Susan's Saga

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Oh So Succulent!

What do you love most in the new Occasions Catalogue? My fascination so far has been with the Oh So Succulent bundle (item no 145184) of stamps and framelits. You can make the little plants look so real! Of course, you can buy either the stamp set or the framelits instead of the bundle, but I could not resist buying the bundle. You get a 10% savings when you do that, so why not take advantage of the discount, right? You stamp on the ends of the petals to make them look like succulents:

Stampin' Up! is so good at coordinating their products and I love that. You can also get coordinating designer series paper (142778), cardstock (142780), and ribbon (142781) but you can of course use these items with other stamp sets and dies.

There is even a kit! (item no 143635) It's called Vertical Garden.  I think the project it makes is very pretty and you never have to water it:

You can see how to assemble the kit on the How to Make Paper Flowers page. There's even a little video showing how to make the Vertical Garden.

If you would like to see close ups of these beautiful stamps and dies, you can use the codes I typed after each item to look them up at my SusanSalutations shop (click on 'Shop Now to pen the shop). Remember to check out the Clearance Rack and the Holiday Catalogue Carryover items too, You might find a bargain 😊

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Happy New Year 2017!

Happy New Year! I made this little card from one of the Sale-A-Bration reward stamp sets, Avant Garden, and another one called Delicate Details. The sentiment came form Teeny Tiny Sentiments (found in the main catalogue). I stamped my flower on Shimmer White cardstock then added some Sweet Sugarplum and Wild Wasabi ink with an aqua painter. When it was dry I ran over the flower with clear wink of Stella to give a shimmer. I stamped the background after I did the colouring. Then I mounted my white cardstock on Sweet Sugarplum, added some Emerald Envy ribbon, and chose a Crumb Cake card base.  I stamped the Delicate Detail on the cardbase before mounting my main image with Stampin' Dimensionals. The Delicate Details stamp was not long enough to go right across my card base so I just lined it up by eye (the stamp is photopolymer and therefore see-through) to make it go right across.

Click on Promotions at SusanSalutations to see the Sale-A-Bration specials and the new Occasions catalogue. And Happy New Year!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Extravaganza! 21st to 28th November ONLY!

Stampin' Up! is having an Extravaganza with loads of products discounted for a very short time! I don't want you to miss getting something you would like at a discounted price, so please do go to SusanSalutations and click on the Shop link. You'll see the Extravaganza link on the left. Some items are only available while stocks last so act now!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Card Class Day

Had a great time with some friends at one of my card classes :) They let me take this photo:

Yes, it was fun!
Come and join us if you are in the Morayfield area. Class times and dates are on SusanSalutations.
We made some cool cards too. You can see how to make the Magic Card on  PaperCraftCentral

We stamped with the Star of Light stamps set. It has matching framelits too but we didn't need them for the Magic Cards.
It was a magical day. We also made Fairy Celebrations cards:
The embossing folders had different colours of ink sponged right onto them before we put our cardstock through the Big Shot.


Friday, September 23, 2016

The New Seasonal Catalogue is Here!

The new Seasonal Catalogue is here and is packed full of beautiful new supplies! There are kits, stamps, new embellishments, Big Shot bundles, paper, ohh, it is all just wonderful. I always want ALL of it. I'll have some new projects to show you using Seasonal Catalogeu products soon.

Meanwhile, why not make a cup of something you love and sit down to browse through the online Seasonal catalogue? 

If you would prefer a hard copy of the catalogue, are in Australia and not a Stampin' Up! demonstrator already (demonstrators already have their copy of the new catalogue as that is one of the perks of being a demo - you get to see everything early!) contact me at and if you are among the first 10 new contacts, I shall send you one for FREE!

Monday, June 06, 2016

Giant Paper Flowers

For my new Stampin' Up! catalogue launch, I wanted to make sure there were some memorable decorations for people to see. When I found out how to use our framelits to make bigger versions of flowers, I decided to go with making one giant paper flower! There is a tutorial for making these at I hope people will  try these out! If you would like me to run a class on how to make them and you live in or near Morayfield, Qld Austarlia, just contact me through SusanSalutations to arrange a booking :)

This one is made from one of the new In Colour cardstocks, Sweet Sugarplum. I did use So Saffron and another In Colour, Flirty Flamingo, to make the centre.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Welcome to the New Stampin' Up! Year!

It's exciting that our new catalogue is being uploaded at Stampin' Up! headquarters overnight!

By the morning, you should be able to access all the new products and supplies, stamps, In Colours, inks, papers, dies, markers, cardstock, designer series paper and so much more!

There will be many surprises, and it is always so exciting to me to have a refresh of my crafting supplies.

Enjoy browsing the new catalogue and placing your first order for the new Stampin' Up! year with me!