Wednesday 29 January 2014

Sale-A-Bration Banner Blast Birthday Card

We had a special birthday here last week - my daughter turned 10!  Every year she gets a card made with the gorgeous new Sale-A-Bration products.  This year I chose to use the Banner Blast stamp set & combined it with one of her all-time favourites, the cupcake punch & stamp set.  The best thing is you can get this stamp set free when you order $90 worth of product.  In fact if you ordered just 3 of the products I used on this card you would be there already!

I really like the new Hardwood background stamp from the NEW Occasions catalogue.  It is quite versatile & looks great as a background, don't you think?  The Occasions catalogue is jam packed full of lovely new stamps, tools & bundles, plus there are a few carry over items from the Holiday catalogue too.  If you would like your very own copy of the new catalogues feel free to contact me so I can get them in the mail for you.

Stamp Sets:  Banner Blast (Sale-A-Bration 133551), Four You ( 130538), Hardwood (Occasions 133032), Create A Cupcake (121982).
Paper:   Whisper White (106549), Strawberry Slush (131300), Sahara Sand (121695), Crisp Cantaloupe ( 131303), Pool Party ( 124391), Pistachio Pudding (131299).
Ink:  Strawberry Slush (131178), Crisp Cantaloupe (131176), Pistachio Pudding (131177), Pool Party (126982), Crumb Cake (126975). 
Cool Tools: Bigshot (113439), Chalk Talk Framelits (129983), Cupcake Builder Punch (121807), TypeSet Alphabet Bigz (127553),  Calypso Coral Twine (125573), Banner Punch (Sale-A-Bration 133519), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Dimensionals (104430, Pearls (119247). 

Thanks For Looking,


Sunday 12 January 2014

Something Old, Something New - 2014 Occasions Catalogue Sneak Peek

A nice big box full of Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue product arrived 2 days ago, but life got in the way..…until now.   I managed to finally get creating with my lovely new products today. Nicole, (from Nic Nac Lovelies) & I had a lovely craft day creating lots of new sneak peeks just for you.   The Occasions catalogue goes live 28th January, so not long to wait!

One of the many reasons I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is we get to preorder & play with all the new catalogue products a whole month before they are released.  I loved the So Grateful stamp set right away & could see lots of great uses for it.  Today I chose to water colour it using my blender pens & markers.   I could have sworn I saw a card just like this recently but it seems I may have dreamt it.  I looked high & low today & I could not find anything like it.  So, it seems it may just be my very own creation.

I don't often use subtle colours.  Those of you that know me, know I am far from subtle ;) I am a more bright, In Colour type of girl.  For this card I wanted to use the Venetian Romance DSP and for some reason Baked Brown Sugar & Blushing Bride.  They work well together don't you think?

I have used 3 new sneak peek products here - can you pick it?  That twine is a Sale-ABration item coming very very soon & the striped flag is from a new Occasions Catalogue stamp set called Perfect Pennants.

I have lots more sneak peeks in store for you.   Sale-A-Bration is just under 3 weeks away so for the next few weeks you will be seeing my countdown creations to this very special event.  Once again this year I am holding my Sale-A-Bration day event on the 23rd February.  Last year's event was an all day saga, however, this years will run 10:30 am - 4:00 pm & will be held at my house.  More info regarding this day will be released next week.  But for now, keep that date free if you would like to attend.

Stamp Sets:  So Very Grateful (133053), Perfect Pennants (133230)
Paper:   Baked Brown Sugar (131301), Blushing Bride (124392), Very Vanilla (106550) Water Colour paper (
122959), Venetian Romance DSP (130144)
Ink:  StazOn Black (101406),  Markers in: Blushing Bride (131265), Coastal Cabana & Pistachio Pudding (126856). 
Cool Tools: Bigshot (113439), Ovals Collection Framelits (129381), Victoria Crochet Trim (118481), Very Vintage Designer Buttons (129327), Twine - Sale-A-Bration Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (133522), Pearls (119247), Blender Pens (102845).

Thanks For Looking,