Saturday, February 16, 2019

Why Not?

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As I am sure most of you are aware, this is Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-Bration time. From January until the end of March, you can earn bonus (FREE) items with a qualifying purchase of $50 or more. And that's just peachy, because there are some cute things to be had!

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But did you also know that there is a huge bonus in the Starter Kit?


For only $99 you can choose $175 in products; anything you want! That's an extra $50 on top of an already great deal on the starter kit. And shipping is FREE on the kit, too, so you're saving even more.

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If you were going to spend about $100 anyway - just sign up and get a lot more bang for your buck - an extra $75 in goodies! (Remember - FREE shipping on that kit, too.)

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Look at those sweet tiny butterflies!

You truly do not have to do anything else....the kits is yours to keep no matter what. If you like getting SU products at a discount, you will save at least 20% on any future orders for as long as you stay active. Here's a quick graphic to explain it better:

It astonishes me how many people don't take advantage of this deal. There is absolutely no further obligation of ANY kind! Why would anyone not take advantage of what is essentially a 44% discount (during SAB) on products they love?! If you have any questions, please reach out to me - I'd love to answer them with no pressure, I promise!

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Friday, February 15, 2019

All That You Are

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I wanted to make a card for our mailman expressing our appreciation for him, but I didn't want it to be a Valentine. He's a nice guy, and sometimes goes out of his way for us. Since I had borrowed the All That You Are cling stamp set from my local downline, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to play with it.

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In addition to the card, we left some sweet treats for him in the mailbox. I know technically we are only supposed to have stamped mail in there, but I think he will overlook our transgression this time, LOL.

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This stamp set is right up front on page 2 of the 2019 Occasions Catalog. It coordinates with the Frosted Bouquet Framelits which, I am happy to say, have carried over from the 2018 Holiday Catalog!

I did borrow the greeting from Hanging Garden. I thought it worked a little better, and it fit nicely in the Pretty Label Punch. Embossing the image with the Subtle folder makes it almost look like it was painted on canvas, too!

Things have been crazy busy here the past few weeks, what with kitchen and dining room renovations (which still aren't completely finished), and me catching a cold, a my mom visiting for two weeks, and hubby and I starting to eat a Keto diet. I've hardly had any time in the craft room!

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Friday, February 8, 2019

My Inky Friends All Occasions Hop

Welcome to a new edition of the Inky Friends blog hop. This week we are featuring items from the recently released 2019 Occasions catalog. The sign ups for this hop were a couple months ago, and I immediately called dibs on the Climbing Roses bundle!

First of all, because I love roses, and the images and sentiments are so sweet. But the other HUGE draw was the Rose Trellis Thinlits. I mean look at them! The trellis is beautiful (and can be used with other stamp sets), the pierced label is gorgeous, and there's even a die for the tiny single rose. What's not to love?!

The larger group of roses was heat embossed on Shimmery White cardstock and then water colored with an Aqua Painter using Calypso Coral and Mossy Meadow.

After cutting the Basic Gray background with a Rectangle Stitched die, the greeting was heat embossed.  The trellis and colored roses were cut with their respective dies, and the whole thing was assembled, saving the roses to be popped up on dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by! Up next is Shelley over at Miss Mad Stamper, who is featuring Humming Along, another fave of mine.

Or, if you're traveling the opposite direction, the previous stop was Sara's blog, Lily's Ink Pad, where she is featuring the awesome masculine set, Geared Up Garage!

Friday, January 25, 2019

My Inky Friends Challenge #14

Here we are with another fun sketch challenge, inspired by the card on the left side of page 3 in the Occasions catalog! It is a lovely layout, so be sure to click on the banner above to see what the other Design Team members did with it. I noticed a lot of Spring colors! I do believe Winter is starting to wear out its welcome, LOL.

Spring is definitely making an appearance on my card, too. I absolutely love the Floral Romance Specialty DSP that is part of the Wonderful Romance suite. Some of that gorgeous vellum print was used under the stamped (Wonderful Romance cling stamps), colored (Stampin' Blends), and die cut leaves (Wonderful Floral Framelits dies). So quick and easy to add a little something extra to the card!

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I also used some of the Sale-a-Bration Botanical Butterfly DSP. The black & white images can be colored a variety of ways (Stampin' Blends used here), and then punched out with the Butterfly Duet Punch.....which is on back order now because it's so popular. It figures, right?

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And also making an appearance is a bit of ribbon from the All My Love Suite. This girl just can't say no to ribbon!

Smiley from Millan.Net

If you'd like to play along with this sketch challenge, click the banner at the top of the page or follow the link below. The guidelines are simple!
1. For a sketch challenge, follow the general design of the sketch, although it can be flipped or rotated. For a color challenge, Stampin' Up! colors are listed. You can use compatible colors and add neutrals as needed.
2. Create something new that has not been posted before.
3. Post your creation on your blog or online gallery, and please provide a link back to our challenge. Provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky on the challenge page
4. Feel free to combine up to three challenges, as long as you include a link to the Inky Friends post.
5. Most important of all - have fun!

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