Monday, January 15, 2018

SAB You are simply amazing

The fun part about the new year is new rubber,
including the Occasions catalog and SAB 
(Sale-A-Bration) time.  That provides serious 
rationalization for picking up a couple of new products.

On of my fav SAB items is the Amazing You set (p 16)
with coordinating Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.
They interweave so well, that they really get your
creative juices flowing.

You'll notice that I also added a layer of the
Petal Passion DSP on page 23 of the Occasions catalog.
This black and white DSP just perks things up 
and coordinates perfectly with any color combination.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Stamp Off Bird Banter Sketch Challenge

We are off and running in 2018, with a new Stamp Off
Challenge and new Occassions and SAB product.
Let me tell you, Buffy, Susan and I are excited!

Today, Susan designed a really wonderful sketch challenge, 
that allows for so many creative options.  

For this challenge, I decided to flip the sketch,
to make it look more like this toucan from Bird Banter
(on page 42) is perched on the Color Theory
Designer Series Paper Stack layer.  He prefers
the higher ground, so that he can survey his lands.   

I colored the toucan with
Stampin' Blends and then added sparkle with some
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (p 200).  He is perched on
some Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, rather than the
traditional leaf or branch.

Now that you've seen my sketch, please click over
to the challenge cards offered by Buffy and Susan.
They are so creative, and you will love their projects.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Amazing Butterfly Thinlits Brusho Card

I'm really excited about the Occasions and SAB (free items
to select from, with a $50 product purchase) products
that I get to play with.  They offer some mind-bending
creative opportunities.  The Brusho Crystal Colour, on page 26
is one of my favorites.  Brusho can be used/applied in at least
3-4 different ways, so that you can create a variety of
watercolor effects.  It kind of gives you the options of 
maximum control, or wild abandon.  

In this example, I sprinkled 3 Brusho Crystal colors on watercolor 
paper and then spritzed it with water.  I then let that try naturally.
The "amazing" sentiment comes from the Celebrate You
Thinlits Dies on page 17 of the SAB brochure.  This set
of Thinlits is outstanding, specially when paired with the
coordinating Amazing You set on page 16.  

I added the lovely die from the Butterflies Thinlits on
page 215 of the annual catty.  The red layer was run through the
Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impression
Embossing Folder on page 211.  I hope you enjoy
this project!  If you want more information on Brusho Crystals, please view the SU video below.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Bubble Over with Bottles and Bubbles Framelits

The Bubble Over set, with Bottles and Bubbles Framelits
Dies, on page 32 (Occasions catalog) is a dandy bundle.
First, it offers masculine card and scrapbook options.
Second, it is awfully darn cute!  The straw with the bendy
texture, bottle caps with texture, are the extras that 
make a card special.

If you would like more information,
please check out this video from Stampin' Up!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Amazing You with Celebrate You Thinlits

The wonderful thing about January is a new Occasions catalog,
 paired with SAB benefits.   Nothing like FREE rubbah.
This year, there is a new addition to stamp sets and DSP.
 SU is now offering the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies
(page 17) for a $100 merchandise purchase.
These Thinlits will also be available in the 2018-19 catalog.
The Celebrate You  Thinlits Dies coordinates with the 
Amazing You stamp set on page 16 of the SAB brochure.

Below is a video that provides additional information
about these coordinating products.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Bird Banter 3 Panel

The first set that I bought out of the 2018 Occasions 
Catalog was Bird Banter on page 42.  The birds are just
too cute and fun to color with the Stampin' Blends.
The sentiments in this set are wonderful, lending
themselves to men or women, boys or girls.
With this set, it's all good!

As a reminder, the Stampin' Blends are listed on
page 31.   11 colors are available, as well as
Ivory, Bronze and a Color Lifter.  The Tuxedo Black
Memento Ink Pad is recommended for use with
the Stampin' Blends.