Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New Year's Resolutions and Rose Wonder Change Up with Celebrate You Thinlits Dies

Happy New Year my crafting friends!! And with a new year there are new year's resolutions, right? What are your resolutions? Good luck to you. I have reflected on 2017 and come up with one resolution -- show appreciation for my friends!! Of course, I appreciate all of my friends, but let me show you how much I appreciate YOU. I was thinking that one way to show my appreciation would be to share crafting inspiration with you on various social media outlets - like my blog. Message to me: Stop avoiding the blog!!

So welcome to the Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop! To accomplish my resolution, I have joined a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that want to showcase the new, free products found in the Sale-A-Bration 2018 catalog beginning today, January 3. I am so honored to be a part of this group of fabulous crafters.

I earned the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies [Item no. 146840] and I have combined them here with the Rose Wonder Stamp Set [Item no. 140697] found in the Annual Catalog on page 162 and the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies [Item no. 140619] page 216.

My card on the right uses the new Stampin' Blends (Stampin' Up!'s alcohol markers that are available in the 2018 Occasions Catalog, pages 30-31) in two colors: Light Rich Razzleberry and Light Old Olive after stamping the rose outline in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I die cut the word "YOU" in Rich Razzleberry Cardstock and die cut the word "amazing" three (3) times in Basic Black Cardstock and stacked them together for dimension. I struggled with the word "are," and settled on masking it from one of the sentiment elements in the Rose Wonder stamp set. Here's a close up picture...

My card on the left uses the inlaid technique. I stamped the rose outline in a stamped off Smoky Slate classic ink on Whisper White Cardstock and colored again using the new Stampin' Blends Light Rich Razzleberry and Light Old Olive markers. I carefully placed the die cut pieces in a Basic Black die cut. I am not going to lie, it did try my patience. The "amazing" die cut is also done with the inlaid technique. Be sure to keep track of all those pieces. I love the fonts for both die cut words. I changed up the word "are" with a build of shortened cuts of the Classic Label Punch. This is a close up of my second card...

I finished the inside of both cards with this sentiment from Just Add Text Stamp Set [Item no. 143934] found on page 167 of the Annual Catalog...

In case you are new to Stampin' Up!, Sale-A-Bration is held once a year from January through March 31. You earn exclusive free Stampin' Up! products with every qualifying purchase. You also earn rewards for hosting a workshop or becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration. If you do not already have a demonstrator, it would be my pleasure to help you place an order, show you how to earn the free products or join my team.

I am so happy that you stopped by my blog today! I hope you have enjoyed my cards and that you now know how much I appreciate YOU!!

Make sure you keep hopping along to see all the other Sale-A-Bration projects! Click on the "Next" button below to visit Nicole Wilson's blog.

Sandy Ward  (YOU ARE HERE)

[NOTE: if you are reading this on my demonstrator web page,, this blog originally posted on January 3 to my blog, Sandee What!, so if the links do not work here, please visit my blog at for the links.]

Stamp On!!

Sandy |
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Season of Style - October and November Paper Pumpkin

Honestly, I have blinked and it is October already! Not much to show for the year on my blog, but believe me it has been a busy year. Shall we just skip right to the Season of Style promotion?

Paper Pumpkin kits for October and November are coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects. Just in time for our holiday crafting needs. Go to to sign up today, but hurry. You must subscribe before October 10 to get the October kit. I would love to be your demonstrator so be sure to select me as your demonstrator. Yay!

If you are already a subscriber, I would love to see your creations using the September Paper Pumpkin kit. I had time to play this past weekend. What do you think?

Stamp on!

Sandy |
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