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March 2018

Another ending is near. Don't miss out!

Boy were my parent's right!  The older you get, the faster time goes.  Do you find that too?  Here we are bringing another Sale-a-Bration period to a close (ends March 31st).  Maybe it went a little faster as I battled some illnesses and was non-functional.  I had bronchitis at the beginning of February and then ended the month with the flu.  Yuck!  Hope you all stayed healthy.

Anyway, there are some really nice products still available in all the releases.  Yes, there were three Sale-a-Bration releases!  If you missed any of them, be sure to check them out HERE.  Did you know some 2017-2018 Annual catalog items were added?  Yahoo!

So in the spirit of wrapping things up, here are some of my monthly card club projects all using Sales-a-Bration items.  Club members did some "fussy" cutting this round... (not their favorite but I find it therapeutic).  Fussy cutting is were you had cut around and out an image.  Stamp' up! Paper Snips are amazing to use for fussy cutting.

 Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes (#147242) combined with Amazing You stamp set (wood mount #147212 or clear mount #147215).  Either Free with a $50 product purchase.  And the Celebrate You Thinlit Dies (#146840) are Free with a $100 product purchase.


Springtime Foils Speciatly Designer Series Paper (#146840).  My Favorite Sale-a-Bration item for the year!  The designs, three color foils and thickness of this paper is just amazing.  You get 12 sheets Free with a $50 product purchase (3 each of 4 designs).  I colored an extra flower on the sheet with my Stampin' Blends markers (Old Olive and Pink Pourette) and fussy cut out and layers over a gold foil circle.

Blossoming Basket Bundle (Blossoming Basket Stamp set and Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder).  Wood mount #147504 or Clear mount #147505.  Free with a $100 product purchase.

Do not miss out on Sale-a-Bration ending March 31, 2018.  Click on my shop button or click here.  Takes you to

Thanks everyone!  Enjoy your day!

Uniquely Sweet Cards.... and you can get for Free!

Need a quick card?  This Sale-a-Bration earn is for you.  Place a $50.00 product order and you can earn the Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack for Free.  Look at these uniquely sweet cards made from the card pack. 

 This card pack set comes with 72 Double-Sided card: 

  • 52 are 3" x 4" (2 each of 26 designs)
  • 20 are 4" x 6" (2 each of 10 designs)
  • coordinates with colors:  Berry Burst, Old Olive and Marina Mist

Don't forget you still have time to earn 2 FREE STAMP SETS!  Join my team today without a huge commitment!  I just love sharing Stampin' Up! products and ideas and would love to share with you!


Barn Door and Shiplap

Hi Y'all... (in my country twang), Lisa here.  I am a huge DIY'r and love to see all the cool projects and ideas on home improvement shows.  There is so much inspiration out there.  Sometimes I find myself dreaming and wishing a lot, if only I had the time to create.  My current favorite show, along with many others out there, is Chip and Joanna Gaines and their company Magnolia Farms.  They are all about farm living, family, and living life.  Have you ever watched an episode of Fixer Upper?  Every once in a while they will show Joanna's "barn" that stores all the extra furniture and accessories she collects.  WOW!  It is a dream.

One of Joanna's favorite things is shiplap walls.  Shiplap is reclaimed wood that she puts on the inside to draw interest.  For those who like rustic, country feel would love this style.  

My card today features the Barn Door Bundle (clear mount # 145990... $42.25) and it reminds me of that shiplap.  This bundle is a great deal with 8 rubber stamps and 15 framelit dies.  Check is out in my online store.  


The card base is Soft Suede card stock.  Then a piece of Crumb Cake ran through the Pinewood Planks (#143708) dynamic textures embossing folder.  But before running through the Big Shot, I applied Soft Suede ink to the raised details of the embossing folder.  This accentuates the details and gives it a more realistic look.


Doesn't all the little black details look neat?  Those are all die cuts from the Sliding Door Framelits.  I laid all the pieces out on my Big Shot cutting mat with scrap Basic Black card stock and with one pass...BAM!  I had all the pieces I needed to complete the details.  Oh, one of the framelits cuts your slots for the slider.  On the back of my door, through the slits, I adhered mini-dimensionals to #6 washers from any home improvement store.


For other images and verses, I imaged that I have my own barn on an open field.  And when I open the barn doors, I see nothing but clear skies but puffs of clouds.  The hot air balloon, sentiments, and cloud stamps all come from the Lift Me Up stamp set (clear mount # 142896).  Another great deal of $21.00 for 16 stamps.  This stamp set coordinates with the Up & Away Thinlits dies (#142748... $30.00).  Purchase these together and you qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!