It's finally here! Six months of planning - 20 designs - 20 ladies - and a whole lot excitement! I've got lots of surprises in store for my friends, too! Wish you were here!
I wasn't so sure I was going to like the Spring Time Foil Sale-a-Bration Paper. After all, foils are for the holidays, right? Wrong! Foils are for all the time! The subtle silver stripe on this designer series paper is seriously beautiful. It adds just the right touch of shine, without being overwhelming, making it perfect for a understated, yet elegant silver anniversary card.
Funny thing is, I don't know anyone having a silver (25th) anniversary. My parents just celebrated their gold one after being married for 50 years! It's funny, I remember making their 25th wedding wedding anniversary cards. Thankfully, mine have gotten a lot better over the years!
If it's your 25th anniversary, let me know! I'll celebrate with you ... and send you a card!
Base: Basic Black, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Basic Gray, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Very Vanilla, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, 4 7/8" x 2 1/2"
Today is the last day to register for two very special events. Email me to register today!
Have you heard the news? Starting tomorrow, 3/15, Stampin' Up! will release a 3rd round of Sale-a-Bration items! And this time, they're some of my favorites from the catalog - Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, Color Me Happy Project Kit, and two sets of framelits - The Sweet Cake and Petals and More Thinlets. Talk about WOW!!!
What's been your favorite Sale-a-Bration item this year? I think my favorite stamp set is Amazing You , along with the Coordinating Celebrate you Thinlets. And the Springtime Foils Paper is just lovely! Oh, and don't forget about the Shimmering Ribbon 3-pack! But what I've gotten the most use out of is the Tutti Frutti Card Bases and Envelopes! I can't believe there are 16 patterned card bases and coordinating envelopes in each pack! In fact, I'm using them in free card class that 's included in this weekend's Stamping at the Beach Retreat!
Sale-a-Bration is still going strong, but we've only got 17 days left to take advantage of all it has to offer. Place your $50 or $100 order by March 31 to participate in the final days of Sale-a-bration, and choose from over 40 free items to add to your collection. And if you use Host Code BBNVAJG, all orders of $50 will receive 5 free handmade cards from me. Orders over $100 will receive 5 free cards, and a little something special from my retired (new) products basket.
Base: Bermuda Bay, (shown with the Tutti Frutti Sale-a-Bration matching envelope)
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
It's CASE-ing Tuesday! and I'm super excited to share this beautiful Petal Palette card with you today. Yes, that's right it's another Petal Palette card. I'm hooked. I don't think I've ever used a stamp set as much as I do this one. Please, oh please, oh please let this one carry over into the new annual catalog! Stampin' Up! and Sarah Douglas if you're listening, I really, really, really like this set!
CASE-ing Tuesday really snuck up on me this week. I'm in the midst of last minute preparations for my Stamping at the Beach Retreat this weekend, and I just finished 6 water color tutorial videos when I suddenly remembered...I need to make a card. I need to write a blog. I need to do ANOTHER video! What? Another video? It's midnight? It's late, even for me to do a video. Well, the more I thought about it, the more I convinced myself that a video was really the only way I was going to be able to do any sort of tutorial for this card. So...today, you get a tutorial and a video!
Come join the fun. Create a card based on the above pattern and then post it on the Facebook Post. Or, if you post it elsewhere on Facebook, you can use the hashtag #CASEingtuesday138.
Base: Whisper White, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black: 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Petal Passion Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Basic Black Scalloped Oval
Layer 4: Shimmery White Layering Oval 2nd largest
Layer 5: Vellum, cut with Petals and More Thinlet
Layer 6: Shimmer White, 3 1/2" x 3/8"
Rainy days...Monday...cooking smells...and the beginning of daylight savings time...what's a girl to do with a lack of sleep? Why get up and make a card, of course!
I hate cooking smells. You know, the smells that linger after cooking dinner? It's awful; I can smell onions and garlic for days. And cooking odors that linger keep me awake at night. Unfortunately, while I was at my Stamping Bee team meeting last night, my husband cooked chili. And while the kitchen was clean and there was a candle burning when I got home, the odors had wafted through the entire house. And instead of dissipating, they only got stronger and more intense as the night wore on. I laid awake, until I finally got up and sprayed the whole house with Lysol. And do you know the worst part? No one else can smell it!
Even coffee isn't helping this morning! So, my card is gray...Rainy days and Mondays. May there be brighter days and less cooking odors ahead. You should be thankful I didn't choose a bilious green to start the week off with!
Base: Basic Gray, 11" x 4 1/4", scored at 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 3 1/4" x 4 3/4"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 3 1/8" x 4 5/8"
Layer 3: Petal Passion Designer Series Paper, polka dot pattern
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