Monday, February 9, 2015

Big Day!

Happy Monday!  I had a great time yesterday stamping with some fabulous ladies at my Sale-A-Bration stamping class.  All of the projects featured Sale-A-Bration items that you can get for FREE with a qualifying order of $50 or more (before tax & shipping). And, these items are EXCLUSIVE to Sale-A-Bration -- get them while you can.  Sale-A-Bration is in full-swing, and runs through March 31, 2015.

Here is a fun birthday card we made:

Don't you just love the background paper?  Did you know you can make this background paper ANY color you want?  Yep -- it is the wonderful Sale-A-Bration Irresistably Yours Designer Series Paper! We just added some Daffodil Delight ink with a sponge dauber and wiped away the excess with a paper towel and "ta-da" you have a custom background paper for this card!

Here is a close-up of the "faux chalkboard" technique on our tag element:

You may be wondering "How did she use different colors to stamp this tag?"  Well, it was really easy!  Heat embossing and our fabulous Blendabilities Markers!  First, rub the Embossing Buddy on the Basic Black card stock.  Ink the stamps with Versamark Ink (I put both stamps on the block at the same time and stamped them together!).  Stamp onto the card stock, add White Stampin' Emboss Powder, shake off the excess, then use the Heat Tool to melt the embossing powder.  Let cool.

I used the fine-point tip of a Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, and Daffodil Delight Blendability Marker to color right on top of the melted embossing powder.  You just need a little bit to go a long way, and be sure to use a light touch when you are adding ink on top of the melted embossing powder.  Did you know you can choose Blendability Markers as your Sale-A-Bration freebie?  Yep -- you sure can!  Blendabilities will continue to be available after Sale-A-Bration, but why not get them for FREE now?

Here is the inside of the card:

We used Tuxedo Black Momento Ink to stamp the greetings, then used the same Blendabilities to add a little color.  Remember, you must use Momento ink when you are coloring with Blendabilities because Blendabilities are alcohol markers.

Here are the products we used in this card:

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LOTS of freebie Sale-A-Bration items:  Big Day Stamp Set, Irresistably Yours Designer Series Paper, Coastal Cabana Blendabilities, Calypso Coral Blendabilities, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities! You can get these items, too!  Just go to my website and click Shop in the upper right corner.  You can choose a Sale-A-Bration item for each $50 order (before tax & shipping). Be sure to use Hostess Code 2VPZNBCY and allow me to contact you to receive a special thank you gift from me!

Have a great Monday, and stop by tomorrow to see the new Weekly Deals!

Happy Stamping,


  1. This is fantastic!! I just pinned it.

    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! I enjoyed making it and the ladies in the class had fun making it, too. I love how it looks just like a chalkboard. Thanks for pinning it!