Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Global Design Project 100 Challenge



They're celebrating their 100th challenge over at The Global Design Project this week. I watch the GDP design team with great interest but never really have time to participate so you can tell things are going well if I've actually inked up some stamps just for fun! This week the deal is simply that you choose one of the design team projects and make it your own (CASE). They will send their card to the winner and the overall winner gets some goodies from the team. Such fun! Hope you participate too!

I went with Shawn de Oliveira's Christmas card...


And here's my take...



I may have gone overboard with the layers. I think I counted 12! Haha.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Thoughtful Banners, Oh Happy Day
Inks: Soft Sky, Emerald Envy, Smokey Slate
Papers: Smokey Slate, Lemon Lime Twist, Naturally Eclectic Designer Papers, Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, Soft Sky
Accessories/Tools: Linen Thread, Silver Glimmer Paper, Mini Sequin Trim, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon, 2" Circle Punch, Duet Banner Punch, Classic Label Punch, Star Punch (retired) - Wood Crate Framelits has similar, Stapler




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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Coffee Cafe - The Crafty Carrot Co

Coffee Cafe by Stampin' Up! - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Confession - I'm not a coffee drinker. BUT the Coffee Cafe set and Coffee Cup framelits have totally won me over anyway!! Sometimes you just have to take the plunge - ha ha. My Crafty Carrot friends and I will be featuring this set in September - all you need to do is purchase it (or ANY products of equivalent value) and you get FREE access to our tutorial rewards program. Simple right?

Learn more about The Crafty Carrot Collective here: http://craftycarrotcollective.blogspot.com/

Coffee Cafe by Stampin' Up! - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Coffee Cafe by Stampin' Up! - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Coffee Cafe by Stampin' Up! - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Coffee Cafe Color Combo - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Coffee Cafe, Basket of Wishes ('Thinking of You')
Inks: Early Espresso, Smokey Slate, Flirty Flamingo
Papers: Smokey Slate, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Gold Glimmer Paper
Accessories/Tools: Coffee Cups Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Very Vanilla Baker's Twine, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals



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Qualifying purchase for access to our September Programme:
(or item/s of equivalent value)
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Time to see Valerie's awesome 3D project!





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Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Crazy Crafters CASE ... Me!



Oh it's such fun to be asked to do a blog hop with the Crazy Crafters!!! A big thank you to Kylie Bertucci and team for having me as your special guest! I can't wait to see all your beautiful creations copied and selectively edited (CASE) from mine. Eep!!

The idea for these cards came from my fabulous friend Jennifer Frost. I loved the first one so much that I went back and did a couple more colour combos...

Fabulous Flamingo + Embossing Paste - Susan Wong



Fabulous Flamingo + Embossing Paste - Susan Wong

Fabulous Flamingo + Embossing Paste - Susan Wong

Fabulous Flamingo + Embossing Paste - Susan Wong

Fabulous Flamingo + Embossing Paste - Susan Wong

Fabulous Flamingo + Embossing Paste - Susan Wong

Fabulous Flamingo + Embossing Paste - Susan Wong

Hot Tip: The Embossing Paste brings such a cool texture don't you think? I used the Layering Circle dies to make a one-time mask out of thick cardstock. You could use acetate for a reusable one!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Fabulous Flamingo
Inks: Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink, Smoky Slate, Versamark
Papers: Shimmery White, Thick White, Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy
Accessories/Tools: Aqua Painter, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Layering Circle Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Linen Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels


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Friday, July 28, 2017

Perfect Days - Fancy Friday Blog Hop


It's no secret that for me memory keeping is where it's at! I do it for me, for my family and for the generations to come. And well, for the fun of it too. The new Memories and More range from Stampin' Up! means that you really don't have to be an artistic or creative person to preserve your memories. Allison Okamitsu posted this quote the other day and it resonated with me... thanks friend!


On the Fancy Friday hop this week, this team of past and current Artisans are bringing you a range of ideas for using our new Memories and More card packs. There's A LOT of 'more' you can do with them but I stuck to basics and completed some pockets pages that had been waiting for a little while (hence some now retired pocket orientations).

Perfect Days Memories & More - Susan Wong

Perfect Days Memories & More - Susan Wong

Perfect Days Memories & More - Susan Wong

Perfect Days Memories & More - Susan Wong



Special thanks to Adam and Kirsten of Wonderferris for the epic family snaps.

Perfect Days Memories & More - Susan Wong


Do you live in New Zealand? I'm more than happy to offer advice and products to get your own albums underway. Or maybe you have a group of friends that would be keen to see pocket memory keeping in action. Let's talk! Drop me a line!

Memories & More Tip - Susan Wong

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Next up is my dear friend Sue Plote!