Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop
Sale-A-Bration is here!
To help you feel the excitement (if you’re not already doing a happy dance) the ESAD group are having another blog hop and here it is!
ESAD is a yahoo group for Australian Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and we wanted to show you how versatile the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets can be. The best way to do this is to have a blog hop.
If you’re new to blog hopping then here is how our ESAD Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop will work:
Leave a comment on this blog post then follow the link at the bottom of my post to get to the next blog. On each blog you visit leave a comment and then follow the link provided to move on to the next. If you keep following those links you’ll end up right back here with me.
Each blog you go to will feature a project that uses one of the stamp sets that you can receive free during Sale-A-Bration. If you comment on each blog in the “hop” you will go into the draw to win some awesome blog candy. There will be something donated from each of the 43 blog owners to go towards the blog candy so it will be BIG. You won’t want to miss it.
It couldn’t be any easier. So let’s get started!
There are 4 free stamp sets that you can choose from during the Sale-A-Bration period and for this post I have chosen to use Happy Moments. To find out more about receiving free stamp sets during Sale-A-Bration click here.
This was my first attempt (sorry about the bad photo quality) and I do like it but I was trying to make it look a bit more like this one. It is very hard to make a really stunning simple card and I admire those that can do it. So I went back to the drawing board (or should I say stamp pads) and came up with this one.
I really love this colour combination and my favourite part is the little pink bird. The cage and bird are all one stamp so to make the bird pink and the cage grey I had to use my blender pen as an eraser. I first inked the stamp with Basic Grey ink and then, before I stamped it, I used the blender pen to remove the grey in from the bird. Once the bird was clean and the cage still had grey ink on it I coloured the bird using my regal rose marker and then stamped it onto the whisper white cardstock.
As this was a little fiddly I also thought I better make one to show you that was super easy. I started with the Regal Rose card but soon had to make more in various colours as it just looked so cute.
It’s just a few pieces of Designer Series Paper, Cardstock and Ribbon all the same colour with the image and sentiment stamped with chocolate chip ink. The colour co-ordination is one of my favourite things about Stampin’ Up! as it takes all the guess work out of matching colours of ribbon, paper and card as they are exactly the same colour.
Regal Rose, Whisper White and Chocolate Chip.
Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Chocolate Chip
Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.
This card is a little different than the other three. The ribbon I used is a different colour to the Designer Paper. Because I didn’t have any ribbon to match the Apricot Appeal Designer Paper I tried out my So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon and it matched very well. This ribbon is no longer available as it was from a special promotion last year but the gorgeous Apricot Appeal designer paper is still available and you can only get it as a hostess gift.
If you’re interested in receiving this Designer Paper as a gift for hosting a workshop, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You could combine your workshop with your Sale-A-Bration order and receive even more free Sale-A-Bration stamp sets as well as the generous Hostess Benefits Stampin’ Up! has to offer.
Well, if you’ve made it this far and gotten through my ramblings then you’re sure to want to go to the next blog. So here it is:
And don’t forget to leave me a comment and all the other blogs along the way. I must warn you that there are 43 blogs in the ESAD Summer Mini Blog Hop so be prepared for a sensory overlaod as you will see many different ideas and projects that will take your breath away.
Have fun and I’ll see you back here soon!
The blog hop will start at 6am EST on 25th January 2010 so if you start before this then you won’t be able to find the links you’ll need.
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Tags: Happy Moments, Sale-A-Bration