Welcome to the North Carolina Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop as we celebrate Sale-A-Bration! This is our FIRST blog hop and we are excited! You’ll want to mark your calendars for our future blog hops which will be the last day of each month.
Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop
I am so excited that you have joined us on the North Carolina Stampin’ Up! Demos Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop! Sale-A-Bration is an amazing time of year with so many amazing FREE products and one of my favorite Stamp Sets has turned out to be the Flowering Fields Stamp Set. Confession… When I first saw this stamp set I was SO unexcited about this set with no intentions of selecting it as one of my FREE Stamp Sets but then I had the opportunity to play with it at the North Carolina Quarterly meeting in early January and boy… did I fall HARD for the unforeseen BEAUTY of the Flowering Fields Stamp Set. I’ve come to love this stamp set.
This stamp set is so easy to use! I’m creating elegant, beautiful and simple cards quickly. On this card I stamped the Flowering Field images with Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White Card Stock then colored each flower using a blender pen. The colors I used on the flowers are Hello Honey, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz then I used Lost Lagoon on the butterfly. Before I forget, the card base is Lost Lagoon with a layer of Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper which perfectly compliments the Flowering Fields Stamp Set. The card front with the colored images is also attached to Lost Lagoon card stock. The finishing touch was the addition of the Happy Birthday banner.
So, about the Happy Birthday… Let me tell you about a new Social Media Campaign started by a Stampin’ Up! employee. Shannon West started the #imbringingbirthdaysback campaign encouraging people to MAIL birthday cards instead of just posting a birthday message on Facebook. I LOVE this idea and confess that I’ve been known to just post a message instead of sending one of my MANY hoarded birthday cards perfectly tucked away in my craft room. So, I have also pledged to send out birthday cards! If you would like to receive a birthday card then post a comment on this blog post then email me or go to my Facebook page and message me your address along with your birth date so I can send you a card.
Now… On to my second card for the NC Stampin’ Up! Demos Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop! For this card, I’m using the Sky is the Limit Stamp Set. I’ve mentioned in a previous post about how I took a Mixed Media class at the NC Demo Quarterly taught by Melissa. This card features the Sunburst Die using the Golden Gel Medium. I love the shine from the Gel Medium and how it looks like the Biplane is flying in the sky through the rays of the sun! The card base is Thick Whisper White with a Tempting Turquoise card front layered with the mixed media layer. I then created a Daffodil Delight banner layered with a whisper white layer. The biplane is stamped with the Basic Black Archival Ink and hand cut. I stamped the Happy Birthday on Smoky Slate card stock. The finishing touch is a Neutral Designer Button tied with Basic Black Baker’s Twine.
To purchase the products used on this beautiful project, visit my 24/7 Stampin’ Up! store by clicking HERE! For your convenience, I’ve also included a supply list at the end of this blog post – just click on any of the items to be taken directly to my 24/7 Stampin’ Up! store to purchase the products used.
I also invite you to pin my creations to Pinterest and to share your thoughts or questions by leaving me a comment. I love hearing from all my readers – word of mouth is one of the greatest forms of flattery. Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest!
To continue on with the next blog on the NC Stampin’ Up! Blog Tour, you’ll want to visit Lisa Tedder! I’m certain you’ll enjoy the projects she has to share with you! To view her blog, you can click on her name or on the photo below.
Sunny Stampin’ & Scrappin’!