Sunday, January 25, 2015

Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit

I have made three of these so far and gave two as gifts.  The kit had much of what I needed to make them but I also used the Perpetual Calendar Calendar stamp set.  I supplied the adhesive and ink and supplemented with stamp sets that I had such as the little snowman,  jack'o-lantern , and Santa.
I used an assembly line approach and made each month in order.  I varied them slightly.  After I completed them, or at least I thought they were done, I discovered that I could have stamped the lower right hand corner too.  Oh well!  I was pleased with the final products.

Stamp Sets- Perpetual Birthday Calendar, various retired sets
Ink- Various colors

Sunday, January 11, 2015


Sale-A-Bration came a bit earlier this year.  What is Sale-A-Bration you might ask?  Sale-A-Bration is a fantastic promotion Stampin' Up! offers each year to reward its customers.  For every $50 spent, from either catalog, customers and demonstrators can select merchandise from the special Sale-A-Bration's catalog.  Products include new stamp sets, paper, accessories, and 10 Blendabilities!!!  That's right, for every $50 you spend you can get one of the original Blendabilities sets- they are valued at $11.95 each.  If you do not have all of the original Blendabilities, now is the time to get them.  We all know how easy it is to spend $50 on wonderful Stampin' Up! products.  If you host a party with $250 in sales, you even earn $25 more in host dollars.  Reward yourself with additional savings!  Sale-A-Bration is from January 6- March 31.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Lotus Blossom

This is one of the new stamp sets from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog that is being released tomorrow, Tuesday, January 6, 2015.  This Photopolymer stamp, Lotus Blossom, is a three step stamp.  Each  stamp has a triangle at the top which makes it easier to line up all three layers.  Each flower uses only one ink color.  The ribbon is also from the Sal-A-Bration Catalog.  It is difficult to see in this photo but the outside edge of the white matte is scored on all 4 sides.  I colored pearls Calypso Coral using a Blendabilities.

Stamp Set- Lotus Blossom
Paper- WW, Calypso Coral
Ink- Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories- Ribbon, Pearls