The Countdown is On!

 Sale-a-bration is the most anticipated time of the Stampin’ Up! year and it’s almost over.  There are 21 more days to go BUT, all of the Sale-a-bration gifts are while supplies last! Unfortunately the Card Tin has already sold out but there are still many more gifts available for every $50 in product that you order (before shipping/tax).  If you’ve had your eye on some of the great gifts, please place your online order as soon as possible.  I don’t want you to be disappointed!

I placed an order earlier this week and it arrived yesterday.  My free gift was the Glimmer Paper.  Oh my, but it is GORGEOUS!  If you like glitter and sparkle, you will love it!  If you are reading this from my blog, click on the two Sale-a-bration catalogs on the right side of my blog to look inside.  If you’re reading this is an email, click here and here

My card today uses the Sale-a-bration gift, Avant Garden and the sentiment comes from the set All Things Thanks.  I actually stamped the flower and stem weeks ago and it’s been sitting on my craft table because I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with it.  Because Sale-a-bration is almost over, I was spurred into action to create and I’m happy with the simplicity of it. 

As I mentioned above, I used All Things Thanks for my sentiment.  I used the middle sentiment that says “thanks for joining us.”  I just wanted the word thanks for my card so I used my Rose Red Stampin’ Write marker and just colored the part I wanted.  You do have to be careful that you don’t touch any of the other letters while doing this but it’s a great way to get more mileage out of a stamp set.

All of the products I used to create my card can be found below.  Click on any of the pictures and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  Once there, it’s easy to add an item to your cart.  If your total reaches $50, you’ll be prompted to enter your Sale-a-bration free gift item number.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!  Use the Host Code UAWUUQG4 and you’ll receive an extra surprise with your thank you card!


Whisper White:  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″  scored @ 4-1/4″       3-3/4″ x 5″     2-1/4″ x 3-3/4″     scrap for sentiment

Rose Red:  4″ x 5-1/4″    2-3/4″ x 4″

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Have a wonderful weekend! I’ll be back on Monday!

Pretty Kitty by Stampin’ Up!

I love cats which is so surprising because years ago I really didn’t like them.  I grew up in a house full of dogs and whenever I went to a house where they had cats, it was immediately obvious that I was allergic to them.  Years later my parents had two cats and I was shocked to realize that my eyes weren’t itching and closed shut. 

When my daughters were younger they wanted a pet (what kid doesn’t).  We decided that having a dog wouldn’t work because we were gone most of the day so we went to the pound and got two adorable (a brother and sister) kitties to bring home.  They instantly stole our hearts, even my husbands, who definitely was NOT a cat person.   We lost Misty when she was 14 and Joey lived to be 19.  I still miss them. 

Twenty years ago my parents started feeding feral cats on their property. My mom caught many of the girls and took them to the vet to be spayed.  We are still feeding three of them and all of their friends in the neighborhood.  The word got out that there’s free food.  The three regulars are so cute and they keep their eyes on me from outside when I’m crafting at my mom’s.

Now you know why there’s no way I could pass up a kitty stamp set as cute as Pretty Kitty in the Occasions catalog. 

I stamped the kitty on watercolor paper with Staz-On and used Watercolor pencils and an Aqua Painter to color her in.  Here are two more cards that I made with the set!

All of the Stampin’ Up! products I used to create all three cards are listed below.  They are shown along with their item number and price.  When you click on the picture, you’ll be taken to that item in my Stampin’ Up! online store.  From there it’s easy to add it to your cart. Choose a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog for every $50 you spend 

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Use this code when placing your online order and you’ll receive a gift with your thank you card!

Click HERE and HERE to see the all of the free products you can earn during Sale-A-Bration!