I have had a wonderful 5-day vacation over Christmas, allowing me to stay up late and have FUN stamping. I got a lot of cards done which I have to find a way of photographing since my chair got moved in front of the window I usually use for light for photographing my cards because the Christmas tree took its place. But I did get a few done before the tree went up and got them photographed too, so here is one of the first.
This set went on my list as top priority because it's so STINKIN' CUTE! And the phrase "I like your face!" was guaranteed to make my daughters insist that I buy it even if they didn't think the animals were adorable. So naturally, that was the phrase I had to use first. Lookie:
STINKIN' CUTE!!! I really love all the papers in the Occasions 2015 catalog! Such bright colors! More views:
I colored the bear with Blendabilities. I made my own frame by cutting a rectangle, embossing with the Tiny Triangles embossing folder, and using the Squares Collection framelits to create the opening for the image.
I used different washi tape, one from the Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory pack, and the others from the Beach House and the Epic Day washi tape assortments. See how in the previous photo, the ends were coming up? I figured out how to fix that. Just apply some 2-Way glue to the tape and stick it back down, and it stays there! The ribbon is from the new Sale-A-Bration catalog...so nice and shimmery and knots so nicely!
You can't buy some of this stuff just yet, but in just one short week, on January 6th, it will all be available, even the Sale-A-Bration stuff since they are starting Sale-A-Bration at the same time as the Occasions catalog this year! For those who are not long-time Stampin' Up! customers, Sale-A-Bration is the best time of the year, because for every $50 you spend, you get to pick something from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. This year's is a dilly too, with stamps, paper, embellishments, and the opportunity to get free Blendabilities!
For those who are my customers, you should have already received your Occasions catalog, which has a wrap over the top advertising Sale-A-Bration (which you can actually remove and use as patterned paper, look at the back!) but a beautiful picture of a paper flower bouquet underneath that. It is the same size as the Holiday catalog. The Sale-A-Bration brochure is smaller in size, the same size as our mini catalogs used to be. You would have received it a week after the Occasions catalog. Customers who bought more than $25 from me last year received theirs for free.
The products that are available will be clickable below.