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March 2016

Today is the last day for Sale-A-Bration! Don't miss out on these fantastic savings! After today these items won't be available.

Here's the deal: For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it's the perfect time to purchase those products you've had your eye on while earning more products for free!

Speaking of great deals, see the Weekly Deals posted!

What happens when you mix Wildflower fields, a baby chick and a berry basket?

Something pretty darn cute!  

Since Sale-A-Bration is going to be wrapping up soon, I wanted to show you this really fun project I created using a couple of items from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Easter is approaching fast and this little basket is so quick and easy to make, you can make them for everyone!  In fact, after you fill with a bit of grass and your treats, you can add this cute little bookmark too!

  Chick  Basket watermarked

I used the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper (141022) for the basket.  Since all of our Designer papers are double sided with designs I only used 1 sheet to create this look. The sweet little chick is part of our Honeycomb Happiness stamp set (141288 wood or 141291 clear).  Now until March 31st you can earn both the paper and the stamps for FREE!  Every $50 order earns you free items from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  We only do this once a year, so don't miss out!  I used Shimmery paper (101910 with Archival Black ink.  By pressing a small pool of ink into the top of the ink pad I water-colored the chick with an Aqua Painter (103954) using the Hello Honey pad (133643) and used our markers for the beaks, feet and grass.  (pumpkin pie 105115 & Old Olive 100079).  I used a blender pen to go over the grass to softly blend the background.  Soft Sky ink pad (131181) and aqua painter were used for the sky and the corners were made on the book mark by using the Project Life Corner punch (135346).  The Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439) is needed to cut our Berry Basket using the Berry Basket Bigz L (137366).  

I hope you enjoy this fun project!  

Let me know what you think!  

Until next time!  

Wishing you lots of days full of sunshine!  


"Those that bring Sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." - James M Barrie

I love that quote! I also love the fact that Stampin'Up! has included this quote in the Feel Goods (129684) stamp set.  It is fitting, I think, that my first blog is about Sunshine and that this card I created is a birthday card for my son whose birthday is in a week, for who which this quote is perfect for!  Coincidence?  I don't think so, it amazes me how things come together!  

This card was made by folding an 8 1/2 X 11 piece of card stock in half.  I wanted to make sure I had enough room for the entire Sunburst Thinlet Die (140617) upfront and center stage.  I love this new Die from the Occasions Catalog. For the label I tried a technique using our Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)  to create the tile look, then stamped my image.  I embossed the lower half of the card with the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (135817) to give the card more dimension and interest.   Inside the card I used the new Number of Years stamp set (140653) and Large Numbers Framelits Dies (140622) both also in the Occasions catalog.  The stamp set & Dies are so versatile they can be used in memory keeping, creating fun gift packages, home decor, classrooms, etc.  These both are offered together as a Bundle (140811) to save 15% as well! Great deal! Note: the stamp set are Photopolymer stamps to be used with clear blocks, which are sold separately.  

OK, so you know I couldn't just throw the left over piece after cutting my sunburst I've included a picture of what I made with it.  Can't say I'm totally in love with it might turn into something else, lol.  

I hope this gives you some ideas for your upcoming projects!  




Till next time!

Wishing you lots of days full of sunshine!