Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It's here!!

That's right, Sale-a-Bration is finally here! It's such an awesome time of year!



Don't know what Sale-a-Bration is all about?
  • As a customer, choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $60 (before shipping and taxes) that you spend! . This year's offerings include exclusive stamp sets and accessories, as well as a selection of catalogue stamp sets, digital content CDs, designer fabric, buttons and even embossing folders! View the Sale-A-Bration brochure!
  • As a hostess, you will earn the same great product with a $60 order, but you get an added bonus! With a qualifying workshop (sales of $200), you receive a FREE Stampin' Up! tote bag! If your workshop sales reach $525, you earn a FREE hostess bundle that includes a stamp set, designer series paper and a ribbon & brad pack!
If you've ever thought about becoming an independent demonstrator, now is the time! Join the family for $150 (valued at more than $400), and receive everything you need to get started, as well as a FREE pack of designer series paper or digital download EVERY month! Maybe you just want the fantastic starter kit at a great price, maybe you want the discount on your own orders, or maybe you're interested in making Stampin' Up! your full-time job. :) If you have any questions about becoming a demonstrator, please contact me.

So, with all that excitement, are you ready to see one of the fantastic Sale-A-Bration stamps sets in action? This scrapbook page features the Fresh Vintage stamp set, as well as a lot of paper-piercing ;)

This is very unlike me - I've waited until the last minute to play along with the Friday Mashup! I've been thinking about it every day, wondering what I wanted to do. Finally, it dawned on me. Literally, one of those lightbulb moments.

Here's the challenge:
  1. Make a project using "Paper Piercing".  
  2. Or Make a project using the colors "Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red & Early Espresso".  
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project with the "Color Combo & Paper Piercing".

I used to be into embroidery a little... and by "into" I mean that I bought a few books, some floss and have a couple half-finished projects laying around. It's too bad, because it's an incredibly soothing hobby. Only problem is, you really don't want to leave something like that laying around with two kiddos in the house :P

When I saw the paper-piercing portion of the Friday Mashup challenge, it brought me back to my embroidery days, and one of my favourite stitches - the French Knot :) I decided to use the Fresh Vintage stamp set for my paper-piercing portion (as it already has a lot of 'dots' to follow!), and add some French Knots for a little bit of fancy.


How awesome are these girls?!
(FM42)

Materials used on this page:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Paper: Twitterpated
Stamps: Fresh Vintage (Sale-A-Bration), Kindness Matters
Inks: Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride (ink pad & marker)
Embellishments: Riding Hood Red pleated ribbon
Tools: Top Note die, Big Shot, Spiral border punch (retired), 1/2" circle punch, paper piercer, marker



Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy browsing through the Sale-A-Bration brochure! :)

Until next time - Happy Scrapping!

-Tara

5 comments:

  1. Hi Tara,

    Lovely to see a scrapbook page as an entry for our challenge. Interesting finish to the stamp by adding embroidery.

    Thanks for sharing your pretty page with us.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

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  2. Well your waiting paid off! I love those knots you added and your piercing is perfect! So glad you joined us this week at the Friday Mashup.

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  3. Love it, it looks fantastic! I agree with Kasey, nice to see a scrapbook page in the challenge!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

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  4. Love the embroidery! That speaks to my heart!! But I never could master the French Knot... Mom always had to save me. Thanks for joining the Mashup this week.

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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