Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop January 2020 – Sale-A-Bration

Hi Friends,

Today I’m hopping with fellow demonstrators from around the world in the Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop and we are showcasing all things Sale-A-Bration. 

Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop, January 2020, Sale-A-Bration

So what is ‘Sale-A-Bration? It’s the biggest Stampin’ Up! promotion of the year. In Australia, for every $90 you spend you receive a free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. So these are the products you will see highlighted in all our blogs today.

I have chosen the Happy Birthday to You stamp set and the Golden Honey Specialty DSP for my projects

 

I coordinated these products with the Peaceful Poppies Elements to add a lovely chic black touch to them. These projects involved a bit of fussy cutting but come 4th of February you don’t need to worry as coordinating dies are available. So no more fussy cutting for this cake image.

The large cake creates a lovely focal point for cards and with the choice of sentiments, it’s suitable for any occasion.

I had a bit of leftover Peaceful Poppies Elements border which I couldn’t bear to throw away so I added it to my gift tag which coordinates with the cards.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you visit again. All products I have used on the projects are listed below. Please stop by all the blog hop participants for more inspiration with your Sale-A-Bration catalogue. Click on the Next button to see what Laura has created for you.

 

Sandra Roberts

Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

Laura Mackie

Stacey Marsh

Sue McDonald

Jo Blackman

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Gez Carpenter

Melissa Tennison

Deb Naylor

Jill Chapman

Sue Allen

 

All products used to make this card are listed below. Click on any of the images to be taken direct to my Online Store. Spend $90 get a free Sale-A-Bration goodie.

You also a Stamping Flair Loyalty point for every $50 spent in my Online store. Once you reach $500 you can choose upto $40 worth of goods in my Online Store. Use Host Code listed for orders under $250. For orders above this amount, you will receive your own Stampin’ Rewards. Host Code DSSQDFZK

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The Joy of Sets Blog Hop January 2020 – Something New

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Hello,

Welcome to Stamping Flair. Hope you are enjoying your weekend and getting a chance to relax. I’m enjoying school holidays and getting some extra crafting done. I’m also loving the time I get to spend with my daughter, Cassidy, just doing things in our own time instead of having to rush around. She loves going places with me so we have a great time. 

Something New is this month’s theme for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop. New year, new decade, new baby, new friend, new neighbours – there was plenty to choose from. I’ve chosen the From My Heart suite in the new Mini catalogue to create a coordinating card and gift box. 

Coordinating card and gift box for Valentine's day with From My Heart suite

The card came together very quickly with one of the heart punches and a little bit of stamping. The heart shaped foil tin is a perfect gift box and so easy to decorate using those pretty doilies and a few punched out hearts. These tins are food safe and you could even bake mini cakes in them as treats.

Valentine's Day card and gift box, Joy of Sets January 2020 Blog Hop

View the entire range of the From my Heart suite by clicking on the image below.From My Heart Suite, Stampin' Up!

Click on the next button to hop over to Brenda Nelson’s blog to see her beautiful project. List of participants are listed below so you can have a browse through for lots of inspiration. We would love to hear your thoughts on our projects. 

Angie McKenzie 

Amanda Farlinger

Libby Fens

Jane Allmark

Tricia Butts

Angelique Nederpel 

Fiona Whitehead

Sandra Roberts

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

Brenda Nelson

Susan Webster

Anne Marie Hile

Gez Carpenter

Annette Ball

Kaylin Krawczyk

Narelle Fasulo

Jennifer Arent

Vicki Milyard

Alejandra Gomez

If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you. You can request a copy of the catalogue HERE.

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Sale-A-Bration is a great time to get more of your favourite Stampin’ Up! products for free. You choose any item you want from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue for every $90 you spend in my Online store. All orders made during Sale-A-Bration which are $90 and over earn Sale-A-Bration rewards. There is no limit to the number of items you can earn.

Loyalty Points

You also a Stamping Flair Loyalty point for every $50 spent in my Online store. Once you reach $500 you can choose upto $40 worth of goods in my Online Store. Use Host Code listed for orders under $250. For orders above this amount, you will receive your own Stampin’ Rewards. Host Code DSSQDFZK


Simply Love!

Creating ‘love’ themed projects are made easy with the From My Heart suite. You can find find all the beautiful products from Pages 8-10 in the Mini Catalogue. In traditional Valentine’s day colours, with touches of foil on the Designer Series Paper, this suite is quite rich in colour.

Stampin' Up! From My Heart Designer Series Paper

The coordinating heart punches align with some of the images on the Designer Series Paper and I used one of these on my card today to layer on one of those cute doilies. 

I am not so much into giving really bright red cards for Valentine’s day (because I like to be different!) and by adding Crumb Cake into the colour palette it just mutes the whole colour scheme. We still have Valentine’s Day colours going on but with more natural tones incorporated. 

 

Valentine's Day, Love, Handmade Valentine's cards

 

Free Products  

All products I have used to make this card are listed below. Click on any of the products to shop from my Online Store. 

Sale-A-Bration is a great time to get more of your favourite Stampin’ Up! products for free. You choose any item you want from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue for every $90 you spend in my Online store.

Get more free products with Sale-A-Bration

All orders made during Sale-A-Bration $90 and over earn Sale-A-Bration rewards. There is no limit to the number of items you can earn.

Loyalty Points

You also a Stamping Flair Loyalty point for every $50 spent in my Online store. Once you reach $500 you can choose upto $40 worth of goods in my Online Store. Use Host Code listed for orders under $250. For orders above this amount, you will receive your own Stampin’ Rewards.

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If you would like a copy of the new Mini Catalogue please complete your details HERE

Subscribe to my weekly Newsletter HERE.  Tips on how to the best out of your Sale-A-Bration experience in my latest edition

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Quick Card with Woven Threads Designer Series Paper

Hi crafty friends,

I’ve been a little bit slow in posts these couple of weeks as I’ve been recuperating from surgery and then had to go back into hospital as it wasn’t healing up. As a result I got to spend the most part of my birthday in hospital. I had family and friends who dropped by and made it a very special day for me. 

I’m back now with more crafting fun and inspiration for you. Today’s card follows a very simple layout and the star of this card is the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper. This paper, along with a selection of others, are included in a fabulous promotion which runs until 30th September. Click on the image to view the full range of paper. Stock up for all your projects – cards, memory keeping, 3D items such as gift bags and boxes. You can save $20-$25 and there’s no limit on how many you can buy.

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale

I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso on this beautiful DSP which has a lovely textured look to it.  Then I die cut it with a Stitched Label. Stamping on Designer Paper gives you texture without any effort at all.

Stamp on Desginer Series Paper for added texture

The daisies were punched out from 2 other sheets of DSP within the same pack and I distressed it with Early Espresso using a sponge dauber. 3 daisies have been used to create this flower and a Rococo Rose faceted gem added to the centre. Some matching ribbon and this card is complete. A card you can create in minutes. 

Quick card with patterned paper by Stampin' Up!, create it in minutes

All measurements and products that I have used to create this card are listed below. You can purchase these from my Online Store by clicking on any of the images. Alternately, contact me to place your order.

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All orders placed receive a handmade card and orders over $50 will receive a $10 gift voucher from me (1 per month).

Use host code for orders under $250. Orders that are over $250 are entitled to your own Stampin’ Rewards as well as my handmade card and gift voucher.

Please leave me feedback or contact me with any queries. I would love the opportunity to help you along your crafting journey.

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Measurements:

  • Whisper White Thick A4 – 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half)
  • DSP – 8.5cm x 7.5cm for sentiment
  • DSP – scraps for flower

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Good Morning Magnolia Congratulations

The Magnolia Lane Suite is such a pretty suite which has so many coordinating products to make your crafting experience easy. It comprises of a stamp set with several sentiments and images including the huge magnolia. There are dies to cut out these images and also some that cut out images from the coordinating Designer Series Paper. Ribbon, twine, Stampin’ Blends also make up this suite. 

My card uses the Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes and the Memories & More Card Park which simplifies cardmaking even more. The cards and envelopes have a silver detailing on them and the envelope liners are printed with Mossy Meadow leaves. 

I have chosen a Flirty Flamingo card base and coloured my flower with Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I wanted to slightly veer from the colour palette of the suite which is  Basic Black, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, So Saffron and Whisper White. The printed vellum comes in the Memories & More Card Pack. Mounting the vellum onto the Flirty Flamingo changes it’s look.

Good Morning Magnolia Congratulations handmade card in pink

I hadn’t realized how large that flower was until I got the bundle in my hands. It’s a large flower and so pretty. The best part is – there is a die to cut it out. 

Did you Know?

All stamps are shown at actual size in Stampin’ Up! catalogues (unless otherwise stated). This makes it very easy to order the sentiments and images you want as you know exactly what you are going to get. 

 

I added a smaller Memories & More card with a tiny leaf pattern on it and mounted the flower on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it depth. 

To make the sentiment stand out, I heat embossed the ‘Congratulations’ in White Embossing powder on Early Espresso cardstock. This created a nice contrast against the busy background. 

Magnolia flower handmade card, Stampin' Up!, Alcohol markers, Memories & More

A new feature in the Annual Catalogue this year is the addition of a simplified one item number ordering system. So when you want to order the entire Magnolia Lane suite, you just need to enter item no. 152178 and it will order all 9 products for you. How easy is that?

This month is Bonus Days so for every $90 you spend you get a $9 voucher to spend in August. Great time to stock up on essentials as well as some of your wish list items. 

Stampin' Up! earn extra dollars to spend

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All products used to make this card are listed below. Click on any of the products to start ordering and creating with this beautiful Magnolia Lane Suite. 

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A Mother’s Day Tribute through a Scrapbook Page

Happy Mother’s Day!

To all you lovely ladies who are doing the best job of all – being a mum, to those who are step-in mums and care givers and those Dads who take the place of mum. Hope your little ones (or not so little ones) show you the love and appreciation you deserve on your special day.

I am blessed to be mum to my daughter Cassidy. She is a kind and caring lady and amazes me with her compassionate spirit to see the good in everyone. I am also thankful to God for blessing me with a kind, caring, Christian mother who was always there to listen and was always telling us and showing my sister and me that she loved us. My project today is a tribute to my mum who passed away 17 years ago, the day before Mother’s Day. That was a very tough Mother’s Day to go through.

The photo I have chosen for my scrapbook page is one that brings back a beautiful memory for me. I remember this framed photo sat on my Dad’s desk until the day he passed away – they had been married for 39 years and he missed Mum so much when she had gone. This photo shows my mum sitting at a typewriter. This was taken at her workplace but I also remember her typing aerogrammes (who remembers them?) and pages and pages of letters to friends and relatives. 

Mum and Dad’s love story began at their joint workplace – Back to the Bible Broadcast. This was a Christian radio ministry. My Mum was involved in the music – playing piano and accordion and administrative work. So I think this photo had special significance to my Dad. 

This scrapbook page just had to have orchids because my mum loved purple Singapore orchids. I had the perfect stamp for this didn’t I? The Orchid Builder stamp and die set worked perfectly. 

I used a retired 12’x12′ Basic Black cardstock sheet as my base. Then I created the watercolour wash on the Shimmery White cardstock using Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody and Calypso Coral. I inked separate Clear Blocks for each colour and using an aqua painter, washed the colour onto the Shimmery Cardstock. 

Once this piece had dried, I added the Timeless Textures stamp in Highland Heather. The Sheet Music stamp further captures this tribute, remembering my mum’s love of music. Her ‘other’ job was teaching piano at home and in the early days going by bus to the student’s homes to teach them. Lots of sacrifice was made to help our family.

I inked only part of music stamp by ripping a piece of paper and covering part of it, inking it up and then stamping it. This creates that unfinished look on the stamped image.

The orchids were stamped in Basic Grey and I added Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and Rich Razzleberry with sponge dabuers to colour them. These orchids are easy to create with the coordinating dies. The centres have been stamped in Mango Melody onto So Saffron cardstock. 

To create the leaves, I water coloured a piece of Shimmery White cardstock with Old Olive and Shaded Spruce ink. Once dry, I stamped the leaves in Shaded Spruce and die cut them. The flowers and leaves have been laid onto a branch from the Seasonal Layers die. 

Handmade purple orchids, papercraft

I then incorporated the typewriter from the lovely P.S. You’re the Best stamp set which has a vintage look about it. Some colour was stamped onto it with the Highland Heather, Mango Melody and Pineapple Punch. 

Stampin' Up! Typewriter with Orchid Builder bundle

The addition of of the Delicate Lace Edgelits and a doily adds a softness which reflects my mum’s character and her sense of style. A few rhinestones coloured with the Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend embellishes this layout perfectly. 

I chose this Bible verse because my sister and I were truly blessed to have this special lady as our mum. I have used the Story Label punch, which is available in the new catalogue, to write out my sentiment. 

Sheet Music stamp, Stampin' Up!

Enjoy your day.


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