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Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Happy 4th July with Mason Jar Treats!

Happy 4th July!  We are having an easy day here and popping out to a bbq dinner with friends later followed by watching fireworks over the lake – but before I go, I just wanted to show you a cute treat that I whipped up in minutes to take with us to share…

Now these past few months I have become a bit of a Mason Jar addict LOL and just can’t stop using them…did you know that you can use them for almost anything?  I will start showing you the ways in which I use mine and here is today’s…

It’s a festive red white & blue candy dispenser…

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How fun is that?  It is filled with M&Ms in July 4th colors that I picked up in Target – and yes – I had to buy an extra bag because I managed to chomp my way through one of them whilst I worked!

So how did I make it?

The base…is a red plastic feeder base for birds – I found it on amazon.com but if you have an animal feed/supply store nearby, you will easily pick one of these up there – LOVE this color – it will be perfect for the holidays too…

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The jar…is a quart sized Mason jar that I picked up in my grocery store – pint sized jars will also fit onto this feeder but the quart size looks better AND of course you can fit more candy into it…

Sarah’s Note: BE SURE to get jars with ‘standard’ openings – the ‘wide’ opening jars do not fit this feeder base!

To assemble…simply fill your jar with candy and slide the metal lid across the opening – fill the base with candy – then carefully tip the mason jar upside down, pop onto the feeder base opening and quickly slide out the metal lid and screw in place – and there you have your dispenser ready to go – quick & easy but awesome!

The decorations…well of course I couldn’t leave it bare and just had to embellish it with some Stampin Up goodies – I wrapped around a piece of Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon and a piece of Real Red 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon and secured both in place with tape…

The pinwheel…is from the Paper Pumpkin Pinwheel Party Kit and makes such a great focal point – if you want this kit grab it fast because it is shortly retiring – find it by clicking HERE

The finishing touch…I used a stamp from the set ‘All About Sugar‘ to create a tag and punched it out using my 1″ Square Punch and tied it to the ribbons using a piece of White Bakers Twine

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Have fun making your own – you can theme these candy jars for any occasion and they are super economical to make!

I am going to start showing you my other mason jar ideas starting on Monday so be sure to check back then!

Supplies used to make this project:

Stamp: All About Sugar Photopolymer Stamp Set (138684)
Pinwheel: Pinwheel Party Paper Pumpkin Kit (136711)
Ribbons: Silver 5/8″ Satin (134548), Real Red 1/4″ Cotton (134563)
Punch: 1″ Square (124094)
Misc: Bird Feeder Base, Quart Preserving Jar, Candies, White Bakers Twine (124262)

CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE!

 

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

NEW ITEMS added to the Clearance Rack and BONUS Weekly Deals are here!

TODAY SEE’S THE BEGINNING OF TWO GREAT SALES – items have been added to the Clearance Rack at up to 60% off AND there are BONUS Weekly Deals this week!

To order any of these on sale deals:

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with some new goodies on sale at up to 60% OFF!

BUT RUN DON’T WALK BECAUSE THE ITEMS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE WHILST SUPPLIES LAST – once gone, they are gone for good so snap up what you want fast!

BONUS WEEKLY DEALS ARE HERE!

Available from TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY AUGUST 3rd – or whilst supplies last – ONCE THE ON SALE STOCK HAS GONE the prices revert to normal – if there is anything that you want, please order fast!

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CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR DEALS TODAY!

Monday, June 29th, 2015

JUST TWO DAYS LEFT to join for JUST $99 AND GET TWO FREE STAMP SETS OF YOUR CHOICE!

That’s right – you have JUST TWO DAYS LEFT to join for JUST $99 AND GET TWO FREE STAMP SETS OF YOUR CHOICE AND GET 30% OFF OF ONE ORDER!

FREESTAMPS

Everyone who joins the Demonstrator Club TODAY OR TOMORROW by buying a NO STRINGS AND NO RISK STARTER KIT for JUST $99 gets to choose TWO FREE STAMPS SETS and gets an EXTRA discount on their first order of $150+ within 45 days of signing up – WITH HOSTESS REWARDS TOO – how cool is that?!

That’s right – on that order, instead of 20% off you will get 30% OFF OF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER!

BUT HURRY – that perk PERMANENTLY ENDS at the close of business TOMORROW – Tuesday, June 30 2015!

AND THERE’S EVEN MORE – BIG PERK ALERT!

On Tuesday August 4 Demonstrators can PRE-ORDER out of the brand new 2015 HOLIDAY CATALOG – a month before you can get your hands on those goodies as a customer!  Sign up before 11.50 pm MT TOMORROW June 30th and you would qualify for using that 30% off on the Holiday catalog pre-order – now that is one cool perk! 

SO IN A NUTSHELL, WHEN YOU JOIN TODAY OR TOMORROW:

  • You get to choose ANY $125 worth of Stampin Up products and pay JUST $99 for them with FREE SHIPPING to your door!
  • YOU GET TO CHOOSE TWO FREE STAMP SETS OF YOUR CHOICE – ANY VALUE!
  • You get a one time 30% OFF of your first order of $150+ placed in the first 45 days
  • You get HOSTESS REWARDS on that order too!
  • You get to pre-order from the Holiday Catalog
  • Do you like free product and a huge discount? I do and that is why I just had to share this info about this perk that is being phased out as it’s money in your pocket!

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PS – YES – if you have been a Demonstrator in the past, you can re-join and get this fabulous deal too!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

This week’s Weekly Deals are here…for June 23rd through 29th…

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals – they will be offered for ONE WEEK ONLY through Monday June 29th OR WHILST SUPPLIES LAST…

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Included are some fab Glimmer Papers in Dazzling Diamonds and Silver – I know that I am going to be stocking up at this price for those upcoming Holiday projects (the Holidays will be sneaking up on us soon!!!) PLUS there are some embossing folders perfect for creating those snow & starry nights too!

And with the prices discounted by up to 50%, if you want anything at these great prices, hurry & get your order in before they’re out of stock!

CLICK HERE TO FIND THESE DEALS IN THE ONLINE STORE!

Click on the picture below for a larger view…

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CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR WEEKLY DEALS!

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

THE NEW ANNUAL CATALOG IS HERE and it is FABULOUS!!!

THE BRAND NEW 2015-2016 ANNUAL CATALOG IS NOW LIVE FOR ORDER!

And you will notice a new, improved look to this catalog – sections are well planned out and make sense – the Accessory Index has returned along with those TWO stamp set indexes – the traditional list-form one AND another that has pictures of each stamp set which has sentiments or phrases in it, making searching for a phrase or word FAST!

AND pricing is different – no more .99 – everything is now rounded up to full $ amounts making ordering so much easier!

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HOW DO YOU PLACE ORDERS FROM THE NEW CATALOG?

NOT GOT YOUR COPY YET? You can see it ONLINE!

Want a paper copy of the catalog?

Happy Shopping – enjoy the fabulous new goodies!!!

Sarah

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

NEW CATALOG SHARES ARE HERE!

With the new Catalog release I am once again VERY happy to announce that I am again offering ‘shares’ in the BRAND NEW gorgeous Designer Series Papers, fabulous Ribbons and wonderful Embellishments!

The Shares that I am offering are detailed further in this post, so please read on to see the new must-haves – the list is pretty lengthy but chock full of new goodies – you are going to LOVE them all!

If you would prefer a paper flyer that you can print out detailing all of my Shares please click HERE

*BE AN EARLY BIRD AND YOU CAN GET YOUR CHOICE OF A FREEBIE FROM ME TOO!!! ORDER YOUR SHARES TODAY AND YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE FREE PACK OF METALLIC THREADS IN THE COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE AS A THANK YOU – CHOOSE FROM GOLD OR SILVER!

IF YOU WANT SOME SHARES PLEASE EMAIL ME NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOTS AND I WILL GET YOU ON THE LIST! They ALWAYS fill up fast and I’d hate for you to be disappointed – I usually only offer one round per Catalog year so don’t delay – when they are full, that is it – they are full!

What are ‘shares’?

Quite simply they offer you a very affordable and easy way to sample all of the BRAND NEW Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments – you get a sampling of everything in a collection.

How much do you get in a ‘share’?

With my Designer Series Paper shares you get a 6″ x 6″ piece of EVERY sheet of paper in the collection OR the option to get more with a 12″ x 6″ share. With my Ribbon shares you get 1-2 yards of each color in the collection. Full details are below.

Who can purchase my ‘shares’?

EVERYONE! My current customers, fellow Demonstrators, new customers, members of my Team…they are open to absolutely everyone!

Demonstrators can purchase them too?

Absolutely – if you are a Demonstrator it gives you the perfect opportunity to get a sampling of ALL the new papers & ribbons in each collection without having to outlay a huge amount of money – for example, if you purchase a Designer Series Paper share you will have ALL the new papers to demonstrate with and show your customers samples of everything – for a very affordable price – how cool is that?

How do you purchase my ‘shares’?

In accordance with Stampin’ Up! policy, if you would like to purchase one or more of my shares you need to EMAIL ME to let me know what shares you are interested and I will send you a Paypal invoice as soon as I get enough people to fill each share.

Do I combine shipping costs?

Absolutely YES – if you wish to take more than one share, I will combine shipping costs to save you money – it will automatically happen so don’t worry – I only charge the amount it actually costs to mail to you!

BELOW ARE MY NEW CATALOG ‘SHARE’ OFFERINGS – there are 4 sections – DESIGNER SERIES PAPER, SPECIALTY PAPER, RIBBON AND EMBELLISHMENTS…

Please EMAIL ME to let me know what you would like AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to secure your spots – they ALWAYS fill up FAST so don’t delay – NUMBERS ARE LIMITED and I can usually only offer Shares once – SO as the saying goes, the early bird catches the worm – want some? EMAIL ME FAST!!!

* IF YOU WANT ALL OF THE NEW STUFF SAVE SOME CASH WITH MY ‘I WANT ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING NEW’ BUNDLE SHARE – THAT BUNDLE WILL SAVE YOU 10% – FIND IT AT THE END OF THE SHARES LISTINGS – EASY TO SPOT – LOOK FOR THE GREEN WORDING!!! *

Please note: I can accept orders to ship to US addresses only.

1 – NEW DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SHARES

 2015-2016 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SHARE

There are 13 packs of brand new gorgeous papers featured on pgs 142-144 – in this share you will receive a total of 96 sheets (6″ x 6” sized) – all sheets are double-sided except for one specialty pack – and all have beautiful designs – you will receive a piece of EVERY single design in the collection!

  • Designer Series Paper Share 6” x 6” – $21 + $5 Shipping via Priority Mail
  • ALSO AVAILABLE IN 12” X 6” SHEETS – $42 + $6 Shipping via Priority Mail

2015-2016 BACKGROUNDS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER STACK SHARE

There are 6 packs of these Stacks on pg 144 featuring 50 colors including the BRAND NEW IN COLORS!  In this share you will receive a total of 100 sheets (6″ x 6″) – all the colors in all the patterns

  •  Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack Share 6” x 6” – $19 + $5 Shipping via Priority Mail
  • ALSO AVAILABLE IN 12” X 6” SHEETS – $38 + $6 Shipping via Priority Mail

  2 – NEW SPECIALTY PAPERS SHARE

Featured on pg 148-149 there are some fabulous new additions to the Paper line – in this share you will receive a 6” piece of all of the new papers on those pages giving you a total of 16 pieces as follows:

  • 2 pieces of Corrugated Paper in the colors Kraft & White
  • 4 pieces of Cotton Paper – 1 of each color – Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush & Watermelon Wonder
  • 2 pieces of Glassine Sheets
  • 4 pieces of Envelope Paper – 1 of each color – Kraft, White, Vanilla, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe & Watermelon Wonder
  • 4 Metallic Foil Doilies – 1 of each size, 1 of each color – Gold & Silver
  • Specialty Paper Share – $5 + $2 Shipping via First Class Mail
  • ALSO AVAILABLE IN 12” X 6” SHEETS – $10 + $3 Shipping via First Class Mail

WANT ALL THE PAPERS IN ALL THE SHARES ABOVE

You will receive ALL of the following – the Designer Series Paper Share AND the Patterns Paper Stack Share AND the Specialty Papers Share as detailed above – giving you 212 sheets.

  • I Want All The Papers Share 6” x 6” – $45 + $6 Shipping via Priority Mail
  • ALSO AVAILABLE IN 12” X 6” SHEETS – $90 + $12 Shipping via Priority Mail

PURCHASE THE ‘I WANT ALL THE PAPERS SHARE’ AND I WILL GIVE YOU A FREE THICK BAKERS TWINE SHARE PACKAGE AS A THANK YOU!

3 – NEW RIBBON SHARES

NEW THICK BAKERS TWINE

Three times thicker than the traditional Bakers Twine this stuff is amazing!!!  There are 5 new colors of this ne twine and in this share you will receive 2 yards of each giving you 10 yards in total of these colors: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate & Very Vanilla – find them on pg 158

  • Thick Bakers Twine – $3 + $2 shipping via First Class Mail

NEW 1” DOTTED LACE TRIM

There are 5 colors of  this brand new beautiful sheer 1” Dotted Lace Trim in those brand new 2015-17 In colors – in this share you will receive 5 yards in total – 1 yard of each of these colors: Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe & Watermelon Wonder – you will LOVE this trim!!!  Find it on pg 159

  • 1” Dotted Lace Trim Share – $6 + $2 Shipping via First Class Mail
  • Want 2 yards of each color?  That will be $12 + $2 shipping via First Class Mail

NEW 5/8” STRIPED COTTON RIBBON

There are 5 colors of this new fabulous new cotton Ribbon – in this share you will receive 10 yards in total – 2 yards of each of these colors – the 2014-16 In Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow & Tangelo Twist – find them on pg 159

  • 5/8” Striped Cotton Ribbon Share – $7 + $2 Shipping via First Class Mail

NEW SEQUIN TRIM

Two colors were featured in the Mini Catalogs and now there are more!  In this share you will receive 8 yards in total – 2 yards of each of these colors:  Blushing Bride, Silver, Gold & Bermuda Bay.  Find them on pg 158

  • Sequin Trim Share – $5 + $2 Shipping via First Class Mail

 NEW 5/8” CHEVRON RIBBON

One color was featured in the last Catalog and now there is another fabulous color joining it!  In this share you will receive 2 yards in total – 1 yard of each color – Natural and the new Smoky Slate – find them on pg 158

  • 5/8” Chevron Ribbon Share – $3 + $2 Shipping via First Class Mail
  • Want 2 yards of each?  That will be $6 + $2 shipping via First Class Mail

NEW METALLIC THREADS

There are some beautiful new shiny threads!  This share will give you 10 yards in total – 5 yards of each color – Gold & Silver – find them on pg 159.

  • Metallic Threads Share – $1 + $1 shipping via First Class Mail

OCCASIONS RIBBONS

Two of those Occasions Catalog ribbons made it into the Annual Catalog and they are just gorgeous – in this share you will receive 2 yards in total – 1 yard of each of the following:

  • 1 ¼” White Jute
  • 7/8” Sahara Sand Lace Trim 
  • Occasions Ribbon Share – $3 + $2 Shipping via First Class Mail
  • Want 2 yards of each?  That will be $6 + $2 shipping via First Class Mail

WANT ALL THE RIBBONS IN THE SHARES ABOVE

You will receive ALL RIBBONS above – giving you 47 YARDS TOTAL!

  • I Want All The Ribbons Share – $28 + $4 Shipping via First Class Mail

4 – EMBELLISHMENTS

NEW EMBELLISHMENTS SHARE

There are a bunch of fun new embellishments to add to your collection – find them on pg 160-161 – try them all in this New Embellishments Share!

In this share you will receive 50 pieces in total – broken down as follows:

  • 15 x Metallic Sequins – 1 of each color, 1 of each shape
  • 15 x Brights Sequins – 1 of each color, 1 of each shape
  • 5 x In Color Blossom Accents – 1 of each color
  • 3 x Expressions Natural Elements – 1 of each design
  • 3 x Metal Rimmed Pearls – 1 of each size
  • 6 x White Perfect Accents – 2 of each size
  • 3 x Classy Designer Buttons – 1 of each design 
  • New Embellishments Share – $6 + $2 shipping via First Class Mail

 WANT ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING NEW THAT IS DETAILED ABOVE & 10% OFF???

Then you need my ‘I WANT ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING NEW’ BUNDLE SHARE!!!

You will receive EVERYTHING as detailed in the new shares above AND GET A 10% DISCOUNT saving you money on the new stuff!!!

You will receive:

  • 2015-2016 6×6 Designer Series Paper Share (96 sheets)
  • Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack Share (100 sheets)
  • Specialty Paper Share (16 sheets)
  • Thick Bakers Twine Share (10 yards)
  • 1” Dotted Lace Trim Share (5 yards)
  • 5/8” Striped Cotton Ribbon Share (10 yards)
  • Sequin Trim Share (8 yards)
  • 5/8” Chevron Ribbon Share (2 yards)
  • Metallic Threads Share (10 yards)
  • Occasions Ribbons Share (2 yards)
  • New Embellishments Share (50 pieces)

 The ‘I WANT EVERYTHING NEW BUNDLE SHARE’ – $71 + $12 Shipping via Priority Mail Box

IF YOU WANT SOME SHARES PLEASE EMAIL ME AT sarah@sarahsinkspot.com TO RESERVE YOUR SPOTS AND I WILL GET YOU ON THE LIST!  They ALWAYS fill up fast and I’d hate for you to be disappointed!

Got questions?  Please email me with them and I will be very happy to help.

Please note – Shares purchases are NOT eligible for my Ink Spot Rewards program – nor can you use my monthly coupons on Shares purchases – additionally Shares purchases do NOT qualify for my current ‘Free Catalog with a $20 purchase promotion’.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Beautiful Butterflies with Polka Dots…

Have you gotten those gorgeous Butterflies Thinlits Dies yet?  They come in a set of 3 and you can find them on pg 26 of the Occasions Catalog and let me tell you…they are just beautiful!!!

Here is a card that I made a few weeks ago to mail to my customers as a ‘thank you’ for ordering with me – I added some color and polka dots and just love how it turned out…

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Aren’t they gorgeous?  I love how a basic white card just comes to life when you add a bold splash of color!  I just can’t decide which color is my favorite!

The card base…is simply Whisper White onto which I layered a colorful layer sized at 3 3/4″ x 5″ to give a nice wide white edge for a framed look…

The colorful layers…the blue layer is Coastal Cabana, the green is Wild Wasabi and the orange is Calypso Coral – fun summer colors!

The butterfly…is made using one of the dies featured in Butterflies Thinlits – and it is die cut directly out of the white layer on the card as you can see here…

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I simply die cut the butterfly shape and then added a layer of co-ordinating polka dotted paper beneath it – that polka dot pattern can be found in the Designer Series Paper Stacks (pg 185) that come in all color families BUT HURRY – THOSE PAPER STACKS ARE BEING RETIRED so if you want any of them, grab em while you can – click HERE to find them!

I then attached the die cut butterfly on top using Glue Dots just down the center so that the wings can fold out.

The words…are stamped using a stamp from the beautiful set Painted Petals (pg 19 Occasions Catalog) and Early Espresso Ink – you can stamp it centrally or to one side – it still looks fab!

I used just one of the dies from Butterflies Thinlits to make my card – here it is along with the other two shapes that you get in this fabulous packclick on the blue words below to view in the online store…

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Gorgeous die cut Butterfly + Summer Colors = a beautiful and cheerful card!  Which color is your favorite?  I am torn between the blue and the orange…but then again, the green is nice too…LOL!!!

And this style of card is PERFECT for batch making – you can cut all the layers, do all the stamping & die cutting at the same time, and then assemble at your leisure – whilst watching TV or on a road trip – and this is one of my favorite ways to make batches of customer ‘thank you’s’ over the summer when my girls are out of school and I spend hours sat at various ‘kid fun’ zones LOL -I then pack them into a bag along with adhesives and off I go…they have fun and I can work!

Here are some of my cut outs for this card…

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You get the idea…it’s quick, easy and a great use of time spent waiting for the kiddos!

Supplies used to make this card:

Cardstocks:  Whisper White (100730), Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral (122925), Wild Wasabi (108641)
Stamps: Painted Petals (Photopolymer 137146/WM 138819/CM 138822)
Die: Butterflies Thinlits (137360)
Patterned Paper: Subtles Backgrounds DSP Stack (130135), 2013-2015 In Color Backgrounds DSP Stack (133705)
Misc: Glue Dots (103683)

CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE!

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

SALE-A-BRATION ENDS TONIGHT plus NEW WEEKLY DEALS are here!

That’s right – SALE-A-BRATION ENDS TONIGHT –  TUESDAY MARCH 31st – AT 11.50 PM MT !!!  

THIS IS THE LAST DAY TO SHOP OR JOIN AND GET FREEBIES!

This is the VERY LAST DAY you can join Stampin Up for JUST $99 and get to choose $125 worth of items to put in your Starter Kit PLUS a free Project Kit or 2 free Sale-a-bration items!

***  BIG PERK ALERT!!! ***

You get a one time 30% discount on your first order of $150+ placed within the first 45 days of joining – and YES you get Hostess Benefits on that order too – JOIN TODAY and place that order before Sale-a-bration ends tonight and YOU WILL GET SALE-A-BRATION FREEBIES ON THAT ORDER TOO!!!

Demonstrator Pre-order begins early May for the new upcoming Annual Catalog – join now and you can take part in that and get the new stuff almost a month before you can as a customer!

  • Got questions about joining?  Email them to me and I will be very happy to help!
  • Click HERE to read my FAQs about joining!

Ready to Join?

 

DON’T WANT TO JOIN BUT WANT TO SHOP?

This is the VERY LAST DAY you get to choose ONE FREE ITEM FOR EVERY $50 THAT YOU SPEND!

HURRY and get your order in to me ASAP to avoid disappointment!  If you are planning to place an order, please do not leave it until the last minute as I’d hate for you to be disappointed if a problem occurs with the ordering system – this can & has happened in the past with a high volume of last minute orders…

  • AND you get hostess rewards on orders of $150+ too…
  • AND this is the last day that you get an extra $25 in hostess rewards on orders of $250+ – when your order reaches $250 you choose $65 in free products PLUS 5 free Sale-a-bration items as well – what a deal!!!
  • If you need a refresher, click HERE to see those items that you can get for FREE!

How do you place your order?

 

WAITING FOR TODAY TO SEE THOSE NEW WEEKLY DEALS BEFORE PLACING YOUR ORDER?   WELL, HERE THEY ARE!

And there are some fantastic ones – the Big Shot Magnetic Platform has $10 OFF and a bunch of other Dies have significant discounts – these items are on sale from today through Monday 6th!

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CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER AND GET YOUR FREE STUFF BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Lotus Blossom in purples…

I think my absolute favorite Sale-a-bration stamp set has to be Lotus Blossom – that layered flower is just gorgeous and makes for such a striking card front…

And so today I made a very quick & easy card using stamps from that set – you can find it on pg 7 of the Sale-a-bration Brochure – and right now you can get it for FREE with a $50 purchase…

BUT if you want one of these stamp sets – HURRY – it is ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH 11.50 pm MT TOMORROW – TUESDAY – NIGHT!

Here is my card…that flower is just gorgeous stamped in two different shades of purple…

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And this card seriously only to0k me a few minutes to make – making it a perfect candidate for making a batch of, to have on hand…

The card base…is Whisper White onto which I layered a piece of Elegant Eggplant – that layer is sized at 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ – to give a nice wide white band for a framed looking backdrop.

The stamped images…all of the stamps I used on this card are from the set Lotus Blossom – I stamped the words in Early Espresso ink, the stem in Old Olive ink and the flower in two colors – Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant.

The flower…is composed of 3 layering stamps – all are numbered making it super easy to know which to stamp first – and all have an arrow attached to them to make it super easy to line each up over the last one…

Now bizarrely you stamp the top image first, then the center image and finally the solid bottom image – it’s odd to get your head around LOL but trust me – it works!

I stamped the first image – the dark bits that you see – using Elegant Eggplant ink…

And then I switched to my Wisteria Wonder ink pad to stamp the center layer – which is the medium purple color that you see…

And then used Wisteria Wonder again to stamp the final solid image…BUT to get a paler look on that solid image & more definition, I stamped it off first – this simply means that I inked up my stamp, stamped it down onto a piece of scrap paper – and then stamped it down on top of the other two images – this gives you a more subtle look as you can see here…

The lightest color is from that third stamp – LOVE this look…

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I then added this layer to my card base and voila – DONE – one quick & easy card without any fuss – no Dimensionals, no fussy cutting, no frills – but looks just gorgeous!

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I love that ALL of the stamps that I used on this card are in the set Lotus Blossom – INCLUDING the sentiment – making all of the stamps that I used here FREE – and who doesn’t love FREE?!

Find Lotus Blossom on pg 7 of the Sale-a-bration Brochure – which you can also view online by clicking HERE

Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Lotus Blossom Photopolymer Stamp Set (139143)
Cardstocks:  Whisper White (100730), Elegant Eggplant (105126)
Inks: Elegant Eggplant (126969), Wisteria Wonder (126985), Early Espresso (126974), Old Olive (126953)

CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER & GET YOUR LOTUS BLOSSOM STAMP SET FOR FREE!

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Big Day meets Best Year Ever…

I have so many favorite items in this year’s Sale-a-bration selection because many of them work so well together…

I came across a card that one of my Stampin BFF’s – Kay Kalthoff – designed that uses paper from Best Year Ever DSP onto which she stamped some images from the set Big Day and I just LOVED it – and so I had to make a few of my own because I knew my customers would love this idea too…

And here is my version…I made three different ones using various sheets of patterned papers…LOVE them all…

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Isn’t that fun?  I love the idea of directly stamping onto patterned papers – it works so well and makes for making some quick & fabulous birthday cards to have on hand for when you need them through the year!

ALL OF THE STAMPS, RIBBONS & PATTERNED PAPERS I USED ARE FREE & FEATURED IN THE SALE-A-BRATION BROCHURE – you can choose one of these items for FREE with every $50 you order – but ONLY THROUGH TUESDAY MARCH 31st – so if you want any of them, HURRY and get your order in! 

The card bases…for the blue I used Coastal Cabana…for the yellow I used Crushed Curry…and for pink (see it below) I used Calypso Coral – and then onto each base I added a black layer to provide a bit of a dramatic backdrop.

The patterned papers…ALL are from the FREE Best Year Ever Designer Series Papers pack which you can find on pg 4 of the Sale-a-bration brochure…

The ribbon…I then wrapped around a piece of co-ordinating ribbon from the FREE Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (also on pg 4) and tied a little knot as a finishing touch…

The cake stamp…is from the FREE Big Day Stamp Set that you can find on pg 12 of the Sale-a-bration brochure – I simply stamped it using black ink directly onto the paper – LOVE how this looks!

The banner…is die cut using a die from Banners Framelits (pg 213) and onto it I stamped that big fab image – again, it is from the set Big Day – LOVE those stamps! – and I added the banner onto my card using Dimensionals.

The finishing touches…on the blue themed card I decided to add a row of Rhinestone Jewels along the stamped dotted edge on the banner…and on the pink one I popped a large Rhinestone Jewel to dot the ‘i’ in the word Big…

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Here are all three cards…click on each picture for a larger version…

First the blue one…

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Then the yellow one…

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And lastly the pink one…

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I LOVE them all – I am going to make a bunch to pop in my card box to have on hand!

Supplies used to make these cards:

Stamps: Big Day (CM 139109/WM 139112) – FREE!
Cardstocks: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045), Coastal Cabana (131297), Crushed Curry (131199), Calypso Coral (122925)
Patterned Papers: Best Year Ever DSP (138633) – FREE!
Ribbons: Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (138634) – FREE!
Ink: Memento Black (132708)
Die: Banners Framelits (132173)
Misc: Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Dimensionals (104430)

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