Category Archives: SUO Challenge

Beautiful You

What an EASY theme we have for the SUO Challenge this time.  Our theme is feminine and there is just sooooo many different ways you can go with this!

With this theme the first thing that came to mind was the Beautiful You set.  It is just such a pretty set and oh so feminine.  With everything going on this month, I have been keeping things nice and simple and this one is oh so simple!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, stamp female image in Peek-a-boo Peach, greeting in Night of Navy, and dots using Soft Sky
  • Night of Navy diagonal Stripe dsp – 5/8 x 5 1/2, add to back of Whisper White Panel, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

Did I mention easy?  What can I say…truly easy!  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Beautiful You, Painter’s Palette
Paper: Whisper White, Peek-a-boo Peach, Regals dsp paper pack
Ink: Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Peek-a-boo Peach
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Special Reason

So life right now is just a bit complex.  We just purchased a new home and are in the process of moving.  We aren’t just moving, we are downsizing…it’s complex.

But the SUO challenge theme this month is simple – sympathy and caring.  The With Sympathy stamp from Flourishing Phrases is so beautiful and I wanted to pair it with Special Reason.  This is what I came up with.

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Crumb Cake
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon – fold in loops stapling loops together, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower using So Saffron and leaves in Crumb Cake, cut out and add to car front using dimensionals
  • Crumb Cake – cut out flower center using framelit, sponge Crumb Cake around edges and add to center of flower

I just love the simple look of this.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Special Reason, Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, So Saffron
Ink: Crumb Cake, So Saffron
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlet Dies, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, Hand Held Stapler, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Weather Together

This time the SUO challenge theme is A Favorite April theme.  As soon as I saw that, I thought April Showers.  I just love the Weather Together set and just haven’t used it enough (sure hope it doesn’t retire!).  The umbrella was perfect for an April Showers theme!

I didn’t want to use any of the greetings that came with the set but LOVE the greeting from Beautiful you and it worked just perfectly with my card.  It looks so good with in different colors!

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Basic Black and Rich Razzleberry, stamp raindrop in Sof Sky
  • Succulent Garden dsp (Calypso Coral print) – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add behind right side Whisper White panel
  • Sweet Sugarplum – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add behind left side, Whisper White panel, add panel to card front
  • Succulent Garden dsp (flower print) – stamp umbrell using Memento Black, cut out
  • Basic Grey – cut out handle (I cut into pieces to I can make longer) add to back of umbrella
  • Sweet Sugarplum – cut out umbrella handle, add to umbrella, add umbrella to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Weather Together, Beautiful You
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum, Succulent Garden dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Soft Sky, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Umbrella Weather Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Dragonfly Dreams

What a roller coaster of weather we are having in Ohio.  Have numerous days int he 60s…today we have snow.  Now, it’s not a lot of snow but it’s sticking!  I HATE WINTER!

But it is time for another SUO Challenge and this time our theme is Up in the Sky…Things that Fly!  Oh my…so many different things to use in the occasions mini but of course, when you talk about things that fly…it just gotta be DRAGONFLIES!

Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Blushing Bride – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp the ‘dots’ using Blushing Bride and the greeting using Basic Grey, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – cut out medium dragonfly, ad to card front
  • Blushing Bride Glimmer – cut out a small dragonfly, add to card front
  • Add some silver sequins to finish off.

Yep…it is really THAT easy!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Dragonfly Dreams
Paper: Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Blushing Bride Glimmer
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, Blushing Bride
Other: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlet Dies, Neutral Sequins, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Time of Year

suo169Can you believe it….it’s the VERY LAST day of February!  WOW…the best thing about the last day of February is that maybe winter is starting to come to and end.   Hmmm…the only problem though is that since we have wacky weather – 70 degrees followed by 30 degrees for our highs…it’s hard to say what will happen in March and April.

Now it is time for another SUO challenge and this time our theme is Celebrating Green!

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out the floral pattern from the So Detailed Thinlet dies
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/7, cut out and oval using the Layering Oval Framelits, stamp ON YOUR using Smoky Slate, add the floral detail behind the oval and trim off any excess, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp banner using Mint Macaron, cut out and add using dimensionals.

I really like the way this turned out…nice and simple!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Time of Year (hostess)
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron
Ink: Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron
Other: So Detailed Thinlet Dies, Layering Oval Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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So Very Much

suo168Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Can you believe it … it’s time for another SUO challenge and our theme this time is Sale-a-bration Fun.   I just got the So Very Much set and wanted to pair that with the Avant Garden set.

In the beginning of January I made this cool card…Avant Garden…and wanted to build on that when I made this card.

I was working on cards for my upcoming stamping group so decided to make something that I could use a a make and take for that even.  I LOVE the way this turned out.

Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp ‘splatter using Flirty Flamingo
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/4, stamp Thank You and so very much in Night of Navy, stamp flower using Flirty Flamingo (one full strength and one stamped off once) stamp leaves using Pear Pizzazz and flower center using Smoky Slate
  • Basic Black – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add behind Whisper White panel
  • Half of the doily (white side up) – add behind the Whisper White panel and add to card front
  • Add piece of the Pear Pizzazz Tasty Treats washi tape to finish it off

Is that a fun and simple card!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): So Very Much, Avant Garden
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo
Ink: Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate
Other: Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape, Lace Doilies

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Sealed with Love

suo167Can you believe it…tomorrow is FEBRUARY!!!  What I love best about February is the next month is March and then we are on the downside of winter – a girl can hope!

The other good thing about February is that it is the month of LOVE (Valentine’s Day) and for our SUO challenge this time our theme is Time for Love.  Well I just HAD to use the Sealed with Love set.  I had this idea for a card and just went with it!

Here’s the details…

  • Pink Pirouette – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Watermelon Wonder diagonal striped (Tasty Treats dsp) – 3 x 5, add to card front on an angle
  • Flirty Flamingo dotted (Incolor Envelope dsp) – 3 x 5, add to card front on an angle
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 x 4 1/4, stamp lips in Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Melon, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Flirty Flamingo and Basic Rhinestone to finish off

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Sealed with Love
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Tasty Treat dsp, Incolor Envelope dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder
Other: Incolor Enamel Shapes, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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