Susan's Saga

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sale-A-Bration Ends March 31st

Sale-A-Bration is that time of year where you can earn a FREE product with every $90 order you place, but it is coming to an end on March 31st. Some of the popular rewards are already sold out! If you have had your eye on something from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue, be quick to order or you could miss out.

Forever!



 The Sale-A-Bration items have never been offered in other catalogues, so once they are gone, they are gone! 😭



I hope you get what you want!


Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Awesomely Artistic Dragonflies


This little card looks kind of complex but it is actually quite easy to make! You gotta love stamping. I stamped the card base, background mat AND the main image, then the envelope and inside the card too! The flowers were coloured with the new Stampin' Up! watercolour pencils and an aqua painter. I don't know if you can see it, but the flower centres are shimmering with gold Wink of Stella. 


Here is how the inside turned out. That dragonfly is so pretty! I love dragonflies. Well, I love butterflies too, and ladybugs and beetles...loads of images, actually. Good thing Stampin' Up! has such a variety of beautiful images to choose from!

I ❤ Stampin' Up!

Get all the Supplies to make this card from my SusanSalutations Online Store:



Cardstock – Tangerine Tango Card Base, 2 x Cajun Craze mats (13cm x 9cm and 8cm square) , Whisper White mat 8cm x 12cm, Whisper White scrap 9cm square for main image
Ink – Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Black Stazon
Stamp Set – Awesomely Artistic
Stamp Blocks – C, D
Big Shot – Stitched Framelits
Tools – Watercolor Pencils, Aqua Painter
Accessories & Adhesives – Gold Wink of Stella, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Double Sided Tape, Card insert & envelope, Stazon cleaner

Friday, February 24, 2017

Three New Sale-A-Bration Items Added!

Did you know Sale-A-Bration is still in full-swing? You can earn a FREE reward for every $90 in products you order till the end of March 2017. Today three new reward items were added! I am loving that stack of glimmer papers but there is a medallion stamp set and something else too... See what everything looks like on the Specials Page at SusanSalutations 😊


Cards for the Troops - Mother's Day 2017

Do you like crafting for causes? I run a drive to make cards for our Troops about twice a year. It is time for us to make Mother's Day cards to get them in the mail by the end of March so they can go overseas to our deployed troops in time to send out to their mothers and wives for Mother's Day. Of course, they also need birthday cards, thinking of you ones, anniversary and birth and just about every other type of card. Even blank ones (inside) with no sentiment attached are appreciated. If this interests you and you would like to help, read more about the drive here:  Cards for Troops Drive 2017

Thank you for any help you can give our Troops.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Thoughts and Prayers

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The Thoughts and Prayers stamp set allows you to send some pretty special greetings. There are sensitive words in it for expressing sympathy, sending get well wishes, and letting them know you are thinking of them and praying for them. At card class today I taught stampers how to use the emboss resist and masking techniques. It was a fin class.

The card first posted relied only on white embossing and sponging with inks, but the second card included stamping over the top of the embossing and sponging.


I liked them both.

All supplies listed below are available for you to purchase from my SusanSalutations online store.

Supplies:



Cardstock –  Whisper White 9 x 14cm, Whisper White Thick cardstock base, Marina Mist  9.5 x 14.5
Ink & Daubers – Marina Mist, Versamark, Pool Party sponge dauber
Stamp Set – Thoughts and Prayers
Big Shot – Ovals framelits
Tools – Heat Tool
Accessories & Adhesives – White Embossing Powder, paper to catch powder, large Post-It notes, Washi Tape, soft tissues, Stampin’ Dimensionals, double-sided tape or liquid glue (Tombow), wooden skewer

Monday, February 20, 2017

Little Flowers Watercolour Card



Create a lovely and cheerful little flower card with none other than the Rose Wonder stamp set! The little flower in that stamp set makes a beautiful pattern when stamped repeatedly and coloured with an aqua painter.

All current supplies are listed below and are available for you to order from my SusanSalutations online store.

Supplies:
Cardstock – Watercolour paper 7x8cm, Mint Macaron Card Base, Peekaboo Peach mat 7.5 x 8.5, Designer Series Paper Sycamore Street  (retired) 9 x 15cm
Ink – Stazon Black, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red
Stamp Set – Rose Wonder
Stamp Blocks – D, E
Accessories & Adhesives – Aqua Painter, Gold Wink of Stella, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, Frosted Embellishments Sequins, Pick Up Stick, Fine tip glue pen, Glue Dots

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Watercoloured Rose

What a lovely stamp set this is to work with, and there are so many options in it for sentiments - birthday, wedding, sympathy etc. It is a very useful set. AND it has its own framelits too. This time though. my class was using it to make a lovely water colour card with inks and an aqua pen. I showed them how to use different colours on their rose in my sample, and then everyone's cards came out different as everyone chose their own favourite colours to work with. I love that everyone can be so creative with Stampin' Up! supplies! All supplies for this card are listed below and are available at SusanSalutations. If you would like instructions, I am giving them away if you place an order this month.



Supplies:
Cardstock –  Shimmery White 9 x 11cm, Real Red card base, Basic Black 10 x 14
Ink – Stazon Black, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mamabo, Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Smokey Slate
Stamp Set – Rose Wonder
Stamp Blocks – D, F
Accessories & Adhesives – Aqua painter, water, Frosted Embellishment sequins, Pick Up Stick, Fine Tip glue pen

Saturday, February 11, 2017

More New Sale-A-Bration Items are Coming!

Exciting news! Sale-A-Bration is getting even bigger! On February 21st, three NEW free items will become available when you order $90 worth of product (excluding postage costs as postage is not product 😃)!  Watch this space for pictures of the new items and remember to go to my SusanSalutations shop to place your order and earn FREE rewards for every $90 order you place!

It's also a wonderful time to become a member of Stampin' Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $169 AUD and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes project kits, bundles, and Sale-A-Bration sets.) Plus, the kit ships for free!

If you have any questions about Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up! items or about joining as a member, do email me at susanl_hl AT yahoo.com