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.

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Blender Pens

$12.00

Heat Tool

$30.00

Blended Butterfly

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day with Petal Palette paper, Sunshine & Rainbows sentiment, and Stampin' Blends - handmade friend or birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good morning! I hope you had a good weekend. I did *not* get my Christmas stuff swapped out for Valentine’s Day. I worked on the budget instead.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day with Petal Palette paper, Sunshine & Rainbows sentiment, and Stampin' Blends - handmade friend or birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This huge butterfly comes from the new Beautiful Day stamp set. This butterfly is perfect for a little Stained Glass Technique, or using with Brusho, but I decided to just color it with my Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment comes from the new Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set, and the designer series paper in the background is the GORGEOUS new Petal Palette paper.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day with Petal Palette paper, Sunshine & Rainbows sentiment, and Stampin' Blends - handmade friend or birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercraftsv

Rather than tell you which colors I used where, I figured it’d be better to make a little graphic.

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card 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 order 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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Folded in Half

Stampin' Up! Birthday Wit, Bubbles & Fizz paper, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good evening! It’s late, I know. I just was too sleepy to blog last night, tbh, and this is the first chance I’ve had. So here’s a fun and bright birthday card.

I always like the punny or sarcastic or silly stamps. This new stamp set, Birthday Wit, has a few fun sentiments for birthday cards that are a little irreverent (and poke fun at food weirdos like me, because one of them is about being gluten-free, dairy-free, carb-free, etc. — I can’t eat anything fun).

Stampin' Up! Birthday Wit, Bubbles & Fizz paper, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The two designer papers on this card are from the FREE (with $50 purchase) Sale-A-Bration paper, Bubbles & Fizz. How fun is this paper?! I’m probably going to need a second pack. And look at that gorgeous Glimmer Paper! This is the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper (it comes in 3 colors). LOVE!

Do you see the bottom edge of the Whisper White cardstock panel that the sentiment is stamped on? I have been neglectful of this fun little border punch! I don’t know why, because it’s so cute. This is the Ticket Tear Border Punch. I’m glad I pulled it out.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Wit, Bubbles & Fizz paper, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside the card.

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card 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 order 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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Glue Dots

$5.25