Yesterday was a busy day in my stamping world, what with Sale-A-Bration starting and one update after another from Stampin’ Up! (Some don’t apply to you, don’t worry!) I was in the studio most of the day, which was finally feeling the effects of our bitter cold weather (it was -14° outside when I first checked this morning, with a wind chill of -33°). But it was quite pleasant with the fireplace roaring and a space heater close to my legs and feet. DH was also working there, sorting through old photographs.
Productive? Well, I really only finished two card designs, which gives you an idea how difficult the creative process is for me some days. On the other hand, I am working far ahead, which is nice.
Back to Sale-A-Bration: Because demonstrators are able to earn free SAB items in advance, I have seen/touched/inked several. But what I love, love, love is the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper. The colors are so refreshing and the patterns so fun. So even through I’m not using a Sale-A-Bration stamp set in the card above, the three little banners to the side are all from that paper — and cut with the free Banner Punch, as a matter of fact! And that background is Sweet Sorbet, too. Doesn’t it just make your mouth water?
Don’t miss this: See that Pool Party mat behind the sentiment tag? It’s a piece 2″ x 3¼” punched at both ends with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Thanks to Kristen Kortonick for that discovery — genius!
Stamps: Perfect Pennants*
Paper: Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper**, Pool Party
Other: Heat Tool and Stampin’ Emboss Powder (Black), Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch*, 1/8″ Mini Brads, Banner Punch**, Stampin’ Dimensionals
*2014 Occasions Catalog
**Sale-A-Bration exclusive (free with qualifying purchase)