Posts Tagged With: 2017 Sale-a-Bration Sneak Peek

Stampin’ Up! Special Reason Glimmer Thanks!

Good morning – back to “normal”! Safe and easy 7 hours home yesterday.  Good to get out of the car!

Finn tidbit down below!

My card for today uses my fave (well…one of them, certainly!) bundle from the Occasions catalog and the wonderful, sparkly new Glimmer Paper coming on 21 Feb!  Special Reasons and the Stylish Stems Framelits pair up with the All Things Thanks set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Reverse Word Sneak Peek!

Well – happy Sunday! On the way home – with my new manicure….mostly…intact!  Yes, I even went and got a manicure yesterday before the wedding.  I kinda hate going – I’m always pretty sure that as the technicians chatter in their own language, laughing and giggling, that they’re discussing the horrendous state of my nails!!  Also – a manicure will typically last me…a day.

Maybe.  If I sit around with my fingers splayed and hovering in the air. Which isn’t very likely given…well….life! 🙂

Bottom line…I don’t do it much!

On the other hand – ha!! – I really want to start doing videos and posting them for y’all.  So manicures may be something I need to do more of.  The trick will be finding a good nail color that coordinates with all the ink that’s probably also going to be gracing my fingers! 🙂

We’ll see how that works out!

The wedding was gorgeous – took place right on the water.  It was wonderful to see my friend so happy with his new bride – who is lovely inside and out.  And it was great to see my friends from work – who’d driven from Alabama or flown from California for the event.  I’m very glad I went! 🙂

And in case that’s not pretty enough – sunset over the water was spectacular! 🙂


For those looking for their Finn-Fan-Fix….take a look at my card and then scroll down to the end of the post! 🙂

My card for today is a quick-and-easy congratulations card that I made with the upcoming Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Reverse Words….

I also added a sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and a bit of Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Make A Medallion Sneak Peek!

Happy Friday, folks!  By the time you read this – if I’ve gotten my butt outta bed – I’ll be on my way to St. Petersburg, FL – for my friend’s wedding!  Yes, the one I’ve been doing projects here and there for for the past few months.  I finally made a choice on which ones to use – and made a couple more things – that I’ll be sharing with you over the next couple of days!

I hope he knows how much I love him – I’m driving 8 hours each way.

And wearing “real” shoes.  With heels.

Okay – they’re “trouser booties” – did not know that was a thing – and the heel is only about 1 3/4″ and nice and chunky enough that I have about a 67.5% chance of not falling flat on my hindquarters!

I wanted to show you two quick pictures of Finn.  He’s growing into such a love – even more than he was just a few months ago.  I finally have the dog that wants to sleep under my craft table while I make cards.  We’ll even “miss” him in the evening and discover him there – it’s become his “spot”!


Of course, his other “spot” is pretty much wherever I am.  No matter where that is.


Not just every card-blogger is going to show you pictures of her dog in her bathroom – that she took while taking a bath!  But…he’s so danged cute!  Look at that ear!  He knows when mom gets in the tub with a book…might as well just kick back and take a nap.

Cuz we could be there for a minute!! 🙂

So – there’s your Finn-fix!

For my card today, I used some more of the new SAB Glimmer Paper Pack – and one of the new SAB stamp sets – the Make a Medallion set.

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The layout was inspired by the challenge over at CAS(E) This Sketch.

This is a quick and easy card, thanks to the crisp 2-step photopolymer images in the stamp set.

I started by stamping the “main” image in Pool Party on a piece of Whisper White.  Then I stamped the second image in Daffodil Delight.

I added the Make a Medallion sentiment in Bermuda Bay in the middle of the image and cut it out with a die in the Circles Layering Framelits.  I used the Circles Framelits to cut a Daffodil Delight scalloped circle and SNAILd the medallion to it.

For the middle panel, I SNAILd a piece of Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper to a Daffodil Delight mat.  Then I used my 1″ Circle Punch to punch a hole in the panel right where I was going to adhere the medallion.  Remember that Glimmer Paper is notoriously hard to stick stuff to – so this is a trick to work around that!

I SNAILd the matted Glimmer Paper to my Whisper White card front.  Then I stuck a Stampin’ Dimensional in the center of the 1″ hole I’d punched and adhered the medallion to that Dimensional!

In each corner of my card front, I stamped the little “corner” image from the Make a Medallion set in Bermuda Bay.  And then…there’s a teensy – teensy little stamp (seriously – don’t let this one drop on the floor, y’all – you’ll never see it again!) and I used it to add one little Pool Party image in the very corner.  See it??

I SNAILd the card front to a Daffodil Delight mat and the card front was done!

On the inside – I used more of the same images as I’d used on the front – in the same colors.  But I stamped everything except the sentiment off once on scrap paper. The sentiment is stamped in full-strength Bermuda Bay.

I SNAILd the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into my Pool Party card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the corner images in Bermuda Bay and Pool Party (full strength!) on the front…

…and I added a half-a-medallion on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Easy peasy!  I love love love this Glimmer Paper!!  And the stamp set – for being so very simple – has so many possible combinations of colors….it’s going to be a real workhorse in your toolbox!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.



For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. 


When you host a qualifying party or place an individual order of at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards than you normally would!! Spend those on Host stamp sets or anything your heart desires.



Check out all the reasons you should join the family during Sale-A-Bration right here.  

Ready to pull the trigger? Don’t forget that big Demonstrator discount!! 🙂

Click Join Now or send me an e-mail and we’ll get you all hooked up!

Hey – are you wishing you could get your hands on these new Sale-A-Bration goodies BEFORE they become available to customers on 21 Feb?  Well – if you were already a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator – you could!  So let’s fix that – give me a shout and let me answer any questions you’ve got!  I’d love to have you join my team! 🙂



The Make a Medallion stamp set and the Glimmer Paper Pack will be available as a FREE Sale-a-Bration goody on 21 Feb! Unless…of course…you join SU! right now! 🙂 


Pool Party Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ (Glimmer Paper mat); 2 1/2″ Scallop Circle (mat for medallion)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/8″ Circle (medallion/sentiment)

Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper (available 21 Feb): 2 1/8″ x 4″ (front panel)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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