Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sale-a-Bration ending soon...

Hi everyone!

Since there's only 11 days left of Sale-a-Bration, I thought I'd post a few cards that I made using some of the FREE stuff you can earn!  And if that doesn't convince you, I don't know...!

This card features 3 different SAB picks.  The first is the scalloped "for you" flower stamp.  It's from the free set "Punch Bunch".  All of the images in that set are perfectly coordinated with various punches.

The polkadot scalloped circle was punched out from the Ice Cream Parlour designer paper & quick accents pack.  It has 9 sheets of patterned paper as well as 2 full 12x12 sheets of self-adhesive diecuts. 

The third SAB item is the cute ribbon which is from the Ice Cream Parlour Ribbon & Buttons pack.  It's nice these 2 SAB items coordinate - makes cardmaking "easy peasy"!

This card is one I made for a tradeshow fundraiser coming up on April 9th.  The Pink Ladies Ride for the Cure is putting on a ladies night event and I will be there selling my cards and giving some goodies away!  Contact me for more info on that.  So in honour of the event, I thought I should have some breast cancer related cards on hand.  From the newly diagnosed to the triumphant conquerers of breast cancer, everyone loves a good card!   

The swirl is from the Bliss set and it makes anything look elegant!  The paper is from "Lap of Luxury" collection.  I decorated with a little bit of bling too!

This card was another super easy but still very cute card to make.  The background is done with the large Woodgrain stamp.  Then I punched out scalloped squares from some scraps I had hanging around my stamping table.  On the Tangerine Tango piece, first I stamped the happy birthday sentiment from the free SAB set "Punch Bunch" (mentioned above), then I punched it out using the scallop square. 

The pink and yellow buttons are also free SAB items.  They are from the aforementioned Ice Cream Parlour Ribbon & Button pack.  They're adorable little shiny things and you get 48 of them AND a 15 yard roll of the ribbon I showed you in the first card! I'd call that a deal for sure!

Perhaps the neatest SAB offer I've seen in a while is the My Digital Studio content CD.  Basically they digitized ALL the SAB choices and put them on a disc for use with MDS.  I've installed the disc of images, now I'm just having 'play time' with them.  I hope to show you something I made with it soon!

Hope you liked! 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Springtime Vintage Fabric

Hi everyone!

I don't know why, but the pictures I tried uploading of recent cards keep coming up sideways.  So I went back in my files a little while until I found one that worked!

I made this card in January for my aunt's birthday.  The base colour is Rose Red.  I brought out the old retired Mellow Moss for the panel, then ran it through the Big Shot with the Perfect Dots embossing folder.  I just love those defined polkadots!

The sentiment is from the set Afterthoughts (which you can earn free by being a hostess).  I coloured the Happy Birthday with marker and just omitted the "Call when it's time for cake" part that typically is underneath it.  The shape that Happy Birthday is on is from the Sizzlit set "Lots of Tags".  It's one of my favorite dies that I reach for all the time.  All the cut outs go so well with other things, like punches!  The pink piece behind the sentiment is the Decorative Label punch.  I accented with 2 Basic Pearls and popped it all up with a few Stampin' Dimensionals. 

Now my favorite part:  the beautiful fabric!  My kind and generous upline gave me samples of the new Springtime Vintage fabric that appears in the current Occasions Mini.  It's so cute and it just makes me want to learn to sew!!!  In the meantime, you don't have to be a seamstress to benefit from this great new product.  I simply tore 2 strips off the end of the fabric piece.  One got wrapped around the Moss panel.  The other I threaded through a matching Springtime Vintage "Big Designer Button" and made a bow.  I hot glued the button and bow onto the existing fabric strip and ta-da - a faux bow!  It's irresistable - you will want to touch this card! 

Remember, Sale-a-Bration is only on until the end of this month.  If you spend $60 on your favorite products (including this fabric perhaps?) then you get to pick a free SAB item!  Also, hostesses get to cash in on another free SAB item if they host a workshop of $395 or more.

Don't wait too long...