SALE-A-BRATION and Sunshine

Hi hi and hi again.  I’m excited again today because Stampin’ Up! announced this morning that they have MORE SALE-A-BRATION items available to earn free with qualifying orders.  Check out the flyer below.



In addition to the SU announcement I wanted to share another card that I made the other day using the Sunshine and Rainbows Bundle.  This card is not part of the series I shared the past three days, however it’s another great idea.

There are few things I want to point out to you about this card.  First the cloud background.  I simple cut out the clouds using cardstock and the cloud thinlits.  Then I laid the cloud cutout onto the card base and sponged Soft Sky ink onto the edges of the clouds. Then move the clouds to another place on the card and sponged again.  Keep doing that until you have the sky background you desire.

Another thing.  This rainbow can be used with so many stamp sets that you already have.   On this card I used two more stamp sets, High Tide and A Good Day.   I wanted to create a scene where a bunny would be sitting front and center among grasses.  So I stamped the bunny then masked him.  After he was safely masked I stamped the grasses all around him, on him and next to him.  When I removed the mask the bunny was sitting front and center just as I imagined.

The white clouds make great word bubbles don’t you think?  The sentiments in Sunshine and Rainbow bundle are sweet.

This rainbow is very simple just various shades of pink.  You don’t need to make a traditional rainbow everytime.

I hope I gave you more ideas.  Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee
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March 1st. Open House

Good day my friends.  Today I want to let you know that if you are attending OPEN HOUSE on Thursday March 1st you will be making this card.  The technique you will be learning is called Faux Stainless Steel.  I must give credit where credit is do.  Linda Heller is the amazing demonstrator who thought up this great technique and shared it with the stamping world.  Thank you Linda, I love it.

Look behind my card and you will see the Designer Series Paper in it’s orgininal state.  YES, it is already beautiful, but look at how you can completely change the look using this new technique.




I’m so excited about this technique because it’s beyond simple to do and it’s gorgeous. Come on over on Thursday.  I open at noon and close at 8p.m.  PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR ATTANDANCE SO THAT I CAN MAKE YOUR PACKET.

Here is the inside of the card…..

Have a great day, it’s a good one. Here in CA we can see snow on the mountains in the distance, it’s beautiful!  I wish I could go for a ride and then hike up there.  But for now I find comfort in just looking at it.

Live loved my friends ~ Beverlee


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Heartfelt Blooms

Hello friends!   Enjoy this simple yet beautiful technique.

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

Live Loved my Friends

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Party Panda and Sale~A~Bration

Tomorrow is a BIG day!  It’s the first day of SALE~A~BRATION.  Many of you have been through SALE~A~BRATION before and some of you are new to it.  So, WHAT IS SAB?

SALE~A~BRATION is a time of year Jan 3  ~ March 31 when you can earn exclusive Stamp Sets and or Embellishments for placing a qualified Stampin’ Up! order.

This year we have two ways to qualify.  The first way is to place a $50.00 order (before shipping and handling) and the second way is to place a $100.00 order (before shipping and handling.)

There are two new catalogs too.  The Occasions catalog and the SALE~A~BRATION catalog.  Everything you see in the SALE~A~BRATION catalog are items you can earn just by placing a qualified order.

One of the SALE~A~BRATION stamp sets that you can earn FREE is called Party Pandas.  Look at this adorable card made using that set.

I saw this card on the SU demonstrators planning place.  I snapped a photo right away because the card is striking, simple and adorable all wrapped up in one.  I don’t know the original designers name.  I’m still looking for her.  When I find her I will edit this post to add her name.

I did change up my version of her card a bit.  I added a bakers twine bow to the panda, I used a different pattern of the black and white DSP “Petal Passion”.  I also added more card stock layers and a different dot for the center of the daisy.

So lets use this card as a sample order during SALE~A~BRATION.  You could purchase the Basic Black card stock, Whisper White card stock, the Designer Series Paper, the daisy punch and the Glitter Enamel Dots and qualify to earn the Party Panda set FREE.  Awesome huh?

We will be making this card (for free) at OPEN HOUSE this week.  Open House is on Thursday January 4th from noon until 8p.m.  Come, feel free to bring a friend, just let me know what time you plan on be here,

Do you need the new catalogs?  Just let me know, I have plenty of them here.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee






One of the stamp sets you can earn during SALE-A-BRATION is called Avant Garden.  The three cards you see here were cased by Stampin’ Up!  SU did add a little twist of their own to each design.

We all case and that’s wonderful.  Why stress over creating?  Creating should be fun and relaxing.  Casing (copy and share everything) is encouraged, go for it.

The three samples above are very creative, they were found on Pinterest. The only rule to casing is to give the original designer her or his credit.

If you see a watermark on my work, I designed it.  If you don’t I cased it and I will let you know where I found it.

I hope these samples give you more ideas on how this super versatile stamp set can be used.  If you don’t have this set yet, you have a few more days before Sale-A-Bration is over.

When you place a $50.00 order with me ( by the last day of March) before shipping and tax you can choose AVANT GARDEN STAMP SET as your free Sale-A-Bration item.

Give a hand to the original designers of these cards.  Their names are listed below.   Thank you to Ann, Rachel and Amanda for sharing what you love.

Wreath Card
Ann Melvin, silver, United Kingdom
Flower Card
Rachel Brumley, silver elite, United States
Palm Tree Card
Amanda Bates, silver elite, United Kingdom

Live Loved ~ Beverlee