Thursday, May 19, 2016

May Flowers - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

The Artisan team are pouring our hearts out to you this week with a bunch of flower creations! Oh yes, it's a May Flowers theme! For those in the Northern Hemisphere that might mean pretty bright Spring colours and melting snow. Over here we're just cooling off so I've dipped into a warmer cosy palette with this birthday card I made for a beautiful friend of mine. With the Grateful Bunch stamp set and co-ordinating Blossom Bunch Punch, this little flower garland was a breeze.

Enjoy - and don't forget - we love to hear from you in the comments as you hop through!

Grateful Bunch + Blossom Bunch Punch ~ Susan Wong

Grateful Bunch + Blossom Bunch Punch ~ Susan Wong


Supplies Used: (Some of these are retiring soon - get in quick!)
Stamps: Grateful Bunch (140691), Awesomely Artistic (139950)
Ink: Delightful Dijon, Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon, Mint Macaron, Tuxedo Black, Wild Wasabi
Paper: Crumb Cake, Project Life Grid Cards, Tangelo Twist, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Accessories: Blossom Bunch Punch, 2014-2016 In Colour Designer Washi Tape, Gold Metallic Thread, Expressions Natural Elements



Let's go see Valerie's blossoms...


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Botanical Builder Congrats - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another Artisan Blog Hop! So glad you joined us. Don't forget you can save ideas for later by checking out our projects on Pinterest *HERE*

This week, I needed a card that was a little bit special so I paired the Sparkle and Shine stamp set with the Botanical Builder Framelits for something fresh and bright. It's 5x5" if you're wondering ;)
Hope you like!

Botanical Builder + Sparkle and Shine ~ Susan Wong

Botanical Builder + Sparkle and Shine ~ Susan Wong

Tip - For the background, stamp several times before re-inking to get several shades of the same colour.


Supplies for this project:
Stamps: Sparkle and Shine (140733)
Inks: Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Versamark
Papers: Calypso Coral, Watercolour Paper, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, Cucumber Crush, Gold Foil Paper, Basic Black
Accessories: Botanical Builder Framelits Dies (140625), Basic Jewels - Pearls, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Metallic Thread, Aqua Painters, Dimensionals



Let's go check out Val's amazing creation!!


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Purrrfect Packaging - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

This week on our Artisan Blog Hop we're focusing on hand-crafted packaging. Let's face it, a gift is always a million times cooler if it looks pretty right? Here's a baby gift I did up recently with a fun shaker card and matching wrap. I always keep some of the brown paper from my Stampin' Up! orders on hand ;)

Circle of Spring + Made with Love Kitty Card ~ Susan Wong

Circle of Spring + Made with Love Baby Gift ~ Susan Wong

Circle of Spring + Made with Love Envelope ~ Susan Wong

Circle of Spring + Made with Love Kitty Card ~ Susan Wong



Did you know we collate all our projects on an Artisan Pinterest Board? Click on the P and follow!

Now let's go see what the talented Valerie has made...



Supplies used for this project:
Stamps: Circle of Spring (138964), Made With Love (138662)
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black Archival
Paper: Water Colour Paper, Thick Whisper White (card base), Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie (hearts)
Accessories: Confetti Hearts Border Punch, Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Blender Pen, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Window Sheet (acetate)

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Helping Me Grow + Sympathy - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Sympathy cards are never an easy thing to make. Somehow you have to convey the depth of your love for a person and sorrow for their loss without being overbearing as they grieve. Never easy and always a little awkward. 

Here are couple I made using the Helping Me Grow and A Dozen Thoughts stamp sets. I embossed the flowers in gold for something special and then washed colour over the top with an aqua painter. I added a little bit of Pool Party in the background including flecks made by flicking the brush end of the marker from the inside of the cap outwards.

The style of these cards remind me so much of my talented friend Teneale so I thought I'd give her a shout out : You can check out her beautiful work *here*.


'Helping Me Grow' Sympathy Card 1 ~ Susan Wong

'Helping Me Grow' Sympathy Card 1 ~ Susan Wong

'Helping Me Grow' Sympathy Card 2 ~ Susan Wong

'Helping Me Grow' Sympathy Card 2 ~ Susan Wong



Next up is the amazing Valerie. Go give her some love!




Thursday, March 17, 2016

#imbringingbirthdaysback - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

#imbringingbirthdaysback - a little hashtag that's popping up all over the show thanks to Shannon West's (at Stampin' Up! HQ) awesome initiative to get birthdays back into the real world. Facebook birthday greetings are great and all but who doesn't love some handmade goodness in the mailbox too?

Not in the loop? Catch up with Shannon's #imbringingbirthdaysback story *here* on the Stampin' Up! blog.

So with that in mind, here's a set of cards I whipped up with the Sunburst Sayings stamp set and Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper. A simple design is just the trick when you're doing things en masse (and intermittently rocking the baby).

Shine on DSP + Sunburst Sayings ~ Susan Wong

Shine on DSP + Sunburst Sayings 2 ~ Susan Wong

Shine on DSP + Sunburst Sayings 3 ~ Susan Wong

Shine on DSP + Sunburst Sayings 4 ~ Susan Wong


Would you like to make a set of these cards with me? Join me for my...

#imbringingbirthdaysback Stamp-A-Stack Class
Make 8 basic greeting cards (envelopes included)
Thursday 31st March
7.30-9.30pm
$25pp
Massey, Auckland
*Message me* to register and for full address details by Friday 25th March.

Now let's go see what Valerie will stun us with this week...

Supplies for this project:
140579 Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper
140722 Sunburst Sayings Stamp Set
133674 Kraft Cardstock
137416 Ornate Tag Topper Punch
119850 1 3/4" Circle Punch
137415 Confetti Hearts Border Punch
132708 Momento Ink Pad
133684 Tangelo Twist A4 Card Stock
124392 Calypso Coral A4 Card Stock
131288 Crush Curry A4 Card Stock
124262 Baker's Twine - Whisper White

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Keeping Memories with Project Life - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

International Scrapbooking Day is 4th March 2016. To celebrate, we're having an Artisan Scrapbooking Hop!

For me scrapping is all about reliving great memories together. My kids just LOVE thumbing through the albums. Now, I love a traditional 12x12 layout and they do appear in the album occasionally BUT they're pretty time consuming when you have three kids tearing around plus a newborn! So in more recent years I've turned to Project Life. This form of memory keeping is easy, doesn't require a lot of resources and comes together quickly. Thank you Project Life!

Are you a busy mum like me? You can do it too - get some of those pics off the phone/computer and into real life! You won't regret it. And if you can do it with minimal effort - even better. 

You may have seen this first page in progress on Facebook. If so, you'd already know that one of my fav ways of using the pocket pages is splitting larger photos. This creates a visual break in my album as I tend to pack a lot of photos in elsewhere! Here I used an 8x12" and cut it into two 6x4" and three 4x4" segments. A little detailing from the Moments Like These Card Collection and we're sussed.


Moments Like These Project Life Card Collection ~ Susan Wong

Moments Like These Project Life Card Collection ~ Susan Wong

Moments Like These Project Life Card Collection ~ Susan Wong

Moments Like These Project Life Card Collection ~ Susan Wong

Moments Like These Project Life Card Collection ~ Susan Wong

Moments Like These Project Life Card Collection ~ Susan Wong

Memories in the Making Sale-A-Bration ~ Susan Wong

Love the acetate overlay here from the Memories in the Making collection. It's FREE until 31st March when you spend $110. One side is gold and it's silver on the reverse!

Special thanks to the lovely Keri-Anne at First Light Birth Photography for making my pregnancy look glamorous. That's how I want to remember it ;)


Supplies:
140288 Moments Like These Project Life Bundle
135294 Variety Pack 1 12x12" Project Life Photo Pocket Pages
135304 Project Life Journaling Pens
FREE Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection



And now, I can't wait to go check out what Valerie (and the rest of the team) have made!
Hop along with us & HAPPY SCRAPBOOKING DAY!