Looking back at Sale-A-Bration

Today is the last day of Sale-A-Bration 2018!  I thought it would be fun to look back at some of my favorite projects using Sale-A-Bration products.


Heartfelt Blooms stamp set in Berry Burst.  Click here to read more about it.


Heartfelt Blooms and Triple Time Stamping in Basic Gray.


Springtime Foils Specialty DSP in Powder Pink


Springtime Foils Specialty DSP gift card holder


Springtime Foils Specialty DSP



Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes and the Charming Cafe stamp set


Amazing You stamp set


Blossoming Basket bundle


Blossoming Basket stamp set


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Party Panda tri-fold

Hope you enjoyed this look back at Sale-A-Bration 2018.  Remember Sale-A-Bration ends (March 31) tonight!  

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Amazing You in Vellum

Today's card is a simple one featuring the Amazing  You stamp set.  This stamp set is only available for a few more days.  


I stamped the floral image in VersaMark ink on card stock vellum, sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set it.  The vellum was layered over a piece of Blushing Bride card stock.   It can be tricky figuring out how to attach the vellum to the card stock.  I placed glue dots behind the flower centers to hide the adhesive. You can also use a few drops of the Multipurpose Liquid Glue behind the leaves to secure the vellum without having the adhesive show through.  



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I love how soft and feminine this card is.   If you would like the Amazing You stamp set you have just a few more days to order it.  This stamp set is free with a $50 order. 


Springtime Foils and the Mini Treat Bag

I haven't used my Mini Treat Bag thinlits in a bit and thought it would make a great birthday/gift card.


I used the Petal Passion DSP to make the bag.  I colored and fussy cut a flower from the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP.  The Calypso Coral ribbon is one of the 3 ribbons in the Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Pack.


Inside of the treat bag I have a gift card holder/card.  I cut the slits using the dies from the Lots to Love Box framelits to hold the gift card in place.   I also added another flower from the Springtime Foils DSP.

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All of this fits in a Medium envelope.  It is a card/gift card all wrapped in a pretty little bag.  

This is the last week of Sale-A-Bration.  There are so many great gifts you can choose from when you place a qualifying order.  It is also the perfect time to become a demonstrator.  The starter kit is priced at $99 and you get $125 in merchandise that you get to choose all the products yourself.  During Sale-A-Bration you will also receive your choice of 2 additional stamp sets.  It really is a great opportunity.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.  Remember Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31!

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Take 2

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop Take 2!  We are in the last few weeks of Sale-A-Bration 2018 and I think this was one of the best ones yet!  There were so many great gift choices when you placed a qualifying order and Stampin' Up! has made it even better with even more choices!


One of the stamp sets I adore is the Blossoming Basket stamp set.  This is part of a bundle that was in the second release of Sale-A-Bration products.  This beautiful stamp set is bundled with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder which means you receive both with a $100 qualifying order.  The Basket Weave Embossing Folder will be available again in the 2018-19 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog but the Blossoming Basket stamp set will not.  If you want this beautiful basket image, butterfly, tag, and 2 sentiments you will need to get it during Sale-A-Bration.


This fold is called a Center Step Easel Card and I first saw this style of card on Amanda Bates' blog a few years ago.  It is a very fun fold and once you get the pattern down it is not difficult to make.

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Beginning March 15, there will be even more choices available with a $50 and $100 qualifying order.  Click here.

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Time to head on over to see what Laura has created for you.

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If you've just come from Laura's blog then head on over to see what BJ has made for you.

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Sale-A-Bration 2018...Springtime Foils DSP

Yes,  I am back with another sample using the Sale-A-Bration Springtime Foils Specialty DSP (Designer Series Paper).   


This time I colored the flowers using Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin' Blends.  When I was done coloring, I swiped the surface using the Tuxedo Black Memento pad.  I wiped off the excess ink with a paper towel.   


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I also used the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder which is also a Sale-A-Bration choice paired with the Blossoming Basket stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set.  Can you tell I am just loving this year's Sale-A-Bration choices?  Just a little more than 2 weeks left to get your free Sale-A-Bration gifts.  Contact me or shop online with me here.

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Sale-A-Bration 2018 ...Springtime Foils DSP again

I am back with another card featuring the lovely Springtime Foils Specialty DSP.  


This is another easy card just a little coloring and a bit of cutting.  This time I used the Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends to color in the flower.  


This picture though not the best, shows off the beautiful rose gold foil dots .  


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Not very many supplies needed to create this card.  This is another situation where the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP does all the work.  Be sure to get your free package of Springtime Foils Specialty DSP during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order.  

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Sale-A-Bration 2018...Springtime Foils DSP

The Springtime Foils Specialty DSP is so pretty.   Part of me wants to hoard it because I know I won't be able to get it after Sale-A-Bration ends.  I am trying to fight that feeling and just enjoy the loveliness while I can.


Quick and easy card that uses 3 Sale-A-Bration choices!


The beautiful foil images were colored using the Calypso Coral and Old Olive Stampin' Blends.   This card would work for lots of different occasions.  I plan to make more in different colors and not stamp a sentiment until I am ready to send the card.

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Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31.  Don't wait too long to place your order for your free Sale-A-bration gift with a $50 order, items are only available while supplies last.  

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Blossoming Basket Bundle

Let's talk about the Blossoming Basket Bundle.  This bundle is not available for purchase, it is a FREE gift available during Sale-A-Bration when you place a order of $100.  The bundle includes the Blossoming Basket stamp set which is a 5 piece set and the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing folder.   AstheInkDriesBlossomingBasket3-6

Don't you love the basket weave texture with the basket image?  This image is easy to color especially with Stampin' Blends.  I used the Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake Combo Packs and the Old Olive and Night of Navy Light Stampin' Blends.  The stamp set  includes two sentiments.  The "for you" on the card is part of the  sentiment that says, "Here for you".   I wanted a  generic sentiment since I am not sure who I am sending this to.  Love the versatility.

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We are in the last month of Sale-A-Bration.  Be sure to place your order soon, to avoid any disappointment. The Basket Weave Dynamic embossing folder will be available in the 2018-19 annual catalog.  Unfortunately the Blossoming Basket stamp set will not so if you love how the two products coordinate be sure to get the bundle during Sale-A-Bration.

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Blossoming Basket and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #499

It is time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #499 and oh my, what a challenge it is or at least it was for me!


I am using the beautiful new stamp set, Blossoming Basket.  This lovely stamp set is a bundled with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Embossing folder and is one of the 3 items added to the Sale-A-Bration choices.  This bundle is free with a $100 order during Sale-A-Bration.  

Back to the challenge.  This week it is a color challenge and looking at my card I am not sure you would be able to figure out what 3 colors were in the challenge.


I think Sweet Sugarplum looks great with the Pool Party and I think Pool Party looks good with Flirty Flamingo but I am still not sure if Flirty Flamingo looks good with Sweet Sugarplum.  I totally took the easy way out and just used the Sweet Sugarplum and the Pool Party as little accents and focused on the Flirty Flamingo.  The 3 large flowers are all colored with Flirty Flamingo ink refill and an Aqua Painter.  I played with different amounts of water and ink to get 3 different shades.  


Along the edge of the card I used one of the Petal Pair embossing folders.  The Flirty Flamingo striped ribbon makes me think of springtime.  The three little dots were made by cutting out the circles using one of the dies in the Mini Treat Bag thinlits.  I attached the dots to the card and then carefully added Fine-Tip glue over the top of them to make them shine.  

Be sure to head over to the Create with Connie and Mary blog and check out what the other members of the design team created.  So many good ideas that I wish I had thought of!  

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