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 😊

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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

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.


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.

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.

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 πŸ˜ƒ)!  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

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Shimmery White Glimmer Paper Watercolouring

Did you know you can water colour on Shimmery White Glimmer paper? You can! Here I stamped my image from Helping Me Grow in Memento Black ink, then I used the Aqua Painter to add colour and shading in Daffodil Delight, Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush. It worked well! I flicked gold Wink of Stella on the watercoloured image then finished with a sentiment from Helping Me Grow and die cut from the Rose Garden Thinlit dies. It was a fun card to make and didn't take too much time!


Stamp Set: Helping Me Grow
Cardstock and Designer Series Paper: Shimmery White 9 x12.5cm, Whisper White scrap, Crumb Cake 10 x 14.5, Strip of designer series paper Fruit Stand 14.5 x 5cm, Thick Whisper White Card base and printer paper insert
Big Shot: Rose Garden Thinlit Dies
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Delightful Dijon, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Memento Black
Stampin’ Blocks &  Accessories: Stamp Blocks B,D,F; Paper towels, scratch paper, Aqua Painter, Water, Black marker, Corner rounder punch, Gold Wink of Stella, Flirty Flamingo ruched ribbon, Fast Fuse

All supplies are available from my SusanSalutations online Store :)

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Customise your Notebooks with Fruit!

This little notebook used to be a school exercise book. Now it is a customised notebook, decorated with the Fruit Stand Suite  😎It was so easy and quick to do!

I am sure if you have ever been in school yourself or had children in school, you would have covered exercise books,, right? That's all I did with this. Well, I adapted my covering a little. As designer series paper isn't quite large enough to cover a whole book, I cut separate pieces for the front and back, and cut a strip that I scored down the middle to make a cover for the spine. I did add thin strips to the borders of the covers before putting my fruit piece on top. I did cut another piece form the lined designer series paper in the pack and made a 'window' to write on. It's kind of like making a card too, I think.

I added some shading to the striped piece with a Stamp 'n Write marker. I matched the colour to the colours in the designer series paper.

I hand-wrote the name for this book in black journaling pen. You could stamp it with an alphabet stamp if you wished.

I stamped apricots (peaches?) on top of the lined paper afterward to finish it off, and also because I love stamping πŸ˜„

Just think of the possibilities!! Happy Stampin'!


Stamps:Fresh Fruit
Designer Series Paper: Fruit Stand
Stampin' Write! markers: Peekaboo Peach, Basic Black
Inks: Peekabook Peach, Cucumber Crush, Memento Black
Adhesive: Tombow Multi liquid glue

See the Fruit Stand Suite  yourself at SusanSalutations