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Sale a Bration Countdown – Card #5

Good Morning Friends –  Well, the day has finally arrived, today is the last day you can place orders for this year's Sale a Bration.  But wait you still have plenty of time to place that last minute order and to go over your wish lists and decide to Join Sandy's Stampers and receive the discounts and free stamps right away.  Today is card #5 in the Sale a Bration countdown.  Sale A Bration Flower For All SeasonsThe stamp set is A Flower For All Seasons using the basket of tulips.  The cardstock is Cameo Coral matted on Whisper White matted again with Raspberry Tart which is now retired.  I used a strip of So Saffron ribbon under my images.  To color my images I used SU markers and punched them out with the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" square punches.  The sentiment is from Really Retro (retired). 

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all your support during this great Sale a Bration.  You guys make my day and it is a pleasure to talk and share projects with you every day.  I will announce the winner of the Big Shot Tote Bag tomorrow.  It will be hard to part with.  It has been hanging on my shelf for so long now it thinks it's a permanent fixture.  LOL 

Remember there's still time to place last minute orders but don't delay.  Be patient Stampin' Up will be extremely busy today but well worth the wait.  Thanks for stopping in today and chatting with me. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any problems.  I look forward to it.  My personal email is handysandyanmurf@yahoo.com if you need it.   It looks like we are having another beautiful day today.  Enjoy  Toodles

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Sale A Bration – Card #4

Hello Friends – What a beautiful Tuesday morning we are having here in St. Charles, MO.  Hope you're having a great morning too.  We are down to the wire now with just 1 more day of Sale a BrationSo here is another last minute Sale A Bration card to inspire you.  A Flower For All Seasons Sale a Bration CountdownToday I have an oh so cute stamp set A Flower For All Seasons #120231.  It's a small set put sure does pack a punch, doesn't it?  My card base is Real Red #102482 cut at 4 x 11", scored at 3.5 and 7.  I used SU markers to color my image and for accessories I used the Scallop Circle Punch #109043, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 Circle Punches #104403/104401, the 1 1/4 Square Punch #104400, paper piercer and mat pack #116631/105826.  I did use my nesties for the scallop square and square opening.  You can find a tutorial on splitcoaststampers. 

I hope you have enjoyed Sale A Bration as much as I have.  I think SU did a great job this year.  There is still time to place your orders.  Gather some friends and family and do a last minute Workshop and receive all the hostess benefits plus earn Sale A Bration sets for FREE.  If you have any questions or need just a little inspiration, I would love to hear from you.  Thanks for dropping in and chatting with me.  Have a great day!!  Toodles

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Sale A Bration Card #3

Happy Monday Morning To Ya All – Today is my thrid card I have to show you using some of the stamp sets you can receive for FREE during this year's Sale a Bration.  There are 80+ sets to choose from.  Sale a Bration ends in just 2 days.  This card is right out of your Idea Book and Catalog.  Three Little Words Sale a BrationWhen you're in need of some inspiration don't overlook your Catalog.  It is chocked full of great color and sketch ideas for you to use.  One of the things I like to do is browse thru and combine different elements that I like into one bearutiful card.  The Stamps Set is Three Little Words #120244 and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes #1145370.  Cardstock is Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Old Olive and Old Olive DP.  Modern Label Punch was used for the sentiment and Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon.  A little bling for sparkle.  Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you will take some extra time to broswe thru the Sale A Bration Mini one more time and take advantage of this once a year sale.  Toodles   

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  • With every $50 order placed you can choose from over 80 free stamp sets and accessories.  There's still time to order.  Click Here  Sale A Bration ends March 31st.
  • Place a $150 order and you can choose 3 Free Stamps Sets from the Sale a Bration Mini plus receive all of the Hostess Benefits which includes $15 FREE to choose even more merchandise.
  • If YOU WANT IT ALL and join Sandy's Stampers you will receive a discount off the Starter Kit plus a free stamp set from the current catalog.  Hobby or Career Demonstrators are welcome.  Click here to begin the easy process and receive your products right away.  My password is Sandy Murphy.  If you have any questions or concerns I would love to talk to you.  To see everything in the kit please click here.

Hello Again – An SAB Freebie

Good Morning Friends – Welcome to Sunday.  Well, can you believe it the countdown is on, just 3 days left for this years Sale A Bration promotion.  Today I have another card that features one of the FREE stamp sets, (you know there are over 80) you can choose from in this years mini.  Hello Again Sale A Bration MiniI think we should give Stampin' Up a high five for doing such a great job this year.  My cardbase is a piece of Choc Chip (CC) cut at 6.25 x 6 and scorded at 3".  I thought it would be nice to mix it up a little.  It is matted with a piece of Sweet Pea DP with a strip of Apricot Appeal (AA).  The focal point is a piece of Cameo Coral (CC) matted with Whisper White (WW).  The stamp set is Hello Again.  For you newbies out there this is a great little starter set and you can earn it FREE with a $50 order.  Because SU's stamp pads are raised I was able to stamp the flower part of the image with my stamp pad and then I used an Old Olive (OO) marker for the stem.  It works beautifully.  I stamped my sentiment out with the Curly Label Punch.  Recipe below: 

To place your orders you can click on the link below, but you can get a hold of me a lot faster by emailing me your order at handysandyanmurf@yahoo.com .  With only 3 days left you don't want to delay.  Thanks for stopping in this Sunday and I hope you have a wonderful stamping day.  I'll be back on Monday with another sample of what you can do with these FREE sets.  Toodles

Recipe:

  • Cardstock CC # 107102 cut at 6.25 x 6, scored at 3" matted with Sweet Pea DP #117161 and a strip of AA #105124
  • Stamp Set – Hello Again #120233
  • Cameo Coral is 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402 (also a Freebie with an SAB order)
  • Inks are Cameo Coral #103035 and an OO marker #100079 and CC #100908.
  • For a little punch I used the new Butterfly Embosslits Die #118138 and the Cury Label Punch #112208

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Just 4 Days Left for Sale a Bration

Hello Friends – Welcome to the week end.  ——–  Sale A Bration just has 4 days left (Mar 31st).  Today I have another card to share that continues the countdown focusing on more FREE Sale A Bration stamp sets.  Today's stamp set is Happy Together #120214 (Note:  the Item #'s are different in the SAB than in the Idea Book & Catty) Check the last page of the SAB mini for the correct item numbers.   Today's card is a pocket card made with RR, Whisper White and Orchid Opulence.  Designer Paper is Cottage Wall. 

We have a big day today, Kourtney startes her softball season today with two practice games.  It looks like I might need my winter coat atleast till the afternoon.  Thanks for dropping by today, have a wonderful and safe week end.  Toodles

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Free Stamp Set – Tart and Tangy

                                               Tart and Tangy Sale A Bration Free

Good Morning Everyone – Happy Friday  OMG where has the time gone.  There are only 5 days left for you to take advantage of this years Sale A Bration.  Over the next few days I am going to share with you some simple ways to use some of the free stamp sets being offered this year. 

  • With every $50 order placed you can choose from over 80 free stamp sets and accessories.  There's still time to order.  Click Here  Sale A Bration ends March 31st.
  • Place a $150 order and you can choose 3 Free Stamps Sets from the Sale a Bration Mini plus receive all of the Hostess Benefits which includes $15 FREE to choose even more merchandise.
  • If YOU WANT IT ALL and join Sandy's Stampers you will receive a discount off the Starter Kit plus a free stamp set from the current catalog.  Hobby or Career Demonstrators are welcome.  Click here to begin the easy process and receive your products right away.  My password is Sandy Murphy.  If you have any questions or concerns I would love to talk to you.  To see everything in the kit please click here.

Supply List 

  • Card stock is Dusty Durango cut at 5.5 x 8.5, scored at 4.25
  • 1st layer is So Saffron #105118 and Razzleberyy Lemonade #115675
  • Stamp Set is Tart and Tangy #111514, Sentiment is Family Phrases # 114960
  • Accessories –  1 1/4, 1 3/8 Circle Punches #104403/104401, Scallop Circle Punch #109043. White Gel Pen #105021 and some glitter

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Thanks for stopping in.  Have a wonderful day.  See you tomorrow.  Toodles

Garden Whimsy – Snail Mail

Garden Whimsy Occasion Mini Sale a Bration Mini Hello Friends – I'm running a little late this morning.  Today I have a card to share with the Garden Whimsy set.  We have had this set for a while now and I have truly enjoyed it.  My card base is Old Olive matted with a piece of WW and matted again with Old Olive DP.  My first try at this card did not have the WW layer.  I always try to audition my papers to see what gives me the most punch and I felt that the two olives together gave me a dull look.  So audition your paper before you glue.  The focal point is the snail in the Garden Whimsy set.  There is just something about this set that when you stamp with it it sparkles.  Do you get that feeling too? I just have too much fun.  The bottom layer is a piece from the Sweet Pea DP.  I just ordered my second pack of it.  I think this is the best pack of paper that SU has come up with.  The variety is outstanding.  I used a piece of that delicious Pink Satin Ribbon.  If you havn't tried the new satin ribbons, give them a try.  I know you will love them.  I also used one of the Felt Flowers from the Occasion Mini.  They are so much fun and easy too.  My hello comes from Tiny Tags and I used the matching punch.  Don't be confused with the name of the punch (Medium Jewelry Tag Punch) it was made to go with the Tiny Tags and the Simply Adorned Jewelry.  That's all folks, an easy peasy card.  Thanks for stopping by today, your support is always appreciated.  See you all back tomorrow with something new.  Not sure what yet but I'll think of something  LOL.  Toodles

Supplies You'll Need

  • Card base is Old Olive #100702 cut at 4.25 x 11", scored at 5.5
  • 1st layer is WW #100730, Matted with Old Olive DP #112160 and Sweet Pea DP #117161
  • 2nd layer is a strip of WW punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch (FREE with a $50 order)
  • Stamp Set – Garden Whimsy #113502 in Old Olive Ink, the bubble comes from the set A Good Egg #114974 (I inked up just one circle with an OO makrer) The sentiment is from Tiny Tags #118592
  • Accessories – Sweet Pea Felt Flowesr #117266, Pink Satin Ribbon #117289, Medium Jewlery Tag Punch #117190

If you have any question please don't hesitate to drop me a comment and I'll get right back to ya.  Most of the products used are from the Occasion Mini which wlll end on April 30th.  Don't be confused Sale A Bration ends on March 31st.  That's very soon

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Petal Pizzazz – Get Well Soon

Hi Everyone – Are you doing ok?  I did a little yard work yesterday, it was just too pretty to be inside, but my poor body is feeling it.  LOL  As I was browsing thru the net yesterday I came across an oh so cute card.  I liked the layout so much that I made one myself.  It's not exactly the same but the sketch is.  I used Real Red (one of my favs), Whisper White and some So Saffron.  Such cheery colors.  I also made a discovery today while making this card. Petal Pizzazz Extra Large Flower Punch I've been looking thru my stuff trying to find an image of a flower that would fit in the Extra Large Flower Punch and just couldn't find one.  Viola'  today was the day.  The five petal flower in the Petal Pizzazz fits in the Extra Large Flower Punch rather nicely.  I pulled out an oldie but goodie, the 1/2" Striped Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon and my sentiment is from Sincere Salutations. Haven't used that in a while.  It's a simple clean card, don't you just love em.  Supply List is below.  Thanks for dropping by today, Murphy has a doctor appt. and I'm hoping to plant some grass.  Have a wonderfrul day today.  Toodles

Just in case you don't know by now, make sure that you check out all the specials that Stampin' Up has to offer right now.  Sale a Bration ends on March 31st.   Here's just a few.  Check them out here on my SU website under Promotions.

  • Sale A Bration Mini ends on March 31st.  For every $50 spent you can select any one item from the SAB mini for FREE
  • Hostess special.  Have a workshop of $300+ and you can select any one item from the SAB mini for FREE
  • I WANT IT ALL – Two kits to choose from the Starter Kit and the Starter Kit + My Digital Studio. Join Sandy's Stamper and take your creativity to the next level.  Hobby or career demos are welcome.
  • The soon release of Awash with Flowers begins April 1st.
  • Occasion Mini is full of great images, designer paper and many new punches to choose from.  Ends Apr 30th
  • Special of the Month – Place an order and I will enter you name for the drawing of the Big Shot Tote shown at the top of this page. 
  • Sweet Treat Stamp Set and Hearts Cups are still available.

SuppliesYou'll Need:

  • Card stock is Real Red #102482, Whisper White #100730 and So Saffron #105118
  • Stamp Set is Petal Pizzazz #113417, Sincere Salutaitons #115068
  • Accessories – Extra Large Flower Punch #118073, 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Real Red Ribbon #110714 and a random button adhered with a large pop dot.

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Easter Basket Fun

Hello Friends – Happy Easter!!!!!!!!   I know, I know don't think I'm going crazy, just having a little fun.  But look out Easter is on it's way soon.  The challenge over at LSN this week is to make Anyting But A Card.  Knowing that Eater is coming, how could I not make an Easter Basket.  Now I need to make another one so I have two for the girls.  I'm going to put something extra special in it for them.  For the basket I went to my old faithful the Big Shot # 113439 (you can't go wrong when you purchase this, I know it's costly but I must say I use this machine every day) and pulled out the Fancy Favor Box Die #115965.  In order to use this die properly you will also need some accessories, the Extended Cutting Pads #113478 and the Extended Premium Crease Pad #117630.  The Big Shot makes it so easy (you won't ever have to purchase another die cutting machine).  I used Apricot Appeal as my base and a 1 x 8.5" piece of AA again for the handle.  I adhered it with an orange eyelet using my Cropodile #108362, another tool that makes it so easy.  Then placed a 2" band around my box with a peice of Sweet Pea DP #117161.  My pack is amost gone and I have ordered a new one.  Great paper.  I think this is actually the first time that I have used a papckage till it was all gone.  LOL  I thought the box  was a little naked so I attached another strip of Sweet Pea (1/4") at the top and bottom of the band.  Stamped my Happy Easter from Well Scripted #118601.  Punched it with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  Now the scallop around the circle is a 2" scallop punch, non SU, but it is exacly the same as our 1 3/4" scallop punch and is even made by the same people.  Put a little bling on for sparkle and Viola' you have yourselft a perfect little Easter basket.   

I know I sound like a broken record, but Sale A Bration is winding down, you only have 8 moer days and this once a year sale will end (Mar 31st).  You don't want to miss this opportunity to receive FREE stamps and products.  The big shot tote is still up for grabs — go for it. 

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Awash With Flowers – Two Step Stamping

Flowers Awash Two Step StampingOh, Oh I'm so excited.  I love floral and whimsy and this fits the bill.  Stampin' Up is having a new promotion beginning April 1st.  This set is oh, so cute.  I'm getting ready to pre-order.  When you become part of the Stampin' Up family you get privy to stamps early.  Check it out here and Join Sandy's Stampers I'll have some samples as soon as it arrives.  

  Stampin’ Up!’s® Two-Step Stampin’® set allows you to quickly and easily take your creativity to the next level. And now, from April 1-30 only, you can purchase the brand-new Awash with Flowers Two-Step Stampin’ set—or get it FREE when you host a $350 workshop!I

Hostesses
Host a $350 workshop and receive the brand-new Two-Step Awash with Flowers stamp set FREE!

  

 

Item  Description
117062 Awash with Flowers (wood-mount) 
120549  Awash with Flowers (clear-mount)

Plus, purchase spring-themed Two-Step Stampin' sets at 20 percent off the retail price–no additional purchase necessary!

Qualifying stamp sets are listed below:

Item  Page  Description  Discount Price 
113824  94 Greenhouse Garden  $20.76 
113734  98  Fifth Avenue Floral  $19.96 
111578  101  Flower Fancy  $29.56 
113258  112  Trendy Trees  $14.36 

Keep this date in mind and contact me on April 1st to place your order.  Thanks for stopping by.  Toodles

TIP:  If you are ordering the clear mount stamp sets blocks C and H are recommended.

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