Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sale-a-Bration ~ Final Days ~ New Items!!

Hey Everyone, only a few more days to enjoy Sale-a-Bration freebies.  And Stampin' Up has added seven more items to the list of SAB items you can pick from for FREE with a $50 order.  Everyone likes more choice, right?

Here are the additional items you can choose from:


A reminder, 3-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription is also on sale.

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59 $55 USD

Here are the Sale-a-Bration brochures:

The SAB card tin and glimmer paper assortment have unfortunately sold out.  Make sure to grab your favorite SAB items before they are gone!  Sale-a-Bration ends March 31!!




Sale-a-Bration quick reference table:

Avant Garden
Avant Garden
Carried Away DSP
Carried Away DSP
So Very Much
So Very Much
Delicate Details
Delicate Details
Inside the Lines DSP
Inside the Lines DSP
3/8
3/8" Metallic Ribbon
Tasty Trucks
Tasty Trucks
Any Occasion
Any Occasion
Hey, Chick
Hey, Chick
Designer Tee
Designer Tee
Pretty Pocket Card Kit
Pretty Pocket Card Kit
Reverse Words
Reverse Words
Make a Medallion
Make a Medallion
In Color Cardstock
In Color Cardstock
Party Animal DSP
Party Animal DSP
Succulent Garden DSP
Succulent Garden DSP
Tasty Treats DSP
Tasty Treats DSP
Party Animal Washi
Party Animal Washi
Seaside Embossing Folder
Seaside EF
Sparkle EF
Sparkle EF

Monday, March 20, 2017

Blog Candy Winner!

We have a winner for last week's blog candy.

The random number generator picked our winner.

The winner is Miranda, and you can visit her at the Crafty Critter.

I'll have another blog candy giveaway on Sunday, so make sure you come back and comment for your chance to win!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Stamp Review Crew: Oh So Succulent


Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  We're playing with another Occasions set, Oh So Succulent, and coordinating Succulent framelits.  If you are following the blog hop order, you have just come from the amazing Bruno Bertucci's blog.  I always love his take on our chosen stamp set!

I put together a quickie for Stamp Club this past week.

This is a two-step stamping set, meaning there is an outline stamp and a "fill" stamp.  The fill images were stamped off once, and this card uses Freshly Made Sketches #278.  The terra cotta pot comes from the Basket Builder framelits, and the edges, including an additional "lip" layer, were sponged for some depth.

Stamps: Oh So Succulent; Paper: Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Succulent Garden DSP; Ink: Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron, Old Olive; Accessories: Delicate White Doilies, Sponge, Succulent Framelits, Basket Builder Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Without reinventing the wheel, I creating the same card with a more masculine flavor (for my green thumb father-in-law's birthday).

In place of the doily, I created a shadow by watercoloring a bit of Tip Top Taupe ink.

Stamps: Oh So Succulent; Paper: Calypso Coral, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Succulent Garden DSP; Ink: Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe; Accessories: Aquapainter, Sponge, Succulent Framelits, Basket Builder Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

I had great plans for things to make for this hop.  But this stamp set was one I was given (without the framelits) to create display samples last fall for Stampin' Up's OnStage convention, so I have already played with it a fair amount.  I have to admit creating with the framelits is A LOT more fun!  When you get a chance, check out the details of the other samples I previously posted with this set.

Up next is the very talented Rochelle Blok.  Let's check out what fun projects she has put together with this week's set. 

 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

SSC148 No Bones About It Pocket Card & Blog Candy!

Eek, I'm so excited about this card!  Time for another Sunday Stamps Challenge, and I've been wanting to play more with the Inside the Lines Sale-a-Bration DSP.  This is a black & white paper that you can color, although it looks absolutely great as is with a neutral card and pop of color.

There's some paper in there that coordinate with Botanical Blooms and perhaps No Bones About It, so that's my starting point.

Sticking with the neutral theme, I created an x-ray panel for the front.  When you pull the insert, you get a "magic" card that reveals the colored dinosaur underneath.  I'm loving the pop of color that the Crushed Curry flowers provide.

Here is Amy's sketch for this week.

Stamps: No Bones About It, Botanical Blooms, February 2017 Paper Pumpkin Many Happy Birthdays; Paper: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Mellow Moss, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White, Inside the Lines DSP (SAB), Window Sheets; Ink: Old Olive, Mellow Moss, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Botanical Builders Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Big Shot, Sewing Machine, Thread.

If you are interested in the Inside the Lines paper, make sure you act fast.  Through March 31, you can choose it as your FREE Sale-a-Bration item with a $50 order, while supplies last!

And I have some BLOG CANDY to give away.

Please subscribe to my blog, and make a comment on this post by March 19.  I will pick a random winner on Monday, March 20.  Make sure you have your email linked to your commenting profile so I can contact you or stop by here to check for the winner.  U.S. residents only, please.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Stamp Review Crew: Rose Wonder


Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  Today we stamp with another set from the main catalog, Rose Wonder and coordinating Rose Garden thinlits.  If you are following the hop in order, you have just arrived from Kelly Kent's blog.

I've been meaning to put together a card focusing on the leaf image and die-cut for a more masculine feel.

Watercoloring the background with Mint Macaron ink resulted in some separation of blue & yellow color - that's kinda fun!  I love getting a variation of color with just one ink pad.  After also dipping my die-cut leaves in watered down Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe ink, I added a bit of Emerald Envy for a little more pop.

Tip: Mint Macaron & Tip Top Taupe are part of the 2016-2017 In Colors that will be retiring in May.  Don't forget to stock up early!

Stamps: Rose Wonder; Paper: Tip Top Taupe, Watercolor Paper; Ink: Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Versamark; Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Watercolor Brush, Rose Garden Thinlits, Big Shot.

And I got a chance to play with the new Sale-a-Bration Glimmer Paper Assortment offering.

In this case Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper.  Aren't they pretty?

I added some watercolor paper behind the die-cut for a subtle look and mounted on a simple background so the glimmer flower can shine.  A custom envelope was created with the Envelope Punch Board using retired patterned paper.  This card uses CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #212.

Stamps: Rose Wonder; Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper, SAB Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack; Ink: Mint Macaron, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Watercolor Brush, Rose Garden Thinlits, Big Shot.

Hop on over to Sue Plote's blog to see what fun projects she has put together with this week's set.

 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Gurus: Many Happy Birthdays Tutorials

We are entering the final month of Sale-a-Bration, and this is a great time to give a Paper Pumpkin subscription a try!  Paper Pumpkin is celebrating its 4th birthday in March, and the 3-month prepaid subscription is currently on sale.  Not only would this prepaid subscription qualify you for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item, but you will be enrolled in my Paper Pumpkin Club!

One benefit of the Paper Pumpkin Club is alternative ideas and projects.  What better way to get more use out of your Stampin' Up product?  As part of the exclusive Paper Pumpkin Gurus group of demonstrators, my Paper Pumpkin subscribers receive 11-13 FREE private tutorials & exclusive project ideas each month.  Each tutorial includes all measurements and full supply lists.  Here's a sneak peek at the February's alternative projects. 

Full-size instructions and photos come with each project. Click to enlarge this month's sample.


Here's a quick look at how this fun interactive card works as designed.



Want in on the additional kit ideas every month?  You can subscribe with me to receive the additional benefits of the Paper Pumpkin Club, as well as get all these wonderful ideas every month.  *Important: Sign up by March 10 to start your subscription this month.