Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Celebrate Today for Mojo Monday

I hope you survived yesterday's post!  It was just too full of information, because it was a busy day! The Occasions Catalogue went live, Sale-A-Bration started, and there were new Weekly Deals and a challenge deadline! Phew! Now I want to take it a bit easier on you.  I want to show you a new stamp set from the Occasions catty that I used for the Mojo Monday Challenge this week and tell you a little more about Sale-A-Bration!

(And just between you and me, although I love this promotion, as a blogger I get mighty tired of typing Sale-A-Bration hundreds of times during the three months it spans.  Seriously, Stampin' Up! - could you rename it Stampin' Savings or something that doesn't have dashes and a couple of hundred upper case letters?  PLEASE?)

This week's Mojo Monday Challenge #379 is a charming little sketch that looks like this:

Thanks, Julee Tilman! And this week, I learned that one of my friends gave birth to a little girl, and I wanted to make a baby card to send. This seemed the perfect sketch with which to use the new Celebrate Today stamp set from the Occasions catalogue:

  • The Celebrate Today Stamp Set consists of balloon stamps, and because it's photopolymer it has two step detail stamps for inside them.  There are a couple of banners, a basket to make the balloon into a hot air balloon and some streamers and a tail and bow for the balloons.  The sentiments cover birthdays, weddings, babies and graduations so it is a versatile set for this time of year. Better yet you can bundle it with the Balloon Framelit Dies and save 15% off the total if you bought each separately, and you can die cut the balloons and the banners and the bow!
  • There are no dies for the Celebrate sentiment, nor the baby sentiment, but here I used my ecutter again and I love the results!
  • Notice that Calypso Coral Pompom Trim? That's one of the many unique embellishments you're going to find in the Occasions Catalogue. It was perfect for this card!
  • The DSP is from the 2013-15 In Colour Designer Series Paper Stacks and from the Lullaby Designer Series Paper collection. I really like the colour combo of Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding and Calypso Coral. The pastels and neutrals are generally a good way to go for a baby card. This baby is a girl, but if it was for a boy I might have switched the Crisp Cantaloupe and the Pistachio Pudding wherever it occurred in the card.

Now, on to Sale-A-Bration! There are three ways to earn free products from January 6 - March 31, 2015.  You can  #1 - SHOP,  #2 - HOST and #3 - JOIN.  All four letter words, but only the best kind! I want to spend the next three days telling you more about each one.  So today, we'll look at #1:

This is quite simple:  for every $60 you spend (before tax and shipping is added to the total) (in one order - you can't combine orders), you will earn one of the fabulous Sale-A-Bration items that you can find in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.

I have to say that this is one of the best Sale-A-Bration brochures I've seen in a few years. There is so much to choose from. And it is so easy to spend $60, too!  Have you really looked at the Occasions Catalogue???  Easy peasy!!

This might be a good time to mention that any customer of mine who earns at least 1 Sale-A-Bration item before Mar. 31, 2015 will be eligible to attend my exclusive Sale-A-Bration Celebration in April, where there are fabulous prizes, food, games and great make and takes!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today! 

Product List


  1. Nice take on the sketch. Looks very pretty.

    1. Thanks, Sara! Having fun playing with all the new Occasions stuff!

  2. Such a fun card! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!


I love to read your comments and get to know you better! Thanks for adding one!