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My name is Suzy Plantamura. I live in sunny Orange County, California by the beach. I have three kids, one grand baby, and two dogs. I draw watercolor cards and design stamps for Simon Says Stamp. I have a blog series called "one stamp, five ways" that I post to two times a week. I want to motivate and inspire others to use their stamp sets more and learn new techniques. I love designing products and making cards to share with others!
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August 12, 2020


Patty A Eifert

Wow! You've been a busy lady lol!! Your cards are always bright and cheerful and you blew me away with your last paper weaving card!! It's beautiful. I don't know if I have the patience for that, but I feel inspired by you to give it a try!!

Mary Ellen Guikema

I think your "wonky" stitching looks great on this card. It looks like you did it on purpose. Great job.

Sunshine HoneyBee

Like all things Sunshine since that is part of my nickname. Like the use of the different colored squares thast remind me of quilting.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Nandini Karmarkar

Lovely cards. Especially the last one with paper piecing.

Teri S.

Fun, summery cards!

Caly Person

So many amazing cards, Suzy! You're a rockstar!

Michele K. Henderson

These are amazing!

Judy Inukai

Cute card. I love the woven strips. Great way to use up scraps. With your stitching it reminds me of a bright, cheery patchwork quilt. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Jeanne Beam

Such awesome cards! Great colors and designs...
Thanks so much for sharing.

Debra Scassera

Where do you come up with all these ideas? I love everyone.

Michele W

Great sunny cards! I thought the shaker card was my favorite until I saw the last card with the woven strips. I think they are tied. :) Thanks for all the great inspiration!

Melissa Leftrick

These are so much fun!! Love your creations!! Thank you for sharing!

Carol Wortman

I really am enjoying this hop! The release is wonderful and I'm glad it is still for summer and bright! (Halloween and Christmas are wonderful, but I'm not done with sunshine and gardening yet) beautiful cards. Did you color that "You're Invited" BBQ tornado card or is that paper I absolutely adore that!!

Sharon L Gullikson

The woven one reminds me of placemats we made in elementary school. I LOVED THEM. I am going to try this with just the right papers. THANKS

Maureen McDonough-Reiss

Wow!!! Soooo many Super Fun and Beautiful cards!!!

Melanie Hughes

I love your cards and this is no exception. Your cards always make me smile and inspire me. Thank you.

Pamela Landers

Absolute burst of color--love it!

Anne Sturgeon

I love the sunnier days are ahead... Don't we all hope for that? Beautiful job!


Great idea to weave the papers, looks like a picnic placemat. I would’ve thought the “wonky” stitching was intentional if you hadn’t said anything 😉🤣😍

Janet Durbin

I love your patchwork card, everything you created is wonderful!

Diane Williams

Very fun cards. this is inspiring.

Lindar C

What a great card! I really like the woven card strips, so cute!

Lori S

Holy hotcakes! You have SO many offerings for us here. I absolutely LOVE the card in yellow, white and blue w/ the cloud in upper left and sun in upper right. I also think the plaid background card (top card of post) is spectacular. I love the BBQ, if only I could host one in 2020. :( But the card is terrific. I did not even notice the stitching that apparently bothered you until I read your description.

You hit it out of the park, woman!! Way to go!!!


Sewing machines and their tension issues! Mine sees me coming and starts acting up! :) I think it all looks absolutely PERFECT! I love the stitching and the paper weaving is fabulous!

Julie Wexler

I like the loose stitching- it worked with the fun array of woven cardstock, which in itself is a great technique I forget about. Thanks for the reminder and the inspiration!

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