Today I am sharing one of the New Release Sale-A-Bration Items.  It is subtle on the card, and that is a great definition of the item.  Have you guessed what it is?  Yes, It is the So Very Vellum.  And it is more beautiful in person.  I love the soft colors.



The vellum comes with this embossing already done for you.   All of the sheets have the same embossing.  The vellum I chose for the background is the Soft Sea Foam one.  I used the Highland Heather Vellum for the flowers.  They are die cut using the Dies from Forever Blossoms Bundle.  The embossed vellum gives an added definition to the petals.

The stamp is from the Forever Blossoms stamp set.  It also is die cut using the bundled dies.  That is such a great focal point for any design you could come up with.

I stamped in Smoky Slate Ink and then colored with Soft Sea Foam and Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends.  For the bow, I used the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.  It is simply wonderful to work with.  I don’t usually do multiple loops with ribbon, but this is so silky and thin I went for it.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I have new projects each day to share with you.  And this coming Wednesday is the InKing Royalty Blog Hop, you will not want to miss that.

Sale-A-Bration is heading towards the final month.  Please don’t miss out on a great opportunity to get an awesome amount of product for very little money!  And the fun of joining my team, as well as InKing Royalty.  We share a great community of stampers and you could be part of it!!

The Ultimate Bundle is the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit.  During Sale-A-Bration you get the extra value for your $99.00.  If you have a wish list or are ready to place an order and it totals close to 99.00, please read this first.

There is NO OBLIGATIONS to do anything beyond ordering the kit. You pay $99.00 + tax and receive $125.00 of your choice of products + any stamp set from the annual or mini catalog (the most expensive one is the Well Said set with a $45.00 price) + the Mini Paper Cutter, a $26.50 value + the 6X6 DSP sampler pack (48 sheets of DSP) an $11.50 value + a Paper Pumpkin Kit with a value of $22.00 + FREE Shipping which is usually 10% of the order and would add another $23.00 value here.  This equals over $230.00 value + business supplies added in at no cost.  That is an awesome deal!!  And you never have to purchase another thing.  But while you are trying it out, and you have until the end of July before your trial period runs out, you are part of my Team!  As well as my upline’s team.  We have Facebook groups to share our projects and assist each other.  I would love to talk with you about this opportunity.



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Kerchief Cards

I am sharing one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration products today.  It is the Kerchief Card Kit.  Usually when I use these Kits from the catalogs, I add extra items in addition to the kit supplies.  For these samples, I stuck strictly to the supplies given.



I did used products included in the kit, but I did not copy the cards in the brochure.  They are similar, but I added and moved pieces around.  Overall I give this kit a grade A!  They were quick, easy, and fun to play with.

When I finish the other four, I will do my usual and add other items.  I will share those with you as well and refer back to this post so you can compare.

I have taken the Paper Pumpkin kits on trips with me so I do not go into stamping withdrawal.  This kit would be a great one to take as all you need are a pair of paper snips for the ribbon as an addition.

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you will come back for a new project on Monday!  I am hoping for no rain this weekend.  I hope your weekend goes as you want.


My January Host Code is X3U7BR2N.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.



The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.


The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer is here!!







Pals January 2020 Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because it’s “Time to Sale-A-Brate”! We’re showcasing our favorite new products from 2020 Sale-A-Bration brochure. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Happy New Year stampers!  I am starting the new year with a Celebration cake.  Who doesn’t love cake?  I tried to keep the card fairly simple and something you would all want to use again and again when a cake is needed.



My celebration cake is created with the Happy Birthday To You Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  When I first saw this cake, I thought it would be beautiful for showers and weddings.  I never seem to have that kind of set on hand.  But after playing it with and going for the more simple approach, I believe it can be used as any celebration that requires cake.  Who wouldn’t want all of those roses to eat?? 🙂

It does not show well in the photo but the flowers have Wink Of Stella on the petals.  I stamped the cake and sentiment in Smoky Slate Ink.  I did not want a dark cake.  I was planning on a soft look with all the colors.

I used a variety of the Stampin’ Blends to color the cake and flowers.  I outlined the cake definition lines and shaded the cake stand.  I debated on fussy cutting a flower and layering it on the cake.  But my plan all along was a pretty card that would not be too time consuming to make.  I look at a lot of the stamps and make my choices based on that.  All of the colors are listed in the supply list at the bottom of the page.

The ribbon is a member of the Parisian Blossoms Suite. The suite is one of the “I want it all” suites of products.  It is the Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon.  I chose to just frame with the ribbon instead of overpowering the cake with a bow.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 12th, for our Art From The Heart blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects made from the heart for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun!

Thank you for stopping in while on the hop.  I would love to hear from you.


Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty!
  2. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  3. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  4. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  5. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  6. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  7. Linda Suarez at Lucky Dog Stamper
  8. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  10. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  11. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  12. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  13. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  17. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  18. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  19. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My!
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  21. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  22. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose




The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.


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The Gang for GDP220

You may have seen the Gangs All Meer stamp set in the upcoming Sale-A-bration catalog.  I have seen several sneak Peeks of them.  So I am sharing one today.  It fit perfectly with my Global Design Project Case The Designer Challenge.



The Gangs All Meer makes an adorable card that any age recipient would love.  I know I would.  It makes me Smile!!  The Case The Designer Challenge (GDP220) is such a fun challenge.  Casing is Using the card for inspiration, colors, layout, and everything down to almost copying it.  Of course if you copy exactly please give credit to the person you copied.

In this instance, here is the card I Cased.

These challenges are a great way to get ideas when you cannot get anything to work from your brain to your hands.  I have that problem quite often and look back at challenges to get an idea.

I paired the stamped image with the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  I love the colors it contains.  Of Course my card base and layers are from that striped piece of DSP.  The ribbon is Calypso Coral Satin ribbon and is a great way to “ground” the framed focal point.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for another new project.  And if you need a hint to someone for a gift for yourself, or if you have a stamping friend who is hard to by for, I Have Gift Certificates.  All you have to do is contact me and I will do it right away.

All of the supplies I used on today’s project are listed at the bottom of the page.




The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.


My December Host Code is JTNY4EBH.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.



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A Bright Celebration for FABFRI174

I am playing along with the FabFri174 challenge for today’s card.  It is a color combination that is right up my alley.



I used the Cup of Christmas Bundle for a non-Christmas card.  I hope you look at stamp sets the same way.  What else can I do that extends the life / usefulness of a stamp set.

Here is the Challenge icon:

Orange is one of my most favorite colors!  So when I saw the color combination I knew I had to play along.  It reminds me of the 60’s and 70’s and the large flowers that were on EVERYTHING!  I think I had jeans, tops, even a trash can in my room with the bright flowers.

For the background I decided to give detail to the Melon Mambo and added the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder.  I believe it fit perfectly.  The tag is from the Christmas dies .  The sentiment fit perfectly and it is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.

I added a few of the epoxy drops to the background to give a little extra sparkle.  The ribbon holding the tag is actually Grapefruit Grove, but it works well with the Orange, or in my case, Pumpkin Pie.  The “steam” from the cups is from the Birthday Backgrounds stamp set.


  • 5 1/2 X 8 1/2
  • 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • 5 1/4 X 4
  • 2 5/8 X 4
  • 2 1/2 X 4
  • 2 3/8 X 4


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will come back tomorrow for another new project.  I will be sharing a card using the Christmas Rose Bundle.  I love the entire bundle, but it is great that you can purchase the pieces that you like and not the entire bundle if you do not want it all.  I did……and I LOVE the bracelet!!



My October Host Code is BD2FGFTK.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.



The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  There is not a date yet as to when it will be available for customer orders.  However, you can place it on a Starter Kit!!  Hint, Hint !!



CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE BUNDLE:   This can be ordered as a Suite Bundle with everything pictured, or individually to get just the pieces you want.  The products will be available on November 1 for customers to order.





Heaps of Happiness and more

I apologize for being so late posting today.  It has been a crazy morning.  But it has allowed me to update my blog with the DSP Sale Flyer!  WooHoo!  This is one of my favorite times of the year.  It is the very popular Buy 3, and Get 1 Free on Select Designer Series Paper.  The flyer is at the end of the post so you can see which ones to choose from.  My September Host Code is at the bottom as well.

Another AWESOME bit of news is tomorrow is the beginning of the Holiday Catalog!  I cannot wait for you to be able to order these wonderful items.  I want it all!!

Now on to today’s project.  It is a Happy card, and great for showers of any kind.


I love this stamp set!  It is the Birthday Goodness set that has donuts and macarons.  What is not to LOVE??  I wanted to do a variety of colors because I love the different flavors of macarons.  However, the choice of paper made me settle on just two.

I chose the Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow to go with the Daffodil Delight roses.  The designer series paper is a reverse side of one of the Magnolia Lane DSP.

The adorable ribbon combo is actually a Ribbon Combo (HaHa!) from the Magnolia Suite of products.  It is Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo and is the great linen like ribbon with a Mossy Meadow Baker’s Twine to match.

Thank you for checking in today.  Be sure and check out the DSP Sale the starts tomorrow and add it to your list from the Holiday Catalog.  If you do not have a Holiday  Catalog and would like one, please contact me and I will get one to you.



My September Host Code is VYHZ6ZM2.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.




September 2019 DSP Sale Flyer