Think Summer….

I think it is fitting that I am featuring the “Sweet Summer” Sale-A-Bration stamp set this week. For the second day in a row I’m waking up to snow — granted it is just flurries and not adding up to much, but I. Am. Done. I don’t even like the to look at snow anymore! I’m also waking up today with the start of a cold… Yuck! You know, sore throat, one side of my nose that won’t stop running and an overal feeling of yuckiness. So to say that I would like summer to arrive would be an understatement! Actually, though, I don’t want to skip spring as I love that season. I love the fresh feeling spring brings with new buds on the trees and little birdies chirping in the morning. Just as long as it is no longer 20 degrees and snowing — that’s the weather I would like now. I’m just saying. Anyway, enough whining from me today… on to today’s card. It is actually not very summer-like colors, but I like the pop of bright blue. The color is Pacific Point and I usually find it hard to work with, but this card came together

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Back in Business….

Happy Monday! The only reason why I can say that is because I have the day off … 🙂 And it is going to be a goof off day filled with fun stuff — no housework, no working, nothing boring like that! I wanted to get back in the routine, however, of posting my daily Sale-A-Bration posts. This week we are looking at the Sweet Summer stamp set, which you can earn free with a $50 order. This one took a little while to come together. I started with the Sale-A-Bration Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series paper mixed in with this card, but it simply overpowered the stamped images so I went simple with just some embossed polka dots (made fabulously easy with my Big Shot), a little punch action (with my scallop border punch, my little tag puncy and my big circle punch) and of course some ribbon. This stamp set doesn’t look like much when you see it in the catalog, but it really makes some great cards once you start playing with it. Visit my Web site to place your $50 order and earn your Free Sale-A-Bration set!

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Never Ending Bliss?

I really think I could play with this stamp set for another week and still be a happy girl (I probably will!). However, on Monday it will be time to feature another Sale-A-Bration product. I think next week I will show you Sweet Summer… which is another fun set. Today’s card is loaded with different supplies from vanilla shimmer smooch spritz (so fun to play with!) to First Edition Deisgner Series paper. I really love how this card came out. I think it is my favorite of the week. I did get a bit carried away and kept adding more and more and more. The beauty of Sale-A-Bration is that you can spend your dollars on the fun embellishments (like pearls, ribbons, buttons and punches) and then get your stamp set free. If you’d like to place your Sale-A-Bration order and earn “Bliss” for free, click here. See you on Monday!

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Bliss is good

I am so in love with this stamp set (Bliss from the Sale-A-Bration brochure)! I played with it tonight and made two more cards that I absolutely love. I pulled out the Smooch Spritz for today’s card (and tomorrow’s) — that stuff is lots of fun, too! This card is so much prettier in person… Although Matt said he likes this card best out of the two I made tonight — I prefer the one I will show you tomorrow… You’ll have to tell me which one you like. This card uses patterned paper from the Level 1 hostess 6 X 6 paper pack, the First Edition Designer Series Paper, the word window punch, stampin’ dimensionals, log cabin smootch spritz, neutrals brads, and pearls. The color combo is the same as yesterday ( I was playing with the scraps on the table — one of my favorite ways to make a card!) — Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride. So do you want this stamp set yet? Have I convinced you how wonderful it is? 🙂 Visit my Web site to place your $50 order and it’s yours! Thanks for stopping by today… see you tomorrow!

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Blushing Bliss…

Hi there! I am waking up today to a very soggy morning… we escaped the latest storm with just rain it looks like. I’m a little disappointed as I really would have like to have a snuggle at home snow day… ah, well…. such is life. Today I have another fun color combo for you. I found this one in my Stampin’ Up color coach. I love that thing! Did you know you can get one for free if you join the Stampin’ Up family? It’s part of a $50 add-on product bonus for new demonstrators during Sale-A-Bration. Plus, you’ll receive 15% off the starter kit, which is normally $175. Visit my Web site for more details. Back to today’s card… I’m really liking this one. Another simple one, but I just thing that First Edition Designer Series paper from the new Mini Ocassions Catalog just makes the card. I also used the eyelet punch and some stampin’ dimensionals to give the butterflies “lift.” Just a quick post today as I’m running a little behind in getting ready for work (I’d like to squeeze in some breakfast before my shower!)… see you tomorrow!

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A week of Bliss….

Happy Monday! I had a nice productive weekend so I’m actually in a fairly good mood (at least for a Monday!) despite being woken up early twice (!) by both my mother and my sister. That’s Ok though as I really needed to get up to make my lunch (I’ve been trying to be better about the eating habits) and to write my blog post! So this week we will be looking at the Sale-A-Bration stamp set “Bliss.” This is my favorite SAB set I think and the more I made cards with it this weekend, the more I fell in love with it. You can look at it on page 10 of the Sale-A-Bration catalog here. This card also features the new Big Shot embossing folder called framed tulips. I have to say I wasn’t to excited about it when I first saw it in the catalog, but after I saw some samples with it, I knew I had to own it! The Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Mini is also featured on this card. The color combo is Rose Red, Baja Breeze, River Rock and Very Vanilla. Be sure to come back tomorrow when I

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Wrapping up Punch Bunch…

Day 5 of the Punch Bunch features brings a card featuring some bright and a bit more manly colors (although I’m not sure if I’d call it a masculine card). This one uses the Celebrations Designer Series Paper and, of course, Punch Bunch from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. You could earn Punch Bunch FREE with the following order (the supplies used to create this card): Celebrations Designer Series paper (117164, $9.95) Getting Started Cardstock Collection (120954, $6.95) Real Red Tafeta Ribbon (119763, $6.95) Scallop Square Punch (119884, $16.95) Whisper White Medium envelopes (107301, $6.50) Stampin’ dimensionals (104430, $3.95) That totals $51.25 and then you would receive Punch Bunch for FREE! Free is always fun, right? Be sure to come back next week when I feature the Sale-A-Bration stamp set “Bliss.”

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A little “Love” for Sale-A-Bration

The “Love Letters” Designer Series paper from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog is probably my favorite paper pack this year (although somoe of the new mini paper is very, very tempting!). I used the “Love Letters” DSP on today’s card (it was featured on yesterday’s card, too!). This is another relatively simple card — it primarily consists of a lot of layering. In all honesty, this card came together by simply piling on a variety of scraps I had hanging around the table after putting yesterday’s card together. That’s often times my favorite way to create. In fact, I have a bin on my paper rack behind my table where I put any small “card-sized” scraps and then when I have a minute to make a card, I simply pull a few scraps from the bin that speak to me and start playing. This was the method I used when making my crop cards back in October and I came up with 7 different designs that I really liked. You can see a few of those here, here and here. So, you can scroll down to yesterday’s post and see the products you can order to earn the “Punch

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Punch Bunch: Day 3!

Hi There! Are you enjoying these Punch Bunch ideas? I think this is going to be one of the most popular choices for Sale-A-Bration 2011… we’ll have to wait and see, though, if my prediction is correct! Today’s card is one of my favorites I made with the Punch Bunch set (well, tomorrow’s too as it uses the same basic kit). You could earn the Punch Bunch stamp set for free and make today’s card with the following “kit:” Love Letters Designer Series Paper (117162, $9.95) Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402, $15.95) Scallop Circle Punch (119854, $16.95) Getting Started Cardstock Collection (120954, $6.95) Very Vanilla Grosgrain ribbon (109055, $6.95) Pearls (119247, $4.95) That kit would cost $61.70 and you would earn the Punch Bunch set for free. Again, remember to come back tomorrow as I will have another card you could make with this kit. I’m in a giving mood today so after Friday’s post, send me an e-mail with your favorite card from the week and I will enter you into a drawing for a free card class!

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It’s Here, It’s Here!

Welcome to Day 1 of Sale-A-Bration. I am super excited about this promotion this year… we have some great items up for grabs and plenty of new goodies in the Occasions Mini catalog that we qualify for a $50 order (you’ll see more of those products coming up soon!). Anyway, today’s card is somewhat of a continuation of yesterday’s blog post. I’m using the same basic supplies to create this card as I used to create yesterday’s card. This one still features the Punch Bunch stamp set as well. I like to make multiple cards using the same supplies because, well, it just makes sense! You have all the stuff out to make the card and you of course make a bunch of scraps when you are cutting into the paper to make the first card. So… I just pick up the pieces and create a new card! Voila! This is another simple birthday card. It is always handy to have those on hand! See yesterday’s post for ideas of what to purchase to make a similiar card to this and earn the Punch Bunch set for Free! (just scroll down and you can see yesterday’s list. Don’t forget… I’ll

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