Monday, February 28, 2011

It’s A Sale-A-Bration! Part 1

    I finally took a couple of minutes to play around with some of my new Sale-A-Bration items.  For those of you who are not familiar with Sale-A-Bration, it’s only Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sale of the year!   With every $50 of merchandise you order, you can choose one SAB item of your choice.  There’s no limit to how many you can receive.  There are additional benefits to hosting a workshop during Sale-A-Bration as well and becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during SAB has tons of perks.  For starters, you can get your starter kit at a 15% discount.  Plus, you’ll receive a special bonus bundle of over $50 of product for FREE!!  I signed my demonstrator agreement during Sale-A-Bration four years ago.  Mostly to feed my creative habit at a discount.  Little did I know then that I’d love sharing it with everyone.  The friendships I’ve made along this journey are truly a blessing.  And if that isn’t a perk…I don’t know what is :)  So, if you are sitting on the fence about signing your agreement…don’t wait any longer.  There is no better time than NOW!  Call me and I’ll be happy to help you begin your own fantastic journey!

100_2583     Now, onto the card.  I held a workshop for a friend who, along with her friends, is brand new to stamping.  I wanted to show just how far $50 during Sale-A-Bration can take you when you are just getting started.  This is on the assumption that you are starting with no supplies at all.  With my first $50, I purchased a Paper Cutter, Cutting & Scoring Blade Refill, pkg. of Whisper White 8.5 x 11 card stock, Clear Mount Block C and three Stampin’ Write Markers.  For this project, I choose Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Pacific Point simply because they will coordinate with some of the other SAB items (which I will end up getting before it’s all over).  I chose the FREE Sale-A-Bration set, So Happy For You100_2581I am now able to cut and score my card stock.  Adding score lines to the bottom of this simple card shows additional ways to use your tools.  Thinking outside the box for different uses gives added benefits to your purchases.  Just like the butterfly on the card.  Yes, there is a butterfly stamp in this set but it was too small for the sentiment and it threw the balance of the card all off.  So, I used the heart stamp from the set to create a larger butterfly and then drew on the body with the fine tip of the Basic Black marker.  It’s a very clean and simple card.  Pretty cool, huh?

     I will show you on Wednesday what the next $50 can do.  I have posted my supply sheet on its own page.  You can view it by clicking here.

     Click on the SAB catalog on the right side bar and it will open the catalog for you.    Sale-A-Bration runs through March 31st.  As always, let me know what you think.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  I hope you’ve been inspired to always think outside the box when selecting stamps and tools.  Many have more than one use if we just look at it from a different angle.



All supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased HERE!

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