Sale-A-Brate good times, come on!


“There’s a party goin’ on right here
A celebration to last throughout the years
So bring your good times and your laughter too
We gonna celebrate your party with you”

~Kool and the Gang – Celebration  Writers: Bell Robert Earl, Bell Ronald Nathan

Yes it’s time to Sale-A-Brate all things stamping and start earning FREE products!

From January 3, 2020 – March 31, 2020 you have three ways to Sale-A-Brate; by placing orders, hosting (or placing a qualified single order) and by joining the Stampin’ Up! family and my team, Stampers of DistINKtion.  This annual sale is by far the best one Stampin’ Up! offers and it’s a great way to stretch your stamping dollar!

2020 SAB catalog


Let’s break it down….




For every $50 you spend you get to choose from two different levels of products; Level 1 ($50) and Level 2 ($100).  Let’s say you spend $100 you can choose two Level 1 Sale-A-Bration products or one Level 2 product.  And there is no limit to how many products you can earn!  Once you hit $150 you will start earning Stampin’ Rewards for more free products!





Next up when you host a workshop and sales are at least $300 you will earn the exclusive Little Ladybug set! You can also earn the set with a qualifying single order of $300. For the single $300 order it cannot be part of a workshop it must be a separate order.  This versatile set is perfect for so many occasions, and who can resist these adorable ladybugs?






Finally you will earn bonus products when you sign up during Sale-A-Bration.  The kit is always $99 and you get to choose $125 worth of stamps and accessories which is already a bargain, but during this promotion you will also get an exclusive mini paper cutter, a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler AND your choice of any stamp set offered in any current catalog (host sets and Sale-A-Bration sets are excluded)!!



So lets get ready to Sale-A-Brate!  If you have any questions please let me know!!

Happy Stamping!!


~Making the world a happier place one card at a time!


Frog Card Featuring Love You Lots Set


Today’s project was featured in June along with several other cards using the Love You Lots Hostess Set (see the original post here).  It has been very popular on Pinterest so I thought I would go into more detail on how it was made. Enjoy!!

Card Dimensions:

  • Card Base – Dapper Denim Cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Dapper Denim  – 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Watercolor Paper – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
  • Emerald Envy  – scrap piece approx. 2 1/2″ x 3″
  • Flirty Flamingo – scrap piece approx 1″ x  2″
  • Thick Whisper White – scrap piece approx. 2 1/4″ x 3″

Supplies Used:

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Thank you for visiting and happy stamping!

Featured Set – Love You Lots

I am so excited about the NEW 2016-2017 Annual Catalog!  The 2016-2018 In Colors are just yummy and they have debuted so many new sets that will appeal to all stampers no matter what your favorite style is!

Today’s featured set is one of the exclusive host sets this year, Love You Lots.  The cute images are perfect for watercolor and will be sure to put a smile on the face of any recipient.  I am a HUGE fan of watercolor it is by far my favorite way to add color to images so this set was right up my alley!



For this card I used the adorable hedgehogs (LOVE them!!) again stamping the image and saying in Basic Black on Shimmery White cardstock. Using Aqua Painters and stamp pads I colored the images with Soft Suede, Sweet Sugarplum and a teeny tiny dot of Emerald Envy for the leaf. After the image dried I used the new Layering Squares Framelits to cut a  2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ straight edge square and a 3″ x 3″ square from Sweet Sugarplum with the scallop edged framelit. Then mounted that to a panel of Shimmery White cardstock with Stampin’ Dimensionals Before adhering to the  Sweet Sugarplum  card base I tied a pretty bow using the new ruched ribbon in Sweet Sugarplum.


I decided to use Real Red and Basic Black, the traditional colors of a Lady Bug for this card and I added the new Thoughtful Banners set and matching Duet Banner Punch. First I stamped the image using Basic Black on Whisper White Thick cardstock, then colored it with Real Red and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers. Next I stamped the outline of the banner in Basic Black and colored the stripes with Real Red marker.  The Thank You was stamped using Real Red ink.  TIP:  With photopolymer stamps you can bend them any way you want, when I attached it to my acrylic block I made a slight curve to match the curve in the banner. Then I punched out the image with the Duet Banner punch and adhered to the image with dimensionals.  Below this I stamped “Friend” in Real Red.  The side panel is from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack mounted on Basic Black cardstock.


DSCN0055Last but not least while using the Confetti Hearts Border punch knew I wanted to make a shaker card.  I punched quite a few little hearts using scrap Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry cardstock and set those aside.  I stamped the hedgehogs with Basic Black ink on a small card using Whisper White Thick cardstock and colored them with Soft Suede and Sweet Sugarplum ink and Aqua Painters, the saying is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum. The frame is a piece of 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ Dapper Denim cardstock and the center is cut out using the Layered Squares framelits measuring  2 1 /2″ x  2 1 /2″.  A piece of window sheet was cut to the same size as the frame.  This is attached to the frame using Fast Fuse adhesive.  Then Stampin’ Up!’s new Foam Adhesive Strips were attached to outer edges of the card.  TIP:  Make sure there are no gaps so the confetti stays put!  Add the confetti to the center, peel the adhesive backing off and place the Dapper Denim frame on top.  Add a little bow in Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon and viola a cute little shaker card!

Products used for these projects:

If you have any questions about today’s cards, please let me know!

Happy Stamping!!