Out of all of the samples we saw at OnStage in November, I couldn't wait to get my own copy of Party Pandas from the 2018 Sale-a-Bration catalog. I just wanted to play with him! He's got such a round little tummy, and those great big eyes. Isn't he adorable? But...I told myself I couldn't play until I got all of my Christmas events completed. Well, guess what? I still have FOUR events this week, but I just couldn't wait. Last night, I cleaned off my desk and pulled this little guy out of the box.
The whole time I was thinking of my designs with him, I kept thinking I'd pair him with Bermuda Bay, but when I started opening my new packs of designer series papers, this heart pattern from the Bubble & Fizz Sale-a-Bration pack jumped right out at me. I love how the heart on the Panda's envelope echoes the hearts on the paper. So...instead of Bermuda Bay, I grabbed my Calypso Coral and got to work.
What is Sale-a-Bration?
Sale-a-Bration is my very favorite part of the Stampin' Up! year. Starting January, 3rd, with every $50 purchase, you can pick a Sale-a-Bration item for FREE out of the Sale-a-Bration catalog. As far as I'm concerned, it's even better than Christmas crafting! And part of the amazing benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, is being able to pre-order and use all of the new products at least a month ahead of everyone else. So, if you'd like to get a head start on ordering all of the new and exciting products coming in January, contact me today to join Stampin' Up! and my amazing team of Stamping Bees!
This card came together so quickly and I was so excited...I decided to do a video for you. It's raw and uncut, mainly because I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to edit my major blooper out in the middle. But, please watch the whole thing, because I give you an awesome tip for how to turn those two Silver Metallic Enamel Stars into Calypso Coral ones! (All measurements for the card are found under the video).
What do you think about coloring those shapes with the Blends? I love it! I can see lots of colors in my future!
RSVP by tomorrow, 12/7 sip a glass of wine and make these awesome "half full" wine cards.
New Year's Stampin' Bingo is one of my FAVORITE events of the year. Sign up by 12/15 so I can make sure all our prizes get here in time!
Yesterday, I shared with you my Hey Chick Note Cards that I'm packaging as a collection for the fundraiser for Chatham Trades. (Read that blog here). I also promised that I'd share a video about how to make the box. Now...off to go make some more projects for Friday night.
*It's a good thing we celebrated Valentine's on Friday night. Nowhere on that lovely 'heart' chart does it say anything about receiving a stomach virus. And that's exactly what we both got! So, since I'm soon to go back to bed, I will leave you with this Stampin' Up! video featuring the *Inside the Lines Specialty Paper from the Sale-a-bration Catalog. And stay tuned...when I'm feeling better, I'll post some projects to coordinate, as well.
Be well, my friends. And happy stamping!
*Remember, Sale-a-Bration items are FREE with every $50 order. Shop now, or contact me to get your own pack of Inside the Lines Specialty Designer Series Paper.
This weekend, the Hubs and I decided we'd drive to Charlotte and surprise the Lad and take him to dinner. This needed a bit of coordination between us and his girlfriend. We arranged to call her when we got to campus, and we parked right next to his car and waited until they came downstairs. The look on his face as he realized who was parked next to him was priceless! We went to Pike's Soda Shop, a hip vintage soda shop and had a great time catching up on their winter semester so far.
Their specialty drink that night was Guinness and Coffee float. Of course, I had to try it. That is, I got to try it after the 3 others at the table tried it first. It was pretty good. Not every float comes with a 'sidecar' of leftover Guinness, either! The kitchen oops, and made two of them. The Lad and his Lady shared that one.
I never go empty handed, but since we were being spontaneous, I hadn't planned what to take. Luckily, I had some Valentine's treat bags that I'd made for my card class on Sunday. Each one held a Lindt Strawberries and Cream white chocolate truffle. Even the waitress commented on how cute the bags were!
That bring me to my video today. I was challenged by a group of demonstrators to start making and posting videos. It's been on my "to do" list for quite some time and I realized, I just had to start. It's not perfect; the hubs and I have some kinks to work out in regards to lighting and camera angle. But, it's not bad for my first one. I hope you enjoy it.
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