Sale-a-Bration is Almost Here

The title says it all — Sale-a-Bration is almost here!!!  WOOHOO!!!
This year's Sale-a-Bration has some fabulous products that you can earn FREE just by placing an order for products you love and use in all of your card making, scrapbooking and papercrafting.

I spent most of Sunday preparing for this week's stamping events.  I have my Hostess Appreciation Party Wednesday night — have you been a hostess with me during 2014?  If you answered no, I recommend we fix that for 2015.  Contact me right away and let's get something scheduled during Sale-a-Bration so you can be invited next year.

Next Saturday, my sister and I and I have a Demonstrator Make & Take Event so I've been busy designing lots and lots of cards for all of our demonstrator friends and team mates to come make.

I am also preparing for my Winter Warm Up Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Kick Off Event on Saturday, January 17th, so I have been playing with lots of new products.  I can tell you that the Sale-a-Bration DSP is FABULOUS — one of the best we have.

Check out one of my projects using a pretty tulip print. 

Gift Card Holder

You are going to want to choose this paper for one of your FREE Sale-a-Bration items, so start making your wish list.  They are lots of other great goodies to choose too.  Come back again for more Occasions Catalog inspirations.

Jake, the Neverland Pirate wishes you a Happy Valentine

I found this cute treat bag on Pinterest (sorry, I forgot to right down who posted it). 

This new Hey, Valentine stamp set is one of my new favorites.  I have a soft spot for Valentine stamp sets but I think this set reminds me of my grandchildren.  This little pirate reminds me of Jake, the Neverland Pirate which is one of Benjamin's favorite shows.

Hey Valentine"Jake" the Neverland Pirate is on another new item — the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit.  I showed this on a post from the Stampin' Bingo night but I just love this — it's such a fun way to give a little treat.

"Jake" is stamped with Stazon on Whisper White cardstock and colored with markers.  Then it's cut out using the Deco Label Framelits and Big Shot.

Sheltering Tree

This is the second card the ladies made at my Stampin' Bingo Night earlier this week.  This card has a fun fold which makes it extra special.

Sheltering Tree   Sheltering Tree Inside
The card base is Crisp Cantaloupe.  I used the Oval Collection Framelits to cut the opening and then the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder to give the front of the card a fun look.  I used a new stamp set from the Occasions Catalog — Sheltering Tree.  I didn't know if I wanted this set but I am already having lots of fun with it.  The tree is stamped in Baked Brown Sugar, the leaves are Crisp Cantaloupe and the grass is Pistachio Pudding.