Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peek

Tasty Trucks
Stampin Up!’s annual Sale-A-Bration begins January 4, 2017, and today’s card features the Tasty Trucks stamp set which is one of the FREE products you can earn with a $50 purchase!  This card also features the new Watercolor Pencils available January 4th in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  They come in a set of thirteen Stampin’ Up! colors and can be used alone to fill in stamped images or can be used with an Aqua Painter or Blender Pen to achieve a watercolored look.

This stamp set is so adorable, but I have to confess that my interest in the set also has to do with the fact that my son had a food truck for a couple of years from which he served up some awesome tacos!


I used Freshly Made Sketches #268 as the starting point for this card.  I also used elements from the Gorgeous Grunge and Swirly Birds stamp sets to add the diagonal lines and splotches.


Have a great week!



Get Well Blossoms


Happy Friday!   It is a happy day for me as I was able to get back to stamping.  We recently moved, barely got settled into our temporary home before having foot surgery.  Now that life has finally settled into a routine, my craft room was calling me.  But, where to begin?  When I need inspiration for a card, which is generally the case, my favorite sources of inspiration include the Stampin’ Up! catalog, Pinterest, and fun challenge blogs.

For this card, I started with the sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog and the color challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


I just love how beautiful this color combination is.  Be sure to visit both of these great challenge blogs and get inspired to create your own gorgeous card.  Happy Stamping!

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:

  • Birthday Blossoms stamp set
  • Dapper Denim and Whisper White card stock
  • Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim, Blushing Bride, and Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  • Pansy Punch
  • Blender Pen
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon
  • Fabulous Four stamp set and It’s My Party DSP (retired products)