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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Facebook Live: Celebrate You Shaker Card

Hey! Things should be back to normal with everyday posting now. My mom has gone back home, and we are working toward normalcy again. I have so much to catch up on around the house, plus I have co-op to prepare for. I’m teaching knitting to the middle grades. Eek!

Stampin' Up! handmade shaker birthday card using Celebrate You thinlits, Amazing You stamp set, Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set - tutorial video with FREE Sale-A-Bration papercrafting products - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For this week’s Facebook Live, I made a fun shaker card using the Celebrate You thinlits (FREE with a $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration!). I also used Picture Perfect Birthday and the Amazing You stamp set (FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration).

Stampin' Up! handmade shaker birthday card using Celebrate You thinlits, Amazing You stamp set, Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set - tutorial video with FREE Sale-A-Bration papercrafting products - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Check out those Gold Glitter Flakes! Watch the video below to see how I made the card. Then tune in next Tuesday at 2 pm (new day and time while co-op is in session).

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 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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International Blog Highlight: Amazing Wizard

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 February, so please do go vote for me. I’d love to be in the top 10 blog hop again next month!

Stampin' Up! Magical Day with Brusho Crystal Colour, Magical Mates framelits, Sunshine & Rainbows, and Celebrate You thinlits - free Sale-A-Bration item with qualifying purchase - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

 

Our theme for this month is Favorite Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products. It’s so hard to choose, but my top two favorites from the Occasions catalog have to be the Magical  Day bundle and Brusho Crystal Color. And when you put these two things together, you get amazing results (no pun intended).

Stampin' Up! Magical Day with Brusho Crystal Colour, Magical Mates framelits, Sunshine & Rainbows, and Celebrate You thinlits - free Sale-A-Bration item with qualifying purchase - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

 

I made my background with Brusho on Watercolor Paper. I used Brilliant Red and Prussian Blue. I spritzed the paper until it was very wet, then added both colors in the same spots, to see if they would blend. And they did! I kept spritzing and dabbing up pools of water until I liked the way it looked. I love the deep purple-y gray that I got from it. After the background was dry, and I mean waaaay after (I made the background weeks before I finished the card, haha), I heat embossed these awesome lightning strikes in Silver. The lightning is from the new Sunshine & Rainbows bundle.

On the Whisper White cardstock, I stamped another stamp from Magical Day in Rich Razzleberry.

Stampin' Up! Magical Day with Brusho Crystal Colour, Magical Mates framelits, Sunshine & Rainbows, and Celebrate You thinlits - free Sale-A-Bration item with qualifying purchase - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

 

Dumbledore Generic Wizard is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I first covered his robe with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends marker. Then I went over it in Light Rich Razzleberry, then added shading with Dark Rich Razzleberry and smoothed everything out with the Light Rich Razzleberry again. IMPORTANT: When you are coloring over something this many times, make sure to leave plenty of bleed room at the edges — don’t go all the way to the stamped edges. After you’re done and your colors have stopped bleeding outward, then you can carefully fill in any white edges with the lightest color, flicking inward from the edges and smoothing everything out.

For his hat, I used the same colors but only did one application of Light Rich Razzleberry and only added Dark RR to the brim. I colored his beard with Light and Dark Smoky Slate and his skin with Ivory and Bronze. After I die cut him, I colored in the white areas around the stamped image with the Light Smoky Slate, to blend it in with the card a little better.

I put a Silver Glimmer Paper lightning bolt coming out of his hand and added Basic Gray Shimmer Ribbon (part of the Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Pack, FREE with a $50 order in the US). Then I added the “amazing” die cut from the Celebrate You thinlits (FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $100 order). Finally, I added some rhinestones, because I love rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! Magical Day with Brusho Crystal Colour, Magical Mates framelits, Sunshine & Rainbows, and Celebrate You thinlits - free Sale-A-Bration item with qualifying purchase - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is the inside of the card.

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!

 

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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One of a Kind

Stampin' Up! Magical Day scrapbook page, Magical Mates framelits, Sunshine & Rainbows, Rainbow Builder framelits, one of a kind layout, Myths & Magic paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good morning! Hopefully I’m still sleeping when this post goes live. If not, hopefully I’m on my way back to bed. Today I get to show you a darling scrapbook layout I made with the Myths & Magic suite of products along with the Sunshine & Rainbows bundle. Myths & Magic is my favorite, and Sunshine & Rainbows is definitely in my top 5. Especially now that I’ve used it.

*The 12″x12″ cardstock is from the Painted With Love cardstock assortment. I was so happy to be able to get Melon Mambo 12″x12″ cardstock again. The cloud paper is from the Myths & Magic paper, and the starry paper is from the Sale-A-Bration paper, Bubbles & Fizz (FREE with a $50 purchase).

*For the clouds along the bottom, I used the Rainbow Builder framelits — there are some big cloud edgelits that come in the set. I used Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and Whisper White 12″x12″ paper for the clouds. To get the white cloud layer to stick to the bottom glimmer paper layer, I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen. You have to hold it on there and wait a while for it to dry, but it will stay stuck.

*The name/date tabs on the photos are punched with the Circle Tab Punch.

Stampin' Up! Magical Day scrapbook page, Magical Mates framelits, Sunshine & Rainbows, Rainbow Builder framelits, one of a kind layout, Myths & Magic paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

*I’m totally gaga over this fat unicorn! She’s from Magical Day. I stamped her in Rich Razzleberry, then colored her in with Rich Razzleberry (Light and Dark) and Pink Pirouette (Light and Dark) Stampin’ Blends. Plus Bermuda Bay (Light/Dark) Stampin’ Blends on the horn.

*The Rainbow Builder framelits make the rainbow SO easy! There are 7 sizes, and they nest perfectly for a ROYGBIV rainbow. I did my rainbow in Melon Mambo, Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight, Lemon-Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, and Rich Razzleberry. I cut all of the pieces, then glued them down to the largest circle from the Layering Circles framelits. I chopped off the excess circle, then cut the half-circle off in the center of the rainbow. When you do it this way, you can move the rainbow around to your heart’s content until you decide exactly where you want it. That’s Wink of Stella all over the rainbow and the unicorn’s hair.

*The title is from Magical Day, and after I cut it out with the die from the framelits, I stamped “you are” again, then snipped it out and popped it up on Mini Dimensionals. I cut a second banner out of Lemon-Lime Twist, snipped it apart in the middle, and glued it to the top and bottom of the back of the title.

*You could easily convert this title section to a card. In fact, I’m sure I will!

Stampin' Up! Magical Day scrapbook page, Magical Mates framelits, Sunshine & Rainbows, Rainbow Builder framelits, one of a kind layout, Myths & Magic paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The tiny sun is from Sunshine & Rainbows, and the sunburst behind it, stamped in Melon Mambo, is from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Amazing You (FREE with $50 purchase!). It adds a little texture and a little fun.

Stampin' Up! Magical Day scrapbook page, Magical Mates framelits, Sunshine & Rainbows, Rainbow Builder framelits, one of a kind layout, Myths & Magic paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

As you do.

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my scrapbook page 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, click the Join button below. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.

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