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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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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Eclectic Expressions

There are only 10 days left to Sale-a-brate left! This means that after March 31st all the Sale-a-bration products will be going away (except for the Celebrate You Thinlits and the Basket Weave Embossing Folder) and not eligible to get anywhere.  Although the Celebrate You Thinlits and Basket Weave Embossing Folder will be in the new catalog you will have to pay for them then.  Now, they are free with a qualifying order!   Plus there are only ten days left to get an extra $25 in free product with a $250 order (or workshop order) and only ten more days to join my Stampin’ Up! group and get an additional two free stamp sets of your choice.

To make this card, I first cut out the squares in Pool Party and Bermuda Bay using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Then I cut out the dragonfly using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies in Whisper White.  The sentiment is from one of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets called Eclectic Expressions.  This is a fun set with a couple of sentiments and a bunch of swooshes, splatters and blobs (sorry, I can’t think of another word to call them).


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Super Duper

Today is my son, Sam’s birthday.  Sam has grown into an amazing man (it is hard to say your son is a man!).  Rob and I are very proud of him.  He is an amazing cardiologist, who is finally going to be done with his schooling on June 30th and get a real job!  He is an awesome father to Madelyn and Nolan and he is just a really nice guy.  It is hard to believe that he is 34 today.  I am not sure how that happened so quickly but it is true.

I made this card using the stamp set called Super Duper.  I love this set because the sentiments are all big and as you know, I love big sentiments.  I stamped the “YAY!” in Bermuda Bay and then cut it out using the Layering Circle Dies.  I cut a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using the Stitched Shaped Dies.  I stamped the balloons in Pacific Point and cut them out by hand.  As you know I am not fond of fussing cutting but I think I did pretty well with these balloons.  Luckily they aren’t complicated shapes.

The Designer Series Paper is called Bubbles & Fuzz.  It is part of the Sale-a-bration Catalog which means you can get it for free with a qualifying order!

Here is a picture of Sam and Madelyn at their first Father-Daughter Dance.  I am not so sure about the beard but I guess he is too old to ask him mom about it.

Happy birthday, Sam.  I hope you have an awesome day!  Your dad and I love you.

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Blossoming Basket

Blossoming Basket is part of a Bundle that is available to get for free with a qualifying order.  It comes with a gorgeous, new Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder called Basket Weave.  This is one of the folders that make a deeper impression in the cardstock than a normal Embossing Folder.  If you place a $100 order you can get both of these items for free during Sale-a-bration.

To make this card, I first stamped the basket in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I wanted to use my Stampin’ Blends which are alcohol based so you need to use a water-based ink so it doesn’t smear.  Memento is a water based ink.  Next I colored the roses using the Light and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.  Then I added a little color around the outside of the petals using the Light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends.  When I was younger, my father was a terrific gardener.  He had the most beautiful gardens.  One of them was filled with beautiful roses.  His favorite (and mine) was a rose called Peace.  This rose had yellow petals with a pink around the edges.  I decided to fill the basket with Peace roses.

Next I colored the basket using the Light and Dark Smoky Slate Blends.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Beautiful Bouquet.

There is only three weeks left for Sale-a-bration where you can 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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