So Suzy Family & Friends Blog Hop

I’m so excited to be participating in this awesome blog hop for So Suzy & Crackerbox Stamps. You should have arrived here from the talented Olesya Kharkova’s blog.blog-hop-2-1024x551

I’ve been a fan since since I started my card making journey, almost three years ago. I found out about So Suzy through the Stamp Junkies Facebook group and entered a contest So Suzy was having and I actually won! (Hint hint you should play along too for some fabulous prizes!) As my prize, I got to pick out an image from their (then) new release. Talk about hard choices but this is the stamp I selected.

(FYI this is still one of my favorites and I often use it for cards.)

I love So Suzy for many things but the main one is their awesome selection of snarky sentiments. If you love snark, you’ve found the place to shop. There is even a Snarkfest and one of my snarky finding was chosen for a stamp. I feel so honored!

FYISo Suzy has an awesome owner and their customer service  rocks. The former owner, Suzanne Moore has wonderful and insightful So Suzy Podcasts . If you haven’t listened you don’t know the wealth of knowledge you are missing out on. Thanks to Suzanne and educational podcasts and classes, I now know how to price my cards, set up for a craft fair, and most importantly develop a blog and social media accounts for card making. Without her inspiration, I’d still be sitting in my craft room pondering what I should do next.

Happy Birthday & Anniversary to a great company with awesome and fun people. I look forward to celebrating many more years of snark with all of you! I hope you will also hop along with us for a chance to win some awesome prizes.

List of Participants

  1. So Suzy Stamps Blog
  2. Martha Lucia Gomez
  3. Justine Hovey
  4. Cornelia Wenokor
  5. Donna Idlet
  6. Tracy McLennon
  7. Kymona Tracey
  8. Olesya Kharkova
  9. Ericka Strange – – YOU ARE HERE
  10. Giada Rigamonti
  11. Maria Pilar De Ancos
  12. Teresa Dewitt Pierce
  13. Steph Ackerman
  14. Ceal Pritchett
  15. Suzanne Moore
  16. Maria Elena Castilla

GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate this Family & Friends Blog Hop of Anniversary, So Suzy and Crackerbox Palace are giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner and three $15 gift certificate for the runners! Please leave a comment on the So Suzy Stamps Blog  by Monday, April 30th for a chance to win. 4 winners will be announced on the So Suzy’s Blog on 5/04/2018.

 

Without further ado here are the cards I made for this great blog hop. It was hard to stop making cards since there are so many awesome stamps I wanted to showcase.

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For my first card I used this great coffee cup created paired with this awesome sentiment from Suzanne Moore. I love these together because I need my coffee to start my day off right.

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I made the background on photo paper with some distress oxides in Black Soot and Walnut Stain. I stamped the cup on some Copic friendly paper and colored it in. I fussy cut the cup out and attached some twine and added a tag that I sprayed with shimmer mist with this So Suzy sentiment that I clear heat embossed.

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I adhered the cup and tag to the cardbase with foam tape to give it a little dimension and then added some Nuvo Drops.

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For my 2nd and 3rd card I used this beautiful tulip set. I heat embossed the first one in Rose Gold on watercolor paper.

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Using my Gansai Tambi watercolors, I put a layer of yellow down and once it was fry added some red. The background was made with a dark blue and once it was dry, I splattered some yellow and gold to add a little more interest. I love this sentiment as well and thought it paired perfect with the tulips.

For my other tulip card, I used Polychromos pencils and stamped the image in Antique Linen Distress ink on some Toned Tan Sketch paper.

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After I colored the flowers, I used some Spun Sugar Distress Ink and stamped a light text background. Its hard to see in the pictures because its so light but it added a little more to the plain background.

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I used Distress Oxides with photo paper with this peacock image. I had a pile of backgrounds I had made using distress oxides and thought this would pair perfectly with the beautiful peacock.

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I used my MISTI to stamp the image since photo paper is a little slick and heat embossed it in blue. Once it cooled, I used a Versamark Marker to color in the inner portion and heat embossed it with a lighter blue.

I had to create this last card with this fun snarky stamp. I created the background using alcholh inks on Yupo paper.

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After the ink was dry, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed in white. I finished the card with some white sequins.

Thanks for joining us on this awesome blog hop.


Supplies

*Listed below are the products I used and contain affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! All products were personally purchased.

So Suzy - Blowing Butterfly Tree
So Suzy – Blowing Butterfly Tree
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So Suzy - Coffee Cup Heart
So Suzy – Coffee Cup Heart
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So Suzy - First Rate
So Suzy – First Rate
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So Suzy - Flair and Laughter
So Suzy – Flair and Laughter
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So Suzy - FYI
So Suzy – FYI
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So Suzy - Peacock
So Suzy – Peacock
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So Suzy - People We Love
So Suzy – People We Love
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So Suzy - Tulip Large
So Suzy – Tulip Large
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So Suzy - Without Me
So Suzy – Without Me
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Hammermill Paper, Color Copy Digital, 32lb
Hammermill Paper, Color Copy Digital, 32lb
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Photo Paper Glossy
Photo Paper Glossy
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper - White
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper – White
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Strathmore - 400 Series Recycled Toned Sketch
Strathmore – 400 Series Recycled Toned Sketch
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Tonic Studios - Nuvo Collection - Crystal Drops Gloss - Carnation Pink
Tonic Studios – Nuvo Collection – Crystal Drops Gloss – Carnation Pink
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Hero Arts Embossing Powder -  Detail Clear
Hero Arts Embossing Powder – Detail Clear
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Hero Arts Embossing Powder - Detail White
Hero Arts Embossing Powder – Detail White
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Ranger Ink - Opaque Shiny Embossing Powder - Blue
Ranger Ink – Opaque Shiny Embossing Powder – Blue
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The Ton - Rose Gold Embossing Powder
The Ton – Rose Gold Embossing Powder
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Tsukineko Dual-Ended VersaMarker Pen
Tsukineko Dual-Ended VersaMarker Pen
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3M Scotch Double Foam Tape
3M Scotch Double Foam Tape
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Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
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Brutus Monroe - Detail Ink - Mini - Raven
Brutus Monroe – Detail Ink – Mini – Raven
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Antique Linen
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Antique Linen
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Spun Sugar
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Spun Sugar
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pad Kit - 2017 Bundle One
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Oxides Ink Pad Kit – 2017 Bundle One
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pad Kit - 2017 Bundle Two
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Oxides Ink Pad Kit – 2017 Bundle Two
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black
Tsukineko – VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad – Onyx Black
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Tsukineko - VersaMark Ink Pad
Tsukineko – VersaMark Ink Pad
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Mariner
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Mariner
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Valley Trail
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Valley Trail
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Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
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Faber Castell Polychromos Color Pencil Set - Tin of 120
Faber Castell Polychromos Color Pencil Set – Tin of 120
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Heidi Swapp - Color Shine Iridescent Spritz - Mint Green
Heidi Swapp – Color Shine Iridescent Spritz – Mint Green
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Heidi Swapp - Color Shine Iridescent Spritz - Mint Green
Heidi Swapp – Color Shine Iridescent Spritz – Mint Green
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Ken Oliver Best Ever Craft Mat
Ken Oliver Best Ever Craft Mat
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MISTI Stamping Tool
MISTI Stamping Tool
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Kuretake - Gansai Tambi - Solid Watercolours - 36 Piece Set
Kuretake – Gansai Tambi – Solid Watercolours – 36 Piece Set
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36 thoughts on “So Suzy Family & Friends Blog Hop

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  1. I love the coloring technique you used on the coffee card and the background came out amazing – all the cards are amazing but love the vivid coloring on the tulip card as well. Beautiful work!

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  2. Miss Ericka, I just love you! I am truly blessed to have “met” you during our creative journey! Love your cards and you are a true inspiration!

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  3. Oh my gosh which one to choose?? Nope I Love them all! Haha! Thank you for the really nice close up of the Tulip card! I am new to coloring and showing this card up close helps me to better understand the shading you did etc… You are a very talented artist! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Love your cards, the sentiment on the coffee one is a brilliant pairing! Your colouring is beautiful and love your grungy colourful backgrounds, Cathy x

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