Tuesday, February 23, 2016

"Sheldon" the Dinosaur and the Weekly Deals

"Sheldon" is in the house!

People often ask me how in the world I look at punched shapes and see the "critters" I create.  I honestly don't have a good answer.  My weird, little brain just seems to break down whatever critter I'm making into shapes and then I pull out the punches I need to make it.  I know...that's the "down and dirty" version but I don't really have a better explanation.  It has absolutely become my greatest crafting joy and passion.  I LOVE IT!

"Sheldon" came about a little bit differently.  When the photo of the Weekly Deals (see below) popped up on my screen today and I saw the "Flower Medallion" punch (#137417) my hands just started itching to use it to create some sort of critter... My brain just screamed, "DINOSAUR"!!  Lol  Now, some of my punches get used daily and others...not as much.  The Flower Medallion falls into the "not as much" category.  Don't get me wrong...I love the punch...it's just not one I use all the time.  Well, this was it's time!!  It didn't disappoint.  Now, the Flower Medallion couldn't do it alone so I pulled out some other "friends" from the punch cart to help out.  I could try and explain how all the parts and pieces all came together but I thought of a better (and WAY more fun!) way....
Now the EXCITING NEWS.....
As always, I'm going to have all of the supplies listed here for you BUT.....you can 
JOIN ME LIVE ON PERISCOPE
TOMORROW - Wednesday, 2/24/16 at 7:30 p.m. (EST)
for a step-by-step VIDEO TUTORIAL

Never heard of Periscope?  You can download the app from the App Store and find me at @SuitablyStamped

Can't watch LIVE?  That's okay too.  You will be able to access the video on myYouTube Channel.  Find me there at "thepixiedustmom"

I'm really excited to connect with you!  I hope you'll join me.
Now for the Weekly Deals....Check them out and to get these fabulous steals, just click on the items below and it will take you right to my Online Store at
http://SuitablyStamped.stampinup.net



.....and now for "Sheldon's" Supply List

























Have you seen the THREE NEW ADDITIONS to the FREE SALE A BRATION products?
For every $50 purchase you can choose one of these beauties.  Aren't they stinkin' cute??
Check out the video below to get a closer look at the "Party Pants" stamp set.

Alrighty....Sheldon and I wish you a wonderful day ahead and we hope you'll join us for our Periscope LIVE Tutorial TOMORROW, 2-24-16 at 7:30 p.m. EST.  Until then....

Stamped Blessings,
Michelle









Monday, February 22, 2016

"Simon" Says - NEW Punch Art Critter Joins the Family!



"Simon" the Stingray has joined the Suitably Punched Family 

Happy Monday Everyone!
It has been a very busy week here in the studio and I am having a blast.  I've been playing with lots of new products and finding "lost" treasures along the way.  "Simon" is one of those treasures.

About a year and a half ago I was asked to share my love of punch art at Stampin' Up's annual Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.  It was truly the BEST experience EVER!  While I was creating fun, new "critters" to share on the Main Stage, I found I had come up with way too many to fit into the time allowed.  So....poor Simon ended up just floundering out there on his own until now. 
Now...for those of you who aren't sure exactly what the heck "punch art" is, it's taking shapes made with punches (and framelits/thinlits) and creating something or, in this case, someone out of them.  It's my passion!  I absolutely love the endless possibilities.
"Simon" was made using just ovals and circles...that's it!  I decided to make him using the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and I think it just makes him come alive.  I used my Stampin' Write Markers to add color.  The insides of his eyes and mouth are made using Basic Black cardstock.  Now, I stamped the coral in the background to look like silhouettes in the shadows in Archival Black Ink and then stamped the coral again with Versamark Ink in the foreground and heat embossed it using Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder (retired).  You could make the coral any color at all because this has such a whimsical feel.

I love the effect of the background.  That might need to be a video tutorial.  LOL  It was a blast to create and I have a lot of other project ideas floating around in my brain for it.

To see all of the products used on Simon's card just check below.  Remember, you just need to click on the product and you'll be taken right to my Online Store at www.SuitablyStamped.stampinup.net.  You can shop to your heart's content.

I hope Simon brings a little sunshine into your day today and I hope you'll give punch art a try very soon.

Wishing you a magical day,
Michelle

REMINDER:  BURGERS AND CARDS is TOMORROW evening from 6:30 til 9:00 p.m. at Foster's Grille in Old Town Manassas.  RSVP to save your spot.  Drop in and make one card or make all four.  Want multiples of the same card?  You can do that too.  Cards with envelopes are $2.00.  Bring a friend and your first two cards are FREE.  Email me and let me know you'll be there!  shellsuit@verizon.net