Thursday, May 21, 2015

Friendly Wishes Boy/Girl Love You ~ Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Teehee. New stamp sets. Such fun! Check out this 'LOVE you' from Friendly Wishes. I've used it on a girly card and a boyish layout. Hope you enjoy... 

And hellooo if you've clicked through from our May Artisan Facebook Showcase. Did you know we do a blog hop once a week? Keep your eyes peeled :)

Friendly Wishes Love You Card ~ Susan Wong

Want to subtly emboss in an awkward spot?? Close the embossing folder over your card and use your brayer to roll over it firmly.

Supplies Used for Card: (New products in Italics)
Inks: Watermelon Wonder, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride Markers
Papers: Blushing Bride, Stacked with Love Designer Paper, Tea Lace Doilies, Whisper White
Stamps: Friendly Wishes
Accessories/Tools: Mint Macaron Dotted Lace Trim, Linen Thread, Blossom Accents, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder



Below is my Felix when he was three. Always making faces at the camera. The background in Tip Top Taupe and Tuxedo Black is from the new You've Got This stamp set. It's a great large sketchy stamp. Love it. 

{Photo credit - Mishele Pou Photography.} 

Friendly Wishes Love You Layout ~ Susan Wong

Friendly Wishes Love You Layout (detail) ~ Susan Wong

Supplies Used for Layout: (New products in Italics)
Inks: Cucumber Crush, Tip Top Taupe, Crushed Curry, Tuxedo Black
Papers: Mint Macaron, Cucumber Crush, Stacked with Love Designer Paper, Whisper White
Stamps: Friendly Wishes, You've Got This
Accessories/Tools: Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace Trim, Rhinestone Basic Jewels


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Go check out my friend Teneale next!



Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bohemian Borders Baby Layout & Card ~ Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

This sneak peek set - Bohemian Borders -  has rather taken my fancy! Pair it with bright tones and you have a very current and fresh look. Take a gander...

Bohemian Borders Baby Layout (detail) ~ Susan Wong

This is my nephew. Isn't he sweet? He's a big three year old now. Yay - finally got that layout done!

Bohemian Borders Baby Layout ~ Susan Wong

And because I loved how fun the layout came up, I popped the same design on a 4x4" card. I love how Stampin' Up! products can easily be applied to whatever you'd like to make. Easy as!
By the bye, our new envelope paper is deliciously lightweight. Loving it already.

Bohemian Borders Baby Card ~ Susan Wong

Supplies (new in italics):
Inks: Mint Macaron, Lost Lagoon, Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Tuxedo Black
Papers: Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets, In Colour Envelope Paper
Stamps: Bohemian Borders, A Dozen Thoughts
Accessories/Tools: Starburst Framelits Dies, Black Baker's Twine, Envelope Punch Board, 1 3/4" Circle Punch


Hey Kiwis - want to stamp at home in your pjs? 
Stamps in the Mail is for you! Click below for more information. 
Our talented designer this month is Allison Okamitsu!


What'll Teneale dazzle us with this week? Go check it out!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

I Think You're Great Bag ~ Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

It's MAY! The release of the 2015-2016 Catalogue is just weeks away!! As an Artisan team, we're SO excited to be sharing some sneak peek projects with you this month. Hope these whet your appetite for the great new products coming up.

And don't forget to get your retiring favourites before it's too late!
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Here's my project this week made from my first play with the new Gift Bag Punch Board and our Inspire.Create.Share 2015 stamp set, 'I Think You're Great'. 

I Think You're Great Gift Bag ~ Susan Wong

Supplies:
Inks: Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party
Stamps: I Think You're Great
Papers: Pool Party, Gold Glimmer Paper, Whisper White, Stacked With Love Designer Washi Tape
Accessories/Tools: Gift Bag Punch Board, Watermelon Wonder 1" Dotted Lace Trim, Linen Thread, Black Baker's Twine, Handheld Stapler, Rhinestone Basic Jewels




Hey Kiwis - want to create snug at home in your pjs? 
Stamps in the Mail is for you! Click below for more information. 
Our wonderful designer this month is Allison Okamitsu!




Time to go check out my friend Teneale's creation! 
It was so cool to meet her face-to-face in the Gold Coast last week. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Guy Greetings Card for Dad ~ Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

As you read this I'll be in the Gold Coast, Australia soaking up all the exciting things they have for us at Stampin' Up! Convention 2015. I'm looking forward to coming back all inspired and rearing for another SU! year of fun. Thank you to all those who support me month after month. You are the heartbeat of what I do.

While I'm gone we, the Artisan Design Team, are featuring the Guy Greetings stamp set. You might have seen it in some feminine cards for my April Artisan Facebook Project here. UK Artisan, Vicky Hayes, made a stunning scene on her card with the vintage car a couple weeks back. But to me this set screams Hipster - check out the little hand drawn moustache! I hope you can see how versatile this set is. I'm loving it.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Guy Greetings Fill Your Shoes Card (detail) ~ Susan Wong

Guy Greetings Fill Your Shoes Card ~ Susan Wong



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Time to hop on over to Teneale's blog. Have a great week everyone. 




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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Gold Soiree Designer Papers ~ Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

My fellow Artisans and I are featuring the Moonlight or Gold Soiree Designer Papers this week so have a hop through and get inspired. Both of these items are on great specials while stocks last as part of our Retiring Product List. Get in while you can! (Links to these papers below.)

If you haven't seen the Project Life Grid 3x4s - they're so handy. Instant subtle backgrounds!

Congratulations SALLY ROBERTSON for winning the Birthday Surprise stamp set from last week's blog hop giveaway!! Please message me your details: *click here*.

Butterfly Card w. Gold Soiree Papers ~ Susan Wong

Gold Soiree with Project Life ~ Susan Wong

Gold Soiree with Project Life (detail) ~ Susan Wong

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Time to hop through to Teneale!





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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Guy Greetings Gift Set ~ Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

The Artisan April Facebook Showcase has come around already! We're flying through this year so quickly. Cliche I know - but it really does seem to happen every year!

Welcome if you've come through from Facebook - did you know we do weekly blog hops? Check back next week for more inspiration from our Stampin' Up! International Artisan Design Team.

Here's a little gift set I made using the Guy Greetings stamp set. Doesn't have to be only for guys right? Besides, I'm a sucker for a cool anchor. Hope you like :)

Guy Greetings 'You're My Anchor' Gift Set (detail) ~ Susan Wong

Guy Greetings 'You're My Anchor' Gift Set ~ Susan Wong

Guy Greetings 'You're My Anchor' Gift Set ~ Susan Wong



***GIVEAWAY*** 
Leave me a comment on this post to be in to win last week's Artisan Blog Hop featured stamp set - Birthday Surprise! {Tell your friends too!}
Clear Mount stamp set. 
Winner announced on next week's Artisan Blog Hop post.  
Winner will have 24 hrs to make contact with shipping address or will forfeit prize. 
Open to New Zealand residents only. 

(Don't live in New Zealand? Check out what a few of my team mates are giving away this week as you go through the hop...)

Stampin' Up! Birthday Surprise Stamp Set



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Time to hop through to the talented Teneale! 





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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Birthday Surprise Minis ~ Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Sometimes going simple just works better. Here are three cute 3x3s you can whip up in a flash with the Birthday Surprise stamp set. Always helps to have a little card on hand yes?

Birthday Surprise 3x3 1/3 ~ Susan Wong

Birthday Surprise 3x3 2/3 ~ Susan Wong

Birthday Surprise 3x3 3/3 ~ Susan Wong



Outtake - toddler hand. Just a bit of reality for ya!

Birthday Surprise 3x3 outtake!! ~ Susan Wong


You might have guessed - this week as a team we're featuring the Birthday Surprise stamp set. I can't wait to hop through and see all the ideas from the other Artisans on this one!! Check out Teneale's blog next...






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