Hello to all and welcome to Simple Saturday! I have just been ITCHIN’ to ink up this stamp set and it felt great to do so! This stamp set, Avant Garden is a FREEBIE one from the fabulous Sale-a-bration collection of freebies that you can pick with every incremental order of $50.00!





I know that I have shared this with you all a bunch but I love to point it out….PLEASE USE THE FABULOUS SAMPLES in our catalogs for inspiration! The minute I saw the card (below) in the SAB Catalog, I knew that I was going to CASE it…and that is exactly what I did today!

It’s funny…there are times that I have people ask me if I think it is wrong to CASE…..I say, “HECK NO” – if it helps your “mojo” get kick started than by all means ~ GO FOR IT! Remember, that is super flattering to someone that you liked it so much that you wanted to give it a spin!



This is how I went about making this super sweet card. I pick my focal colors that I wanted (Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum) and went from there! The leaves were Pear Pizzazz.

I just had the above Stampin’ Up! Sample up on my computer and became “Picasso” and sent to town to try to interpret it. The lighter pink is the Flirty Flamingo “stamped off once” to give it a softer look and basically a totally different color.

Can you see my boo-boo…..it happens to use all, a “wobble” of the bock will do this 👿 but there was no way that I was going to start over….JUST MAKE LEMONADE! 🙂





The PRESTO was making a strip that would hide my boo-boo…..we can call if a paper band-aide!  It was 1 /2″ wide and then I matted it with Tip Top Taupe just a smidge larger!





Now I think that we all can agree…this is a card that I think anyone would be proud to send. Let’s chat about that SUPER FUN polka dot paper, this is from the In Color DSP Stack…it is just always the perfect finishing touch (this is why I always include them on my Product Shares…when in doubt – pull the DSP’s out)






I can share with you thins…in looking at peoples favorites with the SAB items…the most popular are this stamp set, Avant Garden and Hey Chick! I can remember when I was a customer, I loved this time of the year and always looked forward to these FREEBIES. Remember, with every order of $50.00 ~ you can pick a FREEBIE from the SAB Catalog!

Enjoy the day…we are already blowing through the 1st month of the year…….(On Wednesday I was going to remind you that Christmas was 11 months away…but I just couldn’t do it) 😆 ~ heck  – I walk through our home and still find odds and ends of Christmas!!!




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