Final Hours for Sale-a-Bration!

Final Hours for Sale-a-Bration Friends!  It’s the final hours for Sale-a-Bration!  Don’t miss out!  Stock up on Stamin’ Up! supplies or sign up to become a demonstrator.  Watch my short video to learn more! SHOP! Earn FREE product from the Sale-a-Bration brochure for every $50 you spend Stock up on supplies like adhesives, card stock, and embellishments Sale-a-Bration won’t be back until January 2018, so stock up now! If your order is $250 or more, you can earn $50 in hostess rewards!  That’s an ADDITIONAL $50 in free product of your choice from the Annual Catalog or the Occasions Catalog!! JOIN! Become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for only $99! Order $125 worth of product and pay only $99 plus tax NO SHIPPING! During the final hours of Sale-a-Bration, select an additional TWO stamp sets from the Annual Catalog or the Occasions Catalog (of ANY value!) Happy weekend!

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NEW Sale-a-Bration Items Added!

New Sale-a-Bration Items Added! Sale-a-Bration has been so popular this year!  As a result, two items are no longer available: the card tin and the glimmer paper.  But don’t worry!  Stampin’ Up! added NEW Sale-a-Bration items!  Take a look! New Sale-A-Bration Items Added!  Item Number Description 147361 2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock 147365 Party Animal Designer Series Paper 147363 Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper 147364 Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper 147362 Party Animal Designer Washi Tape 147360 Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 147356 Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Look closely!  Some of the items are part of the current Occasions Catalog!  Woo hoo!  I’m currently creating several different cards using the Tasty Treats DSP Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Here is a look at one of the cards I made: Important Things to Remember: Sale-a-Bration ends March 30th Receive ONE free item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure OR the list above for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping) Items are available while supplies last Be sure to sign up to receive email updates whenever I post a new blog post so you’ll always know about new products and promotions

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Cool Treats Stampin’ Up: Valentine’s Day Card #2

Cool Treats Stampin’ Up! Yesterday, I showed you a traditional “hearts and doily” Valentine’s Day card using one of the designs from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack from Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Occasions Catalog.  Today’s card uses a paper design from the same pack of paper, but the card has a flirty and fun modern look.  The Cool Treats Stampin’ Up! Photopolymer Bundle is perfect to achieve this fun look!! I love the fun polka dot design from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack! It’s fun to make non-traditional Valentine’s Day cards because let’s face it, we don’t want everyone to be our Valentine, right?  Today’s “You’re Sweet” card is perfect to acknowledge the fun holiday without being too mushy or romantic.  In addition to a Valentine’s Day card, today’s card also showcases the prints included in the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack that don’t have anything to do with love or with Valentine’s Day.  Polka dots can be used for any occasion! I love, love, love the stamp sets that are included in the new Cool Treats Photopolymer Stamp Set from the new 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.   I also love that it is sold as a bundle with the Frozen Treats Framelits Dies.  The stamp set has 36 stamps and the framelits has 17 dies.  That is a TON of stuff to use to create!!!!  When you purchase both as a bundle, you save 10%.  At $48.50, all you need to do is add some ribbon or adhesive and you’ll be at $50, which means you’ll qualify to order a  FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure!  Woo hoo! Don’t those scoops of ice cream look so yummy?! Check out the little cherry!  It looks tedious to make, and I’ll be honest, at first it was.  However, I discovered a really easy technique that makes it a breeze to make the cherry.  Here is what you do: stamp the red cherry, but don’t stamp the stem use the cherry/stem die framelit die to cut the cherry/stem color in the stem with the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker Yes, it’s that easy!  I used a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the cherry to the ice cream. Below is a slide show of all the items I used to create this adorable card.  Click on an image in the slide show to link to my online store.  Be sure to subscribe to receive email updates whenever I post a new project.  It’s free, and all you have to do is enter your email address in the box at the top of my sidebar. Thanks for visiting!

Do You Like to Color? Inside The Lines Designer Series Paper

Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper It’s Sale-a-Bration time at Stampin’ Up!, so to celebrate, this week’s Stamp Review Crew feature was a free-for-all for the members of the Crew to come up with whatever we wanted to create with items from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. Coloring is such a fad right now, so I was thrilled when I saw the “Inside the Lines” Designer Series Paper that is offered as a free item during Sale-a-Bration with a $50 purchase.  I haven’t personally jumped on the coloring trend because I find most of the pages too detailed for my liking.  However, the “Inside The Lines Designer Series Paper” solves that problem for me. There are two paper designs with large images, and one paper design with lots of flowers that aren’t too small. It’s been a long time since I colored, and it was so relaxing.  We just converted a bedroom into my craft room, and there was a tiny space on the wall that was screaming for a picture.  I decided this section of design would be perfect.   One important tip that I can offer when you color (in case it’s been years since you’ve colored, too!) is to start off by outlining each color section as shown below.  By doing this, you will be able to avoid accidentally coloring parts of the picture the wrong color.  Even though there are big areas to color on this design, there are some itty-bitty parts, too.  By outlining, you’ll have a much better shot at getting it right! I am not an artist.  I don’t know anything about shading and all of that artist stuff.  I copied what I’ve seen others do by using light and dark shades on the same image, so I used the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker to color the mountain tops, and the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker to color the mountains. You can purchase individual Stampin’ Write Markers or purchase the Many Marvelous Markers case, which includes all 38 colors in our color collections (except Whisper White and Very Vanilla) in one sturdy case and empty space to store the In-Color Markers.* Dual tipped markers: 0.5 mm fine point and flexible brush * Set of 38, packaged in rigid plastic case with handle * Includes colors from all 4 color collections (does not include Whisper White or Very Vanilla) * Odorless, water-based dye ink * Coordinate with Classic Stampin’ Pads and exclusive Stampin’ Up! cardstock If you purchase the case of Many Marvelous Markers for $110 during Sale-a-Bration, you will be able to select TWO free items from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  Win/win!!!! I used various Stampin’ Write markers to color, but Stampin’ Up! offers other coloring tools. Use what you love and have fun coloring!  Be sure to visit the next blog (link below) in the Stamp Review Crew Sale-a-Bration celebration!!    

Tin of Cards Project Kit

Tin of Cards Project Kit It’s March…already!  I’m already thinking ahead to Mother’s Day!  I’m going to be making a bunch of the Tin of Cards Project Kits to give to the special women in my life.  Luckily for me AND FOR YOU, the wonderful Tin of Cards Project Kit is on sale as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Weekly Deals from today until next Monday, March 7th! The Tin of Cards Project Kit makes a fabulous gift because it is an all-inclusive kit that contains everything you need (except adhesive) to create sixteen greeting cards,  PLUS you also receive the dividers and the tin to keep your cards organized into categories.  Look at how beautiful! If you live in the area, click HERE to read the details on my Upcoming Events page to see how you can join me in making this beautiful project at my upcoming event on March 11th.  I will have a kit just for you, plus you can use my Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set to complete the cards as show.  I’ll also be throwing in some additional designs that I come up with on my own. The Tin of Cards Project Kit normally sells for $27.00 PLUS shipping and handling; however, you can join me at  my class and pay only $25!  If you don’t live locally, you can order the Tin of Cards Project Kit until Monday, March 4th for only $20.25 plus shipping and handling.  Be sure to add the Tin of Cards Stamp Set to your order, too, so that you’ll be able to complete the project.  The Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set is only $17 and includes 20 stamps. That is such a great value!  Add in some adhesive and a Black Archival Ink Pad and you’ll be at $50, which means you can order a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  Such fun!! Tin Of Cards Project Kit – 138378 Price: $27.00 Tin Of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set – 138946 Price: $17.00 Fast Fuse Adhesive – 129026 Price: $10.00 Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad – 140931 Price: $7.00 Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink Refill – 140928 Price: $5.50 Supply List

Memories in the Making

Memories in the Making **REMINDER!  IT’S TEMPLATE TUESDAY!  BE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE TO RECEIVE MY FREE TEMPLATE TUESDAY NEWSLETTER BY FILLING OUT THE INFO IN THE BOX BELOW THIS POST. TO VIEW THE FIRST PROJECT, CLICK HERE.** The Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection is one of several products that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying purchase from the 2016 Sale-a-Bration Promotional Catalog.  I’m not a scrapbooker, but that doesn’t mean that Project Life is off-limits to me.  In fact, Project Life can be a card-makers best friend and a real life-saver, especially if and when you ever suffer from “Card-Makers Block.”  You can see some of the great cards I created with Project Life supplies HERE, HERE, and HERE.                      I made a traditional shaker card with some of the pieces that are included in the Sale-a-Bration Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection. I paired the black, white, and silver specialty cards with a piece of paper from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack from the Annual Catalog.  I love the color combination! Silver and Pacific Point compliment each other so beautifully!  I like the hint of Mint Macaron thrown in there, too. There are a total of 30 cards in the FREE Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection Kit.  Here is a little sampling: Some of the cards, like the ones I used on my card, are acetate with metallic ink printed designs.  They add such a glamorous look to the card.  These specialty cards make the greeting card look like it took a ton of effort to make, when in reality, it was very easy to assemble. Are you tired of my shaker cards yet?  I’ve been creating cards for almost FOURTEEN years now, and I finally got the hang of shaker cards.  Oh, no!  Another obsession!  Using Project Life stuff to make greeting cards is another new obsession of mine, too.  Get ready!! Memories In The Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection – 141018 Price: $0.00 Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack – 138442 Price: $8.00 Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 121045 Price: $7.00 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 100730 Price: $8.50 Mint Macaron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 138337 Price: $7.00 Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad – 140931 Price: $7.00 Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430 Price: $4.00 Scallop Oval Punch – 119856 Price: $18.00 Small Oval Punch – 120908 Price: $12.95 Metallics Sequin Assortment – 138390 Price: $5.00 Silver 1/8″ Ribbon – 132137 Price: $5.00 Supply List