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Wonderful Time of the Year!!  That’s right!  Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Catalog are here!!  Love it!!

I just love Sale-A-Bration  as there is something for everyone!  Here are the details:

SHOP – For every $50 you spend (prior to S/H and tax), choose an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item for FREE!  Check out the Limited Time products that will be around until February 15th!
HOST – Get an extra $25 in FREE hostess dollars when your workshop total reaches $250 (prior to S/H and tax).  That is MORE free goodies for you!!  Book your home show, catalog or on-line party today!
JOIN – Join my team and choose an extra $30 in product for FREE!!  Yes, your starter kit – priced at just $99 will include $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! goodness!!  Have questions?  Call or email me and I’d be happy to answer them for you!

And that is just Sale-A-Bration!

Did you see the new Occasions Catalog and the Sneak Peeks I’ve provided in previous posts?  Well, today is the day you can order them!!  No more waiting!  I still have quite a bit on my wish list from the catalog – what’s your number 1 must have?

I do have a project to share with you today featuring yet another stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  I also love this set – great for any occasion and especially great for making cards for the men in your life.  Don’t get me wrong – it is not exclusively just for guys – but it does well for those cards.  Here it is:


Aren’t those deer just adorable?  I decided to play along with the color challenge this week at Global Design Projects – #GDP017 which is to use Garden Green, Rose Red and Crumb Cake.  I was going for a Cherry Blossom look for my tree – not sure I achieved it – but I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  What do you think? Even with that touch of pink, I think it still works for a male birthday card (good thing, as I have 6 of them in my family that celebrate in February!).


And lastly, the winner of the Blog Hop candy is Phylis Sinclair! Congratulations Phylis!!  Enjoy your new Going Global stamp set and DSP stack!

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Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2016!!  I am looking forward to the new year and all that it brings!  Stampin’ Up! is kicking off 2016 with a new mini catalog – the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration!  Both of these start on January 5 – just two days away!

Today I have a few cards using the new Picture Perfect stamp set from the Occasions Catalog – I just love this set – it is my favorite by far!  The hummingbird stamps just drew me in – as I love hummingbirds.  Over the holiday, I was sent a video tutorial from the talented Lydia Fiedler, you can check out her blog here.  I CASEd her hummingbird colors in the card on the left.  I also tried a few of my own color combinations – and was happy with the So Saffron/Crushed Curry on the right.Hummingbirds_small

I need to play around with more combinations – as hummingbirds are very colorful.  I also need to restock my Thank You card pile and my birthday pile – as I will do better this year about sending cards – because who doesn’t love getting some happy mail?

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you are inspired by today’s cards and are getting your wish list ready for Tuesday!



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Shine & Glimmer


Hi!  How are you today?  Switching things up today with a little shine and glimmer for Valentine’s Day.  The black glimmer paper in the Holiday Catalog will soon be gone – so I wanted to share a card that uses the paper for a beautiful background for my Red Foil heart.  I just love this new die that is in the Occasions Catalog – it is so pretty!  I added a few black glimmer flowers and while it may not show in the picture, this card really sparkles and shines.   The hearts and sentiment are from the matching  Bloomin’ Love stamp set.  You can purchase the dies and stamp set as a bundle starting January 5!

So what do you think?

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It’s A Sneak Peek Blog Hop


Hi!  Welcome to the Team Stamp It Group Blog Hop!  I hope you are enjoying these early peeks at projects made with products from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalog!

My project today features the Rose Wonder stamp set.  I was so happy to see this set because it is perfect for the Reinker Splash technique.


If you haven’t tried it yet, here is what you do:

  1. Ink your stamp in Versamark ink (or White Craft Ink) and stamp on Shimmery White card stock.
  2. Heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
  3. Place drops of ink from your reinker on the inside lid of your stamp pad.
  4. Spritz water over your image – enough to make it pool.
  5. Using an Aquapainter, pick up the ink and apply it to the pools of water.  The ink will spread in the water.  You can add more ink for a darker look.
  6. Let dry completely – maybe about 30 minutes.

For this card, I only used 2 colors of ink – Rose Red and Old Olive.  Love the variegated look I achieved.  I then hand cut the flower and to give it a puffy look, traced over the embossed lines with my stylus on my piercing mat, flipped the flower over to the back, then ran the stylus in between the lines.  Here is a closer look at the flower:


I also didn’t have any Old Olive Ribbon that worked for my card, so I used a sponge dauber to add color to the White Organza ribbon.

Want to win some new product from the Occasions catalog?  Simply leave a comment below with #stampitcontest in it.  Tami is giving away this bundle:


Thanks for stopping by!  To see what Mary created for you, simply click the Next Button.  Or if you haven’t seen what Pam created, click the Previous button.

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Sneak Peek!

Good morning!  Today I have a sneak peek for you as my pre-order from the Occasions catalog came yesterday and I couldn’t resist using some of the goodies I got!


This card uses products from the Love Blossoms Suite.  In this card, I used the Bloomin’ Love stamp set, Blushing Bride glimmer paper and the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper stack. (These products will be available to order on January 5, 2016) Paired it with the Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon and some sequins from the Blushing Bride Sequin trim and there you have it.  A little bit of sparkle to brighten anyone’s day.  The sentiment is from the Six Sayings hostess set found in the Holiday Catalog – you still have time to get this set with a $150 order or host a catalog party before January 4th!

I also designed this card using the Global Design Projects Sketch for this week’s challenge – #GDP014  Such a pretty sketch that can be used to inspire so many different types of cards.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you enjoy a little sparkle in your day!