My Top 5 Favourite Projects from Sale-a-bration 2016

My Top 5 Favourite or Most Pinned Projects from Sale-a-bration 2016

Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer 2016 Catalogue - SAB

 

I can not believe that Sale-a-bration ends tomorrow! It seems such a long time ago, that I heralded it’s arrival on January 5th, but it also seems like it’s flown by! Mind you life is like that in general I suppose.

I thought it would be a great opportunity to have a look back over some of my projects using the free Sale-a-bration gifts. I’m ordering in ascending order by by how popular they have been according to pins on Pinterest:

Joint 5th

Sky Is the Limit from Stampin' Up! Tracy May Sunburst Thinlits Sale-a-bration

The Sky’s the Limit

 

4th Place

Stampin' Up! What I Love Sale-a-bration free stamp set Tracy May

 

3rd Place

Flowering Fields from Stampin' Up Water Colour Scene UK Demonstrator Tracy May

Flowering Fields on a water coloured background. Of the two projects I made for the post,  I think this one ranked higher in Pinterest….

 

Flowering Fields from Stampin' Up Water Colour Scene UK Demonstrator Tracy May

…although this one was my personal favourite out of everything I made during Sale-a-bration! I just love the dreamy water colour look of it! I think I love it so much as it worked so well, when usually this sort of thing ends up looking a soggy mess for me! 😃

 

2nd Place

Stampin' Up! What I Love Sale-a-bration free stamp set Tracy May

This one is also my 2nd favourite project of Sale-a-bration using What I love, which happened to be my favourite set funnily enough! I love the brightness of the flowers!

1st Place

Hello Stampin Up Sale-a-bration Free Stamp Set Tracy May

This one has more than double the amount of pins/repins than the 2nd place card. It’s no. 3 in my personal favourites list – it is very bright and cheery so I can see why it was the most popular!

And so there you have it! I hope you’ve enjoyed revisiting these projects with me today. Which is your favourite?

There’s still today and tomorrow left to get those Sale-a-bration products for free!

Take a look at the gorgeous FREE product you can choose from:

The brochure is available in EnglishFrench and German

New Stampin' Up! Catalogue and Sale-a-bration

 

If you are happy to shop with me, simply click on the table below and you will be taken to my online shop, don’t forget to enter the code shown below and on the side bar for your free gift. Thanks for your support!

 

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Sale-A-Bration Farewell 2016 – Part 1

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Welcome to part 1 of our Sale-A-Bration Farewell 2016 Blog Hop!

You’ll be hopping around to 8 countries and will visit 14 amazing Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrators, each with an inspirational project for you to enjoy. There’s just 13 days of Sale-A-Bration left and we’re getting ready to say ‘farewell’ to what’s been fantastic Sale-A-Bration of 2016. Currently you’re visiting me, Tracy May, from London in the United Kingdom. You can continue hopping my using the list of names at the end of this post. Now, let’s scroll down to see what I’ve been making.

My projects today are using what I think has to be my favourite of all the fabulous Sale-a-bration free gifts – What I Love!

What I love Sale-a-bration Farewell Blog Hop from Stampin' Up! Tracy May #sabfarewell2016

I started by stamping the background using the smallest of the two flower “filler” stamps in Soft Sky and Island Indigo. I then stamped the outline on a separate piece of card using Night of Navy and filled the petal colour with Island Indigo, before cutting it out and adhering it to the card over some cut out leaves, stamped in Pear Pizazz and some Silver Metallic Thread.

What I love Sale-a-bration Farewell Blog Hop from Stampin' Up! Tracy May #sabfarewell2016

I was only going to make one card for today’s post originally, but I couldn’t help but make another. Shows how much I love this stamp set. I teamed this one up with Timeless Textures to create the background.

Stampin' Up! What I Love Sale-a-bration free stamp set Tracy May

Thank you for visiting today. I’d love to see you back here again next Friday 25th March for Part 2 of our Sale-A-Bration Farewell 2016. The next stop on the farewell hop is, the super talented Erica Cerwin, Pink Buckaroo Designs. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

 FULL LIST OF DEMONSTRATORS BELOW

  1. Constanze Wirtz
  2. Bibi Cameron
  3. Sarah Berry
  4. Tracy May – <— You’re here!
  5. Erica Cerwin
  6. Jacque Williams
  7. Jason Loucks
  8. Erna Logtenberg
  9. Kylie Bertucci
  10. Valerie Lo
  11. Renate Ecklmayr
  12. Michelle Last
  13. Jennifer Pauli
  14. Caroline van der Straten

 

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What I Love & Happy Patterns from Stampin’ Up!

What I Love & Happy Patterns from Stampin’ Up! 

Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer 2016 Catalogue - SAB

I’m back today with a card I made using What I Love & Happy Patterns from Stampin’ Up! I usually post on a Friday but my internet connection bombed out yesterday and wasn’t back up in time to get the post out. Anyway, without further ado here it is! I hope you like it.

What I Love & Happy Patterns from Stampin' Up! Tracy May

 

I created the circle in the middle by putting a circle mask over the Happy Patterns Decorative Mask and blending Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride and a touch of Calypso Coral. I forgot to put some tape down the full length of the side and got some ink on it, hence the strip of Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper. I think it’s starting to become a trademark look! Lol!

The flowers are from the fabulous What I Love Sale-a-bration set – one of my favourites!

Don’t forget that Sale-a-bration ends on 31st March. It’s a fantastic time to buy the Starter Kit!

New Stampin' Up! Catalogue and Sale-a-bration

I’d be happy to have you on my team. If you want to talk it through just give me a shout! 😀

Or ready to take the plunge? Just click here

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Free Products

If you would like to earn What I Love or any of the other Sale-a-bration products for free, you just need to spend 60 € | £45 and you can choose 1 item for FREE. In fact for every 60 € | £45 you spend you can choose another so spend 120 € | £90 and you can choose 2 etc. If you are happy to shop with me, simply click on the table below and you will be taken to my online shop, don’t forget to enter the code shown below and on the side bar for your free gift. Thanks for your support!

Let me know if you need a copy of the Spring/Summer Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure and I will send you one (UK, NL, DE, FR, AT only I’m afraid).

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Sale-a-bration Stamp Set What I love

Sale-a-bration Stamp Set What I love from Stampin’ Up! swap card for team training

Yesterday I told you about the new format to the swaps we did for team training on Sunday. (Check out the post here if you missed it). As I said I was in two groups for the swaps and today I am sharing the second one, which I made using Sale-a-bration What I Love from Stampin’ Up!

Sale-a-bration Stamp Set What I love from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Tracy May

I’ve seen loads of cards like this on Pinterest where the card edge has been cut around the image and have wanted to try it out for ages. It seemed like the perfect opportunity. I love how the cards turned out.

Sale-a-bration Stamp Set What I love from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Tracy May

I loved the softness of the Soft Sky card front. It’s work
ed really well for this technique. I think I may have to make another batch of these for my customers, as I am sure they would love them too!

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Free Products

 

I am coming back to the Sale-a-bration Stamp Set What I love from Stampin’ Up! frequently. It’s such a versatile set. Team it up with other sentiments and it’s ready for any occasion. And don’t forget it’s FREE!

If you would like to earn the Sale-a-bration Stampin’ Up! What I Love set for free or any of the other fabulous Sale-a-bration products, you just need to spend 60 € | £45 and you can choose 1 item for FREE. In fact for every 60 € | £45 you spend you can choose another so spend 120 € | £90 and you can choose 2 etc. If you are happy to shop with me, simply click on the table below and you will be taken to my online shop, don’t forget to enter the code shown below and on the side bar for your free gift. Thanks for your support!

Let me know if you need a copy of the Spring/Summer Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure and I will send you one (UK, NL, DE, FR, AT only I’m afraid).

 

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Sale-a-bration Stampin’ Up! What I Love

Sale-a-bration Stampin’ Up! What I Love

Sale-a-bration Stampin’ Up! What I Love has to be one of my favourite FREE products from this year’s Sale-a-bration and I’m sharing some more ideas today using this gorgeous set. If you missed my previous posts you can check some of them out here, here and here. I’m sharing two cards today that have been knocking around in my basket of unfinished projects for a while

Sale-a-bration Stampin' Up! What I Love Tracy May Bedlam & Butterflies

I’m getting better at being patient with water colouring and allowing the paint or ink to dry in between times or not painting images or parts of images beside each other until one has dried. It’s not easy – my natural tendency is to rush in and get it done! Lol! Taking my time though is much more satisfying as the end result is much improved and I throw less attempts away!

What’s the saying? Patience is a virtue … 😀

I dug both of these projects out of my basket the other night and made myself complete them, rather than starting yet another project that would end up in the basket languishing for another week or two! I’m so glad I did as I am really pleased with the results!

Sale-a-bration Stampin' Up! What I Love Tracy May Bedlam & Butterflies

This card was inspired by this Pin on Pinterest that keeps on being suggested to me time and again – even though I’ve already pinned it. Funnily enough since I started this card, it’s not been suggested again and it’s taken an age to find it – mind you that might have something to do with getting distracted looking at all the beautilicious cards I’ve pinned that I want to make!! I think I need about 50 years to go through and make everything I’ve pinned! Lol!

I was amazed that the Typeset Designer Series Paper held up to water colouring – just goes to show the fantastic quality you get from Stampin’ Up! ®.

I warn you now, though, I’m not done with the Sale-a-bration Stampin’ Up! What I Love set yet! I’ve got loads more ideas written down and swimming round my head! Watch this space! 😀

If you would like to earn the Sale-a-bration Stampin’ Up! What I Love set for free or any of the other fabulous Sale-a-bration products, you just need to spend 60 € | £45 and you can choose 1 item for FREE. In fact for every 60 € | £45 you spend you can choose another so spend 120 € | £90 and you can choose 2 etc. If you are happy to shop with me, simply click on the table below and you will be taken to my online shop, don’t forget to enter the code shown below and on the side bar for your free gift. Thanks for your support!

Let me know if you need a copy of the Spring/Summer Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure and I will send you one (UK, NL, DE, FR, AT only I’m afraid).

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Stampin’ Up! What I Love – Freshly Made Sketches #220

Stampin’ Up! What I Love – Freshly Made Sketches #220

Hey peeps, did you have a good weekend? They always seem to fly by don’t they? The boys were even moaning and saying weekends should be 3 days long! Lol! Well I’m back today and I’m entering my Stampin’ Up! What I Love thank you card into the Freshly Made Sketches #220 challenge. I’ve reversed the sketch, which I’m hoping is ok.

FMS Final 220-001

I made this card before I saw the sketch but I think it pretty much fits – other than the sketch is top and my card is bottom lol!

Stampin' Up! What I Love Sale-a-bration free stamp set Tracy May

What do you think? I created a mask out of the post it notes which are sticky all over the back (they’re so handy. I really need to find some bigger ones too as I only have the small ones). After I had stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink I coloured the flowers with some Winsor & Newton drawing inks that I had stumbled across, in a cupboard, when I was looking for something else! Needless to say I didn’t actually find what I was looking for, but I had fun with the inks anyway. Lol!

Stampin' Up! What I Love Sale-a-bration free stamp set Tracy May

In fact I have been playing an awful lot with the Stampin’ Up! What I Love stamp set. It’s a photopolymer two-step stamp set and it’s lovely. Even better you can choose this set for free with an order of only £45! Check out the details of Sale-a-bration from Stampin’ Up! here.

If you would like any of the products used and are happy to shop with me, simply click on the table below and you will be taken to my online shop, don’t forget to enter the code shown below and on the side bar for your free gift. Thanks for your support!

Let me know if you need a copy of the Spring/Summer Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure and I will send you one (UK, NL, DE, FR, AT only I’m afraid).

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What I Love Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Gift

– #GDP019 & Retro Sketches rs#198

I’m sneaking in with another card I made using What I Love Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Gift for the Global Design Project # GDP019 challenge theme “Love”, which I combined with the Retro Sketches sketch rs#198.

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Both challenges finish soon and I wasn’t sure if I’d manage to get this card done in time! But ultimately I did!

 

What I Love Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Gift Tracy May #GDP019 rs#198

I used the Neutrals DSP Stack for the bottom section of the card to match both the sketch from Restro Sketches and also as it has the word Love dotted throughout it also fits the Global Design Love theme!

What I Love Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Gift Tracy May #GDP019 rs#198

I used Melon Mambo to provide a pop of colour against the stark grey and white of the card, and blinged it up (I’m sure that’s a real phrase!! Lol!) with some Melon Mambo sequins from the Brights Sequins Assortment.

The What I Love Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Gift stamp set is so versatile with those sentiments that come in the set! I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects today and yesterday using it!

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Free Products

I’ll be back next week with more projects using a mixture of Sale-a-bration free gifts and products from the Spring/Summer catalogue. One of my favourite posts for next week is show-casing the Playful Pals and Playful Pyramids for the make and take for a party my friend hosted last week.

I still do parties (I’ll talk more about them in future) so if you’re local and interested in a fun evening at home with your friends, give me a shout and we can get a date in. Sale-a-bration is a great time to host with all the extra freebies on offer!

New Stampin' Up! Catalogue and Sale-a-bration

But don’t forget, these rewards apply to all sales, not just party sales!

Thanks for stopping by, I wish you all a fantastic weekend! See ya! Bye!

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What I love Sale-a-bration – Stampin’ Up! Thank You Card

What I love Sale-a-bration – Stampin’ Up! Thank You Card

I’m back again with a thank you card idea using the What I love Sale-a-bration Stampin’ Up! Free stamp set. It’s a beautiful two-step stamp with a few sentiments in a gorgeous handwriting font.

Stampin' Up! What I Love Sale-a-bration free stamp set Tracy May

 

My friend Karin came over for lunch yesterday. She’s also a demonstrator and we spent a couple of hours after lunch chatting and making cards (well I managed all of two!!). She helped me come up with the colour scheme for the card.

Stampin' Up! What I Love Sale-a-bration free stamp set Tracy May

I had already done the background last week by blending Soft Sky and Pool party onto a piece of Whisper White card stock, before sprinkling with water to acheive the bokeh (dotty) effect. Karin suggested Crushed Curry and Wild Wasabi to go with the Pool Party background. We had to laugh when we realised we were CASEing the picture in the Sale-a-bration brochure! I decided then that I may as well go all out and case properly by heat embossing the leaves in gold and copying the banner too!

Stampin' Up! What I Love Sale-a-bration free stamp set Tracy May

 

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Free Products

 

For every 60 €/£45 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-a-bration product. You can buy product from any of the current catalogues it doesn’t have to be from the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue Spring/Summer 2016. Mix and match from the new and the annual – whatever you like!

Don’t forget that if you order over £150 you also qualify for the Stampin’ Rewards. Stampin’ rewards apply to all orders over £150 not just party sales.

New Stampin' Up! Catalogue and Sale-a-bration

Take a look at the gorgeous FREE product you can choose from:

The brochure is available in EnglishFrench and German.

New Stampin' Up! Catalogue and Sale-a-bration

I’ll be back tomorrow with my final post in this series of Sales posts. I’ll talk more about hosting a party then.

In the meantime, if you would like any of the products used and are happy to shop with me, simply click on the table below and you will be taken to my online shop, don’t forget to enter the code shown below and on the side bar for your free gift. Thanks for your support!

Let me know if you need a copy of the Spring/Summer Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure and I will send you one (UK, NL, DE, FR, AT only I’m afraid).

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What I Love – Sale-a-bration

What I Love – Sale-a-bration

So what do I love? I love What I Love – Sale-abration FREE stamp set! In fact ALL the FREE products you can choose from during the Sale-a-bration promotion are fantastic! I cracked open What I Love as soon as I saw the colour challenge from Global Design Project (#GDP017) this week.

Global Design Project 017
Errrr not really my kind of colour combination, however, it’s always good to challenge oneself. Anyway flowers immediately sprang to mind when I saw it and so flowers is what you got!

What I Love - Sale-a-bration
What I Love is actually a beautiful two-step (or even three-step) stamp set featuring the gorgeous flower above and some different leaf stamps with a few sentiments thrown in for good measure. Not bad for a freebie is it? Not bad? It is brilliant in my humble opinion! Lol!

Anyhooos as I said I am entering this into Global Design Project #GDP017 this week. Why don’t you play along too – it’s great fun!

Just a reminder of the fantastic “Shop” offer as part of Sale-a-bration!

For every 60 €/£45 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. You can choose product from any of the current catalogues it doesn’t have to be from the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue Spring/Summer 2016. Mix and match from the new and the annual – whatever you like!

Take a look at the gorgeous FREE product you can choose from:

The brochure is available in EnglishFrench and German

And don’t forget about the Weekly Deals – they will count towards your sales total too!

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If you would like any of the products used and are happy to shop with me, simply click on the table below and you will be taken to my online shop, don’t forget to enter the code shown below and on the side bar for your free gift (from me not part of SAB, and only if your order is under £150). Thanks for your support!

Let me know if you aren’t on my catalogue mailing list but would like to be (I can only post to UK, NL, DE, FR, AT I’m afraid).

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