On Vacation, Online Extravaganza, & Retiring List

Monday, November 23, 2015

 Just to let everyone know that any orders you make between Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, December 1st, Will have to be made yourself, online, here, while I am visiting some of my family in Arizona. 



Don't forget the EXTRAVAGANZA sale going on this week! 



 Check out the list here.


 Remember also, to check the RETIRING List too!


Check it out here!



Have fun shopping and getting great deals! And happy STAMPING everyone!



















How to use the Hostess code (upper right corner of blog): when shopping online, enter your items into your cart (total must be under $200) at check out, look under "Special Offers" (bottom left) enter the Hostes Code in the box and click on apply NOTE: If your order is $200 or more, do not use this code

It's EXTRAVAGANZA Time Again!

Friday, November 20, 2015


YIPPEE! It's Extravaganza time again!



Stampin' Up is holding two Flash Extravaganza Sale Events! The first one will be Monday, November 23rd, and the second will be Monday, November 30th. And, there is a whole list of items 20-50% off throughout the whole week!! These Flash Sales are only while supplies last, so be sure to place your order earlier in the day to avoid missing out on product you have on your wish list.

Please note, I will be visiting my eldest son and his family, as well as my youngest daughter and her partner, in Arizona during this time. For that reason I would appreciate that you place your order directly online through my Stampin' Up Website as I will not be available to take orders by email or phone.

Plan ahead and check out the Extravaganza List here!

 Happy Shopping!







Find out which 2015 Holiday Catalogue items will soon be gone! You have until January 4th to purchase RETIRING products while supplies last!

Here is the link to the Holiday Retiring List.

November Paper Pumpkin Kit Video

Thursday, November 19, 2015

I almost forgot to show you the November Paper Pumpkin kit! It is of course Christmas cards, and they are lovely CAS cards with fun holly and mistletoe punchout embellishments. Love the little exclusive stamp set and envelopes,  too.

Watch how easily they are assembled.


If you'd like to order the December Paper Pumpkin kit, you will need to order your kit by the 10th of December. Check it out here, or contact me via email. (I will be visiting my son in Arizona between Nov. 24th & Nov. 30th, so I will not be checking my emails as often as I usually do.)

Hope you are enjoying your Christmas crafting, and remember to to take a look at the Holiday Catalogue retiring list at the end of the post.


Happy Stamping!








Find out which 2015 Holiday Catalogue items will soon be gone! You have until January 4th to purchase RETIRING products while supplies last!

Here is the link to the Holiday Retiring List.




Weekly Deals & Sharing My Excitement

Tuesday, November 17, 2015





Wonderful Christmas items for our Weekly Deals! A fun stamp set, Christmas colours cardstock pack, a project kit, and fun die set!! Be sure to take advantage of this deal for your Christmas preparations!


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Sharing My Excitement

As a Demonstrator I get to have a sneak peek of the up coming Jan. 5th, 2016 Occasions Catalogue and 2016 Sale-A-Bration Brochure! Start saving your pennies, because there are some incredible items to be found in the Occasions Catalogue! My list is very long! Gorgeous colours for DSP (Designer Series Paper), wonderful bundles (some of which include three items), new die sets and punches, and lovely stamp sets. Oh my! you are going to love it! So watch out for the January 5th post! 

I can hardly wait to show it to you.          







Find out which 2015 Holiday Catalogue items will soon be gone! You have until January 4th to purchase RETIRING products while supplies last!

Here is the link to the Holiday Retiring List.


While Supplies Last!

Monday, November 16, 2015

This year's Holiday Catalogue is filled with great product! But the time will soon come when many of these will be retired. Would you like to know which items will soon be gone?


Until January 4th you can purchase these items while supplies last. Between now and then, once they are gone, there will be no new supplies or backorders. So get your retiring products before they are gone!

Here is the link to the Holiday Retiring List.

Thank you for stopping by today, and Happy Shopping!








Find out which 2015 Holiday Catalogue items will soon be gone! You have until January 4th to purchase RETIRING products while supplies last!

Here is the link to the Holiday Retiring List.







Another "All Ye Faithful" and Sponge Ink Blending

Friday, November 13, 2015


Some of those that take classes from me are not fans of sponge ink blending, and some join with me in my love of it. This post is for those that share my enjoyment of it.

I was thinking that I may need a few more Christmas cards. I thought I was done.... So my thoughts went to the "All Ye Faithful" stamp set.



My sponge ink blending is a little rougher looking this time, but I think it's OK. I really like blues and silver and went with Night Of Navy this time. In this next photo. I decided to hold it so that the light would shore more of the Dazzling Details I used inside the silver embossed figures.



The only thing that I popped up is the silver oval frame for Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. I wanted them to stand out more.



I kept the inside fair simple and heat embossed the sentiment. Normally I like to leave more room for writing inside a card, but for Christmas I usually don't write as much inside so it works out fine.




There's something special about the look and size of cards that fit the business sized envelope (9 1/2" x 4 1/8"). I make the card at 9" x 4" (cut at 9" x 8" and score at 4" to fold in half).

Hope you are inspired to create this size of card.

Happy Stamping!




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Guest Designer

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Those of you that know me, or follow my blog postings, will be aware of my eldest daughter's visit this last June/July, and that we had some time together card making. I showcased three of the cards she created, but I still have two more to show you.


This one she created using the "Wondrous Wreath" stamp set. I love the gold embossed sentiment over the center of the wreath. She also added "Dazzling Details" on each berry.

Dana also had a cleaver idea of stamping the bow under the inside sentiment.


It's always fun to see what ideas others come up with, especially if it's your daughter...

Thank you for stopping by today. Happy stamping!



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Weekly Deals! & Clearnce Rack!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Wow! PUNCHES & DIES! If you are still have some Christmas product on your wish list, this week you can get some wonderful product on sale so that you can create Christmas projects and get something from your wish list!

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I'm including the Clearance Rack today as well. There may be some items from here that you wish to add to your Weekly Deal order.

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Thank you for stopping to browse and shop. If you have any questions, just email me.

Happy shopping & happy creating!










Anniversary Card - Lighthearted Leaves

Saturday, November 7, 2015

A friend of mine asked me to make an Anniversary card to give his dear wife for their 47th Wedding Anniversary. I know she likes blue, and I wanted to stay away from autumn colours but still wanted to use the "Lighthearted Leaves" stamp set.


As you can see I did do a fair bit of fussy cutting (I don't have the "Leaflets" Framelits yet). I'm kind of wishing I had arranged the leaves a little differently now, but.... In the photo below you can see that the only thing popped up is the gold oval frame over/around the sentiment. The sequins add a bit of shine and accents in hearts and circles.


And, of course the inside... more fussy cut leaves that were trimmed once adhered.


For this card, I decided to decorate the envelope a bit, since it would be given directly to the recipient.


The sentiments on the front of the card were taken from two different "Hostess Stamp Sets". (Photos seen here and only available if you host a party/workshop)


Hope you found some inspiration from this card creation.

Happy stamping & creating!




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Wild About Flowers With Background Block Stamping - Pair

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Hello everyone! I'm sharing with you today a couple of cards that I made using the "Wild About Flowers" stamp set and using the Watercolour Background using a Clear Block and Stampin' Write Markers. At the end of this post there is a Stampin' Up! Video showing you how to use this easy technique.


Since soon we will be loosing the beautiful 2014 to 2016 In-Colours (Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, & Tangelo Twist), I wanted to use those colours for these cards. It's always hard to say 'good-bye' to the In-Colours when they are retired. If you love these colours, you may want to consider acquiring product with these colours to stock up a little.

I did not pop up any layers on these cards at all, but here is what I did on the inside of the cards. On the inside, I usually like to off-stamp or second-stamp as some call it.


So if you are wanting to experiment with this technique, this quick tutorial video will show you how to do it.



Have fun with this technique, and experiment with different sizes of clear blocks, too.

What I used for the Blackberry Bliss card (the one on the left)



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What I used for the Lost Lagoon card (the one on the right)


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Happy Stamping!






Weekly Deals

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


For those of you that took my "Flurry of Wishes" card class and ordered the bundle, you can now add the "Flower Medallion" to the set as it is on sale this week!

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And, for those of you that love to paper pierce around your die cuts, the "Piercing Pack" is on sale too!


Stampin' Up! created a little video tutorial on how to make a quick notepad cover. You could use this idea for stocking stuffers!



I would also like to share with you a 3 page list of Excess Inventory List that Stampin' Up still has retired stock available for purchase. Click here to view list. If you wish to see what the item looks like you can refer to your catalogues from last year or do an image Google Search on the item.

These items are are only available until the stock runs out. If you have further questions about this, contact me by email - sabradcreations@gmail.com

Happy Shopping & Happy Stamping!






 
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