Friday, March 22, 2013

Last Day of Sale-A-Bration!

It's the last day of Sale-A-Bration, so here's one final card using some of our gorgeous Sale-A-Bration items.
The paper is the Sycamore Street designer series paper, and I chose the Rich Razzleberry and Summer Starfruit accent colours from the paper.  I embossed the Razzleberry cardstock with the Honeycomb embossing folder, then wrapped some Summer Starfruit stitched satin ribbon around the front.  The stamped image is from the Pretty Petites stamp set, pucnhed with the Petite Curly Label punch (both Sale-A-Bration items).   Finally, I added a rhinestone jewel to the stamped image and attached it to the card with a pin from the Vintage Trinkets collection.

It's not too late to get your free Sale-A-Bration items!  If you're in Canada, you can order online here or contact me to place your order today!  I'm also ordering my Adhesive Bundles today, so let me know if you want one!

It's also the last day to take advantage of getting the Starter Kit with 25% more products in it.  You get to choose $194 in Stampin' Up! products (whatever you'd like!) for only $125 (no tax or shipping).  Click here for more information and/or to purchase your Starter Kit.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Adhesive Bundles

With only a few days left of Sale-a-Bration, I thought this would be a good time to offer another adhesive bundle!  Who doesn't need more adhesive?  I have three bundles to choose from.  Each costs $65, which gives you a bit of a discount on the tax & shipping, plus you get to choose a free SAB item with each bundle!

I will be putting in the order on Friday morning, so let me know which bundle(s) you'd like, which SAB item(s) you'd like and if there are any other items you'd like to order, I can include those as well!

Bundle 1 (starter pack): SNAIL Adhesive, SNAIL refills (2 of these), Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Sticky Strip, 2-Way Glue Pen, Anywhere Glue Sticks (set of 2), Adhesive Remover, free SAB item

Bundle 2 (frequently used):
Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals (2 packages), SNAIL refills (4 of these), Multipurpose Liquid Glue, 2-Way Glue Pen, Sticky Strip, free SAB item

Bundle 3 (try something new): Crystal Effects, Sticky Strip, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Shaker Frames, SNAIL refills (2), free SAB item

Please contact me to order your refill bundle.  This special pricing is not available through online orders (though you can order the bundle online and pay a little extra for the tax and shipping), so you need to live in my area to order this one.

You can check out the free Sale-A-Bration products here.

Blessings to you,

Friday, March 15, 2013

March Scrapbook Club Layout

This is the Easter layout that my Scrapbook Club ladies made this week.  I was inspired by this layout by Sandra Wingate.
The page base is Bashful Blue 12 x 12.  I used a 6 x 12" strip of Certainly Celery and cut it in half in a wavy line for the grass (one half for each page).  I sponged Certainly Celery ink along the top of it to add some texture.  The photo mats are Marina Mist with Whisper White.  We tied some Melon Mambo scallop dot ribbon around one mat and Marina Mist striped organdy ribbon.

Here are the punches we used for each part:

- Extra Large Oval punch (Sunshine & Sprinkles designer series paper)

- Word Window punch (2 Crumb Cake, 1 Whisper White for greeting)
- Modern Label punch (1 Crumb Cake)

- Blossom Petals builder punch (3 Daffodil Delight, 2 Wild Wasabi per flower) - these are all the same piece from the punch - the Wasabi one goes behind the three yellow ones, and one is cut in half lengthwise for the leaf.  For the stem, just cut a thin strip of Wasabi cardstock to whatever length you'd like.
- Bitty Butterfly punch (1 Melon Mambo, 1 Sunshine & Sprinkles dsp for inside large butterfly)
- Elegant Buttefly punch (1 Melon Mambo)

- 1-3/4" Circle punch (Crumb Cake - body)
- Ornament punch (Crumb Cake - head)
- Large Oval punch (2 Crumb Cake - ears)
- Small Oval punch (retired - 1 Crumb Cake - mouth, 2 Pink Pirouette - ears)
- Small Oval punch (current - 4 Crumb Cake - paws)
- Owl punch (Pink Pirouette heart for nose)
Unfortunately, I had to use the retired small oval punch for this.  I'm very sad that this punch was retired last year because I use it in a lot of punch art!  Maybe if enough of us lament it's retirement, Stampin' Up! will bring it back!

Blessings to you,


Friday, March 8, 2013

March Stamp Club Cards

This is a month's club features CASEd cards.  There are so many cute cards out there that I had to borrow! 
This first one uses the chalkboard technique.  It was created by Becky Roberts.  I embossed the sentiment from Vintage Verses with white embossing powder on Basic Black cardstock, then sponged white craft ink on it to look like chalk dust.  It's embellished with the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and framelits, along with some SAB buttons, flower trim (dyed with Primrose Petals ink), rhinestone and silver glimmer heart.
Of course, we have to do an Easter card this month.  This pocket card is CASEd from this gorgeous card by Kimberly Van Diepen.  It's actually made with an envelope!  She has an awesome tutorial on her blog.  I used the A Little Bit of Spring stamp set with Black Stazon to stamp on the vellum. I also had a chance to use the adorable new Cute Clips from the Spring Catalogue.  I embossed the Marina Mist cardstock with the Honeycomb embossing folder and layered it on with dimensionals.  The designer paper is Sunshine & Sprinkles, and the card is finished off with a Vintage Faceted designer button and some linen thread
This cute elephant card is one that my upline, Winona Semler, featured at one of her events.  It's a tri-fold card (Sahara Sand 4 x 12", scored every 4").  The front is embossed with the Fancy Fan embossing folder.  The front circle is punched with the 2 1/2" circle punch.  There is a 2 3/8" scallop circle of Melon Mambo added with dimensionals inside the circle.  The elephant is from the SAB set Patterned Occasions.  The circle that the elephant is stamped on is from the Circles #2 Bigz die.  The card is finished with some Wild Wasabi stitched grosgrain ribbon.
Our final card is one that was shown at Leadership.  I wanted to show my club ladies our fabulous new Delicate Details Lace Tape.  Did you know that it is re-positionable and re-useable?!  I stuck a piece of it to the bottom part of the card and sponged Lucky Limeade ink over it.  Then I removed the lace to show the design underneath.  You can re-use the tape over and over several times to repeat this process!  The card is finished with some Tea for Two designer series paper, some Old Olive Striped Organdy Ribbon and a jumbo rhinestone.  The sentiment is from Vintage Verses.