Susan's Saga

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wildflower Meadow

One of the best things about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is being able to access new goodies early. The set I was experimenting with tonight is called Wildflower Meadows and it has a matching embossing folder that just makes it so lovely! It will be available in the new Stampin' Up! catalogue coming out on July 1st in Australia.

I used another stamp set with this new set to see what a bit of extra stamping would do to the design, and I really liked it. I added some of the flowers from Summer Silhouettes (132082 in wood, 126447 in clear mount). Then I added various types of ribbon to add a little bit of luxury, and finally I added sparkle with some Dazzling Details (127845) and some shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol.

The cardstock I began with was Whisper White and the coloured cardstock were in Baja Breeze, Rose Red and Gumball Green. I chose matching inks as well but added some Midnight Muse and Not Quite Navy as well.



See how nice the embossed areas make the images? 

I think I'll get a lot of use out of this new stamp and embossing folder combo. I love how Stampin' Up! does this sort of thing :) 

Till next time.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

New Blog Header!!

I was playing with My Digital Studio tonight because I wanted to brighten up my blog. I found a little video which explained the simple process of making a header, and after playing for a while, here it is! I see I got the blue of one flower slightly too bright but that is easily fixed. I will go back in and sort it out in a bit. Meanwhile, let me know what you think!

And if you want to learn about My Digital Studio and get a FREE copy of the program yourself, come along with me to the Brisbane MDS event on Saturday, 17th August,. Let me know if you want an invitation to this event :)



OR: If you want to play with My Digital Studio, you can download afree 30 Trial!  Simply use item code # 130910   or if you’d like to purchase the unlimited version use the code # 130646 and it’s just $24.95!


PS: It's all changed now and I like it much better.  He, he!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Disappearing Stampin' Up! Retirement List

Oh my word! It has come down to SIX DAYS only before the goodies on Stampin' Up!s Retirement List disappear, maybe FOREVER!! If you are still wanting something listed, do hurry to order. Many items are already sold out! Go to SusanSalutations to see the list :)


Monday, June 24, 2013

My Digital Studio Tour!

Stampin' Up! is holding some training in My Digital Studio (MDS) in Brisbane and I am going! Want to join me? Here's some information about it for you:



Let me know if you want to come with me :)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Faux Patina Technique

It sure was good to see friends at this month's CRaft Class. I taught them how to create a faux patina look with a bit of white cardstock, and embossing folder, some inks and embossing powder. It was amazing to see how we all turned out different effects usign the same tools, techniques and cardstock1 Each card was truly a one-off. Here's mine:

I just love the glimpses of gold and the depth you can get with layering inks!

If you want to see more examples of this technique and see some instructions for hwo to make your own, my PaperCraftCentral Facebook page has all that. And if you need any of the supplies used, come back to SusanSalutations and place your order :)

Happy stampin'!

Sunday, June 02, 2013

More June Specials!




Some new Stampin’ Up! Specials for June have been announced!
The first special is a stamp set in a series of stamp sets that will be realeased each month until April 2014!  Each stamp set will feature favourite stamps from Stampin’ Up!’s past 25 years as well as one never before seen stamp image. View this month’s stamp set “Best of Flowers” (item code 133342) 

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SINGLE  STAMPS:
Stampin’ Up! have also released 5single Clear Mount stamps to the Australian market.  These stamps come in clear mount only and do not come in a clear mount case.  They are one single stamp.


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You can always order anything you’d like online straight away  or contact me to place your order for you.

Happy shopping!

Saturday, June 01, 2013

The 2013 Retirement List is Here!

While i was asleep last night, something very interesting was announced in the Stampin' Up! world. The 2013 Retirement List arrived! The items on this list will only be available while stocks last this month, and after June and the launch of the new catalogue, they will disappear forever. So if you would like something, be quick and order so you won't miss out!