Monday, March 31, 2014

Stampin' Up! 2014 Sale-A-Bration {Studio-Sara} Countdown: *LAST DAY*

I had a little time to myself this weekend, so I got busy in the Studio, enjoying my Sale-A-Bration freebies...  Here's what I came up with:

Banner Blast stamp set (SAB page 13, W133551, C133554) and Banner Punch (133519)
More ideas can be found {HERE}.

Sweet Sorbet DSP (SAB page 11, 133521)
More ideas can be found {HERE}.  The flags in the peacock cards above come from this DSP, too.

You're Lovely stamp set (SAB page 14, W133575, C133578)
More ideas can be found {HERE}.

Click {HERE} to shop!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Stampin' Up! 2014 Sale-A-Bration {Studio-Sara} Countdown: You're Lovely

This lovely stamp set is You're Lovely, a Sale-a-Bration (SAB2014) freebie (page 14, W133575 C133578) with a $50 merchandise purchase until March 31.

Rhinestone Basic Jewels (AC page 171, 119246) add a fun and sparkly touch of class to this lovely stamp.  I also love how the Square Lattice TIEF (AC page 191, 119976) mimics the background of the stamp.

I used the same TIEF in this project, created for challenges with The Shabby Tea Room and CASology.

I created this card for a Mojo Monday MOJO334 and Cute Card Thursday 310 challenge.

The DSP is a Sale-A-Bration freebie, Sweet Sorbet (SAB page 11, 133521).  The Pool Party pieces were run through my Big Shot (AC page 184, 113439) with the Fancy Fan TIEF (AC page 191, 127751).  The little piece was punched using the Little Labels Punch Pack (AC page 181, 126881).  The Basic Black flower on top came from the Itty Bitty Shapes page (AC page 180, 118309) and the center for the flower is from the Cupcake Builder Punch (AC page 181, 121807).

There are more Sale-A-Bration projects to come, but time is running out.  The deadline to order is Monday, March 31.  Click {HERE} to order.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Stampin' Up! 2014 Sale-A-Bration {Studio-Sara} Countdown: Banner Blast & Banner Punch

Welcome to another installment of my Sale-A-Bration Finale Countdown...  I *LOVE* the Banner Blast set (SAB page 13, 133551) and coordinating Banner punch (133519)!  Receive either for free with a $50 merchandise purchase or *BOTH* for a $100 merchandise purchase.

This card was created for the Runway Inspired Challenge #54 and Simon Says Stamp challenge.  Runway Inspired challenged us with a lovely Diane von Furstenberg dress.

I love a little peekaboo detail inside!

The little heart comes from the Owl Builder punch (AC page 183, 118074).  The fun flags are cut from Kaleidoscope DSP, found in the Occasions Catalog (page 27, 132995).

This project was made for challenges at The Shabby Tea Room and Seize the Sketch.

The DSP is from the In Colors 2012-14 Paper Stack (AC page 152, 130137).  The heart stamp and polka dot pattern (in the yellow flag) come from Banner Blast (SAB).

The Gumball Green card stock was run through my Big Shot (AC page 184, 113439) using the Arrows TIEF (OC page 26, 132187).  The Primrose Petals circle was run through my Big Shot twice; it was cut into a circle using the Circles Collection Framelits (AC page 186, 130911) and again to add texture with the Perfect Polka Dots TIEF (AC page 191, 117335).

My Simply Scored Tool (AC page 178, 122334) was used to make the flags' poles.

My Banner punch made perfect rays for my sun.  Read more about this project {HERE}.

I had so much fun making this card for the Mojo Monday MOJO337 and Colour Me Card Challenge #12.  Read {THIS POST} about it for more details.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Stampin' Up! 2014 Sale-A-Bration {Studio-Sara} Countdown: Sweet Sorbet DSP

We are in the final days of Sale-A-Bration, the annual promotion from Stampin' Up! which gives you a freebie with every $50 in merchandise spent.  Click {HERE} to view the Sale-a-Bration ("SAB") brochure to see the freebies.

Today's post is dedicated to some projects using the Sweet Sorbet DSP (SAB page 11 133521).  I *LOVE* playing with this DSP and will be so very sad when it is no longer available.

This card was created for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #212.  I used Sweet Sorbet DSP in the Sahara Sand vertical piece as well as in the dotted Scalloped Circle (AC page 182, 119854) piece.  

Another Sale-A-Bration freebie, the Decorative Dots TIEF (SAB page 12, 133520), gives texture to the Pansy Punch (AC page 183, 130698) flower in Pool Party.

In the following project, I used the same elements, but reversed the pieces that had been run through my Big Shot (AC, page 184, 113439) with a TIEF.  I used the Fancy Fan TIEF (AC, page 191, 127751) on the Crisp Cantaloupe piece and the aforementioned Decorative Dots on the Pool Party bloom.

This next project was created for the Mojo Monday MOJO333, Shabby Tea Room 206, and Seize the Birthday 307 challenges.  Love the florals mixed with the dots.  Both patterns are free in the Sweet Sorbet DSP, available as a SAB freebie with each $50 merchandise purchase.

I made the vertical piece with the hearts...

Finally, I just created this card for the Runway Inspired #56, Freshly Made Sketches #128, and Seize the Birthday #310 challenges.

The variety of images and color combinations makes Sweet Sorbet such a versatile package of DSP!

Here are some more Sweet Sorbet projects:

Click {HERE} for the post I wrote about this card.

Another post can be found {HERE} about this card:

Stay tuned tomorrow for another post featuring Sale-A-Bration freebies!  Click {HERE} to shop...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

{Weekly Deals} and Sale-A-Bration 2014 Deadline Countdown

It's a busy week with Stampin' Up! as we wrap up two promotions.  The first is Sale-A-Bration, which ends next *Monday, March 31.*  Earn fabulous freebies like the adorable Sweet Sorbet DSP shown in the project below. 

This adorable Crisp Cantaloupe and Summer Starfruit Baker's Twine is also a Sale-A-Bration freebie with a $50 merchandise purchase!

And now for the deals... 

Brights Core'dinations Card Stock, #129953, originally $23.95, but now only $17.96!

Cajun Craze Card Stock, , #119684, originally $6.95, but now only $5.21!

Champagne Glimmer Paper, #127885, originally $4.95, but now only $3.71!

Silver Glimmer Paper, #124005, originally $4.95, but now only $3.71!

Soho Subway DSP, #127885, originally $10.95, but now only $8.21!

Subtles Core'dinations Card Stock, #129954, originally $23.95, but now only $17.96!

This and That Epic Day DSP, #130814, originally $10.95, but now only $8.21!

Wonderful You Board Book Template, MDS,  #130103, originally $14.95, but now only $8.97!

Oh, how I *LOVE* the Glimmer Paper!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sale-A-Bration Freebie for MOJO and Colour Me Card Challenges

I had so much fun making this project!  It's my first entry in the Colour Me Card Challenge and I also used Mojo Monday's MOJO337 sketch to guide my design.  

With the Colour Me Card Challenge, we were given three colours plus a neutral.  We were asked to use Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky and Coastal Cabana plus a neutral of our choice (I used Whisper White, obviously).

I used my super-fun Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper (AC page 154, #130131) along with the Sale-A-Bration freebies, the Banner Blast stamp set (SAB page 13, W133551 C133554) and Banner Punch (SAB page 13, #133519).  

The sentiment comes from the fun sentiment set, Hello, Lovely (AC page 22, W130340, C130243).

Baker's Twine (AC Page 173, #124262) finishes the project...

Studio Suggestions:
  • I used an odd number of flags (use items in groupings of 3 or 5 for max impact).
  • I inked the star image in Coastal Cabana and then inked the outline in Pear Pizzazz.  It was easier to line up the outline around the star than vice versa.  Also, be sure to stamp first and then punch or run through your Big Shot second.  So much easier!