Highlight on Sale-a-bration’s Delicate Dahlias

This lovely stamp set (156601) filled with all occasions sentiments is one of our Sale-a-bration choices and it’s been very popular. Its wonderful 2 step images create lovely flowers with lots of depth.

Check out these lovely cards made with this set. This first card has tons of texture with the Scalloped Contours and Stitched Greenery Die used for the background. Done in Bumblebee and Saddle Brown Stazon (151508) the little Bumbleebee Trinket (155568) adds a little something special.

And this next card also uses the Scalloped Contours Dies (155560) along with the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (155426).

Done in Polished Pink it creates a bright cheerful thank you card. Speaking of bright and cheerful, take a look at this next card that uses a bit of fussy cutting to make an impact.

Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride and Old Olive has been used along with the Pretty Pillows Box Dies (156321). And if you like techniques check out this next card that uses Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo Classic Inks.

The image has been first inked up in Daffodil Delight and then “Rock & Rolled” in our Flirty Flamingo. Texture has been added once again with the Scalloped Contours Dies and Ornate Floral Embossing Folder (152725). As you can see the Scalloped Contours Dies (155560) are a great addition to your crafting collection! And if you love soft and subtle check out this lovely card made using the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper (156494) from our Mini Catalog.

This card has a soft vintage feel to it and uses our In Colors Bumblebee, Soft Succulent, and Misty Moonlight. One of the things I love about our In Colors are the fun little Square Gems (155572) that come in all the colors that were used for this card. They are faceted and are Adhesive Backed making the not only fun but quick and easy to use too. And last but not least is this lovely card done in Fresh Freesia.

I really like monochromatic cards like this since they are great for not only the beginner but show off our beautiful colors too! This card has a ton of texture, not only do you have the Greenery Embossing Folder (152716) as a back drop but you also have faux layering. The Dahlia and label shape are just one layer! The labels has been sponged and paper pierced and the Dahlia is simply stamped to the left of the faux label creating wonderful depth. And of course those fun little In Color Jewels (155571) add just the right shine and elegance for this card.

Did you know Sale-a-bration ends in just 13 days? September 30th is the last day you can get our Sale-a-bration productions, so you’ll want to make sure to get your favorites before they are gone!

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Highlight on Sale-a-bration & In Your Words

The In Your Words stamp set (156619) is filled with wonderful sentiments to use for all kinds of occasions.

This stamp set is one of our special Host Benefits during Sale-a-bration that you’ll earn in addition to the regular benefits. That is a great way to have fun with family and friends AND get free product!

Let’s check out some cards made with this stamp set and more. These first 2 cards have been teamed up with other Sale-a-bration products. for this first card the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration 156630) was used as the back drop. I just love this kind of paper since Black & White is so classic and can be teamed up with the color of your choice like this card does with the pretty Fresh Freesia.

Add a bit of color to the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper with our Blending Brushes and you’ve got tons of choices too!

Or how about these fun birthday cards, perfect for a winter time birthday since it uses the fun Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration 158420)?

Circles every where even the back ground on this card since it uses the Checks & Dots Embossing Folders (155432) on the Misty Moonlight layer. And this next card uses the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (Host 155426) as a backdrop along with the fun Stitched So Sweetly (151690) and Basic Borders Dies (155558) to create a wonderful fall color combination.

And if you are loving the Designer Series Paper in our Catalogs how about this next card using the very popular Hand Penned Designer Series Paper (155499) and Hippo & Friends Dies (153585) found in our Annual Catalog?

And last but not least these last 2 cards were created with my favorite Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper (155807).

And who can resist this Mint Macaron fun fold? I love this little sentiment surprise when you open the first panel.

Fun right?

Did you know that Sale-a-bration ends on September 30th? So there are still a few weeks where you can earn the In Your Words stamp set and other great products too during Sale-a-bration. Why not contact me today to set up your private party? It’s easy to do gather on facebook or live or just do a book party the choice is yours!

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some more projects made with the Sale-a-bration stamp set Textures & Frames.

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Clever Cats

Are you a cat lover? If so then these fun little images and sentiments found in the Clever Cats stamp set (156490) will make you smile.

See what I mean? I especially love the one jammed into a box! How relatable is that? When Larry and I were first married we had 2 cats Tiger and Boots. Tiger was a cuddler who loved to get into a box I kept on top of my frig along with my bread on the counter, so I resorted to putting it in a Tupperware container for bread. While Tiger is no longer with us I still have the bread container with all of it’s teeth marks from where he would pry the lid off while I was at work. LOL And the other cat looks just like Boots, (a black and white tuxedo) the expression is perfect – This image reminds me of him running his paws down our metal blinds in the morning on the weekends when we tried to sleep in a little. Boots wouldn’t have any of that, he wanted his breakfast. At over 15 pounds Boots always made his presence and desires known. How about you have a cat story of your own?

If you love cats or know someone who does why not whip up a little card for them? This set is great for Halloween, Christmas and well, just anytime. Check out these fun cards made with this set.

These first 2 cards are done for Halloween. The Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (155426) adds some fun color with it’s polka dots and the Birch Background stamp (149256) has been used on the Highland Heather layer to create some interest and texture.

And how about this card using the Stacked Stone Background stamp (152556) to create the wall that is topped with the fun Black Glitter Paper (153518)?

And here is just a fun card for those cat lovers

The Layering Circle Dies (151770) have been used to cut scallop circles from the Ombre Specialty Paper (155784) found in the Annual Catalog to had some fun glimmer and quirky sentiment. And this last card is for the Holiday Season with it’s Sweet Stocking Designer Series Paper (156281) filled with little light bulbs for the tree. How many of us have watched our cat hiding in the tree only to jump out and pull all the decorations with the lights?

I know I have, I can tell you it didn’t take me long to replace those glass ornaments on our tree that Tiger would love to bat around when he got bored in the night while we slept!

Ahh, our 4 legged family. They hold a special place in our hearts.

If you love cats, and this set why not stop by my online store and check it out? You’ll find this and other wonderful pet sets for crafting too!

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Maui Swaps & More

Today I wanted to share some more of the fantastic swaps that I got on the Incentive trip. This swap was an optional part of the trip and we had a choice of cards or 3d. Today’s post again is all about the cards.

And there were lots who participated, the boards were so full that not everyone’s made it on to the board, mine included. But I’ve already shared my card with you on the 18th HERE along with the video and tutorial in case you wanted to see it.

On to the swaps… This first one is bright and cheerful and perfect for the event! Magenta Madness and the In the Tropics Dies (151495). Yep, no stamping just dies were used to create this card and the bright cheerful colors make it fun.

And check out this next card which uses strips of the 2021 In Colors.

Clever, right? the strips adhered to a Basic Black card stock piece and were then die cut using the Hippo & Friends Dies (153585). The sentiment is from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set (155385) and those fun little speckles from the Clear & Contour stamp set (154994).

Another bright and cheerful card using the exclusive Host Designer Series Paper, Pattern Party (Host 155426). It works perfectly with this bold stamp set, Biggest Wish (155052).

Our White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (151326) is perfect for this project since you can add color to the ribbon so easily! And inside is just as bright and fun, check it out.

The very popular Artistically Inked Suite is highlighted on this next card.

With all the gold foiling the Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper (155464) is sure to impress.

This next card uses the fun In Symmetry stamp set (155140), Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper (155605) and new Baker’s Twine Essential Pack (155475).

I love the way our Champagne Rhinestones (151193) pick up the colors on the card. And it’s a fun fold too.

My last swap that I wanted to share with you today is a Slim Line Card done in our 2021 In Colors.

They look so great together! The card was quick and easy since it uses the New Flowers & Leaves Punch (155373), Heart Punch Pack (151292) and the Banners Pick a Punch (153608).

Got a favorite swap that I shared with you today? Why not leave me a comment and let me know.

More Incentive Trip Highlights

I thought I’d share a few more pictures with you from the Incentive Trip. This first one is of the Maui Gold Pineapple Tour, our guide Ken was a lot of fun. I can’t tell you how sad I am that we’ve cut into our last Maui Gold pineapple. I’m trying to figure out how I can hide it from the family without feeling guilty! Ah, well I guess I’ll be sharing it is too good not to share.

These next few photos are of the Stampin’ Up! excursion – we chose snorkeling and were so glad we did. We had a lot of fun being on a catamaran for the first time and watching the sails go up. While I just love being on the water, Larry can struggle with it and experienced a bit of motion sickness.

While our cameras don’t do justice to the fish the snorkeling was fantastic and there was a lot of variety too.

We spent a lovely afternoon around the resort. Here are some more pictures of the resort – these views never get old. Early morning I think was my favorite with the pinks from the sun rise.

To end the day we enjoyed dinner with Sherrie and her husband Jeff at the Maui Brewery Co. It was nice catching up and that we got to meet each others spouses after knowing each other for years. (I always enjoy doing Sherrie’s Shoebox Swaps at our live events.)

I had the Coconut Shrimp Fried Rice Sherrie said the other demonstrators were raving about. It was soooo yummy!

Whew, so much food and I loved the presentation. If you’d like to see more of the photos that I took from the Incentive Trip stop by my facebook page and check them out.

Then stop back by next week when I’ll be sharing more cards & the 3d swaps with you.

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