Friday, January 22, 2010

SALE-A-BRATION samples ... "the red series"

I have a couple more cards, made with Sale-A-Bration stamps (you know, those ones you can earn for free ... only 3 more days until they become available!), to share with you.

One of my 'go-to' colours is red, and I love Stampin' Up!'s Riding Hood Red (one of this year's "in colours", available until September 2010).  I've used it in both of the cards I have to show you.

In this first card, I've used a Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Good Neighbors (yes, even though it's been released in Australia, the American spelling remains, much to the dismay of the more pedantic amongst us!).  It is my favourite of the four sets on offer, and contains 10 gorgeous little stamps - mix and match houses and rooves, with a couple of other cute complementary images.  The house stamps fit perfectly inside Stampin' Up!'s square punches - have to love that!

Good neighbors card
Stamps: Good Neighbors (Sale-A-Bration), Thoughts & Prayers, Occasionally

Card: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink: Riding Hood Red & Basic Black stampin' pads, Pretty in Pink & Basic Black markers

DSP: Bella Rose

Other: Valet Ribbon Originals, 3/4" circle punch, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" square punches, dimensionals

My next card combines my love of red with my love of kraft, mixed in with Chocolate Chip and white - what a combination!  I've coloured in, with my Stampin' Up! markers, the cake image from the Happy Moments Sale-A-Bration set, that is white-embossed on kraft card.  See, I told you there'd be more of that going on!

Stamps: Happy Moments (Sale-A-Bration), Party Hearty, Polka Dot background stamp

Card: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red

Ink: Whisper White Craft stampin' pad, Versamark ink pad, Chocolate Chip stampin' pad and marker, Riding Hood Red stampin' pad, Ruby Red and Close to Cocoa markers

Other: White embossing powder, sponge dauber, Scallop Circle punch, 1" circle punch, Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon, Chocolate Chip 1" double-stitched grosgrain

Just try to look past the wonky image, and admire my ribbon treatment, if you will - I was pretty pleased with myself on this one!

That wraps up today's "sneak peaks' of Sale-A-Bration stamps.  We're in for a long weekend in Australia, with Australia Day officially being celebrated Tuesday 26th January - some of us are lucky enough to incorporate Monday into the 'weekend'.  Woohoo - four days to relax!  I'll be going away with my family (and a boisterous 14-yr-old 'add on') to our cabin for the break, which will be lovely.  I will miss my craft room, but will soak up the fresh air, walks, and ample reading time.  I'll schedule one last 'sneak peak' post for the weekend, because when I get back, Sale-A-Bration will have officially started!!


  1. Both of these cards are fabulous!

  2. Love all of your cards - you have been one very busy bunny - especially love the way you have combined the two ribbons - beautiful ideas as always. Have a super break.