Weekly Deals - February 23rd Through 29th

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


Hope that you are having a little fun working on my birthday BINGO game!

Once again, Stampin' Up! has some wonderful deals for you this week.


I love my Stampin' Write Markers and use them a lot for stamping, colouring, writing, scrapbooking and album making. I highly recommend getting these at such a good deal! I also love the buttons, the punch, the embossing folder (still on my wish list), and the Star Dies!


Come to think of it, I have these all but the embossing folder, and all get used regularly. Add your favs to your order this week!

Oh, and don't forget to play my birthday BINGO game to win one of three prizes!  You have until Thursday evening to complete it.

You know how Stampin'Up! added some new Sale-A-Bration items...well one of them is the Metallics Glitter Tape. Here is a little video about this fun product.


Be sure to get yours with your next $60, or more, order.

Happy Creating Everyone!








Party Time! Celebrate My Birthday With Me!

Monday, February 22, 2016




I'm celebrating my Birthday with you today! And I have something fun for you to do, that could result in you winning a prize! You have till end of Thursday, February 25th to complete your chosen BINGO row. There are three prizes to win! Once you email me your completed five tasks in your BINGO Row, your name will be entered into a draw. Friday morning thee winners will be announced on my blog and Facebook page. Which one of the birthday celebration prizes will be yours!
NO STAMPIN' UP! DEMOS QUALIFY TO PARTICIPATE. You do not have to be a regular customer or attend my classes to participate in the BINGO game.

Would you like to see what these three prizes are?

  • Big Day (lightly used) stamp set from Sale-A-Brations 2015 AND 8 card kits also with a completed card sample
  • Sky Is the Limit (limited & no longer available) Sale-A-Brations 2016  brand new stamp set
  • 3 x 3 Gift Card Set created by me with "English Garden" DSP (to see more of this click here)
Email me upon completion of your row (that's 5 things you must do), and if your name is drawn it will be posted as one of the winners, and I will also notify you of your win so that you may claim your prize.

Here is the BINGO card to play along with. Have fun!


If you click on the BINGO Card, you can print a copy for yourself.

If you do not have your catalogues with you, remember there are links to them in the right column of this blog.

If you are wondering how to follow through with the BINGO step -

"Become a “Follower” on my blog and have a fellow cardmaker/ 
Scrapbooker  friend to do the same "

  • Look to the right column of the blog and scroll down looking for the title "FOLLOWERS" (Looks like image below)

  • Click on the "Join this site" blue button, and follow the directions.

The link to my Facebook page is also in the right column of the blog, just under the above. Scroll down and click on it for a direct link to my page.

FOR MY REGULAR CUSTOMERS AND CLASS PARTICIPANTS ONLY

Each of you can earn an extra name in the draw by also including in your email a request to become a VIP and be a part of my "Create With Sabrina" Club (Closed Facebook Group). This is by invitation or request only, and here you can post photos of your lovely creations to share with all the members, participate in online parties, earn or win Stampin' Up product or some of my creations, share your ideas and class requests, etc. There will be occasional free instructions for you that will not be posted online to others.

Thank you for joining me in my birthday celebration! Have fun, and happy creating!






Commissioned Album - Non Stampin' Up!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Today I am sharing with you another album. This one was commissioned. The only Stampin' Up product used was some cardstock, envelopes, ink, and stamps for this project. The DSP is something I've had for a few years before becoming a Demonstrator. I decided to show it to you anyway, as it may give you some inspiration.

I have a friend that called me up one morning wondering if I would help her. She and her husband had arranged to take their teenage daughter to a spa retreat for a couple of days, and wanted something for her to record the experience, and more life experiences, as well as include a pocket for letters from them both. I had 2 1/2 days to complete the project. My friend had mentioned this album (click here), and so I based this one on it, modifying the size.


As you can see by the photo, I decided not to attach the journaling and embellishment, but have them ready for her to attach herself as she puts her album together. Therefore all the cards, tags and punched shapes.




A ribbon closure done in a little different way. I wanted it to look like it was only tied around the cover flap, but I guess you can see the ribbon under the paper at the folds of the cover...


When opened, this is what you see.


The left holds and accordion of Stampin' Up dotted translucent bags, each with a tabbed tag in it created using the envelope punch board.



I am not going to show you each and every page of this album; just way too many of them. I did however, create outlines using either photo or journaling card templates, to give the daughter an idea of where to position them all as she assembles her album. I also added an envelope pocket here and there throughout the album as you see in the next photo. I glued the envelope shut, trimmed 1/16" off of on one side, on the front envelope side punched an oval thumb pull, and attached it to the page.


Here you can see the accordion pages created.


And lastly, and larger envelope pocket created to hold a letter from each of her parents.


Here the pocket is open.


And as usual, whenever I am creating with paper, I enjoyed doing it all. Hope there is something here to inspire your next album or scrapbooking project.

I used the thin chipboard backing of the 12 x 12 DSP packages for the album cover, covering it with Crumb Cake cardstock; about 1 1/2 packages of 12 x 12 DSP; and about 4 sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock to make up journaling cards that weren't a part of the DSP; and 1 package of Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bags (who came up with that name?) 138316.

Be sure to check in tomorrow for a great surprise! Till next time, happy creating!






Gate Fold Flip Album - All In Neutrals

Saturday, February 20, 2016

I've been working on several albums of late, and am enjoying the projects. The one I'm showing you today was a bit of an experiment using only neutral colours in Basic Gray, Sarah Sand, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, and a black cover using a non-Stampin' Up! product called Kraft-Tex. Its a paper/fabric which doesn't tear or crack with use, as cardstock can. That's why I used this product. I did learn a few things in using this product, and will have to adjust thow I use it for an album cover or spine.

Any way, let's get to having a look at the album, shall we. As you can see I left the cover plain with no embellishment, just the ribbon closure.

When the album is opened, this is what you see.


You will notice the 'Botanical Builder' dies were used in the album. Everything was cut from Crumb Cake. I love how it looks! Who'd have thought that it would look great in Crumb Cake of all things! But then it is a fabulous die set.


When you lift the top flap you see this. Oh, I should mention that I used another couple non-Stampin' Up! products through out the album, some older Project Life (pre-Stampin' Up!) cards because they coordinated with the colours of the album. Some of these I cut down or punched. The others are some chipboard laser cuts that I had purchased a few years ago form the store where I used to teach classes at.

The square on the upper right corner I created with several different Stampin' Up! Project Life stamp sets.


Close up - see the subtle Versamark text stamping...


Close up of the stamped square (sorry it's not real clear).


Another gate fold section to the album.


When you open that up, there is a place on the left for a larger phtoto (left), a place for a 4 x 4 photo to slide into a frame, and a booklet that opens up when you untie the twine.


Close up


Close up


When you open this booklet you can either journal inside or place additional photos.


Back to the center, when you open up the larger booklet, there are pages with sections for journaling, and places to make up a mini layout of photos, or use one very large page sized photo.


Turn the page...


Turn the page again...


Then when you flip the page that the book is attached to, you find this. There's a place for a 5 x 7 photo. Oh, I guess I should have mentioned that all these Botanical Builder parts are attached so that the photo can slide in behind them, have a part of the floral arrangement over the corners of the photos.


Then when you flip that last flap in the album, there is room for another 5 x 7 or and arrangement of smaller photos within the designated areas.


Close up for detail.


Last close up.


I wish the photos showed more what the album really looks like, because it looks much better in real life. I hope that you enjoyed seeing this any way, and are inspired for the next album or scrapbook page you create.

 All these albums I'm currently making will all be for sale at future classes, crops, and markets. 

If you are interested in buying this album before I get it out in the public, don't hesitate to contact me (sabradcreations@gmail.com).



Should you are interested in knowing more about Kraft-Tex, here is a video I found. It's great stuff with many applications and uses.



Thank you for stopping by today, and happy creating!





Sale-A-Bration! Remember that for every $60 you spend on products from the brand-new Occasions catalogue or Annual Catalogue, you can choose a FREE exclusive Sale-A-Bration product!



PAPER PUMPKIN SALE!

What could possibly make Sale-A-Bration even better? Getting Paper Pumpkin involved of course! Stampin' Up!'s three month PAPER PUMPKIN SALE! January 5th through March 31. A great deal with a surprise kit at your door every month!

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $$74.85 $69
Save on a 3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $275.40
Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save $24 a year with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin' Rewards, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!

There have been some pretty fantastic Paper Pumpkin kits over this year. Don't miss out on the fun and your chance to save on a 3-month Paper Pumpkin subscription and get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item until March 31st. Contact me today! (sabradcreations@gmail.com)

Birthday Bouquet DSP Card Set in a Box

Friday, February 19, 2016


Yesterday, I posted a set of cards in a box created using the Botanical Garden DSP.

 
And, today, as I promised yesterday, I'm posting the second set created using scraps leftover after the Swivel Album I made for one of my Granddaughters.


The box is the same as yesterday's with the exception of more scraps to use on all parts of the box.


Again, I wanted to use magnets for the box closure, but came to find out that I was out! I have placed an order for some more, but in the meantime, I'm using Velcro closures.


Cards and envelopes inside.

 

Six cards for a variety of occasions.



Now let's have a look at each card individually.


I used:
138946 - Tin of Cards - $21.00
119854 - 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch - $22.00
133782 - 2" Circle Punch - $22.00



I used:
138946 - Tin of Cards - $21.00
119850 - 1 1/4" Circle Punch - $22.00
119854 - 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch - $22.00
133782 - 2" Circle Punch - $22.00
138292 - Banner Triple Punch - $28.00



I used:
139340 - All Boxed Up - $16.00
119850 - 1 1/4" Circle Punch - $22.00
135346 - Project Life Corner Rounder Punch - $10.00
138333 - In-Colour 2015 -2017 Stampin' Write Markers - $19.00 


I used:
138946 - Tin of Cards - $21.00
138728 - Wild About Flowers - $26.00




I used:
138946 - Tin of Cards - $21.00
119850 - 1 1/4" Circle Punch - $22.00

I did one of my favorite things for this card - fussy cutting! I wanted to use some Metallic Silver Thread too, but was too lazy to deal with it once I completed the fussy cutting.



I used:
139962 - Cottage Greetings - $20.00
137416 - Ornate Tag Topper Punch - $28.00


Well that's it for this set of cards. Thanks you for stopping by to check them out.

I have an album to show you tomorrow, and I used the Botanical Builder for it, all in Crumb Cake! So if you want to see what flowers and leaves look like in that colour be sure to check in tomorrow.

Happy Creating!




Sale-A-Bration! Remember that for every $60 you spend on products from the brand-new Occasions catalogue or Annual Catalogue, you can choose a FREE exclusive Sale-A-Bration product!



PAPER PUMPKIN SALE!

What could possibly make Sale-A-Bration even better? Getting Paper Pumpkin involved of course! Stampin' Up!'s three month PAPER PUMPKIN SALE! January 5th through March 31. A great deal with a surprise kit at your door every month!

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $$74.85 $69
Save on a 3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $275.40
Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save $24 a year with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin' Rewards, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!

There have been some pretty fantastic Paper Pumpkin kits over this year. Don't miss out on the fun and your chance to save on a 3-month Paper Pumpkin subscription and get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item until March 31st. Contact me today! (sabradcreations@gmail.com)

 
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