It's Almost Over

Today is the last day of Sale-A-Bration. It has been a great one with lots of wonderful free gifts.  You still have a little more time to get one more order in but don't delay cause  it ends today.  Here's a look back at some of the fun projects I shared using Sale-A-Bration products.

Hey  Chick Red Balloon

The Hey, Chick set was such a fun one,  Cute, cute images and sentiments.

Delicate Details PS Swap watermark

Love the elegance of the Delicate Details stamp set.

Glittery Inside the Lines SDBH 12017

Here's the Delicate Details set and the Inside the Lines DSP.  

Hey  Chick 1

Another fun "chick" card.

Inside the Lines bag and card

Here's the Inside the Lines DSP and also the Glimmer Paper stack.  

Inside the Lines Perfect day side

Another quick and easy card using the Inside the Lines DSP.

Lift Me Up split card

Here's the Lift Me Up set with the SAB Carried Away DSP.

Pretty Pocket kit

The sweet and simple Sale-A-Bration Pocket Card kit.

Lift Me Up Sliding Easel side

One more card using the SAB Carried Away DSP.

Inside the Lines DSP

One last card using the Inside the Lines DSP.

Place your order today before Sale-A-Bration 2017 is just a sweet memory.  You can go to my online store and place your order or contact me.  

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Lift Me Up and the Wave Edge

I don't want to be an alarmist but we are  just days away from the end of Sale-A-Bration!  Okay, I got that out of my system.  Today's sample uses 2 Sale-A-Bration items; Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper from the 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper Assortment and the Carried Away DSP.  

Lift Me Up  bundles

I am still loving this wave edge and if you missed it,  you can read all about how to make it on this post.   I am going to miss this cloud pattern paper in the Carried Away DSP, good thing I have an extra pack.  

I also want to remind you that the 2015-2017 In Colors will be retiring soon.  It is a good idea to order your ink refills, card stock, ribbon DSP while they are still available.  The availability of these products are while supplies last and every year there are disappointed people who missed out on getting them.  I do not want you to be one of those people.  

2015-2017 In Colors


Lift Me Up bundle

See the little cloud on the Whisper White?  It is what keeps the card closed.  I put a Stampin' Dimensional on the right edge to attach it to the card and the left edge holds down the balloon.


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The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop...Sale-A-Bration!


Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for March 2017. This month our theme is “SaleABration”.  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – As the Ink Dries, Sharon Burkert or may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. 


Lisa Pretto  



Janet Wakeland  



Peggy Noe  



Nicole Watt  



Beth McCullough  



Lisa Ann Bernard  



Jennifer Michalski  



Kadie Labadie  



Tricia Chuba  



Amanda Dickson  



Megan Herst  



Chris Miller  



Diana Eichfeld  



Gloria Plunkett  



Jennifer Spiller  



Anna Masciovecchio  



Debbie Henderson  



Debra Byrd  



Lisa Milligan  



Kim Vogel  



Sharon Hashimoto Burkert  



Katarina Ewa  



Valerie Moody  

I had a difficult time trying to decide what Sale-A-Bration products to use for this blog hop.  So many really fun choices.  I decided to use the Inside the Lines DSP and the 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack.  

Inside the Lines DSP Dragonfly Dreams in Bermuda Bay Glimmer paper

The Inside the Lines DSP is a little heavier than our regular DSP.  I made a very simple bag that will hold 2-3 standard (A2 size) cards with envelopes.  You can make this card holder using 1 sheet of DSP.  

Inside the Lines DSP Dragonfly Dreams Bermuda Bay Glimmer paper

I used the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits and cut the dragonfly out using Basic Black card stock and the Bermuda Bay Glimmer paper from the SAB 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper pack.  Isn't the Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper beautiful?  In the Sale-A-Bration Glimmer pack you get 12  6" x 6" sheets of glimmer paper: 4 each of Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, and Sweet Sugarplum.  I also added some Silver and Bermuda Bay sequins.

Inside the Lines DSP Bermuda Bay Glimmer paper

The card has the same dragonfly tag and mimics the design of the bag.   If you are not familiar with Sale-A-Bration you can go here  and here to see all the Sale-A-Bration choices  and for more information.

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Thank you  for taking part in the blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog –As the Ink Dries, Sharon Burkert , so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.


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Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper

One of the Sale-A-Bration choices that I have really enjoyed playing with is the Inside the Lines DSP.  It is the perfect paper to sit down with and do a little coloring.  

Inside the Lines DSP, Suite Sentiments

I used an Aqua Painter and some ink pads to color in the flowers.  Nothing fancy but I think it would be a perfect card to send just to wish someone a good day.  

Inside the Lines dsp Suite sentiments


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This DSP is available as one of the Sale-A-Bration choices, which means it is free with a $50 purchase(before shipping and tax).  If you need a Sale-A-Bration or Occasions catalog please contact me and I will be happy to send them to you.  

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Delicate Details

Have I told you that I am a slow stamper?  Yes, it is true.  It seems to take me so long to come up with a card.  I fiddle and try this and that and before you know it a lot of time has  gone by.  I do love that I can get lost in the process but when you are trying to create content to share, being a slow stamper is not the best situation.  So, when a card comes together quickly and fairly easily it makes me very happy.  

Delicate Details

Last night I decided I wanted to use the Delicate Details stamp set and the Silver Metallic Ribbon (both Sale-A-Bration choices) to make a card.  I also thought a flower of some kind would be nice.  It took me a while to realize that I couldn't get all 3 of those items to work together so I substituted the ribbon for a strip of silver stripe from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack.  Once I got over that hurdle it all went pretty quickly.  

I embossed the lace in white embossing powder and I love how it pops against the black card stock.  I used the Succulent Framelit Dies to create the flower, yes I am slightly obsessed with these dies.  One day soon I will use it to make succulents but it does make a lovely flower too.  The last decision was a sentiment.  I love the font used in the sentiments in the So in Love stamp set and since this card didn't take me hours to complete I thought congratulations were in order.  


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 I was looking through some challenges and saw that the SUO Challenge #166 is Embossing and since I heat embossed on this I am going to  join in their challenge.   Hope you do too!

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Ready, Set, Sale-A-Brate!

Yes, it is finally here!  Today is the start of Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up! Yippee! What is Sale-A-Bration?  Well, it is a fabulous time to be a Stampin' Up! customer, hostess, and demonstrator!  As a customer you get to choose a free gift from the Sale-A-Bration catalog every time you spend $50(before shipping and tax).  When you are a hostess during Sale-A-Bration you earn $25 more in Stampin' Rewards when your party order totals $250 in sales.  When you join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration in addition to choosing $125 in SU products for just $99, you also get to choose 2 additional stamp sets. The best deal of all!  See what I mean, it is just a wonderful time of the year!  If you have any questions about Sale-A-Bration please text, email or call me and I will be happy to help.

I want to share with you today another choice from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. 

Pretty Pocket kit

This card took me minutes to make, it probably took me longer to open the package.  Everything is ready to go.  The hardest part is choosing which sentiment to use.  I decided on bonjour so I can pretend I remember something from my high school French class.  The only thing I did that was extra was to round the corners on the pocket.  This was not necessary but since the pocket insert had rounded corners I thought I would continue that theme.  

Pretty Pocket Card kit

This kit is perfect for the beginner and the experienced stamper.  There are 8 cards in this kit and you do not need anything else to create the cards.  Everything, yes everything is included.  All you have to do is take off the lining on the tape, adhere the pocket, choose and stick on a sentiment and embellishment, wrap the twine and tie a bow.  Here's a video showing how quick and easy it is to make the Pretty Pocket Card kit.


This kit would be great to have on hand to pull out whenever you need a quick and cute card.  It would also make a great gift for the person who likes to make things but either doesn't have a lot of supplies or space.   

There are so many fun choices in this year's Sale-A-Bration catalog!  Here are a few others for you to check out, Hey, Chick,  Inside the Lines Designer Series paper,  and the Carried Away Designer Series paper.  

You cannot make a bad choice, except to not Sale-A-Brate at all!  I have posted the Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions catalog in the sidebar.  If you would like to see the catalogs in real life, let me know and I will get them in the mail to you.  


Hey, Chick Sneak Peek

Just a few more days until the start of Sale-A-Bration!  When I first saw the Sale-A-Bration catalog I might have squealed when I saw the Hey, Chick stamp set.  The images in this stamp set are just so fun.  I think it will be a very popular choice during Sale-A-Bration.   I combined one of the chickens with the Carried Away DSP which is also a Sale-A-Bration choice.

Hey, Chick stamp set

Isn't she just adorable?  I paper pieced the chicken using the Carried Away DSP.   This is easy to do since you do not need to cut out her comb, beak, wattle, or feet.


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  Hey, Chick Red Balloon side

If you still do not have a copy of the Occasions or Sale-A-Bration catalog and do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator that you are working with, please let me know and I would be happy to send them to you. 

Sneak Peek: Inside the Lines DSP

I am deep in the last minute Christmas rush/panic.  My list has been totally pared down and I am focusing on just the essentials.  It looks like I will be sending New Year's cards instead of Christmas cards.  It has been a tough year and honestly I am ready for it to be 2017!   

Sharing with you a peek at two new products that will be available January 4th!  Yes, Stampin' Up! will be offering watercolor pencils.  It has been a while since there has been watercolor pencils in a catalog.  These pencils are extra special because they are in actual SU colors.  Swoon! I paired the watercolor pencils with the Inside the Lines DSP which is a Sale-A-Bration choice!   Sale-A-Bration also starts on Jaunary 4th.  During Sale-A-Bration you will be able to pick an item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog every time you spend $50 (before shipping and tax).   

Inside the Lines DSP

The Inside the Lines DSP is very fun to color so if you like coloring I think it is a definite must have choice.   I used the largest Scallop Square die from the Layering Squares Framelits and cut a piece of DSP 2-5/8" x 2-5/8".  Once I was done coloring I cut up the DSP and then layered it on the scallop square.  This is a very quick and simple card and a great way to practice your coloring skills.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Thursday is my deadline so what doesn't get done will just have to wait until the new year.  Wish me luck!

Fun Fold Friday: Balloon Adventures

This is not only Fun Fold Friday, it is also a sneak peek!  I am sharing one of the projects we made at my last team meeting using the Lift Me Up stamp set(Occasions catalog) and the Carried AwayDesigner Series Paper(Sale-A-Bration).

Lift Me Up stamp set Carried Away DSP

I love this new stamp set.   This was a must have for me.  We live far away from where most of our family so this sentiment is one I will be using a lot.  The images in the set are also gender neutral so it solves that man card problem that plagues me.

Lift Me Up stamp set, Carried Away DSP 

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The Carried Away DSP is one of the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration choices.  What is Sale-A-Bration?  Beginning January 4 (start of Sale-A-Bration), you get to choose  a free item of your choice from the SAB brochure for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax)  The choices this year are spectacular! If you do not already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator that you work with, let me know and I will send you the new Occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Bration one too!  Back to the Carried Away DSP.  The designs were made to coordinate with the Lift Me Up stamp set and since the paper is double-sided the other side has more neutral designs.  I have been playing with the paper and set so be ready to see a lot of samples with these two products!

I have a tutorial HERE of how to make your own Sliding Easel card.  

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More Flower Fields and Wildflower Fields DSP

I liked yesterday's quick and easy card so much I decided to make a few more.  Here it is in Calypso Coral.

Flowering Fields Calypso Coral

The Lost Lagoon version.

Flowering Fields Lost Lagoon

After I made the cards I thought it would make a nice little gift,  so I made a box to hold the cards.

Flowering Fields card box


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Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker


Here are all the cards.

Trio ofFlowering Fields cards

Flowering Fields Cards and box

I also want to remind you that the 2014-16 In Colors will be retiring soon.  Be sure to get your ink refills, paper, and embellishments.  In fact that would be a great thing to order during the last few days of Sale-A-Bration.