Tag Archives: Sale-A-Bration

Glitz Up Your Gifts

This is the last day of Sale-A-Bration!  I wanted to remind you, just in case there was anything you still wanted to earn for free.  (Some items have run out, so check availability.) Today, I have a couple fun gift wrapping ideas to share.  The first features the Avant Garden Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  It’s a gift I made for my Stamp Club yesterday as a door prize.  (And what’s inside is… Read More »

Inside the Lines – Watercolor Pencils

I thought and thought about whether to get the new Watercolor Pencils.  It’s true that I absolutely LOVE watercoloring, but I’m a big fan of Aqua Painters, so initially I wasn’t too keen on using Watercolor Pencils to basically achieve the same look.  BUT, I was wrong!!!  I started noticing some really beautiful cards on Pinterest that featured Watercolor Pencils, and I realized that the pencils actually resulted in quite… Read More »

An Oscar Thank You

On Oscar Sunday, my daughter had an incredible opportunity.  Her good friend Ian’s dad (who works as a Marketing Manager for an NBC affiliate in Sacramento) invited both Ian and Shannon to an Oscar party!!!  They arrived around noon to walk around and watch all the excitement.  The hotel, where they were going to the party, was right across the street from the Dolby Theater and the red carpet.  She… Read More »

Woodland Sunrise

My youngest sister is having a birthday next week, and I just learned a new technique, so it was a perfect opportunity for me to try it out this morning!!! I needed a textured impression embossing folder (TIEF) for this technique, and my sister lives in Mammoth Lakes in the beautiful mountains.  Therefore, I picked the Woodland TIEF with its beautiful aspen trees. I’m not going to go into too… Read More »

You’re A Good Egg

My card today features another fun Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Hey Chick.  You can earn this stamp set for free when you make a purchase of $50 between now and March 31, 2017. The stamps in this set are so fun, and they are perfect for watercoloring!  I stamped the chickens and eggs with Basic Black Archival ink on Shimmery White Paper.  That paper works great for watercoloring.  Plus, it’s… Read More »

Focus on Color

Did you know that on February 21, Stampin’ Up! added new Sale-A-Bration products that you can earn for free?  Go to the Catalog Tab on my blog, or click HERE to download the flyer with the additional Sale-A-Bration products.  Each time you purchase $50 between now and March 31, 2017, you can earn one Sale-A-Bration product for free!   You can pick an item from either the original Sale-A-Bration catalog… Read More »

A Sweet Treat

Looking for a quick way to make an elegant Valentine treat?  Well, look no further.  Stampin’ Up!’s Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are perfect!  (You get 16 boxes for only $7.50!!!)  I love them because you can see what’s inside and they’re just the right size for cute little treat. I decided to fill my box with silver chocolates and stick with a white and silver color scheme. The first thing… Read More »

Sale-A-Bration Love!

Sale-A-Bration is so much fun!  You can earn free products each time you spend $50!!! Today, I’m featuring a card I made with the Delicate Details Sale-A-Bration stamp set (page 9.)  This is such a fun stamp set.  I’m a girly girl and love lace, so this stamp set is right up my alley. To create the background, I started with a sheet of Shimmery White Paper and watercolored a… Read More »

Inside the Lines!

Have you checked out the Sale-A-Bration Catalog?  There are lots of great products!  You can earn one free each time you make a qualifying purchase of $50 or more from now until March 31, 2017. One of my favorites in the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper on page 11. This paper includes 12 sheets, 3 of 4 different 12″ x 12″ designs.  They are all designed to color using any… Read More »

New Occasions Catalog!

Today, I have a special treat … a preview of new products from the Occasions Catalog (products available to order January 4, 2017!)  As a demonstrator, I have the opportunity to pre-order items a month early in order to test them out and make samples.  And oh boy, are there some amazing new products!  I’m so excited to share them with you. The first group of products that particularly caught my… Read More »

Last Day of Sale-A-Bration!

Today is the last day of Sale-A-Bration!  It’s the last day to earn a free Sale-A-Bration product each time you spend $50.  (For a list of the remaining Sale-A-Bration products you can earn, see the bottom of this post.) I thought I’d made one last Sale-A-Bration card.  My card today features the Pedal Pusher stamp set, Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack, and Metallics Glitter Tape, some of my absolute favorites.… Read More »

Weekly Deals / Little Packages

There’s only three more days left of Sale-A-Bration!  Be sure to take advantage of these last few days to earn a free product with each $50 purchase. Today for inspiration, I made a box for my daughter for her upcoming 18th birthday.  You know the saying, “Good things come in little packages,” well this box is little (only 2-1/2″ cubed) and she’s going to be getting something really good inside:)… Read More »

Sale-A-Bration Countdown!

It’s the final countdown!  There’s only four days left of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sale of the year.  It’s all over on March 31, 2016.  Only four more days to earn free products when you make a qualifying purchase of $50, and there are so many great products to choose from!  I’ll be featuring them this week before they’re gone for good. My card today features three Sale-A-Bration products:  1) the… Read More »

Weekly News / Paper Pumpkin

I got my March Paper Pumpkin Kit this weekend.  While I haven’t had much time to play with it, I did take a peek at the contents and make some of the standard projects.  I love getting my Paper Pumpkin box each month.  It’s always a surprise, so it’s like getting a little gift in the mail (a gift to myself!) This month, the box included this fun little message. … Read More »

School Days Scrapbook

My daughter Shannon is graduating from High School this year.  It’s such an exciting time of her life.  It’s also a time for me to reflect on her childhood, which has gone by WAY too fast. When my kids were in pre-school, I started (and vowed to finish) school scrapbooks for each of them.  Each grade follows the following format:  A title page with their official school picture, filler pages… Read More »

Weekly Deals

This week, Stampin’ Up! has some great new Weekly Deals for 25% off.  They include the awesome Festive Flower Builder Punch that you can use to create beautiful decorative flowers.  This punch coordinates with the Friends & Flowers stamp set that is on page 46 of the Occasions Catalog.  I also love the Fringe Scissors.  Use them to add a fun, unique 3-D element to your handmade cards.  Finally, Gold… Read More »

Flowering Fields Custom Box

Have you ever wanted to make a custom gift box?  I’ve got some simple instructions to share today that only require a Stampin’ Trimmer (or Scoring Board) and a 12″ x 12″ sheet of paper.  After you’ve created your custom box, you can decorate to your heart’s content. I made this little gift box out of a sheet of Kraft Cardstock.  I wanted to wrap a door prize for my… Read More »

Weekly News

It’s a new week and I have lots of fun things to share with you today.  First off, I have a sneak peak of the amazing tutorials that I sent off to all my Paper Pumpkin subscribers last week.  This month’s document included 11 individual tutorials for alternative projects to make with the February Paper Pumpkin Kit.  One of the projects did not require any additional supplies.  The exclusive projects… Read More »

Glitter Tape!!!

Have you seen the new Sale-A-Bration Glitter Tape?  It’s AWESOME!!!! You can select this tape for free when you place an order for $50 before March 31, 2016.  The Glitter Tape comes with three separate rolls — gold, silver and clear.  But the best thing is that you can color the clear tape, and it comes out GORGEOUS!!!!  Can you tell that I’m excited?  I got this tape at least… Read More »