For the Love of Creating Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the For the Love of Creating Blog Hop! This is a new quarterly blog hop that will focus on highlighting the latest and greatest Stampin’ Up! products. So thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’ll jump all the way through the hop and see all the amazing projects that the designers have come up with using new Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration products. This is an insanely talented team, so you won’t want to miss anyone’s blog. Currently you’re visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA.

Stampin' Up! Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts with Hold On to Hope, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper, Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Pack (free with $50 purchase), Stampin' Write Markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My first card is a card I made for a recent swap with other demonstrators. The background is stamped with a floral flourish from the Hold On to Hope stamp set. The flower cart comes from Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts, and I colored it with Stampin’ Write Markers. I also sponged Lemon-Lime Twist around the flowers before I colored them in.

Stampin' Up! Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts with Hold On to Hope, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper, Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Pack (free with $50 purchase), Stampin' Write Markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The sentiment is from Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts. What a sweet message to send to a friend! The ribbon is FREE Sale-A-Bration ribbon (with $50 order), and the glimmer paper is from the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper. One thing about gluing things down on top of Glimmer Paper — you need to use hot glue or the Fine Tip Glue Pen or the Multipurpose Liquid Glue and allow a long drying time. What I did for the swap cards was I put the Glimmer Paper banner underneath the flower cart layer, then attached the ribbon and sentiment on top of the flower cart layer. That takes a lot less time!

Stampin' Up! Celebrate You thinlits (free with $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration), Hello Color, Brusho Crystal Colour, emboss resist handmade celebration card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My second card is in a completely different direction and a different style. I can never settle on my own personal style, because I love them all. I heat embossed the Hello Color stamp from the Annual Catalog, then sprinkled Brusho Crystals on top of the embossed area, then spritzed. I used Prussian Blue, Brilliant Red, and Yellow. Look how many wonderful colors and shades you can get from a few sprinkles and a quick spritzing! Brusho is one of my very favorite products from the new Occasions Catalog.

Stampin' Up! Celebrate You thinlits (free with $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration), Hello Color, Brusho Crystal Colour, emboss resist handmade celebration card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The “celebrate” sentiment is die cut from Shimmery White cardstock using the Celebrate You thinlits (free with $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration). After I cut it out, I sprinkled on Prussian Blue and Brilliant Red Brusho crystals, then spritzed the die cut. And this is how it turned out! I love that you never know what you will get with Brusho.

Thank you for hopping through today! Make sure to visit every blog in the hop!

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the February Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

But really, if your wishlist is over $99, please consider signing up! The Starter Kit is $99, and you get $125 in products in your Starter Kit (you choose the products) plus TWO EXTRA STAMP SETS during Sale-A-Bration. Not to mention free shipping on your Starter Kit, a 20% discount through at least the end of July, and other great demonstrator perks. And you are never required to sell anything or even spend any more money. If that amazing deal interests you, go here to join my team. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.

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Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Ink & Inspiration: Celebrate the Memories

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We are a small group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world who love to share our creativity with others. You’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion paper, Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, Picture Perfect Birthday - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This month’s theme is “Love Me Tender”, so I made a 12″x12″ scrapbook page of my sweetie and me.

I used Powder Pink cardstock for my base, because I wanted to use the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack in my layout. The big piece of designer series paper is from the Petal Passion paper. All of the other papers are from the Memories & More Card Pack.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion paper, Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, Picture Perfect Birthday - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

These flowers are a sticker from the Card Pack. I colored them using a Blender Pen and Powder Pink and Lemon-Lime Twist ink. The hearts are also stickers from the Card Pack. I heat embossed (in Silver) “celebrate the good stuff” from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion paper, Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, Picture Perfect Birthday - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The die cut “memories” is from the Card Pack  also, and the washi tape is from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion paper, Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, Picture Perfect Birthday - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The numbers here are also from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.

I finished off the page with clear shapes from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.

I hope you enjoyed my layout today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way back to me so you can see everyone else’s projects. The designers on this team are so talented — you won’t want to miss any of the blogs!

Everything I used on my layout can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the January Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

But really, if your wishlist is over $99, please consider signing up! The Starter Kit is $99, and you get $125 in products in your Starter Kit (you choose the products) plus TWO EXTRA STAMP SETS during Sale-A-Bration. Not to mention free shipping on your Starter Kit, a 20% discount through at least the end of July, and other great demonstrator perks. And you are never required to sell anything or even spend any more money. If that amazing deal interests you, go here to join my team. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.

January Host Code BJTRGPSF

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Blender Pens

$12.00

Heat Tool

$30.00

Blog Highlight: Cake Soiree

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. We are being highlighted by the wonderful Kylie Bertucci, and you can VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop in January, so please do go vote for me. I’d love to be in the top 10 blog hop again next month!

Coming soon! Stampin' Up! handmade wedding cake card using Cake Soiree, Sweet Cake Framelits, and Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack - FREE item in Sale-A-Bration 2018 - starts January 3 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This month, our theme for the Blog Highlight is Flowers. I was happy to see the theme, because I have wonderful new stuff to play with from the upcoming Occasions catalog. I’m showing the Sweet Soiree suite, featuring the Cake Soiree bundle. The background papers are actually cards from the Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack, which you will only be able to get for FREE during Sale-A-Bration (January 3 – March 31, 2018) with a $50 order. This is one of the most beautiful Memories & More products we’ve ever had and is perfect for making quick and easy cards.

Coming soon! Stampin' Up! handmade wedding cake card using Cake Soiree, Sweet Cake Framelits, and Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack - FREE item in Sale-A-Bration 2018 - starts January 3 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

No, I’m serious! This card was quick and easy! Okay, quick-ish. But easy! I glued down the first M&M card. Then I popped the second M&M card up on Dimensionals. I stamped the gorgeous flowered cake from Cake Soiree in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White cardstock and cut it out with the matching framelit. I colored the flowers with Powder Pink, Old Olive, Marina Mist, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers. I painted Wink of Stella on the white top of the cake, and the top of the bottom layer of the cake, though you can’t see it in the photos. It’s really pretty and sparkly, though! I cut the cake stand out of Champagne Foil with the Sweet Cake framelits — isn’t it fantastic?? I love that intricate detail.

I stamped the sentiment, from the same stamp set/bundle, in Rich Razzleberry and punched it out with the Classic Label punch. I finished the card off with some Calypso Coral ribbon. I love how flawlessly this whole suite coordinates, and I can’t wait to show you even more projects using this suite!

Coming soon! Stampin' Up! handmade wedding cake card using Cake Soiree, Sweet Cake Framelits, and Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack - FREE item in Sale-A-Bration 2018 - starts January 3 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the inside, I stamped more stamps from Cake Soiree in Rich Razzleberry and colored the images in with Powder Pink and Marina Mist. The strip of paper down the left side is from the Sweet Soiree specialty designer series paper. You are going to LOVE this paper!

Thanks for visiting my blog today; I hope you like my card! Make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to vote for my card and check out the other amazing projects in the gallery. I would love to be chosen to do the next international blog hop!

Most things I used in my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store now, and the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration items will be available January 3. If you can’t wait until then for these amazing products, click the blue button below to join my team, and you can get them in your Starter Kit! Make sure to use the December Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

December Host Code: ADE7REWB

Stampin’ Up! is now taking reservations for the Stamparatus stamp positioning tool! Reserve yours now through December 30! First come, first shipped!

Stampin' Up!'s new stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus, is a game changer! Reserve yours now through December 30th! First come, first shipped!

 


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Ribbon of Courage In Color

Today’s Facebook Live video features all new products that will be available in just over two weeks in the new Annual Catalog. June 1 you will be able to buy all of these items! Demonstrators can already buy everything you see here *except* the Ribbon of Courage stamp set (I got it for free at our OnStage convention). I also show you all the NEW stuff I got in my preorder, so if you want to see some more stuff I haven’t shown you yet, check it out.

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage and Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp sets with 2017-2019 In Colors & In Color Bitty Bows , all available June 1 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage and Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp sets with 2017-2019 In Colors & In Color Bitty Bows , all available June 1 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The photo above is truest to the colors of all of these photos. Berry Burst is really a bright fuchsia. This also gives you the best look at that ADORBS Bitty Bow. You MUST own these Bitty Bows (and you can buy them now in your Starter Kit if you sign up as a demonstrator for $99 — no further obligation after you buy your kit, and you get $125 in products that you choose, plus free shipping on your Starter Kit!). These felt bows come in the five In Colors, and you can see them all in the video.

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage and Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp sets with 2017-2019 In Colors & In Color Bitty Bows , all available June 1 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage and Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp sets with 2017-2019 In Colors & In Color Bitty Bows , all available June 1 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside the card. Here’s the video:

You will be able to buy all of these products on June 1 in my online Stampin’ Up! store (a few things are available now):
Ribbon of Courage stamps
Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamps
Berry Burst ink
Lemon-Lime Twist ink
Tranquil Tide ink
Fresh Fig ink
Powder Pink ink
Berry Burst Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock (available now)
Classic Label punch (available now)
In Color Bitty Bows
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (new configuration available June 1)
Dimensionals (available now)