Tag Archive | Sale-A-Bration

Sale-a-bration & Summer Mini Invitation

I have my Sale-a-bration & Summer Mini Mystery Party on Friday 5 February 2010.  This is the invite I posted out to friends and customers.  I really loved the colour combo – Elegant Eggplant, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla and Summer Sun.

The stamp set I used was Hello Again – very versatile!

If you would like to come to my night, it is FREE, and you will receive a FREE Sale-a-bration and Summer Mini catalogue, plus lots of other goodies.  It will be great fun, so look here for more details.  And please RSVP by Monday 1 February 2010.

Thanks for looking 🙂


Last day!!!

Well, today is the last day of Sale-a-bration!  Here is another idea for you using two of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets, Botanical Blooms and Yummy.

I’ve used the colours Sage Shadow, Lovely Lilac, Pretty in Pink,  Rose Red and Basic Black.  And I’ve used the tone-on-tone effect for the base of the Sage Shadow card, stamping Botanical Blooms in Sage Shadow.  Then, on the Whisper White, I’ve two-step stamped the flowers … first the outline in Basic Black and then the solid colours in Sage Shadow, Lovely Lilac, Pretty in Pink and  Rose Red.  And just because it’s been a while … I’ve added Dazzling Diamonds to the flowers!


I finished off the card colouring in the sentiment from Yummy using my Lovely Lilac Stampin’ Write marker pen and then stamping that onto the card base.  Then a dash of ribbon with some Rose Red grosgrain ribbon and a Lovely Lilac button (threaded with linen thread), finally lifts the card.  I could not have made this card without my Stamp-a-ma-jig either!!

Remember to visit again tomorrow … the retirement list will be out as the countdown for the new catalogue begins!  Exciting days! hehe …

Thanks for looking 🙂

2 days to go …

Well, on 17 March it will be St Patrick’s Day … and it is also my husband’s birthday. So, this is the card I’ve made for him … and how handy was the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Polka Dot Punches!! I was completely inspired by Splitcoaststampers for this card here. I’ve also used the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Yummy, for the sentiment “with love” and my “Happy Birthday” is from God’s Blessings. And the background stamp I’ve used is En Francais. My only regret with this card is that I should have stamped the “Happy Birthday” a little lower 😦 But, otherwise, I think this has to be the best birthday card I’ve made for Shane yet, especially seeing as it is also St Pat’s Day!!  Oh, and the colour is Wild Wasabi through and through!

As you no doubt know, I love embellishments! And so there are a few on this card: a square rhinestone brad, Antique Brass hodgepodge, Wild Wasabi stitched grosgrain, black and white gingham and linen thread.

I hope you like this idea!


Remember, Sale-a-bration finishes for the year on Saturday, so if you have an order of $100 or more, then now is the time to place it with me … so you can have a free Sale-a-bration stamp set to go with it!

Thanks for looking 🙂

3 days to go …

Here is another idea for you to make a card using the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Botanical Blooms.  I have cased the idea for this gorgeous card here, which I’m sure is using one of the new In Colors (can’t wait for 1 April!!)!  Thank you for the inspiration, Dawn … that’s the second card of Dawn’s that has inspired me this year!  And it’s not even March yet 🙂


The colours I’ve used to recreate this card are Pretty in Pink, Berry Bliss DSP and Basic Black.  I’ve stamped the flower outline in Basic Black and then coloured it in with my marker pens with the colours Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose on scrap paper.  Then I have cut out the three flowers and stuck them over the solid leaf image I’ve stamped in Pretty in Pink.  The greeting is stamped in Basic Black and the ribbon is pink taffeta.

Although I started to make this card to inspire you with an idea to make a card, I had only half finished this card and I knew I had to send it to my step-mother.  So, it will be in the post on the weekend on its way to Canberra.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Victorian Bush Fire Appeal

It has been a heart wrenching week for many Victorians over the last week, with bush fires that really seem more like fire storms, destroying homes and far more profoundly, taking the lives of too many special people.

To help support the people left after such devastation, Stampin’ Up! have offered to make a donation to the Bush Fire Appeal,  like so many other businesses across Australia (I even made sure I did my shopping at Coles today and bought my bread from Bakers Delight – all offering donations for our purchases).

So, from today through to 31 March 2009, when you purchase any of a select group of 10 stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will donate 50 percent of the sales of these sets to the Australia Red Cross Victorian Bushfires 2009 Appeal.  Remember, that if you include one of these stamp sets in a $100 purchase before the end of February, you will also receive a Sale-a-bration stamp set of your choice.   Stampin’ Up! will let demonstrators know how much money has been donated sometime after 31 March … so when they tell me, I will share with you how much Stampin’ Up! has contributed to the Victorian Bush Fire Appeal.

Stamp Set Item Number Page Number in Catalogue Retail Price
Priceless 112312 105 48.95 AUD
Seeing Spots 108909 89 29.95 AUD
Baroque Motifs 112380 98 39.95 AUD
Live Your Dream 114261 3** 55.95 AUD
Looks Like Spring* 108864 76 58.95 AUD
The Snowflake Spot* 108934 27 39.95 AUD
Bodacious Bouquet* 108756 80 58.95 AUD
Polka Dots & Paisley* 110247 46 35.95 AUD
G’day Mate* 111973 115 35.95 AUD
Be Happy* 108744 51 39.95 AUD

*These sets will appear on the upcoming list of retiring products, so they will only be available for the Bushfire Appeal–while supplies last.

**In the Summer Mini Catalogue.

Today also happens to be my brother-in-law’s birthday, so on a brighter note, this is the card I made for his birthday.  He’s a bloke’s bloke … so it had to be as masculine as possible!  So, you can see, only one stamp used (and, I know, it’s crooked … that will teach me to use my Stamp-a-ma-jig!)!  Otherwise, I used the Outlaw DSP, my star punches and the wide grosgrain ribbon with a bit of linen thread.


Thanks for looking 🙂

Live Your Dream bookmark


These bookmarks are one of the free give aways I made for my Summer Mini and Sale-a-bration Launch party. Everyone got to take one home.

I used the lovely stamp set, Live Your Dream, for the flower on the front and back of the bookmark.  I coloured the flowers with my marker pens using the rubber to marker pen technique. Then I used a rhinestone brad for the centre of the big flower.


The wide grosgrain ribbon is Old Olive and is tied at the end with a knot and a piece of hodgepodge.

Thanks for looking 🙂

In the Stars make and take


This is the third card we made at my Summer Mini and Sale-a-bration Launch Party tonight.  The card used only one stamp set, In the Stars, from the Summer Mini.  I thought that was pretty good ;).  The lovely Rose Red 1″ wide grosgrain was folded over at the top and stapled on (although we covered it with a Lovely Lilac button on the night – I love the ideas inspired when we get together and create!), and the ladies were able to pick a rhinestone brad to replace the “o” in “you”.

It was a fun night … and surprisingly not too late!  Thanks to everyone who came along.

And thanks for looking 🙂