Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Lots of Lavender Card

It’s time to SALE-A-BRATE!

Once a year, Stampin’ Up! rewards it’s customers with  F R E E  exclusive items that cannot be bought… like the  Lots of Lavender stamp set. Paired with the oh, so  cute Narrow Note Cards from the new Spring/Summer OCCASIONS Catalog, you’ve got a quick and easy gift card!

 

Perfect on a gift, your recipient is sure to feel the love with this handmade cutie. The GORGEOUS Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Paper (a FAVE- highly recommend!) and Duet Banner punch make the sentiment, as well as a 2-1/4″ circle punch for the envelope liner. Now the card and envelope coordinate and look lux… but, it was sooo easy!

The set’s background stamps make quick work coloring the beautiful lavender bundle. In the card to the right (featured last week), ink and blender pen, with a quick brush from the Wink of Stella pen did the coloring. So relaxing! This would also look great water colored… there’s just so many fun things to do! I LOVE options! How ’bout you?

 

 

Speaking of color, let’s not forgot to pretty up the inside, too! This little floral stamp fits perfect on the inside, as well as on the envelope flap. Colored with the coordinating Stampin’ Write Markers, it takes advantage of one of the BEST features of Stampin’ Up! – PRODUCT COORDINATION! 

Not only do you get a WOW effect, it’s a great value! No waste or trying to search for just the right color match. Stampin’ Up! does the hard work for us and makes creating fun and easy!

Now’s a great time to stock up on essentials like ink and paper and get your stamp sets FREE! Purchase $50 from me and color yourself in the sunny south of France. Sun on your face. Bees abuzz. Fragrant perfume filling the air. The perfect crafty antidote to a cold winter day!

Happy Stampin’!

tammy xxx

 

Click on any image to SHOP for the supplies to make this card. 

Use the Rewards Code to the right for a free card & gift with every purchase 🙂 

Sunshine & Rainbows Bundle by Stampin’ Up!

Happy Wednesday!

I thought this would be the perfect product to showcase, given our recent weather here in southern California! I’ve really enjoyed the past couple stormy days, which brought much needed rain to our area and during a brief respite yesterday, a RAINBOW! Thanks to a major power outage, we got to spend the day watching our 3 grand-kiddos, so when it appeared, we dropped everything and just stood at the window watching in awe. When I was a teen, my bedroom had rainbow wallpaper, and, after my mom’s death, a stunning double rainbow brought me comfort and solace. So yes, they hold a special place in my heart!

This new SUNSHINE & RAINBOWS bundle from the Occasions catalog has great sentiments with trendy mixed fonts, versatile images and OUTSTANDING framelits dies- which makes this  a must-have for rainbow fans like me! Plus, add a stamping staple like ink, paper or tools, and you’ve qualified for a free item in the current Sale-A-Bration catalog! woo-hoo  (I’m particularly loving the shimmer ribbon sitting on my desk at the moment… you get THREE rolls in three colors and sizes AND they’re exclusive rewards! Great FREE way to add texture and dimension to your cards!)

Hope you enjoy a little creativity today, and, if a rainbow comes your way, a smile! I’d love to hear from you… especially any fellow rainbow aficionados!

Happy Stamping!

tammy xxx 🙂

Get the SUNSHINE & RAINBOWS Stamps & Framelits Dies together in a bundle and SAVE 10%! See Rewards Code below for free card & gift with every order! Click on image to SHOP 

JANUARY REWARDS: HOST CODE XZRM93WG

I appreciate your business and love to spoil my customers!

For all orders UNDER $150, please DO apply this Host Code to your order for a free card & gift from me!

If you’re order is over $150, you’ll earn 10% reward from Stampin’ Up! AND a free card & gift from me (no code required).

Orders over $250 earn $25 Sale-A-Bration BONUS +10% reward from Stampin’ Up! AND free card & gift from me. No code required.

Fine Print: Gifts are mailed direct from me separate from your order. IMPORTANT: Make sure to OPT-IN to Demonstrator Contact. Without your permission, I can NOT send your gift (which would make me 🙁 )

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Painted With Love Party Pandas Valentine Card

The Party Pandas from the 2018 Sale-A-Bration catalog are just so adorably cute, you can’t help but smile… especially when they’re  FREE! These have to be one of my top fave freebies from Stampin’ Up!, although there’s a lot of competition. I love that there’s 3 different pandas to choose from, as well as 3 different sentiments and a fun confetti stamp in this set… great versatility! Perfect for youngsters, or the young-at-heart: there’s just SOOO many possibilities with this set! 

Since the panda was really the star of this card, I didn’t want too much to distract from him, but he certainly deserved a dazzling backdrop. The new Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalog fit the bill.  The hard part was selecting which pattern to use-  they’re all so pretty! Featuring Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral and shiny gold foil, it just makes this little guy POP. A wee bit of shading with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends pen offers depth. Accented with Melon mambo card stock from the Layering Circle dies and a leftover piece of retired bakers’ twine (save your scraps!), this card is ready for assembly. SAVVY TIP: Trace the Whisper White stitched circle die cut with the black Stampin’ Write Marker.  It accents the circle without the need for a layer of black card stock. Easy-peasy!

This was the perfect card to make on this stormy day (yes, we FINALLY! got the rain I mentioned was coming on Sunday… yippee-skippee!!!). Bright, cheery and oh, so cute… all these vibrant colors really perked up my desk. And definitely made me smile. How about you??? Hope you enjoyed this project and it inspires you to make one for someone special in your life!

Happy Stamping!

tammy xxx

Card Recipe: A2 Top Fold Card Base: 4.25″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5.5″ of Whisper White Heavyweight Card stock.  DSP: 3.75″ x 5.5″

Shop by clicking on any image for supplies to make this card. See the Rewards Code below for a free card & gift with every order! 

JANUARY REWARDS: HOST CODE XZRM93WG

I appreciate your business and love to spoil my customers!

For all orders UNDER $150, please DO apply this Host Code to your order for a free card & gift from me!

If you’re order is over $150, you’ll earn 10% reward from Stampin’ Up! AND a free card & gift from me (no code required).

Orders over $250 earn $25 Sale-A-Bration BONUS +10% reward from Stampin’ Up! AND free card & gift from me. No code required.

Fine Print: Gifts are mailed direct from me separate from your order. IMPORTANT: Make sure to OPT-IN to Demonstrator Contact. Without your permission, I can NOT send your gift (which would make me 🙁 )

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Sweet Card made with 3 FREE Sale-A-Bration Stamp Sets!

There’s a whole lot of sweet going on in this card! I challenged myself to use some of the colors I’d been neglecting, like Sweet Sugarplum, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum and Wild Wasabi. Add the LOTS OF LAVENDER stamp set from the new Sale-A-Bration (SAB in Stampin’ Up! lingo) catalog and this card was born.

I was in the mood to color, so a blender pen and ink were my choice, instead of using the stamp set. That would be easy-peasy and quick… so you’ve got options! Good, right?! For the background, I used two other FREE SAB sets: HEARTFELT BLOOMS (sentiment) and BEAUTIFUL PEACOCK (flower) stamped with Versamark ink. Layered with Basic Black card stock and popped up with Dimensionals, an accent strip of Sweet Soiree Designer Paper, and a quick bow made with ribbon from the Clearance Rack, the card is finished! I’d say that free stamps and clearance ribbon qualify for a savvy card!

It’s fun to mix and match stamp sets, and they like to play with each other, too!  Coloring left me relaxed and happy. My lonely ink pads no longer feel neglected. And a heartfelt, handmade card is ready to send. All in all, a good day! Hope you find a little creative time in your day today!

Happy Stamping!

tammy xxx

PS. The ribbon’s on the Clearance Rack now and it counts towards your $50 purchase for free Sale-A-Bration rewards!

Click on any image to shop for supplies to make this savvy card! See the Rewards Code below for a free card and gift with every order! 

 

JANUARY REWARDS: HOST CODE XZRM93WG

I appreciate your business and love to spoil my customers!

For all orders UNDER $150, please DO apply this Host Code to your order for a free card & gift from me!

If you’re order is over $150, you’ll earn 10% reward from Stampin’ Up! AND a free card & gift from me (no code required).

Orders over $250 earn $25 Sale-A-Bration BONUS +10% reward from Stampin’ Up! AND free card & gift from me. No code required.

Fine Print: Gifts are mailed direct from me separate from your order. IMPORTANT: Make sure to check OK to receive Demonstrator Contact. Without your permission, I can NOT send your gift (which would make me 🙁 )

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Heartfelt Blooms FREE Sale-A-Bration Stamp Showcase

Happy Sunday! We have a storm brewing here in southern California and I am so excited that rain is FINALLY in the forecast. We desperately need it… it’s been months since we’ve seen any in our area. Not the case for much of the rest of the country, I know… thanks for sharing 🙂 How’s the weather in your corner of the world?

If you haven’t guessed by now, I REALLY like the new Heartfelt Blooms stamp set offered in Stampin’ Up!’s newest Sale-A-Bration catalog. Versatility is the hallmark of a great stamp set and this has it all: stunningly detailed floral image (with so many possibilities!) and popular sentiments with beautiful font… and best of all- it’s FREE!!! 

If you missed the cards I shared, peek back at the last couple days posts. There’s still more to follow, but this video does a great job showcasing how fabulous and versatile this stamp set is! If you’re interested in adding it to your own stash, stock up on $50 worth of ink, paper &  essentials like I’ve suggested below, and  you’ll earn it FREE,  plus be stocked to make tons of handmade & heartfelt cards  in the months to come!

Happy stamping!

tammy 🙂 xxx

Click on any image to SHOP.  Use my Rewards Code below for a free card & gift from me with every order! 

JANUARY REWARDS: HOST CODE XZRM93WG

I appreciate your business and love to spoil my customers!

For all orders UNDER $150, please DO apply this Host Code to your order for a free card & gift from me!

If you’re order is over $150, you’ll earn 10% reward from Stampin’ Up! AND a free card & gift from me (no code required).

Orders over $250 earn $25 Sale-A-Bration BONUS +10% reward from Stampin’ Up! AND free card & gift from me. No code required.

Fine Print: Gifts are mailed direct from me separate from your order. IMPORTANT: Make sure to check OK to receive Demonstrator Contact. Without your permission, I can NOT send your gift (which would make me 🙁 )

HAPPY SHOPPING!

FREE Sale-A-Bration HEARTFELT BLOOMS Quick Thank You

A hand written thank you note expressing gratefulness for a gift or kindness is so important. It conveys respect and appreciation for someone and is just good manners! My hubby and I were so blessed this holiday, my list is long on those to thank. I needed a card that was simple, quick, easy to make lots of… and of course, handmade & heartfelt. Enter the HEARTFELT BLOOMS stamp set from Stampin’ Up! 

 

Not only was it FREE with my $50 purchase, it’s just plain amazing to work with. A new type of stamp called “Distinktive”, the detail is incredible! Yesterday’s post featured this stamp set colored with Stampin’ Blends; today’s cards show off how it looks just simply stamped. Easy-peasy! I had so much fun trying out various colors- such different looks! Coupled with the Notecard & Envelopes set, I had 20 cards made in short order. Now to sit and write them out. Hope you are inspired to make these and thank those that blessed you as well!

PS. If you get one, act surprised! 🙂

Let’s get Stamping…

Stamp floral image centered on note card in your choice of ink.

SIMPLE: Stamp sentiment in dark colored ink.

STEP IT UP: Rub embossing buddy over card front. Stamp sentiment in Versamark ink. Apply embossing powder and melt with heat tool.

Stamp and sign the back. Now give away your paper hug! 😀

Happy Stamping!

tammy xxx

 

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JANUARY REWARDS: HOST CODE XZRM93WG

I appreciate your business and love to spoil my customers!

For all orders under $150, please DO apply this Host Code to your order for a free card & gift from me!

If you’re order is over $150, you’ll earn 10% reward from Stampin’ Up! AND a free card & gift from me (no code required).

Orders over $250 earn $25 Sale-A-Bration BONUS +10% reward from Stampin’ Up! AND free card & gift from me. No code required.

Gifts are mailed direct from me separate from your order. IMPORTANT: Make sure to check OK to receive Demonstrator Contact. Without your permission, I can NOT send your gift (which would make me 🙁 )

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Country Card with FREE Sale-A-Bration Stamps Heartfelt Blooms & Beautiful Peacock

This country card features two FREE stamp sets available from Stampin’ Up! in the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog: HEARTFELT BLOOMS  & BEAUTIFUL PEACOCK. They’re each FREE with $50 purchase and make great additions to your stamp stash. And did I mention FREE??? Stock up on paper & ink, get the stamps as a thank you reward from Stampin’ Up! 🙂

 

Let’s get stamping…

Card Base is A2 size: 4.25″ x 11″, scored at 5.5″

Card Layers are 4″ x 5″. Stack together and cut at an angle on your trimmer, then mix them. Stamp the floral image from Heartfelt Blooms and color as desired. Adhere slightly apart on card base with SNAIL or glue and stamp your sentiment in between. 

Wrap linen thread around card front twice, drawing ends up into a button of choice; tie into bow. Adhere button in place with a glue dot. 

Cut a 4″ x 5.25″ greeting panel from Whisper White card stock. Stamp sentiment of choice (optional) and adhere inside. Stamp and sign the back of your hand made creation! Now give it away 🙂

I’ll be back tomorrow with another card made with freebies! Happy Stamping!

tammy xxx

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JANUARY REWARDS: HOST CODE XZRM93WG 

I appreciate your business and love to spoil my customers!

For all orders under $150, please DO apply this Host Code to your order for a free card & gift from me!

If you’re order is over $150, you’ll earn 10% reward from Stampin’ Up! AND a free card & gift from me (no code required).

Orders over $250 earn $25 Sale-A-Bration BONUS +10% reward from Stampin’ Up! AND free card & gift from me. No code required.

Gifts are mailed direct from me separate from your order. IMPORTANT: Make sure to check OK to receive Demonstrator Contact. Without your permission, I  can NOT send your gift (which would make me 🙁 )

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Occasions Catalog Designer Paper Preview!

 

My love affair with paper began many, many years ago… and yes, my hubby knows! You could probably say I’m a bit of a paper snob. I like the good stuff. I LOVE Stampin’ Up! paper… brand new, crisp card stock in delish colors coordinated with scrumptious patterned designer paper makes me SWOON with delight! And the new products in the Occasions catalog have me GIDDY with excitement!

Creating is SOOO easy-peasy with Stampin’ Up! because they do all the heavy lifting for us: EVERYTHING COORDINATES! That makes it a savvy buy and great VALUE. Get the essentials and you’re possibilities are endless!

  • color coordination
  • pattern coordination
  • product coordination 

With this in mind, check out the fun new paper available in the new Occasions catalog that went on sale yesterday! Shop with me and take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration promotion and earn free goodies with every $50 you spend!  Buy paper, get FREE stamps! woohoo  Now’s a great time to stock up! 

Which Designer Papers strike your fancy???

 

JANUARY REWARDS: HOST CODE XZRM93WG 

I appreciate your business and love to spoil my customers!

For all orders under $150, please DO apply this Host Code to your order for a free card & gift from me!

If you’re order is over $150, you’ll earn 10% reward from Stampin’ Up! AND a free card & gift from me (no code required).

Orders over $250 earn $25 Sale-A-Bration BONUS +10% reward from Stampin’ Up! AND free card & gift from me. No code required.

Gifts are mailed direct from me separate from your order. IMPORTANT: Make sure to check OK to receive Demonstrator Contact. Without your permission, I  can NOT send your gift (which would make me 🙁 )

HAPPY SHOPPING!

 

Sale-A-Bration & Occasions Sale Starts Today!

NEW YEAR!  NEW BLOG!  NEW SALES!

SALE-A-BRATION starts today!

For every $50 spent on Stampin’ Up! products, earn FREE rewards from the new Sale-A-Bration catalog! Choose from exclusive stamp sets, Designer Paper, note cards, ribbons, and framelits!  These can NOT be bought, only earned as rewards (thank you, Stampin’ Up!).  Who loves FREE?  Meeeee!!!!

SAVVY TIP: January is a great time to stock up on your basics: tools, ink pads (fun new Spots!), ink REFILLS (very important!), card stock, Designer Paper, etc… and get your stamps FREE! woo-hoo

Check out the new 2018 Occasions Catalog for all your spring & early summer holidays and …occasions! 🙂 This is a supplement to the Annual Catalog… 55 more pages of stampin’ FUN! 

I’d love to hear from you… what are your fave products in the new catalogs????

 

JANUARY REWARDS: HOST CODE XZRM93WG 

I appreciate your business and love to spoil my customers!

For all orders under $150, please DO apply this Host Code to your order for a free card & gift from me!

If you’re order is over $150, you’ll earn 10% reward from Stampin’ Up! AND a free card & gift from me (no code required).

Orders over $250 earn $25 Sale-A-Bration BONUS +10% reward from Stampin’ Up! AND free card & gift from me. No code required.

Gifts are mailed direct from me separate from your order. IMPORTANT: Make sure to check OK to receive Demonstrator Contact. Without your permission, I  can NOT send your gift (which would make me 🙁

HAPPY SHOPPING!