In just four days,  Sale-a-Bration will be over! It’s that time of year when you can earn free product with every $50 or $100 order! 

One of the first stamp sets I earned free when Sale-a-Bration first started was A Touch of Ink but I didn’t play with until yesterday! Why the heck did I wait so long? It has a butterfly, flowers, a hummingbird and great sentiments.  This is a Level 2 Sale-a-Bration gift and it’s only available for four more days with a $100 order. 



I don’t remember if I’ve shared this before, but my husband retired at the end of August. He was a pilot for Delta Airlines for 33 years.  He had planned to retire in a few years but Delta offered him a chance to retire early and he took them up on it (you’re probably wondering what in the world this has to do with Sale-a-Bration and the stamp set, Touch of Ink, but I’m getting there).  Since Mark has been retired we now have two bird feeders and three, yes three, hummingbird feeders in our backyard. We have the cutest birds, hummingbirds and butterflies visiting our yard daily and we have so much fun watching them zoom all over our backyard. Believe me, it’s a full time job refilling the bird and hummingbird feeders! So, when I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to have it! 



To create my card, I started with a base of Highland Heather cardstock and then added a layer of Basic White cardstock that I embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. I then cut a square out of Basic White cardstock using the Layering Squares Dies and stamped the sentiment in Highland Heather ink.  I used Memento Ink to stamp the flowers and then colored them in with my Highland Heather and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I layered this piece onto a larger square cut out of Highland Heather cardstock.  Stampin’ Dimensionals were added to the back and it was adhered to the front of the card. I love dimension on my cards and use Stampin’ Dimensional on almost every single card I make. 


Ornate Floral Embossing Folder


I stamped the hummingbird onto a piece of Basic White cardstock using Memento Ink and colored it using the Highland Heather and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends.  I cut it out using our Paper Snips, which are very sharp scissors (these are currently on backorder but a large shipment is due in next week). Usually I’m not overly fond of fussy cutting but it really didn’t take much time at all. I added several Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and placed it near the flowers.  I added some Wink of Stella to the hummingbird’s head for some extra sparkle!



This really is a fun set to play with and if you place a $100 order, you can choose it as your free gift, but only until this Sunday, February 28, 2021!

Here’s one of the cute hummingbirds in our backyard.  Not exactly the Highland Heather – Bermuda Bay combination of my hummingbird but isn’t he cute?




Supply List

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have questions about products you’re considering purchasing or ones you’ve already purchased, I’m just an email away (click the Email Me button on the sidebar of my blog).  



  • Highland Heather cardstock: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″  score at 4-1/4″
  • Highland Heather cardstock: approx. 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″
  • Basic White cardstock: (2) 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic White cardstock: approx. 3″ x 3″
  • Basic White cardstock: scrap for hummingbird


Pretty Perennials Card Sampler

Place a minimum $50 order at my Stampin’ Up! online store using the host code YRCQJYRC and as a thank you, you’ll receive 6 card kits (2 each of three designs) with envelopes and a PDF Tutorial with instructions, pictures and a supply list.  You’ll receive all the paper and embellishments needed to make the cards and all the paper will be cut, scored and die cut for you (you’ll need to supply your own adhesive, ink and stamp set).   The last day this offer will be available is Saturday, February 27, 2021.  For all the details, please click here



Pretty Perennials Host Code


The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is coming March 2, 2021 and several items will only be available while supplies last.  Click the flyer below for all the information or click here


Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit

The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is always a great deal but during Sale-a-Bration, it’s even better and there’s absolutely no risk in purchasing it.  For $99 you’ll choose $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! product (it ships FREE) and then you’ll have all the perks of being a demonstrator (discount on all your future purchases, order new products early, receive my Card Sampler and Card Kit PDF Tutorials free and so much more). Many people are under the assumption that they have to sell Stampin’ Up! products once they purchase the Starter Kit and that is not true.  It’s totally your decision.  You can be a happy shopper with a discount or take it to the next level.  It’s your choice!! For more information about the Starter Kit, click here! If you’ve heard enough and you’re ready to purchase the Starter Kit, click here. If you have questions, I’m just an email away. 



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