Delicate Dahlias meets Be Dazzling Specialty Paper!

Delicate Dahlias meets Be Dazzling Specialty Paper!

Life has been crazy! We just returned from our first trek to Texas with a utility trailer in tow and my hubby’s motorcycle on board. Three straight days of driving, about 24 hours. Good news, we’ve settled on our new house in Gatesville, Texas. Now to finish the packing, loading the truck and make the final drive to Texas! Moving sure is a LOT of work especially when you move yourself!

Before leaving for Texas, I had a few spare moments to play with a few items from the Sale-a-bration (SAB) catalog. For this creation, I chose the “Delicate Dahlias” stamp set (FREE SAB offering, p. 14) and the “Be Dazzling” Specialty Paper, also a FREE SAB item. The images in the Delicate Dahlias stamp set are absolutely beautiful! These images are designed to show awesome detail and are considered “Dist INK tive” imagery. I do believe, however, that my FAVORITE item in the SAB catalog is the “Be Dazzling” Specialty Paper (p. 3 of SAB catty), this specialty paper is AWESOME! I have decided with this paper, that a little goes a long way and chose to use just a small horizontal piece on my card. Ink colors for this card are Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron and Pear Pizzaz. The printed DSP is from the “Pattern Party” DSP which is a hostess offering. The small flower and leaves are cut out by hand and placed on dimensionals.

Hoping I can find more time this week to create a few cards to post over the next few weeks while we are making our transition to Texas.

Sale-a-bration is in full swing!

As many of you know, Sale-a-bration began August 3rd along with the NEW July-December Mini Catalog (which debuted August 3rd as well). As always, I’m impressed with the new product offerings from Stampin’ Up!, so many gorgeous products! Nothing is better than earning FREE Sale-a-bration products with your purchase! My favorite SAB offering is the “Be Dazzling” 6″ X 6″ Specialty Paper” on p. 3 of the SAB brochure, it is FABULOUS! Did you know that this is a great time to join Stampin Up! ? In general Stampin’ Up! offers periodic joining bonuses throughout the year and this particular offering is GREAT! For your Starter Kit, select $125 in products for just $99 and during Sale-a-bration Stampin’ Up! will throw in a FREE bundle from the July – December Mini Catalog, your choice from the following:

  • 156807 Frosted Gingerbread, p. 65
  • 156801 Christmas Season, p. 66
  • 156806 Christmas To Remember, p. 66
  • 156810 Whimsical Trees, p. 67
  • 156391 Peaceful Deer, p. 67
  • 156798 Sweet Little Stockings, p. 68
  • 156789 Penguin Place, p. 68
  • 156816 Peaceful Cabin, p. 68
  • 156795 Arctic Bears, p. 69
  • 156819 Beauty of Tomorrow, p. 69
  • 158609 Gorgeous Leaves, p. 70
  • 156813 Nature’s Harvest, p. 71

I’ve been a demonstrator for almost 23 years now and haven’t looked back since I signed up! I love being a part of this company and enjoy the creativity and the product discounts as well! If you have any questions about becoming a demonstrator, feel free to contact me.

Also, I did want to let everyone know that my husband will be retiring soon and we are headed to Texas! I have been packing up the house and very importantly, my craft room. I do promise to find time next week to create more samples from the Holiday Mini, but I may not be posting as often the next several weeks. Our two most recent moves were local, so this one is a BIGGIE and we must be crazy, but we’re moving ourselves! Lots of work ahead of us!!!

Sending Hugs, Take 3!

Sending Hugs, Take 3!

Here is another fabulous card made with the Sending Hugs bundle! I went for a more monochromatic look with this card. I attached an adhesive sheet on the back of Thick Basic White card stock before die cutting the “Hugs” die. This die was then layered onto a Stitched Rectangle die in Highland Heather. For the HUGS letters, I attached a piece of Fresh Freesia In Color Shimmer Vellum (with an adhesive sheet) to a piece of Gorgeous Grape card stock before die cutting. The reason I used Gorgeous Grape was that the Fresh Freesia color has “pink tones” and I wanted it to be closer in color to Highland Heather. I used the “Zig Zag Stitched” die from the Basic Borders dies on the layer of Basic White card stock. The Hand-Penned DSP adds to the floral and vine theme of the card. The “On Your Special Day” greeting was stamped in Gorgeous Grape as the Highland Heather was too soft in color. The stitched rectangle is up on dimensionals and then the knotted bow of Highland Heather 1/2″ Grosgrain Ribbon adds a touch of shimmer and texture. I hope you can see the shimmer on the HUGS letters in my photo below!

Fresh Freesia Shimmer Vellum adds shimmer to the HUGS letters