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

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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!

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!)

Beautiful new Project Life collection- Love Story

The newest Project Life edition is here and it is exclusive to Stampin’ Up! I have adored every set that Stampin’ Up! has produced so far with our partnership with Becky Higgins, but this might be my new favorite.

Love Story card collection

Love Story card collection

This card collection, like Stampin’ Up!’s other exclusive Project Life card collections, comes in this awesome, sturdy box. The cards stand upright in the box allowing you to easily flip through and see what you have. There are dividers in the box to make room for an accessory pack, other cards, or photos up to size 4×6. There’s even a little spot in the corner for your journaling pen. Now check out the cards Continue reading

Endless Birthday Wishes

Hooray! The adorable photopolymer stamp set “Endless Birthday Wishes” is back in stock after being sold out for some time. Grab yours before it’s gone again! It is $13.95 and I can see myself using it on birthday cards of course, but also Project Life pages (lots of non-birthday specific words and sentiments).

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Endless Birthday Wishes (image copyright Stampin’ Up! 2014)

 

 

It also comes in digital! Check out this first birthday poster I made for my son using My Digital Studio and the Endless Birthday Wishes digital stamps (as well as some other sets).

8x10 poster to display at birthday party, made with My Digital Studio

8×10 poster to display at birthday party, made with My Digital Studio

 

If you’d like to save on shipping I can add this to the order I’ll be placing on July 19th. Of course the digital version is available for immediate download ($9.95) and you can use it with My Digital Studio software FREE for 30 days. Intimidated by digital scrapbooking? I do one-on-one or group classes to teach you some amazing things you can create with My Digital Studio, from scrapbook pages, to cards, invitations, home decor and so much more.

New Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Products Coming Soon!

I’m happy to be able to announce that on July 14th, you’ll be able to purchase three new Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products that were originally not supposed to be available until August.

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The “Love Story” Project Life collection and accessory pack, as well as the 12×12 black faux leather album will be available to order starting July 14th. The Love Story collection is in neutral shades of black, white, and grey and would be stunning for a wedding album. I’ll be scrapping my own wedding with this collection and I’m so excited that it’s coming sooner than anticipated!

The black faux leather album will also be available and will pair perfectly with the Love Story collection to make a classic, beautiful wedding album. Of course the timeless simplicity of black leather will be a wonderful option to hold photos of any theme or occasion.

Interested in earning these products for free or half price? Contact me about hosting a class in your home or mine, or having a virtual or catalog show! You can check out the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products that are currently available (4 exclusive card and accessory collections) on my website.

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Aren’t they beautiful? And I love how each card with text on it can be flipped over and have a blank spot if the text doesn’t quite fit your needs and you can write your own text (or leave it blank). These kits are truly versatile. I’m especially loving Playground and Little Moments. And the accessory packs? Oh, I’m still swooning. If you’ve never tried Project Life, I would love to help you get started. It’s completely changed the way I scrapbook and has allowed me to preserve so many memories for my family even with my hectic schedule as a Mom of five kids.

Contest: Win a sampling of the newest Project Life by Stampin’ Up! collections

Stampin’ Up! has released three amazing new card collections & coordinating accessory packs in the newest catalog, to join an existing set and they are all amazing. These Project Life collections are exclusive to Stampin’ Up! and feature square corners, and beautiful Stampin’ Up! colors that coordinate beautifully with our inks, card stock, ribbons, and many other embellishments.

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I’m giving away a sampling of cards from the three newest collections, “Happiness Is”, “Playground Project” and “Little Moments” as well as the “Everyday Adventures” kit which was released in May.

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Winner will receive a sampling of cards and accessories from all four kits mentioned above! Want to enter? Visit my Facebook page, Blackbird Scraps, and click on “sweepstakes” for the entry form! Giveaway is open to US residents and ends July 13, 2014. Contest is sponsored by Laura Dehnert, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and is her sole responsibility. 

Brand new photopolymer stamp set “Calling All Heroes”

Stampin’ Up! has come out with several new photopolymer stamp sets this year The newest set “Calling All Heroes” is simply adorable and would be perfect for any super hero lovers in your life, but has many uses beyond the obvious…check out the awesome alphabet!

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Photopolymer stamps are clear stamps that you use with clear wood blocks. Since you can see through them you can line them up easily for perfect placement on your cards, scrapbook pages, or home decor. (keep reading for more pictures and ideas) Continue reading

Some Project Life by Stampin’ Up! inspiration

Becky Higgins, the creator of the amazing memory keeping system called Project Life, has posted some awesome examples of the new Project Life by Stampin’ Up! ‘Everyday Adventures’ kit.

Creative team inspiration (link to Becky Higgins’ blog)

Please, don’t let the layouts overwhelm you! While some of them do involve more advanced techniques, like cutting large photos apart to fit pocket pages, you’ll notice that ones like this one below are more simple. Look closely..this layout is simply 4×6 photographs slipped into pockets, and decorative and journaling cards from the Everyday Adventures kit slipped into the other pockets. That’s it. But these photographs are printed, not lost in a shoebox or someone’s computer, and their story is told with journaling. THAT is what scrapbooking is all about, in my opinion. Telling our stories behind our photos. And look how beautiful this simple page is!

I would LOVE to help you get started with Project Life. Besides the Everday Adventures kit, three more exclusive Project Life by Stampin’ Up! kits will be available on June 2. Need a new catalog? Email me at blackbirdscraps@gmail.com and I’d be happy to send you one, anywhere in the US. The products will be viewable online starting June 2, and I’ll have some in person for you to see at my open house on June 8.

Images copyright Becky Higgins LLC

Images copyright Becky Higgins LLC