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!!

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