up and dream along with me.  Just search for "Suitably Stamped"...

Have a magical day!



Monday, March 25, 2013

Getting "Smashed"!

It's the first day of Spring Break for us and this is what we woke up to...

Ummm......NOT what I was looking for, Puxatawney Phil! 

Oh well....the best news is that we still have a whole week off for lots of family fun, adventures and stamping!  Woot!

So...have you heard about the "Smash Book" phenomenon?  I've seen lots of fun ideas for them on Pinterest and I've really wanted to make one (or MORE!)  It's another one of those..."So many Smash Book ideas...so little time!" for me.  Well, Stampin' Up! just announced an amazing, new product line called "This and That" and guess what......It's all about SMASH BOOKS!!!


 
The "This and That" product line offers lots of fun goodies to create your very own Smash Book.
I have SO many ideas of Smash Books I'd like to make.  The first one will be "A Day In My Life" theme....then I'll also have one for the last four months leading up to Brittany and Sam's wedding!
How fun is THAT??  I can't wait to get started!  If you need ideas and inspirations for themes etc. just head over and check out my "Simply Smashing" Board on Pinterest.

Here's what the products look like....
Epic Day This and That Bundle
Epic Day This And That Bundle
Price: $32.08
Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers
Epic Day This And That Designer Stickers
Price: $4.95
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
Epic Day This And That Designer Washi Tape
Price: $4.95
Remember This and That Rotary Stamp
Remember This And That Rotary Stamp
Price: $5.95
This and That Epic Day Designer Series Paper
This And That Epic Day Designer Series Paper
Price: $10.95
This and That Epic Day Journal
This And That Epic Day Journal
Price: $10.95


Here are the deets....

Item
Description
Price
131268
Epic Day This and That Journal
$10.95
130814
Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
$10.95
130133
Remember This and That Rotary Stamp
$5.95
131271
Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers
$4.95
131269
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
$4.95
133350
Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.





Check out this fun video from Stampin' Up! showing some off the 
"This and That" bells and whistles...

This and That Video 

For more info you can head over to my Suitably Stamped Online Shop.  No need to shower, get dressed or do your makeup!  You won't have to scrape the snow off of the car either!

We're off to find adventure!  Wishing you a magical day!

 
$32.08
15% Off Retail Value!




Saturday, March 23, 2013

Whistle While You Work?

I'm just bustin' my buttons this morning!  I was awake very early and I couldn't wait any longer!
I had to get up and at 'em and share my latest punch art creation with YOU!
Here's the brand new addition to the

Suitably Stamped 
Princess Punch Art Collection


Snow White!  I can't begin to tell you the pressure I've had here from Lindsay!!  She LOVES Snow White and has been campaigning with gusto to get me to get this punch art creation completed.
I'm SO glad she did because  I really am happy with how it turned out.

Now...Here's some more exciting news.  There are two different ways you can get the color tutorial for this beauty.  You can purchase the tutorial by clicking the Paypal link below.
The price is $7.95.
or....

When you go to my Online Stampin' Up! Store and purchase the Owl Builder Punch (one of my most used punches!!) you will receive the tutorial for FREE as a gift from me.

I think these princess dresses are perfect for cards and/or wall art.  The possibilities are endless!!
 If you'd like to purchase the tutorials for Cinderella and/or Belle, just click on the "TUTORIALS" tab at the top of the page...right under the header of the blog.

Wishing you a magical day!


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

"Fill 'er Up!" Card Class

Is your card box getting empty?  
Do you need new "All Occasion" cards?
Well, do I have GREAT news for you!

You are cordially invited to the first

"Fill 'er Up!" Card Class 

 Come and create 10 beautiful cards with coordinating envelopes and you'll be ready for all sorts of occasions.

Class Date:  Sunday, March 24th

Time:  2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Class Fee:  $25 (all supplies included)
**Place an order for $40 or more and your class is FREE**

RSVP:  The deadline to reserve your spot is 
Friday, March 22, 2013
Email me at: shellsuit@verizon.net 

Be sure to share this invitation with your friends.

I'm looking forward to stamping with you!


    

Monday, March 18, 2013

Wanna Party and Get Free Stuff Too?

Who doesn't love a party? I know I do! 
The minutes are ticking down to the end of Sale A Bration...Stampin' Up!'s 
biggest party of the year. 
March 22nd will be here before you know it and those 19 lovely FREEBIES 
will say "Goodbye". So...we're gonna party like there's no tomorrow. 
Starting today through March 22nd at 10 p.m. EST I'm holding an  

ONLINE "SALE-A-BRATION SUITS ME" PARTY
Here are the deets...

Just go to my Online Store and place your order and for every $50 you spend you can choose one of the FREE Sale A Bration products.
PLUS...
You will receive a FREE CLASS Coupon from me.
What if you don't live near me??
Well...You will receive a FREE Stamp Pad of your choice.
(Coupons and Ink Pads are valid on orders of $50 or more)


That's right!  It's a BIG TIME PARTY!!
Here are the FREE Products you will get to choose from...


Here's one of my absolute favorite sets and I'm really going to be sad to see it go.

This one's called "Feeling Sentimental"


 This card was created using the "Spotlight" technique.  
I love it!

Ok...RUN...don't walk...(ok, you have to "click") over to my Online Shop and join in on this HUGE Party!  You'll be glad you did.  I can't wait to give out some FREEBIES!! 

I'm ready to PARTAY!!  Are you??

 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

"Belle's Gown" Tutorial Now Available

Are you ready???  I'm SO excited to announce that the brand spankin' 
NEW COLOR TUTORIAL
for
"Belle's Gown"
is
NOW AVAILABLE!!

There are two ways you can get your very own copy...

1.  You can purchase the tutorial by clicking the PayPal link below for only $7.95 and the pdf files will be emailed directly to your inbox.

OR

2.  You can receive the lovely 5 page color tutorial as a FREE GIFT from me when you purchase either the Ovals Framelits (Item # 129381) or the Dress Up Framelits (Item #130101)
from my Online Store by JUST CLICKING HERE.
NOTE:  I will tell you that if you love making these dresses as much as I do and will be waiting to see who the next princess will be...it would be great to have both of these on hand.  :-)
I am having a blast creating these lovely princess dresses and I can't tell you how overwhelmed I have been by all your wonderful emails and comments.  It just makes me want to create a little more "magic" for you!

Please keep stopping by to see what's new and exciting with my Suitably Punched line of projects.  Also...keep sending in those requests!

Wishing you a magical day,


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sweet Chicks, Pop Up Posies and a Special Offer

Hey there, Stampin' Peeps!

I don't know about you...but I'm ready to feel that warm spring sunshine in my bones.  I'm ready to relax in the hammock on the deck and listen to the sounds of spring.  Since it's supposed to be in the "teens" here tomorrow morning I thought I'd better create some spring here in my stampin' studio.

I love perusing Pinterest and I'm excited to see all the bright and cheery ideas that are popping up for Spring and Easter. (Are you dreaming along with me on Pinterest?  Come on in! The water's fine! You can follow me "Suitably Stamped-Michelle Suit)   I'll be sharing some new projects soon that were inspired by some that I've picked as favorites.  But now I want to share a fun project that I hope you'll like.  It's called "Spring Chicks and Place Cards".
I recently met an awesome stamper who is a terrific friend and a brand new team member on our Trinity Design Stamping Team named Kim Fields.  Kim created some adorable little birds and I just fell in love with them.  I decided to take them and change them a little (because that's what we do...).
Here's what I came up with...


Aren't they sweet?  I just sketched out the shape for the bird body and wing and transferred it to a scrap of cardboard to make a reusable template.  I then found some scraps of Designer Series Paper (this paper is from a retired suite).  You could use any design really.  You could even use card stock in your favorite spring colors and emboss them with one (or more) of the Embossing Folders.  The possibilities are endless.
The beak is punched from the Heart punch and adhered between the two layers.  The feet are made with 2 paper clips just opened up and glued inside between the front and back layers.  The eyes are actually the Basic Pearls.  I made them black by coloring them with a black Sharpie and letting them dry.  How cool is THAT??  You can make pearls in any color you'd like.  Woot!

The place card is made from a scrap of Pool Party Core'dinations card stock (#129321).  It's embossed with the "Honeycomb" Embossing Folder (#129378).  I think that's so stinkin' cute!  It reminds me of chicken wire.  Right??  The Soft Suede tag and flower were made using the Pop Up Posies Designer Kit from the Spring Catalog (#131395)  It has SO many parts and pieces to create a bunch of fun projects.  Here's a peek at what you get with the kit...

It's just awesome.  I have a few other projects to share with you that I've created with my kit.  Stay tuned.

Ok...are you ready for spring NOW?  Head over to my Online Stampin' Store and get everything you need to make your Spring and Easter the most special one ever.

**SPECIAL OFFER**  When you order the Pop Up Posies Kit from my Online Store you will receive a FREE PDF with other project ideas to create with it.  It's an exclusive offer just for you.  Don't miss out!**

Stamped Blessings,

Bibbidi...Bobbidi...Boo! NEW Punch Art for You!

Hello Peeps!  Happy Wednesday!

Ok...I've had today's punch art idea floating around in my head for about a week now and it feels SO good to  finally get it "done".  If you've seen my recent projects, you've probably noticed that my body might be in Virginia but my heart is in Orlando.  :-)  More specifically....Disney World.

I decided to use the punch art creation I made as the focal point for a scrapbook page.  It fit in perfectly with the stamped sentiment I wanted to use and it's definitely the right theme.  I have some adorable photos from Lindsay's graduation photo session and I haven't gotten them into a scrapbook yet.  So....this was the first step towards that goal.

All right....enough chatting....let's get to the punch art!!

"Cinderella's Coach"!  I created it using all Stampin' Up! punches, framelits and card stock.  Isn't that so cool??  Here's another view...


And another..


I also used the Ovals Framelits to make the sweet "swags" at the top.  They remind me of the fabric on Cinderella's dress.

Ok....It is really late here and I have SO much more to tell you.  *sigh*.  I will post  again today with new class dates/times etc. and lots more so be sure to stop back by for a visit.

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday,

Monday, March 11, 2013

NEW! "Scrapbook in a Day" Class Announced


You are cordially invited to the

"Springtime Flower Fair"
Scrapbook in a Day Stamp Camp
Saturday, April 6th
10 a.m- 2 p.m.

Come on over and "spring" into Spring with me by creating a beautiful 8" x 8" scrapbook.
You will be ready to start this season off on the right foot with 20 pages just waiting for your fun photos.
Here's what is included...

8" x 8" Daffodil Delight Designer Printed Ring Scrapbook Album
10 ea. double-sided pages in polypropylene page protectors
Page Maps for all 20 pages created just for you with color photos for easy assembly
Beautiful Designer Series Paper cut to size
Coordinating card stock stickers, buttons and ribbon
1 full pack of Basic Rhinestones
Adhesive

You'll go home with your finished scrapbook that's sure to be a cherished keepsake for years to come.

Class Fee:  $50
Payment is due by the RSVP date (Friday, March 22nd)
PayPal Link below is available for quick and easy payments
Since this is a prepaid class, refunds will NOT be available.  If you are unable to attend, your kit will be available for pick up beginning on Monday, April 8th.

To register (pay for your class fee) simply click the "Buy Now" link for secure payments.


Class size will be limited to 12 stampers so don't wait....Sign up to reserve your spot.

As always, please email me with any questions or leave a comment here on the blog.
I can't wait to stamp with you soon!

Stamped Blessings,
 



Sunday, March 10, 2013

Introducing... Delilah!

Hello, stampin' friends!

Spring is springin' and the birds are singin'... FINALLY! I had a great weekend that included fun family time, a terrific stamping get-together with ladies from Trinity Design Stampers and Stamping With Style. I was excited and honored to win a card contest with a new wedding card and also to win the Judge's Choice Award out of all categories! Here's my card:

"Very Vintage Bridal" in Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla
I love the flower trim that's in the Spring Catalog - it's so vintage and absolutely elegant. The skirt was made with the 5/8" flower trim. It comes in a yummy vanilla color and is easy to transform into any color of the rainbow.

Here's what it looks like:
5/8" Flower Trim - Vanilla #126869 
2yards each  $6.95

It also uses the Dress Up Framelits - this particular one has seen quite a bit of use the last few days! I can't get enough of it! If you haven't seen it, here's what it looks like:
Dress-Up Framelits - #130101
$24.95
Now on to today's project... Here's a fun project with a new punch art critter that I created for a recent Easter card swap. Meet Delilah!

Delilah is peeking through the rabbit hole, checking to make sure that her Easter eggs are safe and sound... the Easter Eggs were created using the XL Oval Punch and then each one was embossed with a different embossing folder. I don't know about you, but Delilah and I are ready for Spring!
 
Speaking of Spring, don't forget that items in the Spring Catalog are available now for you to start creating your Spring and Easter projects. Hop on over to my Online Shop to see all the fun stamps and accessories that are now available.

Also, Sale A Bration is winding down....It will end on March 22nd.  Don't forget that you can get one FREE ITEM from the SAB catalog with every $50 you purchase. Want to get an extra 20% Off ALL of your stampin' supplies?  Just ask me how! 

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead...


  

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

"Tale as old as time..." Punch Art

Happy Snow Day!  It's a blustery, cold and snowy day here today and I LOVE it!  No school and NO work.  Wahoo!  I spent the morning in the studio working on a new punch art project to share with you.
I hope you're ready for a little more "magic".  After creating Cinderella's dress last week my mind was just racing with new punch art ideas.  I sat and sketched out a few but this one was definitely at the top of my "To Do" list.  
Are you ready?? 
 Here it is...


This is Belle's gown...on a canvas!  I am SO please with the way it turned out.

I added a little more dimension to the bottom of her dress by popping up folded pieces of the underskirt.

When I think about the relationship between Belle and Beast I think this stamp from the "Feel Goods" stamp set fits just perfectly.  I added an "enchanted rose" under glass...and then....


I used the "Hearts A Flutter" Framilits to create the flag banners.  They remind me of the ones they have hanging in the halls of the castle.  I added to them by using stamps from the Collage Curios stamp set and to finish it off along with a clock charm from the "Tea Time Trinkets" collection in the Spring Catalog.  (The Eiffel Tower-because they live in France...The Rose-for the Enchanted Rose...and the Clock-for the "Tale as old as time..." theme)

I will be posting a new Suitably Punched Tutorial very soon with the instructions on how to make Belle's gown.  I'm really excited about that!!  I hope you are too.  Please check back soon for all the details.

For now...I'm off to get things ready for a yummy dinner for tonight.  I hope that wherever you are that you are warm and toasty and I hope you have a magical day.

Stamped Blessings,

Monday, March 4, 2013

Tutorial NOW AVAILABLE!

WOO HOOO!!  The "Cinderella - She Believed She Could...So She Did" Punch Art Tutorial is now ready and available.  If you missed it, here are the details....



Get it for FREE...  When you purchase my choice for this week's Suitably Punched Project which is the "DRESS UP" Framelits #130101 from my Online Shop.  To place your order JUST CLICK HERE  Your PDF file will be emailed to you after I get your order confirmation from Stampin' Up!  (Remember...with every $50 you spend you will be eligible to earn additional FREEBIES from the Sale-A-Bration products until March 22nd.)

Buy it separately...  If you already own the Dress Up Framelits and would still love to make this fun project, you can order the color PDF tutorial for just $6.95.  Just click on the PayPal button in the right side bar here on my blog to "Buy" yours now.

Thanks SO much for the overwhelming response to this project.  You all have just touched me more than you can imagine and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Have any other questions?  Don't hesitate to email me.  I'd be happy to chat with you!

Stamped Blessings,

Saturday, March 2, 2013

"Trash to Treasure" Video Tutorial

Hello my friends!
It's here at last!  A fun, FREE video tutorial with easy to follow, step by step instructions for you on how to create the
 "Trash to Treasure Pillow Boxes".
 
 
It's definitely a project you can make at the spur of the moment. 

Check it out...  Just CLICK HERE.

I hope you have a blast making some of your very own.  I'd love to see what you come up with.

Stamped Blessings,