Hello and whew…..I am glad that we are on track and the excitement of the new catalog and the sweetest time of the year ~ Sale-a-Bration is here and in full swing! Thank you for your patience. As we all know technology is great but technology can be frustrating,

This new catalog is chocked full of goodies and remember, for every increment order of $50.00…you can pick a FREEBIE from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog. (Remember, you can always click on the hyperlinks but also find the catalogs on my header under Catalogs)

When you go to my online store, I love the way that Stampin’ Up! has the new goodies grouped together. I think that it makes it a bunch easier to navigate. I like to be able to see the bundles together, the stamps together etc….

Today’s featured stamp is available as a bundle and it is a beauty! The details are amazing and I invite you to think of all of the different sentiments that you could use to change it up from the already great sentiments that are in the stamp set.



The fun sentiment is from the Sending Thoughts Stamp Set. WOOT-WOOT to Stampin’ Up! for making another super-de-duper sentiment stamp set. This one needs to be in all of our homes. It really fits the bill for many cards that we make and the fonts…super unique!




I will share with you the measurements of this super clean and classic card but before I do that I want to highlight how easy it is to adhere this balloon. You can make this balloon super intrigue or keep it ZOOM like I did (I like it that way, that TIME thing gets us) 🙂 

My secret weapon was Stick It – remember I have blogged about this many times – If I did not have stick it I would take the green glue and dab it in as many spaces as you could, let it “set up” a bit and then adhere it down.

The beauty of the Stick It is that the adhesive is already on and it seals super tight, a great adhesive for diecuts like this! If I were you and in doing what we do, this product will be a lifesaver/timesaver for you and a little goes a long way as you cut it to the size that you need!





You could see how it peels right off to expose the adhesive and look how thin the release paper is – that is because the adhesive itself is super time – I just love it.

I adhered it to a piece of white (I know, kind of boring but heck, it works) and then simply took my paper snips and trimmed the excess off. The below picture will show you how I achieved the “lift” for my balloon.

I want to share why there are times that I like fun foam over stampin’ dimensionals. There are times that I feel a more “solid” 3-d coverage works better.(hopefully this makes sense) – Sometimes an object might “sag in areas” if we do not have enough dimensionals and this is why I like the ease and versatility of cutting up fun foam. (we all do not like sags…..do we? 😆 )





Wondering where the paper came from? EASY – it is a FREEBIE from the Sale-a-bration…..the colors are AMAZING and the patterns are so unique and fun! I sure did pick a boring one for today’s card, buy heck – I am trying to whip up a masculine card and this did the job!

Just think of how you could put many, many different sentiments on this card or heck, just leave it plain….thta beauty of the balloon speaks for itself!



Here are the measurement for this card. This is a layout that I adore to use when the lightbulb is not on in my creative head. I would jot this down as I know that you will use it often and trust me, no one will realize that you are using the same formula when you create with different papers/dies etc…..


  • The Card Base is an A-2 in Basic Gray – 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (I rarely use this color but WOW – I love the richness)
  • The Night of Navy and the DSP are both 3 1/2″ X 4 3/4″ and then turned to an angle. (after I adhered them down, I took my old faithful white gel pen to add dots…darn, I love my dots!)
  • The balloon was cut out with a scrap and using the Stick It product, layered over white and trimmed before lifting it up!
  • The sentiment was simply stamped on a scrap and then trimmed to fit!





Easy…right? I hope that this posts inspires you to see that “easy is ok” and there is nothing wrong with it AT ALL. I actually had something different planned for today but you will see that later as I thought that this KEEPER bundle….was “fitting” for all of the hiccups of yesterday!

You can hover over the below picture and pin it to Pinterest so you can reference it for the future. This post is a great example of having 2 classic products, the bundle and the sentiment set….will produce many, many fun and unique card but the BEST THING? – You woul be able to earn a FREEBIE from Sale ~A~ Bration!





I also need to share that we had a winner for the Watercoloring Pencils…..Woot-Woot to Dominique as she was the 1st person to order and I know that she will LOVE them….they are a fantastic addition to our coloring line and I am proud of myself in trying to finally use the blender pens….(I know, I know~  many of you have said. “Susan…why don’t you use them” – well I am trying and so far I like them!!! 🙂

Make sure that you look under the header of Paw Print Rewards to not only see the generous Rewards Program that I offer but also the incentive for January….the BLENDER PENS!

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about Sale–bration and also the ease of getting a 20% discount …all of the time. It really is a no-brainer and if you do not want to do one darn thing but stamp at home or perhaps with a friend, I say – THAT IS GREAT with me!

I signed up to be a hobbiest. With being able to pick ANY 2 stamp sets (from the annual or occasions) on top of the starter kit that you customize for your needs….it is a win-win. I would love to have you on my team.

p.s. – TOMORROW is the last day for you to take advantage of the 1st wave of the product share….I am sure that you would much rather get the new goodies next week as I will not offer it again until the end of the month – a GREAT way to get a taste without the calories!




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