Friday, February 15, 2019

2nd Release Sale-A-Bration Items






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As always, I appreciate you stopping by and I love to inspire you! If you have any questions, please email me. 

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Pals Blog Hop "Time to Sale-A-Brate!"



Welcome to the Pals' February blog hop. We're so glad you are here because it's "Time to Sale-A-Brate!" Our Design Team created projects using Sale-A-Bration items to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal's blog. Either way, you've come to the right place. You'll find the full line-up below to help you move, or "hop" along from Pal to Pal.


Happy Wednesday! Initially I was not interested in the Tea Together stamp set in the Occasions Catalog. I didn't think I'd want to stamp the teapot without cutting it out by hand. Then I noticed that the Sale-A-Bration brochure offered the coordinating Tea Time Framelits Dies free with a qualifying purchase. That was all I needed!


I decided to color the rose image, and I'm finding I love our Stampin' Blend markers. I didn't have Lovely Lipstick marker, so I chose to use my Cherry Cobbler light and dark markers.


First I outlined the petal edges with the Dark Cherry Cobbler. Keep the marker away from the very edges so they don't bleed over. Next, I colored over all the petals using a circular motion and the Light Cherry Cobbler. Then, I lightened up the middles using the Color Lifter. The Cherry Cobbler is very similar to Lovely Lipstick, which is the color of the card base. Between the petals and the card base, I have that beautiful Grapefruit Grove Tufted embossing mat, so it's okay if they don't match exactly.

Thanks to my friend, Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards for all of her great tips for using Stampin' Blends!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month's Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they've created. Don't forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendar for March 13, 2019 when our Hoppin' Pals share their "Spring Has Sprung"projects. Don't miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-up:  


  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  5. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  6. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  7. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  8. Jill Killeen at The Killeen House Studio Blog
  9. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  11. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  12. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  14. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  18. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  19. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  20. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  21. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  22. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  23. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  24. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  25. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  26. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  27. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot
  28. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  29. Christine Eck at Dances with Hooves

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                                                          Monday, February 11, 2019

                                                          Sweet Thinking of You with Wonderful Romance


                                                          This card was so fun to make, although it did take longer than many of my usual cards. I was trying all kinds of things with my new Wonderful Romance stamp set and coordinating Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies. And of course, the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper goes right along with the stamps and framelits!

                                                          The beautiful and easy-to-tie Petal Pink Variegated Ribbon makes a perfect bow.
                                                          I used the ribbon to "tie" the bouquet together. I added those sweet little Gingham Gala Adhesive-backed Sequins to the middle of the stamped flowers. The leaves are cut using the die set and I added some sparkle by brushing on Wink of Stella. I tucked one tiny sprig cut from vellum into the bouquet.

                                                          I hope you liked looking at my creation today! Don't forget to leave me a comment. I love to read each one. Sign up to receive my blog post updates straight into your mailbox.

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                                                          Friday, February 8, 2019

                                                          Paper Pumpkin Alternative Valentine

                                                          This design is an alternative to the instructions with January's Paper Pumpkin kit.
                                                          If you like crafting but don't have a lot of time to design, consider getting a pre-paid subscription to Paper Pumpkin from Stampin' Up! Kits arrive monthly right to your door and you can suspend you subscription if you'd like to skip a month at times. I love that everything is in the box except for scissors and stamp cleaner. 

                                                          See the curved sentiment on the flap? I bent the stamp onto the clear block to get this look.

                                                          You receive a small new stamp set each month! I love this month's because it is a fun set. Here I stamped the little reptile and then colored it using my Stampin' Blend (alcohol-based markers) and Stampin' Write markers. Then I cut out the critter and adhered it using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. My card is a Narrow Note Card and it fits perfectly into it's envelope with my gift card. I used the sentiment "Happy Valentine's Day" from the January "Be Mine Valentine" kit, curving it onto my clear stamping block so it fit the curve of the outer envelope flap.

                                                          3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription137859
                                                          Price$57.00 (Qualifies for ONE FREE item in the Sale-A-Bration brochure through March 31st)
                                                          6-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription137860
                                                          Price$108.00 (Qualifies for TWO FREE items in the Sale-A-Bration brochure through March 31st)

                                                          One year Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription137861
                                                          Price$209.00 (Qualifies for THREE FREE items in the Sale-A-Bration brochure through March 31st)


                                                          Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to create. Please use my link to sign up for your own 3, 6, or 12-month subscription to Paper Pumpkin. Sign up by February 10th to receive this month's kit! During Sale-A-Bration you can earn free products when you purchase your pre-paid subscription!


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