It’s Time To Sale-A-Brate!

Today is one of the most long-awaited days of the year for Stampin’ Up demonstrators and customers. It’s the start of Sale-A-Bration! For every $50 you spend (at one time) from now through March 22nd you’ll be able to earn one of the fabulous Sale-A-Bration exclusive products for free! These cards are made with the Feeling Sentimental Stamp set. It’s personally one of my favorites for this year’s Sale-A-Bration offerings. I used all four images from the set on these cards: The phone booth, the bike, the ferris wheel and the word “Celebrate.” For the background paper I used the adorable 4.5 X 6.5 Print Poetry Designer Series paper stack (this would also be great for mounting photos in your scrapbooks!). I started with the wonderful note-cards and envelopes and just started playing! I love how these came out and I want to share them with you! Place an order of $50 or more in my online store between now and tomorrow (January 23) at 7 p.m. and I will send you these three cards in the mail as an extra gift from me! To help you out even a bit further — in case you need help getting to

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SAB Countdown: Day 9!

Hello there! Welcome to the next installment of my Sale-A-Bration countdown. Can you believe tomorrow is the big day? This card is one of the swaps I received at leadershiop last week… isn’t it cute? It was made by Cheryl Letner, a fellow demonstrator from Florida. Don’t you wish you could meet all sorts of uber cool, ultra creative chicks (and men!) from all over the country each year? In addition to the awesome Sale-A-Bration exclusive items available during this awesome promotion — there is also a fantastic deal on the starter kit that would give you the key to tons and tons of online video product training, samples as well as an invite to events such as Convention and Leadership. Starting tomorrow you can join the Stampin’ Up family for just $99, but instead of picking the usual $125 worth of free Stampin’ Up product of your choice for your kit — you get to pick $156.50 worth of product for just $99! (That’s 25% more to celebrate Stampin’ Up’s 25th year… cool, huh?) E-mail me if you’d like to get started or if you have questions. Meanwhile, back to the card — this features the adorable Patterned Occasions Sale-A-Bration

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SAB Countdown: Day 8

Hello again! Thanks for staying with me for this countdown of Sale-A-Bration cards. Don’t you just love this one? It was a swap from simple card exchange at Leadership in Orlando. It was made by the wonderful Ronda Wade. (Sorry I didn’t have a chance to make a sample of my own. It’s always great to see other people’s styles, though, isn’t it?) I love the fold on this. The front flap is embossed with the Sale-A-Bration Vine Textured Impressions Embossing folder. The stamp is from the Patterned Occasions stamp set — yet another option available for free with a $50 order from January 22 – March 22nd. This set would definitely be one of my first Sale-A-Bration items to scoop up. The sentiment says: Thanks a ton! Cute, huh? I don’t have the card in front of me right now so I will update this post tomorrow with the measurements of this card because I know you’re going to want to make one of your own! In fact, you could make this type of card for every stamp in this set — it would make a great gift or a simple way to get a bunch of cards on hand for any last minute card need

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SAB Countdown: Day 7

Can you believe we are only three days away from the start of Sale-A-Bration? I am so excited about the offerings and I think you will be, too! If you don’t already have a Sale-A-Bration brochure and you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, feel free to e-mail me and I’d be happy to pop one in the mail for you! Anyway, back to today’s card. It features the stamp set Patterned Occasions. It’s a super cute set of images paired with cute-sy sentiments. I love it! For this card I used my marker directly on my stamp to color the cupcake three different colors (Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight). In case you can’t read it in this picture, the greeting is: Happy Birthday, Cupcake! I actually made this card for a swap at Leadership last week that was supposed to feature simple cards that would be easy to use in a card class or workshop. I got so many great ideas! I just noticed now that this sample is missing the little rhinestone I added as an after thought. I put it on the chevron cupcake liner — sort of to the right. Very simple, but also

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SAB Countdown: Day 6

Don’t you just love this paper? I liked it so much I used it as really the sole focal point of my card. The pattern on the paper reminds me of those coloring books you had as a kid that were a bunch of kaleidoscope images… do you remember those? Anyway, this card is pretty simple. It uses the Honeycomb Textured Impression Embossing Folder (LOVE it!). Also on this card is one of the three colors of satin-like ribbon you get in the Sale-A-Bration ribbon and button pack and the cute little “thanks so much” tag made with the Tiny Tags stamp set and the jewelry tag punch. That has to be one of my very favorite go-to stamp and punch combinations. I used this card as a swap at Leadership in Orlando — but it was certainly a “limited edition” as I only had 13! (Just in case you’re not aware of how swapping works — most demonstrators make over 100 cards for swapping). Ok… so I think I’m ready to transition to a new Sale-A-Bration stamp set. This one doesn’t even use a stamp set, actually! But I’m ready to feature some of the other fabulous sets… now just to decide which one to play with first! 🙂 Happy

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SAB Countdown: Day 5

Happy mid-week! Well, actually it is the wee morning hours as I write this so I guess it is no longer mid-week, but instead late week! That’s always a good thing, right? One more day until Friday. Yipee! This is my last card using the Madison Avenue stamp set (at least for a while)… but again, it’s just so dang versatile. I used the little leaf-y image for a flower stem and used the large silver buttons as the flower. What do you think? Something a little outside of the box for me. Love, love, love the new cloudy day embossing folder that I used on the Pool Party cardstock here. It is actually an embossing folder that looks great on either side (the opposite side looks like paper piercing — very cool). Th Sale-A-Bration paper is prominently featured again on this card (Sycamore Street) and I also used two strips of the Sale-A-Bration ribbon on this card, too. Can you believe you get three rolls of ribbon and 36 coordinating buttons all as ONE free Sale-A-Bration item? Awesome deal. So are you excited about Sale-A-Bration yet? No? Alright…. I’ll be back again tomorrow with another card to show you.

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SAB Countdown: Day 4

Hello There! Welcome back to my Sale-A-Bration Countdown. It’s good to be back in the swing of things. I was so disappointed when Blogger wasn’t cooperating. I love the color combo on this card… of course it was taken right out of the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper — not from my little brain. I love that feature about our DSP — it has built in color combinations. Actually, I sometimes even go back to my old Stampin’ Up catalogs (Yes, I have them all since my very first in 2005) and pull up color combinations from paper and card samples in those books. It’s even great for fresh new layouts — afterall what’s old is new, right? Anyway, I digress. Back to the card. This one still features the Madison Avenue stamp set and the Sycamore Street DSP. It also has one of the adorable little buttons that are part of the ribbon/brad combo (another SAB pick). It’s really quite an impressive deal with three rolls of ribbon (Pool Party, Tangerine Tango and Island Indigo) and 36 brads (in coordinting colors) — all for free with a $50 order. Talk about bang for your buck! I also used the

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SAB Countdown: Day 3 (for real)

Don’t you just love the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper? It’s the paper that has been featured on all three of my SAB Countdown projects and it’s also an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item available for free with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration (January 22 – March 22). This is a multi-layer, but simple card layout. I really wanted to highlight the beautiful paper, but still used the Madison Avenue stamp set (another Sale-A-Bration item) as I did in this post and this one. I’ll switch to another stamp set soon — I just want to make sure you see all of the versatility of this stamp set! It’s funny because when I first looked at the Sale-A-Bration brochure I didn’t really see a whole lot of ways to use this set, but I forced myself to pull it out first when my new goodies arrived and I’m thinking it may be one of the most versatile sets of the bunch! Go figure! I also used the Curly Cute stamp set from the main catalog — that is so useful on so many different cards. It’s really a must have if you ask me! So, tell me, has the Madison Avenue Stamp set of

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Top Five Tuesday: Leadership Highlights

Howdy, friends! This last week just flew by! I was at the annual Leadership Conference for Stampin’ Up in Orlando, Florida from Wednesday to Sunday last week and my head is still spinning from all the great ideas I learned. It was such a fun time. So I thought for my “Top Five Tuesday” post this week I would share my top five highlights from leadership: ONE: A big highlight for me was the weather! Sunshine and 80 degrees was a welcomed changed from the 28 degrees I left behind on Old Cape Cod. It was great to have the flip flops out again! TWO: This announcement is super exciting for me! I had just launched my own Stamp Club To Go program (today is the last day to RSVP, by the way) where you pay $40 and receive $30 in products and four projects that I design shipped to your door each month (the extra $10 pays for shipping). This first month is featuring the Henry Says stamp set from the spring catalog. The Paper Pumpkin program is one great, simple project delievered to your door each month that you can complete in 30 minutes or less for just $19.95! It’s great

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SAB Countdown: Day 3 (sort of)

Ok… so I’ve been trying all day (since early this morning, I swear!) to make good on the day I missed yesterday and Blogger is just not cooperating! I can’t get it to allow me to upload a photo… therefore, I am now behind on Day 3 and Day 4 of my Sale-A-Bration countdown. I promise… I’m still working on it and as soon as I get it back up and running I will post, post away!! Thanks for being patient with me!

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