Sale-a-bration 2012

Sprinkled Expressions-only two more days to get it!!

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Sabexclusive-001The card uses three of the exclusive items in the Sale-a-bration brochure.  The exclusive items are only available for two more days and after that, they will be gone forever.  There are four stamp sets, Outlined Occasions, Fresh Vintage, Sprinkled Expressions and Elementary Elegance.

I used the following exclusive FREE products on my card:    Sprinkled Expressions stamp set, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper, and the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack

The other two exclusive items you can choose for free with your $50 orders are the Home Sweet Home Decor Element and the One Big Sale-a-Bration CD for My Digital Studio.

Place your orders in my Online Store and choose your FREE Sale-a-bration items today!!

Here is a look at the inside of the card.

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Thanks to my friend Lori Schuch for the inspiration for it. :-)


 


Sprinkled Expressions in Peach Parfait

Can you believe that Sale-a-bration is coming to an end?  We only have five more days to earn FREE products with our $50 orders and you only have five more days to join my team for only $125.  Jennifer, Candy and Vicki joined me this month and so can you!!!  Click HERE to join me today!!

My card today uses the Sprinkled Expressions stamp set and the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper along with a soon to be retired color, Peach Parfait.  I have certainly gotten used to Peach Parfait and all the 2010-2012 In Colors and cannot believe that they will be leaving us in two months. 

Stock up on Ink Refills and Card Stock in your favorite 2010-2012 In Colors this month and receive FREE Sale-a-bration products when you spend at least $50.

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I added the dotted image from Bordering on Romance (Clear 125482 or Wood 125480) above the embossing I did with the Adorning Accents Textured Impressinos Folder.  I love using coordinating products and Stampin' Up! has a bunch to choose from.

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Everyday Enchantment 3D Box Card

Here is another 3D Box Card I created with Sale-a-bration Products.  You can see the one I did with the Sweet Cake set HERE.  This card uses products that you can earn FREE with your $50 orders in March. 

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Click to Download 3D_Box_Card Tutorial

These cards are so easy to make and pack a WOW when they are opened.  I chose the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper, the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack and the Sprinkled Expressioins stamp set for my card.  You only have Eight Days to place your orders and earn FREE Sale-a-bration items.  The Sprinkled Expressions set includes coordinating greetings to make it even more fun.

I used the Decorative Label Punch to create the 3D window for the greeting on the inside of the card.

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Supplies:
Stamps: Sprinkled Expressions - get it FREE in March with a $50 order
Paper: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series paper - get it FREE in March with a $50 order
Ink: Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Simply Scored Tool, Decorative Label Punch,
Embellishments: Basic pearls, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack - get it FREE in March with a $50 order

Have fun creating your own 3D Box Cards and place your orders in my Online Store anytime 24/7.


March 2012 Control Freaks Blog Tour - Spring into Spring!

CFwelcome 

Welcome to the March 2012 Tour de Freaks Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you join us today.

This month we are featuring "Spring into Spring" cards and projects with a Spring and/or Easter theme.

Our tour is nice and short and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. You may have just come from uber talented Connie Babbert's blog, you may be one of my blog stalkers or you may have just stumbled here…however you got here, you’ll be very glad you did!  Be sure to take the whole tour!  Note:  If you are arriving here on the 19th, please note that not all links may be working yet.  The tour officially begins on the 20th.

Here's a fun and easy treat made with the 1 x 8 Cellophane Bags. I added a couple sleeves of Spring Sixlets (purchased at my local grocery store) to each cello bag.  I punched a flower with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch and added a small flower to the middle with one of the punches in the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.

 

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I attached the flower with two strands of the ribbon from the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack that is FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration.  I looped them around the treat, brought all ends up through opposite petals in the flower and tied it in a big bow.

SprinklesexpressionscandytreatThe greetings are from Sweetly Said and one of the Exclusive FREE Sale-a-bration sets, Sprinkled Expressions.  The greetings were stamped in Melon Mambo onto pennants from the Petal Cone Bigz Die, cut to size and attached to the cello bag with a Mini Glue Dot.

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Next is a pouch treat and from my Easter Fun Camp.  I used Designer Series Papers from the Spring Fever Simply Scrappin' Kit, the Delightful Dozen stamp set and some  Daffodil Delight 1 1/4 Striped Grosgrain Ribbon to decorate it.  The greeting was punched out with the Large Oval and the back piece was done wiith the same punch.  I simply cut it down the middle and attached it to both edges making it look like I have another punch a bit larger.

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My last project is a super simple Easter Card created on the Notecards that come with envelopes.  I have had the Furry Folk stamp set since the catalog came out and hadn't used it.  I was looking for bunny stamps and this little guy is so adorable that I had to use him.  The Polka Dot border on the card and envelope is one of three stamps you will find in the Borderlines Stamp Set. 

That does it for me, your next stop is the AWESOME LeeAnn Greff and I know you will love what she has to share.

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Thanks for visiting!!!!


Party This Way Button Balloons!

How fun is this card, thanks to Deb Valder for sharing it on a recent Stampin' Up! webinar for demonstrators. I made a couple different color versions. They both use the Party This Way stamp set and the Brights Buttons. You can get either item FREE with a $50 order this month or spend $100 and get them both!!

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BARB'S TIP:  I used a Floss Threader to get the three pieces of twine through that tiny hole in the tag.  You can get them in the toothbrush/toothpaste section of your local drugstore.

Supplies:
Stamps: Party This way (choose it FREE with a $50 order this month)
Paper: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Brights Patterns Stack
Ink: Real Red, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Big Shot, Framelits Labels Collection, Scallop Border Punch, Small Oval Punch (balloons), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Lots of Tags Sizzlit Set (Happy Birthday tag)
Embellishments: White Baker's Twine, Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine, Brights Buttons choose it FREE with a $50 order this month


Sale-a-bration Doorprizes

Here are a few of the door prizes I made for my Sale-a-bration Parties. I have a bunch of random Stampn' Up! stamps so I packaged them in Small Cello Bags and used my Workshop Words stamp set to create the tag.

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The Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch looks great on the tags.  I also added a small circle from one of the punches in the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and a brad in the middle.

These have been a big hit as I included a coupon to attend one of my very popular monthly card classes. 

If you would like to host a party with me before Sale-a-bration ends, contact me ASAP so we can get you on my calendar.

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  • A Sale-a-bration Envelope!

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    Here is another custom envelope I made last week.  I wanted it to match the card so I used Pool Party card stock.  I cut the card stock to 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 and then using my Simply Scored Tool and the NEW Diagonal Scoring Plate, I scored it at 3 1/8" on two opposite sides and 4 1/8" on the other two opposite sides. 

    Envelope_snipedgesI snipped out the areas where the two lines crossed with my 1 1/4" square punch and trimmed the point off the bottom flap.  The liner is from the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper that I received FREE with a $50 order I placed last month.  You can earn FREE products too, for each $50 you spend with me, either in person or in my Online Store, you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration brochure

    I cut the liner to 4x4 and that seemed to be the perfect size when i folded it to form two triangles.  It fits perfectly inside the envelope.  Here is a shot of the liner in place, the crossing lines snipped out and where I put my adhesive.

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    The card used the Outlined Occasions Stamp Set as well as the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack. Both of these items are also FREE choices for your $50 order.  I received the card in a swap.

    Supplies for the card and envelope:
    Stamps: Outlined Occasions - FREE with a $50 order through March 31st
    Paper: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper - FREE with a $50 order through March 31st
    Ink: Black StazOn, Pool Party and Calypso Coral Markers
    Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits, Big Shot Machine, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Simply Scored Tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
    Embellishments: Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad pack - FREE with a $50 order through March 31st


    Triple Treat Flower Love Note

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    Remember this nifty Gate Fold Card I shared with you recently?  This Love Note was my inspiration for that card.  I love inking the Triple Treat Flower in different colors and stamping it on different colors of card stock and PUNCHING IT OUT!!

    You can use three of our coordinating punches on this flower stamp, the Fancy Flower Punch, the 5-Petal Flower Punch and the 1/2 Circle Punch.

    I stamped the flower in Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla and punched it out with the Fancy Flower Punch, then on Baja Breeze in Baja Breeze ink and used the 5-Petal Flower Punch and a third time in Crumb Cake ink on Very Vanilla card stock and used the 1/2 Circle Punch on the middle.

    The Triple Treat Flower stamp is just one of the FREE product choices you have when you place a $50 order with me.  Either in person or in my Online Store.

    Supplies:
    Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Triple Treat Flower (Free in March with a $50 order)
    Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
    Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake
    Accessories: 5 Petal Flower Punch, Fancy Flower Punch, 1/2 Circle Punch
    Embellishments: Clear Rhinestoen Brads, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Crumb Cake Seam Binding


    Celebrate with Outlined Occasions

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    This was one of the cards we made at my monthly card class in February.  I hold a card class on the 1st Thursday of every month.  This card uses the Outlined Occasions stamp set that is one of the exclusive stamp sets in the Sale-a-bration brochure and you can get it FREE with a $50 order placed in my Online Store.

    We stamped the "celebrate" greeting in Basic Gray ink on a 1 1/2" strip of card stock.  We rounded the edges by using the 1 3/"4 Circle Punch on both ends.

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    The word was colored using the Melon Mambo and Old Olive Markers and we added a bit of the Dazzling Details for some bling!!  I also love the Melon Mambo 1 1/4" Striped Ribbon behind the greeting.

    Supplies:
    Stamps: Outlined Occasions - FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 order
    Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Gray, Old Olive, Whisper White
    Ink: Basic Gray, Melon Mambo and Old Olive Markers
    Accessories: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch.
    Embellishments: Melon Mambo 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain

    Here are the cards we will be making tomorrow in my monthly card class.  The theme this month is "It's Raining Men".  If you are in the Sheridan, Wyoming area and would like to attend, let me know!

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    ***NOTE***Today is the last day of Febreuary and is also the last day that you can join my team and get 10 months of FREE Designer Paper or downloads.  If you wait until tomorrow, you will only get 9, so if you are looking to join my team, click HERE and get started today!!


    Everyday Enchantment Easel Calendar

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    Here is a project I created for my Be A Big Shot at Home Class Series back in December.  It is an easel calendar and I used the Everyday Enchantment Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper that you can get for FREE with a $50 order placed with me.

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    EaseladhesiveWe started with a 4 x 8 piece of Peach Parfait card stock and scored it at 2" and 4".  Fold it as shpown and add adhesive.  Attach it to your Scallop Square die cut.  

    Supplies:
    Stamps: Creative Elements
    Paper: Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pool Party,Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
    Ink: Poppy Parade
    Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Scallp Square Clear Bigz Die, Simply Scored Tool, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch
    Embellishments: Large Pearl Basic Jewels

    NOTE: If you are thinking of joining my team of demonstrators and would like to receive FREE DSP or Digital Downloads each month for the rest of the year, get it done by February 29th so you are eligible for the freebies in March.  This offer starts the month after you join.  Click HERE to join me and start your Stampin' Up! business.


    FREE tutorial - Gate Fold card with Belly Band

    ApothecaryartopenA few days ago, I posted this card during the Control Freaks tour and promised to show you how it was made. 

    In order to show you how, I had to make another one so this time I decided to use a different stamp and stamp the panels rather than cover them with Designer Series Paper.

    I do have a link to a FREE .pdf at the end of this post.

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    I used one of the FREE sale-a-bration items on this new card, the Triple Treat Flower stamp.  I stamped it three times, once in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla, once in Baja Breeze on Baja Breeze and once in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla.  I used the three coordinating punches to create my triple layer image, Fancy Flower, 5-Petal Flower, and the 1/2" Circle Punch .

    The Netting background stamp was stamped on both of the side panels in Crumb Cake and I used the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp for the greeting.

    Here is a look at the inside:

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    For the inside, I stamped the greeting from Full of Life in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla and then cut it out with one of the label dies in the NEW Labels Collection Framelits.

    The layer behind the greeting is cut from Cherry Cobbler and is the same size as the one I stamped the greeting on.  I simply cut it in half and placed both pieces on the back so they could peek out from the top and bottom.

    Here is a link to the FREE file so you can create your own. Download Gate_Fold_Belly_Band

     My final set of projects in Round 3 of my Be a Big Shot at Home classes went out this week and I have to say that I love creating and preparing these project kits each month.  Won't you join us in the next round. 

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    Get your FREE trial of the My Digital Studio Program in my Online Store

    20120124_SAB_en-UScattyCheck out the Sale-a-bration Brochure

    Join my team during Sale-a-bration for only $125 and earn a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper or FREE Digital Downloads each month for the rest of the year!!!


    Rock & Roll the Fresh Vintage

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    The large image in the Fresh Vintage Sale-a-bration set is so versatile, I just love it.  I have colored it with markers, inked it in Versamark and colored it with our Stampin' Pastels and look at this one....Rock n' Roll!!! 

    The Pool Party and Lucky Limeade look so good together and with the coordinating Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper, we have a serious winner here!

    Place your orders here!!

    Both the Fresh Vintage stamp set and the Everyday Enchantment DSP are part of our Sale-a-bration promotion.  Customers can choose either item with a $50 purchase or both with a $100 purchase and my hostesses get both of these items and the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad pack FREE with a $400 party.

    I would love to do a party for you and your friends so if you are in the Sheridan, Wyoming area, give me a call and we can set something up.  Not local to me, gather orders from your friends and family and if it totals $400, you too can receive the Everyday Enchantment bundle for FREE.  I must place the order for you in order for you to receive the bundle.

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    Get your FREE trial of the My Digital Studio Program in my Online Store

    20120124_SAB_en-UScattyCheck out the Sale-a-bration Brochure

    Join my team during Sale-a-bration for only $125 and earn a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper or FREE Digital Downloads each month for the rest of the year!!!

     


    February 2012 Control Freaks Blog Tour - The Cutting Edge!

    CFwelcome 

    Welcome to the February 2012 Tour de Freaks Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you join us today.

    This month we are featuring "Cutting Edge" cards and projects made with the Big Shot and the vast number of dies we carry.

    Our tour is nice and short and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. You may have just come from our fabulous Control Freak Leader Lisa Martz, you may be one of my blog stalkers or you may have just stumbled here…however you got here, you’ll be very glad you did!  Be sure to take the whole tour!  Note:  If you are arriving here on the 19th, please note that not all links may be working yet.  The tour officially begins on the 20th.

    I wanted to start out with something that can be made very quickly with minimal supplies and this card fits the bill.  I saw something similar on Dawn's blog and knew it would make the perfect card for my friend Sandi.

    Butterflysab2012I used the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper that is a Sale-a-bration choice with a $50 order. 

    I used my 1 1/4 Square Punch to get four squares from two different patterns in the DSP and placed them across my Lucky Limeade card base.

    I then used my Simply Scored Tool to create score lines above and below my squares, There is one above them and three below them.

    The focal point is done with the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die and some Pool Party card stock.  After I die cut the butterfly, I ran it through the Big Shot again with the Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  A bit of ribbon from the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack (another Sale-a-bration choice) finishes it off.  The greeting is from the Delightful Dozen stamp set and is layered with our 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches.

    ApothecaryartclosedNext is a nifty card done with the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, the Apothecary Art stamp set and the NEW Labels Collection Framelits in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

    The main image is stamped in Pear Pizzazz on Whisper White, colored with Stampin' Pastels Chalks and cut out with the matching framelit.

    The greeting is layered across the center and is accented with a Twitterpated Designer Button and some White Baker's Twine.  The entire main image is attached to a belly band made from Textured Baja Breeze card stock

    ApothecaryartopenHere is the card open showing another pattern of the Twitterpated DSP in the center. 

    The greeting from Full of Life is stamped in Baja Breeze and cut with another size in the Labels Framelits Collection.

    **I will post a brief FREE tutorial for making this card next week so come back and see me**

    My final project is a fun and fast gift item done with the Island Floral Bigz Die.  It is a mini notepad for your purse or backpack.

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    I used the With All My Heart stamp set and embossed the large image on Concord Crush with Versamark and White Embossing Powder.  I punched the image with the Fancy Flower Punch that coordinates nicely with the die cut from the Island Floral die.  I cut about twenty sheets of copy paper for the note paper inside and finished it off with a button from the Brights Designer Buttons pack which is also a FREE Sale-a-bration choice.

    That does it for me, your next stop is fellow freak Jan Tinklenberg and I know you will love what she has to share.

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    Thanks for visiting!!!!


    Elementary Elegance

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    ElementaryeleganceHere's a card I made with the FREE Sale-a-bration set called Elementary Elegance.  The center of the main image is a perfect match for our Curly Label Punch and the layer behind my greeting is done by running a scrap of Pool Party through the Big Shot with the Movers & Shapers Curly Label die

    MswindowsvideopicIf you don't have the Movers & Shapers die, you can still use the two sets of windows created for it (Holiday Windows or the Punch Windows).  I have done a video showing you how to do this and you can see it HERE.

    The bottom edge of the card is done with one of the NEW Adorning Accents Edgelits dies.

    Get your Elementary Elegance stamp set FREE with a $50 order placed in my Online Store today!

    I am looking to add to my growing team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  You can join me right now for only $125 and get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper or Digital Download each month for the rest of the year.  Hurry as I wouldn't want you to miss out on a single month of FREE paper or downloads!!


    Sale-a-bration Valentine Fun

    Here is a fun Valentine that uses two of the exclusive Sale-a-bration stamp sets that you can earn FREE with your $50 orders.

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    The main heart image is from the Sprinkled Expressions set and the love greeting comes from Outlined Occasions.  Notice the rows of embossed hearts, they are done with one of the three mini folders in the NEW Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.

    Place your $50 orders in my Online Store and choose your FREE Sale-a-bration gift!

    I received a card like this in a swap from Susie Wood and I added the Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon on the one I made. 

    ScallopdotribbonhorizGet 2 yards of this fabulous ribbon in each of our 10 exclusive colors for only $19.99 + shipping when you participate in my ribbon share.

    Supplies:
    Stamp Sets: Outlined Occasions, Sprinkled Expressions (choose one with each $50 you spend in my Online Store)
    Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
    Ink: Cherry Cobbler
    Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Small Heart Punch
    Embellishments: Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon 

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    Get your FREE trial of the My Digital Studio Program in my Online Store

    20120124_SAB_en-UScattyCheck out the Sale-a-bration Brochure

    Join my team during Sale-a-bration for only $125 and earn a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper or FREE Digital Downloads each month for the rest of the year!!!