Saturday, October 18, 2014

Best Laid Plans....


Happy Weekend!

It's a beautiful fall day here and we had a pretty fun plan....the operative word would be "had".
We decided to drive Mike's car on our adventure.  We were going to a fall festival in a very small town that is just quaint and homey.  We were about half way there and stopped at an ATM to get a little cash and while we were waiting we noticed smoke coming from under the hood.
After further investigation, we discovered a leak with antifreeze spurting out of it.  Yeah...NO fun.  An adventure...Yes.  The one we had planned...Not so much.
The good news is that we are all safe, fed and happy.  We were rescued by my parents and got to enjoy lunch with them.  Mike is now on a mission to get things taken care of and I am here posting a fun project for you.

One of the cards the girls got to create at this week's "Falling For Fall" card class is this fun "box card" that's just busting at  the seams with colorful fall leaves.
Box cards are a blast to make and decorate and it's great because they fit in a regular envelope.  Woot!
Here's the supply list for you.  Thank YOU to everyone for your awesome comments on the new format.  To order the supplies you need, just click on the item(s) and it will take you right to my Online Store.  How cool is that??

Alrighty....I'm off to teach Linz how to back Pumpkin Bars.  YUMM!
Wishing you a relaxing weekend,
Michelle



Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Monday, October 13, 2014

Hot Diggity Dog

Happy Columbus Day!

It's a dreary, rainy day outside but we don't mind.  We're enjoying a relaxing day together inside where it's toasty, dry and warm.  It's nice when everyone has the day off.

I was going through my cards this morning and trying to organize them.  Sometimes one or two slip through the cracks and I forget to actually share them with you.  GASP!!  This card is one that I created as my swaps for Convention this past July.  I loved the "Hot Diggity Dog" stamp set as soon as I saw it in the catalog.  It just makes me smile.

Now...before I show it to you I want to tell you about a new feature here on my blog.  I will be adding the products used for each project that I showcase at the end of each post.  The best part is....when you click on the product, it will take you to my Online Store so that you can quickly and easily add it to your order.  How cool is THAT??

Okay....Here's the "Hot Diggity Dog" card...

I had so much fun creating the fun "dog collar and tag".  I think my favorite part is his shiny nose.  Just a couple drops of Crystal Effects and VOILA!

Okay....here are the supplies used on this project.  Remember....all you need to do is click on the item to add it to your order at my Online Store.  Shop 24/7...no lines...no waiting.


Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog


Wishing you a magical day!
Michelle


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Cloisonne Technique Video Tutorial

Happy Weekend Peeps!

It's been a quiet weekend here in our little corner of the world and that's alright by me.  Sometimes it's nice to just slow things down and breathe.  I have been wanting to get back in the studio to create a few new video tutorials.  Mike and I worked hard on a new set up and today I finally got to shoot the first one in my new digs.

The technique I chose to share is definitely an oldie but a goodie.  You know how they say that "everything old is new again"?  Well...the "Cloisonne" technique is one of those.  Take a look at the newest Suitably Stamped Video...Let me know what you think!



Cloisonne Technique Tutorial....


Wishing you a terrific Monday and a Happy Columbus Day,


Friday, October 10, 2014

Tag! You're it!

Happy Friday Peeps!!

Today I have a little "Show and Tell" for you...

Yesterday I held two sessions of my "Tag! You're it!" Christmas Tag class.  The stampers all made 15 beautiful gift tags (5 designs/3 of each) and also made an adorable box to put them in.  SO fun!  The boxes are just the bomb!  Did you know that you can purchase the empty stamp cases to use for tons of different things??  OMGeee!!  They are SO stinkin' AWESOME and there are so many uses for them.  Let me show you what we made first and then I'll show you the boxes and info....

Here's the project...

Isn't that FUN??  I have to giggle every time I see the "To/From" tag on the box because NOT ONE of the ladies said they would EVER think of giving their tags away!  HAHAHAHAHA!
This was definitely not a class for the faint of heart but I think everyone agreed that it was TOTALLY worth it in the end.  Whew!

Now...Let me show you those awesome boxes....




These little beauties can hold SO many things.  Heck...you could even use them to pack your lunch in!  They are on page  235 of the Annual Catalog.  What a GREAT deal too.
To order yours, just go to my Online Store at http://stampinsuitsme.stampinup.net


Want more fun ideas on how to use them?  Check out this cute video from Stampin' Up!

Clear Boxes...A Few Ideas!

Wishing you a wonderful day!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

You're So Wonderful

Good Morning Peeps!

If you've followed me for awhile you know that I love finding multiple ways to use the products I buy.  The new "You're So Wonderful" stamp set is definitely one of those products.  At first glance it definitely has a "spring", "girly" feel to it.  Let me show you what I mean...

Pretty "girly", right?  Well, Mike and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary on Monday and I needed to make a card for him and I decided to use this set for it.  Hmmmm...What to do....
Well...Here's what I came up with...


Now that's not "girly" at all!  I love how the images are are a tad whimsical and yet they'll work for a more formal theme too.  Here are all of the images that are included in the "You're Wonderful" stamp set.  The set comes in photopolymer and I love it.
"You're Wonderful" - Item #139158
This set is only available for a limited time so don't wait to order.


REMINDER...

The “Pick a Pack of Paper” Special runs from October 1st-October 31st.
When you purchase the $99 “Happy Shopper” special (it includes $125 of ANY SU! merchandise that YOU choose.), not only will you receive a
20% discount on all your future orders, you will also receive a FREE PACK OF DESIGNER SERIES PAPER FOR SIX MONTHS!
How awesome is THAT???  FREE PAPER???
THERE ARE NO STRINGS ATTACHED.  PLAIN AND SIMPLE.
Join and be a “Happy Shopper”...enjoy the discount...share it with your family and friends...
OR...use it as a way to make a little extra cash for the holidays...kids’ sports fees...vacation money...pay off your bills....etc.
It’s all up to you. 
Want to find out more?  Email me at shellsuit@verizon.net or call me at 571-217-8414.\
 
Wishing you a magical day!
 
 



Thursday, October 2, 2014

FREE Paper and a Sweet Sale

Hello, my friends,
 
I know I’ve been MIA and it just couldn’t be helped.  My mom has been quite sick this past week and I’ve been taking care of her needs as well as my Dad’s.  After
a trip to the ER and a wonderful specialist, things are much better.
 
I’m SO blessed that we live close by and I am able to be here for them when they need me.  The good news is...She’s got her color back and she’s feeling better.
Praise God.
 
I have the latest news to share with you today and you’re going to want to read to the end....
 
First... from October 1st-6th you can save some serious "cha-ching!"....  Check out the awesome deals during this “Stamp, Stock & Save” Event.  There are stamp sets, card stock, envelopes, adhesive and ink pads included.   Be sure to get yours before this great deal end on October 6th.
 
 
To start your order, just head over to my Online Store by Clicking Here
 
If you have friends who would like to take advantage of the special and stock up too, remember that you will receive $25 in Free Hostess Benefits (anything you’d like to order) for the first $150 in orders before tax and shipping.
 
Next....
 
 
The “Pick a Pack of Paper” Special runs from October 1st-October 31st.
When you purchase the $99 “Happy Shopper” special (it includes $125 of ANY SU! merchandise that YOU choose.), not only will you receive a
20% discount on all your future orders, you will also receive a FREE PACK OF DESIGNER SERIES PAPER FOR SIX MONTHS!
How awesome is THAT???  FREE PAPER???
THERE ARE NO STRINGS ATTACHED.  PLAIN AND SIMPLE.
Join and be a “Happy Shopper”...enjoy the discount...share it with your family and friends...
OR...use it as a way to make a little extra cash for the holidays...kids’ sports fees...vacation money...pay off your bills....etc.
It’s all up to you. 
Want to find out more?  Email me at shellsuit@verizon.net or call me at 571-217-8414
 
I’m back in the studio and creating tonight.  Can’t wait to share some fun, new projects with YOU!
 
Happy Fall!
Michelle
 

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!!