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Life gives you lemons….


Make a card!  What else did you expect??!!

So, the story behind this is SU has just started their annual Sale-A-Bration promotion.  And, for every $50 you spend. you get a free stamp set….  WELL.  Every year, just before this comes around, one of my upline hosts a SAB swap.  And, I like to participate.  However, this year, I didn’t even get a chance to look at the stamp sets before I signed up for the swap because it was in the thick of Christmas Crafting (which for me, is from November until Dec 25 in the wee hours in the morning…)  So!  I just chose a set based on the name.  And, this set is called “A Happy Thing”.




Lemons for me are a very happy thing!  I have a lemon tree that I just LOVE.  Fresh lemonade is one of my favorites.  Along with lemon squares, lemon butter, Lemon brownies…  I have a whole pinterest board devoted to it.  This lemon was fun to color with our blendabilities (Stampin’ Up version of copics). markers… cause you can shade them… and you don’t get those UGLY marker lines, but get the saturation you want that you can’t get with pencils…  I’m learning the blendabilities.  And, cannot figure out where they’ve been all my life.  Coincidentally, you can choose some of the blendabilities sets as the free item for SAB as well…

Anyway, if you are interested in learning how to get some SAB sets of your own, contact me!!  It can be a happy thing for you too!




Welcome to the next installment of the Pin-worthy Blog Tour…  This month’s theme is Eggstra Creative!!  It’s supposed to be Easter, but I decided to take more of a Spring-y approach just because I wanted to make my decor to last longer than the Easter holiday…
So, I decided to use the banner kit from the SAB catalog as a starting point or this project (it’s FREE with a $50 purchase!!  Heartfelt Banner Kit, 133514)  I must confess, I’ve been bitten by the banner bug.  Had a WONDERFUL time with them at Christmas, loving them still now.  They are so fun to make and these kits make it SO easy…
Anyway. You should have seen me trying to get good pictures of this.  I’m not set up for many things much bigger than cards…

The SAB brochure shows using the paper clips to attach photos to the banner.  Which is an excellent idea.  But, I wanted to spring it up, so I cut out scallop circles (sorry, this particular die was retired, it is the large scallop on the 2 scallop die).  And, embossed them.  Then, I cut out the letters for bloom and put it them on.



I was super inspired by the cover of the latest issue of Stampin’ Success (one of the many perks of being a demonstrator) and their creped filter paper flowers.  So, I had to make a few.  That’s where the ideas for the flowers came from.  I used the Fun Flowers Bigz die to make the flowers, as well as the 7/8 scallop circle punch, and the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  I died the flowers by dipping them into rubbing alcohol and reinker.  Then you smooch and scrunch, and ruffle and fluff.  They are fun to make while you are watching TV…

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Here it is hung up on the mirror in my entry way…  And, the bottom is the wreath kit from the Spring Occasions catalog… They go well together…  These would be fun to make and send to someone as a nice piece of decor for their home… Mine is gonna be boxed up and shipped out soon… just to send some spring to someone special!!
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A Valentine Treat





Hello!!  I have a quick little treat bag to share with you today.  I must say, this latest catalog and subsequent releases from SU have really incorporated packaging and gifting into their line-up.  And I LOVE IT.  And, you will too.

These are the Sweetheart Treat Bags (#134610). These treat bags come 12 in a set…Bags, large striped tag, and twine.  AND… the best part is… IT’S ONLY 4.95!!  For 12!!



I added the two little banners from the Banner Blast stamp set (it’s an SAB set, and won’t be available until tomorrow) and punched them out with the coordinating punch (again, SAB item and not available till tomorrow–with qualifying purchase.)



Here it is with some of silver tissue that I folded and used the ‘grass scissors’ from the Spring Occasions catalog to cut the little fringe on the top…



And, of course, what is a Valentine’s treat bag without a TREAT??

These bags are only available until MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN TIME today.  This means order by 8:00 tonight Hawaii Time to be safe…  You can order through my online store if you so desire.  And, they also have cute kiddie valentines and other valentine cards if you need something quick and easy…

It’s not too early to start on Valentines… It’s only a couple weeks away…



Best of SAB


Hello!!  And welcome to the FINAL installment of the Best Of Tour!!  I think they saved the best for last.  BEST OF SALE-A-Bration!!  Sale-A-Bration is my favorite time of the SU year cause there is lots of FREE stuff floating around.  And who doesn’t love FREE??

Here are a couple of cards created with said free items and the Best of SAB set…


This first card uses the little flower in the Best of Set.  And what I like about this is that an actual SAB set has a larger version of this same flower.  Imagine the possibilities.  And, here, I used the SAB DSP and some of the gorgeous Crisp Canteloup twine that comes with one of the SAB kits.  Super simple and easy, this card is perfect to put a smile on someone’s face.  And, since there are no words, it can be used for any occasion!!

This next card was my first attempt at the file folder card.  So, I could try to explain how to make them, but if you google it, you will see easy peasy videos to make it happen…  And, it is SO easy.  But, you need the awesome envelope punch board.  WAY easy…


And, there is more of the super awesome DSP.  I just love this year’s offering.  And, the scallop punch on the card had the words ‘for you’ on it, and after I inked it up, I wiped those words off.  I used a stamp from Fabulous Phrases for the ‘HI’, and the ‘wish big’ from  “A Dozen Thoughts” set (a set I LOVE, btw).

And this is the inside….


Another view:


And, oh, this is the same as the first card…but instead of making the background Sahara Sand, I used Basic Black.  I needed to make some for a swap and didn’t have enough Sahara Sand.  Which do you like better??


So, you are off to see what Deb Lehigh has for you!!  Hope you enjoy the tour!!

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more sale-a-brating


Okay… SO here is another glimpse at Sale-A-Bration.

This cutie comes from the Patterned Occasions Sale-A-Bration set.  I love it.  It seems so suited for a teen or tween girl who excels at something and you just wanna give an  “‘atta girl” to…   I can see using it for graduation..  Possibilities are endless.  And, this isn’t the only stamp in the set!!  You will have to stay tuned for more.




So, this uses the Sycamore Street DSP as well.  And, the honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I think that it is my NEW favorite folder.  It’s available in the Occasions Mini, so you don’t have to wait until January 22 to get it.    And, that little button, it’s new.  From the Occasions Mini…  Another of my favorites.  Beautiful Silver Brushed Nickel.  Stampin’ UP is really getting it right with the buttons.  There was one in the last catalog that I just fell in love with as well…  anyway, I digress…




Here is an up close  so you can see the texture on the button.  AND the texture on the NEW Pool Party Co’oredinations paper!!  Now, I didn’t even sand the honeycomb after, and it still works great.  But, the way the paper comes, it makes an excellent lightly textured background paper.  LOVE IT.  Do you notice the Rich Razzleberry Scallop Circle?  First off, it’s embossed with the Vine Street TIEF.  But, you must be thinking, what SIZE is that??  Do I have it??  And the answer would be, “No, Cuz it’s NEW”.  The 7/8″ scallop circle.  It coordinates with ALL our other scallop punches so it will be a must have…

Here’s the LOW-DOWN:

  • Patterned  Occasions Stamp Set (SAB)
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
  • Island Indigo card stock
  • Pool Party Co’ordinations card stock
  • Rich Razzleberry card stock
  • Summer Starfruit card stock
  • 7/8″ scallop punch
  • 1″ circle punch
  • 3/4″ circle punch
  • itty bitty shapes punch pack
  • Pool Party Bakers Twine
  • Basics Designers Buttons (brushed nickel)

And, Don’t forget to check pack on Jan 13!!  We will be having another blog tour featuring “Heart’s A-Flutter”.  I’m SO excited about the stuff I made.  First time I didn’t case ANYTHING (well, the color scheme I took from a color challenge I saw on pinterest).   It was fun just to PLAY… You will be SO ready for Valentine’s Day after this tour…