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Sale-a-Bration Inspiration


Today’s Artisan blog hop is an explosion of Sale-a-Bration inspiration.

Let’s face it, Sale-a-Bration is a huge hit this year with a fantastic product line up.

I love looking on Pinterest and seeing all of the great ideas.  I’m even more excited to see what the Artisan team has up their sleeves today.  Let’s get busy.


Avant Garden

When I saw the samples in the Sale-a-Bration catalog, I couldn’t wait to use the Avant Garden stamp set.

Typically I don’t reach for a floral set, but the samples were so inspiring I couldn’t wait to ink this set myself.


Sale-a-Bration Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Avant Garden

First thought when I inked up this gorgeous flower was water coloring.  I love how this card turned out with a few simple water coloring techniques.

Tips & Tricks


Sale-a-Bration Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Avant Garden


  • Create a watercolor wash using Crumb Cake ink and Aqua Painter onto the Watercolor Paper (2-1/2″ x 4″) first.  Let the ink absorb and dry.
  • Stamp flower image using Archival Basic Black ink then watercolor image using Pear Pizzaz and Flirty Flamingo inks. Stamp the dots image over flower image using Crumb Cake ink.  To achieve a soft look, I stamped off several times before stamping over the flower.
  •  Tear the bottom of the Watercolor paper and curl one end. I like to use my Aqua Painter to saturate the paper, making tearing very easy.  Once torn, attach this piece to another piece of Watercolor Paper measuring 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting and die cut using Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Attach with a small doily and twine underneath the die cut.



Finally, attach the watercolor paper to your card front of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and then onto your Whisper White thick cardstock base (4-1/4″ x 11″).

Sale-a-Bration Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Avant Garden

Solid Flower Image

I wanted to try my inking hands using the solid flower image, and I love how this card came out.


Sale-a-Bration Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Avant Garden

I kept this card pretty simple, so the focus was on the beautiful flower.

Tips & Tricks 

  • The flower was stamped using Calypso Coral ink, then watercolored around the image using Sahara Sand.
  • I fell in love with the beautiful Metallic Ribbon on page 11 of the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  Not only does is look fantastic with the shiny gold and silver accents, but also it’s very pliable.   I’m totally impressed, and this is FREE (one silver, one gold) with a $50 purchase.
  • Lastly, the Petal Burst embossing folder was a perfect background addition for this card.


Sale-a-Bration Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Avant Garden

Sale-a-Bration Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Avant Garden


No doubt, the Avant Garden stamp set will provide a delicate touch to any handmade cards with the beautiful floral images and fonts.  Let’s not forget the FREE factor as well.  Every $50 you spend in my online store you can receive a free product from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

Look at all of the great products available this year.  

Sale-a-Bration Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Avant Garden


Be Inspired! 

The inspiration doesn’t stop here.  It’s time to see what the Artisan Team has created.

Your next stop is with my friend Louise Sharp.  Oh boy, are you going to love this gals designs?  She has the art of bringing a soft, beautiful look at every single project.


Sale-a-Bration Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Avant Garden



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Looking for more ideas using this year Sale-a-Bration products?

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Sealed With Love-Artisan Blog Hop

Sealed With Love

Today marks the first official Artisan Blog Hop for the 2017 Artisan Team.

How appropriate to start off the Artisan year using the Sealed with Love stamp set.

Sealed With Love, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Design Team


Sending Love Suite

If you are looking to send the sweetest Valentine ever, the Sending Love Suite is the perfect solution.

One of my favorite products in this sweet are the Love Notes Framelits Dies.  Specifically, the arrow dies.

I’ve always been a fan of arrows and they are still very trendy in the crafting and fashion industries.

Sealed With Love, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Design Team



Tips & Tricks 

  • Alternate the arrow die cuts along the Kraft cardstock (3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″).  Place the Kraft cardstock onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using dimensionals.
  • Stamp the greeting onto Kraft cardstock using Whisper White Craft Ink.  Let the ink dry or use a heat tool to speed up the drying process.  Die cut the greeting using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  (These are NOW available! Click HERE to purchase!)

Sealed With Love, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Design Team


  • Finish off this card by stamping the four heart images and die cut the image. Next, add a piece of twine from the 5/8″ Burlap Twine and the Very Vanilla Lace Trim and staple together.  Add a Mini Paper Clip for another fun embellishment.

Sealed With Love, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Design Team


Try this color combination for Valentines.  

Sealed With Love, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Design Team

Hello Love


I have one more fun card to share.

This time I used a more traditional Valentine color combination.


Sealed With Love, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Design Team



The Sending Love Designer Series Paper has beautiful patterns to choose from and not all are Valentines related.  My favorite pattern was used on this card- Valentine word art.

Sealed With Love, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Design Team


Another favorite used was the This Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I use the music notes in this paper frequently.  It’s perfect for so many paper crafting projects and especially for a “love note!”

Make sure to check out this post HERE with more Valentines inspiration including a fun box and Valentine card.


Sealed With Love, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Design Team

You can find all of the supplies for both cards in the clickable links below. 


Grab the Sending Love Suite

There is plenty of time to grab your Valentines supplies and create your perfect Valentine. The Sealed with Love stamp set and Love Notes Framelits Dies are the perfect bundle to start with.  Grab the bundle and save 10%.  Click HERE to purchase.


Be Inspired!

Be inspired by more projects using the Sealed with Love stamp set.  The Artisan team is made up of 20 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world.  Yes, WORLD.  Simply click the blog button below and you will be taken to my friend Louise Sharp’s blog.





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Celebrating the New Year- Artisan Hop

Celebrating the New Year 

There is so much to celebrate right now.  Tis the season of celebrating!

As the New Year approaches this means its also a time to celebrate the NEW Artisan team that is coming on board.

This will be the last blog post for our current team and it’s been such a fantastic year with this team.

It’s encouraging to me when you bring a team of artists together to share and spread inspiration from all over the world.  Our styles are different yet our purpose is always the same.  Sharing and inspiring you our readers using the best crafting products has been a JOY!


The Inspiration Never Ends

I have two New Years projects to share with you today.  Before I get started, I want to remind you that the inspiration from this team can continue to inspire you.  All of the projects we shared this past year are in one great album on Pinterest HERE.  Make sure to check it out and I’ll keep you posted on the new Pinterest board for this years team once it’s developed.


Now let’s celebrate the New Year with a fun stamp set called It’s a Celebration.

Celebrating, It's a Celebration, Stampin' Up!


This color combination makes me so happy.  I love it to use as a Winter color theme, or for Summer.  The Sweet Sugarplum is one of my favorite colors.  This is actually huge for me.  I’m not much of a girl who loves purple.  This color just has a beautiful hue and looks good with SO many other colors.


Celebrating, It's a Celebration, Stampin' Up!


Tips & Tricks

  • The greeting was embossed using Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
  • Create the background using Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum inks with the “sparkle” images in the stamp set.
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits were used to die cut the circles and then stacked upon each other slightly off set using dimensionals.

Celebrating, It's a Celebration, Stampin' Up!



Shake Your Way Into the New Year

Celebrating, It's a Celebration, Stampin' Up!


I’ve had this card idea in my head for a while.

I can’t believe we are getting ready to ring in 2017.  Time is FLYING.

Celebrating, It's a Celebration, Stampin' Up!


Tips & Tricks

  • Line up and die cut the numbers using the Large Numbers Framelits.
  • The “sparkle” images were embossed using both silver and gold embossing powders.
  • Create a small shaker with the number zero using a window sheet and foam strips.  Fill with the Metallics Sequin Assortment.
  • Randomly attach more sequins on the card front.
  • Emboss the greeting using the Silver Stampin’ Emboss powder.

Celebrating, It's a Celebration, Stampin' Up!

Products used are in the clickable links below.  


Let’s be Inspired

One thing we I hope we can all agree on is the amount of great sharing from the Artisan team.  The blog hops have been exceptional in my opinion and so inspirational for me.

One of the great artists I’ve had the privilege of working with has been Krista Frattin.  Her work is fantastic.  Click the button below to hop over to her blog and see the great projects she is sharing.

Enjoy celebrating the New Year to come and may this season be filled with peace, love and joy!!

Celebrating, It's a Celebration, Stampin' Up!


Meet the New Artisan Team! 

Take a minute and visit the new Artisan Team.  I’ll keep you posted when our first blog hop will go live.


Allison Okamitsu – Canada
Aurélie Fabre – France
Cathy Caines – Canada
Dani Dziama – United States
Holly Stene – United States
Jennifer Sootkoos – United States
Jessica Winter – Austria
Katy Harrison – United Kingdom
Kimberly Van Diepen – United States
Louise Sharp – Australia
Maike Ulbrich – Germany
Martha Inchley – Canada
Mercedes Weber – United States
Mindy Bingamon-Backes – United States
Miriam van Eyden – Netherlands
Paula Dobson – New Zealand
Rochelle Blok – Australia
Shannon Lane – Canada
Sylwia Schreck – Germany
Tanya Boser – United States

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Tin of Tags- Artisan Hop

Tin of Tags

It’s a great day to share the Tin of Tags Kit from Stampin’ Up!

This kit has amazing possibilities outside of the gorgeous tags you can create.

Are you ready?

This incredible kit is not just about Tags. In fact, you will be pleasantly surprised with all that you can do with this little kit.

A Little Housekeeping First

You may have noticed the silence around this blog but don’t worry… I’m back.

Three weeks of amazing fun in the sun, friends and one on one time with my bestie came to a halt this past Saturday.

I needed a day to be mopey, and then with the mopey came a cold.  Ahhhh!  That was not a welcomed gift.

I’m on the mend.  I’m off the couch and coming back to my normal bubbly self.

I’ll be sharing all the great things that happened this week.  SO much to share and tell.  It will be a doozy to post.

Let’s Get Creative!

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop


Do you love a good crafting kit? Something that makes crafting a little easier when you are in a bind for time or creativity? I have a solution.

The Tin of Tags Kit is superb and the best part is you can crank out a few amazing cards with it as well.

Inside the Tin of Tags kit you will find lots of great embellishments that you could use on tags, or on a card.  Today I’m sharing ways to use this kit on cards.

The Tin of Tags kit has a coordinating stamp set called…. Tin of Tags.  This is a fantastic stamp set with a gazillion ways to use it on all types of projects.

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop


Here is the contents of the Tin of Tags Kit.  It’s pretty nifty.

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop


My favorite pieces are the beautiful wooden snowflakes, Washi Tape and sequins.  All the pieces in this kit are delicate and beautiful.

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop


Tips & Tricks 

  • I created watercolor wash on watercolor paper first.  I heat set the watercoloring with a heat tool and then stamped the snowflakes from the Tin of Tags stamp set.
  • A small strip of Washi Tape was used from the Tin of Tags Kit.
  • The greeting uses the Tin of Tags stamp set then die cut using the Tags & Labels Framelits.
  • I added a small wrapped thread from the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.
  • There is a small strip of Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (1″ x 5-1/2″).  This was sponged first using Pink Pirouette Ink and the Sponge Brayer.
  • The music sheet paper comes from the This Christmas Designer Series Paper.  LOVE that paper.


Click the clickable links below of all the products used for this project.

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop


Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop



Beautiful Snowflakes 


Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop


I love how this kit is filled with snowflakes.

You will notice on this card I stamped the snowflakes using Smoky Slate ink over the Whisper White, then added the silver snowflake doily under the greeting.

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop


If you look closely, I used the Fancy Frost Designer Series Paper again on the right side, which is also filled with snowflakes. Sure love how this card came together.


Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop


Seen above,  the silver metallic twine from the Tin of Tags kit is wrapped around the card several times and secured on the back side of the Whisper White cardstock.


Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop


Lastly,  a few sequins and Real Red ink splattered across the top of the card.


Wrapping it Up!

Stampin’ Up! kits are a great product for anyone who has no time or needs a little assistance with creativity.  The kits provide all the products to create the project along with directions.  If you are someone who lacks time during the holiday season, this kit is one to think about.


Click the clickable links below of all the products used for this project.  

Ready to be inspired? Take a moment to hop around the Artisan world to see what the other Artisans have created using this amazing kit.  First up is Krista Frattin.  Click the button  below and be inspired.

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

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BRAND NEW product release.

Stitched Shapes Framelits

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Have an AWESOME day!!

Stampin’ Up! Artisan Hop-Basket of Wishes

Basket of Wishes

Welcome to another Artisan Blog Hop.

Get ready for loads of sharing and one of the stamp sets on tap is the Basket of Wishes.


Basket of Wishes, Stampin' Up!


Calling All Watercoloring Enthusiasts

If you love to watercolor, Basket of Wishes stamp set will be one to have.

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Look at the 4 gorgeous images that fit into the baskets.  My favorite is the succulents.

Basket of Wishes, Stampin' Up!


They worked perfect for placing in the big basket.


Tips & Tricks

  • Stamp the basket and succulents onto Watercolor Paper, then die cut using the Tags & Labels Framelits.
  • Use the Layering Squares Framelits to create frames.  This fun scallop frame was the perfect addition using the Copper Foil Sheets.
  • Stamp and emboss the greeting using Copper Embossing Powder, then separate the greeting and add to card.

Basket of Wishes, Stampin' Up!


Add a small strip of a scallop border under the designer paper (Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper) to bring out more of the copper.

Watercolor the  succulents using the following inks:

  • Cucumber Crush
  • Pool Party
  • Mint Macaron

Basket of Wishes, Stampin' Up!


Another Take On Basket of Wishes



While strawberry’s may be more of a springtime fruit, it goes to show you how versatile the Basket of Wishes stamp set is.

Think about this set as a year round stamp set that can be used anytime and perfect for birthday celebrations.



Basket of Wishes, Stampin' Up!


Tips & Tricks 

  • A perfect embellishment for this stamp set is the 5/8″ Burlap ribbon.
  • Stamp the baskets and strawberry’s on Watercolor Paper die cut using the Lots of Labels Framelits.
  • Create a mask using a post it note to set the strawberry’s perfectly into the basket with no line showing.  Color the strawberry’s using Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush ink with a hint of Emerald Envy ink to highlight the leaves.
  • Add a few of the White Perfect Accents for an added embellishment.


Simply click the links below to add to your cart or click HERE to shop in my Online Store.


Time to Hop!

Now check out the amazing Artisans and the designs they have created to showcase today.  Remember that we love to hear from you, comment below.  Click the button below to visit Krista’s Blog and her amazing creativity.  I am a huge fan of her work and continually feel inspired when I see her designs.


Basket of Wishes, Stampin' Up!


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