Woo hoo! Launch time is here!




These were the lovely goodies I received! Lush or what?!

Anyhow, now the deadline has been reached so I have to put down scissors and get blogging. Sad really because I had got plans for so many more things, but I am just not the fastest crafter in the world and I got a bit carried away with one of the projects which cut down on the time available elsewhere.

I have to say I am a Stampin' Up Novice. But, wow! the quality of the products is just fabulous. I couldn't really pick one item out above all the others. Apart from anyone who knows me knows that my one true love is patterned paper. And these didn't disappoint. I loved that the patterns ranged from timeless to more modern and the brown and green really worked well with the red. I can't wait to get more time to play with everything.

I did three cards, two altered items and one scrapbook page.











The altered items - the chalkboard I stamped on the wood frame (no smudging, yeah!) and then simply added a little paper and stamped some images to embellish. I stapled the ribbon to the back of the board using a heavy duty staple gun (very useful!).





The wish lists item is packaging from some drawer liners. The inside has a pocket for containing letters to Santa.







For the scrapbook page, I stamped tone on tone on the red and green cardstocks, unfortunately the photos don't really show that detail too well. I love that the papers and inks co-ordinate so well to enable the tone on tone technique like that.







Remember to comment for blog candy, see the post below (or below that!). And also check out Lousette and Jenny for their fab creations too :)

BTW I will be creating more projects because there is so much stuff left over and I have enjoyed playing with them so much. So keep an eye out in the next day or two (I think I have to go to Sainsbury's tomorrow, which is a long job as I go with my mum, so hopefully Friday I will be able to play again).

88 comments:

Judith said...

Wow you made some really great stuff x

simplyfairies said...

Oh my fabulous!!
http://kimfeecrafter.blogspot.com/2009/09/stamp-with-us-and-stampin-up-bog-hop.html

steph said...

Oooo these are gorgeous - love the wish list book and the chalk board! Fab! I've linked you on my blog!
http://stephaniejomayne.blogspot.com/2009/09/su-blog-hop.html

Jo said...

Wow, Suzanne these are fabulous!

Really Gorgeous projects! So Inspiring!

I have blogged about you guys at http://blog.scrapbookparty.co.uk, hope you get lots of visitors!

Clare said...

All absolutely stunning Suzanne - love everything you have created with the box of goodies - what a fab box!! I think the chalk board may be my fave just because I can see it on my wall already LOL!

~* Donna *~ said...

OH my look at that cute box you had to open!!
Arnt the new stamps & Christmas papers fablous???

you managed so many samples in your time, im amazed.. i would of cracked under pressure i think lol and no doubt prob get so excited ( too excited ) i wouldnt know where to begin.

keep up the stunning work

ps.. added link to blog also to help spread word

Helen said...

Suzanne - these are all fab projects. I wasn't going to buy that stamp set but I'm really tempted now.

melanie said...

OMG - as usual your stuff is gorgeous! Love the detail of it all. I'm liking that swirly stamp more n more! Also love the poinsettia stamp with the papers - but then they are all just lovely!

Brodders said...

Suzanne you have not failed to impress me :). Love the ideas especially the chalk board xx

Michelle said...

All I can say is WOW! I love what you have done with your kit. The brads look great in the stars.

I have posted a link to the blog hop over on my blog http://www.craftypaper.co.uk

Thank you for the inspiration.

Shaz said...

Lots of lovely cards and ideas love it.

Shaz xxx

Lousette said...

Suzanne these are fabulous! I LOVE everything, but especially the wish list and frame - just GORGEOUS.

Joanna said...

These are all gorgeous! I'm in the mood for Christmas now!

Jo

Elizabeth said...

Oh WOW! What a lot of projects - you must have been speed-crafting! I adore the altered chalk board and the scrapbook pages make me want to start scrapping NOW!

SO glad this stamp set is on my order list for tomorrow. Lovely lovely work!

AuroraDawn said...

I can't believe how much you've achieved, so many fabulous cards, two altered items and a gorgeous layout how did you manage it in just 6 hours?? you must have worked like a trojan.

I am so envious you've received pretty much eveything I plan to order tomorrow! Those stamps are gorgeous, you show the designer papers off to their very best and the brads are fantastic!!

I have posted about the three of you and this launch over on my blog - congratulations you've done a brilliant job.

Crafting Mary said...

I love your projects.

My blog is http://craftingmary.blogspot.com/ and I have posted a link to here.

Sanisi said...

Ooh, great new stuff. I love the poinsetta-type stamp.
I've got a link on my sidebar on my blog.

Emma said...

I think that I'm going to have to FIND a chalkboard to alter... HOW YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!
Loving your work!!

JayRay said...

What great projects

Kate M said...

Hi there - what fabulous sample you have made - will have to order this stamp set now!!
Have put a link on my blog here http://kraftsbykatemartin.blogspot.com
Thanks for the inspriation!!
Kate
x

mariaadams said...

Stunning projects, I love them all!
Maria xx

Bekka said...

Fantastic projects - love them :-)

Cant wait to get these products!

Amanda said...

Oh fabulous inspiring projects.. and great products too!! Hope you are now having rest after a busy 6 hours..... Thanks!

Zoë said...

Wow what great projects, thanks for the inspiration. Have linked you all from my blog. Looking forward to more when you've had a good nights sleep. Thanks Zoë x

Mimsey said...

Took me forever to work out how to leave comments on the blogs but its so worth it when you see the cards and fabby stuff you've done. Truly inspiring and I love the new stuff, YUMMY is defo a word I would use well done you and thank you for sharing xx

Shirley said...

Love those cards and the chalk board is fab!

Claire said...

These are fab, well done! I think this set may be winging it's way to me soon, thanks to the inspiration provided by this blog hop!

I've posted details about the blog hop at
http://earlybirdstamps.blogspot.com/2009/09/blog-hop.html

Alex said...

WOW: These projects that you've come up with this evening are lovely, looks like you had a lot of fun creating this evening :)

I have linked you to my blog at http://hautocraft.blogspot.com/2009/10/its-official-its-1-october.html

Bye for now

Alex x

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Jenny said...

Oh wow Suzanne, I just love your altered items! You've done so well to get scrapbook pages in too, they take me forever. we have all made such different items! (and as I said on Lousette's, obviously I dont want my comment to enter the draw ;o) ) well done!

Rochelle said...

Simply great work, Suzanne! Love your work and SU products.

rhutzell1@verizon.net

gocanucksgo said...

Oh wow, I love the altered chalkboard. I love the brown with the christmas colours. Fantastic work =)

Sarah said...

Love what you have done with your fab box of goodies, especially the wish list - great idea. Love Sarah xxx

gcase1 said...

Great projects. Love the Wish List. Inspires and motivates one to get started with holiday gifts! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win blog candy.

Joanne Jensen said...

Your creations all look fantastic. Thanks for sharing such great ideas :)

CarolynUK said...

Well done Suzanne - I don't know why you think you're slow - you did LOADS!
I've posted the details of the hop at my blog too
http://stampaholix.blogspot.com/

Kary Sol said...

Fantastic project!!!!!!!
Great cards!!!! Beautiful stamp set!
Thank you!

Amanda said...

Lovely projects and so quickly, well done. That stamp set is definitely on my wish list now.

I have linked from my website SU! Blog hop

Theresa said...

LOVE your peoject. Those stamps and papers are now on the list.
Have linked to your blog.

Need More Time to Craft said...

Suzanne...your projects are fab...
love your altered items...great work.
Carole x

Teri said...

Absolutely stunning projects! I love what you've made with the stamp set!

I've added a post about the blog hop on my blog.

http://teriscraftspot.blogspot.com/2009/10/stampin-up-mini-blog-hop-candy.html

Teri xx

Marion said...

You have made some awesome things. Love it. I have linked here

Scrapdolly said...

Suzanne I think allt he projects are totally gorgeous

Stunning

I especially love the wish lists and want to copy it to make one for the girls.

Valerie Moody said...

Lovely creations. That's loads for just 6 hours! I've blogged about you on my blog at http://stampingwithval.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/new-stampin-up-catalogue-and-blog-hop/

JJ said...

Wow!

How on earth did you manage to hold out from opening the box?

Absolutely love the scrapbook page!
Jan
X

ribenaruby said...

Fantastic makes, beautiful stitching!

Toni said...

Oh my what fabuous makes I love them
my Stampin Up blog
www.cuppa-craft.blogspot.com

Lesley said...

brilliant makes you have been busy - I have made a link to the blog candy on my blog - Lesley x

http://lesleyscards.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

Wow I can't wait to start ordering.

You are linked here.

http://kathyisshopping.blogspot.com/

scrapcomber said...

That is such a lovely stamp set and so versatile.

Julie Allain said...

OH My!!

Absolutely beautiful samples Suzanne!!

I've posted about the blog hop here Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

Joanne said...

This entry with what you made wasn't showing for me last night, so have come back this morning to see - I can't believe how many things you made! Love the wish list picture best I think!

Lesley said...

what a lot of hard work you have done to get these makes ready for the blog hop and the launch of the new SU catalogue
Lesley x

http://lesleyscards.blogspot.com

Steph said...

Fabulous makes well done you - can't wait to see what else you make. x

craftypagan said...

You did an amazing job at showcasing the products! I love the different projects you made-the chalkboard is definetly one I'll try! Hugs, Rowena

Debbie said...

Absolutely gorgeous makes Suzanne! :) Looking forward to seeing what else you make too! :)

Hugs
Debbie
x

Yizz said...

Gosh so many projects from one little parcel of goodies! Amazing work Suzanne!

I have added a link back here on my blog http://yizzsyawn.blogspot.com/2009/10/new-su-catty-launch.html

lemon said...

love what you have made with the goodies suzanne

Effie said...

great stuff ... love it all!

Rebecca said...

Wow you have created some lovely things with the supplies. I love the star punch and the patterned paper

Sanisi said...

I am so slow at making my cards. I'm amazed that you made 6 things in such a short time. Way to go!

Charlotte said...

Absolutely gorgeous work Suzanne, those colours are delicious too xxx

Vicki said...

Oh wow Suzanne some amazing projects here, love them all and love the festive colours too!

Hugs
Vicki x

DHall21 said...

Love what you've done especially the countdown board, my have to make one for the grangchildren. Love Jackie

Shazza said...

brilliant creations, love teh scrapbook page best I think
x

Kathryn said...

oh i love it all! that chalkboard is brilliant!!!
i've got quite a few stamp sets and ink pads, but haven't used any of the papers before, so this is quite an eye-opener!!

Abi said...

Blown away by the chalk board!! Thank you for so many inspiring ideas.

Crafting Mary said...

Come back for another look this morning, these projects are lovely!

Jo said...

Will be keeping an eye out to see what else you create, these projects are fab!

Rustyhammer said...

some really inpirational stuff - loved the chalk board and wish list!

Maggie said...

Wow fantastic designs in such a short time, love the altered work - chalkboard my fav - will have a sort through my box of "things to alter" now such inspiration - Well done

xx

Scrapping4fun said...

Loving your Xmas creations!

Maggie said...

Fantastic projects Suzanne - can't believe how many different things you made in such a short time and they are all fabulous too - not jealous at all LOL

Sweet 'N' Crafty Gal said...

wow absolutly fabbaroonie! love you countdown board! xx

Azimuth said...

Fabulous work as usual, Suzanne! thanks for sharing.

greyparrot said...

Oh Suzanne my little fruity suet! These are just gorgeous!

Alex said...

Great job with the new SU goodies, will be adding the stamp set and ribbons to my order for sure!

Have posted a link to my blog at: http://hautocraft.blogspot.com/2009/10/its-official-its-1-october.html

Alex x

kerenbaker said...

Great projects! Arent Stampin Up products brilliant!!
I've linked your blog from mine
www.kerenbaker.wordpress.com

Ginger Claire said...

Totally gorgeous - you're fab Suzanne. loving the new products

yvonne said...

Such beautiful projects and cards you have done. I love the chalk board, how fab does this look.

Sue Bone said...

Great stuff Suzanne. I love the ribbon and I may have to buy the star stamp.

Nicci said...

Fabulous, love your work!

~ Ali ~ said...

Sensational creation I love the chalk board very creative indeed. Thanks for inspiration.

Elizabeth said...

Back for another look now I am not falling asleep and I am glad I did. The detail you have included on the scrap layouts is wonderful and I even missed your great use of stitching last night. You did wonderful work.

Rosie said...

You've really showed the versatility of the products you were sent - love what you've done. My favourite is the wish list though!

Sue said...

Gorgeous I too love the wish list . Fab stamps

AuroraDawn said...

I've come back for a more detailed look, I was half asleep last night, I'm not used to late nights, anything after 10.30 is late ...

I'm really impressed with all the work you managed, especially the Wish Lists, that has to be my favourite, love all the stitching.

Dawn

Debbie said...

Great job Suzanne! I love what you've made. Brilliant inspiration!
Hope you are keeping well xx
Hugs Debbie x