Sunday, September 28, 2014

Christmas PJ Party

You are cordially invited...

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas"
Christmas PJ Party!!


There's nothing more fun than crafting for the holidays....Well, that's not true...
There's  nothing more fun than crafting for the holidays with friends in your PJs!  Come and get your "jingle" on at my first annual
Christmas PJ Party.

When:  Friday, November 21st, 2014
6 p.m. til Midnight
Come for an hour or stay the whole time.  It's up to you.
The longer you stay...the more chances you'll have to win prizes!


Where:  Santa's Workshop
a.k.a. My House
10256 Battlefield Drive - Manassas, VA  20110

The Details:  Come in your pjs and be comfy!  You will receive your very own
"Watercolor Winter" Simply Created Kit when you arrive.  You'll have supplies to create 20 gorgeous cards with some stinkin' cute envelopes and accessories all ready to go.  You can create them all here or take them to finish at home.


There will be Make and Takes, Prizes, yummy treats and more!

Class Fee:  $30 and includes everything
Please pay via Paypal no later than
November 1st to reserve your seat.
Space will be limited so don't wait too long.


 


This will be a stampin' party you're not going to want to miss!
Save the date!!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Coffee and Friends

Happy Tuesday Peeps!

Man, oh man is the glitter every flying here in the studio.  I'm prepping for both sessions of "Christmas in the Air" card class this Wednesday.  I can't wait to share these fun card designs with everyone. 

Today's card share is made using a fun stamp set called "Perfect Blend"  #131392.  Here's the card I created....

One thing I love about the Perfect Blend stamp set is that you can make cards for tons of different occasions and seasons.  Perfect for Halloween, Christmas, Girls' Night Out and more...
I am absolutely in love with the new In Colors but my heart belongs to "Blackberry Bliss".  It is one of the prettiest purples ever.  Okay....let me give you the deets on the supplies I used...

Stamp Sets:  Perfect Blend   Wood Mount #130745 Clear Mount 131392,  Gorgeous Grunge  Wood Mount #130514  Clear Mount #130517
Card Base:  Sahara Sand #121043
Designer Series Paper (background, cup wrapper): Moonlight DSP Pack #133701
Card Stock: Whisper White #100730, Hello Honey #133678 
Ink:  Sahara Sand #126976, Momento Black #132708
Accessories:  Linen Thread #104199, Neutrals Designer Buttons #130031
Blender Pen #102845, Stamping Sponges #101610

To purchase your supplies, just Click Here

Now...are you ready for the Weekly Deals??  There are some great goodies on there this week!


Awesome deals, huh???

Ok...I'm headed back to "Glitterville" aka my studio.  Wishing you a wonderful evening.



Friday, September 12, 2014

NEW Punch Art Critter...Meet "Max"

Happy Friday Peeps!

What a terrific week this has been.  I've been able to squeeze in a little time in the studio and I have so many new beauties to share over the coming weeks.  The BIGGEST and BEST thing that happened this week???  We found out the gender of our gradbaby that's due on April 2nd!!!!
Watch!

Click Here...The BIG Reveal!

We are beyond thrilled!  I spent this morning with Brittany at her sonogram appointment and that was absolutely magical.  He actually looked right at us and waved. :-)  (Oh YES he did!!!)

 If you can't tell....His head is on the right side with his right hand "waving" beside his right ear.  You can see his eyes and mouth too.  How awesome is THAT??  We can't wait to meet him.  He's 11 weeks and 4 days old today.  God is SO incredibly good.

Ok....so I bet you're really here to see the new "Suitably Punched" Critter, huh?  Okay.....
Please help me welcome "Max the Snowman" to the family...



Isn't he the sweetest thing?  He just looks like a happy guy.  I love those sentiment stamps too.  They are from a new set from the Holiday Catalog called "Making Spirits Bright"  Wood Mount #135086 and Clear Mount #135089.

Check out all of the images included in the set...  SO many possibilities all year long...

Max's sweater, scarf and hat brim were made with the new "Color Me Autumn" Designer Series Paper - Item #135820.  I love the colors in this pack of DSP.  It's also one of those products that can be used for more than just one season or holiday.  LOVE that!
Here are all of the patterns of this fabulous, double-sided paper...

More Exciting News...  Starting on Monday, September 15th, "Max" will have his very own Color Tutorial for sale here on the blog.  Please come back to get yours so that you can make a whole family of "Max" and friends.

To order the products from today's project, just go to my Online Store by CLICKING HERE
**FOR ALL THOSE WHO PLACE AN ORDER AT MY ONLINE STORE BEFORE MONDAY, 9/15, YOU WILL RECEIVE $2.00 OFF WHEN YOU PURCHASE YOUR "MAX TUTORIAL WHEN IT GOES ON SALE)   woot!!

Wishing you a magical weekend with the ones you love,


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Seasonally Scattered

Happy Wednesday!

Well...the weatherman says the heat and humidity are headed our way again but I don't mind. I'm still celebrating the colors of fall here in my studio. The stamp set I'm featuring today is one that caught my eye immediately when I first browsed the Holiday Catalog.  Now that I've seen lots of samples on Pinterest and seen the ways that people are using them I'm even MORE hooked on it.

The stamp set is called "Seasonally Scattered".  It comes in both wood mount and clear mount.  It's gorgeous stamped in one color...multiple colors...and also embossed.  I love it!  Here's what I created...

Here's a list of supplies used to create this card:

Stamp Set:  Seasonally Scattered  Wood Mount #135020  Clear Mount #135023
Ink: Hello Honey #133643, Cherry Cobbler #126966, Cajun Craze #126965
Card Stock: Soft Suede #115318, Very Vanilla #101650, Cajun Craze #119684
Designer Series Paper:  Color Me Autumn #135820
Embellishments: Gold Basic Metal Buttons #133763, Linen Thread #104199
Misc.:  Sponge Daubers #133773, Corner Rounder #135346, SNAIL Adhesive #104332

Here's a peek at the entire "Seasonally Scattered" stamp set....

Remember....you can get everything you need...24/7...at my Online Store.  Just CLICK HERENo lines and no waiting and you can shop in your pjs. 

Now...I have to get back to counting the MINUTES until this evening when Brittany and Sam share their BIG NEWS with us....  We will find out if our grandchild is a girl or a boy!!  Can't wait!!

Wishing you a magical day,



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Happy September!

Hey there, Stampers!
 
I’m back!  We actually went to the beach for a short “treat”.  It was fun to surprise the kids.
One huge bonus of having Linz and Zach both out of school and me working from home is that we can
actually pick up and go whenever we want.  WOOT!  Can’t wait to do that with our new grandbaby that’s coming in the spring. <3 div="">
 
I have some fun things to share with you today....
 
First...  Here’s a card I made that uses a fun technique that’s actually an “oldie but a goodie”.  It’s the tissue paper technique.
It’s quick and EASY and really packs a “WOW!” too.  
 
 
 
(Card Stock Colors: Soft Suede card base, Cajun Craze middle layer, Whisper White
top layer.  Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist.
Ribbon: NEW Tangelo Twist Cotton Ribbon and Linen Thread.  Button: NEW Gold Basic
Metal Buttons)  Stamp Set: “For All Things”
 
You simply grab some of that white tissue paper that’s in your closet with
all of your gift wrapping supplies....find your favorite stamp set and stamp directly on it....cut out a piece to fit over your card
stock for the focal point of your card.  (I use Whisper White #100730).  Now for the really fun part....
crumple up the stamped tissue into a ball.  YES!  That’s right.  Then open it back up being careful NOT to smooth it out too much.
You want it to have those creases and texture.  Then you will use a Stampin’ Glue Stick #130654 and adhere the tissue to the
card stock.  VOILA!  A gorgeous focal point for your project.  See!  I told you it was easy.
 
Now....Here’s a BRAND NEW STAMP SET that just debuted TODAY....
It’s called “You’re Wonderful” and is photopolymer.  Woot!
 
                                                                     Item #139158
 
 
These photopolymer sets SELL OUT QUICKLY.  Don’t wait to order yours!
Here are a couple of projects created with this set....
 
 
 
SO cute!!  I love it!
 
Ok....and last but NOT least....  the WEEKLY DEALS...
 
 
 
 
WAHOOOOOO!  THREE punches on this weeks deals!  It’s AWESOME!
I’m also purchasing the World Traveler Photobook Template for MDS.  I
can’t wait to start playing with it.
 
Alrighty.....I’m headed back to the studio to create some fun projects to share.
Stay tuned for the NEW Classes that are coming up on my calendar.  You’ll want to
reserve your spot jiffy quick.
 
Wishing you a magical day,
 
 
 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Color Inspiration Challenge - Wanna Play?

Happy Weekend!

We are absolutely chillin' this weekend.  It's been a crazy last few weeks and I think we've earned some "R and R".  I'll be stamping some and organizing too.  That sounds relaxing to me.

I want to share a fun, new challenge with you.  Sometimes I find myself stumped for ideas when I'm ready to create a new card or project.  How do I get past it?  Well, here's a little known fact about me....I'm a "magazine fanatic/collector".  I could seriously spend a mint on magazines.  Sure I love them for the articles and information....but I LOVE them for the gorgeous photos too.  I've found a LOT of inspiration while flipping through a magazine while waiting in line at the grocery store.  Hahaha

So....I want to challenge YOU.  Here's a photo I came across this week and it has inspired a few new projects in my studio.  I think it's just gorgeous.  I love the colors, the theme and the overall
composition.


Here's the challenge.....Are you ready?? 

1.  Create a card or 3D item that comes from inspiration from this photo....It can be the colors  (some or all), the theme or whatever your "take away" is from the photo.

2.  Email me a photo of your project at shellsuit@verizon.net

3.  I will have all of the projects here and will have my team pick a winner.

4.  The deadline?  All entries need to be received by next Saturday, September 6th.

What's the prize??  Well....you'll have to wait and see!  It will be from the New Holiday Catalog!  Wahoo!  Speaking of which....Do YOU have a copy of the new Holiday Catalog?  If not, message me and I'll send one out to you asap.  You're not going to want to miss a thing in there!  It's probably my favorite one ever!

So......what are you waiting for??  Get busy creating!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Wishing you a magical day,


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Weekly Deals and a Freebie

Hey there, Peeps!

I have a fun, new project to share with you and a "freebie" to tell you about....

First....here's the project....


How stinkin' cute is this card???  Now....for the "freebie" news.....

To create this fun project, I used the Circle Framelits and my Big Shot.  This week the Circle Framelits are on SALE on the WEEKLY DEALS!  Woot!!  I've created a step-by-step, color tutorial for this Mickey Pumpkin card and am offering it FREE to customers who order the Circle Framelits from me, Michelle Suit, by next Monday evening.  After that, I will offer the tutorial for sale here on my blog.  I use the Circle Framelits for SO many projects.  They are always out on my stampin' desk.

Here are all of the Weekly Deals....

There are several items on the list that I use a lot including the Blossom Punch and those gorgeous Vintage Faceted Buttons.  I don't know about you but I love a good sale on things I'm gonna use and use and use!  Add a FREEBIE and "Shazam!".

To place your order, Just Click Here 
No lines...no waiting and the lights are always on!

Wishing you a spooktacular evening!