Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sale-A-Bration Blog Tour!

Sale-a-bration is the most wonderful time of the (Stampin' Up) year! Earn free product at every turn... each $50 order... hosting a workshop... joining the Stampin' Up family... There are some super cute items in the Sale-a-bration brochure, and new this year, you can also choose selected items from the main catalog too (see inside back cover of the brochure)! So therefore a blog tour to highlight some of the wonderful products you can choose...

Welcome to Stampin' Addicts Sale-a-bration Blog Tour. And once you are finished with the tour, make sure you check out the Stampin' Addicts website for samples, challenges, and positive stamping chatting.

If you have been following the blog tour in order, you've just seen Melina's wonderful creations featuring Thank You Kindly. At my stop of the tour, I am featuring Things I Love, a stamp set including images of all the things a girl cannot live without... chocolate, shopping bags, and shoes!

- I Do Love Chocolate! - It's really true! As far as I am concerned, it is a food group in itself. My husband didn't recognized the images on this card as chocolate, but my 2-year-old daughter did. What does that say??? Men just don't get it!

To create the chocolate cups, I punched out a Whisper White circle, ran it through my crimper, and trimmed it. And what color says girl more that pink? I used Fifth Avenue Floral for the sentiment.

Here is a list of supplies to recreate this project and earn this stamp set for free:
Pretty in Pink cardstock $5.50
Melon Mambo cardstock $5.50
Chocolate Chip cardstock $5.50
Whisper White cardstock $7.50
Razzleberry Lemonade DSP $9.95
Chocolate Chip classic ink $5.95
Melon Mambo 1/2" grosgrain ribbon $9.95
1-1/4" circle punch $15.95
Things I Love stamp set FREE

Or step it up and earn an additional free stamp set:
1-3/8" circle punch $15.95
3/4" circle punch $10.95
Crimper $19.95
Second SAB stamp set FREE

It's so easy to earn a free set or two, isn't it? ;)

- Waterfall Card - Ok, so I'm not a girly-girl, but I do like the shopping bag and definitely the shoes in this stamp set. The progression of the images in this stamp set lend themselves to a waterfall card so naturally - my first one!

I stamped "things i love" in Old Olive craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder, to try to keep the large text a little more subtle. Since these images are a little smaller than what would fit on a standard waterfall card, I adjusted the dimensions. The center "waterfall" strip is 1-1/2 x 8" Old Olive cardstock, scored at 1-3/8", 2-1/8", 2-7/8", 3-5/8". Here's a couple pictures of this card in action; just pull down on the tab.

And some close-ups of each panel.

I added some special details to each panel of the waterfall. The chocolate panel is a scratch-n-sniff made by heat embossing with a mixture of cocoa and clear embossing powder (1:1.5 ratio). I added a kraft tag to the shopping bag and a rhinestone brad to the new shoes. The hearts in the YOU panel were embellished with Dazzling Diamonds glitter using a 2-way glue pen after stamping with brighter Ruby Red ink, so that panel really pops.

Stamps: Things I Love; Paper: Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Kraft, Tall Tales DSP; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark, Ruby Red, Old Olive craft; Accessories: Heart-to-Heart punch, Clear embossing powder, Unsweetened cocoa powder, Rhinestone brad, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Eyelets, Crop-o-dile, Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon, 2-way glue pen.

- 6 x 6" Scrapbook Page - This set has the perfect sentiments for scrapbook pages. The images would coordinate nicely with photos of girls' day out shopping and a trip to the cafe. The focus of my page is my daughter.

I changed the color of the "things I love" items to sepia (coffee, mountain biking, kitty Liesl), to draw your eye to the main image of the page. And the hearts, blinged out with Dazzling Diamonds glitter, also draw your eyes to the main subject. I saw this layout on the display boards at Convention and loved it. Unfortunately I don't know the name of the creator to give credit. And I have to give props to My Digital Studio software. I designed the layout of this page with MDS, choosing and sizing the photos and picking the layout colors, before ever touching (or wasting) a scrap of paper. This was particularly helpful with sizing and cropping the photos correctly. This page basically creates itself; just add photos of your own favorite items!

Stamps: Things I Love; Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Rose Red, Thoroughly Modern DSP; Ink: Rose Red; Accessories: Corner rounder punch, Large oval punch, Small oval punch, 1/2" circle punch, Kraft taffeta ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, 2-way glue pen, Dimensionals.

Next stop on our tour is Twila; hop on over to see what she has created for you

The complete blog hop listing:
1) Heather - Vintage Labels
2) Stella - Happy Moments
3) Barbara - Happy Moments
4) Sarah - Good Neighbors
5) Joyce - "Welcome Neighbor" Designer Series Paper pad
6) Sharon - Whimsical Words
7) Marie - Whimsical Words
8) Cindy - Scallop Trim Border punch
9 ) Holly - Bella's Bloom
10) Yapha - D is for Dog
11) Jean - Elegant Thank You
12) Kim - Extreme Dirt Bike
13) Trina - A Flower for All Seasons
14) Holly K - Forest Friends
15) Allison - Hello Again
16) Sara M-B - Just Football
17) Lisa- Ribbon of Hope
18) Rhonda - Spring Song
19) Melina - Thank You Kindly
20) Heidi - Things I Love
21) Twila - Very Thankful

Thanks for stopping by!


Marie said...

Fabulous cards and I love your scrapbook page!! What a fun stamp set to work with!

Holly/catrules said...

Cute projects my favorite is the scrapbook page. lol yep men don't get it.

Yapha said...

That scrapbook page is absolutely precious! I love it! What a great idea!

HeathersHobby said...

Heidi, I adore that truffles card! It's so cute and just perfect! I love your scrapbook page. I need to make a layout of that theme.

Joyce said...

Mmmmmm, chocolate!!! Your truffles card is adorable, can't believe your hubby didn't "get it". Your waterful card and scrapbook page are beautiful. You've created such wonderful projects with this fun set!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Great projects Heidi! I love your scrapbook page! Way to think outside the box...and your waterfall is wonderful!

Little GTO said...

That little girl on the scrapbook page is adorable! Yah! Kitty. And ya have to have coffee
Sharon L

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I love the chocolate card...such a neat way to use the stamp set, but the waterfall cloud is a great use of this set!

Melissa said...

Heidi - great projects! I love how you did your chocolate card.. too cute with the little crimped cups!

lisa808 said...

Fun stamp set and pretty pink card.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

LOL, that waterfall card is so much fun--and the crimped candy cups are an adorable touch.

But the piece de resistance is that scrapbook page--with a super model like that, it's a winner for sure!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Great set of projects Heidi and thanks for the detailed deit's. Saw you added cocoa and had to go find some chocolate (power of suggestion or just natural gluttony?)! Loved the scrapbook page with your little darling as the colorful focus - great idea using MDS - after all buying it would earn you a free set to create one's own waterfall card. Great job with your first waterfall. Looks like it will work perfectly.

Hugs from a sister hopper - Jean

Lisa Young said...

Oh Heidi I just love your scrapbook page and how you did the sepia for some photos and color for your daughter - really cool. All of your projects are terrific. I also loved the little bling on the shoe in your waterfall card - another cute idea!

Cindy said...

Heidi, I had to LOL about your DH not "seeing" the chocolate, but your 2 yo DD getting it. Beautifully done projects - all of them!

Sally said...

Your work is very creative! Nice colors. Your scrapbook page is darling!

Twila said...

Great projects Heidi, I love your scrapbook page. What a very cute little girl and a perfect page for her. Thanks for hopping with us!