Welcome to the 2011 Stampin' Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop, showcasing the wonderful FREE
items you can earn from the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration catalog! If you are taking the tour in order, you just arrived from Holly's blog
, where she featured the adorable Ornate Blossom
. Starting your hop here? You can complete the tour of all 21 blogs by clicking on the links at the bottom of each post, but if you get lost, not to worry! Just click on the banner above for a complete list.
This is stop number 17, featuring the stamp set called A Flower for All Seasons
. It's a very
versatile little set, with a stamp for each season, and can be found on the back page of the SAB catalog. Note: you can click on the images below to enlarge them.
I'm going to get the first card out of the way, because....well, because it's Christmas
-themed and I am sooo
done with Christmas for now! I'm ready for the soft colors of Spring and bright colors of Summer, how about you? The non-traditional colors soften it a bit, but still.....
Up next is another card, but one much more to my liking! Now THIS speaks of Spring, and rebirth and renewal. This card would work equally well for Easter or Mother's Day, too, don't you think? And the Framed Tulips embossing folder was just made for that basket of tulips!
For the final card, I just had
to make it "Thinking of You", because that frog has a look of longing in his eyes. Maybe he spies a yummy little bug hiding behind a flower petal. ;-)
And now, for the 3D project! Many of you are in the throes of a very harsh winter, and have to be dreaming of warmer times to come. Nothing says a sunny 'hello' more than cheerful little sunflowers! My local home improvement store has seeds for a dwarf variety that only grows to about 16 inches tall, but has 6" blooms(!) - perfect for bouquets of fresh-cut flowers, without completely overwhelming my small garden space.
I make an effort to "spread a little sunshine" every day, and think this gift would be a good way to do it. The card kind of imitates the stamped image on the row marker (with seeds attached), and the pot imitates the card! Check back on Monday for the "recipe" for this card.
Next stop is Tanya's blog, Tinkerin In Ink With Tanya
, where she's gonna wow you with Itty Bitty Bits
This blog hop is brought to you by the wonderful people over at Stampin' Addicts
, where their motto is "Positively Creative! Positively Stampin' Up!" I hope when you finish the hop that you'll hop over and check out the warm, friendly, creative folks there, and sign up (it's free)!
I just LOVE all of your projects - it is snowing here in NE Ohio right now and these definately brightened up the day with the pretty colors!! Thanks!!!ReplyDelete
You really have a knack for making these images glow, Cindy.ReplyDelete
That flower pot with matching flower pot card is just killing me. . . .
These are great! Thank you for sharing. I love the frog card. What paper did you use on that?ReplyDelete
OMG! I've had this set for a few years now and never use it! How cute are these projects! ADORABLE.ReplyDelete
Thanks for giving me a "snap out of it" and remember what you HAVE instead of drooling over what I don't. So adorable. TFS.
Awww, these are all so cute!!! Spring sure is wishful thinking for me though, since there will be snow on the ground here into April at least!ReplyDelete
Pretty & springy!ReplyDelete
Really darling creations. Love what you did with the sunflowers. Charming!ReplyDelete
Love the sunshine set. The pompom trim is perfect. Have to put that in my idea file.ReplyDelete
Oh gosh - I want to CASE them all! I have this set and can't wait to use it again. And can I say: I'm in the sunshine but I still want to drool over your yellow sunshiny ensemble :)ReplyDelete
Well, sunshine is what this looks like! I love the flower pot with its matching card and all your coloring is perfect!ReplyDelete
Cindy, I am absolutely IN LOVE with your cards, and especially with your sunflower project! Awesome job! I'm now inspired for an upcoming workshop. I just can't thank you enough! BethanyReplyDelete
So pretty! LOVE that flower pot! Your stuff is awesome, as always!ReplyDelete
LOVE THEM!!! I am partial to frogs and sunflowers so those ones really popped out to me! Not to mention I'd love for to be spring here and those projects make me yearn for it more!! Lovely job!ReplyDelete
These are amazing! They are all super cute, but your Flower Pot with matching card and life-size version of the stamped image absolutely blew me away!! Wow and wow!!ReplyDelete
Love your project, one of my favorite stamp sets.ReplyDelete
This is just the best stamp set- it is a real pleasure to see your versions with all the new papers and accessories.ReplyDelete
Awesome job Cindy!! The cards are great but the flower pot and matching card steal the show. Course I'm a little partial to sunflowers :) Love how you made the sunflowers on the card!!ReplyDelete
Love these! Especially the sunflower 3D item. I have to go hunt down that flower type. I love how the pot mirrors the card.ReplyDelete
Cindy you really outdid yourself! The cards are beautiful and so appropriate. The sunflower flower pot?? LOVE that idea! So that's what the trip to Home Depot was all about!ReplyDelete
Fabulous job Cindy!!! Super cute cards, but your flower pot with matching card is absolutely my fave!! So cute!! Love the pom-pom trim. This stamp will have to go on my SAB wish list now. :)ReplyDelete
Amazing cuteness! They all have special coolness, but the flower pot and card enamored me the most!ReplyDelete
I "LOVE" your projects. Such pretty colors and unique items.ReplyDelete
coLove your nice projects. Thinking SpringReplyDelete
Love love love all your projects. Great colors, and coloring on those little images, but I am totally in love with your flower pot card and the flower pot. I've not ever been a big fan of the pom pom trim, but this is so totally adorable the way you used it!ReplyDelete
Beautiful projects, but that last one, with the matching card and pot is just too much! Great detail!ReplyDelete
What beautiful cards! I have this set, and I have been inspired to take it out. My favorites...the sunflower card and the little frog. LOVE them!ReplyDelete
OMG Cindy, your projects snap me right out of the winter doldrums! Wonderful projects here!ReplyDelete
all your projects are wonderfully AWESOME, but I find myself transfixed on those sunflowers and that frog card is just darling!!ReplyDelete
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Hey Miss Cindy...I can always count on you for something fun and fabulous...you may be done with winter but winter is so not done with the rest of the country...lovely to think of sunflowers - and your pot and card took my breath away. Love the pom poms and the feel of sunshine the whole project radiates. Now all that's needed is details..dish girlfriend dish! :DReplyDelete
Really great cards & project!ReplyDelete
I'm sure that stamp set is on my list!
It's sooo versatile!
Beautiful projects, Cindy! I love sunflowers too.ReplyDelete
Cindy, I love all of these projects, although I really love that little froggy card. Great work!ReplyDelete
LOVE them all - I love how you tied the sunflower pot and card together - very very clever and beautiful :-)ReplyDelete
Love your projects cindy especially the last group!ReplyDelete
Great projects. Following through SC, #322ReplyDelete
Awesome projects, love the sunflowers!ReplyDelete
Very nice! I love that stamp set. It's so versatile and you did a terrific job with it! Love those projects!ReplyDelete
Love all of them Cindy, but the tulip basket and frog are my favourites. Must pull out this much neglected set again.ReplyDelete