Sale-a-bration Ends In Two Days

It has been an awesome few months but, as they say, all good things must come to an end.  Honestly, I am not sure who said that but not ALL good things have to end but SOME good things must come to an end.  One of those good things is the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration.  There are only two days left until this amazing deal ends.  Have you gotten everything you want?  Does anyone ever get everything they want?  Well, don’t miss out on this deal because it won’t be back for another year.

This card was made with a few different Sale-a-bration items.  The Designer Series Paper was a new addition in February.  I think it is my favorite Designer Series Paper ever.  It is called Springtime Foils and is absolutely gorgeous.  It comes in five fabulous foil designs.  One of the great things you can do it with is color it with the Stampin’ Blends.

Another product I used for the sentiments in this card is a stamp set called Amazing You.  Plus the word “amazing” is from a set of dies called Celebrate You.  All three of the items I used (Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper, Amazing You and Celebrate You Thinlits Dies) are available for free with a qualifying order until tomorrow, Saturday, March 31st.

Don’t forget, not only can you earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase you can also get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order) or you can join my Stampin Up! family and get a $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $101)!!

It all ends tomorrow!

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Beautiful Bouquet Wreath

I made this for my friend and Downline, Char.  Char and I have been friends since our kids were little.  My youngest son, Zachary was a difficult baby and I decided I needed to stay home with him so I quit my job and took some kids in to help with the loss of income.  Char has three children and I watched them while she worked.

Char is one of the reasons I became a Demonstrator in the first place.  We belonged to a stamp club where the Demonstrator stopped and she talked me into joining and starting may own club.  Then Char became a downline last year during Sale-a-bration.  Last week she promoted within the Stampin’ Up! family which, in turn, made me promote!  Yay for both of us.  I am super excited about it.

I decided to make this card as a thank you to Char because I love the sentiment and it fit perfectly.  I used the stamp set called Beautiful Bouquet which is in the Annual Catalog.  It has a set of matching dies called Bouquet Bunch and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  I didn’t use the dies this time but they are beautiful. The colors I used are Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum and Basic Black.  I think it is a sweet, simple card that conveys my feeling for Char.

Remember, now is a great time to join Stampin’ Up!.  Normally you get to choose $125 worth of product for $99 (plus tax, free shipping!) but during Sale-a-bration you get an additional TWO stamps sets of your choice at no charge!   Then you get to enjoy 20% (or more) off all your future purchases!  How awesome is that!!   Just click on the Join Now button to the right of this post.  There is no obligation to buy another thing but everyone loves a discount so you just might!

Congratulations, Char on your promotion and thank you for helping me promote too!

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High Tide & Eclectic Expression

I am beginning to wonder if winter will ever end.  We keep getting a tiny little taste of spring and then bam!  Winter arrives again as if you say “ha ha.  I fooled you again!”.  At least I can add a little spring and summer to my cards.

To make this card I used a stamp set called High Tide.  It is a two step stamp set which means it takes two or more stamps to make one image.  In this case I inked one of the lighthouse stamps with Basic Black and the other with Marina Mist.  It kind of makes it look like a shadow on the lighthouse.  I also stamped the birds and the grass in Marina Mist.  Then I lightly sponged with some more Marina Mist Ink.  The beam of light is So Saffron.

The sentiment is from Eclectic Expressions.  This is a stamp set you can get for free with a $50 order.  It is a fun set with some sentiments, splatters and fun blobs.  I inked it with Basic Black.

There are only a few more days left for Sale-a-bration so don’t forget to place your order before it is too late.  It all ends March 31st.

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Fruit Basket

This is the third card we made at our monthly stamping club meeting.  I do have to say I have the best ladies in my club.  They are all very nice and so much fun.  We get along so well and I look forward to seeing them every month.  Some of them have been with me since I started ten years ago.  I must be doing something right.  Thank you, ladies.  I appreciate each and every one of you.

To make this card I used the stamp set called Fruit Basket.  I stamped the basket outline with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Pool Party cardstock and then cut it out by hand.  Thankfully it has pretty straight lines so it was not hard to cut out.  Then I stamped the pears using Pear Pizzazz ink and punched them out with the adorable mini punches that match the stamp set (you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle).  I hand colored the stems using a Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker.  I put the pears and basket onto a circle I cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

The Designer Series Paper we used isn’t really Designer Series Paper!  I used the cardstock from the Tutti-Fruitti Cards & Envelopes pack in the Sale-a-bration Catalog.  If you purchased the Fruit Basket Bundle and the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies you could get set this pack of cards and (very cute) envelopes for free until March 31st when Sale-a-bration ends.  They are really cute and free!  I love free!

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Another Sale-a-bration Card

Here is another card primarily using Sale-a-bration items.  This is the final week of Sale-a-bration where you can earn merchandise for free.  There are Designer Series Papers, dies, an embossing folder, ribbon and some amazing stamp sets still available to get.  To see what is available click on the two brochures to the right of this post.  Plus Stampin’ Up! has added a few things from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs.

To make this card I ran a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock through my Big Shot using the Sale-a-bration Embossing Folder called Basket Weave.  It is a Dynamic Embossing Folder so it makes a deeper impression than a regular one.  I stamped the word ‘celebrate’ with Calypso Coral ink and cut it out at an angle using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I cut out the word “you” in Smoky Slate using the Sale-a-bration Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.

You still have one week left to earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase, get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order) and/or join my Stampin Up! family and get a $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $101)!!

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A Brusho Stamp Off Challenge

Hello everyone!  Today is Friday which means we have another Stamp Off Challenge with Jackie, Buffy and me.  Today’s challenge was a hard one for me.  As you know I am more of a clean and simple (CAS) stamper.  Brusho Crystal Colour doesn’t always go with that so I had a difficult time trying to figure out what to do.

Then I remembered you can paint with Brusho.  You don’t always have to blob it all over the background!  Here is my card:

To make this card I first stamped the flower and sentiment from Remarkable You using Jet Black Stazon ink onto Shimmery White cardstock.  I love the subtle sparkle to this cardstock and it works well with using a bit of water on it.  Then I sprinkled a little of the Yellow Brusho onto the largest Clear Block (F).  I squeezed some water out of my Aqua Painter and mixed it with the Brusho crystals and painted the flower.  The great thing about Brusho is the color is very intense.  I did the same thing with the Gamboge (orange) and Moss Green Brusho.

By the way, the sentiment I used really starts with the word “and”.  I didn’t want that so I covered that word with a bit of Micropore tape, inked up the stamp and then pulled the tape off.  It is an easy way to mask a sentiment.

Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy did with their Brusho.  I am sure it is amazing!

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Eastern Beauty

The Eastern Palace Suite is one of the amazing suites that Stampin’ Up! offers.  The great thing about suites is that Stampin’ Up! does all the matching work for you.  They group together products and colors for you.  Often the suites offer a stamp set, matching dies, Designer Series Paper, embellishments and cardstock.  This one also includes some vinyl stickers called Eastern Gold.  You can almost always save 10% by purchasing the stamps and dies in a Bundle with these suites.

To make this card, I stamped the sentiment in Dapper Denim ink and cut it out using the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch.  Then I layered it on top of a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock that I had cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I layered those on top of a piece of that I had cut out using the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies.  The Designer Series Paper is called Eastern Palace.

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