SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: BOTANICALS FOR YOU STAMP SET AND BOTANICAL GARDENS DESIGNER VELLUM STACK

During Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-A-Bration event, you earn FREE Sale-A-Bration rewards for every $50 US/$60 CA you spend on Stampin’ Up! products, including the very diverse Botanicals for You Stamp Set and Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack—two of our favorite Sale-A-Bration products!

One of the things that makes these products so cool is that they coordinate perfectly with the Botanical Gardens Suite from the 2016 occasions catalog. Throw all of these products together in a semi-organized way and come out with a set of four fantastic cards, as well as a nifty card holder. Life is good during Sale-A-Bration! Contact me today to learn how you can get your hands on these tropically-themed products.blogheader_justforyou_sabpow_012616

Sale A Bration 2016

It’s my favorite time of year for Stampin’ Up!….Sale A Bration time! I regret that I am delayed in getting this information out to you, as right after the new year began I was faced with unexpected emergency surgery (I am now less on gall bladder) and some unfortunate post-surgical complications and infections which wiped me out for a few weeks. However, God is good and I’m getting back on my feet and I’m ready to jump back in to my favorite thing, paper crafting! And Sale A Bration is the PERFECT time to do that!

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Click here to see the 2016 Sale A Bration Catalog!

What could be better than FREE product?  I’ll be sharing specific product ideas using the sale items, old favorites, as well as items from the NEW Occasions Catalog for 2016

Sale on Paper Pumpkin PLUS a free gift- yes, really!

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A discounted 3-month Paper Pumpkin subscription + a FREE #SaleABration item? Sign us up! No, seriously—where do we sign up? (Psst! Start with the link below.)
Get a 3-month Paper Pumpkin subscription for just $55 US/$69 CAN and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item? Yes, please! Now is the best time to skip to the fun with us! We’ve discounted the 3-month subscription to make it supereasy (one word) for you to qualify for Sale-A-Bration, the hottest Stampin’ Up! promotion of the year!
Take it to the next level and surprise yourself every month for a year! With a 12-month prepaid subscription at the everyday awesome price, you’ll save even more!
Save $24/year (it’s like getting a free month)

Stampin’ Rewards (if you host a party or place your own online order)

4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items 

And just like that, you hit the Sale-A-Bration jackpot! Talk to your demonstrator (that would be me, Laura) to place your order, or visit the online store (US/CA). You can call or email me with your order, or chose Laura Dehnert from Lake Mills, WI under the demonstrator directory more info here.

Here’s the deal in black and white:

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59.85 $55
Save on a 3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215.40
Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save $24 a year with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and instantly qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration items! 

Offer ends at 11:50 PM (MT) and that’s pretty much all the fine print we have for you this time because this deal is just that awesome!

Paper Pumpkin Sale Ending Soon!

Get a discount and instantly qualify for a Sale-A-Bration reward? Yes, please!

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You have until March 31st to take advantage of this great offer- purchase a 3 month subscription to Paper Pumpkin for the sale price of $54.85 (normally $59.85, saving you $5.00) and also qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration product!

Read about Paper Pumpkin here – you’ll get three kits with everything you need to complete a project, including stamps, ink, adhesive, and ready-to-go supplies.

Even more NEW Sale-A-Bration Items!

Since Stampin’ Up! announced that they are discontinuing the line of Blendabilites markers (more info here) that meant fewer products to choose from when earning Sale-A-Bration items. Well, there’s good news- ten more products are now available to choose from!

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These products, along with the other items in the Sale-A-Bration brochures (here and here) are available while supplies last through the rest of the Sale-A-Bration promotion period (March 31). For every $50 you spend (pre-tax and shipping) you get your choice of any of these items for FREE! The stamp sets, paper packs, and Project Life mini kits are exclusive to SAB and are not available for purchase.

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Place your order before March 31st to take advantage of this great deal! Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

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NEW Sale-A-Bration Free Products for March!

How can Stampin’ Up! make the current Sale-a-Bration promotion even better? By adding four new products that you can earn for free!

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From March 1-31, with every $50 spent pre-tax and shipping, you can choose one item of your choice for FREE from the current Sale-a-Bration product selection. Four new products have just been added! Two different stamp sets, a set of gorgeous vellum papers, and a set of accessories- ribbons & buttons- in the ‘In Color’ color scheme.

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Click here to see more detailed images of the four new products, and click here to see the other Sale-A-Bration products being offered.

You can also earn these extra freebies by hosting a get-together with your family and friends. Online or in-person, you and your friends can get together and make a card, Project Life page, or other item, and you earn free and half-price items based on product sales.  Contact me to place an order, or with any questions!

(I regret to inform you that Blendabilites have been discontinued so they are not eligible as a free Sale-A-Bration gift. You can read the blog post here for more information. There are still several (14!) awesome gifts to choose from, however!)

Featured Sale-A-Bration Product: “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Series Paper

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This post is featuring the “Irresistibly Yours” specialty designer series paper. Available only through the Sale-A-Bration brochure, this special 12×12 paper is acid & lignin free for safe memory keeping.  It has a unique white paper with different glossy white patterns, designed to allow you to color the paper using a variety of different techniques.  As you add color, the pattern will become more and more revealed.

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Here is the different designs you’ll receive, 2 of each for 12 sheets total, 12×12 size.  The brown shade shown here is to show the different patterns clearly.  Now here are three different examples of using this paper, and you’ll notice how very different from each other they are, just by using different colors and coloring techniques.

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I’d be happy to teach you the different techniques used here, and recommend the best inks, markers, and tools to achieve the effect you’re looking for.  You can earn this paper set for FREE between now and March 31st when you purchase $50 or more (pre-tax & shipping).  If this isn’t your cup of tea, I’m sure there’s something that will catch your eye in the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Contact me with any questions or to place an order, I’d love to help!

Featured Sale-A-Bration Product: Lotus Blossom Stamp Set

The lovely Lotus Blossom stamp set is just one of the products you can earn free during Sale-A-Bration. This set of 7 photopolymer stamps makes anyone feel like an artist in three quick steps. It creates a beautiful flower that looks painted, but it is amazingly easy. The individual stamps have a tab at the top to help you align them, and the tabs are numbered so you will know which part of the flower to stamp first, second, and third. Try playing around using one ink pad with the stamping off technique, or multiple different ink pads to create many different looks.

Artwork by Mary Ellen Byler and Sarah Klass

Here’s a photo of the stamp set and a couple of ideas of how to use it:

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www_stampinup_com_us_images_LotusBlossom_pow_demo_Jan142015_pdfRemember, you can earn this Lotus Blossom stamp set or any item of your choice from the Sale-A-Bration catalog with your $50 purchase (pre-tax & shipping) now through March 31st. Over the next few days and weeks I’ll be sharing more featured products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with pictures and ideas of how to use them.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, or to place an order.

 

New “Occasions” Catalog!

Have you seen the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog? (Click the link to the left to see it!)  It has brand new products as well as some returning favorites to help you celebrate the occasions that are coming up in the first few months of the year.  Think Valentine’s Day, Mother’s and Father’s Day, Easter, Graduation, new baby, wedding, and more.  There’s something for every paper crafting interest from card making to scrapbooking, and for every level from beginner to advanced.

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AND…it’s Sale-A-Bration time! That means that for every $50 you spend (pre-tax and shipping) you get to choose a free item of your choice from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  There are several different stamp sets, designer series paper, embellishments, even a brand new exclusive Project Life mini card collection! These items are exclusive to Sale-A-Bration and can’t be purchased.  You can also earn more free items by hosting a show, or becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

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Please contact me today at blackbirdscraps@gmail.com for more information, to schedule your own show (in-person, catalog, or online) or to learn about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Sneak Peek at the Newest Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Collection (and more new Holiday projects)!

One of my favorite things about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is the privilege of being able to pre-order new products.  Yup…Demonstrators are usually given the opportunity to purchase new products before they are available for sale to customers.  The 2014 Holiday catalog is full of amazing new products for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s.  One of my favorite products in the catalog is (of course) the newest Project Life by Stampin’ Up! card & accessory pack called “Seasonal Snapshot”.

I’ve been meaning to start my 2013 Project Life family album, so I pulled out our un-scrapped Christmas photos from last year and started playing.  I’m thrilled with this layout.

Project Life Christmas layout using the Seasonal Snapshot collection

Project Life Christmas layout using the Seasonal Snapshot collection

As usual with Project Life, this layout came together quite quickly.  I find that Continue reading